Club News

Parent's Night Out!

Parent's Night Out! Pajama Party!! January 27th Price per child $20 Member and $30 Non-Member 5:30pm-9:30pm. ($5 off siblings) Sign-up Online or e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com. Deadline to sign-up Wed, January 25th .

For more information, contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Fresh Mix

Are you looking for an invigorating, fun, and challenging workout? Would you like to get a heart-pumping cardio workout, mixed with strength, toning and flexibility for the whole body, all in ONE class? Please join us for Fresh Mix

For more information, contact nhannan@prairielife.com

SWIM CLINIC

Month to month starting September 6th-February 28th with coach Katie Kopp $55/Members $65/Non Members

For more information, contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

GROUP Swim Lessons for Kids!

Held once a week for 8 weeks (either Tuesday/Thursday). FREE for members on the 24 month contract, $40 on any other contract & $90 for NON members. Registration ONLINE ONLY starting October 24th-October 28th. Start date: November 1st/November 3rd

For more information, contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

Swimming Stroke & Turn Clinic

Instruction with a 2-time Olympic Trial Qualifier and NCAA Champion, Shara Stafford, open to all ages and abilities November 5th, 10:00am-11:30am $30/Member $35/Non Member

For more information, contact sstafford@prairielife.com

HIP HOP FIT MIX

COMING SOON! MARCH 12TH You don't have to be a professional dancer to get a great workout. All levels are encouraged to join us every Saturday 11:00 am in the Group Exercise Studio. Class will be lead by our very own Windy Farr. Trendy style hip hop workout done to hip, upbeat dance tunes. Isolation and coordination exercises along with hip hop linking steps, additional floor stretch and conditioning exercises. A funky Hip hop dance routine fused with Pop, Jazz and Contemporary dance moves taught in every class. You will burn calories while you find your inner groove! You will also get increased energy, conditioning, and a confidence boost.

For more information, contact nhannan@prairielife.com
Club Newsletter

Managers Corner

This is Your New Year

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This is Your New Year

You are literally going to make hundreds of thousands of decisions in 2017. Some of them will be better than others. Salad for lunch instead of a burger and fries = good decision. Working out at lunch only to drink and eat bar food all night - uh, questionable. Point is none of our decision compasses point due north at all times. We all wobble, from time to time, right?

Here are a few resolutions to consider…

#1. Lose Weight – Scratch that.  

#1. Build Confidence

Does it matter how much we weigh? Numbers on a scale have led most of us up and down the rabbit hole more than once. According to charts on most every doctor’s office wall, apparently weight does matter. But, this year, rather than getting fixated on the number, resolve to focus on the habits required to be strong and confident. Don’t fall for any “get skinny quick schemes.” Do the work, expect some bumps in the road and steadily navigate to a happier and healthier, you.

It’s a great idea to use a food journal to track what you eat. Also, have a good support system in place. Weeks four - six is when it gets tricky and many people start to lose steam. Plan for it! Get through these rough times by working out with a friend, get started with a personal trainer, try new fitness classes, etc. Whatever it takes to stay motivated and make 2017 YOUR year. You’ve got this. And, guess what? We’re here for you! Pardon the interruption for this short commercial break…

                        Have You Had Your Free Jump Start?

If you are new to Prairie Life Fitness, the Jump Start program is designed to improve your results by introducing you to the facility, equipment, programs, and services available within the club.

Depending on your specific needs, goals and interests, the Jump Start may include FREE introductory sessions with a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, group fitness manager, youth services manager or any other program staff member who can help successfully begin your membership.

For more info or to schedule a Jump Start, contact a Membership Services Representative. Now back to your regularly scheduled resolutions…

#2. Stay Connected

Put down the phone. Step away from the screen. Get out and actually see your friends. Your actual friends, not just the people you know online. Say hello to people at the gym… Here’s a crazy idea – make new friends! Research suggests people with strong social lives outlive those who isolate themselves. Send a tweet or a text but follow-up with an in-person visit. Your grandmother, mother and friends will love you for it.

#3. Sleep In

Sleep does more than keep you looking young and beautiful, although those are a couple of great perks. A lack of sleep has been linked to increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. And, sleep strengthens our memories through a process called consolidation. This becomes more crucial as we age so make a resolution to take more guilt-free naps, pronto!

#4. Travel

Break your routine. Whether it is a road trip or a long overdue vacation, our bodies and minds need to be rejuvenated and renewed by new scenery every once in awhile. Too often, we get stuck in a rut and are “autopiloting” ourselves through too much of our lives. Go somewhere that you have to think about which direction you are headed. A little adventure is good for the soul.

