Winter moves fitness options indoors

The Community House offers a variety of classes to help all ages keep moving

January is the perfect time to start a new fitness routine - or resuscitate and old one that was abandoned over the holidays.

Winter weather makes outdoor exercise a challenge, but The Community House in Hinsdale offers a host of indoor classes to meet a variety of fitness needs.

Many of these offerings have sessions that continue into the spring. All are offered at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. Some require in-person registration. Discounts are available for The Community House members.

For more information, visit or call (630) 323-7500.

Dance it off

Burning Beats offers adults a high-energy dance workout that is equal parts fun and fitness. Beginners and seasoned dancers will be guided through each step to tone their bodies and burn calories while listening to a motivating soundtrack of pop anthems and Latin grooves. Classes are offered four times a week: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 7 to April 30. The fee is $15 for walk-ins; a 10-class punch card is available for $109.

Mash it up

Improve tone, flexibility, posture, core strength and the body-mind connection in Pilates and Bar Mash Up, which blends the best of ballet, strength, yoga and Pilates. Classes are offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 2 to April 30. A 15-class punch card costs $160.

Grab a mat

• Gentle Yoga is a slower-paced class ideal for beginners and those recovering from illness or injury of all ages. Poses will focus on flexibility and strength and can be modified to make class suitable for everyone. Classes are 10:30 to 11:30 Wednesdays or Thursdays from Jan. 10/11-Feb. 21/22 at the KLM Lodge, 5901 S. County Line Road. The fee is $90.

• Yoga for Strength and Stability is a six-week class designed to mindfully build strength, flexibility and balance. Classes are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 30 to March 5. The fee is $80.

Movement for moms

• Body Boost (HIIT) F4M offers safe and effective high-intensity interval training for the postnatal woman, whether her baby was born six months or 20 years ago. Body Boost combines cardio, strength, core and meditation in a 60-minute class that leaves participants feeling refreshed and recharged. The class is offered from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 6 to April 27. The cost is $150 for a 10-class punch card.

• Stroller Barre is a 60-minute cardio and strength interval class designed to improve posture, stability and mobility with a workout that combines moves inspired by barre, ballet, Pilates and Yoga. The class is offered from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 6 to April 27. A 10-class punch card costs $150.

• Stroller Strides by F4M is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout consists of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun. Classes are 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 5 to April 26. The fee is $150 for a 10-class punch card.

Ageless options

• Those who want to exercise from the comfort of their own homes can sign up for Ageless Yoga on Zoom, which runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 5-Feb. 16.

The class offers modified classic yoga exercises, easy standing poses and low-impact work with a chair for those who have limited mobility. The fee is $48.

• Prime Time A+ is an easy-to-follow ongoing class for adults 50 and older. Low-impact workouts will improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance and flexibility. Classes are offered from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 2 to April 30. A 10-class punch card costs $85.

• SAFE, or supported Ageless Fitness Exercise, is a seat-based class that focuses on increasing range of motion, circulation, flexibility, balance and strength with easy-to-follow moves. Classes are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 3 to April 29. A 10-class punch card costs $92.

Grab a paddle

People who like a their exercise with a side of competition - or vice versa - can enjoy pickleball open play sessions at KLM. All ages, genders and skill levels are welcome.

Open play is offered 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. certain Sundays from Jan. 8 to April 29. The fee for walk-ins is $8; a 10-punch card is $60.

Ninety-minute Sunday workshops for intermediate players are offered on select dates in January, March April and May at a cost of $65 each. Two-session workshops for those interested in reviewing basic rules, strokes, scoring and strategy in a friendly, small-group setting are offered in January, February and March. The fee is $92 per session.

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Pamela Lannom is editor of The Hinsdalean