FITNESS FIRST OFFERINGS

Fitness First logoWe are open and accepting new members! Here is a list of our current offerings:

  • 90-minute work out time blocks
  • ‘Mask Required’ for all time blocks
  • Livestream classes
  • On Demand classes
  • 1-to-1 Personal Training

We are open with significantly reduced class and facility capacities to minimize congestion in common areas and to maintain social distancing recommendations set forth by the CDC and the State of Illinois. Since members are required to book a reservation ahead of time, we can control the number of members and staff present in our building at any given time. 

Livestream Classes 

NEW!  Classes will be offered via live stream. This means that the instructor is teaching in real time online and you can work out with them from your own home. Live stream classes will also require registration through the Park District website. Members CLICK HERE to reserve your spot. Deadlines to register may apply due to meeting class minimums.  

On Demand Classes 

NEW! On Demand class videos are available to rent for $3 through the Fitness First website. Videos make it possible for you to work out at any day and time of your choosing. The rental fee allows you to use the video for 48 hours.  

In-Person Classes

Group Exercise Classes are also offered in-person at the Weber Center for fitness members. Reservations are required to attend these classes. A full list of classes, as well as the reservation capability can be found here. Class sizes will be kept to 10 or less. Masks are required to be worn at all times. Deadlines to register may apply due to meeting class minimums.  

MEMBERSHIPS 

Monthly Memberships 

Fitness First monthly memberships were re-activated on June 26. Auto-debit will be processed on the first business day of the month for that month. The next billing will be on Monday, August 3 for the month of August.  

Yearly Memberships  

Yearly memberships were re-activated on June 26 and will receive a 15-week extension to their memberships. The 15-week extension is the entire time Fitness First was not open because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Virtual Memberships 

If you are not ready to return to Fitness First but are missing your workout, check out our new Virtual Fitness Membership and stay connected to your Fitness First family!
 
  • $27 per month or $300 full year
  • No initiation fee
  • Up to six Live Stream classes per day, seven days a week
  • Easy as 1-2-3:
    1. Make a reservation  2. Receive a Zoom link via email  3. Join the live stream class! See reservation calendar of Live Stream classes here. 
  • Access to our entire line of On Demand classes, 4-5 new classes each week. Check out our current library here. 
  • One online Small Group Training per month with one of our personal trainers (more than $100 value)
  • Easy membership set-up
To purchase this membership or for questions, please call Jennie Bever, Fitness Manager, at (847) 929-8510 or the Weber Center front desk (847) 674-1500, ext. 3500.
 

Renew Yearly Membership 

We are happy to assist you with renewing your yearly membership. Contact us at (847) 674-1500, ext. 3500 or email Jennie Bever at JBever@skokieparks.org. Please be sure to renew your membership prior to reserving a workout time block or group exercise class. 

Membership Hold or Cancellation 

We understand that you may not be prepared to return to the fitness center at this time. You have the option of putting your membership on hold or cancelling altogether. Please contact Jennie Bever at JBever@skokieparks.org

WINTER HOURS 

The hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. 

WORK OUT AT FITNESS FIRST  

Reservations are now required! CLICK HERE to view the calendar and to reserve your spot in a designated time slot. To reserve click on “Sign Up” on the desired time slot labeled “Fitness Center.”  

Step 1: Book your reservation online 

Step 2: Bring a towel and water bottle with you 

Step 3: Wear a face mask at all times

Step 4: Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your start time 

Step 5: Enter at the main entrance and check-in with staff  

Step 6: Keep social distance of 6 ft at all time 

Step 7: Wipe down equipment before and after use 

Step 8: Enjoy your workout!  

COVID-19 SELF SCREENING 

Do NOT come to the fitness center if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including frequent coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell. Please stay home to comply with CDC guidelines. 

Cancellation Policy 

If you are unable to attend your reservation, cancellation is required. Members are encouraged to cancel no less than 8 hours prior to your reservation start time to allow spots to open for other members.  

Cancellations for group fitness classes and fitness center time blocks can be accomplished by going back into the schedule and clicking on the sign-up icon again, this will give you the option to cancel. 

