October Newsletter 2020



I hope everyone is doing well as we approach the Fall months. The heat has been a little crazy but hopefully we will get into better weather this month. We have been working very hard to get our new outdoor area dialed in before the wet weather approaches. I am very happy to say that the project should be complete when you receive this email. I get phone calls from people asking questions about our layout and expressing concerns that they can't exercise the way they would like. Most do not know about our new project and once I tell them about what we are doing they are very pleased. I really hope everyone gets a chance to check out the new fitness area soon. We have tons of great equipment and much more turf to spread out while getting your workout. Members seem very happy with the area as it allows for social distancing and being out in the open.
With all that being said, we really hope to get the indoors also open soon as we see other counties open gyms for indoor usage. Our COVID metrics are very close to moving us into the next stage which will allow us to open with limited capacity. Fingers crossed as we move into the cooler months!!

I hope everyone gets a chance to try the "Take A Break Tuesday's" at the Fox Street Eatery here at the club. I have been doing it every week for my family. The food is amazing AND only $10!! You can't beat that! Check it out soon.

See Ya at the Club!




Friday, October 16th at 4:30pm
Cost $45 (charged to account at sign up)

Join us for a fun evening creating your own personal masterpiece! This month's painting will be fall leaves themed. Please email or contact Sarah at ssidote@caclubs.com or 805-218-0874 to sign up. Space is limited so sign up early!

**Cancellation Policy: A $15 no show fee will be charged to your account if you fail to communicate cancellation at least 48 hours in advance.




-Danielle Wommack

If just reading that first sentence triggered you, breathe easy – this is not a pro or anti-mask article. Instead I would like to share some tips about mask wearing as they are a part of our new "normal".

  • Be aware of your jaw. Just the fact that I have a mask on seems to heighten my anxiety a bit. I find that I am clenching my teeth as a result and by the end of the day I notice this tension in my cheeks and jaw muscles. I am trying to simply be aware of this fact and leave a little space between my top and bottom rows of teeth when my mouth is at rest. I am also focusing on simply trying to breathe normally through my nose without clenching my teeth. This is important because, believe it or not, your mouth and throat are linked to the pelvic floor. Tightening the upper part of your body can lead to a tightening in your lower body, including the pelvic floor muscles. Simple awareness can help. Take moments throughout your day to do a mental body scan, paying attention to tension you may be holding in your body. Breathe normally and relax those muscles.
  • Avoid dehydration. With a mask on, you now must make a conscious decision to lower this barrier to eat or drink. I have noticed that it makes it less likely that I take small sips of water throughout the day. You may recall the general guideline for water consumption of half your body weight in ounces of water per day (for example, someone who weighs 200 pounds would shoot for 100 ounces of water a day). Of course, hydration levels are affected by climate/temperature, physical activity, the foods you eat and how frequently you consume them. It is important to stay aware of your hydration to help regulate your bowel and bladder function.
  • Brush your teeth. You may have noticed mask stank. Keep on your tooth brushing routine – maybe even bring one to work to brush after work. Do not think it is ok to let this slide because the mask hides your teeth and your breath, or your overall health and hygiene will suffer.
  • Keep smiling. It may seem like others cannot see your smile, but we can. It is all in your eyes. A genuine smile creates those small wrinkles around your eyes, and this is a positive social cue that others will definitely pick up on. COVID has been hard and isolating so we need positive social engagement more than ever. And research suggests that smiling improves your mood as well.
  • Give your ears a break. If wearing a mask bothers your ears, it is time to switch masks or find ear strap hooks to take the strain off your ears. There are also DIY options like headbands with buttons on the sides to hook the mask onto. Your ears will thank you.
  • Avoid foggy glasses. To begin, your mask will need to fit well, especially on the bridge of your nose to prevent your exhalation creating condensation on your glasses. If you have ever considered contacts, now might be the time to avoid this problem all together.

I'd love to hear your tips for coping with wearing a mask at dwommack@caclubs.com




Two Payments of $276.25 Each

It feels like an understatement to say that life has changed since March. Many are finding the joys in this time, such as more family time and a less packed social calendar. But several people have found the decreased social support to be isolating and lonely the past six months. Add to that the stress of living in a pandemic and its effects/aftermath- it is no doubt that this time has created a new set of challenges as far as our nutrition and fitness. But that does not mean that you need to give up on your health. Having a dedicated and knowledgeable partner on your weight loss and fitness journey is a crucial key to success. However, in these days of social distancing, connecting with a support person is even harder than ever.

For those who may not know me, my name is Erin Foley and I am a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach at OVAC. In addition to my credentials I have had my own personal fitness and weight loss journey, growing up obese and during my 20s weighing well over 200 lbs. Believe me, any feelings of sadness, guilt, disappointment, embarrassment, hopelessness, and failure etc., have all been felt on my end. I have been there. For me, these feelings were self-limiting for a long time and helped keep me stuck. I know that having knowledgeable trainers and nutritionists in my corner was crucial to help me to start moving forward. And YOU need to know that negative feelings do not define you and that you can achieve your goals-even during these crazy times.

I am now offering an 8-week virtual one on one weight loss program with workouts and nutrition/lifestyle coaching sessions to help get you where you want to be. This program makes it easy for you to be in the comfort of your own home while still getting that vital connection for help.

What's Included:

  • 7 one-hour virtual training sessions
  • 3 half-hour nutrition/healthy lifestyle coaching sessions
  • 2 personalized additional workouts specifically tailored to the equipment YOU have at home for you to do on your own
  • Twice a week check in and support with me via email
  • Weekly "homework" assignments to support your goal

For questions or to enroll, please call or text me, Erin Foley (701)238-7351.





Since leagues and social events remain off-limits, tennis is still In a holding pattern. It is arguably the single safest form of organized exercise you can engage in and for that we should be thankful.
Speaking of safety, please note that court 6 is in pretty tough shape on the North end near the bike trail and court 7 isn't far behind. Resurfacing of these courts had been scheduled prior to the Covid shutdown and we are working on a fix. In the meantime, for your own safety please try to avoid using these courts. Remember, we have a beautiful brand new court 11 up top adjacent to the pickleball courts that is usually vacant.



Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to the recent pickleball happy hour.
A few of you have inquired about ordering racquets. We have affiliations with ProLite and Gearbox brand paddles and we can assist you in ordering those through the club by contacting Steve.
Also please contact Steve at 805.746.0819 or sbeckendorf@caclubs.com to have your name added to the pickleball master list so you can receive emails relating to pickleball, clinics, play days and happy hours.




Enjoy Pilates outside with our one on one Pilates sessions. A private secluded area, enjoying nature while toning your body. Contact Georgia for more details, gcotsis@caclubs.com




Water Polo Skill Clinic Starts Oct 5th
Join water polo coach Bethany to learn the basics of water polo to get ready for future participation in water polo. Meet at the rec pool diving area.
Ages 8-13
Monday's 2:45-3:15pm
Drop-in $15 per class
Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted and tread water for 1 min

Saturday Drop-in Swim Basics Starts Oct 10th
Pre swim team basics and stroke technique for youth swimmers. Meet at the rec pool stairs.
Level One ages 6-9 12:15pm-12:45pm
Levels Two ages 10-13 12:45pm-1:15pm
Drop-in $15 per class
Must be able to swim unassisted

*Youth will be physically distanced during all classes and all equipment is sanitized before and after class. Questions: Aquatic Director: Elin Cheverez echeverez@caclubs.com