August 15 Newsletter 2013

eNews from The Hills

Dear Members:

Lately, my communications have centered on safety and reminders about the club’s rules and regulations. As far as ensuring that all of our members enjoy their visits to the club, there are also what I’d call some “unwritten rules” around respecting one another’s space and dignity.

Whether you’re working out in the gym, taking a group class, or just soaking up sun on the deck, you deserve to be uninterrupted and undisturbed. Sometimes, uninvited conversation can be as upsetting as loud music or rowdy behavior. If you ever experience an uncomfortable situation with another member, please bring it to my attention.

As summer heads into its final few weeks, we are busy making plans for our Member Appreciation party on Sunday, August 25. It’s a Luau-themed afternoon, with a special menu prepared by Royal Raspberry Catering. We’ll have live music and also a DJ. Please call ahead to reserve your meals; $16 for adults and $14 for kids. If you like, you’re invited to “BYOMT” (bring your own mai tais!).

With the kids heading back to school, it’s a good time to reestablish a healthy routine for yourself. We offer upwards of 60 different classes and activities each week, the majority of which are free programs. Please take a minute to look over our fitness calendar and consider adding a class or some personal training to your schedule.

Finally, we have a few spaces remaining in the final two weeks of our popular summer activities camp. Sign up now to put the finishing touch on an active and healthy summer break for your kids.

To your health,

Ernesto Chamorro
General Manager


Sunday, August 25
Member Appreciation Party on the Pool Deck
It’s a Luau at The Hills!
Fun starts at 12 noon; RSVP for a catered lunch

Monday, August 26
Swim Team resumes regular schedule
Evenings 4-7pm
Tuesday mornings, 6-7:15am

Monday, September 2
Limited fitness schedule on Labor Day
See below for details

Programs & Announcements

Senior Mobility Class Cancelled
Our Fitness Director is looking to re-start this program soon; stay tuned for details or get in touch with [email protected] to express your interest.

Children's Ballet

A new ballet semester starts Monday, September 16 for children ages 3 and up.
For more info and to register, please contact [email protected].

Labor Day Classes
We’ll have a limited schedule on the holiday:

  • Water aerobics with Robin, 9-10am
  • Spin/sculpt with Birgitte, 11-12am
  • Yoga with Robert, 1-2pm

New Equipment
We’re purchasing some new stability balls for the gym, plus new floor mats and bolsters for yoga and Pilates. Enjoy!

Feldenkrais Postponed
Our instructor Linda is looking to find a time and date that attracts more interest than the former Wednesday evening class. Stay tuned.

Private and Small Group Swim Lessons
For your convenience, The Hills’ swim instructors now have online calendars! Check the Aquatics Section of our website for availability and reservations.

Manta Rays and Tidal Waves
Pre-Swim Team starts Wednesday, September 4. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. (Manta Rays will use half of the recreation pool from 4-4:30pm and Tidal Waves use the diving section from 4:30- 5pm.) Sign up online.

Fall Swim Team starts August 26
The Hills' Hurricane Swim Team is back on regular schedule after their first-place finish at the League Championships this summer. The swim team will be using lanes 1 through 4 from 4 to 7pm. The morning swim will be on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15am. Lanes 5 and 6 will be open to lap swimmers at these times. For more information about schedules and programming, check out our website.

Lane-Sharing Etiquette
A reminder that The Hills requires members to share lap lanes when the pool is full. Please be courteous when asked to share your lane! We have some helpful lane-sharing procedures on our website.