July 2011 Newsletter

Dear Members,

Hello again members, at last the delayed Life Fitness Cardio Vascular equipment, all 12 pieces have arrived from over on the East Coast. July 1st has to be a lucky arrival date the first of the month & all that.

A rather long & entertaining story but thankfully they are now here in West Australia with us. We really hope that you enjoy the new stations & that they make your vigorous or leisurely cardio sessions that much more comfortable with their modern up to date biomechanics, smooth ergonomics & electronic gadgetry.

In addition we have our first two new Plate Loading dual axis Cybex free weight stations, one flat bench & one incline bench, your chest workouts will never be quite the same ever again. Just ask one of the personal trainers or myself for a session or at least a couple of pointers on how to get the optimal workout on these two biomechanically awesome machines.

With the increasing arrival of exciting new gym equipment & apparatus space in the active areas is ever tightening. So could the Persona; Trainer’s, GFI’s & the crew remind you once again to endeavour to workout with just your good-self, your water bottle & your towel! Please leave the rest of your belongings safely locked up in the changing room lockers. There just is not the space for everyone to take their brolly, rain coats, backpacks & handbags into the active areas.

The new boxing class on Friday evenings at 1800 commenced with great attendance & we hope that it grows weekly. Remember this is a boxing craft, skills session with qualified martial artist strike fighters & / or boxing coaches. So you can actually learn how to stand properly, gain the correct stance, make a decent fist, accurately & safely strike a punching bag, focus pads & if you spar, then your opponent properly & not damage yourself in the process. There is an element of conditioning & fitness to the session but by & large in the early stages this session is to teach you good form for future training.

Talking of boxing there will be more free-swinging boxing bags arriving in the near future. These can be hung within the group fitness area & used when the studio is not being used in a formal class set up, also during dedicated boxing sessions. The hope is to increase the number of boxing classes to two per week eventually. We know how popular boxing is & we want to accommodate you with your needs so we are in the process of finding the right class slots to switch to boxing sessions, feel free to fill out a form & advise what slots you would like to see changed to boxing sessions in the group fitness area.

On the weekend of July 16th & 17th Mike Barton Master Free Spinning Trainer & LeMond course director for Australia is again running a two day training course in the Spin Cycle Room 0900am – 1600 Saturday & 0930 – 1400 on the Sunday. If there are any interested members wanting to participate please see poster on reception, Daniel or Leanne.

We are very pleased & proud to announce the arrival of Ashley Simmonds as the club’s new membership marketing & sales director. Ashley brings with him a wealth of experience from his many years in the health & fitness industry in the UK in such clubs as LA Fitness, 5th Dimension to mention but two while here in Australia he has worked wonders for Goodlife Clubs & of course your sister club as was Healthy Life Fitness Cottesloe.

Ashley will be launching some wonderful member care programs & releasing some very innovative membership referral schemes that will reward you & your friends & family as we grow our circle of friends here in Healthy Life. Ashley is a keen gym junkie himself so you are bound to see him working out while his wife Kelly is a Les Mills instructor & will also be training here with us. Sadly she won’t be instructing right now as she is expecting their first child.

We welcome Lisa McRoberts back to all her classes post her successful surgery & she looks forward to seeing you all in her Thursday morning Zumba & her Pilates classes too.

Jayne our club manager & Ken the indomitable spin instructor are taking a well earned holiday in the USA so you won’t see Jayne’s smiling face for July but rest assured she is coming back & Ken will be sorely missed in the saddle where he usually leads some manic spinning sessions, again Ken will be back 6th August too. His first class back will be on that Saturday morning jet lag or not Ken says he will be leading you all in the Spin room.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a great July & like you, hope it is not too chilly & wind-swept,