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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 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.

Beats Fitness

Beats Fitness

Beats Fitness is a high energy Hip Hop and Afro Beats infused dance fitness class featuring fresh moves and an off the hook playlist. Blending the continuous movements of a fitness class with the breakdowns of a dance class, you will not only get an amazing work-out, you will also pick up some hip-hop technique and how-tos. No need to have dance experience, all levels welcome!

Moderate to High Intensity

Hip Hop & AfroBeats

Energizing, Wildly fun, Inclusive


Sundays | 11:15 am


K-Pop+ Teacher Alex


K-Pop+ is a fun dance fitness class that incorporates K-Pop throughout class and mixes in other music and styles such as Latin, Pop, RnB, kickboxing, and hip hop. This class focuses on easy to learn, and a bit longer to master, routines that will get your heart rate up and keep you smiling. No matter your level, this class is about  moving and having fun!

Moderate to High Intensity

K-Pop & More

Sassy, Fun, Engaging


Thursdays | 7:30 pm


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. 

What to expect with each teacher:

Danny – A little more pop music and full of sass.

Donnie – A little more rowdy with a Broadway flair and extra singing.

Jennifer – A little more Latin and K-Pop music with some ballroom flavor mixed in.

Shannon – A wide range of Latin, K-Pop, African and Top 100.

Moderate to High Intensity

Pop & International Music

Party-Like, Energetic & Addictice


Sundays | 10:10 am

Mondays | 10:15 am

Mondays | 6:15 pm

Tuesdays | 5:30 pm

Wednesdays | 6:15 pm

Thursdays | 9:15 am

Thursdays | 5:30 pm

Fridays | 6:10 pm

Saturdays | 10:15 am


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 | 11:15 am

Thursdays | 11:15 am

Fridays | 10:15 am


Closed 2.22.23

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


Mondays | 7:15 pm


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

Tuesdays | 7:30 pm

Wednesdays | 10:15 am

Thursdays | 7:30 pm (thru 6/15)

Saturdays | 8:00 am



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 BURN Class


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


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


PulsePDX Teacher Alex


Only want to do one class but get in both engaging strength and fun dancing? Rev HIIT is a wonderful way to mix up your workout by including some strength and active recovery into your Dance Fitness class. Incorporating resistance bands and body weight strength moves, this class will help to build muscular endurance and strengthen stabilizing muscles. Then you will dance it out to get your heart rate back up! All levels welcome.

Strength + Dance

High Intensity Interval Training

Uses Long Bands


Saturdays | 11:15 am


PulsePDX Strong Core

Strength & Flow

Strength & Flow is a music driven strength and stretching class. We’ll use high energy tunes and dance to enhance your standard strength training exercises. Throw in a delicious yoga inspired warm up and cool down, as well as a couple bursts of cardio dance to get your endorphins flowing, and you won’t believe how fast this class flies by or how good you feel afterwards. The perfect compliment to your dance fitness workouts, this class will help you build your endurance, improve your form, and increase your flexibility.

Mat Class

Strength and Flexibility Training

Body Weight Exercises

Tuesdays | 4:40 pm

Thursdays | 4:40 pm


Strength+ Teacher Shannon


Take your strength to the next level by incorporating body weight strength and mobility exercises.  All levels of fitness are welcome. There will be beginning, intermediate and advance options throughout the class. Come try Strength+ and get hooked. 

Mat Class

Strength and Mobility Training

Body Weight Exercises


Thursdays | 10:20 am



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 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


PulsePDX Release


Wind down at the end of the day with gentle feel-good movements designed to relax and de-stress the body and mind and to help quiet the nervous system for better sleep. Incorporating a combination of dynamic and static stretching with light mobility work this class will help you feel looser, more relaxed and more centered. All levels are encouraged.

Mat Class

Eases Tension and Improves Flexibility

Uses Yoga Blocks & Straps


Mondays | 8:15 pm



PulsePDX Revive!


Revive and refresh with this mid-day stretching, movement, and mobility class designed to help you de-stress, re-focus, and re-energize for your afternoon.

All levels welcome.

Mat Class

Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion

Uses Yoga Blocks & Straps


Tuesdays | 12:15 pm

Fridays | 11:15 am


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