More than two decades ago, Paul Fish dreamed up a unique backpack and stitched a prototype by hand. After some redesigns, Fish and his wife opened an outdoor apparel shop—Mountain Gear—where they could sell these packs to local climbers and backpackers. Today, Mountain Gear's spacious retail location boasts a comprehensive selection of gear for camping, hiking, and climbing, as well as snowsports and watersports. Skiers can bundle up in gear from The North Face and Black Diamond, and mountaineers can ascend to new altitudes with Mountain Hardwear apparel. Mountain Gear also houses an indoor climbing wall, and its outdoorsy staff hosts classes that teach attendees how to tackle their first climbing wall or cook meals in the wilderness without having to call a restaurant for instructions.
Whether conquering road, water, or snow, the team of knowledgeable skaters, wakeboarders, and snowboarders at Let It Ride outfit their customers with head-to-toe gear, year-round. For skaters, the inventory ranges from decks and trucks to helmets, shoes, and even T-shirts. Women can browse a long list of brands for items such as hats, swimwear, and backpacks, and men's apparel and accessories are available from popular brands such as RVCA, Fox, DC, Oakley, and LRG.
The Shop’s dynamic group workouts emphasize mobility and body control, whipping lethargic muscles into shape without the crowded mechanical mishmash of big gyms. Small groups of 4–12 range in age and abilities but unite under a common flag of functional fitness, employing a slew of sandbags, free weights, and other forms of forceful resistance to usurp despotic fat cells. All classes are led by certified CrossFit trainers, whose battle-tested ethos shines through in a swiftly alternating, circuit-style workout format that shuns routine for a diverse range of movements including lifting, sprinting, jumping, dragging, throwing, and scuttling. These high-speed workouts are designed to accommodate military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who often work under stress and fatigue, emboldening participants to bulldoze mental blockades and drink from untapped sources of personal endurance.
For 37 years, the expert advice and retail services from Clarke Stephens Golf Shop have perfected putts and long games across area greens. Today's deal gets you a 45-minute, three-ring circus of swinging savvy with a lesson, club fitting, and high-tech launch-monitor analysis tailored to the uniqueness of your golf swing. The lesson breaks down your drive to its five basic components, correcting fundamental flaws and common gaffes such as too much backswing or not enough jazz hands (a $25 value) . A fitting matches hand to club by analyzing existing equipment features such as length, flexibility, loft, and launch angle (a $25 value). Combine your newfound know-how with your newfound club fit during a launch-monitor session, which electronically maximizes your game-play potential by parsing the nuances of your swing and equipping you with a handicap you’ll be proud to tattoo across your firstborn son (a $25 value).
The sounds of the battlefield are numerous and unmistakeable. The shout of commands in the far-off distance. While that last one might not factor into actual combat operations, its an integral part of the experience at Spokane Airsoft & Paintball. Part pro-shop, part battlefield, the arena hosts colorful showdowns complete with equipment rentals. Action takes place in an indoor airsoft arena that can be reserved for private events.
The granite-topped bar at Deer Park Bowl welcomes guests as warmly as its 16 lanes. Sidelines Sports Bar, a recent addition to the alley, sits in the middle of the restaurant’s booths. In addition to bowling and eating, customers can also go gaming in the arcade room, complete with pool table.