Monday, March 3rd
Morning classes canceled due to 2-hour delay.
SilverSneakers will NOT be held!
Let’s hope this is the last snow delay!
Attention Healthways members:
|4970 DeMoss Road, Reading PA 19606 | Phone: 610-779-6006|
Group Exercise Members,
First of all, I would like to thank you for your patience, support and most importantly your love of group x over the past month. I also want to express my gratitude to those of you that offered countless of suggestions and ideas for interim sites….your wiliness to save our program did not go unnoticed. . There’s no doubt this has been an emotional time for everyone. But, I am happy to announce that we have secured an off-site location for group cycling, morning group x and evening group x.
CYCLING Studio- The new cycling studio is located inside the Welcome Center at the Exeter Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse is located on the grounds of the Hillcrest Racquet Club (4401 Perkiomen Ave, Reading). The new Cycling Studio is currently under construction, but will be ready for MONDAY, Dec. 9th . Please click on the link to view the “Updated” Cycling Schedule: http://www.valhallahc.com/files/2013/11/Interim-Cycling-Schedule.pdf
MORNING GROUP X: Morning Group X will begin Monday, Dec. 2nd. The morning classes will be held at the Exeter Fieldhouse, inside the dome, on the turf field. The Exeter Fieldhouse is located on the grounds of Hillcrest Racquet Club (4401 Perkiomen Ave., Reading Pa). Please take a look over the “interim” morning group x schedule, for there are a number of changes. Due to time restrictions, I couldn’t fit all of the morning classes on the schedule. Click on the link for the updated “interim” Morning Group X Schedule: http://www.valhallahc.com/files/2013/11/Interim-Morning-Group-X-Schedule.pdf
EVENING GROUP X: The Evening Group X Classes will stay at Valhalla for at least one more week (our off-site location needs a little time to tidy up for us). HOWEVER, the schedule WILL be modified. Once our off-site location is ready, the Evening Group X location will be the old Exeter Administration Building (3650 Perkiomen Ave, Reading Pa), now occupied by Gary Wegman Dentistry. There are a number of changes on the schedule, so take a look over it. As I tried to accommodate everyone’s likes, it was impossible to keep all of the classes. Please click on the link to view the updated “interim” Evening Group X Schedule: http://www.valhallahc.com/files/2011/05/Interim-Evening-Classes.pdf
FEES: Your gym dues covers all group exercises classes up to Sunday, Dec. 15th. Starting Monday, Dec. 16th there will be a fee to attend the classes.
- $5.00 p/class or
- $40.00 unlimited monthly pass
The instructors will not be in charge of any money exchange with participants, instead your account will be charge each time you attend class. If you would like to purchase an unlimited pass, you will need to contact Valhalla to purchase your pass or make a note on the sign-in sheet that will be located in each of the group fitness sites. Note: Valhalla will be keeping its phone line active during the shut-down, so can still reach us (#610-779-6606) if you have any questions or concerns during the interim.
SHOWERS/LOCKER ROOMS: If you are participating in the morning group fitness classes or any of the cycling classes, locker room/showers are available. Hillcrest Racquet Club is allowing our members to use their showers/locker rooms during the interim. You will need to supply your own toiletries and bath towels.
PRIME MEMBERSHIPS: If you are a Prime Member (membership through Healthways Insurance Company) there will be NO additional cost during the entire interim period.
I hope that I have answered most of your questions, but if I haven’t please feel free to contact. Erick, the group exercise staff and myself look forward to servicing your fitness needs during the transition. We are excited to see everyone in our off-site classes!
Group Fitness Director
To All Of Our Valued Members: In light of the upcoming changes that have been conveyed, we will continue to keep you informed with informative updates.
GROUP X INFO:
During the interim when the Club is closed, we intend to offer Spin Classes at an off-site location. More details to come…
Silver Sneaker classes will resume during the interim as scheduled at the Exeter Fieldhouse.
We are also exploring other off-site options for Group X classes during the interim and will keep you updated.
Group X Schedules for both the interim and when we reopen are pending. Once operations resume, we will offer 3 LesMills Programs.
MEMBERSHIP DUES INFO:
No member will be billed during the 3 months that the facility is closed. We apologize if there were any confusion here.
Valhalla membership dues billings are billed in advance. Therefore, if you are a member that is billed on the 5th of each month, your December 5th dues will be prorated for the period of December 5th through December 15th. At the conclusion of that time your current contract will terminated and Valhalla will close for construction.
If you pay in full for your membership and made this payment in 2013, Valhalla will reimburse you the value of the unused portion of the membership up to December 15th. If you paid an initiation fee in 2013, we will reimburse you the prorated amount based on your join date as well. All refunds will be processed the week of December 9th.
NEW FACILITY INFO:
Hours of operation will remain the same.
