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Jen Saylor: Many benefits offered for visiting The CORE

The holidays are usually a pretty busy time of the year for most of us.

For me, this time of year was even crazier than usual because I also started a new job! I am pleased to say I joined the team at the Lemont Park District as the fitness members services manager at The CORE Fitness & Aquatic Complex.

In this role, I am responsible for serving our CORE members, fitness center operations and fitness programming. I am also the race director for the Freedom Run and the Frigid 5k, which is really exciting because I am a runner.

Over the course of the last month, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the members at The CORE and learning all about the great facilities and programs offered by the Lemont Park District. As I embark on the new year, I am really excited for what 2013 has in store for me, as well as our members, at The CORE.

Speaking of 2013, the new year started out with a bang at The CORE with a fantastic membership promotion this month called CORE Resolution 2013. All new members paid no enrollment fee in January.

In addition, they were entered into a drawing at the end of the month to win great prizes including six months of personal training, a free annual CORE membership and free CORE Gear — The CORE’s fitness apparel and accessories.

One thing that I am really going to concentrate on is making sure our CORE members are aware of the CORE Rewards members-only benefits. All CORE members receive discounts on select fitness programs, premium guest pass pricing and a bonus for referring a friend. We have also partnered with ATI Physical Therapy to provide free seminars for our members on topics such as shoulder health, back care and knee pain. We encourage all CORE members to register for these events.

To help our members stick to their resolutions, we launched a new CORE Rewards program called Hard CORE Commitment. Members enrolled in this program commit to working out at The CORE an average of three times per week for an eight-week period.

Hard CORE members that remain committed will be rewarded with a cool dry-fit shirt and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD at the end of the program. I’m really looking forward to introducing more programs such as this to reward our loyal members for all their hard work throughout the year.

This year is shaping up to be an amazing time at the CORE already. I am thrilled to be part of the team and work at such a beautiful facility. Feel free to stop by my office in the fitness center anytime to say, “Hi!”

We look forward to seeing you at The CORE!

Jen Saylor is the fitness member services manager for the Lemont Park District’s CORE Fitness & Aquatic Complex

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