eNews at the Hills


imgDear Members:
There’s been a feeling of fall in the air the past couple of weeks — even a little sprinkle of rain!

So, it’s getting to be time for one of The Hills’ most beloved traditions — our annual Halloween bash! Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday evening, October 23. We’re planning another ghoulish evening of fun, food and far-out costumes! See below for more event details.

imgWe’re also planning another fun evening of jazz music, socializing, fine food, and wine tasting for Friday evening, December 4th. We’re calling it “Jingles and Jetblacq” because we’re ringing in the holiday season to the groove of a couple of our member-musicians. You can check out the musical strains of Jetblacq on their website, and then be sure to make your reservations early! We can only accommodate the first 60 who sign up, and this event is sure to sell out! Tickets are $30 per person.

As a reminder, be sure to check out our new smart phone app that allows you to manage all of your club business from the palm of your hand. You can register for classes, reserve a cabana at poolside, pay your bills and a lot more! You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play (search for The Hills Swim & Tennis Club).

Finally, we are really excited about building our youth tennis program. We have a one-day event on the calendar for September 26th, and also have set up a series of clinics starting in October to introduce young players to the fundamentals of the game. Sign up for the special event and the clinics at the front desk.

As always, please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.
To your health and happiness,


imgRSVP Today for Our Halloween Party
Put on your scariest or funniest costumes and spend a fun-filled evening with us at The Hills. Costume contests, face painting, carnival games, music and more! Pre-order your dinner before October 20th and save $2 per meal. Vegetarian meals also available.
>Friday, October 23rd, 6:00-9:00pm


Call, stop by the front desk, or email Jeff Allen ([email protected]), our fitness director, for more information about personal training and small-group programs at The Hills.

TKD for Kids
If you're looking for an activity that your kids are sure to enjoy, check out our exciting Tae Kwon Do program. It introduces kids to this ancient art of self defense and teaches courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit!

imgMeet Our New Nutritionist

Rachel Barach is a certified Nutrition Consultant, a trained chef, a certified Eating Psychology Coach, and a graduate of Northwestern University. She has six years of professional cooking experience, including a stint in the kitchens of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Rachel is passionate about health through food and works with clients to meet their individual needs. She promotes a healthy relationship with food and eating with an emphasis on making it delicious and enjoyable!

Let Rachel help you with healthy weight loss, digestive issues, bone health, athletic nutrition, binge- and over-eating, emotional eating, body image, energy and fatigue issues, and meal planning. She provides education and practical strategies as well as recipes and shopping lists to support you in achieving your health goals. She believes that there is no one right way to eat and tailors her recommendations for each client.

Sessions are $80/hr. Save $40 with a 4-session package for $280 thru October 31st. For more information or to schedule a session, contact [email protected]


New Lineup for Saturday Mornings
>8-9am: Yoga with Miriam
>9-10am: Body and Sole with Kathleen. It’s the same great workout but with a new name.
>10-11am: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for all levels with Angelique

imgSunday Spin

Virginia is now teaching a class which is a 45-minute spin with 15 minutes of ab work and stretching.
>Sundays, 10:30am

Barre/Sculpt Cancelled
The Thursday evening barre/sculpt class will be cancelled as of October 1st. Not enough people were showing up so it’s time to try something new in that slot. Stay tuned!

Explore the Group Fitness Schedule
Our Group Fitness Manager urges you to add something new to your exercise routine. There are plenty of fun and results-oriented activities led by our inspiring staff of instructors. Click on the Group Fitness Schedule link below to find your new direction!


imgWelcome New Instructor Hilary Snider
Hilary has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and teaching for over 5 years. She says, “I believe the mat is like a mirror that reflects the body’s story and that the Pilates method works hand-in-hand with yoga training. I love that yoga and Pilates are deeply individual practices that also nurture connections and build community.”

Before becoming a teacher, Hilary danced, choreographed, and spent time as an apprentice and intern with professional dance companies in New York City, Portland, and in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied at Lewis & Clark College and received honors in choreography and dance performance, with a major in studio arts.

She specializes in working with scoliosis patients, with certification through Dr. Suzanne Martin of Pilates Therapeutics, and Elise Browning Miller, Senior Certified Iyengar teacher.  Hilary will step in to sub our early morning and weekend Reformer Pilates classes. You may also meet her in one of our group fitness yoga or Pilates classes.

Squeeze a Complete Workout into One Hour

Check out our Cardio-trampoline class where highly acclaimed Pilates Instructor Elizabeth Howe uses High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) techniques, Pilates, and strength training on the reformer to get you in top shape in just one hour. 
>Wednesdays, 9-10am

imgHills Dance for Kids – Still Time to Enroll

The Hills’ Kids’ Dance classes with professional dance instructor Rosalia Lerner have begun and there is still time to join! Younger dancers (3-5 years old) meet at 3:15-4pm and dancers age 8+ meet at 4-5pm on Mondays. For more info, please visit our webpage Hills Dance Program or contact [email protected].  

Discover the Benefits of Pilates

Email our studio at [email protected] to sign up for classes or sign up online:
Hills Pilates Studio scheduler.


Youth Tennis Day
Sign up for a focused, one-day tennis event for kids of all skill levels. This is a free opportunity to introduce your kids to this great game. Sign up at the front desk.
>Saturday, September 26th, 10 AM -12 PM.

imgAfter-school Clinics
Starting October 2nd, we are setting up a series of one-hour clinics for kids age 5 and up. Sign up at the front desk.
>Mondays or Fridays, 5pm
$120 for four sessions

Free Clinics
Join USPTA Elite Professional Eddie Pasternak for a free one-hour tennis clinic at The Hills! Eddie leads clinics each month during the summer that address all ages and skill levels.
Saturday, October 10th, 12-1pm
>Introduction for Beginners
Sunday, September 27th 4-5pm
Sunday, October 25th, 4-5pm