A Fresh Approach to Fitness in the Loop

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:25am

When it comes to quality gyms downtown, the offerings are slim. If you work in the Loop proper, there really have not been solid options - until now. Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center opened earlier this year, located in the former Lakeshore Athletic Club, which closed a couple of years ago. The new owners have revitalized this architectural gem, the work of Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, with a fresh approach.

Located in the heart of the East Loop, Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center features over 120,000 square feet of renovated space. The center staircase showcases each floor and its unique amenities, which include:

• Beautifully Renovated Basketball Court
• Functional Motion Floor
• Group Cycling Studio
• Yoga Studio
• Five Squash Courts
• 1/11 Mile Running Track
• Triathlon Training Facilities
• State of the Art Cardio Equipment

• Weight Machines and Free Weights
• Physical Therapy
• Rooftop Sun Deck and Training Terrain
• Executive and VIP Locker Rooms

In addition, the club will soon offer unique amenities you will not find at other gyms:

• Golf Simulator
• The Tallest Indoor Climbing Wall in the Country
• Eight Lane Indoor Pool
• Outdoor Pool
• Whirlpools Located in the Locker Rooms
• Steam Rooms
• New Group Fitness Studio
• Kid’s Care

If you are looking to personalize your goals, Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center offers specialized programming through their Small Group Training (SFX Group Training) and Personal Training (PT360). Small Group Training is an opportunity to take group classes to the next level, with offerings such as kettlebells and MMA. This is a more cost effective option for those unable to afford personal training. The PT360 is a signature program with personal trainers from various specialities. With your initial consultation, the trainers assess how you move, in order to create a personalized program tailored to your goals. Whatever your fitness goal, you can find a way to meet it - right in the heart of the Loop!

Photo credit: Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center

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