Free admission at city fitness centers

January 9, 2008 10:36:43 AM PST
Start the New Year on the right foot by working out for free now through January 16 at any of the Chicago Park District's fitness centers located throughout the city. "Fitness is a core value at the Chicago Park District, and we hope this special incentive will inspire people to lead a healthy lifestyle," said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Timothy J. Mitchell.

During the promotion from Jan. 2-16, patrons who extend the complimentary two-week period into a January-March 2008 winter-session membership can join at a discounted rate. These new members will also receive a complimentary Get Fit Bag stuffed with a water bottle and a towel that is only offered during this two-week period.

Membership rates to the Chicago Park District's fitness centers are affordable and range from $40-$75 for three-months, a fraction of the cost of commercial gyms.

The Chicago Park District currently operates 55 fitness centers featuring state-of-the-art equipment including: computerized treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bicycles, free weights and benches, cable crossovers, multi-station weight machines and core-focused weight equipment.

The Chicago Park District's facilities also offer a variety of fitness classes such as circuit training, conditioning, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga and aerobics.

Following the January promotion, the Chicago Park District will offer free yoga classes in early February at various sites throughout the city.

The Chicago Park District encourages residents to enjoy two weeks of free membership at any of the following fitness center locations:

Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., 312.746.5003

1. Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave., 773.284.7029

2. Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave., 312.747.6012

3. Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St., 773.287.7658

4. Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St., 312.747.2545

5. Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway St., 312.742.7502

6. Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G, 312.747.6039

7. Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St., 312.747.6047

8. Clarendon Park Community Center, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave., 312.742.7512

9. Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave., 773.287.7641

10. Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph St., 312.742.7648

11. Davis Square Park, 4430 S. Marshfield Ave., 312.747.6107

12. Don Nash Community Center, 1833 E. 71st St., 773.256.0904

13. Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312.746.5490

14. Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St., 312.747.6132

15. Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., 312.746.5086

16. Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th St., 312.747.6135

17. Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th, 312.747.6144

18. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave., 312.746.5092

19. Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., 312.747.6147

20. Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan, 312.742.7802

21. Grand Crossing Park, 7655 S. Ingleside Ave., 312.747.6158

22. Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel Boulevard, 312.747.2706

23. Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood, 312.746.5491

24. Hayes Park, 2936 W. 85th St., 312.747.6177

25. Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive, 312.746.5559

26. Homan Square Park, 3559 W. Arlington St., 312.746.6650

27. Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave., 312.742.7549

28. Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773.478.3538

29. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., 773.256.0903

30. Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., 312.742.7547

31. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312.747.7138

32. LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave., 773.287.0541

33. Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312.742.7891

34. Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave., 312.747.6443

35. Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive, 312.742.7522

36. McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., 773.478.2609

37. McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave., 312.747.6497

38. Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St., 312.742.7535

39. Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave., 773.631.4893

40. Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave., 312.747.6572

41. Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St., 312.747.6576

42. Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St., 312.747.6608

43. Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave., 773.262.5835

44. Rainbow Beach & Park, 3111 E. 77th St., 773.745.1479

45. Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, 312.747.6639

46. Russell Square Park, 3045 E. 83rd St., 312.747.6651

47. Scottsdale Park, 4637 W. 83rd St., 773.284.1826

Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St., 312.747.6672

48. Taylor Park in Bronzeville, 39 W. 47th St., 312.747.6728

Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St., 312.747.6759

49. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., 312.746.5494

50. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, 773.256.1248

51. Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 312.742.7511

52. 53. West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773.284.2803

For more information, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.PLAY, 312.747.2001 (TTY).


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