OSF Center for Sports Medicine & Health Fitness
The OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness, 5510 East State in Rockford, offers programs and classes for every level of fitness and ability as well as a fitness center for those who wish to work out according to their own schedule and time. The atmosphere is friendly and non-competitive.
Unlike other fitness centers, when you join the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness, you receive an introduction to the fitness equipment and an individualized evaluation for a fitness program that meets your particular goals. An initial evaluation and a mandatory equipment demonstration are included in your membership.
You do not have to wonder how many "reps" or "weights" will provide the result you want or how the elliptical or stair stepper works. Our OSF certified athletic trainers and exercise physiologists ensure that your needs are met in a safe manner.
For more information or for an initial evaluation appointment or to arrange for a guest pass on a trial basis, please call 815-395-4505.
If you wish, you can have a personal trainer on an ongoing basis, either as part of a group or as an individual. You do not have to be an OSF Health Fitness member to have a personal trainer. A "buddy session" for personal training is also available.
Water Walking Program
The OSF Center for Health Fitness also offers an individualized “Water Walking” program in which participants use an underwater treadmill to increase flexibility, strength and stamina.
“Water Walking” is particularly beneficial for anyone with joint problems and those dealing with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other conditions that limit movement.
An exercise physiologist works with the participant one-on-one to help with gait pattern, endurance and cardiovascular benefits. The water is maintained at a warm and comfortable 90 to 92 degrees, and water jets help soothe aching joints and muscles. When the water jets are on low, “Water Walking” is relaxing, like a massage. When the jets are on high, it provides more resistance and is great for strength training.
Because water offers natural resistance to movement, athletes use the underwater treadmill for a cardio work out and for muscle strengthening.
The fees for Water Walking are the same as for having a personal trainer -- $48 for two half-hour sessions. Packages of four and eight sessions are also available. Some participants choose to have a personal trainer help them in the OSF Fitness Center gym during one session and then guide them on the underwater treadmill for another session.
To schedule a free evaluation to see if water therapy can help you, for an appointment or for more information, call 815-395-4591.
Health Fitness Programs
Please click this link to view the schedule of classes for Health Fitness Programs or call 815-395-4591 for information.
The OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness offers a number of group fitness classes. The fee for any of the classes remains $5 for an all-day pass to attend any or all of the classes offered that day, or $30 per month to attend an unlimited number of classes and to use the fitness center facility.
Balance classes are offered through a 12-week program that requires pre-registration. If you are at risk for a fall or have fallen or have a condition that affects your balance, this is the class for you. Participants will learn how to maintain their center of gravity, how to take sturdy, purposeful steps rather than short, choppy ones, how to recover from a loss of balance and how to safely get up from a chair. At the end of the 12-week program, participants will increase their confidence, stability and independence. An Advanced Balance class is also offered for those who wish to continue making progress.
Les Mills Body Combat is an empowering cardio workout. This highly energetic program is inspired by the martial arts and draws from a wide range of disciplines, including karate, boxing, tae kwon do, tai chi and muay thai. A Les Mills Mini Body Combat is also offered.
Les Mills Body Pump combines cardio and strength training for a total body workout that will help you get on the fast track for a strong and toned body. Barbell weights and popular weight-room exercises like squats, lunges and lifts will have you burning more than 500 calories in one class. The sessions are geared for participants at any fitness level. If you can’t devote a full hour to the class, try the 40-minute Mini-Body Pump.
Core is a 15-minute class that focuses on strengthening and toning your abdomen and back.
Golden Motion classes are designed for participants ages 50 and older and include upper/lower body weight training, core work, balance and flexibility.
Loosen Up is a full-body session designed to release muscle tension through stretching and flexibility movements. The class uses foam rollers, mild fascial release balls and stretch-out straps to help participants move with full range of motion.
Power Up for Parkinson's is designed for people with Parkinson's disease who want to improve and maintain their strength, flexibility, balance and ability to walk. Pre- and post-testing is included to track progress. Classes include a stretching warm-up with educational discussion; movement explorations, such as salsa or tango dancing, rhythmic stepping and boxing moves; and guided stationary cycling. Class participants are welcome to bring a friend or spouse for the first two-thirds of each class (the number of bicycles is limited).
Qi Gong, a slower-paced introduction to tai chi, uses slow, graceful movements to help with strength, endurance and balance. Qi gong begins with seated chair exercises and progresses to standing positions. Research shows that both tai chi and qi gong can reduce blood pressure and bring improvement to people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
Senior Aerobics classes offer low-impact sessions with easy-to-follow moves, beginning with chair aerobics and ending with standing low-impact moves.
TaijiFit is a mind/body exercise that combines the best of traditional tai chi with modern Western fitness. This class is for all ages and fitness levels and is designed to bring your muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems into perfect synergy.
Yogalates integrates yoga with Pilates, focusing on strengthening the core while eliciting the meditational and flexibility benefits of yoga to help develop the body in a balanced way.
Yoga Stretch combines relaxing stretches uses props with gentle yoga moves to help release tension, relax the body and calm the mind.
Zumba® fuses easy-to-follow moves with Latin rhythms to create a dynamic fitness program. The classes teach routines that include interval training with fast and slow rhythms. Resistance training and Latin zest are combined to tone and sculpt while burning fat.
Zumba® Toning teaches participants how to use light-weight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and to tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs.
Classes are held at the OSF Center for Health, 5510 East State Street in Rockford. For information or for registration for the “Balance” class, call the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness at 815-395-4591.
Sports Medicine Programs
The OSF Sports Medicine team, which includes certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning specialists and exercise physiologists, offers a variety of programs that serve the community.
High School Outreach: Certified Athletic Trainers, healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to help athletes stay active and avoid injury, provide medical service to the interscholastic athletic population at three local high schools. They are available during events and practices to aid in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries that may occur.
The EDGE is a strength and power training camp designed to improve an athlete's speed, agility, power and endurance.
The eight-week program is offered for athletes of all ages, sports and skill levels, from first grade through college level. In addition to helping athletes improve their performance, the program is an excellent physical education option for students who are home schooled.
The Golf Advancement Program (GAP) is a golf-specific health and fitness program taught by licensed athletic trainers certified by the Titleist Performance Institute and staffed with a multidisciplinary team. Bridging the gap between lessons and the links, the program is designed to improve your golf game through swing analysis, physical screening and exercise recommendations. It is customized to meet your specific needs for strength, flexibility, balance, and movement.
Key components of the GAP program include:
- Musculoskeletal evaluation for strength and flexibility
- Video analysis provided of your golf posture and swing
- Hands-on treatment to address mobility deficits
- Golf-specific fitness programs, available for the individual or with a group
Sportsmetrics is the first ACL-injury-prevention program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. It is taught by a certified Sportsmetrics instructor.
Vertimax provides platform training that is designed to develop explosive power, increase vertical leap, and boost first-step quickness
For more information about programs offered through the OSF Center for Sports Medicine, call 815-395-4505.