Exercise Benefits


A vast number of scientific studies have indicated the positive benefits of exercise to employers, employees and society as a whole. While you may not believe any one study, the sheer volume of studies from reputable sources should be compelling in its own right. Below we identify some of the key benefits identified, as well as the studies that they come from. If you have other studies you would like listed here, or other thoughts on the benefits of exercise, please contact us at memberservices@lakeshoresf.com

INCREASED Productivity and Work Performance

Exercise increases productivity by 15%. (Leeds Metropolitan University, 2008) Employees who exercised worked at full efficiency all day, a 12.5% increase in productivity. Normally, employees’ efficiency decreases by 50% during the final two hours of the work day. (The Association for Fitness in Business,1985) Fit workers committed 27% fewer errors on tasks involving concentration and short-term … 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

What are Your Post-Quarantine Fitness Goals?

Unfortunately, the current pandemic situation has either altered or halted the New Year’s resolution goals we set at the start of the year. However, as Chicago fitness clubs slowly reopen and return to a new normal, we can use this as an opportunity to set new, post-quarantine fitness goals.

A New Starting Point

Over 80% of people have had given up on their New Year’s fitness goals by March, right before the pandemic affected fitness centers. While some were still continuing their fitness routine at that time, the motivation to work on resolutions tends to disappear as the year goes on. After several months of the clubs being closed, we weren’t able to exercise in our typical fashion and some of us might have stopped altogether when quarantined at home. Thus, you may have felt like all your progress and momentum evaporated. And that’s ok. Now is your time to start again.

This pandemic may have changed what we were … Continue reading

10 Exercises You’ve Been Doing Wrong at Home

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With fitness centers temporarily closed in the Chicago area, many are resorting to at-home workouts, either on their own or through virtual classes. Bodyweight exercises are convenient as they don’t require any gym equipment. However, if you’re not accustomed to doing bodyweight exercises, you might be prone to mistakes (especially if you can’t check your exercise form). We’ve highlighted 10 exercises you might be doing wrong and ways you can fix them.

10 Exercise Form Mistakes 1. Plank

The most common mistakes people make when planking are sagging their hips too low or raising them too high. Sagging hips cause your back to collapse. If your hips are too high, the exercise isn’t working your core like it should. So tighten your core and maintain alignment in you shoulders, hips, and heels.

2. Sit-Ups

When performing sit-ups, most people put their hands behind their head. Because of this, they have a tendency to pull on their … Continue reading

In the Loop at LP 3-3-20

Upcoming Events

Shamrock Shindig on Thursday, March 12th from 6-8pmMeyer Family Cellars Wine Dinner on Friday, March 20th 6:30pmJoin us for a Free Family Fun Fair on Sunday, March 29th from 2-4pm 

Club Communication: 

Cold and Flu Season Connect with us on Social Media 

Harvest/1320 News: Get a Free Curling Lane Rental in March!

Strings & Paddles

Sunday Night Doubles MixerThe Flex League: Competitive Singles Match Play on Your Schedule

Kid’s Corner

Camp Lakeshore is On the Road!Spring Break is On the Way – Register NOW for Spring Break Camp! Save on Camp:  DOUBLE Parent Referral Bonus in March! Parents’ Night Out: March to the Pot of Gold! March Family Calendar is Posted! NEW:  Luck O’ Lakeshore Family Event! Stingray’s Regional Championship MeetWe are excited to announce our new Aquatics Manager, Tara Gidaszewski!Swimming Birthday Parties: Book NOW & Get InflataBULL for Free!

Fitness for All

Book your 30 min Stretch session today! Featured Trainer – Jose Lemus  Continue reading

Welcome to Camp Lakeshore – Meet our Summer Camp Team!

LSF Summer Camp Counselors

Join us for Camp Lakeshore!  We host the premier summer camp in Chicago and would love to have you check us out this summer! Email us at LPCamp@LakeshoreSF.com to learn more about the best camp in Chicago!

Who works at Camp Lakeshore?

