Medical Fitness

Your path to a healthy life

The Medical Fitness Program at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers was created to support individuals navigating health issues, medical conditions or chronic diseases. Our safe and effective exercise strategies, guided by our degreed and nationally accredited fitness staff, can help pave the way to living your healthiest life. Upon physician referral, your individualized assessment and medically-based fitness plan will get you on your way to reducing your health risks and easing symptoms, or just moving more and feeling better.

 Follow these steps to start your journey:

  1. Have your physician complete the program consent form.
  2. Connect with the Medical Fitness team at medicalfitness@eehealth.org or 630-646-7902.
  3. Explore your Medical Fitness membership options. 
  4. Begin your customized fitness program. 

For more information, please view this flyer

 

Woodridge

FITNESS CLASSES

Exercise and Diabetes
Learn how to improve your blood sugars if living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes to help delay the onset of diabetic complications through physical activity and healthy eating. Educational materials & healthy recipes to reinforce efforts.
Coming soon

A Class to Remember
Aerobic, resistance, neuromotor and flexibility training to benefit the Alzheimer’s participant and their caregiver, spouse or loved-one both cognitively & functionally.
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Got Your Back
Provides specific education and exercises to help manage and reduce the risk of low back pain.
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Back on Track
Class is designed to work with the treatment & management of cancer by enhancing aerobic capacity, muscular strength & flexibility. Physician recommendation is required.
Coming soon

Fitness for Senior Populations
Specialized exercise class to maintain or improve functional movement and strength to stay active into later years. Includes standing and movement-based exercises.
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AQUATIC CLASSES

Fibromyalgia
Endurance, flexibility & relaxation exercises performed in Therapy Pool.
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Arthritis
Gentle exercise to help increase joint range of motion & muscle strength in Therapy Pool.
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PARKINSON’S & FALLS PREVENTION CLASSES

Delay the Disease®: Exercise for Parkinson’s
Certified Delay the Disease® instructor will help improve quality of life with exercises that incorporate joint strength, range of motion, balance, coordination and neurological training designed specifically for the Parkinson’s patient.
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Parkinson’s Cycle
Program follows parameters set forth in Cleveland Clinic study that revealed an increase in brain activity and reduction in Parkinson’s symptoms after performing a specific cycling protocol.
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Parkinson’s Cardio Circuit Training
A rigorous and challenging program to take participants past their comfort zone and improve motor control and delay the progression of symptoms.
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Knockout Parkinson’s
Certified Rock Steady Boxing® instructor leads a non-contact boxing and circuit training-based curriculum proven to be neuro-protective and delay progression of symptoms!
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Parkinson’s Triple Threat
Increase exercise intensity & heart rate to increase the neurotransmitter dopamine with 20-minute segments each of cycling, boxing and weight training.
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Falls Prevention for Seniors
Balance and mobility program to help improve neuromotor skills and reduce risk factors that contribute to falling. Involves standing & movement-based exercises.
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Naperville

FITNESS CLASSES

Exercise and Diabetes
Learn how to improve your blood sugars if living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes to help delay the onset of diabetic complications through physical activity and healthy eating. Educational materials & healthy recipes to reinforce efforts.
Learn more and register

Back on Track
Class is designed to work with the treatment & management of cancer by enhancing aerobic capacity, muscular strength & flexibility. Physician recommendation is required.
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Sticks, Stones and Healthy Bones 
Low impact, preventative class designed to help build strength, increase bone density, and improve posture and everyday activities for those living with Osteoporosis, Osteopenia or any form of bone loss.
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Health Coaching 
A private, integrative approach to learning how to implement exercise and lifestyle recommendations from your healthcare provider into your daily routine.
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Standing Tall 
Exercise to help stabilize the core and hips is blended with yoga postures to create a more functionally aligned & stronger posture.
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Pre/Post-Natal Pilates & Yoga 
Learn how to increase circulation, energy, balance and flexibility while reducing tension and stress to prepare for motherhood and beyond.
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Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Experience peace of mind and body during this calming practice designed for your whole being.
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Exercise and Arthritis 
Reduce joint pain and help combat fatigue. Increase strength and flexibility through this exercise program and feel less joint pain and stiffness.
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AQUATIC CLASSES

Parkinson’s
Improve mobility & help delay symptoms of early to mid-stage PD in Therapy Pool.
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Multiple Sclerosis
Natural resistance of water aids in improving muscle control. Participant must be able to stand in Lap Pool on their own.
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Arthritis
Gentle exercise to help increase joint range of motion & muscle strength in Therapy Pool.
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Pre/Post-Natal Water
A smart choice for both moms and moms-to-be, this class can help reduce stress, strain and swelling while improving strength & endurance to be better prepared before AND after birth. 
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Aqua Functional Fitness 
Get all the benefits of our Arthritis class combined with a great cardiovascular workout.
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Low Back
Learn exercises and relaxation techniques in the water to help strengthen and stretch the muscles in the trunk & spine.
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PARKINSON’S & FALLS PREVENTION CLASSES

Steadier Steps
Prevent falls! Build your strength and flexibility and improve your balance so you are less inclined to fall.
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