Adult 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 rowing and paddleboard yoga. Start your fitness routine today or add in a new class or two to spice up your regular workout! Classes will be held outside. Attendees must be 18 and older.

To participate in Glencoe Park District fitness classes, patrons must register in advance. No drop-in allowed. 

July Classes

Pilates Fusion with Silvia Shaw

An all levels practice adding the benefits of yoga to Pilates mat work. Working around core strength with classic Pilates sequences, we will move to short yoga moments to add flexibility and mobility. Exercise the body from the core outwards, with added challenges for those who so desire.



A varied yoga practice helping to link movement and breathing through short sequences, offering variations for all practice levels. A varied mix of nationalities and sometimes instructions repeated in Spanish, Italian, and beyond. All Levels welcome.


Cardio Kickboxing with Karen Campion

This fun, high-energy workout focuses on a full range of motion and core strength by utilizing kickboxing techniques. This easy-to-follow class offers choreographed punches, kicks, and knee strikes while teaching proper form and burning calories.


FitRx with Karen Campion

A total body conditioning workout performed with body weight exercises and light weights. This class incorporates classic exercises for the lower and upper body by compounding the moves to get the most out of the strength of your core and balance. The class is divided into three blocks with planks/core exercises and brief cardio in between. The music and energy from your body movement make for a fun and seemingly quick workout! 


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.


Paddleboard Yoga with Steph Metz

SUP (stand up paddle) and yoga is a fun way to challenge your practice and paddle skills. Each session will involve active paddling along with strengthening and restorative yoga postures on the board. Work on your balance and core strength as you float on Lake Michigan. 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.


Row & Go Interval 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. No drop-ins allowed.


Summer Boot Camp with Sandy Culver

Start your morning at the lakefront park with a fun and challenging workout! Using the open space of the park, the bootcamp will incorporate a variety of cardio, plyometric, bodyweight, and core exercises that can be modified to all fitness levels. Bring a water bottle and mat (optional) for stretching and any core work that will otherwise be done on the grass.


WERQ with Erin Cooper

WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps, so you get the best sweat. WERQ instructors build a playlist based on trendsetting pop and hip hop music. Each week a couple new routines are introduced, so you get to WERQ the routines you know and challenge yourself with ones you’re learning. Ready to WERQ?


Zumba with Melissa Kerpel and Kate Wettergren

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!