March Newsletter 2014

Dear Members,

imgI would like to take this opportunity to notify you of the great new upgrades we will be bringing to you in the next upcoming month! I am happy to announce that our Fitness Center will now have two high-definition TVs for our members to enjoy while they exercise. We have wanted to do this for some time and are very excited for this new addition. Speaking of fitness, we will now be offering another session of our Fusion exercise program! A great way to maintain wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle, this year’s Fusion program will include multiple cooking seminars that are sure to give you the tools you need to be healthy for years to come!

As some of our tennis players may have noticed, we have been fixing and replacing many of the light bulbs on the tennis courts. We hope that these new bulbs and lenses will provide even better lighting than before. In addition to replacing the tennis lights, we have now installed two new lights for the Tennis Landing! Now members can enjoy their post-match get-togethers on a fully lit landing!

Be sure to stay true to those all-too-easy-to-forget New Year’s resolutions by being a part of all our wonderful programs through this Spring. I look forward to seeing you out on the courts, in the pool, or in the gym!

Take care,
Kristina Mueller
General Manager
La Madrona Athletic Club
[email protected]

Fusion Program:

imgJoin us in our journey to becoming healthier and happier in 2014. Fusion is an Integrative Health & Fitness weight loss program that will provide you access and educational support to meet your health goals. This year we have partnered with local licensed Nutritionist Rebecca Hazelton to take a total body approach to weight loss and becoming healthier. This 12-week program will entail nutritional and wellness education, participation in our book club, fitness training, weight loss tracking, and cooking classes!

Rebecca Hazelton is a Licensed Nutritionist with specialty certifications in Metabolic Typing Nutrition and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. She is also an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer and Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist. Her book Choosing Health: A One-Size-Doesn’t-Fit-All Guide to Diet, Exercise & Motivation is a must-read for anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle.

Cabi Fundraiser Night

imgMarch 20th at 6:30 in the Clubhouse
Want to grow your wardrobe? Come join us for a night of fun and fashion, featuring the Spring 2014 CAbi collection. All proceeds with be donated to Gavin Jack’s heart surgery expense fund (see wall in front office). Help us reach our donation goal by contributing to this great event! We hope to see you there, and make sure to bring a girlfriend!

Fitness Challenge

Are you ready for the challenge?
First Friday Fitness Challenges begins Friday March 7th!
Join us in the Fitness room from 9-12 on March 7th and win a prize for completing the most challenges. This first month’s challenges include:

  • img2 miles on treadmill
  • 5 minutes of jump rope
  • 5 minutes of step-ups
  • 1 minute of burpees, 1 minute of jumping jacks, 1 minute of mountain climbers, 1 minute of high knee jog in place, and 1 minute of squat jumps (in succession)
  • 5 minutes dancing (= 5 additional points!)

New La Madrona Tennis School Divisions!

Our long running and successful junior tennis program at La Madrona is going to have a fresh new look! The new La Madrona Junior Tennis School will have new names and divisions, and students will have to perform tests in order to advance to the next level.

The La Madrona Junior Tennis School will have the same successful combination of instruction, discipline and fun. La Madrona Junior Tennis School will challenge the students to be the best they can be and “have a ball” in the process.

Colored tape (on racquets) will be used to identify the student’s division:

imgRookies: White
Super Rookies: Blue
New Stars Team (Beginning): Red
Premier Team (Intermediate): Orange
Masters Team (Advanced): Green
Elite Team (Competition): Black (coming soon)

We are proud to have the best junior tennis development program in the area and we are constantly striving to maintain the highest standard of instruction.

Thank you ....and see you at the courts!

Upcoming Small Group Training

Fusion Fitness:

Reshape your body and your perception of fitness in these 30 minute classes.
Targeting a variety of fitness components (muscular strength, balance, stability, core strength, agility, and endurance), this class will combine moves from disciplines like yoga, pilates, boot camp, ballet, cardio, boxing, cycling, swimming and more, into one amazing workout! The class size will not be larger than six participants.

Mondays & Wednesdays 12pm
7 classes total
$99 members
Program runs April 9th - April 30th

Fusion participants will receive 25% off.

