Yuba City Racquet & Health Club
September / October 2008
by Judie Jacoby
Whoever said that ‘tennis is for the young’ never visited of this group. He leads in age followed by Norm Piner (81),
The Racquet Club. I recently did a quick assessment of the George Lott (early 70’s), Bob Putland (74), Jim Buchan (75),
average age of our most frequent players and I was absolutely Dwayne Vick (75 in November), David McKean (72), Bob
blown away. Jacoby (72), Richard Keith (70’s), Ed Stone (70) and the newest,
and by far the youngest, Bob Damron, just 64.
On any given Wednesday morning, in the cold of winter or the
heat of summer – even in the most intense north wind – you The humor on the court in never ending (though corny, most
will find 2 tennis courts comprised of 8 “hearty” gals playing of the time). I fill in with these charming fellows occasionally,
their hearts out in doubles each week. and trust me, it’s quality tennis! I have to stay on my toes to
keep up with them. What some may lack in mobility, they more
This fact, in itself, is not so exceptional but for the fact that
than make up for in accuracy – which is not my strongest suit.
their “average” age is 73 years – the youngest being 68 and the
Many of them were college players and just never stopped
eldest 83 (84 in December). Most of these women have been
playing. Isn’t that great?
playing since they were kids and just never stopped. Among
them are Pat Wright, Pat Vick, Sharon Miller, Miriam Hatamiya, I have always believed that tennis makes my life much more
Arline Fitzgerald, Barbara Emery, Jeanenne Gingrich and Judy fun and active, but these folks are far more devoted than I
Putland who play weekly. When they absolutely cannot play am and they give me inspiration to continue playing way into
they are mainly replaced by Pat Cetko, Dottie Banta, Norlene my 80’s (or 90’s?). Having attended my 50th Class Reunion
Barney, Karna Boyer, Stella Stone, Becky Henderson and Doris recently (that tells you how old I am), I am excited to know
Buell. that ‘’tennis for seniors’ survives at our club and more than
that – it THRIVES!
Now, over on Court 1 (which they seem to lay claim to) many
mornings (baring wind, cold or extreme heat – unlike the gals) So, if you want to live longer, PLAY TENNIS!
are four “Senior” men playing like they are on the High School
PS Most of these folks work out regularly in order to stay
Tennis Team…average age? 75! Dick Fitzgerald, 76, retired
fit for their tennis.
for 21 years from the Highway Patrol, has overcome a partial
lung removal along with open heart surgery. Then there is
Don Charles, age 83 and Ed Haegele, early 70’s, a firefighter
when he’s not playing tennis, and Sam Varghese, 69 (just a
kid!) and you have the regulars. Sam also fills in often with
the advanced women’s group as a fourth.
Oh yes, at 7 am on Mondays you will see Toni Ann Roach, 70
from Colusa and Pat Wright 74, playing SINGLES every week.
“It gets the week started with real energy”, says Pat.
And when you venture over to Rancho Cortez on Monday,
Wednesday or Friday mornings around 8:30 you will see an
even more eclectic group of Men playing doubles. Tony Chong,
age 87 (in October), is the eldest of the group. Tony has only
minimal vision in one eye, needs a candy bar occasionally to
raise his blood sugar level, but is one of the better players
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By Jessica Loeblein, Personal Trainer
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Have you ever wondered what Ladies of Steel was? Ladies of
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(Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.) The program consists of one
hour and ten minutes of intense training broken down into
three sections: Abdominals, cardio fitness, and strength training.
The cardio is changed daily and each client has their own
personal weight training program that is tailored to their needs.
Along with learning a variety of weight training skills, you will
also be assisted with your nutritional needs. I know how your
schedules can be with the kids back in school and playing sports;
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If you have any questions feel free to call me @ 673-6900, ext 279.
8 WEEK PROGRAM
October 3rd -
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Teams Council and Weigh in with Coach every Two Weeks Per Week Program
Sign up Sheets are located at the Fitness Office Counter
For Additional Information…Contact Beth Tortosa (530) 673-6900 Contact Sarah Martinez
@ 673-6900 Ext. 279
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2008 Jr. tennis proGram
Junior After School Program
The Junior After School Program will begin in September. Join USTA Tennis Professional,
Anton Talle and the tennis department staff for YCRC’s Junior After School Program. These
sessions include small group (8-10) instruction, drills and game play for students of all ages
and levels. This program focuses on proper stroke techniques and physical conditioning.
