Club News & Events

Coming Soon… Locker Room Updates!

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By: Danielle Bouchard, General Manager

UPDATE: 2/1/20:

Thank you for your patience during this time as we continue with pool construction.  No doubt it has been taking quite some time and I am sad to report that it will take another 5 to 6 weeks before completion.

Anytime construction takes place, no matter where or for what, there are bound to be obstacles that were not expected.  We ran into a significant snag concerning the roof.  At this time we are still assessing the roof, its condition, and what should take place.  Because of this, we are delayed in progress.

There has been quite a bit of progress within the locker rooms.  Electrical, plumbing, and reconfiguration as we have added a family locker room.

At this time it is looking like the locker rooms should be open by April 1, and perhaps sooner.

Again, thank you for your patience, I know it has not been an easy process and I recognize that you have all been great and cooperative. The team and I appreciate your support as we continue with construction.


UPDATE 11/1/19:

November is here and our annual pool shut down will be under way beginning Monday, November 11th. We are looking to have the pool re-opened (after the ten day drain and clean) November 25th. However, the pool locker rooms will be closed due to renovation. The pool locker renovation should take up to three to four months to complete. In the mean time once the pool re-opens, we ask that all swimmers please use the main locker rooms to shower and change.

We know that having the pool locker rooms closed will be difficult, there is no doubt about that. We will scale back on classes at the pool just a little bit to diminish traffic in hopes this will help the contractors expedite the job.

The main locker room will be open including the showers, rest room, and lockers. For those of you that are not familiar with the main locker area, we have six showers, four rest rooms stalls, and several lockers available on a daily basis. That means use the locker while you are here and remove your items upon leaving.

If you have a bathrobe that you can wear over your swimsuit, I suggest that you do so.  It can be chilly in the Fitness Center as you go from one location to the other. As difficult as the process will be, in the end, we will have beautiful locker rooms with updated showers, lockers, and much more.


UPDATE 9/30/19:

At this time it appears that we will begin construction on the Pool Locker Rooms first. Our tentative start date is Monday, November 4th with an estimated time of construction of three to four months.

The pool will be closed for the first 10 days of this project. At that time we will perform our annual drain and clean. Once we have that completed we will reopen the pool, but not the locker rooms.  At that time, the main locker rooms will be available to you.

We understand this will be a difficult process for you to endure. It will be for us as well but we will do everything that we can to ensure “smooth sailing” as we embark on making our locker rooms much better for you.

I will keep you posted if our timeline changes. Please have your lockers emptied no later than November 1, 2019. In advance, we thank you for your patience and cooperation during this
construction.


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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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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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