I came to NW Fitness Project looking for a place that was going to help me improve my movement patterns, strength, cardiovascular endurance and above all, I wanted a place that embraced body positivity and could get excited about working with me with the body I have, not despite it. I found all of that at NW Fitness Project! From day 1 the coaches there have been engaging, motivating, and still are able to run a damn hard class (while also emphasizing safe movements). I've been really impressed with the great atmosphere, and cant wait to continue to build my strength and my skills here!
I own a gym in Milwaukee and wanted to check out a great gym while in Seattle visiting. Definitely went to the right place by stopping in here. Kyle put on a great class and it was everything you would have hoped for with small group strength training. Anyone in Seattle should definitely check this place out.
I just hit my 1 year mark with NW Fitness Project and have loved every minute of my experience. Kyle is a fantastic instructor and one of the most customer-centric, devoted small business owners I’ve met. His group classes are kept small (~8ppl), so he can help people understand each exercise and make modifications as needed. Despite it being group training, Kyle’s classes feel like private training for a solid hour each class given the hands-on attention each class member receives—an impressive feat for an 8-person class. I joined NW Fitness Project with a few goals in mind, one of which was to prepare for a climb of Mt Hood in Oregon (11,250 ft). Thanks to Kyle’s group training classes, I made it to 11K feet no problem and now feel capable of attempting another, longer climb. Can’t speak highly enough of this gym and Kyle as an instructor/owner.
Matt, Kyle, and the training staff at NW Fitness Project have created an amazing community of athletes from all fitness backgrounds. I've been training with Matt for about a year now and have been attending group classes at NW Fitness Project for a bit longer.
As a personal trainer, Matt has consistently exceeded my expectations. I work as a mountain guide and lost a bunch of upper body strength after two expeditions to the Himalaya -- Cho Oyu and Chomolungma (Everest). Matt has accommodated my unusual work schedule, programmed for my esoteric fitness goals, and helped me get back into the best shape of my life. He goes the extra mile to research what types of movements and adaptations are worthwhile to train and is extremely receptive to feedback. I cannot recommend him enough, whether you are trying to lose a few pounds or tackle a big athletic endeavor.
The group fitness class are also amazing. As co-owners of the gym, Matt and Kyle have created a welcoming and supportive environment that transforms each of us into athletes for these well-programmed and challenging group fitness classes. While the classes are well-attended, Matt and Kyle are able to provide individual feedback and encouragement throughout the class. This is my regular dose of metabolic conditioning and HIIT.
All the reviews are spot on. I just started the group training classes 3-4 weeks ago and I already feel the difference both physically and mentally. The exercises are always thoughtful and interesting, Matt and Kyle care deeply about your form and posture, and I even feel like the warmups and warm downs are smarter.
I’m always excited to work out and the people energize me. Half the battle is just showing up, and Kyle and Matt make that part super easy.
I can't say enough how much I love this gym community. I started out using class pass to attend, but fell in love with the trainers and the rest of the athletes in the group classes. I have a back injury and Kyle and Matt are always great about remembering and giving me modifications. The workouts are always different and keeps me from getting bored and always feeling challenged. Cannot recommend enough
As a fat person, who often feels marginalized because of my appearance, I can’t tell you how much this welcoming, supportive, and non-judgmental gym (and it’s trainers) has meant to me. It has become a reliable, safe place for me to workout even when the rest of my life gets really, really hard.
If you live in Seattle, love to sweat, and/or want to join a positive, uplifting gym, definitely check out NW Fitness Project. All race, gender identity, sexuality, and waistlines are safe here.
NW Fitness Project is the best and I'm constantly telling everyone I know that they should work out here.
The workouts are different each day, are tough but fun and interesting and the format makes the time go by quickly. I appreciate the time management of the class -- workouts start on time and I feel like every last minute is used well to help me get an awesome workout. Warm ups and cool down stretches are tailored to the muscles used in the workout.
The coaches have known my name since my first day, are knowledgeable and friendly and always go the extra mile -- sometimes workouts and playlists are even themed with whatever is going on that week (Game of Thrones finale, Superbowl, etc.). They spend just the right amount of time explaining how to do the movements correctly, know what weights each individual should use, and give you lots of support during the workout to make sure you don't get hurt and are pushing yourself to work as hard as you can. High fives, dad jokes and some silliness are a part of the deal.
