When comparing the offerings from fitness clubs, check the facilities at recreation centers run by local governments. Many jurisdictions offer fitness club-type facilities that are much less expensive to use than comparably equipped fitness clubs.

Below we list the local-government-run recreation centers we could identify as having at least a weight room/fitness center and/or an indoor swimming pool.

Addison

Club Fitness
1776 W. Centennial Pl., 630-233-7275

Alsip

Apollo Recreation Center
12521 S. Kostner Ave., 708-389-1003

Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights Senior Center (ages 50 and up)
1801 W. Central Rd., 847-797-5341

Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club
800 E. Falcon Dr., 847-640-2574

Olympic Indoor Swim Center
660 N. Ridge Ave., 847-577-3025

Barrington

Barrington Park District Fitness & Recreation Center
235 Lions Dr., 847-381-0687

Bartlett

Bartlett Community Center
700 S. Bartlett Rd., 630-540-4800
LIFECENTER Health & Fitness Club, 630-540-4848
Splash Center Indoor Aquatic Center, 630-540-4850

Bedford Park

Swanson Center
6652 S. 78th Ave., 708-458-3534

Bensenville

Deer Grove Leisure Center
1000 W. Wood St., 630-766-7015

Bolingbrook

Annerino Community Center
201 Recreation Dr., 630-739-0272

Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex
200 S. Lindsey Ln., 630-739-1700

Bridgeview

Bridgeview Park District Sports Complex
8100 S. Beloit Ave., 708-594-1818

Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium
1100 W. Dundee Rd., 847-850-2110

Buffalo Grove Fitness Center
601 W. Deerfield Pkwy., 847-353-7501

Butterfield Park District

Butterfield Park District Recreation & Aquatic Center
21W730 Butterfield Rd., Lombard, 630-858-2229

Calumet City

Sandridge Fitness Center
600 Oglesby Ave., 708-862-0880

Carol Stream

Fountain View Recreation Center
910 N. Gary Ave., 630-784-6142

Channahon

Dimensions Fitness Center
24935 W. Sioux Dr., 815-467-8015

Chicago

Ada Fitness Center
11250 S. Ada St., 312-747-6001

Agricultural High School Pool
3801 W. 111th St., 773-535-2500

Altgeld Fitness Center
515 S. Washtenaw Ave., 773-535-2500

Amundsen High School Pool
5110 N. Damen Ave., 773-534-2425

Amundsen Fitness Center
6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., 312-746-5002

Archer Park Fitness Center
4901 S. Kilbourn Ave., 773-284-7029

Armour Square Fitness Center
3309 S. Shields Ave., 773-534-2425

Austin Town Hall Park Fitness Center & Pool
5610 W. Lake St., 773-287-7658

Avalon Fitness Center
1215 E. 83rd St., 773-287-7764

Blackhawk Pool
2318 N. Lavergne Ave., 312-746-4150

Bogan High School Pool
3939 W. 79th St., 773-535-2242

Broadway Armory Fitness Center
5917 N. Broadway, 773-535-2242

Calumet Fitness Center
9801 S. Avenue G, 773-478-3966

Carver Fitness Center & Pool
939 E. 132nd St., 312-747-6047

Chase Fitness Center
4701 N. Ashland Ave., 312-747-6047

Clarendon Park Community Center Fitness Center
4501 N. Clarendon Ave., 312-742-7518

Columbus Fitness Center
500 S. Central Ave., 773-743-1220

Curie High School Pool
4949 S. Archer Ave., 773-535-2020

Davis Square Fitness Center
4430 S. Marshfield Ave., 773-535-2020

Don Nash Community Center Fitness Center & Pool
1833 E. 71st St., 773-256-0904

Douglas Fitness Center
1401 S. Sacramento Dr., 773-256-0906

Drake Elementary School Fitness Room
2710 S. Dearborn, 312-590-5993

Dunham Fitness Center
4638 N. Melvina Ave., 773-762-2842

Eckhart Park Fitness Center & Pool
1330 W. Chicago Ave., 312-746-5490

Ellis Park Pool & Fitness Center
3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-285-7099

