April Newsletter 2024

What's Up At ABAC

April 1-30 – Hygiene Essentials Drive In The Lobby
Wednesday Night Deck Party w/ Dulcie Duo- April 3
Junior Guard Camp – April 6, 7, 13, 14
Wednesday Night Deck Party w/ Logan Landress  - Wednesday, April 10
Pickleball Round Robin – Sunday, April 14
Wednesday Night Deck Party - April 17
Tennis Mixer & Beer Tasting – Wednesday, April 17
Lifeguard Certification Class - April 19-21
Self Defense Workshop - Sunday, April 21
Tennis Mixer - Sunday, April 21
Water Yoga Class – Wednesday, April 24
Wednesday Night Deck Party w/ Burning James – Wednesday, April 24
Line Dancing Class – Thursday, April 25
Tennis Mixer & Wine Tasting – Sunday, April 28
Sound Healing Workshop w/ Gwynne – Sunday, April 28
Mother's Day Brunch - Sunday, May 12


Club Updates from General Manager Nancy Terrell

Please note that we will no longer charge the extra $5 for people not signing up within 24 hours ahead for a tennis clinic. It was too complicated to manage, and members felt we were being too picky. But PLEASE PLEASE sign up ahead of time for all tennis clinics. The pros really need your help with this. Thank you!

Please also note that Kids' Club is now available on Monday afternoons, as well as all the previously offered times. (See all KC hours at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Thanks to those of you that filled out our survey asking for fitness equipment feedback. Pretty much everyone is on the same page as we are, and we will continue in our process of getting quotes for some new weight room equipment.
Speaking of surveys, we did not do a good job sharing with everyone last year about the award Avila Bay Club won. We use a top-notch survey system called Medallia (the same company used by large companies like Nordstrom) with a special division for the fitness industry called MXM. Within MXM, we are ranked against other high-end clubs across the country and routinely come in as one of the top clubs! It is clear you love your club - to the extent that we were awarded the highest honor of what they call a 5 -9  Award, three times in the past. This came from averaging a score of 9 or higher in 5 key categories. We were just told this week that we won the award yet again for 2023! This makes us four-time winners now. We share this absolute honor of receiving the award four times with less than 10 total clubs (out of over 600!). Even more fun is that our sister club Westlake Athletic Club is also a four-time winner! 

In case you wonder if there are any trends in our recent surveys, there are some. Members love the staff friendliness, our Kids' Club staff friendliness averages a 10 out of 10, and next up are the personal trainers and group fitness staff with an average in friendliness of 9.6. You would like fellow tennis members to pick up their leftover balls after leaving the courts, you want people to stop sitting on their cell phones while on equipment and not using it, members hate hearing others talk on their cell phones, you wanted the rain gutters fixed on the weight patio strip (done), the majority seem to love the pool reservations while the other group of members hate them, members would like some new weight room equipment, you felt the cleanliness of the club had gone down until we hired the new housekeeper Regina, and the increase of more cars in the parking lot has been frustrating (soon to be fixed with the new fencing being installed to block off the trail entrance from our parking lot except for members). We read each survey and try hard to make sure they all receive a reply. Thanks for helping us be the best club we can be!


We have a few reminders:

