Read ‘The Drinker’s Manifesto’

Worried about your kids’ drinking habits? You are not alone. A local grassroots movement has published a book to inspire young adults toward healthier alcohol...
Allison Steele

Hello Yoga finds its space

Yoga is about getting in touch with your body and mind, and that’s exactly what Allison Steele did.
baby toddler and parents reading on bed Grand Rapids Baby and Beyond

Expo goes from baby … to beyond

The first-ever Grand Rapids Baby and Beyond Expo is this weekend.
Niki Corcoran

Heights Yoga Project opening on West Side

Niki Corcoran is making her dream of owning a yoga studio come true.
Shannon Andrus reflexology

A footnote for better health

Your feet might just hold the secret to better health.
MVP Athletic Clubs Movers and Shakers event group fitness class

Movers and Shakers is a fitness party

Stretch your muscles with some friends for a good cause.
Spirit Dreams shop

Let Your Spirit Dream

Twenty-five years ago, Jaye Van Lenten and Jackie Bess embarked on a journey to bring holistic health and wellness to Grand Rapids. They purchased the building for Spirit Dreams in 1994, converting the former bank into what is now the beloved neighborhood shop.
The Barre Bode Grand Rapids Heritage Hill Blue Bridge class

Shape Up With a Free Barre Week

A Grand Rapids fitness studio is celebrating one year of raising the bar by offering free classes.
Sky Zone Kentwood

Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Fitness Classes

New year, new workout. Whether you’re tired of not reaching your fitness goals or maybe just getting tired of the old routine, it’s time to get out and try something new.
Kelly Smith

More Than a New Year’s Resolution

Skip the resolutions this year and, instead, try incorporating something into your routine that is guaranteed to grant you physical, mental and emotional benefits: meditation.
Ignite Retreat

Yoga Retreats: A Wholistic Approach to Energy and Self-Discovery

How did you ring in the New Year? At a quiet cottage outside of the Grand Rapids, a group of people began the year with a nourished mind, body and heart. At the Ignite Retreat, attendees spent four days and three nights pursuing replenished energy and positive energy for the year ahead.
The November Project

The Snowy Season Doesn’t Stop the November Project from Heading Outdoors

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.

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.
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.
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.
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. 

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.

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