November Newsletter 2019



a 6-week Holiday Wellness & Habit Coaching Program at
Paso Robles Sports Club.

Holidays can be stressful, challenging, and filled with constant temptations. Our Paso Robles Sports Club expert lifestyle coach, Bryan Yates, has designed a six-week Wellness & Habit Coaching program to help you manage your holidays.

This is an accountability- and group support-focused program that will give you the skills to more mindfully respond to those counterproductive holiday patterns. One day at a time.

Program includes:
- Accurate starting and ending digital body composition tracking with an InBody230;
- Regular lifestyle, mindfulness, & nutrition tips to keep you on your wellness game;
- Participation in a private online support community with coach-facilitated strategies for
staying healthy over the holidays;
- Weekly challenges to keep you inspired and engaged;

Strong support networks and frequent accountability are proven in creating and successfully
sustaining personal wellness. This program with the Paso Robles Sports Club team help you
maintain hard-earned 2019 fitness and gets you ready to tackle 2020 goals.

Cost: $195
Starts: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Ends: Saturday, January 11, 2020


Meet Bryan Yates

imgBryan is a professional wellness, nutrition, lifestyle, and cycling/endurance coach with over 10 years experience coaching fitness enthusiasts, beginner-to-elite level cyclists, touring musical acts, and business executives. We are now blessed to have his expertise here at the Paso Robles Sports Club!

Bryan's passion is coaching people, teams, and organizations to a fuller and more energized, balanced, agile and mobile lifestyle. His mission is to nourish people to get them to believe in themselves, and to help them strive and perform beyond what they thought possible. You will also see him as a sub for our cycling, yoga and TRX classes.

If you would like to learn more about how Bryan can help you reach your fitness goals through nutrition, please email him at [email protected]. Also, take advantage of the above accountability program Bryan is leading over the holidays. It is the best gift you can give yourself!

Union Road Remodel!


Starting on Tuesday, November 12th through the beginning of Summer 2020 (at the latest I am assured by Cal Portland), the city is redesigning the road in between the Club and Barney Schwartz Park. The project includes the following phases of work and will occur at different times during the project:

  • Concrete improvements (side walk, curb ramps, cross gutters, etc.)
  • PCC pavement removal & roadway excavation
  • Underground utilities (electrical, irrigation, sewer and water)
  • Grinding of the existing pavement
  • Paving
  • Restriping and replacement of markings
  • Installation of new pedestrian crossing with flashing beacon

Please look for no parking signs that will be posted 72 hours prior to each phase. Work hours will be generally between 7 am and 5 pm. Occasional night work will take place during the dates listed above. The night work hours will be between 10 pm and 5 am. Cars will be towed if parked during the no parking dates posted on Union Road.

I have been assured that there will be constant access to both of our parking lots during this construction. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this revitalization of our frontage road. We are excited to have a beautiful (and quiet) road in the future.

Sara Dobroth, General Manager


Personal Training Special In November!


Our Personal Trainers know how difficult it is to stay accountable to your fitness goals during the holidays. We thought we would change things up a bit to see if we can help you stay accountable so you can ring in 2020 healthier than a year ago! All personal training in November will only be $50 per session (over 20% off). If you want to take advantage of this great deal, please contact Andre Acebo at 805-712-7769 or email him at [email protected]. He will help you choose a trainer and get you going!


Holiday Hours


We will be closed Thanksgiving day so our employees can spend quality time with their family. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


Christmas Painting Party with Karyn Blaney


Join us December 4th from 6-8 pm for a fun-filled night of painting. We will provide the supplies. The cost is $45 and reservations are required. To reserve your canvas, please contact Sara Dobroth at [email protected].



Paso Robles Sports Club's pools are the warmest pools in town! To ensure we have the most comfortable pools, we are adding a new heater and it will be installed on Tuesday! It may be cold outside, but our pools are going to be warm. Our large pool is set at 80-82 degrees and our covered pool is 85-87degrees.

Kids and Adult Swim Lessons - Get in the pool and learn to swim! Lessons, programs and teams available for all ages and levels. Contact Aquatics Director Heather Moffitt for more information today! (805-286-6982)

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons - Lessons for all swimming levels are available from our North County Aquatics swimming instructors! For info or to register, call Heather Moffitt 805-286-982.