Our Camp Director is Jim Bueche.

Jim grew up in upstate New York, where his love for the outdoors grew. Since graduating high school Jim has spent, every summer in camps around the United States.  He graduated in 2011 from Paul Smiths College, with a recreation degree. 

After that, he traveled around the country working seasonally in the outdoor education field, before landing in Illinois at Camp Henry Horner. While at Camp Henry Horner, Jim built a great day camp program, retreat center, and overnight camp program. When Jim is not at camp, he enjoys spending time outdoors or embarking on awesome expeditions.

He is so excited to be a part of the Lakeshore team! You … Continue reading

In the Loop @LP 1-7-20

Upcoming Events

Join us for a free Family Fun Fair on January 26th from 2:00-4:00pm! 

Club Communication

Connect with us on Social Media

Harvest/1320 Market

Market newsCurling at Harvest

Strings and Paddles

Tennis Courtesy Policy Reminder! Winter II Session Around the CornerSaturday Night Doubles!Paddle In-House League Starts on January 6th!

Kid’s Corner

Family Membership Calendar of Events for January 2020Childcare Now Included in Membership!Snow Social on Wednesday, January 8th! Parents’ Night Out on January 11th! Moms, Mocktails and Margaritas on January 7th! Free Trial Day in PeeWee Preschool for those Turning 2!Register for Summer 2020 Camp Lakeshore NOW and Save 10%!Kids’ Classes are Back in Session! Family 2Ball Returns Friday, January 17 at 6 PM!

Fitness for All

Lose to Win – Registration Open January 1st!Mindfulness Workshop 2: The 8 Limbs of Yoga, Saturday, January 18 at 2-3:30pm

Physical Therapy

Could your thumb pain be basal joint arthritis?  

Upcoming Events

Join us for a free Family Fun Fair … Continue reading

In the Loop @IC 1-6-20

What’s Happening in the Club!

Yoga Sculpt: Winter Woodstock 

Rock Out with Julian at Yoga Sculpt: Winter Woodstock! This groovy throwback Rock ’n Roll playlist featuring Hendrix, Stones, Zeppelin, Joplin, Floyd, The Who, The Beatles, and more will be so fun and funky you won’t even notice you are torching calories! Don’t miss this exhilaratingly nostalgic sweat fest, including yoga flows, cardio bursts, and strength building sets with dumbbells for a full body conditioning workout. Bring a non-member guest to experience the special fitness event with you and you will both receive a free drink ticket (valid 1/29/19)! 💕✌️😻 ☮️🇺🇸😎🌈 

Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30pm in the Main Studio 

Playdate, Crafts & Story Time

Too cold outside to play in the park?  Need a safe and warm place for your kids to play and socialize with other kids their age?  Come join us via the Pedway.  We are hosting neighborhood play-dates in our children’s play area every Thursday in … Continue reading

In the Loop @ LP 12-17-19

Happy Holidays from Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

Club Communication

Connect with us on Social Media4th Floor Pool Maintenance ClosureClub Holiday Hours

Harvest/1320 Market

1320 New Menu ItemsIndoor Harvest Is Open!

Strings and Paddles

Winter Break Reminder Winter II Session Around the Corner Want Competitive Singles Match Play on Your Schedule? Check out the LSF Flex League!  

Kid’s Corner

Holiday Class ScheduleChildren’s Noon Year’s Eve Party! Burr!  It’s Cold Outside!  Host Your Party Indoors at LSF! Let the Party Begin!Join us For Winter Kids’ Classes – Basketball, Dance, Swimming & Tennis!Elevate your Basketball Skills with Private Lessons or Group Classes.

Fitness for All

Holiday Group Fitness ScheduleYoga Sculpt Event (YS90!)Lose to Win – Registration Open January 1st!Stay Safe This Winter and Prevent Slip Related Falls

Community News

Festival of Lights Ceremony at Lincoln Commons

Happy Holidays from Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

As this will be the last Loop of 2019, we wanted to thank you for your patronage and wish you and your families … Continue reading