APRIL 30 - MAY 9

GR Fitness Festival

Grand Rapids' Most Inclusive Fitness Experience

Over 55 Events & Workshops!

Fitness and wellness do not discriminate – and GR Fitness Fest is all inclusive with something for every B-O-D-Y. There are over 55 options to choose from, including Kickboxing, Pilates, Recovery & Mindfulness Workshops, Run meet-ups, Yoga, Zumba, Dance, Kayaking, and more. One ticket price unlocks the door to discover a new you–get your virtual pass here!

Click on the Partners page to learn more about additional businesses in our community offering specials during the week!

We're here to keep everyone safe

Each Fitness Fest event & location states the Health Guidelines listed on the individual event listing. Please review the guidelines prior to reserving your space and attending the event. 

Reservations are required

Due to COVID-19, we must continue to follow our local guidelines for social distancing and gathering sizes. Each class will have a limited capacity and require you to reserve your space prior to showing up.  Your space in the class/workshop will be reserved and cannot be transferred. 


DJs, demo workouts, swag bags, fitness + wellness vendors, and more…You don’t want to miss this epic event!


Gets you access to 55+ Fitness Fest events around GR at no additional cost!


Registration fees will support program providers and participants will have the opportunity to give back.

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SweatNET Members Have More Fun & Save!

Becoming a member of SweatNET Grand Rapids gets you access to 5-10 FREE fitness & social events each month and unlocks exclusive deals + discounts to over 100 local businesses. We not only want you to try new things & find your fit, but we want you to find your friends and connect with our incredible community! Join SweatNET GR to save on Fitness Fest and continue to attend awesome events like this year-round for only $9.95/mo! Use code ‘sweatdrop’ & get your first month for just $1 and save $10 on your Fit Fest pass (woop woop!!)

Get Your Pass


Unlimited 10-Day Access
$ 19.95 Must Reserve Individual class for FREE
  • 55 + Fitness Fest Events Around Grand Rapids
  • Premium Booking & Check-In
  • Custom Event Reminder E-mails
  • Less than $0.50 per class
  • Proceeds support local business
  • Access to Full SweatNET Platform for 10 Days
Best Value


One-Class Ticket
$ 10.99 Price PER CLASS
  • 55 + Classes Around Grand Rapids
  • Must Purchase in advance
  • Custom Event Reminder E-mails

Our mission is to…

Celebrate, motivate, and inspire community through health and fitness. Inspired by Grand Rapid’s dynamic fitness scene, GR Fitness Fest aims to highlight local fitness studios, gyms, training centers, and fitness entrepreneurs by offering our community access to a variety of over 55+ fun & unique workshops and classes.

GR Fitness Fest was created to support local small businesses who navigated an incredibly difficult year during the pandemic… registration fees will support program providers and participants will have the opportunity to give back. Let’s face it, we’ve all had an extremely tough year–so let’s gather safely outside and celebrate life in the healthiest of ways!

During GR Fitness Fest, all events are FREE with the virtual pass (pre-registration required)–purchase here !

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Local businesses in Grand Rapids are invited to sponsor individual events for $150. Event sponsors will have their logo included in the sponsors section as well as the event details. Sponsors will be invited to “pop-up” at the event location if interested.  Additional sponsorship levels are available for full day and week sponsorships including passes for all employees. Contact us for details at sponsorships@sweatnet.com or call 616-821-5689

GR Fitness Fest Events By Day

Friday - April 30

Saturday - May 1

Sunday - May 2

Monday - May 3

Tuesday - May 4

Wednesday - May 5

Thursday - May 6

Friday - May 7

Saturday - May 8

Sunday - May 9


Most frequent questions and answers

Most of the 2021 GR Fitness events will be held outdoors in spacious parks and downtown areas for ample social distancing and fresh air. We are following proper precautions to keep everyone safe and all studios/gyms + participating locations are abiding by the CDC guidelines for their respective event.

