About Pavilion Fitness

Pavilion Fitness has a community atmosphere and features certified staff that can help you put the best fitness program together to meet your goals. Pavilion Fitness offers a fine array of equipment and services to maximize the potential of your workout.

For specific dates and times of our programs, activities and events, visit online registration or view the Seasonal Activity Guide.

Contact Pavilion Fitness

For more information regarding Pavilion Fitness and its programming, please call (847) 228-3494 .

Gym Etiquette and Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines in helping make the Pavilion Fitness Center an exceptional experience for all members. Thank you.

Pavilion Fitness Etiquette

  • Avoid loud chatter, singing, yelling, or using inappropriate language.

  • Refrain from talking on your cell phones while working out.
    • Reminder: cell phone usage is prohibited in the locker rooms.
  • Allow other members to utilize equipment, weights, and lap lanes, especially between sets. For safety reasons, use the equipment properly and put away when finished.
    • Do not bang weight stacks on machines or drop dumbbells or barbells.
    • Please put away dumbbells and re-rack weights after use.
  • When finished with the equipment, wipe away sweat or dirt with appropriate sanitation wipes located throughout the fitness center.
  • Return used towels to proper bins located at the service desk and in each locker room.

Locker Room Etiquette

  • Please do not use sinks to wash/rinse clothing. Sinks may be used to shave facial hair; following your shave please clean up the sink afterwards.
  • When showering it is strictly prohibited to: blow your nose, cough up phlegm, or spit in the shower stall
  • Return used towels to proper bins located at the service desk and/or in each locker room.
  • Please place towel on the floor prior to applying talc.
  • Do not cut your finger or toe nails in locker rooms or shower stalls.
  • Cell phone usage is prohibited in locker rooms (Ordinance No. 259 & Village Ordinance No. 2964); if ordinance is violated village fine is up to $1,000.

Fitness Staff will be making rounds in the locker rooms to ensure members are following etiquette rules. If a member is reported that habitually breaks these rules, management will take further action.

Indoor Track Usage

  • While on the indoor track, follow the directional signs
  • Approximately 10 laps equal one mile
  • Walking on the indoor track is to be at a maximum of 2 abreast.
  • Slower walkers and/or runners should keep to the inside of the track.
  • When track has heavy usage; please stay in your individual and designated lane (i.e. joggers in jog lane, runners in run lane).
  • If track is not heavily used; runners and joggers please be careful NOT to cut-off walking patrons. Leave at least one stride difference before cutting into first lane.
  • Spitting, foul language, fighting and large fitness equipment on track will result in immediate dismissal from the Indoor Track. Possible suspension/removal of Indoor Track privileges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes included in my Pavilion Fitness membership?

General group exercise classes are included in your Pavilion Fitness membership. Yoga and Pilates specialty classes are an additional fee. Click here for details on Yoga and Pilates classes.

I have an active teen, why should I enroll them in Teen Fitness Training?

There a number of benefits to youths participating in a strength training program. Contrary to the myth that strength training is detrimental to young bones, when done properly it is actually the best way to develop a strong muscular skeletal system. The most critical time for developing strong bones is during the childhood years. By working with a certified trainer your child will learn correct form and be challenged with realistic, achievable goals. The Teen Fitness Training program will help your teen:

  • Address two major problems in pre-adolescents: too little muscle and too much fat
  • Develop strong bone density
  • Improve body composition
  • Follow a safe, structured supervised program
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Adopt a physically active lifestyle
  • Develop athletic potential
  • Reduce risk of injuries
  • Enhance long-term health
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy provides physical, mental and emotional benefits. These include: improved blood circulation, reduced blood pressure, strengthened immune system, reduction of muscle tension, spasm and stiffness, increased flexibility and range of motion, reduced mental stress and anxiety levels, increased mind/body connection and increased energy flow. Massage therapy is regularly recommended to include in stress management programs. As with other healthy lifestyle habits, the benefits of massage therapy are cumulative, in that, over time the therapeutic effects are enhanced. The American Massage Therapy Association recommends a one-hour massage monthly as a minimum schedule toward optimum health of mind and body. Why not give the natural gift of health to yourself or a loved one today?

Do I have to train with a personal trainer every week to get results?

This depends on your individual goals and the amount of time in which you want to achieve those goals. Some clients will consistently train weekly with a personal trainer while others will train for a few weeks, develop a routine, and then meet with them periodically for changes.

