There is a functional fitness group meeting up at Ty Warner Park in Westmont IL for free afternoon workouts. These are our guys who believe in the same fitness philosophy that you read about here.
The Westmont Park District has recently added a fitness station to their lovely park. It includes pullup bars, situp station, monkey bars, and a few other challenging pieces. It's a near-perfect venue for functional fitness enthusiasts!
The workouts are generally held at 4:15pm, and are held on both weekdays and weekends. They last between 15 and 30 minutes, not including warmup or skill practice. In total, it's fair to say the group is out by 5:15pm. The days/dates are frequently updated and posted in the right column of this blog under Upcoming Events tab >>>>>
The organizers of the sessions are Nick G (email) and Schlik (email). Please reach out to one of them before just showing up. They'd appreciate a head count so they can arrange for the right equipment to get out there, and to alert members of weather problems. If you have your own KBs, SBs, or other portable gear, please bring it out. They have a lot to bring, but that's a big burden for them to be carting everything around.
I've been getting daily updates from not only Nick and Schlik, but their group members as well. Their workouts are challenging, but can always be scaled or adjusted to each person's fitness levels. It is an encouraging group that expects you to bring a win-at-all-costs attitude. However even with its intensity, it is a motivating and accepting group that believes a community of committed people of all fitness abilities is synergistic.
If you are in the area, whether a newbie or an experienced functionalist, you will benefit from working out with these guys and gals. Email them to see how they can help you reach your goals.
Directions to the site: From Ogden Ave and Cass Ave. Take Cass Ave North to Plaza Dr. Take Plaza Dr East to Burr Oak. Take Burr Oak North to the fitness equipment on East side (in the park).