MAC Newsletter | February 2016
February News to Know
Member Referral
 Refer a friend who joins for a year or more & receive up to
$100  credit towards your dues! See Membership for further details.
Locker Rentals
 Lockers are available to purchase. 

Cost: $8.00/month

Please contact Hunter Cheatham if interested. 
February Clean Eating
 Eating clean doesn't have to be complicated. Click HERE for ten tips on how to eat cleaner, healthier foods.

Welcome new members and families!

Ben Andrews
Joseph Bering
Toni Bolden
Lisa Bradbury
Luisana Carrero
Jullie Coleman
Jeffrey Collins
Tara Cornett
Kostadin Damevski
James Dugger
Karen Empson
Bruce Fillman
Brendan Finnie
James Gates Jr.
Michael Gill
Joshua Griffin
Abhay Gupta
Donte' Hammond
Dona Huang
Michael Hubbard
Jennifer Huffman
Jenni Humphrey
Laverne Jefferson
Aaron King
Neal Lappe
Paul Laurenz
benjamin Lease
Jeremy Lewis
Lindsey Love
Elizabeth Maguire
Terry Maples
Matt McCall
Patrick McFadden
Matthew Mohnacky
Shaquille Mosley
Elizabeth Murphy
Tiffany Palmer
Katherine Phillips
Erin Poburka 
Odiela Pompili 
Tobe Pope 
Fran Reese 
Steve Reese
Katherine Robinson
Emily Salkind
Gregory Schwall
Barbara Thornton 
Lora Williams
 Marianne Young

Dear Members & Friends,

In a game of word association, when prompted with the word February, a likely response is love.  February is truly the month of love, as celebrated by Valentine's Day. During this month in
particular, we often remember and acknowledge loved ones, family members, dear friends, even pets.  Perhaps, we find a small gift or plan a special outing in an effort to show appreciation for our loved ones.  And, while these relationships with family, friends, and loved ones are important to our health and happiness, there is another relationship worthy of our respect, acknowledgement, and appreciation.  This particular relationship is often overlooked or neglected; it is the one we ignore in order to take care of  others.  The relationship to which I refer is the one we have with ourselves.  As Buddha said, "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."  During the month of February, let's resolve to love and be gentle with ourselves.  Let's treat ourselves with patience and loving kindness.  And let's remember, the more we love ourselves, the more love we have to share with others.  I believe one easy way we can show love and affection to ourselves is by staying committed to our physical exercise routines.  So, as the inspiration of the new year begins to wane, and our hectic daily lives distract us, let's agree to stay committed to regular physical exercise as a way to show love for ourselves.

With health & happiness,

Melissa O'Toole
If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Chrissie Callis, Activities and Program Director, at 330-2222 (ext.304) or

Super Bowl 50 & Pickelball at MAC!!
We are happy to announce we will be 
hosting our 2nd Annual Super Bowl Pickelball on Sunday, February 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Get in a little friendly Pickelball competition before the Panthers & Broncos take the field! 

Don't forget the MAC Cafe will be airing Super Bowl 50 on all three televisions too! Stick around after Pickelball or just join us for the big game. The MAC Cafe will have food & drink specials.

February Member Breakfast
Our complimentary Member Breakfast will take place in the Cafe on Wednesday, February 17th from 8:00-10:00am. 

We will also have experts from Tidewater Physical Therapy on-site for our "Ask the Expert" event. Stop by an learn about injury prevention and receive rehab advice for your specific condition.

Table Tennis Tournament

Lifeguard Training Class - Sign up at the Front Desk!
Sign up today at the Front Desk for our American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course. If you are interested in serving as a Lifeguard this summer...don't wait for a course, get trained before the summer starts!

Be on the look out for another Lifeguard Training Course in March. Please contact Chrissie Callis at to get on the mailing list for upcoming class dates!

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Training
Is your American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Training certification set to expire or do you want to take this life-saving course for the 1st time? If so, MAC is proud to offer two upcoming training courses:

Thursday, February 11th from 5:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 20th from 9:00am-1:00 pm

Price is $50 for Members and $60 for non-Members. Sign up is available at the Front Desk.

New Session of Group Swim Lessons
Get ready for the summer now and sign up your little swimmer for Group Swim Lessons. 

