Club News

Spring Break Camp

K-6th Spring Break 2017 March 10th & 13th-17th 9am-4pm Member $30 per day, Non-Member $40 per day Before and After care for additional cost. Sign-up Online or Contact Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com Each day will be a different theme. Click download to see the themes.

For more information, contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Summer Camp K-6th

Big Kids Summer Camp - 9:00 am- 4:00pm. Each week will have a different theme. Click and download to find out the themes! Pricing per week-1) Full week(M-F) Child Member $145, Non-Member $175 2) Pick any 3 days Child Member $115, Non-Member $133. Extended Care is available for a FEE. Sign-up Online or Contact Kristen Mowen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information, contact kmowen@prairielife.com

Summer Camp Ages 3- 5

Little Kids Ages 3-5 Summer Camp! Don't miss out on all of the fun! Each week will have it's own theme! Click and download to see the themes. Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2pm Child Member $50, Non-Member $62. Child must be potty trained! Sign-up Online or contact Kristen at kmowen@prairielife.com

For more information, contact kmowen@prairielife.com

SPRING Swim Clinic w/ coach Katie Kopp

Registration is ONLINE ONLY. Swimmers can choose either one or two days--Tuesday(4:30pm), Thursday(4:30pm) or Saturday(9:30am).Runs for eight weeks, no pro rating. Start date is Tuesday, March 28th through the week of May 16th.

For more information, contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

PILATES FOR GOLF WORKSHOP

Pilates exercises begin with the core and help: Increase flexibility, strength, and balance for stability Increase range of motion in hips and shoulders Enhance concentration through focused breathing In your golf game that translates to: Gaining optimal backswing and follow-through with increased range of motion More distance and power due to optimal hip and torso flexibility A swing smoother and more powerful due to evenly conditioned back muscles Maximum balance and alignment while rotating A decrease in fatigue and pain from playing!

For more information, contact nhannan@prairielife.com

Swimming Stroke & Turn Clinic

Instruction with a 2-time Olympic Trial Qualifier and NCAA Champion, Shara Stafford, open to all ages and abilities November 5th, 10:00am-11:30am $30/Member $35/Non Member

For more information, contact sstafford@prairielife.com

GROUP Swim Lessons for Kids!

Held once a week for 8 weeks (Tuesday) FREE for members on the 24 month contract, $40 on any other contract & $90 for NON members. Registration ONLINE ONLY starting April 17th-April 21st. Start date: May 2nd-June 20th

For more information, contact Sfreijat@prairielife.com

HIP HOP FIT MIX

COMING SOON! MARCH 12TH You don't have to be a professional dancer to get a great workout. All levels are encouraged to join us every Saturday 11:00 am in the Group Exercise Studio. Class will be lead by our very own Windy Farr. Trendy style hip hop workout done to hip, upbeat dance tunes. Isolation and coordination exercises along with hip hop linking steps, additional floor stretch and conditioning exercises. A funky Hip hop dance routine fused with Pop, Jazz and Contemporary dance moves taught in every class. You will burn calories while you find your inner groove! You will also get increased energy, conditioning, and a confidence boost.

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

Managers Corner

Heart Health – What You Need to Know

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Heart Health–What You Need to Know


2016 was heartbreaking. The record amount of celebrity deaths left us stunned. Some of us began blaming the year itself as the culprit for the high number of deaths. Other discussions have pivoted around the idea that many of these untimely deaths can directly or indirectly be linked to current or past drug and/or alcohol use/abuse. There are some statistics that support a decline in lifespan from today’s elderly generation to that of the Baby Boomers or Gen Y. Why? More exposure to both recreational and prescription pharmaceuticals. For every study or expert who shows that trend, there is another that contradicts it, saying that we are all still living longer than humans have ever lived. Proving only that it is too soon for experts to agree. What we do know is that many of 2016’s unexpected deaths were related to heart health; Carrie Fisher. Debbie Reynolds. George Michael and Alan Thicke to name a few.

