Lakeshore Sports & Fitness goes green

Lakeshore Sports & Fitness goes green

November 01st, 2011

(CHICAGO, Illinois) — Winter is fast approaching, but the Oasis on the roof at Lakeshore Sports & Fitness will always be green.

Did you say, “the roof”?

Following renovations, the Oasis now offers a rooftop experience that is as lush and green as any landscape project.

In fact, recently the club has undergone a series of renovations to enable them to offer members the area’s number one destination for sports and fitness. In addition to providing the latest in equipment, information technology, and other amenities, the club’s newest addition is The Oasis, which has transformed the club’s rooftop.

“We’re very proud of what we offer our members,” said Peter Goldman, owner of the club. “In addition to competing, working out, and getting fit, our members like to socialize and have a good time. The Oasis provides a breathtaking and inviting area to engage in all the club has to offer.”

Lakeshore Sports & Fitness has been a part of the community for over 40 years and offers over 185,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for its members. The facilities include workout facilities, tennis courts, swimming pools, an indoor track, basketball and volleyball courts, and more.

The Oasis is a 20,000 square foot area on the roof which provides a magnificent panoramic view of the Chicago skyline. It offers a restaurant area, outdoor fitness areas, as well as kid- and adult-only zones.

In a commitment to being green, all design elements of The Oasis feature environmentally-friendly construction materials. Even the plates and utensils in the restaurant area are made from recycled content or plant materials.

That’s not the only thing that’s green. The Oasis features a 10,000 square foot area made up of synthetic grass from SYNLAWN, the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic turf for landscape use. The SYNLawn surface is designed to resemble natural ryegrass.

“This was a tremendous project,” said Mike Maschmeyer, owner of Chicago RoofDeck & Garden, which designed and built The Oasis. “The SYNLawn synthetic grass is what really set this project apart, from an aesthetics and environmental standpoint.”

SYNLawn products are the most environmentally friendly on the market. SYNLawn turf products save millions of gallons of water each year, keep fertilizers and pesticides away from pets and out of the groundwater supply, and reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption from lawn equipment.

SYNLawn products have replaced petroleum-based polyurethane with soybean oils in the manufacturing process and are recyclable.

“Nothing says green like SYNLawn,” said George Neagle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It not only helps to create a fresh and usable space like the one Chicago RoofDeck & Garden constructed for Lakeshore Sports & Fitness, it shows a commitment toward being a good steward of the environment.”

It also provides a nice complement to the physical fitness lifestyle and how Lakeshore Sports & Fitness have created the opportunities for its members to participate in that lifestyle and find respite at The Oasis.