Lincoln Park Loop 9-20-16

In the Loop

  • Refer your Friend to Win VIP Seats to the Blackhawks on October 22nd
  • Advertising Opportunity for Member Owned Businesses
  • LSF Ski Trip February 23-26th in Park City
  • Adult Basketball League starts October 6th
  • Self Defense Seminar For Women October 1st
  • Ice Skating at LSF Starting Soon
  • School Days Out Camp: The Camp Fun Continues All Year!
  • Summer Camp 2017: Register Now Save!
  • 1320Market Harvest by LSF presents: Healthy Food Facts – Did You Know
  • Lakeshore PT Tip: What is Your Core?

Refer your Friend to Win VIP Seats to the Blackhawks on October 22nd

Refer your friends to join Lakeshore now through September 30th and be entered into a drawing for two VIP tickets to see the Chicago Blackhawks host the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday, October 22nd at the United Center. You’ll be watching from the BMO Harris Club at the United Center – an unparalleled approach to how fans experience Blackhawks games. Located on the Club Suite Level of the United Center, the BMO Harris Club offers an in stadium experience like no other! Access to the BMO Harris Club includes:

  • Buffet-style dining with all beverages included at no additional charge.
  • One parking pass for every two seats
  • Three bars located within the club

To register your friend on our preferred guest list, please call (773) 770-2404 or email Rick Fichter at

Advertising Opportunity for Member Owned Businesses

LSF is excited to let you know that we are creating our first program guide which will contain information about all of our programs, offerings and services. This high quality, glossy book will be over 35 pages in length; it will be mailed to residents throughout the Lincoln Park community and be available for all members as well.

We will have a special Member-to-Member connection section where members of our community can find services and goods offered by fellow members. There is no charge to be included in this section. For $25 we will increase the visibility of your business and include a sentence to help promote your business.

We have a limited number of advertisement spaces throughout this full-color guide in both ¼ page ($250) and ½ page ($450) sizes. We will only accept ads from members and member affiliated businesses. Advertisements will be accepted on a first come first served basis and exclusivity can be arranged.

For more information, please download the advertisement specification sheet or contact

LSF Ski Trip February 23-26th in Park City

LSF is excited to invite you to join us on a ski trip to Park City, Utah! Last year Park City merged with Canyons to create the largest ski area in the United States; featuring the famously light Utah Powder, Park City also benefits from easy access from the Salt Lake City Airport (serviced by Southwest and American Airlines) and a vibrant downtown filled with great restaurants, bars and night clubs. We’ll be spending 3 days and nights in the heart of Park City, staying on the famous Main Street where all the action is! This great ski trip includes airport transfers, ski rentals, lift tickets, lodging, and a fun party on the night we arrive! Dates are February 23-26th and the cost is only $1,100 per person based on double occupancy (you will only have to cover your airfare and daily meals). If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please email Spots are limited, so please get your reservations in early!

Adult Basketball League

The LSF basketball league starts Thursday, October 6th. League play is every Thursday night starting at 6:00 PM and runs for eight weeks before ending in the play-offs. All teams are guaranteed eight regular season games. The league is capped at 8 teams. Be sure to register early to guarantee your spot. For more information please email us at

Self Defense Seminar For Women

Join us October 1st at 1pm for a 90 minute Self Defense Seminar for women. Learn how to throw off assailants, protect yourself against attackers, and escape from dangerous situations. You will learn throws, striking, and true self defense! This class is more than words, you will get a workout too! Darrell Rachal joins our PT 360 team after serving our country and teaching mixed martial arts to marines. Class meets in the Main Studio.

This event is FREE with RSVP. All no shows will be charged $10. For additional information, contact Josh Vrondran

Ice Skating at LSF

We have only a few weeks until our skating season begins so get your skates and sticks ready. Please contact us at for additional details.

School Days Out Camp: The Camp Fun Continues All Year!

School Days Out Camp is LSF’s September-to-May camp option when school is not in session for 3.5 to 12 year olds. We offer a full day of engaging and recreational programming that makes full use of our facility, neighborhood and all-star staff. The day runs from 9:00am-3:00pm, with extended options from 7:30am-6:00pm. The campers will swim in our pool, play sports and theater games, create art projects, visit the local parks, and much more! Lunch is provided by LSF. Tennis sessions are available each full day of SDOC. Registrations forms are available here. For more information or questions, contact us at or at 773-770-2422.

Please note: In the event of a CPS teacher strike, we will host Strike Camp at LSF!

Summer Camp 2017: Register Now Save!

It’s not too early to start thinking about next summer! As we prepare to announce our 2017 program offerings, we invite families to pre-register for the 2017 season. By pre-registering for Summer 2017, you and your camper(s) will receive the following benefits:

  • Receive a 15% early bird discount by registering before October 28th, 2016;
  • Save an additional $200 when registering for 8 weeks or more of camp;
  • Get a sneak peak of the 2017 schedule and specialty programming (coming in October);
  • And guarantee your spot for as many weeks or days as you need!

Pre-registration is open for LSF members September 13th through October 28th. To register today, please complete and submit the pre-registration form, which can be found on our website here. Don’t miss out on these discounts, as they will only be available for a limited time!

1320Market Harvest by LSF presents: Healthy Food Facts – Did You Know

A 2010 study in the Journal of Pain found that ginger can reduce exercise-induced muscle pain by up to 25% – so root out that fresh ginger and use it in your post work out meals! For recipes featuring ginger – email Chef Michael Tsonton at

Also, here’s a great metabolism boosting ginger drink:

2 Ruby grapefruits – peeled and chunked (cold fruit is better tasting!)

1 tablespoon fresh ginger – peeled and grated

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree for a minute. Enjoy!

Lakeshore PT Tip: What is Your Core?

We always hear about “core strength” however what does this really mean? People often have the perception that your core is only made up of the 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 injure your spine. The core is composed of the gluteal, lumbar, abdominal, pelvic floor and scapular muscles. These muscles all work together to stabilize your body during movement. The muscles of your core often do not consciously work together, and therefore it is important to learn how to appropriately activate your core musculature. Bridging is a common core stabilization exercise that can be modified from very basic to advanced. It is necessary to have good core stability for exercising, daily activities, on-the-job tasks, and all athletic participation. If your core is not stabilizing properly it may lead to issues such as low back, hip and knee pain.

If you have any questions about your core stability, please contact us at Lakeshore Physical Therapy or visit our website to learn more about our services at Illinois Center: 312- 801-8440, Lincoln Park: 773-770-2419

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