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.

Fall Fitness Class Schedule

Day Time Dates  Class Instructor Location/Room Enrollment/Payment Options 
Monday 11:00 AM-12:15 PM  Begins September 17 Gentle Flow Yoga Reach Yoga (Judy R.) Takiff Yoga Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass
Tuesday 8:20-9:20 AM  In Progress Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi Takiff Fitness Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass
  9:30-10:30 AM In progress  Rowing, Resistance and Rolling Sandy Culver Takiff Yoga Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass
  9:30-10:45 AM Begins September 4
Adult Broadway Dance Monica O'Connor Takiff Fitness Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass 
Thursday 7:15-8:00 AM In progress  Row & Go Interval Training Sandy Culver Takiff Fitness Studio  Drop-in or Punch Pass
  8:20-9:20 AM In progress  Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
Takiff Fitness Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass
  9:40-11 AM In progress  Jazz Dance Julie Burman Kaplan Takiff Fitness Studio  Drop-in or Punch Pass
  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Begins September 20 Gentle Flow Yoga Reach Yoga (Judy R.) Takiff Yoga Studio  Drop-in or Punch Pass
Saturday  9:00-11:00 AM September 15 & 22 Yoga Foundations Reach Yoga  Takiff Yoga Studio Drop-in, Punch Pass, or Register Online
  9:00-10:15 AM October 6, 13, 20, 27 Yoga Review; Basics & Beyond Reach Yoga Takiff Yoga Studio Drop-in, Punch Pass, or Register Online

8:00-10:00 AM November 3 & 10 Yoga Foundations Reach Yoga Takiff Yoga Studio Drop-in, Punch Pass, or Register Online 
  8:00-9:15 AM December 1, 8, 15, 22 Yoga Review: Basics & Beyond Reach Yoga Takiff Yoga Studio  Drop-in, Punch Pass, or Register Online 
Sunday 8:15-9:15 AM In progress Row & Go Interval Training Sandy Culver Takiff Fitness Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass 

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 with Marianne Nicolosi: 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. 
  • Rowing, Resistance, and Rolling with Sandy Culver: Get ready to work your whole body and then hit the foam rollers! This class pairs moderate to high-intensity rowing with a variety of strength training exercises, followed by foam rolling to release muscle tightness. Targeting every major muscle group, the class is designed to increase your cardiovascular fitness, build strength and prevent injuries with deep tissue rolling (self-myofascial release). Open to all levels of fitness; no rowing or rolling experience necessary. Beginners welcome!
  • Row & Go Interval Training with Sandy Culver: 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.
  • Jazz Dance with Julie KaplanEnjoy 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.
  • Adult Broadway Dance with Monica O'Connor: This spectacularly fun class includes strengthening, toning, and fabulous choreography drawn from our rich American Musical History, including favorite shows such as Chicago, Chorus Line, West Side Story, and Fame. Try this fantastic class and you will dance through the rest of your day. Some dance experience is recommended. 

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. 
  • Yoga Foundations: This four-hour course is for those who have never (or barely) tried yoga. During two 2-hour sessions, you and a group of other new students will learn basic poses and sequences, along with information about the benefits of yoga for you. There will be time for individual instruction and Q&A. By the end of the two sessions, you will know whether yoga is something you would like to pursue further. If you find that yoga is for you, you will be ready to confidently participate in a slower-paced yoga class (e.g., "Basics & Beyond") or Level 1 yoga. 
  • Yoga Review Basics & Beyond: This four-week course is suitable for students who have tried yoga either recently or in the past, and would like an additional instruction to refine fundamental poses and the most common flow sequences. A certified yoga teacher will cue and demonstrate the most common poses and sequences. They will provide individual feedback to help each student refine alignment, maximize benefit, and reduce the risk of injury. By the end of the four-week session, students will be able to participate in a drop-in yoga class with confidence, following the cues offered, and know what to work on in each major pose and sequence. The instructor will provide advice on the appropriate level of continuing practice for each student, and even recommend specific classes to help each student pursue his or her individual goals. 
  • Gentle Flow Yoga with Judy RoinThis class moves at a steady fluid pace and incorporates poses of strength, flexibility, and balance. Careful attention is given to breathing work and proper alignment. Safe modifications and use of props are offered to make yoga fun and accessible to all. Gentle Flow is appropriate for those who prefer a slower paced class, those working with special concerns or injuries, and those interested in maintaining health and independence as they age. 

Glencoe Beach Fitness Classes (Summer Only)

  • 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- the 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