Fitness Class Schedule
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.
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]
Dear GTRS Members,
As most of you are aware, a new set of orders came out from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday, November 15. In part, this the new order directly impacts group fitness classes, group tennis, our water slide, and aquatic play areas until December 9, 2020. Pools and hot tubs will remain open at this time!
We are happy that we will be able to continue to be here for your health and wellness needs as it is so important to take care of ourselves. Moving forward we will be offering virtual group fitness classes to keep our fitness community staying active together. The other option we are giving our members over the course of the next three weeks is personal training at a discounted rate so our amazing fitness instructors can still help you achieve your goals.
We encourage our members to continue to enjoy the club and all that it has to offer. The continued support from our members is essential as we all are affected in these unprecedented times.
Do not forget, Spa Grand Traverse is still open! Take advantage of our Fall Spa Days. Enjoy our most popular services for only $69. This offer is now valid seven days a week through November 30.
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge is also offering a wonderful Thanksgiving To Go dinner. Let our professional chefs do the work for you. This delicious, pre-cooked meal serves four and is $119. Place your order by noon on Tuesday, November 24 and pick it up curbside on Thursday, November 26 between 10am-3pm.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.
Nichole McDonald – Membership Manager
Dawn Olsen – Director of Spa and Recreation
Andrea Bilderback – Manager of Recreation
We hope to see you in the club very soon!
Director of Spa and Recreation
Group Fitness Update
Virtual fitness classes offered via Zoom! Call 231-534-6770 or email [email protected] to sign up.
Monday/Wednesday – Turbo Tone 9:00am and Kickboxing 12:00pm
Wednesday – Yoga 6pm
Tuesday/Thursday – Functionally Fit 8:30am, Yoga 1:00pm and Overachiever/Total Body Blast 5:15pm
Friday – Move It 10:00am
Saturday – Weekend Warriors 9:00am and Power Yoga 11:00am
Personal Training Session
Discounted rate of $25 per session.
Contact Andrea Bilderback at 231-534-6788 or [email protected]
Due to recent restrictions from health officials, the tennis program will be making the following changes:
Court Rentals: Allowed with a max of four players to a court, including Pickleball. All members must check in at the Health Club desk prior to going on the court. All member names must be given to Health Club desk when booking the court for contact tracing purposes. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Permanent Court Time: Allowed with a max of four players to a court. All members must check in with Health Club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Ball Machine: Allowed with a max of two players on the court. All members must check in with Health Club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Private Lessons: Allowed with a max of three players with a pro (four people per court). Players must check in with Health Club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Group Lessons, Junior & Adult Programs, Drop Ins, Organized Pickleball and other programs will be paused for the three-week period. Credit will be held for those currently enrolled in these programs and may be applied to future sessions. The regular schedule will resume
after the three week pause.
Events, Tournaments, etc: Events will be allowed to continue with a max of four people on a court. This includes doubles and singles events that do not require tennis coaches or officials. Spectators at these events will not be allowed. All other events will be postponed for the pause.
Questions? Please contact George Lowe, Tennis Director at 231-534-6770 or [email protected]
$69 Fall Spa Days - Extended!
This guest favorite features our most popular spa services for only $69. Available November 2-30, enjoy select treatments for $69 each. Choose from:
• 50-minute Fall Relaxation Massage
• 50-minute Fall Refreshing Organic Facial
• 100-minute Fall Customized Manicure/Pedicure Combo
Valid November 2-30, 2020 (These dates could change). Not valid with other offers. Based on availability. Certain other restrictions may apply.
20% gratuity is based off of original price of services. Call for details.
Thanksgiving to Go
Indulge in an expertly prepared traditional Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of your own home. No shopping and no pots or pans to clean,
our professional chefs do the work for you. This precooked meal serves four and is ready to take home with easy curbside pick up!
Cost: $119 (serves 4 people)
Questions? Call 231-631-2818.
To place an order: https://www.grandtraverseresort.com/thanksgiving
Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, November 24
• Fall chop salad, crisp romaine, tomato medley, red onion, fresh apple, bacon, parmesan, candied pecan, maple vinaigrette
• Assorted homemade bakery rolls & whipped honey butter
• Roasted Dearborn ham pineapple ginger glaze
• Smoked Michigan turkey breast, garlic herb brined, slow BBQ smoked, rosemary pan gravy, cranberry orange relish
• Fresh sage & apple traditional stuffing
• Roasted garlic & sour cream mashed Yukon potatoes
• Balsamic & bacon roasted brussels sprouts & organic carrots
• Homemade pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream – OR – salted caramel apple streusel pie
Curbside Pickup: Valet area, under the porte-cochere, simply pull up, call the posted phone number (231-631-2818), and show proof of purchase.
