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 the only group sessions that require 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 classes, participants will increase their confidence, stability and independence. An Advanced Balance class is also offered for those who wish to continue making progress.
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 Mini Body Combat is also offered.
Body Pump, a class that combines cardio and strength training for a total body workout, helps 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 over 500 calories in one class! The sessions are geared for women and men at any fitness level. If you can’t devote a full hour to the class, try the 40-minute Mini-Body Pump.
Edge is designed to enhance athletic performance. The program helps athletes improve their speed, agility, power and strength.
Golden Motion classes, which are geared towards those age 50 or older, are held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first part of the class offers cardio workouts through individual gym time on the treadmill, bike or Nu-step, and the second part is an instructor-led class for upper and lower body weight training, core work, balance and flexibility.
Loosen Up is a 30-minute 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.
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 are great beginners’ aerobics classes. The low-impact sessions offer easy-to-follow moves, beginning with chair aerobics and ending with standing low-impact moves.
Tai Chi consists of a series of slow, graceful, circular movements that enhance strength, endurance and balance. People of all ages and abilities can improve their flexibility, decrease their stress and help make daily activities easier.
Yoga is an all-level gentle class that helps participants increase flexibility and balance. It helps relieve stress and promotes relaxation.
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.
ZumbAtomic® is a Zumba class for children ages 8-12. This fun, high-energy class features the latest music and dance moves designed to help participants increase their self-confidence, boost their metabolism and improve their coordination.
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.