Snoqualmie Valley Record


Making a difference: Mt Si Sports + Fitness hosts healthy options for anyone, of any age

February 4, 2013 · 11:12 AM

The trainers and staff at Mount Si Sports + Fitness offer a variety of classes and one-on-one programs to help you reach your goals. Pictured are from left, front row, Diann, Bella, Jami, Ben, Amber, Dancin’ Dan, back row, Kimbrough, Hannah, Monica, Anthony, Courtney and Kelley. / Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

In 2003, local owners Lynn Grisham and Ben Cockman founded Mt Si Sports + Fitness with the intent of making it an inviting, family-oriented establishment with something for everyone, and that is just what they did.

Whether you simply want to walk on a treadmill while watching football on TV or train for a triathlon, this is the gym for you!

“This is a fun business to be in. We take pride in being locally owned and operated and enjoy being active in our community. We have folks here of all ages, all shapes and sizes and they include a lot of very nice people,” says Ben.

“The reality is, those members who learn about and embrace the principles of exercise and commit to being consistent, they usually find success. For us as gym owners, personal trainers or class instructors, playing a role in the process of helping someone be successful in achieving their goals is most gratifying. It is truly making a difference in someone’s life!” says Lynn.

Are you interested in learning to exercise and use the gym, but have little experience? No problem. When you join the club, you receive a free orientation session with a personal trainer, a $50 value. The trainers at Mt Si Sports + Fitness are experienced professionals that can help formulate and implement a new exercise program for you.

Adopt an approach to exercise that fits your lifestyle. Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our true potential.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

At Mt Si Sports + Fitness, exercise classes are free to members. They include a diverse mix of formats which include Core-Strength, Yoga, Spin Cycling, XP8 Cross Training, Fatigue Friday, Boot Camp, Zumba and the popular Strength & Sculpt.

The Strength & Sculpt class is one of the many hidden gems at the club. It is effective for both toning muscles and burning calories. It has little to no impact and is great for endurance training. You will find most of the people who take this class wear no shoes and use sticky mats. The class is led by instructors Diann Pattermann and her daughter, Jami Davis.

Diann has worked in the fitness industry for more than 33 years, owning and operating a very successful dance studio which expanded to a full-size gym, dance and aerobics facility. Later she taught fitness classes at some of the top-rated spas in the country. Because of her extensive background in fitness and nutrition, Diann brings a unique blend of expertise to her classes.

Jami began her fitness career as a dancer. She has more than 20 years of dance training which she brings to the table. She taught competitive dance as a teenager and by the time she was in her early 20s, she started teaching Hip-Hop in Los Angeles. Jami has high energy that she brings to the classes and enjoys teaching with her mother, Diann.

Here is what some class members have to say about Strength & Sculpt:

“This class is therapy for my body as well as my mind! The increase in my strength and endurance is also well received by my very fit, mountain-hiking husband. I really look forward to the companionship of each class and the laughter doesn’t hurt either” - Dena Wright

“This has been great for me! I now have more strength, energy and stamina to carry me through the day.” - Monica Rutherford

“Although at first I was reluctant to take this class because I have always just worked out in the gym using treadmills, weights, machines, this class is different. It has given me more energy, and has changed my figure. I have lost inches in my waist, hips, thighs, and have improved definition in my arms and stomach. Also, they frequently change the format so you are not doing the same things each time.” - Susan Osburn

“Strength & Sculpt always leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment. They make it very inviting and comfortable for everyone from beginner to accomplished athlete. I truly look forward to every class.” - Katie Sjoboen

“I can honestly say, this is the best full body work-out I have ever done. I look forward to going to class, because I know that I am going to exercise every muscle in my body.” - Chris Pedee.

Mt Si Sports + Fitness has been voted “Best in the Valley” since opening 10 years ago! Perhaps it’s time for YOU to drop by for a tour and see why. What are you waiting for? There has never been a better time to join the club as the $75 enrollment fee is reduced to $39, while monthly dues are only $39.

Learn more at www.mtsisports.com.


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