June Newsletter 2017



imgIt's Summer time at OVAC and we have some great events lined up! From Cornhole Tournaments to Beer Tastings, we will make sure you are having a good time at the club! We will also be hosting the National High School Tennis Championships in July. We also have great swim and tennis camps starting up this month! It's a great way to get introduced to amazing sports.
I hope everyone has a great start to the Summer!

See Ya at the Club!



Whites and Woodies is back. Save the date. June 25th. Wood rackets will be provided if you don't have your own.



Wednesdays at 6pm with Katya
Fridays at 8:15am with Thomas

Cardio tennis is back when summer break starts!!!!!!! Free Wednesday nights at 6 with Katya. Starts 6/24.

Thomas will offer cardio tennis Friday mornings at 8:15. A sign-up sheet will be at the front desk by June 1st. First session will start on 6/23.

Call Thomas at 805 4074481 with questions.


Summer camp registration board is up in the lobby. Sign up your kids for tennis and swim fun!
Ages 4-8
Time: 9am-11:30am, Cost: $125 Member, $150 Non-Members
This program is a great intro for kids interested in the game. We will cover the basics while having fun playing different types of games geared towards their tennis future.
Tennis from 9-11am, swim from 11-11:30am.

Session 1: June 19-23rd
Session 2: July 3-7th
Session 3: July 17-21st
Session 4: July 31-August 4th

Ages 9-15
Time: 9am-12pm, Cost: $150 Members, $175 non-Members
This program covers many different levels. We divide the players according to their skills and ability. The program will push players with intense drills while also having fun with games and competition. Tennis from 9:00-11:30am, swim from 11:30am-12 Noon.

Session 1: June 26-30th
Session 2: July 10-14th
Session 3: July 24-28th
Session 4: August 7-11th
Session 5: August 14-18th



By Danielle Williams, Fitness Director

I saw you walk around that day membership gave you a tour of OVAC with a dazed look in your eyes feeling awkward and a bit out of place in street clothes. I could tell you felt like you stood out as the “newbie”. You clearly felt uncomfortable wondering if everyone could tell that you were out of shape and desperate for a change? I tried to smile at you to let you know it was going to be ok. Really. I wanted you to know that every one of us felt afraid and confused by all the machines and equipment at first. I wanted to interrupt the tour to make sure you knew none of us knew where to start when we first joined. I distinctly remember dreading undressing in the locker room where everyone could see the effect of having three kids had on my body. I was ashamed of my body. I didn’t even own fitness clothes when I first joined and worked out in my husband’s work t-shirt and cut off sweat pants.

You didn’t run away though. You decided that the time to change is NOW. You signed on the dotted line and you became an official Ojai Valley Athletic Club member. I was so excited for you because I knew the opportunities that awaited you. I could see you relaxed slightly when you consistently received a warm greeting from the front desk. You started to notice that not everyone here looks ready for the Cross Fit Games – you are surrounded by men and women of all ages and fitness levels gathering to create a more healthy lifestyle without egos.

Then you remembered those complimentary personal training sessions. You took a deep breath and reached out to me to get started. I was overjoyed! I knew it was hard, hard to trust, hard to make yourself vulnerable, especially if you had been injured in the past or never reached your goals. What if it doesn’t work again this time? Then what? I understand because these are the same feelings I experienced when I became a member. I understand that you don’t want to be judged, you want to be empowered. You want support and changes that are actually doable. You want to look and feel awesome again. And you want to learn to do it independently without breaking the bank.

I’ve seen that “first day” look so many times over the years and I am proud to be a part of a team that knows how to listen, a team that understands where you’ve been and wants to guide you to where you want to be. We get it because we’ve been there. Our Rock Your Dream Jeans 8-Week Transformation program has proven successful year in and year out and we are ready to show you how to overcome your fears, scale your mountains and create a fit lifestyle and body that you never imagined possible. We focus solely on real results for real people like you and we want to invite you to join our Rock Your Dream Jeans tribe.
What Makes This Program Special? IT WORKS! Every last bit of information that you will need to make sure you get the most out these 8-weeks and look your best in those dream jeans. If you’ve done Dream Jeans in the past, you are definitely going to want to try the all new Rock Your Dream Jeans 8-Week Transformation.
What Should You Expect? You will bring in a pair of jeans that you would like to fit into but currently can’t get buttoned. In just 8 weeks you WILL be wearing those jeans. This is a REINVENT your body program. You will learn the importance of strength training and metabolic training in the quest to lose fat. You will experience breakthrough moments and the feelings of empowerment that come along with such breakthroughs.
What Does It Include?
*Two Small Group Training sessions per week for the entire 8-week transformation with a certified personal trainer utilizing the proven effective all new Rock Your Dream Jeans metabolic workouts.
*Eight more all new solo strength training programs designed to maximize your fat loss.
*A complete Nutrition Plan and Food Journal.
*Personal motivation via group emails from the Rock Your Dream Jeans Expert Trainer Danielle Williams.
*Five educational emails per week about health and fitness.
*Q & A via email with Rock Your Dream Jeans Expert Trainer Danielle Williams on all training and nutrition questions.
*Delicious recipe ideas designed to be healthy, nutritious, and supportive of your weight loss goals so you can stay excited and interested at mealtimes.
*Travel and Home Workout options in case you need to be away for part of the 8-week transformation.
When Does It Happen? BEGINS THE WEEK OF JUNE 26th
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:45am with Danielle
Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:00pm with Sarah
Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:45am with Corkey
On vacation some of these dates? We can accommodate make-ups or pro-rate out your missed sessions.
What Does It Cost? Two payments of $198.50 for members non-refundable (billed in July and in August). $476 non-refundable pre-pay for non-members. Note that non-members will enjoy complete gym access during open gym hours during the 8-week transformation to complete your solo strength training workouts.
How Do I Sign Up? Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come-first served basis by emailing Danielle Williams at dwilliams@caclubs.com or calling 818-219-4835.
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imgWould you like to receive an email notification when classes are cancelled? Please send an email to dwilliams@caclubs.com and we will add you to the email list.



