We’d like to welcome  you to PDXstrength, a strength and conditioning gym located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

We are one of the highest rated  gyms in Portland (reviews), and we strive to make every class, positive, educational, fun and challenging.

Our Group Strength and Conditioning classes vary day to day, designed to improve strength, power, speed, flexibility, muscular endurance and cardiorespiratory fitness.  Our classes are programmed to get you results.  One day you may find yourself doing hill sprints, another day back squats, and the next day handstands and pull-ups. We want every athlete at PDXstrength to succeed, whether it is by  eliminating pain, losing weight, building strength, getting faster, improving technique, mobility gains or making friends in the community.  With PDXstrength classes, you’re not paying for a “place” to go exercise or for the use of equipment. You won’t be mindlessly, wasting away hours watching TV on the elliptical or reading a magazine while you work out. You are purchasing individual instruction, programming, nutritional coaching, as well as personal modifications and development every time you come to class. You will be a part of a warm, smiling, supportive, positive and inspiring community that constantly challenges you and truly cares about your well-being and health. Thanks for checking us out, and hope to see you in the gym!

– Jocelyn Streng and the PDXstrength Crew


PDXstrength Athletes start off with PDX 101, prior to jumping into our Group Strength and Conditioning classes.  

We take pride in moving well, and for your safety as well as getting maximal results, it’s important to make sure you have a good foundation and knowledge of lifts, movements and exercises performed at PDXstrength. This also is helpful to our existing members so that our regular classes run smoothly and every athlete gets  attention and coaching with every class. PDX 101  will give you the knowledge and confidence to prepare you for our classes and programs. Whether you are a newbie, been out of the workout game for a bit, or would like to have a good grasp on our program, our  intro courses will make your transition into PDXstrength comfortable and relaxed. PDX101 is a two month program. PDX101 classes are held twice a week.  (If you already have a good foundation of strength and conditioning, like crossfit for example,  contact Jocelyn so we can start you with the appropriate classes.)  Please click this link to get an understanding of why we require our new athletes to take PDX 101.

Click here to sign up for  PDX 101, which you will find under the workshops tab. Don’t wish a year from now you started today! Sign Up Now!

What Classes can I drop into right away without going through PDX 101

For those of you that want to sweat, smile and get a good workout from time to time, we have classes that can accommodate this!   Our Bootcamps, Yoga, Run Club, Kettlebell Club and most Workshop series are  scaleable and almost any level can dive in and get a great workout!  Please see our current schedule for times and days these classes are offered. These classes do not require our 101 course.

How do I sign up  and pay for classes?

To maximize everyone’s experience we appreciate that you sign up for classes online prior to class start time. That way there will be an appropriate coach to student ratio,  help classes run smoothly so payment and waivers are taken care of, and we can prevent overcapacity during busy times.  We use the software Mindbody to register athletes and take payments.  Go to the class signups tab,  and create your mind body account. You will be able to choose whether you want to pay per class, for a membership or purchase a series of classes.

To sign up for classes click here. Don’t wish a year from now you started today!  Click Signup Now!

How much do classes and memberships cost?

$19 Drop in per class

$109 Unlimited classes monthly single membership

$179 Unlimited classes monthly  buddy membership (same household)

$160  10 class punch card

$230   PDX 101  16 classes ( includes access to bootcamps, run club, kettlebell club, yoga and open gym for the two month duration of PDX101 valued at $218)

$975 Unlimited classes for 12 months ( Save over $150 )

$12 Open Gym Drop in

$100 10 Open Gym punch card

 39 classes and counting per week.  No signup fees, no contracts, no additional paperwork charges. You can freeze your membership at any time, due to illness, injury, vacation without any penalties. Most athletes sign up for Autopay to lock in the current rates for life. We do not lock you into contracts like our local competitors because our members WANT to work out with us!  

Are workshop series like PDX 101 separate from Memberships?

Yes, our workshop series like PDX 101, Skateboarding, Self Defense, Olympic Weightlifting, etc are separate from our monthly memberships.

What does PDX 101 include?

PDX 101 is designed to give you a good grasp of our group strength and conditioning classes at PDXstrength, no matter what your current fitness level is.

Learn the fundamental movements used in group training classes: squat, hinge, press, push, pull, lunge, jump, run, row and more.

Acclimate yourself to the intensity levels of PDXstrength classes at a pace that’s perfect for you.

Learn about nutrition, recovery and hydration.

Become familiar with dynamic and static stretching techniques for joint mobility and muscle flexibility.

Establish your 3R max in your back squat, front squat, press and deadlift.

Be introduced to more advanced gymnastics and kettlebell movements.

Start to learn the the basics of Olympic weightlifting, like the snatch, clean and jerk.

Gradually perform tougher and challenging metcons that will improve your overall fitness level and expose you to high intensity workouts.

And most importantly, have lots of fun enjoying exercise!

 Our all-star coaches will meet you at your current fitness level. Cost is  only $230 for the eight week course,  (16 classes) plus PDX 101 athletes get free access to any of our  bootcamp classes, kettle bell club and open gym for the duration of PDX 101.

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. Bootcamps are truly meant for all ages, shapes and abilities. Members have the option to take 101 as many times as they like, until they feel comfortable entering our Group Strength and Conditioning classes.

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’ve had injuries in the past, or I’m nervous about getting hurt?

Our 101 course is 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 enter our Group Strength and Conditioning program.

Keeping this in mind, we want to develop our skills in the following order:

1. Technique/Mechanics
2. Consistency
3. Intensity
4. Volume

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 my schedule doesn’t mesh with PDX 101?

If your schedule does not work well with our intro course, scheduling one on one, or  group training sessions would be a great investment to get you up to speed! We can arrange times and days that work for you, and put you on a plan to get you up to speed and prepared for our group strength and conditioning classes. Please contact  us to arrange.  http://pdxstrength.com/contact/

Click here to sign up for  PDX 101, which you will find under the workshops tab. Don’t wish a year from now you started today! Sign Up Now!


To sign up for classes and class schedules Click Here!