March April Issue of the Newsletter

Welcome to our March/April 2014 newsletter. If you would like the printed version (includes group training, workshop and child care dates/times) please scroll to the bottom of this page to download it.

Climbing News

Our Master Climbing Instructor, Chris Summit, has been rock climbing for 24 years and teaching for over twenty years. Take advantage of his expertise by getting your Belay Certification with the best! Check out the Climbing Wall Bulletin Board (opposite the wall) for more information about Chris and our climbing activities. Belay Certification - Learn to belay safely so you can use the rock wall independently with your friends and family! Ages 16 and older.

Dates: Saturday, March 29
Saturday, April 26
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Fee: $20
Space is limited; sign up in advance at the Service Desk!

New!!! Cross-Climbing!!! Personal Training on the Rock Wall is now available with Chris Summit. Kids and adults alike, no matter what your fitness level, can get a workout scaling the rock wall. Try a few of the slower paced, technical routes while getting a workout of your desired level (easy to HARD!) or do a set of speed laps for a fast and thorough full body fat burning pump! Contact Chris Summit at summitorplummet [at] hotmail [dot] com for more information or to schedule your session. Personal Training Rates apply.

Please note, if you are interested in becoming belay certified but not able to make one of the Saturday sessions, please contact Connie at 521-2415 or Conniev [at] airportclub [dot] com to make arrangements.

Get your kids on the Rock Wall!

Munchkin Climb – fun climbing for 4 year olds only, a chance to play on the wall!

Dates: Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Fee: $10 for members - $15 for non-members – for all sessions
Please sign up in Child Care. Max. 6 children.

NEW: Kids Klub Climb

Ages: 5-13 year olds
Dates: Every last Thursday of the month
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
No fee*, sign up in Child Care. Max. 6 children.
*Please note, non-member’s children are subject to the non-member child’s guest fee.

Spring Artisan Fair
Thursday, May 8
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our past Artisan Fairs were so successful that we will be hosting another one! Vendors wanting to sell their homemade items can rent a table and join in the fun. If you are interested you can fill out a Vendor Form at the Service Desk, it is first come first serve! The tables are $25.00 before April 1 and $30.00 after April 1.

The Fair is amazing, so mark your calendars as this event is not to be missed! So many different handmade items, great refreshments and winetasting. For more information contact Tarryn at tarrync [at] airportclub [dot] com or 521-2467 or Paula at paulap [at] airportclub [dot] com or 521-2412.


Brittany is offering a new 6-week class:

Barre Sculpting
When: Fridays 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Dates: 3/21/14 – 4/25/14
Where: Studio 1
Cost: $120.00
Drop In: $25/class (current class running thru 3/14/14)

Barre sculpting combines traditional ballet work and Pilates work. The first half of the class consists of leg, balance, and arm work at the barre, and the second half is spent on the mat working the core. It’s a great full body workout focusing on strengthening and toning. No dance experience is necessary, just the love to move! Please contact Brittany Schmitt at brittanys [at] airportclub [dot] com or 707-696-0728. 

Welcome Jake Forbis to the Personal Training Staff!

Jake is a Certified Personal Trainer through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Jake really enjoys working with people of all ages. He specializes in weight loss, strength training, and sports training. He has been a high level athlete throughout his life having played competitive basketball into college and at Montgomery High School. He is currently coaching at Roseland Creek Elementary. He enjoys sports, hiking, travelling, and being active. jakef [at] airportclub [dot] com 707-889-6383.

 The Human Race – May 10

The Cancer Wellness Program would greatly benefit from our members knowing they can make a difference in someone’s recovery. The Airport Health Club’s Cancer Wellness Program is a free ten week group exercise program for individuals in Sonoma County who are recovering from cancer, and currently the only health club in Northern California to sponsor such a program.

