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Purposeful Training for Results
The Benefits of Mind/Body Training
Mind/Body training at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers includes yoga, tai chi, and Pilates exercises which can help support your overall health and well-being. The goal of this type of training is to energize your soul while building increased balance, flexibility, and strength.
Revitalize inner energy and improve sleep
Understand the Mind/Body relationship to increase self-esteem
Alleviate anxiety, panic attacks, and depression through improved breathing skills
Reduce the stress of everyday life
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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...
Mind/Body Training Classes
This is a beginner class, which focuses on balance, breath-work, & relaxation for maximum energy (Chi) and health. Appropriate for all ages. Wear loose clothes.
Flex & Foam
Learn the science behind effective myofascial massage as you reduce inflammation and loosen tight tissue. (55 minutes)
Chairs are available to all class participants in Gentle Yoga. Most everything we do in this class can be done from a chair, though we will use the floor for some simple stretching exercises. "Do what you can do, don't do what you can't do.”
LesMills Virtual BODYBALANCE
A perfect blend of Tai-Chi, Yoga, and Pilates. This virtual class combines strength, balance, flexibility, and relaxation exercises to rejuvenate your body and mind.
LesMills Virtual RPM
RPM™ is an indoor cycling class, set to the rhythm of motivating music. It blasts calories and builds aerobic fitness fast.
LesMills Virtual SH'BAM
SH'BAM™ is a fun-loving, insanely addictive dance workout. Your instructor will guide you through simple, sassy dance moves, all set to a party playlist.
This is a great workout for your core that will lengthen and strengthen your muscles, as well as improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Class Capacity: 40
Pilates training promotes strong lean muscles, better balance, improved posture and body alignment. (starts at 6:20pm)
For all levels. This class helps create flexibility, strength, and harmony in the body, mind, and spirit by including gentle stretches, breathing techniques, and simple meditation.
Yoga Flow links hatha yoga poses together to create an active, flowing style. This class will help improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Modifica- tions and principles of alignment are given to allow participants to stay safe, yet to feel challenged. All levels welcome.
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)
Yoga for Every "BODY"
This introduction to Yoga class is designed to familiarize beginners with basic Yoga postures and breathing techniques. With an emphasis on personal instruction, this class gives you a solid foundation before moving into and on to other yoga classes.