Club News

Community Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive Thursday, May 28th 3:00pm-6:00pm in the basketball court Sign-up in the front entrance of Prairie Life or e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com Save a life!

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

GROUP SWIM LESSONS!

Group swim lesson registration will open up ONLINE May 15th and will stay open through July 15th. Official start date for lessons is August 4th. Email Aquatics Director, Sarah Freijat with questions!

For more information contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

Memorial Day Class Schedule

9:00-10:00 Cardio Sculpt with Sarrisa, 8:30-10:00 Cycle with Mari, 9:30-10:30 Aquatics with Lea, 10:00-11:00 Yoga with Mandy

For more information contact nhannan@prairielife.com

Camp! K-6th

May 28th & 29th Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm Member $30 per day, Non $40 per day. Sign-up online or email Kristen at kmowen@prairielife.com $5 off siblings

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Little Kids Summer Camp

Little Kids Summer Camp- Ages 3-6 Come let the little ones have FUN this summer 3 days a week. M-W-F 9:00am-12:00pm Click and download to see what different themes we have each week. Member $50, Non-Member$65 Sing-up Online or contact Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Big Kids Summer Camp K-6th

Big Kids Summer Camp Information is here!! Each week is a different theme activity! Click and download the information for each week. 9:00am-4:00pm 1) M-F Member $145, Non-Member $165 OR Pick any 3 days Member $100, Non-Member $120. Sorry no half days or just one days. Sign-up Online or e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com. Spots fill up fast, so don't wait!

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

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! May 29th from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Price per child: $20 per child for members, $25 per child for parent members, $30 per child for non-members. $5 off siblings! Must sign-up by May 28th . Sign up Online or contact Kristen Mowen for more information.

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Swim Team CLINIC

Get ready for swim team season with coach Katie Ohlde at PLF! Start date is March 24th-May 17th (eight weeks). You can choose one practice day or two. Practice days are Sunday 3-4pm, Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:30pm. The cost for one practice day for a member is $100. The cost for two practice days for a member is $160. The cost is for the full eight weeks. Non-members add $10. There will be NO practice Easter Sunday but swimmers may make that up on either a Tuesday/Thursday. Email Aquatics Director, Sarah Freijat to register!

For more information contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

SWIM TEAM

PLF PIRANHAS with swim coach Katie Ohlde! Start date JUNE 1st (through July 17th) registration ONLINE ONLY. Cost for members $160, parent members $170 & non-members $180.

For more information contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group Swim Lessons with American Red Cross & WSI certified Chelsea Brewer. Registration opens up ONLINE ONLY May 15th.

For more information contact Sfreijat@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: Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/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 mcatlin@prairielife.com

Fresh Mix

MONDAYS & 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
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Managers Corner

Think You Know the #1 Men's Health Issue?

     
 

Think You Know the #1 Men's Health Issue?
Which of the following diseases affect the health of more men in the United States than any other? Is it?

  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Liver Failure
  • Suicide/Depression
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

All of these diseases are top contenders and all appear, year after year, on lists of the deadliest diseases for men. Yet, the biggest health issue for men is simply lack of regular health care. One recent study indicates that men are seriously under-represented in our nation’s health care system. More than one study found that women are three times more likely than men to see a doctor on a regular basis.

During this study, more than half of all men had not seen a primary care physician for a physical exam in the past year. Even though more than 40% of the participants had been diagnosed with chronic conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, or diabetes. The trend starts early; by mid to late teens, boys’ trips to primary care doctors already begin to drop off.

Men also die younger than women. In 1920, women outlived men only by one year. Today, CDC figures show the life expectancy gap has widened: On average, women survive men by over five years. Simply put, men get sick and die far earlier than they should. Men living in poverty are hit the hardest. One doctor from the study was quoted as saying, “In my practice, I have seen men in their early thirties who require triple bypass heart surgery because of uncontrolled high cholesterol. I have seen other young men present for the first time with renal failure caused by undiagnosed hypertension. And, I have lost count of the young men who come to me having unrecognized and uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes.”

The study was geared toward finding the reason for the health care disparity between men and women. One obvious reason is that just as boys stop visiting their childhood physicians, girls are making their first visits to gynecologists. Broadly, young women come of age amidst a range of medical specialties geared toward addressing their health concerns. High-profile campaigns around breast cancer, annual Pap smears and reproductive health choices have raised awareness, putting women’s health at the center of the public conversation.

