Personal trainer
Female Athlete


You were not put on this earth to be average. You were put on this earth to engage in seemingly impossible activities and achieve success in a manner that renders all onlookers completely awestruck.

At Inner Beast, our passion is to help people realize their maximum potential. We care about so much more than just physical fitness--we care that you become the epic human being you were always meant to be. We can help you find what makes you feel like your most powerful, beautiful, capable, magical, complete self, so you can start living as the person you want to become. 

Would you believe, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW AWESOME YOU ARE YET!! It only gets better from here!



Hi, I'm Shay! I'm a mom, athlete, and fitness coach. I got into fitness accidentally, but discovering my capacity for strength has left me ever more amazed with myself. I've accomplished more in life than I ever dreamed possible, thanks to the confidence and mental fortitude fitness have given me. My personal transformation inspired me to spend my life helping others achieve their own greatness.

I'm certified in personal training, advanced biomechanics, injury rehab, and sports nutrition, and am a former chiropractic assistant. I specialize in powerlifting, and use my advanced understanding of the human body to create highly individualized fitness programs that are scientifically proven, progressive, and safe. (And I love the Oxford comma!)


At the gym, you can recognize me by my crazy pants, wild gesticulating, and the borderline terrifying encouragements I shout at my clients. I love powerlifting, and eating like a powerlifter. When I’m not at the gym, I’m usually relaxing behind a piece of Russian literature, sipping strong coffee, a stiff Old Fashioned, or maybe both simultaneously. I'm a classically trained pianist, love 80’s, goth, synth-pop, and post-punk music, and am often on long walks around the city, eating things and petting cats all day.



We are a woman owned, LGBTQ friendly place! We take pride in our spacious, clean, all-inclusive facility. Because we prioritize safe, functional movements, we use free weights in our gym. We offer a fully ADA accessible gym and a unisex, wheelchair friendly restroom.

Inner Beast strives to increase access for those who may be uncomfortable in a big box gym environment. There are no bro vibes here. Nobody is going to be checking you out and making you uncomfortable. This gym is for you, and we really want you here.


Shay is... amazing. She is someone I trust, admire, and respect. Shay has so much knowledge and strength, and she pushes me to become a better person (physically, mentally, and emotionally) everyday. If you're wanting to make a positive, lasting change in your life, I highly recommend Shay!



I’m so glad I found Shay and Inner Beast. It’s made a huge difference in my life over the past year. When I started looking to focus on my fitness, I figured the best I could expect was finding a place that was neutral or perhaps only a slightly hostile environment. Instead, I found somewhere that openly welcomed me for who I was. I’ve gotten way more than I bargained for, and I’m so, so thankful for it.


I can't even begin to explain how great of an influence Shay has had in my life. When we first met, life had me so down that I no longer had any self confidence or worth. She's helped me become a power lifter, but without knowing pulled me out of the darkest period of my life. Because of Shay I can look into the mirror and love the woman staring back at me. Shay's positivity and motivation have me constantly reaching new goals, in the gym and life in general. Shay makes me want to be a better human!



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Low barrier to entry

No idea what you're doing? Don't know where to start? Don't want to look dumb at the big gym? We've all been there. Learn the basics while staying safe, with no ongoing obligation. Get on the fast track with an assessment, customized 2 week program, and trainer supervision.


Here's what you get:

  • Initial strength, movement, and goal assessment

  • Individualized strength program

  • 2 weeks of unlimited semi-private training

  • The most amazing community you will ever meet

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Best Value

A monthly subscription to UNLIMITED semi-private training, working alongside 1-3 other trainees. A great value for those who don't need the intensity or cost of one-on-one star treatment. You know you're awesome, get in here and be a little more awesome.


Here's what you get:

  • UNLIMITED semi-private training, alongside 1-3 other trainees

  • Customized strength plan

  • Monthly measurements and  body-fat testing

  • Focused coach supervision in a highly motivating environment



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More bang for your buck

A monthly subscription to UNLIMITED one-on-one training, where it's just you and me. Great for those who need intensive injury rehab, have advanced strength needs, or want to perfect advanced technique. If you are in need of the ultimate star treatment, this is for you.


Here's what you get:

  • UNLIMITED one on one training

  • Customized strength plan

  • Monthly measurements and  body-fat testing

  • Laser focused coaching, form critique, and meticulous nitpicking



3329 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232


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