April Newsletter 2019


Earth Day Celebration with Easter Egg Hunt

April 20th at 11 am

The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11:15 am, and you will all be entertained with fun and educational Earth Day activities! Bring the whole family and celebrate our beautiful Mother Earth. Members- all of your guests are free!



Referral special for April!

Refer a new member to the club and you will receive a $5.00 credit for the length of time the new member and you stay a member! We know some of you will be earning a free membership! We are proud to offer this fun incentive to members for helping someone else experience an awesome membership at PRSC. Membership staff can be reached by phone to help you anytime at 805-239-7397.



We will be closed on April 21st so our employees can celebrate Easter with their families.

We have been a proud pick-up location for Talley Farms Fresh Harvest for the past 5 years. We would like to remind you that the boxes MUST be picked up by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. We will not be holding boxes past noon under any circumstance. Please be aware of the box you pick up; if you order a Jr box, please only take the small white box. If you order every other week, please make sure your name is on the sign out sheet. Please do not take a box unless your name is on that sheet.


Do you know about the Talley Towel Raffle that we do?

Bring in your own towel (pool, shower, or workout) and receive THREE tickets per towel!
We choose a winner for a full box every Wednesday! Get your tickets at the front desk!


PRSC Spring Break & Summer Sports Blast

It is that time of year again! We can't wait to have fun exercising with your kids during spring and summer break. Spring break is April 19, 20-26th and our Summer weeks will be June 10 through August 9th. Completion of the full registration packet is required before the start of the program. Please go to our website, www.pasoroblesclub.com to download, print, and complete the packet. Registration packet and payment (autopay form filled out is sufficient for weekly billing) must be turned into the front desk to reserve your spot in the program(s).

PRSC Sports Blast Details

Monday through Friday 8 – 4 pm
PRSC Sports Program is an activity-based day that will keep your child moving and excited! Each week includes tennis instruction, swim instruction, soccer, Fit Kids classes, yoga, obstacle courses, and a weekly adventure. All of our instructors have been background checked, and we will have certified lifeguards on deck ensuring your children are safe.

Checking-In, Lunch, and Snacks
A healthy lunch may be ordered from our Union Café for only $7.00. Daily snacks will be included. Please sign your child in and out each day on the sheet provided at the front desk of the club.

What will my children be doing?
Enjoying Tennis & Swim
Playing Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer & Other Turf Sports
Softball and Baseball Batting Fundamentals (summer)
Learning Healthy Eating and Having Lots of Outdoor Fun!

What to Bring
Campers should bring a backpack with bathing suit, towel, water bottle and sunscreen every day. Campers are advised to wear non-marking soled tennis shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Campers are encouraged to bring a second change of clothing.

Swim Test
All campers must complete a swim test prior to entering the pool. Campers must be able to swim on length of the pool without touching the side or the bottom. If a child is unable to swim the length of the pool they will be required to wear a life vest or stay in the shallow portion of the large pool.

Weekly: $194 (Member) $236 (Nonmember)
Daily: $49 (Member) $59 (Nonmember)

We would like to welcome Azlynne Smith to our PRSC team!

She is joining us as our new Special Events Coordinator!

Hi, I'm Azlynne Smith, a student at Cuesta College, majoring in Recreation. I graduated from Atascadero High School in 2018. In 2015, I started working for the City of Atascadero in their recreation department which led me to work in events. I've worked at events such as Winter Wonderland, Children's Day in the Park, and The Tamale Festival. In my spare time I like to volunteer at ABC, hike, and hang out with my friends.
I would love to hear from you! What would you like to see as a social event here at the club?
I'm very excited to be working with you for all your event needs!
Feel free to email me at [email protected].


Kids' Night Out

April 19

Drop the kids off with us for an evening of pizza, crafts, movies, and FUN so you can have a few hours to yourself!

$18 one child
$30 two children
$40 three children
$48 four children

$23 one child
$35 two children
$45 three children
$53 four children

Paid reservation is a must!*

Please sign up at the front desk or email Azlynne at [email protected]
*24 hour notice of cancellation must be given for a 50% refund

Mark your Date Night calendars for the 3rd Friday of every month to ensure you take full advantage of our Kids Night Out (July is our one exception due to the fair).