YCRC Members and guests please contact Anton Talle at 530-415-1073 or Jim King at
530-673-6900 Ext 121.
SESSION: 5 - September 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
SESSION: 6 - October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
SESSION: 7 - November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
DAYS: Mondays & Wednesdays
TIMES: Age 4-6 3:40-4:40pm (Rainy days in racquetball courts)
Age 7-10 3:40-4:40pm (Rainy days in racquetball courts)
Age 11-16 4:45-6:00pm
COST: Members Age 4-10 Full Session $79 / Half Session $59
Age 11-16 Full Session $99 / Half Session $69
Day Rate $20
Guest Age 4-10 Full Session $109 / Half Session $89
Age 11-16 Full Session $119 / Half Session $99
Day Rate $30
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Tennis racquets, proper non-marking shoes, water jugs, sunscreen,
hat and a fun positive attitude!
Junior FriDaY niGht tennis & pizza
Cost: $7 per night
$12 for juniors not enrolled in current program
Fall Schedule: Friday, August 29 Friday, October 24
Friday, September 12 Friday, November 7
Friday, September 26 Friday, November 21
Friday, October 10
Free tennis anD pizza
New Members! Best combo in town! Come one, come all! Grab a slice, take a swing and
have some fun! Only 12 spots open, bring a friend or the whole family. Call Jim King at
673-6900 ext. 121 today to reserve your spot right now!
Dates: September 16th, Tuesday Night 6:00-7:15 p.m.
October 14th, Tuesday Night 6:00-7:15 p.m.
aDult BeGinner clinics thirstY thursDaYs
Five adult group lessons designed to provide basic tennis skills. Forehand, ground strokes,
serve and volley, backhand ground strokes, serve and return and the doubles game.
Tailgate & Tennis
Contact Jim King at 530-673-6900 Ext 121 or email@example.com.
Join the crew, Jim, Dan and Pete,
Dates: Session 3 September 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 for tennis & BBQ every thursday
* Special Pink October Fundraiser Session
Session 4 Pink October 6, 9, 13, 16, 19 Cost $125 with Special Racquet included!
Session 5 November 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Full Session $99.00 with Racquet $7.00 Drop in Fee
Full Session $79.00 without Racquet
$59 for Half Session without Racquet No Partners Needed
First 28 Players
tuesDaY niGht men’s clinic with anton Format:
Match Play, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
7-8:15pm starts September 2
$62.50 for month of September
$50 for Month of October or November
$15 Drop Inn Rate
weDnesDaY niGht women’s clinic with Jim
3.0 Level 5:30-6:45 starts September 3
3.5 Level 7:00-8:15 starts September 3
$62.50 for month of September
$50 for Month of October or November Can’t find a class or clinic
$15 Drop Inn Rate that fits your schedule?
Then make your own
tennis, music, strokes, Drills & Fun schedule. Private, semi-
private and group rates
Cardio Tennis Starts September 3
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9-10am
are available. Contact
Cost $10 per class the Tennis office to set
Month Pass $50 good for 2 classes per week
your own schedule now.
530-673-6900 ext. 122.
FamilY niGht Do you want to know
Tuesday Nights 6-7:15pm
what Tennis events are
Cost $40 for the entire family for 4 week session coming up? Check the
$15 Day Rate drop inn fee YCRC website to see all
Session II starts on August 26
Pizza party on September 16. of the upcoming events
Session III starts on September 23, taking place at the club.
Pizza party on October 14.
By Brenda Page, Kidz Programming Director
Were You At The Kidz Kamp Out?
It was a Hawaiian Luau at Rancho Cortez! Best Dressed winners were Emily Bushnell &
Christopher Parhizgar. Tents were set up in all sizes and colors. We had a fire pit to roast
marshmallows. We swam, played water games, and ate BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers. There
was a magician who entertained us all. We swam again, watched a BIG screen movie and then
swam some more. A handful of children stayed up all night!! In the morning, we had a great
Kidz / Parents
Look for our 2nd Annual Book Fair at the Kidz Klub and
Nursery the first week of October. There are many books to
choose from and for all ages.
