11 classes to try this winter, part 1

During these slower winter months, it’s the perfect time to try out a new hobby and learn some skills. Whether you’re outdoorsy, an artist, food lover or yogi, there’s something new for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Check out these workshops and classes along the lakeshore this winter! 

Colder weather doesn’t mean you’re locked inside — grab your winter jacket and some gloves and hit the slopes! Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Bowl in Grand Haven offers private skiing and snowboarding lessons Thursdays–Sundays through March. Personalized lessons allow you to grow at the speed and level you’re comfortable with. Group lessons are also offered.

Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Bowl
600 Y Drive, Grand Haven

The Winter Wonderland hike at Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland offers an immersive and exciting learning experience. On Dec. 18, walk with the center’s staff and learn all about the wonders of winter. You’ll hike along the trails and discuss what plants and animals do for the winter and how they survive these cold months.

Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th St., Holland

As Muskegon’s first heated vinyasa yoga studio, Rootdown is an excellent way to unwind while working toward your strength and fitness goals. Rootdown offers a wide variety of yoga classes and styles ranging from beginner to advanced students. Not to mention, the studio also has a full-service juice bar where you can order smoothies and smoothie bowls, salads, kombucha, wraps, juices, shots and avocado toast. Need we say more?

Photo: rootdown.in

333 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Holland Hospital offers a variety of classes in its Healthy Life Programs. Looking to improve your diet or fitness level? Need help reaching your personal health goals? Holland Hospital has your back. The programs include health and fitness, healthy eating and weight management, and diabetes education and prevention.

Holland Hospital
175 S. Waverly Road, Suite A; Holland

Tri-Cities Family YMCA

Getting bored with your fitness routine? The Tri-Cities Family YMCA in Grand Haven has dozens of weekly group exercise options sure to motivate you and kick-start your workouts. Try out indoor cycling, yoga, strength fusion, high-intensity interval training and many more.

Tri-Cities Family YMCA
1 Y Drive, Grand Haven