Welcome to all!
New and Returning Students!
So Happy you are choosing to get Fit and Stay Fit!
There are lots of classes and locations. Please review the outline below, class updates, locations and our class goals.
Group Communications-Mobile Numbers
The first most important task with our classes is to make sure I have your mobile number! In the event I need to communicate to everyone, a group text message is the best way to get to all quickly. If there are any class changes; e.g. Cancelled, inclement weather, location change etc… Also, if you are going to reply, please reply in a separate message.
Multiple Class Attendance
Make up your missed classes in any other class! There are many options, throughout the week, feel free to attend any class to make up your missed classes. No reason not to take a different class jump-start your fitness goals, by pushing yourself to try new things! I offer (6) classes, with multiple days and time options for each week. They are all age appropriate through modifications.
All Class Announcements Group
For those who like taking advantage of attending different classes, you will need to receive the updates about a class; e.g. class cancelled, weather issues, new class location etc… You will want to be listed in my “all class communications list” to receive any class updates. Please make sure you add my email to your contacts so your updates do not go to spam. [email protected]
The communication will typically come out same day a few hours ahead of the scheduled class, or in some cases 15 mins before we start!
New Trier East Campus, Winnetka Ave., Classes
New Security rules for Winnetka campus; We can no longer prop the doors open in Gates Gym. We can stand by the door and hold it open for others to come in, however, we can’t prop it open. The entrance is E26, which is on the East Side of the Campus, Essex Dr. Park on the street or in the lot next to Essex.
We have access to the track below the Gates gym, otherwise known as the Field House. For those of you who really enjoy the fitness opportunity of cardio work before our strength training, feel free to use the track until 6:10am. If it rains, we normally go to Gates Gym, however watch your messages, as I might decide it’s time to kickbox. Messages are sent between 5:15 & 5:30am.
Our track workout helps us to increase our cardio capabilities. Walk, Run, Jog.…. Learning interval cardio through these sessions, maximizes your workouts. This also helps us to start working out immediately, while we wait for some late arrivals. (you know who you are) 🙂 We start our strength training at 6:10am and continue through with our class until 6:50 am. You will learn how to manage your cardiovascular goals, through the interval training and your understanding of the Karvonen Formula. Once this is mastered, and you are getting the proper amount of cardiovascular work based on your age, (Karvonen Formula) you will see many improvements, your breathing capacity, along with your changing body shape for the good! Most people first notice how easy it is to walk up flights of steps, after they have attended classes regularly. (6 to 8 weeks) This process will be explained more at class, however, if you get the chance please take a look at the Karvonen Formula . Knowing your heart rate goals based on your age, will help you to achieve your goals sooner! Often times, you will find out you do not need to work as hard…. Once you understand you numbers, you will be able to manage both the high number and your recovery goals which are just as important. Once mastered you will see a remarkable positive difference in your daily life. 🙂
Sunrise Boot-Camp runs every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. To keep morning classes fresh and fun, we change things up often! The winter can be dark and cold at 5:50am!
The following is our current class locations and schedule for our Sunrise Classes.
- Monday’s, we meet on the track for our workout. The south side of the track has a large blue square, this is where we meet with our weights and mat’s. If you forget your weights, I normally have extra.
- Wednesday’s we kick it up a bit in the Kickbox Studio! This is in the lower level of the school. You can see the windows next to the Tennis courts. Follow this link for the directions. You would still park on Essex’s or the parking lots next to Essex. No need to bring anything for this class, unless you would like to have your own boxing gloves. I have added glove choices to my website, to help you pick the best type of gloves for your workout. there is a box of used student gloves for you to try as well.
- Friday’s (weather permitting) we meet at Elder Park. This is located down the street east of us. It’s on Sheridan Rd. It’s a refreshing change, to workout, watching the sun come up, while listening to the waves. We use both the hillside and the pier for our workouts. Please bring your weights and matt’s. After class, feel free to jump in, cool off! They say the lake water is around 80 degrees now here in August.
This class is designed to increase your balance, increase bone density, increase your cardio capabilities, while increasing your overall physical endurance including your brain! Like all the other classes this is age appropriate to all ages. Modifications are designed for the individual needs.
We use the Pelvic Core Ball in this class. You can order yours online through Pelvic Core Solutions. If you forget your ball, I will try to have extra’s to use in class.
New Trier West Campus, Happ Rd., Classes
Monday and Tuesday evening classes are at the west campus on Happ Rd, building F downstairs. Most of us like to park on the east side of the campus at the loading dock.(Consider to be the back of the campus) In the winter it’s perfect for avoiding the bad weather walk from the Happ Parking lot. If you are unsure of how to get to our classes, just let us know we will give you a tour. There are several directions taped on all the walls as you enter through the docks, or from the front of the F Building. Diagram Here
As a student in this group, you will have (4) separate workouts, (2) upper body, (2) lower body, which includes core work. You will learn about cardiovascular training, learning how to maximize your results through “Interval Training”. The ideal workout session should only last between 30 and 45 minutes. Keeping your workout time to a minimum will help you to continue working out year after year. The gym is open from 5 to 7, however I will often arrive early, typically 4:30. If you want to come early let me know and I will be there. Staggering arrival times helps me to provide more personal training per student.
I hope this outline helps you to get to know us a little better. I want everyone to enjoy their workouts and take advantage to maximize all your opportunity to get more fit! This is your chance to make big positive changes for your health and your wellness plans in life…:)
“Don’t let aging define your fitness”