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on Sep 10, 2020 11:11:04 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | mind-body fitness routine personal training
“For the past 15 years, I’ve been making excuses and saying “one day I’ll get back in the shape.” I decided to invest in myself by working with a trainer at The Alaska Club. I was making awesome progress when the pandemic hit. I spent a couple of months trying to figure out how I could continue my training and stay healthy for my kids while my husband was deployed.
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Above And Beyond - David Norris

on Jul 29, 2020 11:51:35 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Member Feature US Ski Team cardio exercise
Mt Marathon record-holder and local Alaskan David Norris talks about why he loves the steep incline treadmills, and how he feels comfortable training at The Alaska Club even during this summer of 2020.
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We've Re-opened Our Doors

on May 16, 2020 10:41:48 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Gym Reopned clean sanitized safe
A very heartfilled welcome back to all our members and staff! The Alaska Club reopened its doors this past week and the energy throughout the facilities was filled with enthusiasm and gratitude by all. The Alaska Club team has been working hard preparing the clubs to reopen. While the facilities were not in use, the maintenance and operations teams deep cleaned, made repairs and upgraded several areas of the clubs.
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12 Days of Fitness Blogpost

on Dec 6, 2019 2:28:37 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | fitness exercise new years
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Interview with Olympic Skier Logan Hanneman | TAC Board

on Sep 10, 2019 12:45:30 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Gym and Health Club Exercises fitness US Ski Team winter ski exercise
We’ve all heard how big Alaska is. The jokes about Texas and the lower 48 are pretty well versed by every proud 49th state resident. The mountains are big. The rivers are big. The king salmon, the moose, the grizzly and polar bears… yep, you know it. Large and in charge.
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Zumba in the Park

on Jun 17, 2019 3:25:04 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | zumba workout dance outdoors
The Alaska Club is a proud to sponsor Zumba in Town Square Park, along with Anchorage Downtown Partnership. We bring Zumba every Tuesday, all summer long starting at noon in Anchorage Town Square Park, it’s the perfect combination of Zumba fun and Alaskan Sun. Appropriate for all fitness and experience levels! No need to sign up, just show up and let's dance away the lunch hour and work up a taste for reindeer sausage or shaved ice at one of the nearby vendors.
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Is That Boost Really Beneficial?

on May 2, 2019 3:07:32 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | food workout diet fitness routine supplements
Trends are everywhere you look, and now we’re seeing more of them in the gym. It’s no longer where you wear your grungiest of clothes. Now, women and men are decked out in stylish and carefully tailored Gym Shark and Lululemon apparel. They could slay at the gym or even on a runway. Gym trends even transcend apparel and influence supporting workout items. Now you’ll see about 70% of the gym sporting large Beats headphones, a resistance band they bought with a social media influencer code, and one of those nifty looking shaker bottles.
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Exercise Gives You Endorphins

on Apr 10, 2019 12:12:26 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | alaska mental health spring endorphins
Whether it looks like it or not, my calendar says it’s officially Spring. As the light comes back and the temperatures rise, we begin to peak our head out from hibernation, ready to shake off the winter blues. So what’s the best way to shake off these blues and spring back into action? Well as Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods famously said, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.”
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What's on your playlist?

on Feb 26, 2019 9:38:32 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | workout fitness routine music playlist
Spring is around the corner and we’re ready to hit the ground running. What better way to fuel your workout than with a killer playlist? Lucky for you, your friends at The Alaska Club have curated a list of the “illest” tracks that are sure to get your feet moving (and maybe those hips swaying a little bit too).
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Beating the Burnout

on Dec 26, 2018 11:15:05 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | friendship workout healthy living
You’re nearly there. You’ve almost made it through another year. Did 2018 feel like a whirlwind, or was it just me? Maybe you’re feeling charged and ready to take on 2019, maybe you plan to just keep chugging along or maybe you’re like many, and you’re feeling burnt out.
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Gobble Gobble Grovel

