December Newsletter 2014


Winter Club Hours
Monday-Friday: 5:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Special Holiday Hours
Sunday, December 7: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Employee Holiday Party)
Wednesday, December 24: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm (Christmas Eve)
No Classes or Childcare
Thursday, December 25 (Christmas): Closed
Friday, December 26 : 8:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) : 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
No Classes or Childcare
Thursday, January 1st (New Year’s Day) : Closed

Two Teeth Whitening Session for $150.00!

imgTeeth Whitening is now available in our relaxing spa! The cost is only $95 (compared to $225 in other spas), however, during the month of December you can purchase two sessions for only $150! This is a perfect holiday gift for your wine drinking friends! The treatment is just a short 45 minutes under LED light with a gentle cheek retractor that allows total relaxation during the treatment. Beaming White products are all organic and made in the USA. This system is designed to lift the stains from your teeth leaving you with a cleaner more natural confident smile. It is also safe to use with bonding and crowns. Spaces fill fast! Make sure to reserve your spot today by contacting the front desk staff. Our two dates for this month are December 10th and 17th.


Have you entered for your chance to win a FREE Talley Farms Fresh Harvest Box? Well we are TRIPLING your chance to win simply by, you as a member bringing in a towel of your own! For each towel you bring from home we will issue THREE tickets towards our raffle. Don't miss out on the opportunity to receive FRESH and FREE produce.


In order to help our staff to become better acquainted with our members and keep track of who is entering the club, we will be taking pictures of YOU and attaching them to your account and scan card! Not only will this help us get to know you better, it will allow us to keep track of who is utilizing your membership. In order to do so simply stop by the cafe register, strike a pose and click!

Paso Robles Sports Club Gives Back

Join Paso Robles Sports Club in giving back this Holiday Season! Help us share the joy of Christmas with local families in the greater Paso Robles community. To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.

On December 13, 2014, the Paso Robles Sports Club and the Toy Bank will partner with Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, and the Salvation Army to celebrate the Toy Bank’s 20th Annual Day of Giving. Please help make this season spectacular for the children of our community. Drop off an unwrapped gift at the Club for children ages 0 to 15 by December 10th.

Please help us feed the hungry this holiday season! Paso Robles Sports Club is a collection site for the North County Food Bank Coalition of SLO County. Please drop off a non-perishable food item at the Paso Robles Sports Club. There are bins waiting to be filled! Good sources of protein are always the best!


imgDecember 6th, 12-6pm: 3-11 years old
Drop the kiddos off at the club for ornament crafts, holiday movies and story time, healthy snacks and fun games and Santa questionnaire!! Who doesn't have room in their tree for one more precious ornament??
3 hours $20 for one child, $10 for each additional sibling
6 hours $30 for one child, $15 for each additional sibling
Contact [email protected] to get your spot for this awesome day! Space is limited!


imgOur Turkey Trot Tournament was so well attended with 89 players! Every division winner received a free Turkey courtesy of Arbonne. Food was also included for all players courtesy of the Paso Robles Sports Club and Mercedes Benz Alfano Motors. There was hundreds of pounds of food (both turkeys and canned goods) donated to the North County Food Bank Coalition of SLO County benefitting the local families of our community. The weather was perfect, the food was great, and the level of tennis for each division made this our best tournament to date. There were also complimentary wine samplings from Mitchella Winery, August Ridge and First Crush Cellars. What a treat to have lunch and drink some of the best local wines available!

The winners for Women’s "A" Division were Marla Clay and Diane Beeler. They had to play against 6 teams to take their turkeys home!!

The Women`s "B" champions were Karyn Blaney and Sara Dobroth who edged out 5 teams to earn their turkeys.

Men`s "A" Round Robin draw was very competitive, but there can only be one team to win it all and it was Bob Martz and Lee Hood, they had to play against 8 teams to drag those turkeys home.

Mixed Doubles "A" went to the club’s very own Jarred Hall and Laura Housinger, they played 8 matches to earn their Thanksgiving Dinner.

Mixed Doubles "B" went to Carolyn McNairn and Gerry Main, who played in the division that had 10 teams all together. We did 2 groups of round robins each having 5 teams, and the winner of each group play the final Turkey shootout.

Women`s Singles turkey goes to Rose Galsim who had to win 4 matches to take it. It was more like 4 battles. Nobody went down easy.

Men`s Singles went to Scott Griffin, who beat all 3 players in his group. He had to work hard and beat some very good players to win it.

This great event was made possible by Terri Wilson and Jan Leitner with Arbonne, Mercedes Benz Alfano Motors, and The Paso Robles Sports Club. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

"Be the Ball!"

