Sky Fitness Class Descriptions
Tone and tighten your body while learning the fundamentals of ballet. Promoting cardio fitness and good posture, this class progress from the barre to the center, stretching included. Socks or ballet slippers required.
Use hand buoys, hydro fit belts, noodles, and steps in this 30 minute strength class.
This 45 minute class will warm you up with a variety of equipment in the water.
A 10 minute warm up followed by body weight exercises utilizing equipment such as medicine balls & free weights as well as circuit training and other forms of exercise to increase endurance and heart rate.
Cardio stations including interval training and cardio endurance. Geared towards the experienced exerciser, but can accommodate all levels of fitness. Format may vary week to week.
Cardio Kick Box
Develop new skills, a strong core, and a little attitude as you burn a ton of calories in this fierce but fun class. Martial arts based combinations of punches, kicks, blocks and athletic drills make up this workout.
Train in different heart rate zones like strength, endurance, and interval for an all around workout that will make you a stronger and more fit athlete.
Deep Water Aerobics
This 45 minute class lets you experience the water's freedom with exercises in deep water. Flotation equipment is used to keep you afloat while your body goes to work. Appropriate for all fitness levels including pre/postnatal, a non-impact workout.
Take it to the extreme by challenging your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Blast through the boundaries of your fitness level.
20 minutes of step, 20 minutes of strength, and 20 minutes of core and balance work. Group Active incorporates all elements of fitness.
Re-define yourself with Group Centergy. Grow longer and stronger as you explore this 60 minute journey of yoga and Pilates movements.
Train like an athlete in 30 minutes. Expert coaching and motivating music will guide you through functional & integrated exercises using body weight, weight plates, a towel and platform. Improve your performance, get ripped abs, and get Hard Core!
If you can Move, you can Groove! Experience a fusion of club, urban, and Latin dance styles with motivating chart topping hits and retro classic tunes. Get a move on with Group Groove!
This cardio class fuses martial arts and boxing that will kick your cardio fitness to the next level while defining and shaping your body and self confidence. Energetic music and a fun environment will knock you out!
This 60 minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles with simple athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses, and curls.
Everybody finishes first in Group Ride! This cycle program is for anyone who can ride a bike. Spin your way to burning calories and strengthening the lower body. Controlled speeds ensure everyone can keep up.
Discover new heights with Group Step! Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling cardio program strengthens and shapes your lower body one step at a time.
H20 Athletic Training
This is an advanced water class for the focused individual utilizing a variety of equipment.
A 15-minute class incorporating some gentle tubing and resistance exercises for our mature participants.
High Intensity Cycle
Increase your conditioning and prepare your body for real life cycling situations. Work between 65% and 92% of max heart rate. This ride includes flats, hills, and sprints.
Don’t miss the fun in this aquatic workout that is exciting and different each week.
Light & Low
Take it at your own pace in this energizing low-impact workout designed to improve the cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance of the mature adult.
This core-strengthening workout focuses on control of your trunk and abdominals. Specific movements are taught on the mat to improve your posture and strengthen your “powerhouse.”
It’s smooth sailing in this low to moderate intensity aqua class. Feel the cardiovascular and muscle strengthening benefits designed to give you a full body workout.
Strength Training-Basics & Beyond
A complete workout for your muscles covering basic weight training with the benefit of balance and stability work.
Strength from the Core
A 30 minute workout that emphasizes core stability using balance & stability sequences.
Strength Training-On the Ball
This style emphasizes core stability along with strength conditioning for the entire body. A stability ball and weights are the primary tools.
This multi-level class is for anyone who wants to develop muscular strength and endurance. Tackle basic resistance training exercises using traditional principles. Challenge every major muscle using a variety of equipment.
Trim & Tone
Interval class with low-impact aerobics and weights to significantly improve your cardio and muscular endurance while burning calories. Followed by a balance and stretch segment for your core.
Total Conditioning Intervals
An interval workout combining strength and cardio using a variety of equipment. Athletic training with built in recovery and progressions.
A high energy aqua class that incorporates great music, choreography, and advanced muscular training. Excellent cross training, as well.
Walk & Low
Light & Low with a walking element which emphasizes technique and posture, plus balance and stretch.
“Ditch the workout, join the party” for an hour of hypnotic Latin dance rhythms and easy to follow dance
The same great Latin styles of music and dance as Zumba Basic done at a lower intensity. Designed for the active, older adult or true beginner. Also appropriate for people who may be limited physically.
Instructed by NorthShore University Health System Licensed Physical Therapists
Pre and Postnatal Exercise Classes
Offered by NorthShore University Health System Rehab Services. All classes are instructed by licensed NorthShore University Health System Physical Therapists who have additional specialized training in women’s health issues. All classes include education on proper exercise and caring for your changing body.
Postnatal Exercise Classes
These classes are appropriate for women 6 weeks to 8 months
postpartum and their babies. They allow you to learn specific strategies to care for your self at this special time while you get to exercise with your baby and meet other moms.
Regain your pre-pregnancy shape-Learn the most effective and appropriate abdominal and “core” strengthening for new moms. Proactively address common postpartum issues such as back and/or wrist pain.
Baby and Me – Cardio and Core:
Participate in both cardio exercise and “core” conditioning. Learn how to safely include baby in your exercise and daily activities. Care for baby while you care for yourself.
Prenatal Exercise Classes
Postnatal Exercise Classes are appropriate for women in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Physician consent required.
Focused around building awareness and control of the core muscles essential during the childbearing year. Includes appropriate stretching to affect muscles commonly shortened during pregnancy. A Physical Therapist provides education regarding ways to decrease discomforts of pregnancy.
Prenatal Aquatic Exercise
Water aerobics and strengthening specially designed for pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Core and stretching exercises help decrease discomfort, improve your overall condition and prepare you for labor and delivery. Learn how to meet the needs of your changing body while exercising in a soothing water environment.
These NorthShore University Health System sponsored Pre and Postnatal Exercise Classes run in 6 week sessions and require registration and a fee. For a listing of session start dates or to register, go to the Classes and Events page on the Northshore.org website, or call 847-570-5020.
Sky Fitness features group exercise classes from Body Training Systems.
The following guidelines will help you achieve the best results and add enjoyment to your workout.
- Always feel free to approach your instructor for any further information you may need to feel comfortable with your workout.
- All classes include proper warm-up and cooldown. Please participate in the entire class to help avoid injury.
- If you plan to leave early, inform the instructor and make sure you have met your recovery state.
Please use our comment cards, located at the front and fitness desks, to let us know how you have enjoyed your workout and to offer any suggestions on how we can better serve you.
On occasion substitutions of instructors and classes may be necessary.
Click here to view the group exercise schedule.