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Participating in group fitness classes provides: 

  • Motivation
  • Social support
  • Music and enjoyment
  • Supervision – by professional/credentialed instructors
  • A schedule which helps provide habit
  • Improved health and fitness benefits

Check out what you can expect in a Group Fitness class at Galter LifeCenter.

We offer a variety of options to fit a wide range of interest and need with more than 100 classes a week free with membership. Our group fitness mission is to deliver an exceptional experience that enhances the health and fitness of each participant and inspires them to keep moving. Let’s MOVE!

Are you interested in small group training classes? Check out our Unlimited Membership option with over 40 specialty classes here>
How do I choose the right class for me?
Speak with any of our fitness specialists or contact the group fitness supervisor to help find the right class for you. 

What do I need to know before I attend my first class?
Arrive approximately 15 minutes before class to meet the instructor. They will ensure you are comfortable and answer any questions you have. They will also ask you some questions and decide if you would benefit from any modification.  After the class, be sure to talk with the instructor, let him or her know how you felt and if anything was particularly challenging for you.  The instructor can then make modifications for your next class.  

What do I need to bring? 
A towel, water bottle and your energy.

What should I wear?
The most important thing is to be comfortable. Feel free to ask our fitness staff or the supervisor if you are not sure of what to wear.

If I have a change in health status what is my responsibility (e.g. pregnant, arthritis, heart condition)? 
After your health care provider has cleared you for exercise, you should arrive early to class and speak with your instructor so that he or she can provide you with appropriate modifications.

How do I monitor my intensity during class? 
Hopefully you have taken advantage of getting started with your PFS (Personal Fitness Strategy) and were provided with your intensity goals. If so then it is your responsibility to monitor your intensity in any of the following ways:   

  • Heart rate monitor
  • Perceived exertion chart
  • Talk test
If you need any assistance with these methods please see a fitness specialist, personal trainer or any instructor. To develop your Personal Fitness Strategy click here.

See Descriptions and Class offerings for these classes:

Please arrive on time for class; if you are late, make sure to warm up prior to starting the class, as the warm up is a vital component of exercise. It is up to the discretion of the instructor whether or not to allow late comers to enter the class.

  • The final stretch and relaxation section is a very important fitness component of class. Please stay until the end of the session and take time to stretch the muscles you've just worked. It may be disruptive to your fellow members to pack up and leave with a minute or two left of class so if you need to leave early, consult with your instructor prior to class starting.
  • If it is your first time to a class, please introduce your self to the instructor before it begins.
  • Please bring your towel with you and lay it down on the exercise mat during any floor work.
  • For your own safety, shoes are required during exercise, unless otherwise stated for specific classes.
  • Please change into your workout shoes prior to entering the studios with the exception of cycling shoes with clips. Cycling shoes can be put on once your cycle is set up and you are on the black mat. They should be removed before leaving the mat so the floor does not get scratched.  
  • Your full attention to the workout and instructor is appreciated; avoid lengthy conversations with other participants during class.
  • Cell phones are not allowed in the studios.
  • All classes are designed to provide results in a safe, effective and fun environment. 
Learn about our qualified instructors here. 

If you are new to group fitness, have questions or need some guidance, please contact Francie Habash at 773-878-9936, ext. 7343, or email FHabash@SwedishCovenant.org. If needed, consult with your instructor for modifications prior to the class beginning.  Please note: Classes that fall below 30% capacity may be changed or canceled. We will provide as much advance notice as possible.



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773-878-9936, ext. 7343 


"The person that encourages me at Galter LifeCenter is Shannon by her fitness and amazing mothering of her kids while staying fit." - Eliza