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INVE RSION TH E R APY
How going upside down can benefit the body and literally give you a new perspective.
M ILITARY- IN S PIR E D MOVE M E NTS
Tips from BC personal trainer Luke Forshaw.
3 SIZZLING SU M M E R R ECIPE S
This menu is all about grilled meats and cheesy dishes.
30 H IS FOR HAPPY, H E ALTHY E ATE RS
A guide for encouraging healthy eating habits and easing the madness during family meals. 44 PIPING HOT
Meet member Piper Enge, a 15-year old who is making waves in the national swimming arena. 50 T WO SIDE S TO TU LU M
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COMMUNITY & CLUB RE FLEC TIONS MAGAZINE VOLUME 36 ISSUE 6 editor
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This issue was especially fun to create because there were so many incredible new people to meet. From artists and contributors to trainers and world-class swimmers, I loved exploring the stories behind some of our most interesting members. I hope you do too! For inspiration, dive into swimmer Piper Enge’s story on page 44. She talked about training through the pandemic and how having fun is the most critical part of her success. For food and entertainment, read member James O. Fraioli’s bio below then try his recipes for your next summer soiree. And to get moving, turn to page 20 and let our newest personal trainer show you some strength moves. Do you have a story to share? Please reach out— I’d love to meet you.
Lauren Hunsberger, Editor
James O. Fraioli is a James Beard Award–winning culinary author with more than 40 published books to his credit. His work has been featured on Ellen and Food Network, and in Vogue, People, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. You can read his work on page 24.
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Amanda Clark is a self-proclaimed terrible joke teller, messy bun connoisseur, and a risk-taker from Minnesota who loves adventure and travel. She has owned her photography business, Uppercase L Photography, for nine years. You can view her work on page 30.
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Algae contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can soothe dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and acne.
Like many plants that come from the sea, it has a high concentration of essential minerals—including copper, zinc, magnesium, sodium, iodine and potassium—that can be absorbed into the body through the skin.
Algae is known to increase circulation and remove toxins from the body, making it a powerful weight-loss agent.
Algae regulates the body’s production of sebum, which can unclog and clarify the skin.
It naturally stimulates collagen production, encouraging elasticity and improving the appearance of cellulite.
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How going upside down can benefit the body and literally change your perspective on life. Sirsasana (headstand pose) is affectionately known as the king of all yoga poses. It’s thought to reverse gravity’s everyday physical effects on the body while also calming the mind. But any time the head is lower than the heart, it’s known as an inversion and there are many poses that can achieve the same results. BENEFITS ON THE BODY
Strengthens stabilization muscles
Encourages lymphatic drainage
Calms the nervous system
Increases vitality of lung tissue
Encourages blood flow to the brain
Enhances balance and patience
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INVERSION 101 You don’t have to do a handstand to reap the benefits. There are restorative and beginners’ versions that are accessible to most people. BEGINNER—Legs-up-the-wall pose INTERMEDIATE—Headstand INTERMEDIATE—Shoulder stand ADVANCED—Handstand
Check out our current yoga schedule at members.bellevueclub.com.
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THE PERFECT PAIR
WINE & CHEESE PAIRING CLASS THURSDAY, JULY 28, 6 – 8 P.M. | $50 | 21+ ONLY
Regina Daigneault, the founder of Reggiewine, has worked in the local wine industry for more than 40 years. She is certified in the Court of Sommeliers, Wine Scholar Guild, Diploma Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Sherry Specialist and as a Bordeaux Tutor, and has a passion for teaching. This summer, she will be leading a wine and cheese pairing class at the club. Come sip, nibble and learn from the best! To make a reservation, please visit members.bellevueclub.com. For more information, please visit reggiewine.com. 16 | july/aug 2022 reflections
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LASH O U T Take the stress out of your daily maintenance with treatments that keep your confidence up and your makeup minimal for weeks on end. Traveling a lot? Spending time at the beach? Just want to simplify your beauty routine and use fewer products? Bellevue Club master aesthetician Karissa Trople shares her favorite ways to feel your best.
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There’s no doubt about it—full, fluffy, manicured eyebrows and lashes are here to stay—no matter the season. Get the fresh-faced look with none of the everyday work this summer.
Lasts up to 6 weeks
HOW IT WORKS: The founder of Revitalash Cosmetics created two medical-grade products—Revitalash Advanced and Revitabrow Advanced—for his wife who suffered from hair loss as a result of her battle with breast cancer. The serums are designed for those with patchy or short brows and lashes, using the same active ingredient that other prescription-only products use to stimulate hair growth. The keratin treatments (see below) are great for building up strength, and this line also works well for in-between treatments, providing measurable length.
HOW IT WORKS: This cutting-edge keratin procedure straightens, relaxes, sets and strengthens your brows, making them effortlessly stylish from the moment you wake up. It was created for unruly or curly brows that tend to go in every direction and need a little taming. Get the lamination alone or, for best results, pair it with a shape and tint. The lamination lasts six weeks, but the tint tends to fade after three. Aestheticians recommend getting a touch-up tint halfway through.
INSIDER TIP: “Apply Revitalash at the base of the lashes, so the product seeps deep into the roots. For Revitabrow, don’t be scared to slather it on. Be generous with the application.”
INSIDER TIP: “Come in showered because you can’t get them wet for 48 hours.”
KERATIN LASH LIFT
XTREME LASH EXTENSIONS Lasts two to three weeks
HOW IT WORKS: Individual lashes are applied to existing lashes to provide volume without the use of mascara or other products. They require a little more maintenance and some daily upkeep, but they provide the most dramatic result of all the lash treatments. These are the perfect option for a special vacation or event. INSIDER TIP: “Avoid cleansers, makeup and other products that have oil in them because oil degrades the glue.”
Lasts up to 6 weeks
HOW IT WORKS: This 75-minute treatment lifts, curls and tints the eyelashes, while infusing them with keratin for strength and fullness. Lash lifts guarantee up to 40 percent more volume, which makes it look like you used a lash curler and mascara but without the daily fuss or instruments. Looking for a subtle, natural pop for your eyes? This is your best bet. INSIDER TIP: “The lift lasts up to six weeks, but the tint begins to fade after three. I recommend getting a touch-up tint halfway through.”
For more information or to book a treatment, please visit members.bellevueclub.com.
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MILITARY-INSPIRED MOVEMENTS Meet Luke Forshaw, a Bellevue Club personal trainer who draws heavily from his years of experience serving in the British Army. Below, he shares his top five exercises for training strength, power, mobility and balance.
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FRONT SQUAT This is the most honest test of lower body strength as well as flexibility. It is more effective than the back squat at activating the quadriceps as well as placing less stress on the knees. Bearing the load on the front of the body will force the posterior chain and core to stay activated so the torso remains in an upright position.
