Activities in Grand Rapids

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

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

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

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 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

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

Up to 58% Off Yoga Classes at Centre Pointe

Centre Pointe

Eastown

$45 $19

Yoga sessions allow students to renew their spirits and energy through the flowing asanas performed each class

Up to 88% Off Crossfit Classes

Friction Crossfit

Cascade

$159 $29

Trainers motivate students of all fitness levels—from novices to athletes—during workouts like weightlifting, speed training & plyometrics

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The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set

50 Monroe Center Street Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

2650 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire—lock in your target.

That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.

2907 Monroe Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Modern Skate & Surf’s alternative-sports shop was founded in 1979 and has since hosted events frequented by Olympic and professional athletes—including superstar Tony Hawk—as well as earned a feature as Best Snowboard Shop in 2012 from Real Detroit Weekly. In Modern Skate Park's world-class, 60,000-square-foot Royal Oak skate park—one of the largest facilities of its kind in the US—skateboards grind across rails or glide over jumps, and inline skaters whiz over obstacles and BMX bikes hang in midair. Customers can build on their extreme-sports skills in clinics and lessons or rent out the facility for parties or high-speed chases. Committed to supporting the next generation of extreme athletes, Modern Skate Park offers discounts to students who bring in report cards sporting A’s and B’s.

In addition to the skate park, Modern Skate & Surf also maintains a East Lansing store that stocks snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, skating, and protective gear to facilitate exciting adventures.

3665 28th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Internationally trained and Pilates Method Alliance–certified instructor Ahmé Bovée channels more than 15 years of experience as a fitness instructor into her core-strengthening workouts. After ending her five-year career as the host of Canada's popular Pilates in Guelph television series in 2007, she founded her open, sun-kissed studio. At Pilates in East, she helps students of all ages and abilities boost flexibility and endurance with resistance bands, weights, and reformer machines during group Pilates classes and private training sessions. This busy instructor deftly divides her time between these Pilates classes. She hosts teacher training certification programs and—like that dollar bill with the online tracking URL—travels the country to present at Pilates on Tour conferences.

2213 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Patterson Ice Center sends skaters gliding gracefully across NHL- and Olympic-size rinks. Recreational-, speed-, and figure-skating sessions slice through the facility seven days per week, and a spacious, 5,000-square-foot lobby overlooking both glacial sheets lets parents, friends, and easily chilled zambonis survey icy action while staying warm. During lessons—which are open to beginners through advanced skaters—double gold medalist and skating director April Treado draws from 25 years of experience to help students improve. Additionally, Patterson Ice Center also hosts parties, catered events, and USA Hockey–sanctioned adult leagues, as well as an onsite pro shop stocked with the latest gear and equipment.

2550 Patterson Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US