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Have a Party at Prairie Life!

Let Prairie Life take care of the party. For Birthdays, Church, School, Youth Groups or any organization. Available Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays after 1pm. $110. for members and $130 for non-members-$5.00 per additional person up to 15 people. Party package includes: guest fee for up to 10 people/3 hours of party rental/ party decorations, soda, cake or snack. This includes use of the swimming pool and gym. Add a party host or rent the inflatable obstacle course (see Julie for cost). Larger group options available. For more information call Julie at 402 483-2322.

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Managers Corner

Ho, Ho, How To Best Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays are just around the corner, but there is still time to save your sanity and lower your stress level. Give yourself the gift of keeping your blood pressure low and implement the ideas for managing holiday stress discussed in this month's newsletter. Whatever you do, don't overcommit or feel pressured to say "yes" to every invite. Enjoy your holiday season your way. The hustle and bustle is overrated. Our Christmas wish for all of you is to make family and friends a priority, and to enjoy the holiday season with those you care about.

Give the gift of Pilates Reformer! Have you or your loved one ever wanted to try the Reformer? Try our special package for the Holidays of 4-One Hour sessions for $100.00. This is for new clients only.

Don't be a stranger during the holidays. You've worked too hard all year to let the last few weeks of 2014 take you off your fitness path. If you are going to be away from home during Christmas, take us with you! Or, the next best thing: Download the PerFit app before you go workout—personalized just for you—wherever you are celebrating the season.

On the go or safe at home, we wish you joy and cheer this holiday season!

Luke Shepherd

'Tis the Season to be...Stressed?

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
Many of us have an image of the perfect holiday season in our minds. Festive parties, sleigh rides on picturesque winter nights, hot cocoa by the fire, decking your halls and trimming the tree, and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Unfortunately, the reality is that the holidays are stressful for many of us. There doesn't seem to be enough hours to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Sometimes the house is too full of visitors. Parties don't go as planned. The kids' bicker over who gets to put certain ornaments on the tree. And giving everyone the perfect gift isn't always as easy as it seems. But, that doesn't mean you have to stick your head in a stocking to avoid the stress that can come with the holidays. By using these tips, you can minimize your stress and reclaim the merriment of the season.

Be Realistic
Holidays are not perfect. People are not perfect. Put aside your Norman Rockwell-like expectations and find the "ideal" that works for your family. No two families are alike; so don't compare yourself to others. Choose a few traditions that are important to you and hold onto those. Also, don't allow the hustle and bustle of the holidays to take you and your family completely out of your daily routines. What works for your family is, indeed, the perfect holiday.

Make a List & Check it Twice
During the holiday season, there always seems to be too many demands and not enough time. Make a list of everything you'd like to get done and then take a good, hard look. Now prioritize. What things can go? Be honest with yourself about your "must-dos," "would like to-dos" and "don't have to-dos." Start eliminating tasks and obligations where you can. If you don't have time to recreate the Griswold's house of Christmas lights, don't do it. No time to cook a seven-course meal for a dinner party? Host a holiday potluck or serve a few finger foods instead. No one will know it isn't what you had initially planned.

Before you shop for gifts or food for entertaining, decide how much you truly can afford to spend. It can feel good to give extravagant gifts or prepare lavish meals, but if you are overspending, you will feel stressed. Remember, the holidays are not about how much you spend—keeping it in check now will eliminate financial stress for the present and into the New Year.

Give from the Heart
As tempting as it is to buy for everyone on your list, it's not always possible. Instead, bake a favorite dessert, send a handwritten note and use your creativity to make something or give an act of service. Those are the gifts that matter most, and not only do they make the recipients feel loved, they make you feel good, too. We love the idea of homemade coupons for "Winter Workouts" to keep you and your loved ones motivated during the colder months!

Stay Healthy
'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, and throw your fitness routine out the window—you'll get back on track in January, right? WRONG! If you want to keep your stress in check, you might want to rethink overindulging during the holidays. Excessive eating and drinking will only add to your stress, along with making you feel guilty. Instead, be sure to get plenty of sleep, eat a small snack before parties so you don't overeat, and get regular exercise. In fact, when you're getting stressed over baking 14 dozen cookies, don't know what to get your second cousin's hairdresser, or with Uncle Melvin overstaying his welcome, hitting the gym is just the thing to relieve some stress.

If you are away from home during the holidays, be sure to download the PerFit app to your smartphone. It's like having a personal trainer and a gym in your pocket to keep you moving wherever you may be. Motivation-to-go and stress relief at your fingertips, PerFit makes holiday workouts easy.

Just Say No
When your neighbor asks you to help park cars at her holiday party, and you say "yes"—even though that means you'll have to find your son a ride to his pageant and you'll get there late and have to stand—it's OK to say "no." Saying "yes" when you should really say "no" ups your stress factor, plus it makes you feel overwhelmed and possibly even resentful. You can't help with everything and friends and family will understand.

Take a Break
With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it's easy to overlook taking some down time. Take a half hour—or even just a few minutes—to spend alone, without distractions. Do something that relaxes you, whether that be reading, taking a walk, playing a video game, listening to music or taking a bubble bath.

Laugh it Off
Laughter is one of the best stress relievers there is. Get together with friends, watch a holiday movie, play a game with your family—do whatever it takes to just laugh!

The holidays can be stressful, but they can also be wonderful. By having some strategies at your disposal to cope with common stressors, you can rediscover the joy of the season and have very happy holidays, indeed.

