September Newsletter 2015

Labor Day

Labor Day hours are normal club hours, 5:30 am to 9 pm.
No clinics or group fitness classes.

Upcoming Dates:

Parent’s Night Out Sept 12
Friday Wine Down Sept 18
Tennis Tournament Sept 18-20
Halloween Haunted House Oct 24


imgSEPTEMBER 18-20
Sanctioned categories: OPEN and Age divisions
Non-sanctioned: A, A-, B & C divisions
Matches begin Friday, September 18

Enter online and check match times at for all events.
Tournament ID # 651766115

Singles $35
Doubles $25

*** Ages 18 & Older

Contact the tennis tower for more information or to enter our tournament!
(805) 595-7600(805) 595-7600 ext. 106 [email protected]

Congratulations to Romi Topp Our New Member of the Month!

imgCongratulations to Romi Topp as our member of the month! Romi, was born in Berlin, Germany ninety years ago. She met her future husband there shortly after the war had ended in 1945. He was there working with occupation forces. After he left Germany it took her 3 years to immigrate to America and in 1949 she finally immigrated and 3 days later married her fiancé after not seeing him for 3 years. (WOW). Romi doesn’t really miss Berlin but she does miss the beauty of the land and hills in Bavaria where her mother had moved to. She relocated to the Central Coast from Virginia in 2005 after losing her husband in 2002, to be near her daughter Melanie (also a member at ABAC) and joined our club. Romi loves tennis although she can’t participate anymore because the spirit is willing but the body isn’t. She was known to spend 8 hours a day on the courts between playing, practicing and teaching tennis. She was the state champion in North Carolina 2 years in a row. Romi has two daughters, one son, three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She enjoys the central coast but misses the four seasons She has such a warm and generous smile you can’t help but smile and feel good when you are around her. Romi, we feel honored to have such a special lady as part of our membership. Keep on smiling!!!

Congratulations to our latest Employee of the Month, Kylie Anderson

imgHi I'm Kylie, an Arroyo Grande local currently attending school at Fresno State. Avila Bay Athletic Club is my summer job teaching swim lessons and life guarding. During the school year I head back to Fresno. I'm going into my 4th year there, double majoring in psychology and criminology. After Fresno State I plan to attend graduate school - somewhere a little closer to the beach. I love to be outdoors whether on the beach or in the water (really anywhere on our beautiful central coast). I also love working with kids and making sure they understand water safety.

From our Membership department….

It is time to UPGRADE!
Have you been thinking of adding your family on to your membership plan? Or, maybe you want to dig out the old dusty tennis racquet from the closet and start playing tennis again? Now is the time to UPGRADE! Why? Because during the month of September when you add a family member on to your membership and/or upgrade to add the use of the tennis courts, you will receive 50% off the upgrade fee!
For more information contact Amy, Emily or Travis at the membership desk! 805-595-7600805-595-7600 Ext: 105.

From the Tennis Tower…

Central Coast Women’s Tennis League matches have begun! Here are the following dates for matches hosted by the Avila Bay Club for you to come out and support our team…

Women’s Central Coast Tennis League

2015-2016 Home Matches

Wed Sep 9 A- SLOCC @ ABC
Tues Sep 22 B+ PASO @ ABC
Wed Sep 23 A- SMCC @ ABC
Tues Oct 6 B PASO @ABC
Wed Oct 7 A PASO @ ABC
Tues Oct 13 B+ SMCC @ ABC
Tues Oct 20 B SMCC @ ABC
Wed Oct 21 A SLOCC @ ABC
Wed Oct 28 A1 SLOCC @ ABC
Wed Nov 11 A- ABC (red) @ ABC
Wed Dec 2 A1 TTR @ ABC
Wed Dec 9 A- PASO @ ABC
Wed Jan 13 A- SLOCC @ ABC
Wed Jan 27 A- SMCC @ ABC
Wed Feb 3 A SIN WEST @ ABC
Wed Feb 10 A- SIN @ ABC
Tues Feb 16 B SIN @ ABC
Wed Feb 17 A TTR @ ABC
Wed Feb 24 A- AG @ ABC
Tues Mar 1 B SLOCC-Scarlet @ ABC
Wed Mar 2 A1 SIN @ ABC
Tues Mar 8 B+ SLOCC (2) @ ABC
Wed Mar 9 A- AG @ ABC
Wed Mar 16 A PASO @ ABC
Tues Apr 5 B PASO @ ABC
Wed Apr 6 A SLOCC @ ABC
Tues Apr 12 B+ SLOCC (Slam Sistas) @ ABC
Wed Apr 13 A- ABC Red @ ABC Classic
Tues Apr 19 B SMCC @ ABC
Wed Apr 20 A1 AG @ ABC
Tues Apr 26 B+ TTR @ ABC
Wed May 11 A- PASO @ ABC
Wed May 18 A1 SLOCC @ ABC

