Among the Old Mill Adventure Park’s 315 verdant acres sliced through by miles of gravel and tarmac roads, DirtFish Rally School’s seasoned instructors impart their driving savvy upon pupils of all experience levels via dirt-lined rally courses of varying lengths. A pre-instructional driver's meeting in a classroom inside the 10,000-square-foot main building enables vehicular gurus to expound upon essential driving skills such as weight transfer, skid control, and how to stop Keanu Reeves from trying to stop the speeding car. Immune to inclement weather, DirtFish staff foils nature’s attempts at forcing drivers to stay indoors with all-season lessons that wend along demanding routes in rain, sleet, and snow. DirtFish’s meticulously maintained fleet of all-wheel-drive Subaru rally cars effortlessly hurtle along the high-speed slalom course and slide across the Skid Pad thanks to competition-ready features including Tein suspension, rally tires, and OMP safety equipment. Upon the course’s completion, DirtFish staffers welcome guests back into the main building where men’s and women’s showers and locker rooms facilitate spruce-up sessions and a museum peppers brains with information nuggets pertaining to the art of rally.
Groupon buyers can upgrade to a more expensive tour for an additional fee and will also receive 10% off their next adventure. Take a shuttle for $30 round-trip from the North Bend Outlet Mall, or for free from the SnoPark. Action Adventures recommends customers arrange a pick-up from the SnoPark 24 hours in advance, and that they arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
In 2003, two fitness gurus hatched a plan to open Klahanie Fitness because they wanted to give their community a welcoming, non-intimidating health club to call its own. To achieve such inclusiveness, they made memberships affordable, and they ensured the gym was family-friendly by providing a kids' room. They also staffed the space with friendly, knowledgeable people and a no-pressure sales team that doesn't work on commission. Furthermore, the cardio, free-weight, and strength-training equipment is as easy to use as it is effective. On top of all these benefits, visitors can complement regular workout routines with personal training, boot camp, and sports-focused programs.
Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
At the center of a big, round table sits a lazy susan bearing tiny, elegant white dishes. Each holds a mound of intriguing dried leaves that look as though they’ve been emptied from an alchemist’s vial. Over the course of the evening, everyone around the table will watch, smell, and taste as the power of those leaves is awakened through hot water and the deep knowledge shared by Roberta, Experience Tea’s owner. A certified tea specialist, she leads classes on a vast range of tea topics, exploring everything from health benefits to proper steeping techniques to the etiquette of Chinese tea ceremonies or British-tea hot tubs. Within a warmly lit storefront lined by painted brick walls and a veritable library of tea varieties, students can also learn how to create their own signature brew in blending workshops. Even customers who stop in for a pouch of loose-leaf are likely to end up indulging in a rich sensory experience as Roberta offers them a sample and shares tasting notes.
Terra Yoga’s skilled instructors welcome and embrace yoga students of all levels with open arms, and not just because they’re in the middle of an open-armed pose. Thanks to their small class sizes, Terra Yoga’s teachers can heap more personal attention on participants and render specific guidance on poses. This means that the friendly instructors are able to sequence their classes to make them accessible, unlike a vault or a Chevy with padlocks on each door. To accomplish this accessibility, each instructor ensures students are in the correct asanas (poses) throughout the class. The 12 teachers, who have diverse backgrounds and decades of combined experience, also turn up the heat when they lead yoga sessions. With the exception of prenatal, yin, and family yoga, all classes take place in a heated studio environment. Terra Yoga is also one of the few studios that offer Pranassage, a relaxing one-on-one form of therapy that combines elements of yoga with bodywork.