We are happy to announce we now carry Paso Robles-made Etto Pasta at the Factory front desk!
Don't forget to pick up a box when you get your Talley Farms Harvest Box! Dinner is covered!


What we are brewing...

Have you ever wondered why our coffee is so good? Why does this taste like a hug in a cup? Why do I feel so good after I drink it!?

I'll let you in on a little secret… Cinnamon. We add a little cinnamon to the grounds before we brew it! That little spice you buy every Thanksgiving because you think you are out of it but there it is stockpiling in your cabinet along with the pumpkin spice blend...yes, that one. Now I will tell you why! The short answer is HEALTH. Cinnamon is a part of a long line of dried spices that have been proven to be amazing for a multitude of reasons. Here is a list of a few of my favorite benefits taken from https://draxe.com

*High in Antioxidants
Cinnamon is packed with a variety of protective antioxidants that reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. In fact, researchers have identified at least 41 different protective compounds found within cinnamon to date. (4) (5)
According to the ORAC scale, which is used to measure the concentration of antioxidants in different foods, cinnamon ranks No. 7 of all foods, herbs and spices. And in a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon was deemed the winner and proved to be higher in antioxidants than other many other herbs and spices, including garlic, thyme, rosemary and oregano. (1)
Cinnamon health benefits are attributed to its content of a few specific types of antioxidants, including polyphenols, phenolic acid and flavonoids. These compounds work to fight oxidative stress in the body and aid in the prevention of chronic disease. (6)
The different antioxidants present in cinnamon help to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and prevent oxidative stress. It can also help limit nitric oxide build-up in the blood and prevent fat peroxidation, both of which can increase the risk of brain disorders, cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions. (7)
*Relieves Inflammation
The antioxidants in cinnamon can help relieve inflammation, which may help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline and more. Researchers have identified many different types of flavonoids in cinnamon, all of which are highly effective at fighting dangerous inflammation levels throughout the body.
Because cinnamon lowers swelling and prevents inflammation, it can also be beneficial in pain management, with studies showing that cinnamon helps to reduce muscle soreness, decrease menstrual pain, lessen the severity of allergic reactions and help relieve other age-related symptoms of pain as well. (8) (9)
*Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Cinnamon is well-known for its anti-diabetic effects, which is why it's considered one of the best foods for diabetics. It can lower blood sugar levels and improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which helps transport sugar from the bloodstream to the tissues to keep blood sugar levels balanced. (13)
Cinnamon for diabetes can help block the activity of several digestive enzymes to slow the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream after a high-carb meal. (14) For this reason, many studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes can experience significant positive effects on blood sugar markers by supplementing with cinnamon extract. (15)
*Preserves Brain Function
Because cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, research shows that it may boost brain function and can help defend against the development of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. (16)
Although human studies are lacking, in vitro studies show that cinnamon helps block the build-up of a specific protein in the brain to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. (17) It's also been shown to protect neurons against oxidative stress to reduce the risk of inflammation and cell damage in animal models, which can help preserve brain function and prevent cognitive decline. (18)


WhaleBird Kombucha on Tap!

We are proud to carry this awesome San Luis Obispo based business at The Factory!

What is Kombucha? Well, by definition? Here you go:
a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria.

It is a sparkling probiotic tea that comes in a variety of flavors and WhaleBird has some good ones! It is an elixir that is great for our guts, our immune systems, and overall health.
Currently pouring:
Jasmine Bliss- Jasmine Green Tea, Hibiscus and rose hips bring balance to sweet currants and elderberries.This is a favorite among our members so we try to always have a keg on hand!

Purple Rain Kombucha CBD- A simple, clean herbal feel. This has the extra added benefits of CBD- CBD (can·na·bi·di·ol) Is the second cannabinoid compound (non-hallucinogenic) found in the cannabis plant. This property is used for many healing purposes. It's proven itself very useful for illnesses such as: Parkinsons, Anxiety, Epilepsy, any pain, neuropathic, chronic, cancer-related, and more.
Some Benefits of CBD: Anti-Inflammatory-helps with chronic pain and muscle recovery, calms the nervous system/anxiety, circulatory system/regulate blood pressure levels, regulate blood sugar levels.

