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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
Tammy Munoz Munoz· Google
Was so excited when the YMCA came to our town. They are a great facility. Very very reasonable monthly rates. Go to about 2 classes a day.
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.
CPGS Animation· Google
Very good facility, nice people and reasonable prices. Overall a nice place to get your fitness on!
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 ...
tarsha blandin· Google
I absolutely love this gym. I signed up with Ariza and she is a true sweetheart. She has a great spirit and is very knowledgeable about different things at the gym. I love the fact that it’s a older crowd there and everyone is friendly. Aqua fitness with Coach is a must try. When I...
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.
Joe Tavoletti· Google
Seems a bit pricey but you get so much for it. Very nice and clean facility. Staff is awesome and friendly.
Tonya Davis· Google
My home away from home. Clean. Professional employees. Great instructors and excerise equipment. A good environment to encourage your fitness goals.
Very nice facility.
Brian Marx· Google
Very clean, nice staff.
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...
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.
Sharon Lund· Google
It's very clean, well run, friendly. Love the pools. Never overly busy. In the lap of luxury there!
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...
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
A high energy class that combines kickboxing, strength, and cardio movements. This fast paced class will challenge all fitness levels and have you getting stronger and burning calories while having fun.
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)