2020 Guide to Fitness, Health, & Wellness

As mothers we excel at taking care of others, but it’s infinitely more difficult to turn inward and take care of ourselves. But guess what? We need to! Self-care is so important: the act of being intentional and consistent with our own well-being is essential.

Throughout the year, we at Mid-Michigan moms will be sharing many ways to care for YOU, but as we kick off the new year {and decade!} we are putting the focus on health, wellness, and fitness. There are so many wonderful, local hot spots in + around Mid-Michigan to explore self-care through health, wellness, and fitness, and we’re so excited to share a few of our favorites here with you in our second annual Guide!

Whether you’re an avid runner or someone who doesn’t even own a pair of work-out shoes, there is something for everyone in this guide. The focus is mainly on you, although getting your family involved can be so much fun and beneficial, too! Read on to learn more!

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Thrive! Wellness Center is located in Saline and specializes in providing healthy solutions for adults and children with issues related to their skin, digestion, fertility, weight loss, pregnancy, allergies, appetite, and so much more! The practitioners at Thrive!, Dr. Shannon Roznay and Emily Herron, are experts in the world of natural health and wellness. Thrive! offers chiropractic care, Nutrition Response Testing {a favorite of our Mid-Michigan team}, free health seminars, and events to help teach you how your health issues can be related to what you are and are not nourishing your body with.

During a visit to Thrive! the goal will be to sort through your symptoms and help you figure out how you can nourish your body naturally to help alleviate any health issues you are having. We invite you to visit their website and follow Thrive! on Facebook, Instagram, and subscribe to their Youtube channel to educate yourself on a variety of health topics.

The YMCA of Greater Flint is more than just a gym. It’s a cornerstone of the community. A safe, welcoming space with assistance programs making it affordable to all. A place where children learn water safety, seniors have opportunities to stay active and build relationships, and kids gather after school to learn to read. And with state-of-the-art equipment, unlimited group fitness classes, and certified personal trainers, you can keep your workout going strong. Find your Y in 2020 with a free three-day guest pass, available now for a limited time only!

Monika is a clinical social worker in the state of Michigan with over ten years of experience in the field of social work in the school and mental health settings and recently opened her own practice as a mental health therapist. She specializes in working with women and adolescent girls suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem/body image issues, life transitions, life stressors and more.

Monika’s therapeutic approach is client centered, mindfulness based and incorporates a holistic approach, that all components of ones’ life are interrelated. She utilizes Psychodynamic Therapy to bring self-awareness and understanding of the past on present behaviors as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to understand the connection between one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Her goal is to help her clients find emotional well-being by understanding the mind-body connection.  Monika believes that every person has the potential for personal awareness and growth and to live a healthier and happier life!

The Barre Code is a comprehensive full-body fitness program designed for women across the country to find their ’strong.’ Built on the principles of cardio, strength, and restoration, The Barre Code goes beyond the barre, with classes ranging from cardio kickboxing to full mind & body restoration. In addition, their program and community work for EVERY body. Whether you’re a fitness professional or brand-new to exercise, their empowering and motivational community will make you feel strong, centered, and inspired.

Amenities include: parking, kid’s room, lockers, showers, & a vanity

McLaren Flint believes that your health and wellness are a main priority!

In partnership with members throughout our community, McLaren offers a variety of health and wellness programs, such as:

  • educational seminars
  • support groups
  • screenings
  • classes and workshops.

It is McLaren’s hope that your participation in these programs will help provide you with the necessary tools and support to be in the very best health possible.


Great Lakes Athletic Club strives to offer a wholesome fitness experience. Their mission is to make you look and feel fantastic while having a great time.

  • GLAC is a one-stop shop for everything fitness-related. No matter your goals, they provide everything you might possibly need, including personal training sessions, group training, a variety of courts, indoor track, indoor and outdoor pools, rock climbing and kids’ birthday parties.
  • GLAC offers something for everyone in your family and takes pride in their Children’s Center {included with your membership!}.
barre intensity by kara

Barre Intensity® combines attributes of Pilates, dance, and functional fitness training.  Through her classes, that take place in both Fenton and Grand Blanc, Kara incorporates small isolated movement to fatigue the muscles, large range motion to elevate the heart rate, and sequencing that incorporates upper and lower body to make every minute count!

You can find Kara teaching at Studio 11 (next to Little Joe’s) in Grand Blanc five days a week.  Classes are $11 each or a 10-class punch card can be purchased for $95 dollars.  In Fenton, Kara teaches at Bloom Pilates inside the Fenton Ballet Theatre Wednesdays at 945am, classes are $15 or you can purchase a multi-class pack.  A favorite of our team, Kara provides the instruction and enthusiasm for a great entire body workout!