Summer hours for weekly junior clinics are as follows…

Junior Excellence with Mark & Hugh Mondays/Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 DROP IN
(Participation by approval)

Beginning Juniors with Leah & Jenny Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-4:30 BY REGISTRATION ONLY
Intermediate Juniors with Leah & Jenny Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-5:30 BY REGISTRATION ONLY



RECREATIONAL – Ages 6-12 Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:30 pm
COMPETITIVE I & II – Ages 8-16 Tues/Thurs 4:30-5:30 pm
*Competitive is based on ability please call if you have any questions.

$120 for Members
($160 for Non Members)

Missed classes will not be reimbursed unless due to rain.

**PAYMENT DUE at time of registration, clinics are PRE-PAID.

Session 1: Sept 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
Session 2: Sept 29, Oct 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Session 3: Oct 27, 29, Nov 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19
***BREAK: November 23-27
Session 4: Dec 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 – 3 week session
***BREAK: December 21-January 3

Contact Tennis Tower for more information
805-595-7600805-595-7600 Ext. 106.
For private lessons or other junior tennis information, contact
Jenny Phelps 928-533-0362928-533-0362 or Leah Minnery 408-768-1216408-768-1216.
For information on lessons for kids 4-6 yrs old, call Leah Minnery.

Also, as we head into the hot days of late summer, it’s smart to keep in mind good ways to battle the heat on the tennis court. Here’s a list of things to pay attention on the hotter central coast days…

1) Play at cooler times, like early in the morning or in the evening
2) Come prepared with an ice chest filled with drinks and towels to cool off
3) In-between points, look for shady areas to grab 10 seconds of rest
4) Stay hydrated! Plan ahead and hydrate 48 hours before, and drink plenty of water during the matck
5) Replenish electrolytes with sports drinks or even by adding a dash of salt to your water
6) Wear white clothes that breath
7) Don’t forget sunscreen, hats and sunglasses!
8) Don’t be afraid to take breaks on the changeovers or if you’re feeling “iffy” on a hot day

Club Green!

imgThanks for all of your efforts to help us conserve water. By reducing our towel load, watering less, taking shorter showers, and converting all of our grass into synthetic grass, we reduced our water by 40 % in June and 29% in July! That is really amazing. We continue to put a big emphasis on being a green club. The whole staff talked about it at our last all-staff meeting, while reviewing even the simple things like what can and should be recycled. We hate to see cans and bottles in the trash, and realize that we need to have better containers around the club. That is a project in the works. We are looking for ways to encourage composting too. Our kitchen does it, and it would be nice for the whole club to be able to. Thanks again for doing your part by watching the shower times and recycling wherever possible!

From The Fitness Department…

Fall is a great time for something new! A re-start, a clean slate, new beginnings! In addition to some of the great offerings that our group and fitness departments already have to offer, please read over what is NEW coming this FALL!

New Group Fitness Classes:

5pm -5:30pm Thursday “Core Values” taught by Pilates trainer Sean Newberry. Sean currently teaches this class on Monday evenings at 5:20. Now you will have 2 opportunities to strengthen your CORE!

