Paid memberships, individual classes and free options available
Naperville Park District fitness staff has been busy creating a variety of virtual fitness classes to help residents enjoy fun, effective workouts in a social environment while at home. Three options are available: 1) a paid monthly virtual group exercise pass for unlimited access to a variety of classes, 2) paid, premium virtual classes that run once a week for six weeks, or 3) a free option to view several fitness videos on YouTube via the NaperParks2You page.
“We know that virtual group exercise classes can be a lifeline for those isolated at home,” said Brad Wilson, director of recreation and facilities. “Regular physical exercise and the encouragement of social contact, even if it’s virtual, can boost mental health and overall wellness that will help residents through the coronavirus crisis.”
The virtual group exercise pass for May is available for purchase at www.napervilleparks.org for $15 for residents and $22.50 for nonresidents. The pass will provide unlimited access to 15-20 live virtual fitness classes each week, beginning May 4, including yoga, Pilates, total body conditioning, Zumba, meditation, FIT-45 and others.
A second option is to register for a premium, live virtual class that meets once a week for six weeks. As of April 23, individuals may choose from Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Immunity, Kickboxing and Strength, Zumba Gold or Shape and Tone. These classes will provide continuity over a six-week period and are not part of the menu of classes for the monthly pass. To register, visit www.napervilleparks.org, click the “Online Registration” tab and search for “virtual fitness.”
Additionally, as of May 3, several YouTube fitness videos will be uploaded to the Fitness category of the NaperParks2You page at https://napervilleparks.org/naperparks2you, giving everyone free access to these at any time. This is just one of many categories of free activities that individuals or families can enjoy from home