Club News

November Swim Lesson Special

Retain your children's swim skills by enrolling them in our Fall Break Special: (4) Lessons with a maximum of six students. Level 2 at 4:30 and Level 3 at 5:15. Level 4 & 5 Swimmers are welcome to join our Swim Team. Next session is Nov. 1st - December 21st. Cost is $30 for Members and $60 for Non-Members Classes will be: November 11th, November 13th, November 18th and November 20th. This is two classes a week. Cost: $25.00 for all Members and $50 for Non-Members No Discounts available. Registration will begin October 15th. Only On-Line Registrations will be accepted. Our regular Swim Lesson Program will start up again in January 2015.

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Join us for our annual Halloween Party, Thursday October 30th from 5:30-7:30. There will be food, games, a haunted house and more. Come dressed up and ready to win some candy! Pre-sale tickets are on sale for $4.00 per a child. You can purchase tickets online or at the front desk.

For more information contact kwardian@prairielife.comw

Lunch & Swimming With Santa

Mark Your Calendars for December 21st. Children 3 - 10 are invited to have lunch with Santa and meet him in the pool for a fun swim, followed by decorating cookies. Lunch is from 12:30 - 1:15 Swimming 1:30 - 2:15 Decorating Cookies -- 2:30 - 3:00 Cost is $15 for Members and $25 for Non-Members Registration will be on-line beginning December 10th

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

FIT CLUB - TEEN BOOTCAMP & SMALL GROUP

Mondays 4:15, Thursdays 6:15 PM, and Sundays 12:00 PM. Ages: 11-14, Register online or at the front desk. TEENS, get in the weight room in this safe and supervised environment. Our professional personal trainers will teach proper technique and strategy to maximize their time in the gym while avoiding injury. Members: $25/month, Non-Members: $40/month.

For more information contact jhooley@prairielife.com

Swim Team Information

Ninja Dolphin Swim Team - Registration on going. Practice starts September 8th. Practice schedule is: Monday, Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30. Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Friday is strictly endurance swimming from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Cost for Members is $30 per session and Non-members is $60.00. Session will run: September 8th to October 31st. Our next session will run November 1st to December 21st. There are (2) meets per month - Brownell Talbott and Jewish Community Center. Meets are fun, short and optional. Swim Team Caps and goggles are available for purchase at the front desk. All swim team members must be registered on-line. Go to Youth Registration on left side of web page and follow the link.

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

Youth Day Camps

School is back in session therefore we will be having day camps for those holidays and teacher in-service days when the kids are out of school and you still have to work. You can sign up online at prairielife.com under “youth class registration.” Bring a lunch or order from the café, an afternoon snack will be provided. We will be swimming, playing game, doing crafts, and more to ensure a fun filled day. Cost for members is first Child: $30 per a day and additional Children: $20 per a day. Cost for non-members is first Child: $35 per a day additional Children: $25 per a day

For more information contact kwardian@prairielife.com

Kids Night Blast

It’s more than just a babysitter! It’s more than just a night out for the parents! Plan on this all-inclusive event for your children, with dinner, games, swimming, movie, snacks, and more on the second Friday of the month. Drop your kids off for a fun filled night while you go and enjoy a relaxing kid free night. Ages 3+ from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Cost for members and non-members is $20 and additional children are $15. Sign up online at prairielife.com under the “Youth Class registration” tab.

For more information contact kwardian@prairielife.com

Adult Swim Program

Novice - Tuesday mornings 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. with Jerrett Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:00 - 8:00. Advanced is Wednesday mornings 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.(starting September 3rd)Julie Barr and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:45pm to 7:45 pm New this year starting January 6th - Monday and Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 is Advanced Adult Swimming with Katie.

Club Newsletter

Managers Corner

Happy Boo'tiful October

As we write this, the air has just a tint of crisp coolness. The early days of fall when football fans are hosting warm-up tailgate parties in their driveways (it's okay, admit it, we've done it too) and even die-hard summer lovers are kinda-sorta ready for a change in season. It's those early days of fall when excitement is in the air!

The fall also brings about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October. First and foremost, our thoughts and support go out to any family, member or friend who is battling or knows someone who is going through this right now. At some point in our lives, most of us will know someone who will be affected in some way or another. Which is why awareness and early detection is crucial.

