As an Outward Bound instructor, Will Parks has taught mountaineering and rock climbing to tough, brawny sorts. But he?s found that it?s not physical agility, but mindset, that empowers people to triumph over difficult situations. Will strives to impart that lesson via Adventure Dynamics?s courses. Though it?s exhilarating to race down the 400-foot zipline overlooking the Spokane River and skitter across a five-story balance beam, the challenges are all, ultimately, a means to an end.
While Adventure Dynamics is faith-based organization guided by Christian principles, Will Parks has welcomed a variety of groups and has watched as people learn to communicate in high-stress situations, be it while in the middle of the ropes course or while grappling with the reality of Morgan Freeman?s mortality. ?One day of work here is equal to one month in the office,? says Will, pointing to the intensity of interactions that take place and the bonds that form thereafter. ?People don?t remember what they learn by lecture or presentation. They remember what they do." His activities, he adds, are ideal for Life Groups and Church Groups.
Added Touch Framing and Gallery’s décor experts draw on a combined 26 years of experience as they skillfully frame photographs and jerseys and complement artwork with matting. Using techniques of conservation framing similar to those used by museums, they help customers preserve treasured heirlooms from generations past, such as needlepoints that show the location of grandpa’s buried gold. Staffers also enclose bulky items such as sports jerseys and American flags in wall-ready displays, offering a lifetime warranty on their custom framing craftsmanship. Visitors to the gallery can also take home artwork portraying Americana, architecture, and landscapes, helping to bring sophistication to a living room, hallway, or concrete-walled storage facility. Added Touch Framing and Gallery demonstrates its dedication to the community by proudly supporting charities such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Vet Center.
The Lincoln Center is a 29,000-square-foot art-deco facility housing ballrooms and meeting halls ideal for weddings, galas, awards ceremonies, and other events. The center has six varying and multifunctional rooms, ranging from 200-person ballrooms to libraries and art galleries.
For weddings, the staff can take care of floral arrangements and catering, while corporate event planners use stage lighting, audio-visual services, and Ozzy Osbourne to make quarterly profit reports more exciting. The stylish ballrooms are put to good use with events such as the Bling! in the New Year party and a beer showcase sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.
Training Ground Spokane is no fancy gym with shiny, complicated machines. But that's because they don't want to be. Instead, they're committed to a total-wellness approach to getting fit, which includes functional workouts, resistance training, and getting on the right track by eating right. Aiming to help their clients reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle, they lead small groups through workouts using dumbbells, medicine balls, and military-style drills to get the heart pumping and intimidate fat cells into submission.
The staff at Divine Energy seek to abolish stress and uncertainties with a host of therapeutic services. A certified reiki practitioner helps bring the body, mind, and spirit into balance to alleviate anxieties and pain. For questions in need of answering, the staff performs psychic, tarot-card, and crystal readings.
Each expert technician at Steemer Express brings along at least 15 years of experience when traveling to residential and business destinations to perform a host of deep-cleansing services. To restore the original appearance of carpet, furnishings, drapery, and mud-caked children, the staffers wield the power of hot steam, which can reach 240 degrees thanks to the company's powerful truck-mounted technology. The hot vapors journey deep into fibers to clean, disinfect, deodorize, and kill allergens, as well as to help maintain quality in line with many manufacturers' warranties.