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Health and Fitness Programs

The Crystal Lake Park District offers a variety of health and fitness programs for individuals of all ages. Program offerings include health seminars and group fitness classes. Disciplines include Yoga, Zumba, Bodytoning, Body Power, Cardio Strength and Fitness, Pilates on the Ball, Turbo Kick, Latin Fitness Gold, Zumba Gold,and fitness classes geared just for seniors. Sign-up for classes based on your interest and schedule, there is not a monthly membership fee. Also, for flexibility in scheduling your fitness time, try our 10 Session Punch Pass option (Select from Zumba, Zumba Gold, Body Toning, Cardio, Core & More, Pilates on the Ball, Turbo Kick and Body Power).


Meet the Crystal Lake Park District Fitness Instructors



AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

My journey to becoming a fitness instructor unknowingly began at four years of age taking dance lessons in Hawaiian Hula, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adagio, Point, Acrobatics, and Ballroom and Latin dance styles.  Over the years I have garnered the USA Pro-Am Championships in International Standard and Latin and American Smooth with my professional partner and also Elite Dancesport Champions in American Smooth with my husband.  After retiring from dancesport competition, I’ve shared my love of dance by teaching ballroom and Latin dancing, organizing the Chicago DanceSport Challenge a National Qualifying Event for the USA Dance Championships, and began teaching, Cardio Ballroom, a fitness program I created for the DTPD. 

In 2013, I became certified as a Primary Group Fitness Instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.  Currently I am teaching fitness to seniors, adults, and children in several different types of cardio, strength, and weight lifting programs at three different park districts and dance studios in the area. 



Past Certified IDEA, ACE, Body Training Instructor

Donna has been teaching fitnes classes since the early days of aerobic dance, where she enjoyed many years of creating dance choreograpy for high energy classes. Donna has also lead step classes, helping people of all fitness levels get a challenging workout. Most recently, she thrives on encouraging people to change their bodies through endurance weight lifting. Over the years, Donna has been IDEA, ACE, Les Mills and Body Training System certified.

A long time resident of Crystal Lake, and a person who regularly hikes Sterne's Woods, Donna really embraces the community and beauty of our town.



BodyToning Instructor

  • Crystal Lake Park District – since 2009
  • McHenry Parks Department – since 2013
  • Healthbridge Fitness Center – 2002 to 2009

Certified Les Mills Bodyflow instructor, 2002

Certified Tracey Mallet Booty Barre, 2014



Zumba Instructor

I'm Elix Strong. I am a Licensed AFAA and AEA. Certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, Step Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning. I love to dance and I love to workout. I also love to help people out. What better way to do all of it by teaching Zumba. When in doubt dance it out.



Zumba Instructor

Theresa Miles is a group exercise fitness instructor certified by the AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).  She has been a licensed Zumba instructor since 2009 and is also licensed to teach Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and Zumba Kids.  Her dance background include American Tribal Style bellydance, latin ballroom and the latin club dancing (salsa, cumbia, merengue, etc).

“I love teaching Zumba fitness classes – it makes me happy when I see people smiling and having fun in my class.”



Turbokick Instructor

Brianna has been teaching fitness classes since 2007 and is a certified Turbokick Instructor. She loves exercising with friends, dancing to great music and having fun-which is what Turbokick is all about! Join Brianna for a GREAT workout through Turbokick!



Yoga Instructor

Lisa is a Certified Kundalini Instruxctor and Reiki Practioner. She is also a RYT Certified Hatha and Children's Yoga Instructor with over 15 years of experience. During her 13 years as a Wall Street Trader, she learned the importance of stress management. Yoga, meditation, breathwork/sound healing with "The Gong" are tools for a healthy mind/body and happy life.


Donna Layne

Yoga Instructor

Donna is a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching mindful breathing and awareness for 12 years. She has passion for teaching yoga to kids, adults, prenatal and senior yoga.




Contact Crystal Lake Park District Recreation Supervisor in charge of Health and Fitness:

Jennifer Peterson

(815) 459-0680, ext. 1219



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