Archive for April, 2017

GF4 Summer Camp – saving parents from “I’m Bored” every single day

April 25th, 2017

WCPSS traditional calendar students get out of school on June 9 and don’t return until August 28 — 11 whole weeks off from the routine and structure of school.  Preschoolers typically get out even earlier than that, leaving active 4 and young 5 year olds with a solid 12-13 weeks off from their weekly habits.

If you haven’t already thought about it, now is the time to seriously begin thinking about what all your kid is going to do this summer.  Unstructured play is incredibly high on the list of things that should happen in the summer but the world we live in and/or the restrictions put in place by the demands of adult life make that a less viable option.  That’s where the Camps at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, particularly our GF4 Summer Camp, come in to help!

GF4 is short for Granite Falls Fitness, Fun and Friends, and just like the name suggests, our half-day and full-day summer camp sessions will be fitness, fun, and friendship focused.  Each week campers will enjoy a variety of fitness experiences, including special exercise classes such as Zumba Kids, KidzYoga, and KidzFit, and activities with friends – all centered around a fun weekly theme.  Every day will include swim lessons and recreational swim time as well!  At Granite Falls, we understand the need to let loose and have fun in the summer.  We enjoy getting messy, breaking into dance, crafting it up, and splashing as much as we can in our various pools.  The best of friendships are made at camp where campers feel relaxed, at ease, and able to let their genuine self out.  Campers can’t wait to come back and see their camp friends, especially those in year round schools who get the opportunity to come back to camp each season.  All of our counselors can tell you that camp friends often become BEST friends.

In fact, it is those friendships and the special, magical world of summer camp that brought one of longtime favorites, Mr. Gabe, back for his sixth camp season at GF4 Summer Camp.  He decided to enjoy one last summer with some of his favorite kids before starting his senior year at UNC this fall.  We are beyond lucky to have him with us once again.

GF4 half-day and full-day summer camps are for members and non-members ages 4 – 11. However, four year olds may only attend the half-day camps.  Register today and let us help your kids make fantastic memories this summer!

And the Biggest Chooser winners are…

April 13th, 2017

TEAM GREY with Trainer Sarah Roskilly Wins the Chooser Championship Belt!

People have a natural competitive nature. We crave to be challenged and desire victory. The Biggest Chooser 2017 Challenge was designed to appeal to that love of winning, but that wasn’t the only positive outcome this season. The camaraderie and accountability each team fostered formed relationships and healthy habits that will continue well past the challenge’s end date. Granite Falls Personal Training Team is beaming with pride at the success of all its participants. Together, we lost 1,248 pounds!!!! AMAZING JOB EVERYONE.

Special congratulations go to:

Overall Team Winner: Team Grey (Trainer Sarah Roskilly)

Overall Individual & Female Winner: Jenny Goguen (Team Turquoise, Trainer Janice Hirsch)

Overall Male Winner: Jonathan Gordan (Team Grey, Trainer Sarah Roskilly)

2nd Place Team Turquoise, Trainer Janice Hirsch), 3rd Place (Team Black, Trainer Phillip Williams),  4th Place(Team Pink, Trainer Heather Mills), & 5th Place(Team Orange, Aubrey Miller)


Why did YOU join?

April 5th, 2017

“Julia” came in to the club the other day on a whim. She hadn’t been here before, but has some friends that are members and had heard great things. She is a former sports enthusiast and has gone from rocking Bootcamp classes to having trouble maneuvering stairs. “Julia” is looking for a restart and she knows that this is the place that will get her there.

“John and Nancy” are a younger couple with two kids- a 3 year old and a 6 month old. They love swimming year-round and know that the kids are going to love the outdoor pool once that opens on May 20th. They are friends with a long-time Granite Falls employee and had only heard great things about the club. They toured the club and came back in the next night to sign-up!

“Sam” is a former member and now retired. He wants to get back into a fitness routine and wants to include his wife in the process. He was thrilled to be getting back told his old Granite Falls stomping ground.

Everyone walks through our doors for different reasons- the thing that I LOVE though, is that everyone leaves with a smile on their face. They know that they’ve made a decision that will benefit themselves and their family. They know that they will see old friends and make new ones. They know, if they go forward with the right mindset, they will see results…they will hit their goals (mini ones and the BIG ones!)

Thank you to everyone who given us a chance to prove that we can help you become a better you. I’ve experienced this for myself and, if you haven’t experienced it yet, I would like to personally invite you to walk through our doors…