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Gig harbor's most comprehensive gym; training to move well, increase strength, sharpen focus, and gain the mental toughness that are essential for optimal quality of life  

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Located in Gig Harbor, better is a small physical training facility built on the idea that training should be about practice and quality of movement.

Photos by tania zimmer


Opening our doors in November 2014, this unique gym is centered around quality training. The classes are small to foster a family environment using the modalities and principles our trainer, Susan Moore, has mastered during her years training the U.S. military. She believes that all people deserve the training necessary to move well, increase strength, sharpen focus, and gain mental toughness that are essential for optimal quality of life. She will not only teach you these skills, but also educate you in the whys and hows along the way. There is only one word to describe how you will feel as a result of this training: better.

Come try what "better" has to offer.






3308 Uddenberg Lane

Gig Harbor, WA 98335






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Call (253) 225-4037 or email if you have any questions!

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Join us for this three, six or nine week fitness and nutrition intensive program including daily stability, mobility, strength and metabolic conditioning to jump start your life long goals.


Getting to know our Member of the Month:    Lindsay Canter


Lindsay says she's learning all kinds of cool strong things. What we are most proud of is she is learning to see herself the way we see her. She may need a reminder every now and again but she sees it. Beauty has no value unless its felt from within. If progress had a monetary value Lindsay would be wealthy beyond measure.


1.      How long have you been training at Better 

Just over a year. I celebrated my first gymiversary on June 14th!

2. Who or What made you decide to start at Better ?  

I finally decided it was time to get my ass in gear. I was so tired of being feeling sore and broken. Susan worked her magic on me and the rest is history. (Now she can't get rid of me!)

3. What are your long term goals?

Keep on training! I want to take care of my body and mind so I can keep up with my family and my business adventures.

4. What surprised you the most about yourself since you’ve started at Better 

 I was shocked to see what I was capable of, both physically and mentally. 

5. How do you stay so motivated?

I am in love with being strong! I can't imagine going back to the old me...

6. Occupation?

Real Estate Investor's admin by day, Wedding Photographer by nights and weekends.

7. What is your favorite music to train to  

Hip Hop... but honestly anything other than Celtic jig stuff works for me.

8. What is your favorite lift or movement ?  

Bench Press and just about anything TRX.

9. What is your least favorite lift or movement? 

The 'hot mess.' Whoops, sorry... the '90 degree hop press.' Ugh.

10. How would you describe your experience at Better?

Coming to Better has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have grown in ways I never imagined and am so grateful for Susan and Toby's vision, and for the support of Michelle and all the coaches and interns. 

Susan Moore - Owner/Head Coach

Susan Moore - Owner/Head Coach

Toby Moore - Owner/Boss Man

Toby Moore - Owner/Boss Man

Michelle O'Brien - Coach/Personal Trainer

Michelle O'Brien - Coach/Personal Trainer

Tania Zimmer - Yoga/Photographer

Tania Zimmer - Yoga/Photographer

Blake Dukowitz - Coach/Personal Trainer

Blake Dukowitz - Coach/Personal Trainer

Matt Thompson - Running Coach/Personal Trainer

Matt Thompson - Running Coach/Personal Trainer

Sarah Brown - Intern/Personal Trainer

Sarah Brown - Intern/Personal Trainer

Lucy Tello - Jr Intern

Lucy Tello - Jr Intern

Laney Alarcon- Jr Intern

Laney Alarcon- Jr Intern