Watching the Super Bowl can be good for your health

Have plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Do something good for yourself...Come to AVAC and join us for our Super Bowl Party in the Poolside Cafe'! We'll have a special Super Bowl menu and Super Bowl Squares game with a prize at every quarter (100% of the proceeds of Super Bowl Squares will be donated to the... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: Start ‘Em Young

via Jeff Griffith-Jones - AVAC “Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.” ~Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Chapter 3 I like looking at friends’ social media posts and seeing how different we all raise our kids. My favorite is reading a debate between Sears Family Bed-ists and Cry-it-outers;... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: Loyalty

via Jeff Griffith-Jones - AVAC “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” ~Robert Benchley Above: Beach, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, swimming—Simba went everywhere outdoors with me. Five weeks ago I had to say goodbye to my best friend, Simba. My 8-year-old yellow lab succumbed to cancer within... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: Microadventures

via Jeff Griffith-Jones - AVAC“A microadventure is an adventure that is cheap, short, close to home, simple, and yet very effective..” ~Alastair Humphreys, National Geographic Adventurer of the YearHumphrey’s also says you do not need to fly to the other side of the planet to do an expedition, you do not need to be an... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: Why Be Fit?

via Jeff Griffith-Jones - AVAC Of course there are the obvious reasons to maintain an optimum level of fitness: prevent disease, reverse obesity, look more desirable, maintain health in later life, etc. But what prods us as individuals to stay fit? Ideally, each of us will have a trainer adept in self-determination theory and stages... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: 2 Sherpas & A 2-Year-Old

via Jeff Griffith-Jones, General Manager Of Operations – AVAC Two weekends ago I took my son on his second Sierra backpacking trip.  The first was when he was five months old and we had two llamas to carry gear…story for another time.  This time around I needed an extra set of legs and strong back... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: The Quest for Fulfillment

via Jeff Griffith-Jones, General Manager Of Operations - AVAC Hello Internet!  My name is Jeff Griffith-Jones, and I’m a professional and student in leisure services: General Manager at the Almaden Valley Athletic Club, weekend warrior, grad student at SF State, amateur adventurer, and father of a Tazmanian devil (with a little Taz due in August).... Continue Reading →

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