Club News

Summer Camp K-6th

Big Kids Summer Camp - 9:00 am- 4:00pm. Each week will have a different theme. Starting May 31st and ending Aug 8th. Click and download to find out the themes! Pricing per week-1) Full week(M-F) Child Member $145, Non-Member $175 2) Pick any 3 days Child Member $100, Non-Member $120. Extended Care is available for a FEE. Sign-up Online or Contact Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Summer Camp Ages 3-6

Little Kids Ages 3-6 Summer Camp! Don't miss out on all of the fun! Each week will have it's own theme! Click and download to see the themes. Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2pm Child Member $50, Non-Member $65. Child must be potty trained! Sign-up Online or contact Kristen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

SPRING SWIM CLINIC!!

Registration for spring swim clinic with coach Katie Kopp is HERE! Practice starts Tuesday, March 29th and will run through the week of May 22nd for a total of 8 weeks. Swimmers may choose to attend one or two days per week. The cost for members is $100/practice one day a week and $160/practice two days a week. Non members add $10. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool and be comfortable working in a group setting.

For more information contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

PLF PIRAHANAS SWIM TEAM!

The Pirahanas are back! Registration is happening NOW online only.

For more information contact Sfreijat@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

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
Club Newsletter

Managers Corner

National Arthritis Month

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National Arthritis Month

May is the time many of are revving up for summertime activities. On your mark. Get set. Go… But, not so fast for over 50 million Americans, arthritis interferes with their plans for active lifestyles. That is 1 in every 5 adults and over 300,000 children. It is estimated that by 2030, 67 million people will be disabled by an arthritic disease.

Conquering Arthritis

Curing arthritis may not yet be possible but knowing you are at risk and living a preventative lifestyle is within everyone’s power. As is raising awareness and becoming involved in the advocacy for research. To become involved at the state level, visit http://www.arthritis.org

Prevention Tips

Prevention may not always be possible. Arthritis has many causes, increasing age, genetics and gender (more common in women), which are out of your control. However, there are healthy habits to reduce your risk of developing painful joints as you age. It so happens, many of these steps, like exercising and eating a healthy diet, prevent many other diseases too. That, our healthy friends, is a win-win!

  • Here Fishy Fishy…

Fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy polyunsaturated fat may reduce inflammation in the body. A study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that women who eat fish regularly might lower their risk for rheumatoid arthritis. The USDA recommends eating fish high in omega-3s—like salmon, trout, mackerel, and sardines, 2x per week.

  • Weight Control

Our joints, particularly our knees, are load-bearing mechanisms and must be able to support the weight of our bodies. The more we weigh, the more stress we are putting on our joints. Overweight women are almost four times as likely to get knee osteoarthritis as women of healthy weight.

  • Exercise

Not only does exercise take the stress off your joints but also it strengthens the muscles around your joints. Building strong muscles before any signs of arthritis begin to show, especially if there is a family history, is a particularly compelling reason to make exercise part of your daily routine. If you already have arthritis, it is not too late to build muscle and take some relief off those joints. Low impact aerobics, swimming, water aerobics and working with a trainer on finding the right exercises can help you slow the disabling affects of the disease.

  • Play and Stay Safe

Damaging cartilage in your knees can cause arthritis to develop more quickly. Unfortunately, this is not generally top of mind when we are young and in our prime. Cautionary tales ring true. Live fully but protective gear isn’t a bad idea…

  • Proper Technique

Using good form when we sit, lift, and work each day can help prevent everyday strains from adding up to unnecessary injury over time. You’ve heard these tips before but realizing they can help prevent arthritis puts more importance into their meaning, especially as you age.

  • Lift with your knees and hips, not your back.
  • Carry items close to your body, so you don’t put too much strain on your wrists or arms.
  • If you have to sit for long periods of time at work, ensure that your arms, back and legs are well supported.

 

  • Have a Drink or Two

Yes, you read that right. Contrary to most newsletters and most other studies, some arthritis studies suggest that women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis. There is not enough evidence to prove that alcohol prevents arthritis just suggestions that are causing researchers to study it further. However, drinking moderate amounts each week (one glass a day for women and two glasses for men) has also been linked to other health benefits, such as a lower risk for heart disease. Before drinking alcohol, seek advice from your doctor if it’s safe for you.

