The Washington State University women's basketball team faces its historic rival, the University of Washington, in an epic showdown of pivots, passes, and fadeaways. Don your crimson and gray gear, and get situated in a premier seat behind the benches for the 7:30 p.m. tip-off at Beasley Coliseum, the Cougars' natural hunting habitat. The roster pops with fast-breaking talent, keeping fans on the edge of their seats or portable recumbent bicycles. Cheer on the Cougars solo, or corral a troop of Groupon-holding friends or semifriendly town criers to root for a WSU victory.
The Black Diamond invites patrons to sample one of the 33 beers on tap with 19 rotating handles while sampling food from the upscale alehouse menu. which features classic American food such as 1/3-pound burgers, buffalo wings, and philly cheesesteaks. In addition to the ever-changing selection of craft beers, the alehouse also has a full lineup of signature cocktails. These include cocktails that use fresh-pressed juice, such as the Gin Rickey, which combines Beefeater gin, fresh lime juice, mint, and agave syrup, or the Side Car, which mixes freshly pressed grapefruit juice with Absolut vodka.
Hub Sports Center's spacious gym hosts tournaments, training sessions, and unstructured open gyms, where kids can hone their skills in sports from basketball to badminton. The nonprofit center also runs offsite fundraising events.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Boxing based workouts.
Pro Tip: Bring a water bottle and a towel. You will sweat.
What makes your business stand out?
We are a workout facility but instead of jogging on the boring old "dreadmill," we spice things up with a boxing-based workout, taught by real professional boxers, doing exactly what they do to train for a fight. The beauty here is you don't get hit.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
I was ranked #5 in the world as a heavyweight boxer and have traveled all over the world visiting gyms and seeing and doing different workouts. I took all this knowledge to build my dream gym and share with the people of Spokane what I've learned and my love of boxing.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Our best compliment is when people tell us they have started many workouts at different gyms but have never been able to stick with it, either because of intimidation or because they get bored easily or frustrated. We have many members who tell us this is the longest they have ever stuck with a facility or a workout regimen. That proves to us we are doing something right.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
An unexpected perk to all of this has definitely been the camaraderie and encouragement our members give each other?they nicknamed themselves. It surely feels like a Fitness Family.
With the roar of engines, bikes pound through the dirt and fly over manmade mountains at Airway MotoCross Park. After quiet falls, the track is groomed by bulldozers to prepare for a schedule of races, special events, and tea-party-ruining competitions. As bikers slip past each other in mid air and spray up a mist of mud, fans cheer on a favorite to win a purse of up to $5,000. Patrons also suit themselves up during open-practice sessions on a track suitable for those of all skill levels and abilities.