Pickup time: Thursday, November 26, between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 2020 Club Member Newsletter Addendum
Dear GTRS members,
After speaking with our local health department at length surrounding the updated mandate a few things will need to change moving forward.
Masks are to be worn at all times in the health club, on the pool deck unless swimming and while playing tennis. Locker rooms will remain open,
masks must be worn unless showering.
With cases continuing to surge we are asked as a business to take all necessary precautions and adhere to them. All tennis now requires a mask to be worn at all times
Court Rentals: Allowed. Singles play, 2 players to a court, Doubles play is allowed as long as the teammates are from the same household. This also includes Pickleball.
All members must check in at the health club desk prior to going down on court. All member names must be given to health club desk when booking the court for
contact tracing purposes. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the health club desk check in.
Contract Court Time: On pause until Tuesday, December 8. Any missed weeks will be credited to your winter session.
Ball Machine: Allowed, max of two (2) players on the court, from the same household, all members must check in with health club desk prior to going down on court.
Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the health club desk check in.
Private Lessons: Allowed: One (1) player with a pro is allowed (two people per court). Private lessons with up to 3 people is allowed, as long as players are from the same household.
Players must check in with health club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the health club desk check in.
Group Lessons, Junior Programs, Adult Programs, Drop Ins, Organized Pickleball and other programs will be paused for the three week period. Credit will be held for those currently
enrolled in these programs and may be applied to future sessions. The regular schedule will resume after the three week pause.
Events will be allowed to continue with a max of two people on a court. This includes events that do not require tennis coaches or officials. Spectators at these events will not be allowed.
All other events will be postponed for the pause.
Questions? Please contact George Lowe, Tennis Director, 231-534-6776, [email protected]
Please also note that the spa will no longer be able to offer facials at this time and our relaxation areas will be closed for the next three weeks. We ask that if you have an appointment
that you call ahead before entering the spa and we will let you know when you may enter.
We understand that this is difficult to adjust to and we hope that our members understand that compliance is our duty as a business owner.
Again as always if you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me.
Stay safe to stay open!
Director of Spa and Recreation
Program DescriptionsAqua Aerobics (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00am and 9:00am, 55 min) Awaken the power of the body through water fitness. These classes are designed to challenge your endur-ance, strength, cardiovascular condition and flex-ibility 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, in-cluding high intensity exercises. Your instructor will help create a fun and active workout you can take at your own pace. Held indoors.
Power Yoga (Monday 10:00am,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. (Meet in the Health Club Lobby -Jamie Bell. Weather permitting)
Indoor Cycling (Tuesday 7:30 & Saturday 8:00am,45 min)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. (held under the white tent next to the outdoor tennis courts)
Gentle Yoga (Wednesday 6:00pm & Friday 11:00am) Gentle and restorative with a deep connection to the breath as a tool to release unnecessary tension, stress,and pain. With a focus on centering and present-moment mindful-awareness, participants are guided to inner stillness through movement and meditation. Participants of any physical ability are welcomed and encouraged. (Yellow Pavilion tent next to Governor’s pool with Jamie Bell)
OverAchiever (Tuesday 5:15pm, 45 min) Do you desire to be pushed past your own limita-tions? 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. Meet outside the Health Club entrance.
Total Body Blaster (Thursday 5:15pm, 45 min) Melt away the stress of the day with our total body workout! This class combines fun and creativity to bring about the challenge your mind and body need. Incorporating equipment such as kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands, stability balls and more this class will keep your heart pumping and your whole body in shape as you blast through the exercises. Modifications offered for all fitness levels. Meet outside the Health Club entrance.
Turbo Tone (Monday & Wednesday 9:15, 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! Meet outside the Health Club entrance.
Yoga Class At Home (Thursday 1:00pm, 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 1:00 P.M. 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!
Weekend Warriors (Saturday 9:00am, 45min) 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. Meet outside the Health Club entrance.
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.
Kick It Up Cardio (M/W-12:00pm-30 min) “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.
Functionally Fit (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.
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 seg-ment geared for those with two left feet.
Private Lesson Swim Lessons - age 3 and older
Private Package options:
4 Lesson Package:
8 Lesson Package:
Family Lessons (1 hour session):
$50 Members. $60 Non-Members
SWIM LESSON INFORMATION
- 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 class. 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 class
- Have children use the restroom prior to class. 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 class, 231-534-6770. Also, please call about possible cancellation of classes due to weather
- Some children may wish to use goggles during class
- 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 class. 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 classes 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 class
Call 231-534-6770 to schedule swim lessons and follow the link below to complete your registration.
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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