Club News

Aquatics Happenings!

We offer group swimming lessons along with private lessons and swim team. Our winter swim team has come to a close and will start up again Jan. 2nd. Our registration for group/private and semi-private swim lessons is open. Once your child is evaluated by one of our instructors on their swim level he/she will be placed in the appropriate group swim class. We work to try and accommodate your schedule as we have many different days and times to choose from. There are three different levels for ages 3-7. We prepare your child for play swim through competitive swim. Whatever you are looking for we have the coaches for you and your family! Please call or e-mail Caitlin Morrison to get your child started today at 615-764-3984 or cmorrison@prairielife.com. If you are currently in our swim program Caitlin will work directly with you on progression of your child into the next level. Happy Swimming!

For more information, contact cmorrison@prairielife.com

Master Swim Club

Prairie Life Master Swim Club 2017 Information Do you want to improve your swimming? Need help with stroke, endurance & speed? Ideal for Master swimmers and triathletes. All swimming levels, beginners – advanced • Attend as many or as few practices as you like. • Fees (per month) $60/member • Age requirements: 16yrs and up • Please complete a 2017 spring registration form. • Any missed practices are not to be made up. Times: 12pm – 1pm Tuesday & Thursday 7:30pm – 8:30pm Monday & Wednesday 7:30am – 8:30am Saturday If you have any questions please email Heather Raymond USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach hraymond@prairielife.com Caitlin Morrison Aquatic Director cmorrison@prairielife.com

For more information, contact cmorrison@prairielife.com

Summer Camps 2017

Our Summer Camps are planned! We have added ARCHERY and ATHLETE TRAINING, along with basketball, magic, secret life of pets, X-sports and our popular model rockets camps. It is going to be an amazing summer filled with exciting activities for the kids. Registration starts today! Come and join us this summer!

For more information, contact tmatich@prairielife.com

PLF Swim Lessons!

Offered in both group and private settings, our swim lessons are designed to help the swimmer learn to be more comfortable and confident in the water while allowing him or her to advance at a pace that is designed to meet their needs. Every child receives a free evaluation! Stop by our office or email us for more information!

For more information, contact cmorrison@prairielife.com

PLF Puma Swim Team

Prairie Life offers a year round swim team program providing a great learning opportunity to our young members about physical fitness and stroke technique all while having FUN! Schedule Monday through Thursday 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday 11-12pm. We have also added another time to join 6:30-7:30pm Monday through Thursday! Age requirments:5yrs-18yrs. Fees: (per month) $60/member. Your swimmer will receive a free evaluation for placement with one of our coaches!

For more information, contact cmorrison@prairielife.com
Club Newsletter

Managers Corner

Get Off to a Healthy Start

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Get Off to a Healthy Start

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? The reasons why vary and the choices of what you eat for breakfast makes all the differences. If sugary cereals or frosted pastries are your go-to morning starters, you could argue the validity of that being the smartest way to start your day.

A walk down your grocery‘s store grocery store's cereal aisle can be confusing and overwhelming. The marketing messaging on the front of cereal boxes is one of the best examples of the power of persuasion in our culture. Package design of cereal boxes is a key reason that cereals still take up a full aisle. Companies constantly redesign packages and add phrases such as "high fiber", “gluten-free” or “low sugar” hoping we will add their products to our carts.

Be certain to make choices based on information found of the nutrition facts on the label versus the marketing ploys on the front of the box. This is where you find how truly healthy a product is. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who ran the Battle Creek Sanitarium, is credited for inventing breakfast cereal. Kellogg was an avid vegetarian and wanted to develop a ready-to-eat meal based on cereal grains to replace the heavy meat breakfast of the late 1800s. He also wanted something to help provide better digestive health to his wellness customers.

Once cereal became popular, companies competing for sales. In effort to improve flavor, they began to refine the grains and add sugar. Over time, cereal has become a prime source of added sugar in our diets.

Cereal can be a healthy choice for breakfast or a snack if you choose one that is 100 percent whole-grain, high in fiber and low in sugar. Choose cereals that have less than 7 grams of sugar and at least 5 grams of fiber. Stick to the portion size listed. For many cereals, that's only one-half cup. Look for the whole-grain symbol on the package or "bran" in the list of ingredients.

In the 1990s, cereal sales peaked. With the increased popularity of low-carb diets, sales of breakfast items like yogurt and breakfast bars have increased throughout the years. Cereal companies have worked overtime to make cereal more appealing to consumers by using whole grains, less sugar and creating healthier breakfast options.

Healthy cereal also provides nutrients that many of are often deficient in. These include magnesium, zinc and selenium. Your body runs better when fueled with adequate amounts of these nutrients. They are found in whole-grain products such as whole wheat, oats, brown rice and others. You should get at least 48 grams of whole grains each day.

Use breakfast to start meeting your day’s goal of protein and fruit. A breakfast that includes cereal will be more filling and more healthful if it also includes a little protein and some fruit. Adding milk provides some protein, but Greek yogurt adds more. Considering using it in your cereal instead of milk. Fresh, dried or frozen fruit can easily be added to your cereal to meet the requirement of consuming two or more cups of fruit a day.

Doctor, Dietitian or Nutritionist?

