Gurnee Park District News

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 t...
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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 Tourname...
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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 work...
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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 exerci...
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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 peo...
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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. T...
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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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Woman Fights Against Postpartum Depression Naturally with Fitness

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​ Four years ago, Seika Zugarazo was fighting postpartum depression after giving birth to her second child, Sebastian. "After I had my youngest, I did not make myself a priority. As I am sure many mothers and fathers can relate – I put my kids and spouse first. It became too easy to be my last priority," stated Seika. Her goal was to overcome postp...
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