With a 67,000 square foot structure located on scenic marshlands, The Marsh is a place, a business, a staff and a philosophy committed to providing an environment which inspires a healthy attitude toward life.
Our mission at The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness, is to provide an environment and a philosophy that inspires, challenges, educates, and supports a healthy approach to life through professional care and guidance.
The Marsh integrates architecture and aerobics, nutrition and nurturing to help you balance the mind and body. All facilities are accessible for people with limitations. The Marsh is open to the public, and for those who choose membership.
Our 2,700 square foot East Studio with a wall of windows overlooking The Marsh is the perfect setting for yoga, dance, cardio and strength classes with its special springboard floor. Our West Studio houses our cycling classes, cross-training classes and small group training, and also looks over our deck and gorgeous marshland setting. Both studios can also be rented out for special events.
The Marsh has two pools overlooking the marshlands. One is our lap pool and the other a warm-water therapy pool. One of very few in the Midwest, our therapy pool offers a warm (94 degree), safe place for people with injuries, arthritis or other chronic conditions, as well as anyone in search of gentle movement and relaxation. In addition to lap swimming, our lap pool hosts a wide variety of cardio and strength group fitness classes as well as swim lessons for children and adults.Learn about Aquatics
The Spa at The Marsh
Whether you are seeking a single spa service, a relaxing day away, or an overnight retreat, we are happy to accommodate you in our Spa. Our services range from massage therapy and Acupuncture to facials, hair and nail services. Relax in between services in our beautiful great room overlooking The Marsh, including a private deck in the summer months.
The Shop at The Marsh
The Shop at The Marsh offers a unique mix of fashionable women’s clothing and accessories, artist jewelry, one-of-a-kind gifts, gourmet foods, home decor items, books and hand-made artistry pieces. We add new merchandise to the floor each week and frequently host trunk shows featuring new collections by local designers.
The Marsh Restaurant and Moon Terrace
The Marsh Restaurant is the perfect place to begin your day, swing by for lunch, or linger over dinner. Gather with friends, meet colleagues or treat yourself to a quiet moment overlooking the protected wetlands that inspired our name. Deliciously wholesome food, welcoming service, a peaceful space and an inspiring view. We offer three dining choices – The Marsh Restaurant with walk-up counter service and a variety of grab-and-go items, our Moon Terrace and outdoor deck.
Whether it’s a family celebration, wellness retreat, corporate event or social affair ... the warm and unique spaces of The Marsh, our exceptional food, catering, and personalized service are seamlessly coordinated to support gatherings of 2 to over 100. In addition to our studios and restaurant spaces that can be rented for your event, we offer the beautiful Dragon Room, Tiger Hall and Member Lounge as well as two conference rooms.
From our East Studio with vaulted 30-foot ceilings to our Pilates studio, our fitness spaces are as unique and inspiring as our members who use them.
The Marsh is home to six cozy guest rooms situated in a serene wing of our 67,000 square foot “Center for Balance and Fitness.” These rooms are open to the public and … as an overnight guest of The Marsh … you enjoy preferred Marsh member pricing on all Marsh services and programs. We are your home away from home.
All overnight Guest Rooms come with private bath, television, telephone, coffee maker, hair dryer and personal computer connection/Internet access.