In the Loop at IC 10-1-19


What’s Happening in the Club!

  • The LSF Group Fitness October Challenge is Here – October 2nd Extravaganza
  • LSF Academy – Children’s Basketball Starts This Weekend!
  • Children’s Group Climbing Classes
  • LSF Dodgeball Tournament October 10th!
  • Improve Your Game this 2019-2020 Squash Season!
  • Corporate Holiday Parties!
  • Lakeshore Physical Therapy – What is Your Core?
  • Per4mance Cycling – Register for Fitmetrix Now!

 The LSF Group Fitness October Challenge is Here – October 2nd Extravaganza
October is here – and so is our Group Fitness Extravaganza and month-long challenge!

Join us at 5:30pm on October 2nd to experience a showcase of new LSF formats (Diesel Upper, Yoga Sculpt, DEFCON, Dirty 30s) set to a live DJ.  Each class will be 15 minutes and you get a free glass of wine after in Press Kitchen.

Every class you attend for the month of October will earn you a free raffle ticket, prizes will include $200 gift card to Lululemon, Amazon, Lettuce Entertain You, Bose In-Ear Sport Headphones, or Blackhawks Tickets!

Even better, bring friends and get additional raffle tickets for each guest (non-member) that you bring. Better still, follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates on featured classes where we’ll hand out additional tickets and inform you of more ways to win!!!


LSF Academy – Children’s Basketball Starts This Weekend!
Basketball is a great way to instill confidence, teamwork, and discipline all the while making new friends. Children will improve their endurance, balance and hand-eye coordination, agility among other skills in this comprehensive program. The following 10-week programs are offered on Saturdays starting October 5th ($240/member, $310/non-member):

Kids Basketball (4-6 years): Saturdays 9 – 9:45am

Youth Basketball (7-9 years): Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30pm

Teen Basketball (10-13 years): Saturdays 1:30 – 2:30pm

*No lessons offered on Saturday November 30th due to the holiday weekend.

Also, available for your children are 45 minute and 60 minute private and semi-private lessons. For pricing or to reserve your child’s spot in one of these great basketball programs, contact


Children’s Group Climbing Classes
Have your children learn one of the most unique and challenging activities. Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. It is also one of the most complete and safest forms of exercise you can find. This program promotes a social activity that can also be mentally challenging.  Enroll your child or children in our Children’s Group Climbing Classes. Here are the details:

  • Saturday or Sunday – 10 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Fall Session Dates: Four Weeks – October 5th through October 27th
  • Ages: 6 – 12 years old
  • Member Price: $129 | Non-Member Price: $189
  • Classes include: Rental equipment (harness and shoes) – Instruction, members receive additional climb-time after the class if wall space permits. Class-size is limited to six students. Parents must be on-site.
  • $50 Reservation Deposit required to guarantee a spot in the class.

Ready to enroll? Contact Program Coordinator: Bob Good – 847-226-8382 or

LSF Dodgeball Tournament October 10th!
Join us for a dodgeball tournament at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness – Illinois Center. Embrace your inner 5th grader and destroy your friends and new acquaintances.

Minimum six people per team, maximum ten per team. No need to come as a team – individuals and guests welcome! Press Kitchen cash bar open before, during, and after the tournament.

Register yourself or your squad now at:


Improve Your Game this 2019-2020 Squash Season!
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness – Illinois Center offers several ways to improve your squash game this season. Come check out some of our new programs:

– Looking to improve your game and your skill level is a 2.5 to 3.5? A training clinic has been set up for each Tuesday at 6:30 to 7:30 for four (4) players to work on their game.

– Squash BOX league is starting this September. If you are interested in having a squash match against players at your skill level each week, now is the time to sign up for the box league!

– Junior Squash group training sessions are set for Tuesdays at 5:30pm to 6:30pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Get those youngsters active with a fun sport they’ll love forever!

For any squash related questions or to register for a program, please reach out to Luis Sanchez by emailing


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


Lakeshore Physical Therapy – What is Your Core?

We always hear about “core strength” but what does this really mean? People often have the perception that the core is only made up of your abdominal muscles. It is actually the sturdy link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. By working on pure rectus abdominis strength (sit ups, for example) you are not really working on core strength and could potentially even add stress to your spine. The core has three-dimensional depth and functional movement in all three planes.  In addition to the superficial rectus abdominis and gluteals, the core also includes deeper muscles (transversus abdominis, multifidis, obliques, diaphragm and pelvic floor). These muscles all work together as a stabilizer unit and force transfer center, rather than a prime mover. We can start to achieve core stability in static movements (plank) then progress to more dynamic patterns (single leg dead lift).  Bridging is a common core stabilization exercise that can be modified from very basic to advanced. Keeping the body’s stabilizer muscles strong will not only improve your athletic performance, but it will help in life’s everyday tasks. Bending, reaching and twisting are movements we do daily and without adequate stability of the core, issues such low back, hip or knee pain can occur.  If you have any questions about your strength or core stability, please contact Lakeshore Physical Therapy or visit our website to learn more about our services at Illinois Center: 312- 801-8440, Lincoln Park: 773-770-2419


Per4mance Cycling – Register for Fitmetrix Now!
Have you been wondering what those TVs are for in the Cycling Studio? Well, the results are in and members are in love with the new Fitmetrix Leaderboards that have been active during Per4mance Cycling classes over the last several weeks!

If you’ve taken a “saddle” in one of these classes, then you know how much the leaderboards drive and push you to achieve your very best throughout the class. However, there is much more programming available through Fitmetrix. Register now (LakeshoreSF Fitmetrix Registration) and you’ll have access to keep statistics from your favorite classes, follow the in-class leaderboards, reserve your favorite bike, participate in games & competitions, and so much more! If you have any questions or need help getting setup, please contact our Assistant General Manager at