SUMO DEADLIFT HIGH PULL This is a great exercise for building strength in the glutes, hamstrings and back while increasing athletic performance. Movements like this can also increase your ability to create force at higher velocities so you can jump higher and run faster.
FARMER’S CARRY Loaded carries strengthen grip, shoulder rotator cuff, upper back and core muscles while also improving posture. Other benefits include cardiovascular health and endurance.
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A LOOK AT LUKE’S TIMELINE When he was 16 years old, Luke joined the British Army, specifically the Coldstream Guards, which is an infantry regiment that specializes in performing reconnaissance, operating machine guns and mortars, and engaging enemy troops on foot and in light vehicles. One of the Coldstream Guards’ principal roles is to protect the monarchy.
Forshaw became a sniper at the age of 18, and shortly after, he deployed to Afghanistan for nine months, where he was awarded a "Mention in Dispatches."
He joined the British Pathfinders at age 22. The Pathfinders act as a highly trained reconnaissance platoon that advances first into battle to provide tactical intelligence and offer offensive action when needed. The Pathfinders are always on high readiness to deploy anywhere at any time via high-altitude parachuting.
During his time in Pathfinders, he became a physical training instructor and produced programs to get soldiers prepared for any situation and environment.
KNEELING SINGLE-ARM PRESS A unilateral press will stimulate more muscle fibers in the working muscle groups and use more activation in the assisting muscles. Some key gains from the kneeling press are that the core and glutes are worked as well as the upper body.
To book a personal training session with Luke, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POWER CLEANS This will help you increase muscular coordination, power output and overall athletic capacity. Explosive compound movements like this produce amazing results in power and force output, kinetic awareness and neurological adaptations needed to train harder, run faster and be a more explosive athlete.
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Summer in the Pacific Northwest means al fresco dining, sizzling barbecues and picnics galore. It’s also an excellent time to make the most of our local produce—fresh fruit, ripe tomatoes, fragrant herbs and more—all looking and tasting their best. So when the sun is out and friends and family are over, celebrate the occasion with these enticing dishes that are beyond delicious. They’re inspired by a recent trip to Argentina—a land of scrumptious food, where it’s all about grilled meats and an abundance of cheesy dishes that are guaranteed to rock your taste buds.
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P R OVO LETA WITH C HERRY T OMATOES & FR ES H HERBS SERVES 2-4
Here’s a showstopping appetizer to enjoy all summer long. A thick slice of provoleta (or other similar cheese like provolone) is cooked over hot coals until browned and bubbling. It’s then topped with fresh tomato and herbs and served with a toasted baguette. I like to think of it a bit like fondue or queso fundido but not as molten and melty. Use a five-inch round castiron pan because most large cheese rounds fit snuggly into this size and melt perfectly. One cast-iron portion is generally enough for two to four people, depending on how much everyone likes cheese. This dish is best served hot, so have everything prepped and ready to go, then cook the cheese just before sitting down to eat.
INGREDIENTS - 2 tablespoons olive oil, more for oiling the pan
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
- 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped, divided
- 1 tablespoon shallot, peeled and minced
- 1 (1/8 inch thick) round of provolone (or provoleta) cheese
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 toasted baguette, sliced into rounds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat the oven to broil. Meanwhile, prepare a five-inch cast-iron skillet by rubbing a small amount of olive oil to season it, then set aside. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the remaining olive oil. When hot, add the garlic and shallots and sauté, stirring often, until translucent. Add the tomatoes and salt and let simmer. Once the tomatoes start to break down, add the oregano and half the basil. Turn off the heat but keep the pan on the burner to stay warm. Next, place the cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the round of cheese. Cook until the cheese begins to melt and crisp on the edges. Remove from the heat and quickly transfer to the oven. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until fully melted and golden. Remove from the oven and top with the warm tomato salsa and remaining basil. Serve immediately with a toasted baguette.
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WINE SPRITZER WITH STRAWBERRY & CITRUS For the next summer gathering, serve this smooth and SERV ES 4 refreshing wine spritzer. A dry, crisp wine like a Torrontés is perfect and elegant because it’s light on the nose and contains enough tropical-fruit aromas to entice. Make sure to prepare the wine and fruit ahead of time so the wine has time to chill while absorbing the lush fruit flavors.
INGREDIENTS 6 orange slices 4 lime slices 4 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 bottle Torrontés (or other dry, crisp white wine) 8 oz. sparkling water Fresh basil or mint for garnish
Add the sliced orange, lime and strawberries to a large pitcher. Pour in the entire bottle of wine and stir to combine. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator until chilled. When ready to serve, prepare wineglasses with some ice. Add the sparkling water to the pitcher at the last moment and give it a light stir. Pour in the prepared wineglasses and garnish with fresh basil or mint.
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SERV ES 4
R IB EYE WITH R OSEMARY CHIMICHURRI Nothing says summer like steaks on the barbecue. For this recipe, I prefer USDA prime beef. I also like grass-finished meats. “Grass-finished” means the animal ate nothing but grass or forage for their entire life span, resulting in a beefier texture and flavor. Think of it like wild game, raised on what is most natural to the animal.
RIB EYE 1 (32-ounce) 2-inch thick bonein rib eye Olive oil, as needed Kosher salt, as needed ROSEMARY CHIMICHURRI
Coat the rib eye with olive oil and kosher salt, rubbing the salt into the meat. Use half the Rosemary Chimichurri and coat and rub into the meat. Transfer the meat to a container with lid and let marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, remove the meat from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, prepare an outdoor barbecue or gas grill to high heat (450°F to 500°F). When hot, add the meat. Grill each side of the rib eye for 9 to 10 minutes, then allow it to reach an internal temperature of 130°F for medium rare. Remove the steak and let rest for 5 to 7 minutes so the juices can reabsorb, resulting in a juicier bite. To serve, thinly slice the meat perpendicular to the bone, arrange on a carving board and drizzle with the Rosemary Chimichurri. ROSEMARY CHIMICHURRI Place the shallot, garlic, parsley, rosemary and oregano in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Remove the herbs from the food processor, place in a large bowl, and mix in the salt and lemon zest. Divide the herb mixture into two bowls. If you are not serving the meal right away, keep one bowl without oil and add the olive oil right before serving. For the second bowl, add the olive oil to create a paste-like texture and use this to marinate the meat.
1 shallot 4 garlic cloves, peeled 3 bunches of fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, stems removed ¼ cup fresh rosemary, stems removed ¼ cup fresh oregano, stems removed 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 lemon, zested 1 cup olive oil, divided
Member James O. Fraioli is a James Beard Award–winning author with more than 40 published books to his credit. Have a cookbook idea or project in mind? Email him at email@example.com
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IS FOR HAPPY, HEALTHY EATERS written
A guide for encouraging healthy eating habits and easing the madness during family meals 30 | july/aug 2022 reflections
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From picky eaters to kids with intolerances and allergies, teaching your little ones healthy eating habits can be challenging—or downright maddening. There can be meltdowns, food strikes, sneaky eating behaviors, cooking way too many meals to accommodate the whole family, and much, much more.
We aren’t going to claim we know the correct approach your family should take though. Instead, we rounded up some of the best resources out there to help you compare and contrast methods that might make your mealtimes just a little easier and your kiddos a little happier.
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THE FAMILY NUTRITIONIST The Family Nutritionist was created by Alex Turnbull, a registered dietitian who wants to take the shame out of mealtime troubles. She describes herself as an “expert in introducing solids and picky eating, recovering perfectionist, cheeseburger lover, most importantly, a mom to two toddlers.” With The Family Nutritionist, Turnbull’s objective is to create a community where parents can share tips, get help, and maybe even let out a little steam. However, her most valuable resource is the “Managing Mealtimes Course for Picky Eaters.” This course includes 12 videos (all less than 20 minutes) that provide seven strategies for making feeding more enjoyable. The topics range from introducing new foods to food obsessions to making only one meal at dinner time. On her blog, she also digs into tougher topics such as pediatric feeding disorder and how to help your picky eater poop. Her candidness and honesty make her a great resource for those who realize parenting will never be perfect. ••• For more information, visit myfamilynutritionist.com. Or follow her on Instagram at @myfamilynutritionist.
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THE NOURISHED CHILD Jill Castle is a pediatric dietitian who created The Nourished Child, an online nutrition school with resources for both parents and kids. With numerous mediums available—a podcast, books, planners, a blog, and dozens of courses and classes—The Nourished Child decidedly puts science first. She addresses topics like Eosinophilic Esophagus (EoE), oral aversion, toddler multivitamins, delayed puberty and more. But it isn’t just her medical background and science mind that makes The Nourished Child stand out. She also isn’t scared to talk about the extremely difficult time she had feeding her own child, despite being in the nutrition field for more than 30 years, making her very relatable. Plus, she knows feeding troubles aren’t limited to toddlers. The Nourished Kid aims “for competence and knowledge when it comes to nourishing and nurturing kids, whether it be babies, toddlers, kids or teens.” ••• For more information or to sign up for the program, visit thenourishedchild.com. Or follow her on Instagram at @i.am.pedird.
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MAMA AND ME RD Alyssa is a mom, registered dietitian, writer and podcaster who is dedicated to “stopping the cyclical tendencies of diet cultures.” Her podcast, Nutrition for Littles, addresses many hot topics such as eating at day care, feeding baby myths, and how to keep your kid at the table. But, she also doesn’t shy away from the more controversial subjects either—such as passing down body acceptance (or lack thereof ) through generations and how to get your partner to be your ally. She often features guests who share their expertise, but also goes solo with some truly raw, relatable talks. Aside from the podcast, Alyssa has a vibrant presence on Instagram (@nutritionforlittles) and a helpful blog in which she shares everything from actionable tips and tricks to recipes. The cherry on top is that she offers all the resources for free! ••• For more information, visit nutritionforlittles.com. Or follow her on Instagram at @ nutritionforlittles.
CHE AT SHEET There is no shortage of opinions out there, and they can get confusing at best or completely contradictory at worst. Here are a few quick tips that most experts tend to agree on.
• Parents should do their best to model healthy eating habits, but don’t worry about being perfect. • Get kids involved in the shopping, cooking and planning processes when possible. Start positive conversations surrounding health during those times. • Don’t shame other people’s eating habits, cultures or beliefs surrounding foods (veganism, clean eating, religious restrictions, overeaters, etc.). • Don’t ever focus on weight loss or gain unless medical attention is needed. • Try not to use food as a bribe or reward, although this can be very tough. • Don’t label certain foods “good” or “bad.” • Try reframing new foods as “adventurous” or “fun.”
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! e m o c l e W From tennis, basketball and swim lessons to art classes and special holiday events, the Bellevue Club and our excellent instructors have a lot in store for your family this fall. With this comprehensive guide, pick and choose what interests your little one(s) and get the details on how to register.
The dates and times of each program are subject to change. For the most up-to-date offerings, please visit bellevueclub.com/youth.
SESSION CLASS DATES SESSION 1: SEPT. 12 - OCT. 23 (7 WEEKS) RECREATION REGISTRATION: AUG. 10, 9 A.M. TENNIS REGISTRATION: AUG. 12, 9 A.M. AQUATICS REGISTRATION: AUG. 16, 9 A.M. SESSION 2: OCT. 24 - DEC. 18 (7 WEEKS) RECREATION REGISTRATION: SEPT. 28, 9 A.M. TENNIS REGISTRATION: SEPT. 30, 9 A.M. AQUATICS REGISTRATION: OCT. 4, 9 A.M. SESSION 3: JAN. 9 - FEB. 19 (6 WEEKS) RECREATION REGISTRATION: DEC. 7, 9 A.M. TENNIS REGISTRATION: DEC. 9, 9 A.M. AQUATICS REGISTRATION: DEC. 13, 9 A.M. SESSION 4: FEB. 27 - APR. 9 (6 WEEKS) RECREATION REGISTRATION: JAN. 27, 9 A.M. TENNIS REGISTRATION: JAN. 27, 9 A.M. AQUATICS REGISTRATION: JAN. 31, 9 A.M. SESSION 5: APR. 17 - JUN. 11 (8 WEEKS) RECREATION REGISTRATION: MAR. 15, 9 A.M. TENNIS REGISTRATION: MAR. 17, 9 A.M. AQUATICS REGISTRATION: MAR. 21, 9 A.M. * No class Nov. 21-27 and May 29
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PRIVATE LESSONS PRIVATE BALLET LESSONS For children and adults, Christin ReussPurcell will design a lesson just for you. 60 minutes/$65 per member up to two participants. $15/additional participant up to four PRIVATE KARATE LESSONS Join Bellevue Club’s own Sensei James Penor to master blocks, punches and kicks. Sessions will focus on fundamentals to help progress through the belts. 60 minutes/$100 per member for up to three participants PRIVATE VOLLEYBALL LESSONS Sessions will focus on fundamentals, drills and real game situations. Coach Eugene Wong will challenge players to push themselves to the next level. 60 minutes/$87; 90 minutes/$130 PRIVATE SQUASH LESSONS For children and adults looking to explore a new sport or build on previous skills. Squash trainer Latasha Khan will focus on fundamentals, individual/ group drills, and game knowledge. 90 minutes/$120; 60 minutes/$90; 30 minutes/$60 Charges split evenly between participants. PRIVATE BASKETBALL LESSONS Ages 6 and older, Basketball Gym Private lessons are the most effective way to improve your game. Customized workouts utilize multiple resources, including the Shoot-A-Way, weighted balls, adjustable hoops and more! INDIVIDUAL TRAINING 50-minute lesson: $65/member 25-minute lesson: $35/member GROUP TRAINING 50-minute lesson for two players/$80 $20/additional player up to 4 participants. Fees are split evenly between players. TEAM TRAINING Available for teams up to 12 players who are looking to bring their playing to the next level. Fees are split evenly between players. Guests are allowed under a sponsoring member’s account. 50-minute session: $200/team
SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS
Veteran’s Day Break: Nov. 11 Winter Breaks: Dec. 19–23, Dec. 26-30 & Jan. 2 MLK Jr. Day: Jan. 16 Mid-Winter Break: Feb. 20-24 Spring Break: Apr. 10-14
ALL-SPORTS CAMP Ages 5-12, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Basketball Gym Veteran’s Day, Winter Breaks, MLK Jr. Day, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break Kids will enjoy a wide variety of sports through drills, skills and games. Please pack a swimsuit and nut-free lunch each day. $235/ week; $47/day KIDS’ CAMP Ages 3-6, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Kids’ Camp Room Veteran’s Day, Winter Breaks, MLK Jr. Day, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break Children enjoy arts and crafts, activities, story time and more! Bring a swimsuit for open swim. All snacks are provided. Registrants must be able to use the toilet and change in and out of their swimsuits independently. $110/week; $22/day KIDS’ CAMP EXPRESS (No swimming) 9:30-11 a.m., $15 per day AFTERNOON PRE-SCHOOL CAMP Ages 3-6, 12-2 p.m., Kids’ Camp Room Veteran’s Day, Winter Break, MLK Jr. Day, MidWinter Break, Spring Break Children enjoy themed arts and crafts, activities, story time and more! Please pack a nut-free lunch. $110/week; $22/day LEGO CAMP Ages 5-12, 2-4 p.m., Kids’ Camp Room Veteran’s Day, Winter Breaks, MLK Jr. Day, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break Led by Dan Parker, LEGO artist and professional master builder with over 30 years experience, this is the perfect camp for any LEGO-maniac! Explore the four topics for LEGO building: miniature, mosaic, sculpture and mechanical, all in different daily themes. $210/week; $42/day BASKETBALL CAMP Ages 5-12, 2-4 p.m., Basketball Gym Veteran’s Day, Winter Breaks, MLK Jr. Day, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break Participants will increase their basketball skill level and knowledge of the game. They’ll focus on drills, skill-building games and scrimmages. $185/week; $37/day SWIM CAMP Ages 6-12, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Veteran’s Day, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break Each day of swim camp includes a group swim and safety skills lesson, organized games and free play in the pool. Bring your swimsuit, goggles, a nut-free lunch and an appetite for fun. $235/week; $47/day AFTERNOON SWIM CAMP Ages 6-12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Veteran’s Day, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break Burn off the last little bit of energy with afternoon swim camp. Campers will become more comfortable in the water playing interactive group games and activities. $185/week; $37/day
Registration opens: Sep. 7, 9 a.m. TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:
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SOCIAL FAMILY EVENTS Registration opens: Aug. 3, 9 a.m. FAMILY GYM NIGHTS First Friday of the month, Sep. 2 - Jun. 2, 5:308:30 p.m., Basketball Gym, complimentary Meet in the gym for bouncy house fun. All children must be accompanied by at least one supervising adult. * No registration required. KIDS TAKE OVER Sep. 16, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, May 19, Jun. 16, 6-9 p.m., Basketball Gym Get ready, the kids are taking over the Club! Children will enjoy an evening of bouncy houses, camp games, swimming, crafts, and dinner while you enjoy a night off! $50/member PRINCESS BALL Sep. 23, 6-8 p.m., Ballroom Get ready to live the royal life! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and desserts as you watch performances from your favorite princesses while you dance the night away. $65/parent-child pair; $30/each additional participant PUMPKIN CARVING Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m., Kids' Camp Room, Leave the mess with us as you spend the evening transforming your pumpkin into a work of art! $25/pumpkin HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Oct. 28, 5:30-8 p.m., Basketball Gym Young and old, dress in your favorite costume and join us for games, crafts, bouncy houses and more! $20/ages 1-16; kids younger & adults/free GINGERBREAD DECORATING PARTY Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., Ballroom Join us in kicking off the holiday season with a sugar filled night! You provide imagination, and we'll take care of the rest! $55/gingerbread house SANTA BRUNCH Dec. 10 &11, reservations begin at 9 a.m., Ballroom Bring the whole family and join us in celebrating the holiday season. Adults and children will enjoy a customized seasonal buffet, entertainment and a visit and photo with Santa. $75/adult. $30/child, children under 2/free * Reservations can be made by calling 425.637.4608 beginning Oct. 3.
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FATHER-SON DIE HARD RC NIGHT Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., Basketball Gym Come race the night away with Die Hard RC as participants will be able to race multiple remotecontrol vehicles on different tracks while enjoying food and drink options. $70/adult + child pair, $35/each additional participant MOTHER-DAUGHTER GALENTINE'S DAY PARTY Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m., Ballroom Calling all ladies – this night is for you. Enjoy treats, drinks, crafts, and some special surprises during a night like no other. $65/adult + child pair, $30/each additional participant VALENTINE'S DAY COOKIE DECORATING Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m., Ballroom Decorate heart-shaped cookies and create crafts to give to your special someone! Please register each child participant. $35/child, adults are free with participating child EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA Sa, Apr. 8 Session 1 Hunt: 12:15-12:45 p.m. Session 2 Hunt: 1-1:30 p.m. (2-12 years old) Join us for our Eggstravganza! An underwater Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 2-12 years old. Inside each egg are special gems. Collect as many gems as you can and redeem them for prizes. The inflatables and the mat runner will be out for the kids to enjoy. $25/participating member Non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach at all times. Parents must remain on deck at all times. MOTHER-SON LEGO NIGHT Mar. 10, 6-8 p.m., Ballroom Get ready to build! Mothers and sons will enjoy appetizers as they work side by side creating creatures, cars, and whatever else their imagination allows. LEGO building will be led by Dan Parker, owner of Brickable Designs, who will also display his LEGO masterpieces. $65/mother + child pair, $30/each additional participant MOTHER'S DAY FLOWERPOT PLANTING May 12, 6-8 p.m., Kids Camp Room Come show your appreciation for all the moms out there! Come create a potted masterpiece to give your mom for Mother’s Day while leaving the mess with us! $30/flowerpot, flowers and materials included FATHER'S DAY CARPENTRY Jun. 9, 6-8 p.m., Kids Camp Room, Hammers, nails, glue, and paint- everything needed for a fun DIY night. Explore carpentry with your little one as you enjoy food and drink. $65/father child pair; $30/each additional participant INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE Saturdays, 6-7:30 p.m., complimentary Challenge your skills and race across the surface of the water! Swim tests are required and complimentary. * No registration required. WATER RUNNER Sundays, 5–6:30 p.m., complimentary Like a slip ‘n’ slide on the water! Swim tests are required and complimentary. * No registration required
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SESSION CLASSES PRE-BALLET Ages 3-4, Tu, 4:15-5 p.m., Aerobics Studio Children will learn basic ballet steps and terminology while discovering rhythm and coordination using their own creativity and lively imaginations. Ballet and pretty dress-up clothes encouraged. Ses. 1 & 2: $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/member; Ses. 5: $176/member BALLET LEVEL 1 & 2 Ages 5-8, Tu, 5-6 p.m., Aerobics Studio Ballet Level 1 & 2 allows ballerinas to begin developing the main concepts of ballet, including coordination, spatial awareness, position of the feet and an introduction to movement vocabulary. Ses. 1 & 2 : $175/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $150/ member; Ses. 5: $200/member BEGINNING KARATE Ages 6+, W, 6-7 p.m., Aerobics Studio Sa, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Multipurpose room Learn basic blocks, punches and kicks through individual and group instruction by our own Sensei James Penor. Ses. 1 & 2: $ 175/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $ 150/member; Ses. 5: $200/member INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE Ages 6+, W, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Sa, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Aerobics Studio Continue to work with Sensei James Penor to perfect your blocks, punches, and kicks while learning new techniques and enhancing your skills. Ses. 1 & 2: $189/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $ 162/ member; Ses. 5: $216/member LITTLE SPORTS Ages 3-5: W, 4-4:45 p.m., or Sa, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Racquetball Court Come explore the world of sports! Basketball, wiffleball, soccer and more. Come get a taste of multiple sports and find out what it is like to be on a team and explore a new passion! Ses. 1 & 2: $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/member; Ses. 5: $176/member LEGO BUILDERS Ages 5+, M, 4-5 p.m., Kids’ Camp Room Castles, spaceships, dinosaurs and more. Dan Parker, LEGO artist and professional master builder, explores the four formats of LEGO building: miniature, mosaic, sculpture and mechanical, all in different daily themes. Ses. 1 & 2 : $175/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $150/member; Ses. 5: $200/ member LITTLE TITANS CLIMBING Ages 6-12: Th, 4-4:45 p.m., or Sa, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Kids’ Camp Room Let’s put that climbing energy to good use! Youth will learn the basics to bouldering, basic knots, and what they are capable of in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Ses. 1 & 2 : $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132 member; Ses. 5: $176/member
SPORT CONDITONING Ages 8-15, Tu, 5-6 pm, Basketball Gym Get in shape or stay in shape! Each class will push you to the limit as you work hard to better yourself in your individual sports! Ses. 1 & 2 : $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/member; Ses. 5: $176/member
EXPLORE WITH ME Bellevue Club Explore with Me programs allow children to discover the world around them by developing literacy, listening, problem solving and social skills all alongside their caregiver. TODDLER OPEN PLAY 0-6 years, Basketball Gym M, Sept. 13-Jun. 6*, 9-11 a.m. Bring your children, ages 5 and younger, for some fun and games. This is unsupervised, so parents must accompany their children. Complimentary. * Please note that open play will not be held on Bellevue School District non-school days.
*No registration required. ART WITH ME Ages 2-4 years with caregiver W, 10-11 a.m., Kids’ Camp Room Little ones will spend time in this fun class exploring their creativity as their self-esteem and social skills begin to flourish. Class fee includes all materials. Ses. 1 & 2 : $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/member; Ses. 5: $176/member STEM WITH ME Ages 2-4 years with caregiver Th, 10-11 a.m., Kids’ Camp Room Caregivers come alongside little ones who will spend time in this fun class exploring their creativity as their self-esteem and social skills begin to flourish. Class fee includes all materials. Ses. 1 & 2 : $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/member; Ses. 5: $176/member PRINCESS & ME Ages 2-4 years with caregiver F, 10-11 a.m., Kids’ Camp Room Caregivers come alongside little ones who will spend time exploring what it takes to be a princess! Participants will be visited by a different princess each week as they explore the royal world with stories, songs, games, and crafts. Ses. 1 & 2 : $154/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/ member; Ses. 5: $176/member
BIRTHDAY PARTIES Host a birthday party or team party with us here at Bellevue Club! Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROUP SWIM LESSONS Our program teaches aquatic and water safety skills in a logical progression. The objectives of our program are to teach people to be safe in, on and around the water and become efficient swimmers. Swim assessments are given prior to registration to make sure your child is in the correct level. These are available at 3:50 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Swim assessments can be requested at members. bellevueclub.com or by emailing email@example.com. Every student should feel challenged. Students move up when they have mastered the skills at their level. Ses. 1& 2: $126/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $108/member, Ses. 5: $144/member PRESCHOOL 1: INTRO TO WATER Ages 3–5, class size 4 M, 5:30 p.m., Tu, 4 p.m., W, 5 p.m., Th, 4:30 p.m., Sa, 10 a.m. P1 is designed to orient young children to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic water skills. Floating, gliding and blowing bubbles are introduced. All skills are performed with instructor support. Developing water comfort is the primary goal. PRESCHOOL 2: INTRO TO INDEPENDENT WATER SKILLS Ages 3–5, class size 4 M, 4 p.m., Tu, 5:30 p.m., W, 4:30 p.m., Th, 4 p.m., Sa, 10:30 a.m In P2, students develop independent forward motion for skills on their front and back. Children continue to explore arm and leg movement with minimal support from the instructor. PRESCHOOL 3: ELEMENTARY WATER SKILLS Ages 3–5, class size 4 M, 4:30 p.m., Tu, 5:30 p.m., W, 5:30 p.m., Th, 5 p.m., Sa, 11 a.m Through guided practice, students are taught to coordinate arm and leg motions with breathing, enabling them to perform skills for longer distances and times. All skills are performed independently.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING Lifeguard training is held on weekends throughout the year. Registration and full training schedule is available at bellevueclub.com/aquatics. Members use promo code “MEMBER 2022” at registration to receive the member rate. Full Course: $225/member; $275/non-member Recertification Course: $145/member; $175/non-member
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PRESCHOOL 4: FUNDAMENTAL WATER SKILLS Ages 3–5, class size 4 M, 5 p.m., Tu, 4:30 p.m.,W, 4 p.m., Th, 5:30 p.m.,Sa, 11:30 a.m. Y1 Introduces simple arm and leg motions, efficient floating and gliding positions as well as breath control. The focus is on teaching students to be independent and comfortable in the water. YOUTH 1: INTRO TO WATER SKILLS Ages 6–12, class size 4 M, 4 p.m., Tu, 4:30 p.m., W, 5 p.m., Th, 5:30 p.m., Sa, 10 a.m. Y1 Introduces simple arm and leg motions, efficient floating and gliding positions, as well as breath control. Focus is on teaching students to be independent and comfortable in the water. YOUTH 2: FUNDAMENTAL WATER SKILLS Ages 6–12, class size 4 M, 5 p.m., Tu, 4 p.m., W, 5:30 p.m., Th, 4:30 p.m., Sa, 10:30 a.m. Y2 is the foundation for future stroke development, focusing on changing directions and body position, while swimming greater distances. All skills are performed with independent forward motion and without support. YOUTH 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT Ages 6–12, class size 4 M, 4:30 p.m., Tu, 5 p.m., W, 4 p.m., Th, 5 p.m., Sa, 11 a.m. Students build on the fundamentals of front crawl with side breathing and backstroke. Students are introduced to the breaststroke, dolphin kick, and diving. YOUTH 4: STROKE IMPROVEMENT Ages 6–12, class size 4 M, 5:30 p.m., Tu, 5 p.m., W, 4:30 p.m., Th, 4 p.m., Sa, 11:30 a.m.. Y4 participants are working toward perfecting all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breastroke, and butterfly) practicing shorter distances and working on technique with the goal of being able to swim all strokes for 25 yards.
BABY/TODDLER & ME
2022/2023 Tryouts: Aug. 4 or Aug. 16, 9:00a.m., outdoor pool Registration is required and available online at members.bellevueclub.com. Tryout participation does not guarantee a place in pre-comp. Attendees will be contacted after the tryout regarding placement. Pre-comp runs in 6-to-8-week sessions throughout the year with current participants receiving priority enrollment in future sessions. New participants are accepted through the year based on availability and a successful tryout. For enrollment or tryout information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. PRE-COMP 1: BEGINNER M/W or Tu/Th, 4-4:30 p.m. Prerequisites: Participants can swim 50 continuous yards without fins, using all four competitive swimming strokes. Swimmers will continue to refine all four competitive strokes as well as understand workout sets, intervals and lane swimming etiquette. Ses. 1 & 2: $280/member; Ses. 3&4: $240/member, Ses. 5: $320/member PRE-COMP 2: INTERMEDIATE M/W or Tu/Th, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Prerequisites: Participants can swim 100 continuous yards without fins, using all four competitive swimming strokes. Participants can swim 50-100 yards without stopping. Working on a higher level of endurance to prepare swimmers for BCST. Workouts will focus on drills to refine muscle memory and fine tune stroke coordination. Swimmers will learn to understand and incorporate drills into workouts to further improve performance. Ses. 1 & 2: $336 | member; Ses. 3&4: $288/member, Ses. 5: $384 | member
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Private swim series dates: Fall: Sep. 5- Dec. 11 (13 weeks) Winter: Dec. 12-Mar. 19 (14 weeks) Spring: Mar. 20-Jun. 25 (14 weeks)
Ages 9 months – 2 years with caregiver Tu, 10-10:30 a.m. Baby/Toddler and Me Aquatics introduces basic aquatic skills to parents and children. Introduce your child to the water early to encourage confidence and comfortability in the water. Under the guidance of a professional instructor, parents are instructed on how to teach their children swimming and water safety skills.
Private swim lessons offer the greatest flexibility and one-on-one attention for swimmers of any age and ability. Private swim lessons allow for focused instruction specific to the individual needs of the swimmer. The private lesson instructors are experienced with swimmers of all levels. We try to tailor the instructor to the skill level and goals of the child or children.
30 minutes/$41 per member 45 minutes/$56 per member 60 minutes/$77 per member
The focus of these courses is refining stroke skills and increasing endurance. The participant has perfected all four strokes when entering the precompetition courses. Participants should be able to swim all four strokes a minimum of 25 yards, use side breathing without lifting their head up, and breathing to the side. Tryouts are required for all new pre-comp participants to ensure each participant is set up for success.
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Semi-Private lesson (2 students) 30 minutes/$29 per member 45 minutes/$33 per member 60 minutes/$44 per member To request individual or recurring private swim lessons, fill out the request form on the aquatics page at members.bellevueclub.com. Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator at 425.688.3149 or email email@example.com for further information.
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Tennis Session Dates Session 1: Sep. 12 - Oct. 23 (7 weeks) Session 2: Oct. 24 - Dec. 18 (7 weeks) Session 3: Jan. 9 - Feb. 19 (6 weeks) Session 4: Feb. 27 - Apr. 9 (6 weeks) Session 5: Apr. 17 - Jun. 11 (8 weeks)
JUNIOR TENNIS The USTA requirement is for all players under the age of 10 to use lower compression tennis balls during play. This is to help play “slower” and allow younger players greater opportunity to rally, learn the game and have fun. TEENIE TENNIS Ages 4-5, M, 3:30–4 p.m., Tu, 3:30–4 p.m. The main focus of this class is to learn basic stroke techniques, sportsmanship and handeye coordination. Ses. 1 & 2: $210/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $180/member; Ses. 5: $240/ member SMASHERS Ages 6-8, M, 4–5 p.m., Tu, 4–5 p.m., W, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Th, 4–5 p.m. This class focuses on advanced stroke production, hand-eye coordination, camaraderie and competition. Ses. 1 & 2: $210/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $180/member; Ses. 5: $240/member SLAMMERS Ages 9-10; M, 5–6 p.m., Tu, 5–6 p.m., Th, 5–6 p.m. In this more competitive class, players will learn to keep score and play more accurately. We will also focus on strategy and footwork. Ses. 1 & 2: $210/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $180/ member; Ses. 5: $240/member
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TENNIS (11 AND OLDER) ROOKIE Ages 11-17, M, 4:45–6 p.m., W, 4:45–6 p.m., Su, 1–2:15 p.m. The focus of this class is on basic technique, stroke production, scoring, friendly competition and team camaraderie. Ses. 1 & 2: $262.50/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $225/member; Ses. 5: $300/ member JR. VARSITY Ages 11-17, M, 3:30–4:45 p.m., W, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Su, 1–2:15 p.m. and 2:15-3:30 p.m. Players participating in this class must be knowledgeable of and able to do the following: place groundstrokes and volleys in a given area of the court and serve in the diagonal service box. Players are required to understand how to keep score, including tie-breakers. This class will focus on advanced stroke production, competition, consistency and repetition. Ses. 1 & 2: $262.50/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $225/member; Ses. 5: $300/member
VARSITY Ages 11-17, W, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Su, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Players participating in this class must be able to do the following: 20-ball rally with a partner, use both semi-western and continental grips, hit a flat and slice serve and must play matches regularly. The focus of this class is on hitting with more consistency and depth, court positioning, shot selection and conditioning and footwork. Ses. 1 & 2: $262.50/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $225/member; Ses. 5: $300/member ELITE Ages 11–17, W, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Su, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Players must be able to do the following: 20-ball rally with a partner; variety of strokes – spin, drive and lob. Tournament experience is required. This class will focus on strategy, court positioning, tactical set up and solutions, conditioning and footwork. Ses. 1 & 2: $262.50/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $225/member; Ses. 5: $300/member
SESSION DATES Session 1: Sept. 12 - Oct. 23
Session 2: Oct. 24 - Dec. 18
Session 3: Jan. 9 - Feb. 19
Session 4: Feb. 27 - Apr. 9
Session 5: Apr. 17 - Jun. 11
BELLEVUE CLUB YOUTH BASKETBALL ACADEMY The Bellevue Club’s Youth Basketball Academy focuses on developing each player as an individual and teammate, placing a high value on both skill and character development. The youth basketball class curriculum follows a natural skill progression, allowing players to reach their full potential. BRONZE: INTRODUCTION TO BASKETBALL M, 4-4:45 p.m., Sa, 10:00-10:45 a.m., Basketball Gym, Recommended ages: 5-7 Designed to train players on the fundamentals of basketball, introducing basic skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. Ses. 1 & 2 : $154/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $132/member; Ses. 5: $176/member SILVER: BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS Tu, 4-4:45 p.m., Sa, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Basketball Gym, Recommended ages: 8-10 Players will begin to refine their shooting technique, dribbling ability and learn in-game competition. Intermediate skills, such as crossovers, running the floor, playing defense, chest passing and jump shots, are introduced. Silver players must pass the Bronze skills assessment prior to registration. Ses. 1 & 2 : $175/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $150/member; Ses. 5: $200/member GOLD: FUNDAMENTALS REFINEMENT Th, 4-4:45 p.m., Basketball Gym, Recommended ages: 10-12 Each class will highlight a different essential aspect of the game, focusing on skill development and increasing players’ confidence through proper repetition. Gold players must pass the Silver skills assessment prior to registration. Ses. 1 & 2 : $189/member; Ses. 3 & 4: $162/ member; Ses. 5: $216/member
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BOYS YOUTH OPEN GYM Th, 5-6 p.m., Basketball Gym, Recommended ages: 12-14 Put the training to the test dring on-court scrimmages lead by BCYBA trainer Tommy Tomsic. Players will scrimmage and receive in-game coaching while participating in an aggressive but positive atmosphere. Improve your skills and game knowledge while working through in-game challenges. Ses. 1 & 2 : $175/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $150/member; Ses. 5: $200member GIRLS YOUTH OPEN GYM Tu, 5-6 p.m., Basketball Gym, Recommended ages: 12-14 Put your training to the test during oncourt scrimmages lead by BCYBA trainer Antonio Chavers. Players will scrimmage and receive in-game coaching while participating in an aggressive but positive atmosphere. Improve your skills and game knowledge while working through in-game challenges. Ses. 1 & 2 : $175/ member; Ses. 3 & 4: $150/member; Ses. 5: $200/member
BELLEVUE CLUB YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINICS BCYBA trainers offer skill-specific clinics to those looking to take their game to the next level! Basketball Gym, ages: 8-14, $50/member Sep. 14- Fundamentals & Offensive Tools Oct. 12- Defensive Skills & Rebounding Nov. 9- Ball Handling & Passing Dec. 14- Fast Break & Transition Play Jan. 11- Pure Shooting Feb. 8- Plyometric: Agility & Conditioning Mar. 8- 3-on-3 Strategies Apr. 12- Finishing at the Hoop May 10- 1-1 Isolation
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NEED CHILD CARE? Our child care facility offers a safe place for those ages 0-6 to play with supervision. Two-hour maximum Ages 3 and Under: $14/hour Ages 3-6: $13/hour Register at members.bellevueclub.com or call 425.637.4613.
REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICIES REGISTRATION FEES: Payment for programs is billed at the time of registration. Program fees cannot be prorated. Payment for services is billed the day of the service (fees subject to change.) Tax is not included in price for athletic classes, camps, and training sessions. CANCELLATIONS: To receive a refund for a program, you must notify us of cancellation at least seven days prior to the start of all programs. For services, you must notify us for cancellations at least 24-hours before the service. Late cancellations and no-shows are billed at full price. (Cancellations cannot be made online.) MISSED CLASSES AND LATE ARRIVALS: There are no refunds for missed classes or late arrivals for services. CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: Parents or legal guardians of program or service participants younger than 12 years of age must check their children in and out every day with the instructor.
GUEST POLICIES MEMBER SPONSOR: A guest may participate in a program or service when he or she is registered by a member. The sponsoring member must be in the Club while the guest attends the program or service. REGISTRATION: Members can sign up guests by calling or visiting the Athletic Services Desk. Guest registration is not available online. FEES: Guest fees for programs and services are typically 20 percent higher than member fees. (fees subject to change) LIMITATION: Guests may attend one program or service per year.
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COMMUNITY & CLUB
In 2022, Piper Enge, a 15-year-old swimmer for the Bellevue Club, was supposed to attend the Winter Junior Nationals swim meet in Russia. But, like many other athletic events in the past few years, it was cancelled. The meet was especially important for Enge because it’s one of only a handful in which swimmers can qualify for the U.S. National Team. Plus, it’d give her invaluable experience at larger meets.
“I was pretty bummed,” Enge says, but she kept training nonetheless. And her perseverance recently paid off when she qualified for the replacement meet—the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships this August in Hawaii. The elite event allows for only 20 men and 20 women from various countries to compete and qualify for world championships. Enge will be competing in the 100-meter breaststroke, an event in which she is currently ranked fifth fastest in the country. She sat down with Reflections to talk about how she trained her way through COVID and what it feels like to swim against her heroes on the world stage.
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Reflections magazine: What does attending the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships meet mean to you? Piper Enge: This meet was my ultimate goal for the past
few months. All my training has gone toward this meet.
RM: When did you start swimming? PE: I started swimming on a competitive team when I
was 6. My mom swam during college, and she encouraged all my siblings to try a bunch of sports growing up. Swimming just happened to be the one I got attached to. RM: You’re currently the fifth fastest girl in the country in the 100-meter breaststroke, correct? What does that feel like? PE: Yeah. It’s really cool because a lot of the names
above me and some below have been people I’ve looked up to my entire life as my breaststroke idols. I’m in the field with past and present Olympians. RM: What’s the best advice you’ve received along the way? PE: Our head coach, Abi, has had so much experience
with the National Team and meets like this, and I’ve always dreamt really big. Abi has never once thought I couldn’t do something I said I could do. As soon as this became a meet, she said, “You can make this team.”
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RM: How do you handle the mental side of the sport? PE: It’s been hard because a lot of the meets, when I
was 13 to 15 years old, were cancelled. I was supposed to be hitting national meets, and so I got thrown into the deep end when things opened back up. The hardest part is not knowing whom I’m racing against. The first national meet I was thrown into, I was racing Olympians and Junior National Team members. That was a big step up, and it was really hard to focus mentally knowing these are people who hold national age group records or have been on the Junior National Team.
QUICK QUESTIONS WE ASKED PIPER SOME RAPID-FIRE QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW HER BETTER.
I really like using fins. They get me kickstarted, and you get to adapt to the speed you want to be at. It feels cool. ROLE MODEL
Lilly King. She’s been dominating the breaststroke field for a while, so getting to race her was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done because I’ve been looking up to her for so long. FAVORITE FOOD
Italian food. I love to carb-load with pasta, pizza. SCHOOL SUBJECT
English. I like to write; sometimes it’s hard, but I get through it. FAVORITE MOVIE
Always and forever, my favorites are all the Harry Potter movies. FAMILY PET
Leo—he’s a black Lab about two and half years old. SUPERSTITIONS
I’m not a very superstitious person. I don’t rely on it. But once, at a big travel meet, I drank a bunch of red Gatorade and swam a fast time. Now I joke around about it and might drink red Gatorade before a race.
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RM: What was your mindset through COVID? PE: That was really hard too, so many people fell
off. Back in April 2020, a friend and I were swimming in the lake just to get any training in. I was just thinking ahead and trying to not get upset about meets that were cancelled. I knew bigger and better things were on the way and didn’t want to be someone with the same speed at the beginning of COVID and at the end.
RM: How have your peers and community responded to your success? PE: Everyone has been really supportive. I’m very
grateful for the help I have around me, all my high school teammates are very supportive and proud.
RM: Is going to the Olympics the ultimate goal? PE: Every little kid dreams of that, and the fact
that it’s started to become more of a reality is incredible. The fact that I can think about dreaming that big is so cool.
RM: What advice do you have for young swimmers? PE: It sounds cheesy, but you have to keep hav-
ing fun. The people who make it purely about college or winning a race might burn out. Happy swimmers are fast swimmers. I’ve always had the best meets when I’m having the most fun.
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“She will often come up after a tough race and say how much fun she is having. Her love for the sport and her true passion to compete have made her a pleasure to coach.”
PIPER (RIGHT) PICTURED WITH BCST HEAD COACH ABI LIU.
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TWO SIDES TO TULUM
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The magic of Tulum is it offers a true yin-yang travel experience. Thrill-seekers can go scuba diving in turquoisecolored natural caves, explore Mayan ruins, or revel in a vibrant nightlife that features beach parties burning into the wee hours of the morning. On the flip side, the options for rest and restoration are also endless. Luxuriate in healing yoga classes, participate in ancient spiritual practices, and enjoy nourishing food and world-class spa treatments. Pick and choose for yourself to create the perfect balance for your next dream vacation.
STAY + S L E E P
There is no shortage of enchanting, jungleinspired places to stay in Tulum. The drive from the Cancun airport to Tulum alone is lined with dozens of regal all-inclusive resorts that sit behind giant gates and promise privacy and convenience. But, if you want to truly experience the culture of the city, branch out from the all-inclusive mentality, and stay right on Tulum Beach.
The Dune Boutique Hotel Tulum is a prime example of why. With Instagram-worthy Bohemian design, private plunge pools, a spa on site and an enchanting landscape, it’s also within walking distance of all the beach clubs, yoga studios, clothing boutiques, restaurants and mezcal bars that make Tulum one of the most soughtafter spots in the world. You are a few steps from Caribbean waters during the day and the heart of the city at night.
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DANC E + P L AY
The beach clubs in Tulum are unrivaled, and you can hear them buzzing at all times of the day and night. From Dune, walk a short distance or bike on the bustling beach street, and you will find Mia Tulum. During the day, rent a cabana and enjoy the curated music that is both relaxing and representative of the local flavor while sipping cocktails, watching the waves roll in, and noshing on fresh food amongst the palms.
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But nighttime is when Mia really shines. The club regularly hosts DJs to play intimate concerts with an out-this-world backdrop and international crowd. They have a range of other special events, including wine and mezcal tastings, all year, so be sure to line up your trip with one that speaks to your interests. >> For more information, visit miatulum.com/en-US.
SWEAT + G E T S P I R I T UA L
Yoga studios and spiritual centers also abound. You can even participate in a traditional practice known as a temazcal ceremony. Like a sweat lodge or a sauna, the main feature of the temazcal ceremony is heat. During a ceremony, led by a shaman, they will also often incorporate herb burning, chanting, singing and intention-setting into a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. Guests at Dune are lucky in that there is a dedicated site on the property, but you can find similar setups all around the city. If you need a little more movement with your sweat session, head to the Tulum Jungle Gym. This is a beachfront fitness area that features a full gym made of tree trunks, coconuts and other beach-related equipment. It is also conveniently located on the main strip of Tulum Beach. >> For more information, visit tulumjunglegym.com.
EXPLORE + A DV E NT U R E
You can’t take a trip to Tulum without noting the abundance of cenotes (pronounced see-note-tays). There are literally signs for them everywhere, and they are a staple to the native Mayan culture. Cenotes are breathtakingly beautiful freshwater natural pools and underground cave systems, and depending on where you go, you can either dip your toes in or scuba dive into the darkest depths. Most require a small fee for entry and be prepared to shower off before entering the sacred waterholes. From there swim, explore the gorgeous natural features, and take plenty of photos. Some of the easiest to visit are Cenote Dos Ojos, Jardin Del Eden and Cenote Azul. These are close to Tulum Beach, but it’s best to try and go during weekdays or off-times to avoid crowds. >> For more information, check out this article: insiderstulum.com/best-cenotes-tulum/
Chichen Itza is the archeological site of what was once the largest Mayan city on the Yucatan peninsula. The Temple of Kukulcan is the prominent feature, and it is sure to thrill. This site, however, is a few hours’ drive from Tulum, so it’s only for those who rent a car.
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EAT + D RI N K
There are never enough meals or cocktail hours in Tulum. The options range from five-star sushi restaurants that highlight the abundance of local seafood to the most authentic Mexican street food you will ever find. If you’re looking for clean, fresh dining, WILD features a farm-to-table international menu cooked on a wood fire oven and grill. The food is as spectacular as the tropical ambiance and signature mezcal cocktails. If you choose to try the street food—and you should—there are a few helpful tips for picking a vendor. Picky eaters or those worried about stomach issues should look for spots with long lines and lots of locals. This ensures the food is fresh. Also, trust your instinct and don’t choose the most adventurous thing on the menu. Go with something simple that you know you will like. >> For more information, visit wildtulum.com.
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DIY Berry Bomb Mask Berries are in abundance in Washington this time of year, but let’s say you’ve already made all the pies, jams and smoothies you can handle. Did you know there are other healthy things you can do with your leftover fruit? Here is one way to turn your harvest into a wellness treat for glowing, radiant skin.
Blueberry and Honey Face Mask Benefits: Antioxidants and probiotics
• Small handful of blueberries and raspberries • 1 teaspoon honey • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt In a small bowl, smash the berries with the back of a fork. Add the honey and yogurt and stir thoroughly. Place the mixture on your face and neck and let dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash mask off with warm water.
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