Break a Sweat, Not the Bank During Free Fitness Week with Free Admission to Citywide Fitness Centers & Classes


Kick off the New Year in great shape by working out for free from Jan. 2-12, 2014, at any of the Chicago Park District’s citywide fitness centers, classes or pools during lap swim.  All activities are first come, first served based on availability.

“We hope to inspire Chicagoans to get active,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Mike Kelly.  “The wide range of options we offer allow people at all fitness levels to find the right workout.”

The Chicago Park District’s 71 fitness centers feature 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 also offers a wide array of fitness classes for a range of ages and abilities, including aquatic aerobics, cycling, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and strength training, to name a few.  Fitness classes vary per location.  Click here for a schedule.

Lap swim is also available at many citywide pools.  Hours and times vary by park.

Memberships are available to Chicago Park District fitness centers.  Patrons must set up an account prior to registering either online or in-person for a monthly, three-month or annual membership.  There is also a gold card membership option that allows patrons to workout at any of the Chicago Park District’s citywide fitness centers.

Membership rates to the Chicago Park District’s fitness centers are affordable and generally range from $30-$60 for three months, a fraction of the cost of commercial gyms.  Accessible equipment for people with disabilities is available at 40 fitness centers.  Hours of operation vary per location.


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