Fernwood Park Fitness Center & Pool
10436 S. Wallace St., 312-747-6132

Fosco Park Fitness Center & Pool
1312 S. Racine Ave., 312-746-5086

Foster Fitness Center & Pool
1440 W. 84th St., 312-747-6135

Fuller Fitness Center
331 W. 45th St., 312-747-7676

Gage Park Fitness Center
2411 W. 55th St., 312-747-5997

Garfield Fitness Center
100 N. Central Park Ave., 773-535-9230

Gill Park Fitness Center & Pool
825 W. Sheridan Rd., 312-742-5807

Grand Crossing Fitness Center
7655 S. Ingleside Ave., 773-685-3305

Haas Fitness Center
2402 N. Washtenaw Ave., 312-747-6158

Hamlin Fitness Center
3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 312-747-7649

Harris Park Fitness Center & Pool
6200 S. Drexel Ave., 312-747-2706

Harrison Park Fitness Center & Pool
1824 S. Wood St., 312-746-5491

Hayes Park Fitness Center & Pool
2936 W. 85th St., 312-747-6177

Hiawatha Fitness Center
8029 W. Forest Preserve Ave., 312-745-2200

Hirsch High School Swimming Pool
7740 S. Ingleside Ave., 773-535-3100

Homan Square Park Fitness Center & Pool
3559 W. Arthington St., 312-746-6656

Horner Fitness Center
2741 W. Montrose Ave., 312-746-6656

Humboldt Fitness Center
1440 N. Humboldt Blvd., 312-742-3224

Humboldt Park Pool
958 N. Sacramento Ave., 312-746-5281

Independence Park Fitness Center & Pool
3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773-478-3538

Jackson Fitness Center
6401 S. Stony Island Ave., 773-478-3538

Kelly High School Pool
4136 S. California Ave., 773-535-4900

Kelvyn Fitness Center
4438 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773-535-4900

Kennicott Fitness Center
4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-6198

Kosciuszko Pool
2732 N. Avers Ave., 312-742-7556

La Follette Park Fitness Center & Pool
1333 N. Laramie Ave., 773-287-0541

Lake Shore Fitness Center
808 N. Lake Shore Dr., 773-287-1940

Lindblom Fitness Center
6054 S. Damen Ave., 773-287-1940

Mann Park Pool
3035 E. 130th St., 773-646-0265

Margate Fitness Center
4921 N. Marine Dr., 773-646-0265

Mather High School Pool
5835 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-534-2412

McGuane Park Fitness Center & Pool
2901 S. Poplar Ave., 312-747-7463

Mozart Fitness Center
2036 N. Avers Ave., 312-742-7535

National Teachers Academy Pool
55 W. 22nd, 312-747-2255

Norwood Fitness Center
5801 N. Natoma Ave., 312-747-2255

Ogden Fitness Center
6500 S. Racine Ave., 312-747-4834

Owens Fitness Center
8800 S. Clyde Ave., 312-747-6709

Palmer Fitness Center
201 E. 111th St., 312-745-3451

Peterson Fitness Center
5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312-747-6576

Ping Tom Memorial Park Fitness Center & Pool
1700 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-225-0955

Piotrowski Park Fitness Center & Pool
4247 W. 31st St., 312-747-3868

Portage Indoor Pool
4100 N. Long Ave., 773-685-7189

Pottawattomie Fitness Center
7340 N. Rogers Ave., 773-685-4987

Rainbow Beach Fitness Center
2873 E. 75th St., 312-745-1479

Ridge Park Fitness Center & Pool
1817 W. 96th St., 312-747-6640

Rosenblum (South Shore High School) Pool
7547 S. Euclid Ave., 312-747-6649

Russell Square Fitness Center
3045 E. 83rd St., 312-747-6649

Rutherford Sayre Fitness Center
6871 W. Belden Ave., 312-747-6651

Scottsdale Fitness Center
4637 W. 83rd St., 312-747-6651

Shabbona Park Fitness Center & Pool
6935 W. Addison St., 773-685-6205

Sheridan Park Fitness Center & Pool
910 S. Aberdeen St., 312-746-5369

Sherman Fitness Center
1301 W. 52nd St., 312-746-5370

Sherwood (Englewood Technical Prep Academy) Pool
6201 S. Stewart Ave., 773-535-3387

