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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 or improving your current skills. Happy Fourth of July - purchase July 1st - July 5th. Members can purchase five private lessons for $110.00 a savings of $15.00 or 10 Lessons for $190.00 a savings of $60.00. Available for members only

For more information contact banderson@prairielife.com

Fall 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. Fall Registration will start on-line only at 12:01am starting August 22nd. Classes run September 7th - October 31st. 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 SWIM TEAM session I is Sept 7th - October 31st and registration for session II starts November 1st and runs November 2nd - December 20th.

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

Play it Safe for Sun Safety Month

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Play it Safe for Sun Safety Month

Summer is a time for lots of fun in the sun - and sometimes a scorching sunburn or two. Short of wearing a parka, how can you enjoy all the outdoor fun summer has to offer while still staying safe in the sun?

While some sun exposure is good for maintaining vitamin D levels and improving mood, it pays to be careful. As luck would have it, July is Sun Safety Month, so it's the perfect time to familiarize yourself with some basic sun safety tips. Your skin will thank you.

Cover Up
One of the simplest ways to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is to wear protective clothing. While there's no need to dig out the parka mentioned above, you will benefit from long-sleeved shirts and pants. And remember to cover your head with a hat or scarf, and shield your eyes behind UV-blocking sunglasses. Those pesky UV rays can damage your eyes, as well as your skin.

Be a Shady Character
Not feeling the protective clothing? Or maybe you were caught unprepared? If possible, stay in the shade during peak sunburn hours, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, are between 10 am and 4 pm. There is still plenty of fun to be had before and after those hours.

Apply Sunscreen. Repeat. Repeat Again.
Just can't say in the shade? In that case, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to all exposed skin, and make sure the sunscreen has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, even on cloudy days.  Be sure to apply it 15 minutes before sun exposure, and apply it liberally - there is no such thing as too much sunscreen. If you'll be outdoors for an extended period of time, reapply sunscreen often. Going swimming? Reapply sunscreen after your swim. Even if your sunscreen is water-resistant, it must be reapplied throughout the day, especially after swimming or sweating.

Tip:
What's the deal with SPF? What does it mean anyway? 
An SPF factor indicates how long it will take for UVB rays to redden your skin when using the sunscreen as compared to how long it will take without it. For example, if you use an SPF 30 sunscreen, it will take 30 times longer for the skin to burn than it would without sunscreen.

Don't Feel the Burn
Sunburns significantly increase your lifetime risk of developing cancer. Skin cancer is largely preventable, yet it's the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, more than 3.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Don't be one of the 3.5 million - do what you can to protect your skin from the sun.

Beware the Beach
There's nothing like hitting a beach on a hot summer day - but you also need to take special precautions when it comes to sun safety. Both water and sand can reflect up to 80% of the sun's rays, which adds to your overall sun exposure. The FDA recommends you choose water-resistant sunscreen with a minimum 30 SPF and apply about 1 ounce (that's about a shot glass full, folks) approximately 30 minutes before sun exposure. Why 30 minutes? That time allows the sunscreen ingredients to fully bind to your skin. You'll also want to reapply every 2 hours, or right after swimming, toweling off or sweating a lot. Basically, if you spend half a day at the beach, you should reapply sunscreen at least twice.

Hats and protective eyewear are beneficial at the beach as well, and of course, protective clothing is always your friend. But one simple thing you can do is to include shade breaks. Whether that shade is provided by an umbrella or a roof, you'll have a chance to cool down a little, reapply some sunscreen and just give your skin a little break. Your sand castle will wait. The waves will still be there. And the sun will still be waiting for you.

