Hennepin Park Pool Ideal for Winter Exercise

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It’s a new year, time for a new you, right?

That’s the usual resolution for most people. But sometimes it’s hard to get to the gym, the machines are hard to understand, and running is hard on the joints.

Fortunately, the Hennepin Park District Pool offers myriad different activities — both in and out of the pool, for those looking to get fit, for residents of Hennepin, Putnam County and beyond.

“The water aerobics have been (available) for well over 20 years. The aqua zumba, they started about two years ago, the yoga about 2½ years ago,” said pool manager Sandy Hrasch.

Each of the classes ranges in prices from $2.50 for aqua zumba to $5 for yoga and silver sneakers, with some insurances paying for the latter, a discount from other gyms. The pool also does not charge for monthly memberships.

“We get (people) from all over,” Hrasch said. “Not so much from LaSalle, but Putnam County, Bureau ... a lot from Henry, Tiskilwa. During the day, during our adult swim and open swim, we get them from DePue, Princeton, we even have two ladies that come on lap swim night that are from Chillicothe. They drive here because they like it and it’s affordable.”

The pool also offers lap swim 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and adult swim 1-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Those who take advantage of the pool workouts say its better on their muscles and they’d enjoy the punch card plan available at the pool and the camaraderie with the other exercisers.

“The staff is wonderful. They feed us great, cookies, breakfasts, awesome gifts,” said water aerobics participant Vicky Jambor.

For details, visit www.hennepinparkdistrict.com or call (815) 925-7319.

Source: News Tribune