  • Please do not sit on workout equipment while using your phone and not working out. Please go finish your thoughts somewhere else and then come back to the machine when you are ready to work out again. You never know who might be waiting to use that equipment.
  • No kids under 16 years of age are allowed in the adult locker rooms (in the main clubhouse). There is a large restroom at the small pool (next to the outdoor shower) that is great for changing. There is even a suit spinner right next to it. (The only exception to this are ladies nursing as there are private rooms inside the ladies' locker room that are most comfortable for this.)
  • Parking: It has been better lately with the help of the nice village patrolmen. Hopefully they are setting the tone to the public that they cannot park in our lot to use the Bob Jones Trail. There are two more steps in the works. One is that we are going to fence off the Bob Jones Trail access from our lot (this project has started, yay!), and install a pedestrian gate with a constantly changing code that we will give only to members if they check into the club. The third step is in the works. All of these systems should alleviate any parking issues in the future. Pleases remember:
    • DO NOT PARK in the spots designated for a particular business. They do have a right to tow you. There are a few in the Village – look for a sign at the head of their spots and/or lettering on the asphalt of the spot.
  • Please cancel your swim, tennis, or sauna reservation prior to 4 hours from the start time, or you will receive a $10 cancelation fee.
  • Cancel your swim, tennis, or sauna reservation if you are not coming. No shows receive a $20 fee. Please do be sure to check into the club or it will mark you as a no show for your reservations that day.
  • Cell phone policy – No talking on phones in all workout areas and locker rooms (this includes the small changing rooms in the adult women's locker room). Absolutely NO SPEAKER phone usage is allowed in any area of the club. This includes watching videos on the speaker.

Hygiene Essentials Drive


We are collecting hygiene essentials this month. Please bring the items to the bin in the lobby.
One in three families has difficulty affording personal hygiene products. Kids get bullied for dirty hair, families choose between diapers or food, and women stay home due to lack of monthly supplies. Together we can help combat Hygiene poverty. Donations will be distributed by 22 local non-profit agencies.

-Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, liquid and bar soap
-Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash
-Diapers, wipes, rash ointment
-Nail clippers, band-aids, tweezers, Neosporin
-Laundry detergent, toilet paper
-Baby shampoo, baby hairbrushes
-Deodorant for all ages
-Socks, undergarments
-Tampons, pads
-Sunscreen, chapstick
-Towles for hands & face
-Razors, shave cream
-Hairbrushes, combs, hair ties

$75 Referral Credit


Here's your chance to earn some big bucks for the month of April! Refer a new member and receive $75 credit on your account when they join. Contact Gwynne or Josh in membership at 805-595-7600 ex:105 or email [email protected].

Aquatics Department Updates


Spring has arrived!  It's the perfect time to get your kids signed up for swim lessons or a lifeguard course in preparation for the summer. Registration is now open for the following aquatic activities:

Spring Break Swim Academy: April 1-4
Spots are limited for this four-day swim lesson special running April 1-4, Monday-Thursday. Kids must be 4 or older to participate. This package of four lessons, four days in a row, are 30-minute semi-private lessons. Kids are matched up with another student who is similar in age and swim level. Or you can sign up with a friend and take lessons together! Cost: $100 for Members, $160 for Non-Members. For more details or to sign up, please contact [email protected] or call 805-595-7600, ex. 111.

Junior Guards Camp: April 6, 7, 13, 14
Do you have a child who is planning on attending Junior Guards this summer? Join us for a four-day training camp to prepare for tryouts, or get a jump start on workouts to get in shape for the program. Camp includes an introduction to basic lifeguarding skills, and both in-water and dry land workouts. This event is appropriate for kids ages 8-12. Kids must be at a 5/6 swim level. Cost $180 per child. For more details or to sign up, please contact [email protected] or call 805-595-7600 ex. 111.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Classes: April & May
Get certified to be a Lifeguard! This class includes American Red Cross Lifeguard and Professional CPR Rescue certificates upon successful completion. We are offering two courses on the following dates:
April 19-21, Friday-Sunday
May 3-5, Friday-Sunday
Students must be 15 years old to participate, and be able to pass a 3 step swim test. Students must complete an 8 hour online course prior to attending class. Cost is $305 per student. For more details or to sign up, please contact [email protected], or call 805-595-7600 ex. 111.

Fitness News

Meet Personal Trainer Barb Lemoine


Barb has been in the fitness world as a dedicated personal trainer for two decades.  She has an ACE Certification and a masters in Exercise Psychology which gives her a solid foundation in exercise science and a deep understanding of the psychological aspects of fitness. Her specialization lies in Functional Training, with a particular emphasis on core strength.

