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Everything you need to know to train for this season’s elite races.
CHEF’S CORNER Executive Chef Paul Marks dishes out the secrets behind his favorite heathful, cold-weather soup.
POST-WORKOUT COCKTAILS A list of cocktails that are delicious but won’t cause complete destruction to your diet.
BORCHGRAVE IN BELLEVUE Bellevue Arts Museum features an artist who seamlessly combines fashion and fine art.
COLD-WEATHER GEAR: PART 1 A complete guide to sorting out what apparel technologies are right for you.
SWIMMING FOR STRENGTH Bellevue Club member Erin Ciliv shares her story of how a little swimming can make a big difference.
NATUROPATHY 101 Bellevue Club’s own naturopath explains what this branch of natural medicine can do for your health.
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12 Newsfeed 56 F-Stop 14 Employee Q&A 62 Classifieds 46 Body | Mind 66 Editor’s Picks
aving recently moved to the Pacific Northwest (all the way from the heat and humidity of Savannah, Georgia), the most common question I am asked is, “What are your first impressions of the area and people?” As expected, I have many. Before I stepped off the plane in September, I had never been to the area. Everyone I talked to prior to the move had an opinion on what I should expect, none of which will shock you. They said it’s often cloudy, cold and rainy, so get a few good rain jackets; there are an endless number of coffee shops, so build a healthy tolerance to caffeine and highly-caffeinated people; and Seahawks fans are really—extraordinarily— loud, so be fair warned. And yes, I found out first-hand that all of those things are for the most part true. But there was another first impression I quickly got that I did not expect. I come from a very active family, and for many years, I have been a long distance runner, yogi, swimmer, surfer, and general outdoor enthusiast. I even managed to check off running a marathon on my bucket list. However, after spending just a short amount of time in the area—and specifically here at the Bellevue Club—I realized I have nothing on Pacific Northwesterners. Everyone seems to have a story about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, heli-skiing, ski racing, completing an Ironman or two, mountain biking hundreds of miles down the coast, or an equally impressive physical feat. Even those who haven’t actually climbed a mountain like Mount Everest, seem to have summited a symbolic one. The amount of motivation swarming around the city is palpable. My point is that from an outsider’s point of view there is a distinct characteristic to those that live here which seems to see no mountain, whether literal or figurative, as too high to climb. And it’s unbelievably inspiring—which is now my first and only answer when I am asked what I think about the region. That being said, I hope that with my first issue as the editor of Reflections, I can give back even just a sliver of that inspiration. Appropriately deemed the Fitness Issue, all the articles are specially crafted to help you get the most out of your next fitness, health, or sports-related goal (because I know you’ve got one!). If your next goal is a physical one, check out the “Battle of the Trainers” [p. 28] feature, and get some insider tips from the experts. If you want advice on how to boost your health, be sure to read the fascinating interview with the Club’s own naturopathic doctor in “Naturopathy 101” [p. 50]. Or if the only inspiration you need is a shiny new toy, take a look at our first annual “Cold Weather Gear Guide” [p. 38]. And no matter what your goal is, I hope that you will continue to share your stories with us at Reflections and our readers. But for now, see you on the mountains. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!
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y now most Americans have heard there is a major problem with childhood obesity in our country. It’s hard to ignore when the media and health experts continually warn us of the dangers. Just recently, Fitness Journal reported that preteens today are expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Similarly, the CDC says that more than one-third of children are overweight or obese, which are historically high values. But that doesn’t mean our youth must yield to the many chronic conditions associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure, bone and joint problems, increased risk of cancer, not to mention negative psychological and social effects. All it takes is a hearty dose of proactivity, education and encouragement to help them as a generation eat healthier and play more (video games excluded). As the Fitness Director of the Bellevue Club for more then 20 years, I have learned a trick or two about how to do this. The biggest thing I have learned about helping children is you have to make the approach extremely kid-friendly. This means emphasizing exercising as enjoyment through playing games or sports rather than forced workout regimes. It’s important that kids have fun while moving, or else they won’t do it. Luckily there are numerous classes, sports and activities out there that create a nonthreatening, noncompetitive and positive environment for children to thrive (many of which are available right here at Bellevue Club). You just have to find one that fits your family’s needs. The other major component to the equation is nutrition. And I (with the help of our staff of registered dietitians) have found that children do not respond well to calorie-counting programs and strict diets. What they do respond to are game-like nutrition-based challenges and questions such as, Can you eat vegetables from all the colors of the rainbow? By encouraging kids to have fun and stay positive about fitness and food, we can set the stage for long-term healthy habits and a happy future for our children. That being said, I will be the first to admit that working with children to change their habits, all while trying to keep it fun and light, has its challenges. That’s why our Wellness Team created our Generation Wellness (Gen W) program. Children enrolled in Gen W work with both trainers and nutritionists to learn how to have fun while achieving their individual fitness goals. If you think your child could benefit from being a part of the program or the other kid-friendly classes and activities at the Club, visit bellevueclub.com or call 425.688.3172.
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Michael Matti is a Seattle-based photographer who shoots everything from architecture to weddings. SEE MICHAEL’S WORK IN “BATTLE OF THE TRAINERS” [PAGE 28].
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Katie Vincent is a Seattle-based freelance writer specializing in outdoor living, wellness, travel and sustainable gardening. R E A D K ATIE’S WORK IN “TIME TO TR AIN” [PAGE 46].
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An Atlanta native, Emma Wilson fell in love with the Pacific Northwest as a s t u d e nt a t t h e Universit y of Puget Sound. S E E E M M A’ S W O R K I N “ F I T N E S S THROUGH THE AGES” [PAGE 22].
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SPECIAL EVENTS SUNDAY
New Year’s Day
Special GPX Schedule
School Break All-Sports Camp
School Break All-Sports Camp
Family Gym Night
Monday Night Social Bridge Starts
Wellness Programs 2014 party
Float-in Movie Night
Dance Workshop: Salsa
New Member Reception
Kids’ Night Out
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Digital Photography: Learning to Use Your New dSLR
A Feast on Film: How Movies Transform Food Into Art
Class: Bridge Basics Two
Family Gym Night
School Break All-Sports Camp
Trivia Night in Cosmos
Networking in the Atrium
Swim Camp School Break All-Sports Camp
WEEKLY EVENTS SUN
Ladies’ Tennis Night
Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris
Men’s Tennis Night
Mixed Doubles Night
Inflatable Obstacle Course
For more information about programs listed on the calendar, please visit members.bellevueclub.com.
