Functional Fitness Program - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Contact the RIC
Adaptive Sports and
Fitness Program


312-238-5017 (Fax)

RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness
541 North Fairbanks
Mezzanine Level
Chicago, IL 60611 

Office Hours

6:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

The Goldman Functional Fitness Program

What is the Goldman Functional Fitness Program

The Goldman Functional Fitness Program is part of a continuum of care meant to build upon the skills learned in physical or occupational therapy. Functional fitness is a one-on-one exercise program aiming to further develop the physical skills to maximize "functional mobility" required by the activities of daily living such as walking, transferring, and balance.

Participants transition into the Goldman Functional Fitness Program upon completing their physical and/or occupational therapies. An exercise physiologist customizes an exercise program to meet individual needs and goals. Exercise programs may involve mat work, strength machines, stretching and balance, and exercise in the therapy pool.

Each functional fitness session is 45-minutes and is scheduled in advance.

How do I get started?

Get a referral

A physical or occupational therapist will determine if you are a candidate for the Functional Fitness Program. If you are currently enrolled in physical or occupational therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, let your therapist know that you are interested in participating in Functional Fitness.

Please note that you may still be able to participate in the Goldman Functional Fitness Program without a referral. Please contact the Fitness Center for more detail.


Once you are referred to the program, your therapist will schedule "transition" appointments with an exercise physiologist. These appointments occur during a regularly scheduled therapy appointment and give you, therapist, and exercise physiologist the opportunity to mutually determine your goals for the Functional Fitness Program.


Once physical or occupational therapy is completed, you will schedule your functional fitness appointments at the fitness center of the RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program. You may choose to schedule an individual session or you may purchase a package of 5 or 10 sessions.

How much does it cost?

There is a cost to the individual for the Goldman Functional Fitness Program.

Land Sessions $45/session
5 Session Package
$212.50 (save $12.50)
10 Session Package $400 (save $50)

Lokomat® Sessions $75/session
5-session package
$340 (save $35)
10-Session Package
$640 (save $110)

For more information on the Goldman Functional Fitness Program, please call 312-238-5001.

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