HOLLAND, MICH. – Three new businesses are now bringing new commercial life to a building at 653 Michigan Ave. after an extensive demolition and renovation of the building by Geerlings Development and Midwest Construction Group.

Now doing business at the 8,500-square-foot facility are Top Tier Fitness, Senior Helpers Lakeshore and the Body, Heart, Mind Holistic Healing Center.

“The building started out in the 1940s as a grocery store, then became a medical office and finally a tanning salon,” said Geerlings Development President Scott Geerlings whose company did a “down to the studs” reworking of the interior.

“The building was in need of a total interior clean out and renovation which we did in phases over the last year through Midwest Construction Group of Zeeland,” said Geerlings.

Rehabilitation and repurposing of underutilized older buildings and properties in West Michigan is one of the focuses of Geerlings Development.

The company’s largest rehab project to date is the renovation and repurposing of the 165,000-square-foot former Donnelly Corp. World Headquarters building at 414 East 40th St. in Holland that was completed this year.

The remodeled 653 Michigan Avenue building just south of Holland Hospital is now at full occupancy. Located in about half the building space is Top Tier Fitness owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Nick and Lark Robinson of Holland. The fully equipped workout center focuses on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes.

“We take the time to carefully craft each session to be the most effective, rewarding, and empowering 30 minute workout possible,” said Lark Robinson who has a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Public Health.  She and her husband, both certified personal trainers, teach the classes offered from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  The business website is www.toptierfitnessholland.com .

Also open at the 653 Michigan Ave. location is Senior Helpers of Southwest Michigan, part of a national home care service that sends trained caregivers for elderly clients who need tailored care to stay living in their homes. Senior Helpers is an award winning national in-home care company.

Robert Sanders, a veteran of senior care and psychiatric care markets and a retired career military serviceman, and his wife Janice–an experienced Master’s level licensed social worker–opened the business to provide “in-home” services ranging from Alzheimer’s and Dementia care to personal care and companionship for elderly residents.  The business serves from Muskegon to South Haven and Holland to Hudsonville. The website is www.seniorhelpers.com/mi/lakeshore .

The third business—Body Heart Mind Holistic Healing Center—is a collective space for three personal practices that include Kim Mulder, a spiritual director and Yoga instructor, Dr. Theresa Gargala, a certified psychotherapist and counselor, and Jill Nagelkirk, offering Boundless Life Counseling for teens, women and couples. The Holistic Healing Center website is www.bhmhhc.com.