October 1 - 7, 2018 


We are working to keep our members informed about the happenings at El Gancho in a timely manner. Each week we will send a brief overview of what you can look forward to at El Gancho.

Our new website features a page showing the weekly fitness schedule. You can follow the link above or find it anytime at

Etiquette Reminder

  • Please help us to keep the back Exit door in the Strength and Conditioning Room closed, in efforts to keep the air conditioner working efficiently. 

Reminder on the following CELL-FREE ZONES


Please conduct  cell -phone conversations in other areas of the facility. if you utilize your phone for listening to music during your workout-please turn the ringer off or on vibrate. We ask that you take any calls into other areas of the facility. We are striving to create an atmosphere that all members can enjoy while they workout, un-wind and let go of the stress of the day. If your occupation requires you to be 'on call' for medical, military, police, fire or related purposes, please inform the front desk staff upon entering the club that you will have your phone with you in the fitness areas.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Join us to raise awareness, celebrate  survivor ship 
and participate in the benefits of physical activity.  

Please join Francie Healey
Saturday, October 6 at 2 PM 
at El Gancho

For a talk on her book,
"Eat to Beat Alzheimer's: Delicious Recipes and 
New Research to Prevent and Slow Dementia."

She will cover the following topics on her book:
  • Latest research on brain health, nutrition and exercise 
  • The impact of brain inflammation on memory and cognition 
  • How to eat for brain inflammation 
  • Where to begin - a road map for reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer's 


Author: Francie Healey is a Health and Wellness expert. She has a Master's degree in Counseling and is a Certified Health Counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in private practice

Sign up Required by: Thursday, October 4th by 5:00PM

Tubes, Bands and Medicine Balls Demo
Tuesday, October 9th
at 4:45PM
with Pamela Herzenberg

Get personalized instruction in a group setting as 
Pamela Herzenberg demonstrates techniques for beginners 
on  tubes, bands, and medicine balls. 

Sign up required by: Monday, October 8th by 5:00PM.

Staying Current with the Industry 

Barbara Duke, NASM Certified Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Functional Fitness Specialist, Posture and Mobility Specialist and Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist stays current with trends to help improve stability, movement, performance, and conditioning goals for better results and less over training. 

Barbara Duke attended "Exercise for Older Adults," an 8-hour course pre-approved for continuing education credits.  The program featured four new classes redesigned for 2018 and exploring exercise protocol for senior, chronic orthopedic and health concerns.  The schedule for this ETC Inc. workshop for fitness professionals included four new programs:
Standing Tall:  Exercise and the Aging Spine
The Bionic Elder:  Training with New Knees or Hips
Functional Forever:  Exercise for Independent Living
The Defiant Senior:  Exercise to Manage Chronic Illness.

Barbara earned another Certificate as a "Senior Conditioning Specialist."


Lottery Sheets Available Today

The first indoor court  lottery  will take place Saturday, October 27th at 9AM on the racquetball  courts This block will run from Monday, November 5th through Friday, December 21st for a total of 7 weeks. As always, you must fill out a lottery sheet in order to be eligible to participate in the lottery. The primary contact on your sheet must be present at the lottery. 

Winter Court Rates

October is the start of winter tennis guidelines. Winter tennis rates for indoor courts will be in effect beginning Monday, October 1st, and will remain unchanged at $24.00 per hour. Indoor courts may be reserved up to two days prior. Cancellations for any reason the day of a reservation will be charged. 

Name | Company | Phone | Email | Website
  El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club | 505-988-5000 |