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Summer 2014

Lounge by the pool this summer!

I Belong...

Tennis Club


Opens Fall 2014

New entrance, lobby and reception area. Vestibule with specialized filter system to minimize clay in the new space.

Expanded, new locker rooms with individual showers,wet and dry vanities and more lockers. Updated retail for Game-Set-Match.

Expanded observation deck and social/sitting area. New outdoor deck with mountain views. Water bottle filler station. 2

P - Note REFLECTIONS My oldest daughter just graduated from high school so of course, we have been reflecting on when she was born, first steps, first day of school, etc. and it’s hard to believe how fast those 18 years went. I find myself wishing I could get them all back and do it again! She was only six when we moved to Colorado and I began my employment at Greenwood. The personal changes my family has been through over the past 12 years are paralleled by professional changes at GATC and all the remodels, renovations, staff changes, economic challenges, increased competition and of course, the ever-changing fitness industry. Looking out my window, I see the pool area we built in 2006. We knew the year-round outdoor lap pool with heated decks was going to be a hit but honestly, no one knew just how impactful that pool would be. Today, we have one of the most sought after outdoor pools and the increase in our swimming community is a testament to that! In 2008, we expanded the weight room to a massive 9,600 square feet with a new functional training area, expanded free weight area and improved stretching space. We wanted to create enough space for members who wanted personal training and members who lift on their own. That same year we expanded and improved our administrative, marketing and sales area and our conference room space, to help us provide better service to our members. That was also the year the United States economy started taking a turn for the worse. Many folks were forced to prioritize spending, but through it all, our membership stayed strong and dedicated to personal health and well-being, which demonstrates and defines our membership! In December of 2010, we welcomed a new competitor to our area, Life Time Fitness. We accepted their role in our community as a way for us to work together and increase the total amount of people participating in fitness; fulfilling our philosophy of getting people to move. I am happy to say we have more members now than we did when they opened. Thank you LTF for making us even better! 2011 was the year we added the north wing, expanded youth area and men’s lounge. The new space gave us the ability to expand our Pilates services with two new beautiful studios, to increase the amount and style of yoga programs offered, and to add a dedicated Barre studio to our programming list. The expanded youth area gave us YAC (Youth Activity Club) and has increased the number of children we are able to serve for summer camp and afterschool programs. Now, we embark on another building renovation….the indoor tennis club! This summer we will begin renovations on the lobby, locker rooms, offices, observation deck and outdoor space; ultimately, everything but the indoor courts. The process will take time and we will be faced with some operational challenges, but the end result is going to be a beautiful space that all of our tennis members and staff will be proud of. Look for more information in the weekly FYI’s, electronic email blasts and the lobby of the tennis club.

FROM THE DESK OF… Barbara Lubbers

FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE AND DO IT! Sticking with an exercise program is hard enough, but if you force yourself to do an activity that is like torture for you, the likelihood that you’ll stay with it is very slim. A friend of mine listened to a waitress say that running was the best way to become fit and shed a little weight, but every step hurt and she hated it. My friend was very insightful when she piped up, “Then do something else!” There are too many activities to choose from, to spend hours doing something you dislike that much. Paula loves to run and finds stress relief, peace and improved fitness in her four and a half mile runs. I, on the other hand, HATE running! I always have and even though my knees will not allow me to run any longer, I wouldn’t do it even if I could. Now give me a Spin bike or my beloved Trek bicycle and I am a happy girl. I have liked many things, such as high impact aerobics, low impact aerobics and weight training, but a bike is the answer for me today. Try Pilates, yoga, Spinning, the Precor AMT, swimming, kickboxing, Zumba, tennis and BodyPUMP, then put the activity you enjoy most in your planner. Once you establish consistency and form the habit of working out, think about adding what may be lacking from the activity you really like. My cycling leaves my upper body out of the loop, so I

toss in two weight training sessions for upper body strength. If BodyPUMP is what you really enjoy, you’re getting your strength work in, but should add a bit of cardio. Do what you like and then fill in the blanks. Your fitness should be and can be-- FUN! If you would like assistance in finding the activity for you, please just call me or our Member Coach, Daria Matthews.

Thank you to the following members for referring a new member during February, March and April 2014. February Earl Boykins Marc Brosseau Dutchie Cowser Jennifer Efremov Joey Foster Greg Giunto Curtis Goodman Shelby Gruber Jeralyn Hickey Shelley Hogan Kristin Mach Elena Maksumova Matt Moore Steve Moran Hugh Morrow Maureen Phifer Ginger Rosacker Robert Shaw

Sandra Shillman Tom Simmons Debbie Smith Gail Smith-Hartner Susan Stewart Amy Swieringa Richard Talley Deb Tynan Alan Walker Charles West Mike Wolf John Woolley

March Maryanne Connolly Aric Goodman Matthew Heppard Kendor Jones Eli Lyons

TJ McCauley Sara Neumann Cindy Witter David Wolf

April Shannon Baker John/Jan Carpenter Alex Claypool Jody Epstein Lori Foster Jessica Friedrichsen Curtis Goodman Jill McCullagh Brooke Mitisek Steve Ryan Elizabeth Soberg Angela Weyenberg Philip Whitcraft


