Club News

Camp K-6th

February 5th and 15th K-6th 9:00am-4:00pm Member $30 per day/child Non-Member $40 per day/child $5 off siblings Sign up Online or e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Parent's Night Out!

Parent's Night Out! February 26th Price per child $20 Member, $25 Parent Member and $30 Non-Member. ($5 off siblings) Sign-up Online or e-mail Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com. Deadline to sign-up Wed, Feb 24th.

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

February Pilate Special

RECIEVE A COMPLEMENTARY SESSION WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY PILATE REFORMER PACKAGE. (OFFER FOR MEMBERS NEW TO OUR PRAIRIELIFE PILATE REFORMER PROGRAM) –THANK YOU CONTACT NANCY HANNAN 913-648-8077 OR nhannan@prairielife.com

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

Men's Basketball League

Sunday Night basketball league. 8 games including playoffs*6 Teams*$400 a team*Starting February 21st*Members and Non-Members*Sign-up deadline February 14th. To register contact Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielfie.com (Must have 6 teams registered to have a league)

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Accelerate Your Pilates

Take your Pilates to the next level! Pilate Reformer- A total body workout program offering a unique challenge to your strength and flexibility while focused on maintaining good form and proper posture for a most effective training session. Contact Nancy Hannan, Group Fitness Director at nhannan@prairielife.com or 913-648-8077 to set up your complimentary Pilate Reformer session.

For more information contact nhannan@prairielife.com

Triathlon Class

Swim-Bike-Run Triathlon Class (Choose one day of the week) Mondays-9:30-11:30 AM Nov 9th-Dec 14th / Jan 4th- Feb 8th Wednesdays- 6:00-8:00 pm Nov 11th- Dec 16th / Jan 6th- Feb 10th Saturdays- 7:00-9:00 AM Nov 14th- Dec 19th Jan 9th- Feb 13th One day a week, 6 week session Member $109, Non-Member $129 Sign up by contacting James Stewart at 913-638-7215.

For more information contact kmowen@prairielife.com
Club Newsletter

Managers Corner

Up in Smoke

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Up in Smoke  

Spoiler Alert! Don’t worry; it’s not about Star Wars™ so you’re probably safe to continue reading… Terrific heart health news from the CDC finds ‘Real Progress’ as percentage of U.S. smokers plummet. Federal health officials have now reported the number of smokers has decreased by nearly 20 percent in the past 10 years and dropped a full percentage point in the last year alone. 

Since smoking makes an appearance on every list of risk factors for heart attack and heart disease, this decline is excellent news for the heart health of our nation. For those who need a gentle and perhaps not so subtle reminder, here’s why smoking makes the naughty list…

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease by itself.     When it acts with other factors, it greatly increases risk. Smoking increases  blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance and increases the tendency        for blood to clot.”

Last year, smoking rates hit a 50-year low! The CDC cannot pinpoint precisely what had led to the staggering decline but the result is irrefutable. Some of the factors helping the fight against tobacco are:

            • Federal tax hikes

            • Anti-smoking campaigns over the past 20 years

• Better insurance coverage for those wanting to kick the habit (One troubling finding: adults who are uninsured or on Medicaid smoke at rates more than double those for adults with private health insurance or Medicare.)

• Tougher laws making it harder to smoke in a growing number of places

Whatever the reason, these statistics prove that millions of Americans are quitting everyday and you can too. Make 2016 the year that you make this life changing decision for you and your family!

Heart to Heart

• Each year, more women than men die of cardiovascular disease.

• Six times as many women die from heart disease as from breast cancer— about 500,000 each year.

• An estimated 8 million American women suffer from heart disease.

• One out of every four women will die of heart disease.

• Women have more heart attacks than men that go unrecognized.

• Cardiovascular disease, which also includes heart failure, hypertension, and stroke, is more prevalent in women.

