To help better motivate clients, the coaches at Fitness Innovation Team, a sister club of CrossFit Bloomfield, knew they would have to design workout regimens that were engaging and accessible to all fitness levels, but would also reward hard work with great results. As so, they came up with group classes that are built around high-intensity interval training, which helps build strength, improve flexibility, and elevate metabolisms for maximum calorie-incineration. Incorporating everything from kettlebell swings to body weight exercises supported by TRX suspension equipment, these classes provide an ever-changing challenge that can help anyone from casual enthusiasts to competitive athletes. The studio's RowFIT workouts, for example, combine the spirit of a spinning class with muscle-building indoor rowing sessions. This type of rowing class not only helps to strengthen major muscle groups across the body, but also provides an intense cardio workout, all without placing undue strain on the joints or requiring attendees to wear a life jacket.
After buying their first canoe in 1942, Chester and Stella Heavner were hooked. So were their friends. After constantly loaning out their red-canvas Old Town canoe, the pair invested in two more and started charging a nominal rental fee. In 1953, they made it official with a patch of riverfront property, eight canoes, and a trailer.
Today, Heavner Canoe & Kayak Rental is run by Chester and Stella’s eldest son, Alan. He and his staff manage an inventory of more than 200 canoes and kayaks, which they rent at three locations along the Huron River.