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December 2018/January 2019
Managed by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303
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Staying Healthy During the Holidays 
From Ande Masoncup,
Asst. Superintendent of Rec 
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season has arrived. This season brings lots of joy, laughter and togetherness, but often it also brings more stress than usual. We tend to stress about gift giving, food at parties, family
get-togethers and more. During this season, we find that we may be exercising a little less because there is shopping to be done and parties to attend. But exercise helps us cope with stress, so during the holidays try and make it a priority and fit it in your schedule! Here are just a few ideas to sneak in your exercise routine during the holiday season:
  • pack a healthy lunch and take a walk on your break at work instead of going out
  • start your day early and exercise before work
  • go for walk in the evening (remember to bundle up!) if you were not able to make it to the fitness center

New Physical Activity Guidelines have been released by the Department of Health and Human Services. Check to see if you and your loved ones are meeting the minimum requirement. Most of us are not, so how do we go about reaching these guidelines? Everyone is different so the solution varies, but NRC has many options to help you reach these guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions!
The NRC Open House Prizes & Giveaways Include:
A Punch Card Basket for Pottawatomie Golf Course
Four Free Group Fitness Guest Passes
1/2 Off One Junior Tennis Program
One Free Personal Training Session
1/2 Off One Private Individual Tennis Lesson and more!
(Must be present to win)
Registration for Friday Night Lights will close at 9am on the Thursday before the event.   Maximum 16 players. Minimum 8 players. Advance registration required at Norris Rec Center.
Junior Tennis Camps
Camps allow all tennis lovers to continue developing their skills during school breaks. Enrollment in seasonal programs is not required.

Ages 4-10

Th   Dec 27 & Jan 3 |  10-11:30am  (#5814)
RESM/NRM $35  |  RES/NR $55

Th   Jan 3 |  10-11:30am  (#5867)
RESM/NRM $20  |  RES/NR $30

Can't get enough tennis? Players will be divided in age groups: 4-7 and 7-10. Learn basic skill fundamentals, such as hand-eye coordination, with drills and games.

Challengers/Challengers Plus
Ages 8-12

Th  Dec 27 & Jan 3 |  11:30am-1pm (#5811)
RESM/NRM $35  |  RES/NR $55

Th   Jan 3 |  11:30am-1pm  (#5865)
RESM/NRM $20  |  RES/NR $30

A high-energy camp for junior players! Camp includes stroke development, point play games and a series of more fun games. Serving points will be played. No double faults. A tennis pro will serve the ball into play, if needed. Great opportunity to see what it takes to move up to the next level, too.
Middle School & High School Beginners
Ages 11-18

F   Dec 28 & Jan 4 |  9:30-11:30am  (#5817)
RESM/NRM $55  |  RES/NR $80

F   Jan 4 |  9:30-11:30am  (#5867)
RESM/NRM $30  |  RES/NR $40

A bonus drill for any high school player! Fine tune your strokes. Learn point play situations. Beginners will learn how to play matches. Intermediate players will play in a round-robin tourney. All skill levels welcome.

Tournament Training/
Advanced Tournament Training
Ages 11-18

F   Dec 28 & Jan 4 |  11:30am-2pm  (#5820)
RESM/NRM $75  |  RES/NR $105

F  Jan 4 |  11:30am-2pm  (#5867)
RESM/NRM $40  |  RES/NR $550

For the heavy hitters! Play fun and competitive drills, such as champ of the court, defender and peg, then enjoy a round-robin match play tourney. Great opportunity to see what it takes to move up to the next level, too. Must have prior experience in Tournament Training or approval from a tennis pro.

TRX® Suspension Training
Ages 18+

M    Jan 7-Feb 25  |   6-7pm  (#5872) 
RESM/NRM $176  |  RES/NR $208

Th    Jan 10-Feb 28  |  9-10am  (#5871)
RESM/NRM $176  |  RES/NR $208

Add an entirely new dimension to your workout! TRX®'s revolutionary equipment, designed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, is a suspension training bodyweight exercise program that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. TRX® leverages gravity, using your own body weight as the resistance to complete  
each exercise. Anyone can do it! 
Brains, Bones & Balance
Ages 50+

T    Jan 8-Feb 26  |  10:30-11:30am  (#5847)
RESM/NRM $176  |  RES/NR $208

Focus on strengthening bones and muscles and improving balance. Exercises will also assist those who need help improving joint mobility. Spend time working on techniques to become more functional and independent at home. Taught by Brains & Balance specialist, Kristin Bauder, ATC.

