Chicago's Only Certified Medical Fitness Center

We are Chicago’s premier medical fitness center. As part of Swedish Covenant Health, 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 Covenant Health, 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 Swedish Covenant Health

We are part of Swedish Covenant Health, a comprehensive health care system offering a wide range of health and wellness services to Chicago’s north and northwest sides.

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 Covenant Health 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 physician advisory board, comprised of professionals from Galter LifeCenter and Swedish Covenant Health, 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 Covenant Health’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 Covenant 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

"What I like most about Galter LifeCenter is that it’s a safe environment for all people at all fitness levels to participate in whatever way best suits their goals." - Jo Ann