Before you join a health and fitness club, be realistic about what activities
you are likely to participate in and how often youll use it. If you have
never exercised before, or havent exercised for a long time, question
whether you will be able to stick with a new fitness regimen. Most people
who join clubs stop using them after only a few months. Since many clubs
charge nonrefundable initiation fees, youll waste a lot of money if you
If you still want to join up, this article will help you choose a club.
Our Ratings Tables list ratings of area fitness centers based on quality
and price, and offer details on available facilities, activities, and amenities.
Some quick advice:
Weigh all your options. Can you get exercise less expensively some other
wayfor example, by doing pushups and situps, running, biking, or joining
a sports team or exercise class? Also check out fitness centers operated
by local governments; many operate less expensive fitness club-like facilities.
Shop around. Youll find that some clubs charge twice as much as their
competitors for about the same facilities and amenities. Because many clubs
have several fee plans and discount optionsand may offer the best deals
only if its absolutely necessary to close a salemake sure the sales staff
offers you the best available rates. When discussing costs, mention other
clubs youre considering. And check whether you qualify for a discount
based on an arrangement between the facility and your employer or health
insurance plan. In particular, many Medicare Advantage policyholders have
access to programs that offer free or very low-cost memberships at participating
Ask whether a membership youre considering includes a time commitment.
If youve never joined a fitness facility, test both your determination
to exercise and the club by taking a short-term or month-to-month option.
Before signing on the dotted line, find out the rules for canceling and
freezing the membership.
Request a guest pass to try out any club you are considering. While there,
check out the cleanliness and condition of equipment. Use your pass at
a time when youre most likely to exercise regularly so you can see how
crowded it gets and judge how helpful the staff is.
Have sales staff put promises in writing. If a salesperson has said you
can cancel your membership at any time, make sure it says as much in the
contract. If the salesperson says the facility is about to break ground
on a new lap pool, dont believe it unless its written down.
We are bombarded with images of perfect bodies in prime physical condition
in ads for everything from beer to sugary sodas to soap: firm, toned, and
beautiful. But Madison Avenue didnt invent the appeal of physical fitness.
Medical experts uniformly agree that regular exercise, coupled with a balanced
and modest diet, is key to longer, healthier, and more satisfying lives.
There are a lot of ways to get in shape and stay in shape. Even small efforts
help: Take the stairs instead of the elevator; park at the far end of the
lot; take a walk before or after dinner. A lot of newly fitness-inspired
people join health and fitness clubs, believing that the facilitiesand
the financial commitment of membershipmay finally supply the motivations
they need to get fit and stay fit.
If you are thinking of joining a health and fitness club, know upfront
that the fitness industry thrives on good intentions. Most people who join
clubs stop using them after only a few months. Since many clubs charge
nonrefundable initiation fees, you can waste a lot of money if you quit.
Compare the costs of joining a club to the many other fitness options,
which are discussed in this article.
Be prepared to make a number of decisions. There are many clubs in the
area from which to choose, each likely to offer several membership options.
And because sales staff at some clubs use high-pressure and deceptive sales
tactics to close deals, its not always easy to make the right choices.
Membership at many clubs doesnt come cheap. Although some bare-bones gyms
charge less than $300 a year, many charge more than $600 per person for
the first year, including initiation fees. Want a club that offers racquet
sports or a wide range of facilities and amenities? Expect to pay a lot
While amenities and services vary from facility to facility, large price
differences exist among clubs with roughly the same basic features. If
youre just interested in fitness equipment and group exercise classes,
a single membership that provides unlimited access to all facilities for
one year costs, at the time of our last full, published article, $265 at
Maple Valley Fitness; at American Athlete at Greenlake youll pay $660.
If you want to play indoor tennis and swim, a three-year couples membership
costs $4,958 at Gold Creek Tennis & Sports; at PRO Sports Club, youll
This article will help you sort through those options and, if you decide
that a health and fitness club is the best way to go, help you get what
you want at the best available price.
If you dont currently exercise on a regular basis, or want to increase
your fitness regimen, first formulate a plan. For most people, beginning
a drastically new exercise routine is akin to quitting a bad habit: Making
a doable plan increases your chance of success. Your plan should include
realistic fitness goals, a list of exercises for achieving those goals,
an exercise schedule, and a list of reasons to keep you motivated. (If
you are older than 40, check with a physician before beginning any program
of increased exercise.)
Obviously you have a better chance of changing your habits if you enjoy
what youre doing. Although some individuals endure a few months of agony
before they start to enjoy exercise for its own sake, its easier if you
like it from the start. It helps if your new exercise regimen includes
opportunities to see friends or meet new people. So does an attractive
facility. And it certainly helps if you look forward to playing a sport
you enjoy, rather than pedaling in place or pushing and pulling on a machine.
Before joining a club, think about your own motivations and interestsand
consider alternatives. Many consumers pay fitness clubs a lot of money
for activities available more cheaply elsewhere.
In fact, most people can save money and meet all their fitness and recreation
needs without joining private fitness clubs. You can do pushups, situps,
and many other exercises at home for free. Walking, running, and biking
are very inexpensive. A regular soccer or basketball game at a nearby park
is not only inexpensive but probably a lot more fun than lugging weights
around a smelly gym. For a one-time investment of a few hundred dollars,
you can buy various types of home exercise equipment.
Local governments offer exercise facilities and programs. Recreation centers
and local parks have cardiovascular fitness equipment, weightlifting rooms,
tennis courts, swimming pools, aerobics classes, basketball courts, sports
leagues, and much moreall free or much cheaper than comparably equipped
private health clubs.
For example, the Federal Way Community Center offers a fitness center,
three gymnasiums, indoor pools, indoor track, a wide range of group exercise
classes, and a climbing pinnacle. For access to all facilities, adults
pay $8 per day ($5 for seniors and teens). Adult residents can pay $39.99
per month with no term commitment.
Access to the Tukwila Community Center costs $5 daily for adults ($3 for
seniors and youth) or $29 per month for residents ($19 per month for senior
and youth residents). Seniors (ages 50 and up) can use the fitness room
for free from 6:30 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Seniors will also find good deals in Renton. The Renton Senior Activity
Center has a fitness room, available only for adults ages 50 and up for
only $1 per day. The fitness center at Renton Community Center offers $1
entry to seniors on weekdays between 6:00 and 9:30 a.m. Fitness passes
for residents of all ages are $20 per month or $200 per year ($24 per month
or $240 per year for nonresidents) for the Renton Community Center.
The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department operates eight indoor pools
and 12 community centers with fitness centers. Adults pay $3 per visit
($2 for seniors) to use a fitness center and $5.25 per visit to swim ($3.75
for youth and seniors).
Below we list all local government-run recreation centers that have at
least a weight room/fitness center and/or an indoor swimming pool. Almost
all allow use of exercise facilitieswithout requiring a term commitmentfor
usually much less than the least expensive private health clubs with comparable
Even if you expect to eventually join a private health and fitness club,
spend a few months trying the alternatives. That will give you a better
idea as to whether you really are likely to stick it out at a club and
which activities and facilities matter to you.
When considering a club, youll want to consider several points, including
what its members say about it, its location, membership fees, contract
terms, facilities and equipment, classes, and amenities. Our Ratings Tables include many of these details for area facilities.
Our Ratings Tables report ratings of the facilities by their customers.
We surveyed area consumers (primarily CHECKBOOK and Consumer Reports subscribers)
and asked them to rate health and fitness centers they had used inferior,
adequate, or superior on the following aspects of service quality
Quality/maintenance of facilities and equipment
Adequacy of facilities/equipment for demand
Quality of instruction
Availability/convenience of organized group activities
Friendliness of staff
Providing what the sales staff promised
Overall value for your money
For facilities in the Puget Sound area that received at least 10 ratings,
our Ratings Tables show the percent of each clubs surveyed customers
who rated it superior (as opposed to adequate or inferior) on each
survey question. (Click here for further
discussion of our customer survey and other research methods.)
Although several clubs rate quite high on all survey measures, we receive
scads of complaints about many other facilities, as evidenced by the ratings
shown for them on our Ratings Tables. The most common complaints relate
to lousy facilities and equipment, and indifferent customer service.
For firms that were evaluated in our last full, published article, our
Ratings Tables also show counts of complaints we gathered from the
Consumer Protection Division of the Washington Office of the Attorney General
for a recent two-year period. For more information on reported complaint
counts, click here.
Before joining any club, take a tour and ask questions. Most clubs provide
prospective customers with free guest passes; be sure to take advantage
of these offers.
