June 24 Newsletter 2013

Dear Members:

Summer is in full swing here at The Hills -- our most exciting time of year.  When the facility is this busy, we have to work together to ensure the club is safe and enjoyable for everyone.  

First and foremost, I must ask for your cooperation around the pool area.  After some complaints and personal observations, I have reviewed our rules and regulations.  At this time, we must disallow children bringing squirt guns, soakers, or other types of water guns to the club. These can be an annoyance to others in the pool and on the deck.  

Likewise, we will not permit the throwing of tennis balls, footballs, or other objects that might injure or disturb other swimmers.  There are soft foam saucers and toss-balls that are safe for small kids and those kinds of toys will be allowed in the junior pool.  

Please ask our lifeguards if you have questions about pool rules, and always insist that your children abide by our lifeguards’ directions.  

As a courtesy to fellow members, please refrain from making cell phone calls in the fitness rooms and locker areas.  Also, please discourage your kids from using the restroom areas, saunas, or toilet stalls as changing rooms; and please don’t leave damp clothing or towels in the saunas to dry.

We want The Hills to be a “family friendly” place to enjoy the great summer weather with your friends and children.  So please let us know if you observe unsafe behavior or if there’s anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable.  

In that vein, I’d like to invite you to our annual Fourth of July celebration.  To observe our nation’s birthday, we have some exciting events and entertainment lined up for you.  Please find some details below and be sure to join us at the club for the holiday fun!

Finally, if you’re still figuring out your kids’ summer calendars, take a look at our Summer Kids’ Program page on the club website.  We still have some openings in our popular summer camp, plus swim and tennis lessons.  

To your health,

Ernesto Chamorro
General Manager

Activities Calendar

Monday, June 24
Basketball Clinics Begin with Pro Player
Robin Hood Jr.  

Tuesday July 4
The Hills’ Fourth of July Celebration
Demonstrations, swim races, music and more!  
Holiday Club Hours: 5am to 6pm

Programs & Announcements

New Aquatics Classes Forming

Low-Impact Training with High-Impact Results! Aquatic exercise is ideal to gently rehabilitate injuries, ease chronic pain, and for athletic cross training. One-on-one or small group classes with Elaine Hoffman, a certified Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Personal Trainer.  Contact [email protected] or call 510/531-9425. 

Senior Mobility Class

A weekly class utilizing Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Functional Fitness tailored for senior members, but open to all!  The program helps improve balance and increase range of motion in hips, spine and shoulders.  New to the club, Coach Vic is a NASM-certified personal trainer, a martial artist, and certified bodyworker.  Questions and sign-ups to [email protected] or 415/316-9658.  Or contact Fitness Director Jeff Allen at [email protected].  

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am
July 29 -- August 28
$20 per class or $200 for all six weeks

Basketball Clinics with Robin Hood

The Hills has brought former pro player Robin Hood Jr. here to teach kids basketball fundamentals and special skills in a series of focused clinics.  For more information about basketball training, contact Fitness Director Jeff Allen at 510/339-0234, x18 or Robin Hood Jr. at 925/464-3546.  
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30pm
June 24 – July 31
$30/session or $300 for the series
(Nonmembers add $10/session)
Sign up at the Front Desk

Cancer-Fighting Seminar

Staff Nutritionist Bronwyn Schweigerdt explains how to modify your diet to activate your body’s natural defenses against disease. Reserve your space before July 15 by emailing Bronwyn at schwags12@ yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:15pm
In the Pilates Studio (Upstairs from the Gym)
$60 fee includes Bronwyn's weight loss & recipe book, Free to Eat.
Clients who have attended Bronwyn’s past seminars and those currently working
with personal trainers or Pilates instructors receive a $10 discount.

Pilates Studio Holiday Demos

Join us in the Pilates Studio for demonstrations on July 4, including free trials of our Pilates chair and small group training with our instructors.

Tuesday, July 4, 12–3:30pm
No sign up required, just show up

Combat Back Pain

A strong core is the solution to your chronic back pain.  We have openings in our Monday “Better Back” Reformer class.  Contact [email protected] for more info or sign up online.

Mondays, 6–7pm

Triathlon Workout

Swim, bike and run into shape!  Beginners and experienced triathletes are welcome to our specialized workouts on the pool deck. For more info and to sign up, please email [email protected] or sign up online.

Saturday, July 6, 8-11am