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From left to right: Nick Cary, Glenn Clark, Jason Arriaga, PJ Ross and Garret McGuire
C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S T O T H E W I N N E R S O F T H E B C M E N ’ S FA L L D R A F T L E AG U E C H A M PI O N S H I P! Coach Nate Yokers gives those who missed the excitement a recap: The Fall Draft League Championship featured two evenly matched teams, although their records might have said otherwise. Team Bacon came in as the second overall seed, with a record of 6-2. Team Cary was the fifth overall seed, with a record of 3-5. Both teams realized that how you got to the final game didn’t matter, but how you left is what really counted. Team Bacon got off to a hot start, with Bryan Gabriel knocking down two threepointers in the first five minutes of the game. They continued to control the game and held onto a five-point lead at halftime, 39-34. The start of the second half saw Team Bacon go on a 10-4 run and push their lead to 11 in the opening minutes. However, Team Cary answered back with a run of their own, highlighted by Jason Arriaga knocking down a couple of three-pointers to tie the game at 61-61. Down the final stretch, both teams went on runs, but it was Team Cary that began to pull away. Consistent scoring from PJ Ross and solid shooting from the line by Nick Cary helped them complete an improbable run through the playoffs and secure the championship with a 90-81 victory. Team Bacon was led by Tony Bacon, who dropped 24 points. PJ Ross led Team Cary with 26. 12 | january 2014 reflections
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COMMUNITY january 2014 EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Laurelee Misseghers ➼ POSITION: Registered Dietitian ➼ WORKED AT THE BC: 1.5 years ➼ BEST MEMORY MADE AT THE CLUB: When a Your Body Your Life client told me all the things that had changed for her after losing weight—including the fact that her own mother didn’t recognize her in the parking lot! ➼ FAVORITE PART ABOUT MY JOB: Working with people to help them reach their goals and achieve better health. ➼ THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME: Cheerful, dedicated, caring. ➼ HOBBIES: Spending time with friends and family, and reading books about nutrition and health so I can continue to learn.
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➼ SIBLINGS: One younger brother, who is a doctor in California. ➼ FAVORITE FOOD: Hard to say—I like so many! Right now, it’s probably peaches.
➼ FAVORITE MOVIE: The Dish, or most of the Jane Austen movies.
➼ I WOULD NEVER: want to live without Christ in my life. ➼ I JUST CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Internet. ➼ AN ITEM ON MY BUCKET LIST: Doing an archaeological dig in Israel or Jordan.
➼ FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD: Being with family—wherever that may be.
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HEARTY CHICKEN AND WINTER ROOT VEGETABLE SOUP (Serves 6–8) INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons olive oil
In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat, and add the garlic, onion and tomatoes. Cook until soft, about 8 to ten minutes. Add the chicken stock, cilantro sprigs and chicken. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Add the potatoes, carrots and plantain (or turnips), and cook until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove the chicken thighs from the pot and allow them to cool. Using a knife and fork, shred the chicken. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot, season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer for 8 to ten more minutes. To serve the dish, place a few spoonfuls of rice in bottom of a soup bowl. Ladle the soup over the rice, garnish with cilantro, jalapenos and sour cream. For a complete meal, serve with warm corn tortillas.
3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 large yellow sweet onion, finely chopped 3 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped 10 cups organic low-sodium chicken stock 8 sprigs cilantro, chopped, plus extra for garnish 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs ½ lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 medium carrots, peeled, sliced crosswise 1 large green plantain, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes (turnips as substitute) 2 cups brown rice, cooked Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup chopped jalapenos, seeded, diced Sour cream for plating 16 | january 2014 reflections
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Let’s say you’ve just finished a grueling workout, and you want to reward yourself with a refreshing cocktail. But, you don’t want to totally counteract all the calorie-burning you just did. Staying lean while still enjoying the bar scene can be tricky, but the best way to make sure the drink you order is not going to pop your waistband is to watch the sugar. Vodka with club soda is a go-to for many calorie counters, and that is a good option, but the taste is often lacking. So, here’s a list of cocktails that are delicious but won’t cause complete destruction to your diet.
COCKTAILS INSTEAD OF A GLASS OF WINE: If you’re looking for a refreshing fruit drink without too much sugar, put down the glass of wine. Opt instead for a vodka-and-soda cocktail, and ask for just a splash of your favorite fruit juice for some flavor. Pomegranate, cranberry, and lime are all great choices, and organic juices are the best. Cognac with a splash of pomegranate and lime is also a great option.
same spike in blood sugar. It is perfect not only in margaritas, but also lemon drops, kamikazes, and cosmopolitans. You can also try it with white rum, a dash of lime juice, and a few muddled mint leaves for the perfect alternative to the traditional mojito.
INSTEAD OF A PIÑA COLADA: Coconut water is lower in sugar and calories than most other juices, and has the added benefit of lots of potassium. This makes it a great post-workout drink, and gives you the satisfaction of a tropical drink without all the calories of a piña colada. Vodka and gin both go well in this drink.
INSTEAD OF A BEER: If the last thing you want after a workout is something sweet, and you’re prone to knocking down a few cold, heavy beers, try going the 007 route instead. Straight up shaken-notstirred martinis cut out any extra nonsense while providing you with a salty rather than sweet flavor, plus a little more kick than many light beers. But be careful, martinis tend to be stronger than your average beer, so take that into consideration before you order another round.
INSTEAD OF A MARGARITA: Skip the mix and triple sec, and opt for fresh muddled lime and agave nectar. Agave nectar is a natural sweetner that is similar in texture to honey but does not provide the
The last thing to remember is that the body consumes any alcohol as sugar, so it pays to pay attention to how many cocktails you enjoy. Cheers!
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Agave nectar is a natural sweetner that is similar in texture to honey but does not provide the same spike in blood sugar.
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CITY SCENE january 2014
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When Isabelle de Borchgrave goes about constructing a new dress or pair of shoes for her collection, she uses a much different approach than most designers do. And that’s because her textile of choice is paper. But not just any paper—paper that has been expertly hand-painted or sketched on with chalk, charcoal or pastels and intricately folded and manipulated into her shape of choice. She can get away with this unique process because the often opulent and elaborate garments are not for wearing, although those who see her beautiful work might wish they could. photography courtesy of b.a.m.
Instead, they are for showing—in elite museums around the world, including a recent exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum for de Borchgrave’s “Fortuny Collection,” which is a collection of works created in homage to the early 20th century Spanish couturier Mariano Fortuny. Fortuny was known for his renowned Delphos dresses, which were inspired by classical Greek and Italian forms. “Bellevue Arts Museum is the premier U.S. museum for presenting Isabelle de Borchgrave’s ‘Fortuny Collection’ in its entirety,” says Elizabeth Martin-Calder, director of strategic marketing and engagement for the Bellevue Arts Museum. “This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the minds of not one, but two, influential international artists, and we are thrilled to be bringing this collection to the Pacific Northwest, especially to Bellevue.” The exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum is called “A World of Paper,
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A World of Fashion” and features 35 opulent three-dimensional dresses, 20 flat costumes, and numerous accessories, including shoes, jewelry, boxes and vases. The exhibition also features preparatory sketches, reproductions of de Borchgrave’s and Fortuny’s studios, and a room-sized oriental tent—all made entirely of paper. And this collection is just one of the Belgian artist’s four paper wardrobes. The others include “Papiers à la Mode,” a celebration of fashion over the past 300 years, ranging from Elizabeth I to Coco Chanel; “Splendor of the Medici,” inspired by Florentine fashion; and “Les Ballets Russes,” a tribute to Sergi Diaghilev, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. A World of Paper, A World of Fashion is running through Feb. 16, 2014. For more information about the exhibition, visit bellevuearts.org. For more information about de Borchgrave and her art, visit isabelledeborchgrave.com. bellevue club january 2014 | 21
F I T N E S S T H R O U G H T H E AG E S
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WITH EVERY NEW YEAR COMES ANOTHER BIRTHDAY, MAKING YOU ANOTHER YEAR WISER AND ANOTHER YEAR OLDER. AND WITH AGE, THINGS CAN SLOW DOWN—JOINTS GET CREAKIER, METABOLISM SEEMS TO SCREECH TO A HALT—AND IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL, WHAT YOU USED TO DO TO STAY FIT MAY BECOME PAINFUL, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. bellevue club january 2014 | 23
GROWING OLDER SHOULDN’T BE A REASON NOT TO MAINTAIN, IF NOT IMPROVE, OUR FITNESS, THOUGH, AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE WITHIN THE RANGE FROM HIGH-INTENSITY TO LOW-IMPACT WORKOUTS THAT CAN SERVE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. TO HELP YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY, WE’VE COMPILED A GUIDE OF GREAT ADVICE FROM BELLEVUE CLUB’S PERSONAL TRAINERS, WITH “GET FIT” TIPS FOR EVERYONE, YOUNG AND OLD.
