Adult Fitness


As part of our commitment to healthy lifestyles, the Park District of Forest Park will be offering FREE Cardio Room passes to all residents 18 and up.  Stop in the Park District office today to get started on the road to a healthier you!  Must show proof of residency to obtain cardio pass.

Open to Forest Park residents only.

HOURS OF OPERATION:          Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm

                                                             Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm



Active adults (61+ years old) are an important part of the community.  The Park District strives to provide activities that engage our older adults.  All of our adult programming is open to our active adults.  Our Cardio Room features work out equipment that is gentle on the body’s joints and has adjustable resistance features.  Staff is always willing to show anyone how to use the work out equipment, so please do not hesitate to ask!  If you have any questions, or program ideas we would also love to hear from you.  Please contact us at 708-366-7500.


Join us for this Latin dance inspired cardio class. Instructor Marcella Caronti will teach you the basics and getting you heart pumping to the rhythmic beats of a variety of music.



Ages:                   18 & Up

Location:           Administrative Building, 2nd and 3rd Floors

Day:                    Monday and Thursday

Instructor:        Marcella Caronti

Fee:                     R: $65/ NR: $70

Code                     Date                                                                             Time

January 23- March 2                                               6:00pm-7:00pm

March 13-April 20                                                   6:00pm-7:00pm


This exercise class concentrates on body conditioning.  The Pilates method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises. This method strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance and unites body and mind while creating a more streamlined shape.

Min/Max:           6/25

Ages:                   15 & Up

Location:           Administrative Building, 3rd Floor

Day:                    Monday and Wednesday

Instructor:        Laura Dolly

Fee:                    Session 1: R: $40/NR: $50 (11 classes)

Session 2: R: $48/NR: $58 (12 classes)

Session 3: R: $48/NR: $58 (12 classes)

Code                    Date                                                                             Time

3611-3-1-0         January 9- February 15 (no class Jan 16)            5:30pm-6:30pm

3611-3-2-0         February 27- April 5                                                5:30pm-6:30pm

3611-3-3-0         April 17- May 24                                                       5:30pm-6:30pm


Enjoy a gentle, beautiful and flowing Tai Chi Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing.  Designed to strengthen the back and improve the general health and well-being of the practitioner.

This ancient form of Chinese exercise is a gentle method of simple exercises that is easy to learn.  It consists of a sequence of 18 simple movements performed with several repeats in a fluid, continuous way, combined with good posture and deep abdominal breathing.  Better health, fitness peace of mind and so much more, as your mind and bodywork in harmony for superb results.

Min/Max:           5/15

Ages:                    15 & Up

Location:             Administrative Building, 3rd Floor

Day:                      Tuesday

Instructor:          Mari Morales

Fees:                    R: $35/NR: $45

Code                     Date                                             Time

3633-3-1-0         April 4 – May 9                           10:00am-11:00am



This class is designed to introduce (or welcome back) people to yoga and all the benefits gained from breathing, stretching and connecting with deep inner strength.  Please bring a yoga mat and towel to each class

Min/Max:           5/15

Ages:                   15 & Up

Location:           Administrative Building, 3rd Floor

Day:                   Tuesday

Instructor:        Beatrice DeFranco

Fees:                   R: $46/NR: $50

Code                    Date                                                                 Time

3613-3-1-0         January 17 – February 21                             6:30pm-7:45pm

3613-3-2-0         March 7 – April 11                                         6:30pm-7:45pm

3613-3-3-0         April 25 – May 30                                          6:30pm-7:45pm


First and third Wednesdays of the month, 10 to 11 a.m.

Join Rush Oak Park Hospital and the Park District of Forest Park for this free, dance-based fitness class. For the first half, we do chair-based moves; for the second, feel free to move and groove standing. Find a pace that’s right for you! To register for Zumba Gold  call (708) 660-INFO (4636)

Min/Max:           5/40

Ages:                   Seniors

Location:           Administrative Building, 2nd  Floor

Day:                   Wednesday

Instructor:        RoseMary Spirrizzi, LCSW

Fees:                  Free, pre-registration is required by calling 708-660-4636

Classes held at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 W. Harrison St., Forest Park.

