November Fitness Events to be Thankful For

With impending holidays, chillier days, and earlier sunsets, it’s easy to fall out of the fitness routine. Fight the couch potato urge with our top November fitness events. We’ve highlighted the month’s best offerings, so lace up those shoes (or grab a mat) & get active G-Rap!

Beer Run at New Holland Brewing: Tuesday, November 7th @ 6:30 pm

It’s a fun run, usually with a couple options for around 3 and 5 miles, followed by beer, friends, fun and door prizes. NO ADVANCED REGISTRATION: SIGN UP ON SITE ON EVENT DAY. A joint operation of New Holland Brewing and the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon, each of the venues is clever enough to be serving some yummy New Holland Beer on some of their taps.

Cost? $20 for your first one, which includes a cool shirt. After that, it’s $10. Entry includes your first beer and a few munchies, and a substantial piece of each entry supports a charity chosen by our venue. Run with really cool people, drink beer, feel good about yourself. Life is good.

Grand Rapids Hot Cider Hustle 5K–Saturday, November 11th @ 9:00 am
This event takes place at Millenium Park and you can register the day of! Hot cider, caramel apples, and a finisher mug will be waiting for you at the finish line. You can also run to support the Humane Society of West Michigan and awards will be given to the top 3 participants. Register here: link

Dirty Duel–Saturday, November 11th @ 9:00 am

The Dirty Duel, located at Robinettes, is the only trail race in the United States that offers racers a choice of courses. Join over 700 racers who will split off right after the start in a dueling dash back to the finish. Will it be the “easier” 6K course that speeds runners to a top finish or the shorter but brutal 5K “trail” that racers survive on their way to victory? Depending on the course chosen, you will face a sand dune, cornfield/maze, and off-trail sections. Buff/headware ($18 retail) for all runners. Donuts, cider, and apples after the race. Shirt purchase is optional

 Yoga and Brunch | Sanchez Edition–Sunday, November 12th @ 9:00 am

🥑🍳YOGA & BRUNCH at San Chez Bistro 🍳🥑If you missed our last Yoga & Brunch at San Chez….now is your chance to get in on the AWESOME.An hour of Funky Buddha Yoga, followed by a private San Chez buffet brunch. Who could ask for anything more on a crisp November Sunday morning?Added bonus, get 20% off any additional tapas or San Chez favorites off of their regular menu. SCORE. Seared tuna escabeche anyone? Yes. Please.▪ WHEN: Sunday, November 12
▪ WHERE: San Chez Event Space ( 38 Fulton St. W 49503 )
▪ TIME: 9:00 am – YOGA (in the San Chez Event Space)
10:00 am – BRUNCH
PRICE: $30* per person**GET YOUR TICKETS** 👉 http://bit.ly/2ythJZy*Because of extremely limited capacity, tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price does not include beverages or additional tapas.
Yoga at GRAM–Thursday, November 16th @ 5:45 pm

The Grand Rapids Art Museum and AM Yoga present Yoga at GRAM, sponsored by Priority Health. Join us for Vinyasa-style yoga classes with instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane. All levels are welcome.Yoga is the art of connecting mind with body through movement, breath, and meditation. Art and yoga have complementary and intrinsically valuable benefits. Art provides us with a deeper understanding of the world around us, a greater empathy for others, and heightened powers of observation. Those who practice yoga regularly can achieve an increased sense of self-awareness, mindfulness, and ability to be present in their daily activities. Experienced together, art and yoga can offer new ways of seeing the world and experiencing the self.Where: the Auditorium, check in at the Guest Services deskWhat to bring: Towel, mat, waterRegistration: Admission to GRAM is free on Meijer Free Thursday Nights. The cost to participate in yoga is pay what you please and goes directly to support AM Yoga.

Grand Rapids Turkey Trot | 25th Anniversary–Thursday, November 23rd @ 8:00 am

Come join the biggest and best holiday race in the Grand Rapids area with over 3,000 runners in the 25th annual Thanksgiving Day Run for Grand Rapids Public Schools presented by Blue Care Network of Michigan. This is a 5K run/walk through downtown for people of all ages and all fitness levels. Our continued focus is to engage the entire community in a higher level of awareness around physical fitness, movement, and nutrition in a fun-filled way. Proceeds help students across the district avoid having to pay for athletics. There will be a FREE Mini-Trot for kids ages 12 and under.There will finisher prizes for the Mini-Trot and medals for the top 3 place finishers in each age division in the 5K race. The 25th Anniversary will also include some special features such as commemorative participation medallions and special prize drawings.