Running 101
Ages 18+

W    Jan 9-Feb 27  |  8:30-9:30am  (#5875)
RESM/NRM $154  |  RES/NR $182

From what to wear and proper nutrition to strengthening muscles and proper stretching techniques, this program is designed to progressively transition you from walking to running. Using the neighborhoods near the Norris Recreation Center, participants will be encouraged to put one foot in front of the other faster and faster to advance towards a continuous 30-minute run.

Ages 12+

Fridays  |  1pm
Member: $7
Nonmember: Daily admission fees apply

Employing the restorative qualities of water, this low impact workout is an excellent supplement to your fitness regimen. Enhance joint mobility, muscular extension, flexibility, and ease recovery time with increased circulation. Interval training is implemented to keep the classes moving while heart-rate stays elevated. Activating aerobic energy systems in the buoyancy of water makes this an ideal total body toning workout suitable for all fitness levels.
Recipe of the Month 
Anyone who tries this recipe will receive a prize.
A picture of the recipe along with a rating (1-10, 10 being best) and
your name must be emailed to
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total Time: 1hr 5mins
Servings: 4-6

  • 1 1/4 lbs Brussels sprouts,
    trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Put the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan; toss with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centers goes in without any resistance, about 45 minutes.
  3. Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and add the pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and lime and orange zests. Season with salt as needed.
Recipe courtesy of
Ande Masoncup
Asst Superintendent of Recreation

A native of Central Illinois, Ande is from Pontiac, IL. You may have heard of it because Pontiac is the host of the Nation's Oldest Boys Holiday High School Basketball Tournament or one of Illinois' Maximum Security Prisons. Ande attended Western Illinois University, the only University to have the same mascot as the Marine Corps.  Go Leathernecks. Always being active in sports and finding a love for exercise, she earned a B.S. in Exercise Science. Following a brief stint in a Corporate Fitness Center, Ande has been employed within the Park and Recreation field for her career. She has been employed with the St. Charles Park District since the spring of 2016. Ande resides in Geneva with her husband, Sean, and her 2 sons, Tyler and Aaron. When she isn't attending a sports event for one of her boys, you can find her reading a Suspense book, running through her neighborhood, organizing her many photos, or just relaxing. 
Rachel Vuorenmaa
Membership Services Supervisor

Born and raised in Hampshire, Rachel currently lives in Burlington with her husband, three step-children and two puppies. She obtained her BA Degree in Educational Studies from Ripon College in Ripon, WI. She then went on to teach early education throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Rachel also continued promoting her passion for health and wellness, recreation, and the great outdoors. This led her to obtain her MS Degree in Recreation Administration from George Williams College in Williams Bay, WI. She has worked as a Membership Services Supervisor for the St. Charles Park District since 2016. One of her favorite parts of being in the Park and Recreation field is meeting others within the field and continuing to learn about the industry as a whole. In her spare time she can be found strolling through local parks and hiking trails, playing volleyball or working on her latest art project.
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Norris Recreation Center
Managed by the St. Charles Park District
Located on St. Charles East High School's Campus
1050 Dunham Road  |  St. Charles, IL  60174
630-377-1405  |  

All programs held at Norris Recreation Center unless otherwise noted.

Residency Disclaimer
A resident (RES) is defined as anyone living within the geographical boundaries of St. Charles Community Unit School District 303. A non-resident (NR) is someone who lives outside the geographical boundaries. A member (M) belongs to the Norris Recreation Center to receive additional benefits, services and discounts. Norris Recreation Center reserves the right to request proof of residency. Final determination of residency will be made when processed by the St. Charles Park District, not at the time of purchase.
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