There is nothing comparable for young men, a fact that undoubtedly contributes to their reluctance to go to doctors on a regular basis. A dangerous pattern begins when you couple the overall perception that boys are “tough” with the likelihood they do not see their fathers going to the doctors very often.

The disparity of men versus women is the health care system is not indicative of women having more health issues. As a society, it simply means that we are doing a better job of teaching young women to be proactive with health care, see their doctors when necessary and not be reluctant to ask health care questions. The silence of men should not be confused with the absence of anxiety. While many adolescent and young adult men are healthy, study after study proves that many men bury health concerns that they don’t share with anyone.

The World Health Organization’s definition of health is that it goes beyond the absence of disease. Based on this, we should recognize the importance of finding ways to encourage boys and men to make use of the health care system and help prevent early complications of preventable conditions. One promising approach is coming out of a Young Men's Clinic in New York City. They are investing in reproductive health services for adolescent and young adult men. Over the past decade, this community-based health program has seen a 450% increase in unique patients, with most of this increase occurring over the past four years. Tough to argue with results with that show that level of effectiveness. 450%!

By solidifying their connection with the health care system and reproductive health services, we can support young men in making better and healthier decisions for the rest of their entire lives. Women stand to benefit too, as men begin building new and better patterns around issues including intimacy, sexual violence, and pregnancy prevention. Sexual and reproductive health services also provide a route to addressing other medical issues, including mental health. It’s important to recognize that all of the high-profile mass shootings in the last decade were the acts of young adult men. Overall, males are disproportionately likely to die due to suicide.

Planned Parenthood is making nationwide efforts to extend its reach to men. More broadly, the early provision of the Affordable Care Act to include young adults on their parents’ health care plans was a great step toward increasing access for young adults, men as well as women.

We can build on this positive momentum and create cultures where men see their doctors for regular physical exams. It starts at home by encouraging teen boys and young men to discuss mental and physical health issues with their parents and family doctor. Setting that pattern early, seems to be key for a lifetime of preventative health care behavior rather than only seeing the doctor in reactionary mode... After the stroke, heart attack or other, various “symptoms” begin to surface. Often times, when it is too late, on a disease that could have been prevented, minimized or cured with a change to a healthier lifestyle combined with regular care from a physician or specialist. Don’t be a part of the statistic that doesn’t make it. Be a part of the group who listens to the statistics and does something about it! 

Club News

 

Member Spotlight: Trisha Moeder

Mrs. Moeder is a 46 year old mother of three, a former Paralegal, and a current stay at home mom. Trisha has been a member of Prairie Life Overland Park since December of 2014. She has been on a weight loss journey since August of 2014. Her starting weight was 435 pounds. She now weighs 255 pounds. She has lost 180 pounds to date!
 
Trisha primarily does water aerobics and her own water calisthenics. She has recently also added treadmill work. She says she stays at PLF OP because the staff is always friendly, and the trainers are very encouraging and are always willing to give her tips on how to increase fat burn.
 
Trisha has been extremely inspiring to members and staff. She has shown hard work and good diet can really work! “If I can inspire a morbidly obese person to eat clean and in correct portions, exercise daily, and save their own life, that would be fantastic! Get determined, get serious, and do it!”—Trisha Moeder  

Manager's Corner

Happy Dad's Day to the Coolest Dudes!

 

Pops, Papa, Dad, Daddy, Daddio, The Old Man… Whatever you call him, it’s that time of the year to celebrate your one and only, Father. Prairie Life Fitness is all about family fun so Mom’s & Dad’s Day are special days for us at the club. We applaud young families who make the time to have fitness be part of their families. Parents play such an influential role to their kids so living a healthy lifestyle can have a lifelong impact. This month’s newsletter explores a different way Dad’s might also be serving as a role model for their adolescent sons.

SUMMER is here. Yay. That means new class schedules, new activities for kids and possibly for the adults also! Keep your eyes open for flyers, schedules and posters in the club. Our summer vacation plan is to keep you busy and having a blast.

Don’t forget, when you’re on vacay; use the PerFit App to stay fit on the go. Like Prairie Life Fitness on Facebook and share which routine you liked best. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy Father’s Day.

- Dustin Lewis, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Jump Squats - Easy but Effective!

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