Buy it by the glass ($4, 12oz) at the front desk OR, even better, pick up a reusable growler to take home and refill at your leisure. $12 for the growler and first fill; bring the growler back and we will refill it for $8!

Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo


Your Health & Fitness Training Guidelines

  1. Positive Mental Attitude: Decrease stress, take time to relax, choose happiness.
  2. Sleep and Injury Rest: Sleep 7- 8 hours per night; our bodies heal, repair, and grow with rest.
  3. Nutrition: Our body is designed for whole foods, like vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains and a protein source (including fish, chicken, turkey, beef and eggs). Water: Drink 50 to 60% of your body weight in ounces per day. 70-90% of our body is water.
  4. Exercise: Weight training, 3-4 times per week. Cardiovascular training, 2-3 times per week. Focus on intense, short bouts lasting around 20 minutes. Stretch daily.
  5. Maintain a healthy spine and posture. The spine is the center of all functional movement. It is prone to degenerative changes and is a primary source of pain and disability. The nervous system, which controls all other body functions, is housed within the spinal column. Chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue work, and corrective exercises such as postural balancing and core stability training can also be very helpful.

Maintaining and improving our health and fitness is the "best medicine" and "insurance". You can't buy it, you have to work at it, consistently, over the long haul. But you're worth it!

Have you taken advantage of your two free personal training sessions?! Call me with any questions or if you need help with setting up an exercise plan. Our trainers can work with you one-on-one or with a few of your friends in a small group setting!
For back pain, or postural dysfunction concerns, I'm happy to consult with you as well.


Dr. Andre Acebo D.C
Fitness Director PRSC
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level 1
USA Weightlifting - Advance Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Kids Trainer
[email protected] or (805) 712-7769



Its officially Spring!

Hit the refresh button and get your body back to feeling flexible and relaxed with massage therapy!

We offer a variety of methods to help ease all types of strains, soreness, joint issues, emotional stress, inflammation issues, headaches, and general well-being. Massage is also excellent for reducing recovery time or when healing from a sports-related injury.

With over 20 years of experience, Keri Keefer has been working at the Club as a 'massage magician' and is always accepting new clients. And don't forget, as a club member, you always have access to our sparkling pools, the soothing hot tub, and our beautiful sauna. There's no reason to go anywhere else when you have full day spa amenities for the lowest prices in town.

*60 minute session ~ $75
*90 minute session ~ $100
*30 minute scalp and feet special ~ $50 (includes aromatherapy and hot towels)
*Add-Ons ~ $10 (aromatherapy or hot towels)

$10 additional fee for non-members per session
GIFT CERTIFICATES are always available at the front desk for purchase.

To book an appointment, please call Keri Keefer at 831.402.6632
or email at [email protected]

Please Note:
Unfortunately, we are no longer offering esthetic services at this time. For questions or concerns about previously purchased gift certificates, please call or email Keri Keefer. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to finding another way to best serve your need



Time to Finally Welcome in the Spring!

We are hoping we are at the tail end of one of the coldest and wettest winters we have had in a long time here in the Central Coast. I hope that the warmer, more enjoyable tennis playing weather is here to stay.

Last month, we had a great Men's Doubles Tournament and I wanted to quickly recognize the WINNERS of the tournament... Brandon Faulkner and Daniel Diaz. Brandon and Daniel took down fellow PRSC member Evan Proulx and his partner from TTR so congratulations to Evan as well and thank you for all our members able to participate. I am looking forward to seeing if we can build off this.

Momentum for Men's tennis can continue by joining our club's USTA that myself and Joe Lindquist are looking to form. Chances and opportunities to sign up for this team are fading quick, so if you have any interest in joining the USTA Club Team, please let me know via email as soon as possible.

Coming up this spring and summer... we will be continuing to stress the growth of our junior tennis programs. Stay tuned for time changes to our currently scheduled junior programs as we head into the summer.

As of right now, we want to introduce for the first time our Junior Intensive Training Camps coming this spring and carried into several weeks throughout the summer. This will be a bit different from years past and existing PRSC Summer Sports Camps. I will be partnering with our Director of Fitness to coordinate several tennis camps this summer that encompass elite tennis training as well as beginning an introduction of fitness and the importance it has in the game of tennis. I am planning that our Intensive Training Camps will be filled with proper tennis instruction, point play, games, and fitness.

