Liberty Athletic Club Newsletter - December 2018
In This Issue
Dear , 

As we prepare for the busy season ahead, we pause to reflect on the past year.   Our philosophy has, and will continue to be, to reinvest in our Liberty Community. We are committed to providing you the very best in health, fitness and wellness.  We will continue to strive to bring you exciting new programs, state of the art equipment and improved facilities.  We are grateful for your continued loyalty and support, and wish you and your family prosperity and health this holiday season and in the year ahead.
 
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!

Liberty Athletic Club


Effective Saturday, January 12th, we are pleased to announce that Liberty will extend its operating hours.  We will open one half-hour earlier on the weekends, and remain open one half-hour later on Saturdays.  

Our new club operating hours will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday
5:30am-10pm
Friday 5:30am-9pm
Saturday 7am-8pm
Sunday 7am-9pm

 
We welcome the opportunity to service you and your family all the more in the new year.



Beginning in early 2019, Liberty Athletic Club will introduce AudioFetch, a digital platform for listening to audio from any of the large fitness floor TVs on a smartphone.  Members wishing to utilize this addition to the club must download the free AudioFetch app (available for both Android and Apple products).  Each of the TVs will be numbered and users will need to select the channel in the AudioFetch app that corresponds to the numbers posted at each TV.  In order to utilize the AudioFetch platform members must be connect to Liberty's free WIFI network: "Liberty WIFI"
 
Please note, Liberty will also continue to support FM audio for all TV audio. 








New Entry System into Childcare

  • A convenient and secure way to enter
     
  • Bar code from your Liberty Key Card or Mobile App will be necessary to enter Childcare from the outside
     
  • Access will only be available during childcare hours




Liberty members, refer a friend who joins in December and each of you receive a free month of dues. Contact the sales team at 734-665-3738 ext. 112 or sales@libertyathletic.net. It's another great day at Liberty!

Kick start the New Year with a more sustainable
and realistic approach to healthy living!

Registration is now open!

WHAT IS REVUP 2019?
Recovery-Exercise-Variety~Unlimited Possibilities is a six-week challenge for teams of two, designed for motivating and encouraging members to focus on the process of incorporating a complete health and fitness program into their lives. By utilizing a team-based competition and weekly, short-term goals, REVUP makes adopting healthy habits easy and fun. 

This year, participants will utilize the ChallengeRunner (available for Android and iOS) online wellness platform for tracking health and fitness goals during the competition. Participants are given weekly health and fitness goals that are easier to achieve at the beginning of the competition and become progressively more challenging in future weeks as participants build on previous success. Completing goals earns points that are totaled throughout the challenge. The team with the highest point total at the end of REVUP will win the grand prize of $500!

CHALLENGE DETAILS
Teams of two may be member-created, or participants without a partner will be paired based on similar exercise schedules. 

REVUP 2019 runs from January 6th - February 16th

All Liberty members ages 15 and up may participate. Entry will be limited to 150 participants.

Entry Fee: $35 per person

REVUP 2019 Starts January 6th!

Participants may also enroll in the REVUP Body Comp-etition with before and after assessments to compete for an additional chance at winning a $150 Liberty Athletic gift card (additional $20 fee).

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Register for the REVUP 2019 challenge through the Concierge or Front Desk.

If you would like more information, please contact R.J. Meske, Director of Fitness & Wellness.

Phone: 734.665.3738 ext. 129
Email: rj.meske@libertyathletic.net


Pajama Drive    

Our 15th Annual Pajama Drive for  SafeHouse Center has started  and runs through December 17th.

We are collecting new, unwrapped pajamas, slippers, and teddy bears in all sizes - from infant to adult 4X - to be given to SafeHouse Center in time for their holiday party. These items may be dropped off at the Membership Sales Office. 

They are in particular need of the following:
Pj's for Boys Ages 4-8 (Sizes 5,6,7 & 8)
Pj's for Teen Boys (Sizes 10-12)

Pj's for Girls Ages 4-8 (Sizes 5,6,7 & 8)
Pj's for Teen Girls (Sizes 10-12)

Women's sizes XL & XXL

If you would like to make a monetary donation through your Liberty account, please contact the front desk at 734.665.3738 ext. 110.  Monetary donations are given to SafeHouse to purchase versatile gift cards (gas, groceries, essentials) and are distributed to families throughout the year.

Please   click here to learn more about the SafeHouse Center. 

Thank you to all of you for helping us help our community this holiday season!


Get a Head Start on 2019 New Year's Resolutions
from the desk of Susan Cutshaw, M.S.


It's that time of year again when many people think about transitioning into the new year by setting health and wellness goals.  Realizing one's vision is not always easy so instead of waiting until January, take steps now to create a realistic plan.

Whether the goals are developing a better diet, weight loss, or increasing physical activity, it's about the journey. There are no quick fixes.  According to registered dietician Rebecca Turner, being consistent and patient is the way to cultivate that healthier lifestyle.