Each event description has ‘safety guidelines’ on the event ticket where you can learn more about how they are addressing COVID-19 precautions. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. Safety guidelines include, but not limited to:

  • Masks worn before and after each event, until positioned in your designated area, which will be distanced at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Minimal props/sharing of equipment 
  • Hand sanitizer availability
  • Social distancing within classes
  • Contactless check-ins
  • STEP 1: Purchase the Fit Fest virtual pass for $25 which is available to the general public starting Monday, April 12th. The digital pass gives you access to ALL GR Fit Fest events at no additional charge! You can purchase a ‘drop-in’ event ticket for $18.
  • STEP 2: All locations have limited capacity, so you must pre-register for events using your virtual pass by  ‘purchasing’ a ticket directly on the event.
  • STEP 3: Once you book your event and you arrive at the location,  check in with your digital pass by scanning the QR code in person at check-in.
  • STEP 4: Did you attend 4 or more events? If so, take a screenshot of your goal summary on your digital punch card, post on instagram, and tag @GRFitnessFest before May 10th to enter the raffle for prizes!

Purchase the Fit Fest virtual pass for $25. The pass gives you access to book all events for free! Simply head to the event and book you spot with a ticket! Tickets are required at check-in.

Most classes will be held outdoors at parks and attractions around Grand Rapids, including Calder Plaza, Rosa Parks Circle, The Blue Bridge, and more! Given equipment limitations, some cycle studios and gyms will be hosting classes on site. Check out each event for more details!

  • Your pass includes access to all of the events happening during Fit Fest with top studios, gyms, and instructors!
  • All who purchase the virtual pass can attend the kickoff party at no additional cost! Pre-registration is required.
  • We recommend that no more than two classes be taken per day, depending on the intensity level. Safety is priority whenever we exercise, so use your discretion and know yourself.

The kickoff will be held at Calder Plaza on Friday, April 30th from 4-8pm. There will be over 20 vendors on site to offer samples, merchandise, demo workouts, etc. More information can be found on the kickoff event page here!

Everything from HIIT, bootcamp barre, dance, and all kinds of yoga. And lots more. There’s something for everyone!

Classes begin on Friday, April 30th and run through Sunday May 1oth at 3pm. Specific times and locations are provided on each event listing.

Age requirements are at the discretion of the gyms/ studios participating. Please visit the event listing or contact the studio or gym for age requirements.
There are classes being offered for kids.

Yes. You will be required to sign a Fit Fest waiver which is included on each event ticket. Gyms and studios will also have their own waivers for you to sign. We recommend arriving to the event site 10-15 minutes prior to class starting so that you can fill out any liability documentation required by the studio/ gym.

Bring your own water bottle, healthy snacks, and your charged phone so you can capture moments before and after the event! Please keep belongings to a minimum. Yoga mats will be required classes that suggest/ require them. Be sure to check the event description for more information. Due to Covid-19, mats will not be shared or provided during the event.

Parking is available at each location. Check the event details for specific info on the respective location and parking details.

These are full-length classes ranging from 30-60 minutes.

It is recommended to attend up to two classes per day, per attendee. Listen to your body. Explore as much as you feel capable of tackling.

If you are unable to make an event, we ask that you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You can cancel directly on the event listing and we’ll be notified.

Yes. Once the event is full, there is a waitlist option which can be found directly on the event. You will be notified by email if additional spots open up.

YES. You will not be able to get in without proof of purchase. You can download the digital ticket with the QR code directly on your phone to avoid printing a physical version.

Yes. We get things happen in life. You can transfer your ticket to another person anytime leading up to the event, if needed. But be sure they adjust their schedule if they want.

No. All classes are on a reservation-basis only. All names must match the registered classes you attend. If you are not registered, then you will be denied access.

Refunds will only be issued if city/county closures occur again due to COVID-19. Otherwise, no refunds. Rain or shine. But you can transfer your ticket to a friend anytime leading up to the event.

Email any questions to GRFitnessFest@gmal.com

GR Fitness Fest is a collaboration between Grand Rapids Chamber, City of Grand Rapids, Experience Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and SweatNetGR! You can explore more about the fitness scene and local fitness events at www.sweatnetgrandrapids.com or @sweatnetgr on Instagram!

Our 2021 Call for Studios, gyms, and fitness professionals closed on Monday, April 5th. Please apply next year!

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