Wallyhood welcomes back our sponsor, Kirchoff Fitness, an indoor/outdoor bootcamp that brings fun and innovative exercises to Wallingford during the fall and winter seasons. The bootcamp is perfect for working moms, as well as moms who stay home with their kiddos, and it’s great for all levels of fitness.
Kirchoff Fitness is owned by Seattle Magazine’s Bootcamp Instructor of the Year, Chris Kirchoff, who tells us, “Helping people to realize their goals and dreams is extremely rewarding. I get to observe people change their own lives with the help of their community, friends family etc. I learn so much from watching others. This group is the most inspiring group of women!”
Classes meet three days a week at 5:30 am at the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. To mix it up, Chris takes the class to the Wallingford Playfield, Meridian Park, or Lower Woodland Park for some outdoor activities; or, if the weather’s crummy, she’ll move the class indoors. The fall/winter season schedule follows (in the summer, she takes the camp to Golden Gardens):
September 17- October 12
October 22-November 16
December 3- December 21
January 7- February 1
Sign up now by clicking here. Each 4 week session is $199 + tax.
Here’s what some folks have to say about Chris’s bootcamp:
Bootcamp has changed my life – for the better. I love the person I’ve become. Before Bootcamp, I struggled with weight, could not run, or even walk very far. I had 50 extra pounds on my frame and I looked years older. I am now an active person and love to run, hike, bike, skate, and swim. – AriI was so excited when I found Chris’s bootcamp class! I had been struggling with keeping to a routine for working out. I credit Chris with helping to improve my physical and mental health. Getting my endorphins flowing at 05:30 ensures I will have a good day. Chris’s bootcamp has become a way of life for me. – Amy
Bedrooms and More: Another great example of why it pays to buy local: the people who own and run this store are local folks who want you to have a good night’s sleep and, while they’re at it, want to make the world a better place. Read our welcome message to get the feeling for who they are, then ask yourself: do I deserve a good night’s sleep?
Cooper Jacobs: Chances are, if you’re reading this, you already live in Wallingford. But maybe you rent and you yearn to own. Maybe you just need a different house. Want to talk to someone who specializes in Wallingford real estate? Find yourself a hidden gem.
King County Councilmember Larry Phillips: Councilmember Phillips has been a longtime representative of District 4 on the council, which covers most of Wallingford to 1st Avenue NE. He serves as the council’s Chair of the Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee, so his priorities are protecting transit service, growing jobs, and promoting environmental sustainability. He looks forward to getting to know folks better and learning more about your neighborhood concerns, particularly as they relate to county services like Metro Transit service, water quality, regional justice, and elections.
Lakeside Dental: Specializing in full dental services. Lakeside will help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
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Michelle Quesada: A Wallingford-based architect specializing in sustainable designs.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has happy hour every Monday-Friday from 3-6:30pm, plus appetizers and daily specials every day from 3-9 pm.
Reed Painting: Whether you want to add new color to your home, refinish your deck, fix things around the house, or anything else, Reed Painting Company is sure to have the answer you seek.
Scarecrow Video is not just one the best independent video stores in Seattle, it’s one of the best in the country. One commenter on our initial post welcoming them aboard called them the “Powell’s Books of Video”. High praise, indeed. And did you know they have 2-for-1 rentals every Wednesday? And now, Scarecrow Video has a coffee/tea bar in the store? Check it out!
Taylor Gardens: The Taylor in Taylor Gardens is Jeanie Taylor. Jeanie enjoys working with individuals and small groups to save biodiversity one garden at a time. She does garden maintenance and renovation and helps home gardeners with projects, pruning, and garden questions. She conducts classes and demonstrations by request, most recently for the Washington Native Plant Society and the City of Seattle. Her video tutorial on propagating plants using live stakes can be viewed online.
The Fitness Lab: The Fitness Lab offers customizable fitness programs for clients from every walk of life, all ages and all fitness levels.
Wallingford’s Truly Helpful Collective (WTHC) is located at 4423 Corliss Avenue North, between N. 44th and 45th streets. The marijuana dispensary offers medication in many different forms from edibles, drinks, topicals, and the usual flowers, to concentrates and safe extracts, and all of WTHC’s medication is grown locally by patients. In order for WTHC to serve someone, they must present their original, tamper-proof recommendation from a valid Washington State physician, and a valid Washington State ID.