KiDz TiME PRESChOOL
“A Growing Preschool Experience”
Our Preschool program was built on the desire to nurture, train and prepare children for
Kindergarten. Our Center offers a reading/ listening center, computer center, and dramatic
play area. We have two outdoor playgrounds; one includes a rock climbing wall.
We want to make sure that your child learns the necessary skills to excel once they enter
the Kindergarten classroom. These skills include social and emotional development, as well as
cognitive thinking and reasoning. Our Preschool experience not only prepares your child for
success on their first day of Kindergarten, but enables them to reach their full potential.
Stop by or call 671-2255 (BALL) - Miss Candace
I P T S
The evolution of the medical field has made it necessary for patients to play an active role in the
selection of their medical practitioners. This article is meant to give information about some of
your rights as a patient, the role of a Physical Therapist in your medical treatment, and how to
choose a Physical Therapist.
One of the fundamental rights you have as a patient is the right to choose your own Physical
Therapist. Your Practitioner may refer you to a specific facility, but you can take your prescription
for physical therapy to any licensed Physical Therapist. Your Practitioner may refer you to a
specific facility because he has established a professional relationship with the Physical Therapist/s
there and he trusts their work. Occasionally, a Practitioner may have a financial interest in the
facility to which s/he refers you. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it elucidates the need for
patients to take an active role in gathering information on the facility and, more specifically, the
Physical Therapist that will be administering treatment.
The role of a Physical Therapist is to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular
dysfunction and disorder. Some examples include back pain, post-surgical rehabilitation,
osteoporosis, and rehabilitation after stroke or other brain injury. Physical therapy is considered
to be a “conservative” treatment, which means that it is a non-invasive alternative to more drastic
treatment options, such as surgery. Physical therapy is often used before, or in combination with,
other treatments. Part of the responsibility of a Physical Therapist is to ensure the patient’s
treatment is progressive and effective, and to know when “conservative” treatment may no longer
be the best option for the patient. Physical Therapists cooperate with the patient’s Medical
Doctor to promote the best interests of the patient.
Choosing a Physical Therapist does not need to be hard work. If you follow three key pieces of
advice you can choose a Therapist who will work well to meet your treatment needs.
1. Choosing a licensed Physical Therapist. You can find out if a Therapist is licensed by logging
on to the following website: http://www.ptb.ca.gov/. Next, choose to “verify a license” and
enter the Physical Therapist’s name. In about 10 seconds you will know if the Therapist you
are considering is licensed to practice in California. Also, make sure the clinic/therapist you
choose participates with your insurance company, or that they will submit claims to your
insurance on your behalf.
2. Make sure the therapist you choose is the person who administers your treatment.
Unfortunately, some clinics have succumbed to the temptation of over utilizing Physical
Therapy Aides to profit financially. Physical Therapy Aides are not required to have any specific
education before starting work in a clinic. Your Physical Therapist should administer most of
3. Ask questions. If your Therapist says something you do not understand, ask for clarification.
In addition, your Therapist should give you a prognosis and plan of care. This simply means
that your Therapist will explain his/her diagnosis and set treatment goals that will address your
particular therapy needs.
The Therapists here at IPTS are licensed and specialize in one-on-one, integrated physical therapy
treatments. Also, they participate in continuing education courses at least once per year to
increase and enhance their knowledge of the many treatment options and modalities available
Patient education is an important aspect of the work we do here at IPTS. For more information
on the topics covered in this article you may contact IPTS at (530) 673-0567. You can also visit
the American Physical Therapy Association’s website at www.apta.org.
Group exercise & pilates
by Cyndi Shatswell-Martin
I am a firm believer that you should never stop learning. I know that
I sometimes come off as someone that “knows it all,” but I know that
the racquet club
in the big scheme of life, I know nothing. Therefore, I attended the Monday - Friday
World Fitness Conference in Las Vegas in July to see what new fitness 5:00am - 10:00pm
information I could learn. I took classes in Pilates for Men, Pilates for
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, and Pilates for the Obese client. I also Saturday - Sunday
took Cycle Karaoke class and learned Sports Conditioning Circuits. I 7:00am - 8:00pm
even went to a two-hour course on how to use our TRX Suspension *The tennis courts are open
system for core conditioning at 7am and was sore for three days. Boy, until 10:00pm seven days a week.
