Portland >Fitness > Empower Fitness
1127 Sw Morrison St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.520551 -122.683701
Mon-Fri 6am-9pm; Sat 9am-6pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THIS GYM. THEY HAVE REPEATEDLY STOLEN MONEY FROM ME FOR OVER A YEAR.
SCAM NOTICE from Empower Fitness Center in downtown Portland:
When I broke my neck and ankle last November, I cancelled my gym membership with Empower Fitness Center, and told them I would contact them again if I was ever cleared to work out again. The way their gym works is if you check in there at least 8 times per month, it's only $5 per month; if you don't check in at least 8 times, it's $40 per month. Anyway, after a few months and not being cleared for working out, I started noticing them charging me $5 per month again, and was annoyed but I never was motivated enough to remember to do anything about it. Then, sometime this summer (I only EVER signed a 12 month contract which would have ended in May 2013) I started seeing $40 charges (looking back now, they have actually been charging me anywhere from $40-$100 per month since the summer), and called them to get it stopped. They say I can't cancel my membership over the phone and they don't do refunds. Long story short they make it incredibly hard to cancel your membership (which should have ended after one year anyway), mostly by lying on the phone saying you won't need your membership number, then you actually do, and when you call back to get said number they won't answer.
So I'm looking at my bank statement tonight to total bills for my housemates and I for the month, and I notice they charged me $5 on 10/21, $29 on 10/29, $35 on 10/30, $5 on 11/19, and another $35 on 11/20.
They have taken over $500 from me the last year.
**DO NOT SIGN UP WITH EMPOWER FITNESS!!!**
Yoga teachers are fantastic! Well trained. They know what they are doing and do a great job of explaining the minute details of each pose.
I Feel Empowered! – I joined Empower Fitness about a year ago and I LOVE IT! The other gyms I belonged to in the past felt like meat markets and overly crowded. I absolutely love going to empower fitness. I feel like I can do my own thing without people watching me all the time. I can really concentrate on my workout, and believe me, I always get in a good one.
Troy and Jay Jay have been so helpful to me. They are both excellent trainers. I would say the best I ever had, and the prices are great!
I took Yoga with Lidia for the first time in my life and I love that too. They also offer spa services, such as massage and facials. Sally gives an awesome massage, and Kelly's facials are out of this world. Iv'e never had a better massage or facial anywhere. I love that Empower Fitness offers all of these services to me. I feel like they have saved my life and I am EMPOWERED!
Perfect! – The knowledge of the trainers is phenomenal! The location is convenient, (near Pearl and PSU). The space is pleasant, clean, organized, and the workout is HARD but affordable! If you are not into the 'flesh' parade of other gyms, this is the one for you! My trainer, Taylor, is on time, efficient, and knowledgeable, not to mention, funny, articulate, and cute! The facility has other amenities I haven't utilized but I'd like to, such as massage, spiritual counseling, and other spa services.
Fantastic place to work out! – Empower Fitness is a very different kind of facility, far from the "big box" gyms where people go to socialize or pick up other members. It's a much more intimate setting with good energy and a relaxing feel to it, while at the same time providing innovative fitness equipment for a complete workout. The entertainment centers at each cardio station are a nice touch. There is plenty of room for stretching and relaxation as well. The trainers are all very knowledgeable and always willing to help and advise. They also offer intense group-training classes as well and yoga and many other sevices. I have really enjoyed being a member there!
Thank you – I recently was visiting my mother (who is a member) from out-of-state and was immediately welcomed into the "empower community." They are supportive, caring and have had a wonderful, healthy & happy effect on my mother's life. I can't thank them enough. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
hidden gem! – This place is the ultimate in personal attention. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and membership costs are very reasonable. Hours and classes are convenient too. My sports massage after my workout was extremely effective, probably the best one I've had in ages!
Great personal attention and affordable! – I stumbled upon Empower Fitness when I was looking for good and affordable yoga classes. I found that and more. The atmosphere here is really mellow and it's never crowded so it makes working out fun and unintimidating. The staff is great and Troy offers small group coaching sessions as an introduction to the equipment and to create a personalized workout regimen. Since I'm not very gym savvy this was a big plus for me. He's always happy to answer questions and to help me with my form when I ask.
The yoga classes are wonderful. Sean is a terrific teacher and since the classes are so small he is always willing to cater to the wishes of the class. It's like having a personal yoga instructor.
Being a college student I figured that a gym membership was a luxury I would have to forgo but they offer some really good student rates and it's definitely worth it for all of the personal attention.
Really cool place to workout! – Empower is a really laid-back place to workout or take some classes. The basketball game was on last night during my coaching session, so Troy turned it on over the stereo system so I wouldn't miss it! It made working out SO much easier! I'm really looking forward to the Yoga and Health Retreat. I've never tried yoga before, so this will be a great introduction.
Quick and Motivating Workouts – I just joined Empower because of its proximity to work - and they offered a locals discount. I'm impressed with how quickly I can get through my workouts because all the equipment I need is right next to me when I need it. The free group coaching was a great motivator to get me on the right track too.
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