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Member Review – Sterling Hoffman

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I love to share the good things in my life and one of them for the past 31 years has been our fitness club – The Aspen Hill Club – located in north Silver Spring, MD.

It is our daily go-to place providing so many fitness options. It opens early – 5:30am – so those who want to get in and get out to go to work can do so.

Among its “amenities” are:
• Tennis 21 courts (6 indoor hard and 13 outdoor clay and 2 outdoor hard)
• Racquetball (4 courts)
• Pickleball
• Basketball court (indoor)
• Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool
• Jogging track (1/10 mile)
• Free-weights, treadmills, ellipticals, ski, and other cardio machines, resistance machines for upper body/lower body and core, kettle bells, straps and bands, fitness balls and much more.
• Dedicated specialty training room (the “torture chamber” formerly a racquetball court)
• “Spinning” room (formerly a racquetball court)
• Dance studio-like classroom
• Massage therapist on-site
• Instructive classes galore: spinning, water aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, stretching, HIIT, Feldenkrais, yoga, boxing, tennis (drills and private lessons, leagues, ladders and contract time), swimming lessons, personal training
• Summer camp for kids
• Field trips to US Open (tennis)
• Morning coffee service and newspapers
• On-line reservations for courts
• Towel service
• Locker room services of jacuzzi/hot tub and sauna
• Restaurant
• Child care
• A beautiful, modern facility inside and out

While more expensive than some limited-offering gyms, it is so worth the price! There is a camaraderie among members not found elsewhere. Many lifelong friendships have been made, savvy advice from the wise and successful and even some client acquisitions for our portrait art business!

It’s like a country club without the golf, the expense and the attitudes!

If you live in the DC area, check them out. You can get a free guest pass, have a yearly membership or be a month-to-month member!

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World Wellness Weekend: OPEN HOUSE and KIDS CARNIVAL – This Saturday, September 21st!

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Join the Aspen Hill Club during World Wellness Weekend, Saturday, September 21st from 10:00am to 2:00pm for an OPEN HOUSE AND KIDS CARNIVAL! There are NO guest fees! Attend a full day of activities and get to know our facility!

Activities are FREE unless otherwise noted.

 

Open House – Saturday, September 21st, 10:00am – 2:00pm

 Door Prizes all day! Café Specials!

 

10:00am – 1:30pm – Flu Shots (Flu, Pneumonia, Tetanus and Shingles Vaccine)

                                      $38 per person – Cash – East Lounge

10:00 – 10:30am – Boot Camp with Brian – PT Studio

10:30 – 11:00am – Spin Classes with Kristy – Cycle Studio

11:00am – 2:00pm – Childminding Carnival – All Ages ($10 per person Cash or COA) – Pool Deck

11:00am – 2:00pm – Seated Massage with Trish Stonebanks ($1 per minute) – East Lounge

11:00am – 12:00pm – Adult Tennis Clinic with Linda Baim – Court # 3

11:00am – 1:00pm – Free Racquetball Clinic and Demo (all equipment provided) – RB Lounge

11:00 – 11:20am – Kids Access Movement with Bertrand – Clubhouse

11:30 – 11:50am – Teen Fit with Bertrand – Basketball Court

12:00pm – 12:30pm – Bertrand PT Studio class – PT Studio

11:30am – 12:00pm – Werq Class with Kiki – Basketball Court

12:00 – 12:30pm – Spin Class with Terry – Cycle Studio

12:30 – 1:00pm – Kids Tennis Demo – Court # 5

1:15 – 1:45pm – Kids Yoga with Audrey – Yoga Studio

1:30 – 1:45pm – Hands Only CPR with James Morrison, Aquatic Director – Pool

2:00 – 3:00pm – Splash and Learn (Kids Swimming) (all ages) – Pool

 

BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS! NO GUEST FEES!

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

 

Childminding Carnival – Saturday, September 21st, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Bring Your Friends! NO GUEST FEES!

Cost: $10 per child – Guests Welcome (same cost as members)

Activities Include:

  • Moon Bounce
  • Cotton Candy, Sno-Cones & other snacks
  • Arts-n-Crafts
  • Face Painting & Tattoos
  • Carnival Games & Prizes

Sign-Up in Childminding – or send an email to mcarter@aspenhillclub.com to register your children!

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Coming Soon… Locker Room Updates!

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By: Danielle Bouchard, General Manager

 

We have hinted over the past year or so that we will be renovating our locker rooms.  Well, the time has arrived!

Although we don’t have an exact date of the demo and construction, we do believe it will begin sometime in October.  So, hang in tight just a little longer!

The renderings you see simply show the colors and materials used for each locker room. The pool locker rooms will be identical; however, we will be adding a small family locker room.

We hope you enjoy the renderings as it is a good reflection of what is to come!

 

aspen hill club men's main locker rooms aspen hill club pool locker rooms aspen hill club women's main locker room

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It’s Back! Spirits with Spirit

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Back by popular demand, Spirit with Spirit, our Friday evening outdoor yoga class and happy hour.

 

Who: Members and Guests (Daytime/Senior Memberships are able to participate)

 

What: Friday Night “Flows” and post class Happy Hour!

 

When: Friday, September 27th and October 4th
Class = 5:30—6:15pm, Happy Hour = 6:30—7:15pm

 

Where: Aspen Hill Club Pool Lawn & Main Deck (Indoor location in event of rain)

 

Cost: $20/class Cost Includes Class, light fare and first glass of beer/wine

 

Register: Space is limited, register with Heather by email: hwilliamsahc@gmail.com (Subject Yoga Happy Hour) or Sign-up outside of the Yoga Studio.

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Older Club

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By: Danielle Bouchard

Most of you, if not all of you, know that we were built in 1977. Back then it was built primarily with tennis in mind. Fitness wasn’t a thought as golf and tennis were “the thing”. In 1982, we introduced fitness as an added feature. We had a small space designated for fitness at the time.  Cardio on one side and weight lifting on the other. And over time, as the industry grew along with the demand, we removed two tennis courts and built the fitness center that we have now.

In the late 80’s, early 90’s we added the swimming pool knowing there would be a demand. We didn’t want to build a recreational pool but wanted to focus more on therapy, water classes, and lessons.

Since the early 90’s we have kept our same price point on the membership dues. We have not had an increase in fitness membership dues since 1998. In 2007 we implemented our first “Enhancement Fee” to all memberships in order to assist with capital improvements made in the previous year.  Since then we have continued to apply this fee each February.

We have worked hard at keeping this fee fairly stable, sometimes even decreasing it from one year to the next.  Understanding that we may have had a significant amount of capital improvements in a particular year.

I am well aware that we have competition all around us; however, I also know that we provide more and better service. Yes, the Club is old and sometimes it shows it’s age but what is more important is how you are treated when you are here. Knowing that we care goes a long way.  Knowing that we are looking out for you, is more than what other gyms will do. And knowing that we want to help versus not; well, that’s way better than many other places!

Our costs have continued to increase. With minimum wage continuously increasing along with mandatory benefits, it is becoming more difficult to sustain our monthly dues from 1998.  So when you ask, “why am I receiving this enhancement fee”, its because our costs continue to escalate and in order to sustain and maintain the business, it is an absolute must to pass on some of those costs.

 

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Summer Junior Interclub Wrap-Up!

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What a season! The Aspen Hill Club juniors finished off what they started and took the 2019 Montgomery County Junior Tennis League title with exciting fashion. Heading into the last week of the season, AHC’s team was looking good as they sat with an impressive record of 5-0—but had 2 incredibly tough matches remaining: the 2018 league champions, Palisades Club, followed by the always tough Cedarbrook to close out the season.

 

Our juniors were able to achieve revenge over the defending champs, (and only team last year to defeat Aspen Hill Club) Palisades! With the win, AHC was guaranteed their MCJTL championship. But with one match remaining, the undefeated record was on the line against Cedarbrook. The match lived up to the hype—ending at an even 9 matches to 9 matches! With this tie, all games were counted to determine the winner. By a score of 26 to 22 games, your Aspen Hill Club juniors ended the summer interclub season with an undefeated and perfect record!

 

The following week the individual playoffs took place, and AHC’s players represented The Club in excellent fashion. Here are highlights of those results:

Zane: Boys 12 singles Champion

Will: Boys High School Champion

Emma: Girls 12 Singles & Doubles Champion

Wangu: Girls 12 Singles Finalist & Doubles Champion

Nduta: Girls High School Finalist

Lizzie: Girls 14 singles Finalist

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WE HAVE A NEW CAFÉ VENDOR!

