Liberty Athletic Club Newsletter
January 2019
In This Issue

It's been such a pleasure to see familiar faces back in the club again after the holiday rush, and to see new faces entering the club with enthusiasm! We hope this year will bring positive changes, healthier living and improved wellness to each one of you.
 
Did you know that your membership includes over 300 complimentary classes? Classes include everything from Yoga to Spinning to Kung Fu and Dance Fit for Kids. With such a wide variety of offerings, there is sure to be one perfect for you! If you have questions regarding any of our classes, contact the Concierge at concierge@libertyathletic.net.
 
Thank you for being a part of the growing Liberty community. Our employee team looks forward to helping you achieve your health, wellness, fitness and performance goals.
 
 
~ Liberty Athletic Club   




Liberty's 15th Annual Pajama  
& Teddy Bear Drive for SafeHouse   

You have made a difference in people's lives. 

Thanks to you we collected 192 sets of new pajamas, 13 teddy bears, and $995 in monetary donations. Your generosity is appreciated!







Ann Arbor Community Support 
In addition to hosting the pajama drive for SafeHouse, Liberty is proud to show our support for the Ann Arbor Community, as well as many other causes dear to our members' hearts. Listed below are the organizations to which Liberty made charitable contributions in the 2018 calendar year:

A2B2 Holiday Gala
Leslie Science Center
AAACTA
Lincoln Lacrosse
AAGOC Patriot Golf Day

Logan Elementary
Abbot Ice Cream Social

Make-a-Wish
Alpha House
Men's 3.0 USTA Tennis
Ann Arbor Academy
Michigan Ability Partners
Ann Arbor Open
Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale
Mitchell Elementary
Bark of Life
Pioneer Hockey
BRAG Foundation
Pioneer Tennis
Bryant Pattengill PTO
RSVP
Camp Michitanki MI Med
Rudolf Steiner School
Children's Free Care Fund
Saline Area Schools
Circle K Service Day
Saline Hornet Football
Dexter Community Players
Saline Snowblast
Dexter Garden Club
Sara Burns Fundraiser
Dexter Little League
Sarcoma Fun Run/Walk
Dicken Elementary
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Diuble Family Vision Foundation
Skyline Booster Club
Down Syndrome Buddy Walk
Skyline Gala
Ele's Place
Skyline Wrestling Team
Event on Main
Skywell Expo
Excel Employment Options
St. Francis of Assisi Educational Trust Fund
Father Gabriel Richard High
St. Luke MOPS
Friends in Need
St. Nicholas Greek School
Glacier Way Co-op Preschool
Stone School Cooperative Preschool
Greek Orthodox Church
U of M Transplant Center Vita Redita
Habitat for Humanity
Unified HIV Health and Beyond
House by the Side of the Road
Vada Murray Cancer Research Fund
Huron Valley Catholic School
WACC Council for Children
JDRF Journey for T1D
Wines Elementary Silent Auction
Jewish Federation of Greater A2
Wolverine Wrestling Golf Classic
Kidney Foundation of Kidney Ball
Women's Center
King Elementary

Lawton Elementary PTO



For more information about charitable donations, contact Kathy Ernsberger at kathy.ernsberger@libertyathletic.net.
January 2019 Resolutions...
from the desk of Susan Cutshaw, M.S.
 


Many New Year's resolutions focus on weight loss leading to diet programs that promise to drop pounds in a short amount of time. Research has shown that these types of weight loss plans fail miserably and may cause more harm than good.  Experts suggest that common mistakes like setting unrealistic goals, skipping breakfast, or consuming too few calories may sabotage success. Instead, they suggest adopting an eating plan that provides results that can last a lifetime, not just a few weeks.  Here are a few positive tips that may help.
  • Choose an eating plan that fits your lifestyle, and reduces added sugars and hidden calories
  • Keep a food journal; research shows that monitoring food intake will keep you on track
  • Increase consumption of veggies and fruits; a cup of raw spinach is only 7 calories
  • Consume 70 % of your calories before dinner; we are more likely to make better food choices during the day than at night when we're tired
  • Get more sleep; sleep helps maintain our immune system and can help our bodies lose fat instead of muscle loss
  • Limit alcohol; 5 ounces of red wine equal approximately 121 calories
Successful weight maintenance can be a lifelong challenge.  Developing healthy lifestyle habits is the first step to your success.  

References


Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others! Schedule your blood donation today by signing up at redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: athletic) or call  1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Appointments may also made by contacting the concierge desk at 734-665-3738 ext. 134 or concierge@libertyathletic.net. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.  Please bring Photo ID.

Date: Friday, February 8
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Liberty Athletic Club

AudioFetch, a digital platform for listening to audio from any of the large fitness floor TVs on a smartphone, is now available at Liberty.  Download the free AudioFetch app (available for both Android and Apple products) and connect to Liberty's free WIFI network: "Liberty WIFI" on your smartphone. Select the channel in the AudioFetch app that corresponds to the numbers posted at each TV and enjoy your workout while listening to your favorite show! 
 
Please note, Liberty will also continue to support FM audio for all TV audio.


Club Hours
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.  

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

Our new club operating hours  will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday
5:30am-10pm

Friday 5:30am-9pm

Saturday 7am-8pm
NEW
Sunday 7am-9pm
NEW


Treehouse Activity Center Hours
Monday-Thursday
8:30am-2:30pm
5pm-8pm
Friday
8:30am-2:30pm
5pm-8pm* NEW
Saturday
8:30am-2:30pm

Sunday
8:30am-2:30pm


*Friday evening hours effective 1/18 - 3/15


Lagoon Waterpark
Monday 9am-8:30pm*
OPEN, No Lifeguards
Tuesday 9am-8:30pm*
OPEN, No Lifeguards
Water Features on From 12-2
Wednesday 9am-11am
CLOSED (Pool Maintenance)
11am-8:30pm
OPEN, No Lifeguards
Thursday 9am-8:30pm*
OPEN, No Lifeguards
Water Features on From 12-2
Friday 9am-4pm OPEN, No Lifeguard

4pm-7pm OPEN, Lifeguarded  Effective 1/18 - 3/15 NEW
Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm
CLOSED (Swim Programs)

1pm-5:30pm
OPEN, Lifeguarded

5:30pm-7pm
Open, No Lifeguards
Sunday 9am-12:30pm*
OPEN, No Lifeguards

12:30pm-5:30pm
OPEN, Lifeguarded

5:30pm-8pm
OPEN, No Lifeguards

*Zero depth pool will remain open during scheduled swim clinics. All other Lagoon pools will be closed.

Aussie Open Tennis Social
 
Date: Friday, January 11   
Time: 6:30-8:30
Cost: $30/$35
 
Food and doubles with friends.... Does it get any better?? This first grand slam of the year gives us a great reason to start the hardest part of the winter on a high note. Food and beverages will be served post court time, but feel free to bring your own. 
 
You must be 21+ to attend and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Space is limited to 24 so call to reserve your spot in this popular event.

Obstacle Play Park Sock Requirement

 

Socks must be worn when playing within the obstacle play park, and are available for purchase at the front desk.