on Nov 5, 2018 2:35:26 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | workout fitness routine
With all the food we’re about to consume this month, we thought we would give you a full body workout that would ease the guilt and maybe just leave you groveling after all the gobbling. So here is a killer workout, the kind that will leave you grabbing objects for support as you go to sit down.
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Combating the Change of Seasons

on Oct 8, 2018 10:12:41 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition mental health healthy living winter
The termination dust has settled, cruelly taunting that winter is indeed coming. The upcoming winter season offers little light, which can result in vitamin D deficiencies, which can be so severe at times, many develop seasonal affective disorder. The acronym appropriately spells out SAD. Symptoms of SAD can include anxiety, sleep deprivation and depression.
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A Decade of Group Power

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You Can’t Run From a Sports Related Injury

on Sep 19, 2018 2:26:52 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | health healthy living rest injury
As Alaskans, we push our bodies to the limits during the sunny months, trying to fit everything in before a blanket of snow and ice covers the ground. This constant activity can be hard on our bodies and there’s a good chance, as summer comes to an end, you’ve developed an injury.
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Journal the Journey

on Aug 8, 2018 8:53:51 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Getting Fit workout summertime
“Dear journal, those burpees were really hard and I’m never doing them again”. Okay, that’s not exactly what we mean when we say journal the journey. What we’re really talking about is documenting your workout, including reps, sets, weights, exercises, intensity level, date and time.
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Membership Options Fit For Your Lifestyle

on Jul 10, 2018 12:07:42 PM By | The Alaska Club | 18 Comments |
With all the memberships, classes, facilities and amenities The Alaska Club has to offer, it can be hard to keep track of it all. We’re here to clear things up for you and delve deeper into what The Alaska Club has to offer, and how we provide you with options to fit your lifestyle, whether single, a family, a swimmer, someone looking for personal or someone looking for group fitness.
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Finding Balance During the Summer Months

on Jul 2, 2018 10:26:52 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Yoga in the Park warm summer camp summertime
Sweet summertime is here, a glorious window where Alaskans attempt to pack in every activity we can. During this time we’re so busy trying to get everything checked off our bucket list before a long winter begins, we sometimes lose our routines and begin to feel a little off balance.
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Can Someone Tell Me What Clean Eating Is?

on May 17, 2018 10:36:46 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition Clean eating healthy living weight loss diet
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Fun Camps – a great place for kids!

on Apr 11, 2018 3:13:58 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Kids Youth Fitness Kids Camp summer camp
Soon school will be out, and The Alaska Club’s Summer Fun camp will be in full swing. Have you registered your kids yet? You don’t have to be a member, Summer Fun Camp is open to the public! We offer 12 weeks of fun, and each week has a new theme: Alaska Zoo All About Sports & Fitness Water-Mania Outdoor Adventures Colossal Super Heroes Choose all 12 weeks or 1 week at a time. At The Alaska Club, it’s not only a great time for your kids, but it’s really easy to sign them up. Just go to http://www.thealaskaclub.com/camps or our The Alaska Club Kids Facebook Page and register. You can also call our reservations center at 907-356-7939.
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Mental Health Tips for the Start of the Spring Season

on Mar 15, 2018 10:40:33 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | mental health spring
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Getting to the Heart of Heart Health

on Feb 5, 2018 4:26:57 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
What’s the number one killer in the U.S.? It’s actually our hearts if not taken care of correctly. In fact, heart disease takes the lives of 1 in 3 women every year. With heart disease being such an epidemic in the U.S., the American Heart Association has made February Heart Health Month. The month signifies a time to raise awareness for a preventable disease and stand in solidarity with those who suffer as we fight to find cures and further prevention.
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New Year Resolution: Ditch the Fitness Resolutions

on Jan 12, 2018 10:35:47 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | New Year's Resolution workout healthy living weight loss
New year, new you. It’s easy to tell yourself this will be the year you wake up every morning to work out, stop eating fast food and give up soda cold turkey. But after two weeks of a jam-packed gym post New Year’s, the crowd soon dwindles back down to the regulars and we find ourselves ordering a diet Coke in the nearest drive-thru. In fact, one-third of New Year’s resolutions don’t make it passed January.
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Why You Need to Drink a Ho Ho Ho ‘Lotta Water

