Unsupervised muscles often roam the streets, bashing in mailboxes and teasing neighborhood dogs about their posture. Keep your contractile tissue in line with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a New Year, New You gym package (a $360 value) at Olympic Athletic Club in Ballard. The package includes a one-month membership, two personal-training sessions, a 30-minute massage, and unlimited tanning. The enrollment fee is waived with your Groupon.
For more than 30 years, Olympic Athletic Club, voted Best Workout Venue in Ballard by the Ballard News-Tribune in 2009, has provided members with exercise, nutrition, and general wellness support in a premier fitness facility. Take advantage of one month's worth of 24-hour access to cardio and weight machines, plus two personal-training sessions to remake your body in the chiseled, golden image of a foil-wrapped Easter bunny. A month's worth of unlimited tanning, meanwhile, will make sure that your cargo cult continues to worship you as a solar deity. After plundering the treasure trove of amenities and perks—including 80-plus weekly group-fitness-class sessions, an aquatics center, court sports, and free parking—you can reward your hardworking muscles with a 30-minute knot-melting massage. Olympic Athletic Club also has childcare available for an additional cost.
First-time guests or nonmembers only. Must be 18 or older.
- This place is really terrific. There are tons of cardio machines, on multiple levels, excellent weight training machines and two women's locker rooms, the upstairs one being adults only, with a steam room and a jacuzzi, just for the ladies. – Teresita C, Yelp
- This gym is great! The staff are all super friendly, the facility is clean and well maintained (albeit a confusing floorplan), there's a plethora of classes to choose from, and might I add, it's open 24 hours a day. – Leon T., Yelp
Olympic Athletic Club
Members of Olympic Athletic Club strengthen their muscles in a building where weary nineteenth-century travelers used to rest theirs. The historical former hotel still exudes old-fashioned glamour, from the theater-like marquee and a clock designed by renowned neon artist Roger Legerano to the interior's leather furniture and exposed brick walls. A tour of the inside of the club also reveals why it was named Best Workout Venue in 2009 by the Ballard News-Tribune and Best Health Club in 2012 by Seattle Magazine.
In addition to rows of cardio machines with personal-viewing screens, visitors catch a glimpse of group classes that range from meditative tai chi to high-intensity boot-camp workouts. Children in the Kids Korner can entertain themselves by calculating the number of calories in an invisible friend's lunch while their parents swim laps in the pool or play a game on the basketball and racquetball courts.
5301 Leary Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington 98107Get Directions