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Pelosi unveils 25th Amendment bid, questions Trump’s fitness

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation Friday that would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove the president, insisting it's not about President Donald Trump but inspired by the need for greater congressional oversight of his White House.

Water Cooler: Willpower versus discipline

You probably have one of those driven, athlete-wannabe types in your life, or maybe you are one yourself. These people are usually characterized as being disciplined and chock full of willpower to suppress every natural human urge that tells you to lay down, go for a second helping of dessert, tell Netflix that you are in fact still watching and the like.

Fitness clubs receive backlash over billing during closure

24 Hour Fitness received backlash for continuing to bill members during the closure, including a lawsuit from a California member. While some local gyms have proactively refunded members and frozen accounts, others had a later freeze, such as MUV Fitness, while others are still actively billing, such as Spokane Fitness Center and the Post Falls Anytime Fitness.

Closures challenge area gyms to stay connected

Jackie Worobec has been a member of the high-intensity gym, Farmgirlfit, since not long after it opened its doors in 2012. She’s a regular, and the exercise they provide is an essential component in how she takes care of herself. When she realized that COVID-19 would be shutting down recreation facilities – including her gym – she wasn’t sure what she was going to do.

Snap Fitness to join Ponderosa Village development in Spokane Valley

Minnesota-based Snap Fitness will be the newest tenant in the Ponderosa Village development in Spokane Valley. Ponderosa Village developers filed an application with the city to remodel tenant space into a fitness area with an office, restrooms and storage.

Flexing fitness with ClassPass

Changing up exercise routines helps boost fitness while stemming boredom. Now there’s ClassPass, a monthly subscription app recently available in Spokane to book classes at a network of boutique fitness studios and gyms. Users can pick from yoga, cycling, Pilates, strength, dance and barre sessions.