Small Business Spotlight: Rainier Health & Fitness

Small Business Spotlight: Rainier Health & Fitness

Rainier Health & Fitness
7722 Rainier Ave S; Seattle, WA 98118
206.725.0279

How long in business?
Almost 12 years

Year opened?
2005

What does your business do?
Provides access to health and fitness in the Rainier Valley

What are your main products/services?
Gym membership, Personal Training, Group Training

What problem do you solve for your customers? What necessity or desire do you satisfy?
Preventative health, fitness, community.

What inspired you to start your business?
Lack of fitness centers and health disparities in the Rainier Valley compared to other Seattle neighborhoods. Higher rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity in the Rainier Valley than anywhere else in Seattle.

What makes your business different or unique compared to your competitors?
We are a program of a nonprofit called Urban Impact dedicated to breaking cycles of poverty. We are committed to making high-quality fitness affordable and accessible to our community.

What do you like most about what you do?
Building community and see people gain overall health—physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually—through fitness.

Do you have any special news, deals or events to promote in the year ahead?
Currently we are offering a 2 for 1 until the end of January. Two people can sign up for the price of one and split the join fee.

Do you have any future plans for growth or expansion that you can share with us?
We are currently updating all of our equipment and plan to expand our hours of operation.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about you/your business?
RHF is more than a gym; we’re a community. Our vision is to be a model of the healthiest neighborhood, a place where reconciliation is facilitated as barriers between people are diminished through exercise. We’re dedicated to providing access to a high-quality, affordable fitness center that’s especially welcoming to single moms working multiple jobs and struggling to find time or motivation to care for her fitness needs.

Is there anything else you’d like to share about yourself or your business?
Come try us out! We’d love to give you a tour and a free pass to work out or jump into one of our classes such as ZUMBA, cycling or yoga.

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