When you are visiting a new city, you often pass up the hotel gym like the rubbery eggs at the continental breakfast.

Traveling often comes with going out to eat at local restaurants and busy schedules, making it pretty easy to fall off the wagon of your workout routine. Tell your bikini-season-waistline to have no fear - Spokane has many innovative and chic fitness options close to downtown that have great offers.

The Union

The Union has three types of workouts to fit your fancy. They offer hip new ways to get your cardio in including spin classes* or stretching and building strength in a toasty 85 degree yoga room that will have you touching your toes in no time. If spin and yoga are not your thing, buff up with tough TRX training straps in a warm studio.

Book your class in advance because they fill quickly. Visit http://thisistheunion.com and be ready to get your dance on!

* Disclaimer: this is not your senior center spin class. Wear your brightest colors because there are black lights, lasers and loud uncensored music. (Like the club you went to Saturday night, but this time you are sweating those calories away!) Best part, you ask? Your first spin and yoga class are free! Drop in rate is $15 and they offer a 20% student discount with I.D.


Farmgirlfit strives to make a realistic workout routine for the modern woman (I said, hey ladies, ya?). This crossfit-esque strength and cardio workout is designed to be quick and efficient. You will be in and out in under an hour and the classes are leveled by skill, so beginners and pros alike can get the best out of their time. Instead of focusing on pounds and inches shed, this place is all about performance results and creating a healthy competitive atmosphere (like, which team is going to win tug-of-war). Farmgirlfit strives to educate on nutrition and the importance of exercise and food combined. Are you hooked yet? Fill out this short form and set up your first FREE class today.

In the meantime, you can see what it looks like to be “Farmgirlfit.”


Yarrow shows you that if this summer’s weather hasn’t been hot enough for you, Bikram style yoga is sure to heat things up! With the studio ranging from 95-105 degrees, get ready to sweat. Or if Baptiste yoga is more your style, they have two types to choose from (both are hot). A killer 30 days for $30-unlimited class promotion is great for people who are here for a short while, or if you are here for only a couple days they charge $15 for drop-ins. If you are hitting the books to supplement your inner yogi, you’re in luck- Yarrow offers a 15% student discount.

Aside from the strengthening heat wave yoga class, you can find a great selection of unique clothing and must have accessories for your practice. Check this place out and reserve your spot today! Don’t forget to bring your towel!

Spokane Crossfit

Spokane Crossfit has been voted “Best Crossfit Gym in Spokane,” so it’s already a big deal. And if “WOD” (workout of the day) is your usual lingo- or you’ve never tried it before- SpoCroFit might be for you.

This gym is full of certified trainers and coaches who believe in you. So if positive encouragement, butt- kicking workouts and classes offered every day of the week aren’t enough, new athletes get their first session free!

Be ready to lift heavy things and get your heart racing for this one. Check out their website for more detailed information about when you can start your WOD!

Spokane Barre

Spokane Barre claims to be “the healthiest barre in town”. But it had me asking myself, “What on earth is barre?” Well I found the answer on their website, “barre works our muscles in isometric contraction to fatigue, using body weight--then stretching them back out, building long, lean muscles without the bulk.” Ultimately, ouch. But if your goal is toned abs, legs and arms, then this place is one to try!

Bring a yoga mat if you have one and get ready to tire muscles and feel great! The convenient downtown location is a perfect walk from your hotel and you can try something new in the fitness realm. Spokane Barre welcomes newbies all the time and would love to have you stop by for your first class. Drop in cost is $17+tax and they offer an introductory offer for new members.

Book a class today and check out more of their philosophy online.

If you try one of these five options, be sure to tag your photos and posts with #sweatspokane and join the fitness community talking about the workout scene here in the PNW.