Member Spotlight Jennifer Efremov How long have you been a member? We have had our family membership for four months. What do you like to do when you’re here? Everything! I took the 21 day challenge and was exposed to so many classes I would never had tried! My favorite activities are Spinning with Barbara, CVI, yoga with Suzanne and Pilates. I do Reformer classes with Shannon and Meghan and I like Pilates Mat classes. Who do you have a strong connection with here at GATC? I encouraged my friend, Patrice to join. We love working out together and highly recommend the ‘buddy system’. Cilla, in Member Services is encouraging and motivating to me. Tell us about your family. My husband, Yavor and I have two children, who also love the club! Margaret is four and James is one. They enjoy time in Kids Club and are both in swim lessons. Tennis and Tae Kwon Do are on the schedule for summer. What are your hobbies outside GATC? As a family, we like to hike and spend time together. I love to cook and am always trying new recipes. I went to a local cooking school for four weeks and am looking forward to going back for more. Where did you attend college and what was your degree in? I am from the east coast and graduated from Monmouth University in New Jersey. With my experience as an event planner in the finance industry, I planned every detail of my own wedding! What do you do for a living now? I am a stay at home mom toying with the idea of becoming certified to be a Pilates instructor. I love it that much! Do you have an inspirational quote for us? My daughter Margaret says “We go to the club to be strong and beautiful!”

We couldn’t agree more!


Summer 2014 Table of Contents P-NOTE/MEMBER SPOTLIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 MEMBER SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 GROUP FITNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PERSONAL TRAINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 YOGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 YOUTH PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 TENNIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 AqUATICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 TRIATHLON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 GREENWOOD TIGER SHARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 REGISTERED DIETITIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MEMBER COACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 PILATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ANNIVERSARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 DIRECTORY/HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Member Services Lisa Thomas | Director of Member Services | 303.770.2582 x284 | BONE DENSITY/OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING AND BODY COMPOSITION TESTING Date: September 22 To find out your most accurate body fat levels or to benchmark your bone health, sign up for a DEXA screening. DEXA, the same equipment used in hospitals, provides a three-component model: lean tissue, body fat and bone mass. LOCATION: COST:

Mobile lab at GATC $75 Bone Density $85 Body Composition $110 Both tests

BLOOD SCREENING Dates: July 2, September 3 Ten tests are available including the VAP test which is an expanded cholesterol test that will increase your doctor’s ability to detect your risk of heart disease. Other tests will measure blood sugar levels, mineral levels, diabetes risks and even prostate concerns for men. (10-12 hour FAST is advised) DAY/TIME: COST:

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30am $65 Regular Blood Work (chem. screen, TSH, lipid profile) $35 CBC (complete blood count) $60 PSA (prostate screening) $65 Hgb A1C (diabetes screening) $75 Cardio CRP (cardio risk marker) $100 Homocysteine (cardiac risk marker) $160 VAP (expanded cholesterol test – includes regular blood work) $5 Insure Kit (specimen collection kit) $45 Lipid profile and glucose $95 Vitamin D Test

INTRODUCE YOUR TWEENS TO CARDIO KIDS Kids, 9-13 years, can work out with their parents and earn prizes for doing so! Here’s how it works: 1. Visit the Service Desk for a wristband to wear during your workout 2. Participate in cardiovascular exercise three times in one week and collect a prize at the Service Desk 3. Nothing to pay…it’s FREE!

DON’T FORGET YOUR KID’S POOL PASSES The pools are open! Let your children invite their friends to the pool this summer. Discounted children’s (2-8 years) guest passes for pool use only, will be available for purchase. For $75 you’ll receive 10 passes, each good for a day of swimming. This is a 25% savings, great for nonfamily friends. Valid May 1 through September 30, 2014. See you at the pools!

Visit on your mobile app and go to the Member Perks tab to take advantage of discounts given to Greenwood Members at local area businesses.


CPR/AED CERTIFICATION Dates: July 17, August 18, September 30 GATC is offering both CPR and AED Certification in a single two hour class. TIME: COST:

3:00-5:00pm and 5:30-7:30pm $55 Members/$65 Non-Members

Art Fair June 24, 25, 26 8:30am-5:00pm

LOCKERS Now is a great time to reserve your locker for the summer months. Pamper yourself and leave your pool gear, tennis shoes, or just your toiletries so you don’t lug them back and forth. We can launder your workout gear at no additional cost. Both half and full sizes are available. Relieve some stress and take advantage of this service.


Summer Business Fair July 29, 30, 31 8:30am-5:00pm

This program is provided free of charge to GATC members. Show up at the appropriate time, ready to play and have fun! DAYS/TIMES: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:00am-1:00pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:00-7:30am Saturday, 8:00-11:00am Sunday, 7:30-9:30am

Interested venders contact

Lisa Thomas at x284.


Group Exercise Andrea Morris | Group Fitness Coordinator | 303.770.2582 x312 | TIPS FOR A FUN, ACTIVE SUMMER AT GATC With the kids out of school, summer is the perfect season for changing up your routine. GATC offers rich opportunities for fitness and fun. Whether you discover some new time for yourself, with friends or time as a family, we have over 130 complimentary group fitness classes a week to choose from. Did you know that our youth policy allows you to bring your son or daughter with you to a class? What a great way to connect with your child/teen/young adult and establish healthy fitness habits. They must be at least nine years old and in direct visual and speaking contact with a supervising and responsible adult member, 18 years of age or older. Your 14 year old can arrange to become youth certified and use the club without your supervision. So where should you start? Change up your routine or introduce a new one for your friends/family. Pick some activities that you’ve always wanted to try. Treat yourself to a 30 minute CXWORX class, an hour of Spinning, one of our many cardio, strength, or mind-body classes or experience the Barre at Greenwood. Our early morning Summer Boot Camp is a great opportunity to beat the heat, enjoy the beautiful outdoors and find extra motivation to drive yourself to the next fitness level. There’s something for everyone and the View Group Fitness sub updates advantage of group fitness is that you are more likely to push on your GATC App. On the iPhone yourself harder and be more consistent in a group setting than on your own. See you in class! and Android, the word


Treat yourself to a 30 minute CXWORX class, an hour of Spinning, one of our many cardio, strength, or mind-body classes or experience the Barre at Greenwood.

