Well June flew by us and we had an amazing month! Our summer Kick Off was tons of fun and our first Spirit week was a resounding success. We loved meeting all our KO friends and seeing all those creative costumes! Our contest winners are announced in this newsletter below.
This month's newsletter is packed with vital info! We've got IE, gym closings, retail ordering and pre-ordering, a new team member and some rule reminders. Don't miss our July KO of the month. Make sure to read all the news - like planking, reading is good for you!
Have a great month and catch you in August!
Teresa, Club Manager
NEW KO TEAM MEMBER
We are happy to announce a new member to our Knockout Team! Carmen F. will be joining us in our quest for Knockout global domination!
Carmen will be assisting at the front desk and shadowing Coach Jess as a coach in training. She is super friendly and always available to lend a hand - feel free to ask her!
INTUITIVE EATING GROUPS
The July dates for our Intuitive Eating Empowerment Group are Monday, July 14 and Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm. after boxing class. The cost is $12.50 per person, $10 for autopay members. You can register on our events page!
JULY GYM CLOSINGS & SCHEDULE
Saturday morning 9:30 a.m. class with Coach AnnMarie will be available this month July 19 and July 26. Knockout will be closed July 4 and July 5, 2014 for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Have a great 4th!
G-LOVES, BUDDY LEE'S & BOXING GLOVES
We've made pre-ordering premium items easy! G-loves, Buddy Lee Jump Ropes and Fighting Boxing gloves are subject to a minimum order - and we've put the commitment online. If you have been meaning to get in on some of these items you can commit to our pre-order here and when we reach our minimum order number, we will get your goods on their way!
Not sure if you need these items yet? Well, check out Coach Jess' youtube videos about jump rope and the best boxing gloves for your workout! G-loves? If you lift, you need them. They are awesome. Go check out the amazing styles on their site here.
APPAREL, APPAREL, APPAREL
OUR NEW FAVORITE! Urban Halo headbands are now available to the gym! $15, available in random amazing colors.
HIT SH!T TANK! We have Hit Sh!t tanks in stock and these ARE available for shipping! You can purchase online in our online store here.
We have new apparel including a new tank in the works... Remember, we don't believe in recycling old designs - you have just one chance to get these items and then they're gone for good!!! Don't miss out!
RULE REMINDER & FINDING STUFF
Don't forget Knockouts! There are NO outdoor shoes allowed inside the gym. Towels are now located at the front desk. Please only take one towel per person, per workout. You can get a rule refresher on our website here.
CLASS SIGN UP & MEMBERSHIP
If you are on the auto-pay membership the system will not let you sign up for classes past the end of the current month. For example, if you are trying to register on June 30 for a July 1 class, it will not recognize you have a current membership until your auto-payment on the 1st processes (usually about mid-morning). If you have any issue beyond the 1st of the month, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPIRIT WEEK CONTEST WINNERS
We loved everyone's entries, the choices were difficult! After careful consideration (and admiration of our hearfelt and hilarious Knockouts) here are the winners:
KO Blog Contest Winner: NICKY S. You can view Nicky's blog contest entry here.
KO Video Entry Contest Winner: KARA A. You can view Kara's video entry here.
Contest winners will receive a $20 Knockout gift card that can be used for products or services, a KO keychain, fantastic elastic hair tie and one surprise Coach Jess summer favorite product! A HUGE thank you to all of our Knockout's who participated in Spirit Week. Knockout wouldn't be amazing without you!
KNOCKOUT OF THE MONTH
July KO of the Month: ELIZABETH S.
Anyone who has met Elizabeth knows why we adore her! She is positive, fun and works her tail off in class! Elizabeth jumped into Knockout in March of this year and has been a super fan ever since. She brings her friends and reps KO wherever she goes! Her personality and kick butt spirit really embody our Knockout philosophy. We love having her at KO!
Elizabeth can usually be found on the morning crew. Congratulate her when you see her!
WELCOME NEW KNOCKOUTS
We want to extend a big KO welcome to our May New Knockouts: Katherine H., Diana M., Lauren J., Kathy K., Valerie R., Rachel B., Christine L., Mary K., Liz O., Michelle W., Laura W., Marie P., Stephanie W., Mary Beth L., Samantha L., Kris M., Colleen S. and Elizabeth F.!
TIPS FOR WORKING OUT IN SUMMER HEAT
Knockout gets toasty during the summer months. For those of you who are new to KO and have yet to experience our club this time of year here are some tips on staying safe & healthy during your summer training. In case you didn't know we do not have A/C in the gym area, but we do have it in the lobby.
1. Drink lots of water during the day, during your workout and after your workout.
2. If you need to cool off during your class at KO, take a break in the lobby for a few minutes.
3. Pace yourself. It's okay to slow down, rest more often. Listen to your body.
4. Don't double up on classes. While we never recommend doing 2 classes back to back, during the summer we highly suggest not doing so.
5. Your body will acclimate. Don't stay away because it's hot, over the course of 10-14 days your body will adjust to training in higher temps.