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.
Plié and pirouette to better health and fitness with Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult ballet classes.
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.
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.
If your New Year’s resolutions include “get fit” a new barre studio might be just the place to help you reach that goal.
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.
It’s a crisp October evening, you’re on the grounds of Aquinas College, marveling at the eery beauty of the Holmdene manor house through the glow of a flashlight. A running ambassador tells you about the decades of history behind the estate. Running ambassador? Oh yeah, you’re doing this while on a three-to-four mile run with Grand Rapids Running Tours.
Yoga blocks, pilates balls, low weights, yoga straps, resistance bands, closed-loop bands, a ballet barre and even the mirrors lining the studio walls are used to help with engagement and alignment at Alkalign.
A hot yoga studio is expanding with a second location next month.
You don’t need a little black dress or a tie for the second annual Movers & Shakers fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Healing Center. Instead, you need a pair of tennis shoes and your favorite workout gear.