Here are the top strength training gyms in Portland, by the numbers

Here are the top strength training gyms in Portland, by the numbers
PDXStrength | Photo: Jocelyn S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 27, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to strength training in Portland?

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of high-caliber strength training options to sample in and around Portland.

To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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The Circuit Bouldering Gym

6050 S.W. MacAdam Ave., Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill

The Circuit Bouldering Gym | Photo: ClassPass

Open since 2005, The Circuit Bouldering Gym is Portland's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with five stars out of 70 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 40 reviews on Yelp and 7,362 fans on Facebook — those Facebook fans are shared across the business's multiple locations.

"The Circuit seeks to provide an upbeat environment, one that physically challenges individuals while also facilitating and encouraging an inclusive, community-oriented culture," per the business's profile on ClassPass. "Their emphasis is on the sport and lifestyle of bouldering, offering a grassroots, laid-back feel to the community. With three of the largest bouldering gyms in the country, The Circuit has been proud to serve Portland and the climbing community at large since 2005."

Check out reviews of the different classes at The Circuit Bouldering Gym on ClassPass here.

CrossFit StumpTown

535 N.E. 28th Ave., Kerns

CrossFit StumpTown | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Portland's favorites is CrossFit StumpTown, with 4.9 stars out of 204 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 44 reviews on Yelp and 1,642 fans on Facebook.

"Located in heart of NE Portland, CrossFit StumpTown is your premiere CrossFit facility," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "Their coaches have the experience that you are looking for, and a community that is supportive of one another. Whether you are an endurance athlete, potential CrossFit Games athlete or a weekend warrior, they support and cater to your goals."

Take a look at reviews of the classes at CrossFit StumpTown on ClassPass here.

Skogg Gym

2636 N.W. 26th Ave., Suite 1, Northwest

Skogg Gym | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 1,091 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp and 5,343 fans on Facebook, Skogg Gym has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Skogg Gym was first established in Tigard in 2008 as Elite Kettlebell gym making it the first gym of it's kind in Portland and the surrounding areas," Skogg Gym notes on its Yelp page. "What started as a fight gym (mostly male) has evolved into a female dominant client base offering a safe and unthreatening workout environment for all to enjoy. Michael Skogg's education in sports injuries, rehabilitation and corrective exercise has fostered a unique approach to strengthening and conditioning the body."

Learn more about the selection of classes at Skogg Gym on ClassPass here.

Strength Camp Portland

5224 N.E. 42nd Ave., Cully

Strength Camp Portland | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 30 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp and 624 fans on Facebook, Strength Camp Portland holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2017.

"Strength Camp Portland is one of the first gyms entrusted with and honored to bring The Strength Camp Method and philosophies developed by Elliott Hulse and Chris Barnard to the masses," per the business's ClassPass profile. "At Strength Camp Portland, you can expect to be coached to become the strongest version of yourself. You can expect to connect with other like-minded individuals in pursuit of the same vision."

"At Strength Camp we have a relentless commitment to growing stronger and to empower others," Strength Camp Portland explains on its Yelp page. "To Strengthen our community and our world by teaching the benefits of external and internal strength."

See what people are saying about the different classes at Strength Camp Portland on ClassPass here.


8835 N. Bradford St., Cathedral Park

PDXstrength | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 162 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp and 1,451 fans on Facebook, PDXstrength is another popular local pick. It's been open since 2008.

"With PDXstrength classes and boot camps, you’re not paying for a 'place' to go exercise or for the use of equipment," per the business's ClassPass profile. "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."

See what people are saying about the selection of classes at PDXstrength on ClassPass here.

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