Thursday, October 27, 2011
The exhibitors and their products and services ran the gamut Saturday at the Civic Center.
A tae kwon do demonstration was one of the highlights of the first-ever Morton Grove Health and Fitness Expo Saturday. The new event, held at the Civic Center, provided residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to meet many of Morton Grove's health and medical professionals all in one convenient location. Earlier: Exhibitor Gets Kicks at First Morton Grove Health and Fitness Expo
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The center was built in the 1970s, but continues to offer modern-day fitness amenities with Club Fitness.
PRAIRIE VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER AND CLUB FITNESS Facility and History: The Prairie View Community Center was built in the early 1970s and dedicated in October 1976. It incorporated racquetball and handball courts, fitness rooms, a senior center and gymnasium along with the Park District offices. The 16 acres of land were purchased in part with a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Outdoor Recreation. Full Suburban Stadium coverage Club Fitness is a 5,000-square-foot facility complete with a variety of personal training equipment and rooms for fitness classes inside the Community Center. It features several treadmills, elipticals, rowers, climbers and bicycles, and it has a full line of Paramount XL strength equipment with a wide …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Spring season is here, and it's time to get in shape for shorts weather, so the Frugal Family is checking out the best deals for fitness facilities.
The Frugal Family brings you deals to help your family budget every week. No matter the size of your family, you may want to get into shape, and we are looking at the best deals for working out around town. Frugal Family first checked out the local park districts, which are usually a bargain and what they have to offer. Then we looked at smaller private clubs that are competitive in price. This column is for you, the consumer, so if you have any door-busting deals or favorite specials around town, feel free to leave a note in the comment section. Remember to let everyone know any limitations or expiration dates. Morton Grove Park District Fitness Center, at 6834 Dempster St., 847-965-1200 Deal: 1 year membership $259 resident $350 non-…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Part of a series on places to work out in the Niles area.
“Build your practice from within.” That’s the best piece of advice I’ve received in the 10 years I’ve been practicing yoga. It’s a mantra, of sorts, at CorePower Yoga in Park Ridge. “We want to create an environment where you’re comfortable enough to get what you want out of yoga,” says Vy Brooks, studio manager. “We really want it to be accessible to all levels, to meet individual needs - yoga for the masses.” The new studio, part of a national and growing chain, offers various levels and types of yoga - including classes in relaxation, muscle development (“sculpting” in female-friendly parlance), and a yoga-Pilates combo. It even offers an evening class conducted by candlelight. Corepower features the popular “hot yoga” style, in which …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Club offers well-maintained, no-nonsense equipment and an affordable price.
Welcome to Niles Patch's new column on fitness. It's time to work off the Christmas sweets--OK, the Valentine sweets, too--and get ready for spring. Writer and fitness fan Diane Kastiel is checking out Niles-area health and fitness clubs to give you the skinny. Here's her take on Cardinal Fitness. Cardinal Fitness, 8237 W. Golf Road (in Four Flaggs Shopping Center at the southeast corner of Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue), Niles. (847) 470-1562. If you’re looking to “get in, get it done, and get out,” Cardinal Fitness is the place for you. This simple, well-equipped, clean fitness center is no nonsense, no frills - and no strain on the budget. Membership is $20 a month – at about $5 a week, way less than most of us spend on Starbucks (…
Friday, January 28, 2011
From basic cardio machines to pools and rock-climbing walls, Niles offers many choices.
Ready to get toned for the day spring comes and we all take off our shapeless parkas? Niles Patch will soon launch a column about local fitness choices. In the meantime, here are a few to get you started:
Friday, November 19, 2010
Despite absence from 2010 Firefighter Combat Challenge, Morton Grove department still values high standards of physical well-being.
Fitness remains an integral part of the Morton Grove Fire Department's identity despite the department's first absence in 18 years at last weekend's 2010 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, the location of which changes every year. Sponsorship woes and the distance to the regional challenge prevented the MGFD team from participating this year. Despite the disappointment, Capt. Bill Porter, a 2009 participant, said they hope to attend next year. "About 50 percent of firefighter deaths are cardiovascular related," said Rick Pryor, a Morton Grove firefighter. "Injuries could be prevented with outside training because the job has physical demands." By keeping fit through exercise programs, firefighters prevent job-related injuries and …