For Women By WomenMore
Oasis Women's Fitness & Spa is a premier full service health club for women, ages 12 and up. Located just north of downtown La Grange, Oasis is a convenient location for you to address all your wellness needs. Oasis offers a full range of cardio and strength offerings as well as Spa Services, Personal Training, and Private Pilates. With over 40 group exercise classes offered each week. Our Personal Trainers are the best in the business and can help you lose weight, change up your workout, and make it fun.
We have a state of the art Pilates Studio for you to perfect your Pilates Practice. Our instructors practice classical style Pilates and continue their education so they always have new moves for you to advance. Our 2 Spa rooms offer a relaxing environment for your massage, facial, or waxing. We also have an infra-red sauna if you want to improve your circulation after your workout or spa service. Busy moms love that their kids are well taken care of in Kid's Kove while they are busy working out or pampering themselves.
Alma’s workout journey started as a family affair with her two kids and husband taking walks and bike rides after dinner. She started working out at Oasis after losing weight and feeling weak. She wanted to feel strong and didn’t know where to start. She wanted to lift weights but was afraid of doing it alone and getting injured. So she sought the help of Oasis Personal Training.
Alma says, “My workouts have changed enormously. I pay very close attention to form and technique. I was accustomed to a routine but now my workout consistes of may different types of exercises. The scariest part was trying things out of my comfort zone. Now those new workouts have become my favorite. The attention and support of my trainer and the way she maximizes my workouts in the time we have together has allowed me to learn so much about my body, nutrition, technique, and form.”
Real woman who are working toward their goals just like her inspire her the most.
“With work, family and school/social events it feel impossible to squeeze in a workout. I’ve met woman who make that time. To me that is very motivating that I can make that time too.”
In March, someone had asked me if I was ready to start working out. As someone who has been overweight their whole life, and at 455 lbs at the time, I had wanted to do something about my weight and health for quite awhile. When I thought about answering that question, I finally decided to be honest with myself and put aside all the excuses, and admitted to myself that I had no reason not to. So I started off slowly, walking on the treadmill. After about three months, I had reached the extent of my fitness knowledge I had acquired 20 years ago in the square dancing classes I had taken in High School Phys Ed (I like the easy classes). To keep trying to challenge myself and moving forward, it was time to think about a trainer. I was a bit hesitant, partly because I have a hard time asking for help, and partly because doing anything physically active is foreign to me and I feel awkward. I wasn't sure what to expect working with a trainer. I have been surprised with what I have been pushed to do that I did not think I could do or would not have even tried on my own. What surprised me more was that has also been a little bit fun, which I wasn't expecting at all. I would suggest to anyone who was considering training to keep in mind that you get what you put into it. If you put 100% into it with a positive attitude, your trainer will match every bit of it and you'll get to where you want to be that much stronger. Hopefully along the way, your trainer's passion and love of fitness will rub off on you no matter what your goal is. So far, I have lost 80lbs and am still training twice per week and coming into Oasis six days a week.
I had always struggled with my weight. I've lost and gained numerous times. It wasn't until I got married and had two children that my weight ballooned to a number that seemed impossible to get away from. I've spent the last ten years knowing I needed to change, but always putting it off until Monday and then failing by Tuesday. I joined Oasis in hopes of finding a gym that was comfortable for my children and me. I wanted to be a good example to them, and show them what a healthy lifestyle truly should look like. I joined a Mission SlimPossible team in hopes of finding help. Rita began my journey with me, surprising me with what I was physically able to do. The stairs at home got me out of breath, but in short order I could forge my way through a 45 minute workout.
Then life changed.
A couple weeks into the program, we were faced with a challenge. I had a breast cancer scare, and while waiting the weekend for biopsy results, my husband and I had a lot of time to reflect on the things we could control in life. I made a promise that if the results from the tumors were benign, I wouldn't hope to be healthy, I would make it happen. I was blessed with good news, and since then, there wasn't a doubt of what I needed to do.
Since then, I finished Mission SlimPossible with Rita and my Jade team. Realizing that I still needed support, I began working with my hope and inspiration, Megan. She has made me realize that I am more capable than I thought. She pushes me outside my comfort zone, which is a road I wouldn't travel by myself. Megan keeps my accountable. I weigh in with her every Tuesday. She is my cheerleader. When we see improvements, she dances with me and encourages me. She has helped me go farther than I thought I could, and makes it enjoyable, laughing all the way.
I have also recently joined the semi-private training, meeting 2 days per week for 30 minutes with 4 other members and Oasis trainer, Liz. I've tried to do this so many times by myself- I'd lose some weight and gain it back with a few more pounds. There is absolutely nothing wrong with admitting extra support is needed. It's brave and being honest with yourself. I'm so thankful I finally did.
My road is still long ahead, but at least it is paved and my navigator Megan is with me- I know where I'm going and how to get there. I've lost 58 pounds since my highest, and over 40 since I began at Oasis in June. My husband and I have lost more than 100 pounds together! I have 80 some pounds left to go, and with Megan by my side, I look forward to a healthier lifestyle, running in races, and being that example I want my children, Luke and Molly, to live their lives by. There is a wonderful quote I'd love to leave you with. It is something I've learned through personal training at Oasis.
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."-Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
I've been brave and asked for help, my body is stronger and so much more capable, and I've finally learned how to smartly live my life. Thank you so much to the warm and encouraging staff at Oasis, Rita for giving me the strength to begin my journey, my mom for supporting me and being my example, and to Megan for helping me work my way to the individual I have only dreamed I could be.
355 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, Illinois 60526