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No matter your background, fitness level, or goals, we have a cardio, strength, or repair class for you! Our studio is mirror-free and judgement free and we encourage everyone to always go at their own pace, modify as needed, and to have fun.

Classes can be taken back-to-back in different combinations of Strength + Cardio or Cardio + Repair. Time permitting, try a strength class (like POP Pilates or Burn) as a warm-up for Dance Fitness. Or combine a repair class (like Melt or Gentle Stretch and Mobility) with Zumba to prevent next day soreness.

cardio

Cardio dance classes are all taught follow-the-leader style with visual cueing. The main difference in each format is the style of music, amount of fitness elements, and the overall intensity. The intensity listed is just a suggestion. Students are encouraged to kick things up, or mellow things out, as needed.

PulsePDX Teacher Megan

Cardio Box

Cardio Box is a high-energy fusion of kickboxing and dance fitness that will get you punching, kicking, and grooving to the music. Follow along with choreographed sets to upbeat songs designed to get your heart pumping. No equipment required, all levels welcome!

High Intensity

Pop & Hip Hop

Energetic, Athletic & Empowering

 

Thursdays | 7:45 am

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PulsePDX Dance Fitness

Dance Fitness

This fun and engaging dance fitness class is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. While moving to a mix of Pop styles and International music you may find yourself singing along as you strut, shake, shimmy and squat. This class is frequently called addictive and it only takes one class to see why! No dance experience needed. All levels welcome. 

Moderate to High Intensity

Pop & International Music

Party-Like, Energetic & Engaging

 

Sundays | 10:10 am

Mondays | 10:15 am

Tuesdays | 5:30 pm

Thursdays | 5:30 pm

Fridays | 6:10 pm

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PulsePDX Hip Hop Fitness Class

Hip Hop Fitness

If you want a high-energy workout with fresh moves then this class is for you! Like U-Jam or Zumba, this dance fitness class will keep you moving and grooving continuously. Explosive, energetic, hip-hop-style moves set to an eclectic mix of music, this class will leave you sweating and ready for more. No need to have dance experience, all levels welcome.

High Intensity

Pop, Hip Hop, & International Music

Energetic, Athletic & Challenging

 

Sundays | 11:15 am

Tuesdays | 7:30 pm

Thursdays | 7:30 pm

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PulsePDX Low Impact Dance Fitness

Low Impact Dance Fitness

Low Impact Dance Fitness is for anyone looking for a lower intensity, more joint-friendly dance fitness class. If you are wanting a break from jumping, dealing with an injury, needing a recovery day but still want to dance, or an active older adult, this class is for you! The easy-to-follow choreography focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination and is done to a variety of music and dance styles. It is all of the fun you expect from PulsePDX Dance Fitness classes, just at a lower intensity with modifications strongly encouraged.

Moderate Intensity

Pop & International Music

Uplifting, Joint-Friendly & Joyful

 

Tuesdays | 11:45 am

Fridays | 10:15 am

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PulsePDX Class U-Jam Fitness

U-Jam Fitness®

Combining the energy and grittiness of urban dance with fitness, U-Jam Fitness® is a cardio dance experience that feels more like a 90’s House Party than a workout.

U-Jam brings funky, adrenaline-based beats from around the world with easy-to-follow choreography, so everyone, everywhere can get their Jam on.

Moderate to High Intensity

Hit Songs Across the Globe

Energetic, Inclusive, Party-Like

 

Saturdays | 11:15 am

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PulsePDX WERQ® Fitness Class

WERQ Fitness®

WERQ® Fitness is a fiercely fun dance fitness workout set to pop and hip hop music. It has the perfect combination of dance and fitness moves to keep you sweating and smiling the entire hour. The WERQ warm-up previews the dance steps used in class and the WERQ cool-down includes balance and yoga-inspired poses. In between there is a lot of easy-to-follow heart-pumping dance fitness moves. All levels welcome. No dance experience needed. Get ready to WERQ!

High Intensity

Pop & Hip Hop Music

Fun, Athletic & Energetic

 

Sundays | 8:00 am

Wednesdays | 10:15 am

Saturdays | 8:00 am

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PulsePDX Zumba Fitness Class

Zumba Fitness®

Zumba at PulsePDX is special. Get ready for the hour to fly by as you dance, shake, shimmy, and squat to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. The choreography is easy to follow and incorporates hip-hop, salsa, K-Pop, Bollywood, flamenco, and more! No experience needed. 