If you are someone who is in need of learning how to use food to live a healthier life, your doctor may not be the only stop you need to make. Several worldwide studies have shown medical students are starved of nutrition and obesity education. For example, a study published in Academic Medicine found that in 2008-2009 only 27% of 105 medical schools met the minimum 25 required hours of nutrition education set by the National Academy of Sciences, which was actually down from 38% in 2004 (40 out of 104 schools based on another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition). This number went down while the obesity epidemic went up. On average, new medical school graduates could answer only 52% of the nutritional questions.

Packed medical school curriculum, medical education can feel like drinking from a fire hose on maximum flow. Medical students need free time to do things like sleep and bathe. The argument is that medical students can’t learn everything, so some things get less attention. However, not teaching about the nutrients patients put in their mouths everyday and one of the biggest health problems in the world makes little sense. Many argue that obesity and nutrition education should replace much of the minutiae taught in medical school.

Many doctors assume that nutritionists and dietitians will be available to help, that insurance companies will cover their assistance and that patients will follow-up with that extra step. The current obesity epidemic, in addition to uptick of diseases that could be reversed by healthy eating simply proves that this scenario is predominately not the case. Perhaps nutritionists or dietitians are available in some hospitals and clinics, but not all. Plus, unless a doctor and a dietitian decide to partner together, there will be many times that a doctor must make nutrition-related decisions without a dietitian.

Nutritionists and dietitians aim to assist in a person's journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Moreover, increased familiarity with nutrition will facilitate conversations with nutritionists and dietitians. In fact, many doctors strive to become nutrition and diet experts. Medical schools should help the next generation of doctors reach this position. Finally, obesity goes well beyond nutrition. Diet affects obesity, but so does physical activity and other things such as the environment, economics and metabolism. Together, doctors, nutritionists and dietitians can help patients take control of their health with sensible eating habits and diet choices.

We are in the midst of a global obesity epidemic. Obesity can also lead to so many different diseases, ranging from diabetes to cardiovascular disease to cancer to many mental health issues. Changing your diet could help prevent as well as treat many different diseases. Ask your doctor for information or seek information from a nutritionist or dietitian today. Healthy eating isn’t about being “skinny”; it is about giving your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong.





























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Upcoming Events at PLF


YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER: SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP!!  

March 1st ALL DAY LONG… come get your child signed up for the best PLF summer camp yet!  We will have Archery, X-Sports, Basketball, Dance, Cooking, Model Rockets and MORE.  Before and After Camp Care available, Swimming Lessons each day available, we will have Yoga Time, Gym Time, Swim Time, and our Camp special daily.  EVERY week it’s something new.  Contact tmatich@prairielife.com for more information

CAFÉ

Visit the café for the always fun new additions…
We recently added new chicken.  This chicken has no added anything besides a little touch of PLF seasoning.  We have also added an awesome Detox Shot made with Apple Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon, Honey, Lemon Juice and Filtered Water. Moving to a healthier way of cooking up your meal after your killer workout! bgresham@prairielife.com

GROUP EXERCISE

Does the word “Spinning” or “Cycling” send chills up your spine and send you running for the door. Here is your chance to see what it’s all about and join the calorie burning cycling craze.  Cycling or “Spinning” is a great workout that can be adapted to all different fitness levels, so everyone in the class can do the same workout but challenge themselves individually.  
Sign up for the Intro to Cycle class that we will be holding the last Sunday of every month unless posted otherwise. etatum@prairielife.com

AQUATICS

Sign up for your kid’s spot on the PUMA team today!  Space is limited! Are you looking to improve your stroke?  Maybe want to expand your lungs and your fitness horizon?  We have started a new PLF MASTER swim program.  Contact Caitlin for more information. cmorrison@prairielife.com

PERSONAL TRAINING

PT-led Group Training-  Bored with your routine or just need a little extra guidance with your diet? You & a friend (or two!) want to train together? Summer is just around the corner! Email our director channa@prairielife.com to chat about your training needs & we'll set you up with one of our top-notch trainers, holding thousands of hours of training experience between them, covering several specialties & training styles. We guarantee results!

PT Classes are coached by our certified personal trainers, giving you a small group fitness atmosphere, but more personalized than our group fitness classes.

X-Factor & X-Factor Endurance with Cat: prep yourself for whatever life may throw at you! Includes high intensity cardio, Olympic weight lifting, mobility training, body weight & gymnastics exercises, email channah@prairielife.com for info.

The greatest compliment a member can give us is the referral of family and friends!

 

Manager's Corner

This is How I Refuel

Healthy eating habits aren’t about dieting. It isn’t about being skinny or eating all fruits and vegetables. Healthy eating is a lifestyle, which gives your body the nutrients it needs to help prevent disease and obesity. Diet can also reverse adverse effects from disease and help your body heal. Learn more about the importance of a healthy diet and where to turn when you decide to incorporate food into your health plan in this month’s newsletter.

March into a season of fitness madness at the club this month. From shooting hoops to fitness classes, yoga, Pilates, working with personal trainers, setting new goals and more; the club is ready to meet your fitness needs. Spring is near and we are prepared to help you get bikini and speedo ready!

Pinch-proof yourself this March by coming to see us often this month. We are lucky to have you members of our leprechaun crew. The gold in the pot at the end of out rainbow is you.

Erin Go Bragh,

 

Laurie Killian, General Manager

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Perfit exercise of the month

March into a season of fitness madness!

Click above to see a video of our exercise of the month and click below to download PerFit, available on both iPhone and Android!


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