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Personal Training Vic Spatola | Director of Personal Training | 303.770.2582 x339 | MUSCLES YOU MIGHT BE MISSING

Strength is a crucial component to being able to lead a full life. questioning that statement? Let's begin with walking. Without the core strength to keep your body erect and your posture in alignment, you begin to place undue stress on your knees and feet. This results in problems with your knees, feet, back and hips. Everyone now knows and believes in the importance of core strength, but what about glute strength? Most people only think about strengthening their glutes if they play sports or have activities that require them to use their glutes. In actuality, everyone needs glute strength! As a primary hip extensor it balances out the hip flexors. Hip flexors are constantly used when we sit or perform cardiovascular endurance exercises such as running, biking, stair-climbing, etc. If the hip flexors become too dominate, they can alter posture and change your bio-mechanics. The glutes (maximus, minimus and medius) work to counter those forces and keep your posture in alignment. Strength in this area can also greatly improve the ability to run faster. That's all well and good for the lower body, but what about


the upper body? Most people neglect working the upper posterior chain of the body: the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, lower and middle trapezius and external rotators. These muscles not only assist in maintaining proper posture, they also stabilize the shoulder joint and allow for stable movement through a wide range of movements. If the back becomes out of balance with the anterior muscles (pectoralis major and minor, internal rotators and deltoids) postural malformations occur, such as rounded shoulders, head slumping forward or forward leaning. It is important to not only work the beauty muscles, but also the muscles that hold your body together!


Marda Zechiel | Yoga Manager | 303.770.2582 x324 |


A recent study shows yoga to be of great benefit to teens. The research is published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School conducted their study on 51 junior and senior high school students. Some of the students did a ten week yoga PE class, and some did a regular PE class. The yoga PE class included meditation, relaxation and breathing exercises, along with yoga poses. At the beginning of the ten week study, all the students took a number of psychological tests for things like mood problems, anxiety, mindfulness, resilience and anger expression. The researchers found that by the end of the study, the teens who did yoga scored higher on some of the psychological tests, while the teens who didn't do yoga scored worse on some of the tests. For example, teens who did not do yoga during their PE classes scored higher for mood problems or anxiety, while those who did do yoga scored lower on these tests, or their scores remained the same from the beginning of the study period. In addition, the teens who didn't do yoga reported more negative emotions during the study period, while the teens who did do yoga reported fewer negative emotions. Why should your Tween/Teen do Yoga? • Physical Benefits-strength, flexibility, improved posture, ability to relax, breath awareness, balance and stability, stabilizes energy. • Mental Benefits-stress management, decision making, concentration, healthy body image, acceptance • Spiritual Benefits-compassion, connection, presence and intuition I personally have two kids in this category and it is hard to get them to a yoga class with adults. I believe a class with kids their own age and instruction that guides them through a yoga practice specific for their needs will provide them with these many benefits. GATC is offering a summer yoga series on Tuesdays at 11:00am, a good time-slot for sleepy teens, ages 12 to 18.

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but you are not alone

Share your day with friends, participate in enriching activities, and rely on caring associates to support your changing needs over time.

Call 303.327.7340 to experience our warm, family-like atmosphere! 5565 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village, CO 7

Youth Programs Julie Staley | Director of Youth Programs | 303.770.2582 x287 | KIDS’ CLUB (ages six weeks-5)


The friendly and professional staff offers you a worry free workout while your kids are free to be kids. Our littlest members are in a safe and caring environment with many activities. Parents must remain on the club premises. • No reservations required • Small group interaction and activities • Convenient hours of operation • Change diapers

The Youth Activity Club (YAC) is a safe place with its own organized and structured activities and supervised area. YAC is equipped with gym games such as dodge ball, basketball, floor hockey and tag, arts and crafts, and excursions to the pool, gym and park. YAC has direct access to XRKade® and is a place where kids can be kids and enjoy the club experience in their own, age appropriate way. Parents must remain on the club premises.


Monday-Friday, 8:00am-7:00pm Saturday-Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm TIME LIMITS: Maximum times in Kids’ Club. One visit per day: Six weeks to six months 1-1/2 hours per visit Seven months to 11 months 2 hours per visit One year to five years 2-1/2 hours per visit COST: $4.50 per hour per child/Member $5.50 per hour per child/Non-Member "I have been bringing my children to Kids' Club for years. The staff is very loving and caring. I don't worry about them at all. I know they are in good hands. I can work out with peace of mind, my children are safe and having fun." - Jen Ridout


School Year Hours Monday-Friday, 3:30-7:00pm Saturday-Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm (YAC will be open 8:00am-7:00pm during Cherry Creek School District school days out.) Summer Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00am-7:00pm Saturday-Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm COST: YAC Membership-unlimited use during YAC hours and unlimited family members on the membership at a rate of $65 per month. OR $4.50 per hour per child/Member $5.50 per hour per child/Non-Member

"Love Kids' Club! Everyone here is awesome. Colton always loves it. We tried a Kids Club at another gym and Greenwood Kids' Club is why we come here to GATC. Great work!" - Katie Mochan

Add the YAC membership for $65 per month for the entire family! Each membership will receive a YAC drawstring bag. Add it to your membership in the Business Office. New this summer we have the YAC Summer Pass. Come 12 times to YAC and receive a prize, come 24 times and receive a water bottle!


