topTennis ~ Fitness Center ~ Personal Training ~ Group Fitness ~ Aquatics
January 2020
Managed by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303

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Committing to New
Year's Resolutions   
From Ande Masoncup,
Asst. Superintendent of Rec 
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is ready for the excitement of a brand new year. 2020 is your year to make a commitment to health and wellness. New Year's resolutions are very common to make at the start of every year. Here are a few tips on ways to achieve your goals: 
  1. Thoroughly think through your resolution.  Make sure it's one that you are willing to dedicate time and energy.
  2. Share your resolutions with friends and family. Sharing your resolutions with others makes you accountable, and you will be less likely to break them.
  3. Don't over-commit. It's easier to keep one or two goals than several. 
Norris Rec Center can help you accomplish your goals with a full group fitness schedule, personal training, tennis programs and massage therapy. These services will provide the guidance you need to accomplish any health and wellness goal. 
NRC loves to see our members exercising, but don't ditch your outside workouts (if you like them!). Exercising outdoors is safe to do throughout the year as long as you prepare and dress appropriately. Check the weather conditions, including wind chill, dress in layers (not too warmly), know the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite, and drink plenty of fluids. Sometimes a good run, jog or walk outside is good for your mental health.
Don't forget! The eNews is now being delivered monthly! There is a lot happening at NRC and a bimonthly eNews is not getting it done. We would like our members to receive information closer to event/program dates
Member Reminders:
  • ALWAYS bring your membership ID card to scan.
  • Wipe down equipment after each use with disinfectant spray.
  • Return all weight plates to their original location. DO NOT leave weight plates any bars or equipment pieces.
  • Return all equipment to it's original location.
Be sure to check out some of our new equipment!

10 Unit Barbell Set

True Apline Runner


Matrix Glute Trainer

Andrea Cladis Hodge
Group Fitness Instructor
Andrea Cladis Hodge holds an MFA in Writing from Fairfield University. She is also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Elmhurst College with degrees in English Writing, Interdisciplinary Communications, French and Secondary Education. Andrea is a certified ACE (American Council on Exercise) Group Fitness Professional and holds licenses in Spin, Kickboxing, Barre, Aquatics, Dance Fitness and HIIT.  
In addition to teaching fitness classes, she currently works as an English Professor at Columbia College in Chicago, a freelance editor and writing consultant. She is an Advisory Board Member for Cambridge Scholars Publishing and has been published by SAGE Academic, NOVA Science Publishers and several print and online publications. She is the author of the memoir, Tatsimou, Hold On!, the Christian nonfiction books, Finding the Finish Line and Fearless Stride, and the poetry collection, Forgotten Coffee. Her forthcoming poetry collection, Exhale Again, which centers on themes of love, loss, redemption, and the resilience of the human spirit will be released in the spring of 2020.  
Andrea has lived in Geneva most of her life and regularly competes in marathons, triathlons and races where mud and/or chocolate are featured as the main event!
Registration will close at 9am on the Thursday before the event. Max 16/Min 8 players.
To register, call 630-377-1405 or visit Norris Recreation Center in person.
For the full Group Fitness schedule click here.
TRX® Challenge
Ages 12+
M    Jan 6-Mar 23  |  6-7pm
MEM $120/NM $156   (#5993)

Add an entirely new dimension to your workout! This class is suitable for beginners and advanced participants. Build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility and prevent injuries, all at an intensity you choose. Limited to 8 people per session.
Vibrational Sound Healing
Ages 12+
Tu    Jan 14  |  8:45-9:45pm
MEM $10/NM $15   (#5996)

Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the gong tuned to the planet Uranus and healing the Sacral Chakra, balancing emotions. Based o n ancient wisdom, the gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The gong balances the central nervous system and aids in deep meditation. Singing crystal and Tibetan bowls will also be added to raise the vibration and heighten the experience.
Running 101  
Ages 18+
W     Jan 8-Mar 25  |  8:30-9:30am  
MEM $120/NM $156  (#5985)  
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 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.

Little Yogis
Ages 5-7
M    Jan 6-Mar 23  |  4:30-5:25pm
MEM $120/NM $156   (#5994)

Yoga can help children build confidence, body awareness and focus. Incorporating partner poses and cooperative Yoga games inspires positive peer interactions. Bring a mat to class.

FREE! Walking Club
All Ages
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Tired of walking alone? Looking for a new way to motivate yourself to get moving? Park location will be posted the week of the walk at Dress for the weather!

Click code #s to register.
For facility holiday hours, click here.
Fitness  &
Open Swim

Lap Swim



F 7-8:45pm



Child Care

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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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