\ a famous line from the movie "Caddyshack" when Chevy Chase is telling his young protégé how to better focus to become a great golfer. Let's apply it in a more literal way for tennis.

If you put yourselves in the place of the tennis ball, if you're trying to "be the ball", there are the only two things you care about when you're being hit. One - does this player who's smacking me around have the right grip for the shot they want to hit? For example, they might use a semi-western for a top spin forehand and a continental grip for backhand slice. If they do use the grip correctly, will my spin be correct?.

Two - Does this player have the correct racquet acceleration/speed for the depth of shot they're attempting to hit? If they do and can apply this action correctly, then I'll know how far and at what angle they want me to travel into the court on the other side of the net.

If you break it down, it's really that simple. That's all the ball cares about! How is the racquet face aligned at contact to tell the ball what spin you want to keep the ball in the court accurately and what speed is my racquet moving forward through the ball to tell the ball how far to travel. If you can manage those two things consistently correct, you'll have a pretty good time at this game.

Is that all there is? Well of course not. Before the simple action of actually swinging at the ball, you need to understand what that ball is doing on its path towards you. Very important to consider when you're "being the ball" is what the ball's doing in regards to its: depth, direction, spin, speed, trajectory, height and bounce - especially focus on the ball's bounce - everything changes after the ball bounces. If you can intensely focus on the last few feet of ball travel after the bounce and before it reaches you, you'll understand what the ball's going through much better. This will help you analyze quickly all those variables you have to consider to hit the ball back consistently well.

Try to use Chevy's "be the ball" philosophy a bit more, if you do, then you can be more proficient at this game and have a lot of fun at the same time, just like he and his protégé did in "Caddyshack".

See Ya' on the Courts, Gary 


imgSwimming in cold water has many health benefits for the human body. It boosts the immune system, gets the blood pumping and can help in weight loss, not just from the exercise but because the body burns more calories attempting to warm itself back up!!!
The good news for PRSC members is that large pool will be kept 80-82º, while the therapy pool is kept at 85-87º throughout the colder months!!

Upcoming Aquatics Events:

imgAquaCats Swim Team has been getting ready for an upcoming meet:
December 6-7: Lompoc Tsunami Aquatics Swim Meet
They are also training for the Western Age Group Championship.
So cheer on our AquaCats!

Adult Rookie Swim Class

If you have always wanted to learn to swim, feel more comfortable in the water or would like you to simply use work on your stroke, this class is for you! ANYONE CAN LEARN TO SWIM AT ANY AGE!
All in a group setting and customized to your personal needs. This class will include basic necessities for solid swimming: water safety, breathing, floating, arms and leg movements. Call the front desk to sign up and for more information or email [email protected]

Mommy and Me Swim Classes:

Classes have begun and we are so excited to see our future swimmers in the water with their parents! Fall and Winter classes will continue to be provided for interested participants, Ages 6 months to 4 years. Private and Semi Lessons continue to be available for ages 5+. Call to schedule today!

Swimming Fun Facts: Did You Know?

img~Ancient drawings and paintings found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE.
~Swim fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin.
~According to the Guinness World Records the largest swimming pool in the world is San Alfonso del Mar Seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long and has an area of 19.77 acres it was completed in December 2006.

Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo

imgChiropractor and Strength Coach

This month I'm reminding you of the different training options available at your club.
Here are some things to consider when deciding which way to go.
1) What are your goals?
2) How often can you get to the club?
3) Do you like groups or going solo?
4) What’s your training experience or knowledge?
5) What can you afford?

We have introductory assessment sessions for those new to working out or those who must modify their exercises due to old injuries or limitations. These assessment sessions are included in your membership for no extra charge. After the initial assessment, you will be matched up with one of our personal trainers for a follow up session. Our trainers will help you get started with a resistance workout. They can also answer your fitness questions, and help you decide what type of training best suits you.

If you like groups and are on a tight budget, we have a number of free classes you could take. For best results, working one-on-one with a trainer is the way to go. You pay more for this service.

A new class we are bringing in Jan 2015 is "Boot camp". This is a low cost, 6 week jump start program. It is a group class, taught be our lively trainers. Two sessions per week for only $59 (that's $5 per session!), and it is open to your nonmember friends for only $89. What a great gift idea for Christmas! Look for details on our Facebook, and at the front desk.

Finally, remember that because consistency and accountability are so important for success, we have started the Carey Fitness Challenge. No matter what type of training you choose, this no-charge monthly service will keep you fired up & on track. This is also open to your nonmember friends. Sign up at the front desk, or just show up on Saturday December 6th at 9am or 10am for your initial fitness assessment.

"Don’t hibernate, activate this holiday season"