OHSU march wellness & fitness center 

- Health Clubs 

in Portland, OR

Description: March wellness & fitness offers spa/health & fitness programs, based in science, designed to strengthen and nurture all aspects of your daily life – no matter what your state of health or stage of life – in a safe, supportive and motivating environment.
Additional Info: Our emphasis is on helping you live a full and engaging life. We can support you in achieving your goals whether that be managing a chronic illness or training for a marathon. We believe positive change can happen at any time in your life.
Logo: OHSU march wellness & fitness center
Phone: 5034186272
Address: 3303 SW Bond Ave 2nd Floor

Portland OR 97239
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Business Hours: M-Th 5am-10pm Friday 5am-8pm Sat/Sun 7am-7pm
Website: http://www.marchwellness.com
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Staff:
Rachel Suen, L.M.T
Rachel Suen, L.M.T

From an early age, Rachel has always aimed for a career in health and wellness. She went from studying biochemistry to psychology to massage therapy during her time in college and after. She received her A.S. in Natural Sciences, and her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, East Bay in Hayward. Rachel then went on to go back to school at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, where she received her CA State Certification in Massage Therapy. She’s now in her 5th year of being a massage therapist. With her style, she incorporates Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Swedish & Sports massage to help her clients achieve their goals, whether it is to reduce pain, improve daily bodily functions or to simply relax. Through her studies, Rachel began to understand the importance of mind-body integration, and began thinking about the fast-paced society that we currently live in today where health and wellness is considered a luxury when it shouldn’t be. Rachel recognizes the importance of maintaining and strengthening the body, mind, and soul on a regular basis. She believes that through massage therapy, one is able to slow down from everyday life to regain connection with oneself. To Rachel, massage therapy is the integration between Eastern/Western approaches to health and medicine, creating a holistic, empathetic & beneficial way to help one’s needs. Her mission when working with you is to create a strategy for your session through understanding and communication. Whether you are looking to relieve tension, reduce pain, improve mobility, or to simply have a relaxing, therapeutic massage, each session is catered to you and your needs. Every movement and pressure is delivered with intent and confidence on the human body. With Rachel, you can expect a massage therapist who is compassionate, intuitive and experienced.

Norma Sanchez, L.M.T.
Norma Sanchez, L.M.T.

Norma, is a seasoned Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) whose journey commenced in January 2021, propelling her into a world of wellness and healing. Norma's unwavering dedication centers on enriching the lives of others, a pursuit that has led her to amass a wealth of knowledge and expertise across a diverse spectrum of massage techniques. Through this dedication, Norma has fostered a profound connection with the art of relaxation and rejuvenation. Norma has specialization in a range of modalities including effleurage, Swedish massage, petrissage, deep tissue work, myofascial release, tapotement, and personalized stretching. Her approach is uniquely tailored to cater to the distinct needs and preferences of each individual. Norma's goal is not only to facilitate physical relaxation but also to nurture emotional well-being, creating an all-encompassing and personalized massage experience. She warmly encourages her clients to share their specific requirements, firmly believing in the creation of a holistic and individualized massage journey. Originally hailing from the vibrant city of Chihuahua, Mexico, Norma's journey led her to the United States three decades ago. Settling amidst the captivating landscapes of the North West. Beyond her expertise in massage therapy, Norma is an ardent photography enthusiast. Her camera lens gravitates towards the splendor of landscapes and the intricate allure of birds. Photography serves as a creative outlet that seamlessly complements her commitment to promoting wellness. Norma's compassionate approach to wellness thrives in the creation of a safe and welcoming space, where individuals from all walks of life find acceptance and value.

Maya Brewer, M.S. - ACE C.P.T.
Maya Brewer, M.S. - ACE C.P.T.

Maya earned her MS in Sports Science, Health & Fitness, and a BA in Sociology. She's certified through the American Council on Exercise and has been in the fitness industry for 8 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She has worked in corporate wellness, outpatient rehab centers, and alongside sports medicine physicians.

Alicia Hardin, B.S. - ACE C.P.T.
Alicia Hardin, B.S. - ACE C.P.T.

Alicia is a proven motivator with over 20 years in the fitness industry. Specializing in weight loss & enhanced physique. Expect to feel and move better with improved posture, balance, increased strength and cardiovascular fitness.

Annie Jonsson, B.S. - ACE C.P.T.
Annie Jonsson, B.S. - ACE C.P.T.

Annie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound and earned her personal training certification with the American Council on Exercise. Annie also completed the ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program. She played sports from a young age, primarily soccer, and played all through college. After several season-ending injuries, Annie dedicated herself to rehabilitation and strength training to build a stronger, more stable body and mind. Annie found her passion to help guide others through their own health journey, whether that be living pain-free in everyday life or training for a triathlon. She believes that challenges and obstacles are what strengthen us and that each person is capable of overcoming anything to achieve their goals. Annie has experience with a wide range of clients from ages 12 to 75. Her primary focus is to build a stable foundation of mobility, stability, and strength, while also taking a holistic approach to health in order to achieve a happy, balanced life.

