LIFETIME Opening Fall 2018 in Northbrook IL

Life Time will soon open its doors to share the healthy way of life within your community. Be one of the first to join us.

Exceptional Spaces

From our fitness floor and pool to our studios, every space is designed to inspire and energize. Whether you need to de-stress or pump up, you’ll find the space and the equipment you need to do it right.

The Hottest Classes

Move your body and lift your spirits with classes that deliver all-out intensity, restorative meditation and everything in between. Build muscle, learn new skills and improve your health in a supportive, fun-loving community.

Passionate Performers

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We’re here to motivate, encourage and teach you with some of the best trainers and fitness instructors in the industry. Ask questions. Make us challenge you. Laugh with us. We’ll share the joy, passion and knowledge we have for a healthy way of life as we build relationships with you.

More Than a Workout

Discover new ways to love your life with Life Time. Have more fun. Discover a new passion. Reinvent family time. Make new friends. Do it all here.


Become a Founding Member by September 30 and Receive

Discounted Joining Fees: Save over $50 when you get started prior to the Grand Opening.


Exclusive Gear: Show off your Founding status with a limited-edition gear bag and water bottle.


Additional Benefits: Founding Members receive an onboarding Personal Training Session and $100 in complimentary fitness, nutrition, and spa services. Plus, kids age 11 and under receive a kids academy shirt and tumbler, plus one month free of group swim lessons.


Grand Opening Invite: Be among the first to see and experience the club during our Grand Opening celebration. Learn more here>>

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Youth Pitching Study: The Effect of a Strengthening Program

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WHAT IS THE STUDY?

This study is examining the effect of a 6-week hip and core strengthening program on shoulder and elbow motion during pitching. Participants are 13-18 years old who pitch in at least one game per week on average during the season. Players will either be assigned to the control group or the strengthening program group. In the strengthening group, players will be taught a hip and core strengthening program and will be expected to complete it daily for 6 weeks. In the control group, players will continue to train as they were before enrolling in the study.

WHY HIP AND CORE STRENGTHENING?

The forces generated by the hip muscles during throwing are vital to the initiation and transfer of power to the arm. Electromyography (EMG) has shown that the legs and trunk provide rotational momentum for the arm and create over 50% of the total force and kinetic energy in a tennis serve. Other studies have shown that as a game progresses, players first show fatigue in their hip and core muscles and then lose their correct pitching form. In order to keep the same speed of their pitch while tired, players often use poor form and place themselves at risk for injury. We hope that using this conditioning program will strengthen the hip and core muscles and allow pitchers to continue pitching with proper form, therefore decreasing injuries.

WHAT WILL THE PLAYER BE EXPECTED TO DO?

When the player and parents decide to participate, the player will have baseline measurements taken, including hip range of motion, hip strength and the single leg squat test. Next, players will pitch while there are 1-inch markers attached to their arms and legs, which help us track body movements. If assigned to the strengthening group, players will be instructed on the proper completion of 10 exercises and will be instructed to do these daily before their regular practice sessions for 6 weeks. The program takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Players will also fill out a weekly compliance log of how often they do the exercises. The same tests will be repeated after the player has finished the 6 week program and then again after 6 months.

WHERE WILL THE TESTING TAKE PLACE?

The testing will take place at the new Rush University Medical Center Sports Training Facility in Oak Brook, IL.  If you believe you or your patients might qualify for one of our clinical trials or wish to be evaluated, please contact our research administrator, Kavita Ahuja, MD at (312) 563-2214 or kavita.ahuja@rushortho.com.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND BENEFITS?

There is minimal risk associated with participating. Risks include injury from pitching, muscle soreness or discomfort associated with completing the hip and core strengthening program. Potential benefits include improvement in the players’ pitching mechanics and/or velocity. However, that result cannot be guaranteed.

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10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Dr. Gregory Nicholson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Cole Cruz from Coalition Strength and Conditioning, discuss the ’10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting’ including altered posture and alignment and Decreased cardiovascular health.

#focusfriday #coalitiontraining #chicagostrength #chicagofitfam #fitfam #kettlebell #conditioning #kettlebellcomplex #stengthandconditioning #SSC #fitness #motivationCole Cruz is founder of Coalition Strength and Conditioning in Chicago’s west town. He holds the following credentials:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Master of Science, Applied exercise science -strength and conditioning
  • Master of Science Sport and Exercise Physiology

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