Health & Wellness Program

The Village of Lake Zurich offers a variety of health and wellness programs for our community.

A current listing of offerings can be found in our seasonal program brochure, viewed on-line or can be picked up at the Paulus Park Barn. 

Classes must achieve minimum enrollment standards to run so make sure to register early. Ages 12 and up may attend fitness classes when accompanied by an adult.  All classes subject to change.

Check out some of current Health & Wellness program offerings that can assist with getting you moving and feeling great!

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Let’s take a moment to step away from our busy lives and dedicate some time to honoring the body, mind, and spirit. What to expect? Beginning of class, breathing and centering, learning to use that breathe to move the body in and out of the poses as we warm up with Vinyasa flow, then holding certain poses to gain strength, as we wind down, stretching with the heat we created, and then final relaxation, with an optional temple massage. We practice in dim lighting, great music, for an experience that allows us to walk away renewed.
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Kondic
LOCATION: Paulus Park

Introductory Level Yoga and Sound Therapy

AGES: 18+ YEARS OLD
Participants will learn foundational yoga postures and poses that are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated.
INSTRUCTOR: J Yoga Balance
LOCATION: LZFMA 215 S. Rand Rd

Muscle Up

Use your own bodyweight to challenge and strengthen all the major muscles of the body, as well as the core. Compound exercises will be used to engage as many muscles as possible in a single move, making the most of our 45 minutes together. Modifications and challenges will be offered to make the class appropriate for all levels. Get in, Get it done. Get on with your day!
INSTRUCTOR: Korbi Christensen
LOCATION: Paulus Park

Plant Based Eating: Tips & Tricks to Get Started - VIRTUAL

AGES: 18+ YEARS OLD
Are you embarking on a plant-based lifestyle for the first time? Maybe you have been thinking about looking into it after hearing so much about it. If so, you are probably wondering if salads are really the only thing you can eat! Never fear, there is so much more you can do with plants than just make salads. I’ve been doing this lifestyle since 2015 and while I know I have more to learn I’ve got some great tips, tricks and resources to share. For instance, did you know there is non-dairy cheese alternatives? Yes! And they taste good. Don’t get me wrong though, a plant-based lifestyle is not about swapping out one set of processed food items for another. Some of these things are considered plant-based junk food! You want to keep those to a minimum. But I know it can be lifesaving to have some easy things to eat on the run and some replacements for your old favorites. Because if you are feeling deprived and bored with plant-based eating you will not stick to it. Join Karla Mans Giroux, Holistic Health Coach for a 90 minute class on how to get started, what swaps to make, what you can eat when on the go and how to keep plant-based eating interesting & sustainable.
INSTRUCTOR: Karla Mans Giroux, KMG Coaching & Consulting, LLC
LOCATION: Virtual Class

Managing Stress in Stressful Times - VIRTUAL

AGES: 18+ YEARS OLD
Are you aware that your stress is out of hand and you need to find better ways to cope with it? Are you worried that stress may be impacting your health? Research supports the negative effects that stress has on our health. Don’t wait to get sick or receive a chronic diagnosis before addressing the stress in your life. If you are interested in taking back your life, health and time (stress makes everything take longer and meditation makes you feel as if you have more time) join Karla Mans Giroux, Holistic Health Coach for a 90-minute class on how to manage your stress during stressful times.
INSTRUCTOR: Karla Mans Giroux, KMG Coaching & Consulting, LLC
LOCATION: Virtual Class

Yoga on the Beach

Soak in the beauty of the summer as you dive into meditative movement with breath, overlooking beautiful Lake Zurich. Allow the sounds of nature to provide a restorative sense of lightness as you explore the practice of yoga asanas. Punch card drop ins welcome.
INSTRUCTOR: Anusara trained yoga instructor, Atha C. Panou
LOCATION: Paulus Park Beach

Introductory Family Yoga and Sound Therapy

AGES: 4 YEARS OLD WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN
Participants will learn foundational yoga postures and poses that are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Fun for the whole family.
INSTRUCTOR: J Yoga Balance
LOCATION: LZFMA 215 S. Rand Rd

10 Lifestyle Changes That Make a Real Difference in Cancer - VIRTUAL 

AGES: 18+ YEARS OLD
In this 6-week virtual workshop led by Karla Mans Giroux, Holistic Cancer Health Coach and Certified Radical Remission Coach, you will learn how lifestyle choices such as diet change, stress reduction, positive emotions and meditation can boost your immune system in scientifically proven ways. The 10 healing factors from the books Radical Remission & Radical Hope can be used safely in conjunction with conventional medicine to help reduce side effects of cancer treatment and improve immune function. You will be guided to complete 1-week, 1-month & 6-month action plans you can implement right away. You will learn how to: 

  1. Feel more empowered with your health 
  2. Strengthen your immune system by changing your diet
  3. Identify your strongest reasons for living 
  4. Access and strengthen your intuition 
  5. Release suppressed emotions from the past 
  6. Increase positive emotions 
  7. Research supplements to discuss with your doctor/ practitioner 
  8. Accept love and support from others 
  9. Develop a daily spiritual practice 
  10. Bringing exercise & movement into your life 

INSTRUCTOR: Karla Mans Giroux, KMG Coaching & Consulting, LLC
LOCATION: Virtual Class

Toxic Free Living - VIRTUAL 

AGES: 18+ YEARS OLD
Do you know how many toxic products you have in your home? Name brand household and personal care products can be quite harmful. The average home can have 100 pounds of environmentally harmful products in the home and garage. Common chemicals being used in household and personal care products can impact your respiratory function, immune system, and hormone balance among other things. Learn how to reduce the toxins in your home. Find out how you can easily make products to clean your home safely and effectively. If you are not a DIY’er no worries, there are plenty of safe and effective options in the store and online. Join Karla Mans Giroux, Holistic Health Coach for a 90-minute class on how to eliminate the toxic items in your home and become an informed consumer.
INSTRUCTOR: Karla Mans Giroux, KMG Coaching & Consulting, LLC
LOCATION: Virtual Class

Adult Golf Lessons

AGES: ADULTS/HS+
Learn basic golf skills including full swing, chipping and putting. Golf rules and etiquette will also be discussed. Lessons are taught in a small group by a PGA Golf Pro.
LOCATION: Golf Farm, 2100 North Rand Road, Wauconda
INSTRUCTOR: Deacon Kallish

If you are looking for other adult activities such as horseback riding, music lessons and more, please browse through our seasonal program brochure to find something that fits for you!