Spring is just around the corner and we're all more than ready to welcome the warmer weather. The changing of the seasons is accompanied by the celebrations of St. Patrick's Day, Passover and Easter, all happy occasions for getting together with family and friends this month.
Meanwhile, you and your friends at The Chatham Club can join forces with our personal trainers in a new fitness challenge: Cardio Cruisin' USA. Find out all about it, and much more that is happening at the Club in this issue of Happenings. You'll learn about the five new classes that we've added to our weekly schedule, a Restorative Yoga Workshop, and an opportunity to help a local child and her family.
The Mitchell Squash program is busy with preparations for adult and junior, individual and team competitions, at all ages and skill levels. Registrations are being accepted for spring after-school classes and for summer squash camp, including a trip to Budapest for training. Plus, there is a special offer for women who want to give the game a try.
Make March the month that you freshen up your workout with a new challenge, a new class or a new form of exercise. You'll find them all at The Chatham Club...
In good health,
Please Welcome Our New and Returning Members
Bob Beattie * Donna Bland
Sean Boone * Kim Bracci * Kim Bush
Maureen Byrne * Carol Cann
Brooks Doll * Connie Draper * Carol Franklin
Chuck Gartner * Sue Gartner
Claudine Giglio * Norman Gilchrist
Philip Gilligan * Patty Gilson * Gregg Harting
Christopher Heck * Craig Johnston
Jeanne Kimber * Fiona Knox
Jeffrey Kraft * Mary Lanzillo-Rose
Ryan McCarthy * Ali McMahon
Rebecca Pennington * Pratik Purohit
Kiera Rosen * Jared Scherl * Sarah Sherman
Inmaculada Simancas * Laura Smith
Scott Winans * Elliott Zornitsky
Holiday Egg Safety Tips
If you're planning to decorate Easter eggs
this year, or if you're preparing hard-boiled eggs for your Passover seder, here are
a dozen egg safety tips to help you and
your family stay healthy.
Use one set of eggs for decorating and
hunting, and another for eating. Or to be
really safe, use plastic eggs for your Easter egg hunt instead of real ones.
NEW Challenge - Cardio Cruisin' USA
NEW 6-Week Cardio Challenge!
Begins Monday, March 25th
Members and trainers will join forces in small groups to challenge other teams in a cardio race
across the U.S.A.
Each piece of cardio equipment will be assigned a fixed equivalence conversion to level the playing field. Spin classes will be included with mileage based on class length.
Earn Weekly Bonus Miles!
Attend the "Class of the Week" and earn extra miles!
$25. Entry Fee
Winning Team Takes All
Kick-off Meeting - TBD
More information coming soon!
35-Day Jump-Start Fitness Challenge - WINNERS
|The Jump-Start fitness challenge has come to an end and we would like to thank all of our members for making it a huge success. We've had some very positive feedback about how this challenge helped many of you get back on track for the New Year. We hope you enjoy our next Cardio Cruisin' USA challenge, which will begin Monday, March 25th.|
Congratulations to our winners;
Top 2 men:
#50 with 5480 points, and #69 with 3515 points
Top 2 women:
#99 with 4455 points, and #4 with 3745 points
New Classes Added to the Schedule
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Warm yoga uses traditional vinyasa practices in a room heated to 80 degrees, allowing more dynamic ease of movement.
Hot 26 Yoga
Tuesdays, 6:45 - 7:45am
This yoga practice is inspired by Bikram yoga. You will learn, and practice 26 hatha yoga poses in a specific sequence in our heated studio.
Barre Dynamics and Melt
Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:30am
Saturdays, 8:30am - 9:45am
An effective program to shape your legs, butt, abs and thighs. Concentrated movements using the chair, small ball, yoga blocks and other props.
TRX Suspension Training
Mondays, 8:00 - 8:45am
TRX uses gravity and movement to challenge your body. You will build true functional strength and improve flexibility, balance and core stability.
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Studio's A & C
The perfect combination of cardiovascular and muscular training. You will burn calories, build stamina, develop and tone muscle. Learn the basics of punching, foot work and working out with bags.
Ballet Bar Body Sculpting
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30am
Working at the barre allows the isolation of individual muscles. The core based exercises combine barre work and light weights.
Fit & Fabulous Teens
Fit & Fabulous Teens
A 6-Week, get Toned, get Fit, get Healthy,
eat Right, have Fun, girls only program!
Twice-a-Week Group Training Sessions
with Personal Trainers: Dennis Stacknick & Christina Curtis
Monday & Thursday
4:00 - 5:00pm
teen girls ages 14 - 18
with Nutritionist: Karla Hamal
Begins Monday, April 8th
Register Early to Reserve Your Space!
*includes a 6-Week Silver Membership
Restorative Yoga Workshop
We work very hard in our lives and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest.
Restorative yoga poses help us learn to still our fidgety bodies and calm our rambling minds, so that we may rest quietly in the present moment, and see clearly the peace that resides within.
