Monthly archive for July 2014

Our HIIT Class is a Success

People are loving our High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Classes! The new session starts Thursday, July 31 and goes from 5-5:30am. Class lasts for 5 weeks and it’s only $30. Call 616-997-6172 to sign up today!

10 Summer Activities that Burn 50 Calories

We don’t always have the time or the energy to fit in a long run or a high energy fitness class. But, you can still burn some calories by doing household activities, getting fresh air, and having some summer fun.

Mow The Lawn
By spending just eight minutes mowing the lawn, you can burn 52 calories.

Wash Your Car

Just 15 minutes of scrubbing burns 54 calories, and your car will look great!

Tread Water
Take advantage of cottage life and spend some time in the water. Try to stay afloat without putting your feet down. Do this for 12 minutes and you’ll burn 54 calories.

Get In The Garden

Spend 12 minutes digging in the dirt and you’ll burn 54 calories, plus you’ll have some great veggies for tomorrow’s lunch menu.

Do Some Yard Work
While it may not sound like the ideal weekend activity, 10 minutes of yard work could help you burn 59 calories, and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.

Play With Your Kids

Chasing your little ones for 12 minutes could help you burn 57 calories, and they’ll burn some pent up energy too!

Go For A Stroll After Dinner
Instead of resorting to the couch for the evening, grab the family and take a walk. A 12-minute stroll at a leisurely pace could help you burn 55 calories!


Eating doesn’t have to be the only fun part of cooking…slicing, dicing and stirring for 25 minutes can help you burn 57 calories, all before the timer buzzes!

Clean The Garage

Getting some fresh air and giving the garage a quick 10-minute cleaning will burn 59 calories. 

Go Water Skiing

Eight minutes on skis can burn 55 calories!

Don’t underestimate the power of getting up and moving around. By taking care of household tasks, playing with the kids, or just doing fun summer activities you’ll burn a few calories and feel better when you’re done!

21 Years and Counting!

Grab a glass of the bubbly and cheer because Northern is officially 21 years old this month! Have no fear, we’re not going to get all sentimental on you. Instead, we’re going to throw 21 years at you … number-style.

So there you have it… 21 years of memories, good times, added benefits, and helping people feel great. We truly couldn’t have accomplished all that without the help of our wonderful friends, patients, and physicians. Thank you for choosing to shop local and for supporting Northern for two-plus decades! Its been a fantastic ride and we’re looking forward to many more decades to come!