Building Healthy Family Fitness Habits

4 Ways to Get Your Family Into a Fitness Habit

With all of the time we have had together as families this year, and with things still not back to “normal”, it can be the perfect time to build your family’s fitness habits! By helping our kids to enjoy and value fitness at a younger age they will be more likely to keep it up as an adult!

Model it. Whether we want to admit it or not, kids are always watching us. They are taking in what we do and how we act and this works great when it comes to fitness!! By taking time to exercise, play a sport, and workout, you are showing your family that it matters. Kids are so much more likely to do what they see you doing! Knowing they are watching, maybe good motivation to make it happen for you, too!

Make it fun. There are so many great ways to move your body that if you hate you’re workout, it’s time to try something else! By choosing things you enjoy, like playing tennis, taking a fitness class, swimming or learning a new sport you can will be interested and happy to be active! Choose something you can do together or make a time to workout and let everyone choose something different they want to do at the same time.

Do it with others. Sign up for a tennis drill or a teen fitness class with a friend! Invite a buddy to swim laps with or go for a walk or hike together! Making fitness something fun and social is an easy way to make it happen. It also allows you to build connections with people while you move – bonus points!

Try something new. Decide to try something new this summer! Have each person in your family pick something to try or try new things together. A yoga class, a game of pickleball, or a new park to explore are a few ideas for trying something new! This keeps everyone interested and hopefully finding something they like to do that they can add to their routine!

Wembley is a great place to build your family fitness habit this summer because they offer so much for every age!

Step out of your comfort zone and try a class, clinic, lesson, or jump in for a lap swim!

Wembley Classes

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Why Tennis/Court Shoes and Cycling Shoes?

We all have several different pairs of shoes to go with outfits and for particular seasons- so why would we think one shoe would work for all sporting and exercise needs? Each shoe is designed specific to each sport or activity based on needs for stability, traction, weight, and safety.

Tennis Court Shoes

Court shoes are critical for the games of tennis, pickleball, and paddleball. A tennis shoe has more stability than a shock absorbing running shoe, this is designed to specifically protect quick lateral movement performed on a tennis court. While it is nice to have the cushion in a shoe the stability and lateral protection of a shoe in this sport is more important. A court shoe is considered worn out when the outsole is worn, or the bottom is smooth.

Cycling Shoes

Cycling shoes are not required, but will give you a much safer, and more powerful ride. The clips on the sole of the shoe provide proper alignment and avoid slipping reducing the risk for ankle, knee and hip injuries. The rigid sole of a cycling shoe protects your arch and increases the force and transfer of power more efficiently from your body to the pedal. There are a wide variety of options available to choose from and the cost of a cycling shoe does not need to be astronomical. A cycling shoe lasts a long time, from time to time the clips may need to be replaced. The Wembley Club’s bikes use SPD clips.

Cross Training Shoes are great versatile shoes for strength training, bootcamp and other fitness classes. A traditional running shoe acceptable for classes because of it’s great shock absorption and weight qualities, however, the stability is less than a cross training shoe.

Suggested Shoes:

Women’s Court Shoe

Men’s Court Shoe

Women’s Cycling Shoes

Men’s Cycling Shoe

Cycling Cleats

**It is best to measure your feet for shoes when your feet are swollen. During exercise your feet will swell, if you measure at time when there is less water retention in your feet it will provide discomfort during your activity.

If you every have questions regarding proper footwear please do not ever hesitate to ask a pro or trainer at the club.

Keep moving at your best!!

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers

Quick and easy recipe for this weekend!




1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
3 medium vine ripe tomatoes
2 small cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 oz mozzarella, diced
For the turkey zucchini burgers:
1-1.25 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
1 small zucchini, grated (1 cup, or 5 oz)
1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs, or GF crumbs
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tbsp onion, grated – optional
Salt and fresh pepper
Oil spray

For serving:
2 medium tomatoes, sliced into 10 thin slices
4 loose cups baby arugula

Combine the onion, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Set aside a few minutes while you chop the tomatoes, then place in the bowl.

Add the garlic, basil and additional salt and pepper, to taste and mix well and set aside.

Toss in the cheese when ready to serve.

Squeeze the moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel.

In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.

Form into 5 equal sized patties about 5 oz each, forming them as flat as possible.

Grill burgers and serve on a bun or bed of greens!

XO-Ali Hively

Wembley’s Racquet Services

Dre, Director of Tennis, at The Wembley Club offers racquet services to you! If you need a new racquet, need a racquet re-strung or re-gripped-contact Dre!

$25- Restring (w/ your string)
$35-$45- Restring (w/ our string)
$5- New or Regripping
$5- Dampeners

Contact Dre: or (216) 376-9552

racquet services

What is Buti Yoga?

Buti is an Indian Marathi word for “a cure to something that is hidden or kept secret. Buti yoga seamlessly blends power vinyasa, plyometrics, high intensity cardio intervals, tribal dance, primal core spiraling, and chakra awakening. It was originally created to help women heal from the inside out, and hold space for each other. This an empowering, transformative workout that will leave you feeling like your strongest self.

This is a workout that is open to all levels of yoga, it is designed to be a workout for YOU!!!

Buti Yoga burns 600+ calories per workout.

Buti Yoga Instructor Leigh

Our Buti instructor, Leigh Haendiges, has a strong passion for healing and movement. Leigh teaches all levels of yoga, meditation, Barre and Buti yoga. Leigh’s passion for movement and healing came from healing her own health issues. The focus of all of Leigh’s classes is healing the mind, body, and soul. She practices as a level 3 Reiki Master, and helps people get healthy naturally with essential oils, superfoods, and wellness consults.

