Prepare to be transformed in Body and Mind!
Feed your passion and your amazing life with our empowering classes and coaches! Under their watchful eye and guidance, you will be pushed to improve speed, endurance, flexibility, strength, and agility. Our scientifically designed programs feature over 100 cutting-edge classes that include results-driven high-intensity classes, cycling, yoga, and more!
We routinely change the schedule based on member feedback and utilization. Please let us know your thoughts on additions or changes you would like to see. Classes that average fewer than 8 participants are reviewed to determine if a change in format is appropriate – so if you like a class, encourage your friends to attend it!
Illinois Center Group Fitness Class Descriptions
AMRAP Hour: AMRAP stands for “As Many Reps as Possible” within the given intervals. Six blocks of eight-minute intervals of selected exercises. Each block is followed by two minutes recovery. Four to five exercises will be selected for each block with reps ranging from 8 to 12 repetitions. Participants will complete the reps and keep looping all exercises until the interval is over. Instructors will demonstrate the selected exercises before the beginning of each block.
ATHLETEzone: This class is designed for the intermediate to advanced participant in that all forms of movement, strength training, and cardiovascular training are explored in an interval/circuit format through five challenging stations. One minute to complete each station with 10 seconds to rotate to the next. Two mini rounds complete one BIG ROUND. Three BIG ROUNDS completes the class.
Barre Body: This full-body conditioning class brings a new intensity to classic barre studio exercises. Set to music for a non-stop, fun and energetic workout from warm-up to cool-down. Expect to work every muscle group in the body, adding in cardio bursts throughout. Finish the class on the mat with high rep sculpting sets for the lower body and core.
Barre Strength: A full-body training system using exercises similar to barre work as a means to transform legs and core. The series can be demanding and challenging but friendly to all demographics. Barre Strength is the “dancer’s workout” without the dance. The sequences evolve from shoulder and arm training with light dumbbells to standing leg positions and isometrics. A complete workout that is exclusive to LSF.
Body Conditioning: This class blends cardiovascular and weight training in varying intervals. The focus can change from week to week incorporating heavy or light strength training segments and a variety of cardiovascular movements. All levels are welcome and instructors will use multiple pieces of equipment.
Bootcamp: Bootcamp is a high-intensity interval training system. The training consists of two blocks interspersed with core work. After a dynamic warm-up, block one features endurance, cardio, strength, speed, and agility drills in multiple planes of motion such as crawls, skips, sprints, and cone drills. Block two consists of stationary strength and cardio drills in timed intervals to increase power and endurance. Meant for intermediate to advanced participants.
Body Formula: A full-body training class with progressions. The class is formatted into two blocks of training. In a block, you will explore full body warm-up, a core section, pushup cardio section, low weights training, cardio, and heavy weight training. All of this repeated into a second block. Sometimes three blocks of training are explored.
Cardio Evolution: A fusion of upper body strength training, lower body strength training, and bursts of athletic cardio intervals that can include high repletion of compound exercises. A full body workout in an express 30-minute session.
Cycling: Cycling is a fun cardiovascular class done on a cutting-edge stationary bike. Classes can differ in style in that profiles can include hills, flat roads, interval training, RPM cueing, Wattage, Distance and more, all set to energetic and motivating music. Our bikes are triple-link capable for LOOK, SPD, and regular sneakers.
Dance Fitness: A fun fitness dance class that uses jazz, modern, ballet, and pop styles of dance with easy-to-follow movement choreography for a full sweat session. Set to fun music, all levels are welcome.
Dance: A super fun and energy filled class full of combinations of Jazz, Latin, African Dance & Funk. Learn easy-to-follow routines and combinations to boost your dance skills while at the same time getting your cardiovascular fitness on! All levels are welcome and no dance experience is required.
Diesel Body: Rev your engine with Diesel Body! This total body class is has lifting and cardio with an emphasis on building lean muscle and increasing overall strength to kick your fitness routine into high gear! Expect a Sets & Reps style class with two or three blocks of training with three sets of selected exercises within each block. There’s a short rest cycle between each set for more efficient muscle recovery. Once block one is completed there is a core/abdominals section that leads into Block two. Your instructor will provide visual demonstrations, verbal cues, and if necessary hands-on assists to make sure you are working safely and feel supported in your journey to strength!
DEFCON: The name of this class is a play on words in two ways. DEFined CONditioning is our fitness goal and we are borrowing the name from the US Armed Forces Defense readiness condition system, which increases in severity from DEFCON 5 (least severe) to DEFCON 1 (most severe). You will be pushed to discover and create this state of RED ALERT within yourself during class by continuously pushing your limits
Full Body Architect: This total body resistance training class is taught by our elite body conditioning team. Individualized attention in a group fitness setting makes you feel like you have your own personal trainer. You will train your body through repetition, overload, cardio bursts, and more. Instructors will use various equipment to achieve goals. All levels are welcome.
Masters Swim: Train with the intent to compete in several swim meets throughout the year. The Team is USA Registered and is coached by several Swim Coaches throughout the week. Intermediate to advanced swimming only. Must be able to complete 100 yards of swimming without stopping and must know how to execute flip turns.
Meta Circuit: META circuit is a high-intensity class designed for athletes looking to take their fitness to the next level. Using barbells, slam balls, and dumbbells members will test their limits in strength, power, muscle endurance, and cardiovascular training. Athletes will be taken through four stations that will couple traditional strength training, metabolic work, and HIIT. This class will have rowers and cycling bikes. Each participant will have their own circuit station.
Strength Plus: Strength plus just enough cardio to get the metabolism humming. This class uses timed intervals so that participants can work out at their own pace. Each session will combine compound exercises, core drills, and sports drills to challenge every fitness level by focusing on increasing strength, endurance, balance, and agility, thus creating the ability to progress from a very basic exercise (a squat) to a complex exercise (burpee). This class is great for those who are new to exercise, recovering from an injury or those that just need a good cross-training class.
Tabata Fusion: An hour-long class that focuses on interval training. A fusion of cardio and strength exercises that you complete as fast as you can in 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. This is done a total of eight times through. It is a challenging workout that you do at your own pace within the interval. Rigorous but friendly for all levels.
Women’s Empowerment: Get ready to sweat and burn alongside a group of powerful women cheering you on. You’ll leave your workouts feeling stronger than before. Each week is a different workout. Connect with your group after class with social time in Press Kitchen. Participants must be at least 21 years old.
Zumba: Join this Latin-inspired world-known class that is easy to follow and full of energy! The choreography is simple, which will allow you to just “feel” and have fun with the music. All levels are welcome.
Illinois Center Core Strength Class Descriptions
Core Evolution: A fusion of abdominal strength training, lower back strength training, and plank training with an array of compound exercises for a complete 30-minute ab workout.
Cycle Sculpt: A 45-minute full training class that includes alternating blocks of cycling (endurance and high-intensity intervals) and body sculpting (4 exercises of sculpt training using weights, medicine balls, or other equipment). All participants start on the bike for a 5-minute warm-up, then continue to a block of sculpt training off the bike for 5 minutes. The class then flows from alternating 5-minute blocks of cycling and 5-minute blocks of sculpt training into one last 6-minute block of cycling and a final 6-minute block of sculpt training. Great for all demographics and levels.
Hatha Yoga: Hatha is the umbrella term for all schools of yoga. It is from this discipline from which all yoga comes. Classic poses and postures combined with deep breathing to build strength and flexibility. Classes are open to all levels and different teachers will share different styles of yoga.
Pilates Mat: This class focuses on the classical approach to Pilates, developed by Joseph Pilates. The series remains the same with an emphasis on strengthening the core and lengthening muscles of the extremities while improving balance and coordination.
Vinyasa Flow: Experience our vinyasa-inspired class of “breath connected movement” with an athletic approach. This class is a challenging practice that emphasizes breath, core strength, and concentration!
Yoga Sculpt: A full-body conditioning class based on vinyasa flow yoga postures and sequences, integrating weights and cardio intervals to amp up the intensity and maximize results! Expect a non-stop, fast-paced, high-energy, high rep class, that will push you to your edge every time! Show up prepared to work hard, work smart and have fun. This class is physically and mentally demanding, but pairs intention with intensity, and breath to movement, to deliver a mindful and motivating experience that is deeply fulfilling, leaving participants of all levels feeling successful, satisfied, and excited to come back for more!