SparkPeople PDX Fit Team Messageboard Fun group for everyone in or around Portland Oregon! SparkPeople PDX Fit Team Messageboard Hey Everybody!!! I am new to the team, and actually live just a few minutes south of Portland, but am there frequently for school and work, so it's kinda my home away from home I guess. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:21:30 EST sparkteam leader!! hey everyone I have been made one of the new co leaders of this team and i would like to introduce myself.. my name is emily and i am 21. I know how hard it is to lose weight and especially to try and do it with little or no support from anyone at home. I am here to let you all know if you ever need ANYTHING: support, advice, or just someone to vent to i am here and am more then willing to listen and help. just shoot me a message if you ever need anything good luck everyone with your goals an... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 02:17:57 EST I need your vote! Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I want to be the FIRST IRON FOODIE...and you can help! Voting started this morning and only lasts a few days...please visit my blog and vote now, thanks! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>07/i-want-to-be-the-first-iron-foodie-<BR>and-you-can-help/ </link> <BR> <BR> Oh, and please feel free to pass this post on to your own groups, as well! <BR> <BR> Thanks gang, <BR> <BR> -Perry Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:27:02 EST swimming anyone? I am a certified swim instructor and soon to be lifeguard and have lost 158 pounds to date through lifestyle choices and exercise. <BR> <BR> I would like to offer free swim tips/lessons/workouts to anyone wanting to exercise in the water in person or online. <BR> <BR> If anyone has interest... this is my passion and saved my life so feel free to email me if you like at g mail flygirlh2o. Thu, 9 Sep 2010 13:06:18 EST Its Friday!! Anyone have any fun plans this weekend? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:16:45 EST Team Spirit What do you think needs to be done to make this an active team again?!?!?! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:11:49 EST 2010 Memory Walk in Portland, Oregon I have set up a team for the 2010 Memory walk for Alzheimers. I am in need of people to join and help collect donations. Here is some more information: <BR> <BR> <BR> Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************************** <BR> Some email systems do not support the use of links and therefore this link may not appear to work. If so... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:52:19 EST Last Post? Too bad but I am leaving the team. I have been with this team for several months and have seen very little activity. I am in the process of cleaning up my team page and have decided to stick with those teams that have activity. Support of team members are important. <BR> <em>253</em> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:42:20 EST Upcoming PDX literary events Heyya Portland Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Any book lovers? Here are come great, up-coming, events here in Portland... <BR> <BR> Book events around Portland - March 2010 <BR> <link><BR>land-Writing-Examiner~y2010m3d22-Book-<BR>events-around-Portland--March-2010 </link> <BR> <BR> Ruth Reichl at Portland Arts & Lectures <BR> <link><BR>4464-Portland-Writing-Examiner~y2010m3<BR>d23-Ruth-Reichl-at-Portland-Arts--Lectures </lin... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 14:15:16 EST Running/walking for beginners? Hi! I'm new to this team and don't run now, but would love to join a group to start training. I live in the southwest area, just north of lake oswego. I wonder if there are any groups in my area? thanks! <BR> anne Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:17:46 EST What are you doing to keep in shape while it rains I'm sitting here listening to the rain come down outside. It's very un-motivating. I can't help but wonder what others do to keep in shape during these rainy days. Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:30:41 EST SE Portland Fitness Buddy? Hi, <BR> I'm in SE Portland, the Hawthorne area. I hate exercising but really need to do it! Anyone feel like exercising with me a few days a week even though I may whine about it in the beginning stages? <BR> Lemme know. <BR> -Rosey <BR> p.s. I like to Jazzercise at the place at 18th and Burnside, we could do that... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:23:58 EST Women's Adventure Walking Group I got a few women that are interested in getting together once every couple of weeks (or every week if there are enough interested) to do some walking/hiking around Portland while the weather is nice. I was nominated to arrange this and thought I'd see if anyone else was interested. I made a list of neat places to go in town and then once we have a group maybe a Silver Falls and Beach Trip. Let me know if you're interested!!! Wed, 27 May 2009 22:21:12 EST Newbie Amongst You Merry Meet All! <BR> <BR> My name is Sherri...I am new to sp and working hard on being healthy and fit...I have put more info on my page...typing gets painful so plz bear with me...I would like to find a walk buddy near where I live...I have put up a "fitness route" map thingy titled is 148th and Glisan...I would prefer a offense guys....nothing if this sounds fun give my page a jingle.... <BR> <BR> Merry Part & Blessed Be.... <BR> <BR> ~Sherri <... Mon, 18 May 2009 14:27:39 EST Who all are active on this forum? I am Prashant, co-team leader and looking for all active team members to kickstart this team. <BR> <BR> Feel free to re-introduce yourself & your goals. <BR> <BR> Prashant Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:19:00 EST Challenge?? Hello out there... My name's Katie and I joined this group over a year ago and since got pregnant and had a baby. I've recently came back to SP to lose this baby weight! <BR> I was kinda embarrassed when I clicked on this group to see the lack of action in PDX. Lets pump it up! Who wants to join in on a fitness challenge for Aug?? I'm not much of a leader but somebody needs to make a move, and I'll do what I can. <BR> If anybody has any ideas of what they think the August challenge should b... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:01:37 EST New to this group! Hello! I am from Scappoose OR (20 minutes west of Portland) <BR> I grew up in Portland and work there. Just found this group looking forward to meeting local sparkers! <BR> I found Sparks about a year ago but like many people fell off the wagon before really getting on Been active since December and loving it! Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:04:27 EST Looking for new Team leader for PDXFit! Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm so happy to see that PDXFit has grown over the last year, but unfortunately I'm not able to put enough time into being a team leader. <BR> <BR> If you're interested in being a team leader and would like to volunteer to take over the team lead position for PDXFit please let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Erika Wed, 7 Nov 2007 19:11:08 EST Anyone interested in a beginners running group? <em>213</em> Hey everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in a once or twice a month beginners running group?.....or.....Are such groups out there already and I'm just not aware of them? <BR> <BR> I'm between Salem & Portland so I could do either location or somewhere inbetween. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Carla Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:36:09 EST Beginner Running Groups in the Portland, OR area? I am wondering if there is a beginner running group in Portland, Oregon or the surrounding area....or if any of you SparkPeople are interested in starting one? I have a few friends who may be interested in getting together periodically (monthly?) for a run in the Portland/Salem/Albany area or I-5 corridor? <BR> <BR> All of us are very much beginners, and don't really run fast...or far. <BR> <BR> :0) <BR> Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:39:05 EST West Coast Fitness? I am considering joining West Coast Fitness (the one on Lombard closer to St. Johns - the big one). It's relatively inexpensive and close to my house. I did the free 1-week trial, and it seemed fine, though not spectacular. Does anyone have experience with this gym? How do you like it? <BR> <BR> I work in the Pearl and also have the option to join the 24 Hour Fitness there, but a.) it's more expensive and B.) I heard it's a meat market. Would love feedback on this gym, too. <BR> <BR> T... