5 of the best spots for breaking a sweat in Seattle are in Roosevelt

When choosing a new neighborhood in which to live, many apartment hunters are primarily concerned with lifestyle possibilities and daily conveniences. “Will I be able to lead the type of life I want here?”and, “How convenient will that life be?” are questions people often ask of themselves.  One of the most common places where these concerns often come to a head is the daily workout.

“Will I be able to get that daily 30-60 minutes of exercise that I most desperately need?” It’s for this reason that many new apartment communities are including an on-site fitness center, providing convenient access to a workout space and machines for their residents. Still, many apartment hunters are searching for a designated workout spot that offers a little more than just space and machines, like classes, trainers, and specific challenging workouts.

Well, if you’ve been hunting for apartments in Seattle, and exercise is important to you, don’t overlook the Roosevelt neighborhood. There’s a ton of unique and challenging workouts, all within the space of a few blocks. Here are our 5 favorite spots to break a sweat in Roosevelt:


We know what you’re thinking. You’ve seen UFC on TV and you think the Roosevelt Gym, if you join, will try and turn you into a trained killer. Well, yes and no. It’s true, UFC Roosevelt does offer MMA training in many styles and varieties of combat, but really they offer so much more. Enough, in fact, to satisfy and challenge everyone of all fitness levels.  

The Club’s amenities include:

  • A Bag Room
  • A myriad of Cardio Equipment
  • A free weight room
  • Functional Equipment
  • Mixed Martial Arts Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Strength Training
  • A UFC Gymstore
  • An actual UFC octagon

Barre 3

Barre3 is a gym, and exercise philosophy, that’s currently taking the country by storm, with nearly 100 locations and counting.  If you choose to live in Roosevelt, you can have one right around the corner from you. Located in Roosevelt Center, Barre3 provides functional training with a twist. Rooted in ballet barre, pilates, and yoga, these workouts will leave attendees feeling strong and well-balanced. But, that’s just one piece of the puzzle. Barre3 also focuses on nutrition and community, providing functional training to better your mind and soul, as well as your body.

Barr3 mainly focuses on their trademarked classes and routines, but they also offer online workouts, insightful blog updates, and on-site child care.  All of which make it easy to get in a workout, no matter where you are or what your schedule is.  


And the award for the best Roosevelt Gym Name goes to Kettlebility. Located just East of Green Lake, Kettlebility focuses on Russian Kettlebell training and Elite Performance Coaching, providing strength training to accomplish the sorts of benefits that active individuals often seek in a gym. They specialize in strength training, injury rehab, weight loss, mobility, and toning. According to Kettlebility, Kettlebells are ideal because they involve full-body movements through coordinated physical effort and mental concentration. Kettlebells work well because they blend strength, power, cardio, core training, mobility, flexibility, and balance into a kind of super training which translates well into everyday life.

In addition to standard training Kettlebility instructors also offer:

  • Movement Coaching with Primal Movement
  • Functional Movement Screens and Correctives
  • Z-Health Performance Solutions
  • Z-Health Instruction
  • Individual Training
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Functional Movement screen


Shefa means abundance in Hebrew, and “to heal” in Arabic. It also translates to divine light and flow. Leah Zaccaria, owner of Shefayoga, leads with the belief that there is always enough for everyone. Located just a few blocks from Eleanor, ShefaYoga provides a state-of-the-art yoga studio that offers daily heated yoga classes instructed by experienced Hot Hatha and Power Vinyasa instructors. The studio itself is quite and insulated, featuring an infrared heating system, cushioned hardwood flooring with an abundance of natural light. The classes or suitable for all sorts of individuals and all are encouraged to attend, regardless of experience or skill level.

Shefa offers four unique classes:

  • Hot Hatha
    • “Sixty to 75 minutes of postures and breathing exercises designed to work every muscle, organ, and joint in the body.”
  • Power Vinyasa
    • “Sixty to 75 minutes of flowing yoga sequences combining strength, flexibility, stamina, cardio, and concentration.”
  • Restorative
    • “Sixty minutes of restorative yoga includes some slow flow, holding poses and meditation.”
  • Yin Yoga
    • “Sixty minutes of yin yoga which provides a balance to the pace of modern living, restoring your natural energy.”

Eleanor’s 24-hr Fitness Center

Not to toot our own horn, but…..Oh, who are we kidding? The Fitness Center at Eleanor is fantastic; fully stocked with modern machines and equipment and it’s open 24-7! What else could you ask for? If you’re considering the Roosevelt neighborhood, and access to a gym is important to you, try living with an on-site gym at Eleanor. On those rainy days when it’s hard to get outside, take solace in the fact that you’ll have an indoor space ready to help you keep your New Year’s resolution momentum moving forward.

The gym at Eleanor features:

  • Industry grade free weights  
  • Kettlebells  
  • Cardio Machines
  • Yoga Mats  
  • Ab Balls   
  • TV’S
  • Outdoor workout Balcony  

Roosevelt may as well be known as the workout capitol of Seattle. With so many gyms and outdoor recreation areas, this neighborhood is perfect for those looking to achieve an active lifestyle alongside the conveniences of city living. If you’re apartment hunting in Seattle, and daily physical fitness is important to you, consider Eleanor in the Roosevelt neighborhood. With an immaculate, state-of-the-art on-site fitness center, and a number of world-class gym’s just around the corner, you’ll never have a shortage of physical activity.

If you’re interested in a convenient and active life in the Roosevelt neighborhood, get in touch today!