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January 6, 2020 by Karen Ireton

Club Fit Jefferson Valley: a Look Back at 2019

Looking back at some of the fun Club Fit Jefferson Valley happenings of 2019

Welcome to 2020! The holiday hubbub has passed, and we are finally settling back into our regular routines and looking forward to what the new year will bring. We had a busy and eventful 2019 here at the Club!

As with this year, last January saw multiple programs starting or returning as members looked to start the year off with a renewed focus on health and fitness — many inspired by New Year’s resolutions. Did you make one?

We continued the trend into February with our Heart Healthy Month initiative. We also headed out to Teatown as usual for their annual Eaglefest event. This year’s Eaglefest is coming up on February 8th. It’s worth braving the chill to view these majestic birds soaring over the Hudson at Croton Point! We also held a fun “Fab Friday” event in our café, featuring live music by Brianna and Nick.

Last March we started the month off with Club Fit’s second annual Gail Bell Memorial Winter Classic Racquetball Tournament. We also participated in Yorktown High School’s 9th annual “Save A Life” event. Later in the month, we were treated to a riotous evening of comedy with returning fave Linda Belt, accompanied by Rich Carucci and emcee Mike Jenkins. And we closed out the month of March with our Women’s Spring Classic tennis tourney!

We followed up the Women’s Classic with the Men’s Spring Classic in April. We also had a return visit from the Easter Bunny, followed by our annual Energy Center Egg Hunt.

May was another busy month in our community, as warm weather got us outside for the SPCA walk at FDR Park, and Relay for Life events in Mahopac, Yorktown, and Chappaqua.

We kicked off the summer with our Game of Zones Myzone challenge and Parisi Open House in June. We also had monthly bingo luncheons in our café in June, July and August. We offered use of space in our parking lot to Mahopac Knights of Columbus throughout the summer season for a weekly vintage car show. It was interesting to see all the different cars make an appearance! We also held a fun tennis mixer in August. Our  opens in a new windowcampers enjoyed another active summer as well, with wacky theme days and special guest visitors, including The Nature of Things and our friends at Lake Mohegan Volunteer Fire Department.

Personal Trainer Olivia Avery leads a Fit 51 small group training at Club Fit Jefferson Valley
Club Fit Personal Trainer Olivia Avery leads an “out of this world” fitness class!

We settled into September with an  opens in a new windowart show to benefit the Hope for Youth Foundation. The opening event also served as the official launch party for Jim Witt’s 2020 Hudson Valley Weather Calendar. And we had a sly nod to the storming of Area 51 some with our “Fit 51” day on September 20th, which included an alien-led fitness class and a viewing of ET during our monthly Parents Night out.

October featured several “can’t miss” community events — Support Connection’s annual Support-A-Walk, and both the Mahopac and Yorktown Street Fairs. We held our annual 25-Year Member Party to honor our long-term members. Their commitment to their health is inspiring! Our “Ladies Night at the Bar” fitness event was a fun twist on girls’ night out. We ended the month with a Halloween party in our Energy Center along with our annual Kids’ Halloween Parade and Staff Costume Contests, always fun!

In November, we opened our doors to the community for a day-long wellness event. We also held a Thanksgiving food drive during the month to benefit St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Mohegan Lake. On November 16th, an impressive array of dancers wowed our judges at the annual  opens in a new windowDanceology “So You Think You Can Choreograph” event.

We closed out the year with two successful charity drives in December — collecting warm winter accessories for the Midnight Run via St. Mary’s Food Pantry, and supporting our local Toys for Tots initiative with a special Zumba event as well as placement of donation boxes to collect additional toys throughout the month. Thanks to all our members who contributed! And of course, we enjoyed a visit with Santa for the little ones.

We are starting this year off with another collaboration involving our neighbors at Seton School. All the drawings in our  opens in a new windowJanuary art show were created by Seton students. We will be hosting an opening night party for them on January 8th.

What was your favorite Club event last year? Send an  opens in a new windowemail and let us know!

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