Club News

Parent's Night Out!

Looking for care so you can have a date night or just a fun night out with your friends? Once and month, Prairie Life Nursery offers a parents night out for you to drop off your kids and have some fun!There will be special activities planned for your child throughout the night to guarantee a fun night for them as well! October 24th from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Price per child: $15 per child for members, $20 per child for parent members, $25 per child for non-members. $5 off siblings! Must sign-up by October 21st . Sign up Online or contact Kristen Mowen for more information.

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Duke's Soccer Academy

Individual or small group soccer lessons taught by local soccer star, Christian Duke. The lessons will include soccer skills for all levels, foot work improvements, learning soccer IQ, and improving speed and agility. Lessons will be held Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons here at Prairie Life Overland Park. Contact Kelce to set up times that work best for you! Starting Monday, October 13th.

For more information contact kgoebel@prairielife.com

Pilates Reformer Start-Up Offer

Group classes are a great way to learn the Pilates system on a budget! Class size is kept to a minimum of 6 in order to provide individualized attention. We currently have classes on: Wednesdays/Fridays at 12:30 pm Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:30 pm Wednesdays at 6:00 am Fridays at 6:30 am Wednesdays at 11:00 am Tuesdays at 4:30 pm Classes will be added based on interest. Private Pilates Reformer Training Private Pilates training is one of THE best things you can do for yourself. Privates really hone in on YOU! You will get special attention and direction specifically tailored to your individualized needs. Private sessions will also help you to learn the Pilates system a little faster, making changes within the body happen sooner, thus giving you results! Pilates Reformer Start-Up Offer at Overland Park location *One 1-hour demo to develop basic skills and terminology, and learn basic usage of the reformer while enhancing core/muscular strength and flexibility. *Two 1-hour private sessions *Six 1-hour group reformer classes Normally $300; available for $250 to 1st time reformer participants.

For more information contact mlister@prairielife.com

Prairie Life Fitness Taekwondo

Prairie Life Fitness Taekwondo is back! Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00 pm- Ages 6-13. Member $50 per month, Non-Member $70 per month. To sign-up e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com or online.

For more information contact kmowen@priairielife.com

Floating Pumpkin Patch

Prairie Life Fitness Presents 3rd Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch! Thursday, October 23rd at 5:30 pm. Kids will jump in the pool to select a pumpkin from our floating pumpkin patch. After they pick out a pumpkin, they may stay and decorate their pumpkin with Prairie Life Friends. Cost $7 per pumpkin

For more information contact sfreijat@prairielife.com

Youth Program Guide!

Youth program guide is here! Classes start Oct 27th! Pick up a program guide in the nursery. Any questions please e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Camp! K-6th

October 10th, 23rd and 24th K-6th 9am-4pm Member:$30 per day/child Non-Member $40 per day/child To sign-up email kmowen@prairielife.com or Online Must have at least 5 enrolled. Sign-Up by Sept 25th

For more information contact kmowen@priairielife.com

BOOTCAMP Starts Nov.3rd

Get Motivated. Be Inspired. Looking to improve your performance, fitness and endurance sports potential? Each bootcamp session will build your power and strength while making you faster and more efficient. High Intensity Training-Total Body Conditioning-Speed and Agility Training. Monday 5AM, Wednesday 5AM, Thursday 6PM, Friday 5AM. Per Month Pricing: 1-4 Classes $24 Member/$30 Non Each, 5-8 Classes $20 Member/$25 Non Each, 9+ Classes $15 Member/$20 Each. Unlimited Classes Nov-Dec-Jan $450. Sign-Up by Contacting James Stewart at 913-638-7215 or kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Triathlon Classes

Weekly group workouts in a fun and supportive environment include: lap swim, indoor bike, run and strength. Sessions- Monday- 9:45-11:45am Nov.10th-Dec.15th/Jan 5th- Feb 9th Wednesday- 7-9pm Nov. 12th-Dec17th/Jan 7th-Feb 11th Saturday 7-9am Nov. 15th-Dec 20th/ Jan 10th-Feb 14th 6 weeks-Member $95, Non-Member $125 Single Drop-In Member $20, Non-Member $25 Sign-Up email Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Fresh Mix

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM STARTING SEPTEMBER 9 CONTACT JESSICA at jessica.r.roth@gmail.com or 913.660.8148 Looking for a new workout to engage both mind and body? Join us for a fresh and challenging mix of unique mat work, barre work, cardio bursts, light weights and resistance sequences to help achieve long, lean muscular structure without bulking or causing inflammation to the joints. This full-body workout will get your heart pumping while engaging your muscles, along with developing a positive mind-body connection. Fun, upbeat music guaranteed! Expect to walk out the door with a challenging workout for your body, and a refreshed mind!

For more information contact jessica.r.roth@gmail.comq
Club Newsletter

Managers Corner

Happy Boo'tiful October

As we write this, the air has just a tint of crisp coolness. The early days of fall when football fans are hosting warm-up tailgate parties in their driveways (it's okay, admit it, we've done it too) and even die-hard summer lovers are kinda-sorta ready for a change in season. It's those early days of fall when excitement is in the air!

The fall also brings about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October. First and foremost, our thoughts and support go out to any family, member or friend who is battling or knows someone who is going through this right now. At some point in our lives, most of us will know someone who will be affected in some way or another. Which is why awareness and early detection is crucial.

