What to Expect When Learning to Scuba Dive

If you’ve always been interested in scuba diving, but want to give it a try first, we have the event for you. Learn more about what to expect when you give scuba diving a try at The HUB Recreation Center! What to Expect When Learning to Scuba Dive It’s not overstating to say that scuba […]


Freezing Cold? Take a Swim!

Swimming offers a full-body workout that is good for the heart. The HUB Recreation Center’s indoor lap lanes and water park allow you to swim all year long in Marion, IL. Swimming is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when people consider a winter fitness plan, but aquatic exercise holds many benefits […]


Beat the Holiday Bloat

Overeating and unhealthy foods are common causes of holiday weight gain. A personal trainer or fitness classes combined with a mindful eating plan will keep you in good shape for the New Year. Beat the Holiday Bloat Holiday feasts are a cause for celebration as we enjoy elaborate meals alongside our family members but all […]

Two young men playing basketball at The HUB in Marion, Illinois

Benefits of Playing Basketball

It is commonly accepted that the most successful fitness routines are those that are both effective and enjoyable. Many people start out committed to exercising, but if it is not fun, they lose motivation and become distracted by life’s other obligations, eventually giving up on their goals. More Americans play basketball than any other sport, […]


Podcast Preview: Why Do People Powerlift?

Who doesn’t LOVE feeling like Superman or Wonder Woman at the gym?? After listening to interviews from our first ever HUB Podcast, which will be available in November, you will easily see how powerlifting can be an addictive training style. The adrenaline rush after completing your heaviest lift is WILD! When you hit a new […]


Picking the Right Fitness Routine

When exercising feels like a chore, it is nearly impossible to stay motivated and stick to a routine, even if you logically know that it is good for you. Being physically active enhances your life in many ways. Achieving an ideal weight builds confidence and aids in mobility as well as reducing the risk of […]

Woman on indoor cycle bike at fitness center

Hot Weather Workout Ideas

The summer months are full of outdoor sports opportunities, but many people don’t feel inspired to work up a sweat when the temperatures are unbearably high. A good gym can provide you with the opportunity to move your workout indoors, but it can be intimidating to know where to start. An experienced personal trainer is […]

Older Adults in Water Aerobics Class Indoor Pool at The HUB in Marion, Illinois

Top Benefits of Water Aerobics

For many people, the hardest part about keeping up with a fitness routine is motivation. When the workout is boring, life’s other obligations tend to take priority, yet when it feels too difficult, it is easy to get discouraged. If these situations have challenged you and ended your workout schedule in the past, consider enrolling […]


Ways to Stay Motivated for Winter Workouts

While wintry weather may make you want to stay in bed, you need to find the motivation to hit the gym and workout. Learn some tips to find that motivation now. Even people who aren’t exercise fanatics have heard it before – summer bodies are made in winter. Although that mantra certainly isn’t new, it […]

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