Become a Member

Whether you're looking for a fitness center in Chicago to call your home or a great workout from the comfort of home, we've got you covered.

Why Become a Galter LifeCenter Member Now? 

We are currently operating under enhanced safety protocols to provide as many of our exercise and wellness services as possible while ensuring the safety of our members, staff and guests.

The fitness floor, strength and cardio equipment, walking track and most private services remain available. And, as always, our fitness specialists are ready to help everyone from beginners to experienced athletes make the most out of every workout.

As Chicago’s premier medical fitness center and a part of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), we go far beyond a typical athletic club by offering fitness and wellness services that focus on the mind, body and spirit. 

Traditional Membership

Traditional membership options provide access to our virtual classes as well as all of our facilities, including the fitness floor, indoor pools, walking track, free group fitness classes and more. 

LIVE Classes and Events Schedule>>

Virtual Membership

Virtual Membership provides access to our Virtual Group Fitness Classes (via Zoom) for just $35/month. Virtual membership does NOT include access to the facility, guest passes or member parking lot.

VIRTUAL Group Fitness Class Schedule>>


Current Operations

  • Virtual Classes - 40+ weekly Virtual Group Fitness Classes ranging from tai chi and yoga to HIIT are available via Zoom. They are designed to be done at home to improve strength, cardio and core stability with very little or no fitness equipment. 
  • Fitness Floor & Walking Track - Our gym, fitness floor and walking track are open! Reservations are required. 
  • Group Fitness Classes - We offer a wide variety of land and water group fitness classes all included with membership.
  • One-on-One Services - We continue to offer in-person and virtual Personal TrainingPilates and Integrative Therapy appointments.
  • Indoor Pools - Reserve a lane for lap swimming or independent water exercise. Try one of our water fitness classes including Aqua Fitness for Arthritis, Aqua Zumba and more. 
  • Discounted Services - Members receive member pricing on fee-based courses like TRX, Barre and 3D30 and services like private Pilates and massage. 

Learn more about our safety precautions>>


Learn More

To schedule an appointment please call the Membership Department at 773-993-1752, ext. 7308.



On my 30th birthday I decided to change my health trajectory by joining Galter's Fundamental Fitness program. The personal trainers taught me a holistic approach to health (it's not all about the sweat!), the dietician worked with me to find a non-punitive approach to nutrition, and the massage therapist introduced me to better post-workout care. Now, each time I come to Galter as a member I feel healthier, stronger, part of a positive community and full of life." – Tasha