Hopefully some or all of these principles will be helpful when thinking about the coming year's resolutions.  
  • Create a reasonable timeline and start date - set a date to start and then 8,10, or 12 week goals instead of looking too far into the future.  This can help avoid the feelings of mission impossible.
     
  • Be specific with visions and goals - instead of making broad statements like wanting to be more fit or eating healthier; actually defining what that vision looks like may work better in the long run.
      
  • Make objectives measurable - set 2 to 3 weekly, achievable objectives which are in line with the intended overall goals and vision.
     
  • Make a list of what you'll need to get started, like exercise gear, and have it ready to go when you are.
     
  • Borrow skills from past achievements - using techniques from past successes can be useful tools in overcoming roadblocks to victory.
     
  • Be mindful during meals - slowing down when eating may result in eating less and enjoying the food more.
     
  • Plan meals - this can help eliminate those urges in consuming the not-so-healthy treats.
     
  • Move - getting up and moving around every 30 minute increases metabolism and feels pretty good as well.
     
  • Sleep - there is so much out there about the benefits of getting enough sleep and when we're sleeping we're not eating.
     
  • Be kind to yourself- keep in mind that transformations are difficult and life does happen so when there's a misstep in the well-oiled plans, let it go.  Tomorrow's a new day...

References

Holiday Club Hours

Monday, December 24 - Christmas  Eve
Club hours: 7:30am-2:30pm
Café Liberty: 9:30am-2pm
Treehouse: 8:30am-2:30pm

Tuesday, December 25 - Club Closed 

Wednesday, December 26 
Club hours: 7:30am (delayed opening)-10pm

Monday, December 31 - New Years Eve
Club hours: 7:30am-4pm
Café Liberty: 8:30am-3:30pm
Treehouse: 8:30am-2:30pm

Tuesday, January 1 - Club Closed 

Wednesday, January 2 
Club hours: 5:30am-10pm
Café Liberty: 8am-7:30pm

Liberty Lagoon
Lifeguarded Hours
Sat 12/22 12-5:00pm
Sun 12/23 12:30-5:30pm
Mon 12/24 No Lifeguards - Club Closes Early
Tue 12/25 Club Closed - Christmas Day
Wed 12/26 12-4:00pm
Thu 12/27 12-4:00pm
Fri 12/28 12-4:00pm
Sat 12/29 12-5:00pm
Sun 12/30 12:30-5:30pm
Mon 12/31 11am-3pm - Club Closes Early
Tue 1/1 Club Closed - New Year's Day
Wed 1/2 12-4pm
Thu 1/3 12-4pm
Fri 1/4 12-4pm
Sat 1/5 12-5pm
Sun 1/6 12:30-5:30pm
























Rockwall & Obstacle Play Park
 Supervised Hours
Sat 12/22 10am-2pm
Sun 12/23 11am-4pm
Mon 12/24 No Supervisors - Club Closes Early
Tue 12/25 Club Closed - Christmas Day
Wed 12/26 12-4pm
Thu 12/27 12-4pm
Fri 12/28 12-4pm
Sat 12/29 10am-2pm
Sun 12/30 11am-4pm
Mon 12/31 11am-3pm - Club Closes Early
Tue 1/1 Club Closed - New Year's Day
Wed 1/2 12-4pm
Thu 1/3 12-4pm
Fri 1/4 12-4pm
Sat 1/5 10am-2pm
Sun 1/6 11am-4pm

Aussie Open Tennis Event

Friday, January 11, 2019    
6:30pm-8:30pm
$30 Members & $35 Non Members 
 
Gather with friends and register now for a fun night of doubles. Food and beverages are included. 

This event is for ages 21 and older.  There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for this program. Space is limited.


Holiday Gift Card Purchase
Purchase a $100 Gift Card and receive a One Minute Manicure Hand Scrub and Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark in a Holiday Gift Bag valued at $25.  

While Supplies Last | Assorted Scents





Holiday Massage Packages
Discounted massage packages are available for purchase between December 1-31, 2018. The packages include four massages of the same type and include a holiday gift bag and card.

While Supplies Last




Giving Back
Liberty Athletic Club is pleased to have provided in-kind donations to the following organizations during the month of November.

Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre
Glacier Way Coop Preschool
Jewish Federation of Greater A2
Thomson Reuters
Vada Murray Fund - Cancer Research

Join the Liberty Team!


Looking for a fun and friendly place to work? Liberty offers great benefits, including a free individual membership. 

We are now hiring for the following positions:


 

  • Birthday Party Supervisors
  • Certified Lifeguards (lifeguard certification required)
  • Swim Instructors (lifeguard certification required)
  • Café Attendant
  • Fitness Floor First Responder (CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications required) 
  • Women's Attendant
  • Assistant Child Care Director


 

If interested in employment at Liberty, please contact Katie Potgiesser in Human Resources at katie.potgiesser@libertyathletic.net or via phone at 734.665.3738 ext 118.

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