The team at In2 Yoga believes that everyone has the potential to enhance their well-being, and they are here to support you. Their mission is simply to create the opportunity for ANY body to experience the benefits of a yoga practice. Regardless of your age, body size, or health issues, In2 believes that yoga is one of the tools at your disposal to inspire you to be your best self. 

Learning and practicing yoga can: Increase your flexibility, strength, and stamina, reduce pain and discomfort, help to regulate body systems {blood pressure, sugar levels, digestion}, improve symptoms related to depression, stress, and anxiety, enhance your focus and creativity, and elicit positive emotions, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.

In2 Yoga understands the ebb and flow of modern life, and the challenges it can bring to your body, mind, and spirit. Their classes don’t require fancy equipment, loud music, or the pressure to look a certain way. Their staff consists of trained, certified instructors who are passionate about yoga and teaching others.

Open 24 hours a day the new Planet Fitness location inside the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets strives to create a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected.

At Planet Fitness, the team takes care to make sure the club is clean and welcoming, with friendly staff, and certified trainers ready to help.

Whether you’re a first-time gym user or a fitness veteran, you’ll always have a home in Planet Fitness’ Judgement Free Zone™.

Self-care is loving the skin you’re in and Rejuv Ave. Skin Spa’s mission is simply that…YOU.  So much, in fact, their tagline is “We love your skin.”  Rejuv Ave. estheticians devote the time, their expertise and their passion for skin care to you. Skin care is a commitment, not unlike working out or living healthy. It takes time, a custom plan and commitment. Rejuv Ave. Skin Spa wants to be your partner in that process.

If you are ready to take your skin to the next level, schedule a free consultation and see what personalized skin care looks like for you. Plus, you can check out Rejuv Ave. Skin Spa new stunning facility in downtown Fenton which includes a total of five treatment rooms and include a high end, customized luxury skincare experience!

Pure Barre – Saginaw
Pure Barre is a collection of 45-50 minute total body workouts. At the core of our technique, Pure Barre uses a thoughtful series of low impact, isometric movements that are designed to produce results. You’ll use the ballet Barre and other light equipment as you move through class, focusing on different areas of your body.

Genesis Athletic Club 
Genesys Athletic Club provides a world-class setting for you and your family to take the next step towards living a healthier life! With leading-edge exercise and fitness professionals and the latest fitness and exercise technologies, GAC offers medically-based fitness and wellness services tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. Every focus is on you and effectively creating a warm yet motivational setting for you to be successful in your campaign for good health.

Lapeer Recreation Center 
Features include an indoor six-lane competition/leisure swimming pool with water slide and zero entry, gymnasium, weight/fitness equipment, meeting/group fitness rooms, tracks, racquetball courts, child care area, cycling studio and outdoor spray park, basketball and sand volleyball courts.

Boomers Boot Camp of Fenton
A group boot camp experience with the perfect combination of strength, cardio, and bursts of intense movements (with time built in for recovery, no worries) to tone your entire body, maximize fat loss, boost metabolism, and burn calories for hours even after your workout is complete. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, the Boomers team is here to help you get started or push you to step beyond your comfort zone including various challenges throughout the year with meal plans to jump-start your new lifestyle. Oh and did we mention each class only 30 minutes (2%) of your day?

Orangetheory Fitness Grand Blanc
Orangetheory is a science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired group workout designed to produce results from the inside out. The hardest part of our workouts is showing up – we make it simple for you to push yourself, be your personal best and give you more. MORE results. MORE confidence. MORE Life. More than a gym. Because you shouldn’t live to exercise. You should exercise to live!

  • TRV|Fit – Lapeer and Fenton
  • Core Fitness and Tanning in Chesaning
  • For Life Health and Fitness
  • Soul Yoga Fenton
  • Anytime Fitness – Grand Blanc
  • Greater Midland North-End Fitness Center
  • St. John’s Wellness Center
  • Hanczaryk Chiropractic Neurology
  • Trufit in Fenton
  • Cafe of life – Fenton 
  • Grand Blanc Fit Body Boot Camp
  • Ritt Chiropractic – Bay City
  • Heaven and Earth Yoga in Bay City
  • Old Town Gym – Bay City
  • Float in Midland
  • Divine Yoga Studio
  • St. Johns Chiropractic Clinic
  • Vibe Well in Fenton
  • Seung-ni Fit Club – Bay City

Want to join our 2020 Guide to Fitness, Health, & Wellness?

We will be adding to this Guide throughout the year! If you’re a local business that would like to be involved, please let us know.

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