VFC Barbados Excursion 2017!
 
Dear Fitness Friends and Clients,
I am happy to announce our first travel excursion for 2017: BARBADOS; and this is not to accompany me to one of my bodybuilding shows :)
For those of you who have been long awaiting this trip, you may set your travel dates anytime between May 19th and May 29th. Please communicate with me before the end of February to let me know the days that you intend to stay in Barbados. I will need a head count (along with the number of days you intend to stay) so that I can start working on acquiring economical accommodations for everyone.
As I will (obviously :) ) be your tour guide, it will be packed with fun activities and each of you may choose which ones ( if any )  you'd like to be a part of.  You may click on the following link to get any kind of information on Barbados: barbados.org/travel_about.htm 
 Feel free to inform me of any activity(ies) or place(s) you'd like me to add to the tour list.
Here is also a fun link on the history of Barbados: barbados.org/diduknow.htm
You may respond with any questions concerning the trip. My second email will be addressed only to those who express an interest in going. 
Happy Nutrition
Val
971-212-5344
 
 
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Shamrock Run 2017 Registration


My Dear Fitness Buddies,

You may now register with our team for the 2017 Shamrock Run! For those who would like to be a part of Val's Fitness Team, please register using Val's Fitness Team registration # 8945 in order to receive an additional $4 off your registration fee. Adult registration fees increase after January 15, 2017. Under our team, your registration packages will be shipped to Val's Fitness.

This will be the first time for some of you but don't worry: I will assist in prepping you for the Shamrock run. 

In addition to receiving a discount on registration when signing up as part of Val's Fitness team, each person (who has not yet received one) will receive a special Val's Fitness T-shirt.

Please do not wait until the team registration deadline (January 31st) to sign up,  as the Shamrock Run closes its registration as soon as it has reached its maximum participants.
So register now by clicking on www.shamrockrunportland.com and use #8945 when prompted for your team's number.

Most of your questions will be addressed on the Shamrock Run website. Please feel free to contact me with all other questions.

Happy Nutrition

Val
971-212-5344
Ps. The Shamrock Run has again used our running team's photo on their webpage of 'teams of 12 or more'!
 
 
 
 
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My Dear Fitness Buddies,

Here is our first fitness venture together for 2016! For those who would like to be a part of Val's Fitness Team for the Shamrock Run, please register using Val's Fitness Team registration # 8945 in order to receive an additional $4 off your registration. Adult registration fees increase after January 15, 2016.

This will be the first time for some of you but don't worry: many of our team members will be using the interval technique we use at the club ( run/walk technique). I will assist in prepping you for the Shamrock run. As long as you can walk you can do this, and it will be lots of fun.

In addition to receiving a discount on registration when signing up as part of Val's Fitness team, each person (who has not yet received one) will receive a special Val's Fitness T-shirt.

Please do not wait until the team registration deadline (January 31st) to sign up,  as the Shamrock Run closes its registration as soon as it has reached its maximum participants.
So register now by clicking on www.shamrockrunportland.com and use #8945 when prompted for your team's number.

Most of your questions will be addressed on the Shamrock Run website. Please feel free to contact me with all other questions.

Happy Nutrition

Val
971-212-5344
 
 
 
 

Dear Friends and Clients,

Val's Fitness Club is one of the teams chosen in the lottery for those coveted spaces, to participated in the biggest relay in the world, Hood-To-Coast. VFC also has a walking relay team, Portland-To-Coast! There is a lot of planning to be done, which makes it necessary to establish our teams this month. I am asking for serious commitments ONLY, if you would like to be a part of this event. I think this will be a great personal fitness goal for our runners and walkers. Please note that you will have to be a part of the training team and/or complete a specified amount of walking or running miles before the event, which is necessary if we are to have a fun and injury free event.  These relays will be completed in two days, after which VFC will arrange for the teams to spend an additional day or 2 on the coast. I am looking for 40 participants/volunteers:
Date of actual relays: August 26th and 27th, 2016

Running relay team: 12 plus 2 subs (including team captain) : total miles = 198 
 
Walking relay team: 12 plus 2 subs (including team captain):  total miles = 129 

Total Van Drivers: 4

Total misc volunteers: 8

Please note that we are not seeking the fastest participants, but rather, efficient, reliable, and committed fit individuals.

PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN JANUARY 25TH 2016.


Happy Nutrition,

Val
 
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UPDATED INFO
 
Dear Fitness Friends and Clients:
 
Please note that Carol Dobbs ( assigned WALKING team captain) will be in direct contact with VFC HTC walking team. 
 
The following is a list of our HTC RUNNING  Relay team:
 
Valerie Worrell ( captain)
Priscilla Vazquez
Joan Burns
Michele Best 
Dave Best
Adriana Rodriguez
Denise Cline
Dave Hiller
Tim
Andres Herrejon
Shelly Oliviere
Ben
I will be contacting the running team to set up practice runs, to come up with an appropriate name for VFC running team, and for all other related information for the running team.
 
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The following is a list of VFC HTC volunteers:
 
Jen Conner ( Route / Shift Leader )
Mina Gaspeed (route volunteer)
Amelia Simpson (route volunteer)
Kathleen Clark ( route volunteer)
Linsdey McGill (driver)
Carol's Husband (possible driver)
Janet's Husband ( possible driver)
Andres ( driver )
Val (driver)
Marilen McGill (beach volunteer)
Melinda Moore (beach volunteer)
Jen Conner will be contacting the route volunteers to discuss available / open route placements and  for all other related information for HTC volunteers.  
Please email with any questions.
 
