MAC Newsletter |July 2017
July News to Know
Locker Rentals
 Lockers are available to rent. 

Cost: $8.00/month

Please contact Amy Goff  if interested.
New Members!
Barby Adams
Monika Boyle
Leslie Daniel
Chanda Newman
Bob Nicholls
Daniel Pippenger
Susanne Schilling
Michael Walsh
Henry Woolard
Ursela Woolman
Corey Trent
Henry Ackerman
Lana Billett
Karla Bonilla
Amie Brittain
Bill Brown
Rachel Canady
Jonathan Davis
Joan Edwards
Emily Elmore
James Mellendick
William Mustain
Jean Nelson
Sarah Rothschild
Ann Sanderson
Sierra Schoening
Mesach Service
Sarah Stanford
Ian Stewart
Shelly Washington
Sandra White
Jesse Winecoff
Sachet Wormley
Lindsay Yates
Donecia Engle
Thomas Finnigan
Philip Hoffman
Eric Jo
Jennifer Johnson
Brant Jones
Danielle Jones
Melissa Kalman
Jessica Kasarda
Jessica Kennamer
Brent Killen
Jason Kwak
Tony Leahy
Susanna Lee
Connie Leggette
Patricia Limones
Brittany Madden
Lucas Maguire
Loryn McGintey
Robert Robertson
Lisa Pope
Matt Orinsell
Connie Dowler
Rachel Smith
Jason Seeley
Thomas Hodges
Sarah Mahayni
Jamie Zanetta
Karen Briley
Johanna Ernest
Cassandra Walker
Mike Armmonds
Deborah Kane
Christina Dodd
Pamela Moore
Donna Grandy
Robin Bailey
Ed Fitzgerald
Robin Schmitt
Lori Dyer
Stephanie Arnold
Joy Reed
Shirley Pace
Michael Patrick
Nick Wright
Sarah McGrath
Courtney Lovelace
Trey Eanes
Jennifer Whitehead

Dear Members and Friends,

Over the past few weeks, as I planned classes to teach at MAC, the concept of balance continued to present itself in my ruminations.  So, I decided to go with it, and use the theme of balance in several class plans.  While we physically practice balance in our exercises, most of us also seek a metaphorical concept of balance in the practice of our daily lives. I found a quote by Jana Kingsford that set off a light bulb for me, "Balance is not something you find.  It is something you create."  I hear a lot of talk about finding balance in our lives, finding the perfect balance of ease and effort, challenge and achievement, giving and receiving, work and play, activity and stillness, cardio and strength, confidence and humility. Yet, it does seem true, balance is not "found," as if by accident or luck.  Balance, like happiness, does not happen to us, nor is it imposed upon us by an external force.  Rather, balance is created by our own design, it is the product of our intention and choices.  Our time and attention are valuable resources, and how we choose to spend them creates (or fails to create) the balance we seek in our lives.  If we tune into our choices of how we spend our time and of where we extend our energies, we will see that we do have control over the balance of our lives, and there is a power in that choice.  Actually, there is a lot of power in the choices we make all day long about how to spend our time and extend our energies.  May we all take this next month and keep the idea of balance simmering on the back burner of our brain, notice how we choose to spend our time and energies, and how these choices affect our sense of balance.  Perhaps, simply by navigating the process of noticing how we choose to spend our time and energy, we may discover a way to create a deeper sense of balance and happiness. Our time and energy are our most valuable resources, so let's spend them wisely.

With Health and Happiness,

Melissa O'Toole

July 4th at the MAC

Club Hours, 7am-6pm
Kids' Club Hours, 8am-12noon
Chuck will run the grill by the Water Park from 12 noon-4pm.
Food and drink specials will be available at the snack bar.
Pat O'Brien will perform poolside from 1-4pm.
Tennis social round robin, 9am, sign up on tennisbookings, wear red, white and blue

Group Exercise Class Schedule
8am, BodyAttack
8:45am, CXWORX
9:15am, MAC Barre
9:30am, RPM
10:30am, BodyFlow

website, social media

Group Exercise Schedule PDF Format
The PDF of the group exercise schedule is now available in the group exercise drop down menu.  From the main page of our website, hover over the tab at the top for Group Exercise.  A drop down menu will appear.  The last choice on this menu is the PDF schedule.  Click on that selection and the PDF schedule will open.

Events Calendar
Our website includes an Events Calendar, which lists out activities and events happening at the club.  From the main page of the website, hover over the tab for Schedules.  The Events Calendar selection will appear, click on this  choice to view a list of gym activities and events.
TENNIS & RACQUETBALL, Sandra,  adult programs,  youth programs, instruction

High Performance Tennis Camp for Youth
MAC is now accepting registrations for our summer High Performance Tennis Camp.  Click the link to view the tennis camp brochure. Stop by the front desk to register.  

8 In a Row for MAC YAKS
Team MAC YAKS captained by Ed Blackwell is headed to their 8th championship on July 15th in the Richmond Racquet League.  We wish them all the best of luck in bringing another trophy to the MAC!

