Events & News

Drop-in Fitness Orientation on March 10

Head to Ackerman SFC on Tuesday, March 10, from 6pm-7pm for our free, 1-hour Fitness Orientation. Learn a variety of exercises, how to properly use the equipment, and ask all your fitness questions! Open to members and non-members – no registration required!

Drop-in Fitness Orientation on Feb. 11

Head to Ackerman SFC on February 11th from 6pm-7pm for our free, 1-hour Fitness Orientation. Learn a variety of exercises, how to properly use the equipment, and ask all your fitness questions! Open to members and non-members – no registration required!

Get Certified in CPR/AED & First Aid at Ackerman SFC

Becoming certified in CPR/AED and first aid gives you the skills and know-how you need to help save lives. Register today for one of our 2-hour certification classes at Ackerman SFC. Open to ages 15 & up, classes are available on February 22nd or March 7th from 12pm-2pm. Click here to register. 

Group Fitness Sampler Classes

Fitness is more fun with friends. Join us for three 20-minute back-to-back classes and try a few of our favorite group fitness formats! Open to Ackerman SFC fitness members only. No two samplers are the same!

  • Jan. 18, 1pm-2pm: Zumba, Zumba Gold, and WERQ
  • Jan. 26, 12pm-1pm: Boot Camp, Tabata, and Cardio Strength
  • Feb. 1, 1pm-2pm: Yoga, Power Yoga, and Yoga Sculpt
  • Feb. 9, 12pm-1pm: Cycling, BODYPUMP™, and Total Conditioning

Cradles to Crayons Donations

Clean out your kid’s closets! Ackerman SFC is acting as a collection location for Cradles to Crayons from now through January 20th at 1pm. Help disadvantaged children by donating new and like-new winter coats, winter boots, warm clothing, toys (ages 0-2 and 10-12), and baby board books. For more information, please visit the Cradles to Crayons website.

Register by January 20 for high school 3-on-3 basketball league

High school age boys in Glen Ellyn and surrounding areas can now register to participate in the Glen Ellyn Park District’s 3-on-3 winter basketball league at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center from January 25-March 21. Registration is available through January 20 at Read More »

Free Group Fitness Classes at Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers

Beginning with the January 6th-February 29th Group Fitness Schedule, a selection of group fitness classes will also be offered at the Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers! These new classes are free for Ackerman SFC members and include Tread and Train, No/Low Aerobics, Tabata, Cardio Strength, AOA Fitness, and Get Fit. Classes held at Spring Avenue Recreation Center are listed as SARC or SARC FC, classes held at Main Street Recreation Center are listed as MSRC, and classes held at Ackerman SFC are listed as Studio or Gym. Please note, childcare is only available at Ackerman SFC. View or download the schedule.

Public Open House on December 10th: Ackerman SFC Facility Improvements

The Glen Ellyn Park District is seeking feedback and input regarding potential facility improvements to Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center (ASFC). Read More »

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving). The facility will resume normal hours of operation on Friday, November 29th. Read More »

Turkey Burn 2019

Join us for a morning of free, calorie-burning group fitness classes on Thanksgiving (November 28th, 2019)! Help support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by bringing canned and/or dry food donations to the event. Read More »

“Black Friday” Membership Special

Purchase an Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center membership on Black Friday (November 29, 2019), and receive your first month free!* This exclusive offer will only be available the day after Thanksgiving.

Ackerman SFC members enjoy access to the entire facility, including the 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the indoor rock-climbing wall, the open gym and turf hours, the elevated walking track, and more than 55 group fitness classes held each week. To purchase your membership, please visit the front desk between 5:00am and 9:00pm on November 29th. Read More »

Register Now for Winter Youth Basketball League

Is your child interested in playing basketball this winter? The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a Winter Youth Basketball League geared towards boys and girls in grades 1-8. Registration is open from now through Friday, November 1st. Read More »

Free Fitness and Kids’ Classes at Ackerman SFC on Nov. 2

The facility will be hosting its annual Open House, featuring complimentary group fitness classes, kids’ classes, mini massages courtesy of DuPage Healthcare, tours, and the opportunity to climb the indoor rock wall. Read More »

An Evening of Sports, Games, & Pizza just for Tweens

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center is hosting a Tween Night on Friday, October 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-teens, ages eight to 12, will have the chance to participate in basketball, dodgeball, relay races, obstacle courses, and climbing the Ackerman Alps indoor rock wall. Pizza will be served for dinner. Read More »

Power Restored at Ackerman SFC, Facility Open

Power has been restored at Ackerman SFC and the facility is back open for regular hours of operation. Thank you for your patience!

Get Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid

While a medical professional is the best option for a person in need, it’s often the Good Samaritans and other first responders who help keep a patient stable until professional help arrives. This fall, the Glen Ellyn Park District is offering classes for ages 15 and up that will teach CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), how and when to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) device, and general First Aid. Skills learned will help attendees know how to handle the situation if a person near them is having a heart attack, or if the person is the victim of a bone fracture, a burn, or other medical emergency. Read More »

Gymnasium Floor Refinishing and Track Deep Cleaning

Some exciting news – we’re refinishing the gym floor and performing a deep cleaning of the indoor track! Due to these improvements, the gymnasium and track will be closed beginning on Wednesday, September 4th. The gymnasium will reopen on Sunday, September 8th and the indoor track on Monday, September 9th. We are always looking for ways to make our facilities better and provide quality experiences for our community, and we thank you for your patience during this process.

Winter Indoor Soccer League Registration

We’ve partnered with Chicagoland Indoor Soccer League to offer a Winter League at Ackerman SFC. Teams will play a 10-game regular season starting December 1, 2019. $1,395/team. Registration closes on September 21, 2019. For questions, please email To sign up, please click here.

Give the Gift of Fitness!

An Ackerman SFC gift certificate is the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Available in any denomination, certificates are available for purchase at the front desk.

Thanksgiving Break Camps

Are you looking for fun things for your kids to do during Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered! Sign them up for a Thanksgiving Break Camp to make sure they have an enjoyable learning experience while they’re out of school. Read More »