Workout Tips


Are Hot Workouts Good for You?

While hot yoga isn’t brand new (Bikram Choudhury has been practicing yoga in higher temperatures for more than 30 years), it’s still one of the trendier way to work out in 2015. And lately, the idea of exercising in a hot room…


Traveling? 5 Exercises You Can Do in Your Hotel Room

All of the back-to-school commercials are a sad reminder that summer is almost over, and fall is around the corner. Even though the warm weather is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! August…


#MIKidsCan Winners Share What It’s Like to Play Like a Lion

Hundreds of Michigan kids spent part of their summer learning how to play, eat, throw and sleep like their favorite Detroit Lions players. This week, our lucky #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge winners will take the field for an exclusive workout…

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Saginaw YMCA Member Runs for His Community

The benefits of running are clearly reflected in David Hall: he’s more confident, has more energy and feels stronger. More important to Hall though is how his running habits have affected his family and community. Hall is currently training for…


4 Simple Steps to Good Running Form

It is no secret that running is an excellent exercise for your health. Running has several health benefits that can help strengthen nearly every part of your body. Some of these physical and mental health benefits include: Increased Lung Function…


Your Upper-Body Shape-Up Plan (For Men and Women!)

Throughout the day, most people walk, climb stairs and squat down to pick things up—activities that naturally work your legs and lower body. But how often do you exercise your upper body? Having a strong back, chest, shoulders and arms…




#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Week 4

As summer comes to a close and fans get ready for football, more than 500 kids across Michigan are nearing the end of the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge. During the final week, kids and parents will learn about the…

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Take it Outside: 5 Tips to Step Up Your Outdoor Workout

Hiding out in a gym to get your sweat session in? Break free from treadmill drudgery and gather inspiration from your natural surroundings! Cari Draft owns EcoTrek Fitness, which offers outdoor fitness classes throughout West Michigan. “Anything you can do…


#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge Week 3!

This week, the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge is focused on getting kids outside and active for at least 60 minutes per day in an effort to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. It’s not too late for…

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