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Student Life

Recreation, Fitness & Wellbeing

You want it? We've got it.You want it? We've got it.

Live in balance at Lake Forest College. Take advantage of our recreation, fitness, and wellbeing programs and services.

Break a sweat with friends on the basketball court in our state-of-the-art Sports & Recreation Center, or slow down, take a breath, and examine your inner peace during a 90-minute yoga class. The Forester Fitness Team is here to help you keep pace with life’s demands.

Recreation, Fitness & Wellbeing News

  • Coronavirus
    If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
  • Stop Sign
    If you are sick with respiratory symptoms such as:
    (fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion)
    Call the Health and Wellness Center (847) 735-5240 to schedule a phone screening.
    A Nurse Practitioner or Physician will call to discuss your symptoms/illness in order to determine if an in-person appointment is necessary, or if you can be helped remotely.
    Effective Monday, March 16, to keep our community safe in response to the COVID-19 virus circulating in the U.S., the following changes will take place in the Health & Wellness Center:
     All visits, for both Health and Counseling must be scheduled - There will be no walk-in hours for Health, but there will be same-day crisis visits for Counseling Services. Please call ahead.
     To schedule: call (847) 735-5240 or email healthandwellness@lakeforest.edu
     Healthy patients with less urgent healthcare needs will be seen in the clinic as the schedule allows, or may be managed remotely over the phone.
     Only students with an appointment will be allowed to enter the Health & Wellness Center and must use the hand sanitizer provided to decrease the chance of the spread of illness.
  • Student fitness classes
    Check out the spring 2020 schedule for student fitness classes!
  • Boomer's Wellness Challenge

    We’re excited to launch Boomer’s Wellness Challenge 2020! We hope you’ll grab some colleagues and join us for this competitive, fun, 3-week challenge! Click the link below to register. Continue reading below for more information.  If you have further questions, please email us at foresterfitness@lakeforest.edu.

  • Sgt. Dwight Davis demonstrates self-defense moves to Lake Forest College senior Mara Negru during a class at the Lake Fore...
    The Chicago Tribune interviewed two Lake Forest students for an article on a women’s self-defense course offered at the Lake Forest Police Department.
  • More than 100 students volunteered at the Area 13 Special Olympics Aquatics Meet at the Sports and Recreation Center on March 19. Click here for more photos.

    Lake Forest College proudly participated in the 30th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, February 21. Forester athletes spent the afternoon working with young women ages 6-14 on volleyball, running, basketball, tennis, soccer, and cheerleading.

  • Inspirational talks were part of the all-night Relay for Life event.
    This year’s Relay for Life had 34 teams and more than 500 students at the event, which raised $35,500 for the American Cancer Society.
  • The Lake Forest College Athletics Department hosted its 6th Annual Ry’s Run on South Campus on Tuesday, April 14. Over 100 faculty and staff participated in the annual event which honors Ry McCarthy, a goaltender on the women’s hockey team who passed away from cancer. Proceeds from the event went to the College’s Relay for Life event.
  • New videos capture the liveliness of two annual events that took place the week of April 15: Ry’s Run, sponsored by Athletics, and Relay For Life. Both raised money for the American Cancer Society, which supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment, and education.
  • Twenty-two student teams and 27 faculty/staff teams are registered for the challenge. Each team is made up of three people...
    The Forester Fitness team launched a program this week to help students, faculty, and staff achieve their wellness-related New Year’s resolutions and get ready for spring break.