Metfield Clubhouse to offer Cardio Strength Class

Thu, December 31, 2015 | Recreation

The Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association is introducing an additional fitness class at the Metfield Clubhouse. Cardio Strength class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00pm beginning Tuesday, January 12th. Certified fitness instructor, Lucy Quarti will lead Cardio Strength class. The class, with repeated attendance, is designed to increase your arm, leg and core strength. A chair will be provided for support, if necessary. Participants are to work at their own pace and comfort level. The instructor will conclude class with a series of stretching poses that will send class participants off feeling revitalized and strengthened.

Cardio Strength class is free to Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit members; no POA member card is required for Silver Sneakers or Silver & Fit members. Participants who are not Silver Sneakers or Silver & Fit members are invited to attend class; however they will be charged $2.50 for class fees. If the participant does not have a POA issued photo ID card, an additional $2.25 facility use fee will also be collected.

For more information or to register for class, telephone the Metfield Clubhouse at (479) 855-8165, or email metclub@bvvpoa.com.

FLOODING IMPACTS GOLF COURSES

Mon, December 28, 2015 | Golf

The recovery of Bella Vista Village’s golf courses from heavy rains and flooding will be a slow process, golf maintenance director, Keith Ihms, said Monday.

“All of our golf courses have been affected by the storms and flooding that has occurred over the last couple of days,” Keith Ihms said. “It’s difficult to determine the damage at this point. However, once the water recedes we will be able to evaluate each course and what damage has occurred.”

The Dogwood Hills golf course will likely open at noon on Tuesday, December 29th. The Highlands golf course has a tentative open date of Thursday, December 31st, while the front nine holes of Scotsdale golf course are under water and will remain closed for at least one week.

Berksdale, Kingswood and the Bella Vista Country Club golf courses will remain closed until further notice.

The Tanyard Creek Practice Center is open on mats with irons only.

The Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association is urging people stay off the golf courses while they are closed due to safety concerns.

Sports Fitness Class

Tue, December 22, 2015 | Recreation

New Name, New Time for a class Offered At Riordan Hall

Looking to improve your overall health as well as your golf, tennis, bowling or pickleball game?

Participate in Bella Vista Village’s Sports Fitness class (formerly known as Golf Fitness) and enhance your golf and tennis swing, while also improving your balance, posture, strength, endurance and flexibility.

Although the class was developed with golfers in mind, it is beneficial for anyone who wants to improve their overall health and fitness while enjoying time with friends. The class, which is designed for all levels of fitness, will begin Tuesday, January 5 at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Dr. Sports Fitness class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday’s at 2:30pm and will run through Thursday, February 25.

Certified Fitness Instructors Peg Corcoran and Jean Kittelson will lead the classes. The instructor team will offer guidance on exercises to be done in circuit style, focusing on the core and leg muscle groups. Work is done at your own pace and intensity leading to a fitter you! The one hour classes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants are welcome to attend as many of the classes as their schedules allow.

The cost is $3 per class, or $20 for 8 classes when a punch card is purchased. Class participants, without a current photo identification card issued by the Property Owners Association, will also be required to pay the Riordan Hall facility fee of $2.25 per class. Try your first class free, along with your POA photo ID.

For more information or to register for classes, telephone the POA Recreation Office at (479) 855-5073, or email Riordan@bvvpoa.com

Live Christmas Trees Recycled As Lake Habitat

Mon, December 21, 2015 | Front Page, Lakes and Parks

Residents may dispose of their live Christmas trees at Bella Vista Village’s Lake Ann Park.

Trees should be dropped off at the Lake Ann boat launch area behind the fish cleaning station and close to the drainage ditch.

Members should not place trees in the lake. Once the trees are at the drop off location the Property Owners Association’s staff and volunteers will move them to Lake Brittany to be used as habitat

Trees will be collected through Jan. 30, 2015.

Recreation Update December 2015

Mon, December 21, 2015 | Recreation

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Santa has been real busy becoming more physically fit and ready for his night of delivering gifts to all of the good little boys and girls in the world. He’s been hitting the treadmill, increasing his cardiovascular activity as well as strengthening his upper body (he’ll need that to keep his reindeer in line).

Right after Christmas comes a New Year and more often than not, New Year’s resolutions. The Bella Vista POA fitness centers are available for your use should one of your resolutions be to become more physically fit. Branchwood Recreation Center is located at 222 Glasgow Road, Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive and Metfield Clubhouse is at 3 Euston Road. Fitness experts agree that it is important to choose a balanced routine when opting for a healthier, fitter you. If you’re looking to be fit overall (who isn’t), you’ll want to start a routine that keeps you on top of every aspect of your game – that means aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. All three of them!