I never knew that learning could be so painful! I hope that all of you are trying different
types of workouts all the time so that your body is learning new things as well. Now that
the kids are back in school, come in and try a new class or ask a trainer to help revamp rancho cortez
We have completed the pilot program of BodyJam Base. If you have not turned in a survey, Monday - Sunday
please get them to me as soon as possible so that I can return them to Les Mills. I will keep 7:00am - 9:00pm
you posted on this program and whether or not Les Mills and YCRC will be offering it in
Effective May 24th
the future. Thank you for your input.
We are going to start a new Intro to Pilates class. This class is for anyone of any fitness
level who wants to start a Pilates program. The class time is 4:30 pm and we are still taking Power blenDz
new students. If you are interested, please call me, as we would like to start the week of
September 8th. There are three spots left. The cost is $110/month for members. The new
Pilates instructor trainees are in their Intermediate level now and are happy to do a Pilates Monday - Friday
demo for you at no charge. Let them show you what Pilates can do for you. 5:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
7:00am - 8:00pm
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday by Appointment
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YCRC GROUP EXERCISE MENU CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE FOR MEMBERS 11 YEARS OF AGE
AND UP (CHILDREN 11-13 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR
PARENT) UNLESS THE CLASSES ARE MARKED A/O WHICH
ARE FOR ADULTS ONLY,14 YEARS OF AGE AND UP.
• Aquatic Rehab Therapy - A pool therapy program for IPTS (Inte-
grated Physical Therapy Services) patients. One lane only from
8am to 5pm.
• H20 Combo - Combo of wave & kickboxing with stretching also.
• Jr. Stroke Class - Stroke lessons with Dottie Banta. See flyer for
• Wave Aerobics - Water specific aerobic exercise to motivating
tunes. Walk, jog, kick, jump, rock and scissor your way through a
great workout. Great for beginners.
• Deep Water Aerobics - Held in outdoor pool using a flotation belt
(belt is provided). NO IMPACT! Water specific aerobic exercise
to motivating tunes. Walk, jog, kick, jump, rock and scissor your
way through a great workout. Great for beginners.These classes
are held outdoors during the summer months.
• Swim Instruction - Lessons for preschool, youth and adults. Offering
private, semi-private and group instruction. For more information
contact Alison Turgeon,Aquatic Director, phone # 673-6900 x125
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
• BODYJAM - Get your groove on in this high energy fat burning
hip-hop dance class.
• BODYPUMP - Weight training to music… “The Fastest Way in
Universe to Get In Shape!”
• BODYVIVE - Is a low-impact, 55 minute class, integrating aerobic
exercise for heart fitness, resistance training for strength and
stability, as well as stretching and mobility work. Using Vive balls,
Vive tubes and optional hand weights.
• Intermediate Step - A step bench class at intermediate level
• Low Impact Aerobics - Great for beginners to advanced, low impact
• Silver Circuit - Senior members work on balance, strength and car-
dio in the group exercise room. Ask Kim Barrow for details.
• Total Body Training (TBT) - Uses weights, bands, bars and balls.
• BODYFLOW - Combination of Tai Chi, Yoga & Pilates mat exer-
• Butts, Guts & Yoga - Lower body conditioning followed by 45
minutes of yoga.
• YOGA - Builds muscle strength and flexibility with continuous
• TAI CHI - October-May the classes are held in the group exercise
room, however June-September the classes are held in the indoor
• Crazy Cycle - Cycling class with Cyndi Shatswell-Martin.
• Friday Fun Ride - Cycling class with Cyndie Bock.
• Heart Rate Training - Discover your training zones! Class will
include drills and relays. Heart Rate Monitor recommended but
• Pedal to the Metal - Cycling class.
• Power Cycle - Group cycling class, instructor varies.
• Interval Ride - Interval training that will include hill climbing, sprints
• For children 11-13 who participate in a cycling class,
riders must fit on the bike appropriately according to
the instructor, to be in the class.
ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE FOR MEMBERS 11 YEARS OF
AGE AND UP (CHILDREN 11-13 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY
THERE PARENT) UNLESS THE CLASSES ARE MARKED A/O
WHICH ARE FOR ADULTS 14 YEARS OF AGE AND UP.
• Preschool Fitness - PRESCHOOL FITNESS WILL BE OFF THE
SCHEDULE JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. For ages 3-6 years.This
class is designed to teach children endurance, strength & flexibility
while having fun! Circuit training, jumping, skipping, dancing, fames