Registered Fitness Classes
Register in advance or pay as you go ($20/class). You must sign a waiver prior to attending the class.
with Julie Kaplan (Thursdays, 9:40-11 AM)
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. This is a registered class; you must sign a waiver before attending. This is a non-punch card class; pre-registration is required. Drop in fee: $20 per class
(Tuesdays 6:00-7:15pm, Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am)
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. The Glencoe Park District is happy to be partnering with Reach Yoga for these programs.
Summer Outdoor Fitness Classes
Work on your fitness at the most beautiful beach on the North Shore. Classes require advance registration and you must sign a waiver prior to attending the class.
KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD CORE FITNESS
(Paddle: Fridays, 6:30-7:30 PM or Tuesdays, 8-9 AM; Kayak: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM or Fridays, 8-9 AM) Kayaking and paddle boarding are two of the best ways to strengthen and tone your core muscles. Although kayaking and paddle boarding can also work out your arms shoulders and back, the majority of the strength while paddling will need to come from your core. A short session of core work starts on the beach then moves to the kayak or paddle board. Experience core work like never before! This is a non-punch card class; pre-registration is required. $40 daily drop in fee available once class minimum has been met.
PADDLE BOARD YOGA
(Saturdays, 7:45-8:45 AM) Stand up paddle (SUP) yoga is a hybrid of stand up paddling and yoga. SUP integrates the whole body, especially your midsection. Your core must remain fully engaged to keep afloat. Meet on the beach for a short balance refresher and brief yoga flow. A sequence appropriate for all levels is offered each class. Feel free to float or pose, or, rock arm balances and inversions if you dare! A series of classes is suggested for maximum results. This is a non-punch card class; pre-registration is required, $40 daily drop in fee available once class minimum has been met.
BEGINNER BEACH YOGA
(Tuesdays, 8-9 AM) The beginner class is geared to those who have never (or barely) tried yoga. For eight weeks, you will learn basic postures, breathing techniques, and skills, in the beautiful setting of the Glencoe beach. You’ll feel stronger and more flexible in your body, more relaxed in mind and will have the knowledge and confidence to participate in other group classes. Please bring a yoga mat. Pre-registration is required; drop in fee $20.
Fall Outdoor Fitness Classes
INTERMEDIATE VINYASA FLOW YOGA
(Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM)
Sign up in advance for this four week series on the pier at Glencoe Beach! This one hour level on vinyasa class combines sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, and an introduction to basic arm balances while focusing on the continuous flow of breath. Students will gain strength, flexibility, balance, and a sense of serenity. This class will be best if you are already physically active and comfortable with basic yoga poses. Please bring a yoga mat. Pre-registration is required. Drop in fee $20.
at Shelton Park (Saturdays, 11 AM-12 PM)
Take your fitness outdoors to the newly renovated Shelton Park. Our instructors will utilize the outdoor fitness equipment in the park as well as the outdoor space to provide circuit training with strength and cardio exercises, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of the great outdoors!
NORDIC TRAIL WALKING
(Sundays, 11 AM-12 PM)
Stay fit with low impact Nordic Trail Walking! This program will take participants on group walks throughout Glencoe and will incorporate progressive instruction. Walking poles are provided. Pre-registration is required.
NORDIC TRAIL WALKING FOR FITNESS
(Thursdays, 6-7 PM)
Walking is great exercise - add walking poles and you have a total body workout! Nordic Walking is fun, easy, and a great activity to share with friends. Participants will learn basic walking techniques suitable for any walking pace, duration, or distance. Walking poles are provided. Pre-registration is required.