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New Health Coaching Services Available in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fitness team at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) is offering a new service this fall 2019 – health coaching!

Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase energy, or improve on nutrition, a health coach at the C&RC will take time to listen to your concerns and guide you toward reaching your goals.

“We will provide support and inspiration to make positive and lasting changes to your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. No matter what condition or ailments you may have, a health coach can help you achieve a thriving life,” said Maura Trombetta, fitness coordinator.

In addition, working with a Health Coach will help you learn how to develop self-efficacy and resilience to gain strength and knowledge on personal setbacks.

Health coaching differs from personal training. Rather than designing a safe, effective fitness program, a health coach focuses on helping clients with behavior change, increasing activity, developing healthy eating practices, and lifestyle behaviors. If your health coach determines a need for personal training a 10% off discount will apply to the New Client Special only.

Health coaching services include:
-Readiness for lifestyle change assessment
-Weekly meetings and daily check-ins
-Managing obstacles to change and how to overcome them
-Goal setting
-Nutrition and exercise log review

Not sure if you are ready to commit? Meet with a health coach for a complimentary readiness assessment. It takes just 30 minutes. Contact:

Maura Trombetta, BS, ACSM EP-C, Fitness Coordinator
412-221-1099 est. 623
trombetta@twpusc.org

Community and Recreation Center Hosts MLK Day of Service

USC Recreation - Monday, January 21, 2019
It was a heartwarming experience on a frigid Martin Luther King Day for more than 70 students. Volunteers gathered at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park to perform a variety of service projects. Coast Guard veteran Carly Beer helped kids make care packages and valentines for veterans at the VA Hospital. "These cards are very, very special to the veterans. It reminds them of their own kids and grandkids when they were little," said Ms. Beer. "I've gone to patients' rooms and they still have their valentines on display from last year. That's how much it means to them." Upper St. Clair resident Regina Zelik led a project to make blankets and pillowcases for Clairton Head Start, Family Services program, Ms. Cheryl's Daycare, Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare and Little People Family Daycare Center. "They will just love them," said Ms. Zelik. The Pie Place owner Jessica Gombar managed a project to make 600 cookies for Pittsburgh homeless shelters. The students also made snuffle mats, dog toys and cat toys for Senior Pet and Animal Rescue (SPARR). Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with other older students from the area, helped all the service projects run smoothly. The children volunteers also had some time off enjoying cooperative games in the gym and some swim time in the indoor pool. Community Programs Coordinator Lynn Walcoff and other Community & Recreation Center employees organize the MLK Day of Service in Upper St. Clair each year. Thank you to the organizers and all of the volunteers! Your work for our community is sincerely appreciated.


Community & Recreation Center Gives Back

USC Recreation - Thursday, January 17, 2019

















The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is dedicated to the community. Its members and guests donated a total of 950 pounds of non-perishable food items to the South Hills Interfaith Movement Food Pantry (SHIM) and dozens of hats and mittens to local shelters during the 2018 holiday season.

The food was donated by participants of the Thanksgiving Spin-a-Thon, Jingle Jam, Coming Om for the Holidays, Merry Mix: Christmas Eve, and Merry Mix: New Year’s Eve 
fitness events. Pictured left is the Jingle Jam. 

Hats and mittens were collected in the lobby during the month of December. The donations help keep families warm at Ms. Cheryl's Daycare; Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare; Little People Family Daycare Center; Clairton Head Start Preschool Program; and Family Services Program (AIU).

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated! 


Upper St. Clair Recreation Presents Holiday Excursion

USC Recreation - Thursday, November 08, 2018
Spend a day with your Upper St. Clair neighbors enjoying the beauty of the holidays.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the Upper St. Clair Department of Recreation & Leisure Services presents Holiday Excursion.

The trip begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) where the group will depart by motor coach. Travel first to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland for the Holiday Magic display. Luncheon will take place at Ruth's Chris Steak House followed by a holiday stroll through the Wintergarden Display at PPG Place and Peoples Gas Holiday Market. The estimated return time is 5:45 p.m.

Reservations to the Recreation Department must be made by Nov. 16. No refunds after Dec. 3. The cost of the trip is $78/member, USC of USC and/or Silver Card Holder ($61 with Phipps membership). The fee is $83/guest non-resident non-member ($66 with Phipps membership). Make checks payable to Upper St. Clair Recreation or stop by the C&RC to pay by credit card. Click here to download and print the registration form. 

Boyce Mayview Park Wins Great Place in PA Award

USC Recreation - Friday, September 07, 2018





























The Township of Upper St. Clair is proud to announce that Boyce Mayview Park was designated as a Great Place in PA. The 475-acre regional park won the award in the great greenways/trails category. 

Dr. Jim Segedy, FAICP, a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, presented the award to Board of Commissioners' President Mark Christie at the September meeting. Dr. Segedy said it was the first time he saw any one place receive a unanimous vote from the board. 

Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair contains more than 10 miles of trails system. Trail users experience much environmental diversity, such as open meadows, forests, wetlands, scenic overlooks, and high value habitats for waterfowl, birds, wildlife, and plants. Green infrastructure is also prevalent in the form of pervious pavement, rain gardens and bioswales. Boyce Mayview Park is a unique asset for the community that allows persons of all abilities to enjoy the majesty of nature throughout the seasons. 

"We are honored that Boyce Mayview Park has been recognized by the American Planning Association, PA Chapter as a 2018 Great Places in Pennsylvania for its greenways and trails system. This is a reflection of the years of hard work and planning by the current and past Boards, volunteers and Township staff. This award provides further affirmation that Boyce Mayview Park serves as a regional destination for western PA and beyond with its many passive and active amenities," said Township Manager Matthew Serakowski.

The two other winning areas in the great greenways/trails category included Schuylkill River West Trail in Upper Merion Township and Susquehanna Riverwalk in Williamsport.

Community Blood Drive Set for Sept. 14

USC Recreation - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A community blood drive will take place in Upper St. Clair on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Appointments and walk-ins will be welcome between noon and 6:00 p.m. at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. The address is 1551 Mayview Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

To make an appointment, please:
-Visit centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with group code C565,
-Download the Central Blood Bank app, or
-Call 412-221-1099 ext. 600.

Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, 15,760 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Most of these kids undergoing cancer treatment require blood or platelet transfusion. Don't let them fight alone. Please open up your heart and roll up your sleeves. 

Official Winners of Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon Announced

USC Recreation - Wednesday, August 01, 2018


































On July 28, 2018, about 70 children competed in the Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon in Upper St. Clair. Spirits were high and the weather was perfect with a sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 60s. 

Below are the official winners of the race. We also want to report that every child finished the race. That's a big accomplishment! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Boys, Ages 7-9:
1. DJ Poe, 8
2. Liam Wilson, 9
3. Tabari Morgan, 8

Boys, Ages 10-12:
1. Alek Piatek, 11
2. Ryan Dougherty, 10
3. Cooper Bedilion, 10

Girls, Ages 7-9:
1. Mia Monaco, 8
2. Anelise Castrodale, 9
3. Emma Piatek, 8

Girls, Ages 10-12:
1. Freja Kile, 12
2. Abby Poe, 10
3. Teagan Yurocko, 10


Annual Building Closure Scheduled for Aug. 19-24

USC Recreation - Thursday, July 19, 2018

The annual building closure at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is coming up on Sunday, Aug. 19 - Friday, Aug. 24.

The indoor pool will close from Monday, Aug. 13 - Friday, Aug. 24.

Cleaning and maintenance will be performed during the closure.

The outdoor pool will remain open from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the closure. In addition, outdoor lap swimming will be offered from 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. from Monday through Friday on Aug. 13-17 and Aug. 20-24. Please use the outdoor pool gate to enter the pool area.

Other hours of operation during the annual building closure from Aug. 19-24:
-Administrative office will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
-Membership will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
-Facility rentals will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Try the Tri: Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is July 28

USC Recreation - Monday, June 25, 2018
Kids ages 7-12 years old are invited to try the tri!

The Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is on July 28, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Check-in is at 6:45 a.m.

The youth triathlon in Upper St. Clair is a way to get kids active and exercising in a friendly competition that tests their abilities in multiple facets of exercise. 

Participants will receive:
1. Youth Tri T-shirt
2. Goodie bag
3. Finisher medal




Cost:
$38.50

Registration deadline:
July 25, 2018
There will be no race day registration.
Register at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park front desk. 




Ages 7-9 Years Old:
-Swim 75 yards (3 pool lengths)
-Bike 1 mile (1 lap around fields)
-Run 0.5 miles (out and back)

Ages 10-12 Years Old:
-Swim 125 yards (5 pool lengths)
-Bike 2 miles (2 laps around fields)
-Run 1 mile (out and back)








Training:
The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park has an optional training program. It starts July 3. 

 General Rules:
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of participants or their parents and supporters will not be allowed. Participants must treat others with courtesy and respect. No rude, abusive or discourteous language or behavior will be tolerated.
2. Participants must complete the prescribed course in its entirety.
3. No unauthorized assistance of any kind is allowed. Non-participants may not run or ride a bicycle with a participant nor may they provide them with any food, fluid or equipment aid during the competition. 
4. Race numbers must be displayed at all times. Swimmers must be clearly body-marked. Cyclists and runners must wear their bib numbers. 
A full list and description of rules and regulations will be provided after registering for the event. 

Mandatory Pre-Race Preparation Meeting:
Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park Community Room

Make sure your bike is in tip top shape for the race:
Bring your bike to the pre-race meeting for a safety check. Bikes may be checked on the day of the race, but lines will be long. Get ahead of the game and check it the day before at the meeting. Tandem Bike Connection will be doing the official checks. 

Race day checklist:
-Swim: Swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, ear plugs
-Bike: Bike helmet (required), water bottle, sunglasses, jersey/T-shirt/tank top, cycling shorts, cycling footwear and socks
-Run: Running shoes and socks, hat/visor

Sponsors (As of April 1, 2018):

Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park
KSG Orthodontics

Volunteers needed:
Contact Lisa Reutzel
412-221-1099 ext. 619
reutzel@twpusc.org

Community Day 2018 is May 19

USC Recreation - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Upper St. Clair Community Day is Saturday, May 19, 2018. The public is invited to a brief, but certainly meaningful, Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park, next to the municipal building at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., nonprofit groups from the community will open their booths with games and food to buy in McLaughlin Run Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot, located at 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. The booth area will remain open until 4 p.m.

The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. The parade will follow the route from Truxton Drive, along McLaughlin Run Road to Panther Pass, and back up to the high school. The best place to watch the parade is along McLaughlin Run Road. Consider bringing a bag or container for kids to collect candy thrown from the parade. This year's grand marshals are Dr. Patrick O'Toole, retiring superintendent of schools, and Joe Conners, retiring chief of school police. Pink Panthers is this year's theme.  

New this year, the Upper St. Clair High School Student Council will host a continual Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can hunt for hidden "gems" that will be scattered around Community Day. Inside each "gem," a note will tell the finder to bring the "gem" and the paper to the Student Council booth to claim his/her prize.
Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Registration at the Upper St. Clair High School's stadium 

9 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Begins (Preregistration required to participate, no registration accepted after 8:15 a.m.)

9:15 a.m.: Hottest Dog Contest at Founders Field stage, next to the municipal building (Preregistration required to participate, but not to watch)

10:30 a.m.: Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Fair Booths in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Clair's Kennel Open House, located behind the Veterans Park.

11:30 a.m.: Parade, watch along McLaughlin Run Road

Noon - 3 p.m.: Log House Open House and Herb Sale

Noon - 4 p.m.: Gilfillan Farm Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Petting Zoo, Trackless Train, Inflatable 5-in-1 Obstacle Course behind the municipal building in the library parking lot (Upper St. Clair Library will be closed on Saturday, May 19)

12:15 p.m.: Bake Off Awards in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's parking lot

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Public Works Department Open House

2 p.m.: Toddler Trot in Founders Field next to the municipal building

2-4 p.m.: High School sand volleyball behind the McLaughlin Run Activity Center (the MAC)

3 p.m.: Duck Race in the McLaughlin Run Creek

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Community Day After Party by the Upper St. Clair High School's front field

Shuttle bus parking

Shuttle bus service will be available to the municipal building every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. from the following locations:

-Boyce Middle School
-Fort Couch Middle School
-Upper St. Clair High School
-Gilfillan Farm
-Westminster Presbyterian Church, south lot
-Fire Station

Please be advised that permit parking only will be allowed in the Public Works parking lot on Truxton Drive.

Events that require preregistration

-Color Run/Walk for Fun
-Hottest Dog Contest
-Bake Off Contest
-Toddler Trot

For more information about Community Day, please call 412-221-1099, extension 655.



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