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January 2013

A Better You

Learn from three BC nutritionists how to correctly set a New Year’s Resolution

Rookie Blue

Member Holly Greenspoon is getting fit for the police and for a change in career

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Rookie Blue It’s never too late to start over, which member Holly Greenspoon is proving with a police chase.



Flash Fitness Work out more effectively with quick, sweat-inducing exercises.



A Better You BC dietitians are here to help you set realistic, easily defined New Year’s resolutions.


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From the Roots Up Start the year with a plan and a vision board for moms and teen daughters.



Passing the Torch Beloved BCST Coach Klass Shenck announces his retirement.



Lunch Box Bargain Swap out the sugar in your kids’ lunches for healthy snacks and nutritious sandwiches.



Culture Shock Taste Seattle during food walking tours provided by Savor Seattle.



Homework BC personal trainer Suri Spurrier gives you the tools you need to work out effectively at home.



Tale of Two (Tennis) Cities Results and photos from the annual Bellevue Club/Mercer Island Country Club Tennis Tournament.



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Body | Mind






Chef’s Corner


Classes & Events








Editor’s Picks

Cover: Work up a sweat in no time with smarter exercises.

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e all can agree that exercise has to become a priority, for us individually, for our families and as a nation. With obesity levels peaking, chronic disease rates rising and health care costs at a premium, we must take our health seriously. Many things are out of our control, such as the economy and health care costs, but we can take control of what we eat and our exercise regime. We can be wonderful examples to our children, our families and our friends by choosing healthier foods and exercising in some way, every day. You can get started right here at the Club, and we, the staff, can help. The Club offers many programs to help kickstart your commitment to health, and the key to lasting success and dedication is finding the programs and services that will keep you motivated to make lifelong changes. If you like a comprehensive program that teaches skills in every area of your health, consider Your Body Your Life. This program encompasses initial fitness testing, goal setting, one-on-one sessions with registered dietitians, personal trainers and cardio coaches. It’s a six-week wellness program that can get you on track to reduce deadly health risks and help you lose and manage your weight. But, if you’re more social during workouts, join GPX. This cutting-edge programming enables you to choose from more than 100 classes for a low monthly fee. You can take classes ranging from cycling, Pilates mat, Barre, yoga, ultimate fitness and so much more. The variety will not only prevent you from getting

bored in your routine—making you less likely to work out—but it will also keep your body guessing, which is important during weight loss. GPX is a great way to get your kids involved in exercise, too, with classes specifically designed for kids 7 to 11, and 12 and older. There’s also Teens for Fitness, which offers affordable personal training in a group setting for kids 12 to 15 years of age. If you’re not entirely new to a wellness regime, maybe you need a nudge toward specificity. A personal training package, a cardio coaching package or even a package with one of our registered dietitians can help you build a program designed with your goals in mind. If you have a fitness-oriented New Year’s goal, and are new to our state-ofthe-art studios, sign up for a personal training starter pack, which gives you three 45-minute appointments with a trainer. The trainer will put together a basic weight-training program and show you how to properly use the cardio equipment. The Fitness and Wellness departments’ vision and passion is to guide and support you and your family to better health. Our goal is to offer programming and services that will motivate you to take control of your future well-being. We look forward to seeing you sweat!

SUE MATYAS Fitness Director

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1 New Year's Day Special GPX Schedule




Water Runner

Art Camp

All Sports Camp

All Sports Camp

Ski Conditioning

Six-Week Session Classes Begin

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Ladies’ Tennis Night




Goals Workshop for Teen Girls and Moms

Water Runner

Ladies’ Tennis Night

Ski Conditioning


Water Runner


Swim Camp

Swim Camp

Mixed Doubles Night


Core & More

Hatha Yoga Level 2


Hatha Yoga Level 2 Men’s Tennis Night


Ski Conditioning

All Sports Camp

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Swim Camp


Water Runner



Family Float-In Movie Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill



Networking Event

Kids' Night Out: Xtreme Speed

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Bridge Class

Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Core & More




New Member Reception

Your Wellness Cleanse

Family Gym Night

Men’s Tennis Night

Core & More

Mixed Doubles Night

Vineyard Snowshoe and Wine Dinner Inflatable Obstacle Course Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Ladies’ Tennis Night


Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

MLK Jr. Day Lego Camp

Art Camp All Sports Camp


Mom & Me Session Classes Begin

Detox Yoga Workshop

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Men’s Tennis Night

Meditate for a Calm Mind Workshop


Family Gym Night

Core & More

Digital Photography Class


Hatha Yoga Level 2 Men’s Tennis Night



Art Camp


Social Bridge



January Birthday Month in Polaris Grill Begins






Art and Wine Event

Trivia Night in Cosmos

Hatha Yoga Level 2

Your Wellness Cleanse

Ladies’ Tennis Night

Ski Conditioning

Men’s Tennis Night

Core & More

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Friday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m., $45, BC

Ending Feb. 3, "Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art" and "Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path."

Learn the ins, outs and apertures of your camera, just in time to start capturing all of your 2013 memories.

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FROM THE ROOTS UP By Allyson Marrs Setting goals can be a team effort. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, author and speaker Kimberly Foster will guide moms and daughters through the process of visualizing and setting goals during this workshop.


Mom and daughter pairs will create vision boards as a way to turn dreams into reality. “It’s a powerful way to solidify goal setting,” Kimberly said. “The most important thing to keep in mind for teens setting goals is that no goal is too lofty! Set the goal and consider what it takes to get there. We also discuss setting short-term, long-term and lofty goals.” Kimberly thinks it’s important for mothers and daughters to do planning like this together because teens are in such a transitional time of the their life. Moms and daughters have a special bond, and this relationship can be a powerful force. “The teen daughter is finding the world an exciting place, but she is still vulnerable. Her mom is still her biggest ally, even though she doesn’t know it,” Kimberly said.


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When the two work together creating the vision boards, moms can see their daughters’ goals and help the girls achieve them, and the daughters can see that their mothers are still dreaming, too. They both become invested in each other’s successes. “It’s powerful for the mother to hear what the daughter wants for herself.” Kimberly believes that adolescence is filled with two conflicting feelings: teens wanting to ditch their childish feelings (and their childhood), but still wanting the adults in their lives to guide the way, or be there to protect them when they make mistakes. “So many of us enter adulthood without the coping skills or understanding (we need) to write our own story. At the genesis of that idea is setting goals.” The workshop is intended to help the women define themselves by realizing the hopes they have for their futures. Goal setting is a personal experience, which will only help build and strengthen the bond between mother and daughter, as they share it together. Ultimately, it’s about having a vision and creating a path to realize that vision. “How powerful would it be to have a generation of adolescents who understand they can manifest their own dreams?” Kimberly asked. Kimberly has a BA in English Literature from UCLA and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Washington. She also wrote the YA novel, “The Clover Tree.” If you’d like to attend the Jan. 15 event, from 7-8:30 p.m., contact Membership Director Kaarin Keil at Price is $10 for a mother/daughter pair.

