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Fitness Programs

Sign up to try a free class this December before the winter session begins


Preschool (3Y-5Y)

NEW! 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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Preschool & Youth (4Y-9Y)

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.
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Teens (13Y-18Y)

NEW! 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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Teens & Adults (16Y & up)

NEW! Hit It!® Kickbox II
Work up a sweat and burn fat doing a variety of cardio and strength-training. Equipment including steps, hand weights, resistance bands and stability balls are used to get the heart rate up, the muscles working and the calories burning. Great for all levels.
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Insanity®
The same mind blowing, home DVD workout now available in a group class setting! The secret to the mind-blowing INSANITY workout results: MAX Interval Training. Shaun T took traditional interval training and flipped it on its head-you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest. Each INSANITY workout keeps you constantly challenged as you alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals performed at your MAX. This class will leave you breathless, sweaty and feeling fabulous! Bring a towel and be prepared to sweat! 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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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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Tai Chi Exercise
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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Turbo Kick®
Ready to punch, kick and burn those calories!! Turbo Kick is the evolution of kick boxing. This action-packed, super fun class allows participants of any fitness levele to custom tailor their workout. You'll experience a total body workout including cardio kick boxing, dance, core and leg strengthening, adbominal work, and yoga cool down. Easy to follow choreography set to today's hottest music. It only takes one class and you'll be a Turbo Kick fanatic! Please bring a towel and/or yoga mat to class. 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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NEW! Jillian Michaels' Body Shred
oin 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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Zumba® Toning
When it comes to getting in shape, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather the Toning Stick) with a class designed for more hardcore Zumba participants. It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-burning dance-fitness party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast! Participants may bring their own 1-3 pound hand weights or Zumba Toning sticks may be purchased from instructor.
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Adults (18Y & up)

NEW! 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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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

Walking Club
The benefits of regular exercise are enhanced when you exercise with friends. Our group will travel on the Park District bus each week to local parks in Woodridge and the surrounding area for friendship and fitness. Please dress for the weather. We recommend wearing walking/gym shoes, sunglasses, a hat, applying sunblock and bringing plenty of water. During inclement weather, we will walk indoors at the Downers Grove Park District.
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Zumba® Gold
Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.
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Zumba® Gold Toning
The Zumba® Gold-Toning program combines the enticing world rhythms of the Zumba Gold® program with the strength-training techniques of the Zumba® Toning program, creating an easy-to-follow, health-boosting dance-fitness program for the active older adult as well as beginners. Students who wish to integrate the added benefits of strength training with the exhilarating experience of the Zumba fitness-party will enjoy the Zumba Gold-Toning program. 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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