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Colby’s Corner

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

 

October’s here! Time to get ready for summer!

Yes you read that right. And no it’s not a typo.

Tell me if this sounds familiar. The cold seasons arrive, the bathing suits go away, and you do your best impression of a bear preparing for hibernation and you just “let yourself go” for the winter. The plan is to not stress the extra pounds that comes with less activity and giant holiday meals in the winter, and then, do what you have to in the spring in order to have the body you want for summer.

How’d that work out for you last year?

As a personal trainer my busiest time of the year is consistently the spring. People binge eat during cold winter nights, over indulge during holidays, and are reluctant to battle the snow to get to the gym. Thusly, they are typically in worst shape than they planned on exiting the winter and now have to work extremely hard in order to be ready for the pool season.

If you want to finally have the summer body you’ve always wanted your best strategy would be to start now. It is far easier to maintain good-to-great fitness than it is to achieve it in the first place.

What to do? Don’t let winter slow you down. One easy but significant step would be to start working on a fitness program that works for you now. There is often experimentation and some trial and error involved in building a proper fitness program that you will actually use and enjoy. Use the dreary winter months to figure out what works for you. Imagine, instead of stressing out and rushing to catch up in the spring, you could be refining and perfecting what you did in the winter.

This post was brought to you by Colby Martin.  Colby is an IFA certified personal trainer who has, for the past 10 years, been helping a wide variety of clients achieve their personal fitness goals.   Colby continues to enjoy training a wide range of clients, including high level athletes looking to maximize their potential output to individuals working to regain a fit and healthy lifestyle.  To contact Colby, please call Windsor Squash & Fitness Club or colby@windsorsquash.ca

Another Success Story

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

 

Coming Up – August/September 2012

Friday, 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).

Why should you care if you can jump?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The vertical jump has been and will continue to be one of the most important athletic evaluations out there.  To give you an idea how effective a tool the simple vertical jump test is for assessing whole body explosiveness, the NFL routinely uses a whole host of tests when evaluating athletes at their NFL combines. They use a bench press test, a 40-yard dash test, various tests of agility, and a vertical jump test. At first glance it might appear that the ability to jump would be the LEAST specific of those tests to a football player. However, the vertical leap is in fact the most effective of those tests in predicting the success of a football player – even better than the 40-yard dash!

Coaches can look at the vertical jump of a player and immediately tell how explosive of an athlete they have on their hands. This explosiveness is key for a football player and has a high carryover to pretty much any sport requiring speed, agility, quickness, and power.

So if the vertical jump is a good measuring tool for power and explosive strength (used in most major sports, including squash) then logically the vertical jump, used in different variations and techniques, will increase these strengths as well!

Specific Strengths required for/built through the vertical jump:

STARTING STRENGTH: The ability to accelerate a load from rest.

ACCELERATIVE STRENGTH: The ability to move the load quickly through the concentric phase of a movement. Very important for vertical jumping. As Jon Hinds who invented the Portable Power Jumper says – “Slow jumping is low jumping”. The quicker you can jump, the higher you will jump.

ABSOLUTE STRENGTH: Your ability to lift loads that are of a high percentage of your weight.

REACTIVE STRENGTH: The ability to convert eccentric force back into concentric or vertical power. It is basically your ability to use the stretch shorten reflex.

RELATIVE STRENGTH: This may be the most important strength quality a vertical jumping athlete can have. It basically refers to how strong we are per pound of body weight (athletes who have a high strength to weight ration, and who can apply that strength quickly, i.e. also possess high accelerative capabilities are generally very explosive).

“As the Trunk grows, so must the leaves and branches”

Vertical jump training IS NOT lower body training! Instead, it is total body training. It is power lifting, plyometrics, calistetics, core strength, flexibility, co-ordination, and balance. The vertical jump requires the entire bodies output of strength and power. In addition to building a capable lower body, the core and upper body must be able to match the output respectively in order to maximize output. This is where the explosive swing of a tennis players arm, the power of a swimmers shoulders, and the speed of a forwards slap-shot comes from… Total body power!

 Join Colby for a camp that focuses specifically on improving your vertical jump and receive all of the added benefits.  Click here or on the picture above for more details.

This post was brought to you by Colby Martin.  Colby is an IFA certified personal trainer who has, for the past 10 years, been helping a wide variety of clients achieve their personal fitness goals.   Colby continues to enjoy training a wide range of clients, including high level athletes looking to maximize their potential output to individuals working to regain a fit and healthy lifestyle.  To contact Colby, please call Windsor Squash & Fitness Club or colby@windsorsquash.ca

What’s Happening – Summer 2012

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Here’s what’s happening in Squash & Fitness over during the summer months.  There are different programs and activities of all types for all ages. There’s not better way to beat the heat and commit to an active lifestyle over the summer months! 

June 7th – Club Championships  –   The 2012 Club Champtionships are under way.  All draws are posted on the Squash board at the Club, please make sure to arrange your matches in the time alloted.  All are welcome to join us on June 28th for the finals and a celebration of the arrival of Graeme Williams.  Any questions about the Club Championships can be directed at Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

June 12th – Running Group Training Starts – It’s back by popular demand.  Even if you have little or no experience running, this 18 week program will properly and safely prepare you for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon in October.  If you do have experience running, then this program will help finish feeling better and in less time.  Click here for the program flyer or e-mail Erin (e@erinporter.ca).

June 23rd – FREE Introduction to Squash  – Join Graeme Williams from 2-4PM for a fun afternoon of Squash.  This is a chance to try or learn a little more about Squash for absolutely FREE.  Basic skills will be introduced, as well as rules and strategies.  We can provide racquets and eye protection if you don’t already have them.  So that we can properly prepare, please RSVP by calling the Club (519-966-2141) or by e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

June 30th – FREE Introduction to English Racquetball - Graeme has brought a whole new sport to Windsor in English Racketball. English Racketball is simliar to what we North Americans think of as Racketball, except that  the ball has been slightly modified and it is played on a Squash court.  This is a great sport for all ages, especially those who find Squash to be a little too hard on the body. Here’s a short video about English Racketball.  Come out from 2-4PM to try this great new sport.  So that we can properly prepare, please RSVP by calling the Club (519-966-2141) or by e-mailing Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 3rd – Mommy Boot Camp – Our summer session for Mommy Boot Camp is scheluded to run on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 10:00AM for 12 Weeks.  New Moms, come and find out why this program has been popular for so many years.  Bring your babies and Terese will put you and other moms through a workout that will get your heart pumping and body moving.  For more info, check out the program flyer.

July 16th – Junior Squash Development Camp – This weeklong Development 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 envi-ronment. This Camp is aimed at juniors aged 11 to 18 or those who have had some experience playing squashHere is the program flyer.

July 18th – Ladies Squash Clinic – This 4 Week program is for women only!  Join Graeme on Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 7:45, starting on July 18th, for 4 weeks.  You will learn the basic rules, skills and strategies of Squash.  There will be instruction as well as game play.  Guaranteed to get a sweat and have fun!  Total cost for the program is only $40!  To register, please call the Club (519-966-2141) or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 19th – Beginners Squash Clinic – Here’s a 4 week program for those who are new to Squash or have limited experience playing Squash.  Improve your skills and performance on the court.  Starting on Thursday July 19th, this program will run weekly from6:15 to 7:45.   Total cost for the program is only $40!  To register, please call the Club (519-966-2141) or e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 23rd – Future Stars Squash Summer 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!  Here is the program flyer.

July 30th – Start of Summer Squash League –  It’s back, the Die Hard Summer Squash league.  By popular demand, we’re continuing the tradition of making our Summer league a weekly team challenge.  Teams will consist of players from novice all the way to top level Club players.  Each week teams will face off against each other and accumulate points for every win.  Members and non-members are encouraged to play.  For more information, please e-mail Graeme (squash@windsorsquash.ca).

July 30th – Junior Squash Performance 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.  Each player will receive a file and a DVD to take along with feedback to ensure learning continues after the week.  Here is the program flyer.

August 27th – Junior Squash Preseason Camp – The Pre Season Training Camp is a 4 day camp designed to get all junior players ready for the up coming season.  The sessions will be both on and off court giving paying attention to all aspects of the needs of the game.  This Camp is aimed at all juniors who are keen to get back on court before school starts and ensure they are ready for the new squash season! Here is the program flyer.

 

 

Do you know Colby Martin?

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Many of you have probably seen Colby working with individuals and small groups around the Club.  If you’ve done one of his workouts of the week, had a session with him or tried his class, you know how he has that rare ability to help you go just a little farther than you thought possible. Here are a few members testimonials as well as some praise from a couple of high performance athletes.

Members can work out with Colby every week during one of his Group Fitness classes or you can e-mail Colby (colby@windsorsquash.ca) to set up a no-obligation consultation. 

Jake Lumley

I have been training with Colby for 2 years. I have gained 18 lbs since we started and my strength and speed have increased more than I could have imagined. This spring I will be playing baseball for Team Canada 18u. His approach to fitness has helped me reach the top of my game.   -Jake Lumley-

Michael Leighton - NHL Goalie

 

Colby has been a big help in my athletic development. We have spent the last four “off seasons” training together increasing my speed, power, and flexibility. Each year I report to training camp in better shape and I’m looking forward to doing it again this year!  –Michael Leighton-

 

 

The hardest workout I have ever done! Ever!    -John Brouyette- “Absolutely Ripped” Attendant at W.S.F

 

My bench press has gone up from 160 lbs to 220 lbs in a matter of months. I’ve never felt stronger. Not your average workout with more than average results.    –Dan Zannettin- speed- and-power circuit attendant

 

Colby is an IFA certified personal trainer who has, for the past 10 years, been helping a wide variety of clients achieve their personal fitness goals.   Colby continues to enjoy training a wide range of clients, including high level athletes looking to maximize their potential output to individuals working to regain a fit and healthy lifestyle.  To contact Colby, please call Windsor Squash & Fitness Club or colby@windsorsquash.ca

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Welcome Graeme Williams!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Welcome Graeme Williams - Squash Professional

We are incredibly excited to announce that Squash Professional Graeme Williams is officially joining the Windsor Squash & Fitness Club team!  Graeme comes to us from the Surrey Sports Park located in Guildford, England.  He is due to arrive later this week with an official start date of May 7th.