Sun Savvy Kids
Many of us spent hours upon hours in the sun each and every summer of our youth - and many of us did it without sunscreen. But now we know better. The Skin Cancer Foundation has estimated that 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood. That's right - 80%. And just one severe sunburn can double the risk of getting skin cancer later in life. Protect your children by following these tips (which apply to adults as well):

·      Limit outdoor play between 10a.m. and 4p.m. This is when the sun's rays are at their strongest, and even on cloudy or cooler days, ultraviolet (UV) rays remain strong. If your kiddos are playing outdoors during these hours, be sure to apply liberal amounts of sunscreen.

·      Be vigilant with sunscreen. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher should be applied 30 minutes before your child goes out in the sun. Make it more fun for kids by using colorful sunscreens that make it easier to see which areas have been covered well. These versions also make it easier for kids to learn to apply sunscreen themselves. Remember to get those little noses, ears, hands, feet and shoulders, as well as behind the neck. Lips are susceptible to burning too, so apply a lip balm with SPF protection. Reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours, or after sweating or swimming.

·      Take cover. Wearing protective clothing and hats is one of the most important ways of warding off UV damage. Keep your kids covered with dark colors, long sleeves, pants, hats and sunglasses. If you'll be at the beach, bring along a beach umbrella.

Tip: Dark clothing recommended for use as protective clothing. Why? Because when light-colored clothing is wet, it transmits just as much sunlight as bare skin.

  • Monitor medications. Some medications (usually antibiotics or acne medications) can make skin more sensitive to sunlight, so make sure to ask your doctor whether this could be a concern for your child.
  • Make it a habit - for everyone. If your children see you practicing smart sun safety, they will be more likely to make it part of their routines too.

Protecting your skin from the sun doesn't mean you have to hibernate all summer. By taking a few precautions, you'll save yourself from painful sunburns and future skin damage while still having your summer fun.

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Upcoming Events at PLF

YOUTH ACTIVITIES Kat Wardian kwardian@prairielife.com
Parents Night Out: ALL AMERICAN BBQ
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 celebrating America is style, with a BBQ, craft, and swimming. Come in your suit; bring a change of clothes (PJ are fine) and some sun screen. 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,, 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.

Youth Scheduled Classes
We are offering a variety of youth classes for a variety of ages, private volleyball lessons, racquetball, Tiny Tots to Soccer Jocks, Zumba Tonic, and youth 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.  

PERSONAL TRAINING
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 Boot Camp
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
4th of July Private swim lessons special!
5 private swim lessons for $110 that’s a $15 savings or purchase 10 lessons for $190 with a  $60 savings. Offer good July 1st – July 5th

PILATES Charlene Covey ccovey@prairielife.com
NEW Reformer Class!
Try our new Pilates Reformer class beginning Wednesday, June 24 from 6:15 AM - 7:00 AM to keep you in shape during these busy summer months AND keep your evenings free!  This class will challenge you in ways you could never imagine!  Build your core strength, increase your flexibility and tone your body! THE BEST PART . . . you pay the 30 minute price for a 45 minute class! Total cost for six weeks is $78.00 (or $13/class) for members and $150.00 (or $25/class) for non-members. Reformer classes are available to both Members and Non-Members.  To sign up: email Charlene Covey, Pilates Director.
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!

Manager's Corner

SPF - Super Power Families

As the old song says, “sunshine makes us happy.” But as the timeless adage also says, “everything in moderation.” We hope this finds you enjoying a summer full of fun activities, memorable time with loved ones and plenty of sunscreen. This month’s newsletter is full of tips about summer skin care. At the risk of sounding like your mom, safety first and then let the fun shine in!

We hope you are enjoying the summer schedules and activities at the club. Our personal trainers, instructors and the entire staff are dedicated to making fitness fun year round. We love hearing from you so never hesitate to let us know if there are additional ways in which we can serve you.

Leaving for summer vacation? Here’s one thing you won’t have to remember to pack; the PerFit App. Stay in tiptop shape while you are away by using the on-the-go workouts via your smartphone.

Happy 4th of July!

Sincerely,
Joanna Cole, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Bird Dog - Feel the Stretch!

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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