When trying out a club, ask members what they like and dont like about
the club, and consider the following questions.
Is the location convenient?
If you cant easily get to the facility, youre not likely to use it. Consider
only facilities close to your home or workplace, depending on when you
plan to work out. Most chains offer memberships that allow you to use several
Is it open when you need it?
Check hours of operation. For early workouts, most open by 6 a.m. on weekdays
but not until 7, 8, or 9 a.m. on weekends. In the evening, most are open
until at least 10 p.m., but a few close as early as 9 p.m. Also check hours
of the specific facilities you expect to use; for example, the tennis courts
may be open until midnight while the weight room closes at 10 p.m. and
all aerobics classes end by 9 p.m. If youre interested in specific classes,
make sure theyre offered when you can attend them.
Does it have the facilities and amenities you want?
Check whether the club has the types of facilities and equipment you plan
to use. Our Ratings Tables list this information for the facilities
weve evaluated. All facilities listed on our Ratings Tables offer
some form of weight training. Many also have racquetball or squash courts,
but indoor pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, and indoor tracks are
less widely available. The table also indicates whether facilities have
such features as saunas, Jacuzzis, showers, towel service, and lockers.
Remember that our Ratings Tables say nothing about the size or quality
of what is offered: One clubs pool might be barely bigger than another
clubs hot tub.
Does stuff work?
Even if a club offers all the facilities and equipment you want to use,
they wont do you much good if theyre poorly maintained. Our Ratings Tables report how surveyed customers rated clubs for quality/maintenance
of facilities and equipment. Some clubs received superior ratings on
this question from more than 80 percent of their surveyed customers, while
others were rated superior by fewer than 20 percent.
Does it offer the classes and activities you want?
Our Ratings Tables indicate the variety of classes and activities offered
by the rated clubs, including aerobics, yoga, group cycling, and dance.
You can check the clubs schedule of classes for the current period to
see how often these activities really are available, but that wont tell
you how quickly classes fill up. To provide greater insight on the availability
of activities, our Ratings Tables report ratings on our survey question
availability/convenience of organized group activities.
Is it crowded?
Good facilities and equipment wont do you much good if you cant use them.
Our Ratings Tables show ratings on adequacy of facilities/equipment
for demand. When trying out a club, visit it during the time you are most
likely to use it, and check whether there are waits for equipment, find
out how and when to reserve court time, check sign-up rosters for courts
to see how full they are, and ask club members whether crowding is a problem.
Is it clean?
Our survey asked about cleanliness; as our Ratings Tables show, clubs
scores varied widely. When you check out clubs, pay particular attention
to the state of locker rooms, showers, and swimming pools.
Does it offer childcare?
Our Ratings Tables indicate which clubs offer childcare. If youll
be toting along your tots, inspect the kids area. Is it clean and well
maintained? Are age-appropriate toys available? Are workers attentive and
caring? Are there enough workers to safely supervise the number of kids?
Do the kids seem happy? Is the area secure?
Is the staff competent and helpful?
Youll want a well-staffed clubwith good tennis pros; experienced, inspiring
class leaders; knowledgeable instructors on weights and exercise equipment;
etc. A good staff can help you progress quickly, stay motivated, and avoid
Ask how much experience various staff members have and whether they have
certificationbut be aware that there are many certification programs,
and some of them are meaningless.
Certification programs sponsored by the Aerobics and Fitness Association
of America (www.afaa.com), American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org),
American Council on Exercise (www.acefitness.org), and The Cooper Institute
(www.cooperinstitute.org) are among the most respected. Although certification
through these programs may not ensure competence in every facet of exercise,
most provide a good foundation for personal trainers and fitness center
workers. Also find out whether any instructors have bachelors or graduate
degrees in physiology or related fields. In recent years the fitness industry
has become increasingly professionalized.
You can judge staff competence to some degree by observing them in action.
For example, ask weight-training instructors what kinds of activitiesand
what limitationsthey recommend for reaching specific goals, and then ask
why. Evaluate the coherence of their answers. Also make sure tennis pros,
for instance, provide students with the kind of feedback youd want.
Is the atmosphere right for you?
Different clubs have different atmospheres. Some are very attractively
decorated, others more down-to-earth. Some seem oriented toward socializing;
others provide little opportunity for mingling. At some clubs, standard
dress is come-as-you-are casual; at others, you might feel uncomfortable
arriving in jeans. Although in-person visits are the only way to find out
how a club feels to you, our surveys feedback on friendliness might
provide some enlightenment.
