Nestled almost directly between North Bend and Snoqualmie amidst historic farmland, flanked with riverbank trees is Mt Si Sports & Fitness. As one passes on HW-202 it is easy to miss, not only because it is located on the side road known locally as the “Golf Course Road,” Boalch Avenue, but also because it is set against the distractingly breathtaking majesty of Mount Si, not to mention the huge herds of elk that frequent the area.
The gym was founded in 2003 offering an affordable and inviting place to exercise, with something for everyone. The business has grown and evolved over the past 17 years, offering a friendly and unpretentious environment that brings people together. It is locally owned and operated by Ben Cockman.
At Mt Si Sports & Fitness you will find an impressive array of workout options, a sizable free weight area, a fleet of treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, ropes and rowers as well as a myriad of options for personal training and instruction.
Personal trainer Monica Lynne says, “What’s best about the club is the atmosphere that has been created. Everyone here feels like family. It’s just an all-around great place and the rewards go beyond exercise, the gym community becomes a hugely positive part of your life.”
“I’ve worked out in clubs all around the world,” says member Gregg Morris. “From big gyms to little gyms, I have seen a lot of nice places, but Mt Si Sports & Fitness has everything I need. It is spacious, there is a wide variety of exercise equipment, the group fitness and yoga classes are great and above all it is a warm and friendly environment.”
Member Bart Kelly says, “What I like best about our club are the people that choose to come here. Good folks.”
Are you interested in learning to work out in the gym but have little experience or no experience? No problem! You can do this! Perhaps it is time to consider hiring a personal trainer. When you join the club you receive a FREE Fitness Assessment (a $25 value). The trainers at Mt. Si Sports & Fitness are experienced professionals who can help formulate and implement a new exercise program for you.
If you want to get fit and meet new people at the same time, perhaps you should consider taking Group Fitness classes which are free to gym members. Beneficial for introverts and extroverts alike, most Group Fitness classes are suitable for anyone.
One very popular class format being offered is Barre. What makes this class so popular? According to instructor Kelley Mast, “Our Barre classes are designed to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels, ages and bodies- complete with modifications to make everyone feel successful yet challenged.”
“Barre uses light weights to build stabilization, strength and endurance drawing from Yoga and Pilates, with hints of ballet.” says instructor Hayley Rosser.
In addition to Barre and Beginner Barre, there is Spin Cycling, Spin Xpress, 20.20.20, Fatigue Wednesday and Friday, Body Torch, Winter Sports Conditioning and the ever-popular Zumba!
The Yoga Program offers classes that are conducted in a relaxing, warm studio. All classes are suitable for beginners and are led by skilled and knowledgeable instructors. Yogi and instructor Samantha Randalls ensures students that, “Regardless of your age, level of activity or physical challenges, you will derive wonderful health benefits from a regular yoga practice.”
The KidZone is staffed and available Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to noon, and Monday and Thursday evenings 4 to 7 p.m. and Kids love it.
Perhaps it’s time for you to drop by for a tour and see why Mt Si Sports & Fitness is the best place to work out in the Snoqualmie Valley. There has never been a better time to join the club, join now and the $75 Enrollment Fee is zero. Monthly dues are only $54. Term plans are also available!