While it’s just halfway through January, you may already be struggling to keep your resolutions for 2018. Teri Burgess-Brown, senior health and wellness director for the Mary Free Bed YMCA, said only 8 percent of people stick with their fitness resolutions. But don’t be discouraged. There are some things you can do to increase your odds of creating a lasting lifestyle change in 2018.
The fever. Have you caught it yet? Ever since practicing at Yoga Fever, at 1154 Wealthy St SE, a year ago as part of its new student deal, I hadn’t had a chance to return but found myself craving its unique combination of intense hot vinyasa with thoughtful alignment cues and more classical postures.
If your New Year’s resolutions include “get fit” a new barre studio might be just the place to help you reach that goal.
Start realistic, start safe, but just start: Q and A with Ronnie Frelix, fitness manager at the Grand Rapids Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2500 Division Ave. S.
It’s a crisp October evening, you’re on the grounds of Aquinas College, marveling at the eery beauty of the Holmdene manor house through the glow of a flashlight. A running ambassador tells you about the decades of history behind the estate. Running ambassador? Oh yeah, you’re doing this while on a three-to-four mile run with Grand Rapids Running Tours.
Yoga blocks, pilates balls, low weights, yoga straps, resistance bands, closed-loop bands, a ballet barre and even the mirrors lining the studio walls are used to help with engagement and alignment at Alkalign.
A hot yoga studio is expanding with a second location next month.