It's not just the views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound that Seattle residents and visitors love, it's also the abundance of outdoor fitness opportunities. Seattle's nearness to Mount Rainer, Snoqualmie and the Olympic Mountains make it a great launching city for many a hiking, skiing and cycling adventure. Seattle features over 400 parks and over 6,200 acres of park land. The Summit at Snoqualmie combines four different summit points; from these summit points, you can downhill ski, cross country ski, snowboard and snowshoe. The trifecta of Elliot Bay, Lake Union and Lake Washington make Seattle a hotspot for all things water sport related. If you are interested in rowing or sculling, take a lesson at the Moss Bay Rowing & Kayaking Center. There is also the Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trail which is made up of 27 miles of paved pathways for running, walking and cycling. Seattle also has no shortage of gyms and health clubs. One of the best health clubs in Seattle is the Seattle Athletic Club which has basketball courts, racquetball courts, weight training equipment, a pool and exercise studios.