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Health In North Idaho

Local businesses to keep you well in 2022

By Taylor Shillam | Photo from Pilgrim's Market

If your 2022 goal is to find a healthier, happier, more vibrant version of you, there is a long list of North Idaho businesses ready to help you get there! From unique natural foods stores to heart-pumping fitness studios, North Idaho’s thriving health and wellness communities await.


Pilgrim’s Market

“Pilgrim's Market is committed to serving Coeur d’Alene with as much fresh organic food and nutritional supplements as possible,” says owner Joe Hamilton. “Not only are organic foods higher in nutritional value but there are hundreds of dangerous chemicals prohibited in their production, which assures you of the healthiest options for your family.”

In addition to the countless natural grocery items offered at Pilgrim’s Market, hundreds of items are made fresh daily and prepared from scratch in the award-winning bakery. They are home to Culture Mama fermented foods, an expansive deli, bulk items, produce and meat. “Offering a truly one-of-a-kind experience, Pilgrim’s is a must for everyone seeking healthier options in the new year!”

Wellness Bar

Wellness Bar, also known on Instagram as 208juice, has made a name for itself in North Idaho with multiple locations, a food truck, and an ever-growing menu boasting everything from juices and smoothies to açaí bowls, waffles, salads and wellness “shots.” The locally owned healthy eatery has become a well-known go-to for quick, healthy eats that support active lifestyles.


CycleBar Coeur d’Alene combines a premium indoor cycling experience and a community-based approach to fitness. Offering rhythm-based riding across various class formats, smart bikes that track your progress, and enough space to accommodate up to 33 per class, the studio offers daily opportunities to sweat, soak up endorphins, and connect with others.


StretchLab is a unique wellness concept, offering one-on-one professional assisted stretching designed to provide a long list of benefits including enhanced sports performance, physical recovery, alleviated joint pain, stress relief and improved range of motion. Stretches can be booked throughout the week with Flexologists, highly trained professionals who have learned how to customize each session to meet each person’s unique needs and goals.

CDA Power Yoga

Located within Coeur d’Alene’s Village at Riverstone shopping center, CDA Power Yoga offers heated yoga classes designed to empower its students with confidence and strength. Within a beautiful, open space, they offer Baptiste Power Yoga classes in addition to prenatal and kids’ classes, restorative classes, one-on-one yoga sessions, regularly scheduled workshops, and events like monthly Wine Down Wednesdays and themed “beats” classes. In their retail space, you’ll find quality athletic wear, Lululemon products, candles, gifts, and even local snacks and juices. Their recently opened second space on Sherman Avenue is home to a wide variety of retail products designed to help customers “live free, live fully, and live well.”


City Beach Organics

“Always organic. Always gluten-free.” That is the promise from City Beach Organics. An eatery owned by a family of nine, City Beach Organics operates with a mission to create homemade, gluten-free, plant-based recipes filled with love. “Almost all of our menu selections are made from scratch,” they affirm. They offer customizable smoothies, toasts, wraps, sandwiches and more, with their signature item being the gluten-free Ahava Amore or Love Love tortillas. One thing is for sure at City Beach Organics: “We absolutely won’t compromise.” The family takes a compassionate approach to their menu offerings, hoping that love will be tasted in the food they prepare for the community.

Winter Ridge Natural Foods Market

Winter Ridge Natural Foods Market is located in the heart of Sandpoint and is the largest natural foods store in Idaho’s two northernmost counties. The store was created by a father whose son suffered from Celiac disease. His hope was to offer foods that would cater to a wide range of dietary needs. Today, the store offers a selection of local and organic produce, free-range meat and eggs, a fresh floral department, a selection of supplements and homeopathic remedies, a made-from-scratch deli and bakery, and much more.

Embodied Virtue

Embodied Virtue utilizes Chinese medicine techniques to encourage the body’s self-healing capabilities. Chinese medicine focuses on restoring the body’s balance and energy flow. “The intent we hold for our practice is to facilitate the integration of one’s mind-body-heart through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other energetic and physical modalities,” they describe. Those modalities include herbal medicine, dietary therapy, women’s health support, acupuncture, cupping therapy, spine-focused craniosacral (central nervous system-focused) therapy and more.

Sandpoint Super Drug

Sandpoint Super Drug aims to go “beyond a drug store” to sell daily essentials with a personal touch. Independent and family owned, Sandpoint Super Drug operates out of the heart of downtown Sandpoint and has served the local community since 1973 with a combination of pharmacy, hardware and housewares. “This is truly a community drugstore. Many of our staff have been part of the Super Drug family for years—each one dedicated to serving the needs of our customers,” they share. “Their satisfaction is our most important achievement.”


APEX Fitness & Martial Arts

Bonners Ferry’s APEX Fitness & Martial Arts believes in a diversified “out-of-the-the-box” approach to health and wellness. With experienced coaches leading a wide selection of group classes including Jiu-Jitsu, women’s self-defense, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, group conditioning, and more, APEX takes a comprehensive approach to fitness, combining elements of physical and mental wellness for all ages. Their promise: “We provide knowledge geared with motivation, to train and stay on a consistent workout regimen. Your success is our goal!”

Iron Mike’s Gym

Iron Mike's Gym is designed for fitness of all levels. "Some people are intimidated by working out, but you don't have to be," says owner Mike Davis, a born and raised Bonners Ferry resident. Iron Mike's Gym is designed to be a safe place to both welcome fitness first-timers and challenge advanced fitness enthusiasts. Memberships include 24/7 access to the gym for members 18 and older, plus a selection of live and on-demand classes including spin, Zumba, yoga, aerobics, and more. With family plans, senior and military discounts, student access, and more, Iron Mike's Gym has all bases covered for those seeking fitness in Bonners Ferry.

Mountain Mike’s Health Food Store

Mountain Mike's Health Food Store is a family owned go-to in Bonners Ferry for all things related to holistic health. They strive to act as a positive influence within the community with a variety of health-related resources, supplements, and wholesome products for sale. Located on Main Street, Mountain Mike's provides a wealth of knowledge for those looking to improve their health and nutrition. Follow Mountain Mike’s on Facebook for regular updates.

For any wellness goal you may have for the new year, you won’t have to travel far! North Idaho’s unique health and wellness communities have you covered, from deliciously made health foods to a wide scope of fitness options, and everything in between.

For any wellness goal you may have for the new year, you won’t have to travel far! North Idaho’s unique health and wellness communities have you covered, from deliciously made health foods to a wide scope of fitness options, and everything in between.

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