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For more information about fitness classes, contact Adam Wohl at (847) 835-7545.

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Group 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! 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 ($22 per class), or registering in-advance. All punch cards are valid for 6 months. Seniors must be age 65 or older to receive discounted price.

Fitness Punch Card Resident Non-resident Senior Resident

Senior Non-resident

10 Punches $180 $198 $165 $180
20 Punches $320 $352 $290 $320
30 Punches $420 $462 $375 $420

Row & Go Interval with Sandy Culver Drop-in Class
  • Mondays, 4/4-5/23, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio
  • Tuesdays, 4/5-5/24, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio
  • Thursdays, 4/7-5/19, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio

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 worry - we'll teach you everything you need to know! To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, use a fitness punch pass, or register for the entire session.

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Flexible Fitness with Monica O'Connor Drop-in Class
  • Tuesdays, 9:45-10:45 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio (no class March 29)

The objectives of this class will be: Flexibility, Mobility, Stretching, Range of Motion, Strength and Stability. All accomplished with a fun and positive approach. Monica's enthusiasm for mobility is infectious! Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. The class will be 1 hour long. To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.


Broadway & Beyond Dance with Monica O'Connor Drop-in Class
  • Wednesdays, 9-10:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio (no class March 30)

Let's dance! This fabulous, invigorating dance class includes music from all genres: 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 Wednesday morning! To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.


Pilates Yoga Fusion with Silvia Strazzarino Drop-in Class
  • Thursdays, April 7-May 26, 10:30-11:30 AM, Takiff Center Community Hall

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. To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.


Not Currently Running Jazz Dance with Julie Kaplan Drop-in class
  • Thursdays, 10-11:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio

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. To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.


Tai Chi Fundamentals for All Levels with Jonathan Knipping
Registered Class
  • Wednesdays, 5/18-6/29 (No Class 6/8), 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio, $133/146, Activity 117700-02
  • Wednesdays, 7/6-8/10, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio, $133/146, Activity 117700-03

Tai Chi (Taiji) is an ancient Chinese martial art that is well known for its slow, graceful movements and has been shown to reduce stress and improve balance, coordination, and many other aspects of both physical and mental wellbeing. The Tai Chi FundamentalsTM program was developed through collaboration between a traditional Tai Chi teacher and a physical therapist. It is designed to impart the authentic essence of traditional Tai Chi in an accessible way through stages of progressive complexity. Wear comfortable clothes with light tennis shoes or slippers. Must be able to stand for 20 minutes at a time or more. To participate, you must register for the entire session.

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Burn by the Beach with Heather Wojteczko Drop-in class
  • Fridays, 5/27-7/29 (No Class 7/15), 10-11 AM, Lakefront Park, $20/class, Activity #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 dumbells, a mat, water bottle, and towel. We will provide the rest! Modifications will make this class accessible and successful for all ages and fitness levels. 

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All Levels Yoga with Silvia Strazzarino Drop-in class
  • Fridays, April 1-May 27 (No class April 15, May 13), 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Yoga Studio,

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! To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.