Personal Trainers Linda Illsley and Lori Ennis have been leading this program since 2002, and to date have helped hundreds of people take charge of their recovery and wellness through this program. These participants realize improved fitness, reduced need for painkillers, better sleep and an overall sense that they are able to overcome the fear and anxiety of cancer.

The Cancer Wellness Program is sponsored by The Airport Health Club and volunteer donations raised during The Human Race. The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County holds this annual community event to help area non-profits raise money to run their charitable programs.

The Human Race on Saturday May 10 features a 3k and 10k run and walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine. Keep an eye out for our flyers and sign up to be part of our Team! Your participation by joining or creating a Team, collecting donations and getting in shape for the “Race” will be a “win-win” for you and someone who needs this program.

Contact Lori at 521-2443 or lorie [at] airportclub [dot] com or Linda at 328-1647 or Lindai [at] airportclub [dot] com for more information.

Indoor Cycling

Cycling is an amazing way to get into shape! At the Airport Health Club we pride ourselves in offering the best cycle program in the North Bay. Cycling is a low impact sport for all ages and is a great work out for the whole body. We are offering a different specialty cycle class each month including heart rate, lactate threshold, time trials and race day classes. If you are an avid cyclist or just a beginner come and check out these specialty classes. Keep your eyes open for dates and times. Sign-ups will be at Service Desk. Educate yourself; strengthen your mind, body and soul.

The Airport Health Club is proud to present for the first time AIDS Lifecycle 2014. We will be challenging ourselves to ride in classes for 7 days from Sunday April 27 to Saturday May 3 just like the cyclists in the actual AIDS Lifecycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

This ride will cost each member $20 and all net proceeds will go to the AIDS Lifecycle. The proceeds from the AIDS Lifecycle go directly to the San Francisco LGBT Center and to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. You will receive an AIDS bracelet for your contribution and there will be several other inspiring incentives along the way.

Sign-ups for the AIDS Lifecycle will open on Monday, March 31 at the Service Desk.. We will be hosting a 3 hour spectacular ride for the finale on Saturday, May 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15p.m. with a champagne toast at the finish line. Together we unite as one and together we are saving lives!


Attention Youth Swim Team parents and participants! Beginning Monday, March 3 through Wednesday, May 7, Youth Swim Team will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Practice will go back to every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30p.m. - 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 13 through Thursday, May 29. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Karen at swimpfeif [at] aol [dot] com.

Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available all year. Please contact the Swim Instructor of your choice to coordinate lessons or contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Tarryn Matthies for further information at tarrync [at] airportclub [dot] com or 521-2467.

Tennis News

Airport Health Club Mixed 4.0 & Over 7.0 Team beats ClubSport Fremont at Sectionals! The Club’s team, played ClubSport Fremont on Friday January 24, with Les, MaryBeth, Mike, Teri, Sue, and Mark beating them 2-1. After the first day of competition Airport Health Club’s Team was in first place. Next up was the San Francisco Tennis Club. Our players Pia, David, Rance, Cheryl, Sue, and Glen battled to the end but lost the match 3-0. Things didn’t bounce our way, and AVAC from San Jose beat us in the last round. It was close but we didn’t get to go to Nationals. Great job Airport Health Club Team, you made us proud. Can’t wait until next September for another run at the Nationals.

New U.S.T.A. Team Tennis at the Club

The Club is looking to field a mixed up tri level team this spring. Play to start the week of April 7. This is a new league, NTRP levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 only, where each team has men and women on it, three levels of double play. If you are interested in playing on the team, or if you have any questions please contact Peter at peterr [at] airportclub [dot] com.


Peter and Greg have a full spring tennis program. For more information check out the Spring Tennis Flyer, or contact Peter at peterr [at] airportclub [dot] com or Greg at gregw [at] airportclub [dot] com.

Doubles Round Robin 

Come out and play! These sessions are free and open to men and women, Level 3.0 – 4.0.

Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
Mondays, 12:00 p.m.

