march 2010, issue 12
Club One at Petaluma
Reinvent & Renew This Season: Play!
by Kristen Robbins, Playcare Director
After a cold and rainy winter, the spring season can bring out the inner-child in all of us
by calling us out to play. While Club One offers amazing programs for leading a healthy
lifestyle, important lessons can be learned from our children on what being healthy and
happy means. This spring, reinvent, renew and get inspired by the kids in your life.
> All things in moderation. All things (ice cream too)!
> Model physical activity and your children will follow suit.
> Eat a healthy meal together everyday. But enjoy a treat with your kids
without fretting over calories every once and a while.
> Play in the rain because it’s silly, crazy and free of charge.
> Spring clean and reorganize but offer a messy place for your kids to
explore. Expect them to clean up when they are finished.
> Allow bare feet outside so children can feel the grass in their toes.
> Allow your kids to walk to a friend’s house to play, watching them get there from a distance.
> Help someone or a cause together as a family.
> Read books and make time to play!
Most importantly, take advantage of the resources here at your club to keep exercise fun and fresh. I enjoy
Yoga and Zumba classes; many of our Club One moms love the new Stroller Strides classes; and all of us can
have some fun testing out that three-story water slide! Let’s invite that little kid in all of us to come out and play!
For more information, contact Kristen at email@example.com.
Member of the Month, Merrill Camilleri
Merrill loves how Club One at Petaluma fits her lifestyle. She incorporates group fitness classes to her
routine, including Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Step and Cardio Jam. She also enjoys the elliptical and re-
wards herself with an occasional massage. Her goal is to reach overall better physical fitness before her
next birthday. Her advice to other members is “to take small steps in adding new classes and programs
to your routine. Once you get started, you try one after another, and soon it’s no longer scary.”
She started Lose to Win in January and is losing three pounds nearly every week. Grateful for the support of instructors Rose
Capurro and Charlene (Char) Hubbard, she says “Rose and Char have been monumental in my commitment to fitness. They
call me, e-mail me; whatever it takes to keep me on track.”
Char said Merrill’s success is all her own. “She’s really getting what the program is all about and has a smile on her face at all
times. She never misses a beat.”
Merrill, you’re a true inspiration to your fellow members and Lose to Win teammates. We wish you continued success in
reaching your personal best!
club one at petaluma • 1201 redwood way, petaluma, ca • 707/766-8080
1-800-CLUB ONE | www.ClubOne.com
Deepen Your Yoga Experience
By Francisco Flores, Group Fitness Director
From Flow and Gentle Yoga to Hatha and Iyengar Yoga, our offerings
include those found in most dedicated yoga studios. This month’s
additional programs are designed to help you explore and deepen
your understanding of Yoga, learning how to integrate the practice
into your classes, your overall health and even your life.
Partnering Yoga with Nicole Ward
Saturday, March 13th
special announcement 3pm–4:30pm
Partnering Yoga is a fun, explorative way to deepen your yoga practice.
march madness open house
Tandem poses build trust and sensitivity while developing strength,
Saturday, March 20th, 8am–2pm
flexibility and endurance. Balance, body weight and gentle touch
Complimentary to all members and guests
support asana extension and alignment to provide optimal benefits.
Bring your family and sport your teams’ colors
for great prizes and special activities, including: Yogic Way of Living with Dr. Helaine
Fridays, March 19th–April 16th
> SportsBounce House
> Kids knock-out basketball contest
Series: $108/member, $125/non-member
> Water polo madness
> March Madness tournament bracket Learn how to integrate the yogic philosophy into your health and
> Complimentary chair massages wellness practice. Enrich your quality of life on a physical, emotional
> Pop Chips and energetic level. The series includes five 90-minute group
> And more! interaction sessions, one 45-minute private eco-yoga healing session,
Watch the games on our 72” television and and an individual action plan to help implement lessons learned into
flat-screens and enjoy a special game-time menu your everyday life.
and beverages from Beyond the Glory. Sign up at the service desk or contact Francisco Flores for more information
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. at 707/766-8080 x5108.
