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Biggest Chooser 2018 – And the Winners are…

April 16th, 2018

And the winners are…

Thank you to all the participants. We could not do the Chooser without you! This year’s Biggest Chooser was a great success. Several teams broke the record high loss of years past with hard work & the expert direction of the GFSAC Personal Training Staff.

Team Winner:

Phillip’s Team Army Green(Tues)  -9.46% weight loss

Individual Winners:

Overall & Male      Matt Schwenn, Josh’s Team Green(Thurs)  -19.33% weight loss- 49.9 pounds

Female                    Amy Pelletier, Aubrey’s Team Army Tan(Tues)   -15.97 weight loss- 27.3 pounds

 

Mud Run – Small Group Training

April 10th, 2018

 

We are offering a Mud Run Small Group Training Program. Sound like fun? Good! Now it’s time to exercise those fingers and sign yourself up! The 5 week program starts April 19th.

Why you want to participate in an obstacle / mud run small group training program.

  • It’s a great combination of cardiovascular and strength training.
  • Fat burning, core trimming, heart saving, AND muscle building!
  • Improves agility.
  • A training supplement for team sports.
  • Improve balance and coordination.
  • AN AWESOME STRESS RELIEVER – Has there ever been a time where you said “I regret that workout?” I don’t think so. Working out releases stress, and competing or participating in an obstacle course race is no different. Obstacle training can help improve ones’ ability to work together and improve their agility and overall physical fitness.
  • If you regularly strength train or train for triathlons, obstacle training can shock your body and keep your muscles thinking.

You don’t have to compete in a mud run to obstacle train – do it for you!

 

What Being a Summer Camp Counselor at GFSAC means…..and Why YOU Should Apply to be One

April 3rd, 2018

My name is Gabe Gonzalez and I’ve been a Summer Camp Counselor at Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club for three years and Head Counselor for another three years. Yes, I worked as a camp counselor for six straight summers and honestly, I couldn’t imagine spending each of them any other way. Camp, to me, is one of those few places where you can be yourself and have genuine fun during every moment of the day. During camp, you’re surrounded by a group of counselors that soon become your best friends and a group of kids that every week you’re truly sad to see leave at carpool. I can’t count the number of times spontaneous dance battles, funny dares, or everyone erupting into nonstop laughter happened throughout the camp day. And let me tell you about the Camp Counselor uniform.  As long as your clothing fits the week’s theme, you’re good! I’ve come to camp wearing wigs, tights, bandanas, necklaces, bracelets, and my absolute favorite – all out superhero attire. Just make sure you also pack some sunscreen, because you’ll spend all day having fun in the hot, summer sun! It’s hard to describe exactly what camp means to me because it’s a part of me that is so deeply engrained into who I am. I credit camp for shaping me into the person I am today. I’ve gained leadership, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills, as well as things I cherish the most – friends and memories that I’ll carry for the rest of my life. If you’re thinking about being a camp counselor this summer, apply and get ready for an unforgettable summer!

Guest Blogger – Gabe Gonzalez

Click HERE TO APPLY for a GFSAC Camp Counselor position

 

Meet Our New Marketing and Membership Director

March 28th, 2018

 

Meet our new Marketing and Membership Director, Bryan Crosscup.  A familiar face here at Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club, Bryan has been a member of the Granite Falls family for the past 3 years where he has served as a Makos Swim Coach, Pool Manager and Lifeguard Manager. Bryan’s expertise in marketing, his knowledge of the club’s operations and his commitment to the club’s mission make Bryan an outstanding addition to the Granite Falls director staff.  Feel free to stop by the membership offices anytime to give Bryan a hard time. Welcome Bryan!

8 Reasons to Add Boxing to Your Routine

March 28th, 2018

 

  • Boxing is a total body workout- it builds up cardio, strength, balance, coordination, reactivity, and agility.
  • Boxing incinerates calories- it burns an average of 13 calories per minute for an average 300-500 calories per 45 minute session.
  • Boxing flattens your belly- it is the ultimate core workout. Skip the crunches and put on the gloves instead.
  • Boxing reduces stress- not only is hitting a healthy and productive way to reduce tension, the rush of endorphins released are likely to make you happier!
  • Boxing build grace-it fine tunes coordination to help you perform better in any workout by strengthening the brain/body connection.
  • Boxing is upper body cardio- most cardio, like running, elliptical or cycling, focuses on the lower body. In boxing, primary movement comes from your upper half.
  • Boxing keeps improving your body- there is always something new to learn and improve, you will never get bored!
  • Boxing safely pushes your limits- it can be just as effective and demanding as box jumping/tire-flipping with less risk of injury.

Tim Ivey our on staff USA Boxing coach is ready to get you started TODAY!!! Contact Kara@granitefallsclub.com for more info!!!!