The YMCA of the Inland Northwest hosts family-friendly pool parties, welcoming pint-size party-goers to explore a lazy river, splash in the wading-pool playground, and cavort in private party rooms. Fifteen minutes prior to party time, soiree hosts load the party room with refreshments and await revelers for one boisterous hour of cake, gifts, and instructions on avoiding lap-pool sharks. For the next 1.5 hours—the required time period for sanctioned games of Marco Polo—tykes recline in inner tubes for a float down the lazy river or submerge ankles in the wading-pool playground. Posses of tykes blitz enemies with various sprays and self-tipping water buckets, and 30-foot water slides beckon pint-size swimmers and hamsters bored with conventional cage tubes. The YMCA provides fully trained and certified staff members to supervise splashing, but encourages parents or guardians to attend at no additional charge.
Equipment: Life Fitness, Precor, and Body Masters
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We have lockers available for day use, but you have to bring your own lock.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We provide members with daily group exercise classes, certified personal trainers, and all the necessary equipment. Our friendly, helpful staff is also available all hours.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
We offer all types of workout equipment and classes, designed for all levels.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Gym members can also enjoy lap swimming and swim lessons. Our facility features showers, steam rooms, and dry saunas, and it's open seven days a week.
More than just encouraging healthy eating and weight loss, the staff at Talache Wellness works with clients to help them embrace better lifestyles. They do so through a variety of approaches, ranging from classes on vegan cooking to intense six-week boot camps. These restorative and preventative lessons help clients tackle myriad issues, such as emotional wellness, fatigue, stress, and weight gain.
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.