Community Blog

Explore +

Best Swim & Tennis Clubs on Mercer Island

Summer is fast approaching, and warmer weather on the island means more time outside with friends and family. Among Mercer Island’s best features are its swim and tennis clubs, providing […]

Read more

Born out of burnout: Technique Pilates & Fitness Studio

Pilates shifted Jenifer Baker’s mindset, and at Technique Pilates & Fitness Studio, she hopes to help others do the same. Baker was a runner and barre fitness enthusiast when a […]

Read more

5 fall walks on Mercer Island

Mercer Island looks particularly spectacular in the season of fall, when the deciduous trees show off in gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, and red. Now that fall is officially here, […]

Read more

Help in Hard Times: Local Mental Health & Emotional Support Resources

Every weekday around 12:30 pm, our neighbors’ dog – a yellow lab named Harry – bounds into our backyard. I am often working at our dining room table and from […]

Read more

Ask a Master Gardener via Zoom

The WSU Extension of the Master Gardeners of King County has closed its in-person Plant-Answer Clinics for the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, the Master Gardener’s […]

Read more

Mercer Island Fitness Studios & Health Clubs offering online classes

Fitness studios and health clubs are now closed on Mercer Island, but you may still be able get your workouts in with your favorite instructors online. Here’s a list of […]

Read more

A Runner’s Guide to Mercer Island

If you enjoy running and walking for exercise, you probably already experience the joy of setting out on foot on Mercer Island. Our park space and trail system provide miles […]

Read more

Local Garden Inspiration: Lara Sanderson’s Food Forest

It was a natural disaster that begat Lara Sanderson’s backyard food forest. A few years ago, the whole side of the ravine in her backyard slid away. Surveying the damage, […]

Read more

5th Annual Mercer Island All Comers Track Meet will take place on July 25th

You’re invited to participate in the 5th annual All Comers Track Meet on Thursday, July 25th. This event offers fun for the whole family and will take place at the […]

Read more

All Island Track Meet to take place Friday, June 14th

The 49th Annual All Island Track Meet for 4th and 5th graders from Mercer Island elementary schools will be held on Friday, June 14th from 1 to 3:30 pm at […]

Read more

Bluebirds running groups for women and kids take flight on Mercer Island

Calling all women runners and kid runners on Mercer Island! Here are two new running groups on Mercer Island that will take your running to another level, even if that […]

Read more

Raising the Barre: Barre Rev is Mercer Island’s Newest Fitness Studio

Barre Rev, a new fitness studio, has recently opened on Mercer Island, replacing The Dailey Method in studio space located in the Aviara building in downtown Mercer Island. If you’ve […]

Read more

Mercer Island Fitness Guide

The Best Fitness Classes, Studios, and Health Clubs on Mercer Island Looking for a place to get fit? You don’t have to look far. Mercer Island has an enviable selection […]

Read more

Thanksgiving Week Workouts and Family Fitness Fun

Do you want to burn some calories in advance of your Thanksgiving meal? Give back through a great workout or enjoy some family fitness fun on Mercer Island before your […]

Read more

4th Annual Steps & Reps Family Sweat Session at Mercerdale Park on Sunday, July 29th

Join the Mercer Island community for the 4th Annual Steps & Reps Family Sweat Session, an outdoor workout held in Mercerdale Park on Sunday, July 29, starting at 8:45 am. […]

Read more

Club Pilates studio opening this spring on Mercer Island

Opening in a few short weeks, Club Pilates Mercer Island will be the newest fitness studio to join Mercer Island’s downtown health and wellness scene. Construction is ongoing and equipment […]

Read more

MI Athletic Club named Mercer Island 2017 Business of the Year

On January 11th at its monthly Membership Luncheon, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce announced Mercer Island’s 2017 Business of the Year. This year, the honor goes to MI Athletic Club […]

Read more

Thanksgiving Day Workouts & Family Fútbol on Mercer Island

Give back through a great workout or play some family-friendly fùtbol (aka soccer) before your Thanksgiving Day feasting and festivities begin.  The fùtbol is free and all Thanksgiving fitness events […]

Read more

Celebrate Father's Day with Steps & Reps in Mercerdale Park

You know you live on Mercer Island when your fellow community members are planning to celebrate Father’s Day together with a “steps and reps” workout in Mercerdale Park. Given our […]

Read more

Orangetheory Fitness now open on Mercer Island

Orangetheory Fitness is now open on Mercer Island, adding another dynamic fitness option to our community’s abundant health and wellness offerings. The studio is located in The Hadley building in […]

Read more