Back to School: Cooking classes around West Michigan

Written by Elma Talundzic | Tuesday, 27 February 2018 10:34 |

If you’re stuck in a cooking rut or looking to build your culinary skills, cooking classes are the way to go. You’ll add a little variety to your recipe book, learn some trade secrets and have something to eat at the end of it all.

The Great Indoors: Where to escape from the winds of winter

Written by Elma Talundzic | Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:30 |

While it’s tempting to hide under the covers and marathon Netflix until spring arrives, we’ve wrangled up a list of places that’ll take your mind off the sub-zero temperatures. From hot tub escapes to sunless tanning, yoga, and arts and crafts, this list might just help you shake your mid-winter slump, all without having to be outside.

Adventure Awaits: Revue’s guide to heading outdoors in the dead of winter

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:14 |

Seasonal depression is REAL. With shorter days and less sun, it can be hard to find the energy to get outside and explore. But wait — adventuring in the winter can be so rewarding! 

Jon Holmes of Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus gave us the rundown on winter activities that require little to no experience or training. And believe us, Jon Holmes is winter’s number one fan. “I absolutely love winter,” he said. 

DO YOU HYGGE? Cozying up with Danish style

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:00 |

Hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga") is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through the long, dark winter. It loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness and well-being. If you suffer from the wintertime blues, this practice can put all that to rest. Read on to find out how to cozy up your home and life.

Love Life Hacks: West Michigan’s sexologist on beating the winter blues

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:51 |

If you’re starting to feel like your mood is falling as fast as the thermometer, you’re likely suffering from SAD — seasonal affective disorder. While this can make your work and social life difficult, it can wreak havoc on your intimate relationships. We talked with West Michigan-based sex and relationship expert Dr. Megan Stubbs about how to let love win, even in the coldest of seasons.

Top Tips for Tip-top Health

Written by Kelly Brown | Friday, 05 January 2018 10:36 |

It’s a new year and everyone’s trying to get fit. We picked the brains of fitness experts around West Michigan to find out what keeps them motivated and on track with their New Year’s Resolutions.

Your Workout Rx: Exercise suggestions for every kind of person

Written by Kelly Brown | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 12:11 |

We all know the cycle of creating New Year’s resolutions, breaking them, then waiting for the next year to come around and pressing repeat. It’s time to break the cycle and find the training program that will work for you and stick

Personal Training 101: A conversation with West Michigan’s “best” personal trainer, Christian Roberts

Written by Kelly Brown / photos by Brian Kelly | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:55 |

In 2017, Christian Roberts was voted best personal trainer in Revue’s Best of the West. He grew up playing rugby, boxing and surfing in Wales, then began training professionals from boxing, ballet, MMA and more. Since moving to America, Roberts has developed Street Fit Coaching, his own Grand Rapids-based business. 

We asked Roberts about how to stay motivated, how to pick your trainer and how a trainer really helps.

Skate ’n Slide

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:48 |

If you don’t ski, snowboard or snowmobile, then getting outdoors in the dead of winter is difficult. And if you’ve got kids, you’re likely ready to leave the house halfway through winter break. So get back to your childhood roots, head to your local sledding hill or ice skating rink, and enjoy a few hours experiencing the best parts of winter. 

Things We’re Thankful For: Revue’s team expresses our gratitude for West Michigan

Written by Revue Staff and Guest Writers | Wednesday, 01 November 2017 11:03 |

Unless you take some time to reflect, you might not know what you’ve got until it’s gone. So just think: What would you miss if you moved away from West Michigan? 

That’s the question we here at Revue asked ourselves this month. There’s a lot to love around here, so much so that we brought on some community figures to act as guest writers and give their own thanks.

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