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. To attend an unlimited number of classes and to use the fitness center facility, the fee is a $25 joiner/evaluation fee and $25 a month for seniors, $30 a month with automatic withdrawal on a credit card or $35 a month with cash or check.
Current Group Fitness Classes
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.
Dance Fitness let's you release your inner dancer by enjoying different types of dance styles, including swing, cha-cha, the Charleston, salsa, merengue, line dancing and hip-hop. Tone muscles, burn calories and get an aerobic workout while having fun. This class is designed for all ages and levels of ability.
Flow Motion enhances relaxation and reduces stress by combining strength, balance and flexibility in a gentle, flowing motion. This workout is for any age or fitness level and is designed to bring the muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems into perfect synergy.
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.
Piloxing blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. The class also features dance moves that promote muscle-toning and fat-burning.
Power Pilates Express is a fusion of traditional Pilates, cardio and strength training. Strengthen, tighten and tone your entire body quickly and safely in this 30-minute express class.
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).
RIP is a barbell program for men and women of all ages and all fitness levels. Matching movement to music and using traditional strength training allows participants to work at their own level. A 30-minute Mini RIP class is also offered.
Senior Aerobics classes offer low-impact sessions with easy-to-follow moves, beginning with chair aerobics and ending with standing low-impact moves.
SilverSneakers allows participants to have fun and move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is for seated/standing support.
Tabata is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class that helps participants burn calories and achieve noticeable results in a short period of time. This class is recommended for those who want to get in a quick workout, need to change up their routine or need to improve their endurance speed.
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.