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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 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.

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 | 5:30 pm

Fridays | 6:10 pm

Saturdays | 10:15 am

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PulsePDX Teacher Nicki

Hip Hop Fitness

Hip Hop Dance Fitness will keep your heart pumping as you dance along to a nonstop series of high energy routines. No need to memorize any footwork, just follow the instructor. Perfect for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. This class is a total body workout set to the hottest urban music from hip-hop (old and new school), house, top-40, R&B, electronic and reggaeton. 

Moderate to High Intensity

Hip Hop, Pop & Old School Rap

Funky, Swaggy & Playful

 

Thursdays | 7:30 pm

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PulsePDX Low Impact

Low Impact Dance

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

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PlyoJam

PlyoJam®

PlyoJam® combines cardio dance with plyometric movements for fun and surprisingly intense, yet easy-to-follow routines. Some fitness formats use plyometrics as a repetitive tool, which often feels torturous for students. PlyoJam, on the other hand, takes extremely effective plyometric movements and combines it with dance, which makes the exercise so much more fun and effective!

Moderate to High Intensity

Top 40, Classic Pop & Hip Hop Hits

Enthusiastically fun, Sweaty, Empowering

 

Mondays | 7:15 am

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Spicy Dance

Spicy Dance

Spicy Dance Fitness is an easy to follow, club vibes, dance party to your favorite upbeat flirty music that has you SWEATING! Have you ever just craved the opportunity to get more in touch with your sensuality? Or maybe just the urge to twerk it out to your favorite song? We get low, embrace our hips and dance it all out. Get strong, move your body and find self empowerment in this high energy, sexy dance class! 

High Intensity

Pop & Hip Hop Music

Empowering, Twerkalicious, Sexy

 

Sundays | 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

Mondays | 7:15 pm

Tuesdays | 7:30 pm

Wednesdays | 10:15 am

Saturdays | 8:00 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 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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PulsePDX Rev HIIT

Rev HIIT

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 and a Mat

 

Thursdays 10:00 am

Saturdays | 11:10 am

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Rhythmic Sculpt

Rhythmic Sculpt

Rhythmic Sculpt blends a high-intensity training formula with static yoga postures to stretch and release targeted muscle groups. It helps to build long, lean muscle and boost the metabolism while making participants feel empowered and ready to take on life’s challenges. Modifications are shown so all levels are encouraged.

Mat Class

Strength and Flexibility Training

Body Weight Exercises

Thursdays | 4:40 pm

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Spicy Strength

Spicy Strength

Spicy Strength combines empowering beats with easy-to-follow, sensual floor work to strengthen our muscles and core. This 45min class is mostly on our hands and knees and uses slow, sexy AF movements that will make you feel like the Queen/Kind that you are. Show up as you are and get ready to have a wild and fun workout. Knee pads required and available. Motivational, transformative and naughty!

Floor Class

Strength and Core Work

Uses Knee Pads

 

Sundays | 12:15 pm

Pausing for summer beginning 7/01/24

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Warrior Rhythm

Warrior Rhythm®

Fitness-focused with yoga undertones, WARRIOR Rhythm® increases strength, flexibility, and balance. It’s yoga + weights + HIIT + mindfulness rolled into one insanely rhythmic experience! Grab a yoga mat, and weights, and get ready for unconventional yoga flows and unforgettable playlists designed to unleash your inner wild thing!

Mat Class

Flexibility and Strength

Uses Hand Weights

 

Tuesdays | 4:40 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 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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PulsePDX Release

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

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PulsePDX Revive!

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

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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