Upcoming Leagues
The leagues that play September - November 2017 will be registering soon, so we need to get captains in place.  A complete list of leagues is posted on the MAC tennis bulletin board.  If you would like to play or captain, please contact the volunteer captain below or Sandra Mason via
If a team is full, please notify Sandra at by June 19th.  If there is enough interest, we can start another team if we know by the deadline.  
We need captains for the teams below:
  • Tri Level
    • 3.0/3.5/4.0 Men Wed Evening - Zach Pettit NEW TEAM;
    • 3.5/4.0/4.5 Men - Tues Evening - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.0/3.5/4.0 Women - Mon Morning - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.0/3.5/4.0 Women - Mon Evening - Gail Gold
    • 3.5/4.0/4.5 Women - Fri Morning - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.5/4.0/4.5 Women - Thurs Evening - Sally Lake
  • Combo Mixed Weekend
    • 5.5 - Rick Johnson NEW TEAM;
    • 6.5 - Melody Morton, Toni Bolden-Ealey NEW 
    • 7.5 - Donna Talamo, Sandra Mason
    • 8.5 - NEED A CAPTAIN
Intra Club WTT League
Our intra club WTT League will start playing July 14th.  Teams will play every other Friday through August.  There is no charge for gold members to participate.  Please contact Selena Heah to participate as a captain or player.  Fun, food & beverages, music and of course tennis!

Annual Club Challenge
Please sign up by July 3rd for the mixed division of the club challenge tournament.  Also, we are in need of a business to sponsor Team MAC for $1,000 at the Anthem Club Challenge, September 22-24 at the Westwood Club.  If your company is interested, please contact Sandra Mason.  Sponsorship benefits include:  Your logo on the event shirts, your company banner displayed during the tournament and your company advertised on the RTA website.
Tournaments Registration and Payment
The MAC will utilize a new system to register and accept payments from players to participate in upcoming tournaments. 
Please save this site as a favorite on your computer so that you'll be ready for the next tournament.  
All tournaments will be open to MAC members first but non-members will be allowed to play in order to fill the draw, so please make sure you sign up early to be guaranteed a spot.

Upcoming Tournaments

  • July 4th, Round Robin Tennis, 9a-11a.  Sign up at Wear red, white and blue!
  • July 15th, Junior Tournament, 1 day, contact Tom White for details at
  • Ladies weeknight member-guest tournament to be announced for Nov.
  • Men's weeknight member-guest tournament to be announced for Dec.
  • Aug 14th, 9a-2p, MAC Men's 7.0 Doubles Tournament, (Rain Date:  Aug 21st), sign-up via Combined rating of 7.0 means two 3.5 players or one 4.0 and one 3.0 player
  •  Aug 26th, 9a-2p, USTA Men's YoPro Tournament for young professionals ages 18-39, 7.0 & below and 7.5-8.5 (Rain Date:  Aug 27th), sign-up via, ID#:  300022617, open to 2.5-5.0 players.
  • Sep 9th, 9a-2p, USTALadies 2.5 Tournament, (Rain Date:  Sep 10th), sign-up via, ID#:  300091617.
  • Oct 14th, 10a-3p, USTA Ladies YoProTournament for young professionals ages 18-39, 7.0 & below or 7.5-8.5,(Rain Date:  Oct 15th), sign-up via, ID#:  300000517, open to 2.5-5.0 players.
NOTE :  All tournaments will give MAC gold members priority but are open to the general public.

MEMBERSHIP or 804 330 2222 ext 308, membership, billing

Summer Memberships are still available!


Float and Movie Night July 22, Weather Permitting

MAC Birthday Parties
Looking for a great spot to have your son or daughter's birthday party? Look no further! We handle the set-up, clean-up and all the fun in between. Your child can choose between playing games/sports in our basketball gym or swimming in the indoor pool, or playing in the water park and end the event with a celebration in our birthday room. Contact  Jill   Stansfield  at 330-2222 (ext. 318) for further details and to reserve your party today!

Click Here for more information about our MAC parties.

Parents' Morning Out 
Every Tuesday, we offer Parents' Morning out from 9am-1pm.  Price is $3/hr per child for Members and $5/hr per child for non-Members. Please sign up in Kids' Club by the day before your child will attend.

Parents' Night Out
Drop your child off for Parent's Night Out July 14th  from  5:00-8:30pm . The cost is $3 per hour per child for members and $5 per hour per child for non-members. Sign up by  Thursday before the event.  Please remember, our MAC Center Court Cafe offers a special $5 kids' meal during Parent's Night Out. Simply ask a Kids' Club staff member for further details about how to make this event even easier!

