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

Summer Youth Swim Team / 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. Summer Registration will start on-line only at 12:01am May 25th. Classes run June 8th - June 29th . 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 (Price in brochure is incorrect. SWIM TEAM will start on June 8th and run until July 29th. State of America Game Swimmers will practice until August 2nd.

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

Adult Swim Program

Novice - Tuesday mornings 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. with Jerrett. Advanced is Wednesday mornings 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. with Julie Barr. Monday 5:30 - 6:30PM is Advanced Adult Swimming with Katie.

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Managers Corner

Think You Know the #1 Men's Health Issue?

     
 

Think You Know the #1 Men's Health Issue?
Which of the following diseases affect the health of more men in the United States than any other? Is it?

  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Liver Failure
  • Suicide/Depression
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

All of these diseases are top contenders and all appear, year after year, on lists of the deadliest diseases for men. Yet, the biggest health issue for men is simply lack of regular health care. One recent study indicates that men are seriously under-represented in our nation’s health care system. More than one study found that women are three times more likely than men to see a doctor on a regular basis.

During this study, more than half of all men had not seen a primary care physician for a physical exam in the past year. Even though more than 40% of the participants had been diagnosed with chronic conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, or diabetes. The trend starts early; by mid to late teens, boys’ trips to primary care doctors already begin to drop off.

Men also die younger than women. In 1920, women outlived men only by one year. Today, CDC figures show the life expectancy gap has widened: On average, women survive men by over five years. Simply put, men get sick and die far earlier than they should. Men living in poverty are hit the hardest. One doctor from the study was quoted as saying, “In my practice, I have seen men in their early thirties who require triple bypass heart surgery because of uncontrolled high cholesterol. I have seen other young men present for the first time with renal failure caused by undiagnosed hypertension. And, I have lost count of the young men who come to me having unrecognized and uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes.”

The study was geared toward finding the reason for the health care disparity between men and women. One obvious reason is that just as boys stop visiting their childhood physicians, girls are making their first visits to gynecologists. Broadly, young women come of age amidst a range of medical specialties geared toward addressing their health concerns. High-profile campaigns around breast cancer, annual Pap smears and reproductive health choices have raised awareness, putting women’s health at the center of the public conversation.

There is nothing comparable for young men, a fact that undoubtedly contributes to their reluctance to go to doctors on a regular basis. A dangerous pattern begins when you couple the overall perception that boys are “tough” with the likelihood they do not see their fathers going to the doctors very often.

The disparity of men versus women is the health care system is not indicative of women having more health issues. As a society, it simply means that we are doing a better job of teaching young women to be proactive with health care, see their doctors when necessary and not be reluctant to ask health care questions. The silence of men should not be confused with the absence of anxiety. While many adolescent and young adult men are healthy, study after study proves that many men bury health concerns that they don’t share with anyone.

The World Health Organization’s definition of health is that it goes beyond the absence of disease. Based on this, we should recognize the importance of finding ways to encourage boys and men to make use of the health care system and help prevent early complications of preventable conditions. One promising approach is coming out of a Young Men's Clinic in New York City. They are investing in reproductive health services for adolescent and young adult men. Over the past decade, this community-based health program has seen a 450% increase in unique patients, with most of this increase occurring over the past four years. Tough to argue with results with that show that level of effectiveness. 450%!

By solidifying their connection with the health care system and reproductive health services, we can support young men in making better and healthier decisions for the rest of their entire lives. Women stand to benefit too, as men begin building new and better patterns around issues including intimacy, sexual violence, and pregnancy prevention. Sexual and reproductive health services also provide a route to addressing other medical issues, including mental health. It’s important to recognize that all of the high-profile mass shootings in the last decade were the acts of young adult men. Overall, males are disproportionately likely to die due to suicide.

Planned Parenthood is making nationwide efforts to extend its reach to men. More broadly, the early provision of the Affordable Care Act to include young adults on their parents’ health care plans was a great step toward increasing access for young adults, men as well as women.

We can build on this positive momentum and create cultures where men see their doctors for regular physical exams. It starts at home by encouraging teen boys and young men to discuss mental and physical health issues with their parents and family doctor. Setting that pattern early, seems to be key for a lifetime of preventative health care behavior rather than only seeing the doctor in reactionary mode... After the stroke, heart attack or other, various “symptoms” begin to surface. Often times, when it is too late, on a disease that could have been prevented, minimized or cured with a change to a healthier lifestyle combined with regular care from a physician or specialist. Don’t be a part of the statistic that doesn’t make it. Be a part of the group who listens to the statistics and does something about it! 

