Kids were enjoying the latest renovation project at Westwood Fitness & Sports Center on Wednesday, as they filled the new Kids Gym that opened Monday. The gym gives children ages 3 months to 12 years a healthy yet playful option for activity while their parents visit the center at 1900 Westwood Drive. Among its features: a mega-playground, interactive fitness equipment and a climbing wall. The gym is open 8 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. It’s free for Total Fitness Pass members or $4 per session for nonmembers. Reservations are required 24 to 36 hours in advance for 3 to 16 months, and recommended for all other ages. Kids are limited to a maximum of 2 hours a day in the gym. Go to sterlingparks.org/kids-gym or call 815-622-6201 for more information.
– Photos by Michael Krabbenhoeftfirstname.lastname@example.orgá