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  • Donovan Darling

Get Fit With Four Experts


We look forward to the holidays every year: changing leaves, crisp weather, movie marathons, roaring fires, and calorie-rich parties and get-togethers. And then comes the post-holiday guilt and New Year’s resolutions of getting back into shape and feeling better about our bodies. Here are four fitness experts in greater Lake Oswego who can help you reach your fitness goals after the holidays.

The Bar Method

15780 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego

For nearly two decades, The Bar Method has helped people unleash their power and unlock their potential through challenging workouts that infuse strength into every movement. Every barre exercise is meticulously designed to transform your body through high-repetition, low-impact strength training. By incorporating elements of Pilates, yoga, and other strength training workouts, their barre workout will sculpt your entire body, improve your flexibility, and boost your endurance in a way that only barre can.

Each barre workout with The Bar Method begins with a traditional warm-up to elevate your heart rate and is then followed by a series of upper-body exercises and push-ups. The second half of class will focus on your lower body with a sequence of leg and seat work at the barre. Their method predominantly uses your own body weight for resistance along with a few basic props (free weights, mats, a ball, and a strap). This is reminiscent of yoga, Pilates, and other strength training workouts that are designed to build muscle and improve posture. The fast pace of the class spikes the heart rate at different intervals to burn calories not only in the studio but long after. Check them out today!

You’ll be in great hands with any of these fitness companies. Avoid the holiday guilt and try fitness instead. Check them out today!

Stafford Hills Club

5916 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin

From cycle to water aerobics, yoga to cardio & strength, you’ll find a great variety of free Group Fitness classes to keep you motivated and moving at Stafford Hills Club. Their certified Personal Trainers are among the best in the industry, each having extensive knowledge and professional experience. They also have a state of the art tennis facility & teaching pros featuring 7 indoor courts for year round playing, as well as a sauna and steam room use, locker rooms, and 2 hours of daily childcare.

They offer a variety of small group Team Training options that include measured results for motivation and accountability, a dedicated coach to inspire and challenge you, and a group of like-minded people to work out with. They also offer the Gen-Z program which is specifically designed with tween & teen members in mind (ages 10-13), which promotes the benefits of healthy movement and serve as a foundational building block for a lifetime of wellness.

Club Pilates

3 Monroe Pkwy Suite 300F, Lake Oswego

At Club Pilates, they “enjoy helping people achieve their fitness goals, enabling them to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.” Dan and Debbie launched Club Pilates with a combined 65 years of experience in business, and their passion is to help people feel great. “The number of clients who have provided feedback on activities they can do after practicing Pilates provides that extra sense of pride and satisfaction.”

Enjoy working with one of their talented instructors – each has completed over 500 hours of Comprehensive Pilates training. They offer classes which will strengthen and lengthen your body, blast your cardio, re-center and balance your body, and much more. “We offer the greatest variety of equipment: top of the line Balanced Body reformers, EXO chairs, Ellie Herman designed springboards, jump boards for cardio classes, TRX for suspension training, and trigger point foam rollers for deep tissue challenges. The extensive variety of equipment and highly trained instructors offer a one-of-a-kind Pilates experience, including extensive progressions, so members don’t get bored with their classes and can grow with the studio.” Club Pilates is here to help you through every step of your Pilates journey.

Orangetheory Fitness

4025 Mercantile Dr #120, Lake Oswego

Orangetheory is a heart-rate based total-body group workout combining science, coaching, and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. Designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, MORE confidence, this workout delivers you MORE LIFE, because the work you do in the studio makes a difference out there in your world. Just a minute inside and you’ll know it’s not a competition – it’s a community.

What happens in class? 1. Rowing: Every stroke on the rower activates 85% of your body’s muscles to improve endurance, strength and power. 2. Cardio: Whether you walk, jog or run, you’ll work at your own pace and fitness level. There are bikes and striders available as alternatives to the treadmill. 3. Strength Training: Weight and floor exercises change daily so you can focus on different muscles. Your coach can provide options for any movement if you have injuries or limitations.

Their coaches are more than just coaches. As you take in the group energy, you also get their attention and inspiration. They’re full of the life they promise and always push you forward with the right motivation.

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