Here's Seattle's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Seattle's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: Community Fitness/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

What does Seattle have in common with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one most popular form of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Seattle's most popular workout? To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms, and wellness offerings.)

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Community Fitness

6108 Roosevelt Way NE, Roosevelt


Community Fitness is Seattle's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 111 reviews on Yelp, and 3,173 fans on Facebook.

"Community Fitness is a modern gym in Seattle—a place to be fit, happy and healthy," states the business' ClassPass profile. "They focus exclusively on group fitness and believe that when people come together and sweat it out, a little magic happens. People discover a safe space to be who they really are, and to share that experience with others who care."

"Our owner, Bradley Arnold, started Community Fitness with the goal to make an impact in the world through fitness," Community Fitness's Yelp page explains. "He saw an opportunity to break from the constraints of traditional gym models and envisioned space dedicated to group fitness and community. Word spread quickly."

Learn more about Community Fitness's different classes on ClassPass here.

NW Fitness Project

3601 Greenwood Ave. North, Fremont

Photo: MATTHEW H./Yelp

Also among Seattle's favorites is NW Fitness Project, with 4.9 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp, and 1,405 fans on Facebook.

"Classes at NW Fitness Project are functional training oriented, total body workouts that incorporate all major movement patterns and planes of motions," according to the business' profile on ClassPass. "Every group training workout can be scaled for a wide variety of fitness levels, but high intensity effort is assured."

"Matt Holland and Kyle Davis started NW Fitness Project with the mission to uphold the highest standards of quality for fitness professionalism in the Seattle area," according to the business' Yelp page. "We're proud to offer the best small group training classes in the city for functional strength, and can help with HIIT training, fat loss, sports training and rehab and corrective exercise."

See what people are saying about NW Fitness Project's offerings on ClassPass here.

Athletic Form

1031 Sixth Ave. South

Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp, and 1,062 fans on Facebook, Athletic Form has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Athletic Form is committed to helping their community experience a healthier way of life by delivering quality fitness to their members and guests that support meaningful change," states the business' ClassPass profile. "Interact with some of Seattle's elite fitness lovers, choose from different workouts, and be coached by Seattle's esteemed trainers."

Check out reviews of Athletic Form's classes on ClassPass here.

Crossfit Loft

4142 California Ave. SW, West Seattle

Photo: B.P./Yelp

With 4.9 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of 34 reviews on Yelp, and 1,770 fans on Facebook, Crossfit Loft holds its own among the competition.

"There are a lot of CrossFit gyms out there," states the business' ClassPass profile. "CrossFit Loft coaches have been at this longer than most. They emphasize good form, mobility and safety, then introduce intensity."

Read reviews of Crossfit Loft's classes on ClassPass here.


6323 35th Ave. SW, Suite D, West Seattle

Photo: HIIT LAB/Yelp

With 4.9 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp, and 961 fans on Facebook, HIIT LAB is another popular local pick.

"A smarter, more efficient workout with a built-in support group," says the business' profile on ClassPass. "That is what’s in store for you at HIIT Lab. Whether you’re just starting out, have taken a hiatus, or looking for a new way to go full throttle, HIIT Lab will push and motivate you."

"We're a small independent business with big dreams," HIIT LAB's Yelp page states. "We put 100% of our focus ensuring our clients have an awesome experience -- both inside and outside of the workout room! And watching our members transform and reach their goals is our favorite thing ever."

Learn more about HIIT LAB's offerings on ClassPass here.

Experience Momentum

1100 N. 35th St., Fremont

Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp, and 2,293 fans on Facebook, Experience Momentum is worth checking out.

"At Experience Momentum, you will redefine what’s possible within your life with Fitness Classes, CrossFit and Personal Training all in one space," according to the business' profile on ClassPass. "With a team of fitness professionals who are integrated with a team of Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists & Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, you can be assured that our knowledge and support will keep you safe and moving forward towards your goals."

See what people are saying about Experience Momentum's offerings on ClassPass here.

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