Jump on the treadmill or work on your weights — Barrington's Barrington Park District offers a full body workout.
If you're seeking a great full-body workout, sign up for a MMA class and get your fitness on.
Pack quite the punch practicing kickboxing.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
At Kits Sports Center, children can play basketball, baseball, soccer, or flag football. Youth programs like preschool PE, co-ed dodgeball, floor hockey, kickball, and beginning basketball instill teamwork, discipline, agility, and other skills. Adults, on the other hand, can socialize in women's or men's soccer and volleyball programs, or push it to the max during a Adult Fitness Programs, which incorporates sprints and drills.
Started in 2005 by four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, this aquatic academy offers a learn-to-swim program for children of all ages. In their nearly 10 years in operation, Krayzelburg and crew have taught thousands of children how to be safe, proficient swimmers.
During group classes, private lessons, and parent-tot sessions, the team uses a seven-level SwimRight curriculum to build proper form. The approach starts with helping kids get into the water and assisting them during back floats and basic drills. As students progress through the program, they learn to master the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Advancement to a new level is marked with color-coded swim caps.
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Age-appropriate and quality equipment is provided.
Pro Tip: Be ready for your camper to come home and ask you to play hoops or do pushups together.
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Girls age 4-14
Q&A with Sara Hokin, Director of Operations
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Our incentive programs emphasize and reward effort, teamwork, heart, etc. We have special relationships with local, collegiate, and professional women's teams that offer our camps the opportunity for in-camp clinics and professional sports outings.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Our staff training is pretty intense, to the extent that we role play worst-case scenarios. We practice adjusting to different circumstances, including quick transitions from outside to inside, should we encounter extreme weather.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Our impact both on the fields and courts and off—our program emphasizes growth as an athlete as [much as] it does growth as a person.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are proud of the relationships we develop and maintain through the years with our camp families. Throughout these years, we have worked hard to create a customized teaching technique and unique understanding of how young girls best learn and thrive. The results are a program and environment that effectively foster their love for sports and fitness to last a lifetime. This is our passion. This is our mission.
No matter their sport, age, or physical ability, clients at FitFast Training Center can improve nearly every aspect of their practice. The team at the center work toward helping their patrons achieve a myriad of fitness goals, ranging from weight-loss to competition preparation. The FITFAST program provides individual based progressive training molded to each client's unique needs.
The term "natural-born athlete" is clearly a misnomer because everyone knows that cleverly disguised robots like David Beckham and the entire Yankees' infield were built, not born. For the rest of us carbon-based lifeforms, Wheatland Athletic Association offers a space to hone our skills. The 30,000-square-foot indoor facility, boasts of an indoor turf soccer field and full-size basketball court. The 5,000-square-foot baseball/softball facility specializes in youth sports Baseball and softball players, meanwhile, can step into batting cages and pitching tunnels—including two 55-foot and two 70-foot tunnels—to perfect their form. Wheatland even offers a selection of summer camps and afterschool leagues that let kids develop their abilities while socializing with other non-automatons.