I will be sending out official flyers that will cover costs, times, and more details very shortly, but we at PRSC want to be sure that we stress the fact that we will be offering more intensive training camps this spring break and summer.

Lastly for our ladies...
Finish our teams seasons up strong! Amy and I have seen tremendous improvement across all teams and admire all of your desires to get better.

All the best,

Devin Barber
Director of Tennis

Don't Forget About the Forgotten Shot

When it comes to practice, the return of serve is one of the most forgotten shots in the game.
It has always confused me when I see players spend so much time working on their serve and little to no time practicing the almost equally important return of serve. After all, no matter how good your serve is, if you cannot break serve, you are going to be in for a long day.
Think about the following statement for a second… one way to improve your serve game is to improve your return of serve. Being able to break serve (even somewhat consistently) allows you to relax on your serve and play your service games with less pressure and less sense of urgency, which leads to less stress and much better serving and a higher percentage of "held" games.

Step Up and Split
When returning serve, especially against big servers, the first move is critical. The "step up and split move" is a very good way to get a jump on the return – meaning take one step forward into the court when your opponent starts to toss the ball to start their motion and right after contact - split step. These simple two movements get you moving forward into the court to go after the return and engages your legs and your mind simultaneously to prepare for perhaps the hardest hit ball of the point. When coming out of your split step you (hopefully) should have determined whether it is going to be a forehand or backhand return, so your next move is to land while pivoting your feet and turning your hips and shoulders in that direction. If you're already moving with those prior initial moves this move becomes much simpler. (A body at rest tends to stay at rest, a body in motion tends to stay in motion - for those of you who remember your science classes).

While making this movement you should be preparing the racket at the same time. Especially when returning a solid, fast incoming first serve, there should be very little backswing. From this prepared position, you want to drive forward to the ball making contact out in front of your body. Follow through with the swing much the same as you would on a normal forehand or backhand groundstroke for the depth you're looking for.

This "keep it simple" approach will help you minimize your errors on the return and force the server to work in order to hold serve.

Return Strategy
When returning serve, especially against a big server, it's important to force them to play with as little advantage as possible. Think of the term "neutralize" on the first serve return. Simple term to remember: first serve – get it back.

That means not being defensive with the shot but also not going for too much. You can think of it as trying to start even. Pick a big target, either deep crosscourt, or if the server is really bringing the heat - deep and right down the middle. This will limit your errors and force the server to play. Remember, a big server relies on "free points" (aces, service winners and missed returns) in order to make their games easy. If you try to be too offensive with returns you play right into their hands. A solid return deep down the middle will start you off in a neutral position, not on offense but not on defense either, which is the goal.

Another way to neutralize a big serve is to make them pay every time they miss a first serve. So when you get a look at a second serve, be more offensive and send a message. Another simple term to remember: second serve – attack.

If you can do this effectively, one of two things will happen:

  1. The server will have to take some pace off the first serve in order to keep from being beaten on the second serve, which helps you.
  2. They will have to hit their second serve bigger to keep you from attacking, which leads to more double faults and will give you more opportunities to break.

So, don't forget about this all important shot in our game. Spend more time working on your returns, it will surely pay handsome dividends at the end of the match. Work on that return and send a message to the big servers that you will not be pushed around!

See Ya' on the Courts, Gary

Take a quick a lot at the video listed below and watch former World # 1, Andy Murray, one of tennis' all time best returners, utilize the "step up and split" technique.





Year-Round Programming:

North County Aquatics Swim Team
$50 to $90 monthly Monday- Friday
2-day and 3-day per week for lesson groups options available (ask for pricing)

Private and Semi-private Lessons

8 lessons for 30-minutes each
Private: $200 Member & Semi-private: $144 Member (Guests pay an addl' $40/session)

Summer Programming:

Group Swim Lessons
Offered all Summer, Monday through Thursday: $45 per week Member (Guests addl' $10/week)

Summer League

Session 1: June 10th through July 3rd
Session 2: July 8th through July 31st
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 am
Cost: $99 Member (Guest addl' $20 per session), Join both sessions and receive a $20 discount!