OSF Center for Sports Medicine and Health Fitness
The OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness, 5510 East State in Rockford, offers programs and classes for every level of fitness and ability as well as a fitness center for those who wish to work out according to their own schedule and time. The atmosphere is friendly and non-competitive in support of healthy living.
Unlike other fitness centers, when you join the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness, you receive an introduction to the fitness equipment and an individualized evaluation for a fitness program that meets your particular goals. An initial evaluation and a mandatory equipment demonstration are included in your membership.
For more information or for an initial evaluation appointment or to arrange for a guest pass on a trial basis, please call 815-395-4505.
If you wish, you can have a personal trainer on an ongoing basis, either as part of a group or as an individual. You do not have to be an OSF Health Fitness member to have a personal trainer. A "buddy session" for personal training is also available.
Water Walking Program
The OSF Center for Health Fitness also offers an individualized “Water Walking” program in which participants use an underwater treadmill to increase flexibility, strength and stamina.
“Water Walking” is particularly beneficial for anyone with joint problems and those dealing with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other conditions that limit movement.
Because water offers natural resistance to movement, athletes use the underwater treadmill for a cardio work out and for muscle strengthening.
The fees for Water Walking are the same as for having a personal trainer -- $48 for two half-hour sessions. Packages of four and eight sessions are also available. Some participants choose to have a personal trainer help them in the OSF Fitness Center gym during one session and then guide them on the underwater treadmill for another session.
To schedule a free evaluation to see if water therapy can help you, for an appointment or for more information, call 815-395-4591.