NOW OPEN

Parks Plus Fitness Center is now open with modified hours and enhanced safety protocols and guidelines.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 6A-8P | Saturday & Sunday 7A-3P

The fitness center is now open! Members are asked to review the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire (PDF) before visiting the facility. If you or someone you live with is experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please stay home.

Members must wear a mask in and out of the facility but are not required to wear a mask during their workout as long as they can safely maintain a minimum of 6-foot social distance. The fitness center will operate at a 50% capacity. Numerous cleaning stations for equipment and hand sanitizing will be available.

Locker rooms and showers will open with modifications. The indoor track will reopen as well. Towel services, whirlpools, and sauna are not available at this time. Outdoor group fitness classes are available, view Group Fitness Schedule and Class Details.

Kidz Kingdom Childcare is open on-site for Parks Plus Fitness Members only with restrictions.* Childcare hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30A-12P.

* Child must be walking. May be limited to 60-minute time slots during peak times. All food and drinks must be labeled with child’s name prior to arrival.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • Enter the building through the Main Entrance by the Community Center front desk.
  • Please wear a face mask in and out of the building. You may remove it during your workout as long as 6-ft distance can be maintained.
  • Please continue to contactless check-in at the fitness desk (with your mask on). Members must bring their cards to scan themselves in.
  • If you have misplaced your card, replacements can be obtained at the Community Center Front desk.
  • Kindly limit your workout to one-hour to ensure all members get a chance to utilize the fitness center during this time.
  • Per the State of Illinois, fitness facilities are allowed up to a 50% capacity of their facility. We will be setting the fitness center capacity to 75 members at this time. This does not include ancillary areas such as the group fitness classes (when they resume), indoor track, or locker rooms.
    • If maximum capacity is met, members waiting will be cued in a line, 6-ft apart on the lower level.
  • Locker rooms will be open with modifications. Sauna and whirlpool are closed.
  • Please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel, as mats, water fountains, and towel services are not available during this time.

SOCIAL DISTANCING & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  • Machines and equipment have been spaced out with a minimum of 6-ft. distance. Some equipment has been removed to allow for greater social distancing during your workout. We will bring this equipment back as we are allowed.
  • Please be respectful of those working out. Maintain a distance of at least 6-ft, but preferably 10-ft when available such as in a group fitness class.
  • Additional cleaning stations have been placed throughout the fitness center.
  • You must clean your equipment to prevent the spread of germs before and after each use.
  • Please keep your mask with you during your workout and wear it when conversing with fellow members or staff.
  • The indoor track is open. Please maintain a safe social distance when walking, jogging, or running.
  • Stay home and refrain from visiting the fitness center, attending class, or session if you or someone you have been in contact with is experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
  • Additional maintenance and sanitizing procedures have been put in place on top of daily cleaning. This includes frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces and equipment throughout the entire facility including hallways.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.

CHILDCARE

  • Kidz Kingdom will be available for on-site Parks Plus Fitness Center members only.
  • Childcare will allow an 8 child maximum at all times.
  • Modified hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30A-12P.
  • Children must be walking to limit contact between staff and a child.
  • If your child requires, please bring a drink and/or snacks in sealed containers clearly marked for your child. They should be child accessible to limit staff contact.

First and foremost, WELCOME BACK! I am so grateful to our members for your continued support of the fitness center and the Parks Plus Fitness Center Staff. We are excited to be in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Reopening Plan which allows us to open with expanded safety protocols. While the fitness experience will be slightly different when you return, please know, the Parks Plus Fitness Center is here to support your fitness journey. We know that everyone’s health and wellness journey since the COVID-19 pandemic has been different so as you return don’t hesitate to ask questions, reach out, or seek advice on how you can safely return to your fitness routine.

We want each of you to feel comfortable returning to our facility. We have added many additional safety and sanitation protocols which we have outlined below and hours will be limited to account for expanded facility cleaning and maintenance. During the month of July, you will be able to return to the fitness center at no charge. Rest assured, no time, visits or dollars will be lost from your memberships, punch or class passes, or packages. Monthly and annual memberships will reinstate and auto-billing will resume on August 1. During the month of July, Group Fitness/Class Pass members are welcome to utilize the fitness center at no charge. Outdoor group fitness classes are available, fees apply.

This email contains important information for members to review before returning to the fitness center for their first workout/visit. Prior to each fitness center visit, we are asking all members and clients to review the At-Home COVID Screening Questionnaire. Please refrain from visiting the fitness center, attending class, or session if you or someone you have been in contact with is experiencing COVID-like symptoms.

We will continue to adapt our facility to increase our offerings to our members as we are able. Our goal is to begin pop-up indoor group fitness classes mid-July as we adapt our programming and we prepare to resume our weekly group fitness class schedule in August. Notification of classes will be made at the fitness center and via email. Again, thank you for your continued patience and support during this time. If you have questions on any of the information, please reach out to me personally.

Michelle Artis
Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager
martis@wheatonparks.org | 630-510-5135

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PARTICIPANT COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE

All group fitness and personal training participants are asked to review the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire (PDF) before attending a class or session.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Group fitness classes will be offered at Rice Pool Concession Deck or in the Community Center.

Fall Session: 9/8-10/31

Before heading to class, please review: Things to Know Before Going to Class (PDF)

Class Schedules & Descriptions
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PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS

The Wheaton Park District is implementing and administering COVID-19 Participant Guidelines (PDF) as a top priority in mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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