Sherwood Park Fitness Center
5701 S. Shields Ave., 773-256-0926

Senka (Solorio High School) Pool
5400 W. Norman Bobbins Pl., 773-535-9070

Stanton Park Pool
618 W. Scott St., 312-742-9553

Sullivan High School Pool
6631 N. Bosworth Ave., 773-534-2000

Taylor Fitness Center
39 W. 47th St., 773-534-2000

Taylor-Lauridsen Fitness Center
704 W. 42nd St., 312-933-8418

Trumbull Fitness Center
2400 E. 105th St., 312-933-8418

Union Fitness Center
1501 W. Randolph St., 312-747-8416

Uplift High School Pool
900 W. Wilson Ave., 312-742-7709

Valley Forge Fitness Center
7001 W. 59th St., 312-742-7709

Washington Fitness Center
5531 S. King Dr., 773-256-1248

Welles Park Fitness Center & Pool
2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 312-742-7511

Wentworth (Kennedy High School) Pool
6325 W. 56th St., 312-747-1276

West Lawn Fitness Center
4233 W. 65th St., 312-747-6996

West Pullman Park Pool
401 W. 123rd St., 312-747-7340

White Fitness Center
1610 W. Howard, 312-747-7340

Whitney Young High School Pool
211 S. Loomis St., 312-746-5560

Chicago Ridge

Frontier Park Fieldhouse
9807 S. Sayre Ave., 708-423-3959

Country Club Hills

Community Recreation Center
4709 W. 179th St., 708-798-8497

Des Plaines

Administrative & Leisure Center
2222 Birch St., 847-391-5700

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
515 E. Thacker St., 847-391-5711

Rosemont Pool at Rosemont Elementary School
6101 Ruby St., 847-823-6685

Downers Grove

Recreation & Fitness Center
4500 Belmont Rd., 630-960-7250

Dundee

Rakow Center
665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, 847-428-7131

Randall Oaks Fitness Center
500 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee, 847-428-7131

Elk Grove

Pavilion Fitness & Aquatics Center
1000 Wellington Ave., 847-228-3494

Elmhurst

Courts Plus
186 S. West Ave., 630-833-5064

Fox Valley Park District

Eola Community Center
555 S. Eola Rd., Aurora, 630-851-8990

Prisco Community Center
150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, 630-859-8606

Vaughan Athletic Center
2121 W. Indian Trl., Aurora, 630-907-9600

Franklin Park

Franklin Park Community Center
9650 Franklin Ave., 847-455-2852

Geneva

Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center
3507 Kaneville Rd., 630-232-4501

Sunset Community Center
710 Western Ave., 630-232-4542

Glen Ellyn

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
800 St. Charles Rd., 630-317–0130

Spring Avenue Recreation Center
185 Spring Ave., 630-858-2462

Glenview

Park Center Health & Fitness
2400 Chestnut Ave., 847-657-3249

Splash Landings Aquatic Center
2400 Chestnut Ave., 847-486-5372

Hanover Park

Centre Court Athletic Club
1919 Walnut Ave., 630-837-6300

Hoffman Estates

Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center
5050 Sedge Blvd., 847-285-5400

Triphahn Center
1685 W. Higgins Rd., 847-885-7500

Willow Fitness Center
3600 Lexington Dr., 847-285-5440

Homewood-Flossmoor

Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 W. 183rd St., Homewood, 708-799-1323

Huntley

Huntley Park District Fitness Center
12015 Mill St., 847-669-3180

Joliet

Inwood Athletic Club
3000 W. Jefferson St., 815-741-7275

Lan-Oak Park District

Eisenhower Fitness Center
2550 178th St., Lansing, 708-474-8552

Lemont

The CORE Fitness & Aquatic Complex
16028 127th St., 630-257-6787

Lisle

Community Park Fitness
1825 Short St., 630-964-3410

Lockport

Challenge Fitness
2021 S. Lawrence Ave., 815-838-3621

Lombard

Madison Meadow Athletic Center
500 E. Wilson Ave., 630-519-5859

Marengo

Marengo Park District Fitness Center
825 Indian Oaks Trl., 815-568-5126

Matteson

Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Ave., 708-441-4500

Melrose Park

Melrose Park Sports & Fitness Club
1000 N. 25th Ave., 708-450-0555

Memorial Park District

The Center at Stevenson Park
3101 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, 708-547-5400