Remember back in August when Facebook was covered with videos of people taking the ALS ice bucket challenge? How many of us knew about ALS before then? Wouldn't it be wonderful if Breast Cancer Awareness goes viral and gets the same great attention? (Perhaps not with an ice bucket challenge...) But, what we should be asking ourselves is: what can we do to raise awareness? If you are active on social media, we advocate that your pages reflect your personality. Even a serious topic such as Breast Cancer Awareness can, and often, is successfully brought to the forefront (as proven by the ALS challenge) with genuine and humorous messages. What will you do?

Have a safe and spirited Halloween season, fitness lovers!

Luke Shepherd

Pinktober

It's October, and you know what that means. Yes, it's time to get your tricks and treats ready, but it's also time to spend some time thinking about the girls. And by girls, we mean your breasts.

You undoubtably know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it bears repeating. Why? Because breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. And because this disease affects so many women, it also affects the men in their lives too—husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. Breast cancer affects us all.

Early Detection is Key
About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014:

  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women

  • About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed. (CIS is noninvasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer)

  • About 400,000 women will die from breast cancer

The good news is many women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early. Regular breast cancer screenings are the best way to detect cancer in its early stages. A mammogram, which is an X-ray image of the breast, can find a cancer lump before it can even be felt.

Women 40 and older should have a mammogram every year, but if you are younger than 40 and have a family history of breast cancer, your health care provider may recommend you begin screenings at a younger age.

Know Your Risk
Anyone can get breast cancer. Basically, if you're a woman, you can get breast cancer (sometimes, if you're a man, too). Although the causes are not fully known, age, gender and lifetime exposure to estrogen do seem to play a role. Some women have many known risk factors yet never develop breast cancer, while others have few known risk factors and do develop breast cancer. The biggest risk factor is simply being a woman (although men do account for about 1% of breast cancers in the United States). According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, here are some risk factors you should be aware of:

  • The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer

  • White women are more likely to get breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group

  • African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women

  • An inherited mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer genes

  • A family history of breast or ovarian cancer

  • Hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

  • A personal history of breast cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

  • High breast density on a mammogram

  • Older age at menopause (55 or older)

  • Never having children or having first child after age 35

  • Exposure to large amounts of radiation at a young age

  • Lack of exercise

  • Being overweight or weight gain as an adult (postmenopausal breast cancer)

  • Current or recent use (for more than 5 years) of menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormone use) containing estrogen plus progestin

  • Alcohol use

  • Younger age at first period (before age 12)

  • Current or recent use of birth control pills

  • Not breastfeeding

  • Ashkenazi Jewish heritage

Lower your risk
There are steps you can take that may help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. The Mayo Clinic suggests:

  • Limiting alcohol. Limit yourself to no more than one drink a day.

  • Don't smoke. Mounting evidence is showing a connection between smoking and breast cancer. Quitting smoking is just smarter for your overall health.

  • Control your weight. Being overweight or obese, especially after menopause, increases your risk.

  • Be physically active. Hit the gym for strength training and aerobic activity or get outside and walk.

  • Breastfeed. Breastfeeding (when possible) may play a role in breast cancer prevention. And the longer you breast feed, the better.

  • Limit the dose and length of time on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Combination hormone therapy for more than 3 to 5 years increases the risk of breast cancer. Talk to your health care provider about all your options.

Know the Signs
Despite regular mammograms, some breast cancers go undetected, so you should be vigilant about doing regular self-exams. Although breast self-exams should not be used as a screening tool, it is a good way to get to know your breasts so you can be aware of any changes, (Not sure how to perform a breast self-exam? Talk to your health care provider or visit www.breastcancer.org).

The warning signs of breast cancer can vary from woman to woman. The most common symptoms are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge. If you notice any of the following, you should see your health care provider:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area

  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast

  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin

  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple

  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast

  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly

  • New pain in one spot that does not go away

In most cases, these changes are not cancer. For example, breast pain is more commonly felt with benign (noncancerous) breast conditions than with breast cancer. But remember, the only way to know for sure is to see a health care provider.

