• Cardiac Rehab Program Celebrates 50 Years

    Sep 12, 2022

    This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Swedish Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab program. In 1971, Noel D. Nequin, MD, proposed a pioneering program focused on improving the health and well-being of patients who had a heart attack. Over the past 50 years, thousands of patients have been cared for by the Cardiac Rehab staff. Today the program has grown to include pulmonary and peripheral vascular rehab. Celebrities, politicians and patients throughout the Chicagoland area sought out Dr. Nequin’s expertise. Dr. Nequin’s vision resulted in the creation of the first cardiac rehab program in the Midwest and one of the largest programs in Illinois.

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  • Galter LifeCenter Achieves Medical Fitness Facility Re-Certification

    Nov 10, 2021

    Galter LifeCenter is pleased to announce today that it has achieved its re-certification by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities. This re-certification represents a significant commitment, on the part of Galter LifeCenter, to offer the highest standards of professional expertise and quality programming. Galter LifeCenter is here to help members develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle that minimizes the risk of illness and disease and promote overall wellness.

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  • Staying Active in the New Year

    Jan 06, 2021

    As we embark on a new year, resolutions are plentiful. This last year has been unlike any other and it's time we took a fresh look at setting resolutions that will stick. It is important to set attainable goals. Start small. Read some tips from our fitness experts to help keep your wellness goals in focus.

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  • SCH and GLC Experts Support Exercise as Medicine

    Sep 24, 2019

    A recent CNN story highlighted that a growing number of doctors are prescribing exercise as medicine. Several Swedish Covenant Health (SCH) physicians and a Galter LifeCenter (GLC) trainer shared their thoughts on the benefits of exercise as medicine.

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  • Ellen Credits GLC Mossa Classes for Helping Drive Her Impressive Health Makeover

    Aug 29, 2019

    “It’s never too late,” says GLC member Ellen, who has lost more than 100 pounds after making key lifestyle changes and joining GLC. She shared her inspiring story.

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  • Experts Weigh in on Study Showing Higher Rates of Obesity-Related Cancers

    May 02, 2019

    Young adults in the U.S. are experiencing higher rates of obesity-related cancers than their predecessors did at their age, a new American Cancer Society study finds.

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  • Chiropractor Allyne Shares How Galter LifeCenter Inspired Her after Overcoming A Debilitating Disease

    Feb 06, 2019

    We spoke to Allyne R. who is an unlimited member of Galter LifeCenter. Allyne experienced a severe neurological condition that made it difficult for her to think, read or even talk for several years.

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  • A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

    Sep 07, 2018

    No matter how hard we try, stress always finds its way into our lives. Lucky enough, there are plenty of effective coping mechanisms, including meditation. Here is why meditation is so much more than sitting in silence.

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  • Follow These Simple Swim Tips for a Safe Summer

    Jun 04, 2018

    Swimming is one of summer’s most enjoyable activities, but according to Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, there were 40 Lake Michigan drownings in 2017 alone. To help you and your family achieve a fun-filled summer free from preventable accidents, follow these simple swimming safety tips:

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  • Get Off the Ground and Add Years to Your Life… And our New VIPR Move Workout Can Help!

    May 01, 2018

    The ability to get up from the floor – a deceptively simple measure of flexibility, strength, and balance – can help predict who will live longer and whose lives will be cut short.

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  • GLC Staffers - Where Are They Now?

    Apr 02, 2018

    We caught up with former GLC staffers to find out what they have been up to. We were happy to learn that they are still working out at GLC and supporting our facility in many ways!

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  • #NoExcuseWithDrPrus

    Jan 04, 2018

    Since October, Dr. Prus, a board-certified sports medicine physician with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, has taken a new class at Galter LifeCenter every week. He didn't miss one! He met many wonderful staff and members throughout the process and is definitely hooked on the classes we offer.

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  • Is It Time for You to Get Active Now That Blood Pressure Guidelines Have Changed?

    Dec 07, 2017

    New guidelines recently lowered the range for what is considered high blood pressure (hypertension). Under these new standards, almost half of Americans will be diagnosed with hypertension. Under previous guidelines, 32 percent of the population had been classified as hypertensive.

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  • Board Member Meredith Glick on What Sets Galter LifeCenter’s Swimming Program Apart

    Oct 30, 2017

    Galter LifeCenter was recently rated Chicago Reader’s top gym for 2017, and it’s clear to see why. It’s more than just a state-of-the-art facility. It’s a family in which the needs of its members come first.

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  • Board Member Nate Hutcheson Discusses Galter LifeCenter as a Positive Force in the Community

    Oct 30, 2017

    Galter LifeCenter is Illinois’ first and Chicago’s only certified medical fitness center, a coveted distinction only bestowed upon facilities that have consistently proven to deliver medically minded fitness and wellness services that go beyond the average fitness center.

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  • We’ve been recertified!

    Apr 27, 2017

    Galter LifeCenter recognized for excellence in programs, facility upkeep, more

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  • Fat Tuesday Workout

    Feb 28, 2017

    Today is Fat Tuesday and our Fitness professionals have come up with a workout that will allow you to indulge in a paczki or two without the guilt.

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  • Ask an Eat-Move-Lose Program Participant

    Jan 05, 2017

    Our motivating Eat better, Move more, Lose weight program is designed to help participants shed weight, drop inches, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and improve their health in just 12 weeks!

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  • New Article Confirms Galter LifeCenter Knows the Key to Success

    Oct 25, 2016

    It turns out you shouldn’t always stick to what you know.

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  • Five Diet Changes to Reduce Seasonal Allergies

    Jul 28, 2016

    “It’s no secret that proper diet is the key to maintaining optimal health,” said Kate Kinne, RD, LDN, a dietician at Galter LifeCenter. “Adopting good eating habits can definitely have a positive impact on how seasonal allergies affect you for this reason. Everyone, regardless of their current level of health, should strive to eat a variety of simple, unprocessed foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats, while minimizing added salt.”

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"I appreciate the professional staff but also the support staff (desk, locker room). They make Galter a wonderful experience and a home away from home facility." - Dena