Youth Programs cont. CAMPS


MIND BODY SOUL CAMP (ages 3-5) Dates: June 23-27, July 14-18, July 21-25, August 11-15 This camp offers preschoolers the mind, body and soul connection through Global Kidz Lab Spanish, tennis and yoga. Kids will participate in each program for 40 minutes with five minute transitions and a 15 minute snack in the middle. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:30pm $175 Member/$225 Non-Member Kids’ Club

LITTLE LOBBERS TENNIS CAMP (ages 3-5) Dates: June 2-5, July 7-10, July 28-31, August 4-7 USTA certified instructor Lisa Thomas will introduce your child to the fundamentals of tennis in a fun-filled, noncompetitive environment. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Thursday, 1:15-2:15pm $80 Member/$95 Non-Member South Side of Gymnasium

FUTURE STARS (age 4) Dates: June 3-5, June 17-19, July 8-10, July 15-17 Hey four year olds, it’s time for you to experience the program of your life! These tennis classes will emphasize basic skills, hand-eye coordination, tennis etiquette and FUN! Children can be escorted to YAC after class as long as the parent is onsite. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm $80 Member and Non-Member Indoor Tennis Courts

TAE KWON DO CAMP (ages 4-12) Dates: July 14-18, July 28-August 1, August 11-15 Learn about Korean language and history, self-discipline, sparring and breaking. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Friday, 1:30-3:30pm $220 Member/$250 Non-Member Combat Zone

SMASH AND SPLASH (ages 5-8) Dates: June 10-12, June 17-19 , June 24-26, July 810, July 15-17, July 22-24 These two lifetime sports are taught by enthusiastic and experienced tennis and swim instructors. A back-to-back activity consisting of 35 minutes each of tennis and swimming. Please apply sunscreen before arriving and wear a hat because tennis is held on the outdoor tennis courts. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Tuesday-Thursday, 1:00-2:30pm $85 Member/$105 Non-Member Outdoor Tennis Courts and Indoor Pool

QUICKSTART TENNIS (ages 5-8) Dates: June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26, July 8-10, July 15-17, July 22-24 quickStart offers quality instruction, reviewing all of the basic strokes in an enthusiastic and fun environment. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00-11:30am $85 Member/$105 Non-Member Combat Zone

Dates: July 14-17, July 28-31, August 11-14 This clinic will provide your child emphasis on fast-paced drills, position-specific instruction, offensive/defensive footwork, shooting, rebounding and much more! Lunch, snacks and swimming included. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm $250 Member/$275 Non-Member North Side of Gymnasium

CAMP GREENWOOD (ages 5-12) Dates: May 26-August 22 The kids will have fun doing arts and crafts, playing gym games and swimming! This active camp includes field trips around the Denver metro area. Price includes lunch and snacks. *Register online at DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm Check Camp Greenwood Registration Packet for pricing YAC

X CAMP (ages 5-15) Dates: June 2-6, July 7-11, August 4-8 X Camp includes playing in XRKade®, swimming, gym games, lunch and snacks. DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm $260 Member/$280 Non-Member YAC

GREENWOOD TENNIS CAMP (ages 7-14) 3 Day Camp Dates: June 9-11, June 16-18, July 7-9, July 14-16, July 28-30, August 4-6 4 Day Camp Dates: June 23-26, July 21-24 We base our camp on balance…good tennis and great fun! We encourage and teach our campers to truly understand stroke fundamentals and basic match play strategies. More than anything, we want our campers to enjoy this lifetime sport long after they leave camp. DAYS/TIMES: 3 day camp, Monday-Wednesday, 12:00-3:00pm 4 day camp, Monday-Thursday, 12:00-3:00pm COST: 3 Day $175 Tennis Member/$200 Athletic Club Member/$220 Non-Member 4 Day $215 Tennis Member/$240 Athletic Club Member/$260 Non-Member LOCATION: Indoor Tennis Courts

NUGGETS BASKETBALL CAMP (ages 7-15) Dates: June 23-27, July 21-25 Participants will receive personal instruction in all areas of the game including: dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Every player receives a ticket to a Nuggets game! *Register online at DAYS/TIMES: Ages 7-10, Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:00am Ages 11-15, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm COST: $200 Member and Non-Member LOCATION: Gymnasium


Youth Programs cont. CAMPS CONTINUED



Let Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club do the party for you. Planning a party is as simple as 1, 2, 3! 1. Select your date and party option 2. Email Julie at 3. Sit back and enjoy the fun

Dates: June 9-13, June 16-20 The Sports and Science Camp is a great opportunity for students to enjoy fun and meaningful learning experiences: exciting science labs, team-building challenges and dynamic athletics. We also incorporate important leadership lessons into every activity. *Register online at DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm $400 a week, $700 for 2 weeks. If two or more siblings are enrolled, $100.00 discount Meet on the North Side of Gymnasium

EPIC CAMP (ages 8-14) Dates: June 9-August 14 This camp will take your child’s camp experience to the next level! With more in-depth projects, specialized instruction, take home assignments and special guests. This camp includes exclusive weekly activities and field trips around the Denver metro area. Price includes lunch and snacks. *Register online at DAYS/TIME: COST: LOCATION:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm $375 Member/$400 Non-Member YAC



Personal staff Party room rental Set up and clean up Plates, napkins, candles Pizza (2 slices per child) Cake, Juice boxes Balloons

Mad Science Hip Hop Short Sports Pool Time Xrkade® Xtreme

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SUMMER CAMP OUT SLUMBER PARTY Friday, July 25 - Ages 3-13 A party just for kids! Youth will enjoy an overnight slumber party, movie, gym games, dance party, pool float, dinner, dessert bar and breakfast. TIME: COST: LOCATION:

