The Belmont Athletic Club
March Newsletter 2017
Est. 1980
Thank you for being a part of the Belmont Athletic Club family. We are always striving to provide ways to assist you in attaining your fitness and wellness goals. Our monthly Newsletter will provide you
not only with club events, but health related articles for continuous motivation.
Daylight Savings 
Daylight Savings starts this weekend and our Outdoor Tabata classes are back!

Set your clocks ahead this Saturday night!

 Group Exercise News

10:30 - 11:45 AM:  Gentle Yoga 
Mondays with Ashley C
Wednesdays with Jenna C
Fridays with Tami H

5:30 - 6:15 PM: Outdoor Tabata
Tuesday/Thursdays with Amanda
Meet at Livingston Park

7:30 PM -  Zumba with Ashley Cole
7:00 - 7:55 AM - Yoga for Athletes with Jenna C
(check APP as it may be postponed)
9:00 - 9:45 AM - Spinning with Jan B

Make sure you check out our Schedule Online , at the Front Desk, or on our App  on a regular basis for any changes.  

As always, please contact Stephanie with any suggestions or concerns you have regarding our programs.

To ensure we can accommodate your childcare needs, please make sure you make a reservation at least 
one day ahead.
St. Patty's Day Racquetball Tournament
Saturday, March 18th
11 AM
*Doubles Tournament
*Random Draw

Prizes an d beverages provided by Murphy's Pub

New members? Please join us during these times but you are more than welcome to reserve a spot at the front desk. If you have questions or would like to join the league, please email me at 
The IHRSA Passport Program makes it easy for you to visit participating health clubs when you are away from home. Find out more about this reciprocal travel program at


It's no secret that desk jobs can typically cause tight and/or weak hips. Chronic sitting produces a weaker posterior chain, a lack of range of motion, stiff muscles and compensation by using the joints above and below during movement.
Corrective exercise with the Versa Loop-a circular band without handles-is an ideal piece of equipment to effectively strengthen hips. If a Versa Loop is not available, a Thera-band tied into a loop or a resistance band with ankle cuffs can be used instead (ask a Trainer for assistance).
The following routine includes exercises that focus on one or more areas of the hip. These exercises can be used for corrective exercise or as part of your regular routine.
Sets and repetitions  of 10 to 15 reps should be completed before progressing to higher reps such as 15 to 20.  
Vegetable Shepherd's Pie
Ingredients:  6 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced,  Kosher salt,  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil,  1 large onion, diced,  3 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks,  2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch chunks,  1 bunch baby turnips, halved or quartered if large,  6 cloves garlic, minced,  Freshly ground pepper,  1/2 bunch fresh parsley, leaves chopped (stems reserved),  1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce,  5 tablespoons unsalted butter,  3/4 cup chopped veggie burgers or vegetarian protein crumbles,  2/3 cup milk or half-and-half,  Grated parmesan cheese, for sprinkling (optional)
Directions:  Preheat the broiler. Cover the potatoes with water in a pot; season with salt, cover and boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat the oil in a stove top casserole dish or shallow enamel pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, turnips and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables brown, 8 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid from the potatoes to the casserole dish. Lower the heat and scrape up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Tie the parsley stems with twine and add to the casserole. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 8 minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons butter and the chopped veggie burgers and warm through, 5 minutes. Remove the parsley stems and stir in the chopped parsley. Keep warm.
Drain the potatoes and mash with the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and the milk; season with salt and pepper and spoon over the casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan, if desired. Broil until golden brown, 5 minutes.
Take A Hike!!

March 11th & 25th
7-9 AM for 4-5 miles of intermediate  hiking. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM. 
Starbucks: 7962 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657
or 7 AM at El Moro Visitor Center
 $15 parking: 8471 PCH, Laguna Beach.
Scott's cell:  562.668.1904 
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Do you need assistance with the weight machines? Interested in learning how to use equipment in the "upstairs" weight room? Contact Stephanie to schedule an appointment with one of our Trainers.
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The Belmont Athletic Club
(562) 438-1176
Sunday             7:30am - 8 pm
Monday - 
Thursday           5am - 10pm
Friday               5am - 9pm
Saturday           6am - 8pm    

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