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Please visit this page often for facility and operational updates.
Last updated: February 2, 2024

 Facility Updates 

East Pool
The heater for the East Pool has been repaired, and we are moving Group Fitness classes back into the East Pool. Before your next visit at Galter LifeCenter, familiarize yourself with the schedule HERE >>

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter has certainly descended upon us, and as always, inclement weather is expected to hit Chicago this season.

Click here to learn more information and how to prepare for your next visit during snowy weather HERE >>

Facility Hours Expanding
We extended our facility hours:

Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Community Wellness Center
We are excited to share that our Swedish Hospital Community Wellness Center has found a new home in Galter LifeCenter. The Community Wellness Center provides access to high quality, patient centered care to serve our diverse community while identifying and addressing health disparities.

Moving the Community Wellness Center to Swedish Hospital’s campus will further the Community CARE Department’s mission to honor the human dignity of all by building connections that expand the reach and definition of healthcare. 

The KidCenter is currently closed and we do not have plans to reopen it at this time.
We are facing many challenges with staffing shortages and need to focus our efforts on keeping other areas of the facility operational. We are hopeful that these issues will resolve over time.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

 Safety Protocols 

Galter LifeCenter works with the infection control team at Swedish Hospital and regularly monitors government developments and requirements to offer services in the safest manner.

Masking Policy

  • Masking is optional in most areas. We strongly recommend that immunocompromised members and guests continue to wear masks.
  • Masks are still required in the following areas:
    • Integrative Therapy rooms. Clients are required to wear a mask while receiving massage and Acupuncture services.
  • Some providers may ask clients to also mask during services like Personal Training and Swimming Lessons due to close contact.

 Classes and Services 

  • Group Fitness – We offer a wide variety of land and water group fitness classes all included with membership. Now including 40+ weekly Virtual Group Fitness classes! 
  • One-on-one services – We offer in-person and virtual Personal TrainingPilates and Integrative Therapy appointments.
  • Small group training – We offer a small group training options including; TRX, Barre, 3D30, Masters Swimming and more!  

 Visit Guidelines 

  • Online reservations for Group Fitness classes and pool lanes are available 72 hours in advance through the My Wellness portal.
  • Reservations are available over the phone and in person 48 hours in advance through the Courtesy Desk.
  • Register for virtual classes up to a week in advance on the My Wellness member portal. Click on the class in the My Upcoming Classes window to join. Please note the “Click to Join” button will not be displayed until 10 minutes before start time.
  • Pool lane reservations are limited to one hour per day. Please note that pool reservations are in high demand. If you can no longer attend a reservation time please cancel your reservation using our My Wellness portal. Additionally, please refrain from registering for more than one aqua group fitness class per day.
  • Steam Rooms, Therapy Pools, Dry Sauna and Whirlpools are open. These amenities are available without a reservation. Please be mindful of the capacity and time restrictions posted.
  • When attending classes that use equipment please try to arrive a couple minutes early to set up and wipe down your equipment before the class starts.
  • Wipe down and put away your equipment after use.


  Helpful Resources 

Click on the links below for step-by-step instructions on some of the most frequently used features of our My Wellness member portal.


To learn more about our membership options and current promotions, please contact a Membership Representative at 773-878-9936, ext. 7308, email or fax 773-907-7486.

"This place makes me feel powerful and in control, no matter what's happening with my body." - Lorraine, age 70