December Newsletter 2021
What's Happening @ WAC?
As we enter the holiday season, I cannot help but think back to the beginning of the year when all of us were still unsure of what the new year would bring. I am so grateful we have made it through 2021 without closing our doors due to COVID. We continue to adjust with each bit of news, or new protocols coming from L.A. County, but with the commitment of our staff and the support of our members, we remain open to allow you to continue meeting your health goals. We have also added ten new Group Exercise classes that I hope you have had the opportunity to experience.
These last few weeks have shown that our wonderful WAC members are very giving. We have had two donation opportunities and our community has truly shown up for both events. The Children's Hospital LA was a huge success. We were able to fill every donation slot as well as add additional donations from our members who stopped by the bloodmobile. CHLA was so grateful and we are proud be a part of the journey for Georgia Butler and all the children being treated at the amazing hospital.
The second donation opportunity is still taking place as we are collecting toys in the lobby at WAC for Harbor House. The deadline for donations will be this Thursday, December 9. If you would like to participate, be sure to bring in a wrapped toy no later than Thursday. Details for this donation drive are included in the link below.
With 2022 just around the corner, we have reviewed where we are and where we want to be in the new year. We plan to bring our towel service back in January and have scheduled the courts to be resurfaced in Spring. Additional plans are discussed in each section below.
Westlake Athletic Club Hours:
Mon-Fri: 5:30am to 9:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Have you guessed how many marshmallows are in the container at check in? This month we're having fun games and prizes each week to ring in the season. We will cap it off on December 22 with Ugly Holiday (or any other) Sweater Day. If you wear an ugly sweater to the club, you can fill out a raffle ticket and place it in a jar. We'll draw names for prizes at the end of the day.
With the rainy season coming, be sure to sign up for Rainedout.com and check your communication settings in your online portal.
To update your communication settings in Club Automation, log into your account. Click on "settings" then "notifications" and select the method (email or SMS/Text) and type of communication you wish to receive from the club. We try hard to limit the number of messages our members receive, but this is the best way to stay informed on what is happening at the club, including wet courts, canceled classes and unexpected closures due to repairs.
We use Rainedout.net for any announcements we need to make prior to 8:00am due to FTC guidelines. If you want to receive text messages for when the courts are wet or when a class/clinic/lesson has been canceled, be sure to sign up for this app. Instructions to sign up follow:
You will need to sign-up for your cell phone and email notices separately if you want to receive both a text and an email:
- Go to www.rainedout.net
- In "Search" – enter "Westlake"
- Click on "Westlake Athletic Club"
- At STEP 1: Enter your 10 digit cell phone number (no dashes) or your email address and check the box "Agree to Terms of Service" – then click "start signup"
- You will get a validation code sent to your phone via text or your email
- OPEN THAT TEXT or EMAIL– and view your validation code
- At STEP 2: Enter your validation code and click "validate"
- At STEP 3: Receive Alerts
- Subscribe to the Private Group you want to receive texts/emails from by entering the necessary KEYWORD (you may sign up for all 4 if needed):
- General Club Information/Alerts Keyword - WACCLUB
- Court Status – Keyword – WACCOURT
- In-House Leagues – Keyword – WACLEAGUE
- Junior Program – Keyword – WACJUNIOR
That's it! You will receive texts or emails when we send them.
Do you want to pass the love of tennis onto the next generation? If so, the WAC junior program is looking for some part time help. The WAC junior program has been one of the best programs in the Conejo Valley for many years now. Lead by our Tennis Director, Chris Dudeck and Head Pro Vedant Raval, the program is focused on giving the juniors the best instruction while also finding a love of the sport. To continue to provide this experience for our juniors, we need enthusiastic assistant pros out there on the court. The job only requires a few hours a week. If you have good energy and like kids, Chris and Vedant will show you all you need to know to teach proper techniques and how to run a clinics. Please email Chris Dudeck ([email protected]) if you are interested in teaching as much as 5 days a week, or as little as 1 day.
Winter Junior Tennis Camp: Winter Camp will be from December 20-23 and December 27-30. For more information and to register, click on the link below.
junior camp registration
Ball mowers on the back courts: We have several ball mowers located on courts 7-11 and they should be placed against one of the poles on located on either side of the net with the handle facing outward when not in use. This is the safest place for the ball mower to rest. Please do not take them off of the courts. They are expensive and get rattled around when players move them to the walking path. This has caused expensive repairs and replacements. Our coaches have been informed to place them in the proper location at the end of their lessons or clinics.