8:15-9:15 Sunday “Mind and Body Yoga”! Not one but two yoga classes will be offered EVERY Sunday morning. You have loved Summer Barnett teaching and we want you to have a devoted time-slot with her! Our 9:15 Yoga Level 1 and 2 will be moved to 9:30 beginning September 13th! Hana Novak is back!!

5:45pm -6:45pm Wednesday the club will be offering a new format and a new instructor to our club. This is a great cardio option for those that work all day! Head on over for a high energy, challenging “Athletic CARDIO Core” class ending with a calming yoga finish.

For the kids!

KIDS YOGA! Wednesday from 3:30-4:00pm will be lead by Rosemary Canfield. She is excited to introduce your 5-12 year old children to this format. No extra fees for any of our childrens classes now offered Monday – Thursday!!

New Teen/Adult training options:

In addition to our 5 small group training classes offered every week we have two new, yet completely different courses to offer:

Obstacle Course Outdoor training begins September 15, Tuesday at 5:30-6:30pm. This is a FUN and FUNCTIONAl workout! Even if you are not training for a Tough Mudder or Spartan this is a great workout and can help you in ALL types of sports! Every Tuesday through October with trainer Jan Berdar. $25.00 one time fee or as low as $19.50 using a functional training punch card.

Wounded Warrior training with Trainer Kate Wels begins on October 5th! 11:15-11:45 in the group fitness room. Do you have knee issues, back problems, osteoporosis, hip pain, balance issues? Kate will teach you correct form and the proper exercises so you can go on as pain free as possible. $12.00 per session or as low as $9.95 with a 10 punch card.
Self Defense for Women – FREE! Sensei Gary Schmidt will lead this class: 4 sessions Tues and Thursday October 6 and 8th, 13th and 15th, 12:00pm

From our Nutritionist…

imgBAC and Connie Rutledge, CNC presents a club-wide
10 day REAL FOOD RESET Cleanse
Thursday Sept. 10 at 5:30pm or Friday Sept. 11 at 10:00am
Cleanse and detoxify naturally with a comprehensive 10 day whole food program. Join your friends and learn how to effectively create body balance, enjoy fat loss and regain control of cravings and poor eating habits by resetting your body’s ability to detox effectively with nutrient dense foods that balance and heal!

  • We provide a step by step program using mostly plant based fiber-rich foods complete with meal plans and recipes to cook at home or use our ABAC Oasis Grille to prepare your meals for you! We’ve made it easy!
  • Clean out your colon and literally flush out the funk! Give your digestive tract a break without starving!
  • Enjoy a leaner, lighter, cleaner YOU!
  • Learn mindfulness skills for relaxing the body during times of stress or change. Mind/Body connection tips!
  • We know there is no ‘one size fits all’. This plan can be customized to meet your specific needs. We will work together to make it work for you!
  • Regain a healthy perspective and get control of your relationship with healthy food!
  • Gentle cleansing supplement recommendations available to aid in your healing process.
  • Enjoy 2 support conference calls with Q & A available to support and help you during the 10 day cleanse.

$99.00 includes classes, support, menus, recipes-this does not include food or supplements.
RESET Class Time:
Thursday Sept. 10 @ 5:30pm or Friday Sept. 11 at 10:00am

Sign-up sheet in the lobby, or at the membership desk.
Connie Rutledge, CNC 805-440-6869805-440-6869

From the Spa…

imgMention this special offer, from now until September 15, for a first time nail service appointment with Angela.
20% off your nail service

Our full service spa & salon offers:

  • Various styles of relaxing massage with certified therapists
  • A massaging pedicure chair with whirlpool foot spa
  • Gel and acrylic nail services with amazing embellishment options
  • A professional hair stylist offering color and cut services, as well as haircuts for kids
  • Fabulous facials and waxing options using all organic products

Come say hi to us in the salon anytime. We love visitors. In case you don’t know where we are - the salon is the small building next to the bicycle storage area to the left of the main clubhouse.

There are several ways to schedule your appointment:

  • By calling 805-595-7600805-595-7600 ext. 0
  • Stop by the front desk and we can schedule it for you
  • Download the App – Mind Body Connect, and use it to schedule an appointment anytime

More spa details are available on our website at

From Kids’ Club….