Brandon Phanthavong, B.S. - NASM C.P.T.
Brandon Phanthavong, B.S. - NASM C.P.T.

Brandon's journey into personal training began at Oregon State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Fueling his passion further, he obtained his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Brandon was deeply involved in sports and that connection to physical activity has been the driving force behind his career choice. What Brandon loves most about personal training is the opportunity to inspire others to become the best versions of themselves through fitness. He firmly believes that with consistency, a solid plan, and a genuine enjoyment of exercise, anyone can achieve their fitness goals. Brandon's specialties lie in body composition, weight loss, and bodybuilding. But he's always eager to explore new ways to help clients. Outside the gym, you'll find Brandon diving into self-help books, playing basketball, pushing through his workouts, enjoying nature, and cherishing quality time with friends and family. With his down-to-earth approach and genuine dedication, Brandon is ready to support and empower you on your fitness journey here at march wellness.

Derek Wallace, B.S. - NSCA C.P.T.
Derek Wallace, B.S. - NSCA C.P.T.

Derek graduated from Eastern Washington University with his Bachelor's in Exercise Science and is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Derek takes pride in being a fitness bookworm, keeping up with the latest education in the fitness field to provide quality training to his clients. He also believes everyone should enjoy and excel in their hobbies, as well as their sports. A solid foundation is a key to maintaining and progressing in fitness. Proper technique, baseline strength, and cardiovascular endurance provide the groundwork for a lifelong pursuit of a positive lifestyle. Derek has helped people in a wide range of activities such as backpacking, swimming, running, tennis, soccer, and backcountry skiing. In his free time, Derek likes to go hiking all over the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Brenna, and their dog, Luna. Derek also likes to paint with watercolors and cook delicious meals in a cast iron pan. Training Specialties: Functional Training Bodybuilding/ Weight Loss Injury Prevention Metabolic Conditioning Running - Technique and Long Distance Conditioning

Hananiah Mays, B.S. - NSCA C.P.T.
Hananiah Mays, B.S. - NSCA C.P.T.

Hananiah (Han) originated from the Bay Area in California. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Point Loma Nazarene University and earned his personal training certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Han has been devoted to movement and exercise his whole life, playing basketball, hiking with his dog, and teaching group spin classes. He is passionate about helping others find joy through movement. He believes that everyone has the potential to enjoy exercise, get strong and move well, and is excited to partner alongside his clients to help them reach their wellness goals!

Kate Breitling, B.S. - NASM C.P.T.
Kate Breitling, B.S. - NASM C.P.T.

Kate graduated from Oregon State University with her Bachelor's in Kinesiology and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Kate believes that the key to a solid exercise routine is enjoying yourself and having fun. Habit building is a big focus for her and the best way to stick to something is to do something you like! She also believes in meeting people where they are and accessibility of physical activity no matter who you are. Everyone should have the tools to live a happy healthy life! In her free time, you can find Kate scuba diving, skiing, foraging for mushrooms, fishing, cooking, or dancing. She is a certified dance instructor and specializes in Country Western Dance but loves any and all styles!

Nicholas Parker, B.S. - NSCA C.S.C.S.
Nicholas Parker, B.S. - NSCA C.S.C.S.

Nick has been a Personal Trainer for nearly 20 years, holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Wyoming, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He is also a certified Functional Movement Systems Level 2, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability Level 3. For golf enthusiasts like himself he uses the assessment from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) to look at golf movements. Nick works with all clients but has a special interest when it comes to training people for golf. Through his work with TPI he is able to assess golf movements and then design exercise programs specific to the individual to promote efficient golf movements. Analyzing movement this way has helped his golfers to move better and also be more resilient to injury. Nick wants all his clients to move well, move often, get strong, and to leave each session feeling better than when they started. Every client is assessed to determine what type of exercise is appropriate for their individual body and then programs are designed based on the client's goal. Once movement is improved it is time to get strong! In using this movement-centered approach Nick has helped his clients work out of painful patterns, develop skills to manage their issues, and most importantly be good at moving in life.

Kellie McGeoy, B.S. - ACSM C.P.T.
Kellie McGeoy, B.S. - ACSM C.P.T.

Kellie is a Certified Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor, with a B.S. in Kinesiology. She specializes in postural correction, back health, mobility/stability training, balance, and core strength. Kellie is dedicated to helping you achieve great things!

