About the Fitness Center

Welcome to the BPD Fitness Center! Our number one priority is service. We believe that having knowledge about fitness is a great and effective way to help you on your fitness journey. Not only are we staffed with nationally certified Personal Trainers, but our Fitness Center Attendant Staff has also completed a specially designed training program that educates them on basic weight training, cardio training, nutrition and program design. We have several options available to help you start, or even re-energize your workouts!

Fitness Center Orientation

Each Fitness Center membership includes a free orientation on all equipment. New members are required to complete an orientation session before their passes will be issued. Orientation lasts approximately 1/2 hour and is designed to provide basic instruction on how to use the fitness equipment and familiarize members with the Fitness Center Regulations (see below). 


Orientations are scheduled throughout the week; please contact the Fitness Center Office for an appointment (847) 304-5279.


Fitness Assessment

Fitness assessments are available for anyone wishing to evaluate his or her current fitness level. One of our professional trainers will conduct each assessment, which includes the following:


  • Cardio respiratory fitness and blood pressure.

  • Body weight and body fat percentage.

  • Body mass index (BMI) and skeletal muscle.

  • Visceral fat (fat surrounding your organs).

  • Flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.

Contact the Fitness Center office to schedule your appointment. Participants should wear shorts and loose-fitting t-shirt. Each person is required to sign an Informed Consent Form and complete a brief health history prior to the assessment. A doctor’s release may be necessary. Come back for a second visit to receive your printed results.
Fee: $45; FREE for all Yearly Memberships.

Fitness Center Regulations

In order to provide a safe and friendly exercise environment, Fitness Center members are expected to abide by all rules deemed necessary by the Park District.



  • Members must swipe their pass card for entry into the Fitness Center.

  • All new members must complete their FREE mandatory equipment orientation before pass will be issued.

  • Memberships are non-transferable.

  • We are not responsible for lost or stolen cards. Replacement cards are $10.

  • We offer two types of payment plans for yearly memberships; Annual Payment Plan which reflects a 10% discount or Monthly Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

  • Registration packet must be completely filled out, with waiver signed and dated.

  • ID required – for resident rates, proof of residency is required.

  • Corporate Memberships – proof of full-time employment with an in-district corporation required (i.e. check stub).

  • Student Memberships – must show a current High School or College ID and proof of age (14 to 24 years).


Annual Payment Plan

  • Payment for membership in full via cash, check or major credit card.

  • Annual price reflects a 10% discount.


EFT Payment Plan


The Park District Fitness & Recreation Center offers a convenient monthly payment plan using automatic deductions from your credit card account.

  • EFT memberships are perpetual (ongoing until a cancellation form is completed and turned in.)
  • A one-year (twelve-month) commitment is required.
  • Monthly rates are based on a twelve-month commitment, after which membership converts to month-to-month.
  • Prices are subject to change after the one-year commitment is fulfilled.

Membership Refund Policy/Cancellations

For all refunds, a Refund/Transfer Form must be completed, dated and signed by the Health and Fitness Manager. Refunds will not be processed if any paperwork is missing or not complete.

Annual Memberships:

  • Refunds will only be given in case of medical restrictions or moving out of the area (ten mile radius). Proper paperwork must accompany the Refund Request Form (i.e. doctor’s note, closing documents, etc). 

  • Refunds are pro-rated from the date of purchase until the completed paperwork is turned in.  

EFT Memberships:

  • One-year commitment required. Refunds will only be given in case of medical restrictions or moving out of the area (ten mile radius). Proper paperwork must accompany the Refund Request Form (i.e. doctor’s note, closing documents, etc).

  • A $25 cancellation fee will be applied if canceling within the first year of the membership. 

  • After one year, a patron may request to cancel their membership only in writing with no penalty.

  • Refund Request Form must be received by the first of the month to avoid the current month’s charge.


Age Restrictions

  • All fitness center members must be at least 14 years old.

  • Members under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign all waivers and forms at the time of pass purchase.

  • There are no restrictions on student memberships.  Students may use the fitness center facility during regular business hours. 

Personal Belongings, Dress and Etiquette

  • Personal belongings (bags, coats, etc.) must be kept in a locker at all times. No overnight storage is allowed.

  • Members must dress appropriately; shirts and gym shoes are required (no street shoes or sandals; you must change into workout shoes).

  • Talking on cell phones while in the Fitness Center is strictly prohibited. 

Towel Service

  • Small towels are complimentary with all memberships.