Mokena

The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 W. La Porte Rd., 708-390-2343

Morton Grove

Prairie View Community Center
6834 Dempster St., 847-965-1200

Mount Prospect

Central Community Center
1000 W. Central Rd., 847-255-5380

RecPlex
420 W. Dempster St., 847-640-1000

Niles

Golf View Recreation Center
7800 N. Caldwell Ave., 847-967-1529

Tam Tennis Club
7686 N. Caldwell Ave., 847-967-1400

Norridge

Norridge Fitness Center
4631 N. Overhill Ave., 708-457-1244

Northfield

Northfield Community Center
401 Wagner Rd., 847-446-4428

Oak Brook

Oak Brook Family Recreation & Aquatic Center
1450 Forest Gate Rd., 630-990-4233

Oak Brook Tennis Center
1300 Forest Gate Rd., 630-990-4660

Oak Forest

Oak Forest Health & Fitness Center
15601 S. Central Ave., 708-535-5030

Oak Lawn

Community Pavilion
9401 S. Oak Park Ave., 708-857-2420

Oak Lawn Racquet, Fitness, & Gymnastics Center
10444 S. Central Ave., 708-857-2215

Orland Park

Orland Park Health & Fitness Center
15430 West Ave., 708-226-0555

Sportsplex
11351 W. 159th St., 708-645-7529

Palatine

Community Fitness Center
250 E. Wood St., 847-496-6275

Health & Recreation Center (partnership between Harper College & Palatine Park District)
Building M, Harper College
1200 Algonquin Rd., 847-925-6825

Palatine Township Senior Center (age 50 and up)
505 S. Quentin Rd., 847-991-1112

Park Forest

Park Forest Tennis & Health Club
290 Westwood Dr., 708-481-6060

Park Ridge

Centennial Fitness Center & Pool
1515 W. Touhy Ave., 847-692-5129

Prospect Heights

Gary Morava Recreation Center
110 W. Camp McDonald Rd., 847-394-2848

River Trails Park District

Trails Fitness Club
1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mt. Prospect, 847-255-1200

Rolling Meadows

Nelson Sports Complex
3900 Owl Dr., 847-818-3214

Romeoville

Fit 4 Life Fitness Center (at Romeoville Recreation Center)
900 W. Romeo Rd., 815-886-6222

Rosemont

Barry Street Recreational Center
7128 Barry St., 847-298-1965

Schaumburg

Community Recreation Center
505 N. Springinsguth Rd., 847-490-7015

Meineke Recreation Center
220 E. Weathersfield Way, 847-985-2143

Schaumburg Tennis Plus
1416 N. Payne Rd., 847-884-0678

Skokie

Fitness First at Weber Leisure Center
9300 Weber Park Pl., 847-674-1500

South Barrington

South Barrington Club
3 Tennis Club Ln., 847-381-2570

Steger

Louis Sherman Community Center
3501 Hopkins Ave., 708-709-0288

Streamwood

Park Place Family Recreation Center
550 S. Park Blvd., 630-483-3010

Tinley Park

Tinley Fitness
8125 W. 171st St., 708-342-4255

University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Recreation Facility
737 S. Halsted St., Chicago, 312-413-5150

Veterans Park District

Michael Cimbalo Fitness Center
1203 N. 24th Ave., Melrose Park, 708-343-5151

Westchester

Mayfair Fitness Center
10835 Wakefield St., 708-562-6410

Westmont

Westmont Park District Fitness Club
424 Plaza Dr., 630-789-2673

Wheaton

Parks Plus Fitness Center
1777 S. Blanchard Rd., 630-871-6713

Wheeling Park

Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center
100 Community Blvd., 847-465-3333

Wilmette

Community Recreation Center
3000 Glenview Rd., 847-920-3900