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PASSING THE TORCH Klaas Schenk announces his retirement as BCST Head Coach

Dear friends, We are writing to announce the transition of Coach Klaas Schenk as Head Coach of the Bellevue Club Swim Team. Effective Aug. 1, 2013, at the end of the current season, Klaas has decided it is time for him to pass the torch and retire from his responsibilities as Head Coach. Though we are quite sad to have to share this news, we are very pleased to also announce that Klaas will continue with the program as one of the coaches (he is not yet quite ready to embrace full retirement.) Coach Klaas’ contributions to the BCST and to the Bellevue Club at large are far too numerous to list in the space available for this announcement. For more than 30 years he has nurtured young people and dedicated himself to helping his swimmers advance their competitive skills and prepare for their futures. He has been a thoughtful mentor and a loyal friend to many associated with BCST throughout his tenure and the extraordinary quality and success of the program is due largely to his personal commitment.  Over the course of the coming BCST season, we

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look forward to celebrating Klaas’ extraordinary achievements as he prepares for the next step in his life. As part of our transition plan, and in keeping with Club protocol, we will immediately begin a candidate selection process to replace Klaas as Head Coach. Coach Andy Pym, Senior Elite Coach, is currently our leading candidate to replace Klaas, and he will soon begin formally interviewing for the role.  Over the course of the next few months we will consult with the BCST Board and Coach Klaas regarding the new Head Coach. We anticipate selecting Klaas’ successor in early 2013 to ensure there is ample time for an effective and seamless handover. Please join us in congratulating Coach Klaas on his (semi) retirement! Thank you very much. 

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By Allyson Marrs Getting your kids to eat the right food can be the ultimate battle. But when you send them into the cafeteria armed with nutritious, delicious protection, they may be able to escape the trading trenches without a refined-sugar headache. It can be tempting during a busy schedule to fill their lunch boxes with quick fixes—think Lunchables or a $5 bill—but a little preparation can go a long way for your little one. Kids are learning and making new eating habits based on your examples, and since you, as the parent, are providing the food, control falls in your hands. You pick the ingredients, and your kids get the benefits. Help them build healthy habits while you still can. Sometimes, though, this can be easier said than done, but there are some strategies you can employ. Camouflage Replace those greasy, fatty potato chips with veggie chips or rice cakes. Kids are less likely to notice a huge change if you take these healthier snacks out of their packaging and put them in discreet plastic baggies. You can do this with most lunch sides. For example, replace that pudding cup with some vanilla Greek yogurt, mixed with honey and fresh berries. You can make subtle changes in their sandwiches, too, and they’ll be less likely to notice if it still looks the same. Change the white bread out for something with

fiber and whole grains, ditch the bologna for lean turkey breast and exchange mayonnaise for mustard or hummus. If your little eater is a PB&J fan, purchase all-natural or organic peanut butter and pair it with reduced-sugar or organic jam. If the change isn’t drastic, it’ll most likely go unnoticed. Provide to Decide Ultimately, you have the say for what goes in the brown paper bag, but it’s important to give your children options they’ll actually eat. You don’t want them to go hungry, and you don’t want them bargaining for cupcakes and nachos in desperation. Spend a couple days doing tastings with your kids after school—since they’re always hungry for a snack anyway. Combine fruits and veggies with peanut butter dips and yogurt dips, or make something entirely different together. If you lay out multiple options that you’re happy with, and the kids choose from those to find something they’re happy with, you’re both happy! Making a change can take some persuasion if your kids are more used to sweets than nutrition, but it’ll only get harder the longer you wait. Just remember to start small, simple and subtle. From there, you can help your kids build their nutrition profiles, and maybe even prevent yourself from having to say, “Finish your vegetables.” Maybe.

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Herb Vinaigrette (Makes 3 cups)

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CHEF’S CORNER Executive Chef Paul Marks will be sharing some of his favorite recipes each month. For all of your salads this January

(you’re still eating healthy, right?) here are two vinaigrettes to give those veggies a kick.

2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons smashed roasted garlic 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1 cup fresh herb mix 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 2 cups thickened vegetable stock ¼ cup unsweetened apple juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste In blender, combine honey, mustard, garlic, onion, herbs and vegetable stock. Process on low speed until smooth. With machine running, drizzle oil and apple juice through lid to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Vinaigrette will keep in the refrigerator for 10 days. 
 Per 2 tablespoons: Calories 20; Protein 1g; Total fat 0.5g; Saturated fat 0g; Carbs 4g; Fiber 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 270g

Balsamic Vinaigrette (Makes 3 cups)

• 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard • 2 tablespoons fine herb mix • 1 tablespoon smashed roasted garlic • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion • 2 tablespoons honey • 2 cups thickened vegetable stock • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • Salt and pepper to taste In blender, combine honey, mustard, garlic, onions, herbs and vegetable stock. Process on low speed until smooth. Drizzle the oil and balsamic vinegar through the lid and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Vinaigrette will keep in the refrigerator for 10 days. Per 2 tablespoons: Calories 25; Protein 0g; Total fat 1.5g; Saturated fat 0g; Carbs 4g; Fiber 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 100mg

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Registered Dietitian Laurelee Misseghers shares her insights on how to make, and obtain, reasonable, lasting goals. Squash Pro Joins BC Team

Latasha Khan, a seven-time U.S. national champion, has joined the BC. She holds 10 WSA world tour titles and is currently ranked No. 27 in the world. Victory for BC Youth Basketball

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Hello friends & neighbors,

As 2012 comes to a close I’m pleased to share with you the local luxury market results, as well as some of my own real estate achievements: • Year-to-date sales for West Bellevue luxury homes was up 25%* • Sales and pending sales were up 25%*

• Price per square foot was up 36%, the highest seen in 5 years Looking back on my performance in 2012, I’m pleased to report over 25 million sold and over 20 million listed. My Yarrow Point waterfront listing (large photo above) went under contract within 14 days with multiple offers, and went pending within 20 days.

