In the Loop at LP 9-19-19


Stay up with all that is going on at LSF by reading this week’s Loop below!

Upcoming Events

  • Parent Education Workshop-TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 17th
  • Lincoln Park Uncorked Wine Stroll September 26th from 6-9pm – LSF Supporting our Community
  • LSF Rooftop Party – Sunday, September 29th! 2-4pm
  • Boutique Bottles at Harvest – Thursday, October 10th – 6-8:30pm

Strings and Paddles

  • Paddle- In house leagues begin October 1st
  • Team Tennis for One and All
  • LSF Flex League Is Looking For Some New Tennis Competition
  • Interested in Learning Tennis? Join Intro to Tennis for Adults
  • Doubles Mixer Every Sunday Night
  • Welcome our Newest Tennis Professional, Cassidy Spearman
  • Tennis Courtesy Policy Reminder

Kid’s Corner

  • October Club 48 Relaunch
  • Club 48 Late Night
  • Club 48 is Launching a Pilot Transportation/Safe Walk Service for Burley & Oscar Mayer
  • School Days out Camp on September 20th for St. Josaphat
  • Wednesday Basketball Classes
  • Have your next A-MAZE-ING Birthday Party at Lakeshore
  • Childcare Hours Adjusted for Fall
  • Improvements in Childcare – Ted’s Treehouse Refinishing

For the Fitness

  • Oktoberfest Yoga Sculpt & Gulp – Thursday, September 26th at 6pm 
  • Tough Tigers and Elite Athletics Youth Performance Training
  • Group Fitness and Yoga Studio Etiquette Reminders 
  • What is Your Core?

Upcoming Events

Free Parent Education Workshop TONIGHT– PlayWisely Infant Workshop!

Bringing home a new baby is a spectacular (and daunting) experiences of your life!  PlayWisely has designed a system of creative play techniques to help you get to know your little one better while stimulating critical developmental skills.  Join us on Tuesday, September 17th at 5:30pm to learn more!  The cost is free. RSVP on the My LSF app under Programs->Children’s Programs->Special Event.

Lincoln Park Uncorked Wine Stroll September 26th from 6-9pm – LSF Supporting our Community!

Treat yourself to some of the season’s best wines paired with delicious bites from a selection of Lincoln Park’s favorite restaurants. Gather your group and catch a pedicab to explore Lincoln Avenue businesses between Diversey and Fullerton as they transform into pop-up tasting rooms with curated selections from Vin Chicago! Tickets include wine samples and light fare from over a dozen local businesses.

Use the code LIN19LSF to receive $5 off tickets (regular priced tickets are $40). Click here to reserve tickets.

LSF Rooftop Party – Sunday, September 29th! 2-4pm!

Invite your friends and family and join us for the best party of the summer!  Sit back and enjoy complimentary food and drinks from Harvest while listening to live music on the Great Lawn or hit the kid’s side and let the family play, bounce and have fun with games and activities.  There is something for everyone!  Email to add your guests – some restrictions apply. 

Boutique Bottles at Harvest – Thursday, October 10th, 6-8:30pm!

Join us at Harvest and taste boutique wines from some of California and Washington’s most acclaimed winemakers.  These are rare allocated wines as distribution is extremely limited but will be available for LSF members at below retail pricing. Artisan small bites will be served to accompany the wines. Cost is $40/member, $50/non-member. Purchase six bottles and receive a $25 gift card to Harvest. Purchase a case or more and receive a $25 Harvest gift card plus get $50 of total wine purchased! Register on the MyLSF App->Programs->Events. 

Strings and Paddles

Paddle Tennis – We Have Everything from Intro Classes to Competitive Play!

Have you seen those crazy people in the parking lot playing all winter long? We’d love to get you involved so you can see why this sport is the fastest growing racquet sport in the region! We have intro classes, private lessons, private groups, an in-house league and men’s travelling teams which have availability.  Please contact so we can get you involved!

Paddle In-House League Starts on October 1st!

Have you played paddle before but are not able to make the commitment to a team? Are you interested in playing more paddle but don’t have a regular game or don’t want to travel to the suburbs all the time for matches? Then join us on Monday nights from 7-9 PM for our in-house league.  The fall/winter league will run for 13 weeks starting on October 7th. You pay for only 11 sessions, but if you can make it to all 13 weeks feel free! The cost of the program is $275 which includes balls, paddle demos and match coordination.  Beer will be available for purchase during play.  Space is limited, so register early by contacting

Team Tennis for One and All! 

Starting this September, Lakeshore Sport & Fitness will offer Team tennis for both adults and juniors! Junior Team Tennis will be offered on Sundays from 1-5pm, and Adult Team Tennis will run on Saturdays from 5-7pm. If you are interested in tennis match play in a co-ed team format, Team Tennis is for you! Contact us at to learn more! 

LSF Flex League Is Looking For Some New Tennis Competition! 

What better way to fit in some competitive singles match play this Fall than in LSF’s very own Flex League? Groups will be created with up to 10 players of the same level who then contact each other to schedule matches at a mutually convenient time (mornings, evenings, weekends, it’s up to you!) At the end of the session prizes are given out to the top 3 players in each level. Our Fall Session of Flex League starts on Monday, September 3rd and will run for 10 weeks.  

The Flex League is $239 which includes court time, new tennis balls for every match and league administration.  We are currently looking for tennis players ranging from 2.6-5.0! Contact Evan at for more information! 

Interested in learning Tennis? Join Intro to Tennis for Adults! 

Our Intro to Tennis for Adults class is perfect for beginners! For the Fall session we will be offering Intro to Tennis classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8pm as well as Saturdays from 1-2pm. Cost is $270 for the 10-week session ($243 for the Monday class due to the Labor Day Holiday). Contact to join! 

