Liberty Athletic Club  

March 2017
In this Issue

March is finally here and spring is just around the corner! It is surely a sign of spring when Daylight Savings Time, otherwise known as when we "Spring Forward," begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 12th, 2017. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead on Saturday evening.
March is National Nutrition month. Most of you recognize the importance of healthy nutrition, as well as the multiple benefits associated with balanced dietary habits. Our nutritionist, Susan Cutshaw, is dedicated to helping each member of your family reach his or her health and wellness goals in a timely manner. Susan is available for both ½ hour ($37) and one hour ($64) consultations. You may schedule your consultation by contacting Susan at 734-665-3738 ext. 146.
During the month of March if you refer a friend who joins in March, each of you receive a free month dues!  Please contact Membership at 734-665-3738 ext. 112 for details.
In good health,
Liberty Athletic Club
Help us help others!

During March, every 2 check-ins at Liberty Athletic Club provides a meal for a child in need. We're working with Causely and feedONE to make it happen. You can add #meals4kids when you check in. For more information about this month's charity, check out .


The MYZONE Mania event was a huge success! It was a great jump start to a Saturday morning with an awesome workout! With almost the entire main cardio area reserved, a DJ and 5 of our personal trainers coaching, we're pretty sure everyone experienced a great cardio workout.



Cardio Tennis
Liberty is pleased to introduce Cardio Tennis. Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. Players must have at least a 3.0-4.5 rating and/or instructor approval. For more information contact the Concierge at 734-665-3738 ext. 134. See you on the court!

Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm Maria Nivia
4/10-6/12 $18.50 ($23.50) per practice *Excludes 5/29

Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm Maria Nivia
4/12-6/14 $18.50 ($23.50) per practice
Cardio Tennis at Liberty!
Cardio Tennis at Liberty!

Welcome Swim Team Conditioning Coach Michael Wynalda

We are excited to announce Michael Wynalda as the new Swim Team Conditioning Coach. Michael is a U of M Grad (2010-2014) and former Varsity Swimmer.  While at Michigan, he was a four-time NCAA All-American in the 200-yard freestyle and 800-freestyle relay. Michael was also a two-time NCAA All-America honorable mention and was a six-time Big Ten champion. He also competed in the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Trials and also the 2013 & 2015 World University Games. 

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will be a great asset to all of Liberty's young swimmers.

Swim Highlights
  • Swam fastest 200 yard freestyle relay split ever recorded (1:30.60) to help his team break the NCAA and US Open record in the 800yd freestyle relay.
  • At the 2013 World University Games, he brought home a silver and bronze medal in the 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay. He also competed in the 2015 World University Games and brought home Gold in the 800 and 400m freestyle relays.
  • Four-time NCAA All-American (2014: 200-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay; 2013: 200-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) 
  • Six-time Big Ten Champion (2014: 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay; 2013: 800-yard freestyle relay; 2012: 200-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay)
  • US National team member (2013-2014) 

Michael Wynalda

Swim Team Conditioning
(5-17 years or with instructor permission)
This class is designed for kids who have reached the Fish 5 level and wish to swim competitively. This class emphasizes technique and endurance. All four competitive strokes, and racing flip turns will be covered. (Indoor Lap Pool)

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
4/11-5/2 4mtgs $61 ($73.50)
5/9-6/13 6mtgs $91.50 ($110)

Sundays 12:30-1:30pm
4/9-5/7 4mtgs $61 ($73.50) *Excludes 4/16
5/14-6/11 4mtgs $61 ($73.50) *Excludes 5/28

Click here for the Youth Swim Brochure
Put your best fork forward
From the desk of Susan Cutshaw, M.S.

This year's National Nutrition Month focuses on moving toward food choices that improve health now and into the future. One style of eating that meets these criteria is the Mediterranean diet. It emphasizes consumption of vegetables, fruits, fish, whole grains, and legumes while encouraging healthy fats like olive oils and nuts.  Dairy, eggs and chicken are eaten in moderation while red meats and processed foods are eaten occasionally.    

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
There is compelling evidence that following a Mediterranean diet may play a key role in reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, plus slow down the aging process.  The research compared the Mediterranean diet with a control group.  The results from several studies showed;
  • Significant declines in risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Reductions in LDL cholesterol and metabolic syndrome.
  • Promise as an effective tool for weight loss over other types of diets.  

Key components of the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil.
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month.
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional).
Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

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Club Information
Spring Program Registration
Registration for Spring Programs opened March 6th and is available on-line! Spring programs begin Monday, April 3rd.

Policy Change
To further protect the confidentiality of our members and guests, we will no longer disclose, to anyone other than staff, the names of the participants in programs, training appointments, events, clinics, or practices.  For various reasons, this information can be requested by callers and/or other members.  We appreciate your understanding of this change in policy.

Looking for a fun and friendly place to work? Join the Liberty Team!
We are now hiring for both summer and year round positions ages 16 years of age or older
  • Certified Nail Technician
  • Female Facilities Attendants (variety of shifts available)
  • Child Care Attendants
  • Lifeguards
  • Swim Instructors
  • Rockwall Attendants
  • Assistant Swim Coach
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainers
  • Summer Camp Counselors
If interested in employment at Liberty, please contact Kim Bonilla, Human Resources Manager at 734.665.3738 ext. 118 or at Or, please stop by the Club and obtain an application at the Front Desk.

