Health Club Programs & Activities

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.  

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  • 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]

    June 18, 2020 - Email

    The Club reopening has been going well… we look forward to seeing everyone again.
    We have instituted some new policies and procedures to enhance safety and sanitation practices.
    Please remember that we are currently offering an abbreviated schedule of outdoor fitness classes as well as taking reservations for work out sessions in the gym and lap swimming. Please call the health club desk to set these sessions up or to sign up for fitness classes- 231-534-6770.

    Please note that these policies may change based on changing state guidelines, we will always do our best to keep our members updated.
    Updated openings and offerings:

    Health Club and Spa Hours of Operation Update
    Listed below are hours of operation for the Health Club and Spa Grand Traverse.  

    Spa Grand Traverse
    Sunday-Monday: 8am-4pm
    Tuesday: 8am-6pm
    Wednesday: 8am-6pm
    Thursday-Friday: 8am-8pm
    Saturday: 8am-6pm

    Health Club and Indoor Pool
    Sunday: 7am-6pm
    Monday-Saturday: 5am-8pm
    Our indoor pools will be at 25% capacity and the hot tubs will only allow a minimal amount of guests at a time.

    Indoor Lap Pool
    Monday-Friday: 5am-10am
    Saturday: 5am-9am

    Outdoor Pool
    Sunday-Thursday: 11am-8pm
    Friday-Saturday: 11am-9pm
    Sunday-Thursday 11am-8pm
    Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm
    We are only able to operate the outdoor pool at 50% capacity so we will be checking guests in to make sure we stay at that percentage.
    Locker rooms will not be available so plan accordingly

    Shores Deck Opening Friday June 26, 2020

    Please note that we will be opening the deck space only at the beach club, the pool will remain closed for the summer season. The capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements so please note that you may not be able to reserve a chair on the deck unless there is availability. Questions please call the Health Club Desk at 231-534-6770.

    Watersport rentals at Blue Sky Rentals

    Head down to the Beach Club and rent paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks, and more. Blue Sky Rentals is our watersport provider with tons of water fun options.
    The newest addition to the Blue Sky Rental family is the Polaris Slingshot! They offer two different styles that can be rented for varying lengths of time. Whether you are looking for a fall drive to see the amazing colors of Northern Michigan or to enjoy the summer breeze while cruising around the bay, the Slingshot will meet all of your needs.
    Members do receive discounts with Blue Sky Rentals
    Special Slingshot rental offer- members receive $50 off!
    Member Guests are limited at this time- please note that we are only allowing 1 guest per member at any visit to the pools, beach club or health club. We ask that you minimize your guests as we need to make sure our members are able to enjoy all the things we have to offer first and foremost given the current capacity restraints.

    Please note that these policies may change based on changing state guidelines, we will always do our best to keep our members updated.

    Thank you for your continued patience during this time.

    Dawn Olsen
    Director of Spa and Recreation

    Outdoor Tennis Courts Opening:

    Dear Tennis Players,

    The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Tennis Department invites you to a FUN, safe and healthy way to spend your Thursday nights and meet new tennis players!

    Socially Distant Doubles is an all levels welcome doubles mixer every Thursday night during the summer starting this Thursday, June 18 from 6pm - 8pm.  Ages 18+ only.

    The evening includes a 15-20 minute warm up followed by Fast Four style doubles rounds where winners and losers move and split up.

    I will be there organizing the rounds and the court rotations.

    After, we can all head to the Grille patio for refreshments and to recall all the great... and not so great shots we hit.

    It's all for run and the scores don't count for anything other than your enjoyment.  So come join us every Thursday from 6pm - 8pm for Socially Distant Doubles for some fun and excitement!

    Cost: $10 member, $15/nonmember - credit card by phone or member charge only (to remain touches)
    Register by contacting George at 231-590-4515, call or text.

    We will cap registration at 16 and then start a waiting list in case players drop out.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Hope to see you on the courts!

    George Lowe
    Tennis Director
    Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
    [email protected]

    New Pilates Session Starting July 1st, 2020!

