Temporary Shower Update:
- We have finally been able to pinpoint the problem with the hot/cold temperature fluctuations
- Unfortunately, the problem is not fixable so we have gone to Plan B
We will tap in to a completely different water line and run new piping to the temporary shower area
- This will be all night work and will take a few days to get scheduled but we will get the problem fixed
Main Dry Vanity:
- The LED lights have been installed
- The lights are much brighter and are lighting the mirrors to take away all shadows
- We have placed a dimmer on the can lights and decreased the lighting in the middle section of the vanity
- Whirlpool rebar and plumbing is nearly complete. They will call for inspections next week
- Whirlpool will be poured end of next week
- CMU shower walls have been constructed
- Trench drains have been installed
- Tile starts next week
Everything is going according to schedule. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
Moving forward according to schedule:
• Continuing with whirlpool install
• Rough wall and hard lid MEP inspections complete
• Shower walls (CMU block) complete
• Fire sprinkler rough-in complete
• Begin drywall/Durock install next week
• Begin tile install next week
We are aware of the hot/cold temperature fluctuations in the temporary showers and doing everything necessary to mitigate the problem.
The LED lights for the dry vanity are scheduled for install next week Tuesday.
Thank you, Paula
Many of you know that I run for exercise, whether it’s on the treadmill in the lower CV area or on the trail west of the club. It’s my peace and sanctuary that allows me to have a few minutes of time to myself and keeps my heart and lungs strong. I used to race (10K, half or marathon) at least once a year but haven’t in a number of years. This year I am running a race to help cure a disease that goes against everything I know and love.
With a degree in exercise science and being the President of one of the top clubs in the industry, I have a strong passion for fitness and moving; ALS is a horrible disease that ultimately keeps you from moving. I have had the privilege to connect with an organization that is fighting this disease and making progress; ALS.TDI and Augie’s Quest. Augie Nieto was the founder of Life Fitness, a company that revolutionized the fitness industry by creating the indoor life cycle and you all know what happened after that….a multi-million dollar industry was created that has helped millions of people across the globe find health and fitness and make positive changes to their lives. Augie was diagnosed with ALS 11 years ago and since 2006 has raised over $45,000,000 to find a cure. I want you all to know, ALS is a curable disease, it’s just been underfunded. ALS.TDI is the scientific research institute that is conducting studies and is making progress toward finding a cure. They just need more money to do it and they need it fast.
I attended a fundraiser for ALS in March and met some more folks that have the disease. One gentleman was diagnosed two years ago and is walking with a cane now. Another was diagnosed in October, and is already in a wheel chair and finding it harder and harder to talk and eat. Needless to say, I counted my blessings, thanked God for the miracles that have occurred in my life over the years and said I was going to do whatever I could to help.
Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, along with a handful of clubs throughout the country, have made the mandate to start a team, create a goal for a certain number of runners, raise money and travel to Brooklyn on October 8, 2016 to participate in the Brooklyn Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Of course, the competitive nature running through my veins is helping us strive to have more runners than any other club. We are making this more than a Greenwood team; we created the Colorado Team Quest 4 ALS and are including participants from anywhere that want to walk/run with us to help find a cure for ALS. This is one simple race but if our team hits our goal of 60 runners we will raise $210,000 toward finding a cure.
You don’t have to be a runner to participate and with the help of our resident Elite Runner and Personal Trainer, Tristan Mitchell, you will be able to finish. We will provide you with a program, opportunities to participate in track workouts, training runs, and mobility classes to help you run pain free. More details about the race and fundraising requirements are located on our website at GreenwoodATC.com or feel free to contact me at 303.770.2582 x309, firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office.
Join, me, Tristan, Tiffany Levine, Sheri Warren, Joe and Sara Talbert and Shaun Cook and lets show New York what being Colorado Strong is all about!
Learn more and register to run today!
Paula Neubert, President and General Manager
Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club
Women’s locker room updates:
- Whirlpool demo is complete
- Concrete slab was poured
- CMU block for shower walls in progress and scheduled for completion next week
- Plumbing rough-in for walls begins next week
- Ceiling frames complete
- Electric ceiling install is in progress
- Calling for rough wall and hard lid MEP inspection early next week
Dry vanity updates:
- Still working on re-design for the trash doors
- LED lighting expected to ship on 7/20/16; install soon after
- Searching for better magnifying mirror due to wall damage and damage to the arm of the mirror
Everything is running according to schedule. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
When Tony and Natalie Plant first joined Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club two years ago, “the best part of your day” seemed a rather large promise.
“I think it is true! We are here almost every day and even had Dylan’s birthday party here. It is a home away from home. We have gotten to know members slowly over two years and now we know many people. It is nice to see other parents by the pool or other members in class, to know them on a first name basis and wave “hello” as we walk in the door. It is all very welcoming.”
It is natural for Natalie and Tony to incorporate fitness as a family. In the 15 years they have been married, working out and a healthy lifestyle has been part of their lives.
“Fitness is important – when we don’t work out we feel yucky. We need it emotionally and physically. We also want to be in good shape and live a long time. We eat well too and cook together as a family.”
Prior to joining GATC two years ago, they were members at Lifetime Fitness and CORE power yoga. Natalie was pregnant with her second child when they started their search for a new fitness home.
“I thought I really needed something great to get back in shape. Greenwood has everything we were getting from two locations. There is also more of a family and community vibe here. We just like the atmosphere and energy here.
Dylan (5) wants to come to his tennis lessons with Coach Lisa and basketball lessons with Coach Brian. He asks to come to YAC; the staff members that supervise know Dylan and he knows them. He feels wanted there and that is important. Both Dylan and Jameson (18 months) take swim lessons, Jameson with her father.”
When asked why Dylan likes basketball, Natalie said: “Coach Brian has a way of talking to them. He doesn’t treat them like babies. Coach Brian treats Dylan like he is really playing basketball.”
Tony’s work in commercial insurance takes him out of town 1-4 days a week, but GATC is often the last stop on the way to the airport and first stop on the way home.
With Dylan and Jameson in good hands, Natalie can focus on taking care of herself. Yoga classes are her favorite but Natalie also participates in Indoor Cycling, cardio, weights and tennis lessons. Tony mainly utilizes the weights, cardio and yoga. The pool is a family favorite all summer long!
They have so many good things to say about so many staff members. For Natalie, “Amy (Baker) really inspires me with how much she is (successfully) juggling as a mom herself. She is here all the time, teaching, working out. I look up to that. Lana is also a great example and she feels like a friend to me now. She inspires me to get here more.”
“We want our kids to grow up here. In addition to school and our Highlands Ranch neighborhood, we want to have GATC as one of the communities where they have friends.”
We are making progress:
- Nearing the end of week three
- Temporary showers are still fluctuating from cold/hot temperatures. We have determined the line in use is also connected to ink! and to the restrooms so use of sink faucet, dishwasher, etc. is affecting the temperatures. We are looking at connecting to the old shower lines that are currently not in use which would help regulate the temperatures
- The LED lighting for the main dry vanity will be changed out when it arrives
- Underground plumbing has been installed and inspected
- We are laying rebar and will be ready to pour concrete slab next week Tuesday
- CMU block for the shower walls and wing walls will begin late next week
- The whirlpool demo will be completed tomorrow
Please remember there are seven family locker room showers and one family locker room dressing room available for your use. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!