Play It Again Sports overhauls lockers with high-quality gear and rescues gently used athletic equipment from untimely retirement. Products from brands such as Bauer Hockey, Easton, Mizuno, Rawlings, Schwinn Fitness, and Cascade Helmets make up an all-star lineup across each store's shelves, which are replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and hockey to snowboarding and lacrosse. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. To ensure its stock remains robust, Play It Again Sports encourages athletes to collect their lightly used gear?including bicycles?and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
In 1987, indoor climbing was as unpopular in the Seattle area as breeding labradoodles. But Vertical World––a pioneer indoor climbing gym––introduced the city to the up-and-coming sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Since its inception, the gym has expanded to three other locations in Everett, Tacoma, and Redmond, the latter hosting eastside climbers for more than 20 years.
A team of experienced route creators challenges climbers with more than 200 bouldering, lead, or top-rope routes in a wide variety of difficulty levels. The gym hosts competitive youth teams that have gone on to national or world tournaments. The gym's staff of climbers and guides also leads outdoor excursions that build confidence and teach novices how to identify a rock wall in the wild.
The licensed, bonded, and insured team at Pilchuck Heating make installing and maintaining HVAC units a breeze. Specializing in Coleman and Rheem products, the family-owned operation guides clients through every stage of A/C or furnace system ownership, from removing old systems and walking clients through their new unit's features, to inspecting and maintaining existing units to ensure they're operating as efficiently as possible. The techs can also make necessary repairs such as replacing condenser coils or coaxing out escaped zoo penguins hiding in A/C ducts, and all maintenance services are backed by a 100% guarantee.
The crack of bats rings out into the air at Rage Cage Training Complex’s eight outdoor batting cages, part of a sprawling facility where players hone their baseball and softball skills. The cages can whip baseballs at slow, medium, and fast speeds as well as slow-pitch softball throws, and the 4,200-square-foot indoor facility touts a retail shop and space for lessons. During the offseason, professional athletes host clinics that help young players improve their mechanics and give rookie mascots a chance to practice dodging foul balls.
Though the sword may seem an instrument of division, at SBM Wellness Center, it’s a uniting force. Here, kendo and wellness classes for men, women, and kids blend swordsmanship with cardiovascular exercise. This combination promotes fitness while instilling the mental discipline necessary to execute sharp cuts with explosive energy.