‘General’

Outdoor Pools open for the Summer, Saturday, May 20th!

May 17th, 2017

Please come join us for the first official opening day of the outdoor pools on Saturday, May 20th starting at 10:00 am.  The outdoor pools will be open until October 1st.

Outdoor pool hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Enjoy your summer with family and friends at the Granite Falls outdoor pools!

Pool Season is Sneaking UP!

May 3rd, 2017

It’s almost here- the time of year that we all look forward to: Pool Time!! Our official season starts Saturday, May 20th at 10am, but we hate to make you wait that long, so we’re giving you an exclusive Sneak Peek on Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 14th from 1-5pm!

I was hired for the 2014 summer season. I had been a member at Granite Falls for some years, so I knew things picked up during the summer, but I had no idea how awesome it would be to see the behind-the-scenes contrast of working here during the colder months and then once the outdoor pool opened. There’s always lots of social interaction around class time, in the indoor pool, and on the fitness floor, but now it continued well after the fitness activities were finished. I love seeing families hanging out with their kids and friends well into the evening- finally, exiting the back gate with happy (and tired) kids trailing behind. I love seeing grandparents taking a break by the pool with a good book. I love seeing members spend an hour just floating around the lazy river. It’s a time of fun, excitement, and relaxation.

Come join us for what is sure to be the start of a great season!

Jenny
Membership Director

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…

Fun at the Falls Makeover Time!

March 7th, 2017

So, a few months ago we had a vision. Our quarterly catalogue was tired and needed a little love. It served its purpose, but no longer filled me with excitement when it was time to put it together. And, one thing that I’ve always loved about this job is how, pretty much every day, I get excited about something I do. After putting our heads together (and our amazing photographer, Victoria Walcott, putting her camera talents to great use), we came up with something wonderful.

To say that we’re thrilled with the result is an understatement. We’re still tweaking some stuff, but I truly feel like now we are showcasing the amazing facility we have outside of the gym just as well as we do once you come through the doors. Please send me feedback  and I can’t wait to see who makes the cover of our April issue (March features long-time member, Tammy Alexander, taking a well-deserved pause in Masters Swim.)

 

Share Your Story

February 6th, 2017

We struggle. We climb. We fall. We find solace in a friend…or friends. And it’s all part of the journey.

I started working at Granite Falls in May 2014- my best friend, Erin, had recently started her part-time job here and it seemed like the perfect addition to my stay-at-home mom lifestyle. Just a few hours they said…you’ll love it they said. Oh, wow, were they ever right! (Well, except for the few hours thing…)

As a member, I loved the smiles, the companionship, the sense of family. As an employee, I love this facility for the same three reasons. And the fact that my feelings didn’t change with my title says a lot about this big business in a small town.

When I look around and see the individuals and the families that have made Granite Falls a part of their life, their journey, I see the same three things again- smiles, companionship, and family. And, I want to capture that spirit, that look, and share it with as many people as we can.

So, we got the idea for a photo album- a family scrapbook to show off to our friends here at Granite Falls and to locals who haven’t yet decided to join us. To show that we are truly doing something amazing here- not just the facility, but the people in it.

If you have a story you would like to tell OR know someone else who does, please email me at jenny@granitefallsclub.com. And, as always, thank YOU for letting us be a part of that story.