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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

Indoor Fitness Classes

 Row & Go Interval with Sandy Culver Drop-in Class
  • On hold until Fall 2023

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.

Essentrics® Aging Backwards® Apprentice Class with Monica O'Connor Drop-in Class
  • Tuesdays, 9:45-10:45 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio

“Essentrics Aging Backwards”® Essentrics dynamically combines strengthening and stretching to develop a strong, toned body with the complete ability of moving each joint and muscle freely, and with full range of motion. Monica’s positive and dynamic instruction will put a spring in your step for the rest of your life! 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

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.

Tai Chi Fundamentals for All Levels with Jonathan Knipping
Registered Class
  • Wednesdays, 4/12-5/17, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio, $133/146, Activity 117700-01
  • Wednesdays, 5/31-7/5, 11 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio, $133/146, Activity 117700-02

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 Fundamentals 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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Jazz Dance with Julie Kaplan Drop-in class
  • Thursdays, 10-11:15 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio (No class March 23 and 30)

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.

Pilates Yoga Fusion with Silvia Strazzarino Drop-in Class
  • Thursdays, 4/13-5/25, 10:30-11:30 AM, Takiff Center Yoga Studio
  • Thursdays, 6/1-8/24, 10:30-11:30 AM, Lakefront Park

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. Classes will shift to Lakefront Park during the summer months.
To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.

All Levels Yoga with Silvia Strazzarino Drop-in class
  • Fridays, 4/14-5/26, 8:30-9:30 AM, Takiff Center Yoga Studio
  • Fridays, 6/2-8/25, 8:30-9:30 AM, Glencoe Beach

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!  Classes will shift to Glencoe Beach during the summer months. To participate, you may pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.

NEW Raising the Barre with Amy Garber Drop-in class
  • Wednesdays, April 12-May 31, 9:15-10 AM, Takiff Center Yoga Studio
  • Wednesday, June 7-August 9, 9:15-10 AM, Glencoe Beach Pier
  • Fridays, April 14-August 11, 9:15-10 AM, Takiff Center Fitness Studio

Join instructor Amy Garber in this exciting one-of-a-kind class that combines sculpting barre exercises with functional fitness. The format of this low-impact class incorporates micro movements with full-range, slow stepping patterns. The focus is on building back-body muscles and functional strength. Movements are slow and purposeful. The goal is to create more balance in your body so you feel toned, better aligned and stronger in everyday life. This format is open to all fitness levels and modifications can be made for injuries. If you like barre or pilates classes, you will love this! To participate, you may register online, pay the drop-in fee, or use a fitness punch pass.

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Free! Sunrise Yoga
  • 6:30-7:30 AM, Fridays, June 16-August 25, Glencoe Beach Pier

Join us for a free sunrise yoga class on the pier at Glencoe Beach. 

Paddleboard Yoga with Stephanie Metz
  • 7:45-8:45 AM | Saturdays, June 24-August 12 | Glencoe Beach | 101801-01
  • 8:45-9:45 AM | Sundays, June 25-August 13 | Glencoe Beach | 101801-02

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. Lifejackets and Paddleboards are included.

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