Gurnee Park District News

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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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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Indoor or outdoor swim lessons? That is the question.

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Blog author: Aquatics Manager, Kara Moss, CPRP Together with parents, Gurnee Park District looks forward to encouraging children of all ages to swim safely. With a variety of swim options available, children and adults can learn to swim on their time, their way, at their preferred location. Remember, you're never too old to learn to swim! Chec...
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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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Favorite Tips for Staying Fit for Fall!

Blog Author: Maria Michl NASM PT, PESAs 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 pla...
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Thank you for this post! It really helps me stay motivated and refreshes my perspective.
Thursday, November 8 2018, 9:49 pm
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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. BU...
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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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Family for Thanksgiving

Have a second helping of family this Thanksgiving! Start a new holiday tradition or join in on the family fun! Check out things to gobble up in Gurnee!​Turkey Day Bootcamp | Hunt Club Park Community CenterBurn that bird! Get a good workout in before the feast! This family fun fitness, is perfect for everyone.Bring your out of town guests, kids and ...
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