The longest-running gym in the Willamette Valley
Since 1983, Downing’s Gym has been building a tradition of fitness and weightlifting greatness. Founded by Pat and Susie Downing, the gym was built to help transform people’s lives through exercise and community. We will assist in your fitness goals, be it losing weight, first-time weightlifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman training or doing sport-specific training. Along with our workout programs and classes, we are also the only gym in the Corvallis area featuring full Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting facilities.
Downing’s Gym is also a proud sponsor and host of the Corvallis Special Olympics lifting team training. Our 10,000-square-foot athletic training facility is equipped for both weightlifting and cardio exercises. You’ll find everything you need, from state-of-the-art ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes to benches, power racks, dumbbells 1 pound to 150 pounds, strongman equipment and much more. Whether you are looking for personal training or just wanting a gym that offers a supportive, clean atmosphere, you’ll find it at Downing’s Gym.
Fitness for every level
Are you a new mother looking to get back into shape? Looking for a gym with cardio machines and equipment to help you train for your next marathon? Are you looking for a gym that accommodates your bodybuilding or powerlifting needs? Just wanting to be more physically active for your health?
Everyone is welcome at Downing’s Gym! We create personalized fitness programs with an unsurpassed motivational atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and premier exercise equipment to help you realize your full potential.
Our gym staff
Owner & Personal Trainer
Peter has been powerlifting and competing for 35 years, which he began after playing college football. He has held many state records in bench press and deadlift competitions over the years, and has had many state, national and World Records. He is a certified personal trainer specializing in powerlifting and sports specific athletic training who has trained 30 world, national and state record holders. Formerly an Oregon USPA State Chair, he now acts as USPA Meet Director. Peter is also ACE Certified and a USPA Certified powerlifting coach.
“If you are trained by me it will be an all-encompassing program that improves your mind and body, and I guarantee results. My philosophy is resistance training for a positive body and mind transformation. If I train a person, I take a serious personal interest in that person.”
Owner & Personal Trainer
Cindy is a multiple-time national-record-holding powerlifter with 13 years of training experience. After losing 100 pounds, she took an interest in bodybuilding, then quickly fell in love with the “big 3” compound movements and shifted her focus to powerlifting. Currently, Cindy is ranked no. 20 in the world in her division, totaling over 1,200 pounds in the 181-pound weight division. Cindy’s training philosophy revolves around helping others find their passion in the gym, whether it be losing weight, improving general health, sculpting their perfect body or becoming a successful powerlifter. She recognizes that everyone has different goals and she tailors each client’s programming to fit their specific needs. Cindy takes an “old-school” approach to training, with emphasis placed on the main compound movements and accessories customized to each individual’s weaknesses.
“My job is helping others find their passion in the gym. I don’t believe in cookie-cutter workouts. Every person has specific needs and goals, and I aim to meet those goals on an individual basis. Whether your goals are getting stronger, losing weight, or you just want to build a bodacious booty, your goals are important to me.”
Kyle is a USAW Level 1 sports performance coach. He is a multiple sport trainer, including boxing, Olympic lifting, weightlifting, powerlifting and football. Kyle has been at Downings for 10 years, and was a trainer for 10 years prior, as well. While all of our staff are great, he’s known to be the funniest person in the gym and is always a joy to be around, earning him the honorary title of “everyone’s favorite.”
Need a personal trainer?
Our personal trainers are here to help you with Strength training, Speed training, Sports conditioning, Powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting & Bodybuilding.
We have a variety of training options to help you achieve your goals. Learn more about our available programs and book your sessions at Downing’s Gym today!