Spring Break Hours for Lagoon & Lagoon Activity Center
Monday, April 3 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Lagoon Waterpark Lifeguarded Hours*
Monday, April 3 ~ 12pm-4pm
Tuesday, April 4 ~ 12pm-4pm
Wednesday April 5 ~ 12pm-4pm
Thursday, April 6 ~ 12pm-4pm
Friday, April 7 ~ 12pm-4pm
Saturday, April 8 ~ 12pm-5pm
Sunday, April 9 ~ 12:30pm-5:30pm
Supervised Climbing Wall & Obstacle Play Park Hours*
Monday, April 3 ~ 10am-4pm
Tuesday, April 4 ~ 10am-6pm
Wednesday, April 5 ~ 10am-4pm
Thursday, April 6 ~ 10am-6pm
Friday, April 7 ~ 10am-4pm
Saturday, April 8 ~ 10am-2pm
Sunday, April 9 ~ 11am-4pm
*Hours are subject to change.

Area Closures & Club Updates   
Basketball Court & Track ~ Saturday, March 11
The basketball court and track will be closed on Saturday, March 11 for the Jumpin' Jamboree event from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Treehouse ~ Saturday, March 19
The Tree House will be closed during the Egg Hunt from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
Youth Programs & Events 

Jumpin' Jamboree
Saturday, March 11 from 1:00-3:00pm

Reserve your spot by calling 
the Front Desk at 665-3738 x 110 
or the Concierge at x 134

Receive great incentives when you attend this one day event! Please note that we are opening up Summer Swim and Tennis Clinic registration during the event only. After the event, you may register for summer clinics beginning May 1, 2017.
  • Drawings
  • Games & Activities
  • Bounce House
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Balloon Animals by Gordo the Magician
  • Give-a-way for first 125 kids that arrive!

Spring Break Activity Camp 
Ages 5-7 & 8-12
Mon-Fri, April 3-7

If you are looking for fun during school vacations, Liberty is the place to be! Kids will be participating in organized games, crafts, free swim, rockwall climbing, and more. Lunch will be provided each day to full and morning half day campers. Liberty will also provide two snacks to full day campers and one snack to half day campers. 

Half Day - AM
9:00am-1:00pm $40 ($48) per day

Half Day - PM 
1:00pm-5:00pm $40 ($48) per day

Full Day 
9:00am-5:00pm $66 ($79) per day

Pre Camp Option
8:00-9:00am $5 ($6) per day

For information, contact Meaghan Kennedy,  Camp & Youth Programs Director
734-665-3738 ext. 157 or


Annual Egg Hunt ~ Ages 10 & Under
Saturday, April 8th 
12:45pm Sharp
A Liberty favorite, this annual event for kids ages 10 and under is complimentary for members and their children!

Meet at the Lagoon Activity Center for the Egg Hunt at 12:30pm.  The hunt will be outside on the grassy area by the playground and begins promptly at 12:45pm. Two groups will be formed based on age and will hunt simultaneously.  Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras! The Bunny will be available for photos.  

The Treehouse will be closed from 12:30-1:30pm for this event.
Preschool Playdays

Pilot Program March 21st thru May 25th 
(excluding the week of April 3rd)
Upon member request, we are welcoming children ages four and five years into the play structure of the Lagoon Activity Center every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:30am-noon.

Parents must remain in the Lagoon Activity Center and children must be toilet-trained to avoid any unfortunate incidents in the play structure.  Please note that at all other times, children must be 5 years of age to enter the structure simply from a safety perspective relative to older children in the structure. 

Registration Now Open for Summer Day Camps!

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For information, contact Meaghan Kennedy
Camp & Youth Programs Director
734-665-3738 ext. 157


Registration for USTA Summer league teams now open! 
Registration for USTA Summer league teams now open! 
Match play begins the week of May 15th and continues through July. Please contact MaryBeth Putnam before April 3rd if you are interested in joining a team.

Important Dates:
  • February 20 - Registration opened 
  • April 3 - Team minimums and declarations are due by 9:00am no exceptions
  • Matches start the week of May 15th  
Captains meetings are now done via webinar, please contact Mary Beth Putnam if you have not already received this information.       
Teams at Liberty: 
2.5 women - New
3.0 women - 18+ night
3.0 women - 40+ day 
3.0 women - 40+ night   
3.5 women - 18+ night
3.5 women - 40+ night
4.0 women - 18+ night 
4.0 women - 40+ night
4.5 women - New
6.0 women - 55+ day
8.0 women - 55+ day
7.0 women - 55+ day
7.0 women - 65+ day   
3.0 men - 18+ night
3.5 men - 18+ night
3.5 men - 40+ night 
4.0 men - 18+ night 
4.5 men - 18+ night
7.0 men - 55+ night

Mixed Doubles (all levels)
40+ plays May-June
18+ plays June-August

Spring Forward
Daylight savings time arrives on Sunday, March 12th, turn your clock ahead one hour. Longer days and the promise of warmer weather is ahead!

Community Fitness Events

2017 Pi Run and Piece of Pi(e)
March 14 @ 6:25 PM - 8:00 PM
Register at