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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 September 25, 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 the 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.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

Community Fitness

6108 Roosevelt Way NE, Roosevelt

Photo: Community Fitness/Yelp

Community Fitness is Seattle's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.8 stars out of 12,645 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 112 reviews on Yelp and 3,179 fans on Facebook.

"Community Fitness is a modern gym in Seattle — a place to be fit, happy and healthy," per the business's profile on ClassPass. "They focus exclusively on group fitness and believe that when people come together and sweat it out, a little magic happens."

"Our owner, Bradley Arnold, started Community Fitness with the goal to make an impact in the world through fitness," Community Fitness writes on its Yelp page. "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."

See what people are saying about the different classes at Community Fitness on ClassPass here.

NW Fitness Project

3601 Greenwood Ave. North, Fremont

NW Fitness Project | Photo: matthew h./Yelp

Also among Seattle's favorites is NW Fitness Project, with 4.9 stars out of 2,739 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp and 1,401 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's ClassPass profile. "Every group training workout can be scaled for a wide variety of fitness levels, but high intensity effort is assured."

"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," its Yelp page continues.

See what people are saying about the different classes at NW Fitness Project on ClassPass here.

Bassline Fitness

501 E. Pike St., First Hill

Photo: Bassline Fitness/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 26,180 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp and 2,075 fans on Facebook, Bassline Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans. 

"Bassline Fitness is owned by Dave and Angela Fox, a husband-wife team that has owned and operated fitness facilities across the U.S.," per the business's ClassPass profile. "The Foxes believe workouts should be worth the time and effort — challenging and fun."

"Lean206 & Lean Bazuka is an interval training workout that mixes cardio with strength training," its Yelp page says. "The cardio portion of class uses our state-of-the-art Woodway treadmills for a smooth, low impact running experience like no other. The strength training portion of class will work you from head to toe and involves a range of equipment such as weights, battle ropes, T bars, Dynamax balls, body weight exercises and much more."

See what people are saying about the classes at Bassline Fitness on ClassPass here.

Experience Momentum

1100 N. 35th St., Fremont

Experience Momentum | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 761 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 2,306 fans on Facebook, Experience Momentum holds its own among the competition.

"With a team of fitness professionals who are integrated with a team of physical therapists, massage therapists and registered dietitian nutritionists, you can be assured that our knowledge and support will keep you safe and moving forward towards your goals," its ClassPass page reads. 

See what people are saying about the different classes at Experience Momentum on ClassPass here.

HIIT LAB

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

Photo: HIIT LAB]/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 1,987 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp and 973 fans on Facebook, HIIT LAB is another popular local pick.

"A smarter, more efficient workout with a built-in support group," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "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."

"HIIT is scientifically proven to be a super efficient and effective way to transform your body," its Yelp page says. "We provide the music, motivation and movements, you provide the sweat."

See what people are saying about the classes at HIIT LAB on ClassPass here.


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