Fresh Fish at Williams Seafood

By Leah Sottile Preston

UPDATE: Farmgirlfit Members receive a regular 10% discount on food at Williams by presenting their key tag during checkout.

Are you eating fish? Doctors say that if you’re not, you should be.

In a study done by the Mayo Clinic, doctors found that consumption of fish — which can be loaded with omega-3 fatty acids — could lower risk of heart disease, boost your immunity, and lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and arthritis symptoms.

Far from a coastline, some Inland Northwesterners tend to avoid eating fish — but Mike Offield, owner of Williams Seafood Market and Wines, says that it’s a myth that good seafood can’t be found here.

In fact, at Williams Seafood — which has been located in the Spokane area since 1948 — he can get some fresh fish faster than the fish mongers at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, he says.

That’s because at his market, he buys whole fish — which are then broken down into portion sizes by his staff.

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Video: We Call It Farmgirlfit

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It is not about a gym. It is about a time and space where you can put your worst behind you. It is a renewal of hope about who you can become. It is a transcendent possibility that every woman needs to hear that not only there is a place, but there is a way. It is a way to be strong in every fiber of who you are.  It is not limited.  Not by walls, not by ceilings, not by me. It is the grinding away of my weakness and the glimpse of my shine.

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What Farmgirlfit Is All About

What Farmgirlfit Is All About

By Leah Sottile Preston

I’ll never forget the first time I walked into Farmgirlfit.

The night before, I’d pulled out workout clothes from boxes packed away in my basement and dug out the running shoes I’d bought but never worn. I was nervous. After years of immersing myself in my career and having way too much fun, I knew getting in shape was not going to be easy.

When I got to the gym and saw women doing pull-ups and lifting enormous weights, I decided to just sit on the side and watch. I was sure that if I got out there, that would be it. I’d die of embarrassment. They’d laugh me out of the gym.

Instead, some gal that day — I’m not sure who she is, but I’d love to thank her — came up to me after she finished her workout and told me that I could do this. That when she joined, she was scared, too. And that every time she punched in at Farmgirlfit and gave it a shot, she was so proud of what she could accomplish. She was stronger. She was confident.

That’s what I wanted.

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