Fitness Focus: Jump-Start

Whether you’re getting started or changing it up, learning the fundamentals is essential to get the most out of your workouts and see results quickly.

Get started on the path to a better you. This month, we’re offering a wide variety of introductory classes that focus on the fundamentals of fitness. We’ll help you take the first step to a healthier life or try something new to add variety to your workouts.

Fitness

Intro to Strength Training

Learn how to create a basic strength-training regimen. We’ll cover the proper way to get started and demonstrate a variety of strength-training exercises vital to any well-rounded workout routine. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Saturdays, May 6 - 20, noon - 12:45 p.m.
Complimentary
Meet at the main island in the Cardiovascular Room

Seated Mobility Workshop

Join us on National Senior Health and Fitness Day to learn seated exercises to help increase mobility and flexibility. Participants will receive hands-on practice, including a variety of trigger point tools, with a focus on tight areas without having to get down on the ground. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Wednesday, May 31, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Complimentary
Studio 3

Elements: Introduction to High Intensity Interval Training

Build strength, tone muscle and burn calories with this moderate to high intensity circuit workout. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Saturdays, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Class will not meet May 27.
$15 per classPerformance Center

Free Weights for Women

Join us for this complimentary overview of the Free Weight Room for women as part of National Women’s Health Week (May 14 to 20). Learn about the benefits of free weight training and how to use the free weights and plate-loaded equipment correctly. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, May 15, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
Complimentary
Meet at the main island in the Cardiovascular Room

Learn to Row Workshop

This instructional workshop will cover proper indoor rowing technique and form. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Saturday, May 13, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, May 20, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Complimentary
Meet at the rowers in the Cardiovascular Room

Rowing for Beginners

These low-impact workouts are perfect for beginner rowers. Building upon our Learn to Row Workshop, rowers will learn how to use the performance monitor to take their rowing to the next level. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Fridays, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Complimentary
Meet at the rowers in the Cardiovascular Room

Intro to Power Plate

Learn how to incorporate the Power Plate into your everyday workout. The Power Plate uses vibration technology to increase strength, improve flexibility and balance, and maximize workout recovery. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesdays, May 2 - 30, 6:30 - 7 a.m.
$15 per class
Meet at the Power Plates

Yoga

Yoga Basics

Learn foundational poses and gain insight into the basics of yoga at these introductory classes.

Saturdays, May 6 - 20, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 4

Introduction to Yoga Nidra

These introductory classes will cover the basics of yoga nidra, an active meditation process done lying down. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesdays, May 2 - 30, 1 - 2 p.m.
$20 per class
Studio 6

Cycle

Introduction to Indoor Cycling

Learn everything you need to know before hitting your first class, including studio etiquette and how to set up your bike, followed by an abbreviated workout.

Thursdays, May 4 - 25, 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Complimentary
Cycling Studio

Group Exercise

Introduction to Zumba

Zumba incorporates high energy Latin and international music with unique dance moves and combinations. This introductory series will cover basic Zumba steps and combinations.

Saturdays, May 6 - 20, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 3

Introduction to Step Aerobics

Step aerobics is a calorie-burning, cardio-blasting workout. Get a leg up by learning the basic patterns of step choreography.

Saturdays, May 6 - 20, 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Complimentary
Studio 1

BodyPump Basics

BodyPump® uses a specially designed barbell system to challenge all the major muscle groups for an intense functional workout.

Wednesdays, May 3 - 24, 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 2

Beginner Kettlebells

Exercises with the kettlebell work multiple muscle groups simultaneously for a more effective workout. This series will cover the central movements and exercises featured in our Kettlebell Power and Kettlebell Fire classes.

Sundays, May 7 - 21, 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 1

Pilates & Gyrotonic®

Introduction to Pilates Reformer

The Reformer is a key piece of Pilates equipment that employs a sliding platform with ropes and pulleys to provide variable or measured resistance to perform a wide variety of exercises. This workshop will cover how to set up the machine for your body and how to effectively apply resistance to your Pilates workout. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, May 8, 11 - 11:50 a.m.
$10
Studio 5

Introduction to Pilates Tower

The Pilates Tower adds versatility to any Pilates repertoire with exercises performed on a mat or in tandem with the moving carriage of the Reformer. Learn how to adjust the springs, safely mount and dismount the carriage, and position yourself on the equipment. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, May 15, 11 - 11:50 a.m.
$10
Studio 5

Introduction to GYROTONIC®

Inspired by yoga, meditation, and acupuncture meridians, the GYROTONIC® Method incorporates spiraling, wave-like motions to simultaneously open and strengthen every joint in the body. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Friday, May 19, 3 - 4 p.m.
$10
Pilates and GYROTONIC Studio

Introduction to Stability Chair

The Chair repertoire of exercises includes several core strengthening challenges that cannot be replicated on other equipment. This workshop will cover proper spring settings, handle adjustments and body positions. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, May 22, 11 - 11:50 a.m.
$10
Studio 5

Aquatics

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

This hands-on workshop is ideal for swimmers interested in learning how to safely practice and compete in open water. We will cover open water basics, including how to swim in a straight line, and practice drills to help swimmers feel confident and comfortable swimming in groups. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, May 8, 6 - 7 p.m.
Complimentary
First Level Pool

Swimming Foundations Clinic

This clinic for beginner swimmers will cover the foundations of swimming. Led by an EBC Swim Coach, the clinic will include instructor-assisted exercises as well as tips to help you gain confidence in the pool. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Thursday, May 11, 11 a.m. - noon
Complimentary
Fourth Level Indoor Pool

Swimming 101

This clinic is designed to help beginner swimmers build confidence in the water and learn essential foundations of swimming. Our instructor will teach swimming basics and cover techniques to help you feel comfortable in the water. TTo register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Mondays, May 8 - 22, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
$75 per three-class session
Fourth Level Indoor Pool

Intro to Masters Swim Workout

This introductory clinic covers the basic elements involved in a Masters Swim workout, including circle swimming and interval training. Our coaches explain how a Masters Swim workout is set up, and walk participants through an abbreviated workout. Participants must be at an intermediate swimming level or higher and are encouraged to attend both workouts.

Saturday, May 13 & 20, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Complimentary
First Level Pool

Golf

Golf 101: Pre-golf Skills

Learn the basics of everything you need to know to get started in golf. From how to hold the club to proper swing technique, our golf pros will help you build the foundation for your game to take hold. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Thursdays, May 4 - 25, 7 - 8 p.m.
Saturdays, May 6 - 27, 10 - 11 a.m.
$120 per four-class sessionGolf Center

Tennis

Beginner Tennis Clinic (levels 1.0 - 2.0)

This clinic is ideal for beginners looking to improve their game. All aspects of the game are covered with an emphasis on the basics. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesdays, May 2 - 23, 11 a.m. - noon
Tuesdays, May 2 - 23, 7 - 8 p.m.
Saturdays, May 6 - 27, 1 - 2 p.m.
$115 per four-class session
Wednesdays, May 3 - 24, 8 - 9 p.m.
Thursdays, May 4 - 25, 8 - 9 p.m.
$96 per four-class session

Nutrition

Nutrition 101

Learn the basics of nutrition with our dietitian, Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LDN. Sarah will cover the importance of a healthy diet, explain macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, review current dietary recommendations, and discuss foods that are integral to achieving a healthy lifestyle. To register, contact Sarah at scalamita@eastbankclub.com or (312) 527-5800, extension 443, by Friday, May 19.

Wednesday, May 24, 5 - 6 p.m.
$20 members, $30 non-members
Kinzie Room