Chicago's Only Certified Medical Fitness Center

We are Chicago’s premier medical fitness center. As part of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), we go far beyond a traditional fitness center by offering fitness and wellness services that focus on the mind, body and spirit. With a strong emphasis on medical fitness and strategic partnerships with board-certified medical professionals at Swedish Hospital, our professional staff, clean and safe environment, health risk screening procedures and clinical integration set us apart.

Learn about the Medical Fitness Difference at Galter LifeCenter

A Part of NorthShore

Galter LifeCenter and Swedish Hospital are part of NorthShore University HealthSystem. Headquartered in Evanston, NorthShore is a 129-year-old integrated health system including four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Skokie and Highland Park. It consistently ranks as a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the United States, with an established reputation for exceptional patient care and is a national pioneer in the implementation of advanced health information technology. 

Our State-of-the-Art Fitness Facility

Galter LifeCenter's state-of-the-art facility includes two swimming pools, five class studios and more than 150 cardio and strength machines to provide a variety of workouts for all fitness levels and more than 100 health and wellness classes offered weekly. We also provide clinical integration with a full continuum of care for select Swedish Hospital specialties. 

Our Staff of Certified Fitness and Wellness Professionals

Each staff member at Galter LifeCenter is CPR/AED certified, and holds multiple degrees, licenses and certifications in his or her area of work. From personal trainers to acupuncturists, we offer a wide range of health and wellness professionals dedicated to providing you with the services you need to surpass your fitness goals and achieve optimum wellness. We are also a proud member of the Medical Fitness Association

Our medical advisory board, comprised of professionals from Galter LifeCenter and Swedish Hospital, meet quarterly to ensure we are up-to-date with new trends, events, treatments and procedures in the medical and exercise field.

Taking Care of Our Diverse and Motivated Members

Our membership base is comprised of individuals from all over the Chicagoland area. They come from multiple backgrounds and all age groups.

We recognize no two individuals are the same. When you join Galter LifeCenter, we will help you create your own personal fitness strategy to make sure you get the most out of your time. With the help of our fitness professionals, you can set goals and learn proper exercise techniques.

Our Comprehensive Services

Our organization is dedicated to promoting health and wellness as a way of life through exercise and education. We offer a wide range of fitness and wellness services from personal training to mind/body courses and integrative therapies.

To educate you on lifestyle and wellness, we offer periodic lectures on health-related topics, presented by Swedish Hospital’s medical professionals and physicians.

We also offer cardiac rehabilitation, physical rehabilitation, diabetes and heart health education at Galter LifeCenter. These services are provided through Swedish Hospital and can be scheduled with them.

Contact Us

To learn about our membership options and current promotions, please call a Membership Representative at 773-878-9936, ext. 7308 or email

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