Graeme has a long list of personal achievements in playing and coaching Squash.  He has worked extensively with England Squash through development programs in the London and South East Region and he has acted as a coach for the team representing Great Britain at the World University Championships.  He is an England Squash certified level 4 coach, an accomplished player and an all around great guy!

On Graeme’s arrival, he will be overseeing all of the Club’s Squash activities.  He has a keen interest in developing strong Junior and Adult programming for players of all levels and abilities.  He will also be available for Private, Semi-Private and small group lessons.

If you would like to be one of the first to step on the court with Graeme, he will be available for lessons starting on May 7th.  Please call the Club (519-966-2141) to secure your preferred time.  You may also contact Graeme directly at squash@windsorsquash.ca.

 

 

Ballet Bootcamp

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Here’s a new and fun program that we’re offering for 6-Weeks starting in April.  No previous dance experience is needed to participate.  Ballet is a great form of exercise that will help students strengthen and lengthen their muscles as well as increase their cardio endurance.   Plus it’s fun!

Katie is one of our newest instructors and she’s extremely excited to be offering this class.  Click here or on the picture for more details.  This class starts very soon (April 11th), so please call the Club right away to secure your spot!

 

What’s Happening – January 2012

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The New Year is fast approaching.  Here’s a list of some great programs starting in January 2012.  These programs are a great way to ensure your commitment to living a healthier year.  Also, don’t forget, we have a number of qualified personal trainers who can help you get your year started on the right foot!

Winter Squash League StartsJanuary 9th –  This is the biggest league of the year.  Don’t miss your chance to compete against players of a similiar level.  It doesn’t matter if you are a pure novice or advanced level player, we have a division for you!  The deadline to register is January 4th, so don’t waste time, call the Club at 519-966-2141 to secure your spot today.  Click here for more details.

Mommy Bootcamp StartsJanuary 10th –  Get in the shape of your life while working with Terese and other new moms.  This program runs twice per week for 8 weeks.  No need for a baby sitter, Mommy Bootcamp is for the kids too!  Click here to see the program poster or e-mail Terese.

Healthy Eating for Weight Management Series - January 12th – In partnership with the Windsor Family Health Team, we are proud to be offering a FREE 4-week seminar series on Healthy Eathing for Weight Management.  The program will run on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 starting on January 12th.  Click here for the full details or call Chris at the Windsor Family Health Team to Register(519-255-5656 x206).   

Squash Round Robins Start back upJanuary 12th – Players of all levels are invited to join Dave Guthrie on Thursday Nights at 7:00 for an informal hit around.  Meet new players and improve your skills.  E-mail Dave for more details.

FREE Introduction to Squash ClinicJanuary 14th – That’s right an opportunity to try the game of Squash out for FREE!  We will provide racquets and goggles if you don’ t have them and then take you out on the court for an introduction to the fastest growing racquet sport in America!  Find out what makes this game so great.  There will be lots of free time to practice your skills and compete with your friends.  The clinic starts at 2:00 and will finish at 4:00.  If you are interested, please RSVP by calling 510-966-2141.  Members and Non-Members are all welcome to join us for this event.

Munchkin Squash Starts – January 14th – Designed for kids ages 4-7.  This is a great program to help develop hand eye coordination and motor skills.  A fun way to introduce kids to sport.  The 10 week session starts January 14th at 10:00 AME-mail Dave or Call the Club for more information.

Junior Squash StartsJanuary 14th – This program is for kids aged 8 through 16.  Players will learn the fundamentals of Squash and provide them with an opportunity develop skills and compete with other players. The 10 week session starts January 14th at 12:15.  E-mail Dave or Call the Club for more information.

Karate for Kids Winter Session -  January 14th – Your child will learn self-defence, confidence and discipline with Sensei Kenji Takeshima, a former World Karate Gold medalist.  Classes start on Saturday January 14th at 1:00PM.  Registrations are still being accepted. Call the Club at 519-966-2141 to register today. 

Women’s Squash – January 20th - It’s ladies night on Friday Nights!  This 2nd Session of Women’s Squash will start on Friday January 20th.  Learn how to play with fun drills and games with Megan.  Call the Club to register or e-mail info@windsorsquash.ca for more information.

Motor City Open Professional Squash TournamentJanuary 25th – Although this is not a Windsor Squash & Fitness Club event, it is one that may be of interest to Squash players in the area.  The Motor City Open is a premier stop on the professional Squash tour and it is held just up the road in Birmingham Michigan.  Those interested can find out more here.