May News (2011)
Dear Practice Friends,
OK, I’ll be the first one to admit, I like a rainy day. My favorite big city is Seattle. But as I look out the picture window in the studio at another day of gray and wetness, I have to say, and I hope you’ll agree, I’m ready for the May flowers!
It’s been wonderful to see increased activity and new faces here at the studio. On behalf of everyone in our burgeoning Practice Community, I’d like to wish a warm welcome to: Darrel Bickley, Louise Campbell, Winnie Cleavenger, Janet Flieschauer, Timi Gump, Susan Kettering, Will Mansfield, Mark Karl, Colleen Ohl, Carmen Osenbaugh, and Kim Van Osdel.
To our new friends as well as our loyal members, I want to direct your attention to our May promotion, which is a wonderful way double or triple the value you receive from the studio.
Wishing you fewer showers and more flowers (soon),
Group Class Promotion! Kitty came up with a great idea to reward our regular clients who are ramping up their activity for Spring, or for new clients who want a cost effective way to hit the ground running with more than one class each week: For the month of May, if you come in at least once a week for a private, duet, trio or quartet appointment, you can add any group class at 50% off. This includes Group Reformer, TRX, Jumpboard, Pilates Matwork, and Yoga. Here’s the fine print:
- If you have a house account with us, you can buy any group class for 50% off the lowest rate.
- If you hold a package specifically for one type of appointment, say Pilates Privates, you can buy one or more classes at at a 50% discount off the tier for which your purchased your private packages. If you aren’t sure which type of package you hold, ask one of us to check it for you.
- There is no limit to the number of classes you can attend at the 50% discount each week, but all purchased classes must be completed within the month of May.
- Unused classes can be converted to a house credit for future purchases.
The Hatha Yoga class on Friday at 9am is cancelled on May 27th, while Joy is visiting family for the holiday weekend. For Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the evening Matwork class with Patrick is cancelled , but Patrick will be taking clients in the morning and early afternoon for private/duet/trio/quartet appointments. If you would like to squeeze in a work out on your holiday, and don’t mind sharing the hour with dedicated and like-minded practitioners, please email Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research: Inactivity Studies Shed Light on Caloric Expenditure, Muscle Activity, and More
From the NY Times, check out this fascinating article on studies being done at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota: Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?
The Sugar Debate
Two well-written articles came out over the last couple weeks on the pros and cons of sugar, which I think are worth a look.
The first article is by Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and appeared April 13th in the NY Times: Is Sugar Toxic?
The second article is a rebuttal to Taubes’ article, written by David Katz, MD, in the Huffington Post on April 18th: Sugar Isn’t Evil: A Rebuttal
Per the Meadowlark website, May 17th, give or take a day, will be the opening date for the restaurant at it’s new location in Lamlighter Square. Check their webpage for a full description (or for new announcements!). Meadowlark Website
We’re receiving our new Practice tees this week for both men and women. Look for them on our retail shelf starting Friday!
Proud Uncle Moment
My Niece, Emma Smith, competed in a local “Idol” competition in her hometown, Columbus, IN, making it to the top 5, and netted a picture and mention in the Columbus Republic:
Emma will be a freshman this Fall at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, studying Music and Music Business.