Good Seattle / Cap Hill gyms?

  • atxclimber

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    Sep 26, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    Hey, guys! Long time, no see... I just moved to Seattle so I've been a bit frazzled for the last month, but a month of eating like shit and not exercising is starting to make me feel like crap, like I have a mild flu all the time, and my apartment is finally unpacked and things are settling down, so I can start cooking real food for myself again... and start working out again!

    I'm not sure which of my various exercises/sports I'm going to start doing again -- I'm leaning towards road biking and yoga, but I'm not ruling out continuing to weightlift right now, and anyway I'm sure I will at some point in the future.

    Long story short: Can anyone recommend particularly good gyms in the Capitol Hill area? Ideally ones that are gay-friendly with plenty of eye candy... but not so much eye candy you end up waiting for benches and squat racks all the time.

    Thanks, guys! I'm happy to be here -- I really like the environment here a lot. I was worried about the gray and the short winter days coming from Austin, but it already reminds me of New England where I grew up, and I love it.
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    Sep 26, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    When I lived in Seattle I went to Gold's on Broadway. It's smallish, but has lots of equipment and tons of eye candy especially during it's peak hours.
  • auryn

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    Sep 26, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    With all the health food stores that we have, why eat like shit? Gold's on Broadway is a no- it's tiny.

    24 hour (full service gym) on Denny and Eastlake
    Epicenter or All Star Fitness in downtown are good ones. I just heard from a friend that All Star just got an influx of hotties from another gym that closed recently.
  • atxclimber

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    Sep 27, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    auryn: I haven't been shopping, my apartment kitchen was tiny until I built it out with shelving and counters, and my office stocks tons of candy. icon_smile.gif

    But I'm back on, now, stocked my freezer with chicken and salmon and my fridge with yogurt and veggies, and my pantry is full of whole grains. Being a 2-block walk from the Madison Market certainly helps there.

    Thanks for the recommendations. 24hr might be the way to go, as there's one like 100ft from my office in Kirkland, too.
  • auryn

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    Sep 28, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    Ah! The 24 hour Kirkland cruise gym. Such a reputation that one has. icon_smile.gif
  • atxclimber

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    Sep 28, 2008 6:31 AM GMT
    Really? As far as I can tell, the only people who live in Kirkland are attractive female divorcees.
  • ozmuscle

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    Jan 19, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    Great post guys! I have recently moved to Seattle too and am looking for a good gym. Good equipment and a serious training environment are my priorities. Am currently trying out LA Fitness - not that impressed with it though. Checked out the downtown Gold's and have to admit I was disappointed. WIll definitely check out the other gyms mentioned - but if you can think of any other gyms that you'd recommend - please let me know!
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    Jan 20, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    I live near Seattle currently, but I go to climbing gyms. If anyone is interested in checking one out there is a great one in Bellevue (just across I-90) that is great called Stone Gardens which has a nice weight room (on top of the climbing facilities icon_biggrin.gif).
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:17 AM GMT
    I used to go to Seattle Athletic Club downtown when I was over there. Reciprocal membership. They seemed pretty well equipped and convenient to where I was staying. But it was a long time ago.
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:56 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI used to go to Seattle Athletic Club downtown when I was over there. Reciprocal membership. They seemed pretty well equipped and convenient to where I was staying. But it was a long time ago.


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    Jan 20, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    jonnyboy said
    mindgarden saidI used to go to Seattle Athletic Club downtown when I was over there. Reciprocal membership. They seemed pretty well equipped and convenient to where I was staying. But it was a long time ago.


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    but really, its one of seattles finest!!!
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    atxclimber saidIdeally ones that are gay-friendly with plenty of eye candy...


    #YCYL

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    Incendiary said
    atxclimber saidIdeally ones that are gay-friendly with plenty of eye candy...


    #YCYL

    Ycyl.jpg


    There was a tiny crowded gym, kind of across the street from the convention center entrance, in the 90's. The only place I've actually seen people working out in drag from the "international male" catalog. Yeah, I only went in there once.
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    There was a tiny crowded gym, kind of across the street from the convention center entrance, in the 90's. The only place I've actually seen people working out in drag from the "international male" catalog. Yeah, I only went in there once.


    Disturbing... I'm guessing they were all like the gays at my gym who don't actually work out but just talk to each other and check out guys, right?
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    Incendiary said
    mindgarden said
    There was a tiny crowded gym, kind of across the street from the convention center entrance, in the 90's. The only place I've actually seen people working out in drag from the "international male" catalog. Yeah, I only went in there once.


    Disturbing... I'm guessing they were all like the gays at my gym who don't actually work out but just talk to each other and check out guys, right?


    Well, let's just say that I don't think it's physically possible to do squats in some of that gear icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    Incendiary said
    atxclimber saidIdeally ones that are gay-friendly with plenty of eye candy...


    #YCYL

    Ycyl.jpg


    Well, well, well. Look who's back!