Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center


June 2020

Read the June eNewsletter
Download a PDF of the membership charts.

These are the new Fitness & Aquatics Memberships!

DPParks_Fitness-And-Aquatics-Memberships Charts

Posted June 2

Fitness Classes & Memberships eNewsletter
As we reach a point where programs and activities are able to resume, we are excited to welcome you back with some fitness offerings. A number of fitness classes have been moved outdoors and one-on-one training in the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center is now acceptable. Entering Phase III of Restore Illinois, guidelines for safety have been put in place.

Registration is NOW open to provide fitness experiences with a 10 participant limit at the outdoor location of West Park, 651 South Wolf Road. Classes will meet under one of two pavilions and use the structure and field with classes slightly altered for your fitness and exercise needs. A list of classes provided is below.

Preregistration online is the only option available to participate in these classes at this time. Cancellations for these classes will be communicated through our Rainout Line or via email through the group fitness database.
Participants will want to bring:
A mask (if you are unable to social distance)
Hand Sanitizer
Sweat towel
Class specific Equipment (yoga mat, weights, etc)
Water bottle

One-on-one personal training will also be available starting June 8 between 6:30am-5:30pm at the Prairie Lakes Community Center Fitness Center. If you are a current client of our personal training program, you will be contacted by your Trainer to schedule your appointments. Current members that would like to purchase personal training sessions can contact Tyler Fuchs, at or 847-391-5711 for more information.

Since the closure our members have not been billed the monthly installments and members who have prepaid for the year will see their memberships extended as a means to not charge for services not rendered. During Phase IV, Fitness Centers are expected to re-open. With Park Board approval in late 2019, increases to membership fees, which were scheduled to begin on May 1 will now be implemented upon return to activity. Many of you have seen the rates for monthly and annual membership fee increases as they were printed in our Summer Spectrum. EFT memberships will again not be billed on June 15, however, once facilities re-open and activities resume the EFT will begin again. Annual memberships will also resume and we will communicate how those memberships will be extended to make up for the time lost during this shut down.

We are excited to provide NEW memberships which include the Indoor Pool, which is still on schedule to open mid July. The memberships and pricing are in the charts on this page You can also download a PDF of the charts. More information on how to transfer to these passes will be available in the near future. Further information on our re-opening plan will be provided when guidance becomes available. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as well as allowing us to provide these great opportunities at the Des Plaines Park District.

Joe Weber
Superintendent of Recreation

Outdoor Fitness Classes at West Park  Map and directions

Register online for all fitness classes. Click Here
Please note: There will be no member/senior discounts or drop-ins for outdoor fitness classes. Class rosters are final after week 2 of each class.


Susan Gleeson and Diann Parcelli, Instructors
Wednesdays, 6:15–7:00p
R: $42/NR: $48

Julie Adams, Instructor
Mondays, 9:00–10:00a
R: $42/NR: $48
Mondays, 5:30–6:25p
R: $42/NR: $48

Total Body Fit
Beth Zoeller, ACE Certified Instructor
Thursdays, 6:45–7:45p
R: $42/NR: $48

30–Minute Power Up
Diann Parcelli, AFAA Certified Instructor
Saturdays, 8:30–9:00a
R: $35/NR: $40

Zumba® Gold
Debbie Guzzo–Beck, Instructor
Thursdays, 5:30–6:30p
R: $35/NR: $40

Metabolic Training
Marcus Hardy, Certified Personal Trainer
Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00a
R: $42/NR: $48

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Laura Feldman, Instructor
Mondays, 6:30–7:30p
R: $108/NR: $126

Pilates/Barre Body Fusion
Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor
Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00p
R: $123/NR: $137

Chair Yoga
Rose Nudo-Semsak, Licensed Yoga Instructor
Thursdays, 5:00–6:00p
R: $54/NR: $63

Restorative Stretch and Meditation
Julie Adams, AFAA Instructor
Sundays, 10:00–11:00am
R: $42/NR: $48
Mondays, 6:30–7:30p
R: $42/NR: $48

Register online for all fitness classes. Click Here

2020 Hours

Monday-Friday: 5:30am–10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am–8:00pm

July 4: 7:00a–noon
September 7: 7:00a–noon

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Membership Information.

