• Fitness & yoga

    The Crystal Lake Park District offers a variety of health and fitness programs throughout the year. Fitness disciplines include Bodypower, Barre Fitness, Fightlates, POUND, Pilates on the Mat, Zumba®, Zumba® Toning and Zumba® Gold. If yoga is more your style, we feature a variety of classes including Beginning Yoga and Kundalini Yoga.

    The Park District also features fitness classes geared just for seniors such as Fit at 55 & Up Punch Pass; Move It, Shake It, Lift It; and Sit, Stand and Swing.

    The schedule below is the most up to date way to view the current season fitness and yoga class daily schedule. Cancelled or class changes are noted in red. Classes that are Fitness Punch Pass eligible are denoted by 'FPP'.

    Summer Fitness/Yoga Digital Guide

    WS 2024 Fitness/Yoga Schedule

    Summer 2024 Fitness/Yoga Schedule


    Concerned you might miss a class and are afraid to commit? NO WORRIES! See your instructor following the missed class to receive a MISSED A CLASS pass. The pass is good from one month of date issued for any of our other fitness classes. Waiver form must be signed for the replacement class.

    fitness descriptions

    barre fitness

    Barre Fitness is a hybrid class combining ballet inspired moves with yoga, dance, pilates and strength training. Plies as well as static moves in high reps and small ranges will be the focus in this class. Barre fitness gets you results fast!


    Unleash the power to change your body with endurance weight lifting. Classes are choreographed to music which makes the class fly by. Bars with a variety of weighted plates along with free weights are used to work major muscle groups. Warm up, core strength and cool down are included in this results-driven class. Suitable for all fitness levels.


    This class combines the aerobic benefits and empowerment of cardio kickboxing with the toning benefits of Pilates by breaking it in to 4 segments of 2-cardio kickboxing and 2-Pilates exercises. At the end, there is an amazing stretch section that is truly a reward for your hard work. Beginners to advanced welcome. The kickboxing elements of the class are approached from a fitness point of view.


    POUND is a 45 minute group fitness class that combines cardio, strength training and Pilates with drumming to achieve a full-body workout. Using drumsticks, participants can expect to burn between 500-900 calories per class and will be performing over 15,000 reps per session to your favorite ROCK songs. This class consists of a lot of lunge, squat and glute work. Come ready to sweat and tone your entire body!


    You can hear the beat of the energetic Latin music pulse through your body! Zumba is a style of intense aerobic dance workout with invigorating Latin and International music. Zumba combines high energy and motivating music, along with unique moves and combinations to provide an overall workout.

    zumba® Gold

    Is your body just not moving like it used to? This class is tailored to the active older participant and for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Join this fitness class with its zesty Latin music with easy-to-follow moves that will help give you that great cardio workout in a party-like environment!


    Perfect for those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles with the challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba Toning Sticks (for light weights) to help you focus on specific muscle groups, so you and your muscles stay engaged. Class is a 50/50 of Zumba and Zumba Toning.

    Fit at 55 & UP Punch Pass (55 & up)

    We've got a great workout designed specifically for fantastic 50's, sizzling sixties, sensational seventies and up! During this hour long class, you will be stretching, strengthening and completing a light cardio workout while using exercise equipment, participating in fun activities and implementing various exercise techniques. To attend class, you must purchase the punch pass during regular business hours at the Administration Office or at class (payment by check only at class).

    Move It, shake it, lift it (55 & UP)

    Come and get those bodies moving in this fun fitness class designed for those seniors with less stamina and mobility or those just getting started in the their fitness program. This class will use light hand weights, balance exercise, core strengthening on chairs and fun cardio games. A great way to keep up with your mobility and cardio.

    SIT, STAND AND SWING (55 & up)

    Join Brenda in this fun, energetic dance/fitness class to help get you up and moving! Various fitness styles will be incorporated in this class including Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba, bands, weights as well as working on balance, strength and stretching to fun music! Whether you use the chair for the whole class or not, you will feel an invigorating workout to keep you moving throughout your week!

