About Us

At Columbia Athletic Clubs, you will find a multitude of options to compliment your fitness needs, as well as the programs and services to suit you and your entire family. Our motivation is, “to inspire healthier lives,” which is also the backbone of our programming. We not only want to create and offer fun program options, but we also strive to include educational components with excellent instruction.

Cy came to America in the 1960’s to complete his undergraduate studies at Utah State University and graduate studies at the University of Oregon. In 1978, Cy left the support of his extended family and immigrated to America with his wife, Feryal, daughter Farnaz and son Allen to pursue the American dream.

Searching for a new beginning in 1980, Cy chose to open the first Columbia Athletic Club in vibrant Kirkland (pictured in artistic rendering above), because he felt this was a business that helped people live better lives, and a way to become part of his new community, meet people and make new friends.

Soon, Cy had 1200 new friends helping him adjust to his new life, and they became his new extended family. Today, Columbia Athletic Clubs has grown to a state-of-the-art network of conveniently located clubs and fitness centers. Walk into a Columbia Athletic Club today and you will feel Cy’s personal pride in excellence, spirit of friendliness and honest caring that cannot be matched.

Our vision is to offer excellent service to our Members and to be the number one provider of health and lifestyle services in every community in which we operate. It is our long-term goal, not to be the largest, but to be the best in the minds of our Members, employees, vendors, communities and neighbors.

Columbia Athletic Clubs’ operations are now managed by the second generation of Oskoui’s and their colleagues, who strive every day to promote Cy’s vision of inspiring healthier lives.