Find something for every type of athlete on your list this year at these local gyms and sports shops.
Exercising outdoors year-round at 6:01 a.m. through wind, rain and snow might sound like torture to some, but there is a dedicated bunch of people in Grand Rapids that do it every Wednesday morning. They call themselves the November Project.
There’s no better way to stay active, get outdoors and explore the area than cross-country skiing. This activity is fun for all ages, and there are a variety of trails between Kent County and Ottawa County offering varying levels of difficulty to meet every level of skier.
A new fitness studio, Zeal Aerial Fitness, was welcomed into town on Nov. 9. Founded by Christina VanDam, the studio said it is the first all-inclusive aerial fitness facility to come to Grand Rapids.
Local yoga studio the Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse has a bi-annual tradition of daring its students to 30 days of yoga. Every October and February, yogis choose to enroll in the “30 Day Dare,” with the intention of taking thirty yoga classes throughout the course of the month.
With the temperature dropping and seasons changing, most people are looking to move their workouts indoors. Luckily, there’s a wide selection of gyms in the area offering fun and different ways to get your sweat on this winter.
The seventh annual Zombie Dash 5K returns to Grand Rapids on Saturday, Oct. 20. In this fun, role-play race, runners represent a small band of survivors who avoided a viral outbreak. In this dystopian plot, racers are on a mission to scout out the urban quarantine area at dusk and survive the ravenous zombies who roam at night.
Co-owners and founders Jenny Quinn and Trista Parisian started FLEXcity Fitness in January of 2012. Their vision was to create a place for people to workout in a big city at an affordable price and to create workouts that would meet anyone at any level of fitness, helping every person achieve their personal best.
Seva Yoga is offering Believe in YOU! on Friday, Sept. 21, a parent-child yoga experience meant to cultivate positive self-esteem in kids ages 3-12.
Months and months of training have prepared local athletes for the upcoming event: Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon.