Medical Memberships at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers
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Jump start your wellness with a 60-DAY MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP once your referral is received from your physician, clinician or therapist. Your 60-DAY MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP entitles you to a safe and personalized exercise program designed by our certified fitness professionals. Please call the Franciscan Health Fitness Center in Chesterton at (219) 983-9832 to learn more.
Jump start your wellness with a 60-DAY MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP once your referral is received from your physician, clinician or therapist. Your 60-DAY MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP entitles you to a safe and personalized exercise program designed by our certified fitness professionals. Please call the Franciscan Health Fitness Center in Chicago Heights at (708) 755-3020 to learn more.
About Medical Memberships
Franciscan Health Fitness Center in Chesterton has been awarded “Certified Medical Fitness Facility” by the Medical Fitness Association. MFA is the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities. Our facilities are proud to represent a select, elite group of fitness centers in the world to become certified as medical fitness facilities by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). It is a significant step forward in providing for the health of our entire community and to the individuals taking responsibility for their personal health care.
We are committed to helping you integrate fitness into your overall wellness program. Our medically oriented health and wellness centers offer state-of-the-art equipment, amenities, and a variety of classes led by knowledgeable professionals.
Jump start your wellness with a 60-DAY MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP once your referral is received from your physician, clinician or therapist. Your 60-DAY MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP entitles you to a safe and personalized exercise program designed by our certified fitness professionals.
CONTINUE YOUR MEDICAL MEMBERSHIP BEYOND YOUR FIRST 60 DAYS AND ENJOY THESE FEATURES:
- Full access to your club with fitness classes designed for all conditions
- Quarterly assessments followed by a personal training session for the monitoring of progress
- A special 10% DISCOUNT on select services provided by the Fitness Centers, including but not limited to personal training, massage therapy and specialty classes
Note: Programs are not limited to medical conditions listed here: Aging/Functional Capacity, Arthritis, Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular Conditions, Diabetes, Orthopedic/Neuromuscular, Parkinson's, Weight Management, Youth (Schererville only)
Download your Medical Referral form by clicking here
If your physician has instructed you to begin an exercise program due to specific injuries or medical conditions, our Medical Membership program is perfect for you! Our personal trainers can help guide you through a safe and effective exercise program that will get you on the road to recovery.
Our CFPs at Franciscan are trained to help you address the behaviors that have kept you from eating right, staying active and making your health a priority. They can also help you with other issues, including inactivity and stress. CFPs give you the tools you’ll need to overcome any challenges to achieving improved health and well-being.
All new members are offered a free assessment with one of our exercise specialists. Our specialists determine a baseline for future goals by taking your measurements. Based on your information, your specialist will help you decide which type of training best fits your personal goals. These assessments are non-invasive, non strenuous, and only take about 35 - 50 minutes to complete. A reassessment is recommended every 3 months. To schedule your assessment, simply contact our Fitness Department to get started.
Now that your physician has made it clear that an overall exercise plan is necessary to sustain proper health, we would love to help you get on track. Our personal trainers can design a program that will help you increase your strength as well as your lean body mass.
Real Time Reviews
Kiela 360· Google
Large & great schedule open til 11pm. Unfortunately the pool closes @9 or 9:30 & usually it’s the 20yd pool only, so I have to arrive even earlier if I want to swim in the 25 yd pool or to get laps in even for the 20 yd pool. I look forward to trying out the 25yd salt water pool. M...
Gail Flores· Google
The community is fantastic and getting to see the same faces everyday during my workouts is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Calandra George· Google
This is my 3rd time a YMCA and this is the best one and the clean one I have been to yet.. The staffs was wonderful helping us get checked in very friendly. Thanks Ladies
Rashaun Calhoun· Google
Clean, great facilities, mostly for the 40 and older crowd but a few young people as well. I go for the therapy pool, whirlpool, Sauna, steam room. But there is much more to get you right!
Levi P.· Yelp
Amazing Gym worth the money. Its rarely ever packed and lots of gym equipment and classes. Its very clean with a hot tub and a pool. love it.
Jennifer Rasmussen· Google
So far all I experienced was the pool. I went as a guest, & then we went to the changing room & showers to change into our suits. They do provide towels if you need it, I'm not sure about anything else yet. When you 1st walk into the room the pool is in, it smells nice. Not an ...
Ayo Adamson· Google
Lovely place with great and lovely people! The price is on the higher side, but you get your money’s worth! The facility and the trainers are A1! P.S. If you plan on leaving due to relocation or whatsoever reason, just make sure to call a month ahead or else you’re going to pay 50%...
Beth Braun· Google
A lot of good equipment and classes. Great and friendly staff. A bit pricey but well worth it if you go to the gym frequently. Spacious and nice locker room and swim area as well.
Sebastian Sebastian· Google
Very clean and organized. New layout is so much better. No longer looks like some old folks facility. (And I’m old!). Omni was a dump with old machines. Most machines are brand new and they have way more personnel caring for the facilities. A big improvement.
Atty April B.· Yelp
Lots of equipment and classes to take on your road to fitness! Facilities are clean and staff are welcoming, excited to return after Covid restrictions are...
Denise Barkow· Google
My husband and I have been members for quite a few years. We love the friendliness and support of the people here. They always welcome me with a smile. However, I would like to be put back on their email listing. For some reason, I am no longer receiving emails.
Dan W.· Yelp
I've been to several gyms and fitness centers in the area throughout the years and Franciscan by FAR has the best in the area!! Been around for four years...
Olivia Brinkman· Google
Love going to this location! Nice, clean facility with friendly and educated staff. The classes offered are great and led by top-notch teachers, but my favorite part has got to be the Kid Zone. The ladies who watch the kids are absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful setup and play ...
Katy S.· Yelp
Very nice gym but a little pricey. They have an indoor pool, sauna, and lots of equipment that is very well maintained. The trainers are very helpful and...
Janice R.· Yelp
Joining Franciscan is hands-down THE single best thing I've done for myself in the last 20 years! Everyone is friendly, and the place is always super-clean!...
Louis Bain II· Google
Good gym. Can get real packed about 3 times a day but it is not too bad. Nice equipment and the staff is nice and attentive if you need them. The only bad thing is they don’t allow your cell phones and I use to use my to record my swim technique. Other than that the place is great.
Clay G.· Yelp
Disclaimer: I have family that works for Omni. I love going to Omni. It's a large enough gym that there is enough equipment for everyone, and there is a...