Hemmed into the rippling hills of Lewiston, Bryden Canyon Golf Course was established in 1974. Golfers of all experience levels can find a challenge, especially on the skill-testing par 4 holes and the risk-rewarding par 5's. Away from the course, visitors can stock up on gear and friendly advice at the pro shop. They can also refuel their tanks at the bar and grill and prepare for their next round by taking part in the facility's camps, clinics, and private lessons.
Course at a Glance
Lauded in Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living for its smile-engendering services, Collins Family Dentistry cleans, repairs, and strengthens Spokanians’ pearly mouth bones, all while aiming to prevent cavity catastrophe and root-canal chaos. Doctors Ken Collins Sr. and Chris Collins form the father-son team at the helm of the family-centered practice, which, unlike most familial business ventures, doesn’t hold game nights and bocce-ball tournaments in the office. Today’s deal gets your mouth a careful examination ($64) that surveys the oral landscape for territorial aberrations, a thorough professional cleaning ($118), and x-rays ($123) to check that your teeth possess the inner strength and fortitude required to bite into ice cream and granite cakes.
The Fairways Golf Course’s layout unfurls over rolling terrain teeming with wetlands and native grasses. Multiple water hazards and fast greens pose challenges for experienced players, and relatively open fairways and a set of closer, forward tees cater to golfers of all experience levels. A dramatic conclusion awaits at the par-4, 419-yard 18th hole—the course’s most challenging hole—where golfers must contend with a dog-leg right and a small pond that arches around the front and left sides of the green. Golfers can prepare for the round at the driving range and practice green, or simply ask the course’s beverage-cart operator for the liquid cure for a slice-prone swing.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.
The black-belt instructors of Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu believe that developing character on the inside matters as much as learning to defend oneself on the outside. That’s why throughout their classes, they emphasize principles such as modesty, integrity, and perseverance to help pupils overcome the conflicts that can’t be resolved through traditional coup d’ètat. For the times when those skills are needed, they prepare students by training them in in a mix of styles such as Kenpo karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Through progressive classes for kids as young as 6 through adults, instructors drill participants in both unarmed and armed self-defense. For those interested in developing defense skills for the ground, they teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This focused approach, along with its sponsorship of charitable organizations such as the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, has won the academy many accolades. Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu has won Krem’s The Best of Spokane contest in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in addition to taking the top spot in the Inlander Best of the Inland NW awards.