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.
Dennis Dent Productions serves second helpings with My Color Is Still Love, an original sequel to last spring's My Color Is Love. Audiences travel down the road of life with the play's young characters, who are navigating the pitfalls of successful lives, fulfilling relationships, and gas-station bathrooms. This original play combines music, dance, and drama, inspiring the audience to accomplish their own musically accompanied, choreographed errands upon leaving the theater. Dennis Dent Productions crafts creative performance opportunities, specializing in community theater that involves students, alumni, and others associated with many of Spokane's major universities.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
River City Brewing has just one request: drink local. And they make that easy to do with hand-crafted beers made entirely with regional ingredients. That includes water from the Spokane Aquifer, hops from the Yakima Valley, and Oregon-originated yeast. At the tap room, guests can sample tasters and half pints or go all in with pints, to-go growlers, and kegs. Those younger than 21 can enjoy house-made draft root beer, and everyone can order pretzels to complement their drinks.
See River City's website for more details, and more beers.
Even with all the overhead lights turned off, Black Wolf Gaming Center still shines bright. That's because neon green borders backlight each station, whose 20 total screens—including 37-inch LCDs, 60-inch plasmas, and one 130-inch 3D projector—glow with the latest games. Cozying into the center's reclining chairs, players can enjoy titles for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. And because the Xbox is connected to high-speed internet and local area network, gamers can set up massive multiplayer showdowns.
For fans of classic titles, Black Wolf hosts frequent tournaments around old Nintendo 64 games such as Goldeneye, Super Smash Bros., and Mortal Kombat. In between levels, players can take breaks over rounds at the billiards table or stare out a window and marvel at the graphics.
Silver shines throughout the weight room at Oz Fitness Airway Heights, which is filled with more Cybex weight-training machines and free weights than Popeye’s spinach-less nightmares. Cardio enthusiasts amp up heart rates on one of 25 pieces of equipment and can accentuate their fat blasting with a sleek tan from either a standup or lie-down machine. With the gym offering close-knit small community approach to their customers, memberships include unlimited group fitness classes, such as Zumba, cycling, and yoga, and those who prefer one-on-one coaching can tap into the expertise of a personal trainer. Post workout, exercisers can head to their respective locker rooms for a hot shower or stint in the dry sauna.