Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Building the Total Athlete

Loyola Center for Fitness Hosts Sports Performance Camp

WHAT:  Kids home from college for the holidays? Does your high schooler’s winter break plans consist of sitting on the couch in front of the TV? Loyola University Health System is offering a special sports camp for young athletes to help keep them in shape over the winter break.

The camp is designed to help athletes get to new heights in performance. The sessions last for one hour and will focus on speed, agility, strength and power that can improve an athlete’s performance in any sport. Use this break to stay one step ahead of the competition.

WHEN:  Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4, 2 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Loyola Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood IL   60153

COST:  $65 for nonmembers; $50 for members

INFO:  For more information or to register, contact the Loyola Center for Fitness at (708) 327-2348.

MEDIA: For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.