  • Speaking of Doctors…

If you start to develop joint pain, don’t wait it out. See your doctor or a rheumatologist. The damage from arthritis is progressive so the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more destruction will occur to the joint. Your doctor may be able to suggest treatments or lifestyle interventions to slow the effects of your arthritis and preserve mobility of your affected joints. Stubbornness is not your friend when it comes to achy joints. Call your doctor today if this applies to you.

And Now for the Numbers

As we enter into National Arthritis Awareness Month, here are the facts, as reported by the Arthritis Foundation. If you or someone you know is suffering from arthritis, you are most certainly not alone. There is help. there are abundant resources and worldwide studies occurring rapidly. Most importantly, there is hope.

  • Nearly 53 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030.
  • Almost 300,000 babies, kids and teens have arthritis or a rheumatic condition.
  • Arthritis is the nation’s # 1 cause of disability.
  • Working-age men and women (ages 18 to 64) with arthritis are less likely to be employed than those of the same age without arthritis.
  • 1/3 of working-age people with arthritis have limitations in their ability to work, the type of work they can do or whether they can work part time or full time.
  • People with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two major kinds of arthritis, miss a combined 172 million workdays every year.
  • Arthritis and related conditions account for more than $156 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses.
  • There are nearly 1 million hospitalizations each year due to arthritis.
  • 57% of adults with heart disease have arthritis.
  • 52% of adults with diabetes have arthritis.
  • 44% of adults with high blood pressure have arthritis.
  • 36% of adults who are obese have arthritis.
  • 1/3 of adults with arthritis age 45 and older have either anxiety or depression.

CLUB NEWS

 
 

Upcoming Events at PLF:

 Summer Camp ages 3-6:  May 31st-July 28th,   9:00 am -2:00pm                                
Registration for Summer Camp ages 3-6 is now available online! All information is available online.  Sign up before May 16th and get a free kid’s t-shirt AND no registration fee! Contact Kristen Mowen for more information at 913-648-8077 or kmowen@prairielife.com
                
Summer Camp K-6th:            May 31st-July 22nd            9:00am-4:00pm                                                                                              
Registration for Summer Camp is now available! All information and registration is available online. Sign up before May 16th and get a free kid’s t-shirt AND no registration fee! Contact Kristen Mowen for more information at 913-648-8077 or kmowen@prairielife.com
 
                 
Register NOW!  PLF Swim Team (June - July 17th)
 
Registration is open for the 2016 PLF Piranhas! Register online only. Practices held Mon-Tues-Thurs-Friday 8:30-9:30 am. Meets are TBA.
 
Pricing:
Members $180
Non-Members $200
 
Contact Aquatics Director Sarah Freijat for more information at 913-648-8077 or sfreijat@prairielife.com
 
Catalina Wine Mixer and Cinco De Mayo Party: May 5th  Start at 5:30pm                  
 
Come join us for a celebration of Cinco De Mayo! We will have light appetizers and margarita tasting! This event is free to members and guests and will be located poolside.

Manager's Corner

Spoiler Alert - Mother's Day is One of Our Favs!

Don’t get us wrong Dad’s, we love you guys. But the mothers who come into our clubs have a special spot in our hearts and we love celebrating them every chance we get. We admire the mothers who never seem to tire of bringing their kids into the clubs so for kids’ activities or so they can get a workout in themselves. We strive to make the clubs a place where it’s easy to find a schedule where a combination of both is possible.

And, for moms (and dads) whose kids are older, who are now bringing in your once toddling youngsters in as tweens and young adults, we admire you dedication to instilling a lifetime of healthy living. One day, they will thank you for it. It might not be today but someday, when they thank you for making them brush their teeth everyday and always wearing clean underwear, healthy living might also be on the list.

We’d be remiss not to mention all the wonderful mothers who help us run the clubs. Without their tireless dedication, we couldn’t do what we love. Thank you all.
Need some gift ideas for Mother’s Day? Graduation? Etc.? Check out our specials!

Also, don’t forget to check out the summer class schedule when planning summer activities. Remember, when you’re away; use the PerFit App to keep you on track.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Dustin Lewis, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Skate Jump for Joy!
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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