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9300 Weber Park Pl.
Skokie, IL 60077 Get Directions


847-674-1500, ext. 2600

Info & Events

We are open and accepting new members!

Memberships, COVID-19 guidelines and more.

Masks are required at all times.

Open Monday–Friday
6-7:30 a.m.
8-9:30 a.m.
10-11:30 a.m.
12-1:30 p.m.
2-3:30 p.m.
4-5:30 p.m.
6-7:30 p.m.

Open Saturday & Sunday
7-8:30 a.m.
9-10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.
3-4:30 p.m.
5-6:30 p.m.

Reservations are required for in-person and virtual exercise classes.
Click here.

"How to" make a class reservation.
Virtual Memberships
Our fantastic Membership Rates!

Click here for Skokie Park District COVID-19 general guidelines and the status of all facilities and parks.


Located at the Weber Leisure Center, Fitness First is not your run-of-the-mill community center health club, rather a fully-equipped, and state-of-the-art fitness center. 

Fitness First includes:

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical Trainers
  • Stair Climbers
  • NuSteps
  • Upright & Recumbent Bikes
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Full Line of Strength Equipment
  • Rowing Machines
  • Pilates Reformer Studio
  • Free Weights
  • Schwinn Spin Studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Running Track
  • Variety of Group Exercise Classes

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  • Babysitting -- temporarily closed
  • Cardiovascular & Weight Machines
  • Certified Personal Trainers
  • Free Weight Equipment
  • Gymnasium
  • Individual Cardio Theater Televisions
  • Indoor Track
  • Massage Therapists
  • Parking
  • Pilates First! Reformer
  • Spinning Studio
  • Three-lane Indoor Track
  • Vending Areas

Group Fitness Classes

For Members Only:
Click here to make a Group Exercise or Live Stream class reservation.

Click here for On Demand group exercise classes
Click here for Personal Training sessions & packages
Click here for Mat Pilates classes

Massage Therapy

A professional massage can do you a world of good. Research continues to show the enormous benefits of massage therapy, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you will remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for massage therapy at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.


  Member  Non-Member
30 minutes $40 $50
5 30-minute sessions $182 $228
60 minutes $57  $71
5 60-minute $255 $319
90 minutes $72 $90
5 90-minute sessions $324 $405


For an appointment call Miriam Reich, CMT, LMT at (630) 726-4053.

Pilates First!

The Pilates studio is open! Click here to purchase sessions and packages.
For further information and COVID-19 guidelines, contact (847) 674-1500, ext. 2603.

Pilates First is a Pilates studio based at the Weber Leisure Center. Pilates is designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health using specially designed equipment. Pilates First is equipped with 3 reformers, 2 half cadillacs, a chair and arcs. Pilates is safe, low impact and appropriate for all ages. Sessions are one hour and utilize all apparatus providing a unique full body workout.

  Member Non-Member
Initial Consultation $21 $26
Single Solo Session $61 $76
5-pack solo $283 $354
1 Two-Person Session $82 $103
5-pack Two-Person $360 $450
1 Three-Person Session $93 $116
5-pack Three-Person  $432 $540
1 Four-Person Session $104 $130
5-pack Four-Person $474 $593

Call for an appointment today. (847) 674-1500, ext. 2603.

Personal Trainers

During the COVID-19 closure of Fitness First, please click here to choose and purchase personal training sessions.

If you are new to exercise, a personal trainer is a must. Even if you are experienced, the presence of a second, more qualified eye will ensure that you are performing the exercises correctly and efficiently. Many people who are self-taught end up developing bad habits or worse, getting hurt. Your trainer can prescribe an exercise regimen that will minimize how long and how often you train. Great trainers have been in your shoes and know what it takes to awaken your motivation and create the mindset that you need to succeed. Your personal trainer will hold you accountable for your actions and your results. He or she can also offer support when life’s challenges threaten your progress and you need a coach to get you through the tough spots.


