Events

Ackerman SFC Events & Specials


Tuesday, May 29 – Monday, September 3
$5 Indoor Rock Climbing Special

Residents and non-residents are invited to climb the Ackerman Alps during open climb hours for just $5 per visit! Climbing is an excellent low-impact sport for all ages. It helps develop all muscle groups from the back and shoulders, to legs, arms, and even fingers. View open climb hours.


July 1 – July 31
Patriotic Month

Show your patriotism! Wear red, white, or blue on the days marked on the calendar to be entered into our raffle with prizes including: 4 daily passes to Sunset Pool, 4 rounds of mini golf, a $15 Starbucks gift card, a $15 Muscle Maker Grill gift card, or a free personal training session. Stop by the front desk to pick up your raffle ticket. View the calendar here.


July 4, 2018 @ 8:00am
Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run

Start your 4th of July running for a good cause at the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run! Proceeds help benefit the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund, providing program scholarships for families in our community experiencing economic hardship. Register by June 28th at www.FreedomFourRun.com to receive the $25 “Early Bird” rate and guarantee your race t-shirt.


Saturday, July 21 – Saturday, August 25
NEW: Yoga in the Park

Vinyasa-style yoga in nature uses postures and breathing techniques through continual movements from one pose to another. This discipline gives a cardiovascular benefit which more traditional forms of yoga do not. It can also increase muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, and reduce stress levels. Accessible to most fitness levels; modifications available. Class takes place from 9am-9:45am. Resident/non-resident fees: $65/$80. Resident registration for this program begins on Sunday, March 18 at 10pm; non-resident on Monday, April 2 at 8:30am. Register.


Friday, August 24 from 6pm-9pm
Tween Night

Tweens ages 8-12 will enjoy an evening of fun playing sports and interacting with friends on the turf of Ackerman! Sports played will include soccer and dodgeball and everyone will get a chance to climb the rock wall! Each participant will enjoy a piece of pizza to end the night. Parents must accompany their child(ren) for check-in and check-out. Resident registration for this program begins on Sunday, March 18 at 10pm; non-resident on Monday, April 2 at 8:30am. Open to ages 8-12. Just $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Register Online.


Monday, September 10 – Monday, December 17
Adult/Tot Open Climb

As weather gets colder, your toddlers are inevitable going to start climbing the walls. Sanction that behavior by coming in for indoor rock climbing. Climbing is low impact and feasible for your tots. Other activities around the rock wall included. Come in for an hour of fun, parents are welcome to climb too! Open to kids ages 2-5. Free for Ackerman SFC members; $5 for non-members. Available from 9:30am-10:30am; runs September 10 to December 17.


Wednesday, September 12 – Wednesday, October 3
TRX Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga or looking to expand your practice, there’s something here for everyone. Because of the suspension aspect, the TRX builds not only muscle strength but also confidence for some poses that tend to be difficult or induce fear. Just like traditional yoga props such as blocks or bolsters, the TRX trainer can be used to support and enhance certain poses. Classes will take place from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Resident registration for this program begins on Sunday, July 29 at 10pm; non-resident on Monday, August 13 at 8:30am. Just $45 for residents and $65 for non-residents. Register Online.


Friday, October 19 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tween Night

Tweens ages 8-12 will enjoy an evening of fun playing sports and interacting with friends on the turf of Ackerman SFC! Sports played will include soccer and dodgeball, and everyone will get a chance to climb the rock wall! Each participant will enjoy a piece of pizza to end the night. Parents must accompany their child(ren) for check-in and check-out. Resident registration for this program begins on Sunday, July 29 at 10pm; non-resident on Monday, August 13 at 8:30am. Just $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Register Online.


Saturday, October 20 from 12:15pm-2:15pm
WERQ-a-thon

Join us at our Ackerman SFC WERQ-A-Thon supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight to end breast cancer! Show your support and get ready to party with our WERQ instructor. All participants will receive an Ackerman giveaway! Proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world’s largest breast cancer awareness organization. All ages welcome; suggested $10 minimum donation.


Sunday, October 21
Trick-or-Treat Climb

Kids ages 4-13 are invited to join us at the climbing wall for a fun Halloween trick-or-treat event. Kids will have to work – or climb – for their treats! As they ascend the wall, the treats will get better and better. Rock climbing-friendly costumes are welcome. Choose from 11am-12pm or 12:30pm-1:30pm. Please note, there is a maximum of 25 kids per time slot. Resident registration for this program begins on Sunday, July 29 at 10pm; non-resident on Monday, August 13 at 8:30am. Just $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Register Online.


Saturday, November 3 from 12pm-2pm
Ackerman SFC Open House

Ackerman SFC will be holding a free Fitness Open House to show everything we have to offer! Members and non-members are welcome. Guests will be able to climb the Ackerman Alps, meet with our certified personal trainers, and take a tour of the facility. Don’t forget to come dressed to work out; our group fitness instructors will be holding sampler classes to preview our group fitness classes. There will also be raffles, giveaways, and membership specials! No registration required. Check back for updates.


Friday, November 23
Black Friday Membership Special

Sign up at Ackerman and receive ONE MONTH FREE on your new membership! Valid Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 only. Must be a new Ackerman membership. Not valid on Walking Track, One-Month, or Three-Month memberships. Does not include upgrading from Individual to Couple/Family membership. See Front Desk for details.


December 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019
30 Days for $30 Student Membership Special

Students can purchase a 30-day membership for just $30 from December 1, 2018 through January 15, 2019. Must show a valid school ID. See Front Desk for details.