We are getting back into the swing of things! September is here and the excitement of school fills the air. We now go back to our normal hours in Kids’ Club, which are: Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 12pm and 3:30pm to 6:30pm. On Fridays, 8:30am-12pm and 3:30-6pm. The weekends will remain the same. This means that we will be offering the unlimited pricing again. You may choose to pay $125 for the month and you can come as many times as you want, within the guidelines. If you are using Kids’ Club more than 20 hours in a month, then this is a great option for you. You can always ask about your usage and we can see if it is the right choice for you and your family.

Another friendly reminder that a parent MUST stay onsite at all times while a child is in Kids’ Club. Bob Jones is not part of our property and unfortunately you are not allowed to go for stroll while using Kids’ Club. Also, our two hour time limit per visit is always in effect to make sure that the children get a little break and don’t get too antsy. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email [email protected].

Parents’ Night Out is BACK!!!! We have had a break but we are ready to get back to the party. They will continually be the second Saturday of each month. This month’s Parent’s Night Out will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Bring your kiddos to come hang with all the fun ABAC staff while you get to take the night off. It’s one of the only times that you can leave the site to enjoy a dinner date, run some errands, or just hang at a quiet house for a few hours. Our night will consist of dinner, games, obstacle courses, crafts, and a movie. We use many areas of the club to do all of our fun activities and we settle down at the end of the night to a movie. Take advantage of this great offer. Please sign up at the front desk or in Kids’ Club to reserve your spot today. You can also email [email protected] to reserve your spot or get more information.

Come join Avila Bay Club Saturday, September 12th at the 25th Annual San Luis Obispo Heart & Stroke Walk/Run hosted by the American Heart Association. Festivities begin at 9am at the Avila Beach Promenade where you can check out sponsors and their booths before hitting the Bob Jones Trail to show your support. We would love to have you join our team to show support but we will also gladly accept donations for the cause as well. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, we want to be able to help support a foundation that is trying to do something about it. Your donations raise funds for research and educational programs. You can sign up and/or make your donations in the lobby or contact Bre Boswell at [email protected]. Thanks in advance for all the support.

imgPlease help congratulate Zoe Wright as the new Kid of the Month! She is such a fun-loving girl that befriends everyone that comes into Kids’ Club. She is happy to play any game with anyone and that’s what we love about her. Thanks for bringing your sunshine into Kids’ Club every time.

Beer Garden on the Lawn! Live Music by Oso Sol, Appetizers, and Beer Tastings!

imgAll Members and your guests are invited to join us for this FREE Social event on Friday, September 11th from 5:30-7:30pm. Come enjoy live music by a local band, Oso Sol and celebrate our wonderful Avila Bay Club Community while sipping on some local beer and enjoying some appetizers. This social mixer is sponsored by the team of Brittingham Financial Group of Pismo Beach. Please RSVP to 805-295-6555805-295-6555 at Brittingham Financial Group.


Reminder – Adult Only Areas

Please help us enforce the adult only areas. No one under 16 is allowed in the large pool Jacuzzi, the sauna, or in the adult locker rooms. Some kids were spotted recently in the large pool Jacuzzi along with their parents, which makes us sad. We need the parents to help us enforce these rules, and really appreciate it when you do.

Wine Club

I can’t believe it either, but summer is already over and that can only mean one thing, Wine Club is back!! We hope everyone had a great summer and was able to get your fix at some of the summer happy hour concerts this past summer. I’d like to welcome Whitney McBride to the special event/ wine club family, as she will be taking over the wine club duties this year. Whitney comes to us with 10+ years of experience in the service industry and I couldn’t be more happy to have her on board. The first tasting of the year is September 18, 2015 from 6-8. Wine tasting is $20 per person and each wine will be paired with delicious Hors de’ Oeuvres prepared by the wonderful Oasis Grille! Free child care by reservation. Non-members welcome! Sign-ups are located in the lobby. Questions or reservations? Contact Whitney McBride at 805-595-7600805-595-7600 ext 113 or [email protected]....September winery TBA