Why not treat yourself and a loved one to a 30 day holiday membership at Courts Plus. For only $39 resident/$49 non-resident you can give yourself the gift of fitness and enjoy all the benefits of a regular Courts Plus membership. It’s ideal for students on winter break, family visiting for the holidays or for anyone who wants to stay active during the busy holiday season! The holiday membership is available for purchase from December 1-31 and valid for 30 consecutive days from date of purchase. One per customer and restrictions may apply. For more information, contact Heather Jones at (630) 993-4723.
Why wait until January 1 to begin your New Year’s resolution? Join Courts Plus in December and you’ll get the month free of dues! At Courts Plus you can swim, bike, run, lift, take one of the 90+ group and water exercise classes available, use the steam room, whirlpool or sauna and so much more! We offer free day care and discounts on programming for members. Stop in any time during the month of December to take advantage of this amazing deal! The sooner you join, the more days you’ll get free! Joining fees and restrictions apply. For more information, contact Heather Jones at (630) 993-4723.
Now located on the first floor of Courts Plus, the new and improved Kids Plus childcare center boasts unique opportunities for creative play. With a stage for kids to host dramatic performances, dance, or just play, there's no doubt as to the centerpiece of the new space. The new Kids Plus offers dedicated areas for play and "work," with a quiet library room for the older kids featuring a computer and loads of books, thanks to a donation from the Elmhurst Public Library. There's also a separate playroom featuring a climb-on alligator toy, mats, and cubbies, as well as a separate area with play kitchen and ball pit.
According to Kids Plus Supervisor Carolyn Kelley, "We're really accenting dramatic play - we have a stage, we have room for gross motor play. We also have a quiet library for homework for the older children, and we encourage art - we have "messy areas" devoted to paint, playdough, and clay. We truly have something for everyone." For more information on Kids Plus, contact Carolyn Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fit but overweight? Take a look at your plate. Protein is important, but complex carbs like veggies and beans are key to shedding pounds.
Sometimes we think that, because we work out, we can eat whatever we want. But research shows that more athletes are overweight than ever before. “One of the potential causes of extra weight among athletes may be the ‘healthy halo’ that athletes tend to put on their food and beverage intake when they are active,” says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, director of wellness coaching at the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. According to Jamieson-Petonic, a three-mile run burns about 300 calories — which adds up quickly. That’s just one 16-ounce cafe mocha at Starbucks. Here are Jamieson-Petonic’s tips for staying fit and trim while working out:
Kindergarten Kapers is a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrichment program for children ages 4-6 years that has expanded to 5 days per week, offering morning or afternoon sessions with after care available and a supervised lunch time option. Kindergarten Kapers focuses on developing gross motor skills, through sports, games and exercise. It includes time in our Fit 4 Life gym, climbing wall bouldering, and 10 and under tennis lessons. (Pre)Reading, math and science skills are also offered in a positive, child centered environment where your child can build self esteem, and meet with friends and develop a lifetime passion for being fit and healthy. For more information, call (630) 993-8902 or click here for more details.
The Courts Cafe menu features breakfast options as well as lunch selections. Coffee, hot tea and other beverage options available
Registration for winter programs at Courts Plus begins December 7 at 8 a.m. Please call or stop by the registration desk to check availability and to register for programs or see our online brochure. For questions or more information, contact Courts Plus at (630) 833-5064.
Stop by Courts Plus on Friday, December 20 and work out for free! This is a great opportunity to check us out, try a group exercise class, relax in the whirlpool or just get in your own workout on the fitness floor. If you’re already a member, be sure to tell your friends and family so they can come by and see all that we have to offer. This offer is only valid on Friday, December 20, 2013 during our regular hours of operation. For questions or more information, contact Courts Plus at (630) 833-5064.