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Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center offers an exclusive aquatic area with many aquatic programs for members to enjoy. Members of all ages can take advantage of our resort-style lap pool and warm water therapy pool for aqua classes and programs, lap workouts or a refreshing post-workout swim. In addition to our lap and therapy pools, we offer a large, coed Jacuzzi and a whirlpool in each locker room. Our aquatic area and well-trained instructors/swim coaches offer the perfect platform for many unique classes and programs.
Temporary Pool Closure
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center pools will be closed from: Monday, July 6, through Sunday, September 6 The pools will reopen on Monday, September 7. To better serve you, we are upgrading to a state-of-the-art UV Defender® Regenerative Media Filter for our lap and therapy pools. This combined system will offer superior water filtration and deactivation of microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. CLICK HERE for more information.
The 25-meter lap pool at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center is available to members of all ages for aqua classes, lap workouts or a refreshing post-workout swim. A full range of classes and open swim hours mean that you can include lap swimming before or after your workout, or incorporate swimming as part of a cross-training routine. Our multi-purpose lap pool has six lanes with a temperature ranging from 80 to 84 degrees. Regardless of ability level and experience, people of all ages can swim laps. It is important to include low-impact, aerobic exercise in your fitness routine. Lap swimming provides a unique total-body cardiovascular workout.
Warm Water Therapy Pool
Unique among clubs on the North Shore, Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center is proud to offer its members a dedicated warm water therapy pool adjacent to the lap pool. With an average temperature ranging from 90 to 92 degrees, water therapy is ideal for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or chronic pain, and those recovering from joint replacement. Our therapy pool hosts the largest arthritis class program in Illinois, with classes instructed by Arthritis Foundation-certified instructors. As part of our commitment to providing medical fitness programs to our members, we also offer a range of other warm water exercise programs and open availability.
Aquatic Classes & Programs
Group exercise in the water can be an excellent way to reach your personal fitness goals. High-, moderate- and low-intensity aquatic classes are available. Due to a large number of class participants in our Aqua Aerobics classes, the class will utilize an additional lap lane when they have 10+ class participants and the third lane for 20 or more participants. Up to two lap lanes will be available during group exercise class times for open swim.
Tri-umph Triathlon Training works with athletes from beginners to Ironman, 5K to marathons. At Tri-umph, our coaches will tailor your training program, experience and desired race schedule. The main focus is on smaller groups coached by certified, experienced coaches to provide individualized feedback. In-season training is available along with group exercise classes such as Swim Endurance and Swim Transitions to help you train! For more information, please contact Kate Schnatterbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Workout Tips
• Please shower prior to entering the pools
• Water shoes are recommended for aqua classes.
• Don’t forget your water bottle! It is very important to stay hydrated during your workout.
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