    The upcoming Grand Traverse Resort Summer Pilates series will be a 8-week, 8 class series beginning July 1, 2020.
    Class will be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM. (Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to our first class as we will begin promptly at 10:00am.) Class runs approximately 50 minutes.

    July 1, 2020 through August 19, 2020  every Wednesday with no breaks this series.

    This specialty class series is $80 for GTRS Members and $104 for Non-Members. We welcome 'drop-ins’ as space allows ($12/Member, $20/Non-Member).
    Please call the Health Club desk to sign up 231-534-6770.  Participants will be required to pay at the time of registration (please note that your place is not confirmed until you have made your payment in full).  
    Class is subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

    Due to the Covid-19 situation we will be meeting outside (please dress in layers) under the tent and all participants will need to bring their own mat and mask.

    Club guidelines:

    • Scheduling work outs, lap swimming and fitness classes- Members will call our health club desk 231-534-6770 in order to schedule your time in the facility. We will only allow 8-10 members at a time in the weight/cardio rooms and two members at a time for lap swimming.
    • Members and staff will be required to wear masks in the building. All movement around the club will be done with masks on. Masks can be removed when you’re work out begins.
    • Members and staff will be screened upon entering (no-touch temperature check, verbal screening)
    • Members will show their ID cards to the desk attendant as we will not be swiping cards at this time
    • Social distancing will be a priority amongst staff and members while in the club
    • Wipe equipment down prior to using it and after using it to ensure it is sanitized
    • Some equipment has been removed in order to accommodate for social distancing
    • The club will be thoroughly cleaned every hour
    • Classes will be limited to 10 students and will be held in a large meeting room to allow for plenty of social distancing or if weather permits outdoors
    • We encourage members to bring their own mats to classes
    • Community mats, blankets, blocks and bolsters will be unavailable during phase one
    • We will continue our offering of fitness classes with a few small changes as well offering virtual classes via Zoom for the members that would like to join us from home
    • The full schedule of fitness classes will not be available until further notice
    • To streamline operations and ensure safety, we ask that you limit your time in the club as much as possible
    • Locker rooms and pre-shower area will be temporarily closed
    • Come showered and in your bathing suit if you are going to use the pools
    • Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be placed extensively throughout the studio. We ask that you wash your hands before and after your work out
    • Purchases at the health club activities desk will be available
    • Small weights, medicine balls and other misc. work out items will be available at our activities desk to check out
    • New hours for the club will be as follows 5am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 7am-6pm on Sundays
    • Senior Citizen Only Hours-the club will be designated to our senior members 60+ Monday-Friday 10am-12pm
    • Pools- we are going to open the indoor pools and the Governors Pool with limited capacity as well as our indoor and outdoor hot tubs with limited guests allowed at one time.


  • Program Descriptions

    Aqua Aerobics (Wednesday 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 outdoors at Governors Pool.

    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)

    Move It Dance (Saturday 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. (held under the white tent next to the outdoor tennis courts)

    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.

  • Camp Traverse Canceled for 2020

    Children and staff safety is a top priority at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, with that being said we have made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Traverse for Summer 2020.
    As for camp payments,  we have not charged anyone for Summer 2020 so there will be no need for a refund moving forward.
    We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.
    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dawn Olsen- Spa and Recreation Director at [email protected] or 231-342-3005.

    AGES 6 - 12

    Kids, spend your summer break with us at Camp Traverse! Camp Traverse is available Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. All counselors are CPR and First Aid certified. Pre-registration is required. Your Camp Traverse experience will include:

    Weekly Sports Lesson

    Kids will receive special instruction with our pros and skilled staff members.

    Recreational Fun

    Soccer, swimming, basketball, dodgeball, tumbling, dancing, yoga, and more.


    Team building exercises, confidence/trust games, team and individual obstacle courses.


    Hands on field projects: dig into the world of nature by performing experiments and discoveries through children's natural curiosities.

    Rates and Registration:

    Registration per family due at sign-up. (Note: Club Member discount is available)

    To sign-up, email [email protected] or call 231-534-6780.

    1st Child:

    • Full Day - $37
    • Full Week - $165

    2nd Child:

    • Full Day - $29
    • Full Week - $140

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