  • The schedule below is the most up to date way to view the current season fitness and yoga class daily schedule. Cancelled or class changes are noted in red. Classes that are Fitness Punch Pass eligible are denoted by 'FPP'

    Summer Fitness/Yoga Digital Guide

    Summer 2024 Fitness/Yoga Schedule

    WS 2024 Fitness/Yoga Schedule

    Yoga descriptions

    Our certified yoga instructors will guide you on proper form and technique as you challenge your body to experience strength, balance and flexibility through various forms of Yoga.

    BEginning Yoga

    A little intimidated to join yoga classes because you have never done it? Jump in to this beginning yoga class to learn how to enhance your fitness level and feel confident about continuing your fitness journey in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond at Veteran Acres. Find out the benefits that yoga will bring connecting mind, body and spirit!


    Enjoy a serene class overlooking beautiful Crystal Lake! Through yoga poses, students will develop greater flexibility, strength, body awareness and balance. This practice blends yoga styles and will include meditation, breathing practice and relaxation techniques! Bring a yoga mat and water bottle to class.

    BREATHWORK, Meditation & sound healing

    Experience different styles of Meditation and Breathwork to bring you to your center. Different instruments will be used each week to enhance the experience.

    Kids Yoga

    Yoga is a great way for a child to improve impulsiveness, help control emotions and ease stress. In a relaxed, fun and playful setting overlooking Crystal Lake's Main Beach, students will learn tools to deal with stress and aid in concentration. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle to class.

    Kundalini Yoga

    Take your yoga to the next level. This class will take you on a journey to find joy and peace within yourself. Use breath, mantra and movement to bring yourself to a state of balance. Practicing in a group amplifies the experience. Each class will include meditation and occasional Gong Relaxation. Bring a cushion to sit on and a yoga mat.


    By blending Plyometics, yoga and flow in to one class, you will discover that you are taking your workout to a new level! This class utilizes floor work and weights along with power flow yoga and plyometric natural mobility movements to help find balance, toning, flexibility and strength.

    Restorative and toning Yoga

    Experience soft yoga designed to increase flexibility, pain free range of motion and strength while toning and tightening. Any level of fitness can begin the path to holistic well-being. Create unity of mind, body and spirit while experiencing serenity and deep relaxation. Please bring a water bottle and yoga mat to class.

    Stretch Yoga

    Learn to stretch with a yoga practice consisting of proper breathing, connecting to relaxing sore tight muscles, relief for arthritis and body aches and pains. Poses will help range of motion designed to ease and tone up your body, adding improved flexibility of joints and ligaments. Please bring 2 large blankets to class.

  • Fitness 10 Punch Pass

    Our 10-Punch Fitness Pass allows you to choose your own fitness play according to your schedule. The pass can be used at any of the following classes: Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Toning®, Restorative Yoga, Bodypower, Plyo-Flow, Pound, Pilates on the Mat, Fightilates, Move it Lift It Shake It and Sit, Stand & Swing. Please register for the RAINOUTLINE (rainoutline.com) to get class updates on last minute changes or cancellations of fitness classes. (One day workshops and one day special events are not included with the punch pass. fitness passes may only be purchased at our Administration Office and used within 6 months of purchase. No refunds or transfers. Please check website two days prior to first day to confirm class status.

    Summer Punch Pass Valid: 8/4-12/4

    Punch Pass Fee: $117 Resident Discount Punch Pass Fee: $90

    Fitness & Yoga All Inclusive 10 Punch Pass

    Utilize the All Inclusive Punch Pass to get your full body workout in! This pass is good for all fitness and yoga classes (except for 1-day classes). Take your fitness routine to a whole new level.

    Fall Punch Pass Valid: 8/4-12/4

    Punch Pass Fee: $130 Resident Discount Punch Pass Fee: $100

    Fit @ 55 & Beyond Punch Pass

    We've got a great workout designed specifically for active older adults! During this hour long class, you will be stretching, stregnthening and completing a light cardio workout while using exercise equipment, participating in fun activities and implementing various exercise techniques. Doors open at 8:30 am. Register for Fitness Class Punch Pass for Active Adults.

