October’s installment of the FitRec Family Focus Series is geared towards all our trick-or-treaters. It’s always helpful to have little reminders about how to stay safe during the Halloween season. See below for some helpful tips.

Also, check out the great special events we have at FitRec and in KidRec listed below to celebrate all month long!  If you are interested in registering for any of these upcoming special events.

Parent’s Night Out – Friday, Oct. 18 – Halloween Party – 5-8 p.m. – Members – $15, Non-members – $25

Enjoy a night out, while your kids are entertained at KidRec.  We will stay busy with games, music, movies and snacks.  Event will take place from 5-8 pm.  Ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained).  Registration available until Monday, Oct. 14.

School’s Out Camp – Monday, Oct. 14 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Members – $25, Non-members – $35

Come play at KidRec during school holidays! Activities will include arts & crafts, indoor swimming, and recreational games. Available on dates below for children ages 5-13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Let’s Talk It Out – Wednesday, Oct. 16 & Thursday, Oct. 17 – 6-7 p.m. – Members – $15, Non-members – $25

This two-hour workshop is designed for girls and boys ages 7-11. We will teach all children important life skills of conflict resolution, discussion of feelings and the importance of listening. There will be games and activities and also role playing to fully understand what to do in social situations.

HALLOWEEN 1K – Sat., Oct. 26 – 8 to 11 am

After the parents and adults complete the Halloween 5K, children ages 5-12 are encouraged to participate in our 1K race through the Moraine Valley campus.  Race begins at 10 a.m.  Registration Prices:  Pre-registration price: $10, Day of event registration price: $15

Little’s Pumpkin Patch – Sat., Oct. 26 – 8 to 11 am

Free children’s activities supervised by the FitRec youth programming staff, while parents run/walk in the Halloween 5K.  Activities include:  Bounce house, pumpkin decorating, face painting, Halloween themed games, mummy race, piñata and more.  Registration is required, but activities are free!


FitRec tips for a HAPPY HALLOWEEN

H – HANDWASHING – Keep away those ghoulish germs by remembering to wash hands (or use hand sanitizer) before and after eating, using the restroom, and after coughing, sneezing and wiping noses.

A – ALWAYS WALK ON SIDEWALKS – Make sure to stay on sidewalks, walkways or the far edge of the road facing traffic.

L – LIGHT IT UP – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating and brighten up costumes and bags with reflective tape and glow sticks.

L – LOOK BOTH WAYS – Discuss and model safe street crossing.

O – OFFER OPTIONS – Be creative in what you give out. Kids love the fun and inexpensive surprises like slime, bouncy eyeballs, tattoos and glow bracelets.

W – WEAR SAFE COSTUMES – Make sure all costumes fit and shoes are weather appropriate and comfy.

E- EAT HEALTHY FOOD TOO! – Have extra healthy dinners the week of Halloween and offer apple slices, carrots and celery snacks before and after trick-or-treating.

E – ENTER THE FITREC FAMILY HALLOWEEN 5K – Work up your appetite for all the tasty treats by participating in the adult 5k or kid 1K. It’s a perfect way to run off extra energy!

N – NUMBERS – Travel in groups and use the buddy system while trick-or-treating. Make sure kids know never to enter a home unless they are with a trusted adult.


Look for more FitRec Family Focus Series installments on the FitRec website in November.  To learn more about our KidRec program at FitRec, click HERE