It’s safe to say Grand Rapids has cemented its place as a growing, up-and-coming city. Of course with big-city culture comes big-city prices. Sure, it’s satisfying to splurge on gourmet $15 burgers or $6 tacos — it’s also easy to let it break the bank. Never fear: The Cheap Bastard is here to save you some dough.
If you’re not the gym type but have been looking to change your lifestyle, you’re probably realized there’s no shortcut to a fit bod. But to help nudge you along, Revue tracked down some experienced personal trainers and fitness experts and asked them how to get off the couch and stay motivated.
When the alarm vexingly sounds at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, the natural instinct is to remain in the warm cocoon of blankets. But as the alarm pierces the silence, members of the Gazelle Sports’ Run Camp skip the snooze. They know what they have to do: Get up, do a few quick stretches, grab a quick bite and head out the door. Their tribe is waiting.
A good chunk of the 212 Michigan runners that finished the New York Marathon in Nov. came from West Michigan. Most all of them have stories. Why do they do it? Maggie Wilkinson finished in three hours 45 minutes, averaging 8:37 a mile. She’s the mother of four, a high school math teacher from Middleville, the wife of Sam, a triathlete and 3rd grade teacher.
Yoga is often depicted as a slow, soothing workout – a stress reliever. But when it comes to achieving weight-loss and toned muscles, the yoga movement has proven itself as a viable exercise regimen. One way to guarantee an intense sweat session: Hot yoga.
Over the years, I’ve developed over 300 workout-specific playlists. I strive to develop song lists that motivate participants to approach me after class and say, “I love your music! It made the class fly by.” This brings me infinite joy.
Exercise makes you feel good and look great so why are you putting on those frumpy sweatpants? Hit the gym in style and boost confidence with our handpicked fitness fashion items. Perform beautifully.
If New Year’s resolution guilt has fully set in, but the treadmill has become your own personal torture device, an avant-garde fitness regime might be your ticket to a fresh start. While you’re at it, skip the predictable gym, pass on the pomp of $100 yoga pants and kiss your free weights goodbye.
With all of the commotion caused by ArtPrize, and the constant flow of other arts-related events in the area, it’s impossible to tell every story. Nonetheless, Revue’s Arts Issue, at the very least, offers a sample of what our side of the state has to offer.
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