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Upcoming Events at PLF

BIG BLAST POOL PARTY
Join us Thursday June 11th from 4pm-7pm for our kick off to summer pool party! Members and non-members are welcome for free! There will be swimming, a DJ, the bounce house, meal deals and more. 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES Kat Wardian kwardian@prairielife.com

Parents Night Out: Bike Rodeo 

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 riding bikes and learning about bike safety, also bring your swim suit we are going swimming. Dinner and snack are provided. 

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, Tiny Tots to Soccer Jocks, Zumba Tonic, 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.  

Volleyball Camp

Bowen, a Gross High School varsity volleyball player will be teaching your children the proper skills, technique, and etiquette to play volleyball. This is a 3 day clinic on June 29th – July 1st from 10am-12pm. Cost for members is $50 or $20 per day and non-members is $60 or $25 per day.

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”

Small group classes

Small Group Classes and Workouts Forming Now!

Ask the Personal Trainer in charge of the group for more details on specific exercise protocols and prices.

Drop into a class for a free demo! Class sessions starting as low as $12.50/session!

Justin Rudiger - FIT Express

Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7am

Wednesday Friday 10-10:30am

Jay Petersen - Small Group Workout

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:15pm

Chris Monahan - Small Group Interval Workout

Monday/Wednesday 9-9:30am

Clint Urbanovsky - Bootcamp

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11-11:30am

Nicole Kerr - 6 Week Weight Training Fundamentals Group Workout

Thursday 10am (First class June 4th)

Jack Hooley - The Crazies!

Wednesday 9-10am

Teen Weight Training Class

Boys and Girls Ages 14-17

Monday/Wednesday 12-12:45pm

Members $50/month ($10/month each additional child)

Non-Members $75/month ($15/month each additional child)

Please Register Online at our 84th and Q St. Youth Class Registration (www.prairielife.com)

Saturday Summer Series Bootcamp

Starts June 27th at 8am

This hour long boot camp welcomes all fitness levels and will be run by 3x National Bikini Competitor Jennifer Binder!

The Series will continue on Saturday mornings throughout the summer.

Member’s $12.50/class

Non-Members $22/class 

AQUATICS Barb Anderson banderson@prairielife.com 

Swimming Lessons and Swim Team Registration
Registration for swim team and swimming lessons will open on Saturday May 25th and close Thursday May 31st. Swim Team and Lessons will begin the week of June 8th

PILATES Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com

SUMMER IS HERE!  

Make sure to check out our schedule for new express classes over the lunch hour and get your body beach ready!  Our special to celebrate Father's Day and to celebrate the beginning of summer: 3 Group Pilates Reformer Classes for $66 OR 3 Private Pilates Reformer Sessions for $147.  (Promotion good through 6/21/15)

GROUP X Joan Beck jbeck@prairielife.com

Summer Cycle Challenge

We are doing our own Bike ride across Nebraska this summer beginning June 1st- watch for signs with details!

Tanning Rachel Jacob rjacob@prairielife.com

June tanning special 

When you purchase 10 or more sessions of tanning you will receive 5 free sessions. See the front desk to purchase tanning sessions!

Manager's Corner

Happy Dad's Day to the Coolest Dudes!

Pops, Papa, Dad, Daddy, Daddio, The Old Man… Whatever you call him, it’s that time of the year to celebrate your one and only, Father. Prairie Life Fitness is all about family fun so Mom’s & Dad’s Day are special days for us at the club. We applaud young families who make the time to have fitness be part of their families. Parents play such an influential role to their kids so living a healthy lifestyle can have a lifelong impact. This month’s newsletter explores a different way Dad’s might also be serving as a role model for their adolescent sons.

 

SUMMER is here. Yay. That means new class schedules, new activities for kids and possibly for the adults also! Keep your eyes open for flyers, schedules and posters in the club. Our summer vacation plan is to keep you busy and having a blast.

Don’t forget, when you’re on vacay; use the PerFit App to stay fit on the go. Like Prairie Life Fitness on Facebook and share which routine you liked best. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy Father’s Day.

- Joanna Cole, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Jump Squats - Easy but Effective!

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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