Flexible Fitness PDX

4185 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202, USA

(503) 421-4511
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body positive fat positive fitness HAES-informed queer friendly women-owned
Owner Statement: "Flexible Fitness PDX was designed to be the antidote to all the unfriendly, unaccommodating big box gyms. The space is light, bright, clean, airy, and encouraging, filled with bright colors, body-positive stuff on the walls, and lots of ways to personalize the space. (This includes everything from the ability to bring in your own music to the decision whether or not to have visible mirrors during your workout.) The studio is down a half-flight of stairs, but there is a ramp in the back of the building for those who need or prefer to avoid the steps. The water closet is tiny (definitely not ADA compliant), but I have created an area that can be curtained off in order to create more privacy for changing clothes, etc. I have also made sure there is adequate room between pieces of equipment, so moving around should be easeful for most people. But most importantly, the space is not just friendly but welcoming to people of ALL body shapes and sizes, ages, weights, genders, races, and abilities; the only people who aren't welcome are meanies who hold views contrary to that inclusivity. Oh, and the studio has tons of pictures of Prince, so you know it's ON!"
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  • Reviewed by Amy Z. Fri Oct 11 2019
    Flexible Fitness and Lily-Rygh Glen is just awesome! I needed to find a body-positive and fat positive personal trainer that could work with me in a way that would suit my needs. I need a workout approach and trainer that doesn't focus on pounds and calories and instead focuses on wellness goals like strength, mobility, flexibility and stamina (and fun!). A lot of folks out there, like myself, have a history of disordered eating wrapped around fat and/or body shame, and so most other personal trainers and gyms in general actually trigger those unhelpful problems. Pretty much since day one and our first session I knew that this was a workout situation that would work for me because Lily-Rygh Glen is personable and compassionate, funny and incredibly thoughtful and our workouts together have me amazed at what my fat strong body can do. The studio itself is in a private setting, it's bright, clean, feminist and queer af, weight-neutral and very comfortable. And that's why I have been working out and getting stronger at Flexible Fitness since 2018.
  • Reviewed by Saska R. Wed Aug 08 2018
    Lily-Rygh has been a truly wonderful source of inspiration for me on my path of feeling stronger in my body. I hadn't even realized she was distracting me from the difficulty of some particularly challenging exercises, but there I found myself laughing while I'm dripping with sweat and wondering how a person could increase in body heat so much in such a short period of time! Haha! She seems to be a bottomless well of inspiration, creativity, body-neutrality, inclusivity and positivity. She's genuine, grounded and kindly-honest. I think she's a 10 and I'm so glad for the work she's bringing to our community.