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
We are happy to announce the locker room will be completed by the end of the month:
Wall and ceiling tile 10/16
Solid surface tops 10/21
Whirlpool tile 10/22
Whirlpool mixing valve to allow for the new autofill feature 10/20. This new feature allows the level of the water to stay consistent and no manual fill.
Shower and sink fixtures installing 10/13
Shower doors 10/19
Shower corner shelves and wall caps 10/19 and 10/20
New shampoo, conditioner and body wash dispensers by 10/23. (We have new upgraded, spa-level products in Eucalyptus and Green Tea Lemongrass.)
New bottle filler/drinking fountain added in the shower hallway next to the existing towel shelf/drop 10/23
The temporary wall will be removed by 10/23 to finish the dry vanity, carpet, ceiling, lights and extended tile. We added a new towel shelf as you come out of the showers and extended the floor tile in the transition hallways because the carpet in those locations used to stay wet and then discolor. This tiling will be done over two nights, so as not to disrupt members whose lockers are in this area.
Thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we near the end of this extensive remodel. We are almost there!
Floor and ceiling tile completed by the end of this week
Millwork installed last week
Solid surface tops expected October 19
All lighting and fixtures completed this week
Whirlpool tile still in process
Custom shower doors have been ordered
All new body wash, shampoo and conditioner dispensers have been delivered
New product schedule to arrive beginning of next week
We anticipate the temporary construction wall to come down by next week allowing for the final push in the project which involves the ceiling grid and tile, lighting, carpet, and skim and paint the dry side of the whirlpool wall tile.
I hope many of you have been able to enjoy access to the women’s whirlpool and steam room this past week. I want to thank the ladies for their support through this process. As a reminder the whirlpool and steam room will be accessible to WOMEN ONLY beginning Sunday, August 23. The next time the whirlpool/steam will be accessible to men is Sunday, September 13.
CMU block for shower walls is complete
MEP rough in for walls are in progress
Ceiling framing in the shower area is complete
We did discover a 28 year old cast iron pipe that was cracked and will be replaced along with the cast iron pipe in the same area
The whirlpool building work begins today. As an FYI….the whirlpool holds 2342 gallons of water!
All cabinet shops have been reviewed, returned and are in progress
No lead times on any items including plumbing fixtures and lighting
Please remember, the construction zone is a hard hat area and absolutely no admittance by members is allowed. This is a liability and your presence simply interrupts their work and slows down the process. Thank you.
We met Thursday afternoon at our OAC (owner/architect/contractor) meeting and I am happy to say we are on schedule. All work is currently happening during regular hours of operation and we have various subs in at different times. The GC (General Contractor) is on site nearly 10 hours each day, Monday – Friday.
Slab has been poured
CMU block is laid
Framing will be complete tomorrow
Submittals for millwork are expected tomorrow
All tile is on site
Whirlpool plans are with Tri-County Health and Greenwood Village building department
No big lead items holding us up at this time
Please be sure and read the information related to access for the men to the women’s whirlpool and steam room.