Mercer Island Fitness Guide

Updated on May 1, 2022 | by Erin Sirianni

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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 of both boutique fitness studios and fully featured, state-of-the-art health clubs. The challenge is to find the best fit for you – or why not find a few favorites for a varied fitness routine? Set up a tour at a club or try a new class today!


Mercer Island Beach Club

8326 Avalon Drive
Phone: 206-232-3125

Since its origin in 1952, the Mercer Island Beach Club has been a premier destination for fitness and wellness, in addition to summer socializing and family fun. Located on the southeast side of Mercer Island, the club offers a full suite of amenities within its integrated 7.5 acres of waterfront property along with a breathtaking view of Mount Rainier. Members enjoy a 2,200 square-foot state-of-the art fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, six outdoor tennis courts, two pools (activity and competition), a dedicated pickleball court, basketball and volleyball courts, beach access, boat moorage, and a clubhouse for club socials and private events.

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Mercer Island Country Club

8700 SE 71st St
Phone: 206-232-5600

The Mercer Island Country Club (MICC) has been serving its members since its founding in 1967. While not on the water but conveniently located on the south end of the island, MICC is considered a great year-round club and is ideal for avid tennis players as the only local club with indoor as well as outdoor tennis courts. It also features an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with a spring diving board and a weight room and fitness studio, with modern equipment and machines, including Peloton spin bikes and TRX equipment.

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Mercerwood Shore Club

4150 E Mercer Way
Phone: 206-232-1622

A beautiful waterfront property with a convenient eastside location, the Mercerwood Shore Club opened a new, state-of-the-art clubhouse in July 2015. The 6,000 square-foot facility features a modern lounge, cardio studio, weight room, hot tub, and wading pool for toddlers. Members enjoy 500-feet of sprawling waterfront property, a pristine 25-meter pool with a one-meter diving board, four outdoor tennis courts, beach access, and boat moorage.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center

3801 East Mercer Way
Phone: 206-232-7115

A hub of Jewish life and culture on Mercer Island but welcoming to all, the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) is a fully featured family-friendly health club with offerings that can’t be found at the other clubs, including a gymnasium, indoor running track, and racquetball courts. The SJCC also features a 2,000 square-foot fitness center, pool, studios for fitness classes, a boxing room with heavy bags and speed bags, a strength and conditioning room with sandbags, kettle bells, and big tires. Additionally, they host pickleball on Saturday and Sundays, with indoor courts and all necessary equipment for the game.

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Mercer Island Community & Event Center

8236 SE 24th St
Phone: 206-275-7609

While not exactly a club on Mercer Island, the Mercer Island Community & Event Center (MICEC) shouldn’t be overlooked as a possibility for fulfilling your fitness needs. The MICEC features a 1,450 square-foot fitness room with Techno Gym cardio equipment and free weights, which you can access with a reasonably priced daily drop-in pass or a punch pass. The MICEC also features a 10,000 square-foot gymnasium that can accommodate one full-size or two half-size basketball courts, up to three volleyball courts, ping pong tables, senior walking, an indoor playground for toddlers and their families, and six pickleball or badminton courts. A variety of fitness classes and personal training are also offered. Drop-in sports are available three times per day. The times change every quarter, so reference their website for the most up-to-date information. 

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Boutique Fitness Studios

212 Health & Fitness

2558 76th Ave. SE #138
Phone: 206-852-8377

Specializing in teams and individuals of all ages, 212 Health & Fitness owner Jason Kaliloa teaches functional fitness using sleds, free weights, TRX suspension systems, slam balls, stationary bikes, water towers, dumbbells ranging from 3-100 lbs., punching bags, kettle bells, strength bands, boxes, medicine balls, stability balls, pull up bars, dip machines and good old body weight exercises. Kaliloa’s clients range from 14 to 78 years of age, and he works with each client individually to design a plan for success.

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Club Pilates

2601 76th Ave SE, Suite 103
Phone: 206-227-4343

Club Pilates opened in 2018 in The Hadley building in downtown Mercer Island. Classes range from beginner Pilates classes to advanced Cardio Sculpt workouts and are designed to be inclusive and accessible to everyone, from youth to senior, of all ability levels. Memberships are available to men, women, and teens focused on results-based training to strengthen the core, improve flexibility, and posture, and to achieve mind-body connection.

