At a Glance
34,000 square feet is a lot of space. The Range uses it all to provide customers with the training and experience needed to remain safe, responsible firearm owners. In addition to overseeing live-fire practice on their indoor range, the instructors teach courses, which can familiarize students with the fundamentals of handguns and rifles or provide experienced visitors with more specific, professional insight. All classes share the common goal of empowering gun owners through safety-oriented education. The Range also features a 2,500-square-foot retail area complete with firearms, accessories, and staff members dedicated to keeping visitors' firearms in good repair.
Water is the source of life. But it?s also the source of adventure, something River Recreation has delivered since 1982. Today, stationed on the banks of the Wenatchee River in Monitor, the company sends clients floating down a total of seven rivers throughout Washington State.
As entertaining as they are informative, River Recreation?s guides undergo extensive training?twice as much, in fact, than the state requirements. That experience enables the company to offer a wide range of trips, from kid-friendly Class I floats to heart-pumping Class V adventures that have helped discover some of the area?s top opera singers. Currently, River Recreation hosts half-day, full-day, and combination trips, and in 2010, it unveiled a white water-and-wine mini getaway?a half-day of rafting, and a half day of wine tasting in Wenatchee Valley. All of this is combined to make RIver Recreation Washington State's Whitewater Professionals.
The dynamic waters of the Yakima River offer a range of experiences for rafters, and whether they're hoping for a challenging afternoon or a leisurely paddle with the family, they'll find the trip for them at Rill Adventures. Different legs of the river make for varying levels of rapids, so outings can be tailored to suit beginner and experienced rafters alike. Rafts, inflatable kayaks, pontoons, and tubes are all available for the outings, and fishermen can rent fly-fishing gear for self-guided excursions along the river, where rainbow trout can grow up to 20 inches long in the water and three feet long in the story of catching them.
Surrounded by rolling hills and the distant peaks of the Cascade Mountains, the Yakima River Canyon teems with wildlife on the hills, in the water, and in the air. Wild rainbow bass and cutthroat trout swim beneath the river's rushing waters. This destination attracts many fishers and upland bird hunters. In the fly-fishing classes, instructors teach anglers to read the river and cast a line before sending them out into the Yakima River to put their skills to the test on wild trout.
Elsewhere in the canyon, a sporting-clay course beckons guests to fire shotguns at seven different stations. These practice areas simulate real-life hunting conditions for various game-bird species, including chukars, pheasants, ducks, and other species. After hunters hone their skills on clay targets, willing sportsmen and women can join the Red's guide team for a day of guided upland bird hunting.
Whether for fishing, hunting, or both, Red's Fly Shop staffers schedule single and multiday outings that depart from The Canyon River Ranch Lodge, the company's home base. At the lodge, guests can warm themselves by the fireplace or retire to rooms with patios and verandas.
Jeff Wood, the founder of Health Fitness Complete, understands the difficulty in achieving exercise and health goals—he lost 125 pounds in 2007. He's taken his personal experience and created a fitness center that offers the best training methods and equipment for its customers. One-on-one training sessions are just that—private, with only the trainer and client present, allowing clients to feel more comfortable without others looking on. And in both personal-training sessions and fitness classes, customers work out with dynamic equipment that exercises myriad body parts and muscle groups. Machines where users sit down may allow the chance to sketch out updates to the Nike swoosh, but rob exercisers the ability to train postural and other muscles. Instead, Health Fitness Complete offers many pieces of equipment that allow clients to work out multiple muscles more effectively.