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The Health Club offers a variety of fitness classes that combine cardio and strength training including Aqua Aerobics, Cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Cardio Dance Fitness, TRX training, and more. Resort guests and members can also get back on track with a personalized workout program with a personal trainer, yoga instructor, or meditation coach.

New! Health Coaching Packages

Overcome mindsets that have been holding you back. Reach those fitness and nutrition goals you have been thinking about for a while now. Work alongside a Certified Health Coach and Fitness & Nutrition Specialist and set yourself up for success in the year ahead!

What the package provides:

  • Initial Evaluation and follow up evaluation at the start or each month
  • Personalized monthly plan based on your individual goals
  • Weekly accountability
  • One-hour training session each month (add on options available)
  • Access to a private coaching community

Package Options: $149/1 month | $299/2 months | $499/6 months

Contact Andrea Bilderback at 231-534-6788 or [email protected].

Swim Lesson Brochure   Health Coaching   Fitness Class Schedule Personal Training

member news

Keep up to date on the latest Member News and Events through our member newsletter and Club Facebook page. Not on our newsletter email list? Contact Nichole McDonald at 231.534.6586 or [email protected]

As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us.
Dawn Olsen
Director of Recreation and Spa
[email protected] | 231-534-6754

We are excited to have all three of our premier golf courses open by Friday, April 23! 
Please visit to sign up on line for WGA or MGA events.

Booking tee times on line is easy! Click on to book
tee times as it is for Bear Members only. Members will still need to login using their EZ Links username and password.
If you need a login set up please e-mail [email protected] , [email protected] or [email protected]
for assistance.

Golf Handicaps
Effective April 1, golfers are now able to post their golf scores played in Michigan. If you would like to start establishing a golf handicap or need to have your golf handicap re-activated though the Golf Association of Michigan and GHIN, please contact Tom McGee.
New this year - GHIN will need everyone to create a digital profile. If you are having difficulty posting scores or accessing your GHIN account, please contact Tom as he can quickly arrange to have an email sent to you for you to create your digital profile. Tom can best be reached via email at [email protected] or his office number 231-534-6475.

Golf Updates
Spruce Run opens for play on Friday, April 23 and we’ll have special golf rates on all three courses through April 29.

Bear Members can start storing their golf clubs with us, so please let the Pro Shop and Bag Attendant staff know if you would like to store your clubs.

If you are a Bear Member and interested in a locker for the 2021 golf season, please contact Tom McGee. The seasonal fee is $100 per locker. Tom can best be reached via email at [email protected] or his office number 231-534-6475.

Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship Qualifier
We will be hosting a qualifier for the 2021 Michigan Open Championship on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The 18-hole qualifier will be played on The Bear from the MI Open tees with starting times starting at 11;30 am. The Qualifier is for Bear Members or GTRS Staff only and we have one exemption into the MI Open for the winner. Regular $22 golf fees will apply for this qualifier. The winner will be responsible for their own entry fee into the MI Open Championship. The MI Open takes place June 14-17, 2021.
Click here to register for the qualifier:

The Grille is open for the season!
11am-6pm | Hours subject to change/weather permitting | Located in the Clubhouse

Course Closure for annual Spring aeration:
The Wolverine closed Monday 4/26 - Thursday 4/29
The Bear closed Monday 5/3 - Thursday 5/6
Spruce Run closed Monday 5/10 - Thursday 5/13

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.

Nichole McDonald – Membership Manager                   
[email protected]

Dawn Olsen – Director of Spa and Recreation
[email protected]   

Andrea Bilderback – Manager of Recreation
[email protected]

programs and descriptions

In Person and Virtual Classes

We are currently offering virtual class options in addition to in person classes. The virtual list will be the same as always and the class code and password the same as before.

Please call the health club desk at 231-534-6770 to sign up for classes. We are asked to wear masks and socially distance during workouts.

Aqua Aerobics 8:00am & 9:00am
Turbo Tone 9:00am
Power Yoga 10:00am

Cycling 7:30am
Functionally Fit 8:30am
Gentle Yoga 1:00pm (virtual only)
Overachiever 5:15pm
Aqua Fitness 5:30pm

Aqua Aerobics 8:00am & 9:00am
Turbo Tone 9:00am
Gentle Yoga 6:00pm

Cycling 7:30am
Functionally Fit 8:30am
Gentle Yoga 1:00pm (virtual only)
Total Body Blast 5:15pm
Aqua Fitness 5:30pm

Aqua Aerobics 8:00am & 9:00am
Move It 10:00am

Cycling 8:00am
Weekend Warriors 9:00am
Power Yoga 11:00am

Aqua Aerobics (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00am & 9:00am 55 min)
Awaken the power of the body through water fitness. These classes are designed to challenge your endurance, strength, cardiovascular condition and flexibility through water resistance and use of aqua bells and or noodles. Enjoy the benefits of exercise without the added stress on your joints. Learn techniques to strengthen and support your core for overall stability. Modifications are offered for varying fitness levels, including high intensity exercises. Your instructor will help create a fun and active workout you can take at your own pace.