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Core Havn

7687 SE 27th St
Phone: 206-708-6495

Core Havn opened on Mercer Island in June 2021, and the studio derives its name from owner Catherine DeHaven and her unshakable belief that any person can become strong and secure when connecting into their individual “core,” whether that’s abdominal muscles or inner strength. Core Havn offers Slow Resistance Training, an approach that focuses on muscular endurance, muscular strength, and mobility. In addition to group fitness classes, Core Havn offers versatile, cutting-edge Xformer equipment, which facilitates Slow Resistance Training exercises, traditional strength training moves, and classical Pilates poses. To get acquainted with the equipment, you can sign up for an Intro to Xformer class or a private session with an instructor.

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Fitness Together – Mercer Island

3011 78th Ave SE, Ste 140
Phone: 206-275-1313

Fitness Together – Mercer Island focuses on one-on-one personal training, including high-intensity intervals and Tabata workouts, mixed martial arts-inspired workouts, boot camps, strength, and body-weight training. They serve all demographics, providing specialized fitness programming for youth, women, and seniors.

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Impact Fitness + Training

77 Central Building, Ste 118, 2630 77th Ave SE
Phone: 206-769-5572

Formerly the MI Athletic Club, Impact Fitness + Training offers comprehensive, cutting-edge fitness classes and personal training in a bright, modern facility in downtown Mercer Island. The classes offer something for everyone, plus a whole lot of fun. You’ll find cycling, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), circuit-style training, functional and TRX strength training, and more. Some classes offer multiple modalities – you’ll get cycling and strength training in Ride & Rip, for example; other classes are focused and hone in on strengthening specific muscle groups, such as the the Arms & Abs class. You can also take advantage of Open Gym visits and work out on the equipment at your own pace. Massage Therapy is another offering at Impact Fitness you won’t want to miss.

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8236 SE 24th St
Phone: 206-232-2608

Jazzercise arrived on the national fitness scene 45 years ago and has been going strong on Mercer Island ever since, thanks to local owner Lori Hollow. This group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone, and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Classes were put on hold during the pandemic but will be offered soon at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, weekdays at 8 am.

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Orangetheory Mercer Island

2601 76th Ave SE
Phone: 425-278-5709

Orangetheory Fitness offers 60-minute workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training with heart rate monitors to track intensity and maximize metabolic burn. Workouts are two-part (cardio and strength training) and led by a fitness trainer. The studio has 14 treadmills, 14 rowing machines, 14 suspension unit systems and plenty of free weights and benches for sessions of 28 to 42 people, or as few as four.

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Technique Pilates & Fitness Studio

2729 78th Ave SE
Phone: 206-519-3182

Technique Pilates & Fitness Studio provides a community space for bodies of all shapes and sizes to find joy through movement. Their focus is on low-impact muscular strength and endurance sequences in Reformer Pilates, Barre, and Strength and Sculpt. Instructors are highly trained, client focused, and tailor sessions to ensure a great experience and workout. Benefits include better mind-body-spirit connection, whole body strengthening, core control, and balance with improved postural alignment and flexibility. From experienced practitioners to beginners and even those looking to compliment other athletics, there is something for everyone. They offer group class formats, private / semi-private sessions, private events, and workshops.

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7803 SE 27th Street #174
Phone: 206-275-2300

Founded in 2003, Yogabliss is a homegrown, local Mercer Island yoga studio that offers a warm, welcoming space for yoga students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels of experience. They offer a wide variety of classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats based in different yoga styles and levels of intensity, including both heated and room temperature classes. Yogabliss instructors teach modifications for all levels and encourage mindfulness to keep your practice safe. Their goal is to support the individual path of self-inquiry and personal development.

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2601 76th Ave, Suite 104
Phone: 206-519-5617

Newly opened in early 2022 in the Hadley building, YogaSix offers something for everyone with six core class types, ranging from “slow and mindful” to “hot and powerful,” along with beginner-level and sculpt classes. You’ll find that instructors use easy-to-follow language in teaching six core movements that provide high-intensity training, relaxation, and deep stretching. Contact their studio directly for additional memberships and packages. The expert staff will help you find the right class to help you achieve your goals.

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