Seattle Athletic Club

Mar
25

Adopt-A-Street Cleanup

Monday, April 24th │1:30 pm

Seattle Athletic Club Northgate will be hitting the streets once again and doing its part to keep the community clean! Join us as we pick up litter along our adopted street (5th Ave NE- from 80th St. NE to 100th St. NE); we will provide all the cleanup equipment if you provide your time and elbow grease.

Help us make the community a better place!

Please sign up at the front desk. For more information, please contact Communications Director, Danielle Reddish, at dreddish@sacng.com.

Mar
25

Take advantage of our spring break Youth Strength Training classes!  

Monday, April 10th – Thursday, April 13th │ 5:00 pm

*Sign-up deadline: Thursday, April 6th  

 

Cost: $100

Youth Strength Training provides children ages 10-15 with the proper ways of cardiovascular and weight training, injury prevention and program design specifically for the growing teen. The program comes with a workout manual, customized workout program and the ability to use the weight and cardiovascular rooms on their own (age dependent).  

This program is offered year round on a one on one basis, but we are offering a spring break group class at a discounted rate.

For more information, please contact Fitness Director, Dana Lauren, at dlauren@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 116.

Mar
25

Check Out Our New Athletic Conditioning Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning Tuesday, April 4th │7:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $170 per month

We will be launching our new small group Athletic Conditioning Course. The course will provide full-body fitness, improving strength, agility, endurance, speed, precision, balance, and flexibility. Members who join the course will see rapid improvement in their physical capabilities. This course will pair well with any sort of weight loss or sports conditioning program. The course is entirely self-paced, and members will be challenged to work to THEIR OWN full capacity. Each workout starts a dynamic full body warm up and grows progressively more intense before finishing off with a relaxing cool down. Whether you’re looking to make a full-body transformation or improve your fitness to meet a specific goal, or if you just want to try something different, this fun, fast-paced training course is for you! Give me twelve weeks of your life, and I’ll give you a brand new you!

For more information, please contact Personal Fitness Trainer, Ryan Furash, at rfurash@sacn.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 268.

Mar
25

Spring Break 3-Day Camp!

April 10th, 12th & 14th │9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: Members $225+tax │Sibling Discount $195+tax │Non-members $255+tax

Searching for a way to entertain the kids while they’re on Spring Break? Look no further! SAC is offering a 3-day camp that your children will be talking about for days to come. We will be visiting several of Seattle’s finest children’s attractions such as the Aquarium, an art studio and the roller rink! As well as, dedicating a lot of our time to active play at local parks and plenty of swim time here at the Club. You can bring your child’s friends along, they’re welcome also!

This camp is for ages 3-2. Children must be potty trained. Snack is provided. Please send your child each day with a swimsuit, goggles, lunch, backpack, booster seat, comfy shoes and a coat.

A minimum of 6 sign-ups are needed to run this event. The sign-up and cancellation deadline is Monday, April 3rd. Accounts will be charged for late cancellations and no-shows.

For more information, please contact Childcare Director, Roni Olson, at rolson@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 253.

Mar
25

Kids’ 5-Week Yoga Series

Saturday, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th │ 9:00-10:00 am

Cost: Members $75+tax │ Non-Members $95+tax (Price Includes all 5 Sessions)

*Drop- ins can be accommodated if there is space │$20 drop-in fee

Why Kid’s Yoga?

  • Develops motor skills & coordination
  • Increases strength, balance & flexibility
  • Enhances self-awareness & focus
  • Reduces stress & provides methods for coping & self- soothing

* Children ages 6 and up are welcome

* All sessions are adapted to each child’s individual needs

A minimum of 4 sign-ups are needed. The sign-up and cancellation deadline is Monday, March 27th. Accounts will be charged for late cancellations and no-shows.

For more information, please contact Childcare Director, Roni Olson, at rolson@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 253.

Mar
25

Easter Egg Extravaganza!

Saturday, April 15th │1:00-4:00 pm

Cost: Members $35 per child │ Sibling Discount $25 per child │Non-Members $45 per child

Guess who is excited about Easter? Kid’s Court! Join us for a couple fun-filled hours as we decorate Easter eggs, create our own handmade baskets and end our eventful afternoon with a good ole fashion Easter egg hunt! A small festive snack will also be provided.  

A minimum of 6 sign-ups are needed to run this event. The sign-up and cancellation deadline is Monday, April 10th. Accounts will be charged for late cancellations and no-shows.

For more information, please contact Childcare Director, Roni Olson, at rolson@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 253.