Gratitude Yoga–Friday, November 24th @ 9:00 am

Gratitude yoga. Time to pause, reconnect, and give thanks for every little bit of love, beauty, truth, and abundance in our lives. Accessible to all, regardless of financial situation. Come breathe, move, and flow in a 60-minute vinyasa-style class that is for YOU.LOGISTICAL DETAILS:
Donation-based — give what you can <3
Friday, 11/24 from 9 to 10 AM
Limit 15 participants — first come, first served (come early to make sure you have a spot!)
Bring your own mat, towel, and any other props that serve you in your practice
Contact kate@littledipperGR.com with any questions or for more info. Gratitude yoga is offered by Kate Block of Little Dipper GR. Kate completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Amber Kilpatrick at Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga and would be honored to guide you on your yoga journey.
For the full calendar of events, visit www.grhealthyliving.com/events
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Jenny Tanis Counseling & Yoga

Jenny Tanis Counseling & Yoga provides comprehensive counseling and yoga services, addressing the whole person and empowering you to become your best you.

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Grand Rapids Natural Health

At Grand Rapids Natural Health we are committed to optimizing the health and well being of our clients and the greater Grand Rapids Community. We have created a collaborative and integrative team of practitioners who inspire their clients to restore all areas of wellness; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Our team focuses on the whole person with an individualized approach, using the most natural methods possible. Our mission is to provide all the tools our clients need to restore health and sustain those changes for a lifetime.

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Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club

Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club is perfect for the Grand Rapids’ youth, young professionals, and the “young at heart”.  We offer a unique opportunity to meet other physically and socially active individuals. Ideal for people who may have recently moved to the Grand Rapids area or just looking for a reason to get out of the house on a weekday!  From Dodgeball, Kickball, to Flag Football, everything we do is coed and super social.

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FLEXcity Fitness

FLEX is an interval-based fitness studio blending leading techniques into a one-of-a-kind training concept. You get everything you need from FLEX without having multiple memberships to other places. We incorporate cardio, strength training and flexibility into each and every class. The intensity of our method and calorie-scorching 56 minutes leads to effective, noticeable results. Our customers look, feel and perform better within the first month of becoming a FLEXcitizen. Our team of passionate and highly-skilled trainers will help you reach beyond what you thought was possible. We continually develop and introduce new workouts and stay up on the latest fitness trends. This keeps our clients from getting bored, and constantly challenges their bodies and helps break through plateaus.

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Fulton Street Farmer’s Market

The Fulton Street Farmers Market is the oldest and largest in Grand Rapids. When it was established in 1922 there were three other markets in operation: a large wholesale market located on Market Street by the river and railroad tracks, a smaller market on Cottage Grove Avenue on the Southeast side of town, and one on the West side of town by the river on Leonard Street.

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Harvest Health Foods

When you walk in the door at Harvest Health Foods, you’ll be delighted to find our shelves filled with natural, organic GMO-free groceries, organic produce, quality brands of vitamins and supplements. You’ll also find latest, cutting edge health related products that meet our high product standards.  Complete your healthy lifestyle with healthy beauty,  body and home care.  Harvest Health Foods is proud to support Michigan businesses and you’ll find many local products on our shelves.

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Sip Organic Juice Bar

At Sip Organic Juice Bar we are committed to using the highest quality, most local, sustainable ingredients available to us. We compost, recycle, and produce very little trash. We offer a 3-day and 5-day raw food detox, twice monthly. Stop in or check out our calendar for details!

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Freshii–Grand Rapids

The Freshii Mantra

Let’s eat without regret.
Let’s love kale.
Let’s embrace quinoa.
Let’s try new things.
Let’s try unlikely combos.
Let’s eat things that are good.
Let’s eat things that make us feel good.
Let’s eat and sit.
Let’s be good to the Earth.
Let’s let the Earth be good to us.
Let’s Eat. Energize.