OUR

STORY


Island Fitness was built on the cornerstone that exercise is the one true elixir of life and the only scientifically proven method to reverse certain aspects of aging. As exercise science develops, we continually bring in new and varied programs to motivate our members and help them along their paths to success.

Founded in 2002 by Alexa and Michael Rosenthal, Island Fitness has continued to grow, expanding our facilities, updating our equipment, and providing educational support for our employees. We like to say that Island Fitness is your club in the heart of Bainbridge Island. We’re in the heart of Bainbridge Island, in downtown Winslow, and in the heart of Bainbridge Island as evidenced by being voted “The Best Place to Work Out” by a reader poll in the Bainbridge Review. The Bainbridge Review interviewed the Rosenthals in conjunction with the club's 10th Anniversary celebration and published this article about our history.

 

ABOUT THE OWNERS

“Strength, Flexibility and Balance” is more than a tagline. Individually, these words form the foundation not only of the values that we instill in this business, but how we live our lives. We know we own more than a fitness club.

We cherish the community that is Island Fitness and work alongside a team of dedicated fitness professionals to help people realize their full potential in a caring and supportive environment. In embracing these values we know that true wellness incorporates consistent and quality nutrition, exercise, rest, and mindfulness through meditation and yoga.

Equally important is family time, challenging the way we move our bodies daily, and being outside in nature. We work at balancing all of that while embracing flexibility — both physically and professionally.

We love trying new things and bringing new ideas to Island Fitness. We know that you cannot have real strength without balance. What we enjoy most about working at Island Fitness are the relationships with both members and our incredible staff.

Our love, admiration, and respect for each other are our secret to 28 years of marriage, 26 years of raising 3 boys, and 16 years of successfully working together professionally!

~ Alexa and Michael Rosenthal

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Our

MISSION, VISION, & VALUES


MISSION: To improve the quality of life for our community by providing a welcoming, fun, supportive and knowledgeable holistic fitness experience.

VISION: Island Fitness is a unique club, which is evident as soon as you walk through the door. We will meet our members’ needs. Our members, whose quality of life have improved as a direct result of belonging to Island Fitness, will then take their message into the community. Island Fitness will be the club to belong to on Bainbridge Island.

VALUES:

  • We provide member service excellence with integrity.

  • We focus on each individual’s needs.

  • We are committed to staff professional growth.

  • We operate a clean and smooth running facility.

 
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OUR

TEAM 


With more than 70 employees, dedicated to our mission, vision, and values we approach our work with excitement, curiosity, and passion.

 
 
MICHAEL ROSENTHAL | Owner

MICHAEL ROSENTHAL | Owner

BETH COOK | Group Fitness Manager

BETH COOK | Group Fitness Manager

KAT POLO | Marketing Director

KAT POLO | Marketing Director

KAREN HARRINGTON | Massage Therapist

KAREN HARRINGTON | Massage Therapist

TONY LOCASCIO | Professional Trainer

TONY LOCASCIO | Professional Trainer

BRENDA PRICKETT | Professional Trainer

BRENDA PRICKETT | Professional Trainer

JORDAN WAGNER | Professional Trainer

JORDAN WAGNER | Professional Trainer

ALEXA ROSENTHAL | Owner

ALEXA ROSENTHAL | Owner

GAVIN DEWITT | Fitness Director

GAVIN DEWITT | Fitness Director

ISHYA SILPIKUL | Director Fitness Systems

ISHYA SILPIKUL | Director Fitness Systems

TONY HELD | Massage Therapist

TONY HELD | Massage Therapist

SARA MORGAN | Specialist Trainer

SARA MORGAN | Specialist Trainer

MELANIE ROTH | Membership Services

MELANIE ROTH | Membership Services

RACHEL WITTREICH | Professional Trainer

RACHEL WITTREICH | Professional Trainer

ELIZABETH CHURCHILL | Membership Director

ELIZABETH CHURCHILL | Membership Director

DEAN HORSTMAN | Facilities Director

DEAN HORSTMAN | Facilities Director

QUINTON AGOSTA | Professional Trainer

QUINTON AGOSTA | Professional Trainer

JENNIFER HORNER | Massage Therapist

JENNIFER HORNER | Massage Therapist

ANN NEW | Professional Trainer

ANN NEW | Professional Trainer

LORETTA STANTON | Specialist Trainer

LORETTA STANTON | Specialist Trainer

SHERRY ECKERT | Business Manager

SHERRY ECKERT | Business Manager

CAROL O'NEILL HASKO | Massage Director

CAROL O'NEILL HASKO | Massage Director

BRITTANY FUENTES | Professional Trainer

BRITTANY FUENTES | Professional Trainer

MICHAEL HAUSER | Professional Trainer

MICHAEL HAUSER | Professional Trainer

DIANE PETERSON | Elite Trainer

DIANE PETERSON | Elite Trainer

JENNY TRIMBLE | Professional Trainer

JENNY TRIMBLE | Professional Trainer

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COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

 

At Island Fitness we build and support community. Our commitment to charitable causes ranges from supporting students raising money for Bainbridge Island-Kitezh (formerly Camp Siberia) to national organizations such as the MS Society and Cancer Society. Some causes are personal, such as Arms Around Bainbridge, and others represent a solid community foundation.

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