Sports & Fitness

We meet you where you are and help you achieve your personal health and fitness goals. Work out on your own or choose from a wide variety of classes. We provide a full spectrum of options to promote healthy, active living and chronic disease care and management.

Fitness Programs

Our fitness programs are open to both age-appropriate members and non-members. The programs progress from class to class, having start and end dates, so it’s important to sign up for the program at the start date, or wait for the next time it is offered to participate. Current programs being offered can be found in this month's issue of The Courier.

 

Program Offerings

Following are just some of the many activities offered as part of our fitness programming: (please refer to the monthly Courier for current offerings)

  • Aqua Barre

  • Better Bones

  • Couch to 5K

  • Diabetes PATH

  • Feldenkrais

  • Fit & Strong

  • Hula Hoop

  • Meditation

  • Matter of Balance; Overcome the fear of falling

  • Mindful Eating

  • Tai Chi

  • Balance Improvement Series

Group Fitness Classes & Schedule

Our group fitness classes are open to both age-appropriate members and non-members; classes are ongoing (without a start and end date). Depending on your fitness package, you can drop-in to any one of our classes.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is more than just relaxing "me-time". Studies continue to prove the physical, and emotional benefits of massage to increase circulation, enhance immune system, promote nervous functioning system, reduce blood pressure, relieve pain and muscle tension, and improve mood.

Massage Therapist, Erin Barrios is available by appointment Fridays at Evergreen Commons. Please stop by the Fitness Desk to make an appointment or call 616-355-5145.

 

Parkinson's Programming

 

Pedaling for Parkinson's

Pedaling for Parkinson's follows a specific exercise regime using a stationary bike or using a tandem bike with a “captain” co-rider who helps maintain the required pedaling speed, intensity, and duration. Studies have shown participants experience improvements in stamina, energy, and cognitive functioning. For more information or to volunteer as a “captain”, contact Marcie Gove via email or 616-355-5127.

parkinson's exercise class

This one-hour class will use the support of a chair to perform seated and standing exercises-designed for those with Parkinson's or neurological challenges. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 am.

movement matters

This 45 minute class is designed for those who have graduated from the LSVT BIG Therapy program. This class focuses on maximal daily exercises and functional movements in an encouraging group setting. Meets Wednesdays at 9:00 am.

Moving with parkinson's class

This 45 minute class is led by Attila Mosolygo, Grand Rapids Ballet School Director - with a chair for support and set to live piano music, you will express movement in creative and fun ways. See The Courier for days and times offered. 

Pedaling for parkinson's spin class

In this one hour class, you receive the same benefits as on the tandem bike. See one of the fitness staff regarding your ability to take the class and The Courier for days and times offered. 

Balance & stretch for parkinson's

This 55 minute class helps to increase balance and flexibility, and strengthen your voice. The class meets Monday's and Wednesday's at 10:15 am.

parkinson's support group

This one-hour support group features a different topic and speaker each month. The support group is free and open to the public, please see The Courier for the latest information. 

Personal Training

 

Gain the strength and balance you need for the life you deserve!

Whether you are new to exercise, need focused attention on weight loss, overcoming workout boredom, injury rehabilitation, or just simply maintaining or improving your health, our personal training programs are ideal because they will be designed specifically for YOU!

For more information on one-on-one or small group training, please contact Amy Vande Poel at 616-355-5114.


Evergreen Commons Personal Trainers are specially trained and certified by the National Posture Institute. They have the tools and expertise to help you improve your posture with a specially designed program specific to your needs that includes assessments for fitness, posture, balance and flexibility for $25.

 Brochure (PDF Download) 

Pickleball

The game is played with an over-sized ping-pong paddle, baseball wiffleball, and played on a badminton-sized court with a tennis-type net. It's a paddle sport for all ages and all athletic ability levels. It has very simple rules and is easy to learn and to play.


interested in trying out pickleball for the first time?

contact erin Aardema, at 616-355-5129 to schedule a free trial.


