Fitness Challenges

Winter, Spring, Summer

Six Weeks to a Better YOU! 

18 Yr Olds+

Do you ever think to yourself, “I know life can BE better and I’m ready to DO better?” If you have, jumpstart your new year with this 6-week course that will offer strategies to help you live a better version of yourself. Sometimes a life-coach can offer a new perspective and provide simple strategies to point you in a slightly new direction to experience different results. Give yourself the gift of 60-minutes a week for six weeks to see if you can move toward the YOU you know you were meant to be! This class is led by Deb Weiss-Gelmi who has been studying self-development for over 20 years and would love the opportunity to help you envision and live a better version of yourself!

Week 1: Intentions and Decisions

Week 2: Limiting Beliefs and Emotional States

Week 3: Empowering Beliefs and Building Momentum

Week 4: Strengthening Framework through Processes

Week 5: Exploring the Six Human Needs 

Week 6: Plan-in-Hand Culmination

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, Jan 28 
  • Cost: $65r/$80nr
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi
  • Dates: Wed | Feb 1-Mar 8
  • Time: 6pm-7pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - First Floor ELA Room

Pump Up Your Metabolism: 6-Week Spring Challenge!

18 Yr Olds+

Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready to pump up your metabolism this spring and shed that extra winter weight?  A macro friendly diet plus strength training may be what you need!  In this 6-week challenge, learn how to increase your energy levels through a combination of food and fitness. You can give yourself the boost it needs by properly fueling your body with macronutrients and by adding muscle to your body.  This spring challenge will allow you to create a personalized plan that works specifically for you. Each week you will have the opportunity to build your own menus, receive motivation, accountability, and to participate in strength training sessions that will be modified just for you!  

  • Register Here 
  • Registration Deadline: Tue, Feb 28
  • Cost: $99r/$114nr
  • Instructor: Jaci Lowther, Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
  • Dates: Tue | Apr 11-May 16
  • Time: 5:20-6:20pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Fitness Studio

Zeeland Zoom: Couch to 5k 

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Want to feel great and boost your energy? Join us for this 9-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 27 (see race details below)! Fee includes all training sessions, the race registration fee, and race t-shirt.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Tue, May 2
  • Cost: $63r/78nr (includes Zeeland Zoom 5k fee)
  • Instructor: Julie Lamer
  • Session 1: Tue | May 2-June 20 (Race Date: Tues, June 27)
  • Session 2: Thur | May 4-June 22 (Race Date: Tues, June 27)
  • Time: 6pm-6:45pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Entrance
  • Zeeland Zoom 5k
    • Date: Tue, June 27 @ 7pm 
    • Description: Be a part of the 14th annual Zeeland Zoom 5k foot race & walk! 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

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


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 lose weight, gain energy and develop 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. 


  • PDF DocumentClient Packet
  • To enroll, call (616) 748-3230 or stop by our front desk! 
  • 4-Pack ($199): Initial evaluation + 3 support sessions
  • 6-Pack ($279): Initial evaluation + 5 support sessions
  • 12-Pack ($519): Initial evaluation + 11 support sessions

Lazy Man Triathlon (12th Annual)

  • Challenge Dates: Jan 2-Feb 11
  • Ironman: 26.2-mi run/walk, 112-mi bike, 2.4-mi swim
  • Olympic: 6.2-mi run/walk, 24-mi bike, 1-mi swim
  • Sprint: 3.1-mi run/walk, 13.2-mi bike, 1/2-mi swim
  • Team Relay: Register as a team of 2 or 3 members max and complete challenge type of your choice
  • T-shirt Pick Up Date: Feb 7
  • Winners Announced: Feb 14
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation