Here is what’s happening at the Center the week of October 5:

  • Member exclusive Mindbody video library
  • Open pickleball times announced
  • Thank you for Celebrating the Center at Home
  • Mindfulness moment

This week at the Community Center:

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Classes highlighted in green are new! 

Don’t forget, reservations are no longer required to use the fitness center. We are still enforcing a capacity limit of no more than 20 people at a time. You can always check our website to see our live capacity and how much space is available.

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Haven’t been back to the Center but want to stick with your fitness routine? We’ve got you covered!

We’re excited to announce that all members now have access to an exclusive, free library of workout videos through Mindbody. Simply go to this link, login with your Mindbody credentials, and you’re ready to go! We will continue to update the library with new videos to keep you going. 

Current videos include:
Spinning and Ab Burner with Theresa
Tabata and BOSU with Dante
Tone Central and Circuit with Caylene

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We’re happy to announce that indoor open pickleball will be available at the Community Center beginning today, Monday, October 5 at the following times: 

Mondays, 2:30 – 4:00pm (20 slots available – full gym )
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:00pm (8 slots available – half gym)
Sundays, 9:15 – 11:15am (20 slots available – full gym)
 
These slots will be completely open play for all skill levels given the limited amount of time available. As before, all sign-ups will be completed through MindBody on a first come, first served basis beginning at midnight two days before the date you are reserving. If you need assistance with your Mindbody account, please call our welcome desk at 412-828-8566. Please note that open pickleball is reserved only for fitness and pickleball members.

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Thank you for Celebrating the Center at Home!

We are so thankful for the many members and friends of the Center who stopped by this weekend to participate in our Celebrate the Center at Home fundraiser. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to gather with 400 of our closest friends out on the patio like last year. But it was still nice to see so many members and friends, many of which we haven’t seen since March. The outpouring of support from our community these past several months has been heartwarming, and last weekend was just another example of that. Thank you!

Funds raised by the event are helping us sustain programs that are important to our community right now, especially our new Full Day Learning Pods for dozens of local students who need a safe place to learn virtually. Ticket sales are also helping to fund scholarships for several of these students along with other costs to sustain the program for as long as our community needs it.

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From the Fox Chapel Area High School Counseling Department:

This week’s message is about The Naikan Reflection, a self-reflection method initially developed in Japan. The entire exercise takes about 10 minutes to complete. Naikan means “looking within.” Anyone, with or without religious affiliations, can do this activity. The process involves reflecting on the following three questions while focusing one’s attention on a particular person and time.

What did this person give to me? (giving)
What did I return to this person? (receiving)
What trouble did I cause this person? (hurting)

Doing this reflection helps to grow feelings of gratitude and appreciation for others. It also allows people to discover how much they take versus give in personal relationships.

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We know we’ve said it many times, but that doesn’t make it any less true: Our community of supporters is truly the best around. We’re lucky to have you in our corner.

Last week, a group of members got together to start weeding our flower beds. They’re looking great! Thank you so much to all who stopped by. They’ll be back at it again this Wednesday at 1pm if you’d like to join them on our back patio.

Until next week, be safe, be well, and take care of each other.