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.
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 Schererville at (219) 865-6969 to learn more.
About Medical Memberships
Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Chesterton and Schererville have 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
Jane Dennett· Google
Excellent Service! The owner is very professional and prompt! I will definitely return!
Linda Greene· Google
Always clean and not usually crowded. The equipment is well maintained.
Deborah Moore· Google
I go there for my aquatic therapy so it works fine for me
Michael Alexander Martinez· Google
Simply one of the Best, it not THE BEST gym around town! I'd definitely recommend this facility to My Family & Friends!
Anaya Gray· Google
I have never been a part of a gym that feels like home, that feels like family. Franciscan is it! This gym is the best place to work out, go hard in the paint, sweat and have a great time! Best membership I have ever utilized. Totally the best!
Let me start by saying that I come from a top of the line gym but due to moving I needed to switch gyms. This gym is not bad at all. The energy in the gym is good. People are serious about their workouts here. Gym is not modern but has everything you need. I greet staff more often ...
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...
Martha Obregon· Google
Enjoy using the facilities. Never crowded. Open 24/7 perhaps the reason for never being too busy. Lots of equipment to use and extra classes are free with membership.
Gary C.· Yelp
I will join as soon as they reopen the steam rooms and sauna and Hot tub , I feel they should open it cause other places are open for steam room and saunas
Jason Lindsey· Google
Much smaller than the Schererville location but a nice clean facility. Staff was very nice & the equipment was in good shape. Locker rooms were nice & clean. It's small but still very nice.
Janet W· Google
Nice health club. Clean and Staff are helpful. Lots of exercise and water classes to choose from.
Sharon Lund· Google
It's very clean, well run, friendly. Love the pools. Never overly busy. In the lap of luxury there!
Sue Willard· Google
Personnel is great. Continuously wiping down equipment during Covid.
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...
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...
Berthea T.· Yelp
I'm in love with this place, from the parking lot being secured with camera on those late nights leaving the gym. The classes are Mon-Sun the hours are...
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!...