12 Reasons Why It’s Easy to Get Fit in Lake Oswego

OverweightIt may not be official, but in most people’s minds, January is National Plan to Get Fit Month. Fitness clubs in and around Lake Oswego are here to help.

Barre3, 201 B Avenue, #101. 503.636.0335. Workouts here borrow moves from ballet, yoga and Pilates to focus on balance, strength and length in your body. Classes combine dynamic movement with isometric holds for efficient workouts that are low impact while managing to burn fat and build muscle. Choose from a variety of packages for single classes all the way up to unlimited.

Star Cycle, 459 Second Street, 503.303.4498. These hard-hitting 45-minute indoor cycle sessions utilize invigorating music, choreography, dimmed lighting and upper body movements and weights to ensure a high-energy, full body workout. Child care available. Individual classes are $18 but packages begin at $36 and go up to $170 for unlimited monthly classes.

CrossFit Lake Oswego, 17425 SW Pilkington Rd., 503.901.7877. Get the support, education, and motivation you need to participate in this fitness program. New members are encouraged to sign up for Elements—an introductory course that features five private coaching sessions and one month of unlimited classes for $299. Monthly membership which includes access to group training classes is $150 per month for an individual with additional family membership rates at $85 per person. Guest fee is $20 per day.

Snap Fitness, 6296 SW Meadows Road, 503.968.7627. Enjoy 24 hour access to this gym that features free weights, cardio equipment, tanning, strength training, personal trainers, nutrition consultants and group classes. Currently new members can try it out for free for seven days. Membership rates begin as low as $32 per month.

Trainer’s Club, 333 S. State Street, 503.636.3900. This club offers cardio machines, free weights, personal training, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture, as well as group classes in a variety of offerings from KettleBell to Tai Chi, Yoga and Bootcamp. Free Wellness seminars are offered on the third Thursday of every month. There is also a Pilates studio and chiropractor located on site. Membership rates vary depending on your age and usage. Group classes are offered free to members or $15 on a drop-in basis.

Providence Mercantile Health and Fitness Center , 4015 SW Mercantile Drive, 503.216.6606. Offers cardio and weigh machines, free weights, private sauna and spa, personal training, massage, and group glasses ranging from Cardio Fusion and Yoga to Zumba and Pilates Based Mat. Membership includes a free fitness assessment. Group classes are free to members and also available for drop-in ($7.50 per class or 10 for $60).

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department. 503.675.2549. Check current catalog. Class offerings range from Zumba, Nia and Yoga to Kickball and Slow-pitch softball leagues. Tennis lessons are offered at the Indoor Tennis Center at 2900 Diane Drive, golf lessons at the Public Golf Course at 17525 Stafford Road and rowing at the Water Sports Center, 350 Oswego Pointe Drive.

Lake Oswego School District Pool, 2455 Country Club Road, 503.534.2000. Eight lanes are available for both lap and recreational swim as well as swim lessons. Local schools also use the pool for practice and meets. The pool is generally available for lap swim Mondays through Fridays from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lessons from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekend schedules vary. Fees for residents range from $7 per visit to $508 for an annual pass.

ClubSport Oregon, 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road, Tigard. 503.968.4500. Voted one of the top fitness clubs in the U.S. by Fitness magazine in 2014, this club has some unique offerings including a Rock Climbing Center with 11,500 square feet of climbing surface as well as an Air Fit Studio for high altitude training. The facility also includes four indoor basketball courts, three racquetball and two squash courts, a six lane indoor swimming pool as well as an outdoor aquatic center, The Edge performance training center, Pilates studio, Kids’ World, massage, and café. Most group fitness classes are free to members and are offered in two studios (Exhale which includes yoga, pilates, Nia, Tai Chi and Centergy type classes and Excite that offers classes along the lines of Zumba, Group Kick, Strength and Conditioning and U-Jam). Personal trainers are on hand as well as nutritional counselors. Family membership holders receive two free hours of childcare per day. Membership fees vary as do specials.

24 Hour Fitness, 17942 SW McEwan Road, Tigard. 503.670.0400. This franchise was voted “Best Big-Box Gym in America” in 2010 by Fitness magazine. The local center is open 24 hours a day and includes a full size basketball court, three lane indoor lap pool, Kids Club, sauna, steam and spa, free weights and circuit training, personal trainers, racquetball court, and cardio equipment. Group exercise classes include Zumba, Yoga, Bodypump, Cycle, willPower and grace, Aqua fitness, and Total Body Pilates. Membership fees vary.

Stafford Hills Club, 5916 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin. 503.612.2400. Tennis courts set this club apart from the rest of the local offerings. Stafford features seven indoor and three outdoor courts with an elevated skybox for viewing. In addition there is an outdoor saltwater pool with six lanes for lap and recreational swim, a small children’s swim area and a splash pad for kids. Family events and children’s programming are offered regularly and two hours of free childcare daily is available to family memberships. Studio Grace features traditional and hot yoga classes, Pilates mat and reformer training, and Barre classes. Group exercise classes run the gamut from Cycle Extreme and Kickboxing to Cardio Strength and Zumba. Personal trainers are on hand and for individual as well as Team Training sessions. A salon and spa and café round out the facilities. Membership rates vary.

LA Fitness, 7995 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin. 503.620.7727. Opening in March. This 45,000 square foot facility will feature three racquetball courts, one basketball court, an indoor saltwater pool with three to four lanes, Jacuzzi, sauna in locker rooms, 50-60 classes offered per week including Zumba, yoga, Pilates, step, water aerobics and cycle and spin classes, SilverSneakers fitness program, juice bar and Kids Club. All new cardio and strength conditioning machines are being brought in for the opening. Personal training is also available. Membership fees vary.

Did we miss something? If your favorite place to work out is missing, let us know by leaving a comment here or give a thumbs up to one of these places so our readers know that you approve!

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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