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Pool Closures for April and May

Fusion will be hosting 2nd grade swimming lessons in the upcoming weeks. For the comfort of the children and other Fusion visitors, April 27th through May 15th, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, the pool will be closed from 12:30pm until 2:00pm.
The pool will be closed from activities for all members and visitors. We apologize for any inconveniences.

CATCH Kids Club Summer Camps Announced

CATCH Kids Club Summer Camp is coming soon!
Camps will be June 15-19 and July 13-17 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Child must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall. Stop by Fusion to pick up an application! Space is limited!

Want to Know the Lighten Up Winners?

Go to the Lighten Up page on this website to see the winning teams and top individual loser in this year's weight loss challenge.

SHAPE Class - a Education/Fitness Packed 1st Month

The Women's SHAPE Program is off and running with one month of education and activities behind them. This 12-week program sponsored by the Hillsboro Area Health Foundation meets twice a week for 1 1/2 hour each day. We are offereing a morning and evening class each containing 15 women. This program is led by Aun Rogers and Sandy Miller.

Throughout the past month, the ladies have learned how to use the equipment in the Cardio Room, taken our On the Ball Class, our aquatics H2O Combo Class, a Zumba Class, and a Silver Sneakers Class. In addition to the fitness that they do at each class session, they have learned about heart health in the form of nutrition. The ladies have enjoyed taste testing healthy snacks, protein shakes, and smoothies with the goal of trying some of the things they wouldn't normally purchase in the store.

Speakers have included: Andy Kamp, HAH Teamwork Rehab, who spoke on working with and eliminating ailments and pains; Chris Pederson, Fusion Personal Trainer, who spoke on Strength Training, and Priscilla Matthews, who has a degree in Culinary Arts and in Nutrition led both groups of ladies in a cooking class thanks to St. Agnes Catholic Church and National Bank who donated their space. In this class, the ladies cooked a healthy meal together before discussing nutrition, cooking, and enjoying the meal.

This program runs from March 23rd - June 11th. Fusion is interested in offering this program again in the fall. Because of the Hillsboro Area Health Foundation, this program is offered to all participants at no cost. Please contact us if you are interested in joining.
Priscilla Matthews leads the ladies in a cooking class hosted at National Bank

Second Grade Swim

On April 27th - May 1st, May 4th - May 8th, And May 11th - May 15th the pool will be CLOSED from 12:30pm-2:00pm due to Second Grade Swim Lessons.

Litchfield Fusion New Hours

After analyzing usage reports for the months of February and March, we've found that member and nonmember usage of the Litchfield facility is significantly less than usage during the weekday hours. In order to maintain a cost-effective business and continue to offer services to visitors at discounted prices we've decided to close Fusion-Litchfield on the weekends. Effective Monday, April 13th, our location in Litchfield will be operating the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm-8pm
Friday - Sunday: CLOSED

Trailblazers 2015

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This year to kick off the challenge we are planning a group walk for the first trail. Everyone will meet at the trailhead on Saturday, May 30th, at 9:00am. We'll have a light breakfast and then walk the path together. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the first trail!

Pre-Season Swim Practice

The Montgomery County Sharks Summer Swim Team will hold pre-season practices here at Fusion starting April 6th. Practices will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 5pm-6pm, and will continue through the end of May.

The cost for will be $45 per month. Participants must pay before the first session they attend, otherwise they will not be allowed to practice.

The Boltz coach, Mary Beth Seher, will be leading Sharks swimmers in practice alongside the Fusion team.

For more information or to register for practice sessions, call (217) 532-3896.

REMINDER: INSURANCE WAIVER REQUIRED

Fusion Members and Guests:

With our recent insurance renewal, the following changes have been made to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all members and guests.

1.) As we are updating our member and guest records, all members and guests must sign an updated waiver to enter the facility.

2.) Anyone entering Fusion under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver by the parent or legal guardian before they will be allowed admission.

3.) For your safety, we will have a certified lifeguard in the pool all hours that the pool is open. Therefore, if we are unable to have a lifeguard in the pool area, it will be closed. We will be closing the Pool to the public between 1-4pm on Mondays and Wednesdays effective immediately. We are currently looking for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard and working daytime hours. If you or anyone is interested in becoming a lifeguard, please contact Fusion.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Our members and guests can be assured that your safety is our number one priority.

WAIVER: Please feel free to print it off and bring it with you or send it with kids if they are coming in with another group. Fusion_Waiver.pdf

Lifeguard Certification Courses

It's springtime, so that means Fusion is offering lifeguard certification and recertification courses soon! First time certification courses will be held from 8am-6pm on April 25th and 26th, and May 9th and 10th. Participants must attend ALL FOUR classes in order to earn their lifeguard certificates.
Class size is limited to 10 participants, so to secure a place in the class students must pay up front. The cost is $180 for Fusion members and $200 for nonmembers.
Recertification courses will be held on the same dates from 6pm-9pm. The cost is $95 for Fusion members and $110 for nonmembers.

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Fusion Sponsors Boltz Swim Team For Youth

Coach Mary Beth Seher
Building on the longtime success of the summer swim team, Montgomery County Sharks, Fusion Fitness & Aquatics in Hillsboro has started a winter youth competitive swimming program.

The Boltz swim team, which began in October with six members, has grown to 15 swimmers from Hillsboro, Greenville, Litchfield and Waggoner. Practices are held at the Fusion pool from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The team is coached by Fusion staffer, Mary Beth Seher, a certified lifeguard who teaches most of the facility’s aqua aerobics classes. Assistant Coach Steven Livingstone is also a certified lifeguard and leads the swim lesson programs at Fusion.

This is Mary Beth’s first time to coach swimmers, and she’s dived in with enthusiasm.
“I had to learn everything about competitive swimming,” she says, “from how to run a practice to what a meet is like, plus the rules and regulations of the USA Swim competitive league.”

Executive Director Jessica Chappelear said that Mary Beth has spent many days on the road meeting and developing working relationships with coaches of teams from Jacksonville, Lincoln, Sullivan, Taylorville, Springfield and Decatur.

The Boltz first participated in a Dec. 7 swim meet at Jacksonville. On Jan. 10 the team traveled to Lincoln, where they competed in 30 events including individual events, medleys and four-member relays. Boltz swimmers placed 1st in 17 events, 2nd in seven and 3rd in ten events.

Fusion now offers two levels of instruction, depending on the swimmer’s abilities. For those who are working on swimming the length of the pool and developing strokes, practices are offered three days a week, 4-5 p.m., at a cost of $30/ members and $40/non-members.
Beginning swim lessons are also offered on Saturday morning.

To join the Boltz, a swimmer must know the four strokes –– breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly and free style –– and be able to swim the length of the pool, 25 yards. Practices are available five days a week, 4-6 p.m., at a cost of $50/members and $60/non-members.

Fusion has joined USA Swim, the national governing body for competitive swimming that leads the Olympics and currently has 266,000 athletes. Seher has been certified as a coach by USA Swim, and Fusion is looking for others interested in coaching and becoming certified. Also needed are volunteers to serve as officials and timers so that Fusion could host a swim meet.

For more information, contact Seher or Chappelear at Fusion, 217-532-3896.
Boltz swimmers are, front row l-r: Madeline Watkins, Charlie Baum. Middle row: Leona Baum, Ruby Stevens, Spencer Hoehl, David Saulle. Back row: Sydney Hoehl, Grace Baum, Shaw Riggs, Cody Blain, Griffin Wright. Not pictured: Rylee Morford, Mitchell Earnest Ella Pfeifer.
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