Club News

Private Swim Lesson Special

Private Swim Lessons available with Certified Water Safety Instructors. Your schedule - your time. A great time to get a jump start on learning to swim. Mother and Father's Day Special from May 11th through June 15th. Members can purchase five private lessons for $100.00 and Non-Members can purchase five private lessons for $140.00. Purchase as many sets of 5 as you like.

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

Swim Team Information

Ninja Dolphin Swim Team - Registration begins March 12th. Swim Team will be limited to the first 45 who sig up. Spring session begins March 30th. Practice schedule is: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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 $35 per session and Non-members is $80.00. Session will run: March 30th - May 29TH . There are (2) meets per month - Brownell Talbott and Jewish Community Center. Meets are fun, short and optional. Swim Team Caps, t-shirts and goggles are available for purchase at the front desk. Swim Team shirts can be purchased from coach's. All swim team members must be registered on-line. Go to Youth Registration on left side of web page and follow the link. NOTE: NO PRACTICE APRIL 20TH - 25TH. PRACTICE RESUMES APRIL 27TH

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

Adult Swim Program

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

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Managers Corner

Hey Sugar, Fight Cancer by Eliminating Sweets

 

 

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Hey Sugar, Fight Cancer by Eliminating Sweets

We all know sugar isn’t “good” for us, but how many of us truly examine the harm it can do. Sugar interferes with our healthy and balanced physiology. Cancel cells thrive on sugar, making it even more problematic. Need proof? When a patient goes in for a PET scan to see if cancer is spreading, they are given dextrose, a form of sugar. Since cancer cells have more receptor sites for sugar than for anything else, the radioactive dye is easier seen on larger cells. It is also makes growth easier to detect. 

All of our healthy body cells need oxygen to survive. Cancer cells, however, get energy through fermentation. Simply put, sugar fuels the survival of cancer cells. Continued consumption makes them thrive.

According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health, “High blood sugar and insulin levels also lead to elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Milk cows injected with hormones, elevated IGF-1 plays a major role in the progression of many childhood cancers and in the growth of tumors in breast cancer, small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and cancers of the pancreas and prostate. Whether it’s the insulin, the body fat, the inflammation, or the hormones, many studies support the flat-out fact that sugar equals cancer.”

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2004 showed that women who ate the highest glycemic (or sugary) foods were three times more likely to develop colon cancer.

Alternative or Artificial Sweeteners?

Stevia, a natural herb stevia is the recommended alternative sweetener. Xylitol® is also an acceptable alternate. These both work great in baking and will help satisfy cravings for sweets without potentially causing cancer.

Maple syrup and honey are also natural but they will still cause a spike in blood sugar. Only eat in raw, organic forms if you choose these alternatives to sugar. Regular exercise will be required to burn off the extra calories of these natural beauties.

Anything packaged in pink, blue, and yellow packets are made in a lab and should be taken out of consideration. Saccharine, Nutrasweet®, and Splenda® are concentrated chemicals and have no business being in the bloodstream of anyone wanting to stay cancer free.

Sugar is found everyone and is probably impossible to avoid. According to published reports, “the top source of sugar for the vast majority of North Americans is soft drinks. Other sources include processed meats, pizza, sauces, breads, soups, crackers, fruit drinks, canned foods, yogurt, ketchup, and mayonnaise.”

As health conscious consumers, we can do our best to minimize our exposure. Start by making it a habit to read the ingredients of the foods we eat. Would you be alarmed to know that sugar is consumed at an average of 120 pounds per person each year? That looks like an area with ample opportunity for improvement on our own behalves.

This Just In… Other Cancer News

Incrementally, progress in our fight against cancer is being made. Perhaps, not as quickly as we’d like. Perhaps not in time to save the lives of people we love but increased awareness, healthier lifestyles, research and technology is moving us forward. We are becoming smarter about cancer and advancement, if not cures, are on the horizon.

Exciting news regarding new anticancer drugs have recently been announced. Johnson & Johnson has reportedly purchased the company that produces Imbruvica, a pill used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other rarer blood cancers. With the backing of Johnson & Johnson, it is speculated that other anticancer drugs may be on the horizon.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immune therapy drug for lung cancer. Opdivo, has shown good results against melanoma. Additional testing has shown it can work against squamous non-small cell lung cancer, one of several types of lung cancer. The FDA granted approval after confirming claims that, “Opdivo, known generically as nivolumab, is a so-called monoclonal antibody. These are lab engineered immune system proteins that help the body attack and kill tumors.”

In the United States, with an estimated 224,210 new diagnoses and 159,260 deaths in 2014, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. Any advancement in the battle against this disease is exciting.

It is reported that in tests, lung cancer patients who got Opdivo lived an average of three months longer than those who got the standard chemotherapy drug docetaxel. It may not sound like much but some patients lived much longer. When stage 4 lung cancer is almost a certain death sentence, three more months is a lifetime.

