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Wellness resolutions: College programs offer cost-effective tools and support

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jan 25, 2019

Searching for an economical way to keep those 2019 resolutions to trim pounds, stay fit and improve your overall health? Looking for a course—or career—in a field that promotes wellness? The College of Lake County offers several convenient programs open to all Lake County residents:

  • Fitness Center: Located in the Grayslake Campus’ Physical Education Center, the Fitness Center is available free of charge to current CLC students enrolled in a credit class, as well as to CLC staff and alumni association members. For community members, the cost is $75 per semester, $50 for the Summer Session or a $200 annual fee. The facility includes state-of-the-art equipment updated in 2018. For an aerobic workout, choose among treadmills, ellipticals and bikes. Strength equipment includes free weights, benches, kettle bells, a Smith machine, several multi-functional trainers and a Connexus unit. Additionally, six flat-screen televisions help make the exercise time go quickly, and participants can store belongings and take a shower in clean, convenient locker rooms.


    Jeremy Green (right), a Grayslake resident who Photo of Grayslake resident exercising with elastic strapshas exercised two to three times per week in the Fitness Center since last July, said the Fitness Center’s convenient location, equipment selection and economical fee have helped him stick with his fitness plan. “It’s clean, well-maintained and has a nice variety of equipment for both strength and conditioning,” said Green, whose routine ranges from lifting kettle bells to pulling elastic TRX® straps to build muscle flexibility. “The atmosphere is also friendly and non-competitive, and the TVs and up-tempo music help make working out enjoyable.”

  • The Fitness Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For details, visit


  • Center for Health and Wellness: Located on the Southlake Campus, the center provides a personal trainer, wellness coach and a massage therapist, all available by appointment. The Student Therapeutic Massage Clinic offers a hands-on opportunity for massage therapy students to improve their skills under the guidance of a licensed therapist/instructor, available by appointment Monday-Friday. For details on hours and fees, visit or call (847) 543-WELL (9355). To learn more about degree and certificate programs in health and wellness promotion, visit


  • Dental Hygiene Clinic: Located on the Lakeshore Campus, a 111 N. Genesee St. in Waukegan, the clinic is the home of CLC’s A.A.S. degree program in dental hygiene. The following services are provided free for current students with a CLC I.D. and $15 for community members: teeth cleanings; X-rays, fluoride application; pit and fissure sealants and examination for other dental needs. Additionally, teeth whitening is available for $125. To make an appointment, call (847) 543-2172. For more information on the clinic, visit To find out more about the dental hygiene career program, visit


  • Remodeled library: In addition to improving physical health, do your resolutions include more reading in 2019? All three campus libraries are open to the public, and the Grayslake Campus library was remodeled in 2018. The library is located on the second floor, with expansive, south-facing views of Willow Lake. For hours, visit


Although the Spring Semester began Jan. 22, hundreds of credit-based courses start in early February and beyond. View a complete list of courses with flexible start dates at


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College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes,

provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.