AT TWIST , WE DON’T TRAIN;WE COACH.
TWIST Portland offers personal training, small group classes, athlete performance training programs, and team training opportunities for kids, athletes, and adults. Whether you are a mom looking to stay in shape for your kids, an active adult training for a marathon or iron man, or a high school athlete looking to improve their speed and strength to earn a scholarship, TWIST Portland will help you get there!
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.
TWIST Portland Services
Adults: Personal training, functional fitness classes, strength and conditioning, weight training, open gym
Kids: Private training, small group fitness classes, speed agility and quickness training
Athletes: Personal training programs, strength and conditioning, weight training, team training, speed and strength programs, small group advanced athlete performance classes, open gym
Stuart has been a member at TWIST for many years. He first joined to train for a hike in Patagonia for his 60th birthday. He was doing yoga and hiking on his own, but had never done any “organized exercise” or strength training. He always favored his left leg while hiking, which limited how far he could go.
Since training at TWIST he is stronger, more balanced, and better conditioned for hiking. This journey started with a goal of Patagonia, but training at TWIST has allowed him to go on many other adventures over the years that he wouldn’t have even thought was possible before. He hopes to continue to check off hikes on his Bucket List for at least another 10 years!
Stuart has hiked Rim to Rim across the Grand Canyon, backpacked through Paria Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, and Machu Picchu. He recently went to Whitehorse to see the Northern Lights, and this year he plans to spend 5 days hiking a loop around Mt. Hood which starts at Timberline Lodge. For Stuart, Being a Leader of One means taking care of yourself. You have to take care of yourself if you ever expect to help anyone else. This can be used in other areas of life, not just exercise.
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
I have had the great privilege of working with Gavyn for almost a year now. She is one of the first athletes I started training when I first began at TWIST . Needless to say, Gavyn knows how to stay consistent. Not only has she demonstrated consistency in the frequency in the days she trains each week, but also how to be consistent in high effort and energy every time she trains. These are two very difficult traits to have and be associated with on a daily basis.
For many months Gavyn has been training with me at least two times per week. On Wednesdays she drives 30 minutes from her softball practice and comes to TWIST to train until 9 PM. Almost every day I ask her “How are you feeling today Shafer? How’s the body holding up?” Every time she responds, “Good.” I reply by asking “Are you feeling tired?” She responds, “A little, but I’m ready to go.” This exchange is why I love working with Gavyn. No matter how she is feeling or whatever is going on in her life, she shows up to train without any complaints or bad efforts the entire session. These qualities that she possesses as a person and athlete is why I love working with her. Her driven personality and commitment to her craft and her goals would make any coach excited and grateful to help her be the best she can be.
Since Gavyn started training with me last spring, she came to me as an already high ceiling athlete with good ability during her performance assessment. As a performance coach my eyes lit up with excitement to work with her. After months of consistent hard work, Gavyn is getting better every time she comes to train. She leaves our training sessions better than she was when she walked in. Since last spring, she has improved dramatically in all aspects of athletic ability and performance. Since last summer:
Vertical Jump: 20 in. 22 in.
Broad Jump: 6 Ft.4 in. 7 Ft. 2 in.
10 Yard Sprint: 1.70 sec. 1.60 sec.
300 Yd Shuttle:1:05.94 sec. 1:04.5 sec.
Push ups: 15 21
Pull ups: 0 2
Squat: N/A 200 lbs.
Bench: N/A 110 lbs.
As you can see, hard work, consistency and great family support from her father Jackson and her mother Courtney is paying off for her with great improvement. Both in the gym and on the diamond! Gavyn is about to begin her sophomore year of softball at Century High school and has become a heavily recruited shortstop in the class of 2019! I am looking forward to continuing our training together and watching all her future successes in the gym, on the diamond, and off the field as well.
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
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. 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.
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
Education/Degree BS in exercise and sports science from Oregon State University
Hometown Albany, Oregon
Fitness Background Collegiate football player with a love for all sports
Why I love what I do Being able to help athletes of all ages and abilities reach their goals not only physically, but psychologically and emotionally is one of the most rewarding gifts we can give. We only have one body and being able to allow an elite athlete unlock their highest potential or help someone be able to play with their children or grandchildren pain-free motivates me to be the best coach, teacher, and friend I can be.
Favorite Quote or something someone has said to motivate/inspire you -“Champions do extra.” – “Legacy” by James Kerr
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
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
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Education/Degree B.A. International Marketing – Whittier College, M.B.A. – Ashford University
Hometown San Diego, CA
Fitness Background Softball and Cheer leading, 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
Education/Degree B.S. in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Motor Behavior
Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
Fitness Background High School/Collegiate Soccer
Why I love what I do On a daily basis, I motivate myself to become the best person that I can be. Here at Twist, you can see the motivation in every single athlete and adult that comes in for a workout. I love being able to help these extremely motivated people strive to become the best they can be and accomplish their goals and dreams
Favorite Quote or something someone has said to motivate/inspire you – You dream. You plan. You Reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits. Michael Phelp
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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.
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!
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.
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 TWIST t 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.
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