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Managers Corner

Celebrate Men's Health

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Celebrate Men's Health  

June marks not only the beginning of summer but also kicks off Men’s Health Month. This Congressional health education program is celebrated across the country with health screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other awareness programs and outreach activities. It is not by coincidence that Men’s Health Month is celebrated during the same month as Father’s Day. Here’s the health of men everywhere, whether they are fathers (yet) or not!

The goal of Men’s Health month is to bring awareness to preventable health problems that plague men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease by men and boys. Studies show that men are more resistant to seeking medical care, {insert favorite won’t ask for directions joke here}, and are less likely to take actionable steps to prevent disease or illness. Men’s Health Month pushes past the stereotype that it isn’t manly to take care of yourself. C’mon guys, it’s time!

Ways to Celebrate

Use your company’s liberal dress policy to celebrate “Wear Blue Friday” the Friday before Father’s day. Launch or join a social media campaign about the importance of getting an annual checkup. Common hashtags are #MensHealthMonth and #ShowUsYourBlue. Check local listings and social media sites for area events to get involved. On a personal level, one-on-one discussions with the men you love about their health and any potential health concerns is a courageous place to start your involvement. Don’t be afraid to have the difficult discussions with those closest to you.

Here are a few post ideas from www.menshealthmonth.org. Visit their site for more fun ways to spread awareness.

Men die five years earlier than women, on average. So time to man up and get involved in #MensHealthMonth Visit a doctor, or encourage a friend. Wise up on all the facts available for men –> ow.ly/4mXhu9 Don’t forget to #ShowUsYourBlue

Men, listen up: We struggle at going to the doctor. Women go twice as much and end up living five years longer. So get it in gear during #MensHealthMonth and #ShowUsYourBlue

Men’s health is a family issue. It affects wives, mothers, daughters and sisters. Ladies, #ShowUsYourBlue and help the men in your life eat healthy, exercise and visit the doctor for #MensHealthMonth –> ow.ly/4mXhu9

History of Men’s Health Month

This is the 22nd annual Men’s Health Month. President Clinton signed it into law in 1994. Since then it has been giving health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The yearly response is overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

Other Manly News…

When we are younger, we don’t realize the advantages we are giving future selves by we choosing a healthy lifestyle. The young men in the clubs have other motivation than warding off the possibility of future cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes or as a new study out of Cambridge University in the UK suggests, lowering the risks for dementia. But, what awareness programs like Men’s Health Month, educated trainers and, ahem… certain newsletters… can provide is information that shed light to the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles for your entire lifetime.

The new study out of Cambridge University is a wonderful example of how taking better care of ourselves at a young age might better serve us as we age. In the study, which took place over a 20-year span, cases of dementia were shown to drop by 20% in men. During that time, the number of men who smoke has significantly decreased, therefore their arteries and hearts are in much better shape than in past decades. In addition, changes in diet and awareness of the importance of a healthier lifestyle in the areas of the UK where this study took place increased.

Professor Carol Brayne, director of the Institute of Public Health at Cambridge University, who co-led the study, said: "It may be that those things are playing a role. I know that others have suggested that men are becoming a bit more like women in terms of their health patterns."

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are far too complicated for anyone to believe that these earlier finding are the path to a cure. They most likely suggest that a disproportionate amount of men smoked compared to women and the decreasing in smoking is leveling out one risk factor in dementia. However, a 20% drop over 20 years due to lifestyle changes cannot be discounted either. It puts proof behind positive choices and it gives power to those who make them.

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Upcoming Events at PLF

BIG Blast Pool Party
Summer is here and we are ready to kick it off with a BANG. Join us on Saturday June 11th from 11am-2pm. There will be food, games, and swimming. $5.00 gives your choice of a hamburger, hot dog, or chicken sandwich. Sides incluede are chips, cookie and a drink.

Bring friends and family, entry for this event is FREE. 

FREE Nutrition Class
Shannon Muhs, a Registered Dietician from HYVEE, will be teaching a FREE class on Friday, June 3rd at 10am. Shannon will be here on June 24; at 6:30pm she'll be here again to present a “Summer Cooking Workshop.” 
 
Do you have new billing information?
Please be sure to notify Membership of any changes with you Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or credit card information before the 25th of every month.
 
