Beautifying Elizabeth and Fitness Classes!

Lots of news that we’re excited to share with you!

1) Don’t forget about the May 3rd event Spring in My Step, which features a kids’ race and a two-mile run/walk for youth and adults. We have some great prizes in mind, and feel free to stick around for some food and fun. Plus you’ll want to sign up soon so you can get a t-shirt! All the details for SIMS can be found HERE.

2) In honor of Earth Day we’re helping to clean up Elizabeth, and we’d love your help! Please consider joining this worthy cause to keep our town beautiful. Check out this poster for the when and where:

earth day poster final

3) GEAR is thrilled to announce the first of our fitness classes! Tiffany Haas Beltran will teach two Saturday morning classes, PiYo Strength and Zumba. PiYo Strength is the perfect blend of many disciplines: Yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, dance, stretching, and athletic drills to burn calories and build muscle. The dynamic blend of movement increases strength, stability, and agility. This class provides an up-tempo, non-spiritual approach to mind and body exercise in one unique body-sculpting workout.

Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a high-energy, calorie-blasting, total-body workout. Fast and slow rhythms are alternated to provide an interval training effect designed to sculpt and tone your body. Zumba is a great mix of Latin flavor and international beats designed to keep you dancing. This fun class feels more like a party than a workout.

Beltran will teach for five Saturdays, beginning April 26th and ending May 24th. PiYo Strength will be offered from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and Zumba will be offered 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM. Each class is $7 if you drop in, or $30 if you prepay for the five-week session. Pre-registration is not required for either class. For more information about the classes, contact Beltran at, or by calling 815-747-9191. Street shoes are not allowed on the gym floor, so please bring a clean pair of shoes to change into. Thank you!

4) GEAR is still accepting donations of gym/fitness equipment, and we’re also in need of a small chest freezer for our summer concession stand. If you’re interested in donating to us, please contact us. We can provide you with a donor form for tax deductions.

Thanks so much for all your interest and support! Hope to see you at an upcoming event!