About Us

FITNESS WITH US

Welcome to PDXFIT! We’re a family owned and operated private gym in Portland, Oregon. We love to help people of all ages and fitness levels grow stronger and more confident. Our coaches are passionate, persistent, patient, and love to make fitness fun for all! Our team strives to make your time in the gym the best part of your day.

We look forward to meeting you!

Marco & Leslie

OUR MISSION

PDXFIT was founded with one mission in mind: To empower as many people as possible through the fundamentals of strength and conditioning. We believe that empowerment feels and looks like freedom; the freedom to enjoy any activity that you love to do. We strive to build confident and strong athletes in and out of the gym. Our name is our culture, we live in an active city and we want to enjoy everything that it has to offer. Whether you hike, bike, ski, or anything in between, our program will help you feel stronger and more confident while enjoying your favorite activities. We call this, training with purpose and it has helped hundreds of people achieve their health and fitness goals. Don’t wait, sign up for your free class today and start feeling and looking your best!

 

CORE VALUES

Passion: We love challenges and we love helping people become the strongest version of themselves.

Persistence: Show up, even on the days you don’t feel like it. Consistency will always beat intensity. 

Patience: Results take T.I.M.E, don’t rush the process and remember to be kind to yourself. 

Play: Have fun, enjoy the process and live in the moment!

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Test: This is the first and most important step to any program. Whether you would like to lose weight, grow stronger, or become fitter you must find out where your starting point is. This will help you determine what to train, how often, and for how long.    

Implement: Get to work! Once you have a plan that’s suited for you and your goals, it’s time to get to work. Make good use of your time in and out of the gym, consistency is key! 

Measure: “What gets measured gets managed.” In order for you to know if you’re getting stronger, faster, and fitter you have to track your progress. You can do this by tracking the rounds, sets, reps, and weights you use during each workout. 

Evaluate: This step is important because it will help you determine whether the work you put in gave you the desired results. If things improve, keep going. However if you realize that you didn’t make the progress you were after you can change your approach. The purpose of this step is to help you maximize your time in and out of the gym.

Contact Us

founder/owner

Hi, my name is Marco and I'm the founder and one of the owners of PDXFIT. Over the last decade I've gained the knowledge, skills, and experience that has allowed me to help hundreds of people achieve their health and fitness goals.

We all step in the gym for different reasons but I believe that with proper goal setting and training we can all walk out of the gym feeling stronger and more confident. Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds or you're wanting to take your training to the next level, I have a program that'll work for you. 

In my spare time I like to go on bike rides with my family, watch Rick and Morty, and hangout with friends.

OWNER/COACH

Hi! My name is Leslie Sanchez and I am one of the owners and COO of PDXFIT. My background is in health communication and sport and performance psychology. I have over 10 years of experience in health research and outside of running operations and coaching sessions at PDXFIT, I am the director of research as well as adjunct faculty at the University of Western States.

I excel at making sure athletes are performing their movements properly but that they are getting the most out of their workouts. As a coach, I love seeing the look on athlete’s faces when they complete a task that they didn’t think was possible. Witnessing an individual overcome a barrier, either mentally or physically, is extremely rewarding. In addition, I enjoy the science behind what we do and how the body functions.

I love school and can’t seem to get enough. I would absolutely describe myself as a nerd who enjoys impromptu brainstorming sessions and research collaborations. My favorite areas of interest include athlete perception and satisfaction, functional fitness, alternative medicine, and exercise treatment interventions. I truly believe in the mission of PDXFIT, which is to empower as many people as possible through the fundamentals of strength and conditioning. It has changed my life and I am so excited to be able to do that with others.  

In my spare time I enjoy going on adventures with my family, making messes with my daughter, and spending an afternoon cuddled up on the couch with my cats. 

Coach julius

I am a long time fitness enthusiast. My passion for fitness and health has impacted my educational, professional, and personal life. After receiving my Masters in kinesiology from San Jose State University, I hopped right into the field as a collegiate athletic trainer at Hawaii Pacific University. During that time I also worked as a personal trainer, providing both in person and online coaching. My experiences guide my practice and my philosophies. As a trainer, I believe that prevention, care, and wellness should always be complementary to an awesome training program! 
 
During my free time I like to walk my dog, eat good food, and enjoy great company! I’m new to the Oregon area and would love any and all suggestions on things to do.
 
I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your fitness goals!