Sunday, June 4, 2023

Championing Our Members: The Lloyd Family

Champions Club is here to help all our members reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

Whether you are looking for a group fitness community, training for a marathon, or want to find new and fun ways to incorporate fitness into your wellness routine, we’re here for you!

There’s nothing we love hearing about more than our members’ successes. This month’s super members, the Lloyd family, embody dedication and discipline. Champions Club staff is thrilled that our facility played a small role in helping them meet their fitness goals.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Last year, my daughter and I used the pool, sauna, and indoor track to prepare for the Honolulu Marathon. This year, it was mostly just the pool. Celia, age 12 at the time (now 13), and I swam the 2+ mile Open Ocean Swim in the Beach to Beach power swim on the island of St. John. Momma and our youngest daughter, Sarah (9), did the 1-mile swim. We all trained at the Marq, and it got us across the finish line!

Sarah recently ran the Hot Hatch Chili 5k in Southlake and won first in her age division. Guess where we trained: The Marq!”

Congratulations to the Lloyd Family for their multiple athletic triumphs! We are honored to be your fitness and training home.

Champions Club Open House and More Member Fun!

We are officially closer to January 2023 than January 2022, and if you haven’t started on your wellness goals yet, it’s never too late to start!

July is the perfect time to join Champions Club and enjoy our award-winning amenities and world-class customer service. Check out our fun upcoming member appreciation events you can enjoy once you officially join the Champions Club family!

Member Mondays:

Beat the Monday Blues with our weekly Member Mondays! Muster your motivation to make it to the gym on a Monday and enjoy fresh, free snacks and beverages in the lobby. This is your weekly reminder that we are grateful you are part of Champions Club!

Frozen Fridays!

This month only, escape the heat and join us on the outdoor terrace from 4:00- 8:00 PM to enjoy a free popsicle! Mingle with other members and enjoy a sweet treat to balance your killer workout. Start your weekend off right!

Champions Club Open House

Marq your calendars for Saturday, July 30, from 10 AM to 12 PM, and join us at the Champions Club Open House! This free event will be fun for the entire family! Compete in the Family Fitness Obstacle Course and outdoor games, learn about our programs and athletics opportunities, enjoy snacks and drinks, and much more! New to Champions Club? Receive a guided tour of our incredible amenities.

Free School Physicals Courtesy of Breeze Urgent Care

We know you’re busy, and getting your child’s school physical crossed off the list may be the last thing on your mind. Champions Club and Breeze Urgent Care are here to help with your back-to-school checklist during the Champions Club Open House.

Breeze Urgent Care will be at Champions Club from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the open house! Register now to secure your child’s school physical. No designated time slots, first come, first serve. Stick around afterward and join the open house fun! Register Now!

Ready to take advantage of our incredible member appreciation events? Become a member today!

It’s Not Too Late to Snag a $25 Gift Card!

It’s no secret that Champions Club is the best fitness and recreation facility around. We even have a State-wide award confirming it! (You can check out our pretty TRAPS Trophy on the front desk counter).

If you’re still resisting the urge to become a member of the Champions Club Family, now is the time to commit. Not only do we offer a world-class facility with superior customer service, but for a limited time only, you can also snag a $25 gift card! What does this gift card get you, you ask? These $25 apply to facility rental fees, program registration fees, or concession stand purchases.

Our Champions Club members get exclusive discounts on all the award-winning amenities Champions Club offers. Not only are we the best place to get a good sweat-sesh in, but we also boast incredible rental spaces to host your dream event. Our 82,000 square feet of state-of-the-art recreation spaces include areas for private pool parties, gymnasium courts, indoor and outdoor turfs, fitness studios, party rooms, and classrooms! You can learn more here.

Champions Club members also enjoy discounted program registration rates. Our programming opportunities are second to none, and Champions Club members are guaranteed a 20% discount on all program fees. Take advantage of incredible offerings like Kids Night Out, Adventures in Science Club, and Jiu-Jitsu! There’s a program for everyone in the community. Champions Club is not just a place to work out; it is the heart of our community.

Become a member by May 31 to take advantage of a $25 gift card. When you join our family, you also get an exclusive membership gift. Get ready for a fun summer in the sun with our comfy Champions Club beach towels. Register today!


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!

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.