Club News

Santa is Coming!

Santa is Coming! December 8th 6:30pm-7:30pm. Please come join Prairie Life staff and have cookies with SANTA! Don't forget your camera!

For more information, contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Winter Break Camp K-6th

Winter Break Camp K-6th December 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th Jan 2nd and 3rd. 9am-4pm Member $30 per day, Non-Member $40 per day. Please bring a lunch or money to order from the cafe! (If your child can NOT swim, they MUST have a life-jacket) sign-up online or contact Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information, contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Little Kids Winter Break Camp

Ages 3-6 9:30am-2:00pm December 22nd, 27th and 29th Member $25 per day, Non-Member $35 per day Please bring a lunch or money to order from the cafe. Sign-up Online or e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

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

Youth Resistance Training Camp

Prairie Life Fitness is introducing Youth Resistance Training Camp for kids ages 9-14. This session will start December 6th-January 19th (With a one week break Dec 19th-23rd). This camp teaches kids proper form and technique so they can adjust appropriately as their body is growing.It's perfect for any youth looking to: build a solid foundation, develop muscle strength and endurance, improve motor skills, reduce injury risk, learn healthy habits, increase bone density, build positive self esteem and confidence. The camp will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights (6pm) and make up days on Saturday morning (10am). $180 for the whole 6 weeks. If you have any questions and/or want to sign up, contact Kim Bird at kbird@prairielife.com OR 269-209-1748

For more information, contact kbird@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

Decks the Halls without Packing on the Pounds

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Deck the Halls without Packing on the Pounds


A nibble here. A yummy handful there. One little cookie at a co-worker’s desk doesn’t count, does it? The temptation to innocently erode your yearlong progress during the December can be beat with just a little preparation. Check out these 10 tips to combat holiday stress and stopping yourself from snacking ‘till Santa arrives…

Cheers to a Healthy Holiday Season

#1. Step away from the screen! When facing deadlines, we often scarf meals in front of our computers, forgetting to breathe, let alone be mindful of how our bodies feel. No matter how stressed you are, slow down, breathe between bites and notice when you are full. Chances are you may end up eating less and feeling better.

#2. Crock pot du jour! Stews and soups are a great way to save money and time. Make a large batch on Sunday, freeze leftovers in single-serving Tupperware and thaw as needed. Since you’re making them on your own, you can control the sodium level and amp up the protein, which is where many canned soups go astray.

#3. Two words… Grocery Delivery! Seriously, if you haven’t tried this yet, give yourself a gift in December and give it a go. The time you save wandering up and down the aisles can be spent preparing healthy meals for the week. Most stores charge a small fee but early studies show that grocery bills go down over time because you stick to your list. For a little more money, there are online shops that deliver all the ingredients and recipes for healthy meals right to your door. (Blue Apron, Plated and more)

#4. Smart celebrations. When eating out or ordering in, it’s easy to say opt for the most delicious thing on the menu. Who doesn’t want to splurge sometimes? If you only have one big night out during the season, then of course, go for it. The problem is many people have several calorie-laden celebrations to attend. Out-smart the chefs with their oh-so delicious butter sauces and to-die-for desserts by taking a peek at the menu before arriving. Choose the item with the most veggies and leanest protein. If you can, don’t even look at the menu before ordering. You may be tempted to change your mind… When attending a private holiday party, keep the same rule in mind, veggies and protein when possible. Fill up on the veggie tray before the dessert tray starts calling your name.

#5. Bars, booze and bad decisions. No, we aren’t trying to take ALL your fun away, just suggesting mindful merriment. Happy holidays are, after all, about spending time with family and friends. So, here’s the deal. Instead of going out for drinks and bar food, try to have a healthy meal with good protein beforehand. That way, french fries and wings don’t look so appealing, in addition to the alcohol. Plus, having a full stomach helps reduce overall consumption.

#6. Bust a move! Busy holiday plans often means your workouts get rescheduled. But you actually don’t need more than 20 minutes to get a great workout. Short bursts of high intensity workouts can be more effective. So instead of promising to hit the gym tomorrow, hop on the treadmill and do some sprints. Squeezing in a quick 15-minute morning bodyweight, Pilates or yoga workout at home is also a great way to rev up your metabolism.

#7. Step away from the screen. (Yes, again!) How long has it been since you’ve moved from your chair while trying to get your projects done before the holidays hit? The average person sits for more than 70% of the day. Sneaking steps into your daytime routine not only helps you burn calories, it helps regain focus and increases productivity. Studies show that most adults are able to remain focused and productive for 40 minutes each hour, with the other 20 minutes best-spent reading emails, taking breaks, etc. Try taking a 5-10 minute walk each hour or every couple of hours and see how you feel. Odds are you will get more done and also get more steps in for the day. Even if they are just steps around your office, it is less time on your tush!

#8. Fire up with full-body moves. If time is getting tricky, try a routine that targets your entire body instead of just one area. Try using kettlebells, experimenting with push-up variations or burpees and jump roping. Swimming is a great alternative too—especially if you’re partial to cardio.

#9. Happy Hydration. Just when you thought we’d get through a newsletter without mentioning water, here we go again. Eight glasses of water a day can help keep the doctor away. It’s true, that’s why we mention it so often. H20 also helps keep you full, energized and super focused. Help remind yourself to drink up by keeping a water bottle at your desk or set reminders on your phone. Need more incentive? Drinking water also helps you cure (or avoid) hangovers and keeps colds away.

#10. Dial it down. We are all so smart with our devices and gear. Super duper connected. Constantly. To relieve stress anytime, but particularly during the holidays, it’s a good idea to turn off technology once in awhile or make it a nightly habit. For those who sleep with their smartphones, (you can spot us by the dark circles and ever slight, square LED tan line), we are risking precious sleep time for headlines and Buzzfeed quizzes. Facebook and Instagram will be their tomorrow, our bodies need sleep tonight. For the third and final time, we need to step away from our screens.

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Upcoming Events at PLF:


Cookies with Santa
December 8: 6:30-7:30pm 

Come join Prairie Life Overland Park staff and family for COOKIES WITH SANTA! Please don’t forget your camera. Free to members and non-members!      

 

Winter Break Camp

Big Kids Camp K-6th
9 am-4 pm
December 22nd, 23rd, 26th 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th
January 2nd and 3rd

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

Little Kids Camp Ages 3-6
9:30 am-2:00 pm
December 22nd , 27th and 29th

Member $25 per day
Non-Member $30 per day


New Trainer Highlight
Anthony Abenoja- NASM Certified Personal Trainer

“Fitness has been a big part of my life for the last ten years. I am a former collegiate athlete that played football at Pittsburg State University. One of the big reasons I wanted to be a trainer at Prairie Life Fitness is because I wasn’t to help people reach their fitness goals and promote a healthy lifestyle. I am very flexible in my ability to work with different types of fitness levels. I’m excited to be here and look forward to having an opportunity to meet and work with you.”
 

Manager's Corner

Eat, Drink & Be Healthy

Ready or not, the holidays and all their revelries will be here. Along with the joy of holiday celebrations, comes temptation to over consume and skip workouts. Stop the tradition of holiday stress by implementing new health habits. Take a sneak peek at this month’s newsletter for 10 tips to make this December happy and healthy.

Consider the gift of health when creating your shopping list this season. Prairie Life Fitness has options for everyone. From memberships to personal training sessions, Pilates classes, massages and more, stop by the front desk today! We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect gift for the fitness lover in your life.

Be Merry. Stay Bright,

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

Rev up your metabolism over the holidays with short bursts of high-intensity workouts

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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