February 5th – Yoga Flow Cancelled

February 4th, 2013

We are sorry to announce that Yoga Flow at 6:00PM on Tuesday February 5th will be cancelled. Our Yoga programming will resume as scheduled on Wednesday morning. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that his may cause.

Holiday Hours

December 24th, 2012

From all of us at the Windsor Squash & Fitness Club, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happpy, Healthy New Year!

We will be open throughout the week to help you work off some of that holiday cheer.

merryChristmasDecember 24 – 7:30AM to 4:00 PM

December 25th – CLOSED

December 26th – 7:30AM – 4:00PM

December 31st – 7:30AM – 4:00PM

January 1st – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

There will be no Childcare on the above dates.  For all other days, we will be open during our regular hours. 

Also, there have been some changes to our Group Fitness Class schedule, please click here to see the updated schedule.

Enjoy the holidays!  We look forward to see you, your friends and your family in 2013!

 

Yoga for a special population with Coco

December 5th, 2012

We’ve had such a positive response to our Yoga for Special Girls, that we’re expanding the program in January. Starting on the 12th, we will continue to offer our Yoga for Special Girls at 11:15 on Saturdays AND we are adding an additional program for boys at 3:00PM.

A unique practice of Yoga for girls and boys who have Down Syndrome.  Participants will develop Balance,  Strength and Flexibility as well as Relaxation and Deep Breathing Techniques.  We invite girls and boys with Down Syndrome who are 12 years of age and older to come out and see the benefits that Yoga can have on their well being.  Caregivers are encouraged to attend.  This program will run on Saturdays with the girls in the morning at 11:15 and the boys at 3:00 in the afternoon.  The cost for this 6 Week program is only $72+hst. 

This is one our newest programs and was developped by Nicole Daigneault (Coco) who also teaches a range of classes for members throughout the week.  Coco has a passion for all things Yoga and enjoys sharing her passion with a diverse group of people.  Look out for her interview in the Windsor Star later this week.

Congrats Detroit Free Press 1/2 Marathoners!

November 19th, 2012

From all of our staff and members, we want to extend a sincere congratulations to the following members who successfully completed the Detroit Free Press 1/2 Marathon.  Some of these participants trained with our Half Marathon Group, others performed their training on their own.  All of them worked hard to reach the finish line.

Angela Volpatti  02:39:55                  Gregg Mayville  01:39:39

Paola Francis  02:42:22                       Emily Innis  03:26:30

Emily Gillard  02:54:09                      Katherine Konrad  02:54:09

Mark Askew  02:34:58                        Martine Askew  02:18:19

Mark Jacques  01:59:12                      Denisse Granados  02:08:41

Patricia Heath  02:08:45                    Marcella Porter  02:12:14

Thiago Fagionato  01:53:43              Kathleen Bryan 02:13:09

Steve Biro 01:45:30                              Sharon Strosberg 02:29:37

Steve Brennan 02:33:45                     Kristy McBeth 01:42:50

Erin Porter  01:42:07

The group preparing for race day on their final training run.

Celebrating after a successful race day!

This marks another year, where Erin’s group has achieved 100% success rate in participants who completed the race.  If you have never participated or witnessed this event, it is a truly special day.  With over 10 000 runners and growing, it is one of the premier special events in the region.  Look out for our program in spring of 2013 and we can help you safely and effectively train for this incredible race!

Way to go Amin!

November 13th, 2012

Amin with Squash Ontario President Mark Sachvie

Many of you would recognize Amin Khan as the young two-handed backhander that spends every spare minute by the Squash Courts looking for a game.  We’re very proud to share that this past weekend he won a Junior Gold event in the U11 division at the White Oaks resort and Spa in St. Catherines.

This win marks Amin’s first Gold victory and possibly the first Gold tournament win by a Windsor Squash & Fitness Club Junior in over 10 years!  In the finals, Amin showed his resilience and competitive nature as he sent 3 of the 4 games into extra points.  The first game proved to be a marathon as Amin squeaked out a win against his opponent 26-24.  In the 4th, he persevered after a 5 point deficit to win 16-14, claiming the match and the tournament title.

Junior Gold events are reserved for the top players in the province and this was the first of five that will be held this season.  We would like to wish Amin and all of our Juniors the best of luck as they compete this season!

 

It’s Tournament Weekend! – Start Times and Draws

October 31st, 2012

Here are the start times and draws for the 2012 Fall Down Classic.  With nearly 100 registered competitors, this promises to be a fun and busy weekend, jam packed with great Squash.  Click on the links to see the draws and start times.

A Draw

B Draw

C Draw

D Draw

40+

A Doubles

B Doubles

Mixed Doubles

We will be updating this post with more information as the week goes on. Look out for a special exhibition featuring Graeme Williams and Mick Joint on Saturday night.

