• How to Wax Your Waxless Skis

    Here is a great Video by one of our employees on how to care for your Waxless skis:

  • October 2020

    For those of you who really know me, you know writing is not my thing.  As you can see that last blog post was a while ago.  So here we go:
    It is October 2020.  The year that is like no other.  For us at Fitness Fanatics, we are trying to keep it as much fun and exciting as we can.  We will be having our annual Cross-Country Ski Sale and Swap on Nov. 7th and 8th.  We will have to make some changes, but the snow must go on!
    To help keep crowds down and keep everyone safe, the ...

  • top 10 reasons for Nordic skiing


    Top 10 reseasons to Nordic Ski.   This was put out by Health Fitness Reveloution.
    WE all know it, but it is fun to see it in print.
    You get a full-body workout. Nordic skiing combines both a lower body and upper body workout, while simultaneously working both the “pulling” and “pushing” muscles of each region. The workout comes in the fact that you use your own locomotion to move through the terrain. Even muscles that don’t seem to be in use are actively involved to balance and coordinate the entire body.
    Burns lots of calories. Nordic skiing burns more calories ...

  • Nordic Ski Prep

    Ski Prep
    1st Find your skis.  Are they in the garage?  Are they in the basement?   Are they still in the rocket box on top of the car?
    2.  Dust them off.  Did you put summer wax on them to protect them?  Do you still have Klister from Langlauf?  If you have old wax, clean it off.  If you hot waxed them,  great job, now do a hot wax clean.
    3.  Do the Hot wax clean if you haven’t done it yet.
    4. Brush them good.  Put a new layer of base prep on.( this is in the glide ...

  • Langlauf Ski Event For All

    36th Annual Langlauf 10k XC Ski Race
    SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21st, 2016  Mount Spokane Nordic Center  Mount Spokane State Park 
    To register:  http://www.spokanelanglauf.org/
    Langlauf XC Ski Race ScheduleCLICK HERE to see our SPONSORS
    FRIDAY, FEB 19, 20165:00 PM - 7 PM EARLY BIB PICKUP 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM FREE WAX CLINIC & DOOR PRIZE DRAWING                         Must be present to win the door prizeFITNESS FANATICS - 2425 E. TRENTSATURDAY, FEB ...

  • January is Ski Month

    January is Ski Month:  
    Snow is good at Mt. Spokane and the grooming has been very good.   If you haven’t been up, there are some changes this year.  We now have Cross Country Ski Rentals on the mountain.  We are located next to the Selkirk Lodge at the Mount Spokane State Park Nordic Area.   You can get Classic or Skating.  We recommend you make a reservation online.   http://www.fitfanatics.com/catalog/d/Nordic-ski/nordic-ski-rental/
    We also have Snowshoe rentals and Fat Bike rentals.   For snowshoe reservations:  http://www.fitfanatics.com/catalog/d/rental-equipment/rental-snowshoes/
    For Fat bike reservations:  Call the shop 509-922-6080 
    Need help with waxing we have a FREE waxing ...

  • Nordic Ski Tip for Oct.

    Preparing your Nordic skis for the upcoming season:
    If you put your summer wax on your skis, your skis are in great shape.  Now is the time to scrape it off, and do a hot wax clean.  Then give them a good bushing with a copper or brass brush.  This will help get that last bit of the old wax off.
    Then use a base prep wax and soak in a good thick coat.  Let it cool 15 minutes before scraping and brush. 
    Next use a colder temperature wax and do the same thing.   Then go back to a ...

  • Nordic Ski update Feb 2014

    Nordic Ski Update:  Life is good!  The Olympics have come and gone, the days are getting longer and the snow is better in the mountains than it has been all year.
    We had five athletes from the Pacific Northwest on the US Nordic Ski team.  This is the beginning of more to come.  We have such a great Nordic ski community.  We have a Nordic Kids program, the Transition team and the junior race team. With the continued support of the community, we are likely to see more Olympians in the future.  The JNQ’s (Junior National Qualifier) just wrapped up ...

  • Langlauf ski event for all and "Souper" Bowl womens ski

    Souper Bowl and Langlauf Two great Nordic Ski Events:
    It is that time of year again.  Souper Bowl and Langlauf. 
    Feb. 2nd 2014
    9th Annual Women’s “Souper” Bowl Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Sunday! Poker Ski  Open to both skate and classic skiing. Test your luck and collect 5 cards along the 10km course. Best hand wins a wonderful prize from Fitness Fanatics who organizes this fun event! Starts @ 9:45 AM
    New This Year: Two soup lines and outdoor seating in a heated tent! In an effort to serve more efficiently, we will have 2 spots for ...

  • Langlauf Race Report

    Congratulations to both Deb Bauer and Brad Bauer our winners!!!!
    What a great Event and a great day.   I would like to thank both Teresa Hanson our Toko Rep and Claus Pittman our Swix Rep.  Both were a great help at getting everyone’s kick wax dialed in.   Each year we provide a waxing tent to help those who are worried about nailing the perfect kick wax. 
    The sun came out for all 244 athletes.  The start was beautiful, but as we started skiing around Shadow Mountain, the fog moved in.  I was expecting it to be a little sunnier, ...

  • Big Weekend coming up.

    This is a very busy weekend for us at Fitness Fanatics.  Friday night is Packet Pickup and the Free Nordic Waxing clinic.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the shop from 5-7PM for Langlauf Packet Pickup and the waxing clinic will be starting at 6:00 PM.
    Then Saturday up at the Selkirk Lodge at the Nordic Area of Mt. Spokane, John will have Demo skis and boots for you to try out from 9am until noon.  Remember you need your Snow park Permit.  
    Sunday is the big day.  Langlauf waxing tent opens at 9:00 AM.   We will do our best ...

  • Mt Spokane Nordic Ski and waxing update

    Nordic Skiing is just getting better at Mt. Spokane.
    The new trails have been great. If you haven’t had a chance to get up there yet, you need to check it out. One of my Favorites is Tamarama. The views are great. We now have world class skiing in our back yard.
    Little hint on enjoying your Nordic skiing. Even Wax-less skis need glide wax. You don’t have to hot wax, but you should use a wipe on wax to reduce the drag. Even if you don’t like going fast, you may not want to work as hard on the ...

  • Mt. Spokane Nordic Skiing

    The Sun is out:
    The skiing is great at Mt. Spokane Nordic Area.  It is foggy down here and the sun is out up there.

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