Youth Punch Cards
Now offering Youth Guest Punch Cards! Use them towards swim lessons or team, racquetball, gym time or just to come hang out with mom and dad! 10 visits for just $50+ tax. For more details please see the front desk. (Buy a punch card today and get your first visit FREE)
 
YOUTH: Kara Lyles klyles@prairielife.com
Summer Camp is HERE!!!
Registration is now open for summer camp! Get your kids registered before they fill up. Camp is for ages 5+ and runs Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
 
2016 Summer Camp Themes
June 6-10: Cooks in the Kitchen
June 13-17: Fun and Fitness
June 20-24: Mission Impossible
June 27-July 1: Stars and Stripes
July 6-8: Volleyball Clinic
July 11-15: Shark Week
July 18-22: Buggin’ Out
July 25-29: PLF Olympics
 
Parents Night Out: Pirate Party, Friday June 10 
Drop the kids off from 5:00pm-9:00pm and go have a kid free fun night! Dinner is included, cost for the first child is $20 and $15 for additional children, all children must be on the same membership, or same family. Ages 3 and older are, and non-members are welcome to participate in this event. This month we will be SWIMMING. Come ready to swim but don’t forget a change of clothes.
 
Zanshin Martial Arts
Session 2 of Zanshin Martial Arts ends on June 23rd. We will be taking a 2 week break for the summer and the next session will begin July 12. Contact Daniel McCarthy at dmccarthy@prairielife.com with any questions about the program.
 
Teens in Training (TNT)
Boys and girls ages 10 to 13 are encouraged to take a safety course with one of our certified personal trainers on how to properly and safely train upstairs. Once they have graduated from the certification program they will be permitted to workout upstairs with a guardian 19 years or older. (TNT50)

Teens, ages 12 an order can also choose a package in which they will receive their certification along with 3 personal training sessions. The training sessions will be geared towards the teen’s strength, ability, and coordination. These sessions will allow your teen to have a better idea of what types of workouts will be beneficial for them and their growing and changing body. This course is a one-time fee of $120.00. *Additional personal training can be purchased. (TNT120)
Registration for these classes can be done online at prairielife.com under “youth class registration”
 
GROUP X: Joan Beck jbeck@prairielife.com
Summer Group Fitness Schedule
Check out the New Group Fitness schedule that starts June 6th. We will have classes to fit ALL your fitness needs and keep you working on your goals all summer!

Splash into Summer with Spin
Join us for our splash into summer with a Grease themed sing along cycle class on Friday June 3rd at 5:30 PM. This class is sure to get you pumped for summer!
 
AQUATICS: Peg Ryan pryan@prairielife.com
Summer Swim Team
Summer swim team is shaping up to be a BLAST!!  We have swim meets, and practices at 4:30 Monday and Wednesday’s and 6:30 on Tuesday and Thursday’s. It's perfect for mom and dad to put the kids at practice and come get some quality time at the gym or the outdoor pool!!
 
Splash-to-Swim Summer Swim Camps 
We are offering summer swim camps this year. Camp runs four consecutive days, two weeks in a row.  We're offering 3 different sessions.  This is perfect for a busy family that is trying to fit in all the summer activities and vacations! Registration is online at prairielife.com under “youth class registration.”
 
PILATES: Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com
Welcome to Summer
Come and try one of the best workouts to stay in shape during summer.  Come and try the Bodhi (Bo-dee)!!  It's the world's first four point suspension system and is an INTENSE and FUN workout that is accessible to everyone.   Increase your flexibility, improve your balance, become stronger than ever before and watch your posture improve as your abdominals and back become stronger than you believed possible.  This is a workout you are going to LOVE!!  Call or email Charlene Covey, Pilates Director to give it a try!  402-679-6386 or ccovey@prairielife.com
 
PERSONAL TRAINING: Matt Johnston mjohnston@prairielife.com
Elevation: Sports Performance Training
Elevation is a six-week sports-specific program designed to improve athletic performance by increasing an athlete’s speed, power, strength, agility, balance, and flexibility. This program is specifically tailored to enhance the athlete’s strength and improve the areas that need to be further developed to excel in his or her chosen sport. Contact Matt Johnston and receive a free elevation session.

 
 

Manager's Corner

Celebrate the Men you Love!

School’s out and it’s time to make a splash. Start by honoring the men in your life with Men’s Health Month activities. Raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging a healthy lifestyle is the best gift we can give the men we love. This month’s newsletter discusses the benefits our younger selves are giving to our future selves by living healthy. Every choice matters!

Now that summer is here the clubs will have new class schedules, new activities for kids and adults. Please let us know how we can help make your summer more fun.

Also, keep fitness at your fingertips with the PerFit App. Like Prairie Life Fitness on Facebook and share which routine you like the best. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy Father’s Day!

Joanna Cole, General Manager
 

Perfit exercise of the month

Soar Like Superman
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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