Annual Doggie Dip: October 9
Join us on Sunday October 9th from 2-4pm for our annual closing of the pool “Doggie Dip.” We will be collecting items and cash donations for the Nebraska Humane Society starting October 1st. A donation of $5 or needed items is requested when you bring a dog. All proceeds will be given to the Nebraska Humane Society.
Blood Drive: October 17
The American Red Cross will be here at Prairie Life on Monday, October 17th from 2-7pm to receive donations. Walk ins are welcomes, registration is encouraged. See the front desk to register for the blood drive.
Annual Halloween Bash: Friday October 28th
Bring the family, and all your friends to our annual Halloween Party. The night will be filled with carnival games, prizes, a bounce house, and even the famous Haunted House.
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Please be sure to notify Membership of any changes with you Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or credit card information before the 25th of every month.
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
Kara Lyles firstname.lastname@example.org
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Homeschool PE run on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 2pm. Personal Trainer Jake Wood will be back his school you to run, jump, and play with your kids!
Kids Night In: Monster Mash October 21st
Bring the kids from 5:00-9:00pm dressed to impress in their Halloween costumes! 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. Register online at prairielife.com or contact Kara Lyles with an questions.
Kids Contracts are continuing through the fall for kid that 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 any more to enjoy the gym.
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Cycling For Breast Cancer
Be on the lookout for details on our annual Cycling fundraiser for Breast Cancer.
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Modern life, with its desks and deadlines, generates no end of physical ailments. Yet in the search for ache-and-pain relief, most people turn their back on anything that is not familiar or known to them.
Yet the Pilates "method", despite being developed almost 100 years ago by Joseph Hubertus Pilates of Germany, is perfectly designed to deal with today's gripes, from executive stress to the consequences of your love of sitting.
"Whether you're an athlete or an office worker, everyone's body can work with more efficiency and ease," says Winona Holl, managing director of the Pilates Foundation.
"Men and women can be very muscle-group targeted in how they work out, but that doesn't always target the inner muscles that help create stability along the bones and joints. Pilates allows the deeper muscles to work."
Here are five reasons Pilates is worth a go if those irritating back spasms just won't go away.
1 - Posture
Back and neck pain are on the rise, with 82 per cent of men now suffering due to endless hours spent contorted over their work stations. Pilates improves your posture by strengthening the muscles that support your spine and joints.
2 - Neglected Muscles
100 bicep curls a day might sound impressive, but there are around 639 other muscles in your body that also need some attention. As anyone who has done Pilates will testify, you'll discover muscles you didn't know existed - mainly thanks to how much they ache the next day.
3 - Core
Maintaining a strong core should be an essential part of everyone's fitness regime (because it underpins everything you do, particularly in your lower spine), and every Pilates exercise undertaken requires you to keep that central core engaged, making sure you work your body from the inside out.
4 - Flexibility
Not only will Pilates make your every moving moment a breezy joy, it will also help reduce any nagging injuries you may have picked up from playing sports, and it will also keep your joints in top order. That's the reason many professional athletes practice Pilates alongside training.
5 - De-stress
Pilates brings breathing techniques, concentration and body awareness into its exercises, all effective tools for the war on stress. "Modern men and women live in a fight-or-flight mode," says Holl. "Pilates brings your nervous system out of that system, to more of a rest-and-digest place."
Matt Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org
Elevation: Sports Performance Training
Elevation is a six-week sports-specific program designed to improve athletic performance by increasing an athlete’s speed, power, strength, agility, balance, and flexibility. This program is specifically tailored to enhance the athlete’s strength and improve the areas that need to be further developed to excel in his or her chosen sport. Contact Matt Johnston and receive a free elevation session.
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)
Registration for these classes can be done online at prairielife.com under “youth class registration”