2nd Session of Fall Fitness and Yoga Classes begins October 30

Thu November 1, 2018

 Registration is underway for the 2nd fall session of Crystal Lake Park District Group Fitness and Yoga classes and the benefits are huge! Our fitness and yoga classes are not average!

  • No long term commitment, but you will want to stay with us!
  • Upgraded fitness rooms at Grand Oaks, Main Beach and West Beach
  • Beautiful locations with breathtaking views of Crystal Lake and serene woods
  • Most classes offered variety of days and times to meet your needs
  • Punch card allows for flexibility-try a new type of fitness class. Punch pass may be used at Zumba, Zumba Gold, Bodytoning, Body Power, Whole Body Circuit Training, Mixxedfit, Pilates on the Mat and Zumba Toning.
  • Miss A Class Pass: don’t worry about missing a scheduled fitness class, ‘Miss A Class’ pass is always available from your instructor
  • Professional, certified, friendly instructors you can trust
  • Discounted rates for residents
  • Special Offer: Purchase one fitness class and get 25% off any additional fitness classes (note: additional classes must be in the same session by the same individual)
  • Variety of classes to meet all skill levels and interests
  • Ages 14 & up

Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake.  Registration deadline: 3 days prior to the start of class. Class descriptions and registration information crystallakeparks.org/fitness-and-yoga

 Crystal Lake Park District Fitness Classes include:


Unleash the power to change your body with endurance weight lifting. Classes are choreographed to music which makes the class fly by. Bars with a variety of weighted plates along with free weights are used to work major muscle groups. Warm up, core strength and cool down are in this results-driven class. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Location: Main Beach, Instructor: Donna Doerrfeld

Wednesday, 10/31-12/19, 6:30-7:30 pm, $58/$63, 131030-10, 8 WKS

Monday, 11/12-12/17, 6:30-7:30 pm, $44/$49, 131030-09, 6 WKS

Pilates on the Mat

Pilates aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles of the body, especially the muscles of the core. Through proper execution you will improve overall function of the body and will include physical therapy techniques. Unique and effective methods will be used to get maximum results whatever your fitness goals may be. All movements can be modified for any body type and fitness level.

*No class 11/6, 11/23.

Location: West Beach

Instructor: Rae Lynne Morvay (Tu AM & 7:15 PM) & Emily Young (Tu 8:30 PM & F)

Tuesday, 10/30-12/18*, 7:15-8:15 pm

$51/$58, 131060-05, 7 WKS

Tuesday, 10/30-12/18*, 9:15-10:15 am

$51/$58, 131060-06, 7 WKS

Tuesday, 10/30-12/18*, 8:30-9:30 pm

$51/$58, 131060-07, 7 WKS

Friday, 11/2-12/21*, 6:30-7:30 am

$51/$58, 131060-08, 7 WKS


Experience Vinyasa Yoga choreographed to music with Maureen who has been guiding students toward renewed energy, flexibility, strength and balance for 15 years. Any level of fitness can begin the path to holistic well-being. Our ancient poses and breathing techniques are designed to create unity of mind, body and spirit. Improve core strength, posture and range of motion while experiencing serenity and deep relaxation. A great way to wind down after a long day! See what benefits this ancient practice holds!

*No class 11/24.

Location: West Beach

Instructor: Maureen Andrews

Wednesday, 10/31-12/19, 7:45-8:45 pm

$58/$63, 131031-05, 8 WKS

Saturday, 11/3-12/22*, 9-10 am

$51/$56, 131031-06, 7 WKS

Monday, 11/12-12/17, 7:45-8:45 pm

$44/$49, 131031-04

Whole Body Circuit Training

Intense whole body circuit training choreographed to motivating music balanced with recovery periods. Designed to get your metabolism burning and build muscle with free weights, bars and balance techniques. Modifications for all fitness levels. *No class 11/24.

