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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 Senior Fitness
Senior Fitness training at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers is designed to encourage older adults to keep living an active, healthy lifestyle. Our variety of classes focus on working directly with the young at heart who want to take part in fun, safe exercises.
Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases
Maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
Control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases
Decrease blood pressure for those who suffer from hypertension
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Real Time Reviews
Gail Flores· Google
The community is fantastic and getting to see the same faces everyday during my workouts is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Calandra George· Google
This is my 3rd time a YMCA and this is the best one and the clean one I have been to yet.. The staffs was wonderful helping us get checked in very friendly. Thanks Ladies
Rashaun Calhoun· Google
Clean, great facilities, mostly for the 40 and older crowd but a few young people as well. I go for the therapy pool, whirlpool, Sauna, steam room. But there is much more to get you right!
Stormy T· Google
I had one not cool experience from someone that worked there but the place is too awesome to allow that to stop me from coming. Fun classes. And a Cafe that make great smoothies. A place where kids can hang out while you are working out. One of my favorite places.
Helena Davis· Google
Great environment to get a great workout in. The owner is awesome and really keeps you motivated. He helps push you to see your potential
Curtis Conley· Google
Great gym to attend. The atmosphere is always welcoming. Will be going today also.
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.
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 ...
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.
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...
Senior Fitness Classes
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
Aqua Zumba - 55 min
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.