Parents that would like to incorporate their kids into their fitness routine will have plenty of opportunities this summer at the Oak Brook Park District. Starting June 5, the park district is adding five family-friendly fitness classes to their regular group exercise schedule.
According to Michael Delgado, Oak Brook Park District’s fitness supervisor, the park district began hosting trial classes during Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks in response to a popular request for the addition of kid-friendly fitness classes. “We tested classes while kids were out of school and they were so successful we decided to launch a full schedule this summer,” says Delgado.
Oak Brook Park District’s Family Fitness Classes will be held at the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, and will be open to kids ages 8-13. Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult. “Several of the classes utilize fitness equipment that really wouldn’t be age appropriate for anyone under 8.” says Delgado. The park district will evaluate the programs at the end of the season to determine the feasibility of expanding the program, or offering classes for even younger participants.
The Oak Brook Park District is charging a heavily discounted resident/nonresident fee of $2/$4 for participants ages 8-13 years old, per class. Adult members may attend for free. Resident and nonresident adult nonmembers can pay the daily fee of $10 per resident or $12 per nonresident to access a class. All classes are drop-in and no preregistration is necessary.
For more information, please call 630-990-4233 or visit www.obparks.org.
Family Boot Camp – Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:20am-10:05am (June 5-September 2)
The whole family is guaranteed to work hard, feel great, and have fun. This class combines cardio, strength training, flexibility, and core fitness using a variety of fitness tools.
Family Cardio Interval– Tuesdays from 5:15-6pm (June 5-September 2)
Get fit and have fun as a family in this upbeat cardio interval class. Cardio, strength, and stretching intervals will be alternated throughout the class.
Family Outdoor Walking with Weights – Tuesdays from 6-6:45pm (June 5-September 2)
Experience a full body workout while enjoying the great outdoors. This class takes the group outside on the Central Park Pathway system.
Family Yoga-Wednesdays from 8-8:45am (June 5-September 2)
This gentle yoga flow incorporates restorative yoga suitable for all levels and abilities.
Family Zumba – Saturdays from 9:05am-9:55am (June 5-September 2)
This isn’t a workout, it’s a party! Bring your kids to this high-energy dance fitness experience. Latin inspired rhythms and music will get your family moving like nothing else.