Pilates Reformer Reservation (cleared members only- reformer located in the spa hallway)
Pilates Reformer Reservation (cleared members only- reformer located in the spa hallway)

If you have been cleared by a march wellness Pilates Coach, you may book time to use the reformer. Please limit yourself to one reservation per day and cancel your appointment if you're unable to keep it. March wellness reserves the right to cancel a reformer reservation up to 24 hours in advance. The Reformer is located in the spa hallway. Thank you.

Sara Hobbs - Swim Coach & Pilates instructor
Sara Hobbs - Swim Coach & Pilates instructor

Sara is a former competitive swimmer, current Aqua and Ai Chi instructor, a certified personal trainer, and a certified Pilates reformer instructor. Let her support your own aqua goals with her passion for fitness and water by signing up for 30 or 60-minute lessons at the front desk! Beginning and Intermediate swim lessons are now available, plus Advanced stroke assessment and support! Sara also offers Pilates reformer instruction, focusing on alignment and strengthening.

Morgan Moore - Pilates Instructor
Morgan Moore - Pilates Instructor

Morgan has been an energetic mover her entire life and has trained in dance, pilates, martial arts and countless other modalities of strength, wellness and creative movement for 30 years. She believes that it is through a combination of movement modalities and effective communication not only with each other but most importantly with ourselves that we are able to achieve and maintain a sound body and mind. Working with Morgan will involve a deep dive in to explore one’s own quality of movement, somatic experience, proprioception, range and motion, rhythm and generally develop a sense of grace to move physically and mentally throughout our world.

Jason Yoder, B.S. - ACSM-EP
Jason Yoder, B.S. - ACSM-EP

After serving our country in the U.S. Air Force, Jason earned his bachelor's in Exercise and Sport Science with the Fitness and Nutrition option from Oregon State University. While at OSU, he worked at Dixon Recreational Center as the Exercise Specialist Coordinator, a personal trainer, and a group fitness instructor. He has been with march wellness since 2011 and now serves as the fitness manager. Jason is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP), earned his Exercise is Medicine credential and is a Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle coach. He enjoys challenging his clients with full-body functional movements using a variety of exercises in multiple planes of movement for a complete head-to-toe workout.

Carl Davison, B.S. - NSCA C.S.C.S.
Carl Davison, B.S. - NSCA C.S.C.S.

Carl Davison serves as march wellness & fitness center fitness director. He has more than 15 years of experience in health and fitness, designing health programs and managing complex fitness facilities that include fitness, physical therapy and spa treatment. Most recently Carl was the program director for Oregon Athletic Clubs and, in private practice, developed and implemented health and wellness programs for a wide variety of clientele that included corporations, sports teams and individual athletes. He holds a bachelor of science degree in sports and exercise science.

Eric Salkeld
Eric Salkeld

Eric has been teaching fitness classes around the Portland area since 2002 and at March Wellness since 2007 while being a full-time public school teacher. He graduated from Willamette University's MAT program and is an ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer. He's always been motivated and inspired by the class participants at March Wellness.

James Lusk - Tai Chi Instructor
James Lusk - Tai Chi Instructor

James has been teaching various forms of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation since 2004 and at March Wellness since 2009. He is a certified Tai Chi instructor through the Guang Ping Tai Chi Association and recently was a presenter on The Benefits of Tai Chi for the Older Adult at OSUs Gerontology Conference. He continues to be mentored in Tai Chi and Qigong by Master Sam Tam of Vancouver B.C. and in Meditation and Asian Calligraphy by Kazuaki Tanahashi, Sensei. James is excited to share the Internal Martial & Healing Arts with people of all levels of fitness, helping them to learn how to move with intent and with a graceful ease that easily translates to any of their other activities.

Jeannette Sager - Yoga Instructor and Coach
Jeannette Sager - Yoga Instructor and Coach

As a former dancer, Jeannette enjoys staying active through yoga. With a background in Restorative and Hatha-based styles of yoga, her practice and teaching are centered around mindfulness, self-love, and breath-movement coordination. She especially loves teaching youth through organizations such as SUN Schools, Living Yoga, and Yoga Playgrounds. Her favorite thing about teaching at March Wellness is the community! She loves being able to use the gym and run into many of her regular students every day. A fun fact about Jeannette is that she has lived on five of the seven continents, and she plans to keep going!

Karra Rudisill
Karra Rudisill

Karra became a fitness trainer and coach in order to combine her passion for exercising and teaching. She got her fitness specialist certification at Lane Community College, with a focus on kinesiology, injury prevention, and exercise science. From there she acquired several training certifications and has been working in the Portland area as a personal trainer, stretch specialist, and group fitness coach. Karra loves participating in every type of sport and will try any new activity at least once, but she also enjoys playing video games, reading comics, drawing, and spending her free time with her pup. She teaches a wide variety of modalities including circuits, strength, conditioning, HIIT, dance, and more. No matter what class she teaches though, she always makes sure the classes are fun, engaging, and challenge her students to do their best, and improve their skills and strengths.

