March Newsletter 2020

We Care About Your Health!


Flu & Virus Prevention

At the Avila Athletic Athletic Club and Spa, we are passionately committed to serving our members and guests and our daily focus is on improving the quality of life for all who come to enjoy our wonderful facility and property.

This includes being mindful of seasonal threats to overall health and wellbeing such as the influenza virus, and having an awareness and prevention plan in place for other communicable viruses that are of concern in our country today.

Rest assured our Club has customized procedures in place for each department with specific regard to cleanliness and sanitation of surfaces and equipment, and these practices are regularly reviewed by our management team.

With regard to the flu and other recent viral concerns, we provide ample disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizing stations throughout the Club and are increasing the number of dispensers for use.

Additionally, we are educating and encouraging our entire staff, and also would like to encourage our members and guests as well, to follow precautionary measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
  • Preventative care is the best care.

Antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies and probiotic-rich fermented foods can strengthen your body's immune system. Ensure you are getting enough Vitamin D, whether in foods or supplements, to also increase your natural body armor. A balanced diet, plenty of water, physical activity daily, and a strong sleep schedule are your best defenses.

Your fellow members and the staff at the Club appreciate you following virus defense best practices during the flu season.



More Workout Space


You may have noticed some improvements being made outside of the weight room. We are excited to bring you more space to move, stretch and workout in our beautiful Central Coast outdoors. We also have a few surprises in store for you! STAY TUNED!


Heads Up Sunscreen Users


Please lotion up at least 15-30 minutes before getting into the water. It takes that long to get into your skin in order to protect you, and also to keep from washing right off into our pools. This is not good for the water quality, nor for your fellow swimmers. Thanks for your help with this!


Line Dancing


Thursday, March 5
5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Mosey on down to the club for a fun happy hour with drink specials, then learn a few fun line dances with Kristin and Jan!


Congratulations to Employee of the Month Jan Berdar


Jan has been with ABAC for 10 ½ years! WOW! Her favorite part of working here is pushing people to do more than they thought they could. Believing in what they are capable of and encouraging them through it. Watching their joy in success makes her so happy! In her spare time she loves to run, listen to music, and travel….especially if it involves traveling to see her children. Something you may not know about Jan…. she actually sits down on the couch, watches TV, and eats bon bons on occasion! We love you Jan!


You Deserve A Salon Treatment! Try Pevonia


Pevonia treatments are for optimum de-aging and unparalleled rejuvenation. The green skin care products and in spa treatments unite the finest natural botanical and marine ingredients with advanced technology and delivery systems to ensure the products reach the deepest layers of the skin for maximum absorbency and truly phenomenal results.

When was the last time you made time for yourself?

We are passionate about your well-being. When you enjoy good health, are relaxed and happy you have more positive energy to give your personal and professional life. And who wouldn't want that?
But of course, feeling good has a lot to do with being treated well! So come visit the Spa at ABAC and let us provide you with outstanding service and care.

Try a relaxing chair massage in the lobby Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.


Summer Blast 2020 Registrations Are Open


Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? ABAC Summer Blast is the place to be! Online registrations are now open. Steps are listed below:

  1. Log onto your Club Automation account (
  2. Click on "Register for Programs" from list on left and it will bring you to "Programs" page
    In "Programs" use the "All Events" drop-down menu and choose "Summer Blast"
  3. Click on any of the camps/activities listed under "Program Name" for more details
  4. Scroll through list and choose desired camp week(s)
  5. Click "Sign Up" and you will be prompted to "add family member"
  6. Click "Add to Cart"

If you have any questions or issues trying to register your child, please contact Travis Hawley at [email protected].


St. Patrick's Day At ABAC


On Tuesday, March 17th, don't forget to wear green! The Oasis Grille will be making Corned Beef & Cabbage for Dinner's To-Go, and offering $2 Guinness Beer! We will be playing festive music in the lobby, and keep your eye out for the leprechaun's "Pot o' gold" hidden somewhere around the club, filled with St. Patrick's Day prizes! Hope to see you in your green!


Donate Old Shoes


We collect used tennis shoes and donate them to people in need. Lately, we've been taking them to the Prado Homeless Shelter. A group fighting children's cancer was previously benefiting from the shoes. We are really grateful for donations but we do ask that you only bring in shoes that are in good condition. We have to sort every pair and end up throwing away a lot of shoes that have holes or are in bad shape, so please don't leave those here. If you have questions please contact Travis Hawley at [email protected].


Qigong Workshop Benefiting Cancer Well-fit


Avila Beach Golf Resort
Saturday, March 21
9 am - 1 pm

ABAC's cancer rehabilitation program just started its winter session, and 12th year running here!

The club's very own Cyndi Silva, experienced instructor of yoga, Pilates, and qigong, will provide instruction at the workshop. She will have participants listen, learn, and move with her gentle guidance.

Suggested donation is $40 for the 4-hour event, but donate what you wish. All revenue goes 100% to support Cancer Well-fit (a 501©3 non-profit). Healthy refreshments will be provided by The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center.

For registration information, please log onto In the comment section of the donation process mention Qigong Workshop, your name, email, and number of participants, to reserve your spot in the workshop.

We are grateful to the Avila Beach Golf Resort for donating their beautiful facility space for this event!


Thank You Long Time Tennis Members


There are many examples of lifetime sports, but nothing rivals the sport of tennis!
At the Avila Bay Club, we are lucky to have amazing older men and women regularly playing tennis. For instance, Lowell Davis, Paul Greiling, Shelly Madison, and Gene Gooding have been playing doubles for over 30 years, 3 days a week! When I asked them about their friendships, one of them joked that they have been playing all these years and still do talk to each other!

Singles players George Godde and Frank Collie are also frequently seen on the court, as well as Sandy Smith, Wanda Mathis, and Peggy Jones.

It is no wonder why these members are happy, look fabulous, and keep healthy. Tennis is not just a great way to socialize, it helps improve flexibility, balance, coordination, and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Keep up the good work (and fun) ladies and gents of tennis.


Monthly Men's XXX Singles Tournament


February 1 - March 31
This ongoing event has been a big success. We have over 16 participants battling it out each month. Signing up now for April with [email protected].


Tennis Get-Away At Las Posas Country Club


Saturday, April 18
9 am - 6 pm
Afternoon tennis followed by beer tasting. Sign up with [email protected].


Color Wars


What a fun time for the participants of this unique tennis event!
The final match to win 4 tennis lessons plus ice-cream bars for the winning team, took place on February 19th. Reggie Santos and Lynda Schoen were challenged by Fred Mina and Paula Olson. The White Team won with Fred and Paula sharing their victory with the entire team.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser


Wednesday, March 4
6 am - 9 pm

All sessions booked by the hour at $15.00 donation. Please email Michael Marquez at [email protected] if you are interested. There are a few spots left.


ABAC Monthly Pickleball At San Luis Bay Inn


Sunday, March 8 AND Saturday, March 21
2 pm – 5 pm

Enjoy a day oceanfront on the brand new Pickleball courts at San Luis Bay Inn with tennis director Michael Marquez & friends. They have been kind enough to work with us on using their courts twice a month for ABAC Pickleball.


Parent's Night Out


Puzzles & Popcorn (and playing with Sensei Gary of course!)
Saturday, March 14
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night to yourselves! Drop the kids off with us for three hours. We even feed them dinner! Children must be fully potty trained and parents must drop off and pick up their own children.
Please sign-up by the Friday prior by emailing [email protected], or using the sign-up sheets at the club.


Crock Pot Creations Cook Off and Fundraiser


Friday, March 13
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Think you've got one of the tastiest or most creative crock pot recipes? Enter our Crock Pot Creations Cook-Off! Contact Mitch by email at [email protected], or sign-up in the lobby to be a chef! We'll also be holding a fundraiser to support The Positive Change Movement—a grassroots organization that supports and organizes several local charity events. They will be putting together a free prom for special needs adults in May. See @ThePositiveChangeMovement on Facebook for more!


Swimming Pool Reminders


-Please remove your Band-Aids before using the pools and hot tubs. Even if they say "Waterproof" they -will- come off! Keep our pool and pool deck free of gross used Band-Aids by placing them in the trash cans! Other swimmers will really appreciate it.
-Shower off before entering pools or hot tubs.
-Children under 14 must be directly supervised at all times, especially at the swimming pools. Do not leave children unattended.


Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class


March 20 – March 22

Get your kids aged 15 and over ready for a fantastic summer job! This class will give them the certification they need to work at most local pools. It is part online and part at the club, so be sure to sign up early to get the online part done! It runs from 4-8pm on Friday, March 20th, and from 8-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $275 per student. Note: We will be hiring Lifeguards at the club this summer, and this class is a great way to get a jump on the process!


Junior Guard Training Camp


March 31 – April 11

Are your kids participating in one of the Junior Guards programs at our local beaches this summer? Get them ready for their try-outs with our training camp! They'll learn the basics of Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid, and they'll also get lots of swim training! The class starts Tuesday, March 31st and is 2 weeks long on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The Tuesday/Thursday sessions are 3:45-5:15pm, and the Saturday sessions are 9:00-Noon. The cost is $200/child for members, $225/child for non-members.