Club News

Youth Swim Lesson Registration

PLF is an authorized provider for American Red Cross swim lessons. All lead Instructors are WSI Certified with the American Red Cross. Classes are level 1 - 5 and a Parent and Child Program. Classes are 30 minutes in length. We ask for all parents to wait outside the pool area while their children are participating in lessons. Winter Registration will start on-line only at 12:01am January 3rd. Classes run January 12th - March 7th. Register early as classes fill up quickly. Non-members may register for lessons with a cost of $80.00 per session. Payment (if applicable)is due first day of class. Members currently under a 24 month contract lessons are free otherwise there is a $40.00 charge if you are not under a current 24 month contract. Swim Team fees are $35 for Members and $80 for non-members.

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

Lifeguard Class

Offered to anyone 15 years and older. Registration now until March 20th. Cost is $100 for Members and $150 for Non-Members. This will cover all the materials you will need for class. Class runs March 29th - April 2nd. Classes will run 8:00 am - 6:00 pm No Refunds Wear a suit and bring goggles. You will need to meet the requirements the first day of class which are: 300 yard swim non-stop no time limit, goggles are allowed. Tread Water for 2 minutes and 3rd is a Timed Event of 1 min. and 40 sec. swim 20 yards, surface dive to retrieve a 10 lb. object come to surface and return to starting point and exit water, no goggles allowed. You must pass the pre-test to continue with the course. No refunds are allowed. $100 for members and $150 for non-members. Cost will include all materials and CPR Pro and AED.

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

FIT CLUB - TEEN BOOTCAMP & SMALL GROUP

Mondays 4:30, 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. Winter session begins Jan. 12th. 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: January 12th - March 7th. 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. 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.

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 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 Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 is Advanced Adult Swimming with Katie.

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Managers Corner

Strike a Pose for Heart Health

 

 

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Strike a Pose for Heart Health

Many of us are familiar with the basics of heart health: quitting smoking, eating a heart-healthy diet, regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation, and getting enough sleep. An now you may be able to add a new weapon to your arsenal of heart-healthy habits: yoga.

Several recent studies are singing the praises of practicing yoga to boost heart health. In fact, clinical trials have found that doing yoga lowered cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in amounts comparable to those seen with cardiovascular activity. While further trials are needed, many experts believe incorporating yoga into your lifestyle gives you a well-rounded approach to heart health. Paula Chu, a doctoral candidate in health policy at Harvard University who led the study concurs, "Taken together, these improvements could facilitate and complement a regimen toward better cardiovascular health."

Yoga's gentle stretches and poses are beneficial to those who want to maintain heart health as well as those who are fighting heart disease. According to Dr. Larry Phillips, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, "I think what we've seen is with yoga and the relaxation and behavior modification that goes along with it, there is a benefit to all patients, but especially those with heart disease. Here we are able to see there are more measurable benefits than we've seen before."

Besides the potential to improve your heart health numbers, practicing yoga can help boost your mood and energy level, plus decrease stress, which are all good for cardiovascular health and healthy living in general.

Namaste

Before you run out and buy a yoga mat, start practicing downward dog poses, and greeting friends by saying "namaste", it's important to keep a couple of things in mind. First, talk to your doctor to determine whether yoga is right for you. If you decide you should give it a shot, be sure to find a class that is appropriate for your comfort level and ability. There are many types of yoga, so be sure to thoroughly research your options. And do not quit taking any medications you are currently using without your doctor's approval. Yoga should be used to complement your current heart health regimen, not replace it.

Need a quick refresher on basic heart health tips? C'mon...we can all use a gentle reminder. Since heart disease kills more people in the United States than all cancers combined, it's important to do all you can to keep your heart healthy.

·      Don't smoke. Chemicals in tobacco damage your heart and blood vessels. Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke replaces some of the oxygen in your blood, which increases your blood pressure and heart rate. If you quit smoking, your risk of heart disease will drop to nearly the same as non-smokers in about 5 years.

·       Exercise. 30 - 60 minutes of exercise most days is ideal, but even shorter amounts benefit your heart. Sound daunting? Gardening, walking the dog, parking farther from the door, taking the stairs - they all count as exercise.

·      Eat a heart-healthy diet. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains all help protect your heart, so make sure your diet is rich with these foods. Beans, other low-fat sources of protein and certain types of fish (salmon and mackerel, for example) are also recommended. Avoid saturated fat and trans fat.

·      Limit alcohol. For healthy adults, that means about 1 drink a day (for women or men over 65) and up to 2 drinks per day for men younger than 65.

·      Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight leads to conditions that increase your risk of heart disease. If you need to reduce your weight, losing even 5 or 10% of your body weight will have enormous heart benefits.

·      Get enough sleep. 7 - 9 hours a night is optimal for most adults and helps stave off a variety of health risks, including heart disease.

·      Get regular health screenings. Next to prevention, early detection is the best way to get minor issues under control before they become major issues. Get regular physicals and routine tests done on the schedule your doctor recommends.

Think yoga might be a good addition to your current heart health practices? Talk to a trainer or yoga instructor today to get more information. 

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Club News

Upcoming Events

Membership Appreciation Week

We as a club want to say “Thank you!” During the week of February 9th-14th there will be special events and prizes going on to show how much we love our members. We also want you to feel free to bring your friends and family during this week for free!  

YOUTH: Kat Wardian kwardian@prairielife.com

Parents Night Out: Valentines Party, Friday February 13th

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 having a Valentines party, decorating cookies and our mail box for cards, doing crafts, watching a movie, and more

Day Camp: February 16th

The kids are out for school for Presidents day, sign up for a day camp February 16th from 8:30am-4:00pm. Cost for members is $30 for the first child and $20 for additional and non-members is $35 for the first and $25 for additional.

Scheduled Classes

Scheduled Classes are in full swing for the next 6 weeks. Registration for sessions two is now open. Session two will begin the week of March 9th – the week of April 13th. We are offering a variety of youth classes for a variety of ages, volleyball, racquetball, dance, Taijutsu, 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

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”

GROUP X: Joan Beck jbeck@prairielife.com

Intro to Cycling

New to cycling? Or just interested in cycling? Get the most out of your workout by learning the basics of bike set-up, the free motion console and proper mechanics. Join us, February 7th at 10:00 am this class is free to all members.

AQUATICS: Barb Anderson banderson@prairielife.com

Lifeguarding Class

Be on the look for information on our Lifeguarding classes in the spring.  You must be 15 years of age and be able to swim 12 lengths of the pool without stopping (freestyle and breaststroke). The date for this class is still to be determined, sometime during Spring Break.

PILATES: Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com

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Intro Pilates Class

We are introducing an “Intro to Pilates” class beginning Saturday, January 31st at 9am.  Space is limited, so do not delay, contact Charlene today. 

Manager's Corner

Heart Healthier News For You!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and that has us thinking about heart health. Cardio, cardio, cardio… Yes, but there’s more! Recent research has shown that yoga not only lowers your stress level but also improves your heart health. Read through this month‘s newsletter to learn more. Then, grab your yoga mat and say hello to the downward dog pose.

February is when we all start to get fidgety for spring. It has been a long winter and we’re all ready for more sunshine, heat and outdoor activities. Until then, the club has plenty of classes; programs, specials and trainers ready to keep you busy and get you ready for the warmer days ahead.

Happy Valentine’s Day to You and Yours!

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