March Newsletter 2014
Conserve Water – Our most precious resource!
Californians are being asked to step up their efforts to conserve water in the face of the driest weather in decades. With two thirds of California in extreme drought conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared an emergency and is asking resident to voluntarily reduce water use by 20%. PRSC is happy to finally be getting some rain, however, please help us be thoughtful of our water usage by:
- Limit your showers to 5 minutes.
- Turn off the water while you are shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Turn off the water while you are applying soap and shampoo in the shower. Then turn the water back on to rinse.
- Try to use fewer towels. Lower towel usage will mean fewer loads of laundry for our towel service.
Please remember to use water wisely, and do your part to help us conserve our most precious resource.
With the rain, we are here to remind you to still stay active. Our Fitness Department has some great new classes on our group fitness schedule. Don’t forget all of our group fitness classes are included in your Full Facility and Swim & Health memberships!
See you at the Club! Sara Dobroth, General Manager
Exciting changes are happening in Kids’ Club! Stop by in March and take a look at the new paint and fun new toys we're bringing in to make Kid's Club more entertaining for your kids! Kids’ Club is open Monday - Friday from 8am to 11am and 3:30pm to 7pm and Saturday 8am until noon. If you are taking a class that goes past that time, no problem! Just let our caregiver know, and they'll be happy to stay until the class ends. All of our Kids’ Club employees are Trustline certified which includes background checks and fingerprinting. Please know the safety of your children is our number one concern!
Court positioning is an area where you can win points by just being in the right position – at the right time.
Effective positioning, reactions, movement, and poaching make up the art of doubles and all four
players on the court do have a different responsibility. That responsibility relates to the job
you need to do, not just for yourself, but to your team as a whole.
Having an understanding of where to move to will save you numerous points and will of course make for a more enjoyable game. To start a point it easy for instance to have a set move
planned before your team starts the point.
Let`s have a look at the four photos:
The server (S) and server partner (SP) have agreed to the ball being directed to the “T”.
In a planned move the SP is going to cross for a possible intercept.
In this case the receiver returned down the line. The receivers are on their baseline in this example.
Because both S and SP had a plan, they are able to cover the return down the line and stay
in the rally with three options for the rally ball.
Try and have a plan where to serve to. It's a great feeling to have a plan and the accomplish it.
With a plan, the volleyer has the chance to intercept and win the point with a volley. Good timing
at going across the net is important because the server is covering to the left as arrow indicates.
Mariano Parris, Tennis Director
If you are kind enough to read this column with any regularity, you know I’m a huge proponent of good footwork. It doesn’t matter how good your strokes are, if you’re not in the right place at the right time with good preparation and balance, you’re likelihood of hitting a good shot is minimized. Here’s a quick look at how important balance is in good shot making.
If you are off-balance whether throwing a football, shooting a basketball, hitting a golf ball or a tennis ball; without a good lower body “foundation”, the upper body mechanics will become more difficult to control and you will be more likely to make mistakes or errors.
One contributing factor to inconsistent hitting - being off-balance - is when people try to do exactly the same thing with their feet on every shot they hit. They try to maintain/achieve the same stance on every shot. It’s like they have a fixed checklist in their brain of what they have to do. When this single mindedness happens, trying to do the same movements with the feet on a ball coming at you, near you, or away from you will put you out of position which will then translate into a change in the swing path and lack of control with your shot.
It’s not so important that you hit with the same stance every time – whether it be closed, neutral, or open - it’s much more important to fully maintain your balance with a wide foundation (feet at least shoulder width apart) and by having good rotation of your hips through the swing, much like a golfer or baseball batter’s swings. If you are balanced the majority of the time (allowing a smooth rotation of your lower body through your shot), then forget about your feet in terms of their needing to be in a specific location or stance to hit a certain shot.
And that is the key — when you can get to the ball in a position where you are balanced and hit it in your optimum strike zone (typically between your waist and shoulders), the chances of making good contact are increased exponentially. What pros do and why they make the game look easier than it really is, is they are excellent at making sure they are “set up” well before they start their racquet swing. Being “set up” well is when you are balanced correctly.
See Ya’ on the Courts, Gary
We have added a new in-house Health Bar. For those chocolate nut loving members, it is the perfect snack that is also good for you.
The Health Bar is made with madjooli dates, assorted nuts (macadamia/pecans/almonds), cocoa powder, toasted coconut, and coconut oil. Our Paleo muffins made with grated zucchini, Fuji apples, almond butter, eggs and honey continue to be a favorite as well.
For the perfect protein snack as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day why not try our green smoothie made with granny smith apples or spinach!
Coming soon: Recovery Shakes!
with Dr. Andre Acebo
Chiropractor and Strength Coach
This month and possibly for the next few newsletters, we will highlight our members & staff's fitness goals and accomplishments. This month, we would like to introduce you to our latest success, Lara Wilson.
