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DO YOU HAVE PLANS FOR YOUR KIDS THIS SPRING BREAK?

Sign them up for the PLF Spring Break Camp Today! March 16-20th 9-3 Members and Non-Members welcome! Gym Time, Swim Time and Craft Time!! Call 615-764-3984 to sign up or e-mail

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR SUMMER CAMP!!

A great summer of fun camps where your child will learn and grow. They will also participate in swim everyday along with kids yoga and kid fit classes. It’s going to be awesome! $195/week for members and $225/Week for non-members. Swim lessons are available during swim time as well. Register right here on this site under Youth Class Registration!! If you are a non-member you are also welcome to register here and Tambi will call you to get payment.

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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 thur Thursday 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday 11-12pm. Age requirments:5yrs-18yrs. Fees: (per month) $50/member and $70/non member. Come try a class for FREE!

For more information contact cmorrison@prairielife.com

PLF Water Fitness

We offer a variety of different water fitness classes each designed to meet the needs our members. Each class is designed to target various aspects of overall health and fitness. Stop by our aquatics office to get a schedule of our classes!

For more information contact cmorrison@prairielife.com
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Managers Corner

What's New in Nutrition?

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What's New in Nutrition?

Going all in is the American way, even to the point of overdoing things that are not good for us. We’ve witnessed healthy lifestyles take unhealthy turns in cases of obsessive working out, steroid use and yo-yo dieting. The latest example is a new form of eating disorders called orthorexia.

Orthorexia differs from other forms of disorders in that the obsessive focus is not on how much or how little one consumes, but the perceived virtue of the food itself. As Heather Hansman from Fast Company reports, “Nutritionists and psychologists say that they’re seeing it more often, especially in the face of restrictive food trends, like gluten-free, and growing information about where food comes from, how it’s grown and processed.”  Although a gluten-free diet is required for those with celiac disease and gluten allergies, the obsessive exclusion of certain foods based on diet trends will lead us to hear about “orthorexia” more often.

Foods You Should Eat Every Day

  • Spinach

Green and leafy and a nutritional powerhouse, Popeye knew what he was talking about! This noted muscle builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis.

  • Yogurt

Various cultures claim yogurt as their own creation, but the 2,000-year-old food's health benefits are undisputed: Fermentation generates hundreds of millions of probiotic organisms that serve as beneficial bacteria in your body.

  • Tomatoes

There are two things you need to know about tomatoes: Red are the best, because they're packed with more of the antioxidant lycopene. And, processed tomatoes are just as potent as fresh ones, because it's easier for the body to absorb the lycopene. Studies show that a diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.

  • Carrots

Most red, yellow, or orange vegetables and fruits are spiked with carotenoids - fat-soluble compounds that are associated with a reduction in a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk and severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis - but none are as easy to prepare, or as low caloric, as carrots.

  • Blueberries

Packed with more antioxidants than any other North American fruit, blueberries can help prevent cancer, diabetes, and age-related memory changes (hence the nickname "brain berry"). Studies show that blueberries, which are rich in fiber and vitamins A and C, also boost cardiovascular health.

  • Black Beans

All beans are good for your heart, but none can boost your brainpower like black beans. They are full of anthocyanins, antioxidant compounds that have been shown to improve brain function.

  • Walnuts

Richer in heart-healthy omega-3s than salmon, loaded with more anti-inflammatory polyphenols than red wine, and packing half as much muscle-building protein as chicken.

  • Oats

The king of all health foods, oats garnered the FDA's first seal of approval. They are packed with soluble fiber, which lowers the risk of heart disease. Oats are loaded with carbs, but the release of those sugars is slowed by the fiber. And, because oats also have 10 grams of protein per 1/2-cup serving, they deliver steady, muscle-friendly energy.

Nutrition for Strong Mental Health

Researchers have found that in addition to healthy eating, nutrient-based prescriptions also have the potential to assist in the management of mental disorders. For example, studies show that a variety of nutrients have a clear link to brain health, including omega-3s, B vitamins (particularly folate and B12), choline, iron, zinc, magnesium, S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe), vitamin D, and amino acids.

The factors of mental health are complex but compelling evidence is emerging that shows nutrition as a key component in strong mental health. “Recent studies suggest that nutrition is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology,” said lead author Jerome Sarris, Ph.D., from the University of Melbourne, a member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR). “In the last few years, significant links have been established between nutritional quality and mental health. Scientifically rigorous studies have made important contributions to our understanding of the role of nutrition in mental health,” he said.

 

Club News

 

Member Spotlight: Evelyn Petrovich

Evelyn joined the PLF family in February 2012. Since then, she has lost 100+ lbs. Her journey started at 368lbs. She had gastric bypass surgery and after initial success, much of the weight returned. She knew that proper nutrition and exercise would be key factors to contribute to her weight loss journey. Evelyn was introduced to Adam Craft, head trainer, and soon began a strict workout and diet regimen.  “Adam never gave up on me. He encourages me through my workouts, never letting me give up and at times has more faith in my abilities than I do.” Evelyn is now 170lbs and has completed her first 5K at 57 years old! Congrats Evelyn! 

   

March Events at PLF Franklin

Want some help sticking to those New Years resolutions? Need a little extra motivation and coaching to reach your weight loss or fitness goals? PLF has an amazing personal training staff ready to help you reach your true health and fitness potential! Our trainier have a wide range of experience and expertise, so no matter if you're trying to loose 20lbs to fight off heart disease or diabetes, or train for a marathon or fitness show, we've got someone to help YOU!

Check out some of the extra classes our trainers are currently offering:

Ladies-Only 6wk Bootcamp with Jodi: This bootcamp meets 3x/wk for 6wks and also includes nutritional counseling and exercise "homework". Morning & evening sessions available. Next session starts March 16th. Email jcobb@prairielife.com for details.

Ultimatum ViPR Training with Jennifer: This high intensity conditioning class meets at 5:30am and introduces a hot new training tool- ViPR, loaded movement training. If you're ready to push yourself to the ultimate limit, email jnichols@prairielife.com for more info.

TRX Suspension training with Armah: This class uses gravity and your bodyweight to deliver a fast and effective full-body workout. TRX training builds a rock-solid core, increases muscular endurance, and benefits people of all fitness levels. Email amitchem@prairielife.com for details.

Bootcamp with Whitney: This hour-long bootcamp session includes total body training for guys & gals alike. Strength training, cardio conditioning, & core work guaranteed to get you back into shape quick! Email wbarnhill@prairielife.com for info.

Aquatics

March 28th: Swim Meet 11:30-12:30 email cmorrison@prairielife.com

Sign up for Summer Camps now! Email tmatich@prairielife.com for info!

Manager's Corner

New Nutritional Buzz


Spring hasn’t quite sprung but it is getting closer. Spring fever, however, is in full swing as everyone is getting anxious to be outside again soon. In the meantime, our members our working hard to be ready when the temperatures start to rise.

We focus on fitness, family and fun but we should never discount the importance of good nutrition. This month’s newsletter focuses on how different aspects of nutrition affect our lives, not just our health. Learn how to recognize the signs of most recent emerging eating disorder and help yourself or someone you know.

Specials at the Café:

Shamrock Shake: Vanilla Protein, Milk, Mint Extract, Whipped Cream, & Sprinkles! Also, Roast Beef and Swiss on Rye Sandwich. Served with Coleslaw.

Tanning Special: Pot of Gold: One Month Unlimited for $40.00…any bed!

Membership Special: Refer a friend or family member, receive $25 credit to account. 

Happy St. Patty's Day!

 - Laurie Killian, Manager

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