#5. More Cheer with Less Beer

You knew it was coming. No resolution list is complete without the option to quit drinking or moderate alcohol consumption. 2016 has seen a national uptick in binge drinking so while this suggestion may seem cliché, it remains relevant. Be honest with yourself. If you are drinking too much, too often – consider making the classic “New Year’s Resolution” and start fresh on January 1st, 2017. (or January 21st, totally your call.)

#6. Exercise Differently

If you are new to working out, everything is brand new and it’ll take awhile for you to get bored with your routine or your body to plateau. Which is its nice way of saying, “Yeah, I’m comfortable right here.”, even if you want to lose another 20 lbs. or 3” off your waist. Fight the flab by trying new classes, new routines, different machines, working with a trainer, etc. This goes for you veterans, too. It’s a new year and there’s no better time to mix things up and go try different things. This time, it’s your muscles that will thank you for it.

#7. Stress Less

Identify what causes you the most stress and then strive to eliminate it. Ta-da! Once you have that wiped off your calendar, by ‘um, let’s say, mid-March; 2017 will be a breeze. If only it were that easy. Our timeline might be a bit off but making a resolution to reduce the stress does start with identifying the root cause. Stressed-out to the max is no way to live life. This might take more than one year to master but the rewards pay dividends toward a higher quality of life.

#8. Track Progress

How did you do on your 2016 resolutions? If you are like most people, you don’t remember the promises you made to yourself a year ago, let alone keep track of progress. That however, is the key to success. Whichever of these, or other, resolution(s) you make for 2017, write it down! Put it on your calendar, set reminders and hold yourself accountable. If it truly means something to you, make a note of it somewhere and let’s make it happen.

CLUB NEWS


 
 

Upcoming Events at PLF:


Beginner’s Bootcamp
New to exercise or recovering from an injury? This boot camp is specially designed for you to reach your health goals no matter where you are in your level of fitness. With exercises that are easy on the joints, modified for any physical limitations, working on strength, non-impact cardio, flexibility and balance, you will get healthier and stronger with every passing week!

Join us in the Body Shop Monday’s at 7:00 pm and Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm.
CONTACT WINDY FARR AT 816-269-7312 OR wfarr@prairielife.com

Winter Break Camp

Big Kids Camp K-6th
9 am-4 pm
January 2nd and 3rd

Member $30 per day
Non-Member $40 per day

2017 All Club FitFest
Saturday, January 7th
8:45 AM-10:45 AM

This event will showcase all that Prairie Life has to offer! Our members will be able to experience different parts of the club they may not be familiar with.
-TRX
-ViPr
-Cycle
-Pilates Reformer
-Bootcamp style workout

More Info: This event is complimentary for members and non members! Childcare is available during the event. Contact Nancy Hannan for more information and to reserve your spot today at nhannan@prairielife.com.          

Member Appreciation Casino Night
Thursday, January 19th    
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm          

Come dressed in your best for a fun filled night at Prairie Life OP! This event is free to members AND non-members. $25 referral credit for anyone who brings a friend and they join the club!

We will have casino games and prizes as well as light hors d’oeuvres and drink tastings. We look forward to seeing you there!         

Babies First Splash Registration
Make your little one's first experience in the pool one they will never forget! Join Chelsea, Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6: 00 pm for splashes, songs and more.

REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY

Registration Date: January 23rd-January 27th
Start Date: January 31st (8 weeks)

Price:
Member (24 Month): FREE
Member: $30
Non-Member: $40

Contact Aquatics Director, Sarah Freijat, for more information at sfreijat@prairielife.com    

*If you have specific images associated with each event, you may also attach them in your email with this document as a zip file with each image named using the naming convention (Date of Post_Name of Location). Any images provided must be high resolution, or comparable stock image will be used.

Manager's Corner

Hello 2017!

New Year’s is that magical opportunity to make a decision that counts. It’s resolution time, folks! To make the most of the first promise you make to yourself in 2017, keep a few things in mind. Be realistic. Do one thing at a time and don’t be afraid to start over. We double and triple checked, there is no rule that says you must wait until next year to try again.

Read more about resolutions and find some fun suggestions in this month’s newsletter.

The Prairie Life staff is ready for a new year and to help make you one of our next success stories. Our trainers, instructors, managers and staff members are here to support your fitness needs. While were at it, let’s have a little fun, too!

Happy New Year,

Dustin Lewis, General Manager

PS. Remember to take your workout on the go with the PerFit App! Download it today on the APP Store or on Google Play.

Perfit exercise of the month

Mix up your workouts and try something new this year

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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