Family Fitness and FitZone for Women are spread across six locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.
The instructors at Fabiano's Karate specialize in Matsumura Seito Shorin-ryu, a style of karate that focuses on targeting pressure points rather than using sheer strength. During classes, children and adults learn to disable opponents with blows to these key pressure points using striking, kicking, and punching techniques. In addition to these standing techniques, pupils take to the ground to learn grappling and floor skills as well as show off a perfect Curly Howard–style spin.
At the Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse, yogis of all levels practice within a space maintained at a balmy 95 degrees, a temperature ideal for releasing toxins, warming leftover lasagna, and boosting flexibility. Seventy-five-minute cardio-heavy classes tone muscles and keep hearts steadily pumping blood through the body. Senior instructors lead Absolute Beginners classes, teaching the fundamental poses and terminology of Vinyasa sequences so pupils can eventually move on to more advanced Power Vinyasa courses.
Atop a black padded floor, men and women heave barbells aloft, leap atop plyometric boxes, and toss medicine balls to one another. Over on a green strip of turf, they push weighted sleds and scale ropes, while against the wall others lift themselves into handstands. This might seem like chaos, but all these separate operations are actually a carefully orchestrated class that is closely monitored by CrossFit Flight’s coaches. They create one-hour daily workouts chock-full of a variety of strongman-style functional-movement exercises that are designed to deliver striking, natural muscle tone all over the body and boost fitness including speed, agility, and power.
CrossFit Flight’s coaches change up the workout routine during each session. This strategy keeps the hour feeling fresh and interesting so participants stay engaged and muscles don’t become too used to any one exercise, which can cause fitness gains to plateau. To help rookies ease into the intense workout regimen, the coaches lead free 60-minute workout to introduce students to CrossFit principles and evaluate current fitness levels during a baseline workout. Additionally, new participants can enroll in the On Ramp program, which familiarizes attendees with the terminology, motions, and concepts of the CrossFit system.
Once they’ve settled in, CrossFitters will find that these challenging workout routines can prep them for all kinds of physical activities, from strenuous athletic pursuits to rapidly unloading groceries into a trebuchet to ambush the neighbors with a food fight.
Girlfriends Fit Club brings ladies seeking healthier lifestyles together, combining an encouraging environment with chic amenities and plentiful equipment. The club welcomes new members warmly with a gift bag, orientation session, and body analysis, which is used to personalize three workouts. Unlimited group classes allow members to party their way to toned bods with Zumba's Latin beats, reach deeper poses during yoga sessions, or sample the club's step, kickboxing, and other body-bettering classes. A cardio theater brings entertainment to exercise machinists with TVs and finger-puppet stagings of Tamburlaine, and weight-training equipment sculpts muscles and strengthens frames.
During your two-month membership ($78) at Anytime Fitness, you can re-bloom your wilted health with the state-of-the-art facility's diverse range of cardio and strength equipment. Exploit muscles for non-financial gain with free weights, tone legs on the treadmills, undergo a demanding tour de fitness center via exercise bikes, or just catch up on reruns of Homeboys from Outer Space with the gym's HDTV monitors. If the flawed workout plan you concocted yourself results only in frighteningly muscular ring fingers, one of Anytime's motivating personal trainers can prescribe a regimen designed to help you meet your fitness goals during two personal-training sessions ($50 each). When you've finished sculpting your flesh-statue, purify yourself of sweat and fried-cheese memories in Anytime's private restrooms and showers.
Anchored by a golf course on the shores of Lake Michigan, Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club offers warm-weather relaxation on the course and professional instruction off the course. Golfers can practice at the Club’s driving range or putting green, or seek out expert advice during a lesson with PGA Class A Pro Bruce Saip. The Club’s pro shop showcases a variety of golf gear from top brands for golfers in need of new equipment. After a day at the links, guests can unwind with a drink at the Club’s Bar & Grille.