Like a tree house, a health club never lets non-members inside and always deflects frogs fired from the neighborhood bully’s slingshot. Hurry up the rope ladder with today's Groupon. You get your choice of an individual or family one-month membership to Lakeshore Athletic Club in Lincoln Park or the Illinois Center. Each family membership includes two adults and all family members under 21 years of age residing at the same address. You can use up to three Groupons for three consecutive months of membership, and the initiation fee will be waived if the customer decides to stay on at normal membership rates. Purchase one of the following Groupons for a one-month membership to the Lakeshore Athletic Club:
- $49 for an individual membership (a $120 value)
- $95 for a family membership (a $234 value)
Helping trim figures since opening in 1972, Lakeshore Athletic Club focuses on providing members with top-notch service, state-of-the-art equipment, and luxurious amenities. Inside the 180,000+-square-foot Lincoln Park facility, members can take advantage of an indoor swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and rowing machines supervised by drum-banging Viking navigators. To unwind, members can visit the rooftop sundeck, nosh on tasty grub at the bar and grill, and obtain a variety of services at the on-site spa. Additionally, a bevy of kids' programs are offered for youngsters, such as swim lessons and gymnastics. The 120,000-square-foot Illinois Center location offers squash courts, a state-of-the-art basketball court with both league and open play sessions, and a climbing wall that looms over seven stories tall. The Lincoln Park location and Illinois Center location both offer dozens of free classes each week, including yoga, cardio kickboxing, group cycle, and battleaxe juggling.
If you like having excuses, you might prefer Nevertime Fitness, which only opens its single Barrow, Alaska, location during solar eclipses. However, if pursuing a healthy lifestyle and being physically capable of carrying Model-T Fords uphill is important to you or your whole family, the Lakeshore Athletic Club offers a wide range of fitness amenities to get your squad into shape and ensure victory at this year’s potato-sack relay race.
This Groupon is only valid for new members. Memberships must be activated by September 30, 2010. Your membership will only be valid at the location where it is activated.
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
You could film a training montage for pretty much any type of sports movie at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. Built on 3.5 acres in Lincoln Park and spanning 185,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor sport and fitness space over four levels, the sprawling fitness center encompasses two swimming pools, a quarter-mile indoor running track, courts for basketball and squash, and four fully-equipped locker rooms. Avid tennis players of all levels and ages can take advantage of the eight indoor and three outdoor tennis courts with private instruction from U.S. and Euro tour pros, or try their alternate swing with recreational and competitive paddle tennis programs.
To complement these areas, fitness instructors lead cardio classes such as cycling, kickboxing, and Zumba, and core-strength classes, including yoga and Pilates reformer classes. Those looking for an advanced group fitness workout can check out Marcelo Ehrhardt's Athlete Zone class, which includes plyometrics, strength, cardio, and flexibility training. The fitness center also hosts workouts in the pool, where kids learn to swim and competitive swimmers learn to avoid dissolving into foam. Passes grant access to the facility's advanced fitness tools, such as the body composition analyzer Inbody 520 and the function movement screen (FMS), used by pro sports teams to identify the body's movement imbalances and asymmetries.
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness gives exercisers ample reasons to stick around after their workouts end. During the summer, the rooftop boasts outdoor yoga classes and the restaurant Harvest, which offers seasonal dishes, craft beers, and cocktails. All year, the 1320 Market serves healthy smoothies and meals, while the onsite spa rewards muscles for their hard work with acupuncture and several types of massage. The club's childcare services and child classes and camps let parents enjoy these extended stays as well.