7:00pm-8:00am $50 Member/$75 Non-Member YAC

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GATC COLOR RUN (ages 5+) Wednesday, July 30

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Tennis Ron Steege | Director of Tennis | 303.770.2582 x394 | DEVELOP SHOTS, NOT STROKES! By Ron Steege, USPTA Has your tennis development stalled? Do you struggle against certain types of players? Chances are that you may be looking at your strokes and tactics through the same colored glasses. There’s probably a lot more that you can do than you realize. Let’s start by understanding that tennis is an open skilled sport. What this means is that the conditions and environment you are facing are constantly changing. Your position on the court, the height, spin and speed of the incoming ball all changes with nearly every shot. With this in mind, what’s interesting is when you watch most tennis players during practice they’re generally concerned about grooving only one or two strokes and are basically practicing in a controlled environment. It doesn’t matter if they’re on the baseline or service line or receiving a fast ball or slow ball, it’s all the same! It’s important to understand that with this approach you are severely limiting your potential for improvement. You must recognize that one size does not fit all in tennis. Thinking about golf, most of you probably know that you have an entire bag full of clubs, each club serving a different purpose. The driver for example is designed to provide power and distance and basically just get the ball a long ways down the fairway. This is the complete opposite of a wedge which is designed to provide control on shorter shots around the green where distance is not a concern and control is at a premium. We have this in tennis as well; there are at least seven different topspin variations on the forehand alone, each is designed to answer a specific situation that you may encounter. You have your power and control shots but the where, when and how can vary considerably. So instead of practicing how you send a ball with that same old repetitive forehand. Try to pay more attention to the type of ball you’re receiving, then ask yourself, what would be the best answer or method for returning that ball? There is likely more than one answer, this is how you begin to develop your style and you begin to think about various spins, placements and the speed in which you want to play this shot. In other words; you are now developing shot types. The more shot types you possess in your arsenal the better you will answer any challenges your opponent will send your way. Often a student will come to me and say something along the lines of “my forehand really stinks, can you help me fix it?” My traditional answer to this is- which one? Usually, mechanics are not the problem. Typically a player has difficulties handling a certain type of ball that an opponent is giving them or they are placing the ball poorly, so I work with them on how to hit the desired location or work with them on the mechanics necessary to handle a particular shot type. Are we worried about a high ball? Short ball? Soft ball? Where are we on the court? All of this must be considered to achieve your desired results. So next time you’re practicing on the ball machine or with a hitting partner, work on executing the most appropriate shot and pay less attention to grooving a stroke. If you need help sorting this out, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our many terrific USPTA certified Tennis Professionals that we have on staff here at Greenwood. We’re all happy to help! Good luck and I look forward to seeing you on the courts! Baseline drive follow through

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Aquatics Crystal Garland | Aquatics Coordinator | 303.770.2582 x325 |



PARENT/TOT LESSONS (ages 8 months-3 years) Dates: July 7-21 (3 weeks), July 28-August 11 (3 weeks), September 13-October 4 (4 weeks) Parents are taught to work in the water with their child emphasizing safety and fun. (minimum of three to run class)




DAYS/TIMES: Mondays, 10:35-11:00am Mondays, 5:35-6:00pm Saturdays, 11:00-11:25am, September-October COST: $30 Member/$42 Non-Member (3 weeks) $40 Member/$56 Non-Member (4 weeks)

SWIM AMERICA (ages 3+)

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Dates: July 7-24 (3 weeks), July 28-August 14 (3 weeks), Group learn to swim lessons for youth. DAYS/TIMES: Mondays, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm Tuesdays, 10:30am Wednesdays, 10:30am Thursdays, 10:30am, 4:30pm, 5:00pm Dates: September 8-October 4 (4 weeks) DAYS/TIMES: Mondays, 10:00am, 10:30am, 4:30pm, 5:00pm Thursdays, 4:30pm, 5:00pm COST: $45 Member/$60 Non-Member (3 weeks) $60 Member/$80 Non-Member (4 weeks)

SWIM AMERICA SPLASH SESSION (ages 3+) Dates: June 9-12, July 7-10, August 4-7 DAYS/TIME: COST:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am $60 Member/$80 Non-Member

STROKE SCHOOL (ages 6-13) Madeline



Further stroke development. Specific skills required. Dates: July 10-24 (3 weeks), July 31-August 14 (3 weeks), September 8-October 4 (4 weeks) DAYS/TIMES: Thursdays, 4:00 (sessions 1 and 2) Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 4:15pm, 5:00pm (session 3) COST: $39 Member/$48 Non-Member (3 weeks) $52 Member/$64 Non-Member (4 weeks)


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SWIM CONDITIONING (ages 11-18) Dates: September 2-October 23 (8 weeks/16 classes) Non-competitive training. DAYS/TIME: COST:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm $192 Member/$256 Non-Member

ADULT SWIM CLASSES (ages 18+) Chance


Dates: June 30-July 21 (4 weeks), July 28-August 18 (4 weeks), September 8-29 (4 weeks) Two levels accommodate all abilities and skill levels. DAYS/TIMES: Technique and Training, Mondays, 8:00-9:00am Swimming 101, Mondays, 9:00-9:45am COST: $60 Member/$80 Non-Member (4 weeks) Drop-in rate available


Tiger Sharks


The triathlon season has kicked off with a great start! It's not too late to join if you're interested in doing a triathlon or two. Challenge yourself to trying something new or become a better athlete with Coach Dennis and Coach Cyndie. We are doing two races as a team: The TriRock Sprint Triathlon- July 20, Aurora Reservoir This race is a 500 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. It is perfect for a beginner who needs a fun short course or elite athlete trying for a PR. The YOLO Olympic Triathlon- August 17, Aurora Reservoir This race is a 1500 meter swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run. Start on the beach, bike through meadows, run along the lake and finish at the recreation area with all the amenities that you need. Training includes weekly runs, swims and Spinning with the coaches. We plan to do some longer outdoor training on the weekends. If you can't join during the scheduled time, we will email you the workout via Training Peaks. We also have monthly clinics and support via email. Make it your year and join the GATC TRI TEAM! Contact Crystal x325 for more information.

