In the Loop @IC 11-12-19

Wine & Paint Night – “So Much Fun! What’s Next?” – Yoga with a DJ!
LSF Members and Guests had a blast at our Wine & Paint Night. Laughs were shared by all as beautifully unique works of art were painted by hand. Thank you to all those that attended! Wondering what’s next at LSF? December 5th will be a yoga event on the basketball court featuring a DJ.  Contact ICEvent@LakeshoreSF.com to find out about this event and more. We’re happy to help you book your next event – fun or work related – and help create more fun experiences like this one!

30 Day of Gratitude – Explore a Theme of Thankfulness this November
This November our entire yoga department will join forces to help you develop a practice of gratitude on and off your mat. Each class all month you will be provided the opportunity to write down one specific thing you are grateful for on a small card that is personal and powerful to you. You can keep this card at the top of your mat (or hidden underneath – no one else needs to know what it says) so that it becomes part of your intention in your yoga practice, fills your moving meditation with a new sense of purpose, and keeps you grounded in gratitude and contentment. By the end of the month you will have a whole collection of gratitude cards to reflect upon and remind yourself just how much you have to be thankful for in life.

Indoor Golf Demo Night: Tuesday, December 3rd, 6 – 8:30PM

Have you walked by Press Kitchen and never tried our professional-grade indoor golf simulator? This is the perfect night to get in a few swings, have a little fun, while enjoying a cool one. Doesn’t matter what your level is or even if you have golfed before. We will give you the proper instruction and show you how it works. No need to bring golf clubs, because we even have those ready for you. Bring a friend if you want to show off the club. The fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members and that includes a beverage of your choice from Press Kitchen and some snacks. Space is limited, so register right away. Contact Bob Good at bobg@lakeshoresf.com.   

Sweater Climb – December 5th, 2019

Beginner to Experienced Climbers. Join us for a night of festive climbing. Have an ugly holiday sweater that would look good on the wall? The best or the worst will be voted on by our instructors with prizes awarded.

Enjoy a challenging evening of climbing on one of the tallest indoor walls in the United States. Wouldn’t you rather have a unique exercise experience with a friend or co-worker? Either bring one or meet new ones. Climbing is more fun together. Discounts available for groups of five or more. Early Bird Orientations are available at 5pm for an additional $10. Limited to the first 5 registered.

$20 for members & $25 for non-members. Includes rental equipment, instruction, plenty of climb-time, refreshments & snacks. Every climber gets a $5 drink tab in Press Kitchen that night. RSVP to Bob Good at climbing@lakeshoresf.com. Register early. Space is limited.

Lunchtime Climbs Available Starting November 20th!

Can’t make it after work and want to get a climb in during lunch? Join us every Wednesday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm starting November 20th. First-time Orientations and Belay-Checks available. Reservations required with a minimum 24 hours’ notice. How about a Quick-Climb? This is for anyone that has never tried the wall and would like to sample it. It is a first-time only offer to get in a short climb to see how you like it. Reservations required.  Wednesday evening climbing will no longer be available.

LSF Member Squash Accomplishments!

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness is proud of the accomplishments of our members! We wish to congratulate Rolando Hernadez for winning the 2019 Chicago open 5.5 skill level at Vernon Hills back in October. Rolando has proved himself as one of the strongest players in the Chicago area and has proudly been a member of LSF for many years. Rolando enjoys the squash at Lakeshore, and he has been the club champion in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Rolando plans on participating in more tournaments to keep on making us proud. Way to go Rolando!

LSF also wants to extend our appreciation and pride to Deepak Gopinath and Pawel Bala who on November 2nd and 3rd won the 2019 Great Lakes Championship in the 5.0 and 4.5 skill levels respectively going against players from across Illinois and beyond. LSF Member, Victor Vainberg, also finished second in the Great Lakes Tournament. Congratulations and good luck on the next tournaments!

Complimentary Fitness Consultation and 12 Days of Fitmas!
The new year (and new decade) is right around the corner, but why not get a head start on reaching your fitness goals? Take advantage of all that LSF has to offer by scheduling a complimentary consultation and 1-1 personal training session with one of our experienced and certified trainers before the new year begins. Furthermore, let PT360 team help you stay on track through one of the hardest months of the year for fitness goals. Purchase a 12 pack of training sessions to begin on December 1st, use all 12 by December 31st and receive a 15% credit back on your account! Reach out to icpt360@lakeshoresf.com to schedule today!

Brand New Family Playroom and Membership!
Our brand-new family playroom is complete! We are now offering family memberships with more of everything you’ve been wanting. Come check out this new space and ask what an LSF Family Membership can do for you. For more information, email ICMembership@LakeshoreSF.com.

Simple Ways New Moms Can Be or Remain Active
If you are self-disciplined, it’s always good to start simple with something like taking a daily walk. A lot of us, however, struggle with self-discipline and motivation. This can be especially difficult post-partum, so LSF suggests finding whatever workout sounds fun. Yoga? Dancing? Running? Lifting?  We offer 100 classes weekly as well as Childcare for up to 2 hours a day Monday – Saturday. The best workout is the one that you will do and remember you can start easy! For more information on childcare or more mommy-friendly membership options, contact ICMembership@LakeshoreSF.com.

Corporate Memberships Available Now!
Does your company have a wellness program? We offer a complete health and wellness package for our corporate partners together with massages, lunch-and-learns, team building activities and events, meditation, team fitness classes including Cycle to the Beat, and much more! Contact ICMembership@LakeshoreSF.com for more details.

Corporate Holiday Parties!
It is never too early to start planning your company’s holiday party! Let LSF host your winter holiday party. We provide amazing food options coupled with one of our bar packages. Our space can accommodate groups of all sizes! Book now and all guests attending will receive a complimentary 1-month membership (not valid for existing members; restrictions may apply). For more information, or to book your holiday party, contact ICEvents@LakeshoreSF.com.

Freestyle It!

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex and vulnerable joints in the body, as it sacrifices stability for range of motion. The freestyle stroke utilizes a wide range of motion and therefore, normal muscle firing sequence is imperative for pain-free swimming.  Freestyle can be broken down into 3 phases: hand entry/reach, pull through, and recovery. Each of these phases requires high demand and activity from multiple muscles at different times. Colwin et al (Breakthrough Swimming. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2002) utilized EMG analysis to measure muscle activity throughout the freestyle stroke. These muscles were the most active in their respective stages:

So why is this important?  Due to the repetitive nature of swimming, it can place stress on the shoulder girdle musculature and glenohumeral joint. Pain or difficulty performing freestyle can be tied to weakness or poor endurance in the muscles utilized during the corresponding phase. Adding scapular and shoulder strengthening into your program can prevent injury and improve stroke biomechanics.

Whether you are new to the sport, looking for pointers for your technique, or addressing shoulder weakness, the staff at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness is here for you.  LSF professional swim instructors can be reached at:  CoachKristanH@gmail.com

Appointments with Lakeshore Physical Therapy to address shoulder pain can be made here:  www.lakeshore-pt.com.