FitNation - About Us

Welcome to FitNation

FitNation© is a 75,000 square foot fitness facility located in the village of Gurnee, Illinois centrally located in Lake County and just off Interstate 94. The facility, opened in November of 2013, is the newest initiative of the Gurnee Park District, a municipal taxing agency who serves the community with parks and recreational programs and facilities. The FitNation© space encompasses an expansive fitness floor with cardio and weight lifting machines and equipment, a large gymnasium, 5 lane lap pool with hot tubs, performance turf area, TRX area, several specialized group exercise studios, childcare room, and well appointed locker rooms with sauna and steam rooms. Programs include personal training, group exercise classes, aquatic classes, Fit101© Learning Series and so much more!

FitNation© is an evolution in many ways, starting with its beginnings as a former franchised fitness facility with many amenities already existing in the space. While the franchise didn’t remain, the passion from members and staff were the foundation of a new vision. It was out of this foundation that Gurnee Park District birthed FitNation©.

During the next year or so, the space will continue to see updates and modifications with the input of those that matter most, FitNation© members! Our promise to you is an exceptional fitness experience combined with friendly and knowledgeable staff, industry leading equipment and technology, and programs that get results.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. If you are not yet a member, there is no better time to join than now. We look forward to serving you soon!

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FitNation - Group Exercise

Group Exercise

FitNation© offers a wide variety of group exercise classes for all abilities and schedules. Members who add-on group exercise as part of their membership or have purchased a punch card can drop in to any drop-in class at both of our fitness locations. Additional pre-registration classes are also offered at a nominal additional fee. View our schedule.

FitNation - Personal Training

Personal Training

Members can enlist a Personal Trainer to help meet their fitness goals with more efficiency. Our nationally certified trainers will help you develop a detailed program based on your goals. They will keep you motivated and focused whether you want to lose weight, increase strength, and improve endurance or train for an event. Individual training and small group training packages are offered at an additional fee.

FitNation - Pool and Aquatics

Pool / Aquatics

All members can enjoy the benefits that come from aquatics and receive free access with their membership for open swim. Whether you are looking to cross train, need specific instruction, or want to take a low-impact water aerobics class, we have something for everyone. Two hot tubs are also located in the pool area and available to members. Instruction is offered at nominal additional fee. See our calendar for details.

FitNation - Childcare


At FitNation© we know that part of being successful in your health and wellness goals is having dependable,
safe and fun childcare for your family. Members can choose to add on this amenity to their membership or purchase a punch card for drop-in use of the KidNation Room©. We provide flexible hours and plenty of activities to make your child’s visit to FitNation© just as great as yours!

Open Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm (2 hr. limit)

FitNation - Gym Basketball

Basketball / Gymnasium

Whether you enjoy a pick-up game with friends or decide to join a league, general use of our gymnasium is included with all memberships. Children with childcare passes may also use the space during designated times. See our calendar for details.

FitNation - Cardio equipment

Cardio and Strength Equipment

We understand that everyone’s fitness goals are as unique and personal as they are. That’s why we offer a huge variety of cardio and strength equipment to meet your needs. Whether you are just starting out, rehabbing or training for your next triathlon, you will find the equipment you need to get the job done right!

FitNation - Women's Sudio

Specialty Studios

From our Women’s FitStudio© to a dedicated Spin Studio, many of our studios are designed and dedicated to specific styles of exercise and group classes.

FitNation - Sauna

Locker Room/ Sauna/Steam Room & Towel Service

We want to make sure that you have everything you need to be successful and comfortable at FitNation©. That is why we offer well appointed locker rooms with men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms and free towel service for your needs on the fitness floor or for taking a refreshing shower after a hard work out.

FitNation Performance Turf

Performance Turf

Our turf allows you to build and maintain a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions. Use our medicine balls, kettle bells, weight sleds and more to cross train for life’s real physical demands.

FitNation TRX Zone

TRX Zone

The TRX Zone is a system of suspension equipment that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise. Simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. Use the equipment alone or sign-up for TRX small group training*.

Fit101 Healthy Lifestyles Educational Series

Fit101© Healthy Lifestyles Learning Series

At FitNation© we recognize that there is more to fitness then working out. Living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of feeling and looking your best. During the year we offer a series of Fit101 classes to members to support a healthy lifestyle Classes, workshops and seminars feature important topics and new trends with valuable tips and tools to you can apply to your FitLife!*.

*For full details on these amenities, programs and benefits offered with different membership levels, please contact us.