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March 2021
Managed by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303

Spring Into Fitness and National Nutrition Month
From Ande Masoncup,
Asst. Superintendent of Rec 
Spring is just around the corner! Most of us can't wait to be outside and see the sun more often. The natural Vitamin D we receive from the sun helps battle depression, fight disease and boost weight loss. We all can probably use one of these positive side effects.  
If you're heading outside to exercise, remember follow these tips and use precaution: 
  • Dress for weather or about 20 degrees warmer. Your body will warm up as you continue to exercise and you don't want to be wearing too many layers.
  • Turn down your headphones. This helps you be more aware of your surroundings by being able to hear traffic and others around you.
March is National Nutrition Month. Grab a food log from Guest Services and keep a 3-day and 5-day food log to see if your diet is balanced and well-rounded. All completed food logs will receive a reusable grocery bag.  *Consult with your physician for dietary changes and information.
Don't forget to Spring Forward on March 14!

What style of yoga is practiced in a very warm room?
*Please note, this month's event is on a Saturday.
NEW! KidsFit
Ages 8-12
Th     Apr 8-May 28   |   4:30-5:25pm
MEM $96/NM $120  (#6169)

Never get bored with these one-of-a-kind workouts! A high-energy fitness regime that combines cardiovascular/resistance and functional trainings. Develop cardiovascular/muscular endurance and perseverance from physical and mental challenges. Promotes weight loss and team
work, too.
Total Body Bootcamp
Ages 18+ 
Tu    Apr 6-May 25   |   9:30-10:30am
MEM $96/NM $120 (#6161)

Boot camp mixes traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. This program pushes the participants harder than they'd push themselves.

Dear NRC Community,

     As of March 3, 2021, I will no longer be working as a Fitness Instructor at the Norris Recreation Center. While I am excited about the opportunities that await me in the future, it is with sadness that I say good-bye. I began this memorable journey at NRC in 1988 and I will cherish the many memories and friendships I have made along the way. I have so enjoyed working with such awesome people over the years. The staff and members are some of the kindest people I have known and that has made my experience most pleasant. I am so grateful for the support and opportunities I have received over the years. It truly is a great place to work and workout. Wishing you all love, health, and happiness.

Most Sincerely,
Patti Turk
For a current in-person class schedule: click here
New Healthy Dessert Idea! 
Anyone who tries this recipe will receive a FREE Guest Pass.
A picture of the recipe along with a rating (1-10, 10 being best) and
  your name must be emailed to
Lemon Meringue Pie

with Graham Crust

Active Time: 1 horu
Total Time: 4 hours & 35 minutes
Serves: 8-10 
For the crust
  • 1 cup whole wheat graham flour (such as Bob's Red Mill whole grain stone-ground graham flour)
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly
For the filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
For the meringue
  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Blackberry sauce

For crust:
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Butter bottom and sides of 9-inch-diameter glass pie plate. Stir first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Gradually add butter, stirring until moist clumps form. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate. Bake crust until golden brown and firm to touch, about 20 minutes. Maintain oven temperature.

For filling:

  • Meanwhile, whisk sugar and cornstarch in heavy medium saucepan until no lumps remain. Gradually whisk in lemon juice. Add eggs 1 at a time, whisking to blend well after each addition. Stir in finely grated lemon peel. Whisk mixture constantly over medium heat until filling thickens and boils. Remove from heat; whisk to smooth if necessary. Transfer filling to prepared crust. Smooth top.

For meringue:

  • Using electric mixer, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and coarse salt in large bowl until frothy. With mixer running, gradually beat in sugar. Continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  • Spread meringue over warm filling, sealing meringue to crust at edges. Using spatula, form peaks and swirls in meringue. Bake pie until meringue is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool pie completely on rack.
  • Cut pie into wedges and serve with blackberry sauce.
Recipe courtesy of
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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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