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This is Your New Year

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This is Your New Year


You are literally going to make hundreds of thousands of decisions in 2017. Some of them will be better than others. Salad for lunch instead of a burger and fries = good decision. Working out at lunch only to drink and eat bar food all night - uh, questionable. Point is none of our decision compasses point due north at all times. We all wobble, from time to time, right?

Here are a few resolutions to consider…

#1. Lose Weight – Scratch that.  

#1. Build Confidence

Does it matter how much we weigh? Numbers on a scale have led most of us up and down the rabbit hole more than once. According to charts on most every doctor’s office wall, apparently weight does matter. But, this year, rather than getting fixated on the number, resolve to focus on the habits required to be strong and confident. Don’t fall for any “get skinny quick schemes.” Do the work, expect some bumps in the road and steadily navigate to a happier and healthier, you.

It’s a great idea to use a food journal to track what you eat. Also, have a good support system in place. Weeks four - six is when it gets tricky and many people start to lose steam. Plan for it! Get through these rough times by working out with a friend, get started with a personal trainer, try new fitness classes, etc. Whatever it takes to stay motivated and make 2017 YOUR year. You’ve got this. And, guess what? We’re here for you! Pardon the interruption for this short commercial break…

                        Have You Had Your Free Jump Start?

If you are new to Prairie Life Fitness, the Jump Start program is designed to improve your results by introducing you to the facility, equipment, programs, and services available within the club.

Depending on your specific needs, goals and interests, the Jump Start may include FREE introductory sessions with a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, group fitness manager, youth services manager or any other program staff member who can help successfully begin your membership.

For more info or to schedule a Jump Start, contact a Membership Services Representative. Now back to your regularly scheduled resolutions…

#2. Stay Connected

Put down the phone. Step away from the screen. Get out and actually see your friends. Your actual friends, not just the people you know online. Say hello to people at the gym… Here’s a crazy idea – make new friends! Research suggests people with strong social lives outlive those who isolate themselves. Send a tweet or a text but follow-up with an in-person visit. Your grandmother, mother and friends will love you for it.

#3. Sleep In

Sleep does more than keep you looking young and beautiful, although those are a couple of great perks. A lack of sleep has been linked to increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. And, sleep strengthens our memories through a process called consolidation. This becomes more crucial as we age so make a resolution to take more guilt-free naps, pronto!

#4. Travel

Break your routine. Whether it is a road trip or a long overdue vacation, our bodies and minds need to be rejuvenated and renewed by new scenery every once in awhile. Too often, we get stuck in a rut and are “autopiloting” ourselves through too much of our lives. Go somewhere that you have to think about which direction you are headed. A little adventure is good for the soul.

#5. More Cheer with Less Beer

You knew it was coming. No resolution list is complete without the option to quit drinking or moderate alcohol consumption. 2016 has seen a national uptick in binge drinking so while this suggestion may seem cliché, it remains relevant. Be honest with yourself. If you are drinking too much, too often – consider making the classic “New Year’s Resolution” and start fresh on January 1st, 2017. (or January 21st, totally your call.)

#6. Exercise Differently

If you are new to working out, everything is brand new and it’ll take awhile for you to get bored with your routine or your body to plateau. Which is its nice way of saying, “Yeah, I’m comfortable right here.”, even if you want to lose another 20 lbs. or 3” off your waist. Fight the flab by trying new classes, new routines, different machines, working with a trainer, etc. This goes for you veterans, too. It’s a new year and there’s no better time to mix things up and go try different things. This time, it’s your muscles that will thank you for it.

#7. Stress Less

Identify what causes you the most stress and then strive to eliminate it. Ta-da! Once you have that wiped off your calendar, by ‘um, let’s say, mid-March; 2017 will be a breeze. If only it were that easy. Our timeline might be a bit off but making a resolution to reduce the stress does start with identifying the root cause. Stressed-out to the max is no way to live life. This might take more than one year to master but the rewards pay dividends toward a higher quality of life.

#8. Track Progress

How did you do on your 2016 resolutions? If you are like most people, you don’t remember the promises you made to yourself a year ago, let alone keep track of progress. That however, is the key to success. Whichever of these, or other, resolution(s) you make for 2017, write it down! Put it on your calendar, set reminders and hold yourself accountable. If it truly means something to you, make a note of it somewhere and let’s make it happen.

Club News

 

Upcoming Events at PLF


Holiday Club Hours:

New Year’s Eve: 5am-6pm            
New Year’s Day: 5am-10pm

Café:
NEW! Pre-Workout!!!


The café is not selling Complete Nutrition Pre-X7 (watermelon). You can purchase the pre workout for $3 per a scoop.

Youth Program Hours:   

New Year’s Eve: 8am-1pm           
New Year’s Day: 9am-4pm

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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 PROGRAMS:
Kara Lyles klyles@prairielife.com & Susanne Draper sdraper@prairielife.com

Homeschool PE     

Homeschool PE run on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 2pm. Personal Trainer Jake Wood will be here to run, jump, and play with your kids! There will be NO PE 1/16 for MLK day

Kid’s Night In: January 13: Winter Wonderland

Bring the kids from 5pm-9pm for a cozy night in. The night will consist of fun activities, dinner, snack and finishing the night up with a movie. 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. Registration is limited so register online at prairielife.com or contact Kara Lyles with any questions.

Zanshin Martial Arts
The next session of Zanshin Martial Arts will begin January 10th – March 2nd. Contact Daniel McCarthy at dmccarthy@prairielife.com with any questions about the program. Registration opens on December 20th online at prairielife.com under youth class registration.

Kid Contracts
Kids Contracts are continuing through the fall for kids who are 9+. To get a kids contract you need to have a parent and child stop in the nursery to read and sign a contract. It is a great way for our older kids that don't want to come in the nursery or adv. room anymore to enjoy the gym.

GROUP X: Joan Beck jbeck@prairielife.com

A new class schedule will begin on January 9th

PILATES: Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com

It's a New Year! Are you ready to become an even better YOU? Why not give Pilates a try? Here are 10 reasons why Pilates leads to a happier, healthier life. I can't think of a better time to be HAPPIER and HEALTHIER than 2017! Sign up today for a demo and began 2017 the right way! Contact Charlene Covey @ ccovey@prairielife.com or 402-679-6386. Mention this top ten list and get your first session FREE!

1. You can do it on your lunch break.
Even though it works you hard, it does not leave you spent and sweaty, so you can easily fit it into a busy lifestyle.

2. A flat belly.Most ab exercises focus on the superficial abdominals that won't give you a flat stomach. Pilates targets the deep core, which leads to a flat tummy, a narrow waist, and-bonus!-a healthy spine.

3. It makes you think.Pilates is a surprisingly intellectual method of exercise. It requires one to focus on how one's body is moving. This keeps the mind engaged and challenged. Studies have shown it can even aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's.

4. It's a pain killer.Pilates is great for injury prevention because it focuses on the muscles that support and protect joints and the spine, restoring proper body mechanics.

5. You'll stand up straighter.Great posture makes us look younger and more attractive, and it actually keeps us balanced and youthful.

6. No pretzel-like contortions necessary.A Pilates routine can be modified to accommodate injuries or can be amped up for the serious athlete and everyone in between.

7. It's a go-to workout. You can do it on the go, anytime, any place. Many Pilates exercises can be done with just body weight and no props. It also works the muscles that we might not hit in other activities, making it an ideal complement to running, tennis, biking, and other athletic pursuits.

8. It's a lifelong practice.Pilates is so safe and balancing for the body that you can begin at any age and continue into your later decades. It won't wear down the body, and you don't have to give it up as you age.

9. It builds strength and flexibility in an efficient and effective way. Each Pilates exercise both stretches and strengthens through moves that work the muscles while they are lengthening.

10. You get in touch.Pilates can deepen the mind-body connection, which can improve many other facets of our lives such as interpersonal relationships, stress management, and eating habits.

PERSONAL TRAINING: Matt Johnston mjohnston@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 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)

AQUATICS: Peg Ryan prayn@prairielife.com

Swimming lessons
The new session for swimming lessons and swim team will begin January 9, 2017- March 4, 2016. Registration will open online on December 19, 2016-January 2, 2017.
 
 

Manager's Corner

Hello 2017!

New Year’s is that magical opportunity to make a decision that counts. It’s resolution time, folks! To make the most of the first promise you make to yourself in 2017, keep a few things in mind. Be realistic. Do one thing at a time and don’t be afraid to start over. We double and triple checked, there is no rule that says you must wait until next year to try again.

Read more about resolutions and find some fun suggestions in this month’s newsletter.

The Prairie Life staff is ready for a new year and to help make you one of our next success stories. Our trainers, instructors, managers and staff members are here to support your fitness needs. While were at it, let’s have a little fun, too!

Happy New Year,

Joanna Cole, General Manager

PS. Remember to take your workout on the go with the PerFit App! Download it today on the APP Store or on Google Play.

 

Perfit exercise of the month

Mix up your workouts and try something new this year

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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