To register for Zumba Gold  call (708) 660-INFO (4636) or visit for more classes

and events sponsored by Healthy Motivations, Rush Oak Park Hospital’s community wellness program.


The techniques and strategies taught will bolster in mind and body giving you confidence.  Techniques will be taught, practiced and discussed in a variety of situations from beginner to intermediate.  Lessons and techniques are presented in a way that any physical skill level will benefit from the experience.  We will discuss and practice the secret to Self Defense that starts before any physical defense is required.  Wear comfortable clothes that allow a wide range of movement.

Min/Max:           5/20

Ages:                    16+

Location:            Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Day:                    Monday

Instructor:         Chad Koch

Fee:                     R: $25/NR: $30

Code                   Date                   Time

3404-3-0-0       February 6        6:30pm-9:00pm

3404-3-7-0       March 27           6:30pm-9:00pm


Ultimate Frisbee is a high-paced competitive sport that combines soccer and football with two goals on both sides of the field.  The two teams that are on the field are trying to advance the Frisbee across the opponent’s goal line.  Teams will learn the proper way to throw a Frisbee and play recreational games against their peers.  You may drop-in each week for this program.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

Min/Max:         14/28

Ages:                  15 & Up

Location:           Veteran’s Stadium, 7501 Harrison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130

Day:                    Sunday

Instructor:         Park District Staff

Fees:                   Preregister: $15, Daily: $3 per person

Code                    Date                                       Time

3308-3-1-0        April 9-May 28                      8:00pm-10:00pm


Adult Enrichment


Learn what all those wheels and buttons do. What is ISO and Noise? What are fast lenses? What is Depth of Field? What is selective focus? How do I stop Fast Action? When should I use a tripod?  After this class, you will no longer fear taking your camera out of Automatic! Participant must provide their own DSLR camera with manual, charged battery and blank memory card.

Min/Max:           5/12

Ages:                   16 and up

Location:           The Depot, River Forest Park District

Day:                    Thursday

Instructor:         Mike Smith, Photographic Services International

Fees:                   R: $40/NR: $50

Code                      Date                                         Time

3707-3-1-0           January 19                              6:00pm -9:00pm

3707-3-2-0           March 16                                 6:00pm -9:00pm

Wine and Paint Night! (Sponsored by the Park District of Forest Park Foundation)

The Park District of Forest Park Foundation will be hosting a special night out fundraiser!  At Wine and Paint Night, we make the atmosphere as comfortable and inspiring as possible by allowing you to share in an experience taking inspiring art lessons from talented, professional artists. This event will be a great place to mingle, and have fun creating some beautiful artwork; Perfect for a “Girls’ Night Out”, a date night, or a get-together with friends. All proceeds will benefit the Park District of Forest Park Foundation, a registered 501 (c) 3 that provides recreational scholarships for children in need.

All painting supplies are included for use in class: your 16 x 20 canvas masterpiece, brushes, aprons, easels, etc. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Participants must be registered 3 days prior to class date.

Min/Max:          4/50

Ages:                18 +

Location:           Administrative Building, 2nd Flr

Day:                 Saturday

Instructor:        Dan Kwarcinski & staff from Painting and Creations

Fee:                  $40 per person (resident and non-resident)

Code                   Date                                               Time

3203-3-0-0       February 25                                 6:00pm – 8:40pm



Join Sandy Byrnes as she takes you step-by-step through the design process of making your very own burlap Valentine’s Day decoration.  All materials will be provided.

Min/Max:         5/15

Ages:                  16 years and up

Location:          Building 4 (?)

Day:                   Wednesday

Instructor:        Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                  R: $20/NR; $25

Code                Date                                         Time

2101-3-1-0     February 1                   6:30pm-8:00pm



Join Sandy Byrnes as she takes you step-by-step through the design process of making your very own burlap St. Patrick’s Day decoration.  All materials will be provided.

Min/Max:           5/15

Ages:                   16 years and up

Location:            Building 4 (?)

Day:                     Thursday

Instructor:          Sandy Byrnes

Fees:                    R: $20/NR; $25

Code                Date                                         Time

2101-3-2-0     March 2                        6:30pm-8:00pm