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FITBLOG: TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WORKOUTHave 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!

Favorite Tips for Staying Fit for Fall!

Blog Author: Maria Michl NASM PT, PES As you all know, when the weather starts to get colder, we tend to stay inside and eat more. Sweets and treats are everywhere and with the holidays around the corner, it can be a time where food anxiety sets in. This can lead to overeating and packing on the pounds.  That's why its important to p...
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State of FitNation - Pool Updates

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Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager ​ -  It's been one month since the FitNation pool has completed 2018 renovations. The surface of the pool has been refinished and overall air quality within the pool area has been improved with an updated ventilation system. ​ "Nice place! Pool, machines, locker rooms, multiple aerobic studios, sauna,...
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Swim Tips For Your Freestyle

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Learn from Aquatic Manager, Kara Moss. Swimming laps or taking lessons? Keep these tips in mind when working on your freestyle. You know swimming is a good for you! Having proper form while taking swim lessons or working out reduces the risk of injury. Swimming builds strength and endurance while toning muscles. Here are a few tips to keep in ...
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On the go work out. Take this with you!

Blog Author: Maria Michl NASM PT, PES - With a long weekend coming up, it can be hard to stay focused. Make the effort to take extra steps, go for a run or try this workout… before you kick back this Labor Day!  This work out can be done outside or from the comfort of the lake house, hotel or your home, with the use of a chair or bench. B...
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Easy Vacation Work Out!

By: Maria Michl NASM PT, PES ​ Going on vacation? Celebrating 4th of July? Summer is full of fun! This quick circuit workout will take 10 to 30 minutes. Don't cheat yourself, get it done!  Exercising while on vacation, or before that BBQ will enhance your day, give you more energy, build confidence and burn extra calories! Additionally, you ca...
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Finding your fitness time

State of FitNation: Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager  It's summer! Graduations, summer camp, sports, vacations and everything in between have taken over. As a parent, I know it can be difficult to find "me time" and/or gym time. This summer, stay committed to your fitness goals by taking the time to plan, embrace the buddy system, pr...
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5 Reasons Your Child Should be Swimming Year Round

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Did you know there are more than 18 million swimming pools and hot tubs in the United States? Yet almost half of America can't swim according to the American Red Cross. Swimming is not only a great cardiovascular and resistance workout, but it also provides skills that could save your child's life. Our best defense is to teach our community how to ...
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Silver – Sneakers – Stronger

FitNation in Gurnee now offers SilverSneakers.
Have you heard the buzz? FitNation in Gurnee is offering more fitness opportunities for boomers and beyond – through SilverSneakers! This is the perfect way to defy the odds, gain confidence and shatter stereotypes. SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors providing unlimited access to treadmills, the track, weights, pool and additional...
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Top 7 Ways to Reach Any Fitness Goal – Individual, Community and Agency Related

Top 7 Ways to Reach Any Fitness Goal – Individual, Community and Agency Related
​ By Liz Gnippe, Marketing Specialist with Gurnee Park District   Successfully reaching any fitness goal, whether it be personal or community related, takes time, effort and dedication. Gurnee Park District (GPD) knows that well. For the past few years, the District has been taking steps to be the health and wellness leader for the Gurnee comm...
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Register Now for Swim Lessons at FitNation Pool and Warren High School – O’Plaine Pool

Register Now for Swim Lessons at FitNation Pool and Warren High School – O’Plaine Pool
​ Dive into Gurnee Park District's swim lesson program at FitNation Pool and Warren High School – O'Plaine Pool this winter and spring. Registration is now open, and lessons begin on January 7, 2017. Gurnee Park District has been teaching swim lessons for over 40 years. During this time, they have developed an excellent curriculum based on safety a...
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New Year, New You

New Year, New You
​ It is officially 2017, and you are excited at the thought of a brand New Year. You head off to the gym, determined that this year will be different than the rest. But as the days and months pass, you slowly lose the enthusiasm you once had. Sound familiar? This scenario has become all too familiar for most people. And while we'd all love to have ...
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Free Admission for Women at FitNation’s Women’s Health and Fitness Open House

Free Admission for Women at FitNation’s Women’s Health and Fitness Open House
​ On October 15, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 am, FitNation will be hosting its first Women's Health and Fitness Open House at FitNation on Nations Drive in Gurnee. "This event is important to the community for many reasons. We are able to celebrate our newly expanded women's fitness studio, bring attention to national breast cancer awareness month and enj...
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Women's FitStudio Expansion Project

Women's FitStudio Expansion Project
Dear Valued FitNation Member, Since opening FitNation in 2013, we have received many requests to improve and expand the Women's Fitness Studio. After reviewing the feedback from the membership survey sent in May, it was evident our primary area for improvement was to increase the size of this specialized studio. In order to accommodate this need, w...
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