UPDATE (3/16): LFP group fitness classes are CANCELLED for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. We understand that many of you very much look forward to our fitness classes but due to the continued health risk, it is not appropriate at this time. University officials have decided to suspend face-to-face instruction for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. This is following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials to reduce the density of the population in our facilities and make the environment safer for those who must remain on campus. As of today, ALL Campus Recreation facilities are also CLOSED indefinitely. If Campus Recreation facilities open in the coming weeks you may utilize the facilities on your own. Current members, please look for emails from our staff on ways to remain active at home. Please be safe and we will hopefully see you in the Summer for group fitness classes! 
Starting Monday, March 16, ALL Campus Recreation facilities, programs, events, etc. will be CLOSED indefinitely. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this evolving and ever-changing circumstance. Be safe and stay healthy, Active Illini.


Due to recent events involving COVID-19, we will be suspending all LFP group fitness classes effective immediately (3/11). The University has requested to minimize group gatherings and we must oblige. With that being said, the University has not announced closure of CRCE or ARC and you are able to use these facilities at your own discretion. We will provide updates if this changes as soon as we hear them.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and look forward to resuming our classes soon! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Healthiest Regards,

The LFP Team

We’ve recently added the convenience of online payment. You can now pay your LFP/Silver Sneaker membership & LFP parking pass using credit/debit card on our webpage. You can find this option under the “Membership Payment” tab. Click on the link “Credit/Debit Card Payment Option”. Here you will be asked to enter your info and select your membership type. If you are a Silver Sneakers member you will need your Silver Sneakers ID# (this can be found on your card). You receipt will be emailed to you. We also have a handheld card reader if you want to make a credit/debit card purchase during LFP group fitness hours.


Welcome to the Lifetime Fitness Program!

Thank you for your interest in our program. We are a community based fitness program for older adults (55+), Lifetime Fitness Program (LFP) that is managed by the Department of Kinesiology. During the university semester we use Campus Rec Center East (CRCE) and during the summer we move to the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).  LFP provides group fitness classes M-F (7am-8:30am) during the university semester and M/W/F (7am-8am) during the summer hours. The fitness classes are designed in a specialized manner for older adults. Classes are instructed by graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at the university. Additionally, you may utilize the amenities of the gym facility on your own throughout the year M-F 6:30am-12:30pm.

Silver Sneakers Program

We are now teamed up with the Silver Sneakers program! If you are currently a Silver Sneakers member, you will now have basic access to the CRCE facility during the normal LFP program hours at no cost. Please contact us for details.

The Lifetime Fitness Program (LFP) is pleased to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and extends discounts to OLLI members.

LFP is sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Campus Facilities:

CRCE (Campus Rec Center East) address:

1102 W. Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801


ARC (Activities and Rec Center) address:

201 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820


Check out our Facebook page! We will post the dates of the monthly socials, upcoming events, pictures, and other information there.   Facebook Page


Mission and Purpose:

The program’s primary emphasis is to provide opportunities for:

  • structured group or individualized fitness activities;
  • cognitive understanding of the principles and techniques of fitness activities;
  • a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere;
  • a pool of research subjects for study of selected aspects of physical activity and health for adults;
  • an avenue for continued adherence to a physically active lifestyle after completion of exercise intervention studies within the Department of Kinesiology.


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