Health and fitness center operating updates
Indoor Pool Reservations
Reservations for lap swim is no longer be required. Lap swim will be on a first come, first serve basis; and patrons can expect to share lanes. There will be a lane designated to water-walking and Rush therapy patients only. The sauna will also be re-opened. Unfortunately, the whirlpool will remain temporarily closed. Staff discovered a mechanical issue during the maintenance period and is awaiting parts for the repair.
Effective Monday July 19, reservations will no longer be required for those attending group exercise classes. Classes will go back to a card system and class spots will be on a first come, first serve. Based on current usage of group exercise classes, participants should be able to get into most exercise classes. Please plan accordingly.
Members can join a class live in-studio or remotely (virtually) from their homes. Group Exercise is open to all of our members.
At this time, the cycle studio will not be used for classes and the room will be repurposed for other needs. Cycle classes will continue to be held in the fitness studios.
Kids Center Child Care
The Kids Center child care service will return in operation on Monday, October 4, 2021. Hours will be limited hours initially and additional hours will be extended based on usage. An operating schedule will be announced in mid-September.
Health & Fitness Center Hours
The Health & Fitness Center will go back to regular operating hours beginning September 7, 2021.
Facility hours will be:
Monday – Thursday 5 AM – 9 PM
Friday 5 AM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday 7 AM – 5 PM
Pickleball will return this fall to the Fitness Center. New for fall, players will be able to make a group reservation for up to an hour and a half per court. Members play for free; non-members will pay $5.
Children 11 years and younger can participate in Open Gym for free with a parent’s membership and parent supervision. Once a child is 12 years old, they do need to pay a daily fee, or can purchase a membership. Children 6th grade and older can use the gymnasium without parent supervision.
Get back into your fitness routine with the help of one of our motivating personal trainers. Packages are available in 1, 5, and 10 sessions. Single sessions start at $49 for members.
Refer a friend
Refer a friend and get a free month membership for every referral. This promo is only available to annual members. Short-term memberships do not apply.
Due to the high demand for aqua participation, reservations will continue for the 9 AM H2O Fitness on Monday and Wednesday. All other H2O Fitness and Aqua ROM classes will be first come first serve, no reservations will be needed.
the Name Change is official: NovaCare Fitness Center is now called Health & Fitness Center
In December 2020, Park District Partner and Lessee, NovaCare Rehabilitation (“NovaCare”), was involved with a joint venture agreement with Rush University System for Health. NovaCare’s parent company, Select Medical Corporation, announced that as a result of the venture agreement, the company name of “NovaCare Rehabilitation” and other subsidiaries in certain markets in the Midwest, was changing to “RUSH Physical Therapy.” Therefore, Mundelein Park & Recreation District and Rush Physical Therapy have created a new logo for the Health and Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, and Gymnasium. Additionally, Select Medical Corporation has contributed to the construction of the Community Center Marquee, which reduced the expense significantly. If you have the opportunity to visit Rush Physical Therapy, please stop in to talk with their terrific staff.
All of our protocols are subject to change based on the latest guidelines from the CDC and the Governor’s Office. Upon returning to the facility, we are requiring all unvaccinated members and staff who enter our facility to wear a face covering. Members must keep a social distance from one another of at least 6 feet apart. We are also asking that all members help out to keep the facility safe and clean by wiping all equipment down before and after use. In situations where reservations are required, we appreciate your assistance in exiting the facility in a timely manner at the end of your reserved time slot, so efficient time can be spent disinfecting the facility.
Mundelein Park and Recreation District has taken many safety measures to ensure a safe environment at the Fitness Center and Indoor Pool. You will notice barriers between staff and patrons, directional signs throughout the facility, plenty of protective equipment, and sanitizing stations.
We understand that during this time, our new operations are very different from the past. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we adjust to the latest guidelines. Our goal is to keep all patrons and staff safe while offering you a quality facility to exercise. We are eager to open and see our members again.