  Click HERE for Group Exercise Class Descriptions
Click HERE for Group Exercise Attendance Policy

Special Group Classes in July
July 4th  Classes
8am BodyAttack 45 with Angela in the Gym
8:45am CXWORX with Angela in GX1
9:15am MAC Barre with Serrah in GX1
9:30am RPM with Eliza & Lauren
10:30am BodyFlow with Eliza & Lauren in GX1

Monday Night Mix-Ups...ALL Family Friendly
Kids ages 7 and up are invited to participate with a parent, class starts at 6:30pm
July 3 Arms & Abs with Amber
July 10 CXWORX with Sarah
July 17 POUND with Heather
July 24 Sh'Bam with Eliza & Megan
July 31BodyJam with Casey

Other Family Friendly Classes in July
Kids ages 7 and up are invited to participate with a parent.
Wednesday July 12, 10:30am Fitness Yoga with Maura
Thursday July 20, 9:30am BodyCombat with Mika
Thursday July 26, 8:30am TBS with Patricia
Friday July 28, 8:30am Pilates with Patricia

FITNESS, personal or small group training

Private Yoga Personal Training Sessions
Why invest in yoga personal training? A private session allows for a more intimate view into YOUR practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your current practice or spend some time working with an injury or specific goal or concern. 

Injuries and health concerns can make a normal yoga class impractical for some participants. A yoga instructor teaching several students at one time cannot focus on individual needs or ensure that the poses will not further injure or strain a particular person. Furthermore, health concerns like pregnancy, diabetes or heart disease may require special alterations to one's yoga practice.   When health concerns are a potential issue, it is best to have a private yoga lesson with a properly trained Yoga Therapist. This can aid in working around the problem, avoid further complications, and help to ease pain or lessen the effects of a certain diagnosis. 

T he MAC fitness department announces that yoga personal training sessions are now available and offered by MAC yoga instructor and certified Yoga Therapist, Shannon Somogyi.  If you are interested in exploring a deeper, personalized yoga practice, for any reason, please stop by the fitness desk or the front desk to get in touch with Shannon.  Read Shannon's biography below to learn about her training and credentials. 

AQUATICS, aquatics programs for youth and adults, including swim team, pool maintenance
MAC Group Swimming Lessons

Master Swimming

Home Swim Meets

Important Aquatics Reminders
- As the weather warms up and we have more members using the pool, please remember to check the lane assignment sheets at the end of each lane.  These will tell you when that particular lane will be in use during the day.  If the unused lanes fill up, please remember to circuit (circle) swim or share one side of the lane with another member so that everyone can enjoy their workout in the pool. 
-When necessary, please be sure to share a lane with fellow lap swimmers and remember lap lanes in the outdoor pool are lap swimming.
-Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the hot tub and in the locker rooms. 
-Please make sure that proper swim attire is worn in the pool and the hot tub. Workout shorts, cotton and denim are strictly prohibited.
-Please click HERE   for July indoor pool lane charts. 
-Please click HERE for July outdoor pool lane charts.
ACTIVITIES,  activities  and member programs

Summer Concert Series, Weather Permitting
Come out to the Water Park every Friday night in July from 5-8pm and hear a live band.  Enjoy the fun and bring your friends!  Guests are FREE from 5-8 p.m.  Guests MUST come with a member.
Tues, July 4th, 1-4 p.m.:  "Pat O'Brien"
Friday, July 7th, 5-8 p.m.:  "The Remnants"
Friday, July 14th, 5-8 p.m.:  "The Wayward Bills"
Friday, July 21st, 5-8 p.m.:  "School of Rock"
Friday, July 28th, 5-8 p.m.:  "Summerhaus Band" featuring Melissa Chase from 103.7

Come try Pickleball! Currently we offer Pickleball Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings  from 9:45 a.m. to 12noon in the basketball court. Members may play for free, and non-members pay $2 to play.  Come see what all the buzz is about.   Beginners are welcome! Pickleball, the sweet sport with a sour name. *

Member Breakfast 
Our complimentary member breakfast is scheduled for July 19th from 7:30-9:30am in the cafe.  

All Sports Summer Camp 
We still have a few openings left each week of summer camp. Camp is in full swing, and the kids are having a BLAST!  WE PROMISE WE WILL SEND THEM HOME TIRED!   Ages 5-13 are guaranteed to have a GREAT time learning a different sport every day and much more.  Sports include (but not limited to) basketball, tennis (with our Tennis Pro Tom White), volleyball, soccer, knee hockey, gymnastics, and more. We go to the SkyZone each Tuesday and First Tee Golf will be here every Wednesday.  We will be doing fitness classes such as YOGA and POUND and ATHLETIC TRAINING.  Critical thinking projects such as  woodworking, Lego Challenges and homemade ice cream will be held each day. We finish each day at the WATER PARK!  Don't let your kids miss the fun.  Registration is open and forms can be found across from the front desk or on our website under Youth/Camps.  Limited space is available and filling up fast!  
Youth Basketball Camp
MAC will host an all day basketball camp in August, for boys and girls ages 9-16. The camp will be led by former VCU players, Jesse Pellot-Rosa and Rob Brandenberg.

(804) 330-2222