Lots of questions and chatter about what is happening in the three spaces along Central Way that used to be Design Within Reach, X Gym (they moved a few doors down) and Promesse. Bassline Fitness is preparing to offer Kirklanders a full sensory workout experience that isn't just about sweating it out on some state-of-the-art cardio machines but getting motivated by the music. Get it? BASSline. The build-out is still underway, but think of a hip LA or NYC type gym with a kickin' sound system and workouts designed to climb and cool with the music.
<--Dave on the Woodway Curve (how fancy am I with the video now? hope this works)
Dave and Angela Fox (photo above) have owned fitness facilities all over the country and are settled back in Kirkland. Angela is from the area and they loved downtown Kirkland for its community focus, walkability, neighbors and convenience. Bassline offers two classes that are both total body workouts. One class is called "Lean 425" which is instructor-led high intensity interval training. This hour long challenge has you working on their Woodway treadmills (which are super fancy and minimize joint impact), and also going through resistance training stations. The goal is to increase muscle and burn calories while have fun in this fast paced workout that can be tailored to your fitness level. The second class, called "The Mashup" is back in what I call, 'the big room'. Yep, that's the one with a stage and two super-sized video screens, 40 spin bikes, 12 Woodway Curves (non-motorized treadmills. YOU are the motor and therefore burn 30% more calories), 10 Krankcycles (get those arms going, thx Johnny G), and two rowers. In a 60 minute class you will have the opportunity to ride, run, krank and row as you (and your instructor.. insert my wicked laugh here) see fit. You can challenge all the different muscle groups while being inspired by your instructor, the playlist and music videos.
The best part? There's a few. You choose...
-you don't need a membership. Drop-in's are $12
-childcare ($6/hr) and stroller parking available
-Open House & FREE CLASSES ALL WEEKEND Dec 13-15. Drop by or sign up by calling 425-739-4444. Perfect timing to burn off some of that eggnog (Fireball w/eggnog, my new favorite holiday drink btw). So get your jolly butt off the couch and check it out.