October Newsletter 2016


Keep an eye out for our New Medallia Survey

imgAs of October 1st, California Athletic Clubs have partnered with an awesome company called Medallia. Each day, 3 random members, receive a survey via the email we have on file for you. We hope you choose to participate in these surveys celebrating our successes and giving us helpful feedback on what we can improve upon. As these surveys are not anonymous, please know we will be responding to the surveys right away! We are striving for perfect 10’s across the board!


PRSC Expansion

The build is coming along nicely! Did you know we had a 10,000 square foot building going up on the East side of the tennis courts? Oh my gosh, will it be amazing! This state-of-the-art fitness facility will come with amazing equipment, brand new locker rooms, a sauna in each locker room, a bigger and better café with more food options, a multipurpose space with batting cages and SO much more! The best part is there will be so much space! No more cramming in the back weight room! We are so excited to have the opportunity to provide the BEST athletic club in SLO County! You, our members, mean so much to us and we feel so lucky to be able to open this just for you! There are so many exclamation marks in this paragraph…can you tell how excited we are?


Submerge Yourself in the Swimming Lifestyle.

imgFar beyond a survival skill, swimming is the premier way to build and maintain cardiovascular health in a low-impact exercise environment. Even if it's your first dip in the pool, Paso Robles Sports Club offers a variety of swimming lessons and programs for improving and perfecting your form. Build strength. Build confidence. And Build a skill that'll last a lifetime. Choose from Private to Semi Private Lessons; Group Lessons; Swim Team; Master’s Programs; and Aqua Aerobics classes for all ages and abilities. We've got solutions for every age and skill level.

Learn To Swim

Our Learn to Swim programs are the perfect introduction to water safety and efficient movement in the pool. Swimming programs are available for infants through adults, because it's never too early or too late to learn to swim.

Classes for Kids

  • Mommy & Me — Infants learn basic water skills such as blowing bubbles, breath control and submersion. Ages: 6 mos-3 yrs. Patricia Juarez #805-909-0221
  • Private/Semi Private Lessons — Games and songs help toddlers learn basic swim strokes.

Private & Semi-Private Swimming Lessons
Achieve your goals faster and more efficiently with private swimming lessons. No matter your current skill level, your success is our success. Heather Moffitt 805-286-6982

Why Take Private Lessons?

  • Set Your Own Schedule — Schedule lessons around your busy life.
  • Train to Your Specific Needs — Your success is our #1 priority.
  • Reach Your Goals Faster — Advance as quickly as you're comfortable, training at your own pace.
  • Feel More Secure in the Water — You alone enjoy the support of a certified aquatics professional.
  • Share Lessons to Save Money — Lessons are more fun with a friend. Class limit: 3
  • Swim School through NCA Swim Team— School-age children learn fundamental swimming and water safety skills that last a lifetime. Ages:4-18 yrs. Heather Moffitt 805-286-6982

imgStroke Refinement

Hone your swim skills for easy, efficient movement through the water. Perfect the four competitive swim strokes -- Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Programs are available for school-aged children and adults.

North County Aquatics Swim Team— School-age children learn fundamental swimming and water safety skills that last a lifetime. Ages:4-18 yrs. Heather Moffitt 805-286-6982

Classes for Adults

  • Adult Swim School - Level 1 — Build confidence in the water by learning swimming fundamentals like breathing, floating and kicking. Learn freestyle and backstrokes, side breathing, correct body position and more. Heather Moffitt 805-286-6982
  • Adult Master’s Swim - Level 2 & Advanced — Meets Tuesday/Thursday 5:30am-7:00am & some Saturdays 8am to 10am. Contact Heather Moffitt 805-286-6982

Family AquaFit Classes
Family AquaFit is a great way to be active in a fun environment with your children!
Class is Thursdays at 6:00 pm

AquaFit is a great low-impact fitness class included with your membership! Join the class for a fun workout that will help you get stronger while causing little impact on your joints. It is especially wonderful as a cross training exercise for all of our tennis players!

