March 3

Sound Mind and Body Gym says “Farewell” to Fremont



Sound Mind and Body Gym, located right near the Fremont Canal, announced last month that they will be closing on March 31st. In their final month of business they will maintain normal hours and classes as long as participation allows. We know many fit Fremonsters will be sad to see SMB go.

This change comes after owners Vickie and Richard Harrington sold the building, located at 437 N 34th St, to Seventeen Meters, LLC. The new owners plan to renovate and expand the gym space into a larger office building, paving the way for the new tenant, Tableau Software Inc. to expand. Tableau’s main office is just farther down N 34th street. Additional information about the building sale can be found here.

Sound Mind and Body’s facility includes a collegiate size basketball court.
When Fremont Universe inquired about the upcoming closure, Vickie Harrington responded on behalf of her husband and their business:

“My husband, Richard, and I have been proud and honored to be part of the Fremont Community for 29 years.

We thank the community and our customers for all their support and  past business. Our club has been more than just a “gym” and is very unique and special both to the members and the staff.  It has been a community of wonderful people.  We also thank our outstanding staff over the years for giving 100% to the organization and to our club members.”

SMB’s management has left no stone unturned as they prepare to close showing great consideration to their members, employees and the community. We’ve listed some of these that may be of note for Fremont community members. This information comes from SMB’s website:

Equipment Auction-Open to All April 17th:

All Club fitness equipment, office equipment, basketball backboards, flooring, lockers … everything… will be sold at auction on April 17th at 10:00 am through James G. Murphy ( Preview will be from 8-4pm, Wednesday, April 16. A complete catalog of the items also on the Murphy website. Anyone/everyone can participate in the auction.

Other Club Offers to SMB Members:

The groups and offers are too numerous and varied to outline here.
Almost every club in the area is offering “Special” deals to Sound Mind & Body Members (enrollment fees waived and complimentary or “free” month trials). Information is available in the front lobby on special offers to cub members.
Be sure to present your SMB ID Tag. These groups include: Denali Fitness, Zum, Olympic Athletic Club, Seattle Gym, Fremont Athletic Club, LA Fitness, Seattle Gym, Golds Gym, Anytime Fitness,  Seattle Athletic Club,  Soul Fitness. You can also contact the group you are interested in to get more information directly from them on any special deal for you.

 Personal Trainers: Our personal trainers are working on various ways to continue their business and we would appreciate your support for them. We will be advertising and promoting them as we learn which direction they have decided upon and we will have their information available in the front desk lobby this month.

Best of luck to Vickie and Richard in their future endeavors!


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