- by Jeff Mitchell
From all of us in the WWC Fitness Department, welcome back and thank you for your support over the last few months. We are so excited to be back and to continue to offer you all excellent training and fitness programming.
FITNESS PROGRAMMING HAS RETURNED
We are excited to be back offering fitness programming for our members again. We have returned with a modified schedule as we continue to gather member feedback which will be factored in to determining programming over the next few months and beyond.
REGISTERING FOR FITNESS CLASSES
TRX BOOTCAMP RETURNS ON MONDAYS AT 6:00 PM
Join us for this workout designed to get your heart rate up and muscles working hard. A studio based warm-up, followed by a modified station by station structure, while taking safety protocols into account, with a nice stretch to wrap up the class.
THE STUDIO SHAKE UP ON TUESDAYS AT 9:15 AM
This studio based workout brings in a variety of exercises and equipment to help put you through a well designed workout with lots of modifications available. Come on into the studio, set up your station with the equipment that only you will be handling and get moving for this great workout.
EARLY BIRD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASS ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:15 AM
A high intensity workout to kick start your day. The style and structure of this class is constantly changing from modified circuits to pyramids to super sets to HIIT / Tabatta style and more. Come ready to work hard for this one.
MODIFIED CIRCUIT CHAOS CLASS ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6:00 PM
As the title states, this one is a modified circuit style class taking your safety into account while still having you work hard to get fitter and stronger. Think of this class as a series of stations with multiple exercises done back to back at each station before you move onto the next station. We are taking many precautions and changes to our previous circuit structure for this one while still offering a solid workout.
STUDIO FITNESS FRENZY ON THURSDAYS AT 9:15 AM
High energy, high tempo and high volume! This class brings the energy and may leave you feeling energized while at the same time zapped of energy depending on how hard you are planning to work. This workout is a full body workout with a mix of body weight, free weight and cardio exercises.
ZOOM AT HOME WORKOUT ON FRIDAYS AT 6:30 AM
Online if you prefer. We are still offering our Friday morning classes on Zoom at 6:30 am. The workout will be posted on our YouTube channel Friday morning as well. If you do not currently get the email Zoom invites, please let me know and I will add you to the list.
ONLINE CONTENT TO CONTINUE!
Above and beyond our live, in person fitness programming be sure to watch for additional home workouts to be posted online for our members as we go forward.
- by Elsie Guenther
In-person meetings are back! Our room capacities are now smaller and set-up to accommodate physical distancing. All breakfast and lunches served will be plated meals.
The Ice Cafe is now open! Hooray! Come in and try one of our new menu items.
We look forward to serving you.
- by Trevor Borland
We are extremely happy to have the WWC open and to be able to see all our members back and enjoying the Club. We have made many changes, as you have most likely seen, all with your safety in mind. In the Interior Illusions Squash Centre you will find a posted list of squash drills and games that you can play while staying at least 6 feet apart. If you have any questions on any of the drills or games posted, please don’t hesitate to ask me in person or by phone or email. Please remember to pre-book your court before coming to play by yourself or with a partner. Private lessons are also available for booking. If you would like to book a lesson, please contact Trevor Borland.
TRI RACQUET CAMPS
Our summer tri racquet camps are filling up quickly. Over the summer we are offering three weeks of the camps, July 6th - 10th, July 13th - 17th and August 24th - 28th . We have made a number of changes to this year's camps to comply with COVID-19 regulations and to keep our members/participants safe. Some of these changes include reducing the total number of participants in the camps to 20 and dividing that group of 20 into two groups of ten for the day. We are offering our members special pricing for the camp and top priority on the waitlist. If you would like to register online, please visit us on the website or call Reception.
JUNIOR GROUPS AND LESSONS
We have started running our Competitive A Junior group. This is the only junior group we are currently running as we feel it is the easiest one to comply with the current COVID-19 regulations. If the regulations change we may add more of our junior groups.
- by Sharon Loewen
We, at the WWC, would like to start off by saying we recognize that these are challenging times and we hope it’s okay for us to reach out with our normal schedule of communications.
Over the last 12 weeks I have used the phrase in our communication ‘Remember, we are all in this together’. We have all sacrificed so much over the last 12 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we prepared to return to the Club we were hit with another injustice and everything we are experiencing really had to come into perspective. The phrase ‘Remember, we are all in this together’ has never been more true and more false in this time. The unjust killing of George Floyd in our neighbouring state has opened a wound that has begun a movement. A movement towards social equality, respect, and cooperation. As one friend put it ‘It’s awful, BUT it’s finally happening’. We all have friends who live in the U.S. who are protesting, in an unsafe environment, regardless of their skin colour for equality and safety. We are with you.
My heart was warmed by the peaceful rally that occurred in Winnipeg last week in support of both Black Lives Matter and social injustices and I’m sure many of you were in attendance, either in body or in spirit. We stand with you, with our members, our city, province and country in support of a safe movement towards true equality, cooperation, respect, and inclusion.
Our community at the Winnipeg Winter Club is inclusive. We strive to create a safe, equal and welcoming environment for everyone. We stand with our friends fighting for true equality and wish everyone across this globe safety as they make their voices heard.
“Remember, our greatest strength is in standing together and remaining committed to finding ways to support the advancement of equality and racial justice.” ~Dan Chessa
- by Peter Otto
Hope all members are doing well, safe, and healthy!
Starting Monday June 15th, the New Member clinic and a number of daytime clinics will begin! Register for clinics that you qualify for by contacting Front Reception! No drop ins at this time! We are in Summer schedule mode. I know many of you, as typical at this time of year, have already started play with your outdoor clubs, or transitioned to golf and other activities. I Hope that is going well and we will see you in the fall of 2020! For those maintaining the Winter Club as your primary sports club, please see the schedule below!
In the Tennis department, for member and staff health and safety, we are taking a slow steady approach to resuming general play, lessons, group training, clinics and leagues. This slow and steady approach will afford us time to learn and properly follow the guidelines, social distancing rules, maintain cleanliness and proper handwashing/sanitizing rituals so that we can play Tennis as safely as possible.
The reopening schedule with target dates is below. Please check your weekly emails for confirmation of programs with the future target reopening dates.
TENNIS REOPENING SCHEDULE
June 1, 2020: TARGET ACHIEVED
1. Singles and Doubles play- Member Booking
2. Private and Semi Private lessons
June 15, 2020: TARGET ACHIEVED
1. Summer clinics (Register with reception. Waiting list for each clinic. NO DROP INS AT THIS TIME!)
a) Monday New Member from 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Max 4 people per court)
b) Monday Men's clinic from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Max 4 people per court)
c) Tuesday Ladies clinic from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Max 4 people per court)
d) Wednesday Mens Clinic 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Max 4 people per court)
e) Wednesday Ladies Clinic 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Max 4 people per court)
f) Friday Coed Clinic (level 4.0 - 5.5) START DATE IS JUNE 26TH!
2. Tournament Juniors- Small group training (Max 4 people per court)
Players to form their own small groups and contact a WWC Professional to coordinate days and times
To follow- Target date is July 1, 2020
1. Tri Camps -TBD
2. Evolution Hockey groups- TBD
To follow- Target date Fall 2020 (Mid September start)
1. All Club and Member Leagues- TBD
2. All Junior and Adult Lesson programs- TBD
3. Fall Clinic schedule-TBD
4. Ball machine use-TBD
5. Social Events-TBD
* Spring guide cancelled - Summer session expanded (see guide when available)
* All are subject to change according to Health and Government Guidelines.