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DINE & DASH By Allyson Marrs Follow the pink umbrella. Seriously, it’ll lead you to some of the city’s best food. Savor Seattle Tours are famous for their eats—or rather, famous for taking walkers to city eats. Founder of Savor Seattle Angela Shen got the idea of food tours when she was lost in Pike Place Market. For her, it was an initiation into the culinary fold, where she now finds her away around by sampling. “It’s a great opportunity to discover hidden gems in your own backyard,” she said. Although there are now four food tours, it all started in the market—the Pike Place Market Food & Cultural Tour. An exclusive partnership with nine famous Market merchants—Pike Place Fish, Beecher’s Cheese and Piroshky Piroshky among them—guarantees an insider view into the hustle, bustle and chow. The two-hour walk around the market features more than 16 tastings and sips, along with bites of the history and culture that define each of the shops; it’s a long story, considering the market is 105 years old. There’s even a chance to try your hand at catching a fish from one of the famous Nemo throwers. But if your taste is a bit more … refined, try the Gourmet Seattle tour. You’ll

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All photos by Barbie Hull Photography. Top left, the pink umbrella signifies a Savor Seattle tour. Top right, depending on the tour, you might get a chance to throw some fish with the pros. At right, sample Piroshki at the Pike Place Market staple.

stop at five to six restaurants, and end the night on a sweet note at the “truffle café.” This tour is all about embracing the upscale side of Seattle food culture. You’ll go through Belltown, downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market, eating your way from appetizer to dessert. What’s better, there are four wine and beer pairings to go along with your meals from Iron Chef and James Beard award winners. Go a little further, right up the hill, and you can indulge in the Hip on the Hill tour. Capitol Hill is booming with culinary masterpieces—and master chefs—and the party is always going. Chow down on more than 15 samples, and sneak behind the scenes at a bakery and a hidden nightclub. Lastly, let the sweets do the talking during the Chocolate Indulgence tour. There are desserts from the greats—Tom Douglas’ rich brownie—and plenty to learn about Seattle’s 50-plus chocolatiers. The two-hour tour boasts more than 15 tastings.

With the exception of the chocolate tour, food selections can be altered based on any food allergies you may have. There are also vegetarian options, as well, so long as guests alert guides when they book tickets. You can even reserve private group tours, or embark on a food scavenger hunt. The tours have been eaten up by “Bon Appétit” magazine, USA Today and TripAdvisor, and Savor Seattle is the toprated attraction in the city. The 2013 season begins Monday, Jan. 7, with Pike Place tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There are location differences between the morning and afternoon tours, so plan accordingly. Ticket costs and tour times vary, so visit for more information. Oh, and don’t forget to come hungry.

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During the Cosmos Lounge refresh in the fall, the bar adopted a couple of new wine dispensers. In addition to keg wine, Cosmos (and Polaris Grill) can now serve through an Enomatic wine system. The Enomatic system uses inert gas to remove the air from open bottles to preserve the wine for up to 30 days. The machine has automated portion control—allowing for the perfect pour every time—and it has an auto-cleaning gas purge. It’s fairly new to the world of wine, first appearing in the United States in 2003, and we adopted it in Cosmos and Polaris because of its customizable options, making the experience for the drinker personal.

The new Enomatic wine system in Cosmos Bar & Lounge. But the primary purpose is preservation. Once a bottle is uncorked, the clock begins to tick, but with this system, that clock slows, so tasting and indulging can span days rather than hours. The tem-

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perature is always perfect, and the taste always fresh. We now offer ultra-premium selections through the Enomatic system, and the wines will be rotated on a regular basis. This means you will have the opportunity to sample exclusive new wines. We’re also serving from kegs, so you can tap in to your favorite wines at any time, tasting more variety without buying whole bottles. This trend has been around for a while, but only recently made it big in restaurants. Its main benefits are freshness, reduced waste and sizing options. The keg wines come in stainless steel barrels and are connected to tubes containing inert gas, which pushes the wine through the lines. These kegs are also reusable, making them gentler on the environment, too. We’ve partnered with the Proletariat Wine Company in Walla Walla to offer a red and white “keg pour.” This type of delivery system reduces the production expense associated with bottles, corks, labels and shipping, which means we can offer a premium product at a great pour price. With these keg wines, we’re able to offer you various options—from taste-size pours to carafes—all with less hassle. Both of these new serving possibilities offer the drinker quality, value and green consciousness. During this New Year, why not discover a new favorite bottle—one that may or may not be actually served in one. Jim Scribner is Polaris Grill’s Manager. Your destination for unique home furnishings and interior design

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ROOKIE BLUE A mid-life career change is taking Holly Greenspoon on a police chase. By Allyson Marrs


olly’s not exactly running from the law; she’s just taking it with her. She’s ditching the briefcase for a pair of handcuffs, and turning in her business suit for a pair of police blues. At least, that’s her plan. Once a lawyer working in family law and domestic violence, Holly Greenspoon is now an aspiring police officer. A single mom with a 14-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, she’s proof that it’s never too late to start over. “Some things may appear to be a crazy idea, but in the end, they might be the best thing,” Holly said. 26 | JANUARY 2013

Before she set her sights on the force, Holly worked in politics on Capitol Hill, and then became a lawyer, where she helped victims of crimes. “It’s rewarding work,” she said. “But I came to realize I want to be out in the community—out on the front lines.” Rather than being a part of the secondary aspect of law, Holly wanted to be on the ground level, where the law interacts with the people. After she went to a law conference and heard a female Seattle police detective speak, Holly decided she wanted a change. But when Holly asked the woman for advice on how to become a