Katie Emberley
Katie Emberley

Katie grew up in Colorado where she earned her 200hr RYT. She’s taught yoga in Vermont and virtually through the pandemic. While she is trained in Hatha, she incorporates many elements of Vinyasa and restorative poses and sequences into her classes.

Lucy Brush - Yoga & Pilates Instructor
Lucy Brush - Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Lucy Brush began teaching group exercise classes after years of training as a dancer. She fell in love with the combination of improving physical health while quieting the mind. Her background is a mixture of lineages, but she especially enjoys teaching PiYo: combining aspects of Yoga, Pilates, and dance stretches. She provides a challenging but supportive environment where students create individual goals. She’s taught in Portland, LA, NYC, and Honolulu. Lucy has her own dance company called “Wild Rumpus Jazz Co,” and when she’s not teaching, she loves scuba diving around the world.

Mandy Hawwes
Mandy Hawwes

Master Mandy Hawes, 5th Dan, and Mr. Todd Hawes, 4th Dan Mandy has been practicing traditional Taekwon Do since January 2000. She has been teaching in conjunction with her husband, Todd, at OHSU since 2010. Both are certified instructors through Kim's Taekwon Do and study under Master Cynthia Brown, 7th Dan in Sellwood. They teach a style of Korean martial art where non-contact sparring is utilized. They enjoy the opportunity to share a type of exercise that strengthens both ones's body and character with students of all activity levels. Outside of march wellness, Mandy is a general dentist, and Todd is a commercial appraiser, and are raising 2 energetic boys.

Megan Schneider
Megan Schneider

Megan grew up in SE Portland. She attended college in Vancouver BC where she studied food systems and sustainable agriculture. After that she spent time living in Montana and during that period attended a yoga teacher training in Bali. She moved back home to Portland to do her master’s degree in sustainability education at PSU in 2016 and has been teaching yoga since then. When Megan isn’t teaching or doing yoga, she likes to play soccer, go on runs, and ski. And when she’s not being active you can find her reading/writing for school, growing flowers, or spending time with her friends and family.

Todd Hawes
Todd Hawes

Master Mandy Hawes, 5th Dan, and Mr. Todd Hawes, 4th Dan Mandy has been practicing traditional Taekwon Do since January 2000. She has been teaching in conjunction with her husband, Todd, at OHSU since 2010. Both are certified instructors through Kim's Taekwon Do and study under Master Cynthia Brown, 7th Dan in Sellwood. They teach a style of Korean martial art where non-contact sparring is utilized. They enjoy the opportunity to share a type of exercise that strengthens both ones's body and character with students of all activity levels. Outside of march wellness, Mandy is a general dentist, and Todd is a commercial appraiser, and are raising 2 energetic boys.

Todd Wilson - Yoga Instructor
Todd Wilson - Yoga Instructor

Todd's passion for yoga began with some of his friends teaching him a few poses to do before and after hitting the slopes. Immediately feeling the benefits he developed a personal practice and started taking classes. His first teacher training was a month long immersion at the Sivananda Institute in Kerala, India in 2006. He has done several other teacher trainings since then and has studied with a number of remarkable teachers. Todd offers knowledgeable, clear instruction with attention to details and options for everyone. He has a lighthearted and fun, yet mindful approach with stories and philosophy woven into the practice. When not on the yoga mat he spends as much time as possible out in nature with his wife and young daughter.

Victoria Michalowsky
Victoria Michalowsky

Victoria is a Portland native and movement educator. Her favorite thing about teaching many different modalities is witnessing the transformations that occur when we learn to listen to and care for our bodies. She received her BFA in ballet from Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco and later moved to London where she earned her Master's in Movement Science. Victoria brings her love of movement, creativity, and deep understanding of functional anatomy to all her classes. She is invested in empowering people of all ages to discover their unique strengths and develop holistic movement patterns that promote longevity and well-being. Beyond the studio, she loves reading, drawing, salsa dancing, and baking.

Kimberly Carson, M.P.H., C-I.A.Y.T., E-R.Y.T.
Kimberly Carson, M.P.H., C-I.A.Y.T., E-R.Y.T.

Kimberly is a health educator and yoga therapist at Oregon Health & Science University, specializing in the therapeutic use of mindfulness and yoga for seniors and people with medical challenges. Kimberly has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for close to 20 years. She currently offers mindfulness classes to cardiac, oncology, chronic pain, and internal medicine patients. Kimberly has developed and taught yoga programs being researched at Duke University Medical Center and OHSU. The Mindful Yoga Program, developed by Kimberly and her husband Jim, has been shown in research trials to significantly reduce pain, fatigue and emotional distress in various patient groups. She co-directs national professional trainings for yoga teacher at OHSU and Duke Integrative Medicine.