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As the Tiger Sharks head coach I take pride in the fact that the coaches and I have created a team that brings swimmers into the sport at an early age, who want to stick with the program until college. We are in a great position to a have a team that has one pool, and we don’t compete with other swim programs/teams/high schools. Here at GATC, we can truly nurture an environment that feels like a home away from home. Everybody practices in the same facility and there are plenty of overlapping workouts where the swimmers get to know all their teammates. When I was swimming, coaches did not have mobile phones, the internet was around but fairly new, and there was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (still haven’t figured out the latter one). Coaching has changed dramatically when it comes to the “how tos” of the world. There are regulations on how a coach is to communicate; there are guidelines on how you can grow your team and how you promote. Kids can no longer go home, disconnect and feel as if they are in a safe environment. Why? Because, we cannot control what is texted, posted, pictured or tweeted on any of the social media sights. The idea of being excluded from activities and from conversations has grown exponentially. It is easier to bully then it ever was and on the web, who is there to control the actions or even the reactions of a teenage mind? It is too easy to write something, then delete it and deny it ever happened. Parental control needs a makeover. How do we handle such issues with the Greenwood Tiger Sharks? We focus on the positive and build a family environment that everybody should be part of. Whether you are a Masters swimmer celebrating Voni Oerman winning coach of the year, or a Tiger Shark excited that Logan Chaplin took second at state in multiple events, or that Sam Coffman went to Junior Nationals and scored points on his first trip to a national meet. We, as coaches, encourage our team to support one another through thick and thin, ebbs and flows. You help everyone on the team improve from the moment you show up at GATC or at a meet. We support each other whether that person just took your spot on a relay or you took their spot. We are a team and everybody from the youngest (6) to the oldest (18) supports every swimmer at every practice. Everyone at Greenwood is part of the team; from Charles at the front desk swiping your card to Francisco in the locker room to other members asking for lane space. That is the environment we strive for and that is the environment the coaches and the club expect.


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Registered Dietitian

Kristin Burgess | 303.770.2582 x382 |


GMO stands for a Genetically Modified Organism. They are plants and animals produced from gene splicing; the merging of DNA from different species to make a new one. We have been eating them for over twenty years now. Food scientists first developed GMO’s to increase crop production, reduce pesticide and reduce herbicide use. However, GMO crops actually are showing to do just the opposite. A popular herbicide, glyphosate, has been found in high concentrations in genetically modified foods. In addition, sustainability farms are proving a higher yield than genetically modified production. Hopefully, the food industry will change their legislature so that a product must say whether or not it contains genetically modified ingredients. "Without our knowledge, without any indication that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of a massive experiment" says geneticist David Suzuki. Genetically modified ingredients have been linked to cancer, depression, weight problems, Alzheimer's and infertility. More studies are needed but for now there are a few reliable studies that are telling us the following: • GMO DNA fragments enter our bloodstream by an unknown mechanism • GM foods are related to gluten related issues such as celiac disease, gluten intolerance and impaired digestion • Glyphosate causes increase in human breast cancer cells and is linked to birth defects The main GMO crops are: • Corn • Cottonseed • Alfalfa (fed to dairy cows and beef cattle) • Soybeans • Canola oil • Sugarbeets (main source of sugar) • Papaya For now, what do we do? Buy organic whenever possible. A food labeled organic will never be a GMO. However, an item labeled all-natural might contain GMO ingredients. A food labeled non-GMO verified may not be organic but it does not contain any GMO ingredient. Grocers like Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage have strict standards as to what they let in their doors, but may still have products that are all-natural containing GMOs. By 2018 Whole Foods has vowed to be 100% GMO free. questions? Give me a call!

GATC offers a huge thank you to exiting MAC members: Lucy Buck, Terry Nugent, Sean Reiland, Helene Wolk and Jennifer Bendell.

MEMBER ADVISORY COMMITTEE ALUMNI MEETING MAY 2014 Back row: Lucas Hayes, Jerry Maglio, Michelle Murphy, Lucy Buck, Sean Reiland, Terry Nugent. Front row: Christi Grossman, Ashley Poole, Mary Oursler.


Member Coach Daria Matthews | Member Coach | 303.770.2582 x403 | MAKING TIME FOR FITNESS I often hear that people simply don’t have enough time to exercise. We have to take care of our families, go to work, run errands, buy groceries, feed our pets and sometimes even our neighbor’s pets! Yes, I understand that we all have responsibilities. However, what I do not understand is how you do not make time to feel better, look better and have more energy? If you think it’s impossible to squeeze a workout in over the next 16 hours (I assume an adult sleeps about eight to nine hours a day) then try some of these: • Write down your daily schedule and cross out some activities that are unnecessary or not urgent for that day. For example, do you need to pick up the dry cleaning today? Do you really need to go to spend all that time on your computer? I promise that you will find an activity that can be replaced with at least 10 minutes of exercise. Replace that activity with a brisk walk. I have seen a guy drop down at a red light and immediately start doing push-ups. What if that is the only 10 minutes of exercise he was able to make time for that day and he’s trying to maximize the effect? Hooray for him! • If you don’t have a full hour to dedicate to fitness, then split it up. Surely you can make room for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. Stop by GATC on your way to work and do a short weight workout, then walk, jog or take a bike ride after dinner. You get your hour in and that’s what counts! • If you feel like more of a challenge, then do a simple circuit routine with minimal rest between sets. Do 12 to 15 repetitions of each exercise with 15 to 25 seconds of rest. • We all have heard things like “walk the stairs instead of using the elevator, park your car further away from your job or school etc…” Those little practices can add up quickly, if we are only disciplined enough to actually do them. We all have days when we feel tired or less energetic than normal. Nobody is expecting a new world record from you on those days and neither should you. However, that is still not an excuse to completely abandon your fitness routine. Surely you can still squeeze in some easy exercise. I believe that consistency is the key to magical results, so just stick to your plan no matter what and enjoy the journey to the new, healthier you.



