topTennis ~ Fitness Center ~ Personal Training ~ Group Fitness ~ Aquatics
October/November 2019
Managed by the St. Charles Park District in cooperation with Community Unit School District 303

How many steps does the
average person walk in 1 day?
8000 - 7000 - 7500 - 9000    

Reap the Rewards of Physical Activity with
your NRC Membership 
From Ande Masoncup,
Asst. Superintendent of Rec 
Let's stop for a moment and reflect on why you have a membership to Norris Recreation Center. Your membership provides a multitude of options for physical activity. NRC offers over 30 group fitness classes per week, the ability to play tennis throughout the day, several pieces of cardiovascular and strength equipment and a lap pool. With so many physical activity offerings, NRC can help guide you to improved health. And we all know, physical activity is KEY to improving your overall health, both physical and mental. Here are some of the health benefits from physical activity:
  1. Prevention of chronic disease (heart disease, cancer, stroke)
  2. Weight control
  3. Stronger muscles, bones and joints
  4. Improve sleep
  5. Decrease the potential of becoming depressed
And these are just a few of the benefits! There is really no downside to being physically active!
The St. Charles Park District Winter Brochure will be available at Guest Services at the end of November. Pick up your copy at to view our upcoming programs and special events. NRC has NEW tennis and fitness programs for all members.
  1. Return all equipment items to the original location after use. 
  2. Re-rack ALL weight plates and dumbbells after use.
  3. The double doors in the Fitness Center are NOT an exit. It is an EMERGENCY EXIT only.
Jenny Bergold
Group Fitness Instructor
Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) started practicing yoga in 1999 and teaching in 2009. Jenny discovered yoga to calm the body and strengthen the mind. Jenny has her 200 Hour Hatha certification from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga in Evanston, IL and her 200 Hour Kundalini certification from Spirit Rising Yoga in Chicago, IL. Jenny is also certified in Prenatal, Restorative, Yin, and Radiant Child Yoga. Jenny's classes focus on the mind and meditation, healing the body through asana and uplifting the spirit through inspiration.
Before teaching yoga, Jenny produced television programs for WTTW/Channel 11 in Chicago, IL and BATV/Batavia Access Television in Batavia, IL. She also has an extensive marketing and fundraising background. Awards include two Midwest Emmy's for Associate Producing ArtSafari and Trinity Irish Dance Company: One Step Beyond.
Jenny lives in Elburn, IL with her mom, Kathy, and son, Michael.

Kristin Dierking
Group Fitness Instructor 
Kristin Dierking was born and raised in Elgin, IL. She attended Larkin High School followed by Baylor University and Judson College, where she graduated with a degree in Secondary Education. She married her wonderful husband Ryan in 2000, and has four children, Dylan, Kylie, Bryce and Ellie (ranging in age from six to eleven).
Kristin taught high school English after she graduated college, and also had a real estate business for six years. Her current "job" is raising her kids and homeschooling all four of them, once again making use of her education degree.

Back in 1996, while in high school, Kristin got her group fitness certification and began teaching classes at Norris Rec Center. Twenty-three years later, she is still at it, teaching the "red-eye" 5:30am classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She loves helping people stay motivated to reach their fitness goals and loves the energy and team atmosphere of group fitness.

Kristin's hobbies, aside from spending time with her family, include church activities, taekwondo, and music. She does taekwondo with her kids and is a second degree black belt. She sings and plays drums/percussion at church, as well plays as in an acoustic band that plays locally in the Tri-Cities area.
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.
Gong on the Lawn
Ages 12+
F    Oct 18  |  6:30-8pm
MEM $20/NM $30   (#5968)

Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the gong tuned to the planet Uranus and healing the Sacral Chakra, balancing emotions. Based on 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.
Little Yogis
Ages 5-7
M    Nov 4-Dec 16*  |  4:30-5:25pm
MEM $70/NM $105   (#5971)

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.

TRX® Challenge
Ages 12+
M    Nov 4-Dec 16  |  6-7pm
MEM $105/NM $140   (#5966)

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.
*No class Sep 2

Click code #s to register.
Fitness Assessment

Meet with a certified personal trainer to conduct a 60-minute assessment to determine where to begin your journey to a healthier lifestyle. The assessment includes a pre-screening with questionnaire and fitness level testing.

Fitness Assessment*
1 session/person
10 for 10 in the 10th Month
Purchase a 10-session Personal Training Package 
in October and receive 10% off the package price.
Mention or show this email to receive savings. Offer valid 10-1-19 through 10-31-19.
Recipes of the Month 
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
Fall Harvest Granola

Prep: 5 mins  |  Cook: 30-45 mins
Yields: 5 cups

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup raw honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat the coconut oil and honey in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until just melted. Mix the dry ingredients (except for the dried cherries) with the coconut oil and honey in a large mixing bowl until combined. Bake for 30-45 minutes stirring every 5 minutes or so, until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and mix in the dried cherries. Allow the granola to cool completely before storing. Store in a mason jar or an air tight container in the pantry for 2-3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Recipe courtesy of 
Slow Cooker Pork Chops
with Mushrooms and Carrots

Total Time: 7 hours 25 mins
Yields: 4 servings
(serving size: 1 pork chop and
about 1 1/2 cups noodle mixture)

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-in. pieces
  • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 oregano sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (6-oz.) bone-in center-cut pork chops
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 ounces uncooked whole-wheat egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  1. Combine stock, vinegar, and flour in a 6-quart slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Stir in carrots, mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme sprigs, and oregano sprigs.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add pork chops to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side. Place pork chops in slow cooker.
  3. Add wine to skillet over medium-high; cook 30 seconds, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Spoon wine mixture over pork chops in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Cook egg noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
  5. Remove pork chops from slow cooker, and keep warm. Remove and discard herb sprigs. Add heavy cream, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper to vegetable mixture in slow cooker, stirring to combine. Stir in cooked egg noodles. Divide noodle mixture among 4 plates; top each with 1 pork chop, and drizzle with any remaining sauce in slow cooker. Sprinkle evenly with thyme leaves.
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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