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 rowing and paddleboard yoga. Start your fitness routine today or add in a new class or two to spice up your regular workout! Attendees must be 18 and older.
To participate in Glencoe Park District fitness classes, patrons can attend by either purchasing a punch pass, paying a drop-in fee, or registering in-advance.
Moving with Weights with Marianne Nicolosi
Age 18+, Tuesdays, 8/3-8/31, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center, $100/110, 117703-09
Age 18+, Thursdays, 8/5-9/2, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center, $100/110, 117703-10
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 boosts upper and lower body strength and burns calories.
Broadway & Beyond Dance with Monica O’Connor
Age 18+, Wednesdays, 9-10:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio, Drop-In/Punch Card
Let’s dance! A fabulous, invigorating dance class with music from all genres, including pop, rock, Latin, Broadway, and even a little hip hop! You will learn a new dance combination every few classes along with stretching, toning, and strength training. Some dance familiarity is recommended but not required. It will be the most fun you’ve ever had on a Tuesday morning!
Row & Go Interval with Sandy Culver
Age 18+, Tuesdays, 8/10-8/31, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center, $80/88, 117705-07
Instructors 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.
Rowing, Resistance, & Rolling with Sandy Culver
Age 18+, Thursdays, 8/12-9/2, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center, $80/88, 117705-08
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! Bring a mat and water bottle. We'll supply the foam rollers but you're welcome to bring your own. No Class: 8/19
Pilates Yoga Fusion with Silvia Strazzarino
Age 18+, Thursdays, 8/5-9/2, 10:30-11:30 AM, Lakefront Park, $100/110, 117709-05
This all-levels practice adds the benefits of yoga to Pilates mat work. Building core strength with classic Pilates sequences, short yoga moments are incorporated to add flexibility and mobility. Added challenges are shared for those who want a more challenging workout.
Jazz Dance with Julie Kaplan
Age 18+, Thursdays, 10-11:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio, Drop-In/Punch Card
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 Yoga with Silvia Strazzarino
Age 18+, Fridays, 8/6-9/3, 8:30-9:30 AM, Lakefront Park, $100/110, 117708-05
This class is for all levels where, while flowing, we could either slow down or build the stamina up a notch with more challenging options. Options for extra challenges or to tone it down! No drop-ins allowed. Must pre-register.
Zumba with Melissa Kerpel
Age 18+, Saturdays, 6/5-8/28, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Back Parking Lot, $10, 117711
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Zumba participants achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got Zumba!
Burn by the Beach with Heather Wojteczko
Age 18+, Saturdays, 5/22-7/31, 8:30-9:30 AM, Lakefront Park/Glencoe Beach, $15 per class, 117706
Join Heather Wojteczko, a nationally certified Personal Trainer and Glencoe resident, for an hour long class at Glencoe's picturesque lakefront park. Class will incorporate resistance training, cardiovascular training, as well as body weight work... everything you need to really feel the burn! Please come prepared with a mat, water bottle, and towel. Modifications will make this class accessible and successful for all ages and fitness levels.
Sunrise Yoga with Steve Franks
Age 18+, Sundays, 7/11-9/5, 8:30-9:30 AM, Glencoe Beach, $20/22 per class, 117716
Age 18+, Tuesdays, 7/13-8/31, 6:45-7:45 AM, Glencoe Beach, $20/22 per class, 117716
Join Steve Franks for an hour-long dynamic flow at our beautiful lakefront. Soothing music will help guide participants as we link movement and breath. Searching for rough edges and learning to soften both physically and mentally is the ultimate goal of this community practice. This class will meet down near the Glencoe Beach Trellis and Bath House.