North County Aquatics Age Group Swim Team - M-F, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Coaches focus on four competitive strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. If you are between the ages of 5 - 18 and can swim half of a lap of the pool we are looking for you! NCA has options for 2 days a week, 3 days a week and or full time pricing per month. Register by calling #805-286-6982.

North County Aquatics Master's Group - You may now register for NCA'S Master's group. This group is currently held at M-F 4:30-6pm / 5:30am-7:00am T/Th and two Saturdays a month. If you are interested, please contact Aquatics Director at #805-286-6982.


Tennis Hub


A Special Thank You and Shoutout From Devin Barber

Welcome to the start of the holiday season. Before we touch base on events coming up, I just wanted to give a report of how successful our Cal Poly ProAm was last month. Even in all my years of participating in ProAm's in my time at Cal Poly, I never saw a turn out as big as ours. I just wanted to thank you for getting behind Cal Poly tennis like that, and I'm glad it looked like everyone who attended had a great time. All I can say it that the Cal Poly Programs really benefit from your generosity. We were just shy of 50 total participants that day and that is a true testament to the culture we have established at PRSC. I also want to give a special shoutout to Amy for not only being such an integral part of our club, but also getting the Cal Poly Women's team here as their assistant coach. Amy did so much behind the scenes, and while she does it all for the love of tennis here in the Central Coast, please make sure to give her a special thank you for all she does.

Heading into the holiday season we have multiple special events headed your way themed around Thanksgiving and of course our Ugly Sweater Christmas Mixer. Dates and more information will be released shortly for these events and we hope everyone is ready to break back out the warmer clothing out on the courts as it appears to already be that time of year.

See you out on the courts!



Crush Your Forehand!


If your forehand is your "go to shot", read on how to add some variety to your arsenal. What we are going to cover this month are some differences between the "stepping into your forehand" and the "semi-open/open stance forehand", which is one of the main reasons you'll see increase in power in today's groundstrokes.

Most of us learn the "step into your forehand" technique (such as baseball hitters do when they stride into the pitch"), because just swinging the racquet forward takes less time, so we don't need to be at the right place very early. If we don't transfer much weight into the shot, all we need to do is to get to the ball and swing the racquet, we can do that fairly quickly, a bit like this player…

Now when we utilize a "semi-open or open" stance forehand, such as Roger Federer often does, notice he tends to engage almost his entire body, he will build more racquet speed and more power by "loading up" on his right leg, rotating his shoulders and his hips quicker through the hitting zone as opposed to the player who tends to just step into the shot.

So, what you're really doing is changing from a "linear momentum" shot to an "angular momentum" shot which helps to incorporate more body parts and larger muscle groups, your legs in particular, more efficiently as Roger is doing.

Now, none of us are ever gonna' be anywhere near Roger abilities, but don't let that stop you from trying! A simple term I use to modify forehands is actually tied to the first frame of Roger's sequence, which is "show me your shoulder". Notice how Roger's significant shoulder turn exposes the back of his left shoulder to his opponent while the first player barely shows her opponent the front of her left shoulder. If you can rotate your upper body as Roger is doing, all sorts of good things happen, all helping to produce the power, depth and consistency we all strive for.

So, what's really the difference in the outcome of the two different techniques? Research has shown the difference between just dropping the ball and hitting it to: "stepping into the forehand" which may produce between 5 to 10 mph of extra ball speed, but utilizing the full shoulder and hip rotation correctly of the "semi or open stance forehand" can contribute up to an extra 26 mph of ball speed!

Experiment with this new shot, if you don't already have it, and see if you don't start ripping more winners than ever before!

See Ya' on the Courts, Gary
USPTA Elite Professional


Earn A Free Month Just In Time For The Holidays!


Refer a new member, and we will give you a gift certificate that equals your monthly dues! You can use the certificate to pay your dues, purchase lessons and training, or food at the cafe. The choice is yours on how you spend it.

There is no limit to the number of referral months you receive, though this special ends 11.30.2019. Please make sure to have your friends mention your name when they join.

Did I mention, the new member won't pay dues until January 1st as well, and if they sign up for a one year membership, they will pay zero registration this month (a savings of $200-$450). If you know someone has been thinking about joining, now is the time to get them to the club!

For more information, please contact Sara Dobroth at [email protected]