From: Sun City Texas Community Association
Date/Time: 11/1/2020 9:00 am
Subject: Fitness Communicator - Weekly News - Nov. 1, 2020

 Fitness Communicator
November 1, 2020
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Indoor Fitness Classes to begin Monday, Nov. 9
RESERVATIONS ONLY - Reservations can be made online starting at 5 a.m. on Tuesdays for classes the following week. 
Masks must be worn at all times covering the nose and mouth. You may not take the mask down or off during class.
 Outdoor Fitness Classes and Aqua Fitness Classes
RESERVATIONS ONLY. Reservations can be made online starting at 5 a.m. on Tuesdays for classes the following week. Log-in the Sun City Website, click on Fitness then scroll down to see the reservation options. There are limited spaces, so we ask that you limit your reservations to three classes per week. Cancelations must be made WITHIN 24 HOURS of the class you have registered for on the website (under 'My Reservations'). Masks must be worn to class and after class. You may take your mask off when class begins. No masks in the pool, but must be worn around the pool deck.
Your class ticket will be redeemed on the day of each class. If you do not have any tickets on your account a $4 member charge will be assessed. You can purchase class tickets at any fitness center - 15 for $48; 30 for $90. These tickets are good for one year. If you have questions about any class tickets on your account, contact Beth White at or 512-948-7753.
During the Aqua classes, there will be NO open swim.
  • No open swim at the Cowan Creek Lap Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. - noon.  The pool is also CLOSED on Thursdays from 7 - 8 a.m. for maintenance and cleaning.
  • No open swim at the Texas Drive Aerobic Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - noon and on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. The pool is also CLOSED on Tuesdays from 7 - 8 a.m. for maintenance and cleaning.
  • When attending an aqua class, check in with the fitness monitor. Tell them you are here for an aqua class and show your badge. Please arrive about 10 minutes before the class begins. 
 Fitness Center Operation: No Reservation System
All residents must exit the building for a 30-minute cleaning at the designated times below.
Residents will then be allowed to re-enter the building on the hours listed below until the recommended maximum capacity has been met.
PLEASE NOTE: If the fitness center you attend has reached its capacity, you will not be allowed in until space is available within that 90 minutes. Please be considerate of one another inside the fitness centers and your fitness staff. Verbal or physical abuse is never accepted nor will it be tolerated.
Hours of operation
No entry during the 30-minute cleaning intermission.  
Monday - Friday
  • 7:00-8:30
  • Cleaning
  • 9:00-10:30
  • Cleaning
  • 11:00-12:30
  • Cleaning
  • 1:00-2:30
  • Cleaning
  • 3:00-4:30
  • Cleaning
  • 5:00-6:30
  • Cleaning
  • 7:00-8:30
  • 8:00-9:30
  • Cleaning
  • 10:00-11:30
  • Cleaning
  • 12:00-1:30
  • Cleaning
  • 2:00-3:30
  • Cleaning
  • 4:00-5:30
  • 10:00-11:30
  • Cleaning
  • 12:00-1:30
  • Cleaning
  • 2:00-3:30
  • Cleaning
  • 4:00-5:30
You Can Bank On It!
When someone tells you “the check is in the mail” you have every right to be dubious. But when someone here at the Fitness Center tells you “a work order has been issued,” you can absolutely take it to the bank.
For those residents who are convinced that Fitness personnel don’t tend to repairs in a timely manner, please let us explain how the “work order” system operates: When a problem is detected or reported to the Fitness Operations Manager, a work order is generated on the computer and sent to the maintenance department. The work order is then assigned to a maintenance technician to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the maintenance crew is responsible for the entire Sun City Texas Community Association campus, so priorities have to be triaged, so to speak. This can sometimes cause a delay. 
Problems that seem to take a long time to resolve are generally those with low priorities or that require parts that must be ordered.  Occasionally a work order may slip through the cracks, but you can rest assured that this is never due to a lack of concern by either the Fitness Department or the Maintenance Department. We track all work orders and are continually in contact with maintenance to remind them of any outstanding work orders in Fitness. You can bank on it!
New Resident Fitness Orientation
If you are new to Sun City and need to complete your fitness center orientation, please contact Dick Jenkins by email at or by phone at 512-948-7754.
As with all exercise programs, when using our exercise videos or other fitness information from our website, Facebook page or other SCTXCA social media source, please use common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, please check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program or performing any fitness activity. By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. Do not start any fitness program without consulting your physician or health care provider. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. SCTXCA and its agents will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm sustained as a result of any fitness program, online fitness videos or information shared on our website or other social media. This includes emails, videos and text. 
Thanks for your understanding, and stay safe.
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In the days following our reopening, we have heard from many residents who feel excited to be back in the gym. We have also heard from many residents who feel discouraged (it makes us sad), because the long break hindered them from working out like they would have in a normal situation. As a result, many of us feel like we’ve gone backwards, lost strength and gained weight.
First thing we have to remember is that we are our own worst critics. We judge ourselves harshly. Sure, we might not be where we want to be, but it’s really not as bad as it seems.
To help get you motivated, we wanted to illustrate how losing just a few pounds of fat can make a world of difference. The photo you see above is a model of five pounds of fat. When you look at the averaged size coffee mug next to it, you get a sense of just how much fat we lose when we burn off those five pounds. Plus, if we were to break that down further, and cut the model into fifths, each pound still represents a significant volume of fat lost when you burn it off.
We are making the case that every pound counts in your weight loss goal. The loss of one pound might seem like just a drop to some, but it is a pretty significant drop. Be proud of yourself!
From the personal training staff: John Rutan, Don Moore, JB Baier, Victoria Young, Allison Worley, Julie O’Connor, Michelle Dwyer, Brendi Middleton, Mike Stuchl, Rachelle Jensen, Byron Goff and Michelle Rakow. Questions about personal training? Visit our website or email John Rutan at
 Contact Us
Michelle Mason,
Fitness Director
Beth White,
Group Fitness Coordinator
John Rutan,
Personal Training Coordinator
Dick Jenkins,
Fitness Operations Supervisor
 Fitness Centers
Weekly Attendance
Your attendance record is important in planning for space, budgeting, equipment and programming. Below are the numbers of residents who logged in October 17 - October 23.
Texas Drive - 2168
Cowan Creek - 1268
The Retreat - 733
 Call our Fitness Information Lines:
Texas Drive 512-948-7750 • Cowan Creek 512-948-7780 • The Retreat 512-948-7763
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