Misery Loves Company? Here’s Where to Get Fit with Friends in Portland

If you need some extra accountability to stick to your fitness goals, try working out with the November Project, Portland Running Company, or Steelhead Coaching.

Got another favorite workout group in Portland?  Drop us a note and tell us why you love it (and why our readers will, too).

1. NOVEMBER PROJECT (@novemberprojectpdx)

Meets at the Salmon Street Fountain every Wednesday at 6:29 a.m.

WHY IT’S AWESOME: A free, high-energy, community-based circuit workout –and it’s done by 7 a.m.  

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: Who needs a cup of coffee when you have the November Project? The 6:29 a.m. start time might seem daunting, but I really enjoyed meeting new people and mixing up my workout routine. Definitely will be back. – Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner

Joining November Project is simple… just show up.

 

2. PORTLAND RUNNING COMPANY (@portlandrunningco)
800 SE Grand Ave. and 10029 SW Nimbus Ave., Suite 100

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This go-to spot for running gear offers a variety of free group runs every week.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: It had been awhile since I had done a track workout, but I felt very comfortable running with Portland Running Company. People of varying fitness levels completed the workouts at their own pace, but were supportive of other people. We had such a great time that we took it across to street to Hopworks to grab a beer after!  —Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner

 

3. STEELHEAD COACHING (@steelheadpdx)
2635 NE Broadway St., Suite 2

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Steelhead will build you an individualized training program to help you reach your performance goals. They also offer group training, nutritional coaching and other classes.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: “I’ve been working with Shawn for about 1.5 yrs now and in that time have seen a tremendous increase in fitness and race times (going from my first local olympic distance triathlon to competing at the world championships under his guidance and training plans), had an absolute blast the whole time, and made wonderful friends and training partners through Steelhead.” —Cymon K. (Google reviews)

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