CLE: Connection, Lifestyle, Emotional Processing

5AM Miracle Podcast with Jeff Sanders, featuring Dr. Mary Rensel and Ali Hively (our Wembley Instructor)

As we continue to move forward in this ever-changing and crazy world, we can often forget to take care of the thing we need the most to function well – be ourselves and have a positive impact on the world, our brains!

Brain health is one of the cornerstones of optimal productivity. But, what does it really mean to improve the health and functionality of your brain? Find out what the CLE stands for in Brain Health.

In this podcast episode, the 5AM Miracle Podcast with Jeff Sanders, featuring Dr. Mary Rensel and Ali Hively (our Wembley Instructor), Mary and Ali talk about how we can optimize our brains for stress, resiliency, and performance. They give everyone their special formula for making sure you are doing what matters most from your brain. Dr. Mary’s research outlines where we need to put our attention and energy and Ali shares ways to make it happen in our busy lives. The great news is that many of the things proven to be important to resiliency (ability to bounce back and manage stress) are things we do here together at Wembley. It’s an easy listen and can reinforce all of the good things you are doing for your body and brain as well as give you some new insights! If you have any questions, Ali is more than willing to chat with you!

Hop outside with a set of headphones, go for a walk, and give this great podcast a listen.

You can find Ali at Wembley on Mondays at 8:30am, Tuesdays at 5:30am, and Fridays at 8:45am. She will always find time to chat with you after class or set up an appointment. Below you will find all the fitness classes offered at the Wembley Club!

Fitness

Barre on the Lakeside!

Jessica leads us through a 1 hour Barre routine lakeside…Enjoy!

Want more videos like this? Check out our Youtube!

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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!!

The Wembley Club COVID-19 Guidelines

The Wembley Club has taken extensive measures to ensure the comfort and safety of our members. Please take a moment to read through the COVID-19 guidelines and precautions the club is taking.

The Wembley Club COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 info

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!

Step it With This Great Step Aerobics Routine!

Krista Nightwine will lead you through a fun 20 minute old school step aerobics routine with a modern fitness twist.  This is a great aerobic activity to do at home or at the gym.  If you do not have a step you can draw or tape the lines of a step on your floor (40″L, 16″W).
Krista teaches Boxing, Cardio Blast, HIIT, TRX, Bootcamp and much more at Wembley!  Join her for Virtual Boxing on Wedensday mornings at 6am and Sunday mornings at 9:35am, no boxing bag required for the class!
Interested in more classes? Check out our fitness page!
Check out our YouTube for more videos!
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Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto

Out of ideas for easy and healthy dinners?  Here is a quick and easy dinner!

Out of ideas for easy and healthy dinners?  Here is a quick and easy dinner! Always think fresh, colorful, and easy clean up when trying to find new recipes.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken if you prefer)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved (for more color use tri-colored tomatoes)
  • 2.5-3 lbs zucchini, slice into very thin slices.  Us
  • e a mandolin if one is available
  • 3/4 fresh pesto (in the refrigerated section of the grocery store)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. your favorite cooking oil

Directions

  1. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat then add oil.  Once oil is hot, saute onions for 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey or chicken and cook an additional 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini, stir, and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn off head, add tomatoes and pesto, then stir.  Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion

This is delicious on quinoa for a complete meal with complex carbs.

DOn’t quIT! Virtual Fitness contest winners.

With over 1300 Virtual Fitness Class participants we have awarded 14 contest winners.  Every one of our participants are nothing short of amazing!
The following are our contest winners:
The Pruce Girls (Peyton and Addie)
Katelyn DeVan
Lisa Andreani
Helen Simmons
Nancy Budgus
Hollie Mihalek
Denise Grcevich
Lori Bryant
Dennis Lehman
Margo Walker
Roxanne Durant
Sue Ohneck
Steve Gokorsch
Your tanks and t-shirts will be delivered to you!!
 
If you would like to purchase a DOn’t quIT tee-shirt or tank you may order here!
Sign up now for next week’s virtual classes:

At Home Tennis Drills!

Well… it has happened. We are required to stay at home. Here are some easy drills to do at home, that keep your kids, and you occupied!

“Ups and Downs”

If your kids come to clinics, they know the famous Ups and Downs. These are great for strengthening your arms, and working on hand-eye coordination. For your Ups, you will need your backhand grip. For kids that are still learning, have them let the ball bounce on the ground once, then hit it up. Make sure to reverse the racquet every time. For your downs, have your forehand grip, and bounce the ball against the ground. Feel like that is too easy? Try doing both against your frame!

Juggling

Learning how to juggle is a great way to work on hand-eye coordination, as well as working on your toss for your serve. Here is a simple video teaching you how to juggle! Once you’ve got that down, Try walking down your driveway, hallway, basement, etc. (anywhere you aren’t risking breaking anything!)

Jumping Rope

There are so many reasons to jump rope. Jumping rope is a great cardio exercise, along with being great for footwork. Whether you’re doing something simple like alternating feet, or jumping together, or you’re doing something more difficult, jumping rope is a great exercise!

For more exercises, join Dre’s 15 minute virtual tennis classes!

Interested in taking lessons? Contact The Wembley Club at (440)543-8171 or dave@wembleyclub.com!

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What’s Happening at Wembley! Week of 3/22-3/29

Virtual Fitness Classes This Week

All Virtual Classes are on Zoom this week!

Your week will be amazing if you take advantage of everything Wembley is offering Virtually this week!

Virtual Offerings For This Week:

  • Adult Fitness Classes
  • Youth Fitness Classes
  • Youth Mini Tennis Clinics
  • Adult Tennis Skill Clinics
  • Kijia Lunch and Learn Sessions

  • All Wembley Memberships (Including Summer 2020 members) have free access to ALL Virtual Offerings!
  • If you are a member and do not have the weights you need at home contact Colleen Ryan or David Barr and we will get you what you need!

  • Virtual Class Passes Are Available
  • $8 per class, paid at time of booking

Click the image to set up your Virtual Personal Training appointment with Erin this week

  • Virtual Personal Training
  • Platinum and Gold Members: $30 per 45 minute session charged to your member account (Billed to your account
  • Non-Member: $45 per 45 minute session charged at time of booking

Click the image to set up your Personal Virtual Tennis Consultation with Dre this week

  • 20 minute sessions
  • Platinum Membership- Free
  • Gold Membership- $15 (billed to your account)

We sincerely appreciate you staying connected in this time of distancing!  If we can help in anyway please do not hesitate to reach out!