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Back to School Fitness and Fun

Posted by Darline Yatim

Sep 25, 2014 5:25:10 PM

As we head into September, I’m pretty sad to see summer go. The thirty-one days in August flew by too fast and another school year, work, and a season of unpredictable Nor’easters lies ahead of us. Here are some ways to kick-off the Fall while the feeling of summertime still lingers!

Get Outside

I know weekends are meant for relaxation now that Monday through Friday is packed with carpooling, afterschool activities and lots of running around (which is great for you!) It’s still important to plan really fun activities into those sunny weekend afternoons – you’ll miss them when they’re gone! Taking your family on a hike or going to the park is a great way to get some exercise, experience nature, and soak up some Vitamin D before being cooped up inside. If you have enough time, make a day out of it and pack a healthy lunch to eat at the summit or have a picnic at the park.

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Topics: fitness

Active Adults at SHARC

Posted by Darline Yatim

Sep 25, 2014 5:13:53 PM

When some think about growing older, they might think that it means everything slows down. Here at SHARC, we know this isn’t true, and we have pride in our active adults who continually strive to reach their “fountain of youth”. If you are just starting your journey as an active adult, SHARC also has programs and staff to help you transition into the active lifestyle we know you can have. Here are some exercises and programs geared towards active adults looking to stay fit!

Tennis & Racquetball

If you’re feeling competitive and like a good challenge while working out, you may want to look into tennis or racquetball, or both! Tennis and racquetball, when played competitively, can actually burn more calories than traditional aerobics or cardio. Tennis and racquetball also improve, strength, speed, fine motor skills, and bone strength and density. SHARC offers adult tennis programs for everyone, from those just starting out to those who have been playing their whole lives. Take SHARC’s “Learn To Play Tennis” class or challenge yourself to the Flex League or Men and Women’s Interclub Tennis.

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Topics: fitness, Aquatics, Tennis

SHARC Brings on Fall!

Posted by Darline Yatim

Sep 23, 2014 3:38:28 PM

It’s a Girls Thing

  • Offers a great workout to girls ages 9-14
  • Focuses on cardio, strength, and core training exercises
  • Includes a dance warm-up to make cardio fun for young girls
  • This will help young girls boost their confidence by improving physical activity while lowering stress

Tiny Tots

  • Offers young children ages 2-3 a specialized workout program
  • Helps set the stage for healthy habits for life long success

Varsity Academy

  • Aimed towards the pre-high school athlete seeking to play sports in high school
  • Designed to work on all aspects of physical health including core strength, flexibility, speed, balance, and overall conditioning
  • Helps to prepare them for competitive sports without the cost of over-training

Special swimmers

  • Program built to welcome children ages 4-17 with special needs
  • Certified swim instructors will work with children in private or semi-private lessons
  • Instructors will customize a lesson plan to each individual child’s specialized needs

Halloween Themed Kids Night Out (10/11)

  • Children ages 6 months-12 years are welcome to this event
  • Dress your kids up in there Halloween costume and bring them to SHARC
  • Your kids will enjoy fun activities like swimming, tennis, and other games while you get your errands done!

Shot of the Week

  • Each week, a new shot is learned to better improve ones skill set
  • Our Adult Tennis Pro, Sean Pease will work with you to improve your game
  • All levels welcome

Cardio tennis

  • A fun program with music and tennis that is offered to adults
  • Healthy for your heart by participating in aerobic exercise
  • Interval training to help burn fat and optimize fitness
  • Helps improve tennis skills while getting a great work out!

Click here to view our Adult Tennis BrochureVisit our website ( for more information on these programs or call us at 508-845-1000.

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Topics: fitness, Youth, Aquatics, Tennis

September Newsletter: Don't Fall out of shape this season!

Posted by Darline Yatim

Sep 5, 2014 11:25:04 AM

More Pease, Please

Exciting news in tennis! Eric Pease - Head Pro for Junior Tennis will now be joined by his brother Sean Pease. Sean will be heading up Adult Tennis.

New Program: ACEing Autism


Each week participants will work on different fundamentals of the game of tennis. Participants will have an opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in teams, and following instructions.

When: Sunday September 14, 21, and 28

Click here for more info or to sign up!

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Topics: News Letter

News Letter August 2014: Free Kid's Club with Fit-traxx!

Posted by Darline Yatim

Aug 22, 2014 1:37:00 PM

...We've got you covered with FREE KIDS CLUB when you join Fit-Traxx this session!

*For all times except 5:45am

Start your transformation today with a 4-week session of Fit-Traxx to burn fat, build and tone muscle, and increase energy!

When: August 4 - August 30

FREE DEMO: Saturday August 2 @ 10:00pm

Click here to sign up!

SHARC Deals!

50% off SHARC apparel from the SHARC shop with this coupon.

20% off ANY camp for new enrollment

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Topics: News Letter

Women's Health: Lateral Movements ft. Darline Yatim

Posted by Evan B

Jul 21, 2014 9:34:00 PM

Check out this article featuring advice from club owner Darline Yatim on lateral movements in Women's Health Magazine.

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Topics: fitness

ACEing Autsim

Posted by Darline Yatim

Jul 16, 2014 8:43:00 PM

Beginning in September 2014, Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC) will be partnering with United States Tennis Association supported program, ACEing Autism, a volunteer program that  provides recreational tennis lessons to 500+ children with autism spectrum disorders. Among the 30 other locations in the United States, SHARC will run an 8-10 week programs with highly skilled volunteers on Sundays from 4-5pm! SHARC believes in providing everyone the opportunity to learn this lifetime sport and is excited to team up with ACEing Autism and their remarkable programs. For more information about ACEing Autism visit or contact SHARC by visiting their website at or giving them a call at 508-845-1000!

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Topics: Tennis

SHAPE Magazine Features Darline Yatim

Posted by Evan B

Jul 15, 2014 8:34:00 PM

Check out owner, Darline Yatim's feature in SHAPE Magazine!
It's many a gym-goer's fantasy: Open your own fitness studio, where you can stock your favorite equipment, schedule convenient classes, and harness the top fitness talent to teach high-energy, heart-pumping classes. Of course, it's a pipe dream for most of us, but not for these ambitious women. They've harnessed their passion for fitness to start successful studios in a range of disciplines from cycling to Pilates to barre. If you've been curious about doing the same, use their top tips, and go for it!
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Topics: SHARC

You Are What You Eat

Posted by Darline Yatim

Jul 15, 2014 8:24:00 PM

When it comes to losing weight, or simply being fit, nutrition plays a much larger role than you think. According to SHARC’s Nutrition Manager, Damon Amato, “exercise is part of the weight-loss equation. But your diet is a far more important factor. It is what you eat – not how hard you try to work it off – that matters.” So, when it comes to being healthy, you can hit the gym all you want, but in the end it’s what you eat and your lifestyle that matter the most.

Don’t skip: Nutrition is all about eating the right food and the right AMOUNT of food for your body. People tend to think that skipping meals and eating little calories will result in weight loss, but in reality that isn’t always true. Yes, you may experience some weight loss, but not for long. Skipping meals and not giving your body the nourishment it needs can actually cause future weight gain and lead to binge eating. One of the most common meals that are skipped is breakfast, which is what kick starts your day. Try eating breakfast everyday, as well as smaller meals throughout the day.

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Topics: Nutrition

Youth in Action!

Posted by Darline Yatim

Jul 11, 2014 7:11:00 PM

Here at SHARC, we encourage all to become active and to stay active, especially young adults. Summer is here, and that means no school, which means no school sports or regular conditioning. Although it is important to relax over the summer and take advantage of the sunny days and free time, it is also very important to remain active during the “off season.” Luckily, at SHARC, we offer programs that are designed to keep young adults conditioned and healthy during their summer vacation!

Varsity Academy is SHARC’s program that is geared towards developing a strong athletic foundation, which focuses on improving the athlete as a whole, rather than just specific skills. Varsity Academy can help improve flexibility, movement, muscle development, and control. This program is also made to help prevent injuries in athletes, which is the number one concern when it comes to sports.

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Topics: fitness, Youth