Schedule

Schedules occasionally change due to special events. Please see The Courier to confirm the current months schedule.

 

Monday

12:15 – 1:00 pm      Beginning-Novice Play

1:00 – 2:00 pm     Beginning-Novice Play (West Court)

1:00 – 5:00 pm All Levels

Tuesday

12:00 – 7:30 pm All Levels

Wednesday

11:00 – 1:00 pm Intro to Play & Beginning-Novice Lessons

1:00 – 2:00 pm Beginning-Novice Play (East Court)

1:00 – 2:00 pm Intermediate Play (Middle Court)

1:00 – 5:00 pm Advanced Play (West Court)

2:00 – 5:00 pm Intermediate Play (East & Middle Court)

5:00 – 7:30 pm All Levels Play (1st, 3rd and 5th Wed.)

Thursday

12:00 – 2:00 pm Men’s Advanced Play (East Court)

12:00 – 2:00 pm Women’s Advanced Play (West Court)

12:00 – 2:00 pm Overflow Advanced Play (Middle Court)

2:00 – 5:00 pm Advanced Play

5:00 – 7:30 pm All Levels Play

Friday

11:00 –  1:00 pm Intro to Play & Beginning-Novice Lessons

1:00 – 2:00 pm Beginning-Novice Play (East Court)

1:00 – 2:00 pm Intermediate Play (Middle Court)

1:00 – 4:00 pm Advanced Play (West Court)

2:00 – 4:00 pm Intermediate Play (East & Middle Court)

Saturday

9:00 – 1:30 pm All Levels Play

pickle ball Fees

Members have 3 payment options:

  • $30.00 for a 10-visit pass

  • $10.50 per month

Pool & Hot Tub

Our 30' x 60' pool, with a depth of 4 to 5 feet, is kept at a comfortable 87 degrees—featuring stairways and a chair lift for those needing extra assistance. Our hot tub is 14 square feet and is kept at a comfortable temperature of 98 degrees. It also features a stairway, handrail and chair lift.

For a complete listing of our pool classes, please check our Group Fitness Class Schedule.


Open Lap/Swim Times

Monday 

  • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM


Tuesday

  • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 3:15 PM - 7:30 PM


Wednesday

  • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Thursday

  • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM

  • 3:15 PM - 7:30 PM


Friday

  • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • 11:20 AM - 4:30 PM


Saturday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

 

Striders Walking Group

The Striders is a walking group of Evergreen Commons. Striders walk for health, socializing, achievement and enjoyment. All walking is done at a self-selected pace and no one walks alone. New walkers are always welcome!


Fees

  • $10/Members

    Interested in trying it out? Please contact Erin Aardema at 616-355-5129 to schedule your trial walk. 

Register

  • Register and pay at the Member Guest Services desk

Registration/Cancellations

 

Registration

Pre-registration and payment in full is required for all programs. Payment with cash, check, or credit card is due at the time of registration. You may register in person at the Member Guest Services desk or call 616-355-5120.

Cancellations/Refunds/Freezes

Cancellation must be done 5 business days prior to the first day of a program to receive a refund. Fitness programs cancelled by Evergreen Commons will be rescheduled or payment will be refunded. No refunds shall be given after the start date of a program.

A member with a monthly fitness package may put their fitness package on a "freeze" status—during which all fitness privileges are suspended until end of freeze release. Your fitness package can be frozen for a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months. Member/Guest Services must be notified by the 20th of the month prior to the date you wish to place your fitness package in “freeze” status. There is a nominal fee to “freeze” your fitness package.


Guest & Other Fees

The following fee applies for one-day use of the fitness center and pool during open swim/lap and fitness classes:

  • $12.00 for guests/non-members

  • $1.00 towel service fee

Silver & Fit Package

  • For those with the Silver & Fit benefit package included in their health insurance plan

  • Membership at Evergreen Commons

  • Unlimited use of the fitness center and pool (during open swim/lap)