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.

2019 Summer Fitness Class Schedule

Day Time Dates  Class Instructor Location/Room Enrollment/Payment Options 
Monday 9:00-10:00 AM Beginning July 22 Row, Core, & More Sandy Culver Takiff Yoga Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass
  11:00 AM-12:15 PM through August 15 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 In Progress
Adult Broadway Dance Monica O'Connor Takiff Fitness Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass 
Thursday 8:20-9:20 AM In progress  Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
Takiff Fitness Studio Drop-in or Punch Pass
  9:40-11:00 AM In progress  Jazz Dance Julie Burman Kaplan Takiff Fitness Studio  Drop-in or Punch Pass
  11:00 AM-12:15 PM In progress Gentle Flow Yoga Reach Yoga (Judy R.) Takiff Yoga Studio  Drop-in or Punch Pass
Saturday  7:45-8:45 AM June 15-August 10 Paddleboard Yoga Steph Metz Glencoe Beach Drop-in, Punch Pass or Register Online
  9:00-10:00 AM  July 27-August 17  Tai Chi - Ba Duan Jin Qigong  Sandy Wong  Takiff Fitness Studio  Drop-in, Punch Pass or Register Online 
  10:00-11:00 AM  June 1 - August 17  Tai Chi - 24-form Tai Chi Quan Sandy Wong Takiff Fitness 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 
  10:30-11:30 AM  June 16-August 11  Paddleboard Yoga  Steph Metz  Glencoe Beach  Drop-in, Punch Pass or Register Online 

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/Yoga 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.
  • Row, Core, & More with Sandy Culver: 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!
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Tai Chi Ba Duan Jin with Sandy Wong: Ba Duan Jin is a form of Qigong exercise and it was originated over 800 years ago in China. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that Ba Duan Jin is a guiding method of meditation. Through practice continuously, it can achieve the effect of regulating the spleen and stomach and promote blood circulation, and even achieve the effect of prolonging life.
  • Tai Chi 24-Form Tai Chi Quan with Sandy Wong: 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.
  • Tai Chi Dong Yue with Sandy Wong: 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.

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