PORTLAND

PORTLAND

At TWIST, we don’t train; we coach.

Coaching generates the most sustainable results & the most enjoyment and engagement in the process along the way. We coach High Performance athletes & people who want to be become healthier, stronger, more energetic and perform better in their daily lives.

We believe everyone is an athlete and every athlete can improve with proper coaching. TWIST is not just a place to train, it is a place to learn, a place to be challenged and a place to challenge yourself to get better, every day. Come in and experience the TWIST Difference and let the TWIST team of coaches and experts help you BeReady to meet all of your health, fitness, nutrition and performance needs.
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PORTLAND

11015 Southwest Capitol Highway
Portland, OR, 97219
USA
  503-208-3458 
Fax 503-208-3450
General Manager: Josh Hunt
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SCHEDULES

Click on the link below to view Portland's adult and sport schedules.
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MEMBERSHIPS

Youth and High School Memberships 2017 Adult Memberships

SPORT Performance CAMPs

UPCOMING EVENTS

Clare Gravenall
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CLIENT NEWS

Clare Gravenall
I've been training at TWIST for over a year. Before that my exercise regimen consisted of 3 mile runs about 3x/week, which was getting extraordinarily boring. We all hear the advice that we should diversify our workouts and include weight-bearing exercise, but it was hard for me to break out of my comfort zone. I knew I needed to cross train and change up my routine, because I was starting to develop injuries.
I felt pretty scrawny and unprepared for TWIST, but I found all the coaches to be very patient and knowledgeable. The classes are always changing, which keeps me interested and each class builds up to the main exercise complex in a way that isn't physically or psychologically overwhelming. This has allowed me to challenge myself in ways I would never have been able to on my own. Anyone who wants to burn calories and build lean muscle mass should be training at TWIST. They take great care of you and I don't feel scrawny anymore!
Taking care of my health is literally at the top of my priority list, purely because I can't take care of my family, or set an example for them, without it. Also, I don't want to sit on the sidelines in my kids' lives. They still want to play with me, so I happily snowboard, rock climb, play basketball etc. with them. They just assume I will join them and I love that more than anything.

Jason Kirkland
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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jaxson Kirkland
"Jaxson is staple when it comes to workhorses at TWIST Portland. You see him here morning and night working hard to get faster, stronger, and BETTER. Not to mention that at 6 foot 7 and 320 pounds, he is pretty hard to miss. Jaxson is a senior football player at Jesuit High School, and just signed his letter of intent to follow in his father’s footsteps and play football for the University of Washington #GoDawgs. Jaxson is a first team all state athlete, 2 years in a row, and received offers from many of the nation’s top football programs before making his commitment to UW. Jaxson is more than just a mountain of a man. He has an incredible work ethic. Training comes second nature to him. He puts a big emphasis on quickness and mobility, paired with his size, makes him nearly impossible to pass. “Training at TWIST with Josh has been amazing for Jaxson. Josh’s experience and training skills have developed Jaxson into the determined successful athlete he is today.”
- Kristin Kirkland, Mother
Rich Evanoff with his snowboard
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CHALLENGE LEADERBOARD

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DYLAN

Education/Degree WOU (2010-2015) B.S. Exercises Science, Minor in Sports Leadership
Hometown Beaverton, OR
Fitness Background 
- 3 sport athlete in H.S. (Football, wrestling, Lacrosse)
- Played college football at WOU (2010-2015)
- Internship in both WOU Strength/conditioning and PSU Strength/Conditioning
- Personal Trainer at LA Fitness (August 2015 - December 2015)
- Twist Sports Performance Coach (March 2016 - present)
Why I love what I do I love doing what I do because of the people and athletes that I have the privilege of working with every day. Like most former athletes, Plan A is to play sports for the rest of our lives and go on to the professional leagues and the Olympics. However many of us are not fortunate enough to play competitive sports after high school and college. Plan B is an occupation involved in the sports we each are passionate for. As for me, being a Sports Performance Coach here at Twist is tied with being a professional athlete. I love being around people and athletes that have a true desire and passion to better themselves in athletics and in life. I love being a coach here at Twist because it give me the opportunity to be a part of something that can truly change people’s lives for the better. It is amazing to think that I can help a parent be more active with their kids. Help an aspiring high school athlete take their game to the next level and go on to play at the next level. Helping a professional in their sport go from being a good athlete to an elite athlete. These aspects of my job is why I love what I do. Being a part of these kinds of accomplishments is one of the most rewarding things I have ever been apart of in my 24 years. Being able to come to work every day and feel like I'm not really at work and make a significant difference in people’s lives is also why I love what I do. These are some of the many reasons why I love doing what I do.
Favourite Quote or something someone has said to motivate/inspire you – "You have to love the process just as much as you love the prize. Fall in love with the process and the results will come." -Eric Thomas

