Local professional and Olympic athletes have worked out Seattle's high-end athletic clubs for decades. Sure, you could join a gym or the Y, but if you are looking for something more upscale than the average gym then check out these 10 superb clubs. Expect onsite spas, dining options and maybe even some events and excursions!
Washington Athletic Club is a private club in downtown Seattle. It offers a swimming pool, running track, racquetball, handball and squash courts, cardio and weight training equipment, exercise studios with yoga, Pilates, and spinning. There's also a Wellness Center and Spa onsite, several dining options, and even an inn for your out-of-town guests.
One of Seattle’s finest private clubs offering a full Olympic-size pool, personal trainers, specialized classes, a comprehensive weight program and a swanky hotel. There are also restaurants at the club, and you can rent spa for weddings or other large events if you're a member. Keep your eye out for local celebrities.
Just off Fifth Avenue in Belltown is Club ZUM. They provide customized services to all club members. Olympic athletes Dan Wilson (former Seattle Mariners catcher) and Apolo Anton Ono (2002 Gold and Silver medalist, speed skating) have worked out here.
This gym has three locations one is near Microsoft in Bellevue, another is in Seattle (Eastlake area), and their Performance Center is in Redmond. The Bellevue gym boasts four indoor pools, six indoor tennis courts, seven racquetball courts, nine regulation sized squash courts, four basketball courts, and even a women’s only gym.
Columbia Athletic Club is located in several areas around Washington State and has been operating since 1981. These clubs make excellent locations to play tennis, take swimming lessons or enjoy yoga sessions.
Olympic Athletic Club in Ballard is located inside a former 1890s hotel, giving it a unique atmosphere. The club offers the latest in cardiovascular and weight training equipment, along with a variety of swimming and sports courts 24 hours a day.
Located one block north of Pike Place Market the Seattle Athletic Club opened in 1982 and is a popular fitness destination, given its central location. The club has sports courts; yoga, pilates and other classes; as well as swimming and a triathlete program.
With an 180-degree view of downtown Seattle, Epicenter Fitness includes a heated yoga room, cycling classes, steam rooms, dry sauna, juice bar, tanning, and more.
Ballard Health Club offers a supportive atmosphere for exercise and helps you pursue a healthier, active lifestyle. Expect access to classes, fitness equipment, and personal trainers.
Based in Burien the Highline Athletic Club is a full-service athletic club with a range of classes, cardio and strength equipment, as well as a pool, spa, and saunas.
Edited by Kristin Kendle.