Fluid Running

The Oak Brook Park District is proud to be the home of Fluid Running®, the first certified deep water running program in the United States. Deep water running provides all of the benefits of running on land and more, without any of the pain or impact. Running against the resistance of water challenges your cardiovascular system as well as the muscles in your legs, core, and arms. Flotation belts are provided. Heart rate monitors are recommended.

  • Fluid Running® is a phenomenal full-body workout!
  • Fitness-minded people will benefit from the ability to burn 40% more calories than running on land.
  • Deep water running is great strength training!
  • Injured athletes (runners, football players, soccer players, dancers, ice skater, etc.) can maintain pre-injury fitness levels by deep water running.
  • Fluid Running® can help relieve swelling and inflamation.
  • No running or swimming experience is needed. The class is held in deep water, but floatation belts are provided.

Register for Fluid Running Today!

Only have time for a class here and there? Try our drop-in classes. Drop-in fees are payable at the Front Desk at $20 per class for regular classes and $15 per class for senior classes. You may drop in on any regularly scheduled class dates, except Wednesday evenings. We are not able to allow drop-in participants on Wednesday evenings.

Class Schedule:
Monday:        9:30-10:25am   |   Seniors: 11:45am-12:30pm
Tueday:          8:30-9:25am
Wednesday:   9:30-10:25am  |  Seniors: 11:45am-12:30pm  |  7:30-8:25pm
(No Drop-In participation for evening classes) 
Thursday:      8:30-9:25am
Friday:           8:45-9:40am
Sunday:         9-9:55am


Just curious about water running? Check out a “Try Fluid Running” class. First-time participants* can try these free introductory classes that are offered the first Sunday of the month, 10:00-10:55am. Upcoming dates are 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 1/6.
*First Time Only