Leelanau is consistently rated the healthiest county in Michigan, and among the healthiest nationwide. Now there’s a new way to stay fit in Glen Arbor, because as TRX trainer Stacy Jago says, “fitness should be an everyday thing.” Jago opened a TRX facility and yoga studio in Glen Arbor’s Village Sampler Plaza on April 1. TRX incorporates suspension training that leverages gravity and bodyweight and allows you to perform hundreds of exercises using a system of ropes. “Train the way you move,” is Jago’s mantra. At the studio, she offers hands-on personal training because, as she says, “people get lost in the gym when they work out alone, and that makes me cry.” THe TRX studio also offers yoga classes with local instructors Leda Olmsted and Amanda Jackson. They will teach traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, hot yoga during the cold months, TRX yoga with ropes, and standup paddleboard yoga on the Glen Lakes.
5917 S. Ray St. (Village Sampler Plaza) … (231) 835-2026 … glenarborfitness.com
Read an excerpt from our story, “Fill ‘er up, work your core, launch the boat, taste delicious chocolate”, which appeared in the Glen Arbor Sun in May 2013:
When I toured the studio in early May, Jago had just returned from running the dunes in training for the upcoming M-22 Challenge, which will be her third. She had gnarly blisters on her feet from running on the hot sand, but she was determined to improve her overall time. She finished fifth overall among women at last year’s race.