Thursday, February 16, 2012

Loyola Center for Fitness to Hold Indoor Triathlon

All Fitness Levels Encouraged to Participate

The Loyola Center for Fitness will host its third annual triathlon on Saturday, March 31. This one-day event is open to adults at all fitness levels. Participants will be competing against people in similar age groups. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each age group as well as top male and female finishers.

Triathlon participants will swim for 15 minutes, bike for 20 minutes and run for 15 minutes. There will be a 10-minute transition time after swimming and 5 minutes after biking.

The event will begin at 8 a.m., but participants are encouraged to arrive in enough time to register and be in the pool 15 minutes prior to start time. The event will be held at the Loyola Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The cost for members is $40 and $50 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, contact the Loyola Center for Fitness at (708) 327-2348. For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at 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.