Classes are available Monday through Friday at 10:30am, Tuesdays at 6:00pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. Saturday’s class is a Super Class and lasts 1.5 hours.

Pool Hours
Monday - Friday
5:00am – 9:00pm (Busiest Time Frames: 4pm-6:30pm )
8:00am - 8:30pm (Busiest Time Frames: 8am to 12pm)
8:00am - 7:00pm

Pool Temps
Covered Pool -  Hot Tub
85℉-87℉ - 101℉
L-Shape Lap Pool


Tennis Corner

imgBuilding Your Point
Some of you may ask, what the heck does that mean? Build a Point? Are you Nuts Gary? I’m grateful just to get any one ball back in play any way I can!!

But in reality, if you have aspirations of becoming a better player, it’s paramount you start to learn about strategies in our game, not just an all or nothing bashing of the ball, hoping/praying it’s a winner, so you don’t have to hit it again. Many of our club tennis players who are successful in tournaments, league matches or even in their weekly friendly game have learned how win by using a combination of shots built around their strengths and style of play.

When used effectively, the player who will build points – progressing each successive shot in the rally in their favor to ultimately win the point - usually has a much higher winning percentage than those who bash away wishing for a good result. Incorporate these few hints into your game and see if you don’t win points, games and matches more consistently.

Play to Your Strengths
Most successful players define their game plans and shot building around their strengths; perhaps having a potent serve or a never miss backhand. When they go into battle they will try to get to their strengths as much as possible. For example, if you have a better forehand than backhand, as many of us do, hedge your shot selection by moving a bit into your backhand corner, say 2-5 feet past the centerline, enabling you to hit more forehands. This will continually put your opponent on the defensive and will produce more opportunities for a strategic, well-placed second or third shot that will draw an error or set you up for your killer finishing shot.

Play to Your Opponents Weaknesses

If playing an opponent for the first time or the hundredth, be cognizant of what shots they like to hit and those they don’t. Build the point by attacking their weaker sides with your strengths (see above), to increase pressure on their next shot(s) which will ultimately break down their game. Make them hit as many shots as you can that they don’t want to hit! You’ll break them down physically and mentally to turn the tide of the point and eventually the game and match in your favor.

Build Your Serve
Don't just spend time hitting your serve a dozen times before your match starts and that’s it. You have to commit plenty of practice time to own your serve too, the most important shot in the game. The serve starts every point and how and where you place it can have a huge impact on building the point. The service return is notoriously the least practiced shot of most everyone’s game. So strategically placed serves – wide or deep in the service box, or right at your opponent, for instance - that only allows weak returns or you to take advantage of, will assist you in building your series of shots in the rally, enhancing your chances of winning the point.

What’s My Style of Play?
Many players don't spend a lot of time analyzing their own style in determining what kind of game they can or should play. You may ask yourself; am I athletic enough to use my good footwork to have an all-court game, coming quickly to the net when I see the opportunity? Or should I just bash from the baseline and move my opponent all over the court, eventually breaking down their game from there? (Really, really hard style of play by the way!)

During practice commit to moving outside of your “comfort zone” style and try something new. You may be very good at shots and don’t even know it because of your reluctance to even attempt them during the pressure of a match. “Who knew I could volley so well, I should really get the net more often and put pressure on my opponent!”

Explore and expand your style of play. You may find skills you didn’t know you already possessed or develop a new, easily achievable style that will enable you to become a better all-around player and help you build all those points in your favor. And practice them every time you step on the court! You will have a ton of fun doing it and I’m betting you’ll win more matches along the way.

