Member of the Month

December 2019

Tim Phelan, Dennis

Name: Tim Phelan

 

Hometown: Dennis Mass

 

Occupation: Oyster Farmer

What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of MCAC?  

Fishing, boating, gardening, stock market

 

What was your favorite concert ever attended?  

Alabama at the Cape Cod Melody tent.....  probably because my ear drums were still intact after the event.  I did like Boston and Stevie Knicks.

 

When you’re not at MCAC, where would we find you?  

Working on my oyster farm or some over the top event in my neighborhood.

 

What days/times are you normally at MCAC?  

High tide outside work; or, league tennis during the evenings and weekends USTA.

 

Tell us about your sports and fitness background.  

In High School I did the pole vault.  We had to dig a hole in the school designated grass smoking area.  Then we would drop a metal form in the ground that was the base for the pole.  Even the school wrestling team though we were nuts.  Competed in the pentathlon and hurdles for Bentley first two years.  Always was a member of a gym during corporate jobs.  Learned to play tennis when I joined MCAC.  Its never to late to start!  

 

 

When did you start at MCAC? How did you first get exposed to MCAC? How did your first couple of workouts go?  

Join MCAC when I moved to the cape 15 year ago.  MCAC was close to Dennis and had a lot of work out options.   After a year, I started with tennis at a very beginners level.  Had many lessons with the different pros and played through the different club levels.  Over time I have taken spinning, PIYO, rowing and my favorite yoga.   The club has good instructors and a wide variety of classes and levels to keep you interested and the body challenged.   

 

What is your favorite movement/workout?  

Well, I think that yoga has helped my tennis game and concentration.....   And, I am an advocate of doing different workouts to toss the body a curve.  Lets call tennis and yoga a tie.

 

 

What impact has MCAC had on your life?  

Big believer in taking care of yourself before you can help others.  If you feel good and have confidence, your clarity to help yourself and others should be positive.  You can give yourself half credit if you can at least make it to the hot tub or steam room!

 

Do you have a favorite MCAC moment?  

At one of the season ending tennis celebrations, I was able to get Joyce to eat her first oyster.  Ha Ha.. that was to funny! 

 

What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking about starting MCAC?    

Stop thinking and start doing!  The human body is amazing... give it a go!

 

What is keeping you at MCAC?   

I want to take advantage of their offerings and the benefits of staying active.   Setting a good example for the next generation, is always positive.

November 2019

Alyson Taubert, South Yarmouth

Occupation: Owner of Ship Shops Boat Yard

 

What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of MCAC? 

I enjoy skiing, boating, and watching my kids play sports.

When you’re not at MCAC, where would we find you?

At the beach or out in a boat.

 

What days/times are you normally at MCAC?

I prefer morning workouts.

 

Tell us about your sports and fitness background

I danced all through college before finding a fitness club.  I also ran track in high school and was on the gymnastics team.

 

When did you start at MCAC? How did you first get exposed to MCAC? How did your first couple of workouts go?

I actually started at MCAC in high school playing racquetball.  After college I joined MCAC around 1997 I believe.  My first classes were with Joy and Mac, a lot of step classes and aerobics.

 

What is your favorite movement/workout?

I actually incorporate a variety of workouts so I don’t get bored.  Rowing has been a passion ever since the water rowers were purchased.  I like TRX, reformer, cardio tramp and barre classes, workouts with Sarah.

 

What impact has MCAC had on your life?

It is keeping me feeling young, healthy, and strong.

 

Do you have a favorite MCAC moment?

Loved the dance parties with Jim Demont.  He had quite the following.

 

What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking about starting MCAC?

Start off slow and steady, find workouts you enjoy and keep coming back, don’t get discouraged, ask for help the staff is very knowledgeable.

 

What is keeping you at MCAC?

The variety of workouts to choose from, the hours of operation and it’s kept very clean.

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