Adult Fitness

Adult Fitness

A healthy mind and body starts with regular 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! 

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To participate in Glencoe Park District fitness classes, patrons may purchase a Fitness Punch Card or pay on a drop-in basis. Various options are available for Punch Cards so you have an opportunity to try as many classes as you wish. Taking different classes adds a great variety to your workout! See below for the Fitness Punch Card fees. 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 must be pre-registered or a drop-in fee may be paid per class.

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 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

Fitness Schedule

Monday 6:30-7:15 AM Rowing Fundamentals (begins 9/12) Sandy Culver
  9:15-10:45 AM Hatha Yoga (all levels) Alison Faith
  11:00-12:00 PM Werq (begins 9/19) Judy Mooney
Tuesday 8:20-9:20 AM Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
  9:45-10:30 AM Row & Go Circuit (begins 9/6) Sandy Culver
  6:00-7:15 PM Beginner Yoga* (9/6 - 9/27) Susan W.
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 AM Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Glencoe Beach (9/7-9/28) Laura Merlo
  9:30-10:45 AM Beginner Yoga* (9/7 - 9/28) Pam M.
Thursday 8:20-9:20 AM Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
  9:40-11 AM Jazz Dance * Julie Burman Kaplan*
Friday 11:00-12:00 PM Werq (Returns Mid-October) Bari Kaplan
Sunday 8:15-9:00 AM Rowing Fundamentals (begins 9/11) Sandy Culver

Punch Card Classes

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. 
  • Werq: This fiercely fun dance fitness workout class is based on pop, rock, and hip hop music and taught by certified fitness professionals. The Werq warm up previews the dance steps used in class and the Werq cool down includes balance and yoga inspired poses. (Coming Fall 2016)
  • Interval Training: Try a fun combination of muscle conditioning and high energy cardio designed to shape your body. Open to every fitness level! (Coming Fall 2016)
  • Rowing Fundamentals: This class will introduce you to our rowing machines and teach you the basics of proper rowing form. The focus is on form and individualized attention, don't worry - while you're learning you will also be sweating. Great for new students as well as return clients who want deeper instruction on preoper form. Register for an 8 week session or use your fitness punch card. (Coming Fall 2016)
  • Row & Go Circuit: 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 teach you everything you need to know. Register for an 8 week session or use your fitness punch card.(Coming Fall 2016)

Yoga

  • Hatha Yoga: Increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility. Classes teach the basic yoga poses, which are adapted for your level.
  • Gentle Yoga: A deeply effective and meditative form of yoga that encourages balance for body, mind and spirit. This class practices sitting and standing postures to develop strength, grounding, flexibility and openness. This slow-paced class is appropriate for anyone looking for the calming and nurturing effects of yoga. (Coming Fall 2016)
  • Beginner 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. The Glencoe Park District is happy to be partnering with Reach Yoga for these programs.

Non-Punch Card Classes

Registered Fitness Classes

Register in advance or pay as you go ($20/class). You must sign a waiver prior to attending the class.

Jazz Dance

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 

Beginner Yoga

(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.

PARK FITNESS

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.