Facility News

Food Drive for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry on April 3

As more of our community members begin to lose jobs and income, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is in urgent need of items. To make it even more convenient to donate, we’ve partnered with Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage County to host a “drive thru” Food Drive at Ackerman SFC on Friday, April 3rd from 1pm-4pm. When dropping off your donation, please follow the signs toward the front entrance drive. Read More »

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates for Ackerman SFC Members

March 31, 2020 Update: Governor Pritzker has extended the stay-at-home order to April 30, 2020. Please see below for how this extension impacts Glen Ellyn Park District operations. Read More »

Fitness Videos to Keep You Moving!

We want to make sure everyone is staying active and healthy! Our trainers and instructors are working hard to bring you new fitness videos to use at home each week!
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Ackerman SFC closed to the public effective 10 p.m. on Monday, March 16th

The Glen Ellyn Park District has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely, and the health and well-being of our residents and members is our top priority. Based on the newest recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, we will be closing Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center to the public beginning at 10pm on Monday, March 16, 2020, through April 6, 2020, at the earliest. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Park District Cancellations and Closures Beginning Friday, March 13th at 3:30 p.m.

In light of District 41, CCSD 89, and District 87’s decision to close buildings and convert to e-learning, and for the safety and health of our patrons, staff, and community, the Glen Ellyn Park District will also be cancelling all classes (including Preschool), events, practices, group fitness classes, and drop-in programs, and closing Main Street Recreation Center to the public, beginning on Friday, March 13th at 3:30 p.m., until further notice. Please see below for more details. Read More »

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Each day brings new information regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The purpose of this communication is to let our residents know that the Glen Ellyn Park District is monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) relative to the current situation. For the time being, we are focused on ensuring that our staff and patrons are aware and take preventative measures to protect themselves from getting sick or stop the potential spread of illness to others. Read More »

New Group Fitness Schedule Launches March 1st

A new group fitness class schedule begins March 1st! Print or download a copy by clicking here, or pick up a copy at Ackerman SFC.

Spring/Summer Activity Guide Delivery and Registration Dates

The Spring/Summer 2020 Activity Guide will be delivered to resident homes the weekend of February 29th. Resident registration will begin on Sunday, March 15th at 10:00pm. Download and print a copy of our Online Registration Planning Sheet, designed to help you start planning your autumn schedules right away! Read More »

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 gepark.org/register. 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 »