Make Yourself (and Your Guests) at Home
By Jessica Isle, Community Outreach Coordinator
Since joining Club One at Petaluma, we hope this has become more than a health club, but a type of second home.
You belong here, and part of belonging somewhere is feeling comfortable inviting your friends and family over for a visit.
As warmer weather approaches and special plans are made, please make yourself at home by doing just that. Save yourself
the trouble of renting an unfamiliar space, or of cleaning and preparing your own home for parties, and invite your guests
here for poolside barbeques and soirées, Splash parties, themed birthday parties, even meetings and conferences.
Playcare parties now include a Raley’s specialty birthday cake and themed party decorations, including: Artsy Crafty, Diva
Princess, Mad Scientist, Route 66 (with a drive-by snack bar), Wiggles & Giggles and much more! Splash parties feature our
three story water slide and pool, bringing out the kid in everyone. Our expert lifeguard staff ensures safety and fun for all.
We also offer unique conference and event space to energize and engage your attendees. Let us provide a clean, fun
welcoming environment so all you have to worry about is sending out the invites. Our partnership with Beyond the Glory
makes food-planning easy, and Cal-West Rentals offer a ten percent discount on party supplies for Club One events.
Pricing varies for party packages, and as a Club One member you receive significant discounts.
Please contact me to learn more and start planning your next event at 707/766-8080 or e-mail email@example.com.
newsworthy notes, member updates
This monthly feature allows us to share personal updates and celebrate each other’s successes. We’d like to congratulate the
following members for recent accomplishments:
> Good luck to member Cary Haris, who has been training tirelessly for the Rock ‘n Roll Dallas Half Marathon on Sunday,
March 14th. We wish you safe travels and great success in achieving your personal best!
> Congratulations to David and Katie Casalnuovo on their little baby girl Natalie. She was born last Christmas but recently
joined her parents as a Club One member! The Playcare staff love welcoming Natalie into the infant room and we are all
glad to have the Casalnuova’s in our member family.
> Personal trainer Brandon Patterson acknowledges Joan Carlson for “working hard” this year, enrolling in Lose to Win in
addition to training regularly with Brandon. Keep up the great work, Joan!
Please share any updates in your lives or those of your fellow members by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may
be edited for length and content, and are requested by the 10th of each month to be considered for the following month’s newsletter.
Discover Wellpower® member questions & answers
Whether received in person, by e-mail or through comment cards,
your thoughts and suggestions are very important to us. While we
try to respond to every comment personally, this section answers
some common questions collectively.
Q: I love “bring a guest” days. What’s the difference between super
saturdays and open houses?
A: Both events are great opportunities to bring a friend to the club. On
the first Saturday of every month, you’re invited to bring a guest to
Take advantage of our online Wellpower® portal experience a typical day at the club.
to receive personalized fitness guidance, activity
Open Houses are anything but typical! Held four times a year, usually
recommendations and rewards based on your
on Saturday’s, these days welcome the entire community to enjoy
wellness goals, personality and lifestyle.
special activities, treats and prizes. Join us for our first Open House this
Success Plan year on March 20th to see how they’re getting bigger and better.
> Set your goals
Q: men’s lockers are being locked and used personally, for days at a
> Discover your Fitness Personality Color
time. please address.
A: Every night after the club closes, all lockers are unlocked by a manager.
> Take a 42-day challenge
Any lockers with personal items remaining are relocked with a special
> Reach healthy eating and healthy living goals
key restoring the original pass code, and a reminder note is placed on the
Activity Tracker door. Items left for several days are placed in the Service Desk Lost and
> Track your club visits Found. Please limit your locker use to two hours a day. Personal lockers
> Earn and redeem reward points and laundry services are available in the Executive Locker Rooms; please
contact the service desk to learn more.
