June Newsletter 2013

Dear Members:

In spite of some drizzly weather, we had a fun time at our Memorial Day party last weekend.  Many of you turned out for some great food and music, and it was nice to see everyone.  

With summer upon us, we have some changes in our rules and schedules around the club.  Obviously, the main pool is in high demand this time of year, with campers, swim team and lessons all requiring dedicated space.  Lap swimmers are advised to check the pool schedule on the Aquatics page of our website for the best times to “swim around” these activities. 

Also, we do not accept free guest passes during the summer (June 1-August 31).  If you do bring guests to the club, please sign them in at the front desk with a completed waiver.  You may charge guest fees to your Hills account ($20 for adults, $15 for kids), or pay at the front desk.   

Parking is another summer issue where we need your cooperation.  Our neighbors on Manzanita Drive are inconvenienced when club members park on the street adjacent to their homes and driveways. On such a narrow street, this can also create a traffic hazard. So whenever possible, please find a space in our parking lots.  If you have to park in the upper lot, you’ll be stretching your legs as a warm up before your workout!  

Finally, if you’re still arranging your kids’ summer schedule, please consider signing them up for our summer activities camp or our popular group swim lessons.  There are still some spaces available, so visit our website for registration details.  

We’re all looking forward to a wonderful summer season ahead!

To your health,

Ernesto Chamorro
General Manager

Activities Calendar

Monday, June 3
Swim Team Tryouts, 5:15pm

Saturday, June 15
Swim Meet, 9am–1pm (POOL CLOSED)

Saturday, June 15
Fitness Dept. Open House, 10am-1pm

Monday, June 17
Summer Camp & Kids Programs Begin

Programs & Announcements

Hula Hoop with Cressie Mae
Tuesdays 1-2pm, through July 9
Members $90; Nonmembers $108

“Piloxing” with Jana
A great cardio workout!
Tuesdays 10:15am

Two hour-long classes on Fridays at 8 and 9am!
Same class on Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm

New Spin Instructors
We will be trying out some new spin instructors to replace Mike and Orli, who will be missed.  Affected classes are Wednesdays at 6am and 6pm and Fridays at 6pm.

Fragrance Reminder
Perfumes, cologne and other scented personal products are discouraged at The Hills because some people are extremely sensitive or allergic.

Adult Ballet

Join instructor Leah Jayasekera in this introductory ballet class.  
Saturdays in June 1:30-2:30pm
$15 (Nonmembers welcome)

Pilates for “Desk Jockeys”
Got a stiff mid-back, sore shoulders or neck pain? This is your class! Join Pilates Instructor and Physical Therapist Muriel Reiley to offset hours of computer work, hunching over the phone, and work stress.
Mondays starting June 3
$30 per session; Nonmembers $40

Cardio Trampoline Class
Build core strength, cardio capacity and muscle tone on the cardiotrampoline with STOTT PILATES certified instructor Cynthia Handel. Gentle on the joints, this workout also incorporates the Pilates Reformer. Great for weight loss and it’s fun. Beginners are welcome!
Wednesdays 8-9am
$35 drop-in, $120 for four classes (Nonmembers $37/$130)

Try a FREE demo on the cardiotrampoline on Wednesday June 5 at 8am or 12:30pm.  Sign up at the front desk.

New Class! Better Back Reformer
We’re adding another hour of our popular “Better Back” Reformer class. Especially for lower back pain, the routine strengthens your deep core muscles to control pain and prevent flare-ups. Led by STOTT Pilates instructor Patricia Brown.
Mondays 6-7pm

Summer in The Hills’ Pilates Studio
Get fit, without pain, and have fun!  Sign up for Studio and Pilates programs using the Hills Pilates and Personal Training Scheduler. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Summer Swim Team

Our season starts Monday, June 3 with tryouts at 5:15pm and continues through August 2.  Beginning June 17, we practice five days a week to develop all four basic strokes and learn the proper techniques of competitive swimming. Register online.

Jr. Lifeguard Camp
Kids 11–14 are invited to our American Red Cross course here at The Hills. In just a week, kids will learn all lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid skills. Sessions include workouts and a “triathlon” at the end of the week. Sign up on the Summer Activities page.
Session 1: June 24-30
Session 2: August 12-16

Swim Lessons
Our group and private lessons are filling up fast. Register on Aquatics page. Private lessons can be booked directly with these instructors:

Erin Lucas
Torrey Hart
Elizabeth Kelleher
Clare Burger

June 15 Swim Meet
On Saturday June 15, The Hills is hosting a swim meet with three other teams: Armada, Undercurrents, and Montclair.  The pool will be closed for lap swimming between 9am and 1pm. Parking will be limited but we are reserving “members only” spots in both lots.  Please show the attendants your membership scan card.

Lap Swimmers Notice
Beginning Monday June 17, summer group lessons and swim team practice will need four lanes of the pool.  Please see the pool schedule on our website for more information about lane availability.