The Gym

We’ve created an experience that is stronger than a gym!

ABOUT West Coast Strength

When we opened a gym in Salem, Oregon, we knew it had to be different.
It’s easy to see that most gyms are the same, but when you step into West Coast Strength, you know it’s unique. In an industry saturated with generic gyms and franchised fitness centers, we stand out in every way. The equipment, facility, design, staffing, and membership experience make our gym unique and a head above the competition. WCS is stronger than a gym; it is a community and a family.
What is our priority? Helping you become the best possible you, plain and simple. In helping others, we’ve promised to continually evolve our business to serve our members better. While we aim to remove the unnecessary fluff from our gym, we double down on our strengths to provide a premium product for people who want and need the real deal.
Our obsession with being the best is no secret. We want our members to know they belong to the gym with the best equipment, facility, staff, and service!

Everything a gym should be and more

GYM AMENITIES

Our experience and passion for fitness led us to create and design one of the most unique gyms in the country. 

We’ve handpicked the best equipment and combined that with a positive culture that inspires growth and change. 

Not all fitness equipment is created equal; take it from the professionals; the equipment we use has outperformed every other brand in the market for decades.

From our Founder Alex Whitaker: In the past, I’ve regularly jumped from gym to gym to use the right equipment. When opening this gym, I wanted one facility with all the right equipment in the right places. Even the equipment layout is designed specifically to maximize your return on effort and ensure the best results.

Equipment

New Hammer Strength Plate Loaded, Hammer Strength Select, and Life Fitness Signature Series selectorized machines. We’re proud to offer the best equipment in the business.

CARDIO MACHINES

New cardio section with Life Fitness treadmills, ellipticals, gauntlet stair climbers, rowing machines, and multiple styles of exercise bikes.

FREE WEIGHTS

The largest free-weight selection in the valley with 4 separate dumbbell areas, dumbbells up to 150 lbs, custom barbells, accessories & attachments.

SAUNAS

Men and women’s Solocarbon Infrared Saunas to stimulate blood flow, increase recovery, prevent injury, and improve overall health.

NUTRITION SHOP

We’re proud to offer an onsite nutrition shop for all your fitness nutrition needs. We have a wide variety of products on our shelves at all times to give you the best workouts, recovery, gains, and healthiest lifestyle.

LOCKER ROOMS & TOWELS

High-end lockers, showers, changing area, and calibrated scales in all bathrooms. Towel service available at the front desk

MEET THE Founder

ALEX WHITAKER

In another life, I was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Western Oregon University. I’ve coached some of the world’s top competitive athletes and bodybuilders, and I’ve been coaching since 2007. My clientele has ranged from collegiate, professional, Olympic level athletes, and…your mom?
Yep, that’s right! Although I specialize in working with advanced athletes, a majority of clients that I’ve worked with are everyday people who just wanted to make a serious change. I’ve been fortunate to have great clients that turn into great friends, and we produce incredible results together.
I know that each one of us has a unique story with unique challenges. As a coach and a gym owner, I want to provide people with a service that meets their needs and exceeds all expectations.
At West Coast Strength, for me, it was about creating an experience that is stronger than a gym. People ask me what that means all the time. My short answer is, “come see for yourself.” It’s not about the members, it’s not about the best equipment, it’s not about the best people, the music, or even the vibe, but it’s also about all those things. I’m so proud of our unique experience, and I’m confident you will love it.

The strongest ingredient of our recipe is our great staff
 

MEET OUR TEAM

Alex Whitaker

Founder

J.C. ENGDAHL

General Manager

Sally WASKO

Business manager

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Seth Tripp

Head of Trainer Development

Pete Cesany

Operations Coordinator

Jon Martin

Personal Trainer / Coach

Isabelle creighton

Personal trainer / coach

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PERSONAL TRAINER  / COACH
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Brian Jones

PERSONAL TRAINER / COACH

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Kiara BALLARD

Personal trainer / coach
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Tate Barnes

PERSONAL TRAINER  / COACH
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Baley Houldson

PERSONAL TRAINER  / COACH
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JOHN RENZI

Personal trainer / coach

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At West Coast Strength we’ve created an experience that is STRONGER than a gym. What’s that mean? It means a LOT! It means we have the best of everything. The cleanest gym with the best team, members, vibe, equipment, and more.

Voted Best Gym in Salem, we’ve established our reputation for excellence and built a community in the process.

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