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Specialty Programs

Below are some of our past specialty programs. We will update this page as we begin to offer specialty programming again. 

Specialty Fitness provides you with a chance to take your workout to the next level or just add some variety. These fee-based classes provide individualized attention, unique challenges, and a community atmosphere. Check out class descriptions and registration dates below or register here!

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Let's take cross-fit to the water! We will train to the extreme using calisthenics and weight equipment designed for water, running, jumping and emphasizing decreasing stress on the joints. Simplicity, intensity, and that everything is measurable are some of a variety of reasons to why you should give it a try!
Members $55 / NonMembers $95 per session
Drop-in $15 per class
Are you looking to support your physical workout with some mental exercise or find more focus within your day? Become mindful, meditate and develop your tools for a life of peaceful existence and ability to find joy. This class is an 8-week exploration of a research-based Mindfulness approach for incorporation into and enhancement of your lifestyle.

Are you interested in the development of the mind/body connection while strengthening and toning? Then it's time to to take it to a new level in our Yoga and Pilates classes. Visit our Yoga and Pilates page to find out about course offerings! 
Do you want to help your young basketball or soccer player elevate their skills? Our specialized sports training provides individualized attention by an experienced coach. Players will run through drills and learn techniques to improve their play. 
We offer individualized training for most sports as well as group training for some. Contact Danielle Arens for details. 
Looking to learn and/or fine tune your weightlifting technique? Our Weightlifting Training will provide the fundamentals and step-by-step instruction on the snatch and clean and jerk OR help the intermediate to advanced lifter enhance their workout.
Personal Trainers provide private or buddy sessions that will be tailored to your individual needs. Sign up for this services through Personal Training and in the registration materials, indicate your interest in setting up a training session in Olympic Weightlifting.

With Coach Todd Smith, you will build an aerobic base and functional strength along with working on your technique in the swim, bike, and run arenas. Workouts will help you get ready for your next or your first ultra, tri, century ride, marathon, swimming event or just stay in top shape.  Push your comfort zone and be rewarded with the camaraderie that comes with suffering with fellow athletes. This class is for any athlete looking for an edge or looking just to maintain fitness.  Racing is not a required but swimming 50 yds straight is. Class will be held in the pool, track, outdoors, and cycle room.  
About Todd: Expansion is at the very root of Todd Smith’s concept of training.  He prefers to work with athletes who are on the continuous hunt for physical and emotional expansion.  The concepts he incorporates into his athletes training include a healthy dose of mobility, ground movement, grounding, cold therapy/immersion, awareness and plyo. By giving athletes this well rounded arsenal of movements and techniques, the athlete becomes an informed and weaponized specimen capable of conquering any endurance event of their choosing.  
Todd's Accolades and Accomplishments
- Overall Age Group Title New York City Triathlon - 2012
- Hawaii Ironman Finisher - 2007
- 1st ever American team to finish the Rockman Swimrun in Norway
- Guided blind triathlete 7x World Champion, Aaron Schiedes, to his 11th USA National Championship
- Created and is current Race Director for The Chicago Swimrun.  The first ever Swimrun hosted in the USA. 
We look forward to having you join the training group! 
Registration Cost
Members:$175; Non-members: $230

The SPIKEY™ is a self-defense tool that can be used quickly and efficiently by anyone. The SPIKEY™ technique is a self-defense technique and “real life” proven methods to on how to perceive dangerous situations and how to react effectively under stress.

For pricing and registration contact Deb O'Malley at 773-497-8543 or by email at

Register at the Ray Membership Services desk, online or through the Ray at DePaul App. Have questions about classes? Contact Danielle Arens .