Plus, Seattle Parks and Rec is the sixth best in the US.
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This gym is dedicated to providing a personalized, holistic fitness experience
ECA is committed to helping you navigate your fitness experience until the finish line. | Photo provided by Emerald City Athletics
If you’ve ever signed up for a gym membership and quickly found yourself unsure how to meet your personal goals or lacking the motivation to establish a routine — you’re not alone.

Enter: Emerald City Athletics (ECA).

Setting the bar high

ECA helps members achieve their unique health and fitness goals through a holistic approach and personalized programs.

Head to one of four locations throughout the city for a hands-on experience. Start with a complimentary one-on-one goal-setting session during your first visit, included in the One Week Free Pass.

ECAs first step is understanding where you are now, what’s important to you, and where you want to go. Then, their expert fitness team will create a customized plan to help guide you towards those results.


There’s no shortage of state-of-the-art equipment across all ECA locations.


Photo provided by Emerald City Athletics

A results-driven approach

ECA uses a four-step system, VOPA, to lead members through their fitness journey:
  1. Vision
  2. Objectives
  3. Process
  4. Accountability
ECA can help Seattleites seeking a strategy and support system that will help them work towards their goals. Members are a part of a community that knows your name and is committed to your success — whatever that looks like.


Exercise is always better with an accountability buddy.


Photo provided by Emerald City Athletics

Becoming a member

Seattleites can choose from three memberships, plus personal training options:
  • All Access | Enjoy open gym access to all Seattle locations, including top-notch equipment + facilities.
  • Amenities Plus | Includes access to amenities, ongoing program support, nutrition plans, and more.
  • Champions Training | Includes Access and Amenities benefits, plus Champions Training classes.
  • Add-On Personal Training | Work one-on-one with world-class, certified personal trainers.

Ready to break a sweat?

If you’re on the hunt for a neighborhood gym feel with modern equipment and an individualized experience, ECA offers one week of free, unlimited access to all local residents.

Snag a pass to check out gym locations, Champions classes, amenities, participate in your first custom goal-setting session (and more).
What makes you choose a gym?
A. Knowledgeable team
B. Great amenities
C. Equipment and class options
D. Personalized experience
E. Other
Seattle Good Business Network
Thursday, May 23
  • Rooftop Yoga | Thursday, May 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Monkey Loft, 2915 First Ave. S., Seattle | $40-$180 | Breathe deeper knowing that most of your problems are quite literally beneath you — post-class dance parties start June 20.
  • Author Talk: Linda Stewart Henley presents “Kate’s War: A Novel” | Thursday, May 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park | Free | In this historical fiction, a young woman in WWII-era England finds new inner courage after she becomes responsible for a Jewish girl whose family has been deported.
Friday, May 24
  • Make Your Own Chocolate Bar | Friday, May 24 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Big Block Brewing, 3310 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy., Seattle | $60 | Make three chocolate bars with toppings of your own choosing.
Saturday, May 25
  • Free All Girls Flag Football Clinic | Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Islander Middle School, 7447 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island | Free | Help your young’n of any skill level up their game.
  • Hangar 30 Flea & Vintage Show | Saturday, May 25 | 12-6 p.m. | Magnuson Park Hangar 30, 6310 NE 74th St., Seattle | $5-$15 | This quarterly market is promising 35% more antiques and vintage furniture than ever before — but also expect food trucks, a live DJ, and 100+ vendor booths.
Sunday, May 26
  • Scenthound Meetup | Sunday, May 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Dog Yard Bar, 1546 NW Leary Way, Seattle | $0-$16 | Bring your little howler to meet other Beagles, Bassets, Foxhounds, and others — mixes are welcome.
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News Notes
  • Mayday, mayday — a 73-ft fishing boat collided with a pier and several other docked ships west of the Ballard Bridge Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported, and the Coast Guard is working to figure out what caused the accident. (Seattle Times)
  • The Trust for Public Land recently named Seattle Parks and Rec as the sixth best recreational system in the US. The study, which looked at the 100 largest US cities, used factors like access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity to make its list.
  • Consider us Google-y eyed — Redmond High School freshman Mahee Chandrasekhar has been named the Washington state winner in Google’s annual “Doodle for Google” contest. This year’s theme requested students follow the prompt “My wish for the next 25 years.” (GeekWire)
  • One of the surefire signs of summer is almost here — the opening of the city’s sprayparks and beaches. Several sprayparks + outdoor pools will open this weekend on Saturday, May 25, with another round of wading pools opening the week of June 22.
  • A few trails on Mount St. Helens will be closing on weekdays until 2027 while crews work on a drainage tunnel at Spirit Lake. These trails include sections of the Truman Trail, Plains of Abraham, Windy Trail, and Harry’s Ridge. (Seattle Times)
  • J.P. Crawford is finally back from the injured list, but how is this affecting the lineup now? Hear from the local experts on the Mariners with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
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