Training Day is a really special place.
Clients can expect to be treated with kindness and genuine empathy by our staff of Trainers. Each trainer is highly skilled in improving human motion, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and is continually provided education to ensure we provide the best experience in Portland.
Our model of teaching movement is based on two main concepts: First, all of our lessons are taught barefoot. Sensory information enters the body through the foot, and from there, all other movement choices are made, which makes it absolutely essential to learn to move properly while barefoot.
Second, bodies move in a very predictable way based on our dominance pattern. This is fortunate for us, as it reduces the need for the brain to be adept at using both hands to write or eat with, for example. It literally saves space in your brain! However, repeated motion on one side done improperly usually results in some pretty significant accommodations that we are trained to discover, so we may in only one session help you gain access to a clearer understanding of some of the questions you have about your body, your movements, and how you can get more out of any activities you enjoy. It’s extremely common for our clients to report an end to chronic pain from the methods we use.
Plus, we are relaxed and fun. Expect to learn a lot of new skills, and enjoy the fellowship of other members. We lead by example in acknowledging skills, and guide everyone in our facility to celebrate each-other’s progress.
Tara Johnston Ford
This gym is amazing. I have been working out here for a year. When I first started coming I had a foot injury which is now fully healed. I have worked with both Tony and Megan. Tony was so helpful and supportive, it really was nice to know I could ask him questions and that he could help me work through my foot pain. My work with Megan has helped improve my pelvic health and strength. Through my continued work here at the gym I am experiencing exciting results in both the shape and feel in my body. More...
I’ve been working with Megan for a couple of years now. As a power lifter, I really appreciate her focus on body mechanics so I can optimize my lifts. Great place, clean and inviting, everybody is nice More...
Megan is warm and friendly. When she spoke about her craft, her confidence inspired me. Her command of knowledge pertaining to healthy movement revived my "I know I can" attitude.
Demune Ponowai Flora
I can't recommend Megan enough. She's a pro and great for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Life changing for many and an inspiration for everyone.
I've referred many professional athletes to Megan for both strength training and rehabilitation. She has fantastic assessment skills and a deep understanding of functional movement and nutrition. Her skill set has been an incredible benefit for my personal workouts, my ortho/sports massage practice and for all of the clients I've referred to her. Megan rocks. More...
Eva Susan Lohse
Simply life changing. Healthy is the new skinny/sexy/EVERYTHING. Thank God we found Megan. I look at my body with new eyes. We are elegant machines and Training Day is helping me understand that the body I nurture today I will inherit tomorrow. It's all about long term. No quick fixes and I love that. More...
Izarra Varela Moore
Beautiful facility with a refreshing philosophy. Owner/trainer Megan Ursin clearly cares about the standards of her business; she invites only top-flight instructors and master trainers into her gym. Classes are fun, focused, and very effective. More...
Training day rocks! Megan and her staff have all helped me understand & correct my assemetries that have prohibited me from living life to its fullest. I love this place.
Highly recommend this place! I've been doing one on ones with Carrie for 2 months and she's simply the best. Solid body knowledge and always shows me new ways and drills to make my body feel and move better :) High five!
Megan Ursin has helped me change my life from one of giving up abilities to finding strength, stability & wholeness. She is innately talented in her ability to assess, and implement strategies to bring the human body to alignment, increase strength, stability, relieve pain and open hearts. Thank you Megan, you are a blessing to all of us who work with you!
Training Day is the best! Carrie is amazing and is helping me take my body awareness to the next level! Not to mention that in preparation for an upcoming surgery she created a special training program to follow over the next few weeks. So very thankful that my friend introduced me to your revolutionary work! More...
Love this place!! Been taking one on ones with Carrie. She is attentive, kind, and challenges me without intimidation. The vibe of this gym is really open and accepting (most gyms I find kind of scary). Everyone I've met there has been super nice as humble. Highly recommend this gym and Carrie as a trainer. More...
Found this place almost a year ago. After my injury I was really in a training rut. Nothing I did was making me feel better. Megan, the owner, became my trainer. She began reading the horror story of my body. Her intuition about my body complimented that of a forensic specialist. She unravels the mystery of your anatomy and helps with restoring the damage. She, and the staff the works there, changed my opinion on trainers. I recommend anyone go here and begin a healing journey, while becoming stronger and wiser about the intricacies in your body.
Oh....it's a non kliq facility. Everyone makes you feel like you belong. That really helps the healing process.
Training Day is the best fitness center I know of in Portland. All the trainers here are very highly educated in Functional Movement and are experts in analyzing and prescribing strength training-based rehab recommendations. I have been going here for almost 2 years and love it!
I also recommend this place to my patients very frequently, as they are wanting to get back into exercise and/or be monitored during their exercise to make sure that they are doing everything safely and correctly, and this is the only place that has my 100% confidence that they will deliver. More...