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.
Pop Up Fitness takes your workout to the lakeshore.

Pop-Up Fitness Takes Your Workout to the Beach

Getting bored with simply adjusting the incline on your treadmill to get a better workout? Looking for reasons to explore the coast this summer?
Photo courtesy of Seva Yoga

Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors with These Hot Summer Classes

Summer is approaching, and so are many chances to soak up the beauty of the Grand Rapids area with these outdoor yoga classes.
F3 Grand Rapids chapter launched in May.

F3 Offers Fitness, Fellowship & Faith

The group of guys doing push-ups at your local park might be going for more than just a good sweat. Or at least that’s what F3 is aiming for.

Barre Class Heads to the Bar

If you’ve ever wondered why it has become more popular than ever to attend fitness classes in breweries, coffee shops or even on rooftops, Cori Williams, the owner of Beer City Barre, has some answers.
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.
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.
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.
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…”
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.
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.
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.

YMCA Wellness Director Shares Tips for Keeping Fitness Resolutions

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.
Yoga Fever owner Shannon Austin

Creative Sequencing Sets Yoga Fever Apart

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.
Studio Barre class

Build Core Strength with Studio Barre

If your New Year’s resolutions include “get fit” a new barre studio might be just the place to help you reach that goal.
Kroc Center offers spin class

Kroc Center Fitness Manager Shares Tips for New Year’s Resolution Gym-Goers

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.

Start Your Thanksgiving Day with the Turkey Trot

Lace up those running shoes before you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, the Grand Rapids Turkey Trot takes off at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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