Let the strength of the Best Gym in East Central Illinois be your partner in health and fitness success. Refinery is THE club choice for those committed to true health and fitness. We offer the best programming, classes, trainers, and facility to help YOU reach your goals.
In addition to the amenities listed throughout this site, we provide:
Rochelle Gutiérrez, Member since 2005
Having grown up inCaliforniaand taught several forms of aerobics classes throughout college and grad school, I have pretty high standards in terms of what a gym should offer. When I moved toChampaign, I was convinced I would have to give that up. I had just had my third child and wanted to get back in shape when I heard about a new gym that was opening. The Refinery impressed me from that first day. I have at my fingertips cutting edge classes like Body Pump, Body Combat, pilates, and power yoga and am stimulated by special whole gym challenges that push my workout to the next level. My work schedule doesn't always allow me to take the same classes every week, so I like the large range of classes that begin very early in the morning up until late in the evening.
I have belonged to many gyms, yet I have never seen one so attuned to its clients. On a regular basis, I and other members suggest changes that get incorporated fairly quickly--be they slight adjustments in when or how often a class is offered or the latest in Latino rhythms like Zumba!
One of the hardest things for me as a professional and mother of three children is to manage our schedules so everyone's needs are taken care of. The Refinery has been amazing in that arena. Whether it is learning to weave cloth potholders, playing a board game, or taking a "kid fit" class while I'm working out, I know my children are in good hands. My kids actually ask me to go to the gym. When this happens, everyone comes away happy: I get in shape and my kids have fun.
People at my office think that I must get some kind of commission for always talking so highly of the Refinery and inviting people to come work out with me. But, in honesty, I just like to spread the good word. I am so grateful to have such a first class gym that rivals the best I've seen in California.