Where to Get Your Fit on in Seattle
Written By: Candi Cane Canncel
Photo Credit: Academy Athletics
If you’re on a fitness kick and are traveling, there’s no need to let your vacation derail your healthy goals. Here’s a list of where to get your fit groove going while visiting Seattle. Though a lot of vacation rental buildings and hotels do have gyms, it adds to the holiday adventure to try a new workout while away from home.
If you’re looking for a high-intensity workout that’s truly fun in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, then Academy Athletics is a great bet. They offer a free intro class to all; whether locals or those visiting. Their the one-week trial at $29.99 is an inexpensive option to stay fit while on vacation. For longer stays, their 3-week trial and 6-week challenge program are great ways to see fast results and to ward off gaining any extra holiday pounds. In addition to energetic HITT workouts, they offer nutritional guidance and meal plan ideas. 2700 Elliott Avenue, Suite 102.
One of the chicest boxes around, CrossFit Belltown is a must-stop for any CF enthusiast who’s visiting Seattle. The brick building, modern chandeliers and warm décor is stylish, while the coaches and members are welcoming to new comers. Guests can drop in at $25.00 per class or purchase a punch card at $80. As with most CF studios, prior CrossFit experience is recommended. 3025 1st Avenue.
Belltown Dance Studio offers drop-in classes like Zumba and Bolly X. Classes are $17.00 each or you can purchase a punch card if you have a longer stay in the area and want to dance off the Seattle cuisine you’ll hopefully be sampling during your vacation. 2217 3rd Avenue, Suite 102.
Halfway Between Belltown and Pike Place is Urban Yoga Spa. They offer the Traveler’s Pass for the visiting yogi or any guest that would like to Zen out on yoga while on vacation. For $49.00 you get a week of unlimited yoga, use of their mats and towels so no need to take up valuable suitcase space. If you’re traveling with a group, they can create a customize package to accommodate your needs. There’s also a spa and a coffee shop on site for a post-workout massage or latte. 1900 4th Avenue.
Pike Place Market
Riot Athletics, is a short walk from Pike Place Market and offers a variety of high-intensity workouts like CrossFit, Circuit and Cycling. Single Classes start at $24.00. They also have punch cards if you plan to visit multiple times during your stay. For your convenience, sweat and shower towels are offered complimentary as are shoes for the Cycle classes. 1223 Western Avenue.
Capitol Hill and Convention Center
8 Limbs Yoga: offers drop-in classes in Hatha and Vinyasa as well as a variety of special classes including a gentle yoga class and a devotion-oriented flow class. Drop In rates are $22.00 a class. 500 East Pike Street.
Pure Barre offers classes that tone and tighten like ballet without the years of dance training needed. Single classes are $25.00. 1222 East Pine Street, Suite B.
If true dancing is more your jam, Century Ballroom offers a plethora of styles to suit every taste and level. From Salsa and Bachata to Swing and Tango, most weekend evening classes feature a social dance after the class. Visit their Events page which details their extensive offerings and pricing. 915 East Pine Street on the second floor.
Seattle’s Summer Free Fitness Classes
If you’re lucky enough to visit Seattle in the summertime, there are two venues close to Belltown that offer free group classes that are open to the public. The Seattle Center and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park both offer Zumba and Yoga in picturesque outdoor settings. Check out their websites for dates and times. As these are community events, be prepared to bring your own mats and towels. And be sure to arrive early to secure your spot, as these are super popular and tend to fill up fast.
Working Out in Seattle
If you’re looking for a place to stay in the middle of all the hot gyms, our luxurious vacation rentals are close to all the places described above! And to keep your fitness goals on track, all of our units are fully stocked and ready to make a healthy meal. From pots and pans, to spices, to serving dishes, we’ve got you covered! Let the team at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals help you book a cozy property with a peaceful view and comfy furniture to help you unwind after that workout. Contact us to start planning your next trip!