Movin’ and Improvin’: Making Fitness Fun

Melissa and Loralie have partnered with Advocate Condell Medical Center Centre Club to spend the next year working to achieve their health goals. They’ll be documenting their steps to get Movin’ and Improvin’ and be fit by 40. This is not a weight loss series, this is a journey towards health. Read the series introduction to learn more. Today we hear from Loralie…

fitness can be fun

No matter how often you tell yourself that you need to take care of YOU…

No matter how often you tell yourself that gym time is ME time…

No matter how much you progress physically…

Woman Burned Out

Sometimes, hauling your butt to the gym can still feel like drudgery.  When my kids are sick, but I still volunteered to coach, I have a deadline at work, and a contractor is coming by the house, and I still haven’t defrosted the chicken for dinner… well, at these time when my life feels like its crumbling on top of my head, my first instinct is NOT to head for the gym.  My first instinct is to hide!

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Move along, nothing to see here…

So, that’s not the healthiest choice obviously–I’m a work in progress. But Centre Club works hard to show its members that fitness can be fun!

Little Lake County wants to help change your perceptions about working out, too. That’s why we partnered with Advocate Condell Medical Center and the Centre Club in Libertyville to host our most recent Moms’ Night Out event: Back-to-Fitness!

Back to Fitness MNO
Back to Fitness MNO ~ Photo Credit © Dot Dot Dot Photography

Our 80’s-themed retro fitness night helped our readers travel back in time to when we shopped in the junior section for neon and lace (or children’s section…whatevs).  True, there were some of our readers (and writers!) who weren’t even twinkles in their mothers’ eyes in the 80’s, but the appreciation for leg warmers, big hair, and blue eyeshadow is truly timeless.

Back to Fitness MNO
Back to Fitness MNO ~ Photo © Dot Dot Dot Photography

Centre Club members get to enjoy lots of fun programming and special events all year round.

  • On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 learn how to play Pickleball in Libertyville.
  • On Saturday, February 4, 2017 parents and kids alike can join in on Family Group Exercise in Gurnee.
  • On Thursday, February 9, 2017 couples and singles may enjoy a Wine and Chocolate Tasting in Libertyville just prior to Valentine’s Day.
  • On Sunday, February 12, 2017 enhance your movie-going experience with a Dive-In Movie at the Centre Club Gurnee pool.
  • Community Health and Wellness Fairs, Cooking Classes, a Chili Cook-Off and much more are planned in February! For a complete listing visit the latest edition of the NewsQuest Newsletter. 

Advocate Condell Medical Center Centre Club is so much more than weight machines and treadmills.  It’s where friends and families meet to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Are you ready to join the party?

wellness services at centre club


Connect with Advocate Condell Centre Club
200 W. Golf Rd., Libertyville | (847) 990-5750
1405 Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee | (847) 625-4750
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Disclosure: Loralie and Melissa have received a one-year membership from Advocate Condell Centre Club in exchange for sharing their journey and progress with our readers. All thoughts and opinions belong to the writer and no further compensation was received.

Thank you to The Eye Spot, SupporteDD, The Runners Edge, FunFlector, Bronzed, Lumen Optical, Soundwave Entertainment, Dot Dot Dot Photography, Advocate Condell Medical Center and The Centre Club for making our Back-to-Fitness event possible. 



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About Loralie 310 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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