Aqua Strength and Sculpt (Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm 55 min)
A unique, non-aerobic sculpting class that uses the force of water as resistance to create a challenging and effective workout. Improving strength in the core, shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, chest, glutes and legs with a focus on muscular endurance, power, tone and joint range of motion. Modifications are included for athletes, cross-trainers, or anyone desiring to increase their fitness levels.

Cycling (Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am & Saturday 8:00am)
Our 45-minute ride combines dynamic movement and high-intensity interval training with musical motivation. We’ll run, sprint, push and fight through a workout that will light you up and keep your heart rate bumpin’ for the rest of the day.

Power Yoga (Monday 10am/Saturday 11:00am, 45 min)
Relax as our instructor walks you through meditative exercises and stretches that will help you start your morning out right. This class is sure to leave you feeling invigorated and ready to face whatever the day may bring. (Virtual and in person class available. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Jamie Bell)

OverAchiever/Total Body Blaster (Tuesday/Thursday 5:15pm, 45 min)
Do you desire to be pushed past your own limitations? Become stronger, build endurance and push through mental barriers that can inhibit results. This class will push you beyond what you could Achieve on your own. Implementing various techniques and modalities this class will bring out your inner athlete. The class offers modifications for all fitness
levels. (Virtual and in person class available. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Andrea Bilderback)

Turbo Tone (Monday & Wednesday 9:00am, 45 min)
This class offers a wide range of exercises to help tone and strengthen. You will be challenged and pushed to your limits with a fun mix of cardio and resistance exercises. High energy and creative use of equipment make this a great start to your day! Class can be modified for any fitness level. All are welcome!(Virtual and in person class available. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Carla Bush)

Gentle Yoga (Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm Virtual Only, Wednesday 6pm 45 min)
Join our practice of the gentle art of yoga in the comfort of your own home with your computer on Zoom. This interactive and mindful practice will include postures, breath exercise, and meditation that cultivate flexibility, strength, and balance in body and mind and spirit. Inner peace that heals is the ultimate gift of this ancient art. Ongoing classes will be offered on Thursdays at 1pm. Joining is easy, just contact the health club desk at 231-534-6770. If you are not familiar with using Zoom, don’t worry, it’s easy and we will walk you through it! (Virtual and in person class available. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Margaret Bennett teaches the Tuesday & Thursday  classes-virtual only with a unique zoom code. The Wednesday class is taught by Jamie Bell-in person and virtual)

Weekend Warriors (Saturday 9:00am, 45 min)
Don’t let the weekend derail your fitness goals! Designed to motivate and challenge, this class will not disappoint. This interval training class will move you from one station to the next, keeping your heart rate up for maximal fat burn. Come ready to fight like a warrior as you prepare for the week ahead. All fitness levels are welcome. Set your own pace. Kickboxing (Not available at this time) “Kick it up a notch” with this fast and furious cardio workout. A generous mix of kickboxing moves with built in strength segments. Designed for those who struggle to fit cardio in, this class is offered midday for a quick lunch break workout option. Modifications for beginner to advanced fitness. (Virtual and in person class available. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Carla Bush/Andrea Bilderback)

Functionally Fit (Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am, 55 min)
Increase muscle strength and endurance using a variety of modalities including body weight exercises, kettlebells, body bars, trx and more. Exercises will include both lifting weights for major/minor muscle groups and compound lifting for increasing overall muscle strength, function and flexibility. Designed to mimic everyday movement and activities. All fitness levels encouraged to join. Meet outside the Health Club entrance.. (Virtual and in person class available.. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Carla Bush)

Move It (Friday 10:00am-45 min) This class offers a fusion of Barre, Pilates, and Step movements to create a routine you will look forward to each week. Get caught up in the music, build strength and torch calories in this low-impact cardio option. Experience an original choreographed segment geared for those with two left feet. (In Person and Virtual Class. Please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770, for the class code and password. -Andrea Bilderback)

Kickboxing (Not available at this time) “Kick it up a notch” with this fast and furious cardio workout. A generous mix of kickboxing moves with built in strength segments. Designed for those who struggle to fit cardio in, this class is offered midday for a quick lunch break workout option. Modifications for beginner to advanced fitness.

swimming lessons


Our swim private lessons are full for the summer months. Please check back for updated swim information in the fall.

