Things To Do In Grand Rapids

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

70% Off at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Learn the basics of yoga at the Absolute Beginners Class, or take other hot yoga classes such as Power Vinyasa or Slow Flow

50% Karate Lessons at Standale Karate

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

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 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

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

46% Off Painting Classes

Naked Plates Studio

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

31% Off Visit to Grand Rapids Beer Fest

Grand Rapids Summer Beer Fest

Heartside Park

$92.40 $64

Enjoy food and live music and sample beers from 60 breweries, including Munich's centuries-old Hofbräu München and the city's own Founders

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

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The Kalamazoo Wedding Affair sets brides-to-be and their fiancés loose to explore, meet, and bounce ideas off some of west Michigan's most sought-after wedding experts. Dozens of exhibitors converge to create a buffet of possibilities that range from bridal fashions, cakes, and catering to gift registries and photographers. Couples can also scope out postceremony services, including reception halls and honeymoon destinations.

272 Pearl Street Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Intrepid guests descend upon the four eerie haunted houses at Nights of Fear, voted the area's scariest venue by the Grand Rapids Press, boldly making their way through 80,000 square feet of terrifying spirits, lunatics, and extraterrestrials. Groups grasping through the Brainfield Sanitarium navigate decrepit hallways inhabited by deranged maniacs, and Rusty's Revenge traps patrons in a warehouse lab of sinister experiments, testing innocent subjects on the periodic table of elements. For terror with added depth, customers can tiptoe throughout the 3-D Maniac Mansion, where countless spirits patrol Victorian furnishings, or brave otherworldly fiends in Contact: Alien Encounter in 3-D, which is the site of a mysterious aircraft crash.

3518 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

4300 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Of the many 5K events held in the midwest, only one requires runners to sully themselves slipping down a mudslide. The annual Eat Dirt Mud Run sends thousands of runners through a grueling and characteristically muddy 5K landscape. The hosts have devised a one-lap course replete with slippery hill climbs, cargo nets, multiple mud pits, and fields of tires to challenge runners' endurance and grit. As adult participants—some donning costumes—sprint and stumble through the course, child runners can test their mettle in the Kids Mini Mud Run, in which competitors 6–12 traipse through a smaller, one-mile course. After concluding the race, runners rinse off at the course's wash station and can describe their thrilling journeys to fellow racers and earthworms they befriended during their muddy plunge.

1200 60th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

In common parlance, an all-nighter means you've greeted the sunrise after a long night of work. Not so at Skynet Gaming, whose Friday all-nighters are dedicated to play. From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., guests can nom on pizza and pop while playing the latest PC, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii titles against fellow Skynet attendees and gamers out in Internetland. Individual gaming stations accommodate players with high-definition displays, as well as comfy sofas and chairs.

Skynet hosts open gaming sessions until 2 a.m. the rest of the week, as well as tournaments, league games, and rounds of board and card games such as Magic: The Gathering. And, its in-house tech wizards can repair any malfunctioning computers or consoles, so gaming can pick right up when you get home.

4336 Plainfield Ave Ne, Ste K
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

In 1996, a group of golfers formed a membership program that offers deeply discounted greens fees at a network of affiliated golf courses in West Michigan. The program is PGAC, and the result provides two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 courses. After reserving tee times any day of the week, golfers can load up their clubs and spare mannequin legs to test their skills on the challenging designs of renowned regional courses such as The Highlands, Lynx, Macatawa Legends, and Diamond Springs. Along with saving golfers up to $7,500 and helping local courses increase their waterways? diet of golf balls, PGAC hosts fundraisers for local schools and organizations.

7211 48th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US