Group exercise classes will be cancelled if the minimum number of participants to run the class is not met. All enrolled participants should check emails prior to their scheduled classes for cancellation notifications.  

WORKOUTS DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE CROSS-CONTAMINATION 

Schedule Modifications and Cleaning 

A full 30 minutes has been designated for cleaning between reservations in the fitness center and group exercise classes. Notably, the facility will be completely emptied between groups to enable staff to clean and disinfect with CDC and EPA approved agents.  

Arrival and Departure 

When you arrive for your reservation, please come to the main entrance of the Weber Center with a face mask/covering. Please do not congregate and maintain 6 feet distance. Staff will let members into the building for check-in 15 minutes prior to the reservation. Only active members with a reservation will be allowed access to Fitness First and group exercise classes.  

The Weber Center is closed to the public and all other doors are locked. If you arrive earlier than 15 minutes, you will be required to wait outside of the main entrance. Late arrivals will be allowed in for their reservation, however the time block will not be extended.  

Once your 90-minute workout time slot or class has ended, you will be required to exit the building from the Fitness First free weight exit. Staff will escort members to the designated exit. The entrance and exit procedures are in place so customers do not encounter others unnecessarily. 

Equipment 

During fitness center time blocks, participants will be asked to maintain a 6 foot distance from one another while working out on the floor. Certain equipment will be ‘out of service’ to assist with social distancing guidelines. 

Equipment used during workout time slots and classes will need to be sanitized before and after use by members. It has always been an encouraged practice; however, members are now required to wipe down every piece of equipment they’ve used with the provided disinfecting wipes. We want to ensure the fitness center is safe for everyone and we appreciate your help in these efforts. 

MEMBER PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) 

Face masks/coverings are required upon arrival, departure, while using restrooms and hallways, and while exercising. Please maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and others if you arrive early and are waiting to begin your workout. Additional rules: 

  • A face covering is REQUIRED at all times in the Fitness Center and in the Weber Leisure Center
  • 6-feet social distance is REQUIRED at all times.

STAFF PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) 

Staff will wear face masks while working and will wear latex-free disposable gloves any time they engage in cleaning and/or disinfecting protocols. Staff will regularly hand-wash and use hand sanitizer throughout their shifts.  

AMENITIES NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME 

  • Showers 
  • Saunas 
  • Steam rooms 
  • Towel service 
  • Drinking fountain 

AMENITIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME 

  • Locker Rooms
  • Open Gym
  • Restrooms located outside the Fitness First entrance 
  • Lockers located outside locker rooms and in hallways 
  • Water bottle refilling stations 

1-to-1 PERSONAL TRAINING 

How to Book  
Click HERE  for Personal Training sessions and packages.  

Please watch this short video which guides you through purchasing and booking training sessions and packages. Click VIDEO

If you need further assistance, your Personal Trainer or the Fitness First Manager can help guide you through this process. Please contact Jennie Bever at jbever@skokieparks.org or  your trainer if needed.  

In order to cancel a Personal Training session, you will need to go to your confirmation email and click on the red cancel button in the email. You are also able to reschedule your sessions from this email by clicking on the green button.  

Tickets Remaining vs. Booking Online  

If you have remaining personal training tickets on your account, you will be able to use them prior to purchasing sessions online. Please let your Personal Trainer know that you still have tickets on your account and they will set up a training session with you. To check how many tickets you still have, contact (847) 674-1500, ext. 3500 or email Jennie Bever at jbever@skokieparks.org no less than 48 hours prior to your personal training session. 

Guidelines During Personal Training Sessions 

Trainers are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment and will be limiting hands-on adjustments as much as possible. Additional cleaning measures will be in place following the use of all equipment. 

Virtual Personal Training  

If you are not comfortable coming into Fitness First to train at this time, we also have Virtual Training available at the same price point as in-person training. Personal trainers can schedule a session during which they train you on a device of your choosing (e.g. laptop, phone, tablet) from the safety of your own home. Please ask your trainer or email Jennifer Bever at jbever@skokieparks.org for more information about setting up a virtual training session. 

 

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