  • Pick up a key for the locker room at the activity desk. Locker rooms and pre-shower rooms are downstairs. Towels are provided
  • Water temp of recreation pool is approx. 85 degrees. There is a 3 ft and 5 ft area
  • We prefer children not to swim prior to their lesson. They may be too exhausted to participate or listen
  • We prefer children with long hair to be tied up in a ponytail or braids for breath holding and face in water part of the lesson
  • Have children use the restroom prior to the lesson. Parent needs to be available if child needs to use restroom
  • Swim diapers needed for those not potty trained are available at Health Club Desk
  • Yes, the water tastes salty. This is a new system that changes salt to a form of chlorine
  • Please do not bring your child to class if they have a respiratory cold with a runny nose and coughing
  • Wet hair absorbs less chlorine. Also, a bathing cap offers additional protection
  • Meijer sells ears plugs, bathing caps, and a solution called Auro-dri to dry the ears
  • Contact the swim instructor if your child is unable to attend a lesson, 231-534-6770.  Also, please call about possible cancellation of lessons due to weather
  • Some children may wish to use goggles


  • Masks are to be worn at all times except while in the water
  • Locker rooms will not be available. Preshower rooms are available for changing after lessons. We ask that swimmers come ready to get in the pool, if at all possible, to avoid too many guests using preshower rooms at once
  • Teacher will wear mask when unable to keep a 6 foot distance from swimmers
  • A responsible adult should be present for drop off and pick up. And for preschool lessons we ask that a parent is present at all times
  • One parent allowed per child. Please do not bring siblings unless they are participating in the lessons

Call 231-534-6770 to schedule swim lessons and follow the link below to complete your registration.

Swim Lesson Registration

personal training

The Club

Would you like to have personalized workouts that are designed just for your needs? Do you have a hard time staying on track with working out and need accountability? You could benefit from hiring a personal trainer! We will find a trainer who can work with your schedule and get you on track

Check out our packages and find the best fit for you:

  • 3 sessions for $145*
  • 6 sessions for $275*
  • 10 sessions for $425*
  • 16 sessions for $650*

*must use within 6 months of purchase.

Call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770 for more information.

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Instant Gratification

HydraFacial delivers results on first treatment

By Cymbre Foster

When Spa Grand Traverse cosmetologist Sandra Umstead received her first HydraFacial, the results were so amazing that she knew it was something she wanted her clients to experience as well.  
HydraFacial is a patented technology that marries a deeply cleansing facial treatment with relaxation.
“After just one visit, this medical-grade procedure leaves the skin with improved clarity, texture, and tone,” Umstead says.
I admit I needed convincing that it could be that good when I arrived at the spa for my first HydraFacial. Truth be told, I’d rather spend my money on a new pair of shoes than skin care, and I didn’t think she would be able to do that much with my neglected, sun-damaged, slightly saggy, middle-aged skin.
Was I ever wrong.

Instant Results
A HydraFacial is a three-part treatment that begins with cleansing that removes dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Next, salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to break up any dirt and oil that's clogging pores. Then the HydraPeel Tip is used to painlessly suction out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
“No more manual extractions that may leave the skin blotchy and inflamed,” Umstead says. “The powerful serums break it all down, allowing the vacuum to pull it all up.”  
The best part is that after just one HydraFacial, you will see immediate results. I certainly did.
“This treatment satisfies our need for instant gratification, so clients can’t wait for the next treatment,” Umstead says.
Corrine Olson is one of those clients.
“My favorite facial at the spa is the HydraFacial,” she says. “It’s the first time I can say that I noticed results.”
Each treatment starts with before and after photos.
“We have the ability to compare them side by side after your treatment,” Umstead explains. “This allows us to better track your progress every time you come in.”
For many clients, seeing those results is motivation not just to come back, but also to continue better skin-care regimens at home.
Umstead pulled up my pictures, and, to my surprise, I had fewer lines on my face and my skin was truly hydrated — literally glowing, in fact.

Part of a Skin-Care Routine
Since Umstead has consistently treated herself to HydraFacials, she no longer needs to wear makeup. Her skin did look flawless.
For long-term benefits and correction purposes, Umstead recommends treatments every six weeks. For maintenance, she suggests having one each season.
“This treatment is fairly active, and I like to think of it as waking up the skin,” she says.
“It’s invigorating and satisfying in many ways, which keeps clients coming back for more.”
When a friend commented on how nice my skin looked the day after my HydraFacial, I had to agree.
“You will leave with your skin glowing, looking healthy, hydrated, and with overall better skin tone,” Olson says. “I plan on keeping this as part of my skin-care routine.”

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