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

PARTICIPANT COVID-19 SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE

All group fitness and personal training participants are asked to review the Participant COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire 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.

August Session: Aug. 3-Sep. 5

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

Class Schedules & Descriptions
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.

FITNESS MEMBERSHIPS

* See important definitions for descriptions of membership types. 

For resident and nonresident pricing, call 630-871-6713 or contact us today!

Hours & Location

Hours

Parks Plus Fitness Center is open to members with safety protocols and restrictions set forth by the State of Illinois.

Monday-Friday: 6A-8P
Saturday & Sunday: 7A-3P

Distanced group fitness classes and personal training sessions are available.

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Location

Parks Plus Fitness Center
(Community Center-Lower Level)
1777 S Blanchard St.
Wheaton, IL 60189

Phone: 630-871-6713

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Now Accepting

We partner with following organizations to improve citizens health and reduce overall healthcare costs.

Important Definitions

Adult
Persons age 22 and over.

Two Persons in Same Household
Persons must show proof of residency at same address.

Family
A family is defined as parents and any unmarried children ages 11 to 21 living at home. Children age 22 and over living at home, and other relatives and individuals in the same household, are not included on the family membership.

Youth
Persons age 11-21 (Youths ages 11-13 must be accompanied by an adult member age 18 or over when using the fitness center.)

Senior
Persons age 60 and over.

Resident
Anyone who resides in and/or who pays taxes to the Wheaton Park District.

Nonresident
Anyone who does not pay taxes to the Wheaton Park District.

Corporate
Employees of businesses within the Wheaton Park District boundaries may be eligible for a resident membership rate. Proof of employment is required: paycheck, business card, or I.D. card. Terms and conditions apply. See Fitness Center Associate for details.

Important Definitions

Adult
Persons age 22 and over.

Two Persons in Same Household
Persons must show proof of residency at same address.

Family
A family is defined as parents and any unmarried children ages 11 to 21 living at home. Children age 22 and over living at home, and other relatives and individuals in the same household, are not included on the family membership.

Youth
Persons age 11-21 (Youths ages 11-13 must be accompanied by an adult member age 18 or over when using the fitness center.)

Senior
Persons age 60 and over.

Resident
Anyone who resides in and/or who pays taxes to the Wheaton Park District.

Nonresident
Anyone who does not pay taxes to the Wheaton Park District.

Group Fitness

Participant COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

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

August: Weekly Group Fitness Classes*

Reservations Required | All Classes are 45 minutes


Due to social distancing guidelines, Group Fitness Class Pass Holders are required to have a valid/current Class Pass and reserve their space in class in advance. Class Passes may be purchased at the Parks Plus Fitness Center desk or online.

Classes will take place at a variety of locations, please see the schedule in advance.

Please bring your own water, towel, and a mat. If you cannot attend a session, please be sure to cancel your reservation to make room for others who may want to take the class.

All group fitness class attendees are required to review the At-Home COVID Screening & Questionnaire (PDF) prior to each visit. In addition, we ask that all participants review our Wheaton Park District COVID Participant Guidelines as well. We take our members, staff, and the community’s safety seriously. Thank you for doing your part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Class names in the schedule below link to details and registration.

Monday
6:15A – F.A.T.
8:30A – Cardio Mix
9:35A – Cardio Core Challenge, Yoga: Level 1-2
10:40A – Core Flow
5P – Power Sculpt
6P – Spin

Tuesday
6A – Spin
6:15A – Boot Camp
8:30A – Body Sculpt
9:35A – Power Sculpt
10:40A – 50+ Balance, Strength & Stretch
6P – Body Sculpt
7P – Yoga: Level 1-2

Wednesday
6:15A – Power Sculpt
9:35A – Yoga: Level 1-2

Thursday
6A – Spin
6:15A – Boot Camp
8:30A – Body Sculpt
9:35A – Cardio Core Challenge
10:40A – Gentle Yoga
6P – Spin

Friday
6A – Spin
6:15A – F.A.T.
8:30A – Cardio Mix
9:35A – 50+ Balance, Strength & Stretch

Saturday
7A – Spin
8A – Yogalattes

Sunday
8A – Spin
9:15A – Yogalattes

*Class schedule is subject to change.

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions – August Session (August 3-September 5)


50+ Balance, Strength & Stretch

Improve balance and ward off osteoporosis in this relaxing yet challenging class. Using light resistance, we’ll strengthen the body and focus on “functional fitness.” Stretching exercises complete this great workout.