Another Success Story

October 10th, 2012

 

We love seeing all of our members have success and it is especially rewarding when they are so happy with their experience with us, that they allow us to share their story.  Here is a quick testimonical from Jamie Shaw, who has been a member for a few months now. He’s lost plenty of weight and he is looking and feeling better than he has in years.  Here is his story:

“I am a new member at Windsor Squash and Fitness Club,  having joined in early April. I felt compelled to reach out to Brian.  I have really enjoyed my time at the club so far, ownership, management and the great staff have really made my wife and I feel at home from day one.  

On a personal note with the help of the staff and Graeme the new squash Pro (who is a great guy by the way), I have lost 22lbs and feel like I did when I was 30!  Thanks for helping me get back in shape everyone! Graeme we still have a long way to go with my squash game! I urge anyone looking at joining a gym to consider Windsor Squash and Fitness, it is family owned and operated and trust me when I tell you that the level of personal service and commitment to member satisfaction is second to none in the industry. Thanks all!”

Thank you Jamie for the kind words. We wish you continued success and we hope that you enjoy yourself here at Windsor Squash & Fitness Club for many years to come!

Starting Soon – October & November

October 9th, 2012

Here is a quick reference guide for all things happening at WSF over the next few months.  If you’re interested in trying any of these programs, we encourage you to register early.  We always do our best to accomodate, but sometimes programs will fill up quickly.  If you have any questions, please use the contact information provided, call the Club at 519-966-2141 or e-mail our general inbox of info@windsorsquash.ca.   

 

Weekly and Drop-In Programs:

Lunchtime Squash Drills – Fridays from Noon to 1:00 – Join Graeme on Friday’s at noon for a 1 hour focus on drills and skills.  Drench yourself in sweat and improve your game.  Drop-ins are welcome.  E-mail Graeme at squash@windsorsquash.ca for more information.  Cost is $10 for Gold Members and $15 other members.

Thursday Night Squash Drills – Thursdays from 7:00 to  8:30PM  –  Here’s another great chance to get on court with Grame and learn from his vast experience and expertise.   This weekly program guarantees to get you moving and improving your Squash game.  Cost for this 1.5 hour clinic is $15 amd drop-ins are welcome.  For more infomration, e-mail Graeme at squash@windsorsquash.ca.

Ladies Only Squash - Friday Mornings from  10:00 to 11:00AM –  Sorry guys, this one is for women only!  Join Graeme to learn and improve in your game of Squash.  Get a great workout and experience the infamous “Squash Butt” first hand.  This is a fun and social program, that will place emphasis on important skills and game play with your fellow participants.  Cost for this program is $10 for Gold Members or $15 for other members.  For more infomration, e-mail Graeme at squash@windsorsquash.ca.

Small Group Training for those 55+ – Every Tuesday – Join Teresa Ashworth on Tuesdays mornings for this 8-Week programGroup sizes will be limited and the workouts, designed specifically for those over 55 years of age and older, will be  fun, challenging and varied weekly. Cost for this program is only $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members.  For more information, please call the Club or e-mail Teresa (tashworth@windsorsquash.ca).  

English Racketball Drop-In League – Every Wednesday –  We will be hosting a weekly daytime drop-in league for players interested in playing English Racketball from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on  Wednesday mornings. It willl be a chance to learn more about the game and get match practice. This is free for members and $7+hst for non members.  Loaner equipment is available if needed. For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

Wellness In Motion – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday – This program has been designed with NovaMed Diagnostic Clinic as a Cardiac Maintenance program.  It is an ideal program for people who have experienced a cardiac incident and who have successfully completed a cardiac rehab program.  In addition to all of the benefits that our member receive, participants enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to meet with someone during their visit to discuss their progress and answer any questions that might come up.  For more information, please call 519-966-2141 or e-mail info@windsorsquash.ca

English Racketball League – Every Saturday – Imported from England, English Racquetball is much like traditional Racquetball. In fact it is played with the same racquet and a same size ball.  The main difference is that it is played on a Squash court.  This is a great game for those who loved to play Raquetball or for those who find Squash to be too demanding on the body.  The league will run starting at 3PM on Saturdays for 13 Weeks.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

Student Squash Times - We have a very special price for University of Windsor Law and Commerce students.  For the absolute bargain of $50, students will have 3 designated times per week to play Squash at no additional charge.  The alloted times are Wednesdays after 8:00PM, Fridays after 7:00PM and Sundays after 4:00PM. Please e-mail Graeme at squash@windsorsquash.ca for more information.

