For non-member youths (ages 15 and under), daily use fees can be used for racquet sports, family swim and the fitness floor when supervised by an adult member during Youth Fitness Floor hours. All 16 & 17 year old non-members must have a parent or a guardian sign the daily use waiver.
At the Monday, September 26, 2016 Park Board Meeting, the Board was presented with results of a survey administered by email to Courts Plus members this fall regarding how they utilize the facility and their satisfaction with their membership, amenities, staff, and the overall facility. A majority of Courts Plus members’ satisfaction level was reported as “good” to “excellent”.
Randy Leslie is enthusiastic about his future. As a star high school athlete, he excelled and was looking forward to his first year playing college football. There was one problem, however. “The coaching staff had sent out a packet filled with workouts containing lifts I didn’t know existed,” said Leslie. He was overwhelmed and unsure about attempting the workouts on his own. He turned to online instructional videos on YouTube hoping they might help, but they didn’t. “Consequently,” Leslie says, “my form suffered and I was not seeing results.”
Courts Plus is happy to announce that its Elmhurst Women’s Division 4 National team recently won 1st place in the Northern Illinois Travel Team League. The team began their season last August and with enormous hard work and dedication made it to the playoffs in May. The team is made up of 13 women who pulled together as a team and made competition fun for each other. The staff at Courts Plus is very excited for the team and looks forward to another successful season together next year!
“I just tried the new class CIZE Live last night. I loved it!” Kat Hibbard says upon our first meeting. “I’m not a dancer so it was perfect for me to have the moves broken down.” It is immediately clear that Kat loves group exercise classes as she goes on to talk about the classes that she enjoys.
Meet Gage Burkhardt, a twelve-year-old Courts Plus tennis player who has played since he was five years old. While some kids his age would rather spend their mornings sleeping, Gage is up early busy with early-morning private lessons at 6:45 a.m. twice each week when he meets with Tennis Pro Greg Spencer at Courts Plus. With a goal of playing varsity high school tennis, it was Gage himself who requested the lessons.
Courts Plus and the Elmhurst Park District help keep our community green by recycling used paper products. Since beginning the Midwest Paper Retriever Recycling program last year, the District has recycled 6.98 tons of paper products. This yields Green energy savings of 28,536 kwh of electricity, 2644.8 gallons of oil, 48,720 gallons of water and 118.32 trees based on statistics provided by EPA.gov.
While many Courts Plus members have taken on the indoor climbing wall, Mount Endeavor and succeeded, it’s not everyone who can say they’ve conquered actual mountains.
Meet Chris Urgo, longtime Courts Plus member. Chris, along with his wife Kathy and two daughters recall joining Courts Plus just as the transition took place from the previously named “The Courts.”
Since being a Courts Plus member, Chris has run multiple marathons, triathlons completed two Iron Man competitions and most recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Congratulations to Jimmy Kissinger, Courts Plus member, on his new role as an officer for the Capitol Police in Washington! Jimmy first applied for this role earlier in 2015, but did not pass a portion of the physical test. He came out of that knowing he would need help in building strength so he began working with personal trainer John at Courts Plus. He started training with John in September in preparation for taking the physical exam again at the end of October.
Lenore Welsh has been coming to “The Courts” since 1978. Her membership started because of her love for tennis and racquetball. In her years watching Courts Plus grow and evolve, she has remained a loyal member who loves her fitness center. In the 1990s Lenore had a torn meniscus and never got back to playing tennis. Instead, she found her love for fitness on the fitness floor and also walking.