1. Eat 3 to 4 times a day without snacking.
2. Actually feel hungry before you eat, then wait another 30-60 minutes.
3. Eat mostly whole foods.
4. Practice portion control.
5. Eat until 80% full.


*Aquarobics with Mari Allen now Saturdays at 9am too for the Summer Schedule. Safely challenge your balance, strength & flexibility while improving your endurance and energy levels. Intermediate.

*Ignite the Fire with Belinda Hill Fridays at 7am. Ignite your inner strength with a core, cardio and yoga fusion practice. Intermediate.

*Ball Strength with Trudie Town Thursdays at 7pm. Strengthen, tone and stretch your entire body with stability balls and free weights, while challenging your core. Advanced.

*Sunday Yoga at 9:30am with Etienne Emmanuel starts June 18th.



Children enjoy an afternoon as mermaids! Activities include treasure hunt, underwater photos, games, snack, music, and short choreography swim routine and more!
Bring your own mono-fin and play!
$65 members
Age 5-7- Friday July 7 4pm-6pm
Age 8 and up-Friday July 14 4pm-6pm

*must be able to swim unassisted and submerge head
Pick up registration form at the front desk
Contact whellstrom@caclubs for more information


imgThe diving board will be open on weekends starting Memorial Day weekend 12pm-6pm and seven days a week starting on June 18. Lifeguards will be on duty, please use caution while using the diving board and follow pool rules. We want everyone to have a fun and SAFE summer!



PARENT & CHILD-Water Introduction (ages 1-3)
Fun water introduction and acclimation to group lessons, swimmers learn water safety, comfort, and awareness with games songs and play.

TADPOLES LEVEL 1- Water Skills and Safety (ages 3-5)
Preschool age beginners start breath holding and blowing bubbles while gaining arm stroke and kicking. Emphasizes water safety while having fun and gaining confidence

MINNOWS LEVEL 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills (ages 4-6)
Focus on front and back glide, breathing, freestyle, backstroke. Swimmers gain endurance and stroke skills.

SHARK LEVEL 3- Stroke Introduction (ages 5-9)
Swimmers learn improved stroke mechanics and efficiency swimming longer distances, diving and swimming in deep water.
Cost: $90/session Non-members $108
Questions: Contact Wendy Hellstrom whellstrom@caclubs.com
Register Online www.ovac.caclubs or at the Front Desk
*Non-member ADD $15
Questions: Contact Wendy Hellstrom whellstrom@caclubs.com



I wanted to take this time to express my gratitude to all of my private Pilates clients (you know who you are). You inspire me with your amazing progress towards the goal of balancing your body. Your continual feedback is greatly appreciated as that is the best way for Pilates instructors to help you towards the goal of a balanced body. You do the work and it makes me so happy to see your commitment knowing that you will move more” fluidly” (as client, Don Diaz says) throughout your life. You are perfect examples of what Pilates can do for one’s life, at any age.

As client Cheryl McPherson said, “I would like to remind club members of all athletic abilities that Pilates is preventative—it is an investment in joint health, strength, and flexibility. I would rather spend my money on Pilates than medical interventions years from now!”

Thank you all for entrusting me to help you in your journey in moving throughout your life more easily, pain free, and with better athletic ability. You are the best promoters of Pilates possible.

With warm affection,
Julie Fox
Head Pilates Instructor

~You dream of being strong, flexible, and lean
~You dream of moving throughout your days easily
~You dream of being comfortable in your body and free of pain or discomfort
~You dream that your body will do what you ask of it without hesitation
~You dream of being a better athlete
~You dream of leaving your workout session feeling better than you did before you started it

imgYou’re dreaming of Pilates!
Make your dreams come true.