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Children's Programs

Kids On the Move: Winter Break Fun and Fitness Training

Wednesday, December 27 - Friday, December 29, 2017; 9 am - Noon
Fee:  Members $125;  Nonmembers $150 
Looking for a way to keep your child or teen moving AND having fun during the holidays? This program is for you! Through age-appropriate fitness activities designed and led by a certified personal trainer, participants will gain:
  • Knowledge of strength, conditioning, and agility exercises.
  • An understanding of how to make lifelong fitness fun!
  • Wellness principles to guide their future.
Registration is available online or at Membership Services and ends December 20, 2017.  We will be unable to prorate fees for the program. For more information, contact  Courtney Griffin​

Youth Fitness and Sport Programs 

Do you hope you child will develop an early love of physical activity? Our youth programs are designed to provide a fun approach to fitness and staying physically active! Click on the links below for more information on each specific program or call membership services at 773-325-4555.  Visit our instructional policies page for further information about youth registration, refund policies, and membership type restrictions.

Swim Lessons: Our skilled instructors offer private and group Swim Lessons for children as young as 6 months. This is a great way to expose your child to the water as we help them learn to swim.

Babysitting: Babysitting is available as a drop-in service on a first-come, first-served basis Monday - Saturday mornings. Babysitting is available to children three months and older and parents/guardians must remain in the facility.

Youth Karate: Open to boys and girls ages 6-13. Classes are high energy and full of fun and excitement.  Students learn principles, history, and philosophy of Karate. Classes include physical activity and an education component.

Basketball: We offer private and group basketball training focused on individual needs. Skill development and/or agility and conditioning may be included by our veteran instructors. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Boxing: Is your child looking to try something new, seeking to further develop his or her boxing prowess or just needs a fresh approach to fitness? Private Boxing instruction is the answer! Our experienced trainers work with all ages and ability levels! 

Other Sport Skills: Do you have a child who wants to take their game to the next level?  We have worked with athletes in a variety of sports including volleyball, racquetball, golf, and skating. Let us know how we can help - either with skills and/or sport-specific strength/agility/conditioning training

Fitness Conditioning: Do you have a team or group that is looking for specialized training or is ready for a fun, new approach to fitness and wellness? Fit by Design and Kids on the Move programs are designed to meet your group's specific needs while building lifelong fitness and wellness skills!

Dance: The Ballet Academy in Lincoln Park provides training for serious and recreational dancers. Classes are designed to build confidence, coordination, discipline, concentration and appreciation for the performing arts. Classes are for children ages 3 - 14.

Mailing List: If you would like to receive occasional updates about our youth programs and services, email us at

Please refer to the Children's Policies for additional information on facility access for children. ​​​