FITNESS FIRST OFFERINGS
We are open and accepting new members! Here is a list of our current offerings:
- 90-minute work out time blocks
- In-person group exercise classes
- ‘Mask Required’ work out time blocks and classes
- 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.
Group In-Person Classes
Group exercise classes will be offered indoors at the Weber Center and are limited to 11 or fewer participants. Reservations are required to attend a class – there are no on-site registrations. Please bring water and a towel. Deadlines to register may apply in order to meet class minimums.
CLICK HERE to see the full schedule of classes and to make a reservation. Since class sizes are limited and may fill up, please be sure to check out our livestream class list! Waitlists will be generated, and you will receive an email notification if you receive a spot in your desired class.
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.
The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 6:00 am-8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 7 am-7 pm.
WORK OUT AT FITNESS FIRST
Reservations are now required! CLICK HERE to view the calendar and to reserve your spot in a designated timeslot. 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 upon arrival
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
During fitness center time blocks, participants will be asked to maintain 6 feet 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, and while using restrooms and hallways. Please maintain 6 feet distance between you and others if you arrive early and are waiting to begin your workout. Additional rules:
- A face covering is REQUIRED while resting in between weight sets or exercises.
- A face covering is REQUIRED while walking to and from exercise equipment.
- 6-feet social distance is REQUIRED at all times.
- A face covering is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED during exertion of energy while exercising.
- A face covering is REQUIRED at all other times while in the building.
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
- Locker rooms
- Steam rooms
- Towel service
- Drinking fountain
AMENITIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
- Restrooms located outside the Fitness First entrance
- Lockers located outside locker rooms and in hallways
- Water bottle refilling stations
Locker rooms, showers, open gym and Kids First will be available soon! Please allow staff time to perfect the new procedures and cleaning protocols. We look forward to offering these services.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information about setting up a virtual training session.