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.
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.
AVAILABLE AT: Chesterton
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
This is my Oasis. The place I go to work on improving my health. And to be around those who are also striving to do the same. And for the majority of the time, I come out feeling ready to take on the world. And look Damn Good doing it! Chicka Shines, okay!
Katherine Guzik· Google
Att very secure and I seen kids teens in here on Sundays I can't wait to try the pool good security clean loc and verynice parking bring quarters. The man who. Greets you is the best knows all the ppl who come in by name now that's a well run place
khalid finley· Google
By far, the best kept private gym secret in the south suburbs. Been a member since they opened around the turn of the century. Largest indoor track in South suburbs and best basketball court u can find for lunchtime hoops!
Kasia Firlej· Google
A variety of classes with incredible instructors and a pool. Of course there is workout equipment. Very family friendly offering programs for the little ones as well as older kids. It’s a neighborhood gem. And gets very busy in the after-work hours and in the morning on weekends.
Hope Krokidas-Koconis· Google
Physical therapy is incredible here. The pools are warm. Steam room, sauna, hot tub. Lots of classes to choose from. The rest of the gym is filled with top-notch equipment. Great place.
CLEAN, PERSONABLE STAFF. LOVE THE STRENGTH TRAINING ; YOGA CLASSES. PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE EXCELLENT! WORK OUT RIGHT AFTER WORK!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Tom Wells· Google
The healing from the sauna, therapy pool, and whirlpool have been beyond my expectations. I have very tight muscles from broken neck and spinal cord crushing. I can almost walk normally after just a few weeks. Should have started a year ago!
Tameca Johnson· Google
I got this membership for the exercise classes and the pool, it's a great place to come and exercise there is plenty of room for everyone. Nice staff and it's clean. They really do a good job here!
Arthur Hawryluk· Google
COVID scare is kind of over.....perhaps would be time to return to pre-covid hours of operation and towel service? Cost have not change but hours were significantly diluted.....
Beth Braun· Google
Great facility with a lot of equipment and space. Lap pool, therapy pool, whirlpool and sauna as well! Friendly staff and they keep the facility very clean. Plus they offer awesome classes included with membership.
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.
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...
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...
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!...
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...