Parent & Child (1-12 months)
Yoga for Mom & Baby.
This class is to help moms get back in shape, meet new moms and enjoy close and meaningful interaction 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.
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 and Darien Park Districts.
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.
Teens & Adults (16Y & up)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adults (18Y & up)
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
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, connective tissue 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.
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.
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.
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.
Forget everything you know about ‘step.’ Introducing ZUMBA Step: All of the Step toning and strengthening for your legs and glutes. All of the Zumba® fitness-party fun you love. This is a cooperative program with the Lisle Park District.