Things To Do In East Grand Rapids

Eat Dirt Mud Run

Eat Dirt Mud Run

Kentwood

$75 $45

Annual 5K run sends waves of 500 runners through a one-lap, mud-covered obstacle course marked by hills, climbing walls & 60-foot mudslide

33% Off Flexing for Funds Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

G-Force Fitness

Grand Rapids

$15 $10

Through squat jumps, burpees, and crunches, exercisers of all fitness levels raise funds to benefit cystic fibrosis research and care

Up to 67% Off Classes at FLEXcity Fitness

FLEXcity Fitness - Grand Rapids

Midtown

$45 $15

Combination strength and cardio group fitness classes use TRX, barre, indoor cycling, and more to burn at least 500 calories

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

Body By ARMR

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 48% Off a Canvas-Painting Class

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

52% Off Fitness Classes at Allegro Coaching

Allegro Coaching

Eastown

$50 $24

Group fitness classes focus on interval conditioning, calorie-burning boxing, suspension training, spinning, and much more

Up to Half Off Golf at Gracewil Country Club

Gracewil Country Club

Walker

$44 $25

Open for play since 1929, bucolic course leads golfers along one of two 18-hole tracks marked by water and diverse tree-lines

Up to 71% Off Roller Skating at The Fun Spot

The Fun Spot

Multiple Locations

$29 $13

Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment; includes soda and choice of pizza or hot dog

75% Off Kids' Open-Play and Classes

Gymboree Play & Music

Northview

$20 $5

Play-centered development classes and indoor gym designed by renowned playground designer enable kids to romp freely

50% Off Summer Science Day Camps

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Walker

$75 $37.50

Science and nature day camps introduce youth of all ages to concepts such as bacteria's affect on ecosystems or rocket-building fundamentals

Up to 38% Off Golf at Lincoln Country Club

Lincoln Country Club

Grand Rapids

$20 $13

Golfers traverse 5,538-yard course characterized by straightaway hole designs, tree-lined fairways, and water on 3 holes

42% Off Private Golf Lesson

Tee 2 Green

Northview

$50 $29

Golf instructor breaks down swing mechanics and offers corrective advice to improve consistency and dependability

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

The Highlands Golf Club

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

50% Off Learn-to-Skate Program

Patterson Ice Center

Grand Rapids

$77 $38.50

Pupils 4 and up, including adults, glide over the ice as they learn the basics of skating during lessons with 12 to 1 student-teacher ratio

Up to 58% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental

Wengers Bowling Center

West Grand

$24 $12

Pins clatter during three games of bowling at a two-story, 16-lane bowling center

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate Academy

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp

Fitness and Sports Performance

Grand Rapids

$75 $39

Boot camp exercises utilize body weight exercises, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension training, resistance bands, and kettlebells

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Coaches of Renewal Body Bootcamp coaxes hard work, discipline, and buckets of sweat from fitness-seekers during her intense, full-body workouts. One of her specialties is TRX resistance training, which involves suspending students by their arms, legs, and torsos from straps and harnesses dangling from the ceiling. Exercises require participants to fight gravity and their own body weight to build muscle. Coaches sometimes combines TRX with Pilates core-strengthening work or a rigorous plyometric regimen, mixing up workout routines daily to maximize effectiveness. In addition to physical training, she supplies students with nutritional counseling that measures appropriate caloric intake by the day, creating balanced diets that supply ample energy without extra carbs, fats, or whatever compound butter is made of.

650 Lakeside Dr
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

The ghosts, ghouls, and monsters at Witch's Walk may only come out after dark, but each year it gets a little trickier to avoid them since the maze’s designers keep increasing its level of difficulty. Explorers now wander through more than one mile of winding paths and switchbacks, passing by a cemetery, swamp, and snake pit before visiting the wood maze.

Witch's Walk avoids excessive blood, gore, and any occult themes, instead scaring visitors along dark paths with ghouls and monsters. It reserves the scares for the nighttime, allowing younger visitors to explore the maze safely during the day. After wandering through the maze, guests can explore the onsite gift shop for seasonal costumes, accessories, and snacks.

5096 Fruit Ridge Avenue
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

8th Day Gym offers Boot Camp Classes, Elements Sessions, CrossFit Classes and one on one coaching. The workouts, which can be geared toward any fitness level, typically consist of functional movements such as squats, pull-ups, running, and other athletic drills, strength training, & cardiovascular exercises. 8th Day Gym is focused on creating a community of supportive, healthy individuals, whether interested in fitness as sport or just for personal growth. Boot camp classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m, and Saturday at 9 a.m.

130 Market, SW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

In college, Tiffany Grubaugh scored more than 1,700 points on the basketball court, and studied exercise science in class—she draws on both these experiences as the head of Fitness and Sports Performance. By focusing on functional training, she preps her clients to move in practical ways on the court and in life, rather than isolating individual muscle groups. She and her team also acknowledge that different workouts suit different physiques and fitness goals, which is why they offer customized personal-training sessions to complement their group boot camp workouts.

4950 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Lego bricks are the building blocks of most kid-friendly, collaborative projects at Bricks4Kidz—but they may also represent the foundation of tykes' minds. In step-by-step projects, kids work together to engineer prescribed structures and gizmos, learning to work together as teachers introduce concepts such as friction, gravity, torque, scale, and gears. The classes are tailored to certain age ranges, ensuring that children take on projects that are appropriate for their developmental skill set.

810 Ball St NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

UICA fills 4,000 square feet of gallery space with innovative exhibitions by contemporary artists, screens films in a 198-seat movie theater, and organizes creative classes for youths and adults. The institute is going into its 35th year of sharing and inspiring innovative, challenging forms of visual arts, and it continues to engage the public with events such as a speaker series.

2 Fulton St
Grand Rapids,
MI
US