Women's 4.0 Level Conejo Valley Tennis League Opportunity. Lesley Moverley, a member at WAC, has graciously offered to captain a women's 4.0 weekday team. The team plays every other Tuesday at 10:30am. If you are a level 4.0 player and are interested in joining this team, contact Lesley directly at [email protected].
- Selkirk Demo Day – Will be held on Wednesday, December 8th During our regular Wednesday Open Play time. This is a chance to try different demo paddles to up your game!
- Ugly Sweater Open Play – As part of our club Ugly Sweater Day, Miguel and his team are welcoming you to come to Open Play with the ugliest sweater in your closet. Prizes will be handed out.
- Pickleball League Winners – Congratulations to our champions of pickleball! The league was a huge success and the winners below should be proud of their performance of the courts!
Beginner Division Winners:
Tracie Oken, Joanie Gordon Robin Green and Karen Miller
Advanced Division Winners:
Miguel Munoz Vignes, Bart Allan, Moira Simpson and Margo Lewis
Have you met our new Group Ex trainers and Personal Trainer? Hopefully you have had a chance to take one of our 10 new Group Exercise classes. Andrea and Tae have been wonderful additions to our Group Ex offerings and fit well with our WAC team and members. Be sure to introduce yourselves when you take their classes.
Our first Sound Bath at WAC! Tae will be leading our first ever Sound Bath. If you have never experienced one, you are in for a treat. It is taking place this Friday from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the tent on The Green. I have already registered for this event and hope to see you there. You can sign up via your portal or the WAC Mobile App. Click the link below for more details!
Andrea (pronounced An-DRAY-ah) Flores-Torphy - Mat Pilates and Yoga Instructor
• Mat Pilates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00p-7:00p
Mat Pilates is a total body condition method that begins with strengthening the core and then moving throughout the entire body. Bringing strength and stability to the body with specific exercises, more mobility can be achieved so that the muscles can become
Tae (pronounced "TAY") Bond – Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Sound Bath and Breathing instructor.
Tae is available for Personal Training, as well as the following classes:
• Power Hour Bootcamp on Wednesdays at 6:00am
• Stretching & Breathing Class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30p to 1:30p
• Sound Bath on Friday, December 10 from 6:00pm-7:00pm ($25 Fee)
TRX RIP TRAINING with Peter Loncto
RIP TRAINING mimics the asymmetrical loading we encounter every day in sports and life. Whether you're carrying groceries, picking up a child, throwing a ball, playing tennis or pickleball, or even performing movements you might mistakenly regard as symmetrical such as swimming, running, and biking, your body is always controlling externally-induced rotation or producing rotation.
RIP TRAINING provides a simple, effective method to integrate rotational movements into training, and is scalable to all levels of fitness. RIP TRAINING workouts can be customized for any client's fitness goal including: increased speed, strength, power, balance, agility, stability, mobility, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and metabolism. It's truly an "All Core, All the Time" way to train.
Class size is limited to 10. Sign up online and reserve your spot. Train like you live. See you on the Green.
- We have begun the process of installing the turf to expand the outdoor Cardio Gym area. The hope is to complete it by the end of January and rearrange our existing gym equipment, as well as add some new pieces.
- Masks continue to be required in the indoor gym with or without your vaccination, so please respect this. If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask while working out, you can use the outdoor gyms where masks are not required.
- If you see any equipment that needs attention, contact the front desk and ask them to leave a note for me, so we can repair/replace it in a timely manner. Parts for many of the machines are backordered so the sooner I am made aware of a broken piece of equipment, the sooner we can have them repaired.
Permits have been pulled and work has begun on the Jacuzzi. They have completed the repairs and will begin plastering this week. Between the work that needs to be done and the inspections, we expect the jacuzzi to be down for up to 2 weeks.
Thank you, again to those who have participated in our 2 donations this month. We have a very giving group of members, and I am so proud to be managing a club with so many community-minded people. Please remember to make the time to take care of yourself through this season. NOTHING is more important than the gift of your health.
Happy Holidays & Warmest regards,
Westlake Athletic Club