  Member Non-Member
1/2 hour $35 $44
5 sessions $153 $191
1 hour $45 $56
5 sessions $204 $255
1 hour (couple) $68 $85
1 hour (group of 3–5)  $103 $129
Janis Argianas

Janis Argianas

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified in Group Fitness
Related Experience
Janis has worked in fitness for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience as an instructor, having taught classes in aerobics, step, strength training, core and yoga as well as classes geared specifically towards seniors.
In her spare time, Janis enjoys playing with her grandchildren and gardening.

KC Bleuher

KC Bleuher

Bachelor’s degree in business, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Ill.
AFAA certied personal trainer and AFAA group tness instructor, body pump, Pilates, spin, pelvicore, RIPPED, WERQ, Zumba, aqua aerobics, working with people with disabilities, Red Cross certified in CPR & AED.
Related Experience
KC has been teaching group fitness since 2009. She specializes in toning and building core strength. She has worked with adults, children and adults with special needs.
KC enjoys swimming, dancing, cooking and gardening, and loves spending time with family and friends.

Charlotte Carter

Charlotte Carter

Bachelor's degree in education, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale and Northeastern Illinois University—Chicago
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness instruction, Les Mills Body Pump, RIPPED, CPR & First Aid
Related Experience
14 years of group fitness experience and work as a group fitness coordinator.
Work hard and play hard!

Kathy Corrigan

Kathy Corrigan

Bachelor's degree in psychology, Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
AFAA Aerobics/Group Exercise, AFAA Personal Trainer/Fitness, Balanced Body/Polestar Pilates Mat (roller and ring), Johnny G. Spinning Instructor
Related Experience
Kathy has also taught gymnastics, youth fitness and sports here at the Skokie Park District.
Kathy enjoys biking, ice skating, cooking, and reading.

Harvey Edelstein

Harvey Edelstein

Two years coursework in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
ISSA Certifications
Personal Trainer, Fitness Therapy, Specialist in Adaptive Fitness, Golf Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults, Specialist in Performance Nutrition
Related Experience
Harvey is a retired marine and has been the personal training coordinator at Fitness First since 1995.
Harvey enjoys weight lifting, reading, movies and listening to the oldies.

Kayvon Esteghamat

Kayvon Esteghamat

Bachelor's degree in Community Health and Wellness, Northeastern Illinois University
NCEP Certified Personal Trainer, IHSA Certified Coach
Related Experience
Kayvon has competed in wrestling, gymnastics, and soccer. He has also coached wrestling and gymnastics at the high school level. He specializes in sports specific training with an emphasis on wrestling and gymnastics.
Kayvon promotes an active and healthy lifestyle both professionally and personally. During his free time, he enjoys working out, dancing, participating in wrestling and gymnastics for recreation, and doing obstacle course runs.

Cynthia Alog

Leah Friedman

Bachelor's degree in Recreation & Leisure Management and Health Education, Northeastern Illinois University
ACE Personal Training, Group Exercise Instruction,CPR & First Aid, METI Medical Exercise Specialist 
Related Experience
Started group instruction and training in 1988. Worked in corporate, commercial military, geriatric, resorts, community centers, and not-for-profit fitness facilities both in the USA and Israel.
Playing drums, kayaking,  pickleball, hiking, writing, cross country skiing, and chillaxing with friends and family.

Cynthia Alog

Cynthia Gualberto

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Related Experience
Cynthia is a powerlifter who has competed in multiple federations. She has also coached volleyball teams at the high school level.
Cynthia enjoys playing all kinds of sports, lifting weights, and spending time with her family.

Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy

Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Northwestern University — Evanston Master of Science degree in Educational Administration, National College of Education — Evanston
Certified Personal Trainer, National Council of Strength and Fitness
Related Experience
Jerry has been a personal trainer here at Fitness First since 2003.
Jerry enjoys reading, biking, walking, coaching, researching holistic approaches to wellness and spending quality time with his wife, Susie and daughter, Grace.

Kathie Peterson

Kathie Peterson

Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition, Mankato State University — Mankato, Minnesota
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Related Experience
Kathie has worked at Fitness First since 2000 with a variety of clients.
Kathie enjoys bird watching, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.