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The Shannon Center

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8-Week Nutrition Weight Loss Program

Taught by Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer and Shannon Center Nutritionist Kelly Devine Rickert, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN. 

Begins Tuesday, January 20

Cost of Participation:

$40 SXU Students
$75 SXU Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Shannon Center Members
$90 Community

Register by completing the Nutrition Weight Loss Program registration form and mailing with payment to the Shannon Center or turn in at the Shannon Center Front Desk.  

Please contact Kristy Allen at kallen@sxu.edu or call 773-298-3586 if you have any questions.

Here are some testimonials from past Nutrition Weight Loss Program participants: 

"Something just clicked listening to Kelly talk about planning, reading labels and writing down what you eat. I have dieted for years and never had the success that I have had this time. I enjoyed learning recipes and planning tips that I never knew before. 2014 was a great success can't wait to take on 2015. Thanks for the great start Kelly." -Diane S. 

"I have lost a total of 32 lbs. and I plan to keep on going. I don’t think I could put into proper words how much I feel I owe you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (which hopefully is much healthier thanks to you)." -John R.

"The Devine Nutrition Class led by Kelly Devine Rickert is everything you need to start yourself on the path to healthy eating! I have taken the class twice now and both times I have lost weight. But more importantly, I now find myself making better choices when it comes to buying and preparing food, not only for myself but for my family. With all the crazy gimmicks and fads out there that cost hundreds of dollars, by far this is the most economical and smart choice you can make to a healthier lifestyle." -Laura B.

"I took your weight loss class back in September/October and want you to know that I have continued to follow your principles and have lost about 48 lbs. so far. In addition to my weight, my other health variables, such as blood pressure, triglyceride levels, pulse rate, total cholesterol and body fat percentage have gone down to normal levels. My workouts have improved and I have not been ill (with cold or flu) once this year. Thanks again.Your program works." -John G.


8-Week Biggest Loser Fitness Challenge 

Begins Monday, January 26

Cost of Participation:

$20 SXU Students
$25 SXU Faculty, Staff and Shannon Center Members
$30 Family and Friends

What is the BIGGEST LOSER Challenge?

The Shannon Center’s BIGGEST LOSER Challenge is an 8-week fitness challenge designed to help participants:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Make healthy lifestyle changes
  3. Have fun and get fit
  4. Maintain weight loss

Participants will do an initial weigh-in at the Shannon Center at the beginning of the BIGGEST LOSER challenge followed by weekly weigh-ins that are done at home and will be recorded online. The final weigh-in will take place at the Shannon Center and will also be recorded online. Additional information will also be provided to participants on the Shannon Center’s BIGGEST LOSER Website.

Pre-Contest Weigh-ins:

If you are unable to come during these times, please contact Kristy at kallen@sxu.edu or 773-298-3586 to schedule a time to come in. 

Biggest Loser Rules and Information

To participate in the Biggest Loser Fitness Challenge, please sign up and pay at the Shannon Center Front Desk.  

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Allen at 773-298-3586 or kallen@sxu.edu


Shannon Center Indoor Duathlon 

Sunday, February 15

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SXU Shannon Center Indoor Track 

Cost of Participation:

$15 SXU Students
$20 SXU Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Shannon Center Members
$25 Community (age 18 or older)

What is the Indoor Duathlon?

The Indoor Duathlon is a race that takes place inside of the Shannon Center on the indoor track. It consists of a 15 minute run/walk on the track, then 15 minutes on a stationary bike, followed by another 15 minute run/walk. The goal is to try to complete as many laps on the track or miles on the bike as you can in the given time frame.  Try something different and fun -- sign up to compete in the Indoor Duathlon!

Rules and Registration Information:

Register by completing the SXU Indoor Duathlon registration form and mailing with payment to the Shannon Center or turn in at the Shannon Center Front Desk.  

For more information, contact Kristy Allen at 773-298-3586 or kallen@sxu.edu.


6-Week Beginner 5K Training Program 

Begins on Monday, April 13, 2015

Cost of Participation:

$15 per person
FREE for SXU Students, Faculty and Staff 
*Cost includes weekly running sessions with group running coaches.

Meets on:

Mondays and Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in the Shannon Center lobby at 6:15 p.m.

Cost is $15 per person regardless of start date. Waivers and money will be collected starting on the first day of the training program. There will not be pre-registration. Just sign up and pay when you come! No refunds will be available.

This program is intended for adults 18 years of age and older. Enjoy weekly health tips provided by local sponsors. Running coaches will lead several different pace groups: beginners (walkers), intermediate (run/walk) and advanced (run). 

For more information contact 773-298-3592.