Liberty Athletic Club Newsletter

May 2017
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In This Issue

It's hard to believe that May is here already, and we are busy preparing for the summer season. Our program and summer camp registration is in full swing. Space is limited, so sign up soon, as some programs are filling quickly.

The Outdoor Waterpark will open Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27th. We will have the bounce house available on Saturday, poolside music on Sunday and games for children on Monday. Please review the club hours located within this month's newsletter for more information. We look forward to seeing you poolside in just a few weeks! 

In good health,
Liberty Athletic Club

Thinking about adding your children to your membership for the summer?   
In an effort to make this summer as seamless as possible, we are offering members the opportunity to upgrade their membership via email or phone. It's easy, just email the sales team at or call us at 734-665-3738 ext. 112. Let us know the names and birth dates of your children and we will add them to your account.  Your account will be billed accordingly.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer!  
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Give a Mother's Day gift from Liberty

Splash Café 2017

The start of a new summer season is an exciting time, alive with enthusiasm to enjoy relaxing at the pool with family and friends.  We are eager to provide our members with this experience and so much more.   We have seen a multitude of enhancements this year at the club....and it won't stop there. In response to member feedback, and to provide the highest quality service in the most efficient manner, we have made improvements to our Splash Café.  We have streamlined our offerings to avoid excessive wait times and to service our membership in the wonderful ways you have come to expect.  The outdoor cafe will offer the same quality food, but with a reduced menu.  Most snack items will be 'Grab and Go' and sandwiches and wraps limited to how they are pre-made.  For a more custom-made meal or snack item, you may visit Café Liberty indoors.  By increasing hours of operation at Café Liberty, and providing faster service at the Splash Café, you are sure to find a meal/snack choice that satisfies your hunger and allows you to return to fun in the sun at Liberty.

Saturday, May 13

(Club Opens at 7:00am for all Liberty Members)

Ages 18-up * Registration Required * Space is Limited

Limited amount of demo MYZONE® belts available for those interested testing MYZONE® during the fitness event.  Contact R.J. Meske at or 734.665.3738 ext. 129 prior to the event.

This is a complimentary event, however due to limited space, 
there will be a $10 cancellation fee for canceling within 24 hours of the event.

To accommodate our members who enjoy their Saturday morning workout, the club will be opening at 7:00am on May 13th for all Liberty members.  All main floor Cardio equipment will be available from 7:00-7:45am, but will be reserved from 7:45am-8:45am for the event, with the exception of the recumbent bikes, which remain available to all members during the event.  The Nautilus room cardio equipment will remain available for all members throughout the entire morning of the 13th.
Junior Tournament Training Program
Information packets have been mailed to all Jr. Competitive Players. Registration forms for the appropriate group(s) are included within the mailing for each individual.  Please direct any questions to Paul Ripley at 734-665-3738 ext. 116 or

Sign-up for any of the Tournament Training classes and receive 20% off 
until June 16, 2017!

Teaching Tennis Balls  
Practice tennis balls are available for indoor use only.  Please bring your own tennis balls for outdoor play. 
Court Fees 
All indoor courts will be charged at the non prime time rate of $30/hour beginning  Monday, May 8th through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.   
Outdoor Tennis Court Reservations   
Outdoor Tennis Court Reservation Policy: Beginning Monday, May 8th, outdoor court reservations will begin.  Courts may be reserved 24 hours in advance at the front desk. At the time of play, one person from the group will be required to come into the club to secure the registration.

Non members will be required to pay the $12.00 tennis guest fee prior to playing. Please remember, tennis players are required to wear shirts on the outdoor courts at all times. 
From the Desk of Susan Cutshaw M.S.
The benefits of a high fiber diet have been credited with lowering cholesterol levels, improving blood sugar levels, and weight reduction.  Bottom line; a high fiber diet could reduce the risk for developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  However, the Institute of Medicine reports most American adults consume roughly 15 grams of fiber per day instead of the recommended 21 - 25 grams for women and 30 - 38 grams for men.

Plant fiber differs from carbs, fats, and protein because it can't be digested or absorbed.  Instead, it passes through the stomach, small intestine, and colon on its journey through the body.  Dietary fiber is found in plants; fruits, legumes, vegetables, and whole grains.  It either dissolves in water, soluble, or it doesn't, insoluble.  Both soluble and insoluble fiber is found in all plants in differing amounts.  Good sources of high fiber are legumes, pears, oatmeal, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and berries. 

It's a good idea to spread fiber intake throughout the day to avoid feelings of bloating, cramping, and gas.  Jessica Crandall, RD, recommends 5 - 7 grams per meal, adding 3 -5 grams with snacks.   When increasing dietary fiber remember to increase water intake as well.  The Institute of Medicine recommends that women drink approximately 2.7 liters per day (91 ounces) and men approximately 3.7 liters per day (125 ounces). 
*Estimated water consumption is dependent on climate conditions, exercise level, and overall general hydration.

