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Slip ‘n’ slides. Mud pits. Tire runs. A tarzan swing. Regardless of whether you choose the 1.5- or 3.5-mile route, the Muddy Patriot has one goal in mind: to get you dirty. With adrenaline pumping and live music from The Bronk Bros. filling the air, racers aged 13 and older take on the Muddy Patriot obstacle course, which is made, like a pig’s-dream montage, almost entirely of mud.

Though it may technically be considered a competition, Muddy Patriot’s founder, Chris Bushart, intended it to be fun, first and foremost. As a veteran of the United States Navy, Bushart’s time spent traversing the globe made him realize how much he loved his country and how much he wanted to give back. The Muddy Patriot not only brings excitement to Michiganders for a day, but also supports local businesses and children’s charities such as Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center.

5831 Tradewind Dr
Portage,
Michigan
US

Fly Kalamazoo's first flight lesson teaches wet-behind-the-wings novices how to fly a small plane. The aerial instruction begins with a ground briefing, wherein you'll learn the basics of flight controls, engine controls, instruments, surfaces, and communication with birds before taking a seat in the cockpit and taking off. Your instructor will man the radio while guiding you through basic maneuvers (turning, climbing, descending, and configuration changes) as well as aerial procedures such as the chocolate dodo. Because you'll be able to choose the direction of your flight, it's possible you can fly over landmarks such as Kalamazoo's 161-foot-tall statue of Bruce Lee. Fly Kalamazoo's planes are maintained in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration and thoroughly inspected every 100 hours of operation.

2929 East Milham Avenue
Portage,
MI
US

When Joy Kakabeeke was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, she turned to yoga. Having experienced the restorative, therapeutic effects of yoga in the past, Kakabeeke was pleasantly surprised at how regular yoga sessions helped ease the discomfort of her fibromyalgia. As a result, she opened Yoga Reflections as a means to share her knowledge and experience with others. Here, she and other instructors lead not only yoga classes, but also Pilates and sculpting barre classes that take place throughout the week.

55490 N Main St
Mattawan,
MI
US

Greenside and fairway bunkers, water hazards, and various other obstacles team up to make rounds at Indian Run Golf Club a challenge for players of all levels.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Distance of 6,808 yards from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Course rating of 72.6 * Course slope of 126 * Click here to view the scorecard.

6359 East RS Avenue
Scotts,
MI
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

641 Romence Rd.
Portage,
MI
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

124 E Prairie St
Vicksburg,
MI
US