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Specialty Classes

These classes require additional payments and completion of this registration form.

Aquatics Classes

Our instructors are certified by the Arthritis Foundation and follow its guidelines, with their instruction emphasizing exercising at your own pace. This warm-water class is designed to allow for range of motion, endurance and flexibility. All classes are held in our warm-water therapy pool. Choose one or two times per week:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:15 am – 12 pm

Tues and/or Thurs: 10:15 am  -11 am

This cooler-water class is designed for people living with Multiple Sclerosis and looking for natural relief of their symptoms. This class is taught by instructors certified by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and follows its guidelines.

Tues: 11:15 am – 12 pm

Our one-on-one format will help develop and refine strokes so students can swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness. There will be a swim test during the first lesson. All lessons are 30 minutes. Please contact us at 847-618-3665 or stop by at the front desk for more info.

Like private lessons, semi-private instruction will give you or your child plenty of one-on-one attention, but the class will include one other participant. Semi-Private Lessons include two swimmers and are only recommended if the participants are similar in skill level and more likely within the same household. As with private lessons, semi-private lessons let you come up with goals. When children learn how to swim with another peer, they engage in social interaction. This allows for bonding between the children, making learning more fun. All lessons are 30 minutes. Please contact us at 847-618-3665 or stop by at the front desk for more info

Mind/Body Classes

Are you new to yoga, not yet comfortable attending a full class, or want to improve your yoga practice? Work one on one with our certified yoga instructors to improve your practice and enjoy yoga even more. This program provides personalized yoga instruction for client/participants to provide more focused practice and individualized attention with precision guidance and modifications to provide safe, effective execution of poses. This service is offered by appointment only.

  • Classes will run based on the minimum required registrations received.
  • Refunds for classes will only be granted for a medical reason and must be requested with a physician’s note and be presented during the current program session only.
  • The Wellness Center reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes or substitute instructors. If there is insufficient enrollment for a program, participants will be notified in advance and will receive a full refund.
  • To provide the best possible service, class sizes are limited, with wait lists as needed.
  • Only classes cancelled by the Wellness Center will result in a make-up class. In classes that meet more than once, a make-up may be allowed for a medical reason with a physician’s note, space permitting. Drop-in rates may be available.

Specialty yoga workshops and master classes are offered each quarter. For all intents and purposes, yoga workshops are specialty classes where learning objectives are achieved through lecture, discussion and practice. Workshops move from theory to practice, with emphasis on understanding the theory.

Master classes are specialty classes in which learning objectives are achieved through in-depth practice accompanied by detailed instruction. A master class is like an extended practice session, except the focus is specific, and the flow may break for comments and questions.

General yoga classes often require students to focus on their own practice and go inward, holding discussion to a minimum. In workshops and master classes, students are encouraged to openly discuss the topic and even observe one another’s bodies and practices. Specialty classes provide a more relaxed learning atmosphere where students grow together rather than individually.

  • Participants registered for a program who are not members may utilize the locker room, if needed, 15 minutes prior to class starting time. All other areas of the facility may be utilized by paying a guest fee.
  • Non-member participants must present their class pass at the Service Desk.