Thursday, August 11, 2022

Champions Club Members: Join us for the Free Summer Wellness Series!

School may be out for summer, but our Champions Club members never stop learning!

Our Champions Club staff is always looking for innovative members-only benefits to keep our members thriving in their fitness journey. Join us this summer for two free Summer Wellness Series seminars!

We know progressing on your wellness journey can be a challenge. Sometimes a healthy diet and exercise aren’t enough. We are happy to host two free educational sessions with Southlake endocrinologist, Dr. Do-Eun Lee, MD! Learn more about the endocrine system, its role in your overall health, and how it impacts your progress in the gym.

Men’s Session
Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Register here

Women’s Session
Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Register here

Space is limited, so register ASAP to secure your spot.

Meet Roberto: Guest Services Supervisor

Champions Club members know that our staff is always ready to go above and beyond to create life-long memories for our guests.

When it comes to world-class customer service, Champions Club is ready to exceed expectations. Setting a high bar for a superior recreation and fitness experience is the priority of our new Guest Services Supervisor, Roberto Aldana. Roberto may be new to the Champions Club family, but he’s no stranger to Parks and Recreation and developing high-performance teams.

Let’s get to know him better.

What is your professional background?
I have a very diverse background which ranges from working in non-profits, Parks & Rec, and most recently, working as a training manager in the restaurant industry. I earned a bachelor’s in Psychology/Sociology and a Masters in Human Relations and Organizational Development with Employment Law.

What do you love most about Guest Services/ Parks and Recreation?
What I love most about Parks and Rec is the opportunity to serve your community. We are not just a recreation center or Department; we are a place where our community comes together, and I think that is very special.

What are you most excited about for your new position?
I am very excited to get to know our community! Our members are fantastic and play a significant role in making Champions Club what it is today. I’m also thrilled to work with the Southlake team. Everyone has a strong desire to deliver excellence in Southlake, and we hold each other accountable for it. The Southlake team has been extremely encouraging and supportive, and I am happy to be a part of it!

What is something people should know about you?
I am a very passionate and energetic individual with a drive to do the best I can every day… and I love coffee!

What do you like to do in your free time?
I spend my free time with my wife and our German Shephard, Bartolo Barkopolis. We love exploring new dog parks! If we’re not with our dog, you can catch us playing golf or going for a run.

Welcome to the team, Roberto! We look forward to seeing the positive impact you’ll have on our guests and members. Don’t forget to say hello to Roberto in person next time you’re in Champions Club!

New Year, New Goals, New Member Appreciation Events

We know you are working hard to kickstart those New Year resolutions. We’re working hard to ensure January is chockful of Member Appreciation events to encourage you on your wellness journey.

Mark your calendars and grab your accountability partners because there are so many incredible events to look forward to this month!

Bring a Friend Friday
Weekends just got a lot better! We know that getting a good workout in on a Friday can be a little challenging, so we’re making it fun with Bring a Friend Friday. Every Friday this month, we invite you to bring one complimentary guest with you to Champions Club. Grab a buddy and start the weekend off right! Now is the perfect time to bring a friend to Champions Club. If members bring a friend and they join, they each receive 10 extra guest passes!

Weekend Workshops: Saturdays at 9 AM in Hall of Fame 2-3
The fun doesn’t stop on Friday nights. Saturdays are for smashing goals! Our exciting new Weekend Workshop series will teach you how to establish goals, understand the crucial components of an effective workout plan, and how to choose the best exercises for your fitness journey. Join Leslie Jones, CPT, and learn how to establish and maintain healthy habits.

  • January 8 – S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting
  • January 15 – Planning & Programming
  • January 22 – Exercise Selection 1
  • January 29 – Exercise Selection 2

Women with Weights: Wednesdays at 6 PM in Elite Studio
Want to learn how to lift weights or feel comfortable in the weight room? This beginner class teaches you total body strength training techniques with free weights and machines. **Sign-up required. Instructor: Lindsay Erikson

  • January 5
  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26

We love pampering our members because we know you work hard in everything you do! Thanks for being a part of or Champions Club family. Ready to take advantage of these awesome member-only benefits? Become a member today!

Champions Club Members Championing Healthy Habits

Champions Club members are champions through and through! There is nothing our staff loves more than cheering on our members as they crush goals and reach new heights.

Over the holidays, two incredible members reached out to share how belonging to Champions Club impacted their lives in 2021! Hearing their stories of dedication and resilience motivates us to continue providing our members with world-class experiences.

Here’s what our members had to say!

Lourie Houghland:
“I was casually walking across the grass in my front yard when I tripped on an unseen object and suddenly fell to the ground. I landed with my face in the grass and on my forearms, somewhat like Pete Rose sliding into home plate. I sustained NO injury at all, and I can attribute that to staying in shape by exercising at The Marq six days per week! Being flexible and strong is so important—especially as we age! I enjoy water aerobics, lifting weights, and cardio along with the fellowship of other Marq members who provide great encouragement.”

