Sunday, June 13, 2021

Seniors Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with an Outdoor Fiesta

Nothing says Fiesta like an outdoor celebration featuring delicious comida, contagious musica, and great conversation with life-long amigos.

The Southlake Senior Activity Center celebrated Cinco De Mayo with an outdoor luncheon on the Senior Center Patio and Aria Amphitheater on Wednesday, May 5. The first major in-person celebration after opening its doors for Phase 1 on Monday, the noon fiesta was a smash hit with Senior Center members.

The Senior Center Patio was vibrant in colorful decorations featuring well-known Mexican symbols such as cacti, piñatas, and sombreros. Senior Center members were ready to pull up a chair in the shady spots of the beautiful patio or enjoy the sunlight shining on the Aria Amphitheater lawn. Salsa music played as the aroma of Fajita Pete’s fajitas filled the air. With over 40 members in attendance, it was clear that Southlake seniors are ready to socialize and enjoy a great meal with fantastic weather.

Cinco de Mayo is a popular celebration with the Mexican-American community in the United States. While commonly believed to be Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla of 1862, where the Mexican army successfully fended off a French invasion. Today, the holiday provides another reason to celebrate within our community and welcome back our seniors to the Senior Activity Center.

Holiday-themed luncheons are a staple of the Senior Center. Our staff and volunteers work diligently every day to provide our senior community with ample opportunity to gather safely and have a great time. Cinco de Mayo provided the perfect occasion to transition from our curb-side holiday luncheons to an outdoor event in our world-class facility. We thank everyone who was able to join us.

Make sure to keep up with our website to learn more about our upcoming events.

Champions Club: A Kid’s Recreational Paradise

When you bring your child to Champions Club, you know they’re in for the time of their lives!

Our state-of-the-art facility has fitness and recreation options for even the youngest members of the family. Forming life-long healthy habits for your family is easy at Champions Club! We consider every member to be a part of our Champions Club family; our goal is to help you create lasting memories. No matter your age, we have an exciting place just for you!

Child Watch
Our littlest champions are bound to have a great time at our Child Watch facility. Work out with ease with the knowledge that your child is letting their imaginations run wild while under the watchful eye of our passionate Child Watch Attendants. Fitness should be a family affair, and we are happy to provide childcare services while you attend your group fitness class or shred it on the fitness floor!

Lil’ Champs Indoor Playground
The Indoor Playground is the perfect spot for the curious child looking to explore mobility in a fun setting. Our slides, interactive displays, and cushioned floor make our playground ideal for kids to play with friends without worrying about the heat. Parents can rest assured that their children are having a blast while being looked after by our dedicated Indoor Playground Attendants.

Aquatics Center
Splish and splash in our world-class Aquatics Center. Toddlers have a dedicated heated Toddler Play Pool that is shallow enough to allow for safe water play. Our Learn to Swim Instructors and Lifeguards love sharing their passion for swimming while ensuring your little one stays safe in the water. Don’t forget about our Private Swim Lessons and Toddler Water Play program!

Gone are the days of looking for childcare while you work out. Champions Club is truly a space for the entire family. Bring the kiddos and take advantage of our designated spaces for children. Watch as your child has the time of their life! Learn more about our Family membership packages here.

Create Life-Long Memories With Us: Champions Club Now Hiring

Calling all recreation lovers: Champions Club is now hiring!

If you’ve dreamed about working with a world-class team creating life-long memories for your community, then now is your chance to apply for a job with us! Champions Club is hiring for a variety of part-time positions. No matter what your passion is, Champions Club has a job for you.

You can make a difference this summer by joining our team. We are looking for innovative team players who always put customer service and commitment to excellence first. If you love kids, then become a Child Watch Attendant or a Camp Counselor. If you are passionate about Aquatics, then a Lifeguard position or a Learn to Swim Instructor role could be the job for you. Working as a Fitness or Athletic Attendant would be the perfect fit for those that enjoy sports and fitness. If getting to know people and making them feel welcome is your talent, you would be a great Front Desk Attendant.

At Champions Club, we are in the business of having fun and providing world-class recreational opportunities to the Southlake community. Our team consists of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals who strive to make positive memories for our members. If you want the chance to work with friends, connect with new people, and make a difference in your community, then you should join our team!

Here’s what some of our staff had to say about working at Champions Club:

“Apply for our part-time positions this summer!! No matter what department you are working with, we are all one BIG TEAM! Our team is here to succeed. The ultimate goal is to provide the best experience to our community. This can include indoor and outdoor programs and athletics for kids and young adults, fitness and guest services attendants, childcare, and lifeguards. These positions can help provide guidance, direction, and experience for you to take to the next level!” Gretchen Morgan, Programs Coordinator.

“The managers are awesome, and the schedules are flexible. My coworkers are great. We get to provide world-class customer service.” Crew Borgeson, Guest Services Attendant.

