JFKFFC Weekly E-Mail 11-19-09

Daily Locker Use. Reminder that lockers are for day use only.  Locks and belongings left overnight are subject to being discarded as refuse.

Fitness Center Closed: Thursday November 26.  Happy & Hearty Thanksgiving!

Excuse of the Week: “Waiting for smoke to clear from my lungs before I air them out via exercise!”
Song of the Week: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Platters

Quotes of the Week: To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did.  I ought to know because I’ve done it a thousand times.  ~Mark Twain, attributed

One thousand Americans stop smoking every day – by dying.  ~Author Unknown

Event of the Week: Great American Smokeout: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/subsite/greatamericans/Smokeout.asp

Quizz of the Week : Smoker’s Social Influences Survey

Sleep Tip of the Week: Smoking and the Connection with Sleep Problems  http://www.insomniacs.co.uk/SmokingAndSleep.html
Why Smoking & Exercise Don’t Mix http://www.thedietchannel.com/Why-Smoking-And-Exercise-Dont-Mix.htm

Nutrition Tip of the Week : Smoking & Nutrition; http://www.lungchicago.org/site/files/487/54229/212501/424405/Smoking_and_Nutrition.pdf

Resiliency Tip of the Week: Does Cigarette Smoking Cause Stress

Exercise of the Week: Basic Leg Stretches http://sos-pt.com/Documents/SOSPT%20Hip%20and%20Leg%20Stretches.pdf

Articles of the Week: Exercise to Quit Smoking; http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/wellness/Exercise-to-quit-smoking/Article1-470129.aspx

Health issues in middle age can lead to dementia http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5AI3WO20091119

Dr Bruce

JFK FFC Weekly Newsletter 11-07-09

Tailgaters Alert. We are sorry that our recent difficulties with the front door access security system have inconvenienced some members. We have become alerted to a highly unprecedented usage of the door bell and tailgating to gain access to the gym.  Tailgating is the process whereby individuals (who do not currently have access) walk in behind others who are walking in the center just ahead of them, or wait for others to leave the center.  We know this process occurs by virtue of the fixed cameras on both sides of the door.  Bolder still are the individuals who ring the bell, disrupt others’ workouts, and refuse to sign-in (as even requested by protective and vigilant member reporting).  
An alarming number of unauthorized people have been caught entering the facility since the membership renewal deadline of October 1 has passed.  
JFK Staff, Management, and Board members will be spot checking the front door.  If you do not have a working FOB, you will be asked to PRINT your name on our sign in sheet.  We will use your name to check the status of your membership in our computer system and to see if you have a current membership application on file.  If there is a problem with your FOB we will fix it.  However, if you are not current in payment you will be asked to leave the facility (or escorted out by FPS) and you will forfeit future membership privileges.  We are disappointed that this "over-the-top" message/process becomes necessary to dissuade these practices and to stop those few who are taking advantage of those who have willingly followed the correct policies.  
Please note that the sharing of FOBs is also NOT permitted.  We will also be utilizing data from the door system to determine if FOB sharing is occurring.   
We recognize there may be extenuating circumstances – but that onus of responsibility is upon you to come forward – not to have Management & Board track you down.  While this e-mail will undoubtedly ruffle some feathers, members in good standing can assist by encouraging delinquent co-workers to renew, reporting suspicious behavior/activities, and not allowing tailgating.  
Unauthorized use of the fitness facility is a risk management liability and security issue in addition to fair play.  No pay….no play.

Board of Directors Election Notice. 
Please be advised that an election will take place in November for four openings on the Board of Directors for the JFK Fitness Center.  Board members are volunteer federal employees who donate their time and energy to operating the Fitness Center at minimal cost to its membership.  The 60 to 90 minute Board meetings are held monthly, usually the second Wednesday of each month. Board members are expected to attend scheduled meetings.  Absences should be rare.  In addition to the monthly meetings, Board members can spend up to five hours per month on various committees or other Fitness Center activities.  Self-nomination.  Individuals interested in serving as a Board member are requested to complete and sign the self-
nomination form on the last page of the nominatio document.  The self nomination packets are located at the front desk in the fitness center.

Excuse of the Week:  Leave me alone!  I’ve got lonely leaves to take care of. http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/work_out/a2004-10-27-rakingleaves.html

Quote of the Week: Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change. – Edwin Way Teale

Song of the Week:  Falling Leaves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdFRZVNXTSA

Nutrition Tip of the Week:
Foods From Leaves, Stems and Roots

Sleep Tip of the Week: Daylight-saving Time Leads To Less Sleep, More Injuries On The Job, Study Finds http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090901105148.htm

Exercise of the Week: Leaf Lunges http://www.squeezeitin.com/2009/10/exercise-leaf-lunges/

Article of the Week:
Daylight Savings Time 2009: When and Why We Fall Back http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091026-daylight-savings-time-2009-fall-back.html

Website of the Week: End Day Light Saving Time


JFK FFC Weekly E-mail 10-30-09

Please limit individual use of a particular piece of cardiovascular equipment (bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, rowers) to 30 minutes during peak hours (11:30-1:30pm)

Cancellation of the Monday Nov 2nd African Dance group exercise class

Hand Sanitizer now available to the right of the fitness center door as you exit the facility

Excuse of the Week: “I’m too busy running around trying to find the perfect Halloween Costume.”

Song of the Week: Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams, So I’ll propose on Halloween. Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you. ~Classics IV

Quote of the Week: If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.  ~Lloyd Douglas

Quizzes of the Week : Halloween Quiz: http://encarta.msn.com/quiz_232/Halloween_quiz.html

Sleep Tip of the Week: Full Moon & Sleep http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/homerealestate/package.jsp?name=fte/moonaffectsleep/moonaffectsleep

Nutrition Tip of the Week : Halloween Candy Quiz
Best and Worst Candy Bars: http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100218844

Resiliency Tip of the Week: Yankee Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips for Children and Adults

Exercise of the Week
: Pumpkin Circuit & Pumpkin Press-ups Movie: http://www.gavinwalsh.co.uk/#/halloween-fitness/4519917911

Website of the Week: Best Halloween websites

Articles of the Week: The History of Halloween http://www.history.com/content/halloween

Trick or Treat!

Dr Bruce