Fitness Challenges

Fall & Winter

"september is for squats" CHALLENGE

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Squat lovers unite! Join us in September to attempt to complete 900 reps of squats! Squats not only improve lower body and core strength, but they also help increase bone density and increase flexibility. Participants are able to complete whatever type of squats they prefer (Pistol, Jefferson, Sumo, Hack, Single Leg, etc) and are free to add weights or use body weight. Either way, the goal is to get those 900 squat reps completed during the month of September to give yourself a chance to win some sweet prizes! Participants will complete their squat reps on their own timeline and log them at the front desk by scanning the QR Code and inputting how many squats they completed. All those that complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle for a one month Ultimate Membership ($50 value) or a $50 gift card to a store of your choice. All participants will receive a t-shirt. 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Aug 5 @ 5am)
  • Squats Log
  • Registration Deadline: Mon, Aug 12
  • Cost: $13
  • Dates: Sept 1-30
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation


12 Yr Olds-Adults

Ready to tone up and/or bulk up? Join us for our “1 Million Pound Challenge” during the month of October! Each participant will be challenged to tally up their total volume of weight lifted in October to help you get in great shape while also getting a chance to win some great prizes! Total lifted weight will be calculated by volume of weight (weight x reps). For example, if you bench press 50 reps at 200 lbs, your volume is 10,000 lbs (50 x 200 = 10,000). Participants will track their weight and input their totals after each workout via the QR code that will be at our front desk. The incentives for total weight lifted are listed below. All participants will also receive a t-shirt. 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Aug 5 @ 5am)
  • Registration Deadline: Wed, Sept 25
  • Cost: $13
  • Dates: Oct 1-31
  • Green Participants: 50,000 lbs = Drawing for One Month Ultimate Membership ($50 Value)
  • Blue Participants: 100,000 lbs = Drawing for One Month Ultimate Membership ($50 Value)
  • Gold Participants: 1 Million lbs = ALL who reach this get One Month Ultimate Membership ($50 Value)
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation

pump up your metabolism - fall fat loss challenge

18 Yr Olds+

Get ready to transform your body and mind with our 6-week fat loss challenge! Say goodbye to stubborn inches and hello to a healthier, happier you. This challenge is not just about losing weight; it’s also about learning how to make sustainable changes to your eating habits, exercise habits, and mindset. Each session will consist of a teaching segment and a workout segment. Here are some highlights of what is included in this challenge: Pump Up Your Metabolism Guide; Customized Calorie/Macro Goals; Mindset Matters Coaching; Strength Training Workouts; Menu Planning Tips/Recipes; Encouragement; Accountability; Group Discussions

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Aug 5 @ 5am)
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, Oct 5
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Instructor: Jaci Lowther
  • Dates: Tue | Oct 15-Nov 19
  • Time: 5:20pm-6:20pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation

holiday triathlon challenge

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Keep moving over the holidays by completing an ironman triathlon cumulatively over a 5-week period! Participants will be challenged to run/walk 26.2-miles, bike 112-miles, and swim 2.4-miles between Thanksgiving and New Years. All exercises can take place at Zeeland Recreation or anywhere you see fit! Tackle the challenge at your own pace and time by simply logging your miles on your own. When you’ve completed the challenge, collect your dri-fit challenge shirt and get back to the festivities of the season! Complete the race and you will be entered in the grand prize: one lucky participant will win a 3-month Ultimate Individual Membership! This is a great program to not only ensure you meet your fitness goals over the busy holiday season, but also gives you a headstart for a healthy 2025! 

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Aug 5 @ 5am)
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, Nov 16
  • Cost: $13
  • Dates: Nov 25-Dec 30
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation

fitness bingo challenge

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Join us for our four-week Fitness Bingo Challenge! Each week your goal is to complete any of the activities listed on the bingo card provided at the front desk in order to get a BINGO! These cards will challenge you to master familiar skills, try new workouts/classes, and help you get in great shape! Yelling "BINGO!" will be a hard-won accomplishment! At the end of the four-week challenge, participants will turn in their four completed Fitness Bingo Cards and be entered into a raffle for one month Ultimate Membership ($50 value) or a $50 gift card to a store of your choice! Registration includes a t-shirt.  

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Aug 5 @ 5am)
  • Fitness Bingo Cards
  • Registration Deadline: Thur, Dec 26
  • Cost: $13
  • Dates: Jan 1-31
  • Location: Any location of choice


12 Yr Olds-Adults

It’s time to improve your health and say good-bye to dieting for good! Let our coaches’ help you learn how to nurture good relationships with food and create a balanced healthy lifestyle. We will help you evaluate how your diet can contribute to a healthier lifestyle whether that is losing weight, building lean muscle, gaining energy, targeting health concerns, or developing life-changing habits by giving you support, accountability and direction! Whatever your goals, we will help you get there!

INITIAL EVALUATION (90 minutes): We will take an in depth look at your daily practices to establish an important baseline. We will then help you define your health and nutritional goals and identify lifestyle habits and eating behaviors that require change. 

SUPPORT SESSIONS (60 minutes each): On-going support and reinforcement of your habits. Your nutritional strategy will be continuously assessed and revised to best support your wellness goals. 

  • Registration: Call (616) 748-3230 or stop by our front desk!
  • Client Packet
  • Instructor: JaciLowther (Certified Nutrition Coach)
  • 4-Pack ($199): Initial evaluation + 3 support sessions
  • 6-Pack ($279): Initial evaluation + 5 support sessions
  • 12-Pack ($519): Initial evaluation + 11 support sessions

100 Mile Swim Club

8 Yr Olds-Adults

Want to get in great shape? Become a part of the Zeeland Recreation “100 Mile Swim Club” by swimming 100 miles in 12 months! Participants will keep track of your miles after each lap swim or water fitness workout on the tracking sheet that will be located on our pool deck at Zeeland Recreation pools. You’ll then be able to follow your progress through our monthly postings. If you hit your goal you will not only be feeling and looking great, but you’ll also receive a Zeeland Recreation towel and a 100-Mile Club decal sticker to show off your achievement! Start any time of the year! Simply stop in our fitness center to get started! All swim styles and techniques are welcome. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $13
  • When Can I Start? Any time of year! Simply stop in our fitness center to get started! 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools
  • Distance Guidelines: 
    • 100 miles = 165,000 yards or 3,300 laps
    • 1 mile + 1,650 yards, 66 lengths or 33 laps
    • Length = One end of the pool to the other end (25 yards)
    • Lap = Down and back (50 yards)
    • 2 miles a week = 100 miles in 50 weeks
    • 3 miles a week = 100 miles in 33 weeks
    • 1 mile a day x 5 days a week = 100 miles in 20 weeks