“Working Part-Time is amazing. In my opinion, you never get the same type of day twice. Every day is a new adventure with new people and new experiences to walk through with amazing coworkers.” Mitchell Ouille-Programs and Athletics Recreation Attendant.

“Being a part-time employee for the City of Southlake Parks and Recreation department allows me to develop my passion and make great connections.” Lauren Batts, Athletics Specialist.

Make this a summer to remember! Apply today!

 

Kids Learn to Cook with the Chefsville Pre-K Cooking Class

Nothing like the smell of your favorite food cooking in the kitchen to bring back memories.

The Community Services Department aims to create lifelong memories for your family, and the Chefsville Pre-K Cooking Class is no exception! This innovative new program introduces kids to the world of cooking by teaching them fundamental life skills like kitchen safety and how to complete a recipe. Participants use simple math, explore world culture, and put their fine motor skills to use while creating a tasty treat to enjoy with friends.

Teaching young children to cook is crucial to creating healthy life-long habits. Children who participate in the kitchen contribute to the family chores and are also more likely to develop healthy eating patterns throughout their life. Introducing kids to cooking is a delicious way to bond with the family, pass down traditions, and explore creativity.

The Community Services Department always seeks to provide quality programming for community members of all ages. If your child enjoyed this program, don’t miss out other opportunities to instill a love of cooking in your little one. More Chefsville Pre-K Cooking Classes will be available on May 4 and May 18. We won’t let the young kids have all the fun, however! Check out the Teen IncrEDIBLES Cooking Class for ages 12-16 on May 1 and May 15. Learning to cook can be a family affair! Click here to register.

Make sure to keep an eye out on our website and social media pages to stay on top of all our upcoming events. We’re constantly cooking up new ways to bring a smile to your face. Bon Appetit!

Club Metro is in Full Swing this Spring

Club Metro hit the ground running this Spring season to provide world-class Adaptive Recreation programs to our Southlake residents.

A Parks and Recreation Department is only as strong as its ease of accessibility to quality programming for every resident. Southlake’s Adaptive Recreation programs aim to encourage residents of all abilities to lead an active lifestyle. Club Metro is Southlake’s premier program, bringing together our community with opportunities for socialization, learning, and fun!

Club Metro has been busy this Spring welcoming back old and new faces alike. With multiple weekly in-person and virtual meeting options available, there is always something exciting happening at Club Metro! Club members can look forward to art, games, yoga classes, special guests, and more! New activities this season include Zumba classes and virtual themed-goody boxes for club members to enjoy at home.

This season, Club Metro is introducing two new opportunities for increased interaction! Due to popular demand, Mondays will now be offered to supplement Tuesdays, Thursdays, and virtual Wednesdays. In addition, Club Metro introduced Sports Saturdays on March 27. Sports like Kickball, Softball, and Basketball are now available to players of all abilities.

All successful recreation programs require passion and dedication from staff and the community, and Club Metro is no exception. The connections formed in Club Metro lead to incredible life-long memories for everyone involved.

“Club Metro has always been about meeting new friends, learning new and exciting activities, and of course having fun!” Exclaimed Club Lead, Oscar Rodriguez.

Register for the next Club Metro meeting here.

Summer Camp Registrations Open April 1

If you had a blast at one of our Spring Break camps, then mark your calendars because summer camp registration opens on April 1 at 8:00 am!

They are back and more popular than ever! Claim your spot for Summer Camp Mania and Cross Timbers Nature Camp for a summer filled with world-class experiences and forming lifelong memories.

Camp Mania

Summer Camp Mania is bringing entertainment to campers this summer with plenty of fun surprises for the kiddos! Instead of field trips, guest artists and contractors will visit the camp to guarantee exciting and educational experiences every day. Learn about becoming a DJ, jump up and down in a wild bounce house, and express your personality with an airbrush tattoo from a guest artist. Camp favorite activities such as visiting Bicentennial Park, swimming in the Aquatics Center, and playing games with counselors will be back as well!

Cross Timbers Nature Camp

Cross Timbers Nature Camp will also open for registration for all nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts! Campers will have the opportunity to explore the trails, learn about the species that inhabit them, and become good stewards of our Cross Timbers Ecosystem.

Summer Camp Mania and Cross Timbers Nature Camp are each offered for nine weeks during the summer. Campers can register for one week or all nine; however, they must enroll and pay for each week they want to attend. Specialty camps will also be offered this summer for those interested in athletics, science, or STEAM. Learn all about our various camp offerings on our website.

If you know you want to register for camp, but aren’t sure which one is right for you, then make sure to attend our Camp Fair at Champions Club on April 17! Explore each summer camp’s booth where you can learn more about the activities planned for each one.

Registration for summer camps opens on April 1 for City of Southlake residents and April 15 for nonresidents. Visit our website for more information such as COVID-19 Precautions and parent packets.

