Club News

SCHOOL'S OUT~CAMP'S IN DAYS AT PLF!

Registration is now open for all days we are offering camp through 2017. Come and join us for SCHOOL-OUT DAYS, 9am-4pm with early drop off/late pick up availability. The kids will love our themes and the time they get to spend in the gym, the art room and the swimming pool. Lunch is included and made daily in our cafe. Need more than a day? We include multi days to save you time AND money. Make sure to sign up for the three and four day camps during the holidays and save some moola for yourself! Questions? Call Mary Rauter at 913-764-5444

For more information, contact MRAUTER@PRAIRIELIFE.COM

Mom's TIME OUT is back with more times available!

Whether you know it as Drop and Shop or Mom's Time Out, it is that time of year again when this specialty camp really starts gearing up. It couldn't come at a better time...SCHOOL TIME. Mom or dad get 4 hours away while we keep the young ones, ages 2 and older, busy with large motor skills, arts & crafts and even swimming*(*Fridays)! Lunch is included. Any Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-12:30 pm. $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Contact Mary Rauter at mrauter@prairielife.com or call the Youth Activities Center at 913-764-5444 with further inquiries and to register.

For more information, contact mrauter@prairielife.com

PLF BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!

Is the thought of planning your child's birthday party too much to handle in the hustle and bustle of raising a family? Let our seasoned staff at PLF organize and run the whole party for you. No longer do you need to clean your castle before and after, we do all the work. Each two-hour party consists of gym activities, private room and SWIMMING! Custom parties are available to fit the desires of any child and parent. Contact Mary Rauter at 913-764-5444 for further details.

For more information, contact mrauter@prairielife.com
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Managers Corner

The Down-Low on Diabetes

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The Down-Low on Diabetes

Most everyone knows having Type 2 diabetes means your body can’t use insulin properly and results in excess blood sugar.

What those us who without diabetes don’t realize is that it can wreak havoc on your health.

High blood sugar wreaks havoc on your body in the following ways:

• Diabetes causes heart disease as glucose builds up in the blood vessels.
• High blood sugar causes nerve damage in your feet and legs. Rare cases can cause damage in the arms, abdomen and back.
• Vision loss is a common condition among Type 2 diabetes sufferers.
• Diabetes often leads to kidney disease.
• It can also cause sexual problems.
• Type 2 diabetes doubles the chance of Stroke.

Diet and exercise can help manage diabetes and avoid these avoidable health issues. While lifestyle changes are important parts of keeping under control, most patients require oral medications or insulin injections for treatment, too.

Chronic Inflammation and Diabetes – Say What?

Another thing most of us know, chronic inflammation within our tissues has an adverse effect on our health in thousands of adverse ways. Recently a group of researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine has found that chronic inflammation could be the missing link between obesity and diabetes. Inflamed tissues secrete exosomes that carry microRNA, which has been found to cause insulin resistance in mice and during an in vitro study when human liver and fat cells were treated with "obese" exosomes.

"This is a key mechanism of how diabetes works," said Olefsky of University of California San Diego School of Medicine. "If we can find out which of the microRNAs in those exosomes cause the phenotype of diabetes, we can find drug targets."

Determining which miRNAs to target will require more research. However, the team has already found one suspect: microRNA-155, which inhibits a well-known metabolic protein called PPAR. The researchers note that effective anti-diabetic drugs that target this protein do exist but they trigger side effects deemed unacceptable in clinical practice.

"Still, there are a number of microRNAs that we hope will lead to new, highly druggable targets resulting in new insulin-sensitizing therapeutics," said Olefsky. "We can obtain exosomes from blood -- known as a liquid biopsy -- to sequence all of these microRNAs."

By sequencing exosomes, researchers can obtain genetic signatures that could lead to biomarkers for this disease, similar to how liquid biopsies are used to find drugs that will be effective in cancer treatment. Olfesky hopes that biomarkers for diabetes will one day be used to determine if a person is at high risk of diabetes in the next year or never. Biomarkers may also predict which patients will respond to specific therapies.

"This could go beyond insulin resistance," said Olefsky. "Exosomes could be causing other complications of obesity that may not be related to metabolism."

Anti-Inflammatory Diets Fight Diabetes, Pain & More

Inflammation is the immune system’s way of protecting our body by bringing white blood cells to the area of concern via increased blood flow. The increased attention to the affected area might also bring swelling, redness, heat, and pain or discomfort. Perhaps you’ve probably seen this immune system response in action, as a cut or scrape becomes hot and puffy around the wound while the extra blood is running to the wounded area.

When the immune system begins to overreach and attacks healthy body tissues, an autoimmune disorder begins and causes inflammation in otherwise healthy areas of the body. Arthritis and fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as celiac and irritable bowel disease (IBD) all stem from autoimmune disorders. For diseases that aren’t autoimmune, inflammation can still play a part as the body continuously tries to heal the tissues in a given area. Asthma creates inflamed airways; inflammation related to diabetes affects insulin resistance, etc.

Anti-inflammatory diets, aka healing diets, can help us manage inflammation within our tissues. This begins with a menu high in vegetables, fruits, wild meats and sprouted seeds rich with omega-3 benefits. The evidence is clear that such anti-inflammatory foods can regulate our immune systems and help fight many health ailments.

Get Out of Your Seat

Evidence suggests chronic sitting is an independent risk factor for insulin resistance and an early death. Even if you exercise regularly, eat right and are very fit, even a professional level athlete, sitting each day is detrimental. To be specific, research has shown that sitting for more than eight hours a day raises your risk for Type 2 diabetes by 90%. There is a reason standing desks are so popular!

While working out and jarring fitness routines can put your joints at risk for inflammation the risk of inactivity is too great. Educate yourself by working out safely. Wear proper shoes and workout gear. Ask personal trainers and fitness instructors at Prairie Life Fitness about high-intensity training. These workouts effectively stimulate muscles to release anti-inflammatory myokines, which increases glucose use inside muscles and insulin sensitivity.

Also, walk more often. Start by taking the furthest parking spot. It is one small step you can take toward battling diabetes, among many other deadly diseases.

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Member Spotlight: Cindia Carlos


Lost 21 total inches
Lost 7 inches off waist
Lost 11% body fat
Lost 28 lbs

When Cindia Carlos gained weight after quitting smoking, she joined Prairie Life Fitness and started working with Personal Trainer Jennifer Schroeder.

She said, “I was asked once if I was pregnant, and that was enough I joined the gym and it was the best decision I've ever made.

“I started working with Jennifer, and she is an excellent trainer. She motivates me to push beyond my perceived limits! I feel great, look good and have a great amount of energy. Thank you, Jennifer, for all your support!”

Congratulations on your results, Cindia! We are proud to have you in our PLF family.

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Manager's Corner

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Happy Thanksgiving

As the year winds to a close, we are especially grateful for family, friends and good health. Prairie Life Fitness is grateful for each of every one of our members and your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for spending time with us throughout the year. We are thankful for YOU!

Don’t let the holiday throw you off your game. Sign up for our 12 Days of Fitness starting in December and remember to schedule your workouts around your holiday events. Watch for signups and information throughout the club.

With Our Gratitude,


Neal Huston, General Manager

PS. Remember to take your workout on the go with the PerFit App! Download it today on the App Store.
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