on Dec 11, 2017 1:40:26 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Hydration
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Easy Tips for Building Healthy Eating Habits

on Oct 2, 2017 10:39:54 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Healthy eating
Roast meat and vegetables in the oven instead of frying. You can roast pretty much anything in the oven in half an hour or less with only one teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Use foil to line the oven tray or make a foil “boat” for no-mess and easy clean up afterwards.
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Too Much or Not Enough?

on Sep 12, 2017 1:48:31 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Healthy eating Clean eating
Apple for breakfast… salad for lunch…everything in the fridge and pantry for dinner! Let’s face it, finding the right balance when it comes to portion control can be tough. Where’s that invisible line between starving and overeating?
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Cooking Up Energy: Food for Before & After Workouts

on Jul 5, 2017 10:40:02 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | food cooking
We’ve all experienced the uncomfortable feeling of a meal sitting in your stomach like a rock while you attempt to work out. So what do you eat to avoid the dreaded “food baby”?
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We Heart Health

on Feb 1, 2017 2:35:04 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | heart health
February: it’s the month cupid has everyone shuffling, either to find their Valentine the right gift or just to find a Valentine. But what if we shifted our focus from winning over someone’s heart, and instead focused on keeping our own heart healthy? In honor of Heart Health Month, we encourage everyone to make a healthy heart more of a priority, which can ultimately prevent heart disease, the number one killer of women. In fact, heart disease is such an epidemic, 1 in 3 women dies from heart disease a year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. Specific to Alaska, heart disease and stroke are the second and fourth leading causes of death. In 2014, heart disease took the lives of 19 percent of Alaskans, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. And while there are some factors you can’t control when it comes to heart diseases, such as age, gender, heredity, and race, there are many factors you can control through a healthy diet and exercise.
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A Super You Starts with a Super Diet

on Jan 12, 2017 6:10:32 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
It’s a brand new year that hopefully leads to a brand new you. If you’ve made a resolution for 2017, there’s a one in five chance that it was about losing weight and/or eating right. Unfortunately, instead of reaching for common, healthy food options, some dieters jump into detox diets or gorging on the latest superfood.
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Shake off "Auld Lang-xiety"

on Dec 16, 2016 6:12:25 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | New Year's Resolution Getting Fit
It may feel a little early to talk about New Year’s resolutions, but it’s actually the perfect time. Too often, we put off starting today for starting tomorrow on our goals and then put a lot of pressure on ourselves to totally transform come January 1. Do you know what statistically the most likely day to start a diet or new workout regimen is? Tomorrow. But, really, the best day to start a new diet or workout is today. It’s tempting to wait around until next week or right after ringing in 2017, but the best way to a healthier, happier you in 2017 is starting in 2016. Here are some tips to taking the pressure off starting on January 1 and keep on the right track for your 2017 fitness goals.
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Winter Fun Camp - A Great Place for Kids When Schools Out!

on Dec 7, 2016 3:18:42 PM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | Kids Camp
If you're like many parents, your thinking about what activities your kids can participate in to keep them active and having fun during the holiday break. The Alaska Club's Winter Fun Camps offer safe and fun environments for kids during their holiday breaks. They'll participate in a variety of healthy activities including swimming, sports, games and other youth activities. Winter camps are available to members and non-members, and provide before and after day care for an additional cost. They're available at the Eagle River, East & South Club locations.
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Why Wearables Alone Won’t Help Shed Pounds

on Nov 4, 2016 10:17:02 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | fitness Gym
Fitbits, Moovs, Jawbones, Apple Watches, and Samsung Gears are on many shopping lists for the holiday season. But, before you grab that hot tech device for Aunt Gladys or include it in your wish list to Santa, ask yourself if that fitness tracker fits into a larger eco-system of health for yourself or Aunt Gladys. Fitness trackers are a fantastic way to track progress and monitor health. Unfortunately, about one-third of fitness trackers are abandoned after about six months, according to research firm Endeavor Partners. Guess you’re getting mittens next year, Aunt Gladys… One reason for that abandonment is that fitness trackers are not a cure-all to all fitness ills and don’t necessarily help with motivation.
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When #SquadGoals meet #SquatGoals

on Sep 1, 2016 5:55:09 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | workout partners gym buddy
The best thing to add to your workout routine isn’t more mileage, heavier weights, or more time in the gym, but a workout buddy. A workout partner is one of the most effective ways to get healthier and have fun achieving your fitness goals. Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t pursue a swolemate, Pilates partner, bosu bosom buddy, Tai Chi chum, Tabata teammate or Zumba socializer. A good partner can motivate you to get you going, push you harder, and be a cheerleader of your fitness goals.
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Breakfast of Champions: Fuel for your own Olympic workouts

on Aug 18, 2016 1:29:17 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Healthy eating Olympics
The Olympics are always inspiring. The event brings together the pinnacles of human physical perfection from across the world and showcases amazing acts that turn sweat into legend. Some things are new: golf returns as an Olympic event after a 112-year absence. But some things are classic: the solidarity during the opening ceremony, the swell of national pride during medal ceremonies and the Breakfast of Champions.
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10 Men’s Health Tips

on Jul 1, 2016 12:23:03 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Men's Health
The Alaska Club focuses on Men’s Health and dedicates the month of July to raising awareness. It’s all about early detection of diseases and improving physical and mental health for men nationally. Yet, keeping healthy is an all-year endeavor. Here are 11 tips for the other months that aren’t Men’s Health Month.
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Family & Fitness Go Together Like Birds of a Feather

on May 9, 2016 5:50:37 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | fitness group fitness family fun
Let's us set the scene: You are in the kitchen trying to make dinner for your little brood. Jimmy is running laps around the house because he thinks "open concept kitchen-living area" really means "the perfect place to see if I can break the sound barrier." Sara, who is usually somewhat sensible, has positioned the cushions from the couch under the stairs to create a soft landing area in case she falls from the banister, which obviously she must climb as if it is some building in a Tom Cruise/Mission Impossible stunt. And of course baby is bouncing quietly, acting like an angel, but giving you a look that says "yeah, just wait until I'm mobile..."
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Fabulous Mom's Day Giveaway

on May 3, 2016 6:09:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 3 Comments | spa fitness mothersday giveaway health
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Let’s show mom she’s really fabulous this year with a fantastic giveaway package worth over $400 from The Alaska Club. Enter now through May 6th and you could win a 3-month Spa Membership AND a $200 gift card to The Body Shop! Click here to enter.
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Get Started Today On Your Road to Fitness

on Apr 24, 2016 3:38:28 PM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | Slim, Trim & Tone
Creating the sleek, athletic shape you want is all about strategically building muscle to create shape, and shedding the fat that’s covering it up. By working all the large muscle groups you’ll burn a ton of calories, and the balance and core components of the workout will give you the slim, trim, and toned physique you desire.
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Spring into Running by Training at The Club

on Apr 12, 2016 11:13:54 AM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | running tri training
Spring time! cue collective sigh of relief from everyone feeling cooped up during winter… It's the season of new life and sunshine (ohhh, glorious sunshine). Almost everyone has reasons to be excited for the coming of spring, but we're going to focus on a group for whom spring adds an extra, well, spring to their step: runners. Now wait. Before you say "Oh, that's not me because I'm not a runner," hear us out. At some point in our lives, each of us has probably seen someone running and thought, "Hmm, I should probably try that." Well, we agree. You should try it. As far as being active goes, running is about the most approachable option. It doesn't require a ton of specialized equipment, it can fit almost any schedule, and it can be a group or solo activity. It's true that it's an acquired taste for some people (similar to winter camping or canned Salmon), so don't feel disheartened if you tried it once and didn't fall in love immediately. You're not alone. Instead, think of it like your New Year's resolutions some of the best predictors of success are being realistic and having a game-plan. So let's focus on that.
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Resolve to Free Your Mind in 2016