Researchers at MIT have developed a new Nanodevice that defeats drug resistance.

The device, which consists of gold nanoparticles embedded in a hydrogel that can be injected or implanted at a tumor site, can also be used more broadly to disrupt any gene involved in cancer.

“You can target any genetic marker and deliver a drug, including those that don’t necessarily involve drug-resistance pathways. It’s a universal platform for dual therapy,” says Natalie Artzi, a research scientist at MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and senior author of a paper describing the device in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of March 2.

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Upcoming Events at PLF

YOUTH ACTIVITIES Kat Wardian kwardian@prairielife.com

Babysitting Class: April 3rd 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Join us for a babysitting class on Friday January 3rd from 8am-6pm. This is a class geared towards girls and boys 11 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 will be provided. Cost is $60 for members and $85 for nonmembers. Bring a sack lunch or order from the café. 

Parents Night Out: Hop into Summer! 

Drop the kids off from 5:00pm-9:00pm and go have a kid free fun night! Dinner is included, cost for 1 child is $20, 2 children is $30, 3 children is $35, additional children after 3 are $5 per a child, 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 doing a variety of different summer and Easter activities. Remember to bring those swim suits we will be swimming!!! 

Summer Camps

Schools out for SUMMER!!! Bring the kids up to Prairie Life for camp. We will be offering a wide variety of different camps such as, Surfs Up, Fun and Fitness, The Great Outdoors, Shark Week, Mad Scientist, and Lost at Sea. Camps runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. Cost for members is $160 a week and $200 for non-members a week. Registration is open online at prairielife.com. 

Scheduled Classes

We are offering a variety of youth classes for a variety of ages, private volleyball lessons, racquetball, Taijutsu, little ninjas, Zumba Tonic, Tiny Tots to Soccer Jocks and boxing. See the website under “youth class registration” for dates and times. Classes will be 6 weeks long cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. 

Homeschool P.E.

Come and join us again for homeschool P.E. beginning the week of January 5th from 1:00pm-1:45pm. Cost is $6.00 a class for non-members and members are free

PERSONAL TRAINING Jack Hooley jhooley@prairielife.com

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 18 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”

Fit Express

Justin Rudiger's Fit Express class is revamped and he is looking for participants who want to get an hours’ worth of working out in half the time. All experience levels are welcome, contact Justin for more information. 

Power-Lifting: April 25th 

Clinton Urbanovsky will be hosting a power-lifting competition open to all experience levels on April 25th registration is due by Monday April 6th. You will receive a dri-fit shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in several weight classes. A free keg is provided after the event for those competitors 21+Cost for bench and dead lift is $45 ($30 for one event) Questions contact Clint at clurba01@wsc.edu 

Small Group Training

Small Group Personal Training is a great way to start getting ready for the swimsuit season! talk to a personal trainer today to find out how to participate in these fast paced, heart strengthening, fat melting workouts! Classes are forming now, or join an existing group

NEW Training Staff
Be on the lookout for new trainers offering free personal training sessions to all members. Have them take you through some new exercises, or help have them get you through your current routine better than you have ever done on your own! Contact fitness center director Jack Hooley to get set up with your free session! 402-537-0430

AQUATICS Barb Anderson banderson@prairielife.com 

Adult CPR and First Aid Certification
Be on the lookout for adult CPR and First Aid classes. The full course will be offered Sunday April 11
th from 12:30-6:00pm and the cost is $27. If you are just interested in getting re-certified then join us April 11th from 10:30-12pm and the cost is $19.00

PILATES Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com

Summer is just around the corner - Get your body back!  Tone and tighten with a Pilates Reformer class.  Check out our new equipment the Pilates Tower of Power and feel the difference after just a few sessions!  You are going to be AMAZED at the results!  Contact Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com or text 402-679-6386 for a free demonstration!

Manager's Corner

Hide the Easter Candy, Hit the Easter Trails Instead

We love the freshness of spring. Everything and everyone seems happy and new. April showers wash away the last of the cold and bring with them a sense of hope and excitement for sunny days ahead. And, of course, there is Easter to look forward to! Before filling Easter baskets chock full of candy though, read through this months newsletter about the relationship between sugar and cancer. Even the Easter Bunny would have to agree that we all need to be smarter when it comes to sugar consumption. Don’t tell your kids we said that!... 

Summer is about 8 weeks away. How are you coming on your weight loss or “I’m going to be super buff by summer” goals? There’s still time to feel great about yourself before summer. Look at our class schedule, talk to a personal trainer or fitness instructor today. Also, on days you don’t make it to the club; remember to use the PerFit App to keep you on track.

Happy Easter!

Sincerely,
Jeff Young, Manager

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