Sara Talbert | Director of Pilates | 303.770.2582 x375 |

WHAT ARE THE PILATES LEVELS? Joe Pilates didn’t teach levels, he taught people. He adjusted each exercise and apparatus to the body in front of him. The division of the method into basic (L1), intermediate (L2) and advanced levels (L3) is more recent and slightly artificial, but that’s not to say that it isn’t useful in a health club setting. The levels are a template or guide, not a competition. Pilates is not a sport, it is a practice. In fact, Pilates is corrective exercise with roots in therapeutic modalities. The exercise levels are made up of developmental goals and a way of moving rather than exactly what exercises you do. Because Pilates is progressive, mastering the basic exercises is vital. The basic exercises are the foundation to the work and aren’t dropped from the repertoire as it increases. Rather, an advanced class is classified L3 due to the number of exercises completed in the hour, the coordination of the exercises, tempo and the strength, stretch and stamina needed to perform the exercises. The levels are most obvious in a mat or equipment class as in private sessions the work is customized to you.


These classes teach you the basics of the method through a series of simple, challenging exercises. The goal for this level is to find your powerhouse, to begin to find lift in the body and to even out the alignment of the torso. You will start to feel the benefits of Pilates.

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When your body has absorbed the basics, you are ready to take intermediate level sessions. The aim of this level is to strengthen and deepen the powerhouse. Some new movement patterns are introduced (e.g. back bends) and other patterns already present in the basic level are expanded upon. What makes you intermediate is not how long you have studied, but how much your body has absorbed and remembers from session to session.


At the advanced level the focus is on increasing the stamina of the powerhouse. More upper body exercises are introduced with the aim of working the upper back and connecting it more deeply with the rest of the powerhouse. The advanced level is where complete flow and synchronization with the breath takes place. To be the best version of you in Pilates, there is nothing to be gained by rushing ahead in your progress and practice. Impatience means that you will simply not get as much from your classes as you could. If you have an injury or illness it is advisable to have private sessions before you join a mat or equipment class to ensure your needs are properly addressed. At Greenwood, our staff is trained to teach multi-level classes within each level. Additionally, our goal is to build a working Pilates vocabulary in the body and learn Pilates concepts and principles. All of our classes include fundamentals with flow, building block progressions and extra stretches to keep you moving- developing stability, strength, flexibility and stamina.



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Thank you and congratulations to the following members celebrating club anniversaries in July, August and September!

Charter Elwin and Suellen Berger Carolyn Carnie Brad Calbert and Debbrah Courtney Mark and Hanna Shaner Michael and Michelle Simms

25 Years Robert and Karel Horney Bruce Matthews Debbie Neujahr Kathryne Shannon Gerald Stoll Jim and Patricia Vernon

20 Years Leo and Michele Beserra Rick Hathaway Marjorie Kercher Marc and Suzanne Lippitt Natalie Lyon Elisabeth Naiman Timothy and Lou Ann Pingree Barbara Pred John and Marjorie Skalet William Steele Bart and Aimee Valls Martha Watson John and Kathy Woodward

15 Years Marc Brosseau Peter Cheesbrough Lynn Coluccy Ian Douglas Marly Dragoo Wendy Dworkin Lori Foster Frank Garr Paula and Albert Gonzales Margaret Griffes Bob Hawk Roberta Lipshutz Maria and Ken Mendelsberg Amy Mower Steven Reed Alec Rothrock Shari Sellers Tim Smith Lisa Zimmerman

10 Years Sean Wehrman and Amy Adelberg Mark and Patty Arlen Marcela and Ian Bird Eric and Laurie Broder Andrew Cohen Mary Frances Hummel David and Ashley Goldberg Todd and Marie Hauer Wayde Jester Bob Junge Vance Larimer Suzanne Legg-Matthews Michael and Erin Miller

Erin Parker Judy quigley Mary Reiter Reinhard Scharnowski Tad and Betsi Willenbrock

5 Years Greg and Kelly Berger Sara Cheng and Terry Cussen Rick Degrande Steve Doss Ted Jorgensen and Ellie Fayen Nicole Teaney and Matt Flaherty David Fried Lucas and Erin Hayes Heath and Jeannine Hutchison Lacey Klein Famatta Massaquoi Brian and Meredith Meegan Corky Messner Kate and Mark Michalek Pam Naiman Robert and Sheryl Olson Dan Niehus and Renee Pyziak Richard and Liz Sikorski Stephanie Sundheim Scott Thisted Igor and Margarita Tsalyuk Robert Whittelsey Cindy and Curtis Winar