This is a very small list of fiber rich foods.  Nutrition labels also list fiber amounts per serving size. 

*Grams = g

Camp Liberty
Camp Liberty
At Camp Liberty each day brings new activities, new discoveries, and new opportunities for fun. On average we are approximately 88% full, and we can't guarantee space will be available as we get closer to summer. Register your child today to secure their spot!

Register by calling the Concierge at 734-665-3738 ext. 134 or contact Meaghan Kennedy, Camp & Youth Programs Director, at or 734-665-3738 ext. 157.

          Click here for camp brochure 

Summer Swim Team Information

Registration is now open!
Sunday, June 4th - Mandatory Parent Meeting 12:30pm 
The official swim team suit (Black Speedo Endurance) is now available at Sun-N-Snow for purchase.
Questions? Contact Marie Bondie at 734.665.3738 x154, or email .
Click here to see this year's Swim Team calendar. 
Click here for swim team brochure.  
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Friendly Reminders

Parking Lot
Please do not cut through the parking lot by driving between the pylons.  There is a vast amount of foot and vehicle traffic and this increases the chances of an accident.

Outdoor Complex
The outdoor play structure opens Saturday, May 27th. Until then, the only areas of the Outdoor Complex that are open to members are the outdoor tennis courts.  
The Spa at Liberty

Effective May 8, there will be an increase in the member and guest rate for Massage Therapy services
Children must be 12 and older to be dropped off at Liberty without a parent on the premises, unless in an organized Liberty program. The Tree House Activity Center is not a 'program', thus requires parent/legal guardian to remain on the premises. This includes all guests.

Supervisors must be at least 16 years of age to supervise children in the absence of parent/guardian.
Fitness Floor and Exercise Facilities
Children under age 12 are not permitted in these areas unless working with a Liberty Athletic Club Personal Trainer.
Group Fitness Classes
Group Fitness classes, with the exception of cycling,  are open to participants age 12 and up. Cycling participants must be 15 years of age or older.
Indoor Adult Lap Pool
Children under age 15 must be lap swimming -and- be accompanied by a parent.
Locker Rooms
Boys may enter the women's locker room and girls may use the men's locker room until their 4th birthday. Once a child reaches age 4, please use locker rooms of 'matching' gender, or use the Family Locker Room (co-ed) located on the east side of the indoor swimming pool.
Children under age 8 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Children ages 8 and up may use this area unaccompanied as long as a parent/supervisor remains on the premises.
Children must be 5 years of age or older to play on the Obstacle Play Park structure. 
Swimmers must be at least 15 years old to swim unaccompanied during non-lifeguarded hours.

During lifeguard hours, swimmers under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult/parent in the pool area. 
Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

Outdoor Water Features
Memorial Day Weekend Hours  
All outdoor hours are weather permitting. If the weather is inclement over the holiday weekend, the lifeguards will move indoors to the Liberty Lagoon.
REMINDER: bring your own beach towels to the waterparks!
Club towels are neither provided, nor permitted, at the indoor and outdoor waterparks.
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OUTDOOR WATERPARK (Weather Dependent) 
  Outdoor Waterpark: 10:00am-7:00pm
  Splash Café: 10:00am-6:30pm
  Bounce House: 12:00pm-4:00pm   
  Outdoor Waterpark: 10:00am-8:30pm
  Splash Café: 10:00am-8:00pm
  Poolside Music 2:00pm-5:00pm     
  Guests are NOT permitted today
 Outdoor Waterpark: 10:00am-6:00pm  
 Splash Café: 10:00am-5:30pm
 Kids Games: 1:00-3:00  
  Club Hours: 7:30am-7:30pm
  Café Liberty: 9:00am-2:00pm
  Treehouse: 8:30am-2:30pm
  Club Hours: 7:30am-9:00pm
  Café Liberty:  CLOSED  (Splash Café open outside)
  Treehouse: 8:30am-2:30pm

  Club Hours: 7:30am-6:00pm
  Café Liberty: CLOSED  (Splash Café open outside)
  Treehouse: CLOSED 
Special Group Fitness classes Monday, May 29
(all other classes are cancelled for the day)

TBC with Lindsay (GFS )
8:30-9:30am Spinning with Shelley (*SS)
9:15-10:15am Dancefit with Lisa (GFS)
9:30-10:30am Extreme Pump & Jump with Andrea (BBC)
10:45-11:45am Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Lindsay (MBS)

*Sign-up required. 

With the exception of Monday, May 29, all Group Fitness Classes will run as normal during the Memorial Day weekend.