Although its easy to check on clubs facilities and activities, determining
which membership option is right for you could be a lot more difficult.
Some clubs refuse to provide price information over the phone. And even
when you can get the information, it can be hard to compare rates since
initiation fees, monthly charges, facilities, and many other features vary
widely. Even worse, you may be expected to make a substantial upfront financial
commitmenta high initiation fee or long-term contract that may cost a
lot even if you, like many club members, stop using a facility after a
At some clubs, an already confusing fee structure is made worse by salespersons
who try to squeeze prospective customers for everything they can get.
When our mystery shoppers called, some salespersons pushed long-term contracts
and mentioned month-to-month or less expensive options only after our shoppers
hesitated or asked about them. A common ploy is to offer a steep discount
only if you sign a membership contract that day.
In addition to allowing selective price squeezing, multiple pricing plans
open the way for other abuses. A salesperson might not quote the best prices
because he or she thinks youll use the facility too heavily, complain
too much, or wont fit in.
Another ploy is the non-discount discount. Many clubs print up membership
fee schedules with inflated prices so that they can cut the price during
the sales pitch.
The same non-discount strategy appears in advertising. While many advertised
specials truly offer lower prices, others are confusing or misleading come-ons.
Careful shopping is your best tactic. When deciding whether to sign up,
forget about the discount on the table and focus on how the clubs price
compares to prices at other clubs.
As previously noted, fees vary dramatically from club to club. Our Ratings Tables report fees for six different profiles, ranging from full access
for three months for one person to full access for three years for a couple.
Based on the fee information collected from the clubs that were evaluated
in our last full, published article, weve attempted to calculate the lowest
possible fee for each profile for each club. For the three-month user profile,
we assumed the user planned to use the club for three months and then quit.
Charges might be much higher for someone who planned on being a member
for a year but quit after three months.
For each profile, fee differences are large. For example, the one-year
full-access individual user would pay $265 at Maple Valley Fitness and
$3,992 at The Bellevue Club.
When comparing fees, keep several factors in mind
Which facilities you can use. One reason for the price differences is that
some clubs offer much more than others. Evaluate the price in relation
to the facilities, equipment, and activities offered (also shown on our
Ratings Tables)especially those that you expect to take advantage
of. Some clubs offer lower fees for memberships that exclude certain features,
such as racquet sports.
Times of day. You can sometimes save money by using a club only at off-peak
Per-use fees. Some clubs, or membership options, require you to pay separately
for court time or other benefits, while others offer a broader array of
benefits for a basic fee. If you want tennis instruction, regular massages,
or other personalized services, check the clubs charges for these services.
Other clubs you can use. If you are interested in using more than one club
location, either locally or outside the area, ask for details on multi-club
use opportunities. Our Ratings Tables report whether each club offers
membership options that allow customers access to other local clubs and
has memberships that allow access to other clubs nationally (typically
through a national reciprocal use program that gives its members access
to participating clubs for a per-use guest fee).
If you are interested in using more than one club location, get a list
of participating clubs. Some clubs offer use of only one other local club,
while others let you use dozens.
If you know you will be using only one club location, mention it to membership
salespersons. Health club chains often have lower membership-rate categories
for customers who agree to limit their access to one club location.
Renewal fees. Some clubs charge lower fees for renewals after an initial
Check whether you qualify for a discounted membership rate.
Many clubs offer steep discounts for seniors. The age requirement varies
by club, with some clubs offering discounts to members age 50 and up. Keep
in mind that some clubs limit access of senior memberships to off-peak
You may also qualify for a discount through your employer. Many clubs have
agreements with employers for corporate rates typically 10 to 20 percent
lower than normal rates. If your employer doesnt have an agreement, you
may be able to foster one by recruiting coworkers to join with you. Clubs
typically extend corporate rates to employees of companies that have even
a handful of employees who are willing to sign up.
Finally, find out if your health insurance plan offers benefits for fitness
services. Many insurers participate in programs that offer plan members
discounts on health and fitness club memberships at participating clubs.
And many Medicare Advantage policyholders have access to programs that
offer free or very low-cost memberships at participating fitness centers.
See below for more information.
Once you identify clubs that have the range and quality of offerings you
want, examine the kinds of financial commitments they require.