Call the club today to sign up!

Moms in Motion:

imgMoms in Motion is a 10 class strength conditioning program designed to increase overall strength. Participants will perform multi-faceted exercises that will incorporate several muscle groups during the exercise as opposed to muscle isolation. A large portion of this class will require you to hold your own body weight in a plank position while performing exercises. For the most part, your body weight will be all the resistance you will need. The moves are basic but challenging. The results are amazing. You will have defined muscles and an incredible strong core. Tighten your body from the inside out.

Program runs April 9th through May 12th

Monday's and Wednesday's
3:30-4:00 OR 4:15-4:45

Class will not exceed 8 participants per class

$140 members, $200 non-member

Spring Swim Programs

imgThe spring swim programs will begin on Sunday, April 6th and continue for ten weeks ending on Thursday, June 12th. Memorial Day is Monday, May 26th, and the swim programs will be held during this holiday. The following programs are available for the spring season:

Get ready for summer with spring swim lessons. There are 44 lesson times available each week, but if you don't see a time that will work with your schedule, please let us know. Jen is the scheduler for all swim lessons, so whether you are booking lessons with her or Nathan, contact Jen at [email protected] to reserve your lesson times.

Spring Swim Lesson Schedule:
Sundays at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30am with Nathan.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30pm with Jen.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30pm with Jen.
Monday through Wednesday at 3:15, 3:45, 4:15 and 4:45pm with Nathan.
Monday through Thursday at 5:15, 5:45 and 6:15pm with Jen.

Our 45-minute water aerobics class has two times for the spring season. Classes will be held on the recreation side of the main pool. The lap lanes will remain open for lap swimmers during this time.

Spring Water Aerobics Schedule:
Monday and Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:00pm.
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15 to 10:00am.

Our swim team will keep practice at the same time - 3:30 to 4:00pm for the B "Beginner" Group and 4:00 to 5:00pm for the A "Advanced" Group. The team will have practice in the two lap lanes during this hour and a half time slot, Monday through Thursday. The recreation side of the pool will be kept open for general pool use during swim practice times.

Spring Swim Team Schedule:
Practice: Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00pm.
Swim Meet: Saturday, June 7th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The main pool, baby pool, and family hot tub will be closed during the swim meet, but the adult hot tub, sauna and fitness room will remain open. Please stop by to support our young swimmers.


Swim with Jen during this hour-long clinic. This is a free program available to all adult members looking to liven up your swim routine. Come for 15-minutes or stay for the whole hour - either way, you are going to get a great workout, increase your stamina, tone up and make new friends. A workout board will be set up each day near the lap lanes for you to follow at your own pace.

Adult swim clinic schedule:
Monday & Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00am.

USTA Teams

imgThe USTA 18+ Adult League Season begins March 31st and runs through June 22nd. Each team consists of 2 singles and 3 doubles positions, with 8 players needed to play in each match and ideally, 16 players on a team roster. We are fielding teams in the following divisions:

Men's 3.0
Men's 3.5
Men's 4.0
Men's 4.5
Women's 3.0
Women's 3.5--two teams!
Women's 4.0
Women's 4.5 combining with Seascape

These teams have been officially registered! All La Madrona players are now encouraged to register on their respective teams via the USTA website. Captains are still needed for the women's and men's 3.0 and men's 4.0 teams. Please let Judy know if you are interested in captaining!

Paribas Open in Indian Wells

imgTennis in the Desert, Anyone? If you're traveling to the 2014 Paribas Open to watch the pros, come join Judy as a tennis guest at Sun City Shadow Hills by Del Webb for a delightful 2-hour doubles round-robin and tennis clinic. Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 9 at 8:00 am sharp for a fun-filled morning of tennis and socializing. Please sign up in the club house to give Judy a head count and get directions to the courts. No charge to our club members; refreshments are provided!

Chuck’s Drop-In

Come Celebrate Chuck's 90th Birthday at our annual Whites & Woodies Drop-In, March 15th! Our beloved Chuck Jandreau is turning 90 and wants to celebrate by having all of you come dressed in classic tennis whites and play with wood racquets in his honor. Vintage Racquets, legendary photos and delicious birthday cake provided!