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 00:34:25 EST Hi! Hi, I'm Tarra. I've lived in Portland my whole life. I moved from SE to SW when my husband got accepted to OHSU's dental school in 2005. We love it here! Fri, 27 Jul 2007 22:55:47 EST 24 Hour Fitness in Beaverton I'm heading over to 24 Hour Fitness in Beaverton (right off Hall Blvd.) in the next hour or so. I know they're not going to be busy so if you're sitting on your butt reading this and you have a membership there, come join me! I'll be on the treadmill or the eliptical machine, in the yellow shirt and yellow shoes. Grab some water and I'll see you there! <em>68</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2007 18:36:20 EST local races I ran the Shamrock 5k last weekend (my first race) and can't wait to do more! I'm planning to do the Bridge to Bridge 5k in a couple weeks. Anyone know of anything else coming up? Wed, 14 Mar 2007 23:53:39 EST Good place to buy shoes Hi all - I need a good pair of running shoes - does anyone have a suggestion of a good store in Portland? <BR> <BR> Thanks! kathryn Sat, 10 Mar 2007 15:39:17 EST Wild Oats Just thought I'd let fellow Portlanders know that Feb. 28 - March 13th is the Buy One Get One Free sale at Wild Oats Market. Here is the Website "flyer" link: <BR> Enjoy the rest of the week! <BR> Marie Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:03:50 EST Outdoor Active hey folks, i just returned from a trip to Bend and am newly inspired to get outside and get active and fit. If anyone is planning any snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, etc. and wouldn't mind company, please let me know. i'll post here if i am planning on heading out anywhere to invite you all along too. unfortunately, i don't have a winter weather vehicle for travel to the mountain, but can drive to the gorge or other hiking spots anytime. be in touch everyone, lets get fit outside! ... Mon, 19 Feb 2007 21:15:22 EST Walking Glendoveer Anyone want to walk Glendoveer this Saturday, say late morning or late afternoon? I'm just starting my walking program, so it takes me quite awhile to do the 2 mile loop. Perhaps if there were someone to talk to, it would be easier. <BR> <BR> Cindy Wed, 14 Feb 2007 19:51:05 EST Portland to Coast Looking for team members to do the Portland to coast walk. It is Aug 24th and 25th. We need 12 and have 2. The cost is just under $75 per person. <BR> We are a no pressure team all we want to do is finish!! <em>105</em> Mon, 29 Jan 2007 14:32:36 EST Favorite places to walk/jog I just met up with a Sparkperson and we walked around Laurelhurst Park for an hour. Nice walk. They have paved and unpaved paths, and a variety of ways you can walk around the park, as well as hills of various steepness. Sat, 27 Jan 2007 15:51:53 EST Weight Watchers Anyone in this forum doing Weight Watchers & going to WW meetings? Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:37:17 EST SNOW!!!! So today it just won't stop snowing!! Wow it's beautiful outside. I just might have to get creative to go for a walk out there as my exercise today. Just wondering how everyone is copng with this chilly weather. I was lucky to not work too far from home, so I had a safe drive in today, but there are plenty of people who couldn't make it! Not to mention, all of our appointments are being cancelled anyways! <BR> Kristy Tue, 16 Jan 2007 12:50:52 EST New to group Hello everyone, my name is Mandy I live in NE Portland. I moved up here about three years ago from CA an dlove it here. I am married and have four wonderful pups.. I would love to meet new people and maybe get a workout buddy. That has been the hard part for me. Check out some pics of my pups <BR><BR>ortland Sat, 13 Jan 2007 22:54:22 EST Newbies check in here Hi Everyone. Thanks for joining PDXFit, a group for anyone in the greater Portland, Oregon area to share local tips and resources. <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to introduce yourself to the team. Since this thread is starting after many have joined, feel free to re-introduce yourself if you've been a member of this group for some time. The idea is to have a single place to introduce yourself and to welcome new comers. <BR> <BR> I'll start with myself. My name is Erika and I love runnin... Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:34:22 EST Looking for SE Portland Walking Buddy I'm looking for a walking buddy. I'm a single mom so I would be bringing my two girls with me. My stroller doesn't steer the best so I'm thinking a school track or mall walking would be the best. Let me know if you are interested. <BR> Tue, 2 Jan 2007 21:09:35 EST Hi today! Hey whats up? <BR> This place has alot of portlanders, which is cool! I moved here a year ago from washington. Great decision! <BR> Anyway, hope you all have a happy new year. Lindsay Mon, 1 Jan 2007 22:22:02 EST Where is Everyone? So Quiet around here lately! <BR> <BR> Well I am ready for new years, I am going to start going to the gym tomorrow. Trying to beat the resolution crowd because I know it's going to be a zoo come Tuesday! <BR> <BR> My new years resolution is going to be to get some form of exercise everyday for 20 min. <BR> <BR> I am not going to go crazy and say I am going to workout everyday for hours