Stay on track
Be sure to download our personal training app PerFit to stay on track during the busy season. We understand that because of work, school, kids and "just life" it can be difficult to keep a regular exercise schedule. That's why we created and developed the PerFit app powered by Prairie Life Fitness Personal Trainers. With it, you can have your personal trainer with you at all times and work out when and where it's most convenient for you. At home, at the gym and on-the-go. Wherever you are, whenever you want. Download free today!


Member Spotlight: Nat Snider

On December 13th, Nat Snider will be 90 years old. Nat moved to Lincoln from Florida ten years ago. He exercised regularly while living in Florida and wanted to continue exercising after his move to Lincoln. Therefore, through the advice of several PLF members, he proceeded to join PLF and has enjoyed it thoroughly ever since. Nat states, "When I enrolled at PLF I was 80 years old and wanted to maintain as good of physical condition as possible. I began working on the Pilates Reformer with Anne Lenz and really enjoy our sessions. I feel she is the best Pilates Instructor. I feel I have maintained good physical condition for my now 90 years of age. My Reformer sessions with Anne are what I enjoy the most!"

When asked if he would recommend PLF to family and friends Nat stated, "I would and I have! Ten years ago, I recommended it to my daughter and son-in-law. Neither of them exercised before and after having been members for 10 years, they recently attended their High School Class reunions and came back saying that they are in better physical shape than many of their classmates." Thank you, Nat and Happy Birthday.

Upcoming Events

School's Out Camps!
December 1st Let PLF take care of your child when school is out. Drop off between 8-9AM, activities begin at 9AM. Pick-up time is between 4-5PM. We will have a PLF Hollywood Theme Dec. 1st and Winter Wonderland Theme over LPS Winter Break, Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 2014 and Jan. 2, 2015. We will play games and spend time in both the Gym and Pool! Lunch can be brought from home or purchased in our Café. Day Camp is for kids ages K-5th grade. Dec. 1st cost for members is $30 and $40 for non-members. Winter Break camp cost: You can attend all six dates for $150 for members, $160 for nonmembers, or each individual day $30 for members, and $40 for nonmembers. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leyna Saville, Youth Activities Director at or 402-483-2322.

Breakfast with Santa!
Prairie Life Fitness will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13th from 9AM-11AM. The event will start with everyone enjoying breakfast with Santa, followed by pictures with Santa, and an art and craft. Prices will be announced at a later date. Questions? Contact Leyna, Youth Activities Director at or 402-483-2322.

December PNO
Parents! Need more time to do last minute Christmas shopping? Drop the kids off at PLF on Dec. 19th and we will entertain them while you shop! Kids will watch The Polar Express while playing games in the pool! Starting at 5:30PM and ending at 9PM, you can drop the kids off for a night full of fun, food, swimming, and a Christmas activity! Dinner is included, kids just need to bring a swim suit and or something to change into. Member Fee is $15 for the first child, $12 for the second, and $10 for the third. Non-member Fee is $22. This program is for ages 2-12. Kids ages 2-4 can either swim with floaties or play games outside of the water. Registration deadline is Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The late registration fee is $5, this will ensure that we have the appropriate amount of staff and food available. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to do their last minute holiday shopping! Sign up at the front desk or online today! Contact Brandy at or call 402-483-2322.

Winter Swimming Stroke Clinic
Bring in the New Year with better stroke techniques! Join PLF Youth Swim Team coaches as we break-down all four strokes and focus in on the techniques of each stroke. Kids aged 6-14 can participate in this clinic that will run Monday, 12/29, Wednesday, 12/31 and Friday, 1/2 from 12PM-1PM. Kids will work on the elements of Freestyle and Backstroke on Monday, December 29th, Breaststroke on December 31st and Butterfly on Friday, January 2nd. Member's fee is $20 for the week and non-members fee is $40 for the week. Sign up at the front desk or online! Contact Brandy or call 402-483-2322.

Club Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: 6AM-2PM (Nursery 9AM-1PM)
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year's Eve: 6AM-4PM (Nursery 9AM-1PM)
New Year's Day: 6AM-10PM (Nursery 9AM-1PM)

Holiday Class Schedule
December 24th
8:45AM - Strength
8:45AM - Energy H2O
9:30AM - Circuit Breaker
9:30AM - Cycling
10:15AM - Core Fusion
No Noon Circuit Class!

Closed December 25th

December 26th
No 6:45AM Water Dynamics, rest of Water Aerobics Classes as normally scheduled
8:15AM - Dance and Balance
8:45AM - Strength
9:30AM - Nia
9:30AM - Cycling
10:15AM - Yoga
Noon - Circuit Class

December 31st
8:45AM - Strength
8:45AM - Energy H2O
9:30AM - Circuit Breaker
9:30AM - Cycling
10:15AM - Core Fusion
Noon - Circuit Class

January 1st
NO Water Aerobic Classes!
8:45AM - MC2
9:00AM - Cycling
9:30AM - Yoga
No 9:30Am Circuit Class

January 2nd
Normal Water Aerobics Schedule all day
5:45AM - AM Burn
8:45AM - Strength
9:30Am - Nia
10:15AM - Pilates
Noon Circuit

5:00 AM - Midnight
5:00 AM - Midnight
5:00 AM - Midnight
5:00 AM - Midnight
5:00 AM - Midnight
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Lincoln, NE 68510
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