Leigh will be teaching Power Vinyasa and Buti Yoga at Wembley:
Monday 9:35am- Power Vinyasa
Wednesday 6:15pm- Buti
Thursday 6:00am- Sunshine Power Vinyasa

Click here to register for classes!

All levels welcome!

Pool Information for 2020

Here is all of our pool information for 2020. As the season goes on, these guidelines may change.

Please help us maintain a safe environment for all Members by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • “Pods” are set up and separated by 8-10 feet. Please do not move chairs or tables.
  • Please congregate with members of your household OR groups no larger than 10 people in the water or on the pool deck.
  • Noodles and kickboards are available and given out to anyone that asks the lifeguard. Please do not obtain your own from any of the bins. Please do not stand on the kickboards as they can slip and injure another Member.
  • Umbrellas may be opened or shut according to the preference of the member that is using the pod. To allow for minimal contact please ask a lifeguard to assist you. 
  • Do not run while on the pool deck.
  • No horseplay in or on the pool deck; this includes chicken fights, throwing another member into the air, lifting another member above the shoulder or anything that can potentially injure another Member.
  • Please ensure all children and adults rinse off any sand thoroughly prior to returning to the pool from the sand areas.
  • If you have questions or need more information on anything—Please ask, we are her to help you, our valued Member, feel safe while enjoying the pool!

The following capacities due to the COVID-19 will be adhered to at this time. Based on our square footage of both the pool and the deck CDC guidelines permit 130 members in the pool and 250 on the surrounding concrete pool deck areas. As a precaution we have set our capacity lower to ensure the safety of our Members.

Pool Capacity

80 Members

Pool Deck Capacity

225 Members

Here is our pool schedule for the summer!

Pool Opens to all Swimmers at 9:00 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 9:00 AM
Pool closes at 6:00 PM; Final rest period at 5:45 PM, must be off deck at 6:00 PMPool Opens to all swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMAqua Aerobics 9:00-10:00 AM; Aqua Aerobics 5:30-6:30 PM; Part of Deep End Closed
Aqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffPool Closes at 7:00 PM; Final Rest Period 6:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 7:00 PM
Swim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AM
Swim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AM
Swim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AM
Swim Team Session 5 6:00-7:00 PMGuppies 2: 11:30am-12:00pmSwim Team Session 5: 6:00-7:00 PMAqua Aerobics 5:30-6:30 PM; Part of Deep End ClosedSwim Team Session 5: 6:00-7:00 PM
Pool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period at 7:45; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PMAqua Aerobics 5:30pm-6:30pm; Part of Deep End ClosedPool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PMSwim Team Session 5: 6:00-7:00 PMPool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PM
Swim Team Session 5: 6:00pm-7:00pmPool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PM

Pool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PM 

Your Healthy Spaces Cleaning at Wembley

Here at Wembley, we are committed to your safety. We are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to cleanliness, that is why we are introducing Your Healthy Spaces.

Along with all of the daily cleaning protocols we have in place, we have committed to 6 months of Your Healthy Spaces coming to the club. Their chemicals are proven to kill 99.99% of germs that come into contact with the surface it is sprayed on. For more information, check out their website!

Here is a video from their treatment on Thursday, May 29th:

Here are some pictures from their treatment on May 29th:


To see all of the guidelines we have in place, check out this blog!

Prioritizing Health at Wembley

Your health and safety is our priority! As you return to The Wembley Club to take part in your favorite activities, you can be sure that we’ve raised the standard by putting measures in place that in most cases exceed official guidelines to help keep you safe and healthy and give you more peace of mind. In addition to the guidelines we posted earlier this week, we have also partnered with Your Healthy Spaces to periodically disinfect all the surfaces at the club.

Your Healthy Spaces is an environmental solutions service company that utilizes electrostatic spraying with 360 degree coverage on all surfaces. They use environmentally green hospital grade disinfection solutions that eliminates all germs and pathogens and finally an antimicrobial protectant on all surfaces and high touch areas. This 30 day protectant is a game changer and prevents germs from re-attaching to surfaces. Your Healthy Spaces provides peace of mind and complete disinfection and protection for all who enter the Wembley Club.

You can learn more about what they do here or by visiting their website.

5 Benefits of Barre Workouts

5 benefits of Barre workouts:

  1. Strength, definition, and elongated muscles are achieved through targeting muscle groups from all angles.  Barre focuses on muscles you use everyday, as well as, underused and underdeveloped muscled.
  2. Endurance is gained through a combination of isometric and isotonic movements.  Isometric movements, the poses you hold such as a plank.  Isotonic movements strengthen your cardiovascular system.
  3. Flexibility is gained throughout a barre class with fluid movement and stretching.  Increased flexibility helps in such areas as back pain.
  4. Posture is focused on throughout an entire barre class, core muscles are contracted throughout the class.  Stand taller and be proud!
  5. Mind-body connection is so important in our daily lives and is highly focused on in a barre routine.  Focusing on the body’s muscle and movement provides a more effective workout and balance heading into your day or evening.

Enjoy one of Jessica’s Barre classes here:

Barre and many other classes are offered at The Wembley Club.  Find a class that interests you!
Interested in more classes? Check out our fitness page!
Check out our YouTube for more videos!