Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

A healthy mind and body starts with exercise! Glencoe Park District offers a variety of fitness classes each season - from favorites like yoga and pilates to the latest in fitness trends like dance and barre classes. Start your fitness routine today or add in a new class or two to spice up your regular workout!

To participate in Glencoe Park District fitness classes, patrons may purchase a Fitness Punch Card or pay on a drop-in basis. All Fitness Punch Cards must be purchased before your first class, either in person, online, by mail or fax. 

Drop-in fees must be paid prior to class. Jazz / Dance must be pre-registered or a drop-in fee may be paid per class.

Summer Fitness Class Schedule

Day Time Dates  Class Instructor Location/Room
Monday 9:45-10:45 AM  Check back in Fall 2018 Vigorous Vinyasa Reach Yoga (Sonya T.) Takiff Yoga Studio
Tuesday 7:45-8:45 AM July 10, 17, & 25 Beach Beginner Yoga Reach Yoga Glencoe Beach
  8:20-9:20 AM  In progress  Moving with Weights  Marianne Nicolosi  Takiff Fitness Studio 
  9:45-11:15 AM In progress
Rowga Sandy Culver & Kristen Saunders Takiff Fitness Studio
Wednesday  5:00-6:00 PM  June 13 - August 15  *Paddleboard Core  Steph Metz  Glencoe Beach 
Thursday 7:15-8:00 AM In progress  Row & Go Bootcamp Sandy Culver Takiff Fitness Studio 
  8:20-9:20 AM In progress  Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
Takiff Fitness Studio
  9:40-11 AM In progress  Jazz Dance Julie Burman Kaplan Takiff Fitness Studio 
  9:45-10:45 AM Check back in Fall 2018 Vinyasa Flow 1-2 Reach Yoga (Megan M.) Takiff Yoga Studio 
Friday  6:00-7:00 AM June 15 - August 24 Sunrise Yoga Reach Yoga  Glencoe Beach
  8:00-9:00 AM  June 15 - August 17 *Paddleboard Core  Steph Metz  Glencoe Beach
Saturday 7:45-8:45 AM June 16 - August 11 *Paddleboard Yoga Steph Metz Glencoe Beach
  8:15-9:15 AM  Check back in Fall 2018 Vinyasa Flow - All Levels  Reach Yoga (Debbie M.)  Takiff Yoga Studio 
  10:00-11:15 AM July 14 - August 4 Intro to Yoga Reach Yoga (Lisa Silverman) Takiff Yoga Studio 
Sunday 8:15-9:15 AM In progress Row & Go Interval Training Sandy Culver Takiff Fitness Studio
  10:30-11:30 AM  June 17 - August 12  *Paddleboard Yoga  Steph Metz  Glencoe Beach 

*Lifejackets are provided. Limited space per session: sign up early. You may register for the full session, purchase a 10-class lake fitness Punch Card ($160/$180 with own paddleboard or $320/$360 with rental paddleboard), or pay the daily drop-in fee ($20 with own paddleboard, or $40 with rental paddleboard).

FITNESS PUNCH CARDS

To join a class, register for a class or purchase a Fitness Punch Card. Fitness Punch Cards must be purchased in person before your first class. You may use a Fitness Punch Card or pay the daily drop-in fee ($20).

  • You must register for a Fitness Punch Card and sign a waiver.
  • Punch cards expire five months from the date of purchase.
  • Students who do not own a Fitness Punch Card must pay a drop-in fee and sign a waiver prior to class, each time they attend.
  • Fitness Punch Cards are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Newcomers will be required to take a photo.
  • Fitness punch cards can now be renewed online.

Classes are subject to cancellation. Times and instructors are subject to change based on enrollment. Senior is age 65 and older. Students must register in person at the Takiff Center with a valid photo ID. Drop-in fees must be paid prior to attending class.

