Lisa Rose, Photo by Johnny Quirin

Spring Into a New Hobby and Forage

As spring weather fills the air and flowers begin to bloom, many are once again enjoying the great outdoors. But why only admire the plants, when they could be used for something more?
Life Addicts husband & wife team Travis Washington and Whitney Lavette

Husband & Wife Team Up on Life Addicts Fitness Studio

Husband and wife fitness team and owners of Life Addicts fitness studio, Travis Washington and Whitney Lavette, are celebrating their one-year business anniversary in Alger Heights.
Great Escape Fitness takes fitness outdoors.

Take Your Workout Outdoors with Great Escape Fitness

Looking for ways to get fit and explore your local parks this spring? Kelsey Young is here to help. This April, she will lead the Great Escape Fitness Outdoor Hiking and Fitness Club in its second annual season of weekly hiking gatherings.
Fuller Hair & Nail Salon

New Salon Focuses on Community Building

Although it still seems hard to believe, warmer weather will soon be here – meaning now is the perfect time to start thinking about a fresh new hairstyle for spring. Fuller Hair & Nail Salon, a new full-service salon in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood, is now open and ready to help you look and feel great.
EmbodyGR offers a free yoga class Wednesdays at Fountain Street Church.

EmbodyGR Makes Yoga Accessible to All

Dana Christian Lee, founder and director of EmbodyGR, a non-profit organization that offers free yoga and meditation for the underserved, was awarded the "I Have Made a Difference" award in the health category from WGVU Public Media this January.
Phlot owner Tyler Phaneuf

Let Your Senses Float Away at Phlot Spa

Imagine laying in a pool of water but not even being able to feel its touch against your skin. That’s what it’s like inside one of three sensory deprivation floating tanks at Phlot, a new floating spa in Eastown.

Current Mood: Spring Fashion Overkill

Winter will soon be over (no, really) but right now you hate everything in your closet. We get that. Crushing on spring style is only natural this time of year as we hope she graces us with warm breezes, green grass and open-toed shoes. Check out what a few local boutiques have to get you ready for the season.
Healing Improv

Healing Improv Focuses on Grief Relief

“I’m the lead idiot,” Bart Sumner said matter-of-factly when asked how he helps participants to get comfortable during his Healing Improv classes.
Laughter Yoga isn't like traditional yoga.

Strike a Smile with Laughter Yoga

You don’t need a yoga mat, fancy yoga clothes or even to be physically fit. You only need to be ready to take yourself less seriously, says Angela Essick Dykes, who will be leading several free Laughter Yoga sessions at Gilda’s Club in Grand Rapids and Lowell as part of LaughFest 2018.
Dayle Wood and Kevin Parker, Aquinas College featured in Gatorade commercial

Aquinas College Athlete & Trainer Featured in Gatorade Video

When Aquinas College athlete Dayle Woods went into cardiac arrest on Sept. 9, 2013, athletic trainer Kevin Parker sprung into action.
Spectrum Health hosts Irish Jig.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Jig

With the Irish Jig only a few weeks away, Megan Snow, clinical program specialist at Spectrum Health Athletic Training Services, provided GR|MAG with several race tips.
AM Yoga offers classes designed for kids.

Empowering Children Through Yoga

From test-taking to temper tantrums, being a kid can be stressful. When emotions become overwhelming at school, work or home, it is essential for both children and adults to learn how to understand their feelings and express them in a healthy and productive way.
Buti Yoga offered at Kula Yoga studio

Move Your Booty with Buti Yoga

When Megan Rader, the owner of Kula Yoga first heard of Buti Yoga from her student Brittney Nawara last year, she laughed. “Wait, is this yoga that’s all about your butt? I am not interested…”
Healing from a breakup

Loving and Letting Go: Healing from a Breakup

I’m a firm believer that everything carries energy, including our stuff. The energy our possessions carry can be positive, negative, and/or stagnant. This is especially heightened if the item has sentimental value.
Anna Chapman, owner of Studio Barre Grand Rapids.

Anna Chapman Traded in a Corporate Gig to Open Studio Barre

After Anna Chapman took her first barre class in North Carolina, she knew she wanted to share the practice with others. While she had been active before finding barre, she saw results she had never seen before and loved the focus that the class brought to her mental state.
This year's Fifth Third River Bank Run is scheduled for May 12.

Fifth Third River Bank Run Offers Top 10 Tips for Winter Training

Ever since she volunteered in 1987, the Fifth Third River Bank Run has become a part of Lauralee Mathieu’s identity. Now working as the operations director for the run, Mathieu manages all the operational aspects, such as planning the event and course layout and overseeing the setup, safety, and security for the race.
Retro of Kalamazoo

Get Your Space Ready for Spring with These Vintage Finds

Spring is on the horizon and I’m sure everyone is aching to be in with the new and out with the old. But, why not revamp your living space while embracing the old?
Grand Rapids Ballet offers adult ballet classes.

Dance Your Way to Fit with Grand Rapids Ballet’s Adult Classes

Plié and pirouette to better health and fitness with Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult ballet classes.
Get organized this year and you'll likely decrease your stress.

Manage Stress by Staying Organized

The holidays are finally over – now it’s time to focus on you! You may be overwhelmed just thinking about the added stress of having yet another New Year’s resolution. But have you ever thought about how getting organized can help you simplify and meet your goals this year?
Molly Vetter, of b meditation studio

Pop-Up Meditation Classes Now Offered At The Dailey Method

Molly Vetter, meditation teacher and owner of b meditation studio, is offering a 25-minute pop-up meditation class called Rest and Reset at The Dailey Method in Eastown.

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