What sets Barb apart is her commitment to getting to know each client on a personal level before diving into any training regimen. Understanding your goals, preferences, and motivations allows her to tailor the sessions to your individual needs, ensuring a truly effective and enjoyable experience. Listening is one of her superpowers, and she believes it's the key to building a strong client-trainer relationship.  Barb firmly believes in focusing on what you can do rather than dwelling on limitations. This positive mindset not only motivates but also empowers her clients to push themselves further and achieve their goals. Every client is unique, and she approaches each case with a fresh perspective, adapting her methods to suit your specific needs and aspirations. For Barb, fitness isn't just a job – it's a calling. It's a journey that began with her own pursuit of health and wholeness and has since led her to meet incredible people. She is genuinely grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful clients and is so excited to embark on this journey with you.

Email [email protected] to get in touch with Barb, or Click Here.   (this link should go to [email protected])

ABAC GAMES (Formerly Known As The Club Olympics)


Get ready to unleash your competitive spirit because the biggest of all the club competitions is back - and with a new name! After a hiatus, we're thrilled to announce the return of this highly anticipated event. Whether you're a ping pong pro, a corn hole champion, a billiards aficionado, or a swimming sensation, there's something for everyone at the ABAC Games. From strength training challenges like bench press, squat, deadlift, and the ultimate test of endurance with the longest plank, to cardio showdowns on the rowing machine, cycle, step, and treadmill, we've got it all. And of course, we can't forget about the classics – tennis and Pickleball. So start your training regime, gather your teammates, and get ready to compete for glory in the 2024 ABAC Games! More details to come as we get closer to August.
**Dates: 8/12-8/25 with a Deck Party Closing Ceremony 8/25** 

Yvonne Tomasini Is Our Fabulous Esthetician


With six years of experience in esthetics, Yvonne specializes in facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and waxing. Yvonne creates a personalized experience to address each client's unique needs, leaving them feeling confident and refreshed. She has a comfy new treatment bed in the club's salon that was remodeled within the past year. When not in the treatment room, you can find her at the gym, biking Bob Jones Trail, walking around the Arroyo Grande Village, or cheering on her youngest son at his high school track meets.

 Our front desk would be happy to help get you scheduled with Yvonne, or feel free to Click Here To Schedule With Yvonne.


Las Posas Tennis Mixer

Saturday, April 27
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are happy to host this visiting club for a tennis mixer. Looking for 20 tennis players (at the levels listed below) and 5 Pickleball players to participate. The tennis directors will set up the matches.
1 Player at the 5.0 level 
5 Players at the 4.5 level 
4 Players at the 4.0 level 
10 players at the 3.5 level 
3 players at the 3.0 level 
Please email [email protected] to sign-up.

Pickleball Round Robin

Sunday, April 14
11am - 1pm
Free for Full Members


Tennis Mixer & Beer Tasting

Wednesday, April 17
6:00 – 7:30 pm


Self Defense Workshop

Sunday, April 21
3:00-4:00 pm

Learn practical skills and strategies tailored specifically for women to navigate and defend themselves in various situations. Taught by our very own Sensai Gary. This workshop is free for members and their guests. Ages 13+

Tennis Mixer

Sunday, April 21 
1:30 – 4:00 pm


Water Yoga Class

Wednesday, April 24
9:30 – 10:30 am


Line Dancing Class

Thursday, April 25
6:00 – 7:00 pm


Tennis Mixer & Wine Tasting

Sunday, April 28
11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Sound Healing Workshop

Sunday, April 28
4pm - 5pm
$35 Members / $45 Non-Members


Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 12
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Fall / Winter / Spring Club Hours
Monday-Thursday 5:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Kids' Club Hours (by reservation only)
Note - We do not allow kids that appear sick, with even a runny nose, in Kids' Club.
Please make a separate reservation for each child.
PLEASE TEXT 805-704-5061 IF YOU MAKE A RESERVATION FOR AN INFANT. We must plan ahead for infants.
Monday through Friday  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday through Thursday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  
Friday 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12:00 pm