September 2019 Volume 2 Issue 9
September 2019 Newsletter

  • September 11 - Wednesday - Exercise for Parkinson's starts
  • September 12 - CCHS Open House
  • September 29 - Hawaiian Duathalon Challenge starts
  • September 24 - Lincoln Physicians
‘The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson


September is upon us and we all know what that means: No more parking in front of the building.

Yes, to reiterate, the parking spaces along the access road belong to CCHS students. School started August 28. Parking in a student spot may cost you a $25 ticket. 

No fear, we’ve got your back. Park your vehicle in our lot beside the building. Annual members receive a parking pass. Temporary members, 10X pass holders and guests need only press the button at the parking gate and let the receptionist know you’re here to use the facility. You’ll be buzzed in, no problem. Any questions? The signage by the gates will guide you through. 

The ‘No Parking” policy works both ways. Our lot is only for members and guests currently using the facility. We will be taking notice of any CCHS student parking there. The Beede Center and CCHS are working together to keep the parking lot available for members and guests using the facility.

Fall/Winter brochures are off the presses. Concord and Carlisle residents should have received a brochure in the mail. If not, they are available at all of our locations and the Concord Free Public Library. It is also online here.  

Something new with this year, you may now sign up for Fall AND Winter sessions at the same time.

Well the new rubber floor in the cardio room. It’s just one of the improvement projects that kept us busy during Shut Down week last month. You’ve probably noted the new stretching mats, the upgraded Matrix treadmills, and the ballet barre in the strength room.

What you may have missed are the new gaskets on the children’s play pool, our new hot water tanks and the deep cleaning and spot painting. We appreciate your patience as we made these improvements.  

How much energy do you burn at rest? Do you know how much hydration you need? It may be more or even less water each day than the standard recommendation of 64 ounces. There’s no need to live in suspense. You can learn all this and more, such as your body mass index and your total body fat compared to your lean body fat, with a quick test. 

Our personal trainers are happy to consult with you and run a Body Composition test. The test in
non-invasive and takes approximately 10 minutes. The machine uses measurements from your bicep to determine a multitude of factors. The trainer will help you analyze your results and map out improvements plans to reduce health risks. 

Body Composition tests are by appointment only. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 978-287-1015 for more information and to register.  

Osteoporosis affects millions. You may be at risk and not even know it. Come meet staff from Lincoln Physicians for an informal conversation about this important health issue. Learn about your potential risk for osteoporosis and its complications and most importantly what you can do about it. Lincoln Physicians is located on 80 Beharrell St in West Concord; staff will have a table in the top lobby of the Beede Center on Tuesday, September 24 from 11-12pm and be available with information and to answer your questions about this important topic.  

Did you know September 9 is the most popular birthday in the United States? The second most popular birthday is September 19. These fun facts, gleaned from the US Social Security Office, is the ideal segue to talk about having your child’s next birthday bash here at Beede. 

Of course, your child needn’t have been born on the above-mentioned dates, as we celebrate birthdays all year round here. It’s easy: you schedule a Saturday and send out the invites and bring the cake and other refreshments. We help with set up, clean up and safety. 

Our Birthday parties are becoming all the rage! Birthday honorees and their 10 closest besties get to swim, play on our inflatable slides and splash in the children’s pool. The parties run Saturdays from
1-3 pm and cost $200 for members and $290 for nonmembers.

You’ll be assigned a Red Cross certified lifeguard for the duration. Small details apply. Email
Amanda Smith at for more information. 

We love a challenge. Therefore, we created another one to follow the success and excitement of the Beede English Channel Challenge from last winter.

“The Beede Hawaiian Duathlon” challenge will take your imagination to Maui, where you can participate in a duathlon of swimming and running. The course involves a 26-mile swim and a 26-mile run. (But, you can actually walk it if you prefer.)

You will have access to the Beede pools and treadmills and any cardio equipment you need. Even better, you can walk outside with your favorite pets and people and use those miles toward the final running figures. Granted, you’ll see more New England foliage than palm trees, but you won’t have to worry about injuries from falling fronds and coconuts. 

The challenge begins Monday September 30, and runs through Friday November 29. There will be a signup sheet located in the lobby and on the bulletin board by the Therapy Pool. There’s no charge. More information coming later this month. laki maikaʻi!
Beede Center Personal Trainer Bill Lehmann is presenting a new program tailored specifically to people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The hour-long class focuses on stretching, flexibility, strength and balance.
Exercise benefits the physical and psychological well-being of those with Parkinson’s Disease, a neurological disorder that deteriorates motor coordination and balance. Regular exercise helps keep muscles strong and flexible, including those that control swallowing and speaking. Exercise may also keep Parkinson’s from progressing, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. 
Classes will accommodate patients at all stages of the disease and they start Wednesdays September 11 at 2:30pm, at 55 Church St., West Concord. Chairs, and other accommodations, will be available to assist guests. The class accommodates six, so advance sign up is recommended. Participants should get medical clearance beforehand. You may call the Beede Center, 978-287-1000, or stop by the Beede Center for signups and more information. 
Bill Lehmann is a Personal Trainer certified for Parkinson’s Exercise Training through the Brian Grant Foundation and ACE, the American Council on Exercise. We are very proud of Bill for bringing this much-needed program to our attention. 

Enhance your health, self-defense and spiritual development with a new class we are offering. Taste of Tai Chi begins Thursday, September 12 from 9:30 to 10:30am in the Beede Center Studio. The class runs every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) until December 19. Cost is $147 for members and $189 for non-members. Tai Chi is ideal for all ages and physical abilities. Wear comfortable clothing for maximum results. Sign up online or in person. 

We are thrilled that Beede & Books is becoming such a popular program. 

Upcoming segments are Mondays October 7, November 4 and December 1. Each session begins in our lobby from 11 am to noon. Fiona Stevenson, beloved children’s librarian at Concord Free Public Library, will bring picture books to life with enthusiasm, song, and musical accompaniment from her exuberant audience of preschoolers. 

After a half hour of interactive literature, children and their adult caregivers head off to the flowing fountains of the kiddie pool. It’s an enjoyable way to ease into a new week.  

There is no charge for this event, co-sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library. If we reach our capacity limits, we will divide the group into two, with one reading first and the other playing in the pool. All preschoolers and their adult caregivers are welcome. Don’t forget towels!!! 

‘It is such a joy to run!’
Louisa May Alcott 

We’re closing this newsletter with a list of upcoming fitness opportunities in Concord and/or surrounding communities. Each offers you a chance to view your workout as a training session that benefits the good of society - so Thoreauvean. This may be a good mindset to shift into if you find yourself straying from your fitness routine. You’re not just helping you, you’re helping so many others. Enjoy all the good stuff September offers and we’ll catch up again in October. 

Saturday, September 7 - 3.1-mile hybrid around Waltham to benefit the Waltham Track and Field Club. The race is 1.5 miles of paved roads, 1.6 miles of trails featuring 480-foot elevations. The Waltham Track Club offers instruction to runners of all ages and abilities and from all communities. 

Saturday, September 14 - 5K run in Concord to benefit STEM education. 

Sunday, September 22, Alcott School, Concord. USATF-Certified races to support education, preservation and healthy living at the Orchard House, the home of ‘Little Women.’ Walkers welcome. Hosted by Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Uta Pippig.

Saturday, October 26 10 am, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Benefits Concord Recreation Summer Camp programs. Costumes encouraged! 
Well, this wraps up our newsletter until we meet again in October! 
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