New Year’s is always a time when we renew our promise to ourselves to get fit and be healthier. But regardless of the time of year, it’s never too late to decide to take the first step toward a fitter you. And with so many options right here in our county, you should have no problem finding a place that fits your needs and makes you want to work out. Join with a friend or two – it’s always easier to keep going with a buddy! Here are 10 of the gyms, athletic clubs and yoga studios in Skagit County to help you get fit.
United Fitness Center
2015 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley
Not your large box gym, the United Fitness Center is actually a community-based municipal entity. They are focused on serving their community and have been doing so for over 25 years. Their certified staff can help people at all fitness levels, including those with chronic medical conditions and or/physical limitations. Your fitness program is individualized and designed around you. They offer fitness and yoga classes, an open gym to work out at your own place, a medical fitness program and more. For more information, visit the United Fitness Center website.
Iron Industry Fitness
9363 Prospect Street, Sedro-Woolley
Iron Industry Fitness is a gym in Sedro-Woolley that offers several online training programs for those who prefer to workout in the comfort of their own home when their schedule allows, as well as in-person group classes and private training. For more information, visit the Iron Industry Athletics website.
1901 Hoag Road, Mount Vernon
Of course, the local YMCAs are great places to get more active and have fun as a family! If you’re looking for a family-friendly gym in Skagit County, check out the Skagit Valley Family YMCA in Mount Vernon. They have all kinds of fitness classes going on throughout the year and of course, their swimming pool. Find all the current activities by visiting the YMCA website.
Smart Fit & Clean
802 Fruitdale Rd, Sedro-Woolley
If you dread the gym and love being outside – or maybe you’d like to get outside more often – check out Smart Fit & Clean. This unique “gym” in Skagit County is really a personalized coaching program designed to help you reach your goals of eating healthier, working out and even relieve some of that mental stress. And by working out he means setting up that home gym or finding ways to work out in nature – no gym memberships! Nic Nakis will help you make a plan and stick with it. For more information, visit the Smart Fit & Clean website.
Crescent Moon Yoga
606 Morris St, La Conner
Those looking for a yoga studio in Skagit may want to check out Crescent Moon Yoga in La Conner. They have many different classes for all life stages and health needs – from Mommy & Me classes to chair yoga, which is offered in-person or via Zoom. For more information, visit the Crescent Moon Yoga website.
1609 R Avenue, Anacortes
Thrive is a small chain of gyms in Washington State that offers a wide variety of fitness classes that will get your body in shape and balanced! They also have open gym. They offer a free, one-time guest pass so you can see if they are the right fit for you. High-tiered members can take advantage of perks like free hydro-massage, tanning and unlimited group classes. They do offer military/service discounts. For more information, visit the Thrive website.
3115 T Ave, Anacortes
Short on time but still want to work out? Check out Soar Fitness in Anacortes. This Skagit gym specialize in short workouts that will accomplish your goals while fitting into your schedule. They offer classes for teens to adults. For more information, visit the Soar Fitness website.
1753 S Burlington Boulevard suite 102, Burlington
This women-focused gym in Skagit County offers 24-hour infrared sauna workouts to maximize your efforts. If you’re looking to up your fitness game and want to explore something different, check out the HotWorx website for more information.
Ground Zero Gymnastics
2201 Continental Place, Mount Vernon
Ground Zero Gymnastics has a mission to help kids of all ages be “active, make friends, exercise, and build self-confidence” in a way that’s affordable for parents. They offer all kinds of classes from trampoline to a fun class called Ninja Kidz where kids learn about gymnastics, martial arts and freestyle. They also offer adult gymnastics classes, so you and your kids can have fun and get in shape together. For more information, visit the Ground Zero Gymnastics website.
1100 Roosevelt Avenue, Mount Vernon
If strength training is your thing, check out NW Barbell. This gym in Mount Vernon specializes in building your strength with in-house coaching and customized packages. The owner, Lisa Herrera, is a professional powerlifter who loves sharing her passion for the sport with every client. You must be over 18 to enroll at NW Barbell. For more information, see the NW Barbell website.