Summer Memberships!

Posted by Evan B

Apr 19, 2014 10:17:31 AM

Our summer memberships start today. Membership start at signup and expire on Labor Day, September 1st. It is full service: includes fitness, swim, tennis, and camps. Kid’s Club is an add-on as usual at $40 per month.

New Members:

Must be paid in full. Rate plus enhancement fee of $25. No activation fee. For full pricing and to purchase online check out our membership page.

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Topics: Summer, Membership

5 Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

Posted by Evan B

Apr 12, 2014 10:17:35 AM

Attention parents: summer is here and school is out so that means vacation has begun. It's time for trips to the playground, camping in the backyard, vacations to the beach, and swimming in the pool. Summertime is a season of fun and enjoyment especially in New England. We only really get three months of nice weather so let's enjoy them while we can. But part of having fun is being safe. With that said, here are five important safety reminders to keep in mind this summer.

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Topics: Youth, Summer

5 Quick Nutrition Tips for a Healthier Summer

Posted by Darline Yatim

Apr 12, 2014 10:10:53 AM

Being healthy is simpler than we'd like to think. One can get quite confused by Dr. Oz, Oxygen magazine, and the other newsstand magazines offering to help you lose 18lb in 6 days, all while eating reeses pieces. Don't buy into it. Follow these simple tips in order to make your summer a healthier andmore energetic one.

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Variety is the Spice of Life

Posted by Darline Yatim

Apr 2, 2014 9:02:00 AM

‘Being Active’ means something very different for each individual. To some it is building up the endurance to run a marathon, for others it’s making a point to use the stairs rather than the elevator. Our goals are all very different- but we all have the ability to achieve and surpass our fitness peaks if we have the right resources and support system. Owning SHARC, I have understood that not one person beats to the same fitness drum. Some of us like to isolate ourselves, some look for the guidance of friends, and others thrive of the competitive thrill. Whether or not you know what your calling is in the world of fitness, the only thing getting in your way is limitation.

For now, forget the phrase ‘stick with what you know’. It is important to find a fitness club that allows you to try everything they have to offer! Why? What if you were a natural competitive tennis player- but never had the chance to pick up a racquet? A fitness club should be much like a college fair- you browse around and feel out each university until you find something that encompasses all that you’re looking for.  Try a group dance class, build your strength, swim a few laps in the pool and bring your little ones to splash and play even in the coolest of months, or unwind in yoga - the gym is your oyster! Sometimes it’s difficult for people to reach their peak of health happiness and that is a result of 2 things: excuses and doubt.

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Topics: fitness

The Triple Threat of Fitness

Posted by Darline Yatim

Mar 20, 2014 9:51:00 AM

They say that two’s a party, and three’s a crowd. And a huge energetic crowd is exactly what we like to see here at Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC), which serves as a welcoming ground to all members of the community, of all ages and abilities. While some people flee to cheap chain fitness centers that provide generic assistance, SHARC provides some of the very best programs, taught by the most experienced and trained staff. And plus, we know your name! And because we know your name, we care more about our programs in a direct response to your fitness needs. In fact, there are 3 key elements that keep SHARC a well-oiled machine, and it is these 3 elements that build the foundation to living fit & fabulous.

1. Swim For Life:

While the pool might not be the first place you think of when sweating it out---you might want to think again! Here at SHARC, swimming is considered a life skill. Rather than teaching children, tweens, and adults how to keep afloat, we provide our members with the conditioning to become a strong and confident swimmer. What better way than to keep the stress off your joints than by making a splash! Whether our members challenge themselves to swim competitively on one of our teams or prefer to get a cardio workout in one of our water aerobics classes, SHARC builds a strong foundation. In addition to receiving the highest level of instruction, the health benefits to swimming are endless. Improve cardiovascular performance, lower cholesterol levels, and enhance cognitive brain function, all while toning muscles! Swimming can be taught & enjoyed at any age.

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Topics: fitness, Aquatics, Tennis

The Importance of Encouraging Fitness/Health in the Work Place

Posted by Darline Yatim

Mar 19, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Your office (or cube) could be your biggest friend or foe when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Let’s face it- sitting at an office from 9-5 could really make it hard to stay active and can make losing weight tricky. Whether you’re in the office full time, traveling most of the day, or even outside on the job - ask yourself, “How is work affecting my body?” Staying in shape and eating right at work tends to be a big struggle for many of us! Here are a few tips to help you stay in shape while on the job:

Move it, Move it!

Sitting at a desk all day can leave you still and sore. It also doesn’t aid in burning calories! A quick fix to that is to get up and walk around! Even if it’s to the water fountain or to just stretch your legs- moving away from your desk every few hours is great for your health but also enhances work productivity. Stretch your legs, arms, back, and neck too! There are also tons ofexercises you can do while at your desk! Try some toe taps or ab squeezes while sitting down. If you really want to work-out while you work- trade in your chair for a ball and the elevator or the stairs. These simple additions can really help you stay in shape and feel better too!

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Topics: fitness, health

Interview with Darline Yatim

Posted by Evan B

Mar 4, 2014 8:58:14 AM

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette sat down recently with Darline for an interview about SHARC.

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Topics: fitness, SHARC

Welcome to the New ShrewsburyClub.com

Posted by Evan B

Feb 22, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Welcome to the new and improved ShrewsburyClub.com! This new site strives to deliver you with all our program and club information in a more easily accessible format, and to implement many of the suggestions we have received from you all about our website.

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SHARC Tackles Youth Sports

Posted by Darline Yatim

Jan 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Especially with Football season in full swing, nothing brings me more joy than to see the smiling faces of motivated young-adults here at SHARC. Having the drive and dedication to excel in a sport or activity at such a young age is remarkable to witness. While some tweens would rather play videogames, others have a natural gravitation to push harder. At SHARC we offer a number of different youth programs that cater to all ages, abilities and aspirations. For those young men and women who are looking to take their performance to the next level, we welcome you to Varsity Academy.

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Topics: fitness, Sports

Tennis for Life

Posted by Darline Yatim

Jan 1, 2014 9:43:00 AM

Our country has seen more than its fair share of fitness fads over the years. From Jazzercising to the Thigh Master, there is never a shortage of newfangled trends to get people exercising. Conversely, there are very few exercise staples, sports that stand the test of time and can be played by just about anyone. Tennis is a national past time, played by young and old alike - a true lifetime sport.

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Topics: Tennis

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