Fitness On Demand Added to Techny Prairie Activity Center Memberships

Now, more than ever, one of the most important things people can do for their physical and mental health is to stay active. Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC), Northbrook Park District’s new facility for fitness, health and wellness, is scheduled to open in January 2021. Charter memberships are now available offering the best value; membership options can be found at

A new partnership developed with Fitness On Demand will deliver high-quality livestream and group fitness options to TPAC members, both onsite and on the go. This exciting option is included with facility membership (some exclusions apply).



Fitness On Demand provides access to over 300 fitness classes from popular fitness websites such as Daily Burn, Jillian Michaels Productions, GymRa and Sweat Factor. Offerings include cardio, strength, yoga, dance, martial arts, core, cycling, mind/body and HIIT classes along with elliptical and treadmill programs. Those looking for familiar faces will find select Northbrook Park District instructors providing a variety of custom livestream and recorded content through the platform.

Members will have the option to take classes anywhere, at any time through the Fitness On Demand app from the comfort of home or, starting in January, in the TPAC Fitness Studios when the space is not used for other scheduled programming.

Fitness On Demand is immediately available upon joining Techny Prairie Activity Center, allowing members to enjoy this fitness option, before TPAC even opens. The sooner members join, the more time they have to experience this amazing library of fitness programming.

TPAC staff members understand everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to exercising and being with others during this uncertain time. Through this partnership with Fitness On Demand, Northbrook Park District is pleased to offer options to members to meet their personal needs and help people stay active and healthy.

For more information about Fitness On Demand, Techny Prairie Activity Center Charter Memberships and employment opportunities at TPAC, visit, email [email protected] or call (847) 897-6180.


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Nanyang CC’s Anytime Fitness added to list of COVID venues

SINGAPORE —A gym at a community club – visited on six separate occasions – and a Kopitiam outlet at the Changi Airport were among the additions made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (28 October) to a list of places visited by community cases while infectious.

The Nanyang Community Club’s Anytime Fitness gym – located at 60 Jurong West Street 91 – was visited on 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, and 20 October from 12.35pm to 2.20pm, 10.25pm to 12.25am, 3.10pm to 4.25pm, 9.25pm to 10.20pm, 3.30pm to 5.05pm and 4pm to 5.25pm, respectively.

The gym is opened 24 hours to its members, according to its website.

Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Kopitiam outlet was visited on 22 October from 7.05am to 7.55am.

Other places added to the list are Our Tampines Hub’s Rumah Makan Minang restaurant, visited on 17 October from 5.50pm to 6.35pm, and Ice Cream Chefs at 12 Jalan Kuras, visited on the same day from 8.50pm to 9.45pm.

Those who had been identified as close contacts of confirmed cases would already have been notified, said the MOH.

As a precautionary measure, visitors who had been at these locations during the specified timings should monitor their health closely for 14 days from their date of visit, it added.

They should see a doctor if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory infection – such as cough, sore throat and runny nose – as well as fever and loss of taste or smell, and inform the doctor of their exposure history.

Individuals may access the SafeEntry Location Matching Self-Check service via the TraceTogether App, SingPass Mobile, or at to check whether they were at these locations during the specified timings, based on their own SafeEntry records.

“There is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been. The National Environment Agency will engage the management of affected premises to provide guidance on cleaning and disinfection,” the ministry added.

The list of visited public venues excludes residence, workplaces, healthcare facilities, and public transport and will be updated on a rolling 14-days basis, or one incubation period, and as epidemiological investigations progress.

On the same day, the MOH confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 57,987.

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The fall surge has added nearly half a million cases in a week

In just one week, the fall surge in Covid-19 infections added nearly half a million cases to the national total.

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Nyasia Camara, medical assistant, checks in a person for a COVID-19 test at the drive-thru testing site at Mercy Health Anderson Hospital, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. You must have an ID. They’re open from 8am – 1pm and do about 70 tests each day. Over 5,000 deaths in Ohio have been reported during the pandemic, according to Ohio Department of Health. Testing Political Signs Scenes For Wwlt

The past seven days have been marked by daunting coronavirus records and upticks, with 489,769 new cases reported since October 20. More than 8.7 million people have now been infected since the pandemic again, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The fall resurgence has led some local and state officials to rein in their reopening plans, as hospitalization numbers increase and states report case records. Building on already high case counts, health experts have warned this rise could be worse than any the US has seen before.

“We’ve never really had waves in the sense of up and then down to a good baseline,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday in a Yahoo Finance Interview. “It’s been up and wavering up and down, until now we’re at the highest baseline we’ve ever been — which is really quite precarious.”

At 69,967 new cases per day, the 7-day average of new cases is at the highest levels since the pandemic began, bringing the national death toll to 225,720, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

And state numbers are worrisome too: 37 states are reporting 10% more new cases compared to last week, and 21 states saw their highest 7-day averages on Sunday.

Whether these states are seeing a new wave of cases or just an exacerbation of the original wave, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said, is just semantics.

