Readers' Choice 2012: What's the Best Place to Work Out in Kirkland?

Where do you go when you're looking for a place to break a sweat?



Kirkland residents are serious about fitness. Just take a look along Lake Washington Boulevard almost any day, especially if it is sunny. You'll see runners, joggers and walkers, lots of them. The trails of the city's parks are often busy with hikers and runners.

But when it rains or you feel like working out indoors, where do you go? Sign in to your free Patch account to vote for your favorite place to work out from the list below:

Cast your vote by Aug. 17 and help us decide who's best. Whichever business gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.

Elizabeth Nachman August 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Where is Columbia Athletic Club?
Kirkland Tony August 16, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Across the street from Michaels crafts, along 116th. (That strange road that only has 405 on/offramps towards Bellevue, not towards Bothell.) Nice enough place. I toured it a bit ago. Very chi-chi. But... I'm a swimmer. The pool is short (20, not 25 yards) and dirty. I could see why too... there was an elderly water aerobics class and I could -see- the powder rising from some of them. They ignored the "Shower before entering" signs and those are completely unenforced. And the pool is often dedicated to said aerobics, so not much opportunity for serious laps. But very nice squash courts and workout equipment. Great sauna and hot tubs. Just not a swimmer's paradise.
Kirkland Tony August 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Oh, I see what you meant... why isn't it on the list! <Hand whacking forehead!> I have noticed many of the surveys focus on the 85th Street downtown only.
Greg Johnston August 16, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The spots included in the poll here were chosen by a round of reader nominations in July. Unfortunately, Columbia was not nominated, sorry!


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