Valley Strength & Fitness

Clackamas and Happy Valley's Premier Personal Training

Voted Clackamas County's #1 Gym of 2019.

Personal Strength Training without the crowds

Personal training

Hi, I’m Ryan Achenbach and I am a personal trainer serving in Portland, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Clackamas and Happy Valley. I am a certified drug free state and national  powerlifting record holder.  In additional, I’ve been a personal trainer for over 10 years and have serviced over 10,000 personal training sessions as the owner of Valley Strength and Fitness.  It is our goal to put the client and their needs first without the impersonal gym intimidation. We strive to make sure you have personal training.

What we offer at Valley Strength is individualized Fat-loss, strength, bodybuilding, powerlifting, and fitness coaching for everyone. Drawing from our knowledge and extensive experience as coaches and athletes, we will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals and reach your fullest potential.

Is this gym right for me?

Most people who come to us want to improve their fitness, strength, and physique not for a bodybuilding or powerlifting stage, but for their everyday life. If you want to improve the quality of your life through science-driven training, diet, coaching, this is the right gym for you.


Gyms have re-opened but do  you feel safe working out in a large corporate gym, with heavy traffic flowing in and out of there everyday? Maybe it’s time to look into a private gym where traffic can be controlled tightly. Valley Strength and Fitness is a private personal training facility not open to just anyone. The gym is private 1 on 1 personal training with a max of 4 people in here at a time even before the Covid-19 pandemic started.

Spotlight Award

Check out Spotlight Around Town’s January 2020 write up about our personal training. https://www.spotlightaroundtown.com


Our mission is to give the community an opportunity to train and achieve their desired goals in a comfortable private setting with highly experienced trainers.

Our ideal client(s) is anyone with a positive attitude, and a willingness to work hard. That’s really it. Our goal is to give you very personal training.

We have the demonstrated experience providing our clients the expertise and inspiration to achieve their desired results.

We train professional athletes looking for specific results as well as casual athletes and those with zero experience seeking to jump into a fitness routine.  We also have experience with special needs clients to help them improve their lives with stronger more capable bodies.

The Gym

Cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment, without the gym intimidation or corporate franchise BS. This is all used for personal training at the facility that was voted Happy Valley and Clackamas’ Number One new gym of 2019.

Work = Success

Here are some success stories from Valley Strength and Fitness

A 9 month transformation with Dakota
A 30 day transformation with Ryan

First Day vs 3rd Day

Notice the difference the right training cues can make.  Is our trainer telling you o keep your chest up, to keep your back straight?  WRONG.  Stop with the 20 year old trainers who just received their certification online.  Stop in today and discover the difference.  See why we were voted  #1.

Personal Training Grandfolk Award Badge

Virtual Training

We can help you reach your fitness goals by means of virtual training. Using any equipment you have on hand, we can set up a program to increase strength, flexibility and keep you on track during this trying period.

Email, text or call today to get started!

Virtual Training
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Zoom Coaching
Zoom Coaching to reach your goals

You need a plan!

Any trainer can make you sweat, and trainer can make you sore. There has to be a reason and a method to the madness. Our workouts are designed to have you progressively build toward your ultimate goal. A fun workout is great, but the results of a well designed personal training plan, is the best reward. How many Mondays have been and gone since you said “I’ll start next week”? Take Action! Start Today!


