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Employee Wellness Services & Programs

Mission: Foster a positive culture of well-being that is focused on celebrating and improving the quality of life for all students, employees and our community.

MI Healthier Tomorrow

Did you know that Michigan is the 5th fattest state in the country according to a new study out in 2012?  Only 4 other states are below us.  By the year 2030 3 out of 5 Michigan residents could be labeled as obese.  The state of Michigan is taking this seriously and wants that to change.  MI Healthier Tomorrow is a program that everyone can join that is educational and holds people accountable to lose 10% of their body weight by 2014.  Here is the link to the program.  Think about taking the pledge to join others in losing weight and becoming healthier.

Ford Fieldhouse Health Club Membership FREE!

Did you know that all staff and faculty along with their spouses have a FREE FORD FIELDHOUSE HEALTH CLUB MEMBERSHIP right here at GRCC? Our fieldhouse offers indoor/outdoor tracks, basketball courts, free weight room, swimming pool and a fitness/cardio room.  Your membership also includes a storage locker, laundry/towel service.  Take advantage of this fantastic benefit to being a part of GRCC!

Ford Fieldhouse

GVSU & GRCC join wellness forces

Feel free to join any employee wellness classes that GVSU offers on any of their campus locations. To see what classes they offer look here: GVSU Employee Wellness  To sign up for any of the classes please email Lindsey DesArmo at desarmli@gvsu.edu

Discounted membership package at MVP Sports

We offer a discounted membership package for Grand Rapids Community College employees and their families through MVP Sports.  An MVP membership is a great way to invest in your spirit, mind and body.  MVP has developed an attractive corporate membership program that offers great incentives for joining.  MVP offers Grand Rapids Community College employees and their families the NEWFIT orientation session. MVP offers 4 locations in the Western Michigan area. 

When you join MVP, you can expect to receive:

  • $0 corporate membership enrollment fee
  • 1 week free guest pass - can be used prior to joining.
  • NEWFIT orientation sessions with certified personal trainer to encourage daily activity, help achieve goals and enhance club usage through specific fitness programs.
  • Ability for personalized programs on a Technogym SmartKey that tracks your progress and makes your workouts quicker and more efficient.
  • See PDF information to the right for discounts and rates.

For additional membership package details contact Sarah Burton at 616-254-8848

G-FORCE Fitness Corporate Discounts

Grand Rapids Community College employees can join G-FORCE Fitness with no commitments, no enrolment fees and no contracts to sign.  They offer individual classes for $7.00 and group punch cards for 1 month for $35.00  They also have unlimited packages that you will receive $10.00 off per month as an employee.  You will also receive 50% off flying yoga sessions.  See flyer on right hand side for more information. 

Check out G-Force Fitness to see their list of classes and current schedule. 

For additional discount information or general questions contact Melissa Cramer at 616-301-0795

lululemon athletica Grand Rapids

lululemon athletica in East Grand Rapids offers FREE community classes every Thursday and Saturday.  Thursdays they host their "Run Club" that meets at 5:45 at their showroom for a run for all fitness levels.  Serenity Saturdays showcase different local yoga studios with class from 12-1:00 pm weekly. 

Check out the lululemon mini-site for their free community offerings. 

For additional questions please call lululemon athletica at 616-458-5126.

Looking for some enrichment?  How about using your RaiderCard for free general admission to a local museum or John Ball Zoo!

About the Program

Student Life's program "go see gr!" was created to encourage current GRCC students and employees to use their RaiderCard to experience Grand Rapids Museums and the John Ball Zoo at no cost.  Staff Development is proud to sponsor and fund the cost of this program for employees. The cost of student admission is sponsored by Campus Activities.

Museum Pass Program

For specific details please visit the museums' websites for hours and locations.

John Ball Zoo

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students and employees with RaiderCard

Grand Rapids Art Museum

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students and employees with RaiderCard
  • Free admission to Member Events
  • Free Wifi in designated areas

Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students and employees with RaiderCard
  • Quarterly eNewsletter
  • Free Wifi in designated areas
  • Free admission to all Planetarium shows (excluding laser light shows)

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students and employees with RaiderCard and up to 2 guests.
  • Free Wifi in designated areas

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

  • Free general admission for current GRCC students and employees with RaiderCard