Township Fitness Classes are currently not in session due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Please check back for updates.
Orland Township offers a variety of classes to improve and maintain residents’ overall health and fitness while appealing to a wide range of interests.
Classes are held in a safe environment with certified instructors trained to recognize the needs of each individual. These instructors are available, through the Township office, to answer any questions or concerns.
The below listing contains a brief description of the classes with the meeting dates and fees per session. Dates and fees are subject to change. Individuals must register for classes in person at the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. and payment is due at time of registration. For additional information, please call the Township at (708) 403-4222.
Ageless Grace utilizes anti-aging exercises that are based on everyday movements and are natural and organic. All exercises are done while seated in a chair. Ageless Grace meets on Thursdays, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. An 8-week session is $48 ($53 for non-residents).
Orland Township is proud to partner with the Orland Fire Protection District to provide free CPR, AED and choking education classes for residents. Classes are held quarterly at Orland Township. Please check back for dates and times.
Dakim BrainFitness is the only clinically tested brain fitness software designed specifically for active adults over the age of 60. This program is designed to help improve memory, focus and concentration in just 20 minutes a day with interactive games and integrated mind exercises. There is no fee to use Dakim BrainFitness, however residents must register to receive a user name and login. Dakim BrainFitness is available in the Orland Township computer lab during regular business hours.
Do you want to start living a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start? Make an appointment with Orland Township’s certified health coach who will help you create an action plan to achieve your personal health goals. A 30-minute, one-on-one session is $35.
“Joints in Motion” (“J.I.M.”)
The Arthritis Foundation’s “Joints in Motion” (“J.I.M.”) class is designed to help those who have arthritis enjoy a more active lifestyle. Exercises can be done while sitting in a chair or standing. J.I.M. meets on Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. A 10-week session is $35 ($45 non-residents).
Meditation is the process of quieting the mind to engage in concentrated focus on a particular sound, memory or feeling. Regular meditation can help lower stress levels and have a positive effect on the mind and body. Meditation meets on Thursdays, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. An 8-week session is $45 ($50 non-residents).
Strong & Fit
This class of simple movements and light weight lifting will increase your strength, improve bone density, and enhance your mood. Participants should bring a mat and a set of light weights (1lb to 5lbs). Strong & Fit meets on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. An 8-week session is $40 ($50 non-residents).
Considered “meditation in motion,” this graceful class emphasizes deep breathing and mental focus while utilizing slow speed styles to create balance, calmness and flexibility. Tai Chi meets on Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. Tai Chi sessions are 8-weeks; one day a week is $30 ($40 non-residents) and two days a week are $60 ($80 non-residents).
Yoga can help you maintain your mental clarity and increase your energy level while improving sleep, balance and strength. Yoga meets on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. An 8-week session is $48 ($53 non-residents).
Chair Yoga offers all the wonderful benefits of traditional yoga without having to move up and down off the floor. Chair Yoga meets on Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. An 8-week session is $48 ($53 non-residents).