Like a tree house, a gym never lets nonmembers inside and always deflects frogs fired from the neighborhood bully’s slingshot. Hurry up the rope ladder with today's Groupon: for $30, you get 12 one-hour group classes (an $84 value) at The Fitness Center, with two locations in Spokane.
Recently remodeled, The Fitness Center offers endorphin junkies a full range of new cardio and strength equipment and six types of fitness classes. These include four intense and inspiring programs from the Les Mills fitness oeuvre: RPM, an indoor-cycling class that mixes interval training and a variety of terrain grades; BodyPump, a full-body workout drawing on traditional training methods such as squats and curls; BodyAttack, which builds strength and stamina with sports-inspired aerobic and stabilization exercises; and BodyStep, based on calorie-burning cardio-step routines.
The Fitness Center's wildly popular Zumba class invites attendees to shake it all out to energizing, easy-to-follow Latin-inspired choreography, and yoga bends spines and minds with a series of meditative moves meant to improve posture, alignment, and the ability to study the tops of refrigerators.
Open seven days a week, the facilities accommodate early birds and evening owls, and available on-site daycare proffers parents solo toning time free from the pressures of oppressive offspring coaches ($4 for two hours per child). Check the Spokane Valley and Northside schedules for class times. After redeeming all 12 classes, Groupon customers wishing to purchase a membership to The Fitness Center will receive half off the up to $99 enrollment fee.
The Fitness Center
At The Fitness Center's three gyms, a welcoming, familial atmosphere is paired with high-tech exercise equipment and a full slate of group classes. And with the newest of the three spots remaining open 24 hours a day, The Fitness Center accommodates a variety of schedules—even those of night owls and day chickens. Guests can work out on Hoist, Cybex, and Octane machines on their own, or first-time visitors can enlist the help of a staff member to show them around. Classes torch calories in a group setting, and water aerobics takes place in the pool when family swim, lap swim, or swimming lessons aren't in session. Guests can adjust the intensity of their racquetball games from playful to competitive on four courts, then retire to the sauna for a post-workout bask.