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Congratulations to Linda Barr for winning the March You. Fit. Rewards monthly drawing prize of a $100 gift card to the Luther Burbank Center! Linda has been a member since 1999 and enjoys our pool, sauna, steam room, and well-appointed locker rooms. We hope you enjoy a wonderful show.

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The month of March was celebrated at Parkpoint with our annual March Madness fitness competition. Formerly known as “Shades of Glory,” this year’s tournament was well-attended and provided lots of healthy fun for the participants. We asked four of the competitors about their experience this year:

Sabine Salek has been a member of Parkpoint for about 20 years. She found that participating in March Madness gave her the opportunity to try classes that she hadn’t tried before—one of her favorites was the TRX group training class. The social aspect of the event was also a benefit. Sabine explains, “There were people I hadn’t met before on my team and interacting with them helped me meet other members. I also became more aware of my own strengths and weaknesses.” It seems that her team certainly had lots of strengths, as they placed 2nd in the competition!

Christian Binkley, a Parkpoint member for eight years, participated for the second time since she’s been with the club. She explains, “I wanted to push myself and change up my routine. I also wanted to see if there were other classes that I might like.” Christian was having back pain at the time and decided that her usual workout would not be appropriate for her, so she gave water aerobics a try. “Water aerobics class was a great alternative when feeling sore and discomfort, a therapy workout which I will return to once the weather warms up.” Christian is now certified as an instructor, and she looks forward to leading group training, strength training, and Piloxing classes soon.

Gary Sweeden laments, “Our team did terrible—next to last!” As a member for 17 years, this outcome probably won’t deter him next year, as he did experience sweet victory in the 2011 event. “My motivation is to try new things,” Gary explains. “This year I tried the Studio Cycling class and yoga. I’d like to get more into cycle, I think.” Gary suggests, with a wink, that the Grand Prize should be a new car, and also that offering more clinics early in the day might be good.

Sharon Whiteman, a 14-year Parkpoint member, says: “I took every class on the sheet. I really enjoyed BodyRock and Strong and Lean. Yoga, also.” Sharon is waiting to see how her work schedule will fit in with the new classes she tried. She finds that March Madness “is worthwhile and there is lots of camaraderie built within our teams. It is another fun, healthy opportunity that Parkpoint provides. I always enjoy fun activities!”