While the number of high profile deaths shocked us this last year, the reality is that  

heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and/or stroke are the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Although by now it shouldn’t, people are often still surprised to learn that heart disease kills approximately one woman every minute in the U.S. The notion of heart disease belonging to men is incorrect.

2016 left us questioning how seemingly healthy and fit people suddenly suffer from deadly heart attack or failure? And, most importantly, what can you do if you think it's happening to you or a loved one?

Surviving Cardiac Arrest

First and foremost, we must recognize and not ignore the warning signs of heart attack for men and women, in others and ourselves.

Common Symptoms for Men:

“Elephant on my chest,” pain directly in the chest, and discomfort or pain in other areas, such as one or both arms, the neck, jaw, back, or stomach. Shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, or sweating. Abdominal discomfort that may feel like heartburn.

Common Symptoms for Women:

Chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, extreme fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, pain in one or both arms, upper back pressure, neck and jaw pain, breaking out in a cold sweat.

Once cardiac or heart arrest is suspected, call 9-1-1. Don’t hesitate or “wait and see” – call immediately and then quickly get to work on helping the patient.

According to Jonathan Epstein, a paramedic and CPR instructor for the American Red Cross in Washington, the following steps should be followed.

#1. “The most important thing we can tell the public (is) when you recognize that someone has collapsed suddenly, even if they are unresponsive and show no signs of life, start chest compressions," Epstein said. “For every minute we waste of not starting CPR…we lose about 10 percent of survivability."

#2. There's no need to breathe into someone's mouth. Just push hard on the chest, over the heart, to keep blood pumping to the brain. Press down two inches in depth at a rate of 100 to 120 times per minute. Push every half-second, push hard and push fast. “That is absolutely the best thing we know that will improve chances of survival," Epstein added.

#3. We need to understand that we can help and not be afraid to try to do so. We must be willing to get on the ground and help. Don’t worry about doing something wrong. Doing nothing is the worst thing to do. If you remember one thing, remember this, push hard and fast until paramedics arrive.

Whether you are rich and famous or an everyday Joe, the survival rate of heart attack or cardiac arrest is approximately 10 percent or less. Many reports find that uncoordinated emergency and hospital response play a big factor. Another large factor is that only 3% of the population gets CPR training each year. Training people in cardiopulmonary resuscitation is important, as is having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) handy.

Are you certified in CPR? Ask your employer about employee training. Many HR departments will offer CPR training or reimburse expenses. It doesn’t hurt to ask.

Five Steps to Heart Safety

Genetics do play a role in heart disease but the majority of heart disease can be prevented or controlled by healthy lifestyle choices. Working out, healthy diet, quit smoking, lower cholesterol, lose excess weight, watch blood pressure and blood sugars. And, there are precautions to take before or after a physical exertion, especially if you are middle-aged. Here are a few takeaways to stay heart safe.

1. Exercise

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Fitness experts say the health benefits actually come from how often you exercise, not how intensely. Strenuous exercise doesn't just mean running a marathon, lifting heavy weights or playing a competitive game of hockey. It can also be shoveling your driveway after a big snowfall or heavy lifting while cleaning the house or moving. Remember to warm-up and cool down, avoid too much exertion, too quickly.

2. Sudden Symptoms

Don’t ignore any weird symptoms you suddenly experience! It is reported that Alan Thicke had the classic sign of a heart attack, chest pain, but also the more subtle signs like nausea and vomiting. Listen to your own body and pay attention to sudden upper body symptoms, like:

• chest pain

• shortness of breath

• nausea

• dizziness

3. Call 911

If you personally experience discomfort or troubling symptoms, the first thing to do is go inside and sit down. If you don't start feeling better in a matter of seconds — remember, seconds, not minutes — call 911 immediately.

