Portland’s Best Leisure Centres:
The top rated Leisure Centres in Portland, OR are:
- PSU Campus Recreation Center – nationally recognized for accessible and innovative programs and facilities
- OHSU March Wellness & Fitness Center – offers health and fitness programs
- Northwest Women’s Fitness & Personal Training – provide a friendly, non-intimidating, ideal space to workout
- Mittleman Jewish Community Center – offers a wide variety of recreational programming for all ages
- Multnomah Athletic Club – offers activities for men and women of all ages
PSU Campus Recreation Center
PSU Campus Recreation Center is nationally recognized for providing accessible and creative programs and facilities to students, teachers, staff, alumni, and community affiliates. You have access to good health, interesting experiences, and educational opportunities. Campus Rec creates an inclusive atmosphere where people can be inspired, empowered, and educated to be positive contributors to the global community through recreation and wellness options. Campus Rec creates an inclusive atmosphere where people can be inspired, empowered, and educated to be positive contributors to the global community through recreation and wellness options.
Since a new facility was planned in 1987, Campus Recreation has gone a long way. From the demolition of the former Portland Center for Advanced Technology building in 2007 to the grand opening of the Academic & Student Recreation Center in 2010 to their 10-year anniversary celebration in 2020, learn about Campus Rec’s history and accomplishments.
Fitness, Aquatics, Sports & Clubs, Climbing Center, Personal Training
“As campus gyms go, this one is pretty excellent. Even better, they have a ton of classes available to students and staff which is fantastic. Their outdoor program is also phenomenal. Knowledge staff that runs really fantastic trips to the backcountry, and tons of gear for rent at prices that can’t be beaten if you want to do your own thing. The climbing gym is on the smaller side but with great routes and lots of options. It’s also worth checking out the pool which is quite large.” – Tina H.
OHSU March Wellness & Fitness Center
OHSU March Wellness & Fitness Center offers science-based health and fitness programs that are meant to enhance and nourish all elements of your daily life in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment, regardless of your health or stage of life. They can help you achieve your wellness goals, whether they are improving flexibility, managing a chronic illness, marathon training, or recovering from surgery.
They think that everyone has the ability to change for the better at any point in their lives. Whether it’s improving flexibility, managing a chronic illness, or recovering from surgery, the March health & fitness center can help you achieve your wellness objectives.
Personal Training, Group Training, Yoga Coaching, Pilates Reformer Coaching, Swim Coaching, Cooking Classes, Group Exercise Classes, Health Coaching, Nutrition Coaching
“Well equipped, excellent variety of classes at multiple levels, and first-rate trainers. They take extensive care to make sure the gym is a safe and healthy place to work out.” – Judith H.
Northwest Women’s Fitness & Personal Training
Northwest Women’s Fitness & Personal Training offers a welcoming, non-intimidating environment in which to exercise without the shagging and distractions that are common in co-ed facilities. Women of different shapes, sizes, cultures, faiths, and backgrounds are looking for places to get fit and healthy in today’s world. All-female gyms provide a welcoming environment where women can get in shape with programs and equipment designed specifically for their bodies making it easier to discover the ideal workout for your requirements and fitness goals.
Northwest Women’s Fitness Club is the ideal blend of vigor and relaxation. Female trainers and group class teachers offer encouragement and assistance to ensure that you stay on target. After their workouts, women may relax with spa-like amenities at Northwest Women’s Fitness Club, which feels like a home away from home.
Personal Training, Facial, Waxing, Massage, and More
“The gym is very careful, keeping us safe while working out. The class instructors are knowledgeable and encouraging. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful.” – Sherry A.
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Mittleman Jewish Community Center provides a wide range of recreational activities for people of all ages, as well as excellent fitness facilities and versatile meeting and event space. The Mittleman Jewish Community Center was opened in 1914 as the B’nai B’rith Building on SW 13th Avenue and Mill Street immediately became the heart of Portland’s booming Jewish community.
The Center has always helped all families, regardless of faith, origin, or financial means, since its inception. The MJCC has served as the Jewish community’s and Southwest Portland’s living room for over a century.
Adult Group Exercise Classes, Fitness + Wellness Programs, Personal Training & Coaching, Physical Therapy, Swimming Lessons, Massage
“Really great summer camp experience. Thanks, Nate and Josh. My kid had a blast this summer, hope we can be back soon to have another week of a great camp.” – Mikhail R.
Multnomah Athletic Club
Multnomah Athletic Club was established in 1891 and now has a membership of 22,000 people. The clubhouse is 600,000 sq ft and overlooks Providence Park on historic Salmon Street in downtown Portland. Downtown Portland is within walking distance of the eight-story main clubhouse. The club’s garage provides covered parking for nearly 600 cars across the street.
Multiple restaurants, racquetball, handball, swimming pools, tennis, and squash courts, exercise studios, weight and conditioning room, and a variety of ballrooms, banquet facilities, and private conference spaces are all available at the MAC. Men and women of all ages can participate in activities.
Restaurants, Swimming Pools, Tennis, Racquetball, Handball and Squash Courts, Exercise Studios, Weight and Conditioning Room, Banquet Facilities
“Beautiful clubhouse with a great view of Providence Park and the playing field from MAC’s living room. I’ve been to many classes and luncheons at MAC. The food is delicious. While they are efficient, the wait staff serving conferences never seem very happy or friendly. This is a very upscale place, normally for members only. Nice, but spendy gift shop inside too.” – Loonie D.
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