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! 

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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. 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.

Fitness Schedule

Monday 915-10:45 AM Hatha Yoga (all levels) Alison Faith
  6:30-7:45 PM Beginner Series with Reach Yoga (9/11-10/2) Shalaka Tamhane
  6:30-7:45 PM Beginner Series II with Reach Yoga (10/9-10/30) Shalaka Tamhane

Tuesday

8:20-9:20 AM Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
  10:30-11:30 AM Beginner Series with Reach Yoga (9/5-9/26) Cheri Weber
  9:45-11:15 AM Rowga (starting 9/5) Sandy Culver & Kristen Saunders
  11:30-12:30 PM Chair Yoga (starting 10/3) Alison Faith
Wednesday 9:00-10:00 AM Ballet with Strength & Stretch (9/6-12/20) Jana Schneider
  10:15-11:15 AM Musical Theatre Dance (9/6-12/20) Jana Schneider

Thursday

6:30-7:15 AM Row & Go Bootcamp Sandy Culver

8:20-9:20 AM Moving with Weights Marianne Nicolosi
  9:40-11 AM Jazz Dance Julie Burman Kaplan
Friday


Saturday


Sunday 8:15-9:00 AM Row & Go Interval Training (9/10-12/17) Sandy Culver

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

 

Class Descriptions

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. 
  • Row & Go Bootcamp: This high energy circuit training class uses rowing machines and a unique format for a full-body workout. First time rowing? No worries, we will teach you proper form.
  • Row & Go Interval Training: 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.
  • Rowga Bootcamp: This unique class starts with intense rowing intervals and ends with relaxing yoga! Short on time? Just come for the first or second half. For those with more time and an adventurous spirit, stay for both sessions. No experience in either discipline necessary.
  • Ballet with Strength and Stretch: In this combined class, we bring together technique, anatomical strengthening / understanding, and release. While using element of ballet from barre and center, we focus on building one's knowledge of their own bone and muscular structure to develop their authentic power and range. This class also incorporates release techniques to broaden flexibility and encourage both a peaceful physical and mental self. Abs and core work are included.
  • Musical Theatre Dance: Hamilton, Fosse, Singing in the Rain... dance to your favorite Broadway tunes during our high-energy aerobic class! Learn the choreography to musical numbers with styles ranging from old school jazz to modern contemporary and hip hop! Prior dance experience is recommended; singing is always welcome!
  • Jazz Dance: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.
  • Park Fitness at Shelton Park: Enjoy the great outdoors as our instructors utilize the park space and fitness equipment to provide circuit training, strength, and cardio exercises.
  • Paddleboard Yoga: Enjoy the early morning waters of Lake Michigan with awakening, yet powerful postures to prepare you for the day! Join us for a morning yoga paddle along the beautiful shorelines of Glencoe, Winnetka, and Highland Park. Each hour long classs is led by certified yoga instructor Steph Metz. 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.
  • Paddleboard Fitness: We will focus on repetitive strokes and core exercises on our paddle boards. Each hour class is led by certified yoga instructor, Steph Metz. 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.

Yoga

  • Hatha Yoga: Increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility. Classes teach the basic yoga poses, which are adapted for your level.
  • Chair Yoga: Stretch, breathe, improve your balance and stamina, and feel more alive in your body!  In this gentle yoga class, we will explore yoga postures using a chair for support.  Students will be shown how to do each pose safely and effectively, with modifications if necessary.  This is a great way to enjoy the benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor.
  • Balance Board Yoga: This class is a fun, challenging, yet accessible Vinyasa style class. Practice a straight forward, well rounded flow that incorporates use of balance boards. Learn to move from the center of the body to strengthen your core. Find better balance, greater range of movement and get ready for stand-up paddle boarding this summer at Glencoe Beach! Class size is limited - early arrival is recommended.
  • Beginner Series Yoga with Reach 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. 
  • Beginner Series Yoga II with Reach Yoga: The Beginner Series II is geared towards students who have either taken the Beginner Series I or have basic yoga experience. In a small group setting, you will learn variations on basic poses as well as intermediate poses and transitions. The series is a four week format covering a range of poses covering a range of poses and areas of the body with plenty of time for questions and individual instruction. Approach your practice with more confidence, grace, strength and balance.