1 Year Todd Applebaum Matt and Meghan Babcock Sadhvi Babu Holly and Ed Baldwin Stephanie Barrett Chris and Maureen Batson Lisa Bauman Richard Beavers Seth Beavers Patrick Wagner and Britta Beckstead Yulia and Yury Belyaeva Jordan Benjamin Bret and Courtney Berglund Helene Bernard Tanguay Dawn and Robert Bing Emilia and Ryan Brach Nicole Bray Windy Brewer Joseph and Linda Brill Alison Sampson and Robert Buckner Sarah Bushong-Weeks Brittany Bye Brendan Calonge Chris and Denise Chisholm James Chrisman Cassie Coppersmith Dutchie Cowser David Coy Michelle Davis Dominic and Amy Diorio James Doehring Luisa and Brian Dutzar

Harshil Dwivedi Bill Edwards Adrea Elomri Molly and Gregg Engles Wendy Erwin Kristen Fischer Doug Bertie and Jane Fortner Douglas Galligan Kostia Geevskiy David Gilliland Gerald Goldberg Randy Goldenhersh John Goss Ruthanne Gould Shawn and Bridgette Grady William and Nicole Graziano Dustin Greenberg Nancy Groff Gordon Crawley and Lynn Gygli Patrice and Steve Harvey Charles Hazlehurst Jake Heffron Adam Henderson Sara Herzog Jane Higgins Elizabeth Hill Jeffrey and Stacie Hochstadt Jerry Hoffmann Eric Holt Mary Hulst Deborah Jaffray Thuy and John Jedziniak Andrew Jeffries Mary Jones Jeffrey Keating Ron and Marni Kellish Taylor Kennedy Steve Bryant and Laura Kingfisher Christian Kirschner Scott and Tracy Klein Ronald Hamann and Mary Knoll Stephen and Perry Ladd James Lam-Schneider Andrew Ogilvie and Emily Laycock Jinhye Kwon and Jaejun Lee Beverly Lee Sarah Lewis Karla Lopez Elizabeth Esty and Dylan Luyten Heidi Markenson Suzy Martinek Erica and Charles McKiever Alex McNally Suzie McVaney Jeffrey Metheney Dave and Susan Miller Tom and Roxane Miller-Freutel Matt Moore Kurt and Lisa Muehler Greg Munro Robby Nycum Kathryn O'Connel

Phil Ostrowski Brock Osweiler Meghan Parker Richard Inglis and Bronwynn Pearce Michael and Courtney Pearlman Chris Poelma Douglas Pogge Katy Poindexter Daniel Pope Joe Popek Chris Green and Steve Pougnet Dan Kaech and Anna Radosta Arianna Ranahosseini Jennifer Rattie Brian and Heidi Reger Christy Reimann Cameron Mealey and Elizabeth Rimarachin Tommy Carpenter and Chelsea Ritchie Barbara Roche Joella Rodarte Ashley and Kyle Rogers Toni Roitman Karalynn Russell Steve and Lindsay Ryan David and Carolann Samuels Bob Sanders Jill Savage Rebecca Schmidt Kearin Schulte Ahn Chayoung and Thomas Seol Jane and Larry Sheehan Alexandra Shepard Michael Shipley Traci Sidon Robin Snyder Drew Snyder Ines Solis Laton and Paula Spahr Kathy Speicher Christy Sumner Jeff Thomason Amy Thull Steve and Kristina Tober Tara Trimble Kurt Unruh Matt and Bria Valdez Serena Van Harmelen Olivia Van Slyke Stephanie Reeman and Carl Ventsam Torsten and Jessica Volk Catherine Wachter Charles Warlick Jennifer Wascak Mike and Sandie Wathen Elena Weinstein Denise Westall Alex Wilkins Paul and Beth Wyman Brett Zareck


Club Directory & Hours HOURS OF OPERATION

Athletic Club 303.770.2582 Monday-Thursday 5:00am - 10:00pm Friday 5:00am - 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday 6:00am - 8:00pm Tennis Club Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday/Sunday

303.771.2588 5:30am - 10:00pm 5:30am - 8:00pm 7:00am - 8:00pm

Please check the website for guest pass information.


Guest fee for club members Children 13 and under

$20 $10

(must be accompanied by an adult 18 and older)

Guest fee for non-members $30 10 adult guest pass package (members only) $150 Guest Day Free guest day for athletic club members is the first Friday of every month. Please check the website for guest pass information. * Three visit limit per month for all guests.

Kids’ Club and Youth Activity Club 8:00am - 7:00pm Monday-Friday Saturday/Sunday 8:00am - 3:00pm Membership Office 8:30am - 7:00pm Monday-Thursday Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm Saturday/Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm Business Office Monday-Friday

8:30am - 5:30pm

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TENNIS CLUB GUEST FEES Guest fee for club members (all ages) $20 Guest fee for non-members (all ages) $30 Permanent Lockers Half Locker $40-45/month Executive Locker $60-65/month Both include laundry service. Contact Lisa Thomas at 303.770.2582 x284.

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Ethereal Day Spa 720.200.4255 Monday-Saturday Sunday

8:00am - 7:30pm 9:00am - 7:30pm

Game Set Match 303.771.2588 x233 Inside the Tennis Club GATC Physical Therapy 303.770.0870 Monday-Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm Friday 7:00am-4:00pm Tasha and Holly Clothing Style 303.522.6600, 720.272.1267 7:00am - 7:00pm Monday-Friday Saturday/Sunday 6:00am - 6:00pm

Summer Nights by the Pool June 27


August 1


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THE KIDS WE WANT YOU! All fitness levels welcome. SAVE THE DATE October 10, 2014

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Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, The Pulse  

Read The Pulse Summer 2014 Issue and learn more about what is happening at Greenwood this summer.

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