February Newsletter 2017
Bring Your Babe To Barre!
Tuesday, February 14th, 6pm-7pm Barre Class; 7pm Champagne and Dessert
Bring your partner or spouse to Barre and stay for a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. This is FREE!
Valentine’s Couple Fitness Special
February 1st - 14th
$240 per person **$80 savings!**
*Partner 8 pack *Bottle of Wine
*2 coupons for 10% off of a one hour massage
Speak to one of our trainers or the front desk associate to purchase this package!
Chiropractor and Strength Coach
PRSC Fitness Director
Welcome to all our newest club members! This new year, I see many new faces working out in our fitness area and our group exercise classes are filling up! It is our goal to provide the finest club experience for your health and well being. So this month, I'd like to give you some helpful advice on how to get the most out of your PRSC membership.
1) Get over here! Commit to yourself to show up 3 times a week at least. It is a wise use of your money to invest in your health and the health of your family, but only if you show up. Remember, "You have to show up, to go up."
2) Ask questions! We have many talented folks working here; our Fitness, Tennis, and Aquatics Staff are happy to discuss our various programs and answer specific questions. All of our staff are trained to help; if we don't know, we will figure out what you need and get that info to you.
3) Jump in; try different things! I saw a TV commercial that asks, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?" We have many different activities going on throughout the week. Our group exercise classes are growing in variety as well as the number of classes available. Our trainers have different backgrounds and teaching styles and methods. We are all happy to have you take a class or just chat about your fitness or health goals.
4) When you joined the club you may have been offered 2 free "Intro to Fitness" sessions. Unless you come in with a strong fitness background and plan these sessions are very important to get you started on the right foot. Our personal trainers will help you refine your goals, show you around the equipment, and give you some tips along the way. Many of our members use our Personal Trainers for their knowledge, accountability, or motivation. Take advantage of this free service!
5) Hang out awhile! Whenever possible, stop by our Cafe'. We have complimentary fresh coffee and serve delicious food. Also, you can try our new Healthy Meals To-Go service. Relaxing in the lounge or patio is a great way to get the most out of your training and exercise. Massage and Chiropractic services are also available.
These are a few simple ways for you to better enjoy your membership.
Call, text or email me if you have any questions!
Dr. Andre Acebo D.C
Fitness Director PRSC
USA Weightlifting - Senior Coach
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
CrossFit - Level 1 Trainer
[email protected] or (805) 712-7769
Barbara has been teaching adults how to move for over 28 years. Her interest in anatomy and fitness led her to ACE and AFAA Primary Group Fitness Certifications and becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Barbara is also certified with the Spin organization, Schwinn, and TRX. Yoga seemed to be a natural direction to take and is Yoga Alliance registered teacher E-RYT 200 and RYT 500.
Barbara commuted 19 years between Southern California and Paso Robles, until she was able to retire and live with her husband in Paso Robles full time while joining PRSC in 2013.
Join Barbara on Fridays, 6:00 am for cycle and/or 9:00 am yoga and upcoming yoga workshops or a Spring Yoga Brunch.
Master’s Swimming is in FREE with your membership!
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Come for 30 minutes or stay for the whole 1 ½ hours!
Some Saturdays will be available… check the club calendar for those dates.
Masters swimming includes stroke technique and organized workouts tailored to each swimmer’s needs!
For more information on Master’s Swimming please contact our Aquatics Director, Heather Moffitt at [email protected] or 805- 286-6982
Our most wildly popular amenity is our Sports Center pools.
4 Reasons Your Next Workout Should Be a Swim
Womens health- By walton & Amy ROBERTS
Getting into the pool generally connotes a relaxing tropical vacation or a cooling dip on a hot summer day. The concept of swimming laps, on the other hand, may evoke a very opposite feeling.
Don't let it! Swimming is awesome cardio, completely no-impact on your joints, and a calorie-torching total-body workout. It also stretches and lengthens your body—something your body probably doesn’t get enough of. Four reasons to start swimming:
You've heard this before: For optimal fitness, it’s essential to mix it up. And with swimming being so different from any other workout you put your body through in the gym, on the road, or in a studio, it's ideal for working muscles that have been unintentionally neglected. It’s a low-impact workout that gives runners, gym folks, and anyone that walks around or sits in a chair a break for the overworked and tired joints of your hips, knees and ankles.
2. Awesome Abs
That swimming can strengthen your arms, legs, shoulders, and glutes is obvious. Less so is the benefit it has on your core. "Water is 724 times denser than air and provides a constant and consistent resistance that forces the entire body to get involved in creating forward momentum," says Walton. The core, which holds everything together, gets amazing toning in the process, without a single crunch or sit-up.
3. A Stronger Heart
Swimming is a huge boon to your aerobic fitness, too. It forces your body to learn a new breathing pattern—being face down in water will do that pretty quickly. "By expanding the depth and volume of each breath, you're forcing the lungs and heart to process oxygen more efficiently," says Walton. Your heart muscle will literally grow stronger.
