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, and state-of-the-art fitness center. 

Hours
Monday–Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
​Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

"How to" make a class reservation.

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

info-icon2 Jennie Bever at JBever@SkokieParks.org
 

Features

  • 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

Memberships

Fitness First Membership Rates
  Initiation Monthly Yearly
    Resident Non-Resident Resident Non-Resident
Individual $40 $38 $46 $386 $484
Couple $70 $57 $70 $582 $728
Family (5 max) $70 $83 $104 $867 $1,085
Junior or Senior $40 $31 $37 $289 $362
Senior Couple $70 $43 $53 $456 $571

 

Flex Pass Memberships
  1 visit 5 visits 10 visits 1 week 1 month 3 months
Resident/non-resident $16/$19 $72/$91 $124/$155 $31/$39 $67/$83 $151/$190

 

Payment Options

Payment options include a one-time annual fee or monthly billing. Monthly billing is charged via Eletronic Funds Transfer (EFT) through either a credit card or bank account.

Membership Notes

  • Upon application submission, you will be contacted by our Fitness Center Manager
  • All Skokie Residents will be required to show proof of residency prior to being issued a membership
  • You must be 18 years or older to complete and sign Membership Application. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a guardian complete the application on their behalf.
  • Short-term memberships must run consecutively
  • All members must be 11 years of age or older. Youth 11-13 must be accompanied by an adult member when using Fitness First. They must be part of a Family or Couple Membership.
  • Junior Membership are for ages 14–17
  • Senior Membership are for ages 60
  • Membership cancellations, renewals, holds or extensions must submit a Pass Modification and Renewal Form.

CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIP FORM

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Please allow two business days to process forms.

Membership Modifications (Holds, Extensions, Cancellations, Renewals & Reactivations)

CLICK HERE FOR MODIFICATION FORM

 

Members MUST complete a Pass Modification and Renewal Form by clicking here. Please allow two business days to process forms.

Membership Extensions and Hold Notes

  • Holds cannot be less than 1 month and cannot be more than 3 months. Membership billing will resume automatically.
  • Memberships can still expire while on hold, however, upon the member's return, the membership will be reactivated from the date of return for the length of any unused time.
  • All family and couple members must maintain the same expiration dates.
  • Short term memberships are not eligible for holds.

Member Cancellations

  • Memberships may be cancelled at any time after the first two months of membership or a two-month minimum charge will be assessed. 
  • Your monthly EFT deduction will stop, or a prorated refund will be processed (for pain in full passes only) effective from the date of notification. 
  • There will be no refunds issued for unused months which were previously billed. The current month will be billed if the facility was utilized during that month.
  • Refunds will not be honored for expired passes.

Group Fitness Classes

For Members Only:
Reservations are required for in-person and virtual exercise classes. Click here.

"How to" make a 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.

Rates:

  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! 
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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


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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 $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

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 certified 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.

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Bernardo Bonoan, MS, NSCA-CSCS

Education
Master's degree in sports science and bachelor's degree in physical education, 2006 to 2017.
Related Experience
Strength and conditioning coach since 2006. Handled three high school boys’ basketball teams, two professional basketball teams, and two collegiate teams. Bernie also taught collegiate physical education.
Certifications
National Strength and Conditioning Association certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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.

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Leah Friedman

Education
Bachelor's degree in Recreation & Leisure Management and Health Education, Northeastern Illinois University
Certifications
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.
Hobbies
Playing drums, kayaking,  pickleball, hiking, writing, cross country skiing, and chillaxing with friends and family.

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Cynthia Gualberto

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.

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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