on Dec 31, 2015 2:25:23 PM By | The Alaska Club | 1 Comment | Gym and Health Club Exercises
“Free your mind and the rest will follow.” This isn’t normally what you hear from a New Year’s Resolution post, is it? That’s because this is real-talk and, like deciding on resolutions that can actually outlast Grandma’s holiday fruit cake, being real can make all the difference. So, why the insightful lyrics of a 90’s R&B group when it comes to resolutions? Maybe the group was kind of onto something. Unless you’re one of those super humans who can actually eliminate bad habits at the drop of a hat, drastic resolutions, though they make us feel better, are often really hard to keep! Instead, free your mind (or simply, free yourself) from the overambitious, never-gonna-stick resolutions you feel tempted to make, and the rest will follow.
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Try Synrgy360 For A Total-Body Workout

on Dec 10, 2015 12:44:28 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Gym and Health Club Exercises fitness
Now at The West Club Life Fitness pioneered the SYNRGY360 concept to create inspirational fitness experiences for a diverse audience of exercisers.
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New Aqua Fitness is Waves of Fun!

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Clean Eating Halloween Treats

on Oct 29, 2015 4:30:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Nutrition
16 Healthier Halloween Candy Recipes to Make at Home Published at greatist.com By Nicole McDermott
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The Alaska Club fundraises for Cancer Connection

on Oct 7, 2015 4:13:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Community Events
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"...where Alaskans workout..."

on Aug 19, 2015 6:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Member Feature
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Thank you from Yoga In The Park

on Aug 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Yoga
Thank you to all that participated in this year’s Yoga In The Park! Here's what our 1-hour final session looked like in 1 minute! Thanks for watching and feel free to share and we can't wait to see you all next year!
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A Triathlete Shares: Finding Motivation & Balance

on Jul 24, 2015 5:00:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Member Feature
Hello friend, I’m honored to share with you “WHY I TRI” and encourage you to do so too!
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Members Compete in International Senior Games

on Jul 21, 2015 12:10:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 2 Comments | Community Events Member Feature
Member Don Kiely took part in the 2015 National Senior Games held this month. Athletes competing in the National Senior Games must first qualify at a state level and Don was one of several Fairbanks runners selected to take part. Don, whose running resume includes age division honors in numerous local races, found the National Senior Games experience "really interesting, amazing to have 10,000 athletes come and compete at some surprisingly high levels." In addition to his own running in the road races, Don got to cheer on triathletes and saw the archery competition, finding it really impressive that competitors could consistently hit the center from 80 yards out. "People were so nice" said Kiely "competitive but fun. The key thing was everyone was so supportive and just there to have a good time."
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A New Pool & Splash Park at The Alaska Club Eagle River

on Jul 7, 2015 3:18:00 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | swimming
Construction is underway for a pool and splash park at The Alaska Club Eagle River with expected completion in late 2015. The 4-lane, 25-yard, saltwater, lap pool will include a more than 70’ double-twist water slide.
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Fun Fit Family Giveaway

on Jul 6, 2015 11:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments |
Have fun getting fit with the whole family! Enter now until July 15th for a chance to win a free week for two kids at our Summer Fun Camp, a fitness party of your choice, AND a 3-month family membership to keep you feeling fit all summer!
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Remembering a Beloved Cyclist!

on Jul 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | Community Events
Jeff Dusenbury, whose life was stolen way too early in 2014, was a beloved athlete in the Anchorage community, taking part in countless organized races over the last 20 years. The over 1,500 people that attended his memorial service was a reflection of how he lived his life and what type of man he was – he was the epitome of kindness, generous to all who knew him and to many who didn’t. Because Jeff was so well-known in the biking and racing community in Anchorage, many local race directors, along with his widow and daughter, have organized the Jeff Dusenbury SweatFest Memorial Run, a running race in his honor with net proceeds benefitting charities of which he would approve.
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