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Although our Schererville location is in transition, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Chesterton and Chicago Heights remain committed to our mission and would be honored to continue to serve our Schererville members.Learn More
Purposeful Training for Results
The Benefits of Endurance Training
Our approach to endurance training focuses on the cardiovascular system in order to increase overall endurance. This form of training will lead to more enjoyable and efficient workouts, and support cardiovascular health. This steady training can include running, swimming, or cycling paired with weightlifting or resistance training–a great way to stay lean and in shape.
Increase overall cardiovascular fitness & endurance
Improve bone density and help prevent osteoporosis
Enhance the immune system
Increase metabolism and prevent diabetes or other chronic diseases
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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...
Endurance Training Classes
Ab-solution Walking Workout
Learn ways to stroll through the water and strengthen your abdominals. Experience simplistic patterns and isolation techniques that create a powerful water walking program emphasizing core muscle use. Suitable for all ability levels. (starts at 4:10pm)
Cycling - 45 min
This innovative program involves cycling techniques modeled after outdoor cycling. Your ride can be easy or intense - you decide. Motivating techniques & music will allow you to take your workout to the next level.
Hip Hop HIIT
LesMills Virtual Core
CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body while chiseling your waist line. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do – it's the glue that holds everything together.
LesMills Virtual SH'BAM
LesMills Virtual SPRINT
This fun Line Dancing class can help you improve your fitness level by having fun! A variety of music is played, so there is something for everyone. Steps are shown at the beginning and during each dance.
Challenge all of your muscles to get strong and toned using your own body weight and a variety of equipment while adding some cardio to the mix. This class is full of surprises so be ready for anything. Smiles are required! Class Capacity: 29
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn 90
Get the best of both worlds iwth this cycling and strength training class that will challenge your overall physical fitness. In this class, the possibilities are endless. You never know what's in store, but one thing is for sure, you will leave "turnt and burnt." (Cyclist feel free to ride only.)
Connect your breath to your slow controlled movements in this energizing multi-level class. Build strength, flexibility, balance & core. Includes time for stretching, breathing techniques & ends in a short meditation/relaxation. (55 minutes)