Mar
25

April Fools’ Pilates Myths

Myth: “Pilates is mostly for women”

What do Tiger Woods, Curt Schilling and Kobe Bryant all have in common? Pilates. Pilates has never been “just for women” and its benefits are certainly not gender biased. After all, Pilates was developed by a man, Joseph Pilates, who was a gymnast, a boxer, and a military trainer in his early years. It was initially conceived as a training program for armed forces and law enforcement, but it became popular as a physical rehab program for dancers in New York City. Men who practice Pilates are in excellent shape thanks to the amazing fitness program.

Read more: Pilates Isn’t Just For Women: Breaking Gender-Specific Workouts

Posted September 6, 2012 by Adam Maielua

Myth: “Pilates is only for flexible people”

Flexibility is an inherent part of Pilates training, so you will gain flexibility by doing Pilates regularly. The exercises are geared to improving flexibility for a more limber body with greater ranges of motion.  And for those people who are overly flexible, the core conditioning creates joint stability so the goal is a balance of strength and flexibility. All exercises can be modified or adapted to suit each individual’s flexibility level. Pilates can truly be enjoyed by just about everyone.

Myth: “Pilates only works your core”

While Pilates does build core strength, Mr. Pilates always emphasized that his exercises were for the whole body. He believed the more muscles you use to perform a movement, the more efficient the movement would be. This creates a system of functional strength that applies to all movements. The Pilates system teaches a balance of strength and flexibility, or, “the uniform development of our bodies as a whole,” Pilates often said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are 6 principles that you’ll encounter in a Pilates session:

Centering: Bringing the focus to the center of your body, which can teach you how to use your core muscles to generate athletic or forceful movements. 

Concentration: Bringing full attention to each exercise and learning how to engage in high quality focus.

Control: Performing a movement with control and fluidity, which can teach you how to move more gracefully.

Precision: Having self-awareness of your body’s tiny movements and knowing the alignment of one body part relative to another and how your body moves through space – all of this can help with athleticism. 

Breath: Using a very full breath in your exercises and thinking of your lungs as a bellows which strongly pump air fully in and out of your body, which you can use in other activities such as stress relief or sports.

Flow: Performing your movements in a fluid, graceful manner, which can help you become a better dancer or athlete, or even simply improve your everyday posture and coordination.

For more information, please contact PIlates Director, Susan Foley, at sfoley@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 281

Mar
25

Pilates Move of the Month: “Hip Rolls”


 

 

 

 

 

Why?

Strengthen the gluteal muscles and hamstrings while maintaining a neutral pelvis in motion.

Reformer Setup: Start with 2-3 full springs, the footbar in the high position and the headrest flat.

Start Position: Lie on your back on the carriage with the heels on the footbar sit bone distance apart.  

Movement: 

  1. Without moving the carriage, exhale, send the tail bone to the pubic bone and curl the pubic bone towards the chest as you start to lift the pelvis bring the hip bones in and together and lift up through the base of the spine and then bring the rib cage in and together and curl all the way up on to the shoulder blades.
  2. Inhale & stabilize the position
  3. Exhale press the carriage out, lengthening the legs and lowering the pelvis toward the carriage so that the spine and pelvis remain in neutral.
  4. Inhale as you bend the knees to pull the carriage in while lifting the hips high so that the spine and pelvis remain in neutral.
  5. Repeat this 3-4 times

Without moving the carriage, exhale as you lower down to the carriage one vertebra at a time to the starting position.

For more information, please contact Pilates Director, Susan Foley, at sfoley@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 281.

Mar
25

April Fool’s Pilates Myths & Trivia

Sunday, April 2nd – Saturday, April 8th

Stop by the Pilates studio the first week of April to learn some facts, myths and trivia about Pilates!

For more information, please contact Pilates Director, Susan Foley, at sfoley@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 281.

Mar
25

Pilates 101 – Group Reformer Classes

Saturdays │ 9:00 am

Cost: $25

A perfect class for anyone who wants to develop more core strength from every workout! Appropriate for both the Pilates beginner or a mat-class devotee. Each class meets once a week using the classic Pilates apparatus called the Universal Reformer. The Reformer utilizes spring resistance instead of weights to gain core strength, develop muscle control and increase flexibility while providing a total body workout.

Classes are limited to 3 people and 3 participants are required to hold class. Advance registration at the Front Desk is required and the 24 hour cancellation policy applies.  

For more information, please contact our Pilates Director, Susan Foley, at sfoley@sacng.com or (206) 522-9400 ext. 281.

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