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FITBLOG: TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WORKOUT

Have you ever wondered what a machine was for, how to work a particular muscle group or what the best leg workout is? Check out our FitBlog for the most current trends in fitness, health and wellness, so you can get the most out of our workout!

Mask and Vaccination Guidelines - Effective Monday, August 30, 2021

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Face Masks Required at all Gurnee Park District/FitNation Indoor Facilities and While Participating in Indoor Programs and Activities. With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Governor Pritzker has mandated that beginning Monday, August 30, all individuals age 2 and over must wear face coverings inside public buildings, regardless of vaccination st...
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July 31 FitNation Membership Offer. One Day ONLY!

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ONE DAY ONLY! JULY 31 BECOME A FIT MEMBER TO RECEIVE...$1.00 INITIATION FEE YOUR 1st MONTH FREE YOUR 13th MONTH FREEThat is 2 FREE MONTHS. A $100 membership savings! Offer available JULY 31, in-person only at FitNation Gurnee (1655 Nations Drive) or Hunt Club Community Center (920 Hunt Club Road) Members, you're invited to bring a me...
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KidNation/Childcare at FitNation Gurnee OPENS Monday, June 28.

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We're happy to announce that KidNation, our childcare facility on Nations Drive will reopen Monday June 28, 2021. KidNation/Childcare Operational Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 11:30 amSaturday - Sunday 8:00 - 11:30 am Monday - Thursday 4:30 - 8:00 pm KidNation/Childcare Access: KidNation/Childcare must be added or already a part of your member...
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NOW OPEN - Spa / Whirlpool at FitNation Gurnee on Nations Drive

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Spa / WhirlpoolWe are happy to announce that our spa / whirl pool at Nations Drive is open for use. This is effective immediately! We appreciate your continued patience and support. Additional facility updates are provided below. Saunas / Steam RoomsOpen for use to all our guests and members. KidNation / ChildcareOur childcare room w...
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Saunas and Steam Rooms OPEN Saturday, June 19 at FitNation on Nations Drive

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We are happy to announce that our saunas and steam rooms will reopen tomorrow, June 19 at 7:00am. Due to maintenance, the spa/whirlpool remains closed. Once completed, additional communication will be sent. Our childcare room will also re-open once we have secured adequate staffing. We anticipate KidNation reopening no later than the end of June. W...
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Message From Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | FitNation and Phase 5

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As you may know, the State of Illinois has entered into Phase 5 for COVID 19 mitigations. This is a very important milestone for FitNation and one that I hope we can celebrate together. As we do so, I wanted to take a moment to recognize you for all of your patience and understanding with the many changes we experienced at FitNation. From a complet...
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Open March 8, 2021 - FitNation at Hunt Club Community Center

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On behalf of the FitNation team we're happy to announce that our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Community Center will reopen on March 8, 2021. The upstairs fitness floor and indoor track is available to FitNation members and daily guests. $15 day passes are available to purchase online or in-person.  Click to buy online today! The gymnasi...
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FitNation Gurnee and Phase 4

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We are so happy that our region has entered into Phase 4 COVID Mitigation Levels and therefore we are making some adjustments to our operations. Effective February 16, the mask requirement has changed. Masks are required at all times while inside the facility. Secondly, our group exercise classes can now have up to 50 in attendance. Finally, w...
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Biking My Way Through My Bucket List

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Blog Author: FitNation Gurnee Member, George Inman |  We met up with one of our members, George, who just completed his second cross-country bike tour. Learn more about George's travelling adventures, why he chooses to train at FitNation Gurnee and how he trains for such an amazing feat. "While I do bike often, I don't consider myself a c...
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Meet FitNation Gurnee's Operations Supervisor, Tim Rochford.

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​Tim comes to Gurnee Park District with 35 years of fitness and sports management experience. From owning his own martial arts/fitness business, to teaching Kinesiology at Harper College, to his role as the Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Manager at Lake Bluff Park District, he looks to continue to, "positively impact people's lives" in his...
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FitNation Inspiration from Antonio Marquez, Member of FitNation Gurnee

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When not at work, I truly enjoy my time at the gym. I started lifting in high school, like many others, realized I enjoyed it. From there, I decided to challenge myself each day to reach new personal records (PRs) and improve in areas where I am not the strongest in.​ "Make your own goals and create a plan to achieve them."  Antonio Marquez&nb...
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FREE Fitness in Gurnee! Thanks to FitNation.

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FitNation Gurnee is providing free, outdoor fitness for the sixth year! The program was started to make fitness accessible for everyone at every level. Gurnee Park District looks to help the community get healthier, while having a good time. From boot camp to yoga and hydrofit, there is something for every age and every ability level to e...
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Check out some summer fun for yourself! Adult sports this summer in Gurnee.

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The kids are not the only ones looking forward to summer! It's a great season to try something new, get your friends together and just get out of the house and enjoy your parks. Here are a few ways adults can have fun in Gurnee too! Adult Pickleball New and experienced pickleball players are needed the Gurnee Park District Pickleball Tournamen...
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Benefits of Precor AMT Elliptical

State of FitNation: Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager ​ - This is one of my favorite cardio pieces, providing variation for every body type. I also feel that this piece is easier on knees because you are not on a fixed plane of motion. Here are some of the benefits…  Variable stride length No two strides are alike and every worko...
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Volunteers Awarded for Their Community Service.

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Gurnee Park District's fitness facilities, special events, and youth athletic programs would not be the same without support of community volunteers. This year, Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) with Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) honored one intergovernmental partnership and four volunteers that donate their time ...
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Working out is better as a team!

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Interview with Bride-To-Be Jackie Russo, FitNation Gurnee Visitor.  Both avid gym goers, soon to be married Jackie Russo and Patrick Tauber met at Illinois State University's Rec Center. After dating for 4 ½ years, they will tie the knot this summer on June 1 at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling Illinois. "The gym is our outlet and a great ...
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Learn to Exercise Series - Circuit Training

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From blog 1, you have made goals to exercise every week, you've got the basics of strength training down from blog 2, and now you're ready for more! The circuit workouts below train the whole body vs. training a specific body part. There is no right or wrong way. Try different things and see what works best for you! See exercise...
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Learn to Exercise Series - Strength Training Basics

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Have you starting tracking your workouts? Remember, from the first blog of this series, I encourage setting a goal to exercise three days a week! You already do some cardio, but strength training seems daunting, stressful and you just don't know what to do. A lot of people feel this way, you are not alone. For strength training I like to teach peop...
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Learn to Exercise Series - How Much Exercise Per Week?

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Blog Author: Maria Michl NASM PT, PES - It's a new year and I love to use a fresh start to get motivated and set some new goals. Whether you are getting back on track after the holiday season or you're just starting an exercise routine, I got you! Exercising and getting fit can be over whelming, but I am going to teach you the basics on how to...
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So much equipment! Learn what it all does for FREE!

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State of FitNation: Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager ​ - Increase your chances for success! FitNation Gurnee is here for you.   Our goal at FitNation is to have your resolutions become a lifestyle, rather than something you commit to at a certain time of year. Orientations are a simple half hour with a personal trainer...
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