Location: Main Beach

Instructor: Drenda Weldon

Saturday, 11/3-12/22*, 7:30-8:30 am

$51/$56, 131061-02, 7 WKS

Monday, 9/10-10/29*, 9:15-10:15 am

$51/$56, 131061-03, 7 WKS

Monday, 11/5-12/17, 9:15-10:15 am

$51/$56, 131061-04, 7 WKS


MixxedFit® & Core

MixxedFit® is the hottest new dance craze sweeping the nation! In MixxedFit®, we work out to our favorite songs on the radio, then we spice things up by adding boot-camp inspired exercises to make your workout more effective and challenging. Our choreography is simple, repetitive and easy to follow which means you can naturally increase your level of intensity during your workout. You can focus on getting lost in the music rather than having to follow complicated dance steps. After an invigorating dance/cardio workout, take this class to the next level with a Core-busting session for the final 15 minutes. Take your fitness to a new level! Whether you are fourteen or young at heart, and have been wanting to dance for years, Mixxed Fit is the place for you!

*No class 11/24, 12/1.

Location: Main Beach

Instructor: Michele Silver

Saturday, 11/3-12/22*, 9-10:15 am

$60/$65, 131032-04, 7 WKS


Zumba® Gold

Is your body just not moving like it used to? This class is tailored to the active older participant and for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Join this fitness class with its zesty Latin music with easy-to-follow moves that will help give you that great cardio workout in a party-like environment!

*No class 11/6, 11/22.

Location: Grand Oaks Recreation Center (Th) and West Beach (Tu)

Instructor: Rae Lynne Morvay

Tuesday, 10/30-12/18*, 6-7 pm

$51/$56, 131035-04, 7 WKS

Thursday, 11/1-12/20*, 9-10 am

$51/$56, 131035-03



You can hear the beat of the energetic Latin music pulse through your body! Zumba® is a style of intense aerobic dance workout with invigorating Latin and International music. Zumba® combines high energy and motivating music, along with unique moves and combinations to provide an overall workout.

*No class 11/15, 11/22, 11/24.

Instructor: Jackie Hanshaw (Th at Grand Oaks Recreation)

Theresa Miles (Sa at West Beach)

Thursday, 11/1-12/20*, 7:15-8:15 pm

$44/$49, 131038-04, 6 WKS

Saturday, 11/3-12/22*, 10:15-11:15 am

$51/$56, 131038-05, 7 WKS



Perfect for those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles with the challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights) to help you focus on specific muscle groups, so you and your muscles stay engaged. Class is a 50/50 of Zumba® and Zumba® Toning. Registration deadline is 3 days prior to the start of class.

*No class 11/19.

Location: Grand Oaks Recreation Center

Instructor: Jackie Hanshaw

Monday, 11/15-12/17, 9-10 pm

$44/$49, 131039-02, 6 WKS


Crystal Lake Park District Yoga Classes include:


Enjoy a serene class overlooking beautiful Crystal Lake! Through yoga poses, students will develop greater flexibility, strength, body awareness and balance. This practice blends yoga styles and will include meditation, breathing practice and relaxation techniques!

*No class 11/2, 11/22, 11/23.

Location: West Beach

Instructor: Lisa Gniady (M/Th-AM/F) & Donna Albano (W/Th-PM)

Wednesday, 10/31-12/19, 9:30-10:30 am

$72/$77, 131040-06, 8 WKS

Thursday, 11/1-12/20*, 6:15-7:15 pm

$63/$68, 131040-07, 7 WKS

Thursday, 11/1-12/20*, 7:30-8:30 pm

$63/$68, 131040-08


Qi Gong

With origins in Tai Chi, this class is an ancient form of exercise which focuses on the mind with healing techniques and gentle moving standing poses to connect our body and mind energy as one. Through this practice we can heal not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. Class will be held on the beach weather permitting and inside if the weather is not cooperating.

Location: Main Beach

Instructor: Donna Albano

Friday, 11/16, 6-7 pm

$10/$12, 131045-02


Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Meditation is simple, easy and convenient. It is a powerful ancient form of guided meditation that transforms by inducing relaxation and heeling of the body, mind and spirit. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle to class.

Location: West Beach

Instructor: Donna Albano

Friday, 12/14, 6-7 pm

$10/$12, 131048-04

The Park District also features fitness classes geared just for seniors, such as Seniors in Motion and Super Senior Fitness.

For more information contact Jennifer Peterson at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1219, jpeterson@crystallakeparks.org