In each of their locations sprinkled around the Spokane area, M?v Fitness Clubs provides gym experiences with convenient and luxurious amenities. Every club offers a little something different. A few are outfitted with basketball and racquetball courts, for instance, while others feature on-site supplement stores so you don't have to sneak into Superman's bag for a scoop of protein powder while he's changing in a phone booth. One thing each M?v location does have in common, though, is an eclectic menu of group fitness classes. Class schedules are divided into three sections?pool, cycle, and studio?with sessions ranging from yoga to Aqua Zumba.
A certified health specialist, Shane Yama longed to provide people of all ages and incomes access to affordable and effective workouts. So, with a degree in exercise science, he founded For U Fitness. Today, Shane and his team of a dozen or so certified personal trainers travel from Seattle to Spokane to Portland to residents custom training plans. Taking into account the client's age and fitness abilities, the trainers design sports performance, strength training, and even “mature adult” workouts to help customers meet their goals.
Although the massage therapists at Renewing Therapies excel at tracking down stiffness with their bare hands, they find it's often easier just to ask clients where they're tense. They have a conversation with clients before retreating to the warm, comfortable treatment rooms, discussing the benefits and methods of the massage modalities and whether the client needs to relax, alleviate an ache, or merely look at the therapists' spring-loaded fingers. The communication doesn't stop during the massage, however, as guests are welcome to give feedback throughout the session.
At The Union, instructors combine a unique yoga practice with party-like spin sessions. Rather than relying on a Zen-centric atmosphere filled with meditation and quiet, The Union puts its yoga to a thumping beat. Spin classes too turn things up with beats-infused music. Instructors espouse a philosophy of "power through," using the energetic ambience to encourage students to push just a little harder than they might in a traditional workout.
The radiologists at Inland Imaging's Varicose Vein Center rely on ultrasound technology to observe the flow of blood through the legs and to identify any problems that may be affecting this sanguine current. They drive away enlarged varicose veins with modern laser, radiofrequency, and silent treatments or through traditional phlebectomy-small incisions that access the veins and don't require stitches. The team also exterminates smaller spider veins with sclerotherapy injections, which block the flow of blood into the vein and encourage it to disappear.
Certified acupuncturist and herbalist Connie Christie helps each client achieve long-term well-being through acupuncture and rolfing therapies. She creates balance and harmony in the body by placing sterilized, individually packaged needles at strategic points along the body's meridians. Along with enabling more balanced bodily functions, acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain and improve sleep and digestion. Connie also culls from her fully stocked pharmacy of Chinese herbal remedies to meet each person's specific needs and magic-potion desires.