Swimming is a pretty great confidence booster, too. Learning or honing a new skill, overcoming the nerves associated with the potential risks, and finding the zone in which you're totally one with the water is extremely empowering. "Setting the goal to swim 25 yards [standard pool length] or more can be a life-changing experience.
For our younger swimmers, now is the time to start back with some lessons to get ready for our warm summer months. Our pools are 80-82 and 86-88 degrees. Contact our club today to sign up for Private, Semi Private, Group Lessons, Swim Team, Dolphin Explorer, Water Aerobics, and Master’s Programing.
Ways to Win the Mental Battle in Doubles
A problem players have when it comes to the mental side of doubles is that they don't actually know how and where to get started. Take a look of these tools to help put you in that mentally tough place that makes winning a heck of a lot easier and apply some of them to your game and see if your winning percentage doesn’t increase.
Execute Your Game Plan
Forming and then executing a game plan is one of the most important things you can get into the habit of doing as a tennis competitor. First off, because hardly anyone else does it, and, secondly, because it gets you going into the match with a very clear mental plan about what you and your partner need to do. Primarily, think about your own strengths and weaknesses and come up with ways to maximize those strengths -- and avoid/hide the weaknesses -- all in the context of what you know (or find out during the match) about your opponents. Your mental strength increases immeasurably with the clarity that having a map/game plan that you bring to the table, is way beyond what most other doubles teams do in preparation for a match.
Don’t Play Your Opponents
One of the biggest failings is the handing out of disproportionate levels of respect to opponents. In reality, at most club level play, first and foremost, you are not playing your opponents when you are playing a match, you are playing the ball! Simply put, you have to react to where the ball is going, determine what the ball is doing and figure out what you want to do with the ball before you start to worry about who’s on the other side of the net. Respect their abilities, but concentrate on the shot you are trying to execute, play to your skills and turn the match in your favor.
When talking about maintaining perspective, I mean that you have to keep yourselves in the present and in the now if you want to maximize your performance and minimize interference from any mental hurdles that may arise. This means that any dialogue between you and your partner must strictly be about what is happening right now in the match because it is the only thing you can control. Avoid talking about the things (both good and bad) that have already taken place to your team in the match.
Toughness Through Practice
You don't just wake up one day mentally tough! Mental toughness is something that needs to be learned and honed regularly. It is a skill like most other skills that is susceptible to the training law of reversibility -- you either use it or you lose it! So, seek out as many opportunities to challenge yourselves mentally as you can. You will learn a lot about yourselves and your coping mechanisms as well as giving you the much-needed practice that will be needed when it matters the most. Toughness is not only built thorough match or tournament play, you may incorporate pressure and build that toughness into your practices as well. For example, play a set where your team only has one serve on service games, or start each game already 15-0 or 30-0 down. Practice playing under pressure and that toughness will become part of your match play as well.
Attack with Attitude
Attacking with attitude means that your thought process is all about playing for the win and never playing to avoid losing -- big difference! It's about both you and your partner displaying this attitude from the first ball and making it obvious to the other team that you will be playing hard, aggressive tennis from the first ball all the way to the last ball, however long that takes. Show them that you’ll play to and target the weaker opponent on the opposing team, show them visibly that you’ll step in much closer on a weak second serve and punish the return. Winning teams use these traits, so you use them as well!
Most of us spend a lot of court time developing our technical skills and shot making ability to help crush our opponents, but try to develop and utilize these traits to win the mental battle as well.
See Ya’ on the Courts, Gary
Kids Night Out
Friday, February 17th
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Looking for a chance to get out together or just catch up on things? You can bring the kids to the club for a fun night of activities (and fun for you too!)
Pre-registration is a must!
email Ranay at [email protected] to register your kiddos!
$18 one child
$30 two children
$40 three children
$48 four children
$23 one child
$35 two children
$45 three children
$53 four children
Family Fun Nights!
Tuesday, February 21st
Potluck and Bingo Night!
RSVP to Ranay Schmandt at [email protected]
For our first member featured business of 2017 we are excited to showcase Chad McNeill’s local tech company Zeppelin™. Zeppelin specializes in business to business technology solutions and recently launched it’s Nitrogen™ product. Nitrogen is a feature rich reservation system that allows companies to manage bookings of multiple activity, event and promotion types in an effective and efficient process. There are no limits on making reservations through the system and our technology lives on your website.
Nitrogen is a free service and users can learn more and/or signup for an account by visiting https://nitrogen.life.
Zeppelin also offers customizable technology solutions and technology consulting for businesses of all types. If your business could benefit from a technology tuneup please contact Chad McNeill at [email protected]
We will be showcasing the Nitrogen platform in our lobby for the month of February so stop by and check it out.