Click here to read more about our current classes.

Download a PDF of the Fitness Center Membership and Renewal Form. It includes Silver Sneakers®, Prime® Fitness, and Renew Active™.

Fitness Classes

Our Group Fitness, Specialty Fitness, and Indoor Cycling Classes include:

  • Aerobics
  • Barre Method (Body Sculpting)
  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Boot Camp
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Personal Training
  • Pilates
  • Tai Chi
  • Weight Training
  • Vinyasa Yoga and Chair Yoga
  • Zumba® classes

Our experienced instructors continue to train and receive certifications in a wide range of new fitness classes, including the latest Pilates, Yoga, and Zumba routines.

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center members and daily users can pick up a fresh, warm towel at the front desk, and then enjoy a full body workout in a well-designed, spacious, positive environment, with high vaulted ceilings and mirrored walls. The center has a Cardio Vision System which includes individual receivers on most of the fitness equipment, so you can listen to programs from your choice of six flat panel TV screens. We also have saunas, a whirlpool, locker rooms and much more. Come in for a tour. We’re always happy to show you around!

Fitness Equipment

The Fitness Center features a wide variety of Cybex, Lifecycle, LifeFitness and Precor equipment that includes all of these important exercise stations:

  • Ab Crunch
  •  Adjustable 10º–80º Bench
  • Airdyne Bicycles
  •  Arc Trainers (2)
  • Arm Curl
  • Arm Extension
  • Assist Dip Chin
  • Back Extension
  • 45º Back Extension
  • Bent Leg Abdominal Board
  • PreCor Smith machine
  • Chest Press
  • Dumbbells 5–75 lbs.
  • Tag Functional Fitness Trainer (2)
  • Fly/Rear Delt
  • Gauntlet
  • Hip Ab/Ad
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Lat Raise
  • Leg Extension
  • Matrix Upright Bikes (2)
  • LifeFitness 95Te Treadmills (7)
  • NuStep
  • LifeFitness Cross Trainers (3)
  • Overhead Press
  • Cybex Recumbent (2)
  • Resist-A-Ball
  • Row
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Precor AMT (2)
  • Torso Rotation

Annual and Monthly Memberships

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Memberships includes discounts on all Group Fitness and Cycling classes, access to member-only lockers and showers, racquetball courts, discounts for the Prairie Lakes Babysitting Center and much more. Information is in the Spectrum. For more info, call anytime or come in for a free tour.


Here are four very special Fitness Membership programs that we offer.

SilverSneakers Logo

We’re proud to welcome members of the award-winning Tivity Health™ SilverSneakers® and Prime® Fitness programs.
Both are available to members of participating health plans and employer groups. The SilverSneakers  and Prime Fitness programs are a benefit that’s included in more than 65 Medicare health plans, that provides a full membership to the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center. The SilverSneakers and Prime Fitness programs at the park district have an additional benefit: full use of the Fitness Center at Prairie Lakes and the Health Club at the Leisure Center. We’ve made it easier for you to get fit and stay healthy. Check your eligibility today, give us a call, and let’s get started!

We proudly serve Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthcare members.
Renew Active™–available with select UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans–is a fitness program for body and mind that’s designed around you and your health goals.


Health Minds Healty Bodies logo

The Park District, in conjunction with Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation (MNASR),
is honored to serve our Des Plaines injured veterans through the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program.





Personal Trainers

We offer one-on-one personal fitness assessments and sessions with highly trained, dedicated instructors who can create an exercise regime tailored to your specific needs. Designed around your schedule, these one-hour sessions will improve your level of fitness and your overall well-being. Personalized Training Sessions can also be taken with a partner. Read more about Personal Training.
Complete information is always in the current issue of the Spectrum Program Guide, or you can call and talk with a trainer about the program at Prairie Lakes: 847-391-5711.

The indoor walking/jogging track is free! Walk in comfort year-round.
We also have half-mile and three-quarter mile outdoor walking/jogging tracks.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you reach your fitness goals.
Questions? Please call 847-391-5711.

We’re open early and late, to fit your workout schedule!

Complete seasonal Prairie Lakes Fitness Center information, including classes and memberships, is in the Spectrum Program Guide.