Doubles Mixer Every Sunday Night! 

Lakeshore hosts a competitive doubles mixer every Sunday evening from 5-7pm! Cost is $29 for members and $40 for guests. Players should be around or above the 4.0 level. Sign up on the app under Programs > Tennis, or contact for more information! 

Welcome our Newest Tennis Professional, Cassidy Spearman! 

“I grew up playing tennis in Southern California and continued onto the University of Missouri, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communication. I love to travel and spent the year after I graduated traveling around different areas of the world. I have ventured to over 20 countries in 4 different continents. 

Throughout my tennis journey I was able to accomplish many different accolades. With a sound high school and junior career, it allowed for me to continue on to play at Mizzou achieving a successful collegiate career. Playing tennis in the SEC was an incredible experience and spurred me into my coaching career. I was previously coaching for the University of Iowa women’s tennis, and now I am the assistant coach for DePaul’s women’s tennis. Go Blue Demons!” – Coach Cassidy 

Tennis Courtesy Policy Reminder! 

Please keep the following courtesy policies in mind when using the tennis courts at LSF! 

  1. Avoid walking through other member’s courts when they are playing.
  2. Use the catwalk to access tennis courts #1-4.
  3. Only enter your court for your lesson or rental at the time that it begins. Lessons and classes will start picking up 3 minutes prior to the end of the program to ensure a smooth transition.
  4. Please make sure to tidy up the bench area of towels and cups after play to leave the courts looking great for our other members!

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!  

Kid’s Corner

October Club 48 Relaunch!

A new school year brings new schedules, new friends, and a NEW Club 48!  We’re excited to launch an upgraded version of our after school program beginning in October.  We’ll release more details soon! Until then, we encourage kids to start planning new clubs they’d like to be a part of or even serve as president for, perhaps a cooking club, yoga club, or volleyball club…the possibilities are endless! 

Club 48 Late Night!

One Friday each month, we invite all 4th-8th graders to enjoy a late night at Lakeshore from 6-9 PM.  Spend the evening swimming in the pool, playing Fortnite on our big screen, competing in a dodgeball tournament, or just hanging out with your friends!  You’ll have all the independence of Club 48 during this late night special event on October 4th.

Club 48 is Launching a Pilot Transportation/Safe Walk Service for Burley & Oscar Mayer!

We’d love to see kids from all schools utilize the Club 48 after school program!  We are excited to launch a transportation/safe walk program from two pilot schools, Burley & Oscar Mayer, starting Monday, September 16th.   Our team will meet kids at school and safely bring them to LSF to participate in Club 48 or other scheduled activities.  This pilot program is complimentary and exclusive to 4th-8th graders!

SDOC on September 20th for St. Josaphat!

School might have just started, but we’re already looking forward to school vacation because when school is off, camp is in!  Join us for School Day Out Camp on Friday, September 20th, and we’ll keep your kids active and engaged with games, art, swimming, and more!  Email for more information.  

Join us for Wednesday Basketball Classes!

Coach Velvet’s Wednesday basketball classes have a few spots open for kids 3-13 years old!  We offer Bitty Basketball, Junior Basketball and Youth Basketball.  Register on the My LSF App today to reserve your spot! 

Have your next A-MAZE-ING Birthday Party at Lakeshore!

Book your rooftop maze birthday party by September 30th to receive 10% off your party package!  Packages start at $600 for up to 15 kids.  Party includes A-MAZE-ING games, cake, ice cream, decorations and more!  Email us at to take advantage of this offer!

Childcare Hours Adjust for Fall!

Starting Monday, September 15th, our childcare hours will adjust for fall.  We are open Monday-Saturday from 7:45am-7:00pm and on Sunday from 7:45am-6:00pm.  Childcare will continue to be complimentary for those who dine at Harvest.  Please email us at with any questions!

Improvements in Childcare – Ted’s Treehouse Refinishing!

Ted’s Treehouse will be closed for refinishing from Wednesday, September 18th – Friday, September 20th.  There may be a strong odor, but it is harmless.  Thank you for your understanding as we work to make improvements.

For the Fitness

Oktoberfest Yoga Sculpt & Gulp – Thursday, September 26th at 6pm!

Kick off our “Winter Wine Down” series, Yoga Sculpt & Gulp, with a special theme party – Oktoberfest!! Get a great full body yoga based workout with our perennially popular Yoga Sculpt class at 6pm and then head on up to Harvest for socializing and revelry! We’ll get the party going with a free brewski for all in honor of Oktoberfest, and plan to stick around for food and drink specials, football and fun! 

Tough Tigers and Elite Athletics Youth Performance Training!

Starting the week of September 23rd, we have two programs starting for young athletes and aspiring athletes.

Tough Tigers is designed for 5-10 year olds, and will focus on speed, agility and quickness drills as well as body weight calisthenics to safely and effectively improve overall athletic ability.  Tough Tigers will take place Mondays at 4pm, starting on 9/23 and runs ten weeks.  Cost is $199.  

Elite Athletics is designed for 10+ years old and will also focus on improving general speed, agility and quickness but will add in sport specific training as well as safe and effective strength training.  Elite Athletics starts Wednesday, 9/25 @4pm and runs 10 weeks.  Cost is $199.

Contact us at to sign up or for more information.

Group Fitness and Yoga Studio Etiquette Reminders 

To contribute to a safe, healthy and positive experience for all please …

  • Be on time and stay until the end of class
  • Keep cell phones on silent or out of the room
  • Keep personal belongings stored in lockers
  • Store shoes outside of yoga studio 
  • Refrain from personal conversation during class
  • Put away equipment and towels, wipe away sweat and leave your area clean

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 every day 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