    Fall Fit @ 55 Punch Pass Valid: 8/2-12/4

    Punch Pass Fee: $78 Resident Discount Punch Pass Fee: $60


    This schedule is the most up to date way to view class cancellations for planning use of your Fitness 10 Punch Pass or All Inclusive Punch Pass. Cancelled classes are highlighted in RED on the schedule. Classes that are Fitness Punch Pass eligible are denoted by 'FPP'

    Summer 2024 Fitness/Yoga Schedule

    We recommend signing up for Rainout Line to receive immediate notification of class cancellation or schedule changes.

    Register for rainout line

  • Group Fitness and Yoga Instructors

    Jackie Hanshaw

    Zumba® Instructor

    Jackie has been teaching fitness class for 4 years. She certified AFAA Group X instructor. Licensed in Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® kids, Aqua Zumba® and Pro Skills. Pro skills taught her the art of cueing the moves. Her classes have been said to be "easy to follow" and have "high energy" as you take a trip around the world with the different music and rhythms.

    Rae Lynne Morvay

    Zumba®; Zumba® Gold; Pilates; Fit @ 55 & Up; Move It, Shake It, Lift It Instructor

    Rae Lynne Morvay has been performing various types of dance since the age of 4. She studied under Prima Ballerina Patty Page at the Patty Paige Dance Academy in Columbus, OH. Rae Lynne was a member of both SHS Tempo, and ECC Eccentricity Swing Choirs, and was one of the original members of the Ominous Dance Company. Rae Lynne has also taught both Aerobics and Toning Classes in the past. After taking time off to be a wife and a mother, Rae Lynne's passion for fitness was reignited when she signed up for a yoga class at the Crystal Lake Park District. Rae Lynne is AFFA Certified and also has certifications in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Circuit training, Pilates, Core Fitness, CPR, AED, and is SCW Group Fitness Certified.


    Yoga Instructor

    Lisa is a 500hr E-RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor of Kundalini, Hatha Yoga and Children's Yoga. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher. With over 18 years of teaching experience she offers Women's Retreats around the globe. You can find her teaching at Yoga Festivals sharing her love of yoga and meditation. 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 she uses for a healthy mind/body and happy life.


    Plyoflow, Bodypower and Zumba® Instructor

    Drenda is an ACE (American Council of Exercise) certified fitness instructor who has been involved with fitness her whole life and spearheaded a women's fitness program at her church in Cary. Drenda is licensed to teach REFIT® and Strong by Zumba® also trained as a holistic health coach and truly enjoys helping others experience fun in their fitness.

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    Zumba® Instructor

    Jamie is an AFAA Certified Group X instructor and has been teaching Zumba® for the last 8 years. As a high school Spanish teacher, Jamie says that Zumba® has brought all three of her passions into one energetic class: Spanish, dance and fitness. In addition, Jamie has several other certifications including Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Kids and Kids Jr., Zumba® Pro Skills, Pound Fitness and Strong by Zumba®. Jamie loves bringing the world to the dance floor!



    Sit, Stand, Swing Fitness Instructor

    With over 12 years of experience as a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Technician, Brenda is trained and certified in multiple aspects of physical therapy. Brenda is a Polestar Pilates Instructor teaching one on one therapeutic Pilates. Brenda is certified in the Meeks Method exercise program for patients diagnosed with osteoporosis and other fragilities of the spine. Previously certified as a Zumba/Zumba® Gold instructor, Brenda eventually evolved her physical therapy training and dance instruction into a specialized dance program for our senior citizen population. Beginning in 2014, Brenda began teaching "Sit & Swing" and "Stand & Swing" dance exercise classes to various senior organizations in McHenry County.



    Restorative Yoga and Bodytoning Instructor

    A fitness instructor with the Park District since 2009, Maureen is a popular fitness instructor! Maureen is certified with Les Mills Bodyflow, Tracey Mallet Booty Barre and a AFAA Group Fitness Instructor. In addition to Maureen's fitness routines, she also teaches Restorative Yoga.