Chicago Park District offers free fitness

December 2, 2008 2:13:57 PM PST
The Chicago Park District is offering free fitness at its facilities next month.

From January 2nd to 16th Chicago residents can work out at any of the districts 60 fitness centers throughout the city for free.

They have facilities for classes and many pieces of state of the art equipment.

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Burn Calories, Not Cash, With Two Weeks Of Free Admission To Citywide Fitness Centers

Promotion Runs Jan. 2-16 at 60 Locations

Kick off the New Year in great shape by working out for free from Jan. 2-16 at any of the Chicago Park District's 60 fitness centers located throughout the city.

"Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and we encourage Chicagoans to take advantage of this special incentive," 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 2009 winter-session membership will receive a free work-out bag, courtesy of Nike. 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 60 fitness centers featuring state-of-the-art equipment including: computerized treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bicycles, free weights and benches, cable cross-overs, 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 a week of free fitness 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:

1. Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw Ave., 312.746.5001

2. Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., 312.746.5003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Gale School Park, 7631 N. Ashland Ave., 773.262.5051

23. Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan, 312.742.7802

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

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

26. Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood, 312.746.5491

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

45. Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312.742.7584

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

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

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

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

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

51. Rutherford Sayre Park, 6871 W. Belden Ave., 312.746.5368

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

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

54. Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Sheilds Ave., 773.256.0926

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

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

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

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

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

60. West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773.284.2803

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


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