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Upon re-opening June 29, 2020, the Fitness Center has the following service changes in place until further notice:

  • Practice Social Distancing of 6 feet or more
  • Come dressed to work out
  • Provide your own water supply
  • Bathrooms are available
  • Unavailable: Locker Rooms, showers, towels, water fountains

The KCC Fitness Center offers total body fitness to KCC students as well as members of the community. The 3,500 square-foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment from Life Fitness, the No. 1 brand of fitness equipment in health clubs worldwide, offering a full range of training options.

Membership begins when payment is received. You will receive notification when it is time to renew your membership.

The Daily Pass rate is $10.

Dependent age will be noted as under 18 yrs.

Monthly and annual membership packages are available for individuals, families and couples. KCC students can enroll for college credit. KCC’s athletes also use the center as part of their training. For more information, phone 815-802-8610.

Hours

6 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday
4 - 7 p.m.  Mon – Thursday
8 a.m. - noon Saturday

Become a Member

Sign up at KCC's Accounting Office (second floor of the college) and at the Fitness Center, located in the Ice Valley Centre at 1601 River Road, Kankakee.

Membership Options

KCC offers the following membership packages to non-student members of the community.

Package Monthly Annual
Individual (16 - 59 yrs.) $25 $275
Couple $45 $495
Family (up to 2 parents and 3 children,
16 yrs. and older)
$80 $880
Additional dependent $15 $165
Senior (60 yrs. and older) $9 $99
U.S. military veterans $9 $99
KCC graduates $20 $220
​KCC staff Free​
Daily Pass $10/day  

Student Options

KCC students can:

  • Sign up as a member
  • Enroll in the Personal Fitness course (PHEC 1611) and earn college credit
Option Spring or Fall Summer
KCC students (member) $80 $40
KCC students (course enrollee) tuition
for 1 credit hour
+ $20 fee
tuition
for 1 credit hour
+ $20 fee

Fitness Center for College Credit

You can earn college credit for working out. Your workout schedule is up to you. After an initial orientation, there are no set meeting times. Work out as often as you'd like.

Cost

The Personal Fitness class is the cost of one semester of college credit plus a $20 course fee. Enrollment semesters are:

  • Fall: August - December
  • Spring: January - May
  • Summer: June - July

For high school students, the Personal Fitness class credits can be held in escrow until you graduate, then the credits can be applied as college credits at KCC or another college.

Registration

To join, register and pay at KCC's Student Affairs Division, Riverfront Campus, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois.

First-time registration

Students enrolling in the Personal Fitness course for the first time must schedule an assessment and orientation session. Contact the Fitness Center at 802-8610 to make an appointment.

Orientations usually begin about a week before the semester begins and must be complete to begin using the Fitness Center. To be considered enrolled in the course, students must begin Fitness Center sessions within the first week of the semester start date.

To re-enroll, complete the re-enrollment form (fill in online or print a copy), print and bring it with you to register. Forms are also available in the Fitness Center and Student Affairs Division.

Personal fitness assessment and orientation

After you have registered, schedule your 60-minute orientation by phoning 815-802-8610 or stopping by the Fitness Center. Orientation times are 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

A member of the Fitness Center staff will take you through a fitness assessment which includes: girth, height, weight, resting heart rate and body fat composition.

You will receive a tour of the Fitness Center and locker rooms along with an explanation of our 21 Life Fitness cable-assisted lifting machines.

Please allow 60 minutes for the assessment and orientation. The orientation counts toward your Fitness Center grade.

Grades

Your grade is based on the amount of time you exercise throughout the semester. At registration you'll choose an option:

  • Pass/Fail — To pass, complete 20 hours or more of exercise
  • Traditional letter grade — number of hours of exercise... 
    A = 25 hours or more
    B = 22-24:59 hours
    C = 20-21:59 hours
    D = 17-19:59 hours
    F = 6:59 hours or less

Personal Trainers and Staff

Our personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals. In addition to being certified professionals and/or having the appropriate degrees, our trainers stay current with the latest fitness trends and training techniques.

Rates

Training sessions are one hour. You will have an initial consultation to discuss specific fitness goals. Up to three people can participate in a session. Rates are:

​No. of Persons ​1 session ​5 sessions ​10 sessions
​1 ​$30 $135​ $260​
​2 ​$25/person $110/person​ ​$210/person
​3 ​$20/person ​$85/person ​$160/person

 

Why Personal Training?

Using a personal trainer will help you maximize your time and effort at the gym, giving you tremendous value.

  • Reach your fitness goals faster
  • Achieve better results
  • Keep your workouts fresh and motivating
  • Save time with a thorough, pre-planned workout

Fitness Assessment

A fitness assessment evaluates physical fitness components such as height, weight, body fat composition, resting heart rate, balance, muscle strength and endurance. Cost is $35.

Questions/Appointments

Contact Yvonne Mills, personal trainer manager

Staff

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Casey Meister
Director

815-802-8614
cmeister@kcc.edu

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Yvonne Mills
Personal Trainer Manager

815‑802‑8610
ymills@kcc.edu

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Francine Castongia
Fitness Specialist
 

815‑802‑8610
fcastongia@kcc.edu

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Testimonials

Read how our members reached their fitness goals at KCC's comfortable and well-equipped fitness center with the help of our knowledgeable, supportive personal trainers.  

Lamanda Garcia
“Yvonne was an amazing coach. She pushed me each class.”

Donna Schmidt
“I have lost inches, gained muscle mass and become much stronger with LESS aches and pain.”

Carolyn Jacobson
“...We know that having a safe and effective work-out propels you into a fuller and more rewarding life. And this is exactly what using KCC’s Fitness Center and working with Yvonne have done for me. ”

John Kessler
“After three months, I could tell that things were improving. After six months I feel stronger, my balance has improved and I've lost some weight.”

Mike Wickliff
“I recommend any athlete or person, to sign up for training sessions with Ms. Yvonne. I guarantee you will get better in the area you are trying to improve.”