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Family Fitness: Fun for Everyone

Family Fitness

Don Harbich, the general manager of Club Northwest, shares how their facility is successfully offering family fitness through COVID-19.

As we get closer to the end of the pandemic, families will be looking for opportunities to get outside the house and have fun together. At Club Northwest in Grant Pass, Oregon, they have been serving families for over 24 years now and are prepared to do so after COVID-19.

“It’s important now more than ever to offer a full-service destination for all family members to enjoy fitness, movement and activities in a fun, safe environment together as a family,” said Don Harbich, the general manager of Club Northwest. “With our COVID restrictions in place currently, families need to get out of the house and continue to maintain their total physical, mental and psychological well-being, and at the same time have a facility that can serve the entire family unit in a safe environment.”

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There has never been a better time than now to evaluate how your facility is serving families safely, and improving their health and well-being. Club Northwest is ensuring families feel safe at their club by taking extra safety precautions. The club has implemented airPHX technology that kills viruses and bacteria in the air and on all surfaces that air touches, along with NanoSeptic on all main-touch surfaces. 

In addition to safety, it is vital to make sure you have programs that appeal to all ages. Club Northwest offers an abundance of programming that families can get involved with.

“The most popular programs are our Challenge Course, aquatics center, outdoor sports courts and all of our indoor options,” said Harbich. “In addition, we have many other programs such as Parents Night Out on Fridays where members can drop off their kids. We host birthday parties or parties of any kind, and our NinjaZone where kids can enjoy the KidZone gym course. Our KidZone Activity Center is a world-class center for kids ages three months up to 13 years old. It has over 60,000 cubic feet of slide tubes, three gigantic ball pits, event space, and plenty of other games and activities.”


Regardless of what specific programs your facility offers, it’s important you are including families and helping their overall health and wellness.

“We are the center of well-being for our community,” said Jennifer Miller, the member relations coordinator at Club Northwest. “We are here for complete well-being, giving families a place to find their own individual paths under the same roof. We have something for everyone, regardless of age or ability. We are experts at finding the right activity for our members to achieve their goals.” 

Well Together 

“One of our core values at Club Northwest is ‘Well Together.’ We see it just as important to serve each individual in their well-being as it is to serve all of us as one in our well-being as a whole. We know that everyone’s health is important to all of us and the more people we can serve and support them in their journey, it will be better for all of us as a community.”

Jesse Sallas, the director of programming at Club Northwest
Family fitness
Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown is the assistant editor for Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at taylor@peakemedia.com

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