Restorative Yoga Workshop
w/ Kate Hewson
Saturday, March 16th
12:00 - 1:30pm
limited to 15 members, please sign up at our front desk
Heartworks - Believe in Brooke Week
The Chatham Club is proud to support the Heartworks Foundation -
Believe in Brooke Week.
Sunday - Saturday, March 10th - 16th, The Chatham Club will open our doors to the public, and encourage our members to bring a guest for the day. All guest fees collected during the week will be donated to the Heartworks Foundation to benefit Brooke Healey.
Brooke Healey is a four-year-old girl who has recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Brooke lives in New Providence with her parents, Stefani and Steve, and an older brother and younger sister. The Healeys need all our hopes and prayers. To learn more about, and to donate to the Heartworks Foundation, please click here.
Trainer Tip of the Month - Kneeling Overhead Press
Submitted by: Traci Stanard, B.S., M.S., CFT
We all are aware that both the mind and body need to be used to be maintained. But how difficult is it to constantly come up with innovative exercises that require new neuro-transmitters to fire? Performing the same routine will lead to boredom and eventually decline in your mental and physical potential. The following exercise is part of on-going research into the benefits of whole body fitness - incorporating the mind and body by using challenging balance and tension movements.
To properly execute the following exercise, one must pay close attention to body alignment and core tension, as well as bicep/tricep contraction and extension. To top it off the overhead press puts tension on the skeletal structure which is necessary to maintain bone health. Take a look at the following demonstration and then test yourself with a few sets of stable lunge/bicep curl/overhead press - taking advantage of not only toning your biceps/triceps but strengthening your core, hamstrings and quads as well.
View the move here.
Women's Squash -
Want to have a great time, try something new and get an amazing workout?
Squash is your answer. Squash is social and a total body workout - you'll burn over 500 calories in 30 minutes! Forbes magazine ranked squash as the #1 all-over healthiest sport.
Ready to get started? Join squash pro Kevin on Fridays, from 5:00 - 6:00pm
Plus, we're offering a terrific introductory squash package!
One 45-minute lesson with any of the pros, a Wilson 130 racquet and a pair of squash glasses for $199. Introductory lessons are available any day in March between 8:00am and 2:00pm.
After only one 45-minute lesson you'll be able to serve, hit both a forehand and a backhand, and have the confidence to play a game or we'll give you a second lesson for free!
NNJSRA League Finals, Sunday, March 24th - Good luck Chatham Teams!
Sy Perkins, Friday - Sunday, April 5th - 7th
NJ State Championships, Friday - Sunday, April 19th - 21st.
Levels: Open A, B, C, D, Womens, 50+, 60+
Club Championships, Saturday, April 27th
Levels: Open A, B, C, D, Womens, Junior U19
Junior Awards Banquet Luncheon, Sunday, April 28th
Session III - Spring Session Registration is now open!
Registration for the final session of the season is now available.
Our advanced players will focus on preparing for the Silver and Bronze Nationals.
For new squash juniors, this is a great opportunity to try the sport in a beginner class.
Summer Camp Schedule - Registration is now open!
Register to ensure your spot and receive early bird rates before March 15th.
Camp is even more fun with a friend - refer a friend to camp and save big!
You can save up to 30% through our referral program.
Away camp this year will be in Budapest - check it out, all levels welcome, ages 11-15.
Good luck to our adult players competing in the
US Age Group Championships, Friday - Sunday, March 8th - 10th.
Good luck to all our juniors competing in the
Gold Junior Nationals at Yale University, Friday - Sunday, March 15th - 17th.
Squash Training Corner:
How can you best help your child or friend when coaching them between games at a tournament? Giving advice between games can be a tricky endeavor. Often the scales can be tipped and your advice will make a big difference in a match. It can be a huge comfort and help to have a coach, friend or parent offer a few well chosen words during the 90 seconds between games if these main concepts are kept in mind.
1: Be positive - make your player feel confident!
So much of this game is mental - help your player get in the 'zone' and stay there.
2: One voice only - one fellow player, one coach or one parent.
Others offering tactical advice will only confuse the athlete.
3: In many cases, no advice is the best advice.
When a player is playing incredible squash, don't get in their way. A smile from a coach or parent,
a simple thumb's up or pat on the back is best.
Photo credit Greg Born
Chatham alumni R.J. Keating wins in 5 against U Penn in the deciding match to clinch a 5-4 victory for Bates men. This was R.J.'s final collegiate match, and Bates's final match of the season. A great way to finish your collegiate squash career. Congratulations from all your friends at The Chatham Club!
Alex Jung wins Bu17 Meadow Mill Gold in Baltimore, February, 22nd - 24th.
Coming in April...
For the entire month of April, all Chatham Club members will enjoy the benefits of membership at the Park Avenue Club. The Park Avenue Club is a private dining club that offers unparalleled service in one of ten distinctively appointed rooms, serving innovative contemporary