Exercise Can Lower Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness

We all know the importance of exercise and its numerous health benefits. During this pandemic, you might find yourself struggling with conflicting ideas: gain weight while inactive at home, or go to the gym and risk contracting coronavirus from someone. Some underlying health conditions can cause a more severe reaction to COVID-19 but the good news is that exercise can help!

General Health Benefits of Exercise

Staying active is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Everyone can benefit from exercise no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, or body type. All it takes is 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If you’re not used to moderate-to-intense exercise, you should consult your doctor before starting a new program. You should always start out slow and build as you make progress.

Some benefits of physical activity include:

Reduced stress and anxietyImproved cognition as you ageBetter sleepWeight … Continue reading

In the Loop with LSF – Illinois Center 7/7/20

Rooftop Beer Garden Event

In This Issue:Kids EventsAdult EventsImportant Club Information Kids Events Family Rooftop Movie Night every Tuesday in July!Join us for a relaxing night with the whole family while we watch some great family movies every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on a big screen on the rooftop. Kids and adults beverages, as well as snacks, will be available for purchase. Open to all families in the Lakeshore East neighborhood. Reservations required. Our July lineup for the Family Rooftop Movie Night:      Moana on Tuesday, July 7th     Onward on Tuesday, July 14th     Frozen II on Tuesday, July 21st     How to Train Your Dragon on Tuesday, July 28th Space is limited so please RSVP to ICKids@LakeshoreSF.com or visit MyLSF App for registration.Family Pool Day on July 19th!Enjoy a day at our rooftop pool with the whole family. We will have two waves for the event with Wave 1 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Wave 2 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Guests are welcome and reservations are required. Space is limited so please RSVP … Continue reading

In the Loop with LSF – Lincoln Park 7/7/20

Creation Station for Kids

In This Issue:Kids EventsAdult EventsRacquet SportsImportant Club Information Kids Events Creation Station for KidsThursday, July 9th, 4:00 PM on the Kids’ RooftopIncluded in Family MembershipLSF will provide a craft each week for families to create together – kite making, suncatchers, flowerpots and more! Summer treats & adult beverages will be available for purchase each week. Sign up in the MyLSF app!Saturday Playdates – No Parents Required!Every Saturday, starting July 11th, 3-6pm on the Kids’ RooftopOne Playdate Per Child Per Month is Included in Family MembershipDrop your kids off for an afternoon playdate at LSF! Our team of camp counselors will organize group games, crafts, sing songs, enjoy a snack and more – no parents required! We will keep the kids busy with competitions, time on the playground, and group projects. This is a drop off program and appropriate for ages 3.5-10 years old. All kids must be potty trained. Sign up in the MyLSF app!Family Performance on the Roof SeriesEvery Sunday, … Continue reading

2020 Social Distancing Summer Events in Chicago

Despite the current pandemic situation, there are still plenty of safe ways to enjoy your summer. Here at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, we’ve put together a lineup of summer events in Chicago with something for every member of the family in mind.

Just because there are new health and safety guidelines in place doesn’t mean summer has to get canceled. Now we just have to do things a little differently. All of the following events are designed to satisfy all social distancing requirements but still provide a fun and enjoyable experience for all. Lakeshore Sport & Fitness has plenty of amenities that will accommodate everyone’s fitness and recreational needs. We look forward to seeing you join us for some summer events in Chicago!

Summer Events in Lincoln Park

Fourth of July Bike Parade – Lakeshore Sport & Fitness at Lincoln Park

Saturday, July 4th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join LSF to celebrate the 4th of July with a parade … Continue reading

Losing Weight After Quarantine

Many of us have adopted a less active lifestyle when we were stuck at home. We move less and eat more due to boredom or stress. A recent study has shown that the average American has gained about 5 pounds over the course of the quarantine period, and 49% of respondents are afraid they won’t get their pre-quarantine body back. Here are some tips on how to achieve quarantine weight loss and feel fit again!

In order to lose weight,  you’ll need to create a caloric deficit, which means the amount you burn must exceed the amount you take in. That can be achieved through physical activity and/or eating healthier. Try a combination of the following for the most effective results.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Any form of cardiovascular exercise – such as jogging, swimming, or biking – is great for burning calories. The great thing about cardio exercise is that it comes in many varieties – so choose the one you will … Continue reading