How-To: Fitness Machines


The strength training machines in the new fitness center are safe and easy to use, however; they can be intimidating to some. So, whether you're new to machine training, or just need a refresher, below you will find some helpful videos to get you started.  If you have a smart phone, each video can be viewed at the machine itself via the QR codes posted under the identification numbers located on the front of each piece of equipment.

If you have any further questions regarding the use of the machines or exercise in general, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at 309-556-3536.


Abdominal Crunch


Abductor; Adductor


Back Extension

Biceps Curl

Chest Press



Lateral Raise

Leg Extension

Leg Press



Seated Hamstring Curl

Shoulder Press

Standing hamstring Curl

Torso Rotation