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.
Row, Core, & More with Sandy Culver (Mondays, 9-10 AM) Drop-in ($20) or Punch Pass
Join us for an energetic low-impact, full-body workout on indoor rowing machines paired with with core stability exercises. Rowing uses all of your major muscle groups and this workout will increase your aerobic endurance and core strength. Classes vary each week and include a dynamic stretch, warmup and cool down. No experience necessary!
Moving with Weights with Marianne Nicolosi (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:20-9:20 AM) Drop-in ($20) or Punch Pass
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 (Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM): 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!
Adult Broadway Dance with Monica O'Connor (Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 AM) Drop-in ($20) or Punch Pass
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.
Intro to Yoga with Silvia Strazzarino (Wednesdays, 10-11:15 AM, November 6-20) Drop-in ($20), Punch Pass or Register Online
Understanding the many connections between breath and movement, starting from grounded poses and progressively getting into standing and balancing. A good way to approach yoga step-by-step, without the intimidation of the unknown.
Pilates Yoga Fusion with Silvia Strazzarino (Wednesdays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, November 6-20) Drop-in ($20), Punch Pass or Register Online
An all levels practice adding the benefits of yoga to pilates mat work. Working around core strength with classic Pilates sequences, we will move to short yoga moments to add flexibility and mobility. Exercise the body from the core outwards, with added challenges for those who so desire.
Jazz Dance with Julie Kaplan (Thursdays, 9:40-11 AM) Drop-in ($20) or Punch Pass
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.
All Levels International Yoga with Silvia Strazzarino (Fridays, 9-10:15 AM) Drop-in ($20) or Punch Pass
A varied yoga practice helping to link movement and breathing through short sequences, offering variations for all practice levels. A varied mix of nationalities and sometimes instructions repeated in Spanish, Italian and beyond. All levels welcome.
Tai Chi Dong Yue with Sandy Wong (Saturdays, 9-10 AM) Drop-in ($20), Punch Pass or Register Online
Doug Yue Tai Chi Quan combines five different styles of Tai Chi quan into a single set. The set consists of 15 steps. Through continuous practice, it can help promote blood circulation, strengthen muscles and balance of the body. It is suitable for all ages.
Tai Chi 24-Form Tai Chi Quan with Sandy Wong (Saturdays, 10-11 AM) Drop-in ($20), Punch Pass or Register Online
For beginners and all levels. Sign up for the 12-weeks series. Recommendation to receive the maximum benefits, students are recommended to practice Ba Duan Jin Qigong at the same time. In 1956, the Chinese National Sports Supervisor Department included the 24-form Tai Chi Quan in the official martial arts textbook. The 24-form Tai Chi Quan can improve lumber disc herniation, promote blood circulation, strengthen muscles and balance of the body, especially the legs. Promoting blood circulation can improve overall longevity to achieve the effect of prolonging life.
Row & Go Interval Training with Sandy Culver (Sundays, 8:15-9:15 AM) Drop-in ($20) or Punch Pass
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.
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 six 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.