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Fitness Programs


Parent & Child (1-12M)

Yoga for Mom & Baby
This class is to help moms get back in shape, meet new moms and enjoy close and meaningful interacation with their babies. Classes are organized around postpartum recovery and infant development stages. Topics covered include bonding exercises, poses for nursing and for soothing colic, benefits of yoga for postpartum depression, and poses to help your baby sleep longer, digest better, and grow stronger. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Early Childhood & Youth (4Y-9Y)

Yoga for Little Ones
The primary fitness skills that develop as a result of yoga are strength, flexibility, and balance. Yoga will help a child demonstrate and extend their own innate skills. Yoga sequences enhance concentration skills while refining motor coordination and can teach cooperative play and refine listening skills.
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Zumba® Kids Jr.
Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance 'n' play party for lil' feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4- to 9-year-olds just let loose and be themselves, little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Youth (6Y-12Y)

Yoga for Kids
Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with physical activity that is noncompetitive. Children will learn yoga poses through activities and these poses will enhance flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. It also promotes positive communication, respect, and reduces stress. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Teens & Adults (16Y & up)

Ballet for Fitness
Gain better posture, balance, strength, and flexibility through this easy to follow adult beginning ballet class. Exercises will be performed at the barre, on the floor, across the floor, and in the middle. Michelle Dawson, certified fitness instructor, will help you lift, lengthen, and tone your entire body. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Light Resistance Training
Mild resistance exercises to build strength and flexibility. All exercises can be done seated or standing. Each exercise is designed to decrease muscle soreness and inflammation in the joints and muscles. This class is taught by Jen Young, an Exercise Therapist with a Masters degree in Exercise Science and with experience teaching group exercise classes for arthritis relief. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Pilates
The Pilates method of body conditioning promotes physical harmony while providing a refreshing and energizing workout. The program focuses on the core postural muscles such as the abdomen, lower back, and hips, which help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. Please bring a mat to class.
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Pilates & Yoga Fusion
This class is for all levels. Pilates moves will strengthen your core, while deep stretches of yoga posture will improve your flexibility, health and well-being. Please bring a mat to class.
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PiYo LIVE
Pilates + Yoga + nonstop movement! PiYo LIVE combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. You'll use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves to define every muscle - big and small. But there's no time to stop and chant 'ommmm' - because you won't pose - you'll push it! This ain't your mama's yoga! we crank up the music, the speed and the fun to give you and intense, yet low-impact workout that will burn calories for a long, lean, beautiful physique. Please bring a mat to class. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Strength Training with Abs
This strength training class is designed to increase your metabolism and help with muscle endurance by lifting weights. This intense but easy to follow workout will give you a total body workout. This class is great for burning fat, and will have you feeling stronger by the end of the session. Please bring a mat to class. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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NEW! Strength Training Circuit
This strength training class is designed to increase your metabolism and help with muscle endurance by lifting weights. This intense but easy to follow workout will give you a total body workout. This class is great for burning fat, and will have you feeling stronger by the end of the session. Please bring a mat to class. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Tai Chi
Tai Chi Exercise is a Chinese ancient exercise art for health. It is a holistic exercise that can improve mind/body connection, enhance energy and improve life quality. Tai Chi exercise improves health by enhancing energy/immune functions, increasing muscle strength/endurance, improving flexibility/coordination/balance, relaxing mind/body and reducing anxiety/stress, improving circulation/breathing/digestion. For both mind and body, there is nothing like this gentle, relaxed, graceful, holistic exercise art. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Teen Yoga
Yoga for teens is a wonderful tool for developing self-esteem, concentration, and coordination as well as a great way to reduce stress and hormonal changes. Yoga prevents sports injuries, builds discipline and assists with clarity and focus for studies.
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NEW! WERQ
A fiercely fun dance fitness based on pop, rock, and hip hop music. The warm-up previews the dance steps that will be used in class and the cool down includes balance and yoga-inspired poses. Everything in between is just pure fun! Are you ready to WERQ?
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Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of times. Yin Yoga poses will allow us to work the deeper tendons, fascia and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Improved flow of energy may improve range of motion and flexibility, lengthen muscle, and improve organ health, immunity and emotional well-being. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Yoga - Sunrise or Sunset
Join us at sunrise or sunset. This health and fitness class ensures strength and flexibility for balance, poise and confidence in body and mind. By practicing yoga, you will improve posture and body alignment resulting in better circulation and nerve function. You will strengthen and tone internal organs, while relieving muscle tension or joint pain. Come and improve your quality of life! Please bring your own mat.
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Zumba®
Ditch the workout - join the party! ZUMBA has easy to follow moves and routines. Featuring 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! This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Adults (18Y & up)

Ageless Grace® for Body, Mind & Spirit
This fun and engaging chair exercise class focuses on different anti-aging techniques for lifelong comfort and ease - joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, confidence and imagination. The Ageless Grace class consists of simple exercise tools that are performed in a chair along to music while using movements that are natural, organic and playful - all while receiving a great workout! The classes can accommodate individuals with limited movement and those who use a wheel chair.
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Chair Yoga
This class is designed for those who may have mobility and/or health issues. Participants sit to do easy and gentle supported postures that are designed to improve flexibility, range of motion and breathe quality. Integrate mind and body, improve your health and overall well-being and leave class feeling relaxed and balanced. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.
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Strength & Bone Density

There is scientific evidence that shows the benefits of weight bearing exercise on bone density. We reach peak bone density in our twenties and begin to lose it in our thirties. This is especially true without proper exercise, diet and with a family history of osteoporosis. This class takes you through a wide variety of light weight bearing exercises to help you stay strong and healthy. Our instructor, Jenny Young, holds a Master degree in Exercise Science and conducted her graduate studies on the effects of exercise on bone density. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District. Register online

NEW! Zumba® Combo
Zumba Combo takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Through modified, dynamic lightweight resistance training, participants can help prevent age-related bone loss, increase muscle strength and definition, decrease body fat and improve mobility, posture, coordination and cognition.
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NEW! Zumba® Fusion
This class combines Zumba Toning, Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes, and Kickboxing and is packed with cardio and strength training while using maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm.
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