 
UPDATE 06-21-2016
 
My Dear Fitness Friends and Clients,
As a part of our Hood To Coast relay preparation, VFC will be hosting practice training every Saturday morning, running from our club along the bike/run trail toward the Sylvan exit, and optionally to Forest Park. Runners have the option to run the distance with which they are comfortable. For our Hood To Coast Runners,  I am recommending running no less than 4 miles on this trail, and you have the option to run up to 8 miles ( from our club to the zoo, and back). Dave Hiller has volunteered to lead the longer distance runners on Saturday;... I will work with the shorter distance runners who are determined to increase their minutes-per-mile. 
We will meet at Val's Fitness Club on Saturdays at 7.30am for our practice run, and can be back at the club on time for (those who would like to take) our 9.15am stretch/flax class with Tia Fields. I encourage all HTC participants to make an effort to commit to this run, and if you have the time after, to take the stretch/flex class.

You may contact me at 971-212-5344 with any questions.
 
Happy Nutrition
Val
971-212-5344
 
 
 
My Dear Friends / Clients
Thank you for your friendship and your patronage to Val’s Fitness Club in 2015! Once again, in your honor, I will be hosting our 'CANNOT BE MISSED' holiday party, and look forward to seeing you (and your companions) there:
EVENT:  VAL’S FITNESS APPRECIATION HOLIDAY PARTY 2015
TIME:  6pm on Saturday December 12th, 2015
PLACE: OPAL 28

510 NE 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97232 (between Sandy and Glisan)

STYLE:   Buffet ( catered and serviced by OPAL 28 )
FOOD:   Catered with you in mind: Gourmet Appetizers. Dinner choices include Chicken and fish, vegetarian, gluten-free delights, and a Holiday Dessert Bar;…… something for everyone.
DRINK: Non-alcoholic beverages, red and white wine.
Your first glass of red or white wine will be compliments of Val’s Fitness.
There will be OPAL'S cash bar service for those who would like to indulge in their favorite alcoholic beverage. ( OPAL 28 is also known for its awesome cocktails ;)
Music and Dance:    One of the best DJs in town, DJ Doc Titus will be spinning all of your favorite songs!  Why your songs? Because it will all be the music that each of you will choose. So please send me the names and artist(s) of some of your favorite songs that you would absolutely enjoy 'dancing' to. YES! This is the moment that you can "dance like no one is watching". It will be fun, again, just like last year!!
There will also be a slideshow throughout the evening featuring photos of you participating in VFC 2015 monthly activity events. Also, please forward photos of yourself that you would like to share. I welcome fun / funny photos too.
We will be celebrating health, longevity, and happiness!
A ‘head count’ is needed ASAP,  so please RSVP no later than Friday, October 30, 2015
 
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Videos!
 
 

Hello

Dinner

Let's Get This Party Started

What is Love?

Latin session - Gloria Estefan

Latin session - Ricky Martin

Limbo Time!

Line Dance

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Super Freak

Push It

Everybody Have a Good Time

Val and Laura's Impromptu Dance

Laura's Performance

 

Pictures from the Holiday Party are HERE!

 

 

 
 
Happy Nutrition
Val
(971) 212-5344
 
 

   

   

   

Hello my Dear Clients /  Friends!
Here is a great opportunity for you, your family, and/or friends to join us in celebrating health, and the end of a beautiful summer of activities, with dinner and dancing at Pasha Restaurant ( Lake Oswego ). Pasha is known for its delicious Mediterranean food/drinks. On Friday nights, Pasha opens its dance floor, featuring music by DJ Doc Titus, and Pee Wee, who have both agreed to open the dance floor  (a bit earlier) at 8pm for VFC members/family/friends, and will present some awesome music from the 80s, 90s, as well as songs of your choice that you would like to dance to. 
Val's Fitness will be responsible for the cover charge for all VFC clients and friends. You will be responsible for your individual food/drink orders. Please plan to be at Pasha Restaurant by 8pm for dinner, on September 25, 2015. It is imperative to RSVP  me by noon next Tuesday ( 9/15/15) so that we can make reservations for our group. For those who want to dance to their favorite music, please submit your songs of choice with your RSVP email. 
 Dancing is an excellent stress buster and calorie burner. So......, SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR !!!!
 PLACE: Pasha Restaurant ( Mediterranean )
11830 Kerr Parkway ( opposite PCC - Sylvania Campus )
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

DATE: September 25, 2015

TIME: 8pm

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Videos from the event!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You may contact me with any questions.
Happy Nutrition
Val
Val's Fitness Club
971-212-5344
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hello my Dear Clients / Friends!
 
Here is a great opportunity for you, your family, and/or friends to join us for our only group water sport for the summer: kayaking, on August 22, 2015. It is imperative to RSVP by noon this Friday so that we can secure enough kayaks for our group. Please let me know if this is the first time you will be kayaking so that we will arrange to have you 'tandem' with one of us who usually kayaks. 
We launch near Willamette Park, and will kayak on the Willamette, which is very tranquil. We will be on the water for approximately 3 hours, especially if we choose to stop at one of the tiny center islands to have a snack before heading back.
 
Single Kayak rental : $12/hr (includes life jackets, kayak skirts, and paddles)
Tandem Kayak rental: $22/hr (includes life jackets, kayak skirts, and paddles)
 
I will send detailed information next week after receiving your RSVPs.
 
Take a break and join us for a fun day on the water.