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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. Only the upstairs fitness floor and indoor track will be available to FitNation members at this time. The gymnasium at Hunt Club Community Center will not be available for member or drop-in use at ...
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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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When will the saunas reopen?
Thursday, March 18 2021, 9:43 am
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FitNation Restore Illinois Mitigation Updates

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Tier 1 Effective 1/26/21 As of today, region 9 will be entering into TIER 1. This means Gurnee Park District is able to resume operations similar to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois. Phase 4 operations ran from June 2020 - November 2020. The biggest change is that group exercise will be able to increase their attendance from 10 members to 25 member...
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FitNation Restore Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Updates

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UPDATES: NOVEMBER 18, 2020 As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced that the entire state of Illinois will be entering into Phase 4 Tier 3 mitigation effective Friday, November 20th at 12:01am in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes do impact our services at FitNation. Fortunately, our current attendance levels sugg...
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Guest — Kathy Holajn
When will you be opening the Hunt Club Fitness Center?
Tuesday, October 27 2020, 4:19 pm
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Hi Kathy, The difficult decision was made to keep our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Park Community Center closed for the rem... Read More
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how many seniors won't return due to you not accepting silver sneakers?
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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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What is your 2020 vision?

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As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you try something NEW! From active lifestyle resolutions to new hobbies, make a vision board for yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Wishing you all the best in 2020! ​ An active lifestyle resolution   It can be difficult to find what works for...
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Ways to WIN this Winter!

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​A message from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP |  As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. From physical to mental to social health, we're here provide resources for your success. "Whether your New Year's Resolution for 2020 is focused o...
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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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New Year = New Habits

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State of FitNation: Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager​ - We live in a fast paced world in every aspect. As a society, we want things to happen faster. Whether its how something gets done or even how we communicate. This has transferred over to every aspect of life, including fitness. Everyone has seen the infomercials that promise&nbs...
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Warm Up Before Your Work Out

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State of FitNation: Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager​ -  I want to take a moment to discuss a topic that is too often forgot about. I will admit that I am the first to skip my warm up before my workout. With that said, I do know the importance of it and try my best to always get that warm up in before I begin my workout. Th...
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