February Newsletter 2020

OVAC UPDATE

The new year gave us a few hiccups to start but now the lap pool heaters are running great and the men's sauna is back in action.  Please help us out and don't add water to the dry sauna.  It can lead to parts being broken and having it out of service.  We are also in the waiting game for warmer weather to get pickleball complete.  I do hope everyone gets a chance to visit the Cafe.  We are looking to make some changes over the next month with new items and a new look.

I hope everyone has a great February here at OVAC.  We will keep working hard to make it the best for our members!

See Ya at the Club!

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Ryan

 

PAPERLESS STATEMENTS

Beginning March 1st, we are transferring members with autopay through the club to paperless statements. This only applies to members who have a credit card on file that pays for their bill. If you would like to opt out of this service please email Sarah at ssidote@caclubs.com.

 

NO BETTER TIME THAN THE PRESENT

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Slots for private Pilates sessions are being taken fast! Please sign up for a session as soon as possible to get a spot. You can contact me, Pilates Director, Georgia Cotsis to talk through times. My business card is across from the front desk.

It is never too late to join the world of the mind/body connection!

 

STRENGTH TRAINING DURING PREGNANCY

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By Erin Foley, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pre and Post Natal Exercise Coach, Certified Nutritionist (Precision Nutrition Level 1)

If you are pregnant, or are thinking of becoming pregnant, and are unsure of how to appropriately exercise during this changing time, I'd recommend considering strength training.  Strength training can be easily modified as you progress through pregnancy and it helps your body handle the stress of pregnancy and delivery and during pregnancy it can help lessen back and pelvic pain.  Studies have shown that strength training even leads to healthier babies, with better birth outcomes and healthy birth rates!  Below is a testimonial from a client of mine who exercised throughout her whole pregnancy and felt all of these benefits.

In the words of one of OVAC's members...
"Working with Erin twice a week was essential to my pregnancy health and strength.  She formulated workouts to target specific areas and avoided tender or sensitive issues while pregnant.  She knew exactly how to push me without ever going too far. Thanks to Erin's knowledge and loving training regimen, I had a strong and healthy pregnancy.  People would comment that I was stronger and healthier than before I was pregnant!"
-Betsy B.

Here are a few tips on effective exercises during your pregnancy:

  1. Ensure that your abdominal muscles and pelvic floor feel supported and that there isn't pressure outwards on your belly or downwards onto your pelvic floor.
  2. Ensure that it feels moderately challenging but does not feel like you are pushing your body to failure.  On a scale of 1 to 10 the majority of your workouts should feel like a 6 or 7 in terms of intensity.
  3. Ensure that the exercise feels good on your body and doesn't cause any pain or discomfort.  You know your body best and if anything feels weird/off I'd recommend modifying the exercise.

Of course, every woman is different and specific exercises and load may vary based on strength and condition prior to pregnancy.  If you need a training program customized for you during this special time, I'd be happy to help. I can be reached at 701-238-7351.

Source: Why (and How) You Should Start Exercising During Pregnancy" by Jesse Mundell; January 2019

 

RACQUET SERVICES

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Need help with racquet or string suggestions? We can special-order racquets from Wilson for you and give you expert advice for the right racquet to fit your game. Contact Steve at 805-746-0819 if you have questions.

 

BALL MACHINE

Our ball machine is located on court 10 and available for rental for those who wish to get out and hone their skills. Ask about our economical yearly membership rate with unlimited use.

 

CHILI COOK OFF 2020

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Thanks to everyone who was able to make it the Chili cook-off a couple of weeks ago. Incredible effort on the chili with 14 brimming crock pots full of goodness. Congrats to David Jones and Anne Williamson for taking the grand prize with their Bourbon Street Chili.

 

PICKLEBALL UPDATE

The Pickleball Courts up above the pools continue to cure and will hopefully be available for use at the end of March weather-permitting. Thanks for your patience. We want to make sure we do the job right.

 

FEBRUARY KIDS CLUB ACTIVITIES

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Come on in to Kid's Club for February's Heart Healthy fun activities and crafts! All month long we will be exploring how nutritious foods, our exercise and playtime, and our friends and families keep our hearts happy and healthy. We can't wait to see you!

From all the Kid's Club staff:
Corkey, Meg, Tiffany, Caity, Caysee, Kimari, Lindsey. and Rachel

 

QUIN SEIDER INVITED TO SCS ALL STAR FESTIVAL

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Ojai Heatwave's swimmer Quin Seider was invited to attend the Southern California Swimming All Star Festival swim meet on Jan 25 at East LA College pool. Quin was selected by Southern California Swimming based on his meet performances in the past few months. The Socal All Star Swim Festival is an event where the fastest 32 swimmers across all events in the 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14 age groups in Southern California are selected and put on four different teams that compete against one another. Having a swimmer be a part of this event is very exciting for our small team and club! Congratulations Quin.

 

DOLPHIN CLUB 2019

NAME

Miles

Lengths

METERS

Donna Lechman

459.8

29,600

740,000

Douglas Borgatti

220.0

14,165

354,125

Molly Perry

207.1

13,333

333,325

Charles Slosberg

192.9

12,420

310,500

Jo O'Connell

187.9

12,096

302,400

Jeff Sojka

138.7

8,930

223,250

Kristen Clawson

135.8

8,740

218,500

Nancy Voyer

134.4

8,650

216,250

Jesse Grantham

129.9

8,362

209,050

Sue Horgan

115.7

7,448

186,200

Jonie Sherfey

108.5

6,982

174,550

Jeanne Munesato

95.3

6,136

153,400

Nancy Pierson

95.1

6,122

153,050

Arthur Kilmurry

87.4

5,626

140,650

Claudia Lurie

77.8

5,010

125,250

Pat Essick

75.1

4,832

120,800

Chris Perkins

73.3

4,718

117,950

Sherry Doyle

70.9

4,562

114,050

Tom Susanka

67.1

4,322

108,050

Lucy Capuano

65.1

4,190

104,750

Mary Iler

57.0

3,668

91,700

Frank Salguero

56.7

3,647

91,175

Lisa Porto

54.6

3,513

87,825

Micheal Frances Smith

50.3

3,240

81,000

Liz Cossairt

50.3

3,238

80,950

Paul Lazenby

50.0

3,224

80,600

Paul Lazenby

50.0

3,224

80,600

Dawn Gorman

44.6

2,872

71,800

Cecil Baumgartner

35.0

2,252

56,300

Alan Doyle

28.8

1,856

46,400

David Mendoza

22.5

1,450

36,250

Sue Frances

20.6

1,850

33,160

Kerri Griffee

17.7

1,140

28,500

Derek Poultney

16.4

1,056

26,400

Gary Liptak

7.0

450.0

11,250