November 1 Newsletter 2013

Greetings from General Manager Ernesto Chamorro

Right off the bat, I want to thank everyone who helped make our Halloween party a big success. We had over 300 folks here at the club last Friday night to enjoy some delicious food, spooky activities and lots of holiday entertainment. We’ll post a video on our Facebook page, so be sure to check it out.

Last month, the club sent out an email survey to our membership and we’ve initiated a number of projects based on your feedback. Many of these projects are intended to add space and convenience to The Hills, like expanding the gym and parking facilities. In that same vein, we have considered ways we can also increase your access to the swim lanes.

Effective in January, we have decided to curtail non-members from enrolling in swim lessons and in our summer activity camps. Likewise, we will restrict non-member access to our group fitness classes, with the exception of TRX and Pilates courses. We hope this new policy will free up more lanes, improve our parking situation, and enhance your visits to the club.

I think this kind of decision shows that the club takes your input seriously, and that we’re constantly working to improve our facilities, programs and amenities for our valued members. So please keep an eye out for quarterly satisfaction surveys and make sure we have current email addresses for your family and friends.

Looking ahead, we are planning some exciting discounts to promote our various fitness programs. We’ll announce all of our “Black Friday” discounts in our next eNews. Don’t miss the chance to save some cash and challenge yourself with a new class or training program.

Finally, you may have noticed some work in progress in our upper parking lot. We have widened the lot to allow up to 8 additional parking spots. We are also working to create additional spaces for staff parking; down the driveway, below the lower lot.

Please watch for upcoming news and surveys. Also be sure to check us out on Facebook. We’re listening for your feedback!

To your health,

Calendar of Events

imgFriday, November 29
Mark your calendar for The Hills’ special “Black Friday” discounts on fitness courses and training services.

Programs & Announcements

imgMessage from Our Group Fitness Manager

The Hills offers more than 40 different fitness classes each week. Some of these sessions are not fully subscribed, which places them in jeopardy of being cancelled. So if you have a favorite class, be sure to sign in each time you participate and encourage your friends to join in the fun.

New Masters Coach

Our Masters Swim instructor Andrew Preston is moving on, so Erin Lucas will be taking over his morning swim classes.

Adult Ballet Cancelled

Due to low attendance, our adult ballet course is cancelled for November.

Pilates on "Sale"

For new students and regular clients alike, book a private session with one of our trainers or jump into a reformer class or start a duet with a friend. Or give Pilates as a holiday gift. All services will be offered at a 10% discount when you register between Friday November 29 to Sunday December 1. Log on to our scheduler and use the CODE: "HILLS PILATES"

From Rehab to Prehab – Train One-on-One

Pilates offers unique ways of strengthening the deep core and reducing imbalances. If you are nursing an injury in your shoulder, neck, back, knee or anywhere in your body, try a few private-lesson Pilates to help speed your recovery. Then incorporate Pilates into your regular routine to stay strong, supple and injury free. Our Hills Pilates staff has decades of collective experience in injury prevention and rehab, sports, physical therapy, dance, massage and mindfulness.

Did You Know?

The Hills Pilates studio is now a host site for instructor training with STOTT PILATES, one of the largest and most reputable Pilates organizations in the world

Famous Quote

“True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed," said Joseph Pilates, Founder of the Pilates Method.

Sign up Online

Register with the Hills Pilates and Personal Training Scheduler. Contact our Pilates Director with questions: [email protected].

Now 10 TRX Classes Every Week

imgCalling all men and women who want to increase their strength and condition their core. The TRX suspension-workout makes your body your fitness machine! 10 participants per class. Save with a 10-class “punch card.” Classes underway now, through November 23. Contact Meredith Thomason to reserve a spot at 510-452-7094 or [email protected].

Drop-in for $20; save $5 with your punch card.
Swim team parents receive $20 off their first TRX package!

Tuesdays and Fridays, 6am
Saturdays, 9:30am
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30amMondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 and 5:15pm 

Power Washing

Reminder that for proper maintenance of the facility, we schedule power-washing of the decks for the first Monday of each month. Sorry for any inconvenience.