Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Fitness Facilities and Programs
Organization: ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Organization: Anytime Fitness
Contact: Louis Thompson
Address: 205 W Stewart Road, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-873-8377
Activities: 24 hour gym access, personal trainers, group training, cardio and strength equipment
Website: http://www.anytimefitness.com/en-us
Email: MtVernonWA@anytimefitness.com
Organization: Bayside Fitness
Contact: General Manager
Address: 8212 South March's Point Road, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-293-0123
Fax: 360-293-1254
Activities: Aerobics, Spinning, Pilates, Yoga, Moms in Motion, personal training, Zumba
Website: http://www.baysidefitness.com
Organization: Body Back Skagit
Contact: Natalie Gustafson
Address: 13391 Avon Allen Rd Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-391-4855
Activities: Women's only Bootcamp and Nutritional Program
Website: http://www.strollerstrides.com
Email: natgus@strollerstrides.net
Organization: Bootcamp Burlington WA
Contact: Stephanie Beaudin
Address: 1550 South Burlington Blvd suite 1552, Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: (425) 941-9845
Activities: Drop in Bootcamp STYLE class features interval training and circuts mixed with cardio and a little taste of ARMY basic training. No registration or membership necessary. More details are available at Bootcamp Burlington WA on FaceBook.
Email: stephanie4811@gmail.com
Organization: Crossfit Anacortes Physical Fitness · Sports Club · Fitness Center
Address: 506 30th St. Unit 7, Anacortes, WA
Phone: (360) 941-1557
Activities: .
Website: http://CrossFitAnacortes.com
Email: CrossFitAnacortes@gmail.com
Organization: CrossFit Skagit
Contact: Scott Hundahl
Address: 1813 Bouslog Road, Burlington
Phone: 360-421-1013
Activities: Offer fitness training in small groups or individual workouts.
Also have classes available for children and training in Russian Kettlebells.
Website: www.crossfitskagit.com
Email: crossfitskagit@gmail.com
Organization: Crossover Fitness & Training
Contact: Mike Smith or Tami Straub
Address: 420 State Street, Suite B, Sedro-Woolley
Phone: 360-395-8813
Activities: Crossover Fitness & Training provides group and individual total body "crossfit-style" fitness training including: Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Power, Flexibility, Speed, Agility, Coordination, Balance, and Accuracy components.
Website: http://www.crossoverfitnessandtraining.com
Email: crossoverfitnessandtraining@yahoo.com
Organization: Curves for Women - Sedro-Woolley
Contact: Debbie Wood, Owner/Manager
Address: 903 Metcalf Street, Suite A, Sedro-Woolley 98284
Phone: 360-255-2292
Activities: Complete workout that includes total body strength training and cardio
Website: http://www.curvesforwomen.com
Organization: Curves Mount Vernon
Contact: Penny Bridges
Address: 403 S 1st St, Mount Vernon
Phone: 360-336-3365
Activities: 30 minute cicuit training program for women.
Also offers Zumba.
Website: http://www.curvesforwomen.com
Organization: Mt. Baker Crossfit
Contact: Skip Chase
Address: 1635 S Walnut, Burlington
Phone: 360-661-1393
Activities: Offer fitness training as part of small group or individual workout with programs that focus on coaching, kids program and self-defense. Including Kettlebell and elite training for serious high school athletes.
Website: http://www.mtbakercrossfit.com
Email: mtbakercrossfit@gmail.com
Organization: Reconnect Fitness Training, Inc.
Contact: Ginger and Kurt Kobs
Address: 2402 J Avenue, Anacortes
Phone: 360-202-3522
Activities: Private Fitness Training by appointment only Offers: Muscle Activation Techniques, Sports Specific Training: football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, cheerleading, golf etc., Nutritional Guidance
Website: http://www.reconnectfitness.com
Email: reconnectfitness@gmail.com
Organization: Riverside Health Club
Contact: Denise Houtsma, Owner/General Manager
Address: 2225 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-424-4200
Fax: 360-424-5890
Activities: Facilities for families and adults
Cardio and resistance machines, free weights
Lap and instructional pool
Racquetball courts: racquetball handball, wallyball
Group fitness classes: Kids Clubs, Junior Rock Hard Kids (ages 6-12), aerobics, step, kick boxing, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, weight management, older adults
Group aquatic classes: aerobics, arthritis aquatics, swim instruction
Competitive youth age group swimming
Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation
Website: www.riversidehealthclub.com
Email: denise@riversidehealthclub.com
Organization: Riverside Health Club - Eastside
Contact: Denise Houtsma, Owner/General Manager
Address: 632 Sunset Park Drive, Suite 500, Sedro-Woolley 98284
Phone: 360-854-9285
Fax: 360-854-0505
Activities: Fitness facility for famillies and adults
Cardio equipment, resistance machines, free weights
Group fitness classes: Yoga, step, aerobics, Zumba, older adults
Personal training
Website: www.riversidehealthclub.com
Email: denise@riversidehealthclub.com
Organization: SEE ALSO Choices Fitness Studio
Organization: Stroller Strides of Skagit and Whatcom Counties
Contact: Natalie Gustafson
Address: 13391 Avon Allen Rd Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-391-4855
Activities: Stroller Strides is a fitness class that parents can do with their babies in strollers. Also offer "Fit 4 Baby" Pre-Natal Fitness Classes for expecting mothers. Offered through Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation
Website: http://www.strollerstrides.com
Email: natgus@strollerstrides.net
Organization: Thrive Community Fitness
Contact: Ricky Seaton
Address: 1609 R Avenue, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-299-2180
Activities: * Fitness facility for adults
* Cardio and resistance machines, free weights
* Group Fitness Classes: aerobics, Yoga
* Saunas
Website: http://www.thrivecf.com/anacortes.asp
Email: RickyS@thrivecf.com
Organization: Urban Fitness
Contact: General Manager
Address: 525 East College Way, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-848-1616
Activities: Cardio, personal training, group fitness classes
Website: www.urbanfitnessclubs.com
Organization: Vivaz Fitness
Contact: Dina Padilla, Fran Gonzalez or Angela Phares
Address: 205 Ferry St, Sedro Woolley, 98284
Phone: 360-855-0600
Activities: Multiple Zumba instructors and class offerings at defferent times and levels. Zumba classes include Zumba Gold and Zumba toning.
Email: vivazstudio@gmail.com
Organization: WellFit NW
Contact: Julie Hodges
Address: PO Box 1932 Anacortes, WA
Phone: 360-941-7286
Activities: Personal training studio by appointment. Senior citizens classes upon request.
Email: wellfitnw@yahoo.com
Organization: Zumba
Contact: Shaz Holm
Phone: 360-333-9209
Facility Sites: Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Street
Activities: Morning Zumba classes.
Organization: Zumba Gold
Contact: Moose Lodge
Address: 813 S 1st Street, Mount Vernon
Phone: 360-391-4628
Facility Sites: Moose Lodge
Activities: Zumba Gold for beginners.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30pm & 5:45pm
Organization: ZUMBA Gold with Melanie
Contact: Melanie Galloway
Address: Anacortes
Phone: 360-391-4628
Facility Sites: 619 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
3rd floor Keystone building-Ballroom
Activities: ZUMBA Gold:
This is the beginning class, for those who want a fun,energetic, dance/ fitness workout.You will sweat to rhythms from around the world. Every age welcomed to come and move your body to a new you!
Website: http://www.AnacortescenterforHappiness.org
Email: designer2dreamers@yahoo.com