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Santa is Coming!

Monday, December 22nd at 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Please come join Prairie Life staff and have cookies with SANTA!

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Winter swim lessons are here! Registration is happening NOW through December 31st.

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Are your kids in love with the water?! Say no more! CAMP SPLASH is here. Tuesday, December 31st from 9am-1pm Prairie Life Fitness OP will be hosting its very first all water camp. Your kids will be introduced to some crazy fun water games, have free play and lunch! If your kids can't swim, don't fret. Life jackets are welcome and a lifeguard will be on duty the entire time.

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Winter Break K-6th

December 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 29th, 30th, 31st, Jan 2nd and 5th! Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm Member $30 per day, Non $40 per day. Half Day: 9:00am-12:30pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm Member $20 per day, Non $30 per day. Sign-up online or email Kristen at Receive $5 off per day when you purchase 4 or more camps! (Only Full Days)

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Drop N Shop

Parents if you need time to go shopping or just time to get away. Sign your kids up for the Drop N Shop at Prairie Life! December 9th and 18th from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. Member $20 per child, Non-Member $25 per child. $5 off siblings. Sign up online or contact Kristen Mowen at

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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.

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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

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Holiday Group Fitness Schedule

Wednesday 12/24 Gym Hours 6am-2pm No early morning/no evening Classes 9am Step-Teri 9am Cycle-Natalie 9:30am Aqua-Lucy 10am Sculpt-Denise Thursday 12/25 NO CLASSES/ Gym CLOSED Friday 12/26 No early morning/no evening classes 8:30am Sculpt-Mary 9:30am Yoga-Jen 9:30am Aqua-Lucy 9-10:30am Cycle-Mari 12pm sculpt-Joni Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th Regular Schedules Wednesday 12/31 Gym Hours 6am-4pm No early morning/no evening Classes 9am Cycle-Natalie 9am Step-Sallie 9:30am Aqua-Lea 9:30am Repped To Shreds-Sarrisa 10am Sculpt-Sallie 12pm Yoga-Shelley 12pm Master Swim Thursday 1/1 Gym Hours 6am-11pm No early morning/no evening Classes 9-10:30am Cycle -Pauline 10:30am Pilates-Kim Regular Class Schedule starts Friday 1/2/15

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Form and Fundamentals

The first two weeks of this class will be dedicated to proper exercise form while the last 4 weeks will progressively increase in intensity. By the end of this 6-week group training class, you will: Learn proper form for a multitude of exercises, gain confidence in performing exercise on your own and start to regain strength and endurance. Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 am and Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 pm. Starts January 5th-February 12th. Members: $240 for 12 sessions ($20/session with 2 sessions per week) Non-Members: $300 for 12 sessions ($25/session with 2 sessions per week) To sign-up or form more information, please contact Kelsey Park

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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

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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.

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Refresh and Rejuvenate for the Holidays.

Refresh and Rejuvenate for the Holidays. A Gift to Yourself. (Additional Date now being offered) We are pleased that so many of you are taking advantage of this wonderful class being offered. The class on December 21st is now full; so we decided to offer it again on December 28th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Refresh and Rejuvenate Yoga Class Join Jen Phillips, Yoga Teacher, for 2 hours of Bliss: Restorative Yoga, Head/Neck/Shoulder Massage, and Aromatherapy with Therapeutic Essential Oils Treat yourself to an afternoon of deep relaxation, stress release and rejuvenation. Find more enjoyment in your holidays. Restorative Yoga Benefits Include: *Improved Sleep *Better Digestion *Alleviation of Winter Blues, Anxiety and Stress *Increased Energy Take home FREE Young Living Essential Oil Samples and a restorative yoga sequence you can do at home. Only 7 openings left. Sign up now! Email to reserve your spot today! Advance reservation required and space is limited. Location: Overland Park, Ks Date: December 28th, 2014 Time 1:00pm-3:00pm Cost: $25

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Fresh Mix

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM STARTING SEPTEMBER 9 CONTACT JESSICA at 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!

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Managers Corner

Ho, Ho, How To Best Manage Holiday Stress

Prairie Life Fitness

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.

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!

Dustin Lewis

'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: Frank Ray

Frank has been a member of Prairie Life Fitness since 2009, and has consistently made it to the gym 4 days per week. He is 76 years old and enjoys doing cardio and lifting weights. Mr. Ray has been married for 44 years, and still enjoys working 3 days per week. He has been a member of Prairie Life for so long because he has made a lot of close friends that also workout here. He also has enjoyed becoming close with the staff and looks forward to being greeted daily at the front desk! He loves how clean the facility is and that we are constantly updating our equipment.

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