  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 10:40A | Community Center GYM – Register
  • Fridays (8/7-9/4) | 9:35A | Community Center GYM – Register
Body Sculpt

Firm and strengthen your entire body in our popular weight training class! Using a variety of resistance you’ll challenge muscles and create the toned body you’ve always dreamed of!

  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 8:30A | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 6P | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Thursdays (8/6-9/3) | 8:30A | Community Center Gym – Register
Boot Camp

A challenging class that uses HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Drills will alternate between high and low-intensity moves. Modifications given. All levels of fitness welcome!

  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 6:15A | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Thursdays (8/6-9/3) | 6:15A | Community Center Gym – Register
Cardio Core Challenge

This intermediate/advanced class utilizes high-intensity aerobic moves and full-body, core-strengthening intervals. We’ll use equipment for fun! Some choreography involved.

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 9:35A | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Thursdays (8/6-9/3) | 9:35A | Community Center Gym – Register
Cardio Mix

Move your body to the sounds of pop, country, Latin, and broadway in this easy-to-follow, low-impact, cardio dance class. Modifications provided to increase or decrease intensity.

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 8:30A | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Fridays (8/7-9/4) | 8:30A | Community Center Gym – Register
Core Flow

This dance-inspired class strengthens the entire body with emphasis on the abdominal aera. No previous dance experience required, just a love of movement!

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 10:40A | Community Center Gym – Register
F.A.T. (Firm & Tighten)

Get FAT with Parks Plus. In this class, you will work to Firm And Tighten your muscles pushing their endurance and strength beyond what you ever thought they could do.

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 6:15A | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Fridays (8/7-9/4) | 6:15A | Community Center Gym – Register
Gentle Yoga

New to yoga? Have limitations? We use modifications to accommodate all levels. Increase your strength and flexibility while improving the mind-body connection.

  • Thursdays (8/6-9/3) | 10:40A | Community Center – Memorial Rm – Register
Power Sculpt

This intermediate/advanced strength training class incorporates full-body movements to challenge muscles and the cardio system. Experience this dynamic conditioning class that focuses on developing total body power.

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 5P | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 9:35A | Community Center Gym – Register
  • Wednesdays (8/5-9/2) | 6:15A | Community Center Gym – Register
Spin

In this cycling class, you’ll work harder than you ever thought possible with aerobic endurance intervals: flats, hills, strength, and speed plays. Visualization through music and instruction pushes your body to new limits!

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 6P | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 6A | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Thursdays (8/6-9/3) | 6A | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Thursdays (8/6-9/3) | 6P | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Fridays (8/7-9/4) | 6A | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Saturdays (8/8-9/5) | 7A | Rice Pool Deck – Register
  • Sundays (8/9-8/30) | 8A | Rice Pool Deck – Register
Yoga: Levels 1-2

Work at your own pace, using slow, controlled movements to strengthen and stretch your muscles through a series of poses called asana. Relieve stress and calm the mind by learning deep breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

  • Mondays (8/3-8/31) | 9:35A | Community Center – Memorial Rm – Register
  • Tuesdays (8/4-9/1) | 7P | Community Center – Memorial Rm – Register
  • Wednesdays (8/5-9/2) | 9:35A | Community Center – Memorial Rm – Register
Yogalattes

This class incorporates movements from intermediate Pilates and Yoga classes, but modifications are given to suit beginners and advanced participants.

  • Saturdays (8/8-9/5) | 8A | Community Center Memorial Rm – Register
  • Sundays (8/9-8/30) | 9:15A | Community Center Memorial Rm – Register

Virtual Fitness Resources

Supplement your fitness routine anywhere!

Printables

Video

Additional Resources

Check out a wide range of FREE recreational resources including instructional fitness videos, printable workouts, and educational resources beyond physical fitness, like:

Personal Training

TRX Suspension Training

TRX Suspension Training

Suspension training works your core while increasing strength, endurance, balance, coordination and flexibility. TRX uses gravity and body weight to make workouts more challenging.

Classes are limited to 6 participants, offered in the morning and evening. Recommended for ages 16+.

Training Details
Personal Training

Personal Cross-Training

This challenging strength and conditioning program consists of constantly varying functional movements designed to maximize results and push fitness limits.

