November 15, 2020
As we transition from Fall to Winter, we have a breath of fresh air to greet Center Fitness Club members! When you stop in for your next workout, be sure to say hello to your new Fitness Manager Liz Worthey.
Liz is excited to be here at the Wilmette Park District, “the Center Fitness Club resonated with me professionally and personally.” Her plans for the Club are “to blend boutique-style fitness classes, top Personal Trainers, excellent customer service, and an unparalleled experience to foster a sense of community and provide the tools to reach health and fitness objectives.”
Liz’s previous experience and education equip her to take up the reigns and continue guiding the Center Fitness Club and its members towards success. “My background is deeply rooted in the fitness industry,” she explains. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, and certifications in Personal Training as well as several Group Fitness formats. Liz joins our team after serving as the Group Fitness Coordinator at Northwest Community Healthcare Wellness Center in Arlington Heights.
“I look forward to getting to know our members and the Wilmette community,” says Liz. She keeps busy in her time off and enjoys anything outdoors from hiking and kayaking to golfing or visiting a coffee shop. Get to know your new Fitness Manager – if you’re not a Club member yet, ask about our current special with no initiation fee for new members!
The Centennial Ice Rinks family just got a bit bigger – Natalie Liang has joined the team as the new Figure Skating Supervisor. She is thrilled to have found this unique opportunity that blends her professional background in Parks & Recreation with her life-long passion for ice skating.
“Having grown up with my family actively working in local park districts, I was inspired to join, and have been involved for the last 12 years,” explains Liang. With undergrad and master’s degrees in recreation, sport and tourism, she spent six years as a Recreation Supervisor at the Park District of Highland Park. She also served as the Park District’s Inclusion Services Liaison with Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA).
Liang has an even deeper history with ice skating. “I have been on ice since the age of 3 and trained competitively around the area in freestyle.” Her achievements on the ice include being a USFSA Gold Medalist in both Freestyle and Moves in the Field. “When I received news about the position, I knew it would be an ideal fusion of my passion for ice skating and experience as a program supervisor,” she says.
She had a great start to her time with the Wilmette Park District. “Our Late Fall session began in mid-October and we were thrilled to welcome back over 220 skaters of all levels to our learn-to-skate program,” she said. “We have important safety measures in place to keep everyone safe, including smaller class sizes, while providing an enriching, and active experience on the ice.”
The Winter session will continue this momentum with more introductory classes, create-a-class options and flexible ice time. Be sure to register early as small groups mean limited space in learn-to-skate classes. “We know this may be a stressful time for families, but we are here to provide a place for children and adults to play or try something new during the winter months.”
When she’s not at the Rink, Liang enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two golden retrievers. They can be spotted at the parks, walking a trail or supporting a local restaurant. Stop in at Centennial Ice Rinks to meet Liang, “the ice may be cold but the company is warm!” For more information about skating programs, Liang can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-256-9684.