Fitness and Wellness

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Enjoy a variety of programs, parks and special facilities that contribute to the attractiveness of neighborhoods, conservation of the environment and overall health of the community.

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The Urbana Park District is committed to improving the quality of life of its citizens and promoting the overall health of the community. Fitness and Wellness programs include a variety of affordable opportunities for ages 15 and up to try workout programs geared to their fitness level. You can improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance, and rhythm. Unlike what you might find in a traditional fitness center, our classes are welcoming to all, whether you are new to fitness or pursuing more advanced goals.

Class offerings include Boot Camp, Hard Core, Circuit and Interval Training, Tai Chi, Toning, Water Aerobics, Yoga–including chair yoga, and Zumba. Visit or call the Phillips Recreation Center at 217-367-1544 or register online.

See the May-August at-a-glance Fitness Program Schedule.

See the September-December at-a-glance Fitness Program Schedule.


When exercising at the Phillips Recreation Center, please bring a clean pair of tennis shoes to exercise in to keep the wood floors in good condition. 

Flexible Fitness Punch Cards

*Does not apply to Tai Chi.
If your schedule fluctuates or you find it difficult to attend an entire session of fitness classes, purchase a 10-class Flexible Fitness Punch Card. Attend any class that accommodates your schedule. Fitness punch cards may be used for all fitness classes in their category. Preregistered participants get priority of class space. Passes are not interchangeable across categories. Before each class you attend, present the card upon arrival and you will be admitted to the class. Punch cards are valid from one session to the next. You may purchase cards at the Phillips Recreation Center. There are three categories of passes: Land Fitness, Yoga/Pilates and Water Exercise.

Free Fitness Weeks

Three times each year we invite you to try out any fitness classes at the Phillips Recreation Center, the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center, or Brookens Gym absolutely free. It’s one way that we can thank our continuing participants and welcome our new participants. Try a class at any park district workout facility and let us know what you think. (Please Note: Chair Yoga and Tai Chi classes are not included.)