About Us

United Fitness Center is located on the campus of PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley
2015 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 | (360) 854-0247

NEW Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.

Personal Attention

We realize that some people aren’t comfortable in the typical health club environment, so we developed the United Fitness Center to be less intimidating and more focused on personal assistance. We get to know you, learn what you like or dislike about exercise, help you use the equipment safely, and are always nearby when you have a question or concern.

“We’ve been fortunate to attract friendly participants who like supporting one another, and we have carefully chosen staff who truly care about people.” – Mark Pearson

Helping the Medically Challenged

While our program is open to adults of all ages and abilities, we are also specially trained to assist people who have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, muscle weakness and other physical limitations.

Creating Successful Outcomes

We see and hear hundreds of success stories. On average, our participants improve their strength by 40%, endurance by 46%, flexibility by 23% and balance by 22%.

Rates start at $35/month (Insurance may cover rate) NO Contract and NO Enrollment Fees.

Insurance Wellness Plans:
Silver Sneakers
United Healthcare Fitness Reimbursement program
Optum Fitness Advantage
AARP Medicare Supplement Program (At Your Best Wellness Program)

To find out if your health insurance plan offers fitness benefits please call 360-854-0247.

Mark Pearson | Fitness Center Manager

Born and raised in Northern Arizona, Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree from Western Washington University in Human Movement and Performance. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Certified Motivational/Health Coach, and is Certified by the Arthritis Foundation. Prior to working for United General, Mark was a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletic Trainer, Health Club Manager, and Personal Trainer. At United General, Mark manages the day to day operation of the United Fitness Center and individual programs including:  Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training, Yoga, Total Body Transformation Program, Trek for Treasure, and Work-site Wellness.  The Fitness Center serves 400-500 people a month; 675 participants took part in Trek for Treasure in 2017. Mark enjoys working with people to motivate, educate, and support them in their efforts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I love seeing people make progress towards their health and fitness goals and being a part of helping them improve their body, mind, and spirit. Mark likes being creative and making things, and loves Halloween. His hobbies include art, hiking, tennis, golf, fishing, and being outdoors with friends and family.

Kyle Hooker | Exercise Physiologist

Kyle was born and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington and has a BS in Kinesiology. He is an Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches. Kyle began an internship with the United General Fitness Center in 2013 and was hired part-time in 2014. At any given time the Fitness Center serves between 400-500 members, and Kyle is proud to help people maintain a level of fitness needed for the highest possible quality of life. Kyle and his wife Elizabeth have two beta fishes and a hedgehog named Arthur. They enjoy hiking and softball.

Kim Tenneson | Fitness Assistant

Kim was born and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington and lives with her husband and daughter on their family farm. She graduated from Skagit Valley College with an Associate of Arts degree, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from Central Washington University in 1994. Sports and athletics have always been a big part of her life, particularly volleyball. She and her daughter joined United Fitness Center in 2019 as members and the rest is history! Kim joined the Fitness Center staff in July of 2020. She especially enjoys leading the fitness classes and helping members work toward reaching their health and fitness goals. She spends her time away from work with her family and helping care for their three horses. She also enjoys reading and crochet.

Lynne McNett | Yoga Instructor

Lynne McNett began training in the Iyengar-style of yoga in 1986, and has been teaching for 27 years. She has developed and taught the yoga program for United since 2007. With down-to-earth practicality and infectious energy, she teaches a solid and safe approach to alignment, balance, flexibility and strength while providing customized challenges and adaptations for all levels of ability. She has a solid understanding of anatomy and alignment coupled with an eye for technical detail. Lynne is devoted to the benefits that yoga can bring to anyone.

M. Lourdes Benet | Yoga Instructor

M. Lourdes Benet has been teaching and learning Yoga for the last 15 years. Her devotion for this way of life is solid and joyful!!  Her training is in the Iyengar modality of Yoga and, she has studied with Master teachers Richard Schartel (RYT200) and Ingela Abbot. She loves and trusts its detailed, precise instruction, the use of props for safety and optimal alignment and its effective methodology.  She is also a student of this Yoga and continually takes courses and workshops in order to keep on learning. Yoga to her is a way of life, a continuous awareness of her surroundings and a belief in an ongoing transformation for her and her students.

Sarah Ross | Yoga Instructor

Sarah Ross M.Ed. C-IYSI brings over 40 years of studying and teaching yoga. Her most recent accomplishments include; participating in a program through Duke University: Integrative Yoga for Seniors, and completed certification with a study on strength and balance. A training in Essential Low Back Care; and through Oregon Health and Sciences University, a training on managing chronic pain. She has completed three Iyengar yoga teacher trainings, and studied with the several senior teachers. Practicing yoga has enriched her life, and as a result she wants to share this knowledge. As one of the yoga teachers at United General, her intention is to honor individual needs and abilities, while encouraging exploration.