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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Best Swim & Tennis Clubs on Mercer Island

Among Mercer Island’s best features are our swim and tennis clubs, providing social fun in the sun and great opportunities for both kids and adults to participate in competitive and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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My MI Fitness Guide

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

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mercer Island Fitness Revolution to take place Saturday, October 22nd

The Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Fitness Revolution event, in partnership with Evolve Events, on Saturday, October 22nd from 8 am to 3 pm. The fun, […]

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