You might expect a health and fitness club to let you use it whenever you
want for a daily fee. A $10-per-day fee, for example, adds up to $1,040
per year if you used it twice a week. In fact, YMCAs and government-operated
facilitieswhich arent out to make a profitallow such per-day payment.
But most private clubs are not so flexible. Many want to lock you in with
a substantial initiation fee, a long-term contract, or both. Thats good
for the clubs: They collect your money even if youlike most new club memberslose
interest and stop using the club. But its bad for you. Oral promises salespersons
make when pitching clubs may not be legally binding. If a club does not
meet your expectations, or its service is terrible, you still may be responsible
for paying off the contract.
Dont join a club without carefully reading its contracts fine print.
For the most part, clubs are merciless in enforcing their contracts. If
youve signed up for a year and want to quit after a week, your club may
come after you to pay for the full year. You need to examine several contract
terms to determine how much flexibility youll have.
The Bellevue Clubs $2,000 initiation fee would seem stiff if you quit
after two months. Fortunately, most initiation fees arent so high.
A big initiation fee does more than raise the risk that youll waste your
money if you lose interest; you also risk losing all or part of the fee
if the club goes out of business. In the past several years, many clubs
have failedand many members have lost their fees.
Some clubs require you to sign up for a year or more. While most clubs
let you pay monthly fees throughout a contracts duration, others demand
the full fee for a long-term contract upfront.
Low initiation fees and the availability of month-to-month memberships
may also be signs of quality. Clubs that require no initiation fees, or
only modest ones, or offer month-to-month memberships, display confidence
that you will be satisfied enough to continue your membership.
Washington State law requires clubs to release you from a term contract
if you quit a club after you have been a member for one year or longer.
If your contracts term is longer than one year, the club must refund a
prorated share of any initiation fees minus a fee of up to 50 percent,
unless the contract explicitly states that initiation fees are nonrefundable.
During the first year of a term contract, most clubs will not release you
from the contract or refund payments if you quit, but some will let you
stop monthly payments or refund a prorated share of annual fees if you
have to quit because of illness or move out of the area. Some clubs we
surveyed will let you off the hook for monthly fees or refund the unused
share of the annual fee in the absence of illness or injury during the
first year of membership. In many cases, however, youll have to repay
the club for any discounts received for committing to a term or pay a cancellation
For members who need to take some time off, many clubs defer monthly payments
during freeze periods. Or they may have you continue making discounted
payments on schedule but extend your membership and waive the initiation
fee when you become active again. Most clubs that allow freezes restrict
them to cases of illness or injury, pregnancy and childbirth, or temporary
relocation: You cant just take time off because the weather is nice. But
some clubs allow membership freezes regardless of the reason. Many have
a minimum length of freeze (for example, at least three months), a maximum,
or both. And some require you to pay monthly fees at a reduced rate for
the months when your membership is frozen.
Since the financial commitment of a club membership is substantial, and
since some clubs employ aggressive sales tactics, Washington State law
provides for a cooling-off period. You have three days after signing a
contract to cancel and get your money back. You should cancel in writing
by certified or registered mail. If you can persuade the club to give you
a longer cooling-off period, or trial period, than the law requires, take
Most health insurance plans offer discounts on health and fitness clubs
and other fitness-related purchases to promote healthy habitsor, if youre
a cynic, to attract a large pool of health-conscious customers who are
less likely to run up huge medical bills.
Some of these programs offer pretty good deals. For example:
Medicare Advantage policyholders with Amerigroup, Group Health, Health
Alliance, Humana, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, and UnitedHealthcare
can get free or very low-cost memberships at participating fitness clubs
through the Silver Sneakers or Silver & Fit programs.
Aetna and KPS have relationships with GlobalFit.com, which claims to
offer the lowest rates for thousands of fitness centers. (If you find a
lower rate on your own, GlobalFit promises to reimburse you the difference,
plus five percent.) When we compared its rates at participating clubs with
what our shoppers were quoted, we found that most GlobalFit rates were
UnitedHealthcare has plans that reimburse members up to $240 per year per
person (both employee and spouse) for health club costs. Members are reimbursed
$20 each month that they work out at least 12 times.
Premera members who join LA Fitness pay no initiation fee and only $30
per month per family member.
