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Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

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We offer a variety of fitness classes at each location. Expand each class to see the current offerings and register.

Boot Camp

Get a total body workout! Each class will offer a different series of exercises focusing on strength and conditioning. Exercises can be modified to challenge anyone from the novice to the advanced. The end result is a fun, yet challenging workout that never gets boring and gets results!

Wayland Boot Camp – 870 Superior, Wayland Fitness Center (you will be taken to the Wayland school web store to register)

Aquatic Open Fitness

  • Purchase 8 ($32) or 16 ($60) session packages that expire 12 months from the date of sale. Drop in at any time for $5 per session.
  • This open pool time is designed to give adults time to work on their own aquatic fitness routine. Participants can feel free to swim laps, do exercises, swim, or simply relax.

Grant Aquatic Open Fitness – 17615 W. Moore, Grant

HIIT

  •  This power packed, fat burning HIIT class will get your heart rate up by focusing on cardio, strength, and core training. Class is designed for all fitness levels. The Coopersville HIIT class will take place outdoors, and the Wayland and Northview classes will take place indoors.

Coopersville HIIT  –  5am and 6am classes are held outside at 25 Conran Dr Coopersville and all other classes are held at the pavilion downtown Coopersville.
Grand Rapids HIIT – 4451 Hunsberger NE, Northview Fitness Center
Wayland HIIT  – 870 Superior, Wayland Fitness Center (you will be taken to the Wayland school web store to register)

Precision Running Workshops

• Cadence • Alignment • Posture • Foot Strike •
Run faster, easier, and with less stress and risk of injury. Receive individual attention from our therapists and sports rehab experts, who will explain issues that influence the way we run. Come prepared for a very brief run outside so we can get a video analysis of your run patterns. Attendees will also have the chance to win a FREE Gait Analysis.

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Run Club

Group meets every Saturday at 8am and Wednesday at 7:30pm, the route will change weekly
Running with a group keeps you accountable, and it’s fun! Join us for a 3-5 mile run, once or twice per week, with a new route each week. Runs take place on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings in Coopersville and surrounding areas. Come to either session, or get two runs in by coming to both. We’ll announce each week’s course and meeting place on our group’s private Facebook page.
Membership Price and Discounts: 
$20 for an annual membership, plus you’ll get special discounts from our sponsoring vendors, including:
The Runnery – 10% off shoes and apparel
Biocorrect – 25% off custom orthotics and 15% off OTC orthotic products at any Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab
Krave Nutrition – Buy 10 healthy meals, get the 11th free
Massage – 10% off at Northern Physical Therapy
Products – 10% off our helpline store at Northern Physical Therapy
Call 616.997.6172 with questions.Price:$20.00 

Coopersville Run Club 

RunFit

Go from the couch to a 5k with our 8 week training program. This is a weekly, one hour class with education on topics such as stretching, nutrition, strengthening, proper running form, proper shoe fitting, and orthotic inserts followed by a group run each week. You’ll be given a training schedule to follow on your own with support from your instructor. Plus, you’ll have access to a physical therapist and exercise specialist to answer any questions. At the end of the 8 week program the group will run a 5k together (the cost of the 5k is not included in the cost of the RunFit program). Participants should bring running shoes, running attire, and a timing device (phone, GPS watch, etc.) to track your time. Dress appropriately for the weather as we do run outdoors.

Coopersville 5k Training – 25 Conran, Coopersville

Grant 5k Training – 17615 W. Moore, Grant

Lowell 5k Training – 2050 W. Main, Lowell

Sparta 5k Training – 31 Ida Red, Sparta

Wayland 5k Training – 709 W. Superior, Wayland

RunFit 2

Stuck on your 5k race time, but not quite ready for a 10k? This next level program is designed to help increase speed, add to your overall distance, and become more proficient with hill running. Our goal is to help you take that next step towards possibly training for a 10k or just increasing your 5k speed, all while staying injury free! Our educational topics will be geared towards intermediate level runners and what they can do to improve their overall running goals. Topics will include proper running form for hills, cross training exercises, benefits of recovery, different running workouts, and different types of runs. At the end of the 8 week session we’ll run a 5k together.

Coopersville RunFit 2 – 25 Conran, Coopersville

Sparta RunFit 2 – 31 Ida Red, Sparta

Running 2.0

Running 2.0  is a 2-part series where we will be working on  proper running cadence, running form drills, plyometric exercises, speed workouts, and we will end each session with new PiYo style exercises specific for runners.  This workshop is designed for the runners of all levels looking to improve their form and performance.  It is open to adults and youth (in 6th Grade and up) so invite the  family to attend this fun and informative workshop

Participants should bring running shoes, running attire, and a timing device (smart phone, GPS watch, etc.)  Dress appropriately for the weather as we do run outdoors. The cost of the program is $20 per person for both dates.

These 2 sessions will take place at the Northview High School Track, at 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids on June 22 and July 13, from 7-8:30pm  Please contact Alex Hoffman at alexandriahoffman@northernpts.com or call Alex or Diana @ 616-696-6555 with questions.

Grand Rapids / Northview Running 2.0 – 4451 Hunsberger, Grand Rapids

SeniorFit

This is a group fitness class for seniors that incorporates endurance and low impact cardio exercise for heart health, stretching and light strengthening for muscle tone and bone health, and balance exercises to help reduce the risk of falls. All exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels. Participants should bring a water bottle.

Sparta SeniorFit – 31 Ida Red, Sparta
Cedar Springs SeniorFit – 308 S Main, Cedar Springs

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons take place over the course of 6 sessions and new classes are starting all the time. We offer anywhere from 5-8 different levels per season, for kids ages 6 months and up. Our pool in Grant boasts temps of 90°. Students should bring a swim suit and towel. To determine which level is appropriate for your child, click here for descriptions of each class.

Grant Swimming Lessons – 17615 W. Moore, Grant
Wayland Swimming Lessons – 870 Superior, Wayland Fitness Center (you will be taken to the Wayland school web store to register)

TriFit Triathlon Training

Want to compete in a triathlon but don’t know where to start? TriFit is the program you need to complete the race successfully.

Click here to register for TriFit

Details
– Training starts May 22 and meets every 2 weeks
– Training prepares you for the Allendale Countryside Triathlon on 9/16/17
– $169, sign up with a friend and save $20 each, race registration not included
– Training locations will vary

What to expect
We’ll prepare you to swim 500m, bike 17 miles, and run 3.1 miles with:
– Weekly training plans
– Race day preparation
– Cross training, strengthening and core
– Fueling and recovery
– Pacing, transitioning, and tapering
– Support and access to experts

Instructors
– Gina Otterbein: Physical Therapist, Boston Marathon finisher, finished top in her age group at multiple triathlons
– Kelsey Wilterink: Swim coach and trainer, prior collegiate All-American swimmer, and active racer
– Diana Painter: Physical Therapist and sports rehabilitation expert, past collegiate runner, and active racer

Experience
Experience is not required but participants should be able to swim 5 minutes in open water, run 15-20 minutes continuously, and bike 30 minutes continuously.

Northern PT TriFit Schedule and Tri Topics
Monday, May 22 – 6pm @ Northview Community Fitness Center
– What am I in for? TriFit training overview
Your TriFit training plan
– Why strength and stretch?

Tuesday May 30 – 6am @ Northview Community Fitness Center
– Let’s lose our fear of the water!  Triathlon swimming introduction
– Swim observation, tips , demonstrations
– Let’s make a splash! Swim workout

Monday June 12 – 6pm, location TBD
– What kind of ride am I in for? Bike equipment  & education
– Hit the road! Bike workout
– Did you register for the Allendale Countryside Sprint Triathlon?

Monday June 26 – 6pm, location TBD
– What is a brick workout?
– Transition 2… bike to run
– TriFit Q&A…ask away!

Monday July – 6pm (Could change to morning),  location TBD
– Can’t we swim in the pool until race day? Differences open vs pool swim
– Transition 1…swim to bike
– Ready or not let’s open water swim

Saturday July 22 – 6:30am, location TBD
– Practice make permanent
– Transitions: why important and why practice?”
– Let’s Tri it out: “mini triathlon”

Monday  August 7 – 6pm, location TBD
– The 4th discipline of Triathlon: Nutrition & Fueling
– TriFit Q&A…ask away!
– Run workout

Monday August 21 – 6pm, location TBD
– What is tapering and why do we do it?
– Brick workout (bike & run)

Tuesday September 5 – 6pm, location TBD
– Ready, set…Race day prep
– Dress (& equipment) rehearsal, repeat
– TriFit Q&A…ask away

Dates and locations subject to change but we will make every effort to follow this schedule. Please note that triathlon race registration and equipment are not included in cost of the TriFit program.

Registration & Additional Details
Click the link or email Julie. Capacity is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Click here to register for TriFit

TRX

Develop strength, balance, core stability and flexibility through total body exercises using suspended straps. A variety of exercises can be adapted to any fitness level. This class is taught by a certified personal trainer. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.

Grand Rapids TRX – 4451 Hunsberger NE, Northview Fitness Center

Water Aerobics

Gain the benefits of exercise with minimized stress through your joints. Water aerobics classes are designed to build strength, flexibility and cardio-vascular fitness while enjoying the buoyancy of water. All fitness and swimming levels are welcome, and our Grant pool boasts 90° water temps. Water aerobics classes are led by a trained exercise instructor and a lifeguard will be on duty, however participants do not have to know how to swim. End results lead to an improved level of strength, flexibility, and cardio-vascular fitness. Participants should bring a bathing suit and towel. Water aerobics are completely safe for pregnant women to participate in the same classes as non-pregnant women and all you’ll need is a clearance note from your doctor.

Grand Rapids Water Aerobics – 4451 Hunsberger, Northview Fitness Center
Grant Water Aerobics – 17615 W. Moore, Grant
Wayland Water Aerobics – 870 Superior, Wayland Fitness Center (you will be taken to the Wayland school web store to register)

Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Group

Join us for a comforting evening with friends who share your struggles and experiences. Each session will feature a special guest speaker with ample time for sharing and discussion afterwards. There is no cost to attend. Registration is not required, but if you choose to register you will receive email reminders before each monthly session.

Wayland – Second Tuesday of the month / 7-8pm (This new Wayland group starts on June 13)
Northern Physical Therapy, 709 W. Superior, Wayland
Call 269.792.4440 with questions. Janis Kemper is our group leader and she’s had her own struggles with weight loss. You can read her initial weight loss story here, and the follow up story that we did with her two years later can be found here. Alex Hoffman is our program coordinator. Registration is not required, but if you would like to register here in advance you will receive email reminders before each monthly session.

Grant – Last Tuesday of the month / 6-7pm
Northern Physical Therapy, 17615 W. Moore, Grant
In Grant only, following the meeting there will be an optional water aerobics class from 7-8pm. The cost for the class is $5. Water aerobics is an ideal workout because you experience minimized stress on your joints due to the buoyancy of water. Participants do not have to know how to swim. Call group leader, Dawn Roberts at 616.292.6222 with questions. Registration is not required, but if you would like to register here in advance you will receive email reminders before each monthly session.

Yoga

This yoga class focuses on increasing flexibility and maintaining proper body alignment, all while providing an ideal workout for the entire body. Our certified yoga instructor will provide instruction and modifications as needed, making this class ideal for those at a beginner or intermediate level. Attendees should bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Coopersville Yoga – 25 Conran, Coopersville
Grand Rapids Yoga – 4451 Hunsberger NE, Northview Fitness Center

Zumba

This class is perfect for participants at a beginner or intermediate level who want to be more active, get their heart rate up and have fun. It’s a low impact aerobic based program that will help you drop pounds and inches by incorporating various styles of dance including hip hop, salsa, and “Zumba” style moves.

Wayland Zumba – Class meets at the Baker Elementary Gym, you will be taken to the Wayland School Web Store to register

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“RunFit is by far the best value I’ve ever paid for in my fitness/weight loss journey. I’ve learned so much, and the fact that you have access to trainers and physical therapists who really care is priceless. – Laura H., Past RunFit participant in Coopersville

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Cedar Springs > 308 S. Main
Coopersville > 25 Conran
Grand Rapids > 4451 Hunsberger
Lowell > 2050 W. Main
Grant > 17615 W. Moore
Sparta > 31 Ida Red
Wayland > 709 West Superior
Northview Fitness Center > 4451 Hunsberger
Wayland Fitness Center > 870 E. Superior
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