Friday, June 28, 2013

Pool closure for maintenance at New York Fitness

If any of you have had a backyard pool or worked at a larger swimming pool, you have some idea as to the upkeep, daily, and annual maintenance involved.  It is time for the NYF pool to be completely drained, filters replaced, interior cleaned, lights replaced…this is, of course, a process that will take several days.  Water clarity, cleanliness, and proper chemical balance are of utmost importance so as to provide our members with an enjoyable water experience throughout the year.

Please be advised that the NYF pool will be closed at 5:00 pm - beginning Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th.  We anticipate the pool to be refilled, water heated,  be in proper chemical range, and ready for use on Monday morning, July 8th.  Sunday evening, with the advice of our maintenance staff, I will post a Facebook message (Nyfty Fitness) as to the open/closed status.  You could also contact the fitness desk Sunday evening or Monday morning to check in.  Simply call 223-3236 X 0.  

Obviously, no aqua classes nor Master’s swim classes will be held.  

Once we are back in operation you will still notice staining on the pool bottom.  This discoloration formed during the initial opening of the pool due to aluminum piping.  The only solution would be to close the pool for 3-4 weeks+ and do a total resurfacing of the pool interior.  We would hate to have it out of commission that long.  

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  J Have to have some water time….please visit the Jackson, Sutter Creek, or Plymouth public pools or take a trip to one of our beautiful Amador County Lakes or rivers.  

Happy 4th of July,                                                    

Natalie Ostergaard
Fitness Manager
New York Fitness
615 New York Ranch Rd.
Suite 1
Jackson, CA 95642

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Circuit and Lift, plus other fun classes at Team Fitness!

Our small group classes usually 1 - 3 people - are fun, supportive and go by really quickly!
  Circuit and Lift meets Mondays at Noon and Wednesdays at 5:30pm at Team Fitness. Alternate cardio with short blasts for better fat burning after your workout is over - and strength training - for a complete workout including stretching. Go at your own pace, though not for the person just starting to exercise.
  We have other options for you if you are just starting to exercise and are really out of shape - Shape and Strengthen, Stretch, or the Golden Girls classes.
  First week here is FREE!! Stop by next to the Pine Grove Post Office - or call 296-2348.
  For complete Class schedule and Open Gym Hours visit:

Cherie Maitland
Team Fitness
A Comfortable Place to Get In Shape
209-296-BFit (2348)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jackson Power Walk Classes in June & July

Time to come on "IN" out of the heat
and get your POWER WALK on!

It's a Multi-Muscle, Full Body, Walking Workout!

Your first class is FREE!

For all details, please see:

Need some Summer Incentives 
to attend classes this coming session?

NEW Summer Music 
Sure to get you movin' and a groovin'!
A few titles of our Summer Playlist include:
Under the Boardwalk
Summer in the City
All Summer Long
California Girls
Hot Stuff
Here Comes the Sun
Summer of '69
Walkin' on Sunshine
Sunshine and Summertime
Boys of Summer
and MORE!!


Every class you attend in June & July
you may enter your name into our
To be held during our last class of the session (July 18th)
There will be a total of 8 Prizes awarded.
Of course,
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO ENTER(On drawing day, if you are not in attendance - you may pick up your prize later)
You are welcome to enter the drawing for EACH CLASS you attend -
The MORE you attend, the MORE entries you have in the jar!!

Classes are held at:
Margaret Dalton Children's Center
975 Broadway (behind the CHP Office)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

****NO CLASSES the week of June 10th
Tuesday                                    Thursday
June 18                                    June 20
June 25                                    June 27
Take the week of July 4th Off
July 9                                        July 11
July 16                                      July 18
It's always a great day to WALK!

Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792

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Walk Live With Fitness Made Fun

Monday, June 10, 2013

NAMI Meeting - Tues June 25

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) The Amador County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Amador) is holding an affiliate meeting and support group on Tuesday, June 25th in the Oak View Conference Room in Jackson from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  From 6:45 to 8:00 pm we will conduct a confidential

Support Group for family members and caregivers of those with mental illnesses.   For information call NAMI Amador (at ATCAA) 209-223-1485 Ex. 266.2nd floor in the Education Department) at Sutter Amador Hospital

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group Meeting - Tues June 11

The Amador County Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday June 11, 2013 starting at 6:00 pm. The location is Sutter Amador Hospital in the Oakview Conference Room on the second floor.
The group was formed to support men and their families and who wish to know more about Prostate Cancer. Meetings are open to all and includes men who have recovered from Prostate Cancer as well as those recently diagnosed, and those in treatment. The types of treatments range in scope from taking a watchful waiting active surveillance approach to radiation or surgery. Periodically meetings offer guest speakers, videos and updates on research
The meetings have information with regards to nutrition and prostate cancer. We encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and nutrition to attend

For more information about the group and its meetings contact Jerry Trottier, 223-9133.

