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Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness offers hundreds of free group fitness classes each week. These classes are included with your membership fee and they do not require registration.

Specialty classes

Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness offers several specialty fitness classes each month. There is a fee for non-members. Members receive a discount. Registration is required.

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Workshops

Stillness and Flow with Rolf Gates

In this asana-based session we will explore and practice how we create the experience of 'sanctuary,' the experience of the sacred in our everyday lives. The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion. The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga's therapeutic alignment principles.

Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $45, Non-members: $55

 

To Register:
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Call: (630) 646-7913
In person: At the Service Desk

Free Your Shoulders

Julie Groves, RYT will guide you through this workshop. Regular yoga practice provides a splendid array of benefits that include stress reduction, increased flexibility, strength, better balance, posture, body awareness and enhanced overall sense of well-being. Explore yoga poses (asanas) designed to create more freedom in the areas of the shoulders, upper back, neck and chest. These areas of the body hold a great deal of tension. Open the gateway to the heart by freeing the shoulders. All levels welcome.

Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $20, Non-members: $30

 

To Register:
Online: Click here
Call: (630) 646-7913
In person: At the Service Desk

Earth Gong Bath

Infuse yourself in sound and join us for this intensive immersion into a transformative experience of physical and spiritual healing. This unforgettable event will soothe, inspire and awaken your spirit. Practitioner Richard Rudis creates transformational waves of sound, bathing you with the rising and falling rhythms, tonalities and vibrations of the huge Earth Gong tuned to the sound of AUM-the Universal Chord.

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $25, Non-members: $35

 

To Register:
Online: Click here
Call: (630) 646-7913
In person: At the Service Desk

Women’s Self-Defense

Move through your daily routine with more self-confidence. This class combines basic self-defense skills of escaping from holds and chokes, striking and kicking along with group safety discussions. The dynamics of sexual assault are also discussed.

The class is taught by Maureen Browne, 8th degree black belt in Danzanryu Jujitsu and a 6th degree black belt in Akido. Maureen has been teaching Self-defense and Rape Prevention classes since 1980 and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

Dates & Times:
Sunday, June 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 4, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $50, Non-members: $60

 

To Register:
Online: Click here
Call: (630) 646-7913
In person: At the Service Desk

Hip Opener

Are your hips tight, do you have back pain and/or do stiff hamstrings plague you? Through gradual and progressive sequencing, Julie Groves, RYT 200, will move you slowly and deeply into the hips and adjoining muscles from various directions. Move more efficiently and reduce pain in the low back, legs, and hips! This workshop is always anxiously anticipated and well attended.

Date: 1 day workshop (aerobic studio)
Sunday, June 10
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $20, Non-members: $30

 

To Register:
Online: Click here
Call: (630) 646-7917
In person: At the Service Desk