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We are so excited to have a brand new website that makes serving our members even easier. We hope you love it as much as we do and would love your comments. Along with our brand new website, we have a brand new blog! Look forward to member success stories, contributions from our expert staff, employee highlights, and more. If you have a topic you’d love to have covered or want to shout out an employee who has gone above and beyond, let us know!

 

Top Ten Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer


Jun 29, 2018
By: Justin-Rodgers Topic: Fitness

Working out can be intimidating. It’s normal to have goals and be unsure how to achieve them, and it’s completely normal to lack motivation at times. A personal trainer can help you overcome your obstacles and take you to new heights on your fitness journey. While personal trainers may seem intimida ...

The Benefits of Using My VillaSport


Jun 18, 2018

At VillaSport, we believe in helping you get the most from your membership. That is why we encourage you to use My VillaSport. This central online hub allows you to view and update membership details, review recent transactions, track club visits, purchase and schedule sessions, customize class sche ...

Introducing PT Plus


Jun 14, 2018
By: Justin-Rodgers Topic: Fitness

Whether you routinely enjoy fitness or Pilates Reformer training or are contemplating some in the future, we have the perfect option for you. PT Plus membership will take your fitness level to new heights, while saving you some serious cash. Here’s how it works. By adding $30 a month to your members ...

Introducing Member Greg Melnick



Greg has been dedicated to fitness with a focus on lifting and light cardio for more than 40 years. During the first 30 years he was able to maintain a healthy body weight of 180 pounds and a 32 inch waist. However, in the last 10 years, Greg saw a slow but steady, decline in his health.  He noticed ...

Employee Spotlight: Chris Smith



EMPLOYEE: Chris Smith, Summer Camp Coordinator   BACKGROUND I have had the privilege of serving as camp coordinator for seven summers at VillaSport. During the school year, I teach 6th-8th grade science at Sabin Middle School and mentor student teachers from UCCS.  I absolutely love getting other ...

Hydration = Happiness


Aug 30, 2017

If you’re a parent of an active child, you’ve probably experienced a summer afternoon with a grouchy, sweaty headed kid. As a mother of four, I’ve seen this far more often than I’d like to admit! I’ve come to learn that keeping my girls hydrated is the key to ending a hot, busy day with smiles inste ...

Recipe of the Month: August 2017


Aug 27, 2017

One of the things we often hear from our members is that they know or want to know how to cook healthy and tasty food. Many VillaMoms will also appreciate quickly prepared food. Here we are, opening our food blog for members. The first recipe is from VillaSport The Woodlands’ member and a mother of ...

What Is Up With the Safety Break?


Aug 09, 2017

At the top of every hour during Family Swim, we call a Safety Break to clear our recreation pools. But whose ‘safety’ is it for? Actually – everyone! So we first want to clear the pool, especially on really busy days, to ensure everyone is able to exit the pool and there are not any safety hazards t ...

Is a Pilates Reformer Class Right for You?


Aug 07, 2017

Is a Pilates Reformer Class Right for You? The Pilates Reformer is an amazing and elegant machine designed by Joseph Pilates as a new approach to exercise and body conditioning. It provides finely tuned exercise resistance, allowing one to work precisely to develop great alignment, balanced core str ...

Recipe: Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles


Aug 02, 2017

Fun and Healthy Recipe Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles Ingredients Fresh Berries – best with blueberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries Coconut Water – the purer the better  Instructions Drop berries into Popsicle molds (smaller pieces will go to the bottom; other ...

Member Success Story: Taylor Reynolds



“Taylor has participated in the last two youth leagues at VillaSport and is one of my hardest workers. She plays hard on defense, always has a great attitude and is very athletic.” – Coach Tevin, Sports Coordinator Name: Taylor Reynolds, Youth Basketball League Participant Age: 12 What’s your fav ...

Employee Spotlight: Albert Piantino-Smith



Concierge Associate: Albert Piantino-Smith How long have you worked for the club? Since September 2016 Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Colorado. I went to school at University of Northern Colorado and earned my Criminal Justice degree. I really enjoy playing and watch ...

Employee Spotlight: Elissa Mount



Group Exercise Instructor: Elissa Mount Elissa earned a psychology degree from UNC Asheville, where she also played volleyball. Her passion for athletics inspired her to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Elissa started teaching classes 18 years ago and later added personal training to her rep ...

Keeping Your Head in Line


Jun 25, 2017

  A Simple Tip for Our Freestyle Lap Swimmers  If you are an experienced lap swimmer, your goal is to always be more technically efficient. This means you are working smarter, not harder, which usually means swimming faster or longer with less effort. As an inexperienced lap swimmer, you are just tr ...

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out


Jun 19, 2017

Current research supports the importance of diet to our overall wellness. We now know more than ever about the huge role food plays in our immunity, risk for disease, genetic expressions and mental health. As we transition into summer, changes in our daily routine (think: school’s out!, BBQ’s, holid ...

Sleep - It's Time for Rest!


Jun 12, 2017
By: Becky Nguyen Topic: Wellness

As the VillaKids Director in Cypress and Mom of two young children, I know that sleep is precious. But sleep is not only important for moms; it’s necessary for children’s brain development! We all know how hard it is to rationalize with a tired child, whether they are 2 years old or 16 years old. I’ ...

Facial Massage: The Secret to Younger-Looking Skin


Jun 05, 2017

Did you know that there is a well-kept secret to younger-looking skin? Even with today’s technology, a large percentage of people still want the natural alternative to a healthy, toned, and glowing complexion. So, what’s the secret? Facial massage! Just like the benefits of a body massage, facial ma ...

10 Tips to Drop 10 Pounds


May 01, 2017
By: Hannah Hasbun Topic: Fitness

From a Bodybuilder  There are simple steps you can take to start off losing weight the right way but there is no such thing as a quick fix. If you want to lose weight, you have to work for it.  When I began my fitness journey, all I knew about losing weight was what I learned through high school he ...

April Surprise and Delight Balloons


Apr 14, 2017

We have surprised our members with complimentary balloon twisting pop-up event. Marvelous Marc made animal creations for kids. The kids were quite excited to see the balloons being transformed into animals of their choosing!  We suggested Easter themed animals to all of the kids, but they asked for ...

March Surprise and Delight Face Painting


Apr 12, 2017

We surprised our members with face painting! We set up in the main lobby and encouraged all of the members with kids to stop by for few minutes to get face painted. We face painted about 15 kids. Parents were surprised that it was free of charge and were very appreciative of our initiative!  

March Surprise and Delight Flowers


Apr 12, 2017

VillaSport Colorado Springs is welcoming Spring with fresh flowers!

February Member Success Story



Introducing Member Lily Ingram Colorado Springs, CO Lily Ingram has been coming to VillaSport almost her entire life. She and her family were stationed out of state for some time but on their return to Colorado Springs, they rejoined VillaSport.  Lily’s favorite things about VillaSport are seeing ...

January Member Success Story



Introducing Missing Denise Yowell Colorado Springs, CO Denise Yowell has been a VillaSport member since 2008, and has competed in multiple Lose To Win Competitions. She loves the program because of the activities the participants get to be involved in and the time she gets to spend with the Fitness ...