20s HEALTHY HABITS Personal trainers Melanie Baker and Shannon Treybig agree that your 20s are the time to start forming healthy habits to last through life. According to Treybig, “You might think this is the decade to push your limits,” but, really, it is the time to “focus on developing functional fitness.” Here are some tips to keep in mind while getting fit: Aim for at least 30 minutes of cardio per day. It doesn’t have to be training for a marathon— just walking the dog will do—but get in the habit of getting moving. Start strength training. Women start losing bone density in their late 20s and, as Baker notes, “strength training is the only way to prevent bone density loss.” Change your diet. It can be hard to resist the college diet of pizza and beer, but it’s important to make an effort to reduce portion sizes, eat more vegetables and drink enough water to start eating more healthfully before metabolism dwindles.
30s MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME By the time year 30 rolls around, Treybig and Baker note, it can feel like “real adult life has set in” and it’s impossible to find time for fitness when “juggling kids, a career, and life.” Your 30s can be the fittest time of your life, however, if you can manage to make time for yourself and your health, which doesn’t have to be as impossible as it sounds:
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Find what you love to do. Between yoga, rock climbing, trail running, golf and more, there’s an enormous variety of things you can do to stay fit. If you enjoy your exercise, you’re more likely to keep up with it—and that’s more than half the battle. Try new things. Doing the same workout every time can be monotonous, and doing a variety of exercises and activities will work new muscle groups, leading to better overall fitness. Do high-intensity interval training twice a week, alternating between cardio and weights. The intervals’ high intensity will burn a ton of calories, but be careful not to overdo it, as Treybig notes that “too much high intensity can easily lead to injury.”
40s USE IT OR LOSE IT It’s around age 40 that our metabolism starts to really slow down, which can lead to seemingly inexplicable weight gain. At this critical juncture in life, it’s important to continue to commit to being fit, while also being understanding with your body and making proper adjustments: Lower your impact. Baker observes that, in your 40s, “activities like running or step aerobics don’t feel as good as they used to on your joints.” Instead, try lower impact activities like swimming, biking or even Zumba. Work on your core. Keeping your core and stabilizer muscles strong will help with balance and stability, in addition to helping stave off belly fat. Commit to five minutes of abdominal mat work each night and you’ll see (and feel) the benefits.
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“YOU MIGHT THINK THIS IS THE DECADE TO PUSH YOUR LIMITS,” BUT, REALLY, IT IS THE TIME TO “FOCUS ON DEVELOPING FUNCTIONAL FITNESS.” –SHANNON TREYBIG, BC PERSONAL TRAINER
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“COMMIT TO BE FIT.” –RAMSES CHMAIT, BC PERSONAL TRAINER
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50s LISTEN TO YOUR BODY There’s nothing wrong with not being twenty anymore, but it’s critical to pay more attention to what your body needs. According to Baker, “At this age, exercise has never been more important to decrease risk of heart disease and obesity, raise good cholesterol levels, keep balance, reduce risk of injury and support higher levels of energy.” That said, don’t push too hard: Warm up. Doing some dynamic movements and static stretches will not only reduce the risk of injuring yourself during your workout but also increase overall flexibility, which will help in the day to day. Cross train. By switching up your exercise routine, you’ll work different muscle groups and have more fun. Plus, you’ll likely find new favorites to add to your regular routine. Lift weights. Now, more than ever, it’s important to do load-bearing exercises in order to preserve strength and bone density.
KEEP MOVING Age ain’t nothing but a number—unless you allow it to be. There are plenty of healthy, active retirees. More free time means more time to dedicate to staying healthy and active, so take advantage: Lengthen your workouts. Switching to lowimpact exercise can sometimes mean sacrificing intensity and health benefits. What 20 minutes of running used to offer now means at least 45 minutes of walking, but the time investment is well worth it. Decrease weight, increase reps. Strength training continues to be important at older ages, but heavy weights can put undue stress on joints. Try increasing your number of reps to between 12 and 15 with a lighter but challenging weight. No matter your age, achieving your fitness goals won’t be easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard. The most difficult and important tip we can offer is to, as trainer Ramses Chmait says, “commit to be fit.” Make small adjustments to your lifestyle and make being healthy a habit. It’s a new year and the next opportunity for you to become the best you can be, whether you’re 24 or 75.
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“AT THIS AGE, EXERCISE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO DECREASE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND OBESITY, RAISE GOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, KEEP BALANCE, REDUCE RISK OF INJURY AND SUPPORT HIGHER LEVELS OF ENERGY.” –MELANIE BAKER, BC PERSONAL TRAINER bellevue club january 2014 | 27
Hailing from all corners of the Northwest, with various heights, weights and styles, meet the contenders of Bellevue Clubâ€™s
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TRAINER SHANNON TREYBIG GETS INTO PERFECT FORM TO BREAK A SWEAT
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WHETHER YOU WANT TO LOSE 10 POUNDS, COMPLETE AN IRONMAN, LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE OR CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO, THERE’S NO DOUBT BELLEVUE CLUB HAS THE GO-TO FITNESS GURU PERFECT FOR THE JOB. BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE TRAINERS THEMSELVES GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AND BATTLE IT OUT, BOASTING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THEIR SPECIFIC TRAINING METHOD? INFORMATION ABOUNDS, AND EVERYONE WINS AS THE TRAINERS REVEAL THEIR EXPERT TIPS, TRICKS AND SECRETS FOR REACHING FITNESS GOALS.
Name: Karrie Dutton
What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy?
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
When I walk into most gyms I see the women doing cardio and the men doing weights. We need to teach women that it’s important to be strong. They set the example for their family, and what they do makes a difference.
Number of years as a personal trainer: 7 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 3 Certifications/Degrees: Wellness Coach certified, American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer Area of Expertise: Group circuit training, Titleist Performance Institute golf training, yoga, Pilates, Barre What can clients expect out of a training session with you? I like to do full-body circuit training and change the workouts every day. What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Every year I try and set one physical goal and one educational goal. Last year I completed my first half-marathon and received my wellness coach certification. Those were both huge for me.
What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? I normally have a Pump Fuel drink if I’m doing a big weightlifting day; otherwise, I do my cardio two to three hours after a light snack. What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? I make a spinach and egg-white quiche. What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? Stay positive. Positive thoughts manifest positive results.
What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Start small and simple. Each week change just one thing. If you want to lose weight, make just one little substitution in your diet. If you want to gain strength, add in just a few more minutes of weight training. Then the next week make another small change. It all adds up to big results.
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Name: Rusty J. Pruden Hometown: Marysville, Wash. Number of years as a personal trainer: 5 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 2 Certifications/Degrees: USA Triathlon Youth Development and Olympic recruitment coach, LeMond indoor cycling certified, proficient in central nervous system development techniques for swimming, associate’s degree in psychology and criminal justice Area of Expertise: Endurance sports, strength and agility
What can clients expect out of a training session with you? Plain and simple: Have fun and work hard. Hard work pays off! Workouts are specific to what my client’s goals are, and I make sure everyone is taken care of as if I were coaching myself. What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Becoming an All-American Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges runner in the 8-kilometer, 800-meter, 1500-meter (with a 3:56 1500-meter time), and becoming a professional triathlete (2010-2013). What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Set short-term goals and long-term goals, and write them down. Believe in yourself, and never be afraid to ask for help or advice. Consistency and hard work are the keys to success. What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? The idea that more is better. It’s not just about doing more; it’s about focusing on improving your weaknesses. That’s what makes you a better athlete and what keeps you injury-free. What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? If it’s a morning workout, a maple bar, Red Bull, and Gatorade Endurance Formula drink. If it’s mid-day or evening, a Gatorade Endurance Formula drink and a berry shake. What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? Usually anything I can get my hands on. But when planned, Gatorade Recover Protein Shake, turkey dip with tots, or fruit from Splash and an amber ale. What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? Be patient; don’t work out hard every day. Listen to your body, recover when your body tells you to, and believe in yourself. bellevue club january 2014 | 31
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Name: Shannon Treybig Hometown: I have moved too many times to have a hometown. Number of years as a personal trainer: 19 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 7.5 Certifications/Degrees: USA Triathlon certified coach, Road Runners Club of America certified coach, American Council on Exercise certified, Schwinn certified spin instructor, bachelor’s degree in exercise science Area of Expertise: Triathlon, running, functional strength training
What can clients expect out of a training session with you? They can expect fundamental, functional strength training to improve fitness, athleticism and longevity. No fancy tricks, just hardcore work that focuses on proper muscle recruitment, reduces risk of injury and gets results. What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? I completed 11 triathlon Ironman competitions, including three world championships. I also ran 40 marathons before the age of 40 (12 in one year). What is the most rewarding part about being a personal trainer? Seeing people’s confidence grow and positive attitudes flourish as they achieve their goals and feel the effects outside and in. What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Accountability. Whether it’s a personal trainer, a training partner, or an online tracking system, set up an accountability system to keep you motivated and on track. What is the one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? Just one? There are so many. For women, it’s that lifting weights will make them big or gain weight. 32 | january 2014 reflections
Name: Cameron Court Hometown: Issaquah, Wash. Number of years as a personal trainer: 4 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 2 Certifications/Degrees: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, American Council on Exercise certified, Swim Team Coach Certified, Crossfit Level 1 certified, Insanity certified instructor, Schwinn certified spin instructor, former nationally ranked powerlifter, college athlete, bachelorâ€™s degree in biology Area of Expertise: Athletic training and sports performance
What can clients expect out of a training session with you? They will get a whooping (within their limits) and learn something new in the process. I will push them to the limit, and I will make it hard but fun if the situation calls for it. It depends on what they are training for.
What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Stick to your plan. I think the biggest problem people face is they give up on their goals way too early. Aim high and push yourself each and every day. Never give up; no matter how hard or how difficult the road is, stick to your goals and donâ€™t settle for anything less than your best. What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? Lifting weights will make me bulk up. Not true. You can get lean muscle or build endurance by altering or changing the volume or set/rep ranges. What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? A protein bar and a pre-workout drink to get pumped up! What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? Sweet potatoes and chicken breast.
What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Achieving national ranking and placing first in my division at a United Powerlifting Association meet in 2010. However, I think my best physical and mental accomplishment will be coming back from two Tommy John elbow surgeries and attempting to play baseball again, hopefully at the semi-professional level.
What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? Consistency is the biggest key. If you want to see any success you need to have consistent efforts and be disciplined enough to carry out your routines on a daily basis. bellevue club january 2014 | 33
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Name: Casey Brown
What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy?
Hometown: Woodinville, Wash.
That there’s no single program that leads to a healthy, strong, balanced body. I know, for a lot of people, working out isn’t the highlight of their day (unless you’re coming to see me!) but if you can find something you enjoy, something you’ll stick with, then you’re likely to make it a priority and progress. The perfect program is the one you do.
Number of years as a personal trainer: 5 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 1 Certifications/Degrees: American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer Area of Expertise: Booty Barre and TRX
What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? A bit of caffeine and half of an apple with peanut butter. What can clients expect out of a training session with you? You will likely be using your own body weight for a lot of the session, utilizing my favorite pieces of equipment: TRX straps, BOSU and physio balls. But don’t be fooled by the lack of heavy dumbbells, you will be challenged and you will gain functional strength and mobility. What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Hiking 75 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass). It honestly felt like more of a mental challenge than physical though.
What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? It changes, but right now the protein scramble at Luna (eggs, quinoa, black beans, spinach, goat cheese and, of course, a lot of Sriracha). What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? My top three: Foam roll. Harder today, easier tomorrow. And lean into the work, meaning don’t be scared when it gets really tough, don’t back down; you’ve got to push through to see what’s on the other side of that discomfort.
What is the most rewarding part about being a personal trainer? Helping my clients realize the strength they always had, both physically and mentally. Yes, I test mental endurance too. What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Consistency in your training, nutrition, sleep and overall well-being. With that said, I am a firm believer in balance, so enjoy your rest days, your chocolate or glass of wine. It’s all about 80/20—80 percent focus and consistency toward your goal and 20 percent enjoyment.
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Name: Cory Patterson Hometown: Redmond, Wash. Number of years as a personal trainer: 8 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 2 Certifications/Degrees: National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, Training for Warriors Level 1 certification Area of Expertise: General awesomeness, strength and conditioning
What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Respect and be specific about your goal. Focus, intensity and direction determine destination. What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? That you can “outwork” your diet. What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine?
What can clients expect out of a training session with you? A life-changing experience! I’m always coaching my clients though the session on form and technique as well as the mental element. Lots of fun added in there too. What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Placing second in the 2008 Washington State Ironman Bodybuilding Competition in the middleweight novice division.
BCAA (branched-chain amino acids supplements), caffeine, beta-alanine supplements. What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? Sweet potatoes and a protein. What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? Eat right, work hard, stretch and repeat. bellevue club january 2014 | 35
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Name: Christin Tercek
What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy?
Hometown: Tualatin, Ore.
People thinking that cardio alone is the answer to weight loss.
Number of years as a personal trainer: 11 Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 13
What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine?
Certifications/Degrees: American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, TRX certified trainer, Heart Zones certified, bachelors of science in exercise physiology
I load up on Skittles! Joking aside, I typically like to work out before lunch, so I will have a mid-morning snack like apples and all-natural peanut butter.
Area of Expertise: Group training, circuit training, TRX What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? What can clients expect out of a training session with you?
I typically like to make sure I get plenty of water and eat a meal containing carbs, protein and a healthy fat.
My clients can expect to have fun with me yet still enjoy a challenging workout. More than likely, they can expect to hear many form corrections (but always in a positive manner).
What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients?
What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment?
Stop shrugging your shoulders up to your ear lobes, and keep a tall posture.
I was a gymnast from five years old through college (on a gymnastics scholarship). I made it to nationals three times, and my freshman year of college my team won nationals. Another huge accomplishment for me was running my first half-marathon recently with my husband. As a gymnast we sprinted 74 feet down the vault runway and that was about it, so running 13.1 miles was a miracle. What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal? Know that reaching fitness goals will take time and commitment. You must push through the uncomfortable times and keep a positive mindset, believing you will get to your goal.
The featured contenders are only a few of the trainers at the Bellevue Club. For more information about all the trainers, pick up a Meet the Trainers brochure in one of the studios around the Club.
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GEAR part 1
SOFT GEAR STARTERS WITH EVERY NEW SEASON OF WINTER SPORTS, COMES AN AVALANCHE OF NEW COLD-WEATHER GEAR. In fact, with all the different technologies, brands and styles, we think it can be downright overwhelming. So to help you wade through all the different options without taking away valuable time on the mountain, we went straight to the experts to compile our firstannual Cold-Weather Gear Guide. It’s a two-part guide about what’s on the cutting edge, and the first installment focuses on soft gear. The second part, featuring the latest and greatest in hard gear, will appear in next month’s Ski and Snow issue. bellevue club january 2014 | 39
Different areas of your body sweat, move and regulate heat differently. So why would you wear a jacket made of all the same material? The answer is because until recently there was no other option. And then came the concept of body-mapping insulation, which has led to the creation of a new breed of jackets that use different materials for various parts of the body.
“Another big trend is using merino wool; people are going back to it and realizing that the natural fiber is very effective at keeping you warm,” says Stacey Weichbrodt, an apparel buyer for local ski shop Sturtevant’s. “SmartWool is a great option because of the way they finish the threads. It reduces the chance of any irritation.”
MARMOT WOMEN’S VARIANT JACKET, $170 The core of this highly evolved jacket is made of lightweight (the whole jacket weighs under one pound), yet incredibly warm, Thermal R Eco insulation, and the sides and sleeves are made of Polartec Power Stretch to allow for a killer combination of warmth and flexibility.
SMARTWOOL WOMEN’S NTS MID 250 ZIP T, $105 SmartWool boasts this base layer as its warmest option to date. Made of 100 percent Vietnam merino wool, the garment features enhanced shoulder panels for comfort when wearing a pack, flatlock seams for zero chafing, and updated design for a perfect fit.
MARMOT MEN’S VARIANT JACKET, $170 Like the women’s version, this jacket uses body-mapping technology to create a flawless heat flow. It also utilizes Thermal R and Polartec Power Stretch insulation materials, which keep the jacket from feeling bulky or bothersome while in action.
SMARTWOOL MEN’S NTS MID 250 FUNNEL ZIP, $115 With a neck that can zip up for extra coverage and sleeves with thumbholes, this ultra-warm base layer was created with men of action in mind. Made of 100 percent Vietnam merino wool, it is constructed using flatlock seams to eliminate chafing and includes enhanced shoulder panels for those carrying a pack.
Where to Buy: Sturtevant’s, marmot.com
Where to Buy: Sturtevant’s, smartwool.com
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SMARTWOOL WOMEN’S PHD SNOWBOARD MEDIUM, $25.95
PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS Phase-change materials make sure you maintain the allimportant balance between not too hot and not too cold. “Phase-change materials control your body temperature, holding in the heat when it gets cold, and as you get hotter it expands,” says Weichbrodt. “The amazing thing is companies like Mountain Force and KJUS have used this technology while still allowing four-way stretch for range of movement.”
Designed for the female athlete’s foot, the merino wool socks feature high-density, shock-absorbing cushioning technology for areas of the foot that experience high impact. They also include mesh ventilation for heat and moisture regulation.
SMARTWOOL PHD SKI GRADUATED COMPRESSION ULTRA LIGHT SOCKS, $37.95 The warmth of wool and benefits of compression
socks in one? Yes, please. The lightweight, graduated-compression socks are SmartWool’s most technologically advanced thus far, and include highdensity, shock-absorption material in all the right places and vents for heat and moisture regulation.
WHERE TO BUY: Sturtevant’s, smartwool.com
WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN FORCE JOPLIN JACKET, $949 This jacket is the priciest women’s jacket on our list but comes with every imaginable bell and whistle, including ceramicmembrane technology. Features include an adjustable snow skirt, detachable hood, internal pocket systems, goggle case, stretch lining, two-way zipper, cable guide and much more. All of this still fits into a surprisingly lightweight package that is waterproof, warm and durable. Where to Buy: Sturtevant’s, mountainforce.com
WOMEN’S GIVE-N-GO LACY UNDERWEAR, $18-22
ExOfficio calls their unique brand of underwear a revolution. And with perks like an Aegis Microbe Shield for odor protection, extremely quick-drying and moisture-wicking capabilities, and stretch lace waistband (on selected styles), they might be right. This stylish, yet high-performance, pair of underwear is also comfortable enough for any sport.
MEN’S GIVE-N-GO UNDERWEAR, $26-30
Coming in boxer and brief styles, the men’s Give-N-Go underwear come with Aegis Microbe Shield for odor protection, a nonchafing waistband, moisture-wicking and quick-drying capabilities, and more. And they say dogs are a man’s best friend.
WHERE TO BUY: exofficio.com
MEN’S KJUS WARP SPEED JACKET, $1,399 The Warp Speed Jacket utilizes an amazing technology known as schoeller-PCM. Microcapsules within the jacket respond to temperature changes by transforming from solid to liquid when they reach specific temperatures. However, this does not take away from the all-important functionality of the jacket courtesy of the four-way stretch Dermizax NX fabric. Where to Buy: Sturtevant’s, kjus.com bellevue club january 2014 | 41
DOWN STUFFING Despite its ability to provide warmth, outdoor enthusiasts once shied away from down stuffing due to the clumping factor—when it got wet, it stuck together. Well, according to Weichbrodt, problem solved. “Now the seaming is waterproof, so you get the warmth of down while staying extremely comfortable.”
WOMEN’S SALOMON S-LINE PRIMA JACKET, $550 While this jacket comes with many extras, including a lift-pass pocket, goggle wipe, removable hood, thumb loops, stretch powder skirt and more, the main feature is the extremely soft, quilted fabric that keeps the down stuffing dry and you warm. Where to Buy: Sturtevant’s, salomon.com
VESTS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STORM LOGIC VEST, $120 Keeping your core warm is essential when taking part in any kind of winter sport, and ExOfficio has created a vest with that exact purpose in mind. As an added bonus, it also uses a high-tech stuff-sack system that turns the vest into a comfortable travel pillow. Other features include a microfleece-lined collar and pockets, an extensive travel pocket system, and quick-dry, windproof and waterresistant material.
WHERE TO BUY: exofficio.com
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MEN’S BURTON AK BK INSULATOR JACKET, $249.95 Designed with the active cold-weather athlete in mind, the premium down fill and fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets will keep you warm, but the jacket also includes armpit zippers for ventilation. The waterrepellant ripstop fabric makes it the perfect fit for any weather. Where to Buy: Sturtevant’s, burton.com
TRIED AND TRUE While technology can be great, Steve Forsythe, owner of Centerline Ski shop and expert skier and coach, says he’s more impressed with gear that’s passed the test of time. “I’ve got a Patagonia jacket that I’ve skied in for ten years,” he says. His top three picks for soft gear are anything made by Patagonia, Mammut and Eider. He says these brands have established themselves by providing quality gear that’s durable, without all the fluff.
COLD-WEATHER GEAR FOR RUNNERS Runners are a special breed of athlete because they require all the warmth with none of the bulk. While Lululemon is most often associated with yoga gear, they do have a plethora of technology-driven gear perfect for cold-weather runners. Community relations expert Nina Gardner describes the most exciting pieces of the season. 1 SWIFTLY TECH LONG SLEEVE “This garment is incredibly moisture-wicking, and is made of our Silverescent fabric, so it doesn’t hold on to smell (which is key when you’re running in these pieces time after time). And it is the perfect layer to have right against your body.”
2 FROSTY RUN GLOVES “When I run with gloves, I need them to not get in my way or weigh me down (like every pair of knit gloves I own). These guys are made of our moisture wicking fabric, the styling detail is actually reflective and the fingertips are paneled, so you don’t have to remove your gloves to return a text or answer a call.” 3 WARM TOP LAYER “The Fleet Street Hoodie & Fluff Off Jacket are great top layers this season. Both have warm, moisture wicking linings, high collars to keep warmth in, and strategic ventilation to use to avoid overheating.” 4 LUXTREME TIGHTS “Luxtreme is our running fabric that has a compression component to keep muscles from jiggling so as to reduce fatigue, and I find that in the winter, these tights give me the warmth I need without being bulky. Also super-moisture-wicking so my sweat isn’t making a chilly run any chillier.”
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Strength “I CAN BE WILD,” ERIN SAYS. “I LOVE TO BE WILD. I LOVE THE FREEDOM AND THE MOVEMENT. AFTER BEING IN A WHEELCHAIR ALL DAY, IT MAKES ME FEEL REALLY GOOD.”
hen it comes to working out, Erin Ciliv has every excuse in the book. For starters, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, a condition that limits movement in her arms and legs. She cannot bear weight or walk without assistance, and she uses a wheelchair for independent mobility. Making it even easier to give in to an inactive lifestyle, oftentimes physical therapy and exercise can be painful, frustrating or downright exhausting. But instead of seeing these obstacles as excuses, she uses them as motivation to achieve some pretty incredible goals. Because at 16 years old, that’s just the type of determined young woman she has become. And it is this determination to live life on her own terms, along with the encouragement of her family and trainers, that led her to swimming, which is possibly the one activity that offers the Bellevue teenager a reprieve from a world filled with straps and chairs. “I can be wild,” Erin says. “I love to be wild. I love the freedom and the movement. After being in a wheelchair all day, it makes me feel really good.” “From the moment Erin steps in the water, she is a different person. She is so happy when she is able to move around freely and walk in the water,” says Sara Katz, swim instructor at the Bellevue Club who has been working with Erin for a number of years. And over the years, the progress Erin has made is nothing short of extraordinary. “You would never think a young girl with Erin’s physical limitations would
ever be able to swim without flotation devices, but because of years of practice and encouragement from family and friends, she’s doing just that,” says Erin’s mother, Karen Ciliv. This extraordinary feat is especially evident when the family travels to Turkey during recent summers to visit her father, Süreyya Ciliv, whose job requires him to live there. In the warm, buoyant water of the Mediterranean Sea, Erin can swim up to 400 meters a day with her father by her side. Both Karen and Erin say none of that would be possible if it weren’t for the training and encouragement she receives at the Bellevue Club. “They are like a second family,” Erin says of the many members of the aquatics department who work and interact with her on a regular basis. “They keep me going is all I can say. They help me become a better swimmer.” But spend just five minutes with Erin in the aquatics center and it becomes clear she isn’t the only one whose spirits are lifted when she’s in the pool training. “Erin is so positive and energetic. She loves to be around people and is very outgoing once she gets comfortable with you,” Katz says. “She absolutely loves all the coaches, lifeguards, and swim instructors. Everyone wants to talk to Erin because she is so inspiring and loving. She sets lofty goals for herself and always tries her best. She is an inspiration to everyone who has the privilege of meeting her.” And this becomes obvious, as the many staff members stop to give her fist-bumps— her favorite form of friendly affection—as they pass or stop for a smile and a joke,
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which Erin is always quick to tell. “They give me strength and hope, so I try to give back to them,” Erin says. “I just keep smiling, because I know it makes them smile.” And according to everyone around her, she is doing just that. “Erin is a happy child who is excited about life,” Karen says. “People that know her and see beyond the disability know she’s just a regular kid. She loves music, sports, and loves to dance.” Yes, dance. “I have my own little dance,” Erin says. “It’s called the sit-down dance. Since I can’t stand up on my own two feet, why not just sit down and do it.” And it’s that mentality that allows her to not only dance to her favorite artists, including Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, and Jason Aldean, but also speak several languages. She taught herself Turkish using Rosetta Stone, loves to speak with a British accent, knows American Sign Language, and is an A-student in Spanish at Bellevue High School. She also enjoys drum lessons, therapeutic horseback riding, adaptive skiing, and spending time on Facebook with her friends and relatives from around the world. “She’s fearless,” Karen says. “And I don’t think she’ll be slowing down any time soon.” If anything, Erin is only going to be speeding up. After watching her brother, Morgan Ciliv, who has been swimming on the Bellevue Club Swim Team for years, Erin says she has hopes of one day finding a swim team for kids with similar abilities where she can really put her skills to the test. After all, she’s the last person you will find living life on the sidelines.
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TIME TO TRAIN RECYCLING LAST YEAR’S CALENDAR—OR PERHAPS BURNING IT, IF YOU’RE LIKE ME— BRINGS WITH IT THE GIFT OF A BLANK, 12-MONTH FITNESS SLATE UPON WHICH YOU CAN INSCRIBE NEW WELLNESS GOALS. IF YOUR 2014 ASPIRATIONS INCLUDE A RACE OF ANY KIND, NOW IS THE TIME TO CHOOSE A DATE AND BEGIN SKETCHING OUT A REASONABLE TRAINING PLAN. HERE ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST, ODDEST, AND MOST CHALLENGING ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS IN OUR AREA TO ASPIRE TOWARD THIS YEAR: written
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Your Insider Race Guide for 2014
Valentine’s Day lovers and haters alike can agree that this costumed, nighttime 5K adventure race through the streets of West Seattle make the holiday worth celebrating—sandwiched by happy hour and two post race parties (pro- and anti-Valentine’s). All funds benefit the A21 Campaign against human trafficking. Friday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m., cupid5k.com.
FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB
In this iconic race, climb the Rainier Tower’s 40 floors to raise funds for the American Lung Association. Compete as a team or individually in the Family/Friends or Elite categories— or if you’re really intense (and a hero) climb in your firefighter, military, police, or EMT garb with the First Responder division. Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m., climbrainiertower.org.
* LAKE SAMMAMISH HALF MARATHON
Runners partial to flat surfaces will adore this speedy 13-mile course along the East Lake Sammamish trail from Marymoor to Issaquah. All funds benefit Cascade Challenge, an outdoor leadership nonprofit for teens. Saturday, Mar. 8, 6 a.m., lakesammamishhalf.com.
Named “One of Four Classic Rides” by Bicycling magazine, our region’s first major ride of the year offers hardcore bikers a thighburning 33 miles of 2,675 vertical feet through the tranquil roads of Bainbridge Island. Free cider and baked goodies are available along the way, while a chili feed fundraiser waits at the finish line. Sunday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m., Bainbridge Ferry Dock, cascade.org.
SQUAK MOUNTAIN 12K, HALF-MARATHON, MARATHON AND 50K TRAIL RUN
If a woodsy workout brings you joy, consider an extensive race along the wild trails of Squak Mountain, which will offer wellmarked routes for a variety of course lengths. Bonus: The first runner of each category to reach Squak’s summit wins a pair of Teko socks. Saturday, Apr. 12, 7 a.m., evergreentrailruns.com.
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GOOD KARMA 5K
In this choose-your-own-charity fun run, kindhearted racers can choose to earn bonus good vibes along the way by stopping at up to seven “Good Karma Stations”—including free Locks of Love haircuts and thank-you notes for Northwest military families. Sunday, May 25, 9 a.m., goodkarma5k.com.
GROUP HEALTH SEATTLE TO PORTLAND BICYCLE CLASSIC
Is Seattle or Portland the hipper city? Ride 200 miles through farmland, valleys, and forests to see for yourself. Cascade Bicycle Club’s biggest annual fundraiser brings 10,000 bikers together for one (or two) days of sweaty fun, culminating in a raging finish-line festival at Holladay Park. Saturday-Sunday, Jul. 12-13, 5:15 a.m. cascade.org.
ROCK N ROLL MARATHON
Leave your iPod at home for 26.2 miles of free tunes by local bands. Competitors enjoy nearly 20 music stages along the route, swag bags, free admission to the Health & Fitness Expo and, naturally, free admission to a post race concert and festival. Saturday, Jun. 21, 7 a.m., runrocknroll.competitor.com/seattle.
RIDE FROM SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER AND PARTY (RSVP)
Make the 270-mile migration north by farmland, forests and Samish Bay in either the Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday group. Riders will stay the night in Bellingham after 188 miles, then party hard in downtown Vancouver at the finish line festival. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 15-17, 6 a.m. cascade.org.
LAKE STEVENS IRONMAN 70.3
SEE JANE RUN
For full-on triathletes, this race is the real deal: a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run right in our backyard. Race in teams or as an ironman (or ironwoman), then nosh on free food. Winners could qualify for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Quebec. Sunday, Aug. 17, 5 a.m., ironman.com.
Ladies only! Choose between a half marathon and a 5K, sandwiched between pre- and post race women’s festivals full of vendors offering massages, clothing, jewelry and other luxuries. The clincher: All finishers get free champagne and chocolate! Sunday, Jul. 13, 6 a.m., seejanerun.com.
Let your macho side wild for this 3.15-mile race through a wooded course of 12 rugged obstacles with ominous names like “Plunge,” “Storming Normandy” and “Warrior Roast.” All warriors win a T-shirt, Viking helmet, custom medal, access to the post race party and—if over 21—a free beer. Saturday, Jul. 19, 9 a.m., warriordash.com. 48 | january 2014 reflections
If you need a little (or a lot) of encouragement this training season, check out Bellevue Club’s latest Swim Bike Run training program. Professional triathlete Rusty Pruden can help you tackle one sport or all three. For more information, call 425.688.3172.
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While the term “naturopathy” might be relatively new, the concepts and tools of the trade have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Bellevue Club’s own naturopath explains why this branch of natural medicine is experiencing tremendous growth—particularly in this part of the country—and what it can do for your health and wellness. BELLEVUE CLUB: FIRST THINGS FIRST, WHAT EXACTLY IS NATUROPATHY? DR. RACHEL ERIKSON, N.D., M.S.O.M.: In general, the philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to treat the root cause of a disease. It’s also about being able to treat the whole person and the belief that there is an inherent self-healing aspect of the body, and being able to harness that power. The definition is so broad because it encompasses so many different types of medicine, and in many ways it just comes down to a philosophy. BC: HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS LINE OF MEDICINE? RE: Practicing medicine is in my blood. My father was a medical doctor and my aunt runs a veterinary hospital. When I was in college I was following the family tradition as a pre-med student. While I was prepping for the MCAT class, I heard a naturopath talk at the University of Texas. There are barely any naturopaths in Texas, so it was something I had never heard of but was I immediately interested. After, I went to go see one myself because at the time I was dealing with a lot of asthma issues. I was on all sorts of inhalers and medications, and I was able to get off all my medications. I became very excited about this kind of medicine, and I pulled out of my MCAT class and decided to apply for naturopathic school. BC: WHAT WAS IT ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH NATUROPATHY THAT MADE YOU INSTANTLY CHANGE YOUR CAREER PATH? WHAT DID THEY FIND TO BE THE ROOT OF YOUR PROBLEMS? RE: The way naturopathic medicine works, it’s always a combination of things. It’s never just one thing. But I made a lot of dietary changes, and that helped a lot. I thought I was healthy because I was interested in nutrition and worked out all the time; I was a triathlete and a dedicated student of yoga and meditation. And I thought what I was eating was healthy, but I needed to take out some major allergens in my diet. I also worked with homeopathy, worked on my base constitution, and used some herbal formulas. So a combination of things freed me from having to use an inhaler every two hours.
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RE: I essentially function like a primary care physician, so a variety of things. I work with a lot of hormonal disorders, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, obesity, anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue—and a lot of gastrointestinal disorders. A lot of people call naturopaths gut doctors, because we kind of are. Even though we work on many other things, one big element is gut health because it is the center of the body in a lot of ways. The gut is a good place to start, and from there I work on many other systems to bring the body into balance. And then, of course, I work with a lot of acute diseases, common colds, urinary tract infections; the list goes on.
BC: ASIDE FROM ASTHMA, WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS CAN NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE HELP?
BC: SO MAYBE THE BETTER QUESTION IS, WHAT DON’T YOU TREAT? RE: We treat people not diseases, so there is always something you can do to improve someone’s quality of life. While we do some very minor surgeries, we don’t do major surgery. I also send people to specialists if they need further testing and evaluation. BC: YOU MENTIONED DIET BEING AN IMPORTANT TOOL, BUT WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OTHER MODALITIES NATUROPATHS USE TO HEAL PATIENTS? RE: I work a lot with western and Chinese herbs because I have my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, and I do acupuncture. The herbal formulas can be in a tea form or tincture or capsule and are typically created specifically for that person. I also work with homeopathy in all sorts of different ways, single remedies, complex remedies, and I use biotherapeutic drainage, which is a form of detoxification. I also use bioidentical hormones to treat hormonal problems like hypothyroidism and menopause. BC: HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THESE MODALITIES TO SKEPTICS WHO MIGHT SCOFF AT HERBAL AND NATURAL REMEDIES? RE: I like to say the proof is in the pudding. You need to try it out for yourself. People that are big advocates for this type of medicine are people who have actually gone to a naturopath and worked with them over a period of time. Also, when I talk to skeptics, I tell them that a lot of this medicine isn’t new at all, especially Chinese medicine. It’s been used as primary medicine for thousands of years. BC: DO YOU RELY ON MORE MODERN TOOLS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES? RE: Yes, if a patient isn’t responding, or if the case is severe, or if there is a chance of serious complications. BC: WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE? RE: One that can be difficult is someone who comes in with a laundry list of things, including things like late-stage cancer, and they think naturopathy can heal them instantly, that you’re going to be “the one.” There is a limit to everyone and everything. We don’t have magic pills per se. It goes back to the idea that naturopathy is about a relationship. It is so much about the person taking a part in the healing process. And then there are misconceptions that we are witch doctors and there is no scientific backing behind what we do; but there are thousands of years of trial and error along with current research studies performed at naturopathic schools and by many research foundations. 52 | january 2014 reflections
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BODY | MIND january 2014 The perks of staying physically fit go far beyond looking good in your jeans. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) link low activity levels to high cancer rates, premature death and childhood obesity. Here are a few fitness facts that might just give you the motivation you need to get you through your next workout.
People who are physically active for about 7 HOURS a week have a 40 PERCENT lower risk of dying early than those who are active for less than 30 MINUTES a week.Â Being physically active lowers your risk for TWO TYPES of cancer: colon and breast. Of adults 18 YEARS of age and over, 48.4 PERCENT met the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic physical activity. (2011) Of adults 18 YEARS of age and over, 24 PERCENT met the Physical Activity Guidelines for muscle-strengthening physical activity. (2011) Of adults 18 YEARS of age and over, 20.6 PERCENT met the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity. (2011)
THE 2011 SEATTLE, WA YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY INDICATES THAT AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: 8% were obese. 4% did not eat fruit or drink 100% fruit juices during the 7 days before the survey. 5% did not eat vegetables during the 7 days before the survey. 5% drank a can, bottle or glass of soda or pop three or more times per day during the 7 days before the survey. 18% did not participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity on any day. 81% were physically active for the recommended amount of time. 23% watched television 3 or more hours per day on an average school day. 28% used computers 3 or more hours per day on an average school day. 54 | january 2014 reflections
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izzmic is a dance-based fitness class, but it is far from your average Zumba class. Cofounders—and Seattle locals—Cory Crawford and Melain Blue made sure of that. “We get asked a lot about how Rizzmic is different from Zumba, and I think the biggest differences are there’s no world music, no Latin music, and no signature steps. In Zumba, there are 18 steps, with some variations, but for the most part that’s it,” Blue says. “There’s no repetition like that in Rizzmic; it’s more athletic, more aggressive, and has a lot more power.” Another distinguishing factor is that Rizzmic does not have an “anything goes”
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factor, like some of the other dance fitness programs out there right now. The friends, business partners and longtime fitness instructors say they designed Rizzmic to have a very focused vein to create consistency, which is hugely important to them as they grow their brand across the country, with instructors now in places like Boston and Minnesota. So what is that focus? In short, it’s American music. “We saw a need to bring American music and values back into dance and fitness,” says Crawford. “And take it to a place where it has never been.” The lengthier explanation is that Rizzmic is a dance fitness class that pulls inspiration from three distinct genres of American music: hip-hop, jazz, and Americana (a mashup of iconic songs and dance styles, including rock, country, swing and others). This means in one class you could see everything from the Charleston to hardcore street hip-hop to disco to a style known as whacking. “We combed hundreds of years of music and identified what was popular and well known enough and also relatable to fitness,” Blue says. “It’s a huge melting pot of dance.” Crawford and Blue say this diversity makes the class fun for a wide variety of health seekers, as there is a style of music and dance for everyone. But they also say the variety makes for the perfect environment to sweat. “With Rizzmic you’re going to jump high and get low, go from the back of the room, to the front of the room,” Crawford says. “All the different movements create great muscle confusion.” Rizzmic classes are currently available at a handful of local places, including the Bellevue Club, where both cofounders teach. Crawford’s classes are Wednesdays noon-1 p.m. and Saturdays 9-10:15 a.m.; Blue’s classes are on Mondays 5-6 p.m.
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SCHOOL BREAK ALL-SPORTS CAMP Jan. 2, 3, 20, 27 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ➼ $40/Child
PARENT-CHILD AQUATICS: SESSION 2 Jan. 6-Mar. 22 days/times vary. ➼ $110/ member
FAMILY GYM NIGHT Jan. 3, 24 5:30-8 p.m. ➼ FREE DANCE WORKSHOP: SALSA Jan. 6, 7:15-9:15 p.m. ➼ $30/Member
SWIM CAMP Dec. 30-Jan. 3, Jan. 20 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ➼ $40/child/day
DEADLINE FOR WINTER MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUES Jan. 6, 5 p.m. ➼ $125/Member
MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL BRIDGE STARTS Jan. 6, 7:30-10 p.m. ➼ $45
FLOAT-IN MOVIE NIGHT Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. ➼ FREE
NEW MEMBER RECEPTION Jan 15. 6-7:30 p.m. ➼ free
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT Jan. 17, 6-9 p.m. ➼ $33/Member
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: LEARNING TO USE YOUR NEW DSLR Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m. ➼ $49
A FEAST ON FILM: HOW MOVIES TRANSFORM FOOD INTO ART Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m. ➼ $35 CLASS: BRIDGE BASICS TWO: COMPETITIVE BIDDING Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m. ➼ $100 TRIVIA NIGHT IN COSMOS Jan. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. ➼ free NETWORKING IN THE ATRIUM Jan. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. ➼ free
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Ongoing Events For full lists of adult classes and events, pick up the latest copy of the Bellevue Club Connector or visit www.bellevue club.com/fitness /BCconnector.pdf.
FREE! INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE, Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m., and Water Runner, Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m.
HALF-PRICE WINE NIGHT IN POLARIS Tuesdays
WINTER SESSION BLUE WHALES AND GROUP SWIM LESSONS For full information, visit www.bellevueclub.com/youth.
WINE FLIGHT NIGHT IN POLARIS Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Discover new wines in Polaris. Choose from any three reds ➼ 2-ounce pours for $15 or any three whites ➼ 2-ounce pours for $10
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. For information and reservations for any Aquatics program, call 425.688.3223.
Recreation FREE! ROUND-ROBIN SQUASH Thursdays, 6 p.m. PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS (all ages) PRIVATE BASKETBALL LESSONS (6+) KARATE CLUB (7+) MUSIC LESSONS (9+) KIDS’ NIGHT OUT (3-10) RACQUETBALL & SQUASH LADDERS To receive your invite, email recreation@ bellevueclub.com. FALL SESSION CLASSES, CAMPS & PROGRAMS For full information, visit www.bellevueclub.com/youth.
COSMOS HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. Saturday, open-close HAT TRICK SPECIAL IN SPLASH Daily, 11 a.m.-close Three small plates ➼ $20
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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.
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OPTIMUS PRIME IN SPLASH Thursdays, 5 p.m. until gone Slow-roasted prime rib (9 ounces) ➼ $24 There’s even a smaller petite cut for the kiddos, ➼ $10
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WE ASKED FOR A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR TRAINERS FOR THIS ONE. WHAT KIND OF MUSIC GETS YOU PUMPED UP FOR A GREAT WORKOUT?
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“HOLY GRAIL” by Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake; or Journey, Phil Collins ... If you’ve been to my cycling class you know exactly what I’m talking about. My favorite type of music is a little of everything. –Rusty Pruden
My favorite song is “TILL I COLLAPSE” by Eminem; my favorite artists are Pink, Pitbull, Coldplay, Christina Aguilera – Shannon Treybig I like wrestling and movie theme songs. But it changes every week, to be honest. One week it could be music by Cold or Flo Rida or whatever is hot on the radio. –Cameron Court
Varies on the mood. I have been known to do a heavy set of squats to Beyoncé. –Cory Patterson
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I listen to dance music—Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pink, playlists of strong female artists. –Karrie Dutton Linkin Park and Jay-Z did a collaboration, and I love every song! –Casey Brown One of my favorites is “COME ON EILEEN” by Dexys Midnight Runners and anything with David Guetta. –Christin Tercek
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