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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.