  • Cardiovascular activity –Start out simple with walking or running, or take a class at any of the POA fitness centers. Fitness classes are held most days at Branchwood, Riordan Hall and Metfield Clubhouse. Stop by and pick up a schedule and resolve to join a class today! Just a few classes offered to assist in increasing cardiovascular activity are Zumba classes at Riordan Hall and Metfield Clubhouse, Cardio classes at Branchwood Recreation Center and Metfield Clubhouse and water fitness classes at Branchwood pool. Indoor cycling classes are offered at the Metfield Clubhouse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Strength conditioning –Start by doing 4 to 8 different exercises, making sure to work out different muscle groups.Though cardio can and should be done 5 times a week, keep the weight training to twice. Conditioning classes are offered at all 3 POA fitness centers. Sports Fitness (formerly known as Golf Fitness) will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30pm in the Riordan Hall auditorium. Strength and Balance, Total Body Workout and Silver Sneakers Classic classes are scheduled regularly at all three fitness centers.
  • Flexibility training – You’ll be surprised how much improving your flexibility can help you across the board. Every day of the week, do slow, sustained stretches for 10 to 30 seconds (according to the American College on Exercise). Attending yoga class on a regular basis can help improve your flexibility immensely! Certified Yoga instructors offer Yoga class at Branchwood, Riordan and Metfield. Stretch and Balance classes are offered, too.

The POA is announcing additional fitness classes being offered at Metfield Clubhouse after the first of the year. Fitness Instructor, Lucy Quarti will add a Silver Sneakers Classic class on Fridays at 3:00pm, in addition to her Monday and Wednesday 3:00pm classes. Lucy will also lead a class called “Cardio Strength” on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm. If you are looking to increase your arms, legs and core strength, this class is for you; a strengthening and conditioning cardio class utilizing hand weights and muscles provided by you! The instructor will conclude class with a series of stretching poses that will send participants off feeling revitalized and strengthened.

Also, beginning in January, Sports Fitness will be offered at 2:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Riordan Hall auditorium. This is a new name and new time for the class formerly known as “Golf Fitness”. Although the class was developed with golfers in mind, it is beneficial for anyone who wants to improve their overall health and fitness for all types of sports and lifestyles, whether it is golf, tennis, paddling, biking or hiking. The class, which is designed for all levels of fitness, will begin Tuesday, January 5 at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Dr. Sports Fitness class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30p.m. and will run through Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Certified Fitness Instructors Peg Corcoran and Jean Kittelson will lead the classes. The instructor team will offer guidance on exercises to be done in circuit style, focusing on the core and leg muscle groups. Work is done at your own pace and intensity leading to a fitter you! The one-hour classes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants are welcome to attend as many of the classes as their schedules allow.

The cost is $3 per class, or $20 for 8 classes when a punch card is purchased. Class participants, without a current photo identification card issued by the Property Owners Association, will also be required to pay the Riordan Hall facility fee of $2.25 per class. Try your first class free, along with your POA photo ID.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good New Year!

 

 

 

 

Trout Stocked in Lake Brittany

Thu, December 3, 2015 | Lakes and Parks

Trout were stocked in Lake Brittany on November 20th and December 3rd.

Lake Brittany received stockings of 750 “catchable sized” rainbow trout – averaging 11 to 12 inches.  A few larger trout, as well as a few golden trout, were also in the loads.  These trout came from Crystal Lake Fisheries out of Ava, Missouri. Lake Brittany will receive approximately 750 trout every month through spring 2016. Winter trout stocking enhances cold weather fishing opportunities in the Village. Rainbow Trout are active in cold waters, while warm water species, like Largemouth Bass and Bluegill, are more lethargic.

As with all Bella Vista fishing opportunities, state fishing regulations must be followed and an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission state fishing license is required. A trout stamp is required if the trout are to be harvested. Daily state limit is five trout. Bella Vista Village’s lakes are open to members and their guests.

Committee Members Needed

Wed, November 18, 2015 | Board and Administration, Front Page, Golf, Lakes and Parks, Membership, Recreation

The Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association is currently soliciting applications for property owners to serve on the advisory committees that concern Bella Vista Village like lakes, golf, recreation, and other important areas. Committee member positions are volunteer positions, which serve Association amenities.

Interested parties can print out an application form from the Association’s website, http://bellavistapoa.com/about-us/committees/.

The form can be found on the Association’s website clicking the “About” tab, choosing the “Committees” tab and clicking on the “Committee Application” link.

All completed applications should be returned to:

Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association
Attn: Committee Application Review
P.O. Box 6210
Bella Vista, AR 72714

The deadline for committee application submission is December 18th. The applications will be reviewed and committee members will be selected before the end of the year.

For more information or to inquire about how to be involved with advisory committees, email genevieveh@bvvpoa.com.

 

 

Golf Shops Offer Member Appreciation Sale

Wed, November 11, 2015 | Front Page, Golf

Bella Vista Village’s golf shops and Get-A-Grip are sponsoring a member appreciation sale.

All regular merchandise will be discounted 20 percent for members and 10 percent for guests. Shoppers will then have the opportunity to draw for an extra savings of up to 13 percent on all items. The sale ends December 24th. If you purchase golf merchandise with gift certificates, you will be able to draw twice for discount tickets, and use the highest ticket you pick; however, you will not have the ability to use both tickets drawn.

In addition, the golf shops will offer golf ball sales through the holidays. Please check with the golf shops for details. All discounts will be from the suggested retail price; no additional discounts apply.

Putters will be 30 percent off the retail price and sale putters will be reduced an additional 10 percent off of the sales prices. All putters must be in stock and no additional discounts apply.

Free gift wrapping will be available from 1:00pm until 4:00pm through December 23rd on all items purchased from the Kingsdale Golf Shop and Country Club golf shop.