Healthy for Life
The FORWARD Coalition of DuPage County empowers community leaders to create sustainable policy, system, and environmental changes to improve healthy eating and active living opportunities for residents. Bensenville is one of FORWARD’s many targeted communities to reduce obesity rates and prevent the chronic diseases associated with obesity.
Lou Ann Chvatal, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer, is an active member of the FORWARD Coalition and is making strides to bring Healthy for Life, Classes for Families to Bensenville Park District.
Eat Well, Live Well
If you are age 14 or older, you can work one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for your customized meal plan, menus, and tips on how to eat out the healthier way. Appointments can be reserved anytime Monday – Sunday, 1-7pm. No appointments will be taken for May 28 and July 4.
1-30min session M-Su $30 512101-01
1-60min session M-Su $45 512101-02
6-30min sessions M-Su $150 512101-03
6-60min sessions M-Su $225 512101-04
Location: DGLC Dietitian Lou Ann Chvatal
Saturday, June 2 | 10:30am-Noon
Deer Grove Leisure Center, Sycamore Room
No yoga experience is required for this one day yoga retreat. Discover yoga by learning its history and practicing its moves. The first half of class focuses on the “why” of yoga. The second half of class practices the “how” of yoga. Look forward to learning how yoga increases flexibility, improves breathing, reduces injury, and just makes you feel good! Class will start indoors and finish outdoors. Please bring your own mat. Unlimited class passes and punch cards cannot be used for these classes. Minimum class sizes apply; make sure to register early.
Ages 8-13 $5/$8 512050-01
Ages 14+ $10/$15 512050-02
Instructor: Marki Vernerova
The entire family will have fun with yoga. Discover what yoga poses and nature have in common; some poses are named after animals. Learn how to use your “yoga breath” to make better posture and stronger bodies. The fee applies to a child and the parent/care-giver who must participate in the class with the child. Fee for extra sibling(s) is $5 for resident, $8 for non-resident. Unlimited class passes and punch cards cannot be used for these classes. Minimum class sizes apply; make sure to register early.
Ages 8+ 5/31-7/5 Th 6:30-7:15P $35/$45 512051-01
Ages 8+ 7/19-8/23 Th 6:30-7:15P $35/$45 512051-02
Location: DGLC, Dance Room Instructor: Marki Vernerova
Healthy Eating Tips for Families
Families can work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to crack the code on what healthy looks like. This class covers healthy eating basics with family friendly menus and snack ideas. Unlimited class passes and punch cards cannot be used for these classes. Minimum class sizes apply; make sure to register early.
Ages 8-13 6/6 W 6-7P $5/$8 512100-01
Ages 14+ 6/6 W 6-7P $10/$15 512100-02
Location: DGLC, Sycamore Room Dietitian Lou Ann Chvatal