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Summer Camps 2016!

Register NOW online!! Summer Camps are planned and we are ready for an awesome summer! Spots are limited, so register soon.

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PLF Swim Lessons!

Offered in both group and private settings, our swim lessons are designed to help the swimmer learn to be more comfortable and confident in the water while allowing him or her to advance at a pace that is designed to meet their needs. Stop by our office or email us for more information!

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PLF Puma Swim Team

Prairie Life offers a year round swim team program providing a great learning opportunity to our young members about physical fitness and stroke technique all while having FUN! Schedule Monday through Thursday 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday 11-12pm. Age requirments:5yrs-18yrs. Fees: (per month) $60/member. Come try a class for FREE!

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Managers Corner

National Arthritis Month

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National Arthritis Month

May is the time many of are revving up for summertime activities. On your mark. Get set. Go… But, not so fast for over 50 million Americans, arthritis interferes with their plans for active lifestyles. That is 1 in every 5 adults and over 300,000 children. It is estimated that by 2030, 67 million people will be disabled by an arthritic disease.

Conquering Arthritis

Curing arthritis may not yet be possible but knowing you are at risk and living a preventative lifestyle is within everyone’s power. As is raising awareness and becoming involved in the advocacy for research. To become involved at the state level, visit

Prevention Tips

Prevention may not always be possible. Arthritis has many causes, increasing age, genetics and gender (more common in women), which are out of your control. However, there are healthy habits to reduce your risk of developing painful joints as you age. It so happens, many of these steps, like exercising and eating a healthy diet, prevent many other diseases too. That, our healthy friends, is a win-win!

  • Here Fishy Fishy…

Fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy polyunsaturated fat may reduce inflammation in the body. A study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that women who eat fish regularly might lower their risk for rheumatoid arthritis. The USDA recommends eating fish high in omega-3s—like salmon, trout, mackerel, and sardines, 2x per week.

  • Weight Control

Our joints, particularly our knees, are load-bearing mechanisms and must be able to support the weight of our bodies. The more we weigh, the more stress we are putting on our joints. Overweight women are almost four times as likely to get knee osteoarthritis as women of healthy weight.

  • Exercise

Not only does exercise take the stress off your joints but also it strengthens the muscles around your joints. Building strong muscles before any signs of arthritis begin to show, especially if there is a family history, is a particularly compelling reason to make exercise part of your daily routine. If you already have arthritis, it is not too late to build muscle and take some relief off those joints. Low impact aerobics, swimming, water aerobics and working with a trainer on finding the right exercises can help you slow the disabling affects of the disease.

  • Play and Stay Safe

Damaging cartilage in your knees can cause arthritis to develop more quickly. Unfortunately, this is not generally top of mind when we are young and in our prime. Cautionary tales ring true. Live fully but protective gear isn’t a bad idea…

  • Proper Technique

Using good form when we sit, lift, and work each day can help prevent everyday strains from adding up to unnecessary injury over time. You’ve heard these tips before but realizing they can help prevent arthritis puts more importance into their meaning, especially as you age.

  • Lift with your knees and hips, not your back.
  • Carry items close to your body, so you don’t put too much strain on your wrists or arms.
  • If you have to sit for long periods of time at work, ensure that your arms, back and legs are well supported.


  • Have a Drink or Two

Yes, you read that right. Contrary to most newsletters and most other studies, some arthritis studies suggest that women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis. There is not enough evidence to prove that alcohol prevents arthritis just suggestions that are causing researchers to study it further. However, drinking moderate amounts each week (one glass a day for women and two glasses for men) has also been linked to other health benefits, such as a lower risk for heart disease. Before drinking alcohol, seek advice from your doctor if it’s safe for you.

  • Speaking of Doctors…

If you start to develop joint pain, don’t wait it out. See your doctor or a rheumatologist. The damage from arthritis is progressive so the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more destruction will occur to the joint. Your doctor may be able to suggest treatments or lifestyle interventions to slow the effects of your arthritis and preserve mobility of your affected joints. Stubbornness is not your friend when it comes to achy joints. Call your doctor today if this applies to you.

And Now for the Numbers

As we enter into National Arthritis Awareness Month, here are the facts, as reported by the Arthritis Foundation. If you or someone you know is suffering from arthritis, you are most certainly not alone. There is help. there are abundant resources and worldwide studies occurring rapidly. Most importantly, there is hope.

