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t is amazing there are things women in Jackson haven’t tackled. In a town full of brave and driven women, the ladies often hang with the boys, in business, sports and politics. Yet this year three women became “firsts” in Jackson’s history. Dani DeRuyter tackled the Grand Teton by snowboard, something not yet done by a woman. Marilyn Kite, who was the first woman appointed to the Wyoming Supreme Court in 2000, became the first woman Chief Justice of the court in July. Mary Erickson became the first woman ordained a priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church. These women didn’t focus on their goals to set records. They did it for themselves — becoming a piece of Jackson’s history was just a bonus.

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Reading about them is inspiring and empowering and a strong reminder of the kind of women who fill our community. In addition to reading about your neighbors, this issue of Jackson Hole Woman is also a guide to helping you reach your goals. If you are trying to improve your training, look at our training nutrition guide with tips from ultra-coach Lisa Smith-Batchen. Or if you are working on saving money, we have tips to put money in the bank and interviews with savvy women who used a poor economy to make big business moves. In its second issue, Jackson Hole Woman, is aiming to inspire readers and also be a helpful guide for navigating living in Jackson. — Kelsey Dayton

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JACKSON HOLE WOMAN, Jackson Hole News&Guide, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3 all-female town council, as well as a woman mayor and sheriff in office. Jackson women have been breaking through gender barriers for decades, leaving few things left to conquer. Yet, this past year three Jackson women hit milestones in sports, religion and politics.

Dani DeRuyter became the first woman to snowboard the Grand Teton. Marilyn Kite became Wyoming’s first female Supreme Court justice, and Mary Erickson became the first woman priest ordained in Jackson. These are their stories, but also now, our community’s history.

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he e-mail simply told her parents she was going to do something big. A friend had her dad’s phone number. If something happened, they’d get a call from the friend. If all went well, Dani DeRuyter, 29, would call her parents herself. The “thing” she planned? Snowboarding the 13,770-foot Grand Teton, something never done by a woman. DeRuyter wasn’t in it for the hype or to get her name in the record books. In fact, aware some might see her trip as a milestone, she kept it under wraps. It wasn’t about becoming a part of history. It was about riding the giant peak that loomed over her most of the season, calling out a challenge. DeRuyter grew up on skis in Massachusetts, learning when she was about 2 years old. After a bad wreck, at 15 she picked up snowboarding. It was harder to learn than she expected. “It was so painful and so discouraging,” she said. Not one to back down from a challenge, she kept with it, wanting to prove to her family — all skiers — she hadn’t fallen for a passing fad. “I was the black sheep of the family,” she said. She also was a bit of a black sheep on the mountain, usually the only girl in a group of boys. It might have been intimidating at first, but once the boys she boarded with saw she was serious, she was welcomed to the club. She always felt supported, even when trying runs or moves she hadn’t yet mastered. DeRuyter came to Jackson

about three years ago. She was living in Big Sky, Mont., and was ready for a change. One night while visiting Jackson, she knew she found her new home. DeRuyter spent much of last winter snowboarding peaks in Grand Teton National Park, combining her love of snowboarding with her passion for the mountains. “Being in the mountains, even just summiting a mountain, is empowering and makes me feel more alive than anything else, mostly because those mountains are alive, and I try to find a balance within the mountains and myself,” she said. From most places in the park she could see the Grand Teton. In February, she began to seriously think about snowboarding it. She knew it hadn’t been snowboarded yet by a woman. “I thought, ‘Somebody’s gotta try it,’ ” she said. “I was shocked it hadn’t been done.” DeRuyter was always drawn to the mountains, whether climbing or snowboarding. She loves the challenge and problem solving. “I prefer being in the mountains where everything is superior to my purpose,” she said. “It is humbling and grounds me.” Snowboarding the range’s highest peak incorporated all her outdoor skills. With all of the elements needed to make the peak, DeRuyter thought maybe that was why it hadn’t yet been done by a woman. Most of the women in the area ski instead of snowboard. Or maybe they snowboard, but don’t climb. Or maybe they climb but don’t winter mountaineer, DeRuyter said.

Jackson’s first mother Mary Erickson becomes first woman priest ordained in town.


By Kelsey Dayton

he woman wore red lipstick. She was young, attractive. She also was a Unitarian minister. Mary Erickson was a college student, searching to add meaning to her life in San Francisco. She found the Unitarian church and the woman with the red lips, whose name Erickson has since forgotten.

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Dani DeRuyter celebrates on the summit of the Grand Teton on March 11, 2010. DeRuyter climbed the peak with Max Mogren, then became the first woman to snowboard down.

DeRuyter didn’t tell people once she and her backcountry partner, Max Mogren, decided to attempt the mountain. It wasn’t about becoming the first woman to snowboard the Grand, and DeRuyter didn’t want the pressure added to her trip. When she asked to borrow ice tools from friends, she hesitated at naming the peak she planned to tackle. DeRuyter first attempted the Grand Teton on March 9. They got to the top of the Teepee

Glacier, saw haze moving in and instead of pursing the summit, they stopped and relaxed. “When you’re humble, you get to stay alive and try it the next day,” she said. Two days later, on March 11, they tried again, climbing the mountain via the same route they would descend, the Stettner, Chevy and Ford couloirs. DeRuyter focused on each step as she climbed the mountain ­— so focused, she thought of little other than her next