Thank You
Jerry Trottier

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Free Advance Health Care Directive Workshop - Mon June 10

Facilitated by Bonnie Evans.

There will be a free Advance Health Care Directive Workshop
Monday, June 10th
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.

The workshop will cover both parts of an accepted California Health Care Directive: Durable Power of Attorney for Health (naming a surrogate decision maker), and the Living Will (health care instructions for the surrogate.)  Participants will receive a packet of information that includes a legal document you will be able to use to complete your Directive.  Everyone over the age of 18 should complete this very important document.

Bonnie Evans has been facilitating these workshops for twelve years and will be hostessing the workshop.  She received her Advance Directive certification through Coda Alliance, a nonprofit end-of-life organization.

The class is free, but you do need to register. 

If you're retaking the course and already have the workshop folder, please let me know when you sign up!  THANKS.

To register for a class: contact Evans at 296-6996 or email at

Amador County Public Health: Record Heat Predicted For Friday, Saturday

Sutter Creek, CA – Amador County Public Health Officials are urging residents to prepare for extreme temperatures predicted to reach over 100 degrees by Friday. The National Weather Service indicates that temperatures will climb throughout the week, reaching 15 to 25 degrees above seasonal norms. 

Temperatures are expected to top 100° in much of the County Friday and Saturday, followed by slight cooling on Sunday.

“When temperatures reach into and above 100, it is important to drink plenty of fluids, limit physical exertion, and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” advises Dr. Bob Hartmann,

Amador County Health Officer. “Although nearly everyone is uncomfortable in high heat, some people are more vulnerable than others.” The elderly, the very young, and those with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible. 

Warning signs of heat-related illness include dizziness, headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, confusion, rapid pulse, seizures, muscle cramps, or hot, dry, flushed skin. Dr. Hartmann advises residents experiencing these symptoms to drink plenty of cool fluids, rest inside or in the shade, take a cool shower. If symptoms do not subside, seek medical help or call 911.

Over the past several months, Public Health and the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services have worked together to caution County residents about extreme heat. Posters and flyers have been developed to advise at-risk individuals of preventive measures to “beat the heat.”  For more information about extreme heat, visit

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NAMI California Featured in "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness"

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NAMI California Featured in "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness"

Last night, PBS stations across California premiered "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness," an inspiring documentary that tells the stories of everyday people to shatter myths about mental illness, highlighting the struggles faced by those with mental health challenges, and their hope, resilience and recovery. It plays again tonight on San Francisco's PBS channel KQED at 10:30 pm, and the show will be available to view online at on June 3. 

NAMI California is proud to see so many of our NAMI friends and leaders featured in this documentary film. A few of these Special Guests included:
  • Keris Myrick, President and CEO of Project Return Peer Support, President of NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness)
  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., First Vice President of NAMI California, Affiliate: NAMI Sacramento & NAMI Yolo
  • Amanda Lipp, Student at UC at Davis and Member of the NAMI California Board of Directors, Affiliate: NAMI Sacramento  
  • Paul Cumming, former member, NAMI California Board of Directors.     
Through the stories of real Californians, viewers of "A New State of Mind" will come to understand that mental health challenges are more common than they think, that they can be managed and that recovery is possible. Elyn Saks, professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law and author, former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy and five-time Olympic medalist diver Greg Louganis are among the many subjects profiled in the hour-long documentary narrated by actress Glenn Close.

"A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness" is produced by KVIE, Sacramento's PBS station, as part of a comprehensive statewide effort to increase the number of people who seek early help for mental challenges by reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. It is a Prevention and Early Intervention program of California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working together to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities, and funded by the voter-approved California Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63).

To learn more about "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness" and California's mental health movement, visit

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