We’ll see you at camp!

Fitness On-Demand: The Hidden Gem of Champions Club

Champions Club is here to help our members commit to being fit.

 

When you walk into our state-of-the-art facility, it’s clear that fitness is a priority here. Whether you are just beginning your wellness journey, or have been training for years, Champions Club has the amenities for your exercise needs. From world-class cardio equipment, free weights, weight machines to group fitness classes, Champions Club has it all. However, there is another hidden gem in our fitness catalog to get excited about, and it’s Fitness On-Demand!

 

Fitness On-Demand offers an innovative alternative to group fitness classes for those with hard to accommodate schedules. The latest trend in the streaming technology frenzy, Fitness-On Demand offers the same diversity of options and liberty of scheduling that a tv streaming platform would.

 

If you are dying to get into yoga, level-up with HIIT, or bust a move, but don’t have time to make it to a scheduled group fitness class, Fitness On-Demand is for you! Enjoy the comfort of having your workout guided by a fitness professional without rushing to make it to a class or being embarrassed by working out in front of others. Learn a new skill and crush your wellness goals at your speed in the luxury of a well-equipped individual studio.

 

 

Located in Fitness Studio 3, Fitness on Demand gives members access to dozens of free workouts in a private setting. The possibilities are endless, so you will never get bored with your training! Fitness On-Demand is available to all Champions Club members. Challenge yourself to try something new today. Bring a friend and take advantage of this Champions Club hidden gem!

Play Like a Champion: The Indoor Playground is Now Open

Champions Club at The Marq Southlake is well known for being the go-to training spot of champions, but how are champions made?

 

Champions are created from a young age, and it all begins with free play! While adult Champions Club members are leveling-up in the fitness area, young champions are unleashing their imagination at the Lil’ Champs Playground! Indeed, there are various benefits to indoor recreation for young champions-in-the-making.

 

The first benefit of indoor playgrounds is that they are not subject to the weather. We all know that Texas weather is unpredictable, going from blazing hot one day to icy cold in less than 24 hours. Luckily for little champions, the indoor playground is protected from the elements, ensuring that imaginations are not hindered by the outdoor climate.

 

Champions need to be independent and be able to make decisions. Free play allows children to play autonomously and make decisions about which activities to perform first. Additionally, playgrounds provide the set piece for group and role-play games, all while allowing the space for physical activity.

 

Lil’ Champs playground boasts all the requirements for an incredible indoor play session. Featuring multiple slides, an assortment of obstacle courses, and a fun game of hopscotch, little champions have various opportunities to challenge their minds and bodies while having a blast!

 

Not only is Lil’ Champs Playground the ideal place for recreational fun for Club members, but it is also the perfect backdrop to a one-of-a-kind children’s party. Champions Club offers two exceptional packages to party like a champion and celebrate the birthdays of our MVPs! Whether you take advantage of the Champs Package or the Ultimate Package, a day pass admission for twelve guests to the Indoor Playground is included in your two-hour party rental. Party rentals are available to both Champions Club members and nonmembers. Learn more about how Champions Club can make your child’s next birthday a celebration they’ll never forget!

 

There’s no denying that indoor playgrounds are both fun and fundamental to children’s well-being. If you are looking for a way to get your little champions active and away from the screen, then look no further than the Lil’ Champs Playground at Champions Club!

 

The indoor playground is currently welcoming Champion Club members 11 years old and younger to let their imaginations run wild! It is open Monday-Friday from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Preschool Water Play makes a Splash at Champions Club

Preschool Water Play made a Splash at Champions Club after hosting its first session last Friday, February 26.

The Toddler Pool at Champions Club was filled with little ones as the sounds of laughter and splashes filled the air. The February Water Play was just the first in a series of Preschool Water Play sessions that will be available this Spring. Each event includes a variety of structured aquatic activities, followed by time for free play afterward.

While there’s no denying that playing in a toddler pool is fun, there are more benefits to allowing your small child to participate in water play than meets the eye. Let’s dive into the advantages of water play!

Discovering water helps young children develop their sense of touch. Exploring opposing textures such as wet and dry, and experimenting with changes in temperature plays a role in learning to perceive their surroundings.

Apart from learning about diverse environments, water play is an excellent source of exercise for little bodies. Wading and playing in shallow water, kicking their legs, and experiencing water resistance is a great way for kids to be physically active. Additionally, water play helps ignite children’s imagination by engaging them in pretend play. Who doesn’t love playing pirates or mermaids at the pool?

Discovering aquatics early holds multiple advantages for young children, and it’s a great way to spend quality time as a family. If you missed last week’s Water Play, make sure to mark your calendar for upcoming sessions in Spring!

  • March 26, 2021
  • April 30, 2021

We look forward to seeing you there!