CeliaJohn Loyd and daughter Celia Loyd:
“Celia Loyd, age 12, and her Dad, John Loyd, completed the Honolulu marathon on December 12. Celia finished the 26.2-mile marathon distance in 5 hours, 27 minutes! We trained A LOT at The Marq! We used the pool to swim laps, the sauna to prepare for the Honolulu heat and humidity, and the track/treadmill(s) for running. The Marq helped us to be prepared and to get across the finish line!”

Way to go, Lourie, John, and Celia! We are so proud of your accomplishments and are happy to be a part of your wellness journey.

If you are looking for a world-class recreation facility to kickstart your fitness journey, then consider joining our Champions Club family. Join by January 31 and get ten free guest passes! Learn more here.

Champions Club Opens its Doors to the Community for Their Open House

It’s no secret that Champions Club at The Marq Southlake is the best gym in Southlake. If you’re not a Champions Club member yet, you may be curious to see what’s inside this world-class facility.

If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a part of our family of champions, then you’re in luck! Join us on Saturday, July 24, from 11 AM-  2 PM during our Champions Club Open House. It’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to visit Champions Club for free—no membership or pass required!

We know choosing the best gym membership for you can be a daunting task. With so many gyms, fitness boutiques, and specialty clubs available, finding an option that works with your busy schedule can seem like a chore! Not to mention that so many places make you take an Odyssean journey to become a member or cancel your membership.

At Champions Club, we mean it when we say we’re a family, and family doesn’t make family jump through hoops. There’s no fee to become a Champions Club member, no annual fee, no contracts, and no cancelation fee! The price you see is the price you pay. We know that life happens, that’s why we make it seamless for you to join and cancel your membership whenever you need to. No strings attached.

If you’ve been thinking about joining, this is the perfect opportunity for you to see what it feels like to call yourself a Champion.

Here’s what some of our Champions Club family has to say about being a part of Champions Club:

“Champions Club provides an all-inclusive experience for our members. We are a one-stop shop for fitness, weightlifting, aquatics, group fitness, rentals, programs, and more!”

“My kids are members and love coming to Champions Club, and I love how safe Champions Club is!”

“Our facility has something for every age group, whether it’s small children, youth, or adults. We hope that you’ll find your path at Champions Club.”

See us on Saturday, July 24, and become a part of our family!

Become a Part of Our Family of Champions: Champions Club to Host Job Fair Next Week

If you are looking to join a world-class team of champions, look no further than the Champions Club Job Fair. Join us next Thursday, July 8 from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm to learn all about the part-time job openings available at Champions Club.

The Job Fair will take place at 285 Shady Oaks Dr. Southlake, TX on the Legends Hall side of The Marq. There are openings available in Programs, Athletics, Guest Services, Child Watch, Fitness, Aquatics, and the Senior Center! If you love creating life-long memories while sharing the love of recreation with your community, then this is the job fair for you!

What You’ll Be Doing:
Our professionals are the most crucial resource in our service commitment to our customers. We nurture a progressive environment celebrating challenging, empowered, and purposeful work. Here’s what our different positions accomplish:

Programs: As a member of our Programs Division, you’ll be implementing children’s camps, family events, and Therapeutic Recreation programming by running games, activities, greeting guests and participants, and interacting with people with special needs, as well as assisting in program preparation and implementation.

Athletics: By joining our Athletics Division, you’ll be assisting in making youth and adult athletics enjoyable for all by providing high-quality customer service, setting up athletic facilities, and monitoring practice and game day operations.

Guest Services: Our Guest Services Division is responsible for working the Guest Services and Fitness Desks. We provide exceptional customer service in every interaction. This includes checking in members, answering phones, processing transactions, and communicating with members and guests.

Child Watch: In our Child Watch Division, you’ll be responsible for looking after children ranging from 6 weeks to 9 years of age, ensuring they have a fun and safe time. You’ll also be responsible for assisting with the execution of children’s birthday parties and events.

Fitness: As a member of our Fitness Division, you’ll be responsible for organizing and cleaning equipment, providing high-quality customer services to our members, and enforcing fitness floor rules and regulations.

Aquatics: Our Aquatics Division is made up of both lifeguards and swim instructors. As a lifeguard, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons using the aquatic facilities, enforcing all rules and regulations, and providing emergency care and treatment as necessary. As a swim instructor, you’ll teach Learn to Swim and water safety programs.

Senior Center: As a member of our Senior Activity Center Division, you’ll be implementing Senior programming, fitness classes, and events by running games and activities, as well as assisting in program preparation and implementation Monday-Friday. The positions would also be responsible for working the front desk, providing exceptional customer service while answering phones, processing transactions, and communicating with members and guests.

Apply online today to secure an interview time slot ahead of time here. Walk-ins are also welcome. See you at The Marq!