People Just Like You Say:

My only regret with joining EFL is that I didn’t do it 20 years earlier. I could have enjoyed years of strength, fitness, and proper movement rather than piling up injuries through a combination of ignorance, bad programming, and poor form. EFL has given me a targeted, science based program, and comprehensive training on the movements that is entirely unavailable at chain gyms. Beyond that, their level of education and experience puts them head and shoulders above other trainers I’ve worked with in the past. The cost of one reconstructive surgery would cover your membership for a decade, it’s well worth the investment in yourself. Every day I feel the benefits of the exercises I do at EFL. – Dan Stiles

Coming up on Sunday June 11th we will be holding a Indian Club workshop from 9am-noon. Registration will be available soon.

  •  "In clinical practice, recommendation to patients to work with a personal trainer is often met with several standard objections:

    1. 'I worked with a trainer once and I got hurt.'
    2. 'I hate the thump, thump, thump of the loud music and all of the posers in yoga pants.'
    3. 'The last trainer I had was more focused on taking my money than on helping me reach my goals.'
    When Chris Bathke arrived in Portland several years ago and set up Elemental Fitness Lab, I had heard of his reputation as someone who had honed his craft under some quality names in the strength and conditioning world. I was elated at the possibility to finally have a resource and a location to segue my patients from rehab to supervised training. My initial optimism has been surpassed by the actual wonderful results I have seen in my patient population over the past 4 years working closely with Chris, Blaine and Gabe at EFL. I can wholeheartedly recommend the services of Chris and his crew at EFL for no-nonsense, personalized, results focused training with an absence of the common objections above. Thanks guys for being there for me and my patients!!" –Phillip Snell, DC. Chiropractic Physician

  • Thank you to Chris Bathke and Elemental Fitness Lab. It feels so good to be back and helping my body move and breathe right. The quiet brilliance of Chris's work is inspiring. Portland friends, I can't recommend Elemental highly enough. –Emily PowellOwner of Powell's Books

  • EFL is fantastic. I've been going there once a week for about two years, and the functional changes in my body are amazing. They listened to exactly what I wanted to work on and designed a custom program. I feel safe going there, since the trainers are precise and exacting, so I can work smart and notice big changes after only a few reps; I'm not exhausting or injuring myself with zillions of reps in terrible form. Also, as a structural integrator, not only do I get to geek out about anatomy and movement with the trainers, but this is where I refer my clients. I know that their tender knees, tricky low backs, and vulnerable shoulders will be met with custom plans, careful supervision, and smart options for increasing strength, mobility, and ease. Plus, the sense of community can't be beat! –Kyra Ahlstrom

Watch EFL segments on KPTV’s Good Day Oregon: Suspension Training, and Core Training.

To learn more about us watch this clip with Dr. Phillip Snell, then go here to see client testimonials

We are located at 1905 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212. Just one block north of Broadway near the Moda Center, we are on the corner of MLK and Hancock. Lab access hours via keycard are M-F 5am-8pm, Sat/Sun 5am-3pm.

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