2021 Best Fitness Facility in Federal Way Award

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7“Hard work, determination and ALWAYS putting your members first”, is the answer I give other gym owners who ask me how on earth our little fitness kickboxing studio received the top honors by the readers of the local paper, the Federal Way Mirror.  The competition in Federal Way WA (south of Seattle WA) is fierce, we are surrounded by LA Fitness, Planet Fitness, and a huge Community Center with group fitness classes, a pool, weight room, activity room, and daycare! 

The award was announced today, March 12th, 2021 for the achievements of 2020. We really have our members to thank for this award. They did the voting. They gave us the love and appreciation for surviving not one government shutdown, but two (March 16, 2020 and November 15, 2020). 

Why did our clients and the Federal Way community respond with so much love by voting for our studio? I know the answer, it is because of our team of instructors led by studio managers TJ Wright and Joshua Moore. Together, with Mark Taylor, Sara Marney, and Danni Fargo, these five staff members went to work innovating our business by creating fun, interactive Fitness Kickboxing classes on Zoom. Today, Zoom is very much a part of our culture, broadcasting 45 Zoom classes each week in addition to the 35 classes we hold in each studio each week.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7It’s also the 60+ videos we have on-demand for our clients to watch on their big screen TVs at home, including our Cardio Blast fitness kickboxing classes that do not require a bag. 

It’s part of our mission to help people deal with the stress COVID19 tossed at all of us. In-Studio, On-Zoom, and On-Demand – Fitness Kickboxing classes anytime, anywhere. #NoExcuses.

What makes us different than the 1,000 plus other fitness offerings, it’s our team.  Our Zoom is interactive with means our instructors are Mic’d up and talking to our clients during class. It means in each of our on-demand videos the instructors are doing the class while they are teaching the class. Our instructor team connects with our clients every single day, the bond is strong and we support each other. 


We believe our clients don’t care how hard we work until they know how much we care about them. Positivity, Recognition, and Appreciation are our core beliefs at #BestHour Kickboxing. 

It’s working, our clients have spoken, Best Fitness Facility in Federal Way for 2021. It’s something we don’t take for granted, even though we first achieved this honor in 2019 and then again in 2020.  Yes, this is our third year in a row. 

We love beginners, men, women, and kids age 11 and up.  Come check us out, we would love to meet you. Bring a friend, coworkers, and your family. It’s time to kickbox!


Jim Harrer

Jim is the Founder & CEO of BestHour Fitness, Inc - the parent company of #BestHour Kickboxing.

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