“No matter how you look at it, it’s not good news,” Fauci said.

Officials reinstate restrictions

Officials in states and cities alike are responding to the bad news by rolling back reopening plans.

With 1,223 new cases and 948 hospitalizations on Monday, New Jersey is experiencing a spike, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

“Everywhere you look, it is screaming out that this is surging right now folks, and we have all got to band together and turn these numbers down, particularly hospitalizations and loss of life,” Murphy said.

Newark, which is in the counties with the top five case counts, will begin implementing restrictions including closing non-essential businesses by 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, according to a press release.

“This is not the first time COVID-19 has threatened our city and its residents at this magnitude and once again, we will meet this challenge with determination and guided by data,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in the statement. “We are Newark strong and can get through this together. We did it once before and we can

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5 cases added in county on Saturday

MANISTEE COUNTY — Manistee County has had 118 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday’s data from the state.

District Health Department #10 does not update case counts over the weekend, although Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported over 3,300 positive test results for the state on Saturday.

“The data shows we are continuing to see alarming increases in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Michigan,“ Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun said in a news release Saturday. “It is now more important than ever that people take this seriously. Wear a mask every time you are going to be around someone outside of your own household. Avoid large gatherings and maintain a safe distance from others. If rates continue like this, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and having many more Michiganders die.”

Manistee County has had three deaths, 10 probable cases and 64 recoveries.

Of the cases in the county, the state shows 61 were listed as female and 52 were listed as male.

According to the DHD#10 county profile for September, 34.6% of Manistee County’s cases involved people aged 20 to 29.

In the DHD#10’s 10-county region, most cases were split more or less evenly without any age group contributing an overwhelming majority of COVID-19 cases.

In the department’s coverage areas, people aged 20-29 made up the largest group by percentage at over 20% and was followed by the 0-19 group which made up over 15%.

According to the DHD#10 heatmap, Brown, Springdale, Stronach and Manistee townships have seen higher rates than the rest of the county.


Here are some quick facts from the latest MDHHS report:

• There were 158,026 cases and 7,182 deaths statewide during the pandemic.

• This is an increase of 3,338 cases and 35 deaths. The deaths announced Saturday include 27 identified through a vital records review, meaning a physician determined that COVID-19 was a contributing cause of death.

• Case counts are cumulative, not reduced due to recoveries and are listed for the patients’ resident county.

• There have been 114,939 recoveries from COVID-19. This information was published by the state on Oct. 23 and is updated weekly.

• Recovery numbers show that a person is alive after 30 days from the onset of testing or onset of symptoms.


• Manistee’s neighboring Grand Traverse County reported 656 cases and 13 deaths.

• Wexford County reported 149 cases and four deaths.

• Benzie County has seen 107 cases and two deaths, according to the state’s numbers. However, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department reports 98 cases in the county as of Friday.

• Lake County has seen 52 cases.

• Mason County has seen 198 cases and one death. One case was removed from a previous count because the person resides outside of Mason County.

• All counties in the state have reported cases of COVID-19.

• Most cases in the northern Lower Peninsula could be found in Grand Traverse County. However, Iosco County leads northern Michigan

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Montgomery County weighs added coronavirus restrictions as infections increase

If numbers continue to increase, the county could reinstate restrictions that were lifted in recent months. The seven-day average in new cases recently has exceeded 10 new infections per 100,000 residents.

“It’s not a good place to be,” Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) said during a news conference Wednesday.

Contact tracers have found that the virus is spreading at social gatherings, including those among family members, and at religious institutions, officials said.

County Health Officer Travis Gayles urged residents not to “let their guard down” with physical distancing or mask-wearing when gathering with relatives or close friends.

Recent data also shows that an increase in young residents testing positive has plateaued, giving way to a slight uptick in older adults contracting the virus. The trend “gives us pause,” Gayles said, as older adults are susceptible to more serious effects of the virus.

Nursing homes, however, have not seen a resurgence of the virus, he said.

“We don’t want to walk anything back,” Gayles said. “[But] if the numbers don’t improve . . . we’ll likely need to have closures.”

While the county has seen a slight rise in infections, the number of new cases across Maryland, Virginia and D.C. has ticked downward for about a week.

The greater Washington region on Wednesday recorded 1,563 new coronavirus cases and 38 additional deaths. Virginia added 1,018 new cases and 30 deaths, Maryland added 492 cases and eight deaths, and D.C. added 53 cases and no deaths.

The rolling seven-day average of new infections across the region stood at 1,692 cases on Wednesday. That’s down from a recent peak of 1,801 average daily cases on Oct. 14.

The number of new reported fatalities across the region tied Tuesday’s death toll — the most in a single day since Sept. 22 — led by statewide increases in Virginia. Virginia Health Department officials this week said the increase isn’t evidence of a surge in new deaths, but rather the result of waiting for death certificates to be prepared and for the data to be entered into a state database.

Dana Hedgpeth contributed to this report.

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