I've been training with Jenny for about 4 months, and she is FANTASTIC! She understands how to get the results that I want, and really tailors the workouts to my specific needs. I've also worked with Thomas, Adam, and Pete, and they are all amazing too. If you're looking for an amazing personal trainer, The Art of Personal Training is the place to go! Their prices may be higher than other places, but for the personal attention and quality of training it is worth it!


I have been a regular at The Art of Personal training for over 3 months now. I can say without a single doubt that it has completely changed my life for the better. First of all, the PEOPLE are everything here. I have worked with every single trainer: Jenny, Thomas, Peter, and Adam. They are incredible, top-notch trainers who really PAY ATTENTION to your individual needs, goals, body issues, rehab/recovery priorities, etc. This is such a different experience from just seeing that one trainer at a bigger gym once or twice a week who doesn't have the same dialed-in focus to make your experience tailored to your needs. I know personal training is a pricey investment...that cannot be denied. But it is an investment in yourself, your health--your true wealth, and for me, that has drastically improved my overall sense of well-being by increasing my strength, flexibility, mental and emotional wellness, sense of community and support and level of energy in my day. This is priceless. Thank you to these incredible trainers who meet you where you are, become not just a coach, but a FRIEND, and really help you achieve your fitness goals by mapping out strategic workouts and tailoring the pace at which you level up. I would 100% recommend this establishment to anyone who is willing to put in the work, needs some focused guidance, and prefers the advice of experts!


No doubt you will get results here. Knowledgeable, focused trainers , great facility, and positive environment!


The Art of Personal Training has totally changed my life for the better. I've been training with Thomas three times a week since October 2016, and I am in by FAR the best shape I've ever been in.

I've worked with trainers at a few different gyms, and Thomas is easily the best one I've ever worked with. He's extremely knowledgeable, he always has really interesting and challenging workouts for me, he pays close attention to my personal needs (tailoring exercises to help a shoulder injury I started out with, modifying my routine when I switch my diet from adding muscle to cutting fat, etc.), and he's a super fun guy to talk to while catching my breath between sets.

I've also worked out with Peter for a couple sessions when my schedule couldn't match Thomas's, and he's fantastic too. I haven't worked out with any of the other trainers here, but they clearly hold each other to a high standard, and everyone's always been friendly and fun to talk to, so there's no way you can go wrong. Their setup is also super cool compared to other gyms; your workout is planned with the other clients in mind, so you're never sitting around waiting for someone to be done with the squat rack like you would elsewhere.

If you're serious about getting in great shape (and you should be! I could talk for hours about how much happier I am day-to-day since I started), working out at The Art of Personal Training is the best thing I can recommend for you. The price is super reasonable, the results will be awesome, and you'll have a great time in the process.


They have the most killer workouts and the trainers are beat in class. I recommend them if you are looking at group training and one on one personal growth.


I have never done personal training before - I was pretty skeptical of the whole process. Adam showed me the way. He led me through workouts that gave me more energy than they required, made me feel a good 20 years younger, and rarely left me sore the next day. I was so impressed with Adam that I convinced my partner to come in for some pairs-training sessions. She was doubtful, like I had been, and after just a couple of weeks, she started up with her own set of one-on-one sessions. We are now both huge fans of Adam. He is remarkably perceptive about the needs of each person, and he has been genuinely helpful for both of us in meeting our goals. I'd give him six stars if Google would let me.


The Art of Personal Training is hands down the best gym in the city of Portland. The trainers here will give you the best (and probably hardest) workout you've ever had.
About a year and a half ago, after much research in the Portland area, I reached out to this gym after a year of solo weight loss in the hopes of getting a final push to reach my 'goal weight'. I was fortunate enough to be matched up with Thomas Waterman, who has years of experience under his belt (10+).
Teaming up with him, I've learned much about fitness, goals, and ditching the idea of a 'goal weight'. I can say with confidence Thomas and the other trainers at TAOPT are professional, fantastic, and well rounded trainers who are eager to learn more about you and help you get where you need to be.
I can't recommend this gym enough. If you want to change your lifestyle, your outlook on fitness, and gain a friend along the way, this is 100% the place for you.


This is a great personal training studio. The trainers are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating to a wide variety of clients. The space is very welcoming and clean, which can be two hard things to find in a personal training studio or gym! Thank you!


If you're thinking about personal training, this is your place. The Art of Personal Training is like your very own Cheers bar: everybody knows your name and you're always glad you came. This is the best personal training I have ever experienced, and all the trainers provide truly customized, results-driven sessions. Great location and great gym: intimate but with plenty of room to work out with your trainer. Highly recommend!


I have been using The Art of Personal Training for my company to consult on employee wellness, and the results & information they offer is amazing. We recommend this company to anyone: for companies and private training.