Laurels
Best Gyms in
Portland
2016

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best gyms in Portland, OR.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Aleda Fitness

Aleda Fitness was founded by Coach Christine Wilborn to be a place where people like her mother would feel comfortable going to work out well into their later years. The fitness center provides a variety of classes and services, including the Better Balance and Beyond program for seniors. The facility offers several different levels of membership to meet a variety of needs.

Portland, OR(503) 906-4144

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Boom Fitness

Boom Fitness is a 24-hour gym serving the Portland area from its two locations in Bridgeport and Tanasbourne. A $19.95 flat rate per month gets members access to unlimited exercise classes and allows for around-the-clock access to the gym facility. The Boom Fitness staff provide CrossFit training in addition to more traditional fitness coaching. Childcare is available at both locations.

Portland, OR(503) 684-8151

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Fierce Fitness

Fierce Fitness is a kickboxing studio that has been serving the Portland area for more than a decade. Several fitness programs are available, including kickboxing, advanced kickboxing, weight loss, and personal training. A variety of membership levels is available at different rates for different numbers of classes and associated services. The gym receives rave reviews from both men and women.

Portland, OR(503) 245-9500

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G.I.R.L.S. Gym of Portland

G.I.R.L.S. Gym of Portland is the only female-focused mixed martial arts studio in the Northwest, and was the first in the world when it was founded in 2005. The gym's skilled coaches offer a range of martial arts-related fitness classes, including kickboxing, submission grappling, and self defense. Each new customer receives a free first class to try out the studio.

Portland, OR(503) 847-1681

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Hollywood Fitness

Hollywood Fitness is a 24-hour fitness center serving the Portland area. The facility is open all day, seven days a week, and has been locally owned for more than 30 years. The gym offers a customizable "personal trainer" program called ActivTrax to help gym visitors work toward their personal fitness goals. A variety of fitness classes are also available on site.

Portland, OR(503) 281-4776

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Hyatt Training

Hyatt Training is a company based in Portland that matches clients with a collective of personal trainers. The organization has been in business since 2011, and its ten trainers offer a range of personalized exercise programs designed specifically for each client's lifestyle and goals. Additional wellness services, like nutrition counseling and body fat tests, are also available.

Portland, OR(503) 313-4020

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Lloyd Athletic Club

Lloyd Athletic Club has been locally owned and operated in the Lloyd district of Portland for almost 40 years. The club was voted the Portland Mercury's favorite gym in 2011 and offers a variety of services, including group fitness classes, personal training, massage therapy, nutritional services, and fitness programs for seniors. Racquetball, squash, and handball courts are also available on-site.

Portland, OR(503) 287-4594

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Mata-Leao Combat Sports

Mata-Leao Combat Sports is located in Southeast Portland and offers a range of mixed martial arts training. Classes are available for both children and adults in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, submission wrestling, and self-defense. The facility also offers a women-only boot camp training program called WarriorFit that includes personalized, one-on-one health and fitness guidance from the coaches.

Portland, OR(503) 208-3160

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ME Fitness Studios

ME Fitness Studios is a 24-hour fitness center that has been serving the Portland area since 2012. Multiple fitness studios are available for working out around the clock, and the center also provides a range of other services to meet many interests, including private training, yoga, nutritional counseling, and group fitness classes. A variety of training regimens is available from the center's staff of personal training experts.

Portland, OR(503) 282-7900

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MÜV Training

MÜV Training is a fitness studio located in downtown Portland that combines four types of exercise: strength training, yoga, cycling, and barre fitness. Professional fitness coaches are available on site to monitor studio visitors' health using advanced measures like Functional Movement Screening and InBody Composition Analysis. A single monthly flat rate allows members access to all four studios, as well as unlimited classes.

Portland, OR(503) 444-9954

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Nourish Northwest Nutrition & Fitness Center

Nourish Northwest Nutrition & Fitness Center offers a variety of wellness services in Portland, including cooking lessons, registered dietitian nutritionist services, corporate wellness programs for business owners, and personal fitness training. A variety of fitness programs and classes are available, including boot camp classes, TRX suspension training, and yoga. Nourish Northwest is a certified Women Business Enterprise by the state of Oregon.

Portland, OR(503) 234-7280

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NW Women's Fitness

NW Women's Fitness is a women-only gym based in Portland that offers a wide variety of group fitness classes. Membership includes unlimited access to classes in pilates, yoga, indoor cycling, Nia, Tai Chi, kickboxing, Zumba, and more, and for an additional amount per month, personal training sessions can be included as well.

Portland, OR(503) 287-0655

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Portland City Boxing

Portland City Boxing is a private boxing gym offering custom boxing workouts and boxing conditioning training in the Portland area. The gym's four trainers all have extensive experience in both boxing and other forms of martial arts, including kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Jiu-Jitsu. They offer a range of training options, including one-on-one lessons, circuit training, and 30-minute executive boxing workouts.

Portland, OR(503) 894-8896

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Studio X Fitness

Studio X Fitness is located in Portland and has been serving the area for more than 12 years. A variety of services is offered at the facility, from group and private fitness classes to wellness programs like sports massage and nutrition services. The business is locally owned in Southeast Portland and includes a group fitness room, a private studio, and a rehabilitation studio.

Portland, OR(503) 236-7114

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Sweet Momentum Fitness

Sweet Momentum Fitness is located in Southeast Portland and offers small group classes and one-on-one training. Since 2011, the fitness center has been providing training and fitness services to the Portland community with a focus on transgender inclusion. Trainers Luke Jude and Beck Beverage are both trans men and offer services tailored to trans people, as well as working with cisgender individuals.

Portland, OR(503) 395-4689

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Sweet Science Boxing Gym

Sweet Science Boxing Gym is a small community boxing facility located in Portland that has been offering boxing classes in the area since 2008. Introductory classes are only $10, and for a flat monthly fee of $75, customers can attend unlimited classes. Various classes are offered throughout the week, including boxing basics, boxing workout, conditioning, strength and stretching, and sparring practice sessions.

Portland, OR(503) 380-2192

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Team Quest MMA

Team Quest MMA has been providing mixed martial arts lessons in the Portland area for more than 15 years. Training programs are offered in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Sambo, submission wrestling, boxing, and other mixed martial arts. A teen MMA program is also available for ages 12-17. The facility covers 10,000 square feet and offers classes at all skill levels.

Portland, OR(503) 661-4134

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The Circuit Gym

The Circuit Gym has three locations in Southwest and Northeast Portland as well as one in Tigard. The gym offers bouldering, rock climbing, and yoga classes in laid-back settings. Regular "brews and boulders" events allow climbers to get happy hour pricing at local breweries after climbing at Circuit locations. Drop-ins are accepted, but significant discounts come with the gym's membership program.

Portland, OR(503) 246-5111

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The Green Microgym - Belmont

The Green Microgym - Belmont is a gym serving the Portland area that uses advanced eco-friendly fitness equipment that allows the facility to reduce its carbon emissions by 60 percent. The gym's elliptical and stationary bike machines produce energy that the facility then harnesses to power the other machines. The gym also offers personal training on site.

Portland, OR(503) 313-6216

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Whole Body Fitness

Whole Body Fitness is a personal training studio in Portland that provides a variety of training services, including strength training, endurance training, aerobic workouts, functional fitness, flexibility, and agility. Additional wellness services are also available at the facility, including nutritional counseling and corrective rehab. Whole Body Fitness also provides assistance to other fitness professionals with fitness facility design.

Portland, OR(503) 234-7253

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