Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Boxing based workouts.
Pro Tip: Bring a water bottle and a towel. You will sweat.
Q&A with Chauncy Welliver, Owner/Professional Boxer/Trainer
What makes your business stand out?
We are a workout facility but instead of jogging on the boring old "dreadmill," we spice things up with a boxing-based workout, taught by real professional boxers, doing exactly what they do to train for a fight. The beauty here is you don't get hit.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
I was ranked #5 in the world as a heavyweight boxer and have traveled all over the world visiting gyms and seeing and doing different workouts. I took all this knowledge to build my dream gym and share with the people of Spokane what I've learned and my love of boxing.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Our best compliment is when people tell us they have started many workouts at different gyms but have never been able to stick with it, either because of intimidation or because they get bored easily or frustrated. We have many members who tell us this is the longest they have ever stuck with a facility or a workout regimen. That proves to us we are doing something right.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
An unexpected perk to all of this has definitely been the camaraderie and encouragement our members give each other—they nicknamed themselves. It surely feels like a Fitness Family.
On a crisp November evening in 1945, just two months after WWII finally ended, the giddy murmuring of moviegoers floated through a lobby lushly decorated with rose-colored carpet, brown oak walls, and columns tiled in purple. As impressive as these appointments were, they paled next to the lobby’s other ornamentation: congratulatory telegrams from the likes of Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, and Ginger Rogers, nestled alongside flowers from well-wishing movie studios. This was the opening night of The Garland Theater, and its excited guests were about to watch a double feature of It’s a Pleasure and Double Exposure in a stadium-style theater that could seat 1,000 among its powder-blue and Italian-red walls.
Today, the family-friendly theater continues to welcome cinephiles and popcorn bloggers, but it keeps ticket prices down by playing its blockbusters slightly after their initial releases. Since undergoing a total renovation this year at the hands of current owner Katherine Fritchie, The Garland now hosts 540 spacious seats, modern sound, and a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Events such as Totally Tubular Tuesdays, which feature classic movies such as Peewee's Big Adventure or The Matrix, boast even cheaper admission. After the credits roll, moviegoers head to the theater’s cocktail bar with full kitchen, Bon Bon, for a pint of beer or a glass of wine to enjoy while you watch the show.
The Northwest Museum of Art & Culture preserves and illuminates an extensive collection of material about the Plateau Indian culture of the Pacific Northwest. Traditional textiles and carvings coexist with more than 10,000 photographs that document the indigenous culture. Historic regional paintings include works from Spokane's Works Progress Administration arts center, which created a vibrant space for artists in the depths of the Great Depression.
In addition to its staggering exhibits and regular collections, the museum immerses guests in turn-of-the-century culture with the Campbell House, which is nestled on the campus. Originally built by Idaho mine owner Amasa Campbell at the end of the 19th century, the neoclassical revival home designed by Kirtland K. Cutter provides a window into the life of a wealthy northwestern family at the turn of the century. A handsome Tudor façade welcomes visitors before they venture into the elegantly restored interior, which deftly mixes architectural styles with a French-style reception area, a Middle Eastern–style game room, and a library outfitted with an inglenook fireplace and an authentic steam-powered flat-screen TV.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Integrity Training strives to only utilize 100% beneficial training techniques to propel you toward your specific fitness goals.
This means no push synthetic supplements, no using unsustainable fad-diets, and only safe form is encouraged.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Positive encouragement reigns supreme!
The workouts won't be easy, but Integrity Training will always strive to provide a positive and encouraging environment for clients to tackle their fitness goals!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Passion for tapping the untold potential for improvement within the human body! Seeing the healthy transformations individuals can attain with ample motivation and challenging workouts is astounding!
What do you love most about your job?
The honor of guiding people to improved their health and fitness which, consequently, improves all other areas as well.
Each customer leaves happy at Elite Fitness' tanning salon in Spokane.
A facial from this salon is your first step to clearer and healthier skin.
With facial peels, you are sure to find a good skin care treatment match for your skin type at Elite Fitness.
Eyelash extensions and make up application are just some of the beauty services that this salon offers.
Ditch your foam roller and head on over to this salon for a professional and relaxing massage treatment.
The high-quality hair services at this salon will leave you feeling like a gorgeous bombshell.
Discover the best hair removal method for you and your personal needs, such as waxing.
This salon is your one-stop-shop for nail care and color needs, including manicures and pedicures.
Bronze, gold, or sun-kissed? Elite Fitness will let you pick your shade with its full tanning services.
Stop waiting for service when you take advantage of the excellent walk-in service at this salon.
So get rid of those pesky tan lines with a touch up full-body tan from Elite Fitness.
LeftBank Wine Bar's cozy European ambience makes it the perfect place to relax with a group of friends, share a pizza or cheese platter, and sip a glass or bottle of more than 50 different wines. Teardrop chandeliers sparkle overhead and lantern-style sconces cast a soft glow over the room, illuminating diners seated at the bar or roasting marshmallows by the fireplace. Nearby, a rotating selection of local artwork peppers the pale yellow and exposed brick walls. Several nights a week, musicians here entertain guests with live performances.
LeftBank also draws people in with its extensive wine selection. It pays homage to its home state by focusing on local wines, including sips from Barili Cellars winery in Spokane and Bergevin Lane Vineyards in Walla Walla. But the wine bar doesn’t limit itself to one region, including on its menu varietals from around the world. Local beers on tap are also available and pair well with small phyllo-dough-wrapped bites, such as those stuffed with chicken, ranch, and spinach.