Want to Escape the Cold? Try One of These 3 Indoor Pools

Indoor swimming pool | Chesterton, INMost people feel the cold and think space heater, fireplace, sweaters, and other cozy things. Well, perhaps slipping into a heated pool or spa is an even better way to warm up from the cold. Check out these nearby pools in the Chesterton, Indiana, area the next time you want to warm up.

  1. Chesterton Fitness Center

New year, new you. And that means a new health club membership. You should seriously consider the Chesterton Fitness Center, part of the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers group. In addition to the regular gym and fitness activities, the Chesterton Fitness Center has a swimming pool. Swimming is a great way for all ages to stay active and healthy. The water provides natural resistance resulting in a low-impact workout you cannot replicate outside the water.

The lap pool at Chesterton is four lanes and 25 meters long and with an average temperature over 80 degrees, so you can be sure to take the chill off while taking a dip. Chesterton’s fitness center also has a therapy pool where you can take advantage of class offerings such as Aqua Flow, Aqua Flex, and Hydro Strength. To enhance the therapeutic benefit, the water is kept at a balmy 93 degrees.

Remember, membership has its privileges. When new swim classes are offered, they are offered first to members, then to the general public. The pool is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends. Family swim hours are Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a lifeguard is on duty.

  1. Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center

Another great location is the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center at nearby DePaul University. The center has a full fitness program with weights, aerobics, dance, Pilates, and more, and the pool is a world-class heated, indoor lap pool. Half of the 25-yard, six-lane pool is open for lap swimming, and the other half is for recreational swimming. A lifeguard is always on duty.

Swim classes are available for all ages and abilities. The pool is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Nearby Hotels

If you really want to get away from the cold, and the rest of your life for a while or just a weekend, check into one of the nearby hotels that include heated pools and spas. The Comfort Inn & Suites on Highway 20 in Porter has an indoor heated pool and spa. Another great pool is at the Best Western Indian Oak on Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton.

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Chesterton has perhaps the finest pool and spa amenities in the area. This three-star hotel is well-maintained and easy to get to. Just remember to pack your trunks.

So, no matter how cold it might get outside, there is always a place inside where you can warm up in a comfortable, cozy swimming pool or spa.

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