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Spring into Health!

by Erika Slife Hostetler | May 21, 2019


As the weather finally starts to warm up and we begin to turn our attention outward, Galter LifeCenter is here to help with its “Spring into Health” campaign!

spring home page From outdoor yoga at Lincoln Park Zoo, to bird watching at the North Park Village Nature Center and gardening classes at City Grange gardening center, Swedish Covenant Health, Galter LifeCenter, and our community partners have compiled more than a hundred (mostly free) activities happening around the city in May! Take a look at the events calendar, and see what looks right for you. With dozens of options to choose from, there should be an activity for everybody!

The month-long celebration of mind and body fitness will culminate with a free Summer Social on Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the main campus of Swedish Covenant Health. We hope you’ll join us!

summer socialThe event will represent the four pillars of health: fitness, nutrition, mind/body and wellness. Activities will be wide-ranging, from Zumba and belly dancing to a rowing competition. Find your Zen with acupuncture sampling and meditation. There will be healthy recipes and samples, a pet photo booth and so much more.

For seniors, Galter LifeCenter will be hosting its annual free celebration for the National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., there will be lectures, classes, raffles, exhibitors and goodie bags.

Zumba goldtonePhysical therapists will be offering free balance screenings from 11-12:30 p.m., and fitness professionals will provide free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings from 9:30 to 11 a.m., as well as 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

To ensure you get a spot in a class or lecture, be sure to register with Galter LifeCenter, either in person at the courtesy desk, or by phone at 773-906-5024.

With summer fast approaching, there is no better time to “Spring into Health”! Start this season of warmth with your strongest foot forward.

"My life has changed since I joined because I have more strength for working in the garden and shoveling snow. I don't have sore shoulders and neck anymore." - Jacquie