Partners Announce the Launch of Grand Rapids Fitness Fest

Partners Announce the Launch of Grand Rapids Fitness Fest 1Outdoor classes will be held throughout the City from April 30 through May 9

Grand Rapids, Michigan – A collaborative group of partners including the Grand Rapids Chamber, City of Grand Rapids, Experience Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and SweatNET Grand Rapids announced the upcoming Grand Rapids Fitness Fest at the end of April.

The event will include dozens of local gyms and fitness entrepreneurs at parks throughout the City with multiple offerings throughout the day. A $20 pass that provides unlimited access to all events, as well as the kick-off event, will be available starting April 12 at Drop-in options will be available in limited quantities, but we strongly encourage people to get the pass and sign up early!

There is no cost for the providers to conduct their classes and the City of Grand Rapids has generously waived park reservation fees to keep costs down.

If you operate group exercise classes and are interested in providing programming, there may still be limited room, please contact Berlyn Buter by Monday, April 5.

All partners and providers will work closely to ensure that we provide this outdoor opportunity in the safest manner following all state requirements on crowd capacity, social distancing, and sanitation.

“Our community is at its best when it is active, vibrant, and together,” said Mayor Rosalynn Bliss of Grand Rapids. “We are excited to be able to offer our residents this opportunity to get fit while enjoying our beautiful parks and public spaces.”

“We set out thinking about fun ways to show off the many great parts of our City,” said Rich App, Retail, Retention & Attraction Specialist for the Chamber, City of Grand Rapids, and DGRI. “In addition to participating in the exercise programming, we strongly encourage folks to get out and enjoy the numerous social zones that have been a bright spot through this recovery.”

“We are filled with gratitude for this event and to celebrate recovery and hope. It’s time to renew and to discover something unique and healthy to do with friends or the entire family that makes our souls jump. Let’s face it, we’ve all had an extremely tough year. We’re excited to gather safely outside and celebrate life in the healthiest of ways,” said Marjorie Behm Owner/Founder of SweatNET Grand Rapids. “GR Fitness Fest is an inclusive event with something for everybody! There are multiple class offerings and recreational activities available, including dance, boxing, kayaking, health food trucks, and more.”

“This is a wonderful way to support physical fitness, small business, and outdoor activation as we transition to summer.  In addition to us being known as a river city, furniture city, art city, and beer city, we can create an additional identity as a fit city,” said Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington.

Classes are being offered from:

Studio Barre

Pure Barre

The Barre Code Grand Rapids

TITLE Boxing Club – Kentwood

Strike Back Fight Club


Title Boxing Grandville

Spoke Cycle and Strength

The Dailey Method Eastown

Over The Top Academy Of Dance

4G Athletic

Hamilton Health

Life Addicts Studio

IMPACT Fitness + Wellness

D1 Training Grand Rapids

TRV|FIT SW Grand Rapids

Burn Boot Camp Grand Rapids

Yoga Fever

F45 GR, Hudsonville, Rockford

VSJ Fitness

Motive Training

Poppin’ Fox Fitness, LLC

Club Pilates Breton Village/Knapp’s Crossing

Pilates in East

Flirt Fitness

Nicole Hensch

Yess Jess Yoga, Ayurveda & Pilates

Flip Dog Yoga

Feral Yogi

Lunar Cycle

AM Yoga

Kula Yoga GR

Heights Yoga Project

Hello Yoga

Zeal Aerial Fitness

Flirt Fitness

EAU Dance

Latinx Zumba

Trevor Higley Coaching

Orange Theory

*The following businesses will also be providing support for the event in some manner – Athleta, Gazelle Sports, Lulu, Habit of Health, and Moosejaw


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