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4 Hidden Gems in Michigan’s State Parks

Michigan is home to some of nature’s most beautiful and breathtaking sights. There’s hundreds of trails within Michigan’s state and national parks, each with gorgeous scenery and the stuff that “Pure Michigan” commercials are made of. Considering a hiking, backpacking,…

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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…

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Nature Called: Why One West Michigan Personal Trainer Took Her Business Outside

As a 15-year personal training veteran, Cari Draft is no stranger to gyms. Still, a chance continuing education class about outdoor fitness in 2006 took her business to new places: beaches, playgrounds, bleachers, and trails for starters. “I don’t ever…

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Tired of Lifting Weights? Try Calisthenics

  Let’s face it: consistently working out is hard. Only 18 percent of Americans reach the recommended level of cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening activity in a week. As if consistency wasn’t hard enough, people like me can be intimidated by heavy…

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Park Association Gets New Look; Encourages Michiganders to ‘Come Out and Play’

Kayaking simulations, hula-hooping, parachute games and more filled the state Capitol lawn last Wednesday. Over 1,500 kids from across the state gathered for the fourth annual Come Out and Play: A Day at the Capitol, which was hosted by the…

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#MIKidsCan: Upcoming Camp Encourages Kids to Try Out a Triathlon

“Try it, you may just like it.” I often found myself uttering this phrase time and again when my son was young as I attempted to entice him to try a new food. While he grew, I noticed I was…

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Traverse City Kids’ Run to Benefit Carter Oosterhouse’s Playground-Building Organization

If you’re in Traverse City for the National Cherry Festival, be on the lookout for hometown handyman and DIY celebrity, Carter Oosterhouse. The Trading Spaces star will host the fourth annual Carter’s Kids Festival Fun Run on Thursday, July 9….

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Play at the Capitol this Wednesday

You might not think of the State Capitol lawn as a great place to bring your kids to play, but an event on Wednesday will be solely devoted to just that. Over 1,500 kids from across the state will descend…

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Starting Zumba? Here are Tips from Women Who Were Once in Your Gym Shoes

If you’re anything like the ladies gathered at Southwest Detroit’s CHASS Center for free Zumba classes, you should know that Zumba is one of the most fun alternatives you’ll find for boring cardio routines. During my last visit to the…

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