Fitness: Gonna Make You Sweat

9 Portland Gyms & Fitness Studios to Know

Squats and burpees? Spin bikes and club vibes? Old-school kettlebell swings and snatches? No matter your style, this city has something for you.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Kelly Clarke, and Fiona McCann

Fitness: Stretch the Rules

11 Yoga Classes You Didn't Know Existed

From goats to doom metal, Portland yoga ventures far beyond standard styles.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Give Me Strength

Welcome to Portland's Feminist, Queer-Centric Barbell Gym

Liberation Barbell will lift you up.

12/28/2017 By Amy Martin

Fitness: Shake Your Groove Thing

7 Portland Dance Classes to Take Right Now

From hoop dance to Afro-contemporary, our city serves up a seriously sweaty slate of options.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Body Talk

This Fat-Centric Dance Class Provides a Safe Space to Move and Groove

Founded by Portlander KT Kusmaul, Body Home pushes the boundaries of the mainstream dance world.

11/30/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Fit City

Take a Class with Oregon’s First Female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Here’s how you can train (for free!) with world champion Amanda Diggins, and what to know before you go.

09/29/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Gym Spotlight

Portland’s New Body-Positive, Queer-Centric Gym Opens September 2

What’s it like to work out in a space that shuns diet culture? Liberation Barbell wants to find out.

08/14/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Gym Spotlight

Molly “Fearless” McConnell Might Be Portland’s Biggest Boxing Secret

The two-time world champion builds a close-knit gym family with world-class technical training and workouts for all levels.

03/08/2017 By Regan Breeden

Fit City

Portland’s Revocycle Is Quietly Revolutionizing Spin Class

One Pearl District exercise studio trades dance parties for flow states, feminism, and freewheel bikes.

02/06/2017 By Molly Woodstock

New Year, New You

Portland Wellness Pros Share Resolution Inspiration

Take a peek at these New Year's pledges before setting your own 2017 goals.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Four Weight-Training Tips to Go from Beginner to Beast

Emily Corso—the iron-fisted, warm-hearted MMA pro behind Bold & Badass Fitness—fills us in.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best


Maximize Your Workouts by Eating like a Pro

The secret to better athletic performance might be stepping up your snack game.

05/09/2016 By Molly Woodstock


A Beginner’s Guide to Biking in Portland (or Anywhere)

Our city's cycle culture can be intimidating. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid ticking people off.

05/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Have a Healthy, Happy May with These Local Wellness Events

Paddle down the Willamette River, learn wilderness survival skills, and take on a "mindful triathlon" complete with yoga and meditation.

04/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock


The Simple Way to Reduce Your Risk of Running Injuries

Strengthening your hips and core has never felt easier—or more important.

04/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock


12 Tips for Crushing Your First 5k, Half Marathon, or Anything in Between

Follow Foot Traffic owner Sean Rivers’s words of wisdom as you chase new running goals.

04/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock


The Bar Method Opens a New Studio in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswegans can try the low-impact, barre-based workout starting March 20.

03/07/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz


Outrun the Baby Blues with a New Training Program for Busy Moms

Get ready to hit the pavement with Train Like a Mother Club.

02/22/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

Gear Up

10 Essential Tips for Running in the Cold, Dark, and Wet

Don't hit that snooze button! Earning your winter warrior cred is easier than you'd think.

02/18/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Get Your Heart Aflutter with My City Bikes' New Cycling App

Burn off that Valentine’s Day candy binge with a scenic bike ride, and show your heart some love for American Heart Month.

02/16/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz