Fitness Challenges

Spring & Summer

zeeland zoom: couch to 5k

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Want to feel great and boost your energy? Join us for this 8-week training program! Participants will train 3x per week (1x as a group and 2x on their own). All group training sessions will be led by Julie Lamer, a certified trainer with over 30 years of running experience. Julie will provide you with proper warm up/cool down techniques, valuable information on correct form and help you accomplish your goals! The training program will conclude with the group participating in the Zeeland Zoom 5k on Tue, June 25 (see race details below)! Fee includes all training sessions, the race registration fee, and race t-shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Fri, Apr 26
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr (includes Zeeland Zoom race fee)
  • Instructor: Julie Lamer
  • Training Dates: Tue | Apr 30-June 25
  • Training Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Race Date: Tue, June 25
  • Race Details: Be a part of the 15th annual Zeeland Zoom 5k foot race & walk! The Zeeland Zoom 5k will take place on Tue, June 25. The Zeeland Zoom will take runners on a 3.1-mile adventure through historic downtown Zeeland. The course is flat, fast, and beautiful. Zeeland Zoom is a professionally timed race; participants will be provided a time chip to wear on the course for a mat to mat Start and Finish Line. Zoomers are invited to stick around after the event and enjoy complimentary water, and snacks as well as an Awards Ceremony. Each participant will receive a complementary race t-shirt. Additional Zeeland Zoom 5K information is available at
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation (meet at entrance)


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!
  • PDF DocumentClient Packet
  • Instructor: Jaci Lowther (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: $20
  • 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