Friday, September 22, 2023

Get Ready for Member Appreciation Week at Champions Club!

April is almost here, and it’s time for Member Appreciation Week at Champions Club!

We love our members, and it means so much to us that you are part of our Champions Club family. To show our appreciation for trusting us with your wellness journey, we planned special, members-only events during the first week of April.

This year’s Member Appreciation Week will be chock-full of fun activities, exclusive member drawings, and special surprises! Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Special Themed Group Fitness
Join us every day this week for an upgraded group fitness experience. From Decades Themed Zumba, Hip Hop Themed Yoga, to Disco Themed Spin Class, group fitness is getting a fun makeover this week!

Fun and Games
Channel your competitive spirit and join us for a 3v3 Basketball Tournament and Carnival Games in the Hall of Fame rooms. Meet your fellow Champions Club members during our Women with Weights Mixer and splash in the pool as you enjoy a full-length feature film during our Dive-in Movie!

Member Bash
The entire week leads to the ultimate members-only celebration: the Member Bash! Join us on Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 AM for a fun-filled day for the whole family. Celebrate our community with a unique group fitness class, food trucks, inflatables, a live DJ, and more!

Our members are more than customers to us. You’re our family, and family celebrates in a big way. Don’t miss out on the fun this year. Become a Champions Club member today to take full advantage of our incredible Member Appreciation Week programs. See the complete schedule here.

Free Fitness This Fall: Outdoor Fitness Series is Back!

No one loves fitness more than we do, and there’s nothing better than free fitness programs!

Cooler weather is coming, and we are excited to go outside and get our sweat on! Join us this fall for this short series of fun, free classes located in different parks throughout Southlake. Get a taste of what our awesome group fitness instructors have to offer and find your new go-to group fitness class.

Our Outdoor Fitness series is a community favorite. There’s no better way to work out with friends while enjoying our world-class parks system! But wait, there’s more! Each class, we’ll raffle off an incredible swag bag of gear to one lucky participant.

Mark your calendars for our Fall Class Schedule:

Monday, October 4
Zumba Fitness at Aria Amphitheater
6:00-7:00 pm
With Cristina and Ann

Saturday, October 9
Yoga at Bob Jones Nature Center Pavilion
9:00-10:00 am
With Leslie

Wednesday, October 13
Yoga at North Park
6:00-7:00 pm
With Londa

Saturday, October 18
Bootcamp at Champions Club Outdoor Turf 1
9:00 -10:00 am
With Londa

Saturday, October 23
Bootcamp at Champions Club Outdoor Turf 2
9:00 -10:00 am
With Londa

Wednesday, October 27
Zumba Fitness at Aria Amphitheater
6:00-7:00 pm
With Cristian and Ann

This limited series is open to all ages. No registration or membership is required. We can’t wait to see your best moves! Learn more here.

Recreation Manager, Ryan McGrail, Receives the Director’s Award for Employee Appreciation Week

Ryan McGrail, the recreation manager for the Community Services Department, was awarded the Director’s Award last month when the City celebrated Employee Appreciation Week.

The Director’s Award is given to an outstanding individual who embodies excellence in a department. Ryan is this year’s winner because of his phenomenal work leading his team during unprecedented times.

Ryan McGrail has been with the City for over 20 years and manages an innovative team responsible for Fitness and Performance, Aquatics, Membership Services, Guest Services, Programs, and Athletics. Throughout the last year, Ryan and his team have been quick to adapt to continue providing the Southlake community with top recreational services. He is welcoming to all community members, a great mentor to staff, and always keeps customer service top of mind.

“Ryan’s commitment to meeting expectations and making sure the job is done right is just really second to none. He is one of those guys who has ‘it.’ He has the ability and mental stamina to see that everything gets taken care of and meets expectations. That is what makes him extraordinary,” stated Community Services Director Chris Tribble. When asked to describe Ryan in one word, Chris responded that McGrail is “reliable.”

Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition, Ryan! Make sure to say hello to Ryan next time you visit Champions Club at The Marq Southlake.

City of Southlake Community Services Department Shines with Multiple Winners in the Southlake Style Readers’ Choice Awards

The Southlake Style Readers’ Choice results are in, and the Community Services Department boasts numerous winners and finalists!

The annual Readers’ Choice survey closed after approximately 43,000 votes were cast by Southlake community members. Voting was open from February 2 until February 18. Having been nominated in multiple categories, here are the results of this year’s survey:

  • Entertainment Category—Swimming Pool/Water Park—Champions Club at The Marq Southlake—Winner
  • Entertainment Category—Park—Bicentennial Park—Winner
  • Entertainment Category—Event/Wedding Venue—Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake—Finalist
  • Entertainment Category—Park—Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve—Finalist
  • Summer Camp—Camp Mania—Finalist

Make sure to keep up with everything that is going on at these award-winning venues. With Spring Break just around the corner, the possibilities for fun are never-ending!

Here is a list of events to look forward to within the Community Services Department:

  • Swimming Pool at Champions Club at The Marq Southlake
    – Preschool Water Play on March 26
  • Camp Mania at Champions Club on March 15
  • Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
    – Sip and See event on March 7
  • Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
    – Cross Timbers Forest Preschool Spring Break starting March 15
    – Cross Timbers Spring Break Nature Camp on March 15
    – Nature Center Open House on March 27
    – Adult Outdoor Education on March 30
    – Cross Timbers Nature Club on March 31

Register for these events and more here.