Moderate to High Intensity

 Latin, Pop & International Music

Lively, Addictive, Energizing

 

Mondays | 6:15 pm

Wednesdays | 6:15 pm

Saturdays | 10:05 am

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strength

All of our strength classes can be modified for any fitness level. Please let your instructor know of any injuries or concerns so we can offer modification moves.
Yoga mats are required in each format.
New students may borrow supplies for their first class.

PulsePDX Barre Above®

Amped

Amped is a strength class set to high energy, upbeat music that combines resistance bands and traditional body weight exercises to strengthen the endurance and stabilizing muscles. Team taught so you can see options and variations to help you get the workout that is best for your body. Build muscle, increase stamina, and decrease your risk of injury. Bring a friend for twice the fun or come solo and make a new workout bestie! All levels welcome.

Mat Class

Functional Strength Training

Uses Resistance Bands and Body Weight

Tuesdays | 8:15 am

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PulsePDX Barre Above®

Barre Above®

Barre Above® is a totally unique approach to barre workouts. Fusing the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above® delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will also help to improve posture, flexibility, overall body strength and balance. No dance experience required. All levels welcome.

Mat Class

Fusion of Yoga, Pilates, Strength Moves & Ballet

Uses Pilates Balls

Tuesdays | 4:40 pm

Thursdays | 4:40 pm

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PulsePDX BURN Class

Burn

Build strength with this dynamic resistance band class which helps to improve balance, tone isolated muscle groups, and prevent injuries. Incorporating exercises frequently used in physical therapy, this class can be easily modified. Participants looking to build strength can add resistance to take muscles to fatigue. Participants looking to rehab an injury can reduce resistance as needed. 

Mat Class

Resistance Band Strength Training

Uses Loop & Long Bands

 

Mondays | 9:15 am

Wednesdays | 9:15 am

Fridays | 9:15 am

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PulsePDX POP Pilates®

POP Pilates®

POP Pilates® is a total body, equipment-free workout that creates a rock solid core and a strong dancer’s body like nothing else can. 3 MILLION+ people are practicing POP all over the world. Say bye-bye to your grandma’s Pilates. This is something totally different. POP Pilates is dance on the mat to Top 40 Hits.

Mat Class

Dance on the Mat

Body Weight Exercises

 

Sundays | 9:05 am

Mondays | 5:15 pm

Tuesdays | 6:35 pm

Wednesdays | 5:15 pm

Thursdays | 6:30 pm

Fridays | 5:00 pm

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repair

De-stress, improve joint mobility, and relieve aches and pains with one of our repair classes. Try a class at the studio before or after a cardio class, or join us from home via live stream to ease into the day or wind down at the end of the day.

PulsePDX Gentle Stretch and Mobility Class

Gentle Stretch & Mobility

End your day feeling great with this special recovery class! This class is designed to loosen tight muscles and help joints move better through a combination of gentle stretching and mobility work. Release the stress of the day, relax the mind, and help your body move better and feel better! Students are encouraged to listen to their bodies and go at their own pace. All levels are encouraged.

Mat Class

Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion

Uses Yoga Blocks & Straps

 

Mondays | 7:20 pm

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PulsePDX MELT Method Class

MELT Method®

Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better and function more efficiently. Relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body working better.

Mat Class

Eases Aches and Pains

Uses Soft Foam Rollers

 

Wednesdays | 7:20 pm

Saturdays | 9:05 am

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what our students say

I danced my socks off! I sweated and smiled through it all! What a great endorphin rush with some of the most enthusiatic, fun and brilliant instructors. No better way to start or end your day!

-Karen A

what our students say

 

The most fun workout ever! I have never been so excited about working out or going to an exercise class. The teachers, the atmosphere, the music, the dancing – SO MUCH FUN! I love it here. It’s never pretentious or intimidating, it’s pure fun. You won’t even realize you’re working out or sweating up a storm. Truly, my favorite workout place ever!

-Yelp User

what our students say

 

Do not walk – RUN to this studio. I have been a member here for about 7 years, and finding this place was the greatest thing for my fitness. Donnie’s dance fitness classes will bring you more joy than any other class you will take. Danny’s dance classes are also full of fun and amazing dances. You will feel like you are at a dance club – but in the best way possible! There is laughter, singing, and endless positivity. Pulse is an incredibly inclusive environment that welcomes new people of all sizes. I cannot recommend this place higher. Very fairly priced gym memberships, and the best team you will find in Portland.

– Amelia B