Member Spotlight: Herminia Fagundes

Herminia Fagundes had become depressed, her weight had spiraled out of control, she had a hard time completing daily activities and knew her health was suffering, too. In February 2018, Herminia was diagnosed with kidney disease, sleep apnea and an enlarged heart due to stress, poor diet and lack of exercise. She was prescribed medications and was told she would need open-heart surgery.

Herminia, already a member of The Lifestyle Center, decided to schedule a Fitness Profile with Monica Soto, an Exercise Physiologist at The Lifestyle Center. Monica performed some basic fitness testing to determine Herminia’s baseline fitness and helped develop a workout regimen for her that she enjoyed. Herminia loves the water so aquatic exercise classes were just the fit to get her excited about coming to the gym. Monica also referred Herminia to meet with Registered Dietitian Alana Unger who helped her clean up her nutrition and make healthier food choices. Six months later, Herminia had eliminated the need for diabetes and blood pressure medications after successfully modifying her diet and exercise habits. Best of all, her Doctor was impressed with her progress and no longer felt that open-heart surgery was necessary.

“Exercise has changed my life and improved my overall morale. I feel better, I am happier and was able to come off many of my medications. The staff at The Lifestyle Center has given me courage and support. My aquatics instructors have really inspired me. Monica has helped me with accountability and Alana with my nutrition,” said Herminia. “It is important to take care of yourself and to take advantage of the services available. It really helps to see your progress.”

Herminia still comes in two times a week for water aerobics and some light treadmill work. She meets regularly with Monica Soto for Fitness Profile appointments to check her progress and update her exercise routine. Herminia enjoys the social aspects of The Lifestyle Center as well by participating regularly in Aquatic potlucks, incentive programs at the pool and SilverSneakers Bunco Nights. She is down over 43 pounds, feels great and is thankful for friends she’s met along the way like Monica Soto.

Empire State Building Challenge

March 1 – March 31, 2020

$20 Entry Fee Per Person (Please pay at the Front Desk)

How fast can you climb the Empire State Building?

Find out in The Lifestyle Center’s Empire State Challenge!

History of the event:

Each year in New York, a group of dedicated fitness enthusiasts race through the inside of the Empire State Building, climbing 86 floors or 1,576 steps.

Here is how to play:

Your goal is to be the fastest time in the facility. Each contestant will participate by climbing the Stepmill machine by Stairmaster. After completing the designated distance, each participant will photograph their machine’s console and provide that documentation to the fitness desk staff to be entered into our opportunity drawing.

For more information, contact Kala Donnelly at (559) 624-3450.

Junior Dragon’s Self Defense Training Camp

April 6 - 8, 2020

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

$60 Members / $80 Guests

Come join in the fun of a martial arts spring training camp for kids ages 5 – 12 years. Learn the fundamentals of self-defense in a game oriented environment. Activities include: Striking and kicking techniques, grappling escapes and anti-bully tactics.

A movie and a snack will be provided at the end of the daily workout session.

Each participant will receive a Custom Junior Dragons Certificate upon completion of the camp. Space is limited. Register in the Customer Service Department or call 624-3408 with your Visa or MasterCard.

Take Charge for Life

Begin the journey to becoming your best self. Take charge of your weight, and your life, for life.

5 Month Wellness and Weight Loss Program

Weekly Group Coaching Sessions: Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Weekly Individual Coaching Sessions Also Included

Cost: $500 + Cost of Meal Replacements (Cost varies per individual)

Next Program Runs: Wednesday, July 8th – Wednesday, November 18th

Call or email by May 29th to reserve your seat: Alana Unger, RD (559) 624-3448 or aunger@kdhcd.org

  • NEW: Member Mobile App
  • NEW: Recovery Services including Cryotherapy & Norma Tec
  • Audio/ Visual Upgrade in Cardio Theaters

NEW Aging Actively – A Fitness Program for Seniors

Mondays and Fridays

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Aerobic Room A

Aging Actively is a new beginning exercise program designed for those with physical limitations or low conditioning. Exercises will focus on improving balance, strength and endurance. For more information contact Exercise Physiologist Kala Donnelly at (559) 624-3450.

How is your balance lately?

Balance Screenings

Saturday, May 2nd

Saturday, August 1st

Saturday, November 7th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

TLC Conference Room

How is your balance lately? Are you tipping a bit?

Please join Kaweah Delta therapists for a balance screening event. This event is open to all members of the community but especially aimed at older adults. Appointments are not currently required. Various balance screens are available and therapists will provide follow up recommendations. The screenings will take about 15 minutes. Participants should bring their own hospital / anti slip socks if they have any. So get into your sneakers, put on some comfortable clothes, and come to The Lifestyle Center for this great event!