Private and Group Lessons:

If you are interested in l essons just contact Peter at 799-5221, peterr [at] airportclub [dot] com or Greg atgregw [at] airportclub [dot] com.

Upcoming Events

  • March 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Weight Watchers. Debbie Bratberg. For more information, please call Debbie at 707-548-7136.
  • March 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Weight Loss and Hormones. Justin Hoffman, NMD. For more information, please contact Shelley Mogel at shelleym [at] airportclub [dot] com or 707-521-2465. Free.
  • March 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Liver and Detoxing, topic to be determined, Mark Burger, pharmacist. For more information, please call Shelley Mogel at shelleym [at] airportclub [dot] com or 707-521-2465.
  • April 2, 10:00-2:00 p.m. Blood Drive. For more information, please call Rana Sadiq at 707-280-2563.
  • April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:00-8:00 a.m. Weight Watchers. Debbie Bratberg. For more information, please call Debbie at 707-548-7136.
  • AHC DIET CLUB. Coming for 4 weeks April 23 – May 21. Research shows that social support can be very helpful in shedding pounds and keeping them off. So instead of trying to lose weight all on your own consider joining our diet club! Be on the lookout for more information.


Don’t miss out on great massage deals! Join our massage mailing list, and receive a special discount during your birthday month! It’s simple: email your first and last name, birthday, and mailing address to our Massage Coordinator, Jamie Hogan at Jamie [at] airportclub [dot] com

Before you know it, the sweet deals will be coming your way! Please note, your email address will not be used for any other purposes other than massage promotions from the Airport Health Club.


The Spring Leagues start this month and we will return to our 5 x 5 full court format. The Women’s League will kick off their season on Friday, March 14. The Open League (16+) will be on Mondays, beginning March 24 while the Masters League (36+) will play on Wednesdays, starting on March 26. All leagues will end in May. Sign-ups for the leagues are currently underway and can be done at the Service Desk.

If you have questions contact Tom Meldau, our Basketball Coordinator, in person, call 887-7416, or send an e-mail to TomM [at] airportclub [dot] com.

10-Week Weight Loss Program: Tight In Ten

Two sessions to choose from!

Get in shape and lose weight with our 10-week weight loss challenge. Working in a small group you will strive towards personal and group fitness goals. Each week will come with a new focus. Certified Personal Trainers will take you through challenging workouts twice a week and will ensure that you reach your goals in a safe and effective way. You will also be given a cardio routine and nutrition goals to perform outside of these sessions. This program is suitable for all abilities and fitness levels and is a great way to get in shape in a fun environment.

When: March 24 - May 28
Times: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays with Lesley Bagley
10:30 -11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays with Mary Terbush
Cost: $400, (20 sessions in 10 weeks)

Plush Salon and Boutique

We are a full service salon for the entire family. We offer hair, skin, and nail services for men and women by appointment Monday through Saturday. Our boutique offers clothing and accessories for all ages and inventory is always changing! As we welcome Spring, stop by and see our dresses, blouses, and hats for the warm weather. Mention this ad and receive 20% off your purchase!

Spring Specials: (with mention of this ad)

  • $10 off any bikini or leg wax.
  • Ashley is offering Brazilian Blowout for $175 (regular price $250).
  • Kimmi is offering on Fridays - 50% off a haircut (new clients only). Regular price for: kid’s cut is $20, men’s cut is $35, women’s cut is $50.
  • Cindy is offering basic manicures for new clients only, for $25 (regular price $35).

Get Financially Fit!

Complimentary workshop with Financial Advisor Mike Moberly, CFP® of Wells Fargo Advisors

Tuesday, April 29 — 5:00 to 6:00pm INCOME FOR WHAT’S NEXT Nearing Retirement? What is your plan? Attend this informative talk that explores retirement cost, how to turn savings into potential income, and the importance of developing a written retirement income strategy.

Held in Club conference room. For more information or to reserve your space, please call 523-4225 or visit:

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC