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Triathlete Eddie Switaj is determined to compete; not to be comforted


Skin Deep Treating skin well is a beautiful thing

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Tread lightly on these Washington trails, outfitted for the hiker, runner or biker

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Pave your path this summer on a Washington trail, and opt for a view or a challenge.

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For member Eddie Switaj, the pain of triathlons is part of testing his inner champion.


From prevention and protection to restoration, skin care is a timeless beauty trick.

pluck and profit Get picking this season to collect the blueberry’s bounty of health benefits.

greener pastures Spend a day on Kelsey Creek Farm in this month’s Culture Shock.

Home work Bellevue Club trainer Ramses Chmait demonstrates effective exercises to help shape and tone.

yankee doodle dandy God Bless America...and backyard barbecues, festive crafts and family fun.

a natural remedy Dr. Rachel Erickson, MSOM, ND, introduces the Club’s new naturopathic wellness options.

photo review See the fun had at this year’s annual Father/Daughter Dance and Mother/Son Party.

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12 Chef’s Corner 16 Click 20 Uncorked

34 Body | Mind 54 Classes & Events 58 Editor’s Picks


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f you haven’t participated in a tennis special event, it’s time. These events bring the tennis community together in a fun, social and sometimes competitive way. This year, we started with our first ever Team Tennis Tournament. It was patterned after World Team Tennis, where men and women play together and compete against other co-ed squads. Then there was the largest club tournament I have ever run: the Bellevue Club/Central Park Tournament. With nearly 500 entries, it was hosted at both sites during ten days of play. It was exciting to bring the community together and celebrate the sport. In March, we set out for our annual tennis vacation to Palm Desert to see the best tennis players in the world compete in the BNP Paribas Open. While in the desert, we even took one afternoon to play on grass, hard and clay courts. I find it amazing that the best professional players can win on all three surfaces. In April, we brought out another new tournament: Battle of the Sexes. It was Bobby Riggs versus Billie Jean King all over again. But this time, the men won! May was the adult/junior doubles night, where juniors paired with an adult for a great family event—one we all look forward to annually. Doubles challenge nights for different levels took over in June—competition always followed by pizza and beer—and led perfectly into this month, July. It’s a big month, as we’ll be hosting the ninth annual MXD Championship. The mixed-doubles event is always popular, and it also serves as a fundraiser, with this year’s benefactor being the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As fall approaches, we look forward to a kickoff event in early September, the annual Bellevue Club/Mercer Island Country Club tournament in mid-October and the tennis banquet in November. The November ceremony is a formal way to recognize the outstanding achievements in tennis made throughout the year. The evening always includes staff skits and lots of laughs. As expected, we continue to run the weekly ladies’ and men’s nights Monday and Wednesday, respectively, in addition to special programming. The BC also offers the largest mixed-doubles night in the Pacific Northwest every Friday night with nearly 50 players involved weekly. With all the different ways to get involved in tennis, we hope to see you at one of the upcoming events. Expand your membership onto the courts; it really is a great group of people.

Management Staff President S. W. Thurston Member Liaison Beth Curtis Executive Chef Paul Marks Catering Director Jill Parravano Hotel Sales Director Jerry Stotler Athletic Director Sally Reed Aquatics Director Melissa Stepp Fitness Director Sue Matyas Recreation Director Katie Barth Tennis Director Brian Nash Athletic Services & Spa Director Katie Greenwood Financial Manager Jeff Ohlstrom Operations Controller Gina Abadia Communications Director Chelsea Nelson HR Director Karen Brier Membership Director Kaarin Keil

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July Birthday Month in Polaris Begins

Bring Your Lunch & Learn Series: Raw Food

Family Gym Night

08 Speed & Agility Enhancement Clinic Begins

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Family Float-In Movie Night

Rafting Trip: Wenatchee River Cooking From Your Local Farmers Market

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Pluck and Profit

It’s blueberry season, and rather than hunting in the grocery store for this high-antioxidant fruit, gather your own at a local U-pick farm. by

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The little berries pack a big health punch with few calories—one cup is only 80 calories. They’re also among the highest in antioxidants compared to other fruits, so feel free to gobble until you look like poor Violet Beauregarde from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Judging by the U.S. consumption of blueberries (853 million pounds) in 2011, Violet is in good company.

Blue Ribbon Characteristics

To get your hands on the fine fruit, visit any one of our loca l fa r ms w ith the goods; the picking season usually begins in mid-July. Grab your pail and puck er you r lips, and get ready for a day on the farm.

(courtesy of the Blueberry Council):

1 One handful helps meet the daily recommended fiber intake.

2 One serving provides nearly 25 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin C. 3 They contain plenty of manganese, which helps with bone development and in converting proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy.

4 They are packed with phytonutrients, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boosters that can help with chronic conditions. 5 Blueberries can improve cardiovascular and brain health, insulin response and reduce cancer risk.

blueberry pancakes Recipe makes about 12 cakes • 2 eggs, separated

• 3/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup sifted

• 1 cup milk

all-purpose flour

• 3 tablespoons butter, melted

• 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder • 3 tablespoons sugar

• 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed

Beat egg whites until stiff; set aside.
Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Beat egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl; add milk and melted butter. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until batter is smooth, and stir in blueberries. Fold in beaten egg whites. Bake on hot, greased griddle.

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ROOKIES OF THE YEAR uring the May PNW Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education Center’s (MATE) competition, two Bellevue Club members and their schoolmate took the Rookie of the Year award. The competition had multiple age groups building Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), used underwater for scientific purposes. Ryan Owens, John Rolfe and Quinn Larson took fifth overall among 17 teams in the Scout category (grade school through junior high school). Their team, VulcanWerks, won a tour of the Rolls-Royce Commercial and Naval Marine center in Seattle. Congratulations for their tremendous effort and impressive achievement!

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Bellevue Downtown Association’s Haute Picks Best Workout Spot Best Casual Meeting Spot Finalists in the following categories: Best breakfast/brunch, best place for kids and best place to be pampered.

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B e l l e v u e Fa r m e r s M a r k e t C o n n e c t s Fa r m e r s w i t h th e Community Every Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., through Oct. 10, the market boasts produce from local vendors and helps strengthen the community. Bui ldi ng Bri dge Dee Barry, organzier of BC Bridge programs, shares her story about why she wanted to bring the game to members.


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COMMUNITY july 2013 employee SPOTLIGHT

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➼ Position: Guest Service Supervisor. ➼ Worked at the BC: Twelve years. ➼ Best memory made at the Club: When the power was out in all of Bellevue except for the Club. It was great to see all the departments pull together and offer a temporary home for a couple days.

➼ Favorite part about my job: All the guests that I have connected with over the years. You get to know them pretty well. ➼ Favorite hobbies: Golf, spending time with my wife and two-year-old son, and I can barbecue pretty well. ➼ Three words to describe me: Comical, loyal and good-natured. ➼ Siblings: One sister, who’s eight years older. ➼ Favorite food: Anything spicy. ➼ Favorite movie: “Slapshot.” ➼ I would never: Move out of the Northwest. ➼ I just can’t live without: Seahawk Sundays and my family. ➼ An item on my bucket list: Going to the Masters Golf Tournament. ➼ Favorite place in the world: One week a year we go to Blanchard, Idaho, with both sides of our family and just enjoy life together.

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taste troupe A great way to learn more about wine (if you’re curious, yet tentative) is to join a group of other beginners for a monthly tasting party. Things can begin simply enough, and members can take turns hosting once a month. Typically, each member brings a bottle to a tasting—you can follow a theme, require specific varietals or set other rules. The group should really be an extension of the members’ personalities, so it’s something you not only enjoy each meeting, but something you look forward to throughout the month. Below are some basic ideas to get you started.

Keep meetings fun with themes or games To ensure a good time, vote on monthly themes—Italian wines, French wines, reds of the world, wines less than $20, etc. Another idea that helps members build their palates and knowledge base is to hide the labels. You can wrap bottles in foil, keep them in paper bags or tear them off. Just make sure to remember which label goes to which bottle if you choose the latter. Without the labels, members focus more on the defining factors: appearance, aroma, acidity and finish. After a few meetings, you should be able to notice these subtle differences.

Create a permanent member list with alternates A good number to strive for is 12, so each member hosts the meeting once a year. But, as is life, last minute obligations, trips and illnesses will crop up, so it’s a good idea to have a list of alternates to keep meeting numbers consistent. The alternates list can be as small or as large as you feel is necessary, but have enough options so when someone does cancel, your hostess won’t be left floundering.

Pairings and prizes In line with continuing your education, once members are more comfortable with wine’s nuances, introduce pairings. Sure, it’s a delicious addition, but it’s another way to play with wine and really learn how to use it for entertaining. Plus, you can award prizes to those who create the best pairings. Of course the specifics will vary widely depending on the type of group you hope to create. Wine tasting groups can really just be about having fun and drinking, if you wish. They’re also a special opportunity to expand your tastes and learn something new about something great.

Decide on monthly dues Is this something you want to implement? Monthly dues can help the hostess cover the costs of food and pre wines (to get the meetings started). This is why having an alternates list can be beneficial—if someone can’t make it, another can attend and pay the dues. Also decide on a price limit for each meeting, meaning how much each person can spend on his or her bottle of wine.

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PASTURES A big , be au t i f u l w h i t e b a r n si ts st rong a mong gr een fields . Fla nk ed by a little r ed ba r n a nd pict u r e s qu e w h it e fe nce s , it ’ s a cou n t ry dw el l i ng in the middle of city living. written


Kelsey Creek Farm (, located at 130 Place Southeast in Bellevue, is nestled away from the downtown towers. Its 1930s pasture is home to ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, chicken, rabbits and waterfowl. Though farm life moves a bit slower than the hustle of downtown, the farm is constantly bustling with activities, classes and births of baby animals. Farmer Jayne takes visitors on tours of the grounds, where country-loving folk can interact with the animals and learn more about the farm’s history. It’s owned by the City of Bellevue and operated by the Parks and Community Services Department. The animals are available for viewing every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more country living, the farm offers Little Farmers, Farm Explorers and Farm Hands classes, which give children hands-on experience. They help with animal care— such as feeding—and kids can get a taste of the not-so-fun, but more-than-important barn chores. During the classes, participants also enjoy pony rides, baking and gardening, which is at a prime during this time of year. Ages vary for each class; kids as young as two, or as old as eight, are welcome. The Little Farmers and Farm Explorers classes pick back up in September, and additional class activities vary by season. But it’s the tours that will have you wishing you could

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just roll back to the simple joys of life on a daily basis. Summer on the farm is a special time, as the animals are alert and ready for some attention. Not only do visitors spend pen time with the creatures, but they can also experience wool carding, and children have the opportunity to create fuzzy sheep from real wool. As the temperatures cool and the colors change, the harvest season begins. October involves garden and pumpkin patch tours, after some hard work in the barn with child-size pail and rakes, of course. Delving deeper into fall, November celebrates the pioneer, with a log cabin, frozen in the 1890s. Plus, there are plenty of activities to bring the time period back to life, such as butter churning, wheat grinding, dough kneading, water pumping and playing dress-up. Once spring blossoms, the farm celebrates the birth of its newest animals, and children learn about the care required to nurture the young into adulthood. To bring it full circle, visitors also plant pumpkin seeds through the month of May and return in the fall to find what the harvest has yielded. The whole setting is tranquil, and the fields, complete with picnic tables that are open from dawn to dusk, are perfect for an escape. It looks like you can take the city out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the city.

photos courtesy of kelsey creek farm

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PURSUITS Whether you’re on two wheels or your own two legs, the fun awaits—outdoors.

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The adventure begins outside.

From scenic trails to challenge rides, the area is bursting with paths begging to be paved. You can attempt them on bike or on foot, but choose the route that appeals to your inner challenger—one that speaks to your ambition. Washington Park Arboretum

Discovery Park Loop Trail

Tolt Pipeline Trail

This little piece of paradise is paved in areas and bordered by blooming flowers and various tree life. It’s a 230-acre plant museum on the shores of Lake Washington. At the north end of the park, you can take a trail to run the boardwalk bridges to Marsh Island—a little gem. Great for: Bikers and Runners Access Point: Montlake Boulevard to East Lake Washington Boulevard, follow signs for Arboretum. Length: Several miles, varies by trail

Only a few miles from the city center, this trail overlooks the beauty that Seattle is known for. The three-mile Loop Trail is an easy way to take in the sites, but visitors can take on extra distance with the Hidden Valley and North Beach trails, which connect to the main loop. See the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and maybe a bald eagle or two. Great for: Runners Access Point: South or East parking lot Length: 2.8 miles

This trail runs between Bothell and Duvall with a straight east-west alignment and varied terrain. During your journey, pass through Norway Hill, Woodinville wineries and equestrian estates. Expect city, suburban and natural views, with difficult, steep-grade portions. Great for: Bikers and Runners Access Point: Near Sammamish River Trail, above Blythe Park in Bothell Length: 14 miles

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Smartphone Apps for Biking Ride the City

A bicycle route planner that helps riders map a safe bike route in 39 cities, including Seattle. Bike Doctor 2

An app that takes you through the step-by-step process of fixing 29 of the most common bike repairs. BioLogic BikeBrain

Your phone acts as a GPS and measures your speed, distance and altitude. You can also program it for training mode, and with an upgrade, you can upload routes to social media and save the routes for future use. LiveRider

Once you download, mount the sensor to your rear wheel. It provides more accurate data than GPS alone, and helps you track cadence, power output and others. You can also compare the data to previous rides. Rendezvous

If you prefer to ride in a group, this app allows you to set up a ride, invite others to join and then send messages to each other. During the event, you can track the location of other cyclists.

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Smartphone Apps for Running RunKeeper

It tracks your time, distance, pace, heart rate and even calories burned. It’s also integrated with social media, making it easy to share results. Endomondo

It has all the basics you’d expect, plus you can create routes and challenge your times and friends. Some cooler features include an audio coach, hydration tracking and sending friends pep talks. Zombies, Run!

This fun app is for those who need a little motivation to get moving. It’s a run for survival, and you build a base of supplies while running from zombies during interval training. Cruise Control

A music-based app adjusts the tempo of your music based on your speed, without altering the pitch. You can set it so it detects your pace, or you can program your pace—nine-minute miles, for example. WalkJogRun

Using GPS, this finds routes in your area, which are organized by length. Runners can also leave notes about the paths, so you can pick up tips.

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fanny pack provisions Bellevue Club trainers recommend you keep these essentials close when chasing terrain.

• Cellphone • Water • Sunscreen • Antihistamine

• Bug spray • Nuts and dried fruit • Compact first aid/ emergency kit

• Blister treatment • Bike pump • Map • I.D. or road I.D. bracelet

Also, always tell someone where you’re going, and when you’re expected to be back.

East Lake Sammamish Trail This newly renovated trail traces Lake Sammamish and is now freshly paved with concrete sidewalk connections. It’ll take users between Redmond and Issaquah, boasting mountain and water views. Great for: Bikers and Runners Access Point: NE 70th Street and 176th Avenue NE, Redmond. Length: 10.8 miles

Tiger Mountain Enthusiasts agree that this one is best traveled south to north. It’s a steady climb early on, and there’s a variety of terrain to keep you awake and rolling. The newest trail offers a through-the-trees experience— to grandmother’s house you go. Great for: Bikers and Hikers Access Point: Take Exit 17 from I-90, for Front Street, which becomes IssaquahHobart Road. About six miles out of city limits, turn left onto SE Tiger Mountain Road. Continue for one mile and park on the left shoulder. Length: 16 miles

Centennial Trail A popular trail for all—including horseback riders—boasts a doozy distance if you have it in you to go down and back. It serves as a conservation corridor, so the natural and cultural resources in the area are protected. With 30 miles of completed trail, it connects Snohomish, Lake Stevens and Arlington. Great for: Bikers and Runners Access Point: Several. Milepost 1, at I-90 exit 299, is a popular choice. Length: Snohomish to Arlington, 17.5 miles one way.

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Sources for other biking and running map routes. Seattle Bike Program: King County Bike Maps: Northwest Trail Runs: Map My Run:

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Eddie Switaj Favorite activity at the Club: Saturday morning masters practice and swimming with my daughter. hero/greatest influence: I’ve never really had a single hero, as I believe in making your own mark. Favorite competition music: Alternative rock. personal quirk: Never late. Secret to a happy life: “Happy wife, happy life.”

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To a select few, a challenge is a comfort. Pushing past the limit, feeling weak and then pushing harder to gain back that strength is half the fun. Member Eddie Switaj is a triathlete—a 30 | july 2013 reflections

competitor. He’s a pusher, and he recognizes that a life without a little discomfort is boring. “Challenge is important in all aspects of life,” he says. As he says it, he lives it. Eddie began his athletic pursuits at the Bellevue Club as a swimmer on the Bel-

levue Club Swim Team. He was a distance competitor, and made waves swimming the mile, 1,000 free, 500 free and 200 fly. At the University of Arizona, Eddie was part of an elite program—one that boasts Olympic medalists and world record holders among its alumni. Yet, he became water logged after his sophomore year, so Eddie sought a new challenge. This time, one with two wheels. Once he took up cycling, he pushed himself further and adopted the interest in triathlons, which would combine two of his talents, while forcing him to train for something entirely new: running. He began to compete his junior year of college. “I had done very little run or bike training prior to that, so the first year was mostly focused on increasing my fitness in

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“the only thing that matters in triathlon and open water swimming is beating the person next to you,” Eddie says. “It can create a very intense, competitive environment, but also allows for fun race tactics.”

those areas,” he says. “Having a swimming background helped tremendously, and I quickly excelled, finishing toward the top of the field in several races throughout Arizona.” Tugged in another direction, Eddie built his career in investment management, while taming his competitive impulse by participating in masters swim meets, open water swims and bike races. Three years ago, his impulse became a driving force, urging him to do more. He began training 12 to 15 hours a week, on top of his work duties, with the goal to obtain his professional triathlon license. In 2011, at the Pacific Grove Triathlon in California, Eddie received his license. He was a pro. Brooks Running Shoes, TYR (a sports equipment company), GU Energy, CycleOps, Litespeed Bicycles and Sports Reaction Center were all his sponsors. “I was extremely excited,” he says. “It proved that I can excel at sports in addition to my work, while still having a great family life.” He and his wife Allie have a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. “Many of the other pro triathletes’ primary focus in life is on 32 | july 2013 reflections

training and racing; whereas, for me it will always be a hobby.” His long training hours consisted of preparing for the Olympic challenge distance during the triathlons—contestants swim one mile, bike 40 kilometers and run 10 kilometers. Top times are usually around one hour and 50 minutes, Eddie says. “Unlike a more standard race format, the only thing that matters in triathlon and open water swimming is beating the person next to you,” Eddie says. “It can create a very intense, competitive environment, but also allows for fun race tactics.” In June of 2012, as a professional, Eddie competed in one of the most popular triathlons in the world: Escape from Alcatraz. “It lived up to all the hype,” he says. “The course itself is brutal, with a very exciting start diving off a boat in front of Alcatraz for a 1.5 mile swim through the San Francisco Bay.” Next, an 18-mile bike ride through Golden Gate Park, and then an eight-mile run through Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Not only is there morose lore associated with the former prison, but the course also stakes its pride in its less-than-perfect water conditions, rugged terrain and harsh climate. Eddie finished the race with an impressive time of 2:19:25. Later that summer, he won Seafair’s triathlon, with a time of 1:47:03—just one of many local races in which he took first. At an international level, Eddie raced at the International Triathlon Union Pan American Cup in Kelowna, Canada. But races aren’t without their difficulties. “I actually went through a barbed wire fence into a field of cows at one bike race, when I was forced off the road by a large crash right in front of me,” Eddie says. He’s also swum into a pylon during a race in Puget Sound, which left him holding a towel to his bloody face during the run that followed. One consistent challenge is the last leg. After he dominates in the water and completes the bike ride, he must push through the run. “It’s always painful. No matter what. I have heard many people talk about ‘runner’s high,’ but I have no idea what they are talking about because I don’t think running is ever easy, especially after swimming and biking.” On top of exhaustion, Eddie is literally looking over his shoulder during the run, since he usually has a lead after his stronger events. “But this is also what keeps me going—knowing that all I need to do is keep it together and hold my place to have a successful race,” he says. According to his philosophy, though, this pain is part of life—a great part. He’s now focusing his attention on open water swimming—he’s won the Fat Salmon Open Water Swim the last three times he’s entered—to devote more time to his first passion. “I think it’s important to never get too comfortable, and therefore one should choose paths and goals that will be continually challenging. From an athletic perspective, it’s as simple as overcoming the urge to take it easy.” It’s also about feeding your passions for you, not necessarily for anyone else. “I really don’t have a legacy that I want to leave behind. I just enjoy being challenged and love to race.”

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body | mind

july 2013

Health and wellness tips from Bellevue Club managers and Overlake Hospital Medical Center staff.

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If you’re addressing a large group during a work presentation or other social gathering, you can’t effectively make eye contact with every individual. Instead, section the room off into halves or quarters and pay equal attention to each. It’s a more natural way to make sure your attention is evenly divided. —Kaarin Keil, Membership Director

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For clearer, smoother skin, exfoliate daily. This becomes especially important if you’re seeing a lot of sunshine this month. Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin and improves hydration from moisturizers. For best results, hydrate in the morning and follow with a gentle body cream, ideally with SPF. —Katie Greenwood, Spa and Athletic Services Director


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In today’s busy world, people sometimes put off getting routine physicals and instead wait until they are experiencing a health crisis that can be damaging to their health. That is why Overlake Medical Clinics offers cost-effective primary care in Eastside neighborhoods where patients live and work.

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Tracking your progress after you begin a new fitness or diet routine will help you stay on track. Also, having something tangible to reference daily will keep you motivated and more likely to continue on the plan. Each day, record the number of minutes you exercised and your energy level after. You’ll eventually see progress. —Sue Matyas, Fitness Director

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homework This month, Bellevue Club trainer Ramses Chmait demonstrates effective exercises you can do at home.


Dumbbell Push-Row (Pecs/Lats/Rear Delts/Core)

»» Start in pushup position with a five- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand, palms inward and feet at shoulder width for stability. »» Perform pushup, and then row the dumbbell to your hip, one at a time. »» Avoid rotating hips and shoulders at the top of the row, instead keeping them parallel to the ground. »» Complete eight sets of 12.


High Jump Pushup (Pecs/Rear Delts/Core)

»» Start in pushup position, feet at shoulder width, straddling a BOSU ball, flat side down. »» Perform pushup, and at the top of the movement, jump both toes to the top of the ball. »» As you jump your legs back to a wide position, simultaneously return to the down position of the pushup. »» Do sets of 10 to 15 reps. 36 | july 2013 reflections


Medicine Ball Chop (Internal Obliques/Entire Core)

»» Stand with your feet at shoulder width, holding a medicine ball with your arms straight out. »» Squat down at an angle until the ball reaches outside of your right hip. »» Raise ball diagonally across your torso over your left shoulder. »» Repeat for 10 to 15 reps for each side.


Dumbbell Sumo Squats (Quads/Glutes/Inner Thighs)

»» Position your feet wider than shoulder width with your toes turned out to a 45-degree angle. »» Holding one dumbbell with both hands, squat as low as possible, keeping your knees turned out and your torso upright throughout the movement. »» Then, pressing through your heels, contract your glutes as you ascend back to the starting position.


Wall Squat (Quads/Glutes/Hamstrings)

»» Stand in front of wall with your feet at shoulder width. »» Bend your knees slightly, and turn your toes outward. Lean back against the wall, and bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. »» Hold this position, ensuring that your knees aren’t past your toes, your abs remain engaged and that your lower back is pressed against the wall. »» Squeeze your quads, hams and glutes throughout your set for 30 to 45 seconds.

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july 2013

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An explosive Fourth of July requires a simple mix of great basics: family, food, fireworks and fun. An idea can really spark when executed with flair, so use the guide below to make your backyard party shine. written


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Decorations set the vibe and really give party guests an indication of what’s to come. Even if you don’t go all out red, white and blue, have fun with your choices.

»» Little details, such as toothpicks tied with red ribbon and used with appetizers, embody the theme in a big way. »» Pinwheels throughout the garden. »» Mason jar lanterns tied in the trees with blue ribbon. »» Colored matchboxes for table favors, which will come in handy during the fireworks portion!

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The Grub Let’s face it: the food often makes the party. In addition to the traditional barbecue fare, add these treats to your table.

»» Fruit kebabs: layer strawberries, bananas and blueberries for a festive treat. »» White chocolate-dipped strawberries with blue sprinkles. »» Popcorn station with candies and other toppings. »» Sliders station, with condiments such as caramelized onions, wasabi mayonnaise and local cheeses.

»» Easy centerpieces: large mason jars filled with sand or pebbles, with American flags, stars or “USA” cutout letters stuck in. Flank with white candles.

»» Mini mason jar apple or cherry pies.

»» For the buffet table: glass cylinders filled with colored M&M’s and flags or pinwheels.

»» Fruit pizza: sugar cookie, cream cheese and assorted berries.

»» Sprinkle-dipped waffle cones, ready for ice cream when the afternoon heats up.

Fireworks Safety Nothing ruins a beautiful display of patriotism like an injury that could have been easily avoided. Follow these tips provided by the National Council on Fireworks Safety to ensure your Fourth of July is fun, not hazardous. • Know your fireworks. Read the warning labels and performance descriptions before igniting. • Obey local laws. • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks. • Have a designated shooter to organize and shoot your family show. • Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks. • Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks. • Fireworks should only be used outdoors. • Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks. • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes, and then soak it in a bucket of water. • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can. • Never attempt to alter or modify consumer fireworks, and use them only in the manner in which they were intended.

For the Kids Sparklers only last so long. Keep children busy with other joyful activities.

»» Wood picture frames and colored yarn for kids to decorate. Fill it with a family photo!

»» Sugar cookie decorating station, with frosting and sprinkles in themeinspired colors.

»» Popular backyard games, such as ladder golf, beanbag toss, lawn croquet, lawn bowling and Slip ‘n Slide.

»» S’mores goodie bags, complete with necessary supplies for easy fixin’. »» Craft table with toilet paper rolls, construction paper, ribbon and glitter, so kids can create their own fireworks.

One steadfast rule is that personality will always make a party shine. Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

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living well july 2013



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skin-deep bu t w h at a b ou t b e au t i f u l skin? It’s important to stay safe in the sun to lessen your chances of developing various skin cancers, and it’s also essential to use protection if you want to lessen the effects of premature aging, the growth of sunspots and the look of leathery, tight skin. While daily skin care is important year round, it becomes crucial during bright days. When you’re caught in the sun’s rays, it’s best to play it safe. bellevue club july 2013 | 41

living well july 2013 Learn the Difference


Not all sunscreens are created equal. To best protect yourself from cancer-causing rays, choose a sunscreen that defends against both UVB and UVA—a broad-spectrum sunblock. Most dermatologists recommend opting for one with at least SPF 30, but the more active you are, the longer you’re outside and the more you perspire, the more often you should apply. Even the most effective sunscreen becomes obsolete after prolonged exposure without reapplication. Also, you should wait 30 minutes after applying before entering the water. According to Mayo Clinic, UVA rays are responsible for penetrating your skin and damaging your immune system, which can lead to wrinkles and age spots. UVB rays are guilty of burning your skin; both increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Create Shade The best way to arm yourself against sun danger is to, of course, stay out of the sun. You can create your own shade by wearing the proper clothing and opting for accessories, such as hats and sunglasses. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends clothing with a tighter knit—denser fabrics you can’t see through. If you’re unsure about a choice, stick your hand in the garment and hold it up to the light. Additionally, the Foundation says the darker the fabric, the better UV defense. But don’t forget about your neck and scalp! Use sunscreen on exposed skin, and dust sunscreen powder across the scalp. That’s one burn spot that always seems to linger.



Control Damage Sometimes, even when you go in with the best intentions, the sunshine can be tempting, and you can walk away from a day of fun with a burn. To soothe the pain and help with healing, use a gel that’s 90 to 100 percent aloe vera. Additionally, don’t pick any blisters or scabs, as they’re working to protect sensitive areas. Dermatologists also recommend checking your skin for changes after too many hours in the sunshine. Any pink spots that are tender to the touch, or any changing moles, should be checked by a doctor.

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wellness july 2013

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aturopathy at its roots is the belief in the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine trusts in the healing power of nature while integrating modern medical practices. Naturopathic doctors are trained in western biomedical sciences and all forms of diagnostic and laboratory testing. They are steeped in the healing traditions of herbalism, nutrition, homeopathy, bony manipulation, hydrotherapy and many more. They must also attend accredited schools and go through rigorous training along with board certification. Below are its healing principles:

The Healing Power of Nature

The body has an innate ability to heal. The naturopath’s role is to facilitate the healing process, helping the patient to achieve balance, remove obstacles and create a healthy internal and external environment. Identify and Treat the Cause

Symptoms are the expression of the body’s attempts to heal and are not typically

the cause of the disease. The naturopath seeks the underlying cause of disease by examining physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. First Do No Harm

The naturopath will pay attention to the ways in which treatments are affecting the body. Remedies used to suppress symptoms without addressing the underlying cause are considered harmful.


The emphasis is on building health instead of fighting disease. The naturopath teaches healthy lifestyle, habits while assessing risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease in order to give recommendations for prevention. There are many people today who are looking for alternatives and adjunct therapies to their medical care. Naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians in the state of Washington and can take care of many basic medical needs. These include female exams, prescribing medication when needed and, in some cases, minor surgery. ➼If you are interested in learning more about the new naturopathic services offered here at the Club, email wellness@ Dr. Rachel Erickson is seeing new patients.

Treat the Whole Person

The health of a person involves many aspects including social, environmental, genetic, physical, mental and emotional. Naturopaths take a personalized and comprehensive approach to health. Doctor as Teacher

The naturopath’s responsibility is to educate the patient on his/her health and to assist the patient in taking responsibility for his/her own health. The naturopath helps the patient become empowered to make changes that are in accordance with a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Rachel received her naturopathic doctorates degree from National College of Natural Medicine. She also has a master’s of science in oriental medicine and studied advanced homeopathy

interested in bc wellness? The Bellevue Club offers a variety of wellness programs, classes and seminars. From personal training to nutrition to naturopathic services, 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. 44 | july 2013 reflections

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2 0 1 3 Ag e G r ou p R e g i o na l s M a r c h 2 2 -2 4 We’ve gotten pretty used to outstanding showings at championship swim meets here at BCST, and this year’s Age Group Regional meet was no exception. Competing against 130 other swim teams and the top age group swimmers from Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, BCST finished the weekend in third place overall. It should be noted, however, that BCST boys finished first in men’s scoring, edging Tualatin Hills by nine points, and ahead of third place KING by 59 points. But again, the story of the weekend was the overall collective effort of BCST swimmers. Our kids swam their hearts out, amassing several best times, finals swims and individual and relay champions. Here’s a breakdown: • Five new team records • Sixteen individual-event champions • Six first-place relay finishes • Twenty individuals with 100 percent best times Bellevue Club coaches are once again tremendously proud of the efforts of our swimmers. Not only for their fantastic swims, but especially for the countless hours of work they have put in to get to this point. Well done, BCST swimmers.

New Team Records

Alma Freeman: 50 back (31.33), 50 breast (35.44) William Zhou: 100 IM (57.84) Girls 10 and younger 200 Medley Relay: Alma Freeman, Katie Cross, Lindsey Doherty and Ellie Bailey (2:09.62) Girls 10 and younger 200 Free Relay: Katie Cross, Leeza Polyakova, Alma Freeman and Ellie Bailey (1:58.03) 46 | july 2013 reflections

2 0 1 3 S e n i o r S e c t i o na l s M a r c h 1 3 -1 7 Forty senior swimmers wrapped up their short course season competing at the 2013 Speedo Senior Sectional Championships. Swimmers Missy Franklin (gold medalist/ world record holder), Tyler Messerschmitt (NCAA scorer) and Noriko Inada (two-time Olympian) were in attendance, along with several ex-Division I swimmers and national age group record holders. The Western Section is composed of every team from the Rockies to the Pacific, minus California. This is the largest and fastest Sectional championship in the country. The BCST swimmers performed well under these competitive circumstances and finished fourth overall in the combined scores behind KING, Scottsdale Aquatic Club (Ariz.) and Tualatin Hills (Ore.). The boys came in third, and the girls placed seventh in their respective groups.

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New Team Records

Congratulations to Elisa Fang, Ed Kim and Kim Williams for breaking BCST records. Elisa set a new 100 Fly record with a great time of 57.15 for girls ages 13 to 14. Ed broke the Open 200 Free record with a fast time of 1:36.92. Kim broke her own record by winning the 400 IM with a great time of 4:12.80. The women broke three open relay records. Kim Williams, Kayla Roberson, Anna Keane and Kalena Laurent destroyed the old record by more than seven seconds in the 800 Free relay. Grace Wold, Kim Williams, Kalena Laurent and Anna Keane broke the 200 Medley relay record; and Anna Keane, Elisa Fang, Kim Williams and Marley Cross broke the 200 Free relay record. Not to be outdone, the boys set two open relay records. Niko Micin, Ed Kim, Alec Barnard and Matt Williams broke the 200 Free record; and Todd McCarthy, Liam Sosinsky, Ed Kim and Niko Micin set a new record in the 400 Medley relay.



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Wine Flight Night in Polaris 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

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. For information and reservations for any Aquatics program, call 425.688.3223.

Tennis Adult Group Lessons

FREE! Round-Robin Squash Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Junior Group Lessons

Private Dance Lessons (all ages)

Ladies’ Flights

Private Basketball Lessons (6+) Karate Club (7+) Music Lessons (9+) Kids’ Night Out (3-10) Racquetball & Squash Ladders To receive your invite, email recreation@ Summer Session Classes, camps & programs For full information, visit www.


Mixed Doubles Night

Cosmos Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 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.

Men’s Night Ladies’ Night Junior Tennis Team Junior USTA Program


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

See a Group Personal Training or GPX schedule (available at the Athletic Services Desk) for a full list of classes.

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Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

“I’m bored” are two words that have no use or meaning during the summer. If you hear your child, your teen or yourself uttering the phrase, take note of ways to beat the boredom.

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Put on a show. Some children are natural-born performers, so host a living room talent show. Between the practicing, the costume gathering and deciding on the show list, it’ll fill the afternoon. Have a field day. Turn your backyard into a competition—think balloon toss, three-legged race, whipped cream and bubble gum and a hula hoop roll. Go to camp. The Bellevue Club always has a plethora of summer camps available—for super heroes, sports champs, artists and more—and you can even take a whole bunch, not just one, throughout the summer. Hit the water. A one-day rafting trip on the Wenatchee River (July 13) is a fun way to beat the heat and enjoy nature—great for the whole family. INDULGE. For adults, summer is the best time to taste wine, with hundreds of local wineries offering sips in the sunshine. Get messy. Have a water balloon fight, create a mudslide or dig for buried treasure. Summer is the time to get a little dirty! Camp in your backyard. Pull out the family tent and the s’mores goodies. You can trade ghost stories and watch

the stars. Take in a movie poolside. The second Friday of each month is the Club’s float-in movie night. This summer, watch “Shark Tale” in July and “The Land Before Time” in August. Learn a new skill. Adults can become better acquainted with local farmers markets (July 13), teens can become Red Cross-certified lifeguards through the Club’s Aquatics Department (Aug. 19-23) and youth can master cooking in the kids’ cooking workshop (Aug.19). Volunteer. The community is always in need of volunteers of all ages. From the Humane Society to Habitat for Humanity to readers and visitors for elder-care homes, you’re needed somewhere.

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