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MCC Fitness Center Open to Community Members[Monday, August 28, 2017]
McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members Nikki Lewis and Joel Chapman, both master degreed professionals, help fitness center members with a free fitness evaluation, free unlimited one-on-one consultations, and a free program designed to help members get the most out of their workouts.
In a summer workout slump? The McHenry County College Fitness Center features a full line of weight training machines,
treadmills, stair machines, elliptical trainers, free weight equipment and functional training equipment. A full-time professional degreed and certified staff provides each member with a free fitness evaluation, free unlimited one-on-one consultations, and a free program design to help members get the most out of their workouts. For those who need a little motivation, a free t-shirt incentive program is included, along with other prizes, including a free one-year membership.
The free fitness evaluation includes a baseline fitness evaluation that tests and evaluates blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, body fat, flexibility, bicep strength and cardiovascular endurance.
Three different membership levels are available, including one-month for $39, six months for $179 or one year for $279. All memberships start the first of the month and are not prorated.
In addition, students and community members may take Physical Fitness (HFE 120) as a credit class. An open lab format allows people to work out around their class or work schedules.
Fitness Center instructors include Joel Chapman and Nikki Lewis, both who are members of the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Chapman has worked in the MCC Fitness Center since 2001 and earned his master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
"I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and abilities and designing customized fitness program programs to meet their fitness goals," Chapman said.
Lewis has worked in the MCC Fitness Center since 2004 and enjoys working with the special populations to help them meet their fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She earned her master's degree in kinesiology from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona.
The MCC Fitness Center is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To register, come in person to the MCC Registration Office in Room A258 or call (815) 455-8588 and mention which membership level you want. After you register, call the fitness center at (815) 455-8551 to schedule a fitness evaluation and one-on-one training session.