A Few Words about Lumps

Many women become concerned when they feel lumps in their breasts. Breast tissue naturally has a bumpy texture and is more noticeable for some women than for others. Breast lumpiness is usually not a reason to worry. If the lumpiness can be felt throughout the breast, and both breasts feel similar, it's probably normal breast tissue.

Lumps that feel harder or different from the rest of the breast, or different from your other breast, or a lump that feels like it's changing should be checked out. You should see your health care provider if you:

  • Feel a new or changing lump that doesn't feel the same as the rest of your breast

  • Find a new or changing lump that feels different from your other breast

  • Feel something that is different from what you felt before

Remember, anytime you're unsure, you should see your health care provider.

Breast cancer does not discriminate. You owe it to yourself to know the facts, get regular screenings and do what you can to lower your risks. Do it for yourself. Do it for someone you love. But please...do it.

Upcoming Events: Youth Programs

Contact Kat Wardian at kwardian@prairielife.com.

Youth Babysitting Class: October 12th 10am-6:30pm
This is a class geared towards girls and boys 12 years and older who are looking to get into the babysitting game. At the end of the class your child will have earned their CPR, first aid and babysitting certifications. All materials are provided. Cost is $60 for members and $85 for non-members. Bring a lunch or purchase one from the café. Peg Ryan will be teaching the class. Register online at prairielife.com under "Youth Class Registration."

Kids Night Blast: Friday October 10th
It's more than just a babysitter! It's more than just a night out for the parents! This is an all-inclusive event for your children, with dinner, games, swimming, movie, snacks and more. Drop your kids off for a fun-filled night while you go and enjoy a relaxing evening. Ages 3+ from 5pm-9pm. Cost for members and non-members is $20 and additional children are $15. Sign up online at prairielife.com under the "Youth Class registration" tab.

Youth Day Camps
School is back in session, therefore we will be having day camps for those holidays and teacher in-service days when the kids are out of school and you still have to work. On October 17th from 8:30am to 4:00pm we will have camps. You can sign up online at prairielife.com under "youth class registration." Bring a lunch or order from the café; an afternoon snack will be provided. We will be swimming, playing games, doing crafts and more to ensure a fun-filled day. Cost for members: first child is $30 per day and additional children are $20 per day. Cost for non-members: first child is $35 per day, additional children are $25 per day.

Scheduled Classes
The youth scheduled classes are up online and registration is open. Session one is currently in progress. Registration for session two of classes will run the weeks of October 13th - November 17th. We are offering a wide variety of classes from soccer and dance to volleyball and racquetball. There is something for everyone and every age! Register online at prairielife.com under "Youth Class Registration."

Upcoming Events: Aquatics

Contact Barb Anderson at banderson@prairielife.com.

Private Swim Lessons
All private swim lessons are available at a special rate, now through October 15th. Members purchase 4 lessons at $20 each and get the 5th free. Non-members purchase 4 lessons at $26 each and get the 5th free.

Upcoming Events: Personal Training

Contact Jack Hooley at jhooley@prairielife.com

Fit Club: $25 a month ($40 for non-members)
Looking for a way to get your teen passionate about something? Try Fit Club! Our professional personal trainers will teach proper technique and strategy to maximize their time in the gym while avoiding injury. Let your teen in the weight room in this safe and supervised environment. Mondays 4:15PM; Thursdays 6:15PM and Sundays 12:00PM. Members $25 and non-members $40. Register online at prairielife.com under "Youth Class Registration." Contact Jack Hooley for more information at jhooley@prairielife.com.

Homeschool PE
We will be resuming our Homeschool PE classes starting September 22nd. Class will run Monday and Wednesday's from 1-1:45pm. There will be two age groups ages 4-6 years and ages 7+.

For More Information, please contact Jack Hooley at jhooley@prairielife.com.

Upcoming Events: Pilates

Contact Nikki Kendall at nkendall@prairielife.com.

Demo Days
Look out for Demo Days Wednesday October 15th in the lobby, both personal training and Pilates will be available for demonstrations.

Combo Package
Want results? Get started today with Pilates and Personal Training. Six weeks of Pilates and Personal training, two one hour sessions a week. This is the lowest price for a combo package at $100 a week.

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