Lara's friendly smile and joyful personality belie her fierce approach to training. She welcomes everything we throw at her and then attacks the workout. In our MaxFit class, we use a wide variety of movements and exercises designed to achieve all around fitness. Whether its weight lifting, jumping rope, pull ups, sprinting or anything else we do, Lara pushes hard and inspires those around her. She has shown remarkable results in both her race times and physical appearance; she looks fantastic! She has even ventured out into new competitive challenges, from mud runs to Crossfit games. But this wasn't always the case. When Lara started her fitness at the club, she experienced muscle fatigue and soreness and could not imagine competing in a Crossfit event. Here’s a short interview with Lara.
I have been a runner most of my life, participating in track as a kid and fun runs as an adult (I have run 8 full marathons and over 20 half marathons). I always felt like this was “enough” but eventually realized about a year ago that my running wasn’t helping me to improve my fitness or manage my weight. I knew I needed to add strength training to my fitness routine (but had always been reluctant and felt intimidated), and thus decided to try Doc’s Max Fit class. I loved it from the first day, but have never been so sore in my life! I maintained a schedule of going 2-4 days each week and soon felt myself getting stronger. I was losing weight, and my running pace was getting faster. I also have cleaned up my diet, avoiding processed foods and things with added sugars. I still love to run competitively, but adding other activities such as the CrossFit competition has made it even more enjoyable and addicting. I am also doing a Tough Mudder in April! I owe my love for kettlebells, jump ropes, dead-lifts, wall balls, and hill sprints all to Doc. He has not only taught me proper technique, but also has given me motivation, encouragement, and pushed me in ways I had never imagined. Max Fit truly has been life-changing for me!
-Lara Wilson….Chemistry Teacher at Templeton high school.
I am honored to coach Lara, and can't wait to see to how much further she will go. I'm also looking for any other future or "closet" champions out there! Youth or young at heart, from football to golf…all are welcome. With proper and consistent training, plenty of rest, clean eating and adequate recovery methods, all of us can take our game and fitness to the next level. Call or come join our MaxFit or weightlifting training. For more information, you can email me at email@example.com or call 805-712-7769.
Please Join UsPlease join us May 3rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for a day of shopping with local artisans and vendors. We will have live music from local musicians, BBQ and wine tasting.
We love to see how active our Club is! I know that sometimes you may be in a hurry, but please make sure to always check in at the front desk (either with a scan code or giving the front desk associate your name) when you are entering the club. We are a private club, and want to ensure that everyone at the club is supposed to be at the club. Below is a reminder of the guest policy at Paso Robles Sports Club. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Front Desk Manager
Daily Guest Rates are as follows:
Guests of Members: $10 per adult and $5 per child
Non-Member Guests: $20 per adult and $10 per child
We ask all guests to comply with the following rules and policies:
1) Guests may use the facilities twice per month ONLY. Our Membership Department has information on short term memberships for guests wishing to use the club more than twice per month.
2) Members must accompany their guests to the Club and are responsible for their behavior, dress and adherence to club rules.
3) Guests fees are based on all or any portion of a single 24-hour day. Guest fees apply regardless of how long the guest uses the club.
4) All persons, two years and older, are subject to guest fees if they use the facilities.
5) Persons from out of the area staying with members for a week or more may purchase short term memberships. See the Membership Department for details.
6) Members or Guests who, in the opinion of the staff, intentionally abuse guest policies will be asked to leave the premises immediately. Repeated violations of guest registration rules may result in disciplinary action.
7) All guests must fill out and sign a guest registration and liability waiver form when entering the club. Guests under the age of 18 must have their parent sign the liability waiver. This signature must be witnessed by an adult.
8) The PRSC Café is open to members and their guests.
This past weekend (2/14-2/17) Central California Swimming put on its short course Junior Olympics. Our Aquacats had 12 individual swimmers qualify and attend this swim meet. We had some great finishers including a great showing for our 8 and under girls where Haylianna McNeely placed top 16 in almost all of her swims. We also had a great performance from Amanda Wilson, who placed top 16 in the 13 and 14-year-old age group in the 50 free, 100 free, and the 100 fly. She is the fastest girl 13 and over in the North County for these events. We also had a few 1st time JO qualifiers; Abby Springer, Gabby Villicana, and Hope Collins. Way to go girls! This was exciting for our club, because we took the most individual JO swimmers to the meet compared to the other teams in Paso Robles.
On March 8, Spencer will be attending a Master's Swim conference in San Diego to receive his Master's Coaching certification for Level 1 and 2 Master's Coach. Also coming in March, we will be certifying many new swim instructors with Swim America certifications, along with Lifeguarding classes for our kids that are 15 and over. For a more advanced swim experience, we will also be certifying a few of our instructors in ALTST Certified Stroke Technician Course to offer our members and non-members opportunities to participate in a wider range of aquatic programs. It will be our best year ever.
“The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
~Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer