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Best Sports Club: El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Sports Club General Manager Stephanie Ward wants her clients “wowed” on a daily basis. That experience begins with a smiling face and a friendly greeting. Then it’s on to the business of hitting the weights, sweating it out in Zumba and/or swimming laps in the pool. Whatever exercise routine clients chose, Ward […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Best Fitness Center: El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For eight years El Dorado Hills residents have whipped themselves into shape at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club, a Spare Time Club. They’ve swam laps, lifted weights, stretched in yoga and found their rhythm in zumba. This program variety, along with stellar customer service, has kept clients happy, according to General Manager Stephanie Ward. “We […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Sportsmans & Outdoor Expo returns to fairgrounds

After a big turn out last year and much praise, it looks like the Gateway to the Sierra Sportsmans & Outdoor Expo at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds is turning into an annual fall tradition. The three-day event, slated Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, brings together more than 4,000 sportsmen, women and their families from all over […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH academy helps college boxers

BOXING COACH Norm Tavalero, center, stands with his students Manuel Ballestero, right, and Gabriel Mejorado at Urban Sprawl in El Dorado Hills. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The track record of El Dorado County student-athletes going to four-year colleges to continue their careers is impressive. Most, if not all of the major sports are covered: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, cross country, tennis and swimming. But has an area athlete ever gone for boxing? Ever? Thanks to trainer […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge opens ‘premiere’ athletic wing

MODERN AMENITIES — The new scoreboard with video screen lies at one end of the reconstructed Trojan gym. On the other sits the student rooting section. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High unveiled its exciting new athletic additions Monday, underscoring the school’s vision to be a premiere high school in California. The $4 million athletic renovation to its gym, weight and wrestling rooms are just one component of that larger goal. “To be ‘the best in class’ there are four pillars of excellence we […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge teacher recognized for all the good

Oak Ridge Social Studies teacher Steve Seely received the California League of Schools' Educator of the Year award. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Teaching provides an unlimited opportunity to do good,” said Steve Seely, an Oak Ridge High School social science teacher Seely has done a lot of good and was recently selected as the California League of High Schools’ 2013 State High School Educator of the Year. “I see these kinds of awards as a way to recognize […]

1 Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local entrepreneur creates CÖR fitness product

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Entrepreneurship 101: See need, develop need, market need. Greg Reffner knows the steps well. As the corporate executive officer and owner of CÖR Systems, the Union Mine High graduate and former Diamondback skier and soccer player created and developed The CÖR Bench, a hybrid exercise system that forces core musculature activation and increases range of motion. […]

Comments Off / July 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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