Ryan is my only brother. He's adopted
Lisa Achenbach
Lisa Achenbach
Ryan is my first personal trainer, ever. He is the best. After 9 months with Ryan, I am sold on the benefits of long term training.
Shemia Fagan
Ryan is an outstanding trainer. I have been training with him for over three years. At age 60 I'm stronger and more confident than ever. Ryan has helped me reach goals I never thought I could accomplish. he listens to what you want and helps you get there. Ryan has helped me train for obstacle course races and has been teaching me boxing. My nephew that played college football even wants to do a Spartan race with me. Thank you Ryan
Jerrie Glanders
Jerrie Glanders
I started training with Ryan Achenbach at the end of July 2015. After spending the summer disgusted with the look of my sagging, wrinkling arms, and avoiding sleeveless clothing the entire summer, I decided I needed to see if there was anything that could be done to firm, and tone up my arms. My arms were beginning to resemble my mother's arms with the skin sagging off the bones. I decided to try personal training, although I really didn't think at my age, it would make a difference. I had never done any type of weight training in the past, but had done just about everything else, running, aerobics, cycling, etc, with only minor results. I had always been a little intimidated about working out with weights. It has always been out of my comfort zone. I am small boned and have no muscle what so ever. My left side was much weaker than my right, due to a surgery yrs ago that removed some of my shoulder muscle. When I started training with Ryan, I could barely do 10 bicep curls with my left arms with a 5lb weight. Ryan has worked with me for 3 months and my left side is almost caught up to my right side as far as strength. My goal was not to lose weight, so I have not been on a diet, but my body has changed. I have lost tons of inches, and have gone from a size 4 in pants to a size 0. So, even at my age, which I am not saying, it is still possible to firm, tighten, and shape your body. This has only been a three month process so far for me, and the results are incredible. I have a special event coming up in Los Angeles, and because of my training with Ryan, I am going to be able to wear an outfit I otherwise would not have been considering wearing. Ryan cares about doing his job right and making sure that his client is going to obtain results. He is not just standing there trying to get through his hour with you, he is actually teaching you and the slightest adjustments to your form can make a big difference. If I am going to show up at the gym and spend time working out, I want to get the most out of it. Ryan has taught me how to do that. As I have said, I have tried everything. I have been working out for yrs, but never achieved these kinds of results. I wish, I would have met Ryan yrs ago. If you want to do something special for yourself, or just learn how to effectively use weights, I really hope you consider working with Ryan. If we were living in Los Angeles, I truly believe Ryan is so good at what he does, he would be a trainer to the stars.
Julie and Ryan
Julie Durkin
Ryan takes the guess work and planning out of your training. Just show up and work hard and you'll make progress guaranteed. I took a long break from training and Ryan helped me get back into the habit of pushing myself.
Joseph Poaero
Joseph Poareo
"If your Goal is personal Strength and fitness , This is the place."
Trevor Wesley
Trevor Wesley
As an “old guy” planning retirement, doing something about staying healthy in my upcoming retirement has become very important to me. I tried the Club gyms. They pretend to be focused on health but it was easy to see the real driving factor was profit margin. Facilities would be dirty and maintenance slow. Club Trainers would come and go. Experience was generally entry level. Passion from the Trainers was often phoned in. Paid training sessions would be cancelled so that Club Trainers would have their time freed up to solicit new business. The Club is all about the Club and not the individual. I was luckily in running into Ryan. He’s conducted 1,000’s of training sessions. He is genuinely passionate about fitness and the individual, right down to customizing workouts to accommodate age and disabilities. I’ve been training with him for over 2 years. Now that he has been able to move away from providing training in the Club atmosphere and into his own private gym, built for individualized fitness, I find it an ideal fit for my goals. I also like not having to deal with Club contracts or membership fees. If your serious about developing and maintaining a solid fitness plan with the help of a true expert, I recommend you see Ryan at Valley Strength and Fitness.
David Gray
Ryan Achenbach comes across as a personal trainer who cares very much about his trainees including me. He has given me a thorough understanding on what good form is within every lift I'm given. He answers texts almost immediately that helps substantially when you have a question right in the middle of you workout. He is very enthusiastic about training others and has given me discounts as I am a student at the age of 16 years old. I highly recommend "Happy Valley Strength and Fitness" 5/5 stars within every aspect.
Eric Hampshire
Erik Hampshire
As someone who has worked out with Ryan consistently, five days a week, for 2 1/2 years, he has done an excellent job. Not only in representing the gym but also building a relationship with me that I would consider invaluable as an employer. In my 2 1/2 years working with him, he has never missed a training session. I certainly have, but he has never not been available. This would include weekends and 17 days in a row last year when I was getting ready for an athletic event. The hardest working trainer in the city. I've been working with him for years, and dude knows his stuff. If your looking to get in shape, this is the man, and the gym, to go to. https://instagram.com/thejerrybraziepodcast?igshid=xvme4jj6qunp
Jerry Brazie

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