Remember back in August when Facebook was covered with videos of people taking the ALS ice bucket challenge? How many of us knew about ALS before then? Wouldn't it be wonderful if Breast Cancer Awareness goes viral and gets the same great attention? (Perhaps not with an ice bucket challenge...) But, what we should be asking ourselves is: what can we do to raise awareness? If you are active on social media, we advocate that your pages reflect your personality. Even a serious topic such as Breast Cancer Awareness can, and often, is successfully brought to the forefront (as proven by the ALS challenge) with genuine and humorous messages. What will you do?

Have a safe and spirited Halloween season, fitness lovers!

Dustin Lewis

Pinktober

It's October, and you know what that means. Yes, it's time to get your tricks and treats ready, but it's also time to spend some time thinking about the girls. And by girls, we mean your breasts.

You undoubtably know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it bears repeating. Why? Because breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. And because this disease affects so many women, it also affects the men in their lives too—husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. Breast cancer affects us all.

Early Detection is Key
About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014:

  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women

  • About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed. (CIS is noninvasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer)

  • About 400,000 women will die from breast cancer

The good news is many women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early. Regular breast cancer screenings are the best way to detect cancer in its early stages. A mammogram, which is an X-ray image of the breast, can find a cancer lump before it can even be felt.

Women 40 and older should have a mammogram every year, but if you are younger than 40 and have a family history of breast cancer, your health care provider may recommend you begin screenings at a younger age.

Know Your Risk
Anyone can get breast cancer. Basically, if you're a woman, you can get breast cancer (sometimes, if you're a man, too). Although the causes are not fully known, age, gender and lifetime exposure to estrogen do seem to play a role. Some women have many known risk factors yet never develop breast cancer, while others have few known risk factors and do develop breast cancer. The biggest risk factor is simply being a woman (although men do account for about 1% of breast cancers in the United States). According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, here are some risk factors you should be aware of:

  • The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer

  • White women are more likely to get breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group

  • African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women

  • An inherited mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer genes

  • A family history of breast or ovarian cancer

  • Hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

  • A personal history of breast cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

  • High breast density on a mammogram

  • Older age at menopause (55 or older)

  • Never having children or having first child after age 35

  • Exposure to large amounts of radiation at a young age

  • Lack of exercise

  • Being overweight or weight gain as an adult (postmenopausal breast cancer)

  • Current or recent use (for more than 5 years) of menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormone use) containing estrogen plus progestin

  • Alcohol use

  • Younger age at first period (before age 12)

  • Current or recent use of birth control pills

  • Not breastfeeding

  • Ashkenazi Jewish heritage

Lower your risk
There are steps you can take that may help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. The Mayo Clinic suggests:

  • Limiting alcohol. Limit yourself to no more than one drink a day.

  • Don't smoke. Mounting evidence is showing a connection between smoking and breast cancer. Quitting smoking is just smarter for your overall health.

  • Control your weight. Being overweight or obese, especially after menopause, increases your risk.

  • Be physically active. Hit the gym for strength training and aerobic activity or get outside and walk.

  • Breastfeed. Breastfeeding (when possible) may play a role in breast cancer prevention. And the longer you breast feed, the better.

  • Limit the dose and length of time on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Combination hormone therapy for more than 3 to 5 years increases the risk of breast cancer. Talk to your health care provider about all your options.

Know the Signs
Despite regular mammograms, some breast cancers go undetected, so you should be vigilant about doing regular self-exams. Although breast self-exams should not be used as a screening tool, it is a good way to get to know your breasts so you can be aware of any changes, (Not sure how to perform a breast self-exam? Talk to your health care provider or visit www.breastcancer.org).

The warning signs of breast cancer can vary from woman to woman. The most common symptoms are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge. If you notice any of the following, you should see your health care provider:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area

  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast

  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin

  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple

  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast

  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly

  • New pain in one spot that does not go away

In most cases, these changes are not cancer. For example, breast pain is more commonly felt with benign (noncancerous) breast conditions than with breast cancer. But remember, the only way to know for sure is to see a health care provider.

A Few Words about Lumps

Many women become concerned when they feel lumps in their breasts. Breast tissue naturally has a bumpy texture and is more noticeable for some women than for others. Breast lumpiness is usually not a reason to worry. If the lumpiness can be felt throughout the breast, and both breasts feel similar, it's probably normal breast tissue.

Lumps that feel harder or different from the rest of the breast, or different from your other breast, or a lump that feels like it's changing should be checked out. You should see your health care provider if you:

  • Feel a new or changing lump that doesn't feel the same as the rest of your breast

  • Find a new or changing lump that feels different from your other breast

  • Feel something that is different from what you felt before

Remember, anytime you're unsure, you should see your health care provider.

Breast cancer does not discriminate. You owe it to yourself to know the facts, get regular screenings and do what you can to lower your risks. Do it for yourself. Do it for someone you love. But please...do it.

Member Spotlight: Kristen Miner

Kristen and husband Shawn have been married for over 5 years, and have a 7 year old daughter, Olivia. Kristen recently graduated from nursing school with her BSN and loves taking care of others and finding the good in people. She loves spending time with family and friends, volunteering at Olivia's school, going on play dates, capturing memories, laughing, going to the gym and watching scary movies!

Kristen and her family have only been members of Prairie Life for 3 months, but have had huge success already! Kristen does personal training with Lindsey Tutor. "Lindsey has always been 100% invested in my journey. She believes in my abilities and encourages me every step of the way. Lindsey is tough and holds me accountable, but that's what makes her an incredible trainer."

Kristen says she loves the positive and energetic staff, members and atmosphere; the early and extended hours and the variety and amount of equipment available. "Plus, Frank make the best protein shakes and smoothies!"

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