SOPHIA

Education/Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology (University of Oregon)
Hometown: Portland, OR
Fitness Background: Running, lifting, and Crossfit athlete currently. Experience in Track & Field, Volleyball, Soccer, and Competitive Cheerleading in high school.
Why I love what I do: My day is made when I can push and inspire others to better themselves, try new things, and not be afraid to fail. So much of my day is spent working toward a healthier, happier, and more successful version of myself – coaching provides the foundation to help others do the same, and the platform to build lasting relationships of motivation, development and inspiration.
Favorite Quote: “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone"

JOSH HUNT

Owner
Education/Degree B.Sc. 
Hometown Pittsburgh, PA
Fitness Background Track and Field – University of Tennessee
Why I love what I do I love the relationships we develop with athletes and their families. I am interested in long term athlete relationships and long term athlete development. Watching our athletes and clients reach their goals in sport and life and knowing that we played a part in that is why I do what I do.
Favourite Quote or something someone has said to motivate/inspire you – “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates

LESTER ALACAR

Education/Degree B.S. CSCS Human Physiology University of Oregon
Hometown Lihue, Hawaii (Island of Kaua'i)
Fitness Background High School Basketball and Volleyball
Why I love what I do I love what I do because I love seeing the face people make when they are able to see and feel the progress of what they worked so hard for.
Favourite Quote or something someone has said to motivate/inspire you – "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion". -Michael Jordan

TESS PAREDES

Director of Marketing, Sales and Public Relations
Education/Degree B.A. International Marketing – Whittier College, M.B.A. – Ashford University
Hometown San Diego, CA
Fitness Background Softball and Cheerleading, Whittier College
Why I love what I do I love seeing athletes of all ages progress and see success from their hard work. Playing sports allowed me to create lifelong friendships with my teammates and coaches, it’s great to see those same friendships and connections begin and develop with coaches and athletes on our training room floor.
Favourite Quote or something someone has said to motivate/inspire you – “If you work hard, good things will happen.” Charles Gwynn Senior

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TWIST-imonials

Rich Evanoff with his snowboard
TWIST feels like home to me now. It’s a warm and positive environment where I can start my day. Working out at TWIST in the morning helps me feel energized and focused during my work day and I have increased fitness/muscle over the longer term. Advice I have for those thinking about training at TWIST is wherever you are at now is the best place to start from.

Cecily
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Since starting at TWIST I no longer have chronic pain in my knees. That’s been by far the best part for me, and TWIST helped me get there, while getting the rest of my body in great shape. TWIST has helped me get stronger while taking my particular needs and issues into consideration. I really didn’t understand how to work out in a healthy way before I started here, and my knee problems kept me from doing much. Before coming to TWIST I couldn’t run, jump, bike, or even go for a long walk without pain. Now I can do all that and more! Enough said!

Keiran
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I have increased my endurance since I started training at TWIST, but primarily I have increased my self confidence. Even if something feels impossible, I know I can probably do it! TWIST is the only work out facility I’ve actually looked forward to going to, and actually enjoyed the workout. I feel motivated by the trainings and the other members to do my best.

Kim
Rich Evanoff with his snowboard
We are so grateful to Josh Hunt and TWIST for playing such an integral role in the athletic development and success of our boys. We truly believe that TWISTt made all the difference in pushing them to that next level. They are two very different kids, two very different sports, and TWIST customized a program for each of them that transformed them in all ways. We are so grateful for TWIST and their commitment to and passion for our kids. On signing day, when it came to gratitude, TWIST and Josh were #1 on the list.

Kathi
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The first day I walked into TWIST was with one of my best friends, All American player, Christo Michelson. He invited me to join him to help him stay motivated and to have a partner to push him. When it comes to working hard Christo and I love it. Christo told me before our first workout that it was going to be very hard and that I wouldn't feel my legs the next day. Well he was right. Not only did TWIST make you work hard, but it touched many improvements in my game that I wouldn't have improved without the help of twist and Josh Hunt. Speed, agility, reaction, strength, form, balance, etc.
 All these and more had been improved without the soccer ball. The details to every movement helped me improve my game, and the little things are what make the difference between winning a game and losing a game. I can say to this day that TWIST has helped me a lot and I wish that I had it here in the Netherlands. Every single time I’m back home I make sure I get a workout with a good friend of mine Josh Hunt. Big thanks to the program. I had amazing experiences there. At the end of the day it was hard work, but it didn't stop us from having a good time/laugh.

Rubio Rubin – Professional Soccer Player, FC Utrecht / US National Team
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