June Newsletter 2018


Dear Members,

The summer season is upon us and construction on the fitness center was completed just in time. Many of you have commented on the fresh paint and new equipment that is now being used in the fitness center. It has been such a fun project and the staff is so proud to showcase the fitness center. The second floor showcases our new Peak Fit studio that will have special programming lead by Jenny Votel and her team. They will start classes the second week of July with times at 6am, 9:30am, 6:30pm and a weekend class. We are showcasing our programming by offering free classes this week June 12th & 14th 6am and June 13th 9am










Since school is out and the kiddos will be enjoying more of the club it is important that the pool rules are reviewed with the whole family. We have these policies in place for your own personal safety and so those around you can enjoy the pool safely as well. Our lifeguards are trained to use their voices and not blow their whistles all day, so please respect their decisions as they are looking out for the safety of everyone. Please click on this link to review the rules. http://hills.caclubs.com/membership/policies


Some of the rules that are broken the most are:
1. All swimmers must use the club’s shower facilities before entering the pools or spas.
2. Babies/toddlers must wear leak-proof plastic or rubber panties or swim diapers.
6. Kickboards are for lap swimmers only.

Examples of prohibited behaviors:
a) Riding on shoulders
b) Sliding on rails
c) Throwing small children in the air
d) Hard throwing objects (e.g., tennis balls, basketballs, water polo balls, etc.)
e) Hanging on or crossing under or over the lane lines
f) Diving (unless the diving board is officially open and supervised by a Lifeguard)
g) Jumping in backwards
h) Oversized toys, floats or boards
i) Using kickboards as toys
j) Glassware or bottles are not allowed anywhere around the pools
k) Squirt guns and “super soakers”


The 2018 Commitment to Excellence Award presented to Maintenance employee Bing Lu by General Manager Derek Schulte. Thank you for your dedication delivering Exceptional Service Bing!

To your health and wellness,


Employee Spotlight: Megan Herrick


Having worked here for the last 3.5 years, this month’s employee spotlight showcases Megan Herrick, one of our awesome group fitness instructors. We are extremely happy to have Megan onboard as part of The Hills team.

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Megan moved to California about 4 years ago. She is currently the New Business Manager at Sysco Food Company in San Francisco. Megan, always one with a strong work ethic, was promoted to that role by Sysco, even though she has worked there for a few years.

Her Spin & Sculpt class is on Wednesday nights at 6:15pm. Spin & Sculpt is an all level Spin class that brings the heart rate up with a full body sculpting routine using the BOSU©, dumbbells, resistance bands, balls, & foam rollers. Come check it out when you get a chance and get some coaching from one of the best!

When you see Megan around the club, please congratulate her for being the employee spotlight of the month.


Prepare for Swim Team

Join our pre comp groups and prepare for swim team. We start kids on the competitive team at age 5, so make sure to get your kids ready. Swim team runs year round!

Pre-Competitive Swim Team

Manta Rays (Pre-Swim Team) AGE 4-8, 4:00pm - 4:30pm on Wednesdays & Fridays
Swimmers will learn the basics of all four swimming strokes as well as how to swim in, and jump or dive into deep water. Team activity skills and group swim safety is introduced. Instruction will be conducted in and out of the water.

Tidal Waves (Novice Swim Team) AGE 6-10, 4:30 - 5:00pm on Wednesdays & Fridays
Swimmers must pass the following prerequisites for swim team: *50 yards of freestyle with side breathing, *25 yards of back swimming, *treading water for 30 seconds, and *streamlining off the wall for 5 yards. This group will prepare swimmers for competitive swim team and will incorporate on-deck coaching with minimal in-water instruction.

Session 6 June 5-28 (Tue/Thu)
Session 7 July 3-26 (Tue/Thu)
Session 8 July 31-Aug 23 (Tue/Thu)

Register Here!
Non-Hills members must complete this form prior to registration.

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Year round private and semi-private lessons continue. We have plenty of instructors with variable hours. Create a great swim experience and book directly with an instructor. Please view our updated information, pricing, and procedures on our website.