Important Aquatics Reminders
-When necessary, please be sure to share a lane with fellow lap swimmers.
-Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the hot tub 
-Please make sure that proper swim attire is worn in the pool and the hot tub. Workout shorts are strictly prohibited.
-Click HERE for updated lane charts for Monday-Friday. Click HERE for weekend lane charts. 


Looking to make an extra difference, change your routine or meet new goals? MAC offers 1-on-1 Personal Training, Buddy Training, Fitness Classes and more! Our Certified Personal Trainers will help you:
-Lose Weight                           
-Reduce Stress
-Elevate Mood
-Reduce Fatigue
-Improve Self Esteem
-Build Muscle Strength
-Heighten Endurance
-Extend Flexibility
-Improve Aerobic Ability

Get details, schedule an evaluation or buy a package today. All new Members, receive two free Personal Training sessions. Contact our Fitness Department at 330-2222 (ext. 307) or stop by the Fitness Desk and let us help you reach your goals!

Please welcome Kevin Esslinger, Cindy Mills, Hunter Cheatham and Chaz Epps to the MAC Personal Training staff!

Tracey's Challenge 

One on One 
Foam Roller Sessions with Midge
Are you interested in learning how to live a healthy, pain free, active lifestyle?

 In a 30-minute session with Midge, you will learn various techniques that will help you: 
-relieve joint pain such as shin splints, IT band syndrome & improve flexibility
-learn to release physical & mental stressors and trapped tension in your body
-enjoy some of the same benefits of a sports massage

Cost is $15/per session. Bring a water bottle and towel to each session. Foam Rollers are provided. To make your appointment, contact Midge at 330-2222 (ext. 307) or 714-6248.  


Group Fitness Classes
After MONTHS of planning, we are shaking things up in February to bring you a full, balanced filled schedule with a fun new class, new days & new times!

We are adding "More" to our Butts & Guts class that is becoming ever so popular (think upper body work too) well as adding a FUN, NEW combo class to our schedule called CYCLE BOOTCAMP! This class combines intervals of work on the bike, combined with strength moves off of the bike that will give you cardio & strength all while working your entire body in 60 minutes. 

Cycle Bootcamp classes are Sundays at 9:30 am & Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. *Please wear gym shoes - no cycle shoes allowed for work off of the bike.

We will also be having 2 FAMILY FRIENDLY classes for ages 8 & up!
Wednesday, February 10th @ 6:30 pm - WATERinMOTION
Sunday, February 28th @ 2:00pm - BodyFlow

See you in the studios!



Kids' Club Open until 2:00 PM, Monday-Friday
Kids' Club will remain open until 2:00pm, Monday through Friday starting Monday, February 1st. This will be a trial basis. 

Parent's Morning Out- EVERY Friday in February
We will offer Parents Morning Out on February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Sign up for a February Parent's Morning Out in Kids' Club. Please sign up the Thursday before the day you plan to attend. 

The Cafe will also be offering $5 kids meals.
Price is $3/hr. per child 

Parent's Night Out, Friday, February 12th, 5:00-8:30 PM
Celebrate Valentine's Day early and sign up for our February Parent's Nights Out. 

Sign up for Parent's Night Out in Kids' Club by Thurs., Feb. 11th.
Member $3/hr. per child 
Non-member $5/hr. per child 

Our Cafe will also be offering a special $5 kids meal during Parents Night Out. Please ask a Kids' Club staff member for further details and how to even make a night out even easier!!


Adult Tennis Program
Starting February 1, 2016, we are happy to announce several changes to the adult tennis program to better serve your needs. 

First, to assure an appropriate allotment of court space and proper student to teacher ratio, we are now asking participants to call the Front Desk to sign up. (Last minute drop-ins will only be accepted at the instructor's discretion and if space is available.)

Next, to provide you better clarity in deciding upon which clinic to sign up for and bring you level appropriate instruction, the description of the clinics will be done according to the USTA NTRP rating system.(If you are interested in participating in a clinic outside of your NTRP rating, it will be at the instructor's discretion.)

Lastly, this gives you the opportunities for additional instruction and play time with some of the clinics being extend to 1.5 hours. Please click HERE for the schedule of Adult Tennis Clinics for Winter 2016.

The Tennis Department has decided to make these changes after listening to your concerns and we hope that we can now better serve all of you. If you have any questions regarding the changes to the Adult Tennis Program, please feel free to contact Sonny Kierulf or Thomas White.

(804) 330-2222