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As a medically-based gym, Borgess Health & Fitness Center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as nutritional counseling and comprehensive health evaluations. In addition to the equipment, the gym also features 70 group exercise classes each week including Zumba, Pilates, and yoga. Other amenities include a sport shop, café, and locker rooms with saunas.

1521 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

As the martial arts leader of Southwest Michigan it is the mission of Lightning Kicks Martial Arts and Fitness to provide a world-class training program for people of all ages. We strive for excellence in our teaching program to ensure Lightning Kicks students live by the following tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance,

826 Mills St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

The Corner, which is housed in a former 19th-century homestead, has been delighting patrons for more than a century with a time-tested menu of ribs, burgers, and beer. Plunge a tusk into a solo rack of ribs ($11.95) or pair an edible xylophone with a portion of steak ($14.95), shrimp ($13.95), or chicken ($12.95). Diners can take on the Great burger ($4.25) or enter the C3 burger contest ($16.95), in which gorging gladiators are given half an hour to thwart a two-pound burger, a one-pound basket of fries, and a welterweight game hen trained in jujitsu. A variety of beers, from the hoppy Arcadia IPA ($3) to the dark and bittersweet Edmund Fitzgerald porter ($4), are available to ferry vanquished burgers to the underworld. Night hours bring melodious pageantry to The Corner in the form of concerts and karaoke.

1030 E Vine St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Teaching traditional middle eastern/belly dance in a fun, supportive setting with an instructor who truly cares about her students.

431 E South St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. Alamo?s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

180 Portage St.
Kalamazoo,
MI
US

Experienced instructors strive to introduce students of all ages to the joy and freedom of dancing. They've shared the love of their art before diverse audiences and with students, performing and teaching in festivals, nursing homes, and colleges. In group classes, students learn self-expression, gain confidence, and learn basic maneuvers in styles such as waltz, cha-cha, merengue, and salsa. During private lessons, an instructor hones in on a solo dancer’s specific goals or coaches duos or groups through choreographed dances for weddings, parties, or airport security lines.

1249 Portage Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
US