personal trainer

Address

9300 Weber Park Pl.
Skokie, IL 60077 Get Directions

Phone

847-674-1500, ext. 2600


Info & Events

Located at the Weber Leisure Center, Fitness First is not your run-of-the-mill community center health club, rather a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center that includes:
 
  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical Trainers
  • Stair Climbers
  • NuSteps
  • Upright & Recumbent Bikes
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Full Line of Strength Equipment
  • Rowing Machines
  • Pliates Reformer Studio
  • Free Weights
  • Sauna
  • Schwinn Spin Studio
  • Kids First babysitting
  • Gymnasium
  • Running Track
  • Variety of Group Exercise Classes

Our fantastic Membership Rates!

 

Hours

Monday–Friday: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.

info-icon2 Jennie Bever at JBever@SkokieParks.org

Features

  • Babysitting
  • Cardiovascular & Weight Machines
  • Certified Personal Trainers
  • Free Weight Equipment
  • Gymnasium
  • Individual Cardio Theater Televisions
  • Indoor Track
  • Massage Therapists
  • Members-only Locker Rooms
  • Parking
  • Pilates First! Reformer
  • Sauna
  • Spinning Studio
  • Three-lane Indoor Track
  • Towel Service​
  • Vending Areas

Group Fitness Classes

Click here for a Fitness First Group Exercise class calendar.

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.

Rates:

  Member  Non-Member
30 minutes $39 $45
5 30-minute sessions $177 $197
60 minutes $55  $65
5 60-minute $248 $293
90 minutes $70 $80
5 90-minute sessions $315 $360

 

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

Pilates First!

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 $20 $20
Single Solo Session $60 $72
5-pack solo $275 $330
1 Two-Person Session $40/person $48/person
5-pack Two-Person $175/person $210/person
1 Three-Person Session $30/person $38/person
5-pack Three-Person $140/person $183/person

 

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

Personal Trainers

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.

Rates

  Member Non-Member
1/2 hour $34 $39
5 sessions $149 $174
1 hour $44 $55
5 sessions $198 $248
1 hour (couple) $66 $82
5 sessions $298 $373
Cynthia Alog

Cynthia Alog

Education
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.
Hobbies
Cynthia enjoys playing all kinds of sports, lifting weights, and spending time with her family

Janis Argianas

Janis Argianas

Certifications
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.
Hobbies
In her spare time, Janis enjoys playing with her grandchildren and gardening.

KC Bleuher

KC Bleuher

Education
Bachelor’s degree in business, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Ill.
Certications
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.
Hobbies
KC enjoys swimming, dancing, cooking and gardening, and loves spending time with family and friends.

Charlotte Carter

Charlotte Carter

Education
Bachelor's degree in education, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale and Northeastern Illinois University—Chicago
Certifications
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.
Hobbies
Work hard and play hard!

Kathy Corrigan

Kathy Corrigan

Education
Bachelor's degree in psychology, Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
Certifications
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.
Hobbies
Kathy enjoys biking, ice skating, cooking, and reading.

Harvey Edelstein

Harvey Edelstein

Education
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.
Hobbies
Harvey enjoys weight lifting, reading, movies and listening to the oldies.

Kayvon Esteghamat

Kayvon Esteghamat

Education
Bachelor's degree in Community Health and Wellness, Northeastern Illinois University
Certifications
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.
Interests
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.

Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy

Education
Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Northwestern University — Evanston Master of Science degree in Educational Administration, National College of Education — Evanston
Certifications
Certified Personal Trainer, National Council of Strength and Fitness
Related Experience
Jerry has been a personal trainer here at Fitness First since 2003.
Hobbies
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

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

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