Test yourself each session with the Workout of the Day and accomplish what you previously thought was impossible!

Training Details

Personal Training Rates

Individual Training Packages | 30-Minute Sessions

Status Number of Sessions (30-Minute Sessions)
1 3 6 12 20
Parks Plus Fitness Member $25 $75 $126 $228 $340
Resident $29 $87 $150 $252 $420
Nonresident $44 $132 $228 $422 $646

Individual Training Packages | 1-Hour Sessions

Status Number of Sessions (1-Hour Sessions)
1 3 6 12 20
Parks Plus Fitness Member $39 $117 $210 $396 $620
Resident $43 $129 $235 $447 $707
Nonresident $65 $195 $353 $673 $1054

Note: Prices are subject to change. Residents must show their Wheaton Park District Resident I.D. to receive the lower rate.

Personal Training Rates

Individual Training Packages
30-Minute Sessions

  • Parks Plus Fitness Member
    1 Session – $25
    3 Sessions – $75
    6 Sessions – $126
    12 Sessions – $228
    20 Sessions – $340
  • Resident
    1 Session – $29
    3 Sessions – $87
    6 Sessions – $150
    12 Sessions – $252
    20 Sessions – $420
  • Nonresident
    1 Session – $44
    3 Sessions – $132
    6 Sessions – $228
    12 Sessions – $422
    20 Sessions – $646

Individual Training Packages
1-Hour Sessions

  • Parks Plus Fitness Member
    1 Session – $39
    3 Sessions – $117
    6 Sessions – $210
    12 Sessions – $396
    20 Sessions – $620
  • Resident
    1 Session – $43
    3 Sessions – $129
    6 Sessions – $235
    12 Sessions – $447
    20 Sessions – $707
  • Nonresident
    1 Session – $65
    3 Sessions – $195
    6 Sessions – $353
    12 Sessions – $673
    20 Sessions – $1054

Note: Prices are subject to change. Residents must show their Wheaton Park District Resident I.D. to receive the lower rate.

Specials & Events

At this time, there are no specials or events. Please check back soon.

Meet Our Staff

Manager

Michelle Artis Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager

Michelle Artis

Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager

-B.S. Physical Education/Fitness Management from DePaul University
-Certified Race Director
-ACE Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor
-Certified CPR, First Aid, AED Instructor

Michelle oversees all operations and day-to-day functions of the fitness center, group fitness, personal training and child care.

Michelle has been with PPFC since 2006 as a certified personal trainer, was promoted to assistant manager in 2015, and manager in 2017. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2000. Michelle was a Division I athlete in college and a multiple sport varsity athlete in high school. She is a Wheaton resident and mother of 4. In her spare time Michelle volunteers and completes races and events such as: GoRuck Challenge, Super Spartan, Soldier Field 10-Miler, and Ragner Series/200-mile relay. Of course you’ll also see her at the Wheaton Park District Race Series (Fun Run, Run for the Animals, Night Run, & Reindeer Run).

Manager

Michelle Artis Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager

Michelle Artis

Parks Plus Fitness Center Manager

Personal Trainers

All of our personal trainers are certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. Some personal trainers also teach fitness classes, those trainers are noted with an asterisk (*) below.

Jim Brown Personal Trainer

Jim Brown

Certified Personal Trainer

Jim is certified by World Instructors Training School. He competes in Masters (age group) Track and Field and runs the sprint races. Jim currently holds a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo and has 20 years of participating and teaching martial arts. He incorporates his wide range of fitness experience to give his clients the best training session.

Tom Reichert Personal Trainer

Tom Reichert

Certified Personal Trainer

Tom is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and he specializes in general fitness training. He is a retired teacher who decided to go back into marathon training and is a seasoned weightlifter that incorporates his extensive knowledge as a lifelong learner into his training sessions. Tom believes that it’s important to incorporate a regular exercise routine into your life and that this is one of the best decisions you can make.

Maddalena Tabet Personal Trainer

Maddalena Tabet

Certified Personal Trainer | TRX, Silver Sneakers, Cross Training & Exercising w/ Parkinson’s Instructor

Maddalena is a certified personal trainer through WITS. She also is a certified TRX & Silver Sneakers instructor. Maddalena has completed specialized training through Northwestern Medicine physical therapists to facilitate our Exercising with Parkinson’s classes. She loves to learn about different client needs and creating plans for them to keep moving!

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