At PDXSTRENGTH, we believe in breaking free from the toxic gym culture that perpetuates the idea that weight loss and calorie counting should be the primary focus of fitness. We prioritize fostering a healthy relationship with food and exercise rather than promoting restrictive diets or weight-centric goals. In many fitness spaces, coaches often prioritize weight loss over overall well-being, putting clients on strict diets and pushing them to burn as many calories as possible. This approach not only creates a negative relationship with food and exercise but also fails to address the holistic aspects of health. At PDXSTRENGTH, we reject this harmful mindset and instead focus on promoting body positivity, self-acceptance, and overall well-being.
In addition to fostering a healthy relationship with food, we also prioritize exercise as a means to feel good and improve overall well-being, rather than solely as a tool for weight loss. Our coaches focus on functional fitness, helping individuals build strength, flexibility, and endurance to support their daily activities and enhance their quality of life. We offer a variety of classes and training programs that cater to different interests and abilities, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and empowered at our gym. At PDXSTRENGTH, we understand that each person’s journey is unique, and we celebrate diversity in body shapes, sizes, and abilities. We create a safe and inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable and supported, free from judgment or unrealistic expectations.
Our coaches prioritize mental health and self-care, encouraging individuals to listen to their bodies, set realistic goals, and celebrate their achievements without comparing themselves to others. In conclusion, PDXSTRENGTH is an anti-diet culture gym that rejects the toxic mindset of weight loss and calorie counting. We prioritize fostering a healthy relationship with food and exercise, promoting body positivity, self-acceptance, and overall well-being.