Men’s and Women’s locker rooms will be available.
Designs of the reconfigured facility will be made available as soon as possible. At that time, a special membership offer will be available to all of our current members.
Membership Offer and Message from the New Owner
Hello Valhalla Members,
I’d personally like to thank each of you for your loyalty and support of Valhalla Health and Fitness Club over the years. I’d also like to thank each of you that have expressed best wishes in my pursuit to become the new owner of Valhalla. I am honored to have served you as General Manager the past 20 months, and look forward to serving you as Owner/General Manager in the future. I humbly appreciate and am truly blessed for all your support.
In an effort to welcome you back to Valhalla when operations resume in mid-March, I am extending a favorable membership offer exclusively to our current Valhalla members. Below is a link that will provide the layout of the new club once it reopens, as well as information on membership offers to our current Valhalla members. I look forward to the opportunity of having you back at the club in March.
Valhalla Floor Plan: Reconfigured Floor Plan
Early Bird Membership Special (Valhalla Members Only)
- Sign up by December 31st and receive $10 off monthly dues from our Retail Annual Membership Rates, and initiation fee is waived.* (See below for our Retail Annual Membership Rates)
- Sign up between January 1st and March 15th, and receive $5 off monthly dues from our Retail Annual Membership Rates, and initiation fee is waived.*
- To sign-up now, please contact Debbie Stiller at 610-779-6006, or email@example.com
Retail Annual Membership Rates
- Basic Membership – $40/month. Includes unlimited access to the fitness floor. Excludes Group X classes.
- Unlimited Membership – $50/month. Includes unlimited access to the fitness floor, and Group X classes
- Enrollment Fee: $50/month
Group X Class Drop-in Rates: Members that take advantage of our Basic Membership, but would like to attend a class periodically, a drop-in fee is charged for each class attended.
$5/class – Valhalla members with Basic Membership
$10/class – Non-Valhalla members
Group X Class Offerings: Valhalla will continue to offer a variety of Group X classes. Program schedule will be released soon. Classes will include:
- LesMills BODYSTEP, BODYPUMP, AND BODYVIVE
- Spin – Hosted at the Exeter Fieldhouse
Silver Sneakers, Prime, and Global Fit Memberships: No impact. Offerings will remain the same.
*Deposit of first 3 months dues required at sign-up. Billing for monthly dues will commence after the 3rd month of your membership. Discounted rates are effective for the first term (12 months). Upon renewal dues to adjust to retail membership rates.
IMPORTANT LETTER TO OUR MEMBERS
Dear Valhalla Members,
Seven years ago Valhalla was created to be the best health and fitness club in our community, in terms of facilities, staff and services. Since then it has been our great pleasure to provide you and the Exeter community with first-class health and fitness services.
Recently we entered into discussions with Erick Hardwick, Valhalla’s current General Manager, for ownership transfer of both the business and equipment. Erick and his team plan to continue the Valhalla tradition on the first floor of the existing facility and operate a first class health club with the same high quality equipment, friendly staff and clean and welcoming environment you have been accustomed to.
This change will require Valhalla to suspend operations onSunday, December 15, 2013, when the extensive building renovation will start. The targeted date to resume health club operations under new ownership is March 15, 2014. Therefore, there will be a period of separation of service to club members. Details are detailed below explaining how membership balances will be handled at the close of business on December 15.
Look for future communications regarding the details of the new club and membership options, which include extending a favorable offer exclusively to current club members to join the new Valhalla when it opens in March. In the meantime, please forward inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to express our personal appreciation for your business and loyalty to our club through the years.
Valhalla Health and Fitness Club, LLC
- Paid-in-full members: Valhalla Health and Fitness will refund the pro-rated dues for unused time after December 15th.
- Monthly dues memberships: members who are billed on the 5th of each month will be billed for only one-third of their normal monthly billing rate. There will be no refunds to members billed on the 16th of each month.
- Initiation fees: for members that joined Valhalla after December 15, 2012, you will be refunded the pro-rated amount for unused time after December 15th. There will be no refund of initiation fees to members that joined the club on December 15, 2012 of prior.
- Personal Training Clients: members with personal training sessions remaining on their account will be contacted individually to discuss their options for unused training sessions on their account.
Do you feel stuck and unsure of how to make a change? Valhalla’s THRIVE program may be the answer.
Valhalla is very excited to announce THRIVE – a support oriented program developed with the individual in mind. We want to guide you on your path to overall wellness!
To learn more, please call or email Debbie Stiller at email@example.com or 610-779-6006.
Valhalla Health and Fitness Club!
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When you enter Valhalla, you are immediately greeted by peaceful decor. You will get the feeling you are stepping into a resort retreat rather than a gym. Enter through the glass double doors and step into Valhalla’s state of the art fitness facility.