detective for cases like elder financial abuse, she was told she’d have to be a cop first. “I told her, ‘I don’t think they let people my age do that!’ ” Turns out they do. Getting from the court to the academy is a process, though, and Holly has only just begun. Between the initial police physical test, countless interviews, psych exams, another physical and, finally, the academy, it requires devotion. “You have to be dedicated,” she said. “You have to really want it. I really want it.” Holly had to start with the physical. “I was scared to death,” she said, remembering that her last similar test was back in grade school. With a 300-meter sprint, a 1.5-mile run, timed situps and pushups, she decided to enlist some help to prepare for the big day. Bellevue Club trainer Shannon Treybig threw Holly right into her biggest fear: the sprints. “I thought I was in shape already, but I was lacking, and I found out quickly!” Holly said. Together, the women worked on full-body strength training for one hour, twice a week. Shannon focused on building Holly’s upper body strength, abdominal power, running strength and endurance. Holly then continued to push herself on her own time, devoting five to six days a week to getting her body ready. Both of her kids were proud to watch their mom work so hard toward a goal. Holly said that her daughter now does her own fitness routine of situps and pushups each night. At any age, dedication is dedication. “I set my mind to reach the goal, so I just worked toward it,” Holly said. “My kids are excited for this opportunity, too.” By the big day, Holly had dropped a clothing size and was able to enjoy playing sports with her kids with increased stamina. But mentally, she had gained so much more. “I can take on other challenges. (I learned) even if you don’t succeed in reaching the goal, you’ve succeeded in taking on the challenge and doing the best you can.” During the test, it was just Holly and seven men. Although she was nervous, it didn’t show when she “beat” the guy next to her during the sprints. “It’s not a competition!” she said, “But it was nice to beat a couple men,” which she also did during the 1.5-mile run. Shannon was thrilled. “She cheers me on,” Holly said, and because of their time together, Holly has even found a new hobby: running. Holly’s now looking into running half marathons, more confident than ever. “If you work on yourself physically, it has a direct influence on your outlook on life,” she said. There’s still a long road ahead of her, and yet another brutal physical test, but Holly’s reservation about her age is no longer cuffing her to the sidelines. “For people, age can mentally be a barrier. You have to believe you can do something, and sometimes remind yourself over and over again. I had to remind myself repeatedly.” Now, she’s excited for the possibility of joining the force and doing what she truly loves. But the biggest thing she’s taken away from this first step is that the only person who can stop you from achieving a goal is you. “Age shouldn’t be a barrier to going after your dreams. It’s just a number. If you have something you want to do, just go for it.”

FIVE REFLECTIONS FAVORITE ACTIVITY AT THE CLUB: Shooting hoops, so I can try and beat my kids. PERSONAL QUIRK: Finding a song I love and playing it over and over again. FIRST JOB: Grocery bagger at Safeway. FAVORITE MOVIE LINE: “I’m the Dude! So that’s what you call me. You know, uh, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or, uh, Duder, or, uh, you know, El Duderino—if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”—“The Big Lebowski” GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.



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GIVE A LITTLE TO GET BACK A WHOLE LOT FROM YOUR WORKOUT. By Allyson Marrs You’ll pay—pay in sweat. The most effective workouts are those that leave you dripping. If you still look good by the end of it, you didn’t do it right. Pink cheeks? Sweat dripping down your chin? Wild hair? Perfection. When it comes to burning calories and toning up, you need to work to the point of fatigue (not sickness), and different workouts have different levels of effectiveness. It’s common to want quick results, but losing weight and building muscle will take time. However, that doesn’t mean your daily workout has to eat two hours out of your day, every day. If you’re strapped for time, it’s best to fit something in, rather than nothing at all. You can do some real work in a matter of 20 minutes, as long as you maintain an intensity level that keeps your heart rate elevated and your forehead sweating. Execution is everything, and if you want to see results, you’re going to have to make those minutes count.

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The best way to make something really stick is to switch it up a bit. You need to keep your body guessing, so when starting with a new workout plan, think of it as a whole, over the course of a week. From there, you can do a daily routine. If you’re new to working out consistently, give yourself one day to recover, opting for a walk instead. Variety isn’t only the spice of life; it’s the main ingredient in slimming down.


Start the week by getting your heart rate up; it’s a key element when trying to lose weight, or maintain your fitness level, so doing activities that will keep that number in the ideal zone is important. • 20 body-weight squats • 10 pushups • One minute of jumping rope or jumping jacks • 20 slow bicycles

Repeat five times. “Incorporate your entire body during the workout, and focus on the major muscle groups, such as legs, chest, back and core. Think of it as four basic movements: squat, hinge, push and pull. These movements will provide you with the

greatest strength gain and energy expenditure for your health and fitness.” —Bellevue Club Personal Trainer Karrie Dutton


Dive into day two with an even bigger challenge. Your body is prepped from the day before—maybe a little sore—and a circuit will require more effort, which means more sweat and more calories burned. You have to challenge your body each day; otherwise, it’ll begin to memorize the same ol’ routine and not work as hard. Adding in a circuit keeps you breathing hard while your body works even harder. Some equipment may be required. Circuit No. 1 (30 seconds on each exercise)

• Squat • Pushup • Inverted Row • Plank  • Jump Rope   Circuit No. 2 (30 seconds on each exercise) • Dead Lift • Overhead Press • Chin Up • Squat Jumps • Mountain Climbers Execute each circuit twice, with no more than 30-second rest periods. “You’ll hit your entire body and feel great!” —Bellevue Club Personal Trainer Tyler Greer

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It’s the middle of the week—perfect time to focus on your core and your legs—your stabilizers! Focusing on different muscle groups throughout the week is one way to surprise your body and devote necessary time to each section. Designating days also helps ensure that each group receives some special attention. If you’re a skier or a snowboarder, this routine will be especially beneficial. Trainer Christin Tercek recommends these exercises: Use a chair or bathtub as needed.

• Alternating forward lunges • Triceps dips on chair or bathtub edge. Keep your chest lifted tall. Your hand width should be width of hips. Don’t shrug your shoulders. • Single-leg squats. With your free leg extended forward, sit down on a chair and stand back up. Always make sure your hips are reaching back and that your knee is not in front of your toes. Keep your weight in your heel. • Seated Russian twists. Sitting with knees tucked up, lean your body back at a 45-degree angle. Hold your hands out in front, and twist left to right. • Bicycle Perform each exercise for one minute, two to three times in a circuit format. Allow for 15 seconds of recovery.


At this point in the week, your legs may be a little sore. So give them a break and focus on your abs—with some help from your arms. The ultimate ab workout is about building strength and relying on your core. As usual, the best resistance is your own body weight.

• Plank Knee Twist. Start in plank position, drawing your abs in tight. Starting with your right knee, bend it across your body, toward your left elbow, allowing your hips to twist. Repeat with left leg. Repeat with both legs 10 times. • Single-leg Dip. Start seated, knees bent and your feet flat. Place your hands just behind your hips, and lift your hips up off the floor, pressing down. Lift your right leg and extend it towards the ceiling. Bend your elbows

and lower yourself to just above the floor. Press back up. Repeat 10 times with each leg. • Hovering Situp. Lift both your feet off the ground and put your hands behind your head. Lean back, extending legs, and crunch back up, making sure your shoulders and legs never touch the ground. Repeat 10 times. • Circle Crunch. Stay in your seated position, leaning back on your forearms and lifting your legs, knees bent. Maintain a 90-degree angle, and trace a circle with your legs from right to left. Don’t let the motion do the work; focus on your core. Make five circles to the right and five to the left for one set. Repeat once. Cycle through the routine two to three times, or until your muscles are fatigued.


You’ve been gradually moving up the body as the week progresses, and you’ve reached the arms. You may not want a pair of guns, but toned arms can go a long way when it comes to strength. Whether you have extra flab, or you’re skin and bones, these python exercises will make you ache. Hand weights recommended.

• Monkey Arms. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold weights in each hand and raise up along your sides, bringing them to your armpits. Your elbows should be pointed out. From there, extend your arms out, palms down and parallel to the ground. Reverse motion and repeat for two sets of 20. • Pompom Circle. Standing in the same position, hold your arms slightly out to the sides in an upside-down V. Extend arms over your head, making five small circles with each hand on the way up, until you form a V. Reverse circles on way down, and repeat for two sets of 10. • Oblique/Triceps Push. Lie down on your right side, and hug your rib cage with right arm, placing left hand on the floor below right shoulder. Bend your bottom leg at the knee, and lift top leg to hip level, pointing toes. Press through your left palm to lift upper body off floor until arm is extended. Simultaneously lift top leg. Lower and repeat for two sets of 20. Cycle through the routine two to three times, or until your muscles are fatigued.


Give it one last push on Saturday by cycling through any two of the circuits performed earlier in the week. Your best bet is to pick one from Monday or Tuesday—where your whole body got the shakedown—and combine it with a zone-specific routine. Choose the workout that was most challenging because that will be the most beneficial. Exert as much effort as you can muster. Tomorrow, you will get a little break, so really make it count while you can. If you’re still restricted by those precious 20 minutes, pick and choose exercises from the various workouts and create your own.


Take a breather and go on a 30-minute walk. You earned it! At the end of the day, fitness should be fun. Yes, it should be work. Yes, it should be challenging, but it should also be something you can enjoy. Most experts recommend fitting in some form of exercise each day, saying it’s almost as essential as breathing. If nothing else, crunch those abs, jump those jacks and curl those biceps real quick before bed. Just think of it as a fresh breath of air. JANUARY 2013 |


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Nutrition can play an important role in mental health. People who are depressed may not be eating enough folate or omega-3 fats. Folate is found in leafy greens, and omega-3s can be found in ground flax, flaxseed oil and English walnuts. Also known to help improve your mood: tryptophan and vitamin B12—common in tofu and almonds (tryptophan) and soy milk and eggs (B12). —Laurelee Misseghers, Registered Dietitian

This is the time when most people promise to jump back into fitness. But if you’ve been away for a while, it’s important not to hurt your body with a new routine. For those who have flexibility and joint mobility issues, yoga and Pilates are two great places to start—both are gentle on the body and provide jumping off points for easing you into more rigorous activities. These activities will ease back pain, create balance, strengthen muscles and so much more. Just start somewhere! —Sue Matyas, Fitness Director


Attempting new things can have a positive impact on your mental health and overall happiness. Discovering something new about yourself—maybe even a talent—can boost confidence. Also, learning a new skill stretches and builds your intellect, with challenges as important to your mind as a workout is to your body. There is never a short supply of events and activities happening around the Club for you to dabble in. —Kaarin Keil, Membership Director


Is pain keeping you from enjoying life? If so, attend Overlake Medical Center’s informative seminar, taught by one of our orthopedic surgeons. Learn more about joint pain relief as well as knee and hip replacement. It’s on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Issaquah at the Highmark Medical Center at 1740 N.W. Maple Street, Suite 201. Please preregister by calling 425.688.5259 or going to


Researchers at the University of Cambridge say drinking a glass of wine a day may boost women’s odds of surviving breast cancer. They found women who drank threeand-a-half small glasses of wine each week were 10 percent more likely to survive breast cancer than those who abstained. Women who drank seven glasses a week increased their survival rate by 20 percent compared with women who did not drink. Experts say the results only hold true for women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer. —Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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Bellevue Club trainer and GPX instructor Shannon Treybig completed her 40th marathon the day before she turned the big 4-0. She’s traveled to 13 states since she started the competitions at the age of 26, and she’s an expert with longdistance training (see the work she did for member Holly Greenspoon on page 34). REFLECTIONS kept pace with Shannon about her love of running. Why do you enjoy running marathons? Running is fundamentally challenging. As long as you’re running, your heart, lungs and muscles are working hard to supply energy the entire time. You must work through discomfort, fear and fatigue to gain strength and endurance. To persevere and accomplish goals is extremely empowering … and addictive. Participating in races, whether in 5ks or marathons, is a way of adding motivation to take it to the next level—by going further or faster than you would, left to your own devices. How’d it feel to complete 40 marathons before your 40th birthday? It felt amazing! There is absolutely no better feeling in life than setting a truly 34 |


GOING THE DISTANCE challenging goal and then attaining it through hard work and dedication. You and only you are responsible for crossing that finish line. It’s a beautiful feeling. Any of the 40 marathons stand out? Each marathon has its own story and special meaning. Breakthrough: Seattle Marathon because I set a personal record, dropping my time under four hours. That was the motivator I needed to keep on pushing my previously self-induced limits. Behemoth: NYC Marathon. Running through the five boroughs is like taking a trip around the world at Mach speed. It’s the only time of year you can run down the middle of NYC streets with people screaming at you “in a good way.” If you choose one marathon in life, this is the one.  What are some of the biggest challenges when competing? The mental component is way more challenging than the physical. 

Any advice for people who have never done a marathon, but are thinking about it? Make the commitment. You’ll never “feel” ready so don’t wait. Anyone, yes anyone, can run a marathon. If you’ve never done one, allow at least six months to build up your endurance safely. Follow a training plan and incorporate strength training and run-specific stretching. It’s also great to have at least one running partner who you can rely on to do the long runs with. It’s good accountability and motivation. 

If you think you’re ready to go the distance and start training, enlist the help of a Bellevue Club personal trainer. It’s a safe, smart way to get your body ready. To find the right personal trainer for you, or for general inquiries, call 425.688.3172 or email

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Men’s Winter Basketball League registration ends soon. By Brian Brown, Basketball Coordinator Beat the winter weather and heat up on the hardwood! We will have two new men’s basketball leagues starting this month for members and guests. Tuesday nights will feature our 35 and older Masters division, and Thursday night games will be in the 18 and older Open division. Last year’s Masters champions, Iron Rangers, will be back to defend their title, led by team captain and BC member Joe Estes. The summer league Open division champions, Legacy Group,

will also look to repeat their win in the highly competitive league, led by BC members Scott Rerucha, Troy Chambers, Chris Newell and Ryan Rourke. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 4. Games begin Tuesday, Jan. 8, and will be played at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. For more information, email Basketball Coordinator, Brian Brown, at basketball@ Winter Basketball Masters 4 on 4 (ages 35 and older) Runs Tuesday nights, Jan. 8-March 26. The season will run 12 weeks, including playoffs. Each team will have a minimum of 10 total games. Cost is $125 per player. Games will be played cross-court. Fall Basketball Open Division 5 on 5 Runs Thursday nights, Jan. 10-March 28. The season will run 12 weeks, including playoffs. Each team will have a minimum of 10 total games. Games will be played full-court. Cost is $650 per team, plus $25 per guest.

Winners from the Men’s Spring Basketball League Championships. Registration for Winter League ends Friday, Jan. 4. See you on the courts!

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The Bellevue Club Wellness Department’s dietitians are ready to assist anyone looking for nutritional help. From left to right, Wellness Coordinator Wendy Caamano, Cindy Farricker and Laurelee Misseghers. All three women are Registered Dietitians.


By Allyson Marrs It’s no secret that there are a multitude of factors that can either help or hinder your weight-loss goals. But the golden rule is this: nutrition and exercise must work together; they are tied to each other. If you’re eating whatever you like and working out every day, chances are, you’re not going to be dropping pounds. Sure, you might maintain, if you’re lucky, but the right nutrition profile in addition to working out every day is your best bet for success. Resolution season is in full swing, and many of you just began your journey toward fitness goals. The Club offers every piece of the puzzle you’ll need to make these goals realities, and one of the best tools is working with a dietitian. Registered dietitians Wendy Caamano, Cindy Farricker and Laurelee Misseghers want to help you succeed—so you can lose (or just change your habits) in a healthy way that will last. They each believe that working with a registered dietitian is a simpler, smarter way to put your health first. Registered Dietitian (n): Credentialed and licensed by a national certification board and the state to provide nutrition counseling. Wendy Caamano, Wellness Coordinator, Registered Dietitian “For weight loss, accountability is huge. Working with a dietitian always

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gives you the chance to ask questions and brainstorm more snack and meal ideas that you maybe wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. Dietitians can help set more realistic goals and make nutrition easier! It doesn’t have to be challenging and stressful; we can make food easy, fun and simple. “Results will vary when working with a dietitian because you have a plan that is specific to the client—not just a plan in a magazine made for anyone and everyone. You are meeting one-on-one to make a plan specific to you. But once you meet with a dietitian, you have a support system built-in that very second—someone who will support you, help you and hold you accountable.”

Laurelee Misseghers, Registered Dietitian “Working with a nutritionist or dietitian can help guide you through the maze of conflicting information and toward techniques that have been shown in peerreviewed studies to actually be effective. “Additionally, dietitians have worked with many people who wanted to lose weight, so they have seen the things that do—and do not—work. They can provide accountability, support and encouragement as you adopt those new habits. Because of this, I think more people may have longer-lasting weight-loss results when working with a dietitian. As an added bonus, they’ll have a healthier allaround diet.”

Cindy Farricker, Registered Dietitian “Registered dietitians help people sort through all the hype to understand the facts about nutrition and health. There is so much conflicting information (books, magazines, product advertising) that it makes it hard for consumers to know what they should do. “There are a lot of players in the nutrition industry hoping to make money touting the latest nutrition discovery, food product, diet or cure. Most people are frustrated and want to do the right thing for their health, so guidance from a trained and certified nutrition expert is extremely helpful. Many registered dietitians have a master’s degree in nutrition and have completed specialized training and internships.”  

If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with one of our dietitians, contact the Wellness Department at 425.688.3461.


The Bellevue Club offers a variety of wellness programs, classes and seminars. From personal training to nutrition to life coaching, we have experts who can help you realize whole body wellness. The Club’s Your Body Your Life program can help you find the track you need. If you think it might be for you, give us a call at 425.688.3461 or email for more information.

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This month, Bellevue Club trainer Siri Spurrier demonstrates some effective exercises you can do at home—for those days it’s too cold to venture outside.


• Using hand weights, or two big water bottles, raise your arms to the front, to shoulder height. • Then, raise your arms to the side. • Lastly, press them overhead. All three are one rep. Do four sets of 10.

Chair Squats

• Stand facing away from a chair with arms extended at shoulder height, and feet shoulder-width apart. • Slowly squat down and back until your bottom just touches the chair. Do not sit down. Reach forward as you squat, and make sure your knees don’t go in front of your toes. • Return to standing. That’s one squat. Do three sets of 20.


• On your knees, do pushups to a count of two down, two up. Go as deeply as you can, even touching your chest to the floor. Keep your back in a straight line. • The slower pace is harder, but will determine your form. Do as many as possible.


• On your forearms in a pushup position, hold your body in a straight line as long as possible. Start with 20 seconds and work up to two minutes. • Be sure to squeeze your core, your glutes and your quads. • If you feel any pain in your lower back, push your hips toward the ceiling to alleviate the pressure.

Hip Bridge

• Lying on your back, bend your knees with your feet shoulder-width apart. Arms at your sides, press your hips up to the ceiling as high as you can. • Squeeze your glutes at the top. • Slowly lower your hips until you almost touch the ground, and then push them back up as high as you can. That’s one. Do four sets of 20. JANUARY 2013 |



TALE OF TWO (TENNIS) CITIES Courts filled for the second-annual Bellevue Club/Mercer Island Country Club Tennis Championships in midOctober. The 10-day tournament was a huge success, with 340 entries and 325 matches played! The Bellevue Club also hosted a players’ party with cocktails and appetizers for all the participants. Exhibition matches, pairing pros from both clubs were enjoyed by all. We look forward to continuing these types of tournaments as it brings the tennis community together at the Club. We’re excited for next year!

Results: Men’s Open Singles: Stephen Tierney (BC) def. Jordan Corey (MICC) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 Men’s Open Doubles: Dan Gottesman (MICC)/Tim Gottesman (MICC) def. Tim Larson (MICC)/Steve Gwinn (MICC) 6-3, 6-1 Men’s 4.0 Singles: Gerald Chew (MICC) def. Mike Beers (MICC ) 6-4, 7-5

Men’s 4.0 Doubles: Mario Lopez (BC)/ Dan Halos (BC) def. Scott Griff (BC)/ Will Dupleich (BC) 6-0, 7-5

Mixed 6.0 Doubles: Laurie Larson (BC)/ Tom Clemente (BC) def. Mary Troutman (BC)/James Owen (BC) 7-6, 6-2

Men’s 3.5 Singles: Marc Khalili (BC) def. Samuel Koo (BC) 6-2, 6-4

Women’s Open Doubles: Gabriela Venditti (MICC)/Lydia Venditti (MICC) def. Diane Barrett-Tien (MICC)/Julie Stillman (MICC) 6-2, 2-6, 10-5

Men’s 3.5 Doubles: Robert Moline (BC)/Marc Khalili (BC) def. Michael Han (BC) /Kenneth Cho (BC) 6-4, 6-4 Men’s 3.0 Singles: Chris Scalzo (BC) def. Chris Bingham (BC) 6-2, 7-6 Men’s 3.0 Doubles: Jason Gurney (MICC )/Steven Briggs (MICC) def. Michael Bove (MICC)/Scott Thomson (MICC) 6-4, 6-4 Mixed Open Doubles: Eleanor Parks (BC)/John Moskowitz (BC) def. Melanie Larson (MICC)/Tim Larson (MICC) 6-3, 6-4 Mixed 8.0 Doubles: Diane Barrett-Tien (MICC)/Ralph Katsman (BC/MICC) def. Crissey Miller (BC)/Mario Lopez (BC) 6-1, 6-3 Mixed 7.0 Doubles: Sun Chaney (BC)/ Jeff Chaney (BC) def. Nisha Shah (BC)/ Niraj Shah (BC) 6-2, 7-5

Women’s 4.0 Singles: Janice Hostetler (BC) def. Beth Gonzales-Israel (BC) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 Women’s 4.0 Doubles: Anette Vegarra (BC)/Lynne Robinson (BC) def. Susan Mackey (BC)/Brenda Williams (BC) 2-6, 7-5, 12-10 Women’s 3.5 Singles: Beth GonzalesIsrael (BC) def. Corey Fagan (MICC) Women’s 3.5 Doubles: Sherie Bernardez (BC)/Leslie Bernstein (BC) def. Meeae Freer (BC)/Marisa Gallo (BC) 5-7, 6-3, 12-10 Women’s 3.0 Singles: Ann McGovern (MICC) def. Nikki Anderson (MICC) 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 Women’s 3.0 Doubles: Allyson Marks (BC)/Marji Jochums (BC) def. Ana Seley (BC)/Megan Stott (BC) 7-5, 4-6, 10-5

Above, left-right: Men’s 3.0 Doubles Jason Gurney (MICC )/Steven Briggs (MICC) def. Scott Thomson (MICC)/Michael Bove (MICC) At left, left-right: Women’s 4.0 Singles Janice Hostetler (BC) def. Beth GonzalesIsrael (BC) 38 |


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At left, left-right: Women’s 3.0 Doubles Allyson Marks (BC)/Marji Jochums (BC) def. Ana Seley (BC)/ Megan Stott (BC)

Above, left-right: Men’s Open Singles Stephen Tierney (BC) def. Jordan Corey (MICC) At left, left-right: Men’s 3.5 Doubles Michael Han (BC) /Kenneth Cho (BC) def. by Robert Moline (BC)/Marc Khalili (BC) At right, left-right: Women’s 3.0 Singles Ann McGovern (MICC) def. Nikki Anderson (MICC) Far right, left-right: Men’s 3.5 Singles Samuel Koo (BC) def. by Marc Khalili (BC)

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Above, left-right: Men’s 3.0 Singles Chris Scalzo (BC) def. Chris Bingham (BC) At left, left-right: Women’s 3.5 Doubles Sherie Bernardez (BC)/Leslie Bernstein (BC) def. Meeae Freer (BC)/Marisa Gallo (BC)

Above, left-right: Men’s 4.0 Doubles Dan Halos (BC)/Mario Lopez (BC) def. Will Dupleich (BC)/Scott Griff (BC)

Above, left-right: Men’s Open Doubles (not pictured) Dan Gottesman (MICC)/ Tim Gottesman (MICC) def. Steve Gwinn (MICC)/Tim Larson (MICC)

At right, leftright: Women’s 4.0 Doubles Lynne Robinson (BC) def. Susan Mackey (BC)/ Brenda Williams (BC) with Anette Vegarra (BC) Above, left-right: Men’s 4.0 Singles Gerald Chew (MICC) def. Mike Beers (MICC)

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t e n n i s f-s t o p At left, left-right: Mixed 8.0 Doubles Mario Lopez (BC)/Crissey Miller (BC) def. by Diane Barrett-Tien (MICC)/Ralph Katsman (BC/ MICC) Below, left-right: Women’s 3.5 Singles Corey Fagan (MICC) def. by Beth Gonzales-Israel (BC)

Above left, left-right: Mixed Open Doubles John Moskowitz (BC)/Eleanor Parks (BC) def. (not pictured) Melanie Larson (MICC)/Tim Larson (MICC) Above right, left-rightt: Mixed 7.0 Doubles Nisha Shah (BC)/Niraj Shah (BC) def. by Sun Chaney (BC)/Jeff Chaney (BC) At left, left-right: Mixed 6.0 Doubles Tom Clemente (BC)/Laurie Larson (BC) def. Mary Troutman (BC)/ James Owen (BC)

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cl a s ses & eve n t s

UPCOMING EVENTS RECREATION Family Gym Night Jan. 4 & 25, 5:30-8 p.m. Six-Week Session Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 7 Family Float-In Movie Night: “Ice Age” Friday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Mom & Me 10-Week Session Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 14 Kids’ Night Out: Xtreme Speed Friday, Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m. $33/member


AQUATICS American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguard Training Jan. 2-4, 2-4 p.m. $110 Six-Week Session Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 7 Parent/Child Swim Lessons Begin Monday, Jan. 14

MINGLE Social Bridge Monday, Jan. 7, 7:30-10 p.m., $45 Digital Photography Class Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m., $45 Goals Workshop for Teen Girls & Moms Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., $10

Special GPX Schedule Tuesday, Jan. 1

Bridge Class Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m., $100

Meditate for a Calm Mind Workshop Sunday, Jan. 13, 4-5 p.m., $20

Free! New Member Reception Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.

Detox Yoga Workshop Sunday, Jan. 20, 4-6 p.m., $38

Vineyard Snowshoe and Wine Dinner in Leavenworth Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m.9:30 p.m., $120

Your Wellness Cleanse Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 31, 6-7 p.m., $350

Free! Trivia Night in Cosmos Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:30-8 p.m. Art and Wine Event Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m., $45

TASTE January Birthday Month in Polaris Grill Begins Tuesday, Jan. 1

ONGOING PROGRAMS For full lists of adult classes and events, pick up the latest copy of the Bellevue Club Connector or visit www.bellevue

RECREATION FREE! Toddler Open Play (0-5) Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! Round-Robin Squash Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free! Open Climb (4+) Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Private Dance Lessons (all ages) Private Basketball Lessons (6+) Karate Club (7+) Guitar and Voice Lessons (9+)

C L A S S I F I E D S VACAT ION R E NTAL S CANNON BEACH (ARCH CAPE). Exquisite oceanfront. Elegant and romantic 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, all new interiors with sweeping 180-degree views, stone fireplace, cherry, stainless, ceramic and quartz, with hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, DSL and hot tub. No smoking/pets. Weekly minimum. 503.803.0370 or KAUAI, POIPU BEACH, KIAHUNA PLANTATION. 1 bedroom deluxe condo. Ocean/lagoon/garden view. $190/night. 425.643.1805, ext. 14. www.kiahunapoipu KIHEI, MAUI. Beach front 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condominium. Ground level. Steps out to 4 mile sandy beach. Maalaea Surf Resort. 425.653.7712.

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PARIS. Chic 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment in 7th Arrondissement. Walk to Seine and Eiffel Tower. 206.328.0897. SUN VALLEY. Beautiful Wildflower condo. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath plus loft, all with deck and mountain views. Sleeps 9. Close to SV Lodge, pools, tennis, golf, skiing. $450/ night, $3,000/week. Will consider trade of luxury condo in warm resort area. www. Call 206.230.9363. SUN VALLEY. New 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome in West Ketchum. Walk to bike path, river run and town. www.vrbo. com/430919. and 503.807.2186. SUN VALLEY. Prospector condos in Warm Springs for rent. 2 bedroom/2.5 bathrooms; or 3 bedroom/3 bathrooms. Pool and tennis courts available. Call 1.800.303.5630.

F OR S A LE FOUR SEASONS VILLA, KONA, HAWAII. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa at Hualalai Four Seasons. Ocean view, exquisitely furnished. All resort amenities included. Sandy, 206.230.5606. www.hualalaifour

S E RVI C E S DAVE’S PAINTING, INC. 25 years Eastside custom painting. Pressure washing driveways and patios. Free estimates. Owner present at all jobs. 425.747.2543.

TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD 688.3162, or Classifieds deadline is the first of the month prior.

cl a s ses & eve n t s Kids’ Night Out (3-10)

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RACQUETBALL & SQUASH LADDERS To receive your invite, email

Hot Yoga 26 Poses

WINTER SESSION CLASSES & PROGRAMS For full information, visit

AQUATICS FREE! Inflatable Obstacle Course, Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m. and FREE! Water Runner, Saturdays, Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m. Group Swim Lessons Private Swim Lessons Masters/Adult Fitness Swimming M-F noon-1 p.m.; T/Th 5:45-7 a.m. or 9-10 a.m.; F 5:45-7 a.m.; Sa 7-8:30 a.m. Blue Whales Swim Team For information and reservations for any Aquatics program, call 425.688.3223.

TENNIS Adult Group Lessons Junior Group Lessons Mixed Doubles Night Ladies’ Flights Men’s Night Ladies’ Night

Gentle Yoga Int./Adv. Vinyasa Yoga Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Feldenkrais: Finding Flexibility Flex in the City Kinesis Senior Kinesis Senior Conditioning

TASTE Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill Tuesdays and Saturdays Wine Flight Night in Polaris Grill Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Discover new wines in Polaris Grill. Choose from any three reds (2-ounce pours for $15) or any three whites (2-ounce pours for $10).

Cosmos Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3:30-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. Saturday & Sunday, open-close Hat Trick Splash Special in Splash Daily, 11 a.m.-close Three small plates for $20 Sunday Family Fun Night Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Half-price wine and beer by the glass, half-price kids’ meal when eating with a parent. Optimus Prime in Splash Thursdays, 5 p.m. until gone Slow-roasted prime rib (9 ounces) dinner for $24. There’s even a smaller petite cut for the kiddos, $10. Splash Alley Come visit our to-go window, located near the tennis lobby. Stop for a bite to eat and your favorite wine or beer while viewing tennis or the pool. Features a limited menu and full beverage service.

Here’s to a bright start in 2013. Advertise in REFLECTIONS. www.BCref Eric Nienaber 425.445.6800 Sue Nienaber 425.455.9881

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ed i t o r’s p i ck s

Start a new hobby Nothing keeps the mind sharp like learning something new. Try baking or woodworking, knitting or painting. You never know what new hobby you might enjoy.

10 New TO DO

Read a new genre

Go to your favorite bookstore and head down a new aisle, or browse a genre on your Kindle you’ve never read. There are hidden gems in every category.

Try a new fruit or vegetable

Experts agree you should eat a rainbow of colors. So why not try a fruit or vegetable you’ve never had before? Head to the grocery store and see what you can find.


Find a new music artist

Like books, music has hundreds of categories. Pick out something on iTunes you’ve never listened to before.

Try a new workout

Shake up your routine and keep your body guessing with a new workout. Like running? Try swimming. Always taking a spin class? Maybe try step aerobics. The Club’s GPX program offers a ton of choices to try something new.

See a new movie

Try an art house film or a foreign film. Take a look at Oscar winners from past years and pick one you’ve never watched.

Try a new restaurant

Maybe there is one you’ve always wanted to try, or maybe it’s a new cuisine you haven’t had before. Give it a shot!

Visit a new park

Grab the kids and the dog, and head to a park you haven’t to been before—or maybe one you haven’t visited in awhile. See what you can find while getting a little fresh air.

Plan a trip somewhere new

It could be close or far, but start thinking about a new spot to visit, and make it happen.

Create a new family tradition

Bake cookies together once a month. Or make a giant fort in the living room and watch movies from inside. Whatever it is, start a new family tradition. Your kids will love it.

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Reflections: January 2013  

The Community Magazine of The Bellevue Club