PDXstrength started as an outdoor bootcamp in Cathedral park. I saw a gap that needed to be filled, and wanted to build a class based fitness studio that provided a place to build healthy relationships with our bodies and fitness. I never in a million years imagined I could start a gym, but as the cold weather approached every fall, our participants begged to find a warm indoor space to keep the party going! Established in 2012, PDXStrength has quickly become one of the top rated gyms in Portland, OR! PDXstrength is woman owned small business that’s an inclusive and safe space for the St. Johns community to workout. We strive to deliver only the best to our clients in terms of Classes, Fitness, Nutritional Advice and of course a fun experience! PDXstrength is a positive and welcoming community. We are an anti- diet culture gym that believes fitness is for EVERYBODY! Come join us, learn, get strong, socialize and have a blast!


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Client Testimonials

“I started working with Jocelyn in July of 2012. My new years resolution (which I accomplished) was to run a half marathon: my very first. Jocelyn was integral in helping me to accomplish that goal.

I love working with her. She makes me feel like I can accomplish any goal I choose. I mean, I ran 13.1 miles after training with her for three months. That is amazing!

I have never been someone who walks into a gym with a clear idea of what I should be accomplishing. That is, until now. Due to Jocelyn’s guidance and encouragement, I know what I’m working towards and how to achieve my goals.

I now have workouts that I actually want to do on my own (which, by the way, she sends in an email to me after each session). Moreover, they are workouts that I actually go and do on my own. All of them are effective. None of them are intimidating.

She’s top notch. She’s inspiring. She’s creative. She’s motivating. She’s someone I can’t wait to see on a weekly basis.”

- Amber F

“I started working with Jocelyn just to get my bearings for some fitness goals. It had been several years since I had stepped in a gym, and although I was physically active running, I was not as physically fit as I would like to have been.
I signed up for a few personal training sessions to get an idea of what to do and then I was going to do it on my own. Well, that was several months ago and not only am I still working with Jocelyn doing personal training, but I have now also started attending her booty camp!
And the changes that working with Jocelyn have brought about in my life have not only been with my fitness. She is so supportive and encouraging during her classes, that you can not help but walk away with more energy and self-confidence. Since I started working with her, I ran Hood to Coast, I got a promotion (and this was in part due to my new self-confidence), and am now two sizes smaller! I still have more goals that I want to tackle (a recent bear of a workout comes to mind), but I am excited for the challenges to come.
Jocelyn is what every fitness trainer should aspire to be!”

- Deborah S.

“It’s hard to put into words just how amazing Jocelyn is at what she does. I have been working with her for a few years now and this year I did my first 5k and my first triathlon. There is no way that I could have done this without her friendship and support. I have taken her classes and also had one-on-one personal training sessions with her. In classes, she is very motivating and makes sure that things don’t ever feel routine. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, she makes sure you are getting a great workout without feeling overworked. as a personal trainer, she makes you feel right at home. After talking with you about your personal goals, she will design a plan that is comfortable yet effective for you. She not only talks to you about fitness, but she will also discuss your diet and how you can get the nutrition your body needs. And after all is said and done, she will check in with you to see how you are doing.
I am someone who has many excuses for not working out ? She never makes me feel guilty, she only motivates me to do what I can and constantly reminds me that I am capable of doing amazing things!
she is the absolute BEST!”

- Jodi B

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