Punch Card Options R/NR Fee Senior R/NR Fee Activity
10 Punch $165/$180 $148/$163 FIT10 / FIT10SR
20 Punch $276/$302 $250/$274 FIT20 / FIT20SR
30 Punch $345/$379 $305/$345 FIT30 / FIT30SR
6 Month Unlimited Pass $660/$726 $592/$654 FIT6 / FIT6SR

 

Class Descriptions

Fitness Classes

  • Moving with Weights: This low-impact progressive cardio and weights program strengthens, improves muscle tone and increases bone density. Using various weights, plus simple step moves, this workout increases upper and lower body strength and burns calories. 
  • Row & Go Bootcamp: This high energy circuit training class uses rowing machines and a unique format for a full-body workout. First time rowing? No worries, we will teach you proper form.
  • Row & Go Interval Training: Instructors will combine rowing intervals with dynamics sculpting exercises for the perfect balance of cardio and strength training. This heart-pumping sweat-drenched, total body burn is as fun as it is effective. New to rowing? Don't sweat it - we'll teach you everything you need to know.
  • Rowga Bootcamp: This unique class starts with intense rowing intervals and ends with relaxing yoga! Short on time? Just come for the first or second half. For those with more time and an adventurous spirit, stay for both sessions. No experience in either discipline necessary.
  • Jazz Dance: Enjoy great music and dance combinations in this choreographed class. Recommended for dancers with experience in modern, jazz or ballet. Abs and core work are included.

Glencoe Beach Fitness Classes

  • Paddleboard Yoga: SUP (stand up paddle) + Yoga is a fun way to challenge your practice and paddle skills. Each session will involve active paddling and both strengthening and restorative yoga postures on the board. Work on your balance and core strength as you float on Lake Michigan at beautiful Glencoe Beach. No prior paddling or yoga experience is required. Basic paddling techniques will be covered and options for yoga postures will be provided. We start with a short yoga sequence on land to practice in the water. All levels are welcome. Drop-ins allowed based on availability - $40 drop-in fee. Life jackets are provided. Instructor - Stephanie Metz
  • Paddleboard Core: Paddleboarding requires good core strength to stay balanced and paddle with efficiency. Your core translates strength to the rest of your body- key to your overall fitness! In SUP core skills - focus on the fundamentals of stand up paddle boarding with both land and water instruction including water safety, basic technique. Practice paddle skills as we enjoy excursions on the board both north and south of Glencoe Beach. Expect core work pre/post excursions. Limited space - sign up early! This class is for ages 18+ and is subject to cancellation based on weather and wave conditions. Drop-ins allowed based on availability - $40 drop-in fee. Life jackets are provided. Instructor Stephanie Metz

Reach Yoga Classes

  • Beginner Series Yoga/Intro to Yoga: The Yoga Beginner Series is geared to those who have never (or barely) tried yoga. For four weeks, you and a group of other new students will learn basic poses and sequences, along with information about the benefits of yoga for you. 
  • Vinyasa Flow - All Levels: For students interested in moving through a flow, dynamic sequence of yoga poses. Classes typically incorporate various sun salutations and flow through a variety of standing, balancing, and seated poses. The focus is on linking movement to breathe, refining alignment, and building strength. Generally accompanied by music. An "all levels" class is most comfortable for students who have attended at least a few yoga classes. This class will offer simple poses and chances to rest for the beginner yogi, as well as opportunities for the experienced student to incorporate more advanced poses. Everyone flows together but works at their own level. 
  • Vinyasa Flow 1-2: For students interested in moving through a flow, dynamic sequence of yoga poses. Classes typically incorporate various sun salutations and flow through a variety of standing, balancing, and seated poses. The focus is on linking movement to breathe, refining alignment, and building strength. Generally accompanied by music. Suitable for students with the most basic working knowledge of yoga poses and sequences, this class will also offer options for the experienced student to incorporate more advanced poses.
  • Vigorous Vinyasa: You can expect a varied pace that will elevate the heart rate, keep you safe, and flow with the breath while building optimal energy.  Incorporating a variety of sun salutations and standing sequences, this class will challenge your balance and strength while building fluidity and flexibility through a different creative flow each time.  We promise you won’t be bored, yet there will always be time to align, refine, breathe and be still. This class will begin with a steady build, progressing to peak poses and optional advanced variations including arm balances, inversions, and backbends, and then wind you down and settle your energy into a peaceful flow for the rest of your day.