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9300 Weber Park Pl.
Skokie, IL 60077 Get Directions


847-674-1500, ext. 2600


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. 


Monday–Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
​Saturday & Sunday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 19: Open 7-11 a.m. on the Juneteenth federal holiday.

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

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

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Fitness First Membership Rates (effective May 1, 2024)
  Initiation Monthly Yearly
    Resident Non-Resident Resident Non-Resident
Individual $40 $40 $49 $410 $513
Couple $70 $60 $74 $617 $772
Family (5 max) $70 $88 $110 $920 $1,151
Junior or Senior $40 $33 $39 $307 $384
Senior Couple $70 $46 $56 $484 $606

Flex Pass Memberships
  1 day  1 week  1 month 3 months
Resident/non-resident $16/$20 $70/$88 $150/$188 $225/$281
  • Includes use of locker rooms, Fitness First and track
Class Pass Memberships
  1 class 5 classes 10 classes
Resident/non-resident $12/$15 $50/$65 $80/$110
  • Class passes are for entry into classes only and do not include access to Fitness First or the track.

View all membership rates here.

Payment Options

Payment options include a one-time annual fee or monthly billing. Monthly billing is charged via Electronic 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.


Please allow two business days to process forms.

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

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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 paid 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.

Classes requiring reservations
Click here to make a Group Exercise or Live Stream class reservation.

Classes requiring registration
Click here to register for Mat Pilates classes
Click here to register for Body By Harv

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  Member  Non-Member
30 minutes $42 $54
5 30-minute sessions $193 $242
60 minutes $60 $75
5 60-minute sessions $271 $339
90 minutes $76 $96
5 90-minute sessions $344 $430


To purchase, click here. To schedule call Miriam Reich, CMT, LMT at (630) 726-4053.

Pilates First is a Pilates studio located 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.

To purchase, click here. To schedule please email Kathy Corrigan at or call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2603.

  Member Non-Member
Initial Consultation $23 $23
Single Solo Session $65 $80
5-pack solo $300 $376
1 Two-Person Session $87 $109
5-pack Two-Person $382 $478
1 Three-Person Session $98 $124
5-pack Three-Person  $458 $573
1 Four-Person Session $110 $138
5-pack Four-Person $503 $629


Health Club Guidelines:

• All Fitness First Users and group fitness attendees must have a valid Fitness First Membership or daily pass. 

• Membership and daily passes may be obtained at the Weber Leisure Center customer service desk.

• Children younger than 11-years-old are not allowed in the fitness area or member-only locker rooms. There is a family changing room located off the gym lobby.

• Children 11- to 13-years-old may use the fitness center under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. The parent/guardian must remain by the side of the child the entire time they are on the fitness floor.

• Participants 14-years-old and older are permitted to use the fitness center without a parent or guardian.

• Only Skokie Park District personal trainers may conduct personal training, instruction, and coaching. Outside trainers are strictly prohibited.

• Appropriate athletic attire is required: shirts and closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times while utilizing the fitness area.

• Clean athletic shoes must be worn while using the equipment.

• Only water and sports drinks are permitted in the fitness area. No glass containers.

• Wipe down cardio machines and strength equipment before and after use with provided wipes.

• Spitting on the floor or in the water fountain is not permitted.

• Please put weights, mats, tubes, balls, etc., back when you are done using them.

• Limit your time on cardiovascular equipment to 30 minutes during busy times.

• The use of chalk is not allowed.

• Use collars on all barbells at all times to secure weights.

• Dropping of dumbbells or weights is not permitted.

• When using plate-loaded machines or barbells you must return weight plates to racks.

• When utilizing free weights and circuit training equipment, do not monopolize equipment. Between sets allow other members to use the equipment.

• For safety reasons, personal items, bags, and other items are to be stored in lockers only and not on the fitness floor. Please ensure the locker is locked prior to exiting the locker room.

• Abusive language, profanity, attempted confrontation or physical confrontation is not permitted and may result in immediate expulsion, suspension, or banishment from the facility.

• No personal items may be left in lockers overnight. Any remaining contents will be emptied and disposed of.

• Cell phone use is not permitted while using the equipment. You may be asked to refrain from using your cell phone if your safety is jeopardized or if you are disrupting others.

• Cell phones may not be used for video calls, videos, or photos in locker rooms.

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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 (effective beginning May 1, 2024)

  Member Non-Member
1/2-hour $37 $46
5 sessions $162 $203
1-hour $48 $60
5 sessions $216 $271
1 hour (couple) $72 $91
5 sessions 1-hour (couple)  $326 $407

Janis Argianas

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified in Group Fitness, NASM Certified Senior Fitness Specialist

Related Experience
Janis has worked as a fitness trainer for 38 years, largely 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 baking and gardening.


KC Bleuher

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


Bernardo Bonoan, MS, NSCA-CSCS

Master's degree in exercise science, bachelor's degree in physical education.
Related Experience
Strength and conditioning coach since 2006 for three high school boys’ basketball teams, two professional basketball teams, two collegiate teams, and University of the Philippines Women's Volleyball Team. Adjunct Faculty, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, 2010-16; Bernie also taught collegiate physical education.  
National Strength and Conditioning Association certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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

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.

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

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

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's favorite activity is bicycling. She is gearing up for the 50th Anniversary of RAGBRAI, this year's ride is 500 miles. She is a former runner and worked and volunteered for CARA. Kathie enjoys reading and volunteering as an usher for the Saints, as well as gardening and taking care of the flower beds around her condo building.