All Junior Squash Programming Starts – Squash Pro Graeme Williams is running a wide range of Junior programs for kids this fall.  Children as young as 4 years old can play in the Future Stars programs and eventually graduate into the development group.  Our Performance squash consists of Juniors who are preparing to compete at the regional, provincial and national level.  All ages and levels of ability are invited to join him.  There are a number of weekly times available and players can attend as many sessions as they like.  Click on the picture for more information or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

 

Specialty Programs:

October 16th – Mommy Bootcamp Sesssion Starts – Join Terese Mingay & Kristy McBeth twice a week for a great workout that will help you get back in shape and make you feel better.  We will combine cardio , weights, core, flexibility and much more into one hour. Bring your baby and Terese will get you motivated!!! Call the Club, click on the picture  or e-mail Terese (terese.mingay@mac.com) for more information.

 October 15th – BOOTCAMP – Join Colby on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:15 PM for the most challenging workout you’ve ever done!  In this 6 Week program, you will build muscle, burn fat, increase  your cardio endurance and challenge yourself like you’ve never before.  Click on the poster for more information or e-mail Colby (colby@windsorsquash.ca).

 

October 18th – Living Well – In partnership with the Windsor Family Health Team, we are offering  a holistic program focussing on mental health, fitness and nutrition. This is a 4-Week program and it is FREE.  Call Chris for more information 519-250-5656 x206.

 

 

October 20th – World Squash Day – We have a 1 day event scheduled to celebrate World Squash Day and help support the campaign to have Squash included in the 2020 Olympic games.  This year clubs from all over the world are taking part in the Worlds biggest squash match.  The match is being played between Team Squash and Team 2020.  Windsor are representing Team Squash and our opponents for the day will be London Squashand Racquets Club, who are representing Team 2020.  The event is open to all our members and we are hoping to have a fun afternoon of fantastic squash and celebrations.   As we are hosting there will be a $10 match fee to cover the cost of food and drink for our traveling opponents. E-mail Graeme for more info.

 

November 1st – Healthy Eating for Weight Management - Her’s another great program that is being offered in partnership with the Windsor Family Health Team.  This FREE 4-Week workshop will focus on nutrition and exercise strategies to help people maintain a healthy weight.  To register, please contact Chris at 519-250-5656 x206

 

 

Noember 2nd to 4th – Fall Down Classic Squash Tournament – Our first of only 2 open Squash tournaments of the season.  Come out an play against players of all ages and skill divisions from across Ontario, Michigan and Ohio.  This promises to be a fun filled weekend with an extra bonus of having the opportunity to watch our new Pro, Graeme Williams, competing for the first time in Windsor.  Contact Graeme by if you have any questions (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

 

November 10th – Yoga for Exceptional Girls – We are very excited to launch this brand new program for a very special part of the population.   A unique practice of Yoga for Girls who have Down Syndrome.  Participants will develop Balance,  Strength and Flexibility as well as Relaxation and Deep Breathing Techniques.  We invite girls with Down Syndrome who are 12 years of age and older to come out and see the benefits that Yoga can have on their well being.  Moms and caregivers are encouraged to attend.  This program will run on Saturday mornings at 11:15 and the cost for 6 Week program is only $72+hst.  Click here or on the pictre to the right for more information.

 

Way to go Runners!

September 26th, 2012

On Sunday September 23, 2012,  runners from Erin’s Half Marathon Running Goup succesfully completed the 6th annual  Amherstburg Running for Heros race.  This race was held on World Alzheimer’s day to  raise funds, as well as awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.   It was a beautiful day to take on the scenic course through the heart of Amherstburg.  Gregg Mayville, Thiago Fagionato, and Erin Porter completed the 1/2 Marathon. Denisse Ganados and Paola Francis completed the 10K race.  Great job runners!  Other WSF runners were Kristy McBeth, Steve Brennan and Joe Gatfield. 

The members of  Erin’s 1/2 Marthon Training Group will participate in the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon on Oct 21, 2012.  They have been training hard for the past 14 weeks!  They are less than 4 Weeks to their goal of copleting the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon.  The Detroit Free Press Marathon and Half Marathon is an International race that starts in Detroit and crosses over to Windsor and then finishes in downtown Detroit.   This is Erin Porter’s 4th year coaching the running clinic and preparing runners to exceed their goals. 

 

Coming Up – August/September 2012

August 17th, 2012

Here’s a list of all the things happening at Windsors Squash & Fitness Club during the months of August and September. If you’re interested in trying one of these programs, we encourage you to register early.  We always do our best to accomodate, but sometimes programs will fill up quickly.  If you have any questions, please use the contact information provided, call the Club at 519-966-2141 or e-mail our general inbox of info@windsorsquash.ca.   

