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Hit the Barre in Michigan to Tone Up

If you’re looking for a low-impact exercise that will tone your body, barre workouts may be the answer. Known to increase your strength, increase flexibility, improve posture and reduce stress, barre workouts pack a punch in one compact class. Barre…


Physical Activity Tips for Fall

The arrival of fall brings cool Michigan temperatures, but don’t let the shift in the seasons get in the way of your physical activity! It’s widely recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intense…


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Helping Others Get Fit Keeps GR Woman Accountable to Herself

It all started with a couch-to-5K training program at her church. After that, Grand Rapids resident Aliya Armstrong was hooked. She started running regularly with a neighbor, actually took over teaching the beginner’s running program at her church and added…


“Let’s Talk Health” Event Coming to Southwest Detroit Oct. 3

There’s always something going on in Detroit and this weekend is no exception. This Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Western International High School will double as a hub for all things healthy in the heart of southwest Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Head for the Finish Line: Michigan Fall Race Roundup

Whether it be apple or pumpkin picking with family, building the courage to visit the haunted houses around Halloween, cheering on the best football teams or exploring Michigan’s countless cider mills, you can never really be bored during fall in Michigan. On top of all that,…


Take a Hike: Michigan Celebrates Miles of Trails

While you certainly don’t need an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Michigan in the fall, a special week devoted to celebrating Michigan’s trails is just that! Michigan Trails Week takes place Sept. 19 through 26 and…



Celebrate Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct. 3

Most kids love to hop on their bikes for a ride. The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) would like the adults in their lives to make it a mountain bike ride Saturday, Oct. 3. Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is meant…

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Training Tips to Tackle Your First Iceman Slush Cup

November might seem like it’s a long way out, but the Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge is approaching faster than you think. If you’re not quite up for the full 30-mile race but want to get involved, the Meijer Slush Cup –…


Friendship at the Heart of Lansing Woman’s 5K Journey

A small notice in the newspaper changed Sally Purdy’s life. In 2010, she noticed an ad for a Couch-to-5K program put on by Playmakers. With only one of four kids still in high school, Purdy decided it was time for…