See Ya’ on the Courts, Gary


Halloween Tennis Tournament

Men’s A Singles Women’s A Singles
Men’s B Singles Women’s B Singles
Men’s A Doubles Women’s A Doubles
Men’s B Doubles Women’s B Doubles
Mixed A Doubles
Mixed B Doubles

October 29th & 30th

Wear a costume with your partner! Prizes given to the most creative, scariest, and funny!
Play in each division completed in one day!
Men’s and Women’s Doubles Saturday
Mixed and Singles on Sunday
Call Mariano with questions or to sign up, 805-239-7397


We had another great month of party hosting, including weddings, birthday celebrations and even some wonderful fundraising events here at the club. In addition to being a fun place, the club is also a beautiful setting for a party.
Fall signals time to focus on Member Activities and Events. Keep your eye on your emails for details and updates regarding tennis mixers, fundraiser events, music by the pool, movie night, bingo, bocce ball, corn hole, ping pong and game nights. It's nice to have all of our families back from summer vacations, now let's have some fun together!

We have such great weather here in Fall that weekend pool parties will continue to be strong for the next couple of months. Call to reserve your party.

If you have any activities that you think would be fun to enjoy with your friends here at the club, call Ranay or drop her a line at [email protected].

Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo

imgChiropractor and Strength Coach
PRSC Fitness Director

Get Your Head Right To Get Your Body Right

When it comes to weight loss, start with your head. The truth is nobody really cares about losing weight, what we want is to lose fat! Losing excess body fat and keeping it off is hard, it may be simple, but it is still very difficult. Any good thing that requires a change in our mindset and then behavior, is always challenging.

So the first thing to nail down is your "why". Why do you want to lose excess fat? Find your deep emotional reason. Why should you create new habits, suffer the discomfort involved and even change your life style? Well, you better have a good reason. You'll need that "why" when things get tough; when you mess up on your diet or miss a workout or a meal and have a stress filled day at work. Even when your stomach betrays you in the middle of the night and starts to grumble and you slip down stairs to the fridge and power through a pint of ice cream... My point is, IT WILL NOT BE EASY.

Not at first anyway, but as the weeks turn into months, new behaviors become second nature, routines become a source of stability and comfort, confidence in gaining self control and seeing and feeling your progress, all begin to rise. You may want to look smaller or bigger, leaner or curvier, more muscular or have a flat stomach. Maybe it’s for pure health reasons, a longer life and more energy, moving and feeling better. Your why will change over time as well; be truthful with yourself at the start.

Here are some helpful things to keep in mind. Set specific date dependent goals. Think progress not perfection; get better each week. Eat mindfully, whole and natural are best! Steer clear of over processed and refined foods. Cook at home and bring a cooler to work, eat out less often. Start with and adhere to these 3 dietary goals. 1) Eat 2-3 portions of veggies (or half your plate) with each meal. 2) Have a protein source with each meal. 3) Drink 50% or more of your body weight, in ounces of water per day. So a 200 lb person should have at least 100 fluid ounces of water per day. Better yet, shoot for a gallon (128 oz).

Train strength and cardio- Weight loss without strength training will be slower and involve more muscle loss. The goal is fat loss, maintaining or increasing muscle is crucial to that end result. Think big muscle groups first, like hips, legs, back and chest. So, exercises should center around Squats, Deadlifts, Pressing and Pulling movements.

Rest is when we repair and grow. Get 7-9 hrs of sleep per night. Avoid caffeine after 3pm. Deep breathe several times a day. Avoid negative self talk! Don't over schedule; feeling overwhelmed will sap your energy and your joy. Laugh hard, call a friend, practice gratitude every day and celebrate every success. All of these things are part of rest and recovery. You won’t achieve your goals if you skimp on them!

Our teams of trainers are here to help you through this process. Call me for a baseline assessment; I will put you in touch with the right trainer for your goals, interests and personality.

"We become what we think about",

Dr. Andre Acebo D.C
Fitness Director PRSC
USA Weightlifting - Senior Coach
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
CrossFit & CrossFit Kids Trainer
[email protected] or (805) 712-7769