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Welcome BJ from Ogeis Place located in Gaithersburg. BJ will take over the Club Café beginning in early June! He has an awesome menu planned with kid friendly foods.   We will also make purchasing food at the Café easier for you. If you want to charge to your membership account, you will be able to. Payments will be made to the Club via your EFT on the 15th of every month. Once your account runs in arrears, you will not be able to charge café products to your account until full payment is made.   We do want to make the purchasing of Cafe products easier, but still, want to ensure payment is made appropriately and timely. You will also have the choice of providing the Club Cafe with your credit card with a limit of spending. Once you reach that limit, you can either add more to the card or not. Your Club ID would be presented to the Club Café upon purchase of Café products.   For those of you with children, we would ask that you provide us with a limit you want to allow your child to spend on a monthly basis. Once that limit is reached, charging privileges would be removed unless we hear otherwise from you.

Update: The new Club Cafe will open Monday, June 17th

 

The Club Cafe hours of operation will be:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
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CTR: Cross Training TRX Reformer Testimonial!

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By: Dinitri Dantley

 

It was six weeks before my son’s wedding. I was trying to decide what to wear as mother of the groom. One outfit was a sleeveless, one shoulder jumpsuit. The other was a long sleeved jacket and pants.  My arms were in pretty good shape but, not quite sleeveless worthy. The six week combined TRX and Pilates Reformer class conducted by Heather and Renee was right on time.

 

Weddings are happy occasions.  However, the details and deadlines can be stressful and involve several food centered activities. The classes provided workouts that were calorie burning, muscle toning and core strengthening.  Heather‘s TRX regimens took me to the brink of my abilities while providing modifications for my individual limitations. Renee’s Pilates routines complemented Heather’s by providing a joint friendly series that improved my core, breathing, overall muscle strength and balance. Additionally, those two women are infused with vibrancy and a breadth of fitness knowledge. Together they provided the perfect counter balance to any extra calories and stress that came my way.

 

At the end of the six weeks, my arms were sleeveless worthy.  However, I wore the long sleeved one because my daughter convinced me that it was just more, Bam! That word also describes the TRX/Pilates workouts because they improved my Body and Mind during a critical period.

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CTR FIT—Cross Training TRX/Reformer Class on Mondays!

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Two Master Trainers—Renee and Heather, Two Studios, Two Disciplines

A Cross Training 60-Minute workout that includes TRX straps, Kettlebell, Fitness Slides and body weight HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts followed by the Pilates Reformer Apparatus. This workout will improve balance, core strength and flexibility.

Who: Members

What: HIIT TRX and Pilates Reformer class with Two Master Trainers!

When: Monday, June 10th, 17th and 24th, 2019
Class = 6:00—7:00pm
(Note: July 17th class will be a total reformer session)

Where: Aerobic and Pilates Studios

 

Cost: $45/per class—YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

 

Space is limited, please register with Heather at: hwilliamsahc@gmail.com or sign-up outside of our Yoga Studio. 

 

Cross Training Testimonial

By: Dinitri Dantley

 

It was six weeks before my son’s wedding. I was trying to decide what to wear as mother of the groom. One outfit was a sleeveless, one shoulder jumpsuit. The other was a long sleeved jacket and pants.  My arms were in pretty good shape but, not quite sleeveless worthy. The six week combined TRX and Pilates Reformer class conducted by Heather and Renee was right on time.

 

Weddings are happy occasions.  However, the details and deadlines can be stressful and involve several food centered activities. The classes provided workouts that were calorie burning, muscle toning and core strengthening.  Heather‘s TRX regimens took me to the brink of my abilities while providing modifications for my individual limitations. Renee’s Pilates routines complemented Heather’s by providing a joint friendly series that improved my core, breathing, overall muscle strength and balance. Additionally, those two women are infused with vibrancy and a breadth of fitness knowledge. Together they provided the perfect counter balance to any extra calories and stress that came my way.

 

At the end of the six weeks, my arms were sleeveless worthy.  However, I wore the long sleeved one because my daughter convinced me that it was just more, Bam! That word also describes the TRX/Pilates workouts because they improved my Body and Mind during a critical period.