FLOATAWEIGH™ Hydrostatic Weighing

Saturday, March 7th

Saturday, April 4th

Offered the first Saturday of the month from 8 am – 12 pm (Pre-registration is required)

Cost: Members: $25 / Guests: $35

Our hydrostatic weighing system utilizes Archimedes’ principle which states that (1) a body displaces a volume of water equal to the volume of the body, and (2) the decrease in weight of a body when immersed in water is equal to the weight of the displaced water. Density of fat is less than that of water and contributes to the buoyancy force. Density of bone and muscle tissue is greater than that of water and will cause a person to sink or be heavier in water. A person having more bone and muscle mass and less fat will weigh more in water, which means a lower percent body fat. Call our Exercise Physiology department at (559) 624-3450 to schedule your appointment. Please be advised that payment is required upon booking your appointment.

Rockwall Orientations – Call to schedule your orientation today!

Rockwall climbing is a great workout as well as safe way to build strength, endurance, and mental acuity. The Lifestyle Center’s two-story indoor rock wall is 25 feet high and contains 4 auto-belays!

Before climbing, all participants must attend an orientation session to learn the proper use of the rock wall and belay system. Orientations are offered by appointment through our Activities Department. Call (559) 624-3416 to schedule an appointment for yourself or your family.

After completing the safety orientation, equipment for the Rockwall may be checked out from the front desk.

Rockwall Requirements:

• Climbers must be at least 5 years of age, 30 lbs and no more than 300 lbs to be eligible to climb.

• An adult must directly supervise children under 16 years of age at all times while using the Rockwall.

• A Rockwall Orientation must be completed prior to utilizing the Rockwall.

Aquatic Tides


Swim Team Prep

Session 3: April 13 – May 22 (Registration begins March 30th)

Monday, Wednesday or Friday 4:30 – 5:25 pm

$80 Members/$100 Guests

This class is designed to get your child ready for Swim Team. Child must be able to swim a length of the pool non-stop and have a basic knowledge of all four strokes. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Register in the Customer Service Office or by calling (559) 624-3408. For more information call (559) 624-3421.

Stroke and Turn Clinic

Our next clinics are Saturday, March 14th and April 11th. The clinic is perfect for anyone wanting some extra help with his or her swim stroke. The clinic is free of charge to members and registration is not required.

9:30 am to 10:30 am Ages 5 to 12 years

10:30 am to 11:30 am Ages 13 years and up (including adult swimmers)


Tuesday and Thursday

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Warm Water Pool

Session #1: April 14th – 30th (Registration begins March 30th)

$80 Members/$100 Guests

This 3-week class provides an introduction to basic swimming skills and water safety for children 6 months to 2 years. A parent must attend with the child and be in the water with them at all times. Each session consists of six classes, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm – 7:00pm. Class size is limited and pre-registration and payment is required. To register please call the Customer Service Office at 559-624-3408. For more information, please call 559-624-3421.

TLC Kids Connection

For more information on any of these programs, call the Activities Coordinator at 624-3416. All program registration is handled through the Customer Service Office at 624-3408.

For safety reasons, please have your children wear proper athletic footwear for all youth activities. Sandals, crocs and flip flops are appropriate for swimming days only. Children must be signed in and out for all activities.

Kidz Klub

  • M-TH, 4:30-5:30 PM, Meets in lobby area every day
  • Ages 5-12
  • FREE for Kid Members
  • $5 per day for Guests ($15 per week)
  • Monday – Gymnasium
  • Tuesday – Exercise Room
  • Wednesday – Gymnasium
  • Thursday – Exercise Room

Kids Night Out

  • Friday, March 20th
  • Friday, April 17th

5:00-8:30 PM

Ages 5-12

Early Registration: $15 Members/ $20 Guests.

The day of the event: $20 Members/ $25 Guests

Join us for a fun night of games, activities and swimming topped off with a movie and dinner!

Kids Climbing Club

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 5:30-6:30 PM
  • FREE for Kid Members
  • $5 for Guests

An opportunity for kids ages 5-12 (child must weigh at least 30 pounds) to climb the Rockwall in a fun and safe environment. Kids will learn climbing and safety techniques under staff supervision.

  • Space is limited to only 8 participants.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Call 624-3408 to reserve your child’s space!

*Child must have a Rockwall Orientation if a first time climber.

Facility Hours

Monday - Friday: 4:30 am to 11:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

CALL TODAY FOR A TOUR: (559) 624-3400


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