2014 November

 Belmont Logo Apparel Is Now Available Online.

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PARENTS NIGHT OUT!

Childcare is organizing a Parents Night Out!

Saturday, November 22nd

6-10PM * $15/child

This will be a night of games, pizza, popcorn, & a movie!

Please RSVP in advance

(we need a minimum of 8 children for this event to take place)
Murphy's will be offering $2 off wine & beer and 20% off food!

Posture 

by Hope

Muscular imbalances manifest in our posture and alignment. Sitting at a desk all day means that your back and shoulder blades are in an unbalanced stretched position for an extended period of time while the chest, hips, and shoulders are in an unbalanced, shortened position.                                                                                                                                                             Mechanical changes and the lack of awareness of your body position may result in postural imbalances that are at risk of becoming structurally permanent if not corrected.                                                                                                                                      Maintaining correct posture will protect supporting structures of the body against injury and progressive structural deformity. The benefits of correct posture are endless, and some of the most important factors are both mechanically functional and economical.  Ultimately, they both include reduced energy expenditure. Proper posture prevents your body from continually having to adjust its position to counter the forces of gravity. You will save energy and preserve force production by performing exercises in correct posture leading to a decreased chance of injury.  "Any restriction, imbalance, or malalignment within the musculoskeletal structure can affect optimal range of motion and, thus, the quality of force production, force application and movement efficiency."

It is important to be aware of any malalignments or imbalances before performing extensive loading. Make an appointment with one of our qualified personal trainers for a postural assessment to assure you are getting the best out of each workout. Work with a trainer to develop a strength program that is specific to your needs in order to enhance your performance and reduce incident of injury.

Pick up a copy of the full article in the lobby

 Childcare's 1st Annual Toy Drive Benefiting Millers Children's Hospital

November 15th

Join us on November 15th for our 1st Annual Toy/Book Drive benefiting Millers Children's Hospital. We will be hosting a "Kids Circuit Workout" from 3-4:30 PM in the Group X room.

All ages are welcome to participate with a donation of an unwrapped toy or book.

Please RSVP in childcare. If you can not make it but would like to donate, items can be dropped off at front desk.  Suggested items, visit http://millerchildrenshospitallb-px.rtrk.com/families/child-life-wish-list.

 For more information, contact Stephanie@belmontathleticclub.com

 Butternut Squash and Kale Stir Fry

 Total Time: 30 min      Prep: 20 min      Cook: 10 min

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced.
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chile powder (more to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch kale, leaves torn, stalks discarded

Directions:
Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the squash and sprinkle with the salt, chile powder and pepper. Cook for several minutes, turning gently with a spatula, until the squash is deep golden brown and tender (but not falling apart). Remove to a plate and set aside.
In the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat and add in the kale. Toss it around with tongs and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the cooked squash and gently toss together.
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/butternut-squash-and-kale-stir-fry.html?oc=linkback

 CHILDCARE EXTENDS HOURS

We are extending our Childcare hours to 1 PM on WEDNESDAYS ONLY.

HOMEWORK CLUB

We are offering homework help during the afternoon childcare hours!

 Burn More Calories!!     

by Stephanie Luis 

    We can all use a little motivation to exercise longer & harder once in awhile. Listening to music instead of TV can elevate our mood, increase endurance, and may even promote metabolic activity (burn more calories). The ideal tempo, beat or pace of your music depends on your activity. Try moving to a few of your favorite songs to match your desired speed or pace. If you are running or walking, websites such as Songza and jog.fm can help you match the tempo of your music to your desired pace. Even if you are not focused on staying with the beat, the tempo is still subconsciously affecting your exercise performance, so the more upbeat the tempo the better. Look for playlists on iTunes or design your own BPM playlist on Yesfitnessmusic.com.You should be challenging your Cardio Endurance at least 3 times/week (do not do the same routine every workout!).

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Stronger Core/ Better Balance

Do you wish you had better balance? Join Stephanie for her 30 minute workshops to learn how to increase your "core" strength & improve your balance.

Offered 2 times/week. $10/person

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Take A Hike!

Join Scott Sharkey for a workout outdoors! He will be leading intermediate/advanced hikes through El Moro Canyon on  Nov: 1st & 15th, Dec: 13th & 27th. The hike is approximately 4-8 miles long. Meet Scott at Starbucks at 6:55 AM to ride share (7958 E. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach  949.376.5221) or 7:00 AM at El Moro Visitor Center (8471 PCH, Laguna Beach), $15 Parking For more details contact Scott (562)668-1904

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