January 2020 Volume 3 Issue 1
January 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to a new year and decade. We extend a warm thank you for making 2019 productive and pleasant for the Beede Center. We know you have a variety of fitness options, and are grateful you chose us. 

A new year has resolutions - or new healthy habits you wish to develop. Limitless research yields conflicting data on how best to establish those goals. Good habits take time to form. There is, however, one constant: bad habits, are hard to quit. Healthy habits take a positive commitment.

Beede is here to help you reach and maintain your fitness goals through 2020 and beyond. We’ll begin with a special membership offer. Be among the first 25 new recurring members and we’ll waive the $99 joining fee and offer you one of the following at no charge: a group exercise class, a water fitness class, 5 personal training sessions or a youth group swim class. See the main desk for more information.

  • January 10 - Friday - Abs and Core Class 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • January 15 - Wednesday - final day of Fitness Challenge
  • January 20 - Monday - MLK Day, Beede open 7:00am-6:00pm
  • January 20 - Monday - CPR class 10:00am-1:00pm
  • January 24 - Friday - Lincoln Physicians discuss joint health 11:30am-12:30pm

Pool and Fitness schedules are posted at beedecenter.com and thoughout the Beede Center

We are honored yet again to welcome Lincoln Physicians to hold court in our upper lobby. Join us Friday, January 24 at 11:30 as Dr. Marguerite Roach shares her knowledge on resolutions, especially dedication to routines on making and maintaining healthy choices. For example, are supplements necessary? 

She will also share tips on how to keep our joints healthy and how to nurture them after injury or replacement. 

There is no charge or appointment necessary to meet with Dr. Roach, a highly regarded member of the Lincoln Physicians staff. 

We are offering an American Red Cross Certified course in First Aid/CPR/AED. (AED is Automated External Defibrillator.) This class trains you to recognize and provide basic care for victims of illness and sudden injuries. It also covers basic care for life-threatening or cardiac emergencies in adults and children. 

The class is held at the Beede Center on Monday, January 20 from 10:00am -1:00pm. You must complete an online component to this course before the end of the business day, Friday, January 17. Certification is good for two years. Registration is required and space is limited. Member cost is $75 and non-member cost is $85. Sign up online, at the front desk or over the phone. Check your calendars carefully before registering, as there are no refunds for no shows or cancellations. 

The Recreation Department is in the midst of changing our software program from RecTrac to MyRec. By now you may have received information on how to create an account , as going forward, our department will be strictly using MyRec. We expect this transition to streamline registrations and information. Click here to get started if you haven’t already. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Laura Diamond’s popular Abs & Core classes continue into 2020. Laura, a Physical Therapist, will guide you through aquatic exercises that will strengthen your abdominal and core muscle groups. The class is geared for all fitness levels, water belts are provided, or you may use your own. 

The next hour-long session is January 10 at 12:30 p.m. Next class is February 12. Cost is $30 for Beede members and $35 for nonmembers. You may register online or at the front desk. 

Last month Personal Trainer Laurel Dewolf-Grise and Assistant to the General Manager TJ Liakos returned from the Boston MANIA Fitness Convention. One concept from keynote speaker Len Kravitz (the physiologist not the musician) was that people who walk briskly can expect longer lives than those who walk slowly. Kravitz’s research is backed by the Mayo Clinic, and leading international scientific studies. Another takeaway, Laurel said, is that kids who exercise regularly do better scholastically. Can you think of any better reasons to make physical activity a habit? We didn’t think so. 

Getting bored using the same cardiovascular equipment for weight loss? Kick off the new year with some new indoor cardio exercises you can perform apart from the treadmill, stair climber, and elliptical! This class will introduce you to alternative exercises you can add to your workout to get the heart pumping. Join the Beede Center's newest trainer, Nichell Latimore Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Beede Studio. Class starts January 16. Registration is open and space is limited so sign up today!

That, our friends means “congratulations” in Hawaiian. We extend a warm Aloha nui to the scores of you who completed The Alenuihaha Channel Challenge, a duathlon named for a rough channel of water in the Islands of Paradise. Our version, tailored by Head Lifeguard Mark Ryder, was to complete 26 miles either by running or walking and 26 miles of swimming. Sounded daunting, yet many of you took the plunge from September 30 through December 31, and completed all 52 miles, some in record time. Good work and thank you Mark for another creative incentive to stay in shape.

We are thrilled to start off a new decade by celebrating a
standout springboard diver.  

Calie Brady’s interest in diving came from watching her two older sisters, Kiersten and Erin. In 2006, Erin began to practice her dives at “a new place,” also known as the Beede Center. Calie, an aspiring gymnast barely out of preschool, grew more intrigued, so asked her parents if she could join her sisters on the springboards.

Soon after, she was working with Boston Area Divers. Known better by its acronym, BAD is a private springboard diving coaching organization for five to 18 year olds that has produced more high school and national champions than any other program of its kind in New England.

A background in gymnastics is indeed favorable, yet it is Calie’s lack of fear that lands her on one podium after another. Would-be divers with a fear of hitting their
heads on the board leave the sport before achieving greatness. Calie, just 17 and a junior at Middlesex School, has channeled that fearlessness to podium positions locally, nationally and abroad. 

Calie’s favorite category of dives is twisters; she’s been perfecting a 1½ backflip into a 2½ twist for five years. She’s obviously doing something right as she accrued Gold medals in both the 1m and 3m boards at this summer’s AAU’s National Dive meet and synchro diving championships.

She also took home the Gold in the 1m and silver on the 3m at the Junior 2019 Irish Open Diving Championships. She continued piling up medals in Montreal at the CAMO International meet with Bronze medals on both the 1m and 3m.  

What’s it like approaching the board in front of a live audience and panel of judges? “I try to make my head blank and rely on muscle memory,” Calie said. “And then I just concentrate.” 

Though Calie is reaching for the same glory as her competitors, she has made many solid friendships among them. She counts former BAD teammate Kate Mullin, now a diver for Duke University, among her supporters. “We motivate each other,” Calie said.

And it just may be Kate’s motivation, combined with the support of family and her own self-drive that will allow Calie to also become an NCAA diver. And we have it on good authority that colleges are taking notice. Meanwhile, Calie continues to plug away at a serious academic schedule at Middlesex, where she’s also a member of the squash and track teams. Despite even that, Calie tweaks her schedule to accommodate her favorite pastime, movies. 

Join us in wishing Calie great success in her diving endeavors with all its twists and turns. We have every confidence we’ll be seeing great things from this successful young athlete. 
Please keep an eye on the weather as it could alter our schedule.
We’ll post any changes on our phone recordings and website.

Enjoy a Fit 2020!
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