Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate Thanksgiving with us! We are so grateful to everyone that took the time out of their holiday to get in a sweat session before their big turkey feast. We are incredibly lucky to have such an amazing community at PDXstrength and we are extremely thankful to be able to celebrate our health and fitness with such an awesome crew! We hope you continue to make the time to train hard this holiday season. With the stress of the holidays, nothing beats a good workout with your fitness family!
PDXstrength Toy Drive and 5th Annual Santa Pub Crawl
Join us Friday December 8th at 6:30 pm ( right after class at 5:30 pm) for our 5th Annual Santa Hike. Bring an unwrapped toy and dress up in your crazy holiday attire! We will take downtown St. Johns by storm and share some laughs at our annual bar crawl! Remember strength tribe, no fireball shots or rollerblading! hahaha
Holiday Hours at PDXstrength
We will be closed Monday, December 25
We will offer two classes on Monday, January 1, New Years Day.
8:30 am Bootcamp and 9:30 am Group Strength and Conditioning
December Track Days
Track Days this month are Saturday, December 9, Saturday, December 16, and Saturday, December 30. Meet us at the Roosevelt High School Track at 10 am for some fun speed work, drills and sprints with the very special coach, Ken Hess! Nothing beats sprints when it comes to efficiency and fat blasting! If the weather is absolutely noncooperative, please check our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter posts for updates on schedule changes. Want more convincing on the benefits of sprint training? This article sums it up quite nicely and if it doesn’t get your off the couch on the track, I don’t know what else will! Eight Reasons Everyone Should do Sprints
Sunday Pop Up 5 pm Bootcamps
Sunday Pop Up 5 pm bootcamps are a great way to wrap up your weekend on a positive note. This month’s theme will be focused on preparing and practicing what it takes to pass the fireman physical agilities test. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a candidate firefighter to participate! We all could improve our physical capabilities to be able to tackle whatever life throws our way! Plus it is always fun to mix things up and take on new challenges! Our bootcamp classes are for all levels! We all could Join us this month on Sunday, December 3 and Sunday, December 17 at 5 pm, and blow some of that holiday stress off!
Our next Weightlifting series will be offered the first week of January. Improve your power, speed, strength, and flexibility with Olympic-style weightlifting! If you just graduated from 101 or want to step up your weightlifting game, this series is by far the most popular at PDXstrength! You don’t have to be a member to participate, we welcome beginners and experienced weightlifters to join the fun. This 6 week course will cover the Olympic lifts, the snatch and the clean & jerk, as well as assistance exercises for Olympic Weightlifting. Cost is $70 for 6 classes. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm. Sign up for weightlifting here:
If you want to get started at PDXstrength our PDX101 foundation series are the way to go! Don’t miss your chance to enroll before these series fill up in January! We have morning and evening sessions available. PDX101 is our foundation series that will meet you at your current fitness level and get you prepared for our Group Strength and Conditioning classes. Cost is $230 for 16 hours of intro classes, weekly emails from your coaches, and free access to open gym, kettle bell classes, yoga, run club, and bootcamp classes for the duration of 101!
Get started and sign up today with this link: PDX 101
We are proud to offer competitor programming for athletes that are interested in maximizing their fitness at PDXstrength. If you want more than just an hour long class, if you are interested in fitness competitions, or want guidance to improve skills and strength necessary to be pushed to your full potential, our competitive program is your answer. Our PDXstrength athletes will have the option to upgrade their membership and have exclusive access to our thoughtfully designed Competitor Program. The cost is $25 per month. It’s important that all of our athletes at PDXstrength have the option for growth, and we want to give you the tools to take your fitness to the next level.
You can jump into competitor training at anytime. Cost is only $25 per month. To sign up for our competitive programming please click this link, Competitive Programming
2018 Lurong Living Challenge
Ok Strength Tribe! We are doing the 2018 Lurong Living Resolution Challenge! The challenge starts January 15 and ends February 18. We will do the workouts on Thursdays but you can do them anytime of the week if that does not work with your schedule. We have done this challenge for the past 3 years and our members have had great success!
If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. We will be forming a team to work together and even compete against boxes across the country. It combines nutrition and weekly WODs. Everyone can contribute, so we want everyone to make the commitment now. Whether your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in your swimsuit, or you are looking for serious performance gains, this Challenge is for you.
It comes with weekly meal plans, recipe books, and tons of online support. Bottom line, we want everyone to get involved and do it together. You can compete for the team and as an individual at the same time, so there is something for everyone. It will be an experience you won’t forget Sign up here!
Congrats to our PDXstrength December Member of the Month Abby Williams!
Congrats to Abby Williams our December member of the month! Abby is a hardworking, cheerful and a talented athlete. She has been putting in extra work with our weightlifting coach Jen, and it sure is paying off. It’s been so inspiring to see how strong Abby has become over the year! Give Abby a big high five next time you see her in class, and if you every need a tattoo, well don’t look any further!
January Naked Lady Brunch
Start collecting your unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories for our annual PDXstrength Naked Lady Brunch! ( Guys are totally welcome!) We are planning on having the brunch in January. We will donate leftover clothing to charity! Date to be announced.
Are you on Facebook?
Please make sure to join our private PDXstrength group! It’s a supportive place that you can share events, whine about workouts, stay on top of gym updates, get tips from our coaches and fellow athletes and more. Here is the group link: PDXstrength Barbell Brigade