Here are our instructors:
Daniel Camozzo »   Daniel's Schedule    
Koung Chaiyasane »
Eden Golshani » Eden's Schedule!!
Mat Lacounte » Mat's Schedule!
Erin Lucas » Erin's Schedule!
Alexandra Spencer-Wong »

Group Swim Lessons

Our summer group swim lessons are open for registration. Small group lessons are available for 10 weeks in the summer for ages 3+. Come join our Tadpoles, Minnow, Guppies, and Mackerel classes. Please view our offerings and register here!

Junior Lifeguard Camp

Session 2 June 18 - 22 M-F 9am-3pm
Session 8 July 30 - Aug 3 M-F 9am-3pm

This program is designed as a community-based water safety program for youths 10– 15 years old. The Junior Lifeguard Training Program has been developed to serve many purposes where water safety is our primary goal. Along with water safety activities we engage in CPR Certification and First Aid training. A secondary benefit is the unique combination of establishing the foundation for good work skills, responsibility, certification, skill development, competition, and leadership skills. In providing a well-rounded training experience, we include 30 minute daily fitness, lectures, demonstrations, and team building activities. An additional two hours per week of volunteering may be required by each JR guard. Course Pre-Requisite: 50 yards of freestyle or breaststroke. Retrieve a 10 LB. brick from a depth of 12 feet. Swim underwater 15 feet.

We are open to non members as well. Full registration here!

Summer Camp 2018!

Summer Camp 2018 is finally here!! Registration can be completed online. Here are a couple of steps to follow when registering for the summer:
1. log onto our website hills.caclubs.com
2. scroll down to camp registration (located on the right side of the home page)
3. click on the icon to sign up for the activities
Once the registration is complete, you will be required to fill out a camp waiver form before the week your children is scheduled to attend. We have brochures readily available to pick up if you would like. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anthony at [email protected]. Look forward to seeing you at Summer Camp 2018!!
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Group X

Looking for a class to take after work? Come try Cardio Fusion at its new time and with a new instructor!
What is Cardio Fusion? A mix of strength training exercises, cardio drills, and a little bit of dance. This is the class that has it all. If you like to have fun and get a great work out, come join Liz and Angelique on Thursday nights at 7pm!

See you in class!



Vacation Pilates – pack your flex band and go!!
We can’t wait for summer vacation! So we make plans about sleeping more, working out, and de-stressing. But did it happen? Travel can be very stressful and often things get in the way of exercising, so we may return stiffer and more fatigued than when we left.

How can we relax and get fit at the same time?

By trying our Vacation workshop: We have created a quick and effective Pilates and full body workout that requires minimal time and equipment and that allows for healthy ways to breathe and reduce stress.
You’ll work and stretch all major muscle groups and build a stronger core.
Great for beginners as well as experienced Pilates students. Your own flex band is included in the class fee.

Cost: Members pay $50, nonmembers pay $55, fee includes flex band

Sign up here:
Hills Pilates Studio scheduler

Or contact our studio for more info: [email protected]

Workshops are held by
Therese Brewitz,
STOTT PILATES Instructor and Athletic Conditioning Specialist

Celebrate June Employee Birthdays

Please join us in wishing each of them a happy birthday and thanking them for all of their hard work!

Derek Schulte, 06/01
Nadia Wohlfarth, 06/02
Kate McQueen, 06/05
Peter Wong, 06/12
Ernesto Solorzano, 06/13
Maria Grazia De Angelis Nelson, 06/16
Kathleen Ostler, 06/24
Mae Chesney, 06/27
Kyle Johnson, 06/28


June 12: Peak Fit Class @6am
June 13: Peak Fit Class @9am
June 14: Peak Fit Class @6am
July 9: Tennis Clinic

Support Swim Coach Kuong Chaiyasane!

In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. I joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. I am challenging myself by swimming in the San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer as I can. Please support me by sponsoring my swim and making a gift. The money you give will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment and will make an impact in the fight to find a cure. Thank you for your generosity and may it lead to a cancer-free world!

You can make a credit card donation here, or send a check to Swim Across America, c/o Anthony DuComb, 1684 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122.

Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!

Visit Kuong’s page online: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR/OpenWater/SanFrancisco?px=1435917&pg=personal&fr_id=4764