January 28

Get Your Move On

SLU is full of fitness options for all levels.

As we wrap up the first month of 2022, we continue our goal of highlighting healthy opportunities from neighborhood businesses. This week, we look at four fitness studios that feature a variety of fitness classes that will help keep you moving. Whether you’re training for a competition or simply seeking a workout that will help you burn calories (or stress), you’ll find a fit in South Lake Union.

Row, Row, Row Yourself

The Rowhouse opened in August 2021 on Fairview Avenue North. The studio is dedicated to a rowing-based fitness program, which engages over 86% of your body’s muscles. Expect to feel the burn in your legs, arms, core, and back. You can choose from Signature, Full Row, Restore or Power. All classes are 45 minutes long, set to music and lights and led by an energetic coach. 419 Fairview Ave. N., therowhouse.com

People in a rowing class.

Wine and Ride

Party on a bike? That’s how Cyclebar SLU owner Veronica Nett describes the classes at her studio. “We are all about the notion a great playlist can make the hardest workout fun, or at least enjoyable. Each instructor makes their own unique playlist for every class, and no playlist is repeated. This allows instructors to integrate their own taste, mood, interests, and style,” she said.

Classes are 45 minutes and be sure to look out for special sessions like CycleGives on 2/5 at 1pm in support of SoleMates ($25 minimum donation to book this class) and a House Wine night featuring a tasting after class on 2/9. New to Cyclebar? Your first class is $5. 1288 Harrison Street, cyclebar.com

Cycle instruction conducting a class.

Go With the Flow

Studio classes, training, state-of-the-art gym equipment, and excellent facilities are all on offer at Flow Fitness, but the key here is variety.  From cycling to strength training, conditioning, power yoga, Barre, and more, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for at Flow. Want to give it a whirl? You can get a 30-day “Fit” experience for $30, which includes unlimited classes and gym, a training and nutrition guide, and access to on-demand classes. Additional 30-day trial programs included semi and full personal training. 311 Terry Ave., flowfitnessseattle.com

Get Your Butt Kicked at Barry’s

Or really any body part — Barry’s Bootcamp focuses on a different muscle group every day of the week (Monday is Arms & Abs, Tuesday Full Body lower focus, etc.). Promising to “burn off the Seattle freeze” (we see what they did there), Barry’s is known for its high-intensity interval training and signature red room.  You can try The Original HIIT Workout, which is half treadmill, half strength training, or The Original Double Floor, which is great for those who aren’t all that into running. Expect to work hard — attendees often burn 1000+ calories in these 50–60-minute instructor-led sessions. In need of some pre-work fuel, or a post-class treat? Barry’s Fuel Bar, an in-house drink bar featuring drinks that can help with everything from performance boosts to muscle recovery.

Interior photograph of a gym with rows of treadmills illuminated with red light.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy of The Rowhouse, Barry’s Bootcamp, Flow Fitness, & Cyclebar.

At The Center

SLU is the geographical center of Seattle