What can a personal trainer do for me, even though I'm already working out?

A personal trainer can do a number of things for you and your workouts. One of them is to motivate you to work out, this will make it fun and interesting by changing the routine when needed instead of repeating the same routine again and again. Consistency and accountability are a couple of other benefits of working with our personal trainers. When you schedule your sessions, you make a commitment to yourself to improve your health and fitness. Quality and efficiency of workouts also greatly improve! A personal trainer will make sure you are safely targeting the areas you want and plan the session to make the most of your time. Other factors a personal trainer brings to your workouts are general nutritional advice, special needs training, post rehabilitation, and sport specific training.

I've tried to exercise in the past but can't seem to stick with it.

In Group Exercise, you will find the motivation and support you need to commit to an exercise program. By having a schedule of varied classes offering cardio, strength, and flexibility, you will join the many who have made exercise part of their weekly routine.

I wish to reduce body fat and gain in overall strength. What class can help me?

Select three to four classes a week which focus on cardiovascular training such as STEP aerobics, Cardio Combo classes or Cycling. Then be sure to add two classes a week of strength training such as P.U.M.P. or Strength Fusion to gain lean muscle mass.

What is Cycling?

An excellent cardiovascular class focusing on strengthening lower body muscles and the cardio respiratory system. All participants are positioned for correct bike fit and motivated for a 45-minute "ride" of endurance training. Try our Saturday class for a longer ride to enhance your endurance.

What do I need to bring to class?

Comfortable clothing, a supportive pair of workout shoes, a water bottle if you like (a water fountain is available in the Group Exercise Studio) and your enthusiasm!

Do I have to wait until the start of a new session to begin classes?

Group Exercise classes are ongoing. You decide when to begin. Every class is different in order to provide you with a many choices and vary your workouts. Our schedule changes frequently, so be sure to visit our website to see the most current schedule.

I've never taken a fitness class before. Will I be the only one who doesn't know what to do?

Even if you have never taken a class before, you will learn the proper use of equipment and proper body form. Our certified instructors are here to help you achieve your fitness goals. It is helpful to the instructor if you introduce yourself and let him/her know your concerns about starting fitness classes.

Are classes designed for beginners?

Group exercise classes are designed for all fitness levels. Our instructors offer options during class, so that you can work at your desired level.

Example: Within a cardio class, a low level movement may be a march, while a higher level movement would be a jog. You select the movement that is correct for you to reach your training zone. Within a strength training class, a beginner may work with lighter weights while another participant selects heavier weights.
I have a hard time maintaining weight loss, what are some services you offer that can help we with weight loss?

The Pavilion Fitness Center offers two new services to help patrons accomplish their weight loss goals. The first is our BodyGem Assessment which measures an individuals Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR); the number of calories your body burns each day, which is key in achieving your wellness goal. The second is Nutrition Counseling with our Registered Dietitian. Depending our your individual objectives, these sessions are designed to help you establish healthier eating habits, plan nutritious meals, manage weight or improve your exercise endurance. More than one session may be necessary to accomplish your goals. 

Pavilion Fitness History

In 1994, we opened in a state of the art community building called the "Pavilion". The whole second floor of this building, 25,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to what was then called the "Fitness Centre". Our grand opening drew over an estimated 4,000 people over 2 days. We had the newest and best of everything with all amenities and services.

Every year we grew with more equipment and services as asked of us by members with the same or better customer service. We forged ahead with new partnerships with Physical Therapy and therapeutic massage therapy and certified academically trained personal trainers and one of the finest Group Exercise Programs. As we evolved by 1998 we became the "Fitness and Wellness Center".

In November of 2003, we have changed our name and now are called "Pavilion Fitness". With every year we evolve further based on three premises:

  • Offering the finest in customer service
  • Always listen to our customers
  • Change and progression

Rachel Tandy

General Manager

Phone: 847.228.3539
Fax: 847.228.7918

Email: rtandy@elkgroveparks.org


Aileen Tischauser

Fitness Supervisor
Phone: (847) 690-1175
Email: atischauser@elkgroveparks.org

Natsuko Kunihiro

Operations Coordinator

Phone: 847.640.2193
Fax: 847.228.3515

Email: nkunihiro@elkgroveparks.org

Amber Mardis

Group Exercise Supervisor

Phone: (847) 640-2193
Email: amardis@elkgroveparks.org

Marcia Hirschauer

Membership Team Lead

Phone: 847-640-2192