on end, I know I will break that in a week! <BR> <BR> Well good luck to you all! <em>107</em> <em>181<... Fri, 29 Dec 2006 22:26:30 EST New person Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to spark and wanted to say Hi and introduce myself. I live in the <BR> Beaverton area and am a SAHM of two beautiful children, JP & Emily. I have approx 150lbs to loose and have already taken off 11lbs so far! I am very excited to be a part of the spark family and can't wait to get to know more of you better over the next few weeks! <BR> <BR> If anyone ever wants to go walking or anything, please let me know. <BR> <BR> Hugs, Helen Mon, 25 Dec 2006 02:56:43 EST Walking Buddy? Hi I live in beaverton and there is so many great trails out here, looking to meet someone new while getting fit! Mon, 18 Dec 2006 11:02:43 EST anyone in training? Hey folks, I have recently fallen off of the workout wagon. In the warmer weather I'm a bike commuter. Since this rain and cold, i've been lazy. I could use an event to train for to get me going again....maybe a 5 or 10 K? Anyone training or have info on an upcoming event? I'd really like to get fit again. Thanks all! Sun, 3 Dec 2006 22:39:56 EST Vancouver Girls New to Sparks and the team...Everyone seems SO MOTIVATED - I LOVE IT! <BR> <BR> Wanted to extend and extra special - YOU GO PEOPLES to the Vancouver locals! <BR> <BR> My partner and I are currently aiming to get fit before our looming nuptials...we need activity ideas...and local resources for a good workout on a VERY limited budget. That yet to be purchased elliptical still JUST beyond out grasp! <BR> <BR> Keep us posted...we love 5Ks and other such activities...hoping to do the Disc... Wed, 15 Nov 2006 19:19:28 EST rewards???? hello all :) I am trying to figure out some good rewards for myself for weightloss. something small segmented by larger goals, does anyone else do this? any suggestions? for my 75lb weightloss mark I am getting my nose pierced, at 100 I am getting a new tattoo, my last reward was the perfect shade of red lipstick, I have bought 5 perfect shades of red now and still have yet to find "the perfect shade of red" Any suggestions? Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:56:37 EST New to this team. Hi everyone, I've been a member of SP for some time, however I only just saw this team on BabyMar's SparkPage and knew I had to join. I live in Beaverton but work in Downtown Portland in the Umpqua Bank Tower. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm doing my best to get it off of me. <BR> <BR> I am trying out and seeing if I can start running at some point. As it is I try to use the elliptical machine every day. Some day I hope to be fit enough to run a leg of the Hood to Co... Tue, 7 Nov 2006 20:04:21 EST newbie saying hello! Hello! I'm across the river from Portland in WA and am excited to be a part of this group. <BR> <BR> I would believe my answer to the best motivatial tool is the nearby park and fabulous walking trail within a block of my home. My kids love the park and I walk. I would love to find another Vancouver-ite that wants to walk with me! <BR> <BR> I'm proud of the 24 lbs I've lost since July by walking alone and making good choices one day at a time. I joined sparkpeople to keep motivated. <BR> ... Sat, 4 Nov 2006 20:20:44 EST Hello, New to group HELLO My name is Cindy I just moved to wilsonville from eastern oregon. I had Gastric Bypass in spetember and am down 54lbs so far. I was looking at the first run and walk for new years, I am happy to be more mobile and excited to be able to walk a mile (3 now) without wheezing. Tue, 31 Oct 2006 17:17:36 EST New Year's 5Ks? Hey guys! <BR> <BR> For those of you who still run 5Ks, which New Year's one do you do (links, pls, if you have 'em)? I've heard of the "First 5K" downtown, but there's also the "Hangover 5K" up in the 'Couve... Wed, 25 Oct 2006 17:49:16 EST Anyone near Glendoveer? Hi all! I'm new to Spark People & newer to the group. I'm hoping to find someone who'd be willing to walk Glendoveer Golf Course around noon on weekdays with me. I know we're moving into the yucky season, but I'm determined! I'm not in great shape (yet), so I'll be starting slow, but pushing myself. Anyone care to join me? I'm also up for suggestions if this location doesn't work...just need the encouragement/pestering of a partner! Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:46:01 EST Health and Nutrition Website Review This is a great report from Consumer Reports Watch that looks at the quality of information in some of the most popular health and nutrition websites :<BR>alth-report-diet-site-ratings.cfm <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Oct 2006 11:50:58 EST Humor is Healthy Everyone can use a little laughter in their lives, this one is pretty good, although I bet some you've already heard. <BR> <BR> <BR> HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION : <BR> <BR> Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? <BR> A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car... Thu, 28 Sep 2006 15:16:19 EST Favorites Restaurants : <BR> Laughing Planet, they have locations in NE on Alberta, in SE on Belmont, and also in NW but I'm not sure of the address, possibly lovejoy? <BR> <BR> Blue Moose Cafe: On Fremont and 50th (it could be 51 or 52, around there). They have great healthy, homemade vegetarian food including an amazing breakfast burrito and soups. <BR> <BR> Online resources: <BR> Road Runner sports : <BR> <BR> Usually cheaper running/exercise gear, if you have a... Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:12:18 EST Welcome all new PDX Fit team members Welcome to PDX Fit everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that the small group started a few months ago has grown to almost 25 people! Congratulations everyone, and I hope you're finding this group useful. If you have suggestions on how to improve this group please let me know, or post your reply to this note. <BR> <BR> One idea that I think would be helpful is if everyone posted their local favorite resources, including favorite restaurants that are health-conscious, favo... Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:06:40 EST Portland Marathon, Sunday, October 1st Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> Just a reminder that the PDX Marathon is this Sunday starting at 7 am. I will be there with all my running buds! It is going to be a glorious day. If you are not busy, you should look up the site and come out and cheer us on. <BR> <BR> If you have never actually been to a marathon, come out and get energized. You will never be the same about it. And who knows, maybe some of you will join Portland Fit ( and put running into your cardio activities... Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:48:36 EST New here and to SparkPeople Hello all! I just joined SparkPeople and found this team, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Mindy and I work in Portland and live in Beaverton. While I'm on SparkPeople for the motivation and support, I am a member of Weight Watchers--which really works when I follow the program! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to getting to know you! Fri, 8 Sep 2006 19:27:09 EST Cycling resources I started this thread for all Portland Cyclists, and to begin gathering a list of helpful resources. <BR> <BR> Forest park is a great place to bike, info at :<BR>/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=<BR>127. <BR> <BR> Safe cycling in traffic:<BR>,<BR>ty. <BR> <BR> For a good map for cycling in portland metro area get this : Tue, 1 Aug 2006 10:34:10 EST New teammember Hi fellow portlanders, <BR> <BR> I just joined sparkpeople yesterday. I'm very excited. My older brother has been a member for a long time and he reached his goal on July 4th. He lost 70 pounds. He has given me inspiration to get back to eating right and exercising. Even though its going to be anther scorcher today I'm headed out on foot in my SE neighborhood this morning. I'll be walking about 15-20 blocks to a friends and maybe swing by limbos produce on my way home later this afternoon. ... Sun, 23 Jul 2006 11:12:37 EST Vera Katz East Bank Esplanade... Hello All, <BR> <BR> I saw the picture of the East Bank Esplanade, I wanted to share that I walk the 2.5 - 3.0 miles on Saturday and Sundays <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Jul 2006 17:06:10 EST Portland Marathon Anyone? Do you guys plan to participate in the Portland Marathon? Its a 26 mile marathon but theres a shorter 5 mile race or the 6 something mile ayors walk. Its on October 1s and is a Charity even. <BR> <BR> Thinkabout it, A charity event and a chance to exercise.. its like hitting twobirds with one stoe. <BR> <BR> I think I will be doing the 5 mile marathon(not being a runner and out of shape im sure 26 is out of the question, plus the 5 mile is way cheaper!) <BR> Mon, 3 Jul 2006 11:36:48 EST hi! This team sounded fun. although i dont live in or near portland yet I am movng thee for school and possibly for life soon as september comes! Mon, 3 Jul 2006 11:26:38 EST PDX Fit Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "PDX Fit" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Fun group for everyone in or around Portland Oregon! Fri, 9 Jun 2006 12:11:17 EST