August 23rd – English Racketball Clinic  – Join Graeme Williams for a 4 week UK Racketball course on Thursday evenings starting on the 23rd of August from 6:15 to 7:45 and running until the 13th September.  The idea is to let people learn more about the game before starting some leagues in the fall.  The course will cover rules, tactics and technical considerations for UK Racketball as well as lots of match practice.  The cost of the 4 week course is only $40 for both members and non members.  Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club

August  27th – Pre-Season Future Stars Junior Squash Camp – The Future Stars Camp will teach the basic skills of balance, agility and co-ordination through a variety of fun Squash related games and activities. This week long camp is aimed at juniors who are between the ages of 6 and 10 who are keen to learn a new sport, meet new friends and have fun!  This 1 day camp will run from 10AM to 1PM at a cost of $25+hst.  Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club.

August 28 & 29 – Pre-Season Performance Junior Squash Camp  – The Performance Camp will teach advanced techniques and tactics de-ployed at Regional and National levels. The format of each day will be based on learning to train smart and practice effectively making the most of the time available.  This camp is aimed at juniors who play in regional or national tournaments and are serious about the game. This 2 day camp will run from 10AM to 4PM at a cost of $100+hst. Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club.

August 30 & 31 – Pre-Season Development Junior Squash Camp - TheDevelopment Camp will teach kids the technique and tactical considerations for the basic shots in squash. Players will learn through drills and conditioned games in a fun and friendly environment. This Camp is aimed at juniors aged 11 to 18 or those who have had some experience playing squash. This 2 day camp will run from 10AM to 4PM at a cost of $100+hst. Please reserve your place by either e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca) or calling the Club.

September 4th – Mommy Bootcamp Fall Session Starts – Join Terese Mingay twice a week for a great workout that will help you get back in shape and make you feel better.  We will combine cardio , weights, core, flexibility and much more into one hour. Bring your baby and Terese will get you motivated!!! Call the Club, click on the picture  or e-mail Terese (terese.mingay@mac.com) for more information.

Week of September 10th – All Junior Squash Programming Starts – Squash Pro Graeme Williams is running a wide range of Junior programs for kids this fall.  Children as young as 4 years old can play in the Future Stars programs and eventually graduate into the development group.  Our Performance squash consists of Juniors who are preparing to compete at the regional, provincial and national level.  All ages and levels of ability are invited to join him.  There are a number of weekly times available and players can attend as many sessions as they like.  Click on the picture for more information or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 10th & 11th – Fall Squash League Warm-Up – Come out on Monday or Tuesday night for an official start to the 2012/2013 Squash Season.  Squash Pro, Graeme Williams, will lead the group through a variety of exercices and drills to help prepare you for the Fall Squash league.  The Tuesday night session will include a review of the league rules and important information about the league for first time players.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for this night.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 12th – English Racketball Drop-In League – Starting on the 12h, we will be hosting a weekly daytime drop-in league for players interested in playing English Racketball from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on  Wednesday mornings. It willl be a chance to learn more about the game and get match practice. This is free for members and $7+hst for non members.  Loaner equipment is available if needed. For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 15th – Karate for Kids – Your child will learn self-defence, confidence and discipline with Sensei Kenji Takeshima, a former World Karate Gold medalist.  Class starts at 1:00PM.  Registrations are still being accepted. Call the Club at 519-966-2141 to register today. 

September 17th & 18th – Fall Squash League Starts – Don’t wait to register, call the Club now to secure your spot!  Graeme has generously offered a FREE 30 minute lesson for anyone who registers for this league before September 1st!  This is a great value added to an already value filled league.  Monday nights will continue to be reserved for the A league and Tuesday night will include B leagues as well as a Beginner social league.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 18th – Small Group Training for the 55+ – Join Teresa Ashworth on Tuesdays mornings for this 8-Week programGroup sizes will be limited and the workouts, designed specifically for those over 55 years of age, will be  fun, challenging and varied weekly. Cost for this program is only $80 for members and $99 for non-members.  For more information, please call the Club or e-mail Teresa (tashworth@windsorsquash.ca).

September 20th – Lunchtime Squash League Starts – This popular league is back for the fall and will run a full 13-weeks, ending  just before the Christmas break.  Matches will be scheduled weekly on Thursdays at either 11:30 or 12:15.  This is a fun and social league and all levels of skill are encouraged to participate.  At only $35 ($20 for Gold Members) this league is an absolute bargain!  Get bragging rights by having your name engraved on the League Plaque.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 22nd – FREE Intro to Squash Clinic - This is your chance to try a sport that is played the world over and has been praised by Forbes magazine as the healthiest sport.  Join our Squash Pro from 1-3PM to learn the basic skills and strategies of this highly addictive game.  Bring a friend or family member, we guarantee that you will have a great time!  Please rsvp your spot by e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

September 22nd – English Racketball League –  Imported from England, English Racquetball is much like traditional Racquetball. In fact it is played with the same racquet and a same size ball.  The main difference is that it is played on a Squash court.  This is a great game for those who loved to play Raquetball or for those who find Squash to be too demanding on the body.  The league will run starting at 2PM on Saturdays for 13 Weeks.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).