Friday, July 3, 2015

New York Fitness - July 2015

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July 2015

Dear Members and Friends of NYF, 

   Many of you have met me over the last couple years while I have been teaching water classes, working the front desk, or more recently during this changing of the guard. I just wanted to let everyone know that we have a lot of new plans and ideas in the works to help make New York Fitness the best gym in the area. Over the next few months you will probably notice new equipment, new classes, and a new vibe in the gym. If you have any great ideas that you think will help improve our gym, let us know! While we won't be able to do everything, we still want to know your thoughts. 

I am really looking forward to serving you as the "Fitness Manager" and hope to meet and get to know everyone!

                                               - Joshua Smart, Fitness Manager
Searching for New Certified Instructors


NYF has an immediate opening for a certified "water fitness instructor" to teach weekly classes or to substitute classes. 

Applicants should have knowledge of general population group techniques, including: shallow water aerobics, shallow water walking, and deep water aerobics. 

Mornings preferred, evenings acceptable. Must have current certification in teaching some form of water fitness classes and a current CPR/AED certification.

Please, bring in or mail in applications to;
New York Fitness
615 New York Ranch Rd.
Suite 1
Jackson, CA 95642
Attention: Josh Smart

New Class!
Strength Structures (Weight Training)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to properly use and train with weights? Have you ever wondered how much weight you should be using? and what's a "rep" anyway?

Well we have the answers to all of these questions, and they will be taught to you in our latest class! Introducing "Strength Structures" a new weight training class designed for all fitness and experience levels, yet a great place for beginners. 


Learn to build off of what you know or where to start from when you have no or minimal experience with strength training. We will cover proper form and usage of all the strength training machines (upstairs) and how to choose the proper weights, repetitions, sets, and rest periods. Those who show up on a consistent basis will also be trained on how to build and structure different styles of full workouts and eventually receive worksheets.

Monday's 5:30 to 6:30pm

Class meets outside of upstairs locker rooms at start time, and will be taught by NASM C.P.F.T. Jarrod Landreth.
Featured Classes
This class employs the coordination of breath and muscular action for a full body workout. Classes will focus on alignment, balance, and core strength with breath as the activating guide. Healthy breathing promotes an open body and a flexible mind.

Classes held;
Tuesday and Thursday- 
5:30 to 6:30pm

Masters Swim
Join Coaches Josh Smart and Julia Sierk for swim training, stroke development, and amotivating lap swim based water workout!

Classes held;
Tuesday- 5:30 to 6:30pm

Saturday- 8:00 to 9:00am
Day Pass
New York Fitness
Come in for a ONE DAY FREE TRIAL. No strings attached! During your one day free visit, you will be entitled to attend any of our classes, enjoy our competition size heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, racquetball courts, basketball court, weights area and cardio section!

Terms & Conditions: One(1) coupon per person. Must be 14 years or older to use facility. Under 18 must have parent signature. 14-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult while in the facility. Only one(1) day pass per person valid during any 3-month period.
Offer Expires 09/01/2015.
New York Fitness | | |
615 New York Ranch Rd   Jackson, CA 95642

Local Dentists Return from One Month Mission Trip to Kenya

Over 400 People Treated at Maasai Dental Clinic

Jackson, CA – Two local dentists, Drs. Ron and Jerhet Ask from Jackson Creek Dental Group, along with Dr. Lawryn Ask and their families, recently returned from a mission trip to Kenya where they performed general dentistry on over 400 Maasai people and other local residents.  “Our days began with a crowd of people at the door waiting to be triaged outside with flashlights, and we always took those that were in pain first.  Some of them had walked 10-20 miles on washed out dirt roads and some came 60 miles by motorcycle, and they might have waited all day to be seen,” stated Ron Ask, DDS. 

The Maasai Dental Clinic in Siana Spring was opened in 2009 by Dr. Raymond Damazo of Bellevue, Washington.  It is a modern, three-chair clinic run on solar panels and batteries with an apartment upstairs to house volunteer dentists and their families. The clinic is located right in the heart of the Mara, home to more than 50,000 and in a location giving access to one of the most underserved communities in the world, free of charge.  Most of these families raise and herd cattle, sheep and goats and sell their animals at the market. 
On this visit the doctors typically saw 10-25 patients each day.  Of those, about two thirds were treated for extractions and the remaining received preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.  The most common complaint was pain. 

The Maasai people are an elegant, attractive and proud people.  They are aware of the importance that a beautiful smile will have on their lives and will walk hours across the muddy, dirt roads, in the middle of rainstorms to come to the clinic when the volunteer dentists are in town.  These families may have 9-10 children and there may be multiple wives.   “The Maasai people have the same basic needs and wants that we do, and came to us to receive a pretty smile, be able to eat and get out of pain,” said Ron.

The team also drove over 5 hours to an outlying area where they did mostly extractions for those in pain and screened people to come back to the clinic for other dental needs.

“The majority of the patients didn’t speak English, so it was wonderful to have the clinic manager and assistant there to help out with translations,” reported Jerhet Ask, DDS.  “We saw a lot of discoloration and malformation of the teeth from too much natural fluoride in the drinking water, so we did a lot of composites and bonding.  It was awesome to help the Massai people feel better about themselves and set out on the road to good dental health.”
Dr. Ron Ask provided free dentistry to local Maasai people in Kenya,
a very rewarding experience for the dentists and their families.
Although they worked M-F from 8 to 5 (or longer), one of the perks of volunteering there was the weekend safari drives through the Sekenani Gate of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve provided by the clinic manager, William.  The Massai Mara Game Reserve (in Kenya) is contiguous with the Serengeti Game Reserve (in Tanzania).  Animals have a circular migration pattern within these reserves known as “The Great Migration” and some 2 million animals make this migration every fall.  The Asks said they were amazed at the diversity of large animals that they saw living in the same area:  lions, hippos, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, cheetahs, and spotted hyenas.

The dentists at Jackson Creek Dental Group have been on many mission trips providing free dentistry in some of the poorest areas of the world.  These include trips to Armenia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Costa Rica and Africa.  They also host Smiles for Kids each year, providing free dentistry to the kids right here in Amador County who do not have access to dental care.

Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care, dental implants and orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth reconstruction.  Jackson Creek Dental Group is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For more information contact us at (209) 223-2712 or visit our website at