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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

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, March 25, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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

Guided Meditation

This full hour of guided chakras meditation and breath work lead by Julie Groves, RYT is the beginning of your journey towards inner peace and self-reflection. Surrender to your calm, relaxed and self-awareness as you become present and in the moment.

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $15, Non-members: $20

 

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, March 18; 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

Fierce Warrior Yoga

Fierce Warrior Yoga (FWY) acknowledges the unique journey many undertake when they receive a cancer diagnosis, chart a path through various therapies, and celebrate Life beyond cancer. FWY is a series which invites students into a 45-minute exploration of the body, breath and mind to cultivate the qualities of strength, surrender, focus and balance, all of which support students seeking a path through cancer and into an abundant and vibrant life on the other side. Serving as guide for this 6-week series is Rev. Adrienne Ann Ilseman, CYT, who herself journeyed through a cancer diagnosis in 2013. Ilseman draws on both foundational and advanced yoga training to offer practices that can be adapted to support all students in their quests for personal healing.

Date: Wed., Feb. 28 – April 4
Time: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $72, Non-members: $95

 

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

Roll and Release Foam Roller

Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points.This method can be performed with a foam roller or ball. By applying pressure to specific points on your body, you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. This instructional hands-on workshop teaching proper use of foam rollers and balls to help relieve tight muscles, tension and more.

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Edward Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Cost: Members: $15, Non-members: $20

 

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