None of the above statistics are “new” and should not be alarming. Yet, when we see them bulleted out like that, we are still shocked. Diagnosing and treating women who might slip through the gap or slide under the radar screen has been the focus of top Heart Health Clinics over the past decade. Discovering where education and research is needed and gaps in knowledge exist remains top priority.

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women, there is still an inequity of research done for men’s heart disease in comparison to their female counterparts.

“The sex gap in cardiovascular disease hit its peak in 1999 and is finally getting some attention,” said Jennifer Tremmel, MD from Stanford's Women's Heart Health Clinic, who is conducting an AHA-funded study on sex differences in cardiovascular disease. 

“The growth in women’s heart centers is targeting this apparent inequity of care,” said Sharonne Hayes, MD, director of the Women’s Heart Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and a member of the advisory board of WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

“There are still marked disparities in care,” Hayes said. “Women are less likely to be prescribed medication or be as intensely treated as men. Women also don’t feel like they are being listened to when they discuss their symptoms with their doctors. Nobody ever sat down and adequately addressed their concerns.”

Heart disease in women is consistently misdiagnosed and undertreated, and more women than men have died of cardiovascular disease every year since 1984. Symptoms don’t necessarily present the same way with women in the way as they do men.

Preventative measures can be taken to reduce your risk and change the course of your future heart health. Diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are also the easiest first steps to take toward disease prevention. If heart disease is in your family history or you have concerns due to lifestyle risks or other health issues, contact your doctor.

As we have seen, and will hopefully continue to see with smoking, ‘Real Progress’ can be made when education, research is combined with a determination to change. You cannot kick the habit of heart disease but you can try to manage the risks within your control to be part of your own wellness plan! 

CLUB NEWS

 
 

Upcoming Events at PLF:

Annual Chili Challenge!
Thursday February 18th, 2016
5:30- 7:30 PM
 
Bring your best recipe and enter our chili challenge! This is one of our favorite events! Not a cook? No problem! Come enjoy trying one or all of the fabulous entries! This is a free event to all our members and their guests. Have questions or want to be a judge? Contact Marilyn in Club Services at 913-648-8077. Hope to see you there!
 
Valentine's Day Happy Hour!
Friday February 12 th, 2016
2:00-5:00 PM
 
Happy almost-Valentine's Day! Stop by the café and delight yourself with chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of wine! We love our members, be our Valentine?
 
Kid's Camp
February 5 th and 15th

Bring your best recipe and enter our chili challenge! This is one of our favorite events! Not a cook? No problem! Come enjoy trying one or all of the fabulous entries! This is a free event to all our members and their guests. Have questions or want to be a judge? Contact Marilyn in Club Services at 913-648-8077. Hope to see you there!
 
Valentine's Day Happy Hour!
Friday February 12 th, 2016
2:00-5:00 PM
 
Happy almost-Valentine's Day! Stop by the café and delight yourself with chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of wine! We love our members, be our Valentine?


 

New Trainer Spotlight: Traci Ismert

Meet our newest Balanced Body Reformer Pro, Teaci Ismert. 

To schedule your complementary Pilaters Reformer orientation today contact Nancy Hannan at (913)-648-8077 or nhannan@prairielife.com.

 

Manager's Corner

Cupid Called - He's Looking for Hearts to Steal!

Love is in the air and there is nothing more romantic than getting healthier for the ones you love. After all, they love you too and doing all you can to be the best you is poetry in motion. Literally. Actions speak louder than words so imagine the power “I love you so much I am going to get healthy for us!” Powerful stuff. Cupid will be so pleased.

Cabin fever is starting to get to us. We can feel it in the clubs around this time each year. We are all getting anxious for spring. Sunshine is coming soon. Ask yourself, are you ready? What goals do you have left to achieve? How can we help you? Our personal trainers, fitness instructors, Perfit APP and more are standing ready to help you meet those goals. Let’s do this.

Happy Valentine’s Day to You and Yours,

Dustin Lewis, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Jump Squat to Your Goals
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