May 10th, 2017

Most of us know that kids are supposed to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. And 1 hour spent being active sounds like a pretty easy goal, doesn’t it?

But as kids get older, increasing demands on their time can make getting that hour of exercise a challenge. Also, some kids get caught up in sedentary pursuits like watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Internet. Even doing a lot of studying and reading, while important, can add to a lack of physical activity.

So how do you get kids motivated to be active, especially those who aren’t natural athletes?

When kids find an activity that’s fun, they’ll do it a lot, get better at it, feel accomplished, and want to do it even more. Likewise, if they’re pushed into activities they don’t like, they’re unlikely to want to participate and will end up frustrated and will feel like exercising is a chore.

Granite Falls is here to help. Our Kids Run club provides an opportunity for kids to get fit & have fun.

Please click here to find out more!!!!



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)


The Secret to Keeping Resolutions: Set SMART Goals!!!

March 14th, 2017


Each New Year, we make resolutions. We want to lose weight, eat better, gain muscle, or live a healthier life. By March, the struggle to stick with the plan is real.  And, while it’s important to have goals, it’s essential that we enjoy the process of realizing them.  While you’re evaluating your resolutions this year, remember goals should be:

  • Specific,
  • Measurable,
  • Attainable,
  • Realistic, and
  • Timely.

Once you’ve set your goals, remember that the Personal Training Team at Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club would love to see you succeed and we are here to help.

Summer Shred, Biggest Chooser, Max Strength Training, Foundations of Fitness, Tri Club, Run Club, & Individual Personal Training Services are just some of the great programming we offer to our members.

Good luck on your journey- we are here to walk beside you every step of the way!

Kara Lockhart, GFSAC Fitness Director



The Story of Mary, Diane, and Diane

February 28th, 2017

Has going to the gym & getting into shape always been in the corner of your mind, but you aren’t sure where to start???

Leave aside all the excuses and the fears…join us for Foundations of Fitness!

In February, Mary & the 2 Diane’s decided to “take the plunge” back into the gym to beat the winter blahs. What they discovered was much more than a tough hour workout. They found community and understanding. Also, the new team created great accountability for each other. They inspire one another into coming to the gym more than once a week. Diane said, “I am happy to tell you I have been back to the gym and on the treadmill twice since Tuesday night and have done the exercises at home. Thank you so much for Tuesday night … it is so what I needed. I appreciate your time, effort and kindness with me.” We are so proud at these lovely ladies’ success, and happy to be part of their journey to better fitness & wellness. WAY TO GO, MARY, DIANE, & DIANE!!!

Foundations of Fitness is a 4 week starter program designed to explore the benefits of cardio and resistance training, build your knowledge of circuit equipment/free weights, increase flexibility, determine proper intensity for improvement of health, and to build friendships/connect with like-minded members. Each once-per-week session is led by ACSM certified personal trainer, Sarah Roskilly and day & evening sessions are available. Sign-up for the next sessions online or through our iOS app!

Taking Roll?

February 1st, 2017

You remember the classes you took in college where the professor didn’t take roll? Seemed a lot harder to get to those classes sometimes due to the lack of accountability right? The gym can feel the same way which is why we encourage you to find a buddy, an accountability partner, to work out with. Look for a friend or someone you see frequently in class and find out if you have similar fitness goals. Make a plan each week to meet up in a class, in the pool or on the fitness floor. Can’t always make it to the gym? How about a neighbor you can walk with? There are plenty of options out there to squash the excuses so go ahead, partner up!