Local Studio Dares its Students to Down Dog for 30 Days

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.
Higher Ground rock climbing & bouldering gym.

8 Local Gyms with Exciting Ways to Break a Sweat

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.
Olivia Fitzpatrick of Livstyled

Profiles In Style

Before you purchase one more on-trend clothing item, maybe what you really need in your closet is a personal stylist? Hooking up with a stylist can help you navigate the fickle world of fashion more than you ever realized.
FLEXcity Fitness

Fitness Studio Provides Support Outside of the Gym

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.

Opening the Mind with Psychedelics

Transformative experiences with unconventional medicine led Paul Austin, a Grandville native and Hope College graduate, on an unconventional career path.
Woodhouse Day Spa at Knapp's Corner

Treat Yo’ Self at New Day Spa

Self-care is all the rage currently and now there is a new way for Grand Rapidians to treat themselves.

Local Boutiques Walk the Runway in Fall Styles

You’re not selfish to wish that instead of traveling all over town to your favorite boutiques, they collectively came to you.
From the Heart Yoga & Tai Chi Center

Center Yourself at From the Heart’s New Location

Center your heart and add a yoga or tai chi practice into your life. Behnje Masson and Rick Powell, spouses and co-owners of From the Heart Yoga and Tai Chi Center, not only share a passion for these practices, but also a love for fostering the community’s wellbeing and health.
Ivy Castle will help you stock up on back to school gear.

Pop Quiz: Where To Find Back to School Fashions?

The boutiques of Hudsonville want to help you say adios to summer.
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Outside the Box Organizing

Many people tend to dread decluttering and getting organized, even if their stuff is giving them grief. I get it. It can be overwhelming for many. And, whatever the job may be, it’s work—physical and emotional. I regularly get asked, “You do this every day?” My response, “Pretty much, and I love it.”
Flip Dog Yoga

Flip Dog Yoga Offers New Perspective on Downward Dog

Have you ever felt as if you “should” be doing more yoga? Flip Dog Yoga studio owner and yoga teacher Nick Dobkowski doesn’t believe in guilt trips, especially when it comes to yoga. 
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As Summer FOMO Sets in Learn to “Just Say No”

With summer days dwindling, I feel my FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) full force. I’m craving more time for summer adventures. I think we can all agree that being a grown-up gets in the way of fun-time. Being a business owner, mother, homeowner, etc., carries a lot of weight. But what about all that other stuff that isn't all that important but still manages to get in the way?
Adored Boutique

Adored Boutique Has More Heart than Your Average Boutique

Emily Smith had been in the nursing field for 19 years. In March of 2014, she began feeling restless in the healthcare industry. After a family trip to the Music Capital of the World, Nashville, Tennessee had Smith making a big decision—changing the tune of her whole life.
MODRN GR owner Katie Lyons-Church.

MODRN GR Furnishes Fulton Square

With the school year just around the corner, you might be feeling like it's time to redecorate to prepare for more time spent inside. Spend the rest of this summer giving your home a makeover with the help of MODRN GR.
Lakes & Grapes

Lakes & Grapes Apparel Takes its Inspiration from Traverse City

A new line of apparel celebrates Traverse City. Lifestyle brand Lakes & Grapes launched its first line of apparel two weeks ago.
Adored Boutique, Photo by Ashlee Brown

Styles of Summer

Easy and breezy are the keywords for summer fashion this year! The styles are casual, light and flowing, with bold jewelry giving a splash of color.

Set Yourself Wild with Alchemy Yoga

When is the last time you howled at the moon? Elaina Mackey, yoga teacher and founder of Alchemy Yoga, might just lead you in that direction at her upcoming full moon event, Set Yourself Wild.

Business Moves with Marie La Mode

Liz Haan, owner of Marie La Mode, is living in jumpsuits—it’s the easiest get-up, slip one on and you’re done (your only stressor now is shoes). Also on repeat are high-waisted denim and graphic tees. These are her favorite looks and lately, she’s wearing them in her new brick and mortar store on Cherry Street as she adapts to a different pace than what she’s become used to.
Kula Yoga and Wanderlux Beauty & Wellness Co.

Kula Yoga Relocates & Teams Up with Wanderlux

Megan Rader is moving Kula Yoga to a new, larger location that will give her the opportunity to provide more class offerings as well as childcare for yoga students taking classes, but that’s not all she’s excited about.
Nestology offers a great selection of jewelry.

Staying Close To Nature with Nestology

Newcomer on the scene, Nestology Shop + Studio, is in bloom and ready to show GR how deep its roots go in terms of community, creativity and attention to the planet.   

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