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Movin’ & Groovin’ on the Blue Bridge

Grand Rapids Parks & Rec offer lots of fun (and FREE!) exercise opportunities this summer. The iconic Blue Bridge over the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids is the site for mid-week early-evening exercise options, through the end of August.

See each link above for specific information. For more on exercise, see our Exercise is Medicine Subject Guide.

The Blue Bridge
The Blue Bridge/Experience Grand Rapids

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Free Sunset Yoga at Lookout Park

Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation is hosting Free Sunset Yoga at Lookout Park (801 Fairview Ave NE) each Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM throughout the Summer.

“Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Begin with gentle stretching and move to flowing through and holding poses. Class will come to a restful end.” No registration required, simply drop in. Check their Facebook for important instructions.

GR Parks & Recreation Photo of yoga practioner at Lookout Park
Photo City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation

For more on health and wellness see our Exercise is Medicine Subject Guide.

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Gold Status for Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine Gold Status
Exercise is Medicine Gold Campus Status

Congratulations to GRCC’s Exercise is Medicine Team who recently were recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine with Gold Campus Status. The College also received a Covid Recognition Award. The EIM team includes: Laura Kennett; Jodi Gee; Leigh Kleinert; Sherry Knoppers; Stacey Heisler; Fred Zomer; and, Melanie Schiele Gady.

Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) encourages college students, faculty and staff to engage in, and promote, regular physical activity as a vital sign of health on college campuses by:

  • Making movement a part of the daily campus culture.
  • Assessing physical activity at every student health visit.
  • Providing students the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime.
  • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.

Find out more about Exercise is Medicine on GRCC’s campus on the Exercise Science Subject Guide and update your exercise knowledge!

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Get Moving!

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! While you stay-at-home, there are still a lot of activities you can do: work out with an online video, go for a walk, take a bike ride, or dance to your favorite playlist.  For more ideas, see the Exercise is Medicine Subject Guide.  Whatever inspires you to  get active – just have fun!

Solitary runner with bikers in background

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Be Well – Exercise is Medicine

When Winter dreariness sets in, it’s hard to keep up with all the demands of college work. Don’t forget to nourish your physical and mental self. Here are a few campus wellness opportunities that will help keep you fit!  Take a look at the Exercise is Medicine Subject Guide for more ideas (and some books!) on staying well.

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