The facility is beautiful and clean and equipment is nice and new. They have lockers, 2 restrooms and 2 showers, and garage doors that let the fresh air in on a nice Seattle day.
Other gym members I have met are friendly and encouraging. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, colors, and experience levels are welcome here and it's a positive and respectful atmosphere.
Parking is limited to the street but is not too bad in Fremont -- I can always find a spot even if I have to circle the block a few times. The unlimited gym membership is more than I've paid at other class-based gyms but I have found that 1) it's worth it for everything you're getting (see above^) and that the cost gives me a little extra motivation to get to class more often.
All in all, this is one of the best gyms you'll find in Seattle and you should check it out.
Welcoming and light hearted environment where they will push you hard in your workouts! Kyle is the most knowledgeable trainer I’ve ever crossed paths with and his workouts are intense! Of course there will be laughter and lots of high fives along the way. As much as I hate weight training, I love this place.
I've been to many gyms and this one is by far my favorite. The trainers are very good at what they do. They give the same attention and care whether it's your first day or you 500th and they are always willing to do what they can to help you with your fitness goals. The community is also great at NW Fitness project. Everyone is there to work hard and have fun. You will be welcomed regardless of your ability or anything else. You'll always get encouragement and push you need to work hard and feel better about yourself. If you have any questions or doubts just talk to anyone that works out at NWFP!
NWFP is an excellent community for gym-goers of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels. When I joined I was recovering from a shoulder injury and the trainers did an excellent job of modifying my workouts during the group classes to ensure I don't further aggravate or re-injure myself. The space itself is extremely clean and well kept and the owners are passionate and energetic about maintaining a positive and uplifting gym environment. Can't recommend this place more!
Come join this growing Fitness Family! I've been tinkering around with fitness and going to all sorts of gyms since about 2003 and NWFP has everything I've been missing. Everyone at NWFP wants you to succeed at your goals. Kyle & Matt have put their passion to work and are showcasing their wealth of knowledge with workouts that challenge all abilities. Both guys make sure they keep educated on new techniques and in 10 months with NWFP I've yet to see the same workout twice.
Sometimes people worry about the price of a gym...and that seems silly. I know people that debate more about the type of gas they put in their cars, the food they buy for their pets or the happy hour they are going to attend and they are cheap when it comes to budgeting for what they're willing to invest on themselves... I'm guilty. When Kyle and Matt opened NWFP I decided to invest in my health and so far NWFP is paying off in spades!
AND THERE'S YOGA on Sundays! I recommend trying that too!!
NW Fitness Project is far and away the best place I've ever worked out - and I've tried just about everything (big name gyms, small local spots, classpass, etc). Having played sports most of my life, I was looking for a challenging workout in a group setting. Kyle & Matt are excellent trainers who really know their stuff, and they are lovely people to boot. You can tell that they care about their clients, and are always modifying the group classes to suit fitness levels and injuries. When my husband tore his ACL, they worked with his physical therapy clinic (above and beyond, IMO!) to modify workouts so he was able to get his mobility and strength back in record time. In addition to all that - the workouts will get you into shape, there is no doubt about that!
Matt Holland is an amazing trainer. He is so knowledgeable, creative and is great at listening to your needs. I have trained with him for over 6 yrs and am challenged every time I train. The facility is so clean and beautiful. If you want a great workout, he is the man!
If you're looking to go to the gym simply to tell others you have a gym membership, this place is not for you. If you're looking for a long lasting support system and legit workouts that are going to improve your overall strength and wellness, then head directly there now. Matt and Kyle know what they're doing and know how to get results. The work will be hard. But it will also be fun. And, most of all, it will work. Without the fancy gimmicks. Or the overuse of machines. Or the fads. But with the basics that have proven to work time and time again.
Kyle at NW Fitness project has insane amounts of knowledge and compassion about the body, self-care, and fitness- and has the communication skills to break it down for you. He's both a trainer and a healer, and that is a rare and valuable combination. GO!
This is a trainer's gym. Each trainer has a specialty, so I would recommend coming with a goal and in mind and they can recommend a trainer to meet your goals. I work with Sean from Informed Movement and he's helped me reach my goals each training program.