> Track your health and fitness results
> See how your diet and exercise work together
Health Couplers enjoy 50 ¢ Off a regular
> Diagnose health problems
or large espresso beverage
> Better manage chronic conditions
> Personalized data based on scientific research Please present this coupon to Beyond the Glory at Club One Café to
redeem. Expires 3/31/10. No cash value. Limit one coupon per customer
Get started today and set up your Wellpower® account for the month of March. Certain conditions and restrictions apply.
Zumba Instructor Training Seasonal Recipe from
Sunday, March 7th, 8am–5:30pm
$270/certification with registration, $285/drop-in certification Beyond the Glory
This course teaches you the foundation and formula to teach a Zumba class. Learn the
steps to four basic rhythms, how to put these steps together into a song and how to create
your first Zumba class. All the tools and resources needed to teach a Zumba class are
provided, including your Zumba Certification of Completion.
Register at www.Zumba.com or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
March Swim Clinic: Backstroke
Saturday, March 13th, 9am–10am
Learn new techniques, improve your current backstroke skills and meet other swimmers.
Must be able to swim 25 yards. Instructed by Masters Swim Coach Karen O’Brien. Please
coconut macaroon pancakes
register at the service desk. Ingredients:
1 14oz. can Coconut milk
Swim Lesson Sign-up Days
2 tblsp Honey or agave nectar
Saturday, March 20th, 9am–11am & Sunday, March 28th, 4pm–6pm
1/4 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
With two convenient times scheduled this month, swim lessons sign-up days are the perfect or all-purpose flour
opportunity to meet your child’s instructors, learn more about our swim lesson program and 3 cups Unsweetened dried shredded
register your child in lessons, starting next month. coconut
1/2 tsp Fine grain sea salt
Club 101: Rewarding Fitness 2 tsp Baking powder
March 1st–December 31st 3 Large eggs
Club 101 is a unique member program that rewards frequent participation in group fitness 1/4 cup Natural cane or brown sugar
classes. It’s easy to do! Just place a tally mark on the poster by your name each time you
take a class (limit one tally per day). Be motivated by the growing rows of marks and win Directions:
great prizes at the halfway mark and the finish line! 1. In a small saucepan heat the coconut milk
and honey, bring barely to a simmer.
The Magic of Mentoring Q & A Session 2. In separate bowl combine flour, coconut,
Thursday, March 11th, 7pm–8pm salt & baking powder. Stir in coconut milk.
Fireside lounge & Conference room 3. Whisk 1/3 cup of coconut mixture into the
Learn more about Mentor Me Petaluma and how you can “change the world within your eggs. Now quickly mix the eggs back into
reach.” Caroline Pope, Club One member and Mentor Me board member, invites you to learn the large bowl of coconut batter. Stir until
how the ninety wait-listed children can find mentors soon. Snacks and drinks will be served. well combined.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 4. Heat non-stick pan, skillet or griddle to
med-hot and brush with a bit of butter. Drop
Fabulous Women at Club One a heaping tablespoon of the batter into pan
Friday, March 19th, 7pm and sprinkle the top with a bit of brown sugar.
Wait until pancake bottom is deep golden
Suggested donation of $20 or more to donate to featured charity
in color, then flip it and cook the other side
Join this wonderful group of women who regularly find charitable causes in the community until golden and cooked through. Repeat
and help make a difference. Member Krista Gawronski started the group and says “every with remaining batter.
time we get together something special happens.” This month, Robin Russell shares a
Makes dozens of silver dollar sized pancakes,
cause that’s important to her as guests share wine and appetizers. or a dozen large pancakes.
Please RSVP to email@example.com and bring wine or an appetizer to share.
Take Your Fitness Outside for the Athleta Petaluma Footrace
Sunday, April 18th Source:
Join hundreds of runners and walkers from all over the Bay Area for the sixth running of the
Athleta Petaluma Footrace. The run includes three and five mile courses through Petaluma’s
Alman Marsh and Shollenberger Park. All proceeds from the event benefit education in
Petaluma through the Old Adobe Union School District’s Enrich and Educate Fund.
Register at www.petalumafootrace.com or at Athletic Soles in downtown Petaluma.