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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 Low Impact Training
Low impact training at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers is great for people who want to get fit, but may have an injury, stress fractures, obesity, or pregnancy they need to monitor. It’s also good for people new to training. Low impact training can include walking, swimming and cycling to keep your heart rate up.
Burn calories and aid in weight loss
Prevent injury and protect against further damage from previous injuries
Improve overall cardiovascular health
Remain healthy and active at all ages and skill levels
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Real Time Reviews
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...
Gary C.· Yelp
I will join as soon as they reopen the steam rooms and sauna and Hot tub , I feel they should open it cause other places are open for steam room and saunas
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...
Low Impact 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)
Take advantage of the latest trend in fitness and bring your Aquatics training to the next level. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), including the specialized Tabata format, transitions into the water with high powered results.
Aqua Blast - 45 min
Aqua Zumba - 45 min
Combines attribute of Pilates, Dance, and Functional Fitness Training. Utilizing a ballet barre and light weights, challenge your body and mind as you engage your entire body from head to toe. Participants can wear shoes but are encouraged to take them off. Wearing dance (or grippy) socks is recommended to keep your feet from sliding and are available at the Service Desk Pro Shop.
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.
Challenge yourself in the deep end of the pool. You will feel the entire body workout. All levels are welcome. If you are uncomfortable in the deep end, please enjoy the workout from the shallow water or assist yourself on the wall.
Gentle Senior Express
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 BODYCOMBAT
LesMills Virtual RPM
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.
Mat Pilates - 55 min
Sit & Strength
Strength & Balance
Turn & Burn
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.
Yoga, Core & More
This high energy class uses motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow you to leave your worries behind. Zumba is a mixture of body sculpting movements and exciting, easy to follow dance steps.