We’re here to answer any question you might have about our gym, classes, services or anything! If you don’t see one of your questions answered here, please contact us so we can help you 1 on 1! And let us know when you are ready to get started! See you at the gym!
What if I’m not in good enough shape to do this?
Our classes are infinitely scaleable and every workout can be modified to any members fitness level. Coaches are there as advocates to prescribe modifications when needed. We educate members on the difference between being uncomfortable and being in pain. Our classes are truly meant for all ages, shapes and abilities.
What if these classes are too intense?
Many people new to this type of training will likely not know how to gauge their levels of intensity. Intensity is something that is added over time as technique improves. Our coaches help build the foundation by teaching technique and consistency. Once that is achieved then you add intensity.
What if I’m nervous about getting hurt?
Our classes are designed to establish motor skills, competency and build the structural strength and integrity that will allow our athletes to handle more advanced movement patterns as they continue with our Group Strength and Conditioning program.
Keeping this in mind, we want to develop our skills in the following order:
Many beginners make the mistake of skipping the first two points and head straight to Intensity and Volume. We know how badly you want to be in shape, but this is a no nonsense approach, and we must take the correct path by learning the progressions, addressing our individual movement issues and developing good habits. By taking this mature approach to training, injuries can be prevented. At PDXstrength, athletes are not pressured to do any movement or lift any weight that makes them feel uncomfortable.
What if I have past injuries?
If you have past injuries, or an ongoing injury our coaches are more than happy to modify any workout so that you can avoid injuring that area again. We strive to make every workout safe and are totally cool about working around injuries.
Do I have to sign a contract or get locked into payments?
You can cancel your membership at anytime. There are no joining fees etc. We don’t lock our members into contracts, because our members WANT to workout with us!
Do you have Open Gym?
Yes we have designated Open Gym hours. You can find the schedule on Mindbody.
How do I register for my first free class?
Please create a mindbody account for each athlete that wants to try out a class. After creating your account, take a look at the schedule and contact us about which class you want to take. Any of our all levels classes are fair game. (Group Strength and Conditioning classes are slightly more advanced, but every class at PDXstrength is for all levels)
Can I freeze my membership?
You can freeze your membership for a month or more. By freezing your membership you won’t lose the rate that you are paying. Our rates go up every year for new members. Once you become a member you can lock in that rate.
Do you have showers or changing rooms?
Yes we have changing rooms and access to showers. Our new buildout, includes a shower.
What Should I bring to Class?
Bring a water bottle and your exercise mat. We have a pro shop if you forget anything. Also as long as mandated please wear your mask.
Is PDXstrength a Crossfit gym?
Absolutely Not 🙂
What equipment do I need for zoom classes? When do I get the link?
For our Kettlebell Club classes a dumbbell, backpack filled with books, or Kettlebell will work great. For our Butt and Gut class, a booty band will be helpful but not necessary. For HIIT and Bootcamps a bench/chair/sofa, wall space, light dumbbells or 2 cans of soup. Yoga and Ballet Body just require floor space. No worries if you don’t have any equipment, our coaches are more than happy to give you alternative exercise that work with the equipment you have at home and your space. You will get a link emailed at least 20 minutes prior to class from your instructor.