Congratulations to the winners and the teams who make creating world-class experiences for our community possible. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! Serving our community and working towards becoming the premier destination for lifelong memories is what drives us. Keep an eye out for our winners in the April issue of Southlake Style.

Champions Club Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Creative Fitness Challenge and Kids’ Night Out

Valentine’s Day came and went, but Champions Club at The Marq Southlake started the celebrations early with a couple’s fitness challenge and Kids’ Night Out program.

A creative play on the 02/14 date, the Valentine’s Day Partner Challenge encouraged pairs to complete two rounds of 14 calories on the assault bike, 14 squats, and 14 push-ups as fast as they could. Partners had two weeks to complete the challenge for the chance to win some Champions Club swag.

While the competition was fierce, we had three winners come in with the fastest times. Our winning couples represent the collaborative nature between our Champions Club members and staff. Our winning couple was a husband-and-wife member combination. Our second-place team consisted of City of Southlake employees who are also Champions Club members. In true family spirit, our third-place pair included a member and one of our Managers on Duty! A huge congratulations to our winners:

  • Ryan and Nichole Gilmartin completing the challenge in 3:49:07
  • Chris Maffie and Christina Guzmen at 3:55:15
  • Heb Moussa and John Michael Reyes at 5:09:88

While the Champions Club family pushed themselves to the limit with the Partner Challenge, staff members hosted a free membership appreciation Kids’ Night Out event on Friday, February 12. The valentine-themed event included games on the indoor turf field, making Valentine’s Day cards, pizza, and a movie! Kids’ Night Out was the perfect opportunity for kids to have fun playing and creating art while giving parents the chance to enjoy a date night.

Love was in the air this month at Champions Club! Whether it is love for family, fitness, fun, or all of the above, Champions Club is the number one destination to make lifelong memories for the whole family! Make sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with our monthly fitness challenges @ChampionsClubSLK!

Dress in Your Royal Best: Your Presence Is Requested at the Princess Tea Party!

All VIPs—Very Important Princesses—are cordially invited to attend this special preschool program on Friday, April 26. Ages 3–5.

Southlake Parks and Recreation is hosting a Princess Tea Party for all of our pint-sized princesses! Wear your best princess attire and come enjoy tea, snacks, crafts, games and royal pampering. Registration is required.

Princess Tea Party

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Champions Club at The Marq Southlake
Resident Fee: $14
Non-Resident Fee: $18
Register Online

If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Champions Club Membership Sales Begin Thursday, August 23

Be one of the first to become a champion and experience the world class amenities and benefits Champions Club has to offer!

Champions Club at The Marq will be opening its doors to members this winter. Memberships will be on sale beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

All memberships are inclusive of Champions Club amenities and benefits; however, resident families may choose to opt out of child watch. Please see the membership options below to find the best one for you and your family.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on August 23, you will be able to purchase your membership online or in person at our sales office. If you choose to purchase your membership in person, City staff will be available to help you and answer any questions you have. Please see our special sales office hours below.

Membership Sales Office Hours
Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Drive

Special Hours (August 23–31)
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Regular Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Be sure to check out to learn why Champions Club is the perfect place for fitness and fun in Southlake. You can also follow us on Facebook or sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive the latest information.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (817) 748-8955 or email us at

Join the Southlake Community Services Team!

Southlake Community Services is looking for individuals with a passion for recreation, fitness and outstanding customer service to join our world-class team.

With Champions Club at The Marq scheduled to open later this year, the Community Services Department is expanding! We are searching for certified instructors, team leads and staff to help us deliver the wide range of programs, classes and services we will be offering at Southlake’s new premier recreational facility.

If you’re interested, please contact one of our division supervisors or call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019. Our job board is updated every Friday, so be sure to check back regularly to see our current open positions. We look toward to hearing from you!


Southlake Recreation offers a wide array of programs and activities for all ages. From youth and adult athletics to education, fitness and the arts, we’re always searching for new ways to address the needs and interests of our community.

Athletics & Recreation Positions

If you are interested in one of our Athletics & Recreation contract positions, please contact our Athletics Supervisor Derrick Sanders at


Champions Club’s state-of-the-art aquatics facility is the perfect place for families to get their splash on! You’ll find multiple water slides, an open swim area, lap lanes, a not-so-lazy river and a zero-depth entry for the Lil’ Champs of the group.

Aquatics Positions

  • Contract Instructors for Youth & Adult:
    • Scuba
    • Snorkel
    • Kayak

If you are interested in one of our Aquatics contract positions, please contact our Aquatics Supervisor Jennifer Blackstock at


The Fitness Center at Champions Club features the latest in fitness equipment and technology. From our decked-out weight area and indoor/outdoor turf fields to our private and group fitness studios, we have everything our members need to reach their fitness goals.

Fitness & Performance Positions

  • Personal Trainers

If you are interested in one of our Fitness & Performance contract positions, please contact our Fitness & Performance Supervisor Andy Cook at

Guest Services

One of the hallmarks of Champions Club at The Marq is a commitment to exceeding our guests’ expectations by delivering memorable experiences and world-class customer service. Members of our Guest Services team embody the core values that set Southlake apart: integrity, innovation, accountability, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. If you can’t help but go the extra mile to make a guest feel at home, we want you on our team!

Guest Services Positions