July Newsletter 2018
Free Senior Classes
For our active adults who want to work on balance and strength! Located in the Group Fitness Room, no advance sign-up needed.
Monday 12:30pm Active Adult Fitness
Wednesday 12:30pm Tai ChiFriday 12:30pm Active Adult Fitness
First Friday Active Adults Social
The first Friday of each month we will be offering an enhanced coffee & tea service for our adult members following our Active Adults Fitness Class at 1:15pm.
Please join us Friday, July 6th at 1:15pm, in our social area located outside our fitness building.
Important Policy Reminders & Information
• No glass at pool/bbq area
• No outside beer or hard alcohol, outside wine must be checked in at pool house and charged corkage fee.
• Pool parties require prior authorization from the Club. A party is defined as a gathering with 6 or more non-members, whether children or adults OR a pre-organized celebration.
• Children under age 14 must be DIRECTLY SUPERVISED by their parent or guardian, even when a lifeguard is on duty.
For your safety and wellbeing these policies and rules must be adhered to at all times. If not, it can result in membership termination.
Summer is here! Time to restring your racquet?
Summer is upon us and a lot of you are getting more time to play some tennis. And in the past few weeks, I have had a lot of you coming to me to ask questions about racquet restringing. You can find a lot of information about it online but let me just take a few minutes to give you a simple breakdown of things you should know. First, if someone tells you your racquet strings are too tight and you need looser strings to help with power; 1) ask yourself when was the last time you restrung. Strings only get looser with time and the likeliness of your string being too tight after even a few weeks of play is impossible. Strings, however lose their elasticity over time and can feel dead on impact after a while... 2) As much as looser strings can help with some power, it will for sure make it harder to control the ball. Power is much more a factor of using the right racquet and technique than looser strings. Time for a lesson? For those of you that came to me with the too tight question, that’s what you need to know about that! For the rest of you, here’s a few simple things to know;
Rule of thumb is to change our strings at least once a year or as many time in a year than you play in a week. That being said, the body adapts really well, if you like your strings, keep them!
If you don’t for whatever reason change them.
There is a few different types of strings:
Natural Gut: Best string all around with best tension retention, playability and arm friendly. Only downfall is not best for string breakers and most expensive.
Multifilament: Meant to reproduce the gut feeling at about 1\2 to 1\3 of the price.
Polyester: These strings were built for durability and come in all shape, sizes and colors. They are meant to help with power and spin but are not arm friendly as they tend to be stiffer string. They come as cheap as a few dollars to around $20.
Synthetic Gut and Nylon: These have been around since the early 80s and are a great option for and all around string that is very cost effective.
Kevlar(polyamid): This is the most durable string out there but is not for everyone since it is not very arm friendly.
Well! Here you have it. As simple as I can put it in a few words. If you need to or think you need to restring your racquet, feel free to come talk to me, call me or send me an email and we can discuss it some more. You know I am always here to help...
See you all on the courts
Sign Up Today For La Madrona’s Summer Camps
June 11th- August 17th
Summer Pool Guards Camp
The La Madrona Pool Guards Program will introduce children to the skills necessary for lifeguarding and aquatics safety. This three week program offers activities such as swim lessons, rescue skills practice, paddle board practice, stretching and strength building exercises along with team building games and fun. Participants will be divided into two groups based on age and ability. Ages* 6-14 are welcome. All participants must be able to swim one pool length of freestyle, have the ability to float on their back and tread water for 30 seconds. This is a great opportunity to advance in your water safety skills and become a better swimmer for life!
*The ages are a general guide – an assessment may be needed. Please contact the Aquatics Director for more information: [email protected]
A typical day for Pool Guards:
• Warm up/exercise and stretching
• Swim lesson (30-45 minutes)
• Snack break and sunscreen re-application
• Paddle board and rescue skills practice
• Team building games and fun
Program Information and Registration Form
Summer Sports Camp
Sport camp is a high level instruction based outdoor camp that will provide children the opportunity to develop their sport skills, self confidence and self esteem. The sport camp is for ages 6-12 years old.
A typical day for Sports Camp:
• Tennis lesson (60 minutes)
• Athletic & sports games
• Tennis play & court fun
• Pool games (45 minutes)
• Arts & Crafts
Summer Tennis Camp
This summer program is ideal for the motivated player looking for specific tennis training to
improve their overall game. The main qualification is a desire to improve in the game of tennis.
In this program, the student will have the opportunity to play practice matches and/or Interclub
throughout the summer.
Program Information and Registration Form
Kidz Club La Madrona
Summer Drop In and Guaranteed Child Care
Summer Care Hours
Monday - Thursday- 8:30am-12:30pm
Summer Pool Schedule
Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Pool Guards
(3 Lanes Used)*
Monday - Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Junior Swim Team
(2 Lanes Used)*
*Two lanes will be made available in the recreation pool
for lap swimming during this time.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00am-12:00pm Water Aerobics Group Fitness Class
(Small Section of Pool Used)
Monday - Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lifeguard on Deck
Have you tried our La Madrona Small Group Personal Training?
July Small Group Personal Training Classes:
FIT 10 with Cindy Bettencourt
Excel and take your training to the next level in this 4 week, Small Group Cross Training program (6 max). Includes goal setting, workout logs, nutritional guidance and fitness assessments.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 7am
Group Fitness Room
Fast & Furious 4 with Nicole Hurford
This class is designed to maximize your time & effort with 45 second blocks of Cardio, Lower Body, Upper Body, & Core that progress in difficulty. Using the principles of burst training (high intensity interval training) AND resistance training, (the two absolute BEST ways to develop lean muscle, burn more fat, and boost your metabolism) you will PUSH yourself farther than you think possible. Class consists of four blocks of four exercises repeated four times This class is designed for people who are physically and mentally ready and is not recommend for beginners. If you are ready to challenge yourself and ready to get in great shape, this is your class! 4 weeks, Small Group Personal Training (6 max).
Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm
Group Fitness Room
Drop-in for only $25 (limited space available!)