  • Nearly 53 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030.
  • Almost 300,000 babies, kids and teens have arthritis or a rheumatic condition.
  • Arthritis is the nation’s # 1 cause of disability.
  • Working-age men and women (ages 18 to 64) with arthritis are less likely to be employed than those of the same age without arthritis.
  • 1/3 of working-age people with arthritis have limitations in their ability to work, the type of work they can do or whether they can work part time or full time.
  • People with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two major kinds of arthritis, miss a combined 172 million workdays every year.
  • Arthritis and related conditions account for more than $156 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses.
  • There are nearly 1 million hospitalizations each year due to arthritis.
  • 57% of adults with heart disease have arthritis.
  • 52% of adults with diabetes have arthritis.
  • 44% of adults with high blood pressure have arthritis.
  • 36% of adults who are obese have arthritis.
  • 1/3 of adults with arthritis age 45 and older have either anxiety or depression.



Select Physical Therapy Inside Prairie Life Fitness Nicole Schnaus, MSPT Clinic Manager

Phone:  615-465-6416


Upcoming Events at PLF

Please like us on Facebook for all updates, schedule changes, events, etc… we will keep you informed!!
CINCO DE MAYO Party at the Pool to raise funds and awareness for Augie’s Quest and ALS.  (over 21) For more info please contact Dani Dyer at
Youth Soccer has started…. Sign up in the Youth Activity Center!
Summer Camps Begin!! May 23rd.  There are still a few openings, sign up today!
First camp is all sports
Visit the café for the always fun new additions… Are you ready for summer? Try our new Chicken Taco Salad!
Does the word “Spinning” or “Cycling” send chills up your spine and send you running for the door.  Here is your chance to see what it’s all about and join the calorie burning cycling craze.  Cycling or “Spinning” is a great workout that can be adapted to all different fitness levels, so everyone in the class can do the same workout but challenge themselves individually.  
Sign up for the Intro to Cycle class that we will be holding the last Sunday of every month unless posted otherwise.
Zumbathon Benefit May 14th 9-11am see facebook for details.
Sign up for the GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE!  This is a nationwide event that we are excited to be a part of!
Watch for our abbreviated Memorial Day schedule to come out on facebook and club news on our website
For any questions about our Group Exercise events or to sign up please contact..
Ask about our Private and Group Swim lesson and our amazing Puma Swim Team!!
Don’t miss our Memorial Day Party at the Pool!! It’s a cook out from 12-1p, pool games throughout the day and cornhole to make it all a little competitive as we always do!

PT- Private and Semi-Private Training- Summer is almost here! Need a little extra guidance with your workout and diet?  Bored with your current routine? You and a friend (or two!) want to workout together?  E-mail our director, to chat about your training needs and we’ll set you up  with one of our top notch trainers.  Our trainers hold thousands of hours of training experience between them, covering several specialties and training styles.  We guarantee results!!

GetFIT with Emmery & Derrick: Hour-long total body training for all fitness levels, Tues/Thurs morning sessions on the exercise floor, email to get started.
Ladies-Only 6wk Bootcamp with Jodi: Full body cardio conditioning, toning & strength training programed just for the ladies! Jump in a session today! Email for more info.
X-Factor & X-Factor Endurance with Cat & Jodi: prep yourself for whatever life may throw at you! Includes high intensity cardio, Olympic weight lifting, mobility training, body weight & gymnastics exercises, classes offered Mon-Sat, email or for info.

“MEMORIAL DAY MURPH” workout on Monday May 30th for a min. $5.00 donation and all proceeds go to Operation Stand Down TN.  This charity provides a wide range of support for our honorably discharged veterans and their families throughout TN. at no cost to them.


Manager's Corner

Spoiler Alert - Mother's Day is One of Our Favs!
Don’t get us wrong Dad’s, we love you guys. But the Mothers who come into our clubs have a special spot in our hearts and we love celebrating them every chance we get. We admire the mother’s who never seem to tire of bringing their kids into the clubs so for kids’ activities or so they can get a workout in themselves. We strive to make the clubs a place where it easy to find a schedule where a combination of both is possible.

And, for moms (and dads) whose kids are older, who are now bringing in your once toddling youngsters in as tweens and young adults, we admire you dedication to instilling a lifetime of healthy living. One day, they will thank you for it. It might not be today but someday, when they thank you for making them brush their teeth everyday and always wearing clean underwear, healthy living might also be on the list.

We’d be remiss not to mention all the wonderful Mothers who help us run the clubs. Without their tireless dedication, we couldn’t do what we love. Thank you all.

Consider a relaxing massage from one of our licensed massage therapists and a day at the pool for your Mother this year!  What a nice way to say…Happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t miss our Memorial Day Party at the Pool!! It’s a cook out from 12-1p, pool games throughout the day and cornhole to make it all a little competitive as we always do!

Don’t forget, when you can’t make it to the club, we come to you with the PerFit App. See our website for full details. 

Let the Sun Shine, 

Laurie Killian, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Skate Jump for Joy!
Click above to see a video of our exercise of the month and click below to download PerFit, available on both iPhone and Android!



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