We never underestimate the power of community. A Seattle, WA gym & wellness
space designed to lift yourself up and bring others along with you.
Lift local means supporting your neighbors. It means a gym that includes
everyone, a place to celebrate and respect all bodies. Regardless of how you love
to move, we have what you need to get your sweat on.
WHO WE ARE
We bring family to fitness. After buying the Seattle gym in late 2019, our owners, John and Jess, worked to create a gym & wellness space which reflected the personal atmosphere of a family-owned business and delivered the range and variety of a commercial gym.
Using skills gained from years as a nurse working with marginalized populations, Jess has dedicated her
time to create a gym experience where everyone feels seen and capable. Her passion? Helping people meet both physical and emotional goals through healthy movement.
John is a Seattle native that brings 20 years of experience in the fitness industry to the table. Motivated by bringing people together through the common goal of self-improvement, he uses his knowledge to help transform lives. For him, providing the tools for people to create their own change is what it’s all about.
The heart and soul of our business? Vivienne, the daughter of John and Jess. She is a passionate reminder of why we work hard in the present to improve the future. A strong girl, who encourages us to remain curious, practice kindness and celebrate perseverance.
WHY WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Healthy movement changes lives. A healthy version of you is the most helpful thing to society. By creating a safe space for all folx, we strive to be a welcoming piece of the First Hill Community.
We are excited to provide a place for people to engage in exercise, regardless of their access to outdoor space at home. Whether you love yoga, strength-training, cardio, group fitness classes or dance, we make sure we have the equipment you need.
Community — Build confidence. Challenge yourself. Express happiness. Be safe. Feel supported.
Empowerment —Inspire others to create a sense of strength. Improve everyone’s quality of life.
Respect — Unbiased respect for the rights, values and beliefs of everyone. Recognize and reflect our changing and adapting community. Create inclusive spaces for current and future members. Honor all bodies.
Fun — Exercise for the fun of it. Laugh with your neighbors. Keep our movement time effective and rewarding, but keep it light too.
Cleanliness — Leave it better than you found it.
A member must submit the cancellation form, to the front desk a minimum of 15 days prior to their draw date. No cancellations will be accepted over the phone, by text, or social media message.
A member can transfer their membership to another individual with a $25 transfer fee. This individual must complete all necessary documentation and provide a method of payment for the membership to be officially transferred.
MEMBERSHIP UPGRADE POLICY
A member may upgrade their membership from The Traveler to The Resident or The Traveler to The Swing Shift by paying a $50 upgrade fee. A member may move from The Swing Shift to The Resident for a $100 change fee. A member may upgrade to The Seattleite simply by paying the prepaid membership fee.
FREEZING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
A member can freeze a membership 48 hrs before their draw date through any means of notification. $10/month (plus tax) fee is required to sustain a freeze. A freeze can be implemented for a maximum of 4 months at which point the account will unfreeze and continue to be billed at their standard rate.
Members can refer their friends/family members as long as they live or work within 5 miles of the facility. NO REFERRALS FROM OUT OF TOWN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. A referral will be given 1 free day pass. All necessary documentation must be filled out and prospect entered into the system. If that individual signs up the original member will be given a $15 gift card to a local business (businesses will vary).
AGE OF ACCESS
The minimum age to use the facility is 12 years old with adult supervision. A waiver can be filled out by an underage member's guardian to use the facility without supervision if 16 years old +, but must be approved by a manager/owner before allowed.
OUR APP: NWF CONNECT
iPhone or Google Play Store
Why download the app, you ask? Well, because you can:
Plan and schedule your personal training session, group exercise classes, and Sunlighten Infrared sauna use from your mobile device
Member Card/FOB: No need to remember a physical card, use our app to store your membership ID and access the facility.
View account information such as check-in history and billing information.