Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center.

Fitness Classes and Facilities eNewsletter
Phase 4 guidelines are in place for a safe return to the Fitness Center and Health Club.
Read the recent Fitness eNewsletters

Download a PDF of the membership charts.

2020 Hours

Read about Personal Training sessions.
Register online for a fitness assessment, and get started!

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

July 4: 7:00a–noon
September 7: 7:00a–noon
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26, 7:00a–noon
December 24, 7:00a–1:00p
December 25, Closed
December 31, 7:00a–1:00p
January 1, Closed.

Fitness Center Membership Information.

Fitness class descriptions are always in the current Spectrum Program & Events Guide.

Download a PDF of the Fitness Center Membership and Renewal Form. It includes SilverSneakers®, 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

Read class descriptions

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

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
Annual and Monthly Memberships

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Memberships includes discounts on all Group Fitness and Cycling classes, access to members-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.

Fitness and Aquatics Memberships


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

SilverSneakers at Prairie Lakes Fitness CenterPrime Fitness, at Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

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 at Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

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.

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
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.