4. Aspirin

After calling 911, get some aspirin into your system quickly by chewing a single full-sized 325-mg aspirin. Aspirin is heart attack first aid and it stops platelets from clumping together which helps to stop the clot from building up. Studies now tell us the best way to get the aspirin in your system as quickly as possible is to chew rather than swallowing the aspirin.

5. Time is Not on Your Side

A heart attack cuts off blood flow to one of your body’s strongest muscles, which is why it hurts. Even more importantly, once the heart muscle gets damaged, it's permanent. A damaged heart doesn't beat as efficiently. Waiting longer to get treated increases the risk of additional muscle damage.

CLUB NEWS


 
 


Upcoming Events at PLF:


Swim Clinic with Coach Katie Kopp
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30 pm

Is your child interested in learning more about swimming? This clinic is great for beginner swimmers interested in possibly joining our swim team! Contact aquatics director, Sarah Thomas to get signed up or for more information at sfreijat@prairielife.com   

                
New Trainer Highlight: Jenna Williams

We are so excited about Jenna! She not only a Certified Personal Trainer, but also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Specialist. 

“Health and wellness is my passion. My goal is to educate and help people lead a healthy lifestyle. I believe there are 3 components needed to achieve a healthy lifestyle: proper nutrition, exercise, and regular massage therapy. Diets do not work and exercise phases do not work. To be truly healthy requires life changes to be make into permanent life habits”. 

If you would like to set up a complimentary Jump Start with Jenna feel free to reach out to her at jwilliams@prairielife.com or 316-210-0476


11th Annual Indoor Triathlon
February 18th       

Don’t miss out on this awesome event! Whether you have never done a triathlon before or do them regularly, this is perfect! The swim will take place in our 6 lane lap pool with one swimmer per lane. All Stages spin bikes are equipped with both SPD clips and shoe cages. The run will be on our indoor track. There are THREE different levels so that EVERYONE can participate.

Classic Triathlon: 
Swim- 500 yards
Spin- 10 miles
Run- 2 miles

Aqua Bike:
Swim- 500 yards
Spin- 10 miles

Extreme Triathlon:
Sim-250 yards
Dunkers- 200
Spin- 5 miles
Squats- 200
Run- 1 mile
Burpees- 200

Register online on active.com 

Contact James Steward for more information at 913-638-7215 or trainerstew@gmail.com


Chili Challenge
February 16th: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM       

Come join us for a FREE night of tasting the best chilies in town!    This event is FREE to members and guests and we would love you all to submit your award winning chili! The first TEN MEMBERS to submit their chili application to Marilyn will get to choose from a FREE Personal Training Session or Pilates Reformer Session from select trainers. Contact Marilyn O’Donnell at modonnel@prairielife.com or sign up at the club! 
   
Pilates Reformer Demo with Kris Bethay

We have a new Pilates Reformer Instructor! Please help us welcome previous Personal Trainer at PLF, Kris Bethay. She is now accepting DEMO spots. Contact Nancy Hannan to reserve your spot with Kris today at nhannan@prairielife.com

Manager's Corner

Healthy and Happy Valentine’s Day

All you need is love and to make as many healthy decisions as possible to stay heart healthy. Don’t stress, cutie, it isn’t good for your heart or for your health. Perfection isn’t the goal; striving for a strong heart and lowering cardiac risk will keep you hugging and kissing, forevs!  

If we can learn from the losses of 2016, not taking anything for granted should be on the list. Heart health is within our control, exercise and a healthy diet is a great place to begin. This month we discuss steps to take if faced with sudden symptoms of heart attack or cardiac arrest with others or ourselves. Check it out today.

Spring is also right around the corner. We are as excited as you! Stay busy and get ready for spring and summer with all of our classes, programs and working with personal trainers.

Will You Be Our Valentine?

Dustin Lewis, General Manager

PS. Remember to take your workout on the go with the PerFit App! Download it today on the APP Store or on Google Play.

Perfit exercise of the month

Improve your heart health with frequent exercise

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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