But it is harder to calculate the savings you might get through programs
offered by some insurance plans. Cigna and Kaiser Permanente have relationships
with ChooseHealthy.com, which like GlobalFit, promises big savings
at participating clubs. Unfortunately, these discount programs dont provide
customers with detailed costs. A 10 percent discount sounds fine, but if
you still have to call or visit clubs to gather fee information, youll
still be subjected to the hard sell that is common at some clubs. Remember,
many clubs show prospective customers inflated regular rates and then
offer discounts to create the illusion of value. If you dont have fee
information in advance, you wont know whether the discount your health
insurance plan offers really is a discount.
The message here? Push clubs for their lowest rates and then ask for any
discounts available through your health plan. And even if your health insurer
provides detailed cost information, dont limit your choices to participating
facilities. You may find a better deal at a club outside the program.
Below we list the local government-run recreation centers we could identify
as having at least weight rooms/fitness centers and/or indoor swimming
Bainbridge Island (www.biparks.org)
Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center
8521 Madison Ave. N., 206-842-2302
Bellevue Aquatic Center
601 143rd Ave. NE, 425-452-4444
North Bellevue Community Center
4063 148th Ave. NE, 425-452-7681
South Bellevue Community Center
14509 SE Newport Way, 425-452-4240
Covington Aquatic Center
18230 SE 240th St., 253-480-2480
Des Moines (www.mountrainierpool.com)
Mount Rainier Pool
22722 19th Ave. S., 206-824-4722
Forest Park Swim Center
802 E. Mukilteo Dr., 425-257-8309
Federal Way (www.cityoffederalway.com)
Federal Way Community Center
876 S. 333rd St., 253-835-6900
Fife Swim Center
5410 20th St. E., 253-922-7665
Issaquah Community Center
301 Rainier Blvd. S., 425-837-3300
Julius Boehm Pool
50 SE Clark St., 425-837-3350
525 4th Ave. N, 253-856-5000
Kent Meridian Pool
25316 101st Ave. SE, 253-854-9287
King County (www.kingcounty.gov)
Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
(operated by White Water Aquatics)
SW 116th St., Seattle, 206-588-2297
Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
650 Campus Dr., Federal Way, 206-477-4444
Juanita Aquatic Center
(operated by WAVE Aquatics)
10601 NE 132nd St., 425-936-1627
Lynnwood Recreation Center & Pool
18900 44th Ave. W., 425-670-5732
Mercer Island (www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us)
Mary Wayte Pool
(operated by Olympic Cascade Aquatics)
8815 SE 40th, 206-588-1117
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th St., 206-275-7609
Redmond Pool (operated by WAVE Aquatics)
17535 NE 104th St., 425-883-4422
Renton Community Center
1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy., 425-430-6700
Renton Senior Activity Center
(fitness room only for ages 50 and up)
Burnett Ave. N., 425-430-6633
SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Ave. S, 206-973-4680
1471 NW 67th St., 206-684-4094
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S., 206-684-7423
7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-9461
Garfield Community Center
2323 E. Cherry St., 206-684-4788
Helene Madison Pool
13401 Meridian Ave. N., 206-684-4979
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. SW, 206-684-7441
International District/Chinatown Community Center
719 8th Ave. S., 206-233-0042
Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 NW 77th St., 206-684-4052
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave. NE, 206-684-7522
10515 35th Ave. NE, 206-684-4989
Medgar Evers Pool
500 23rd Ave., 206-684-4766
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave. NE, 206-386-4283
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave. W., 206-386-4240
Queen Anne Pool
1920 1st Ave. W., 206-386-4282
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave. S., 206-386-1919
Rainier Beach Community Center & Pool
8825 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1925
2801 SW Thistle St., 206-684-7440
Van Asselt Community Center
2820 S. Myrtle St., 206-386-1921
Yesler Community Center
917 E. Yesler Way, 206-386-1245
19030 1st Ave. NE, 206-801-2650
Spartan Recreation Center
202 NE 185th St., 206-801-2600
Sumner Bonney Lake Aquatics
1707 Main St., 253-891-5550
Center at Norpoint
4818 Nassau Ave. NE, 253-404-3900
Eastside Community Pool
3524 E. L St., 253-591-2042
Peoples Community Center
1602 MLK Jr Way, 253-591-5321
3873 S. 66th St., 253-404-3939
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S., 206-768-2822
4414 S. 144th St., 206-267-2350