Not only did she feel welcomed into the congregation, it awakened in her something else. “It was the first time it occurred to me a woman, a normal woman, could be in that role,” Erickson said. “I think I’d seen other ministers in my life, but not like that.” It was a moment that would change Erickson’s life and Jackson’s history. It set her on a path that would lead to her August ordination at St. John’s Episcopal Church, when Erickson became the first woman priest ordained in Jackson. Erickson was studying English literature at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley. She thought she might be a teacher or a writer. Instead, she found herself heading to seminary in 1990 to become a Unitarian minister. After school, she found Unitarian churches on the East Coast vastly different than the liberal churches in Berkeley. It felt more like a social movement. The Christian part of religion was important to Erickson. FURNISHED MOUNTAIN HOME — Hillside home in Victor has 3 beds, 3 baths, shop, 2-car garage & raised deck. Enjoy National Forest access & lovely views. New granite countertops, appliances, carpet & refinished wood floors. Great 2nd home opportunity. This home is ready to move in! $359,900 R10-034

immediate movement. It was exactly what she loves most about being in the mountains. When she is climbing or descending, she is focused, her mind clear of thoughts of car payments or work or other obligations. It didn’t seem real until she reached the peak’s summit and strapped into her snowboard. She was in a surreal location, but about to do one of the things she does best. She reminded herself she knew how to snowboard. Then she dropped in. DeRuyter focused on each turn and the stability of the snow, but made sure to stop, take a moment and look around after every few turns. She wanted to take in the experience. After about 600 feet the summit ride was over and she rappelled a rocky section. She was back at the car after a 16-hour round trip. Exhausted, the significance still hadn’t hit her. It was later, when she went to the gym to shower and someone asked what adventure she just finished, that she realized she had become a part of Teton history. “It was this amazing little surprise,” she said. For others facing uncharted territory, or for those pursing any goal, DeRuyter’s advice is the same. “Do it for yourself,” she said. “Never do it for someone else or for something else.” As when she started last year’s season on her snowboard, DeRuyter doesn’t have any particular goals for this upcoming season. There are several peaks she’d like to snowboard. Most importantly, she wants to get out in the mountains, experience the outdoors and explore.

She began attending an Episcopal church, the religion in which she was raised. In her mind, though, the role of a priest in the church still belonged to a man. About four years ago, she moved to Jackson. Before Erickson arrived, Ann Fontaine, told the Rev. Ken Asel about her. Fontaine, a former priest at St. John’s, had roomed with Erickson at Harvard’s Divinity School, Asel said. Erickson, Fontaine told Asel, was special. She could bring something amazing to St. John’s. Erickson served as a pastoral assistant at St. John’s. She found the position, which included ministering to the parishioners, to be a perfect fit. She was hired part time, but began taking on more and more work until it became full time. Asel told Erickson he wouldn’t pressure her, but if she wanted to become a priest, he would help her. Being a priest is different than a minister, Asel said. See First Mother on 7

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By Kelsey Dayton ears ago, it never occurred to Marilyn Kite she could even be a lawyer, let alone chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme

Court. When a job recruiter suggested she go to law school, Kite was so shocked she went back to her political science advisor at the University of Wyoming to ask if she could handle it. The advisor was angry she would even ask. Of course she could handle, she was told. “I’m sure at some level, I had just never seen a woman lawyer,” Kite said. A lawyer friend of her father’s scoffed at the idea of working in law part time so she could still have a family. It didn’t discourage Kite. She enrolled in the University of Wyoming’s law program, one of fewer than eight women in the class of 125. There were fewer women

than that actually practicing law in the state at the time. Being one of the only women in her class didn’t have an impact in school. When she graduated and started practicing law, the novelty of being a woman worked to Kite’s advantage. As an environmental attorney focusing specifically on natural resource law, and a woman, she was an oddity and developed a niche. Kite didn’t think about becoming a judge. She did sit on selection committee when judge positions opened. People often thought women weren’t being given proper consideration. The truth was, women weren’t applying, Kite said. In 2000, she put her name in for consideration for the Wyoming Supreme Court. Her brother, a judge, and her husband, a trial lawyer, encouraged her See Supreme on 7


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hether you’re 8 years old or 68, protecting your skin from sun damage is a smart move. “It’s never too late to start wearing sunscreen,” says Kent Shippen, a physician’s assistant at Western Wyoming Dermatology. “You can stop any damage from today on.” A broad-spectrum sunscreen is the first line of defense against photoaging, wrinkling, fine lines or freckling. Shippen prefers a children’s sunscreen. Although it contains titanium dioxide, its gentle formula doesn’t sting his eyes when he’s out climbing, cycling or skiing. For most light- to fair-skinned people, Shippen recommends anyone recreating at high elevation use SPF 45 on exposed skin and at least SPF 30 on the face. Reapply often. Those who have a darker complexion or who tan easily may need an SPF of only 30 or 15, respectively. Teton County does have a higher incidence of melanoma than the national average, probably because our population is mainly Caucasian and likes to play outside, Shippen said.

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Children and teens: If there’s any family history of skin cancer, a child

should be given a dermatology exam at some point before adulthood to gather baseline information on their skin condition and moles. Focus on wearing sunscreen consistently and avoid a bad sunburn. The Mayo Clinic has found that multiple blistering sunburns as a child or teenager increases the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.

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apply to moisturizer. A heavier cream tends to last longer in our dry climate, absorbs better and will keep skin “nice and moist,” Shippen said. In your 50s-60s and beyond: Fine lines and wrinkles will become more apparent as collagen production slows, but don’t stop wearing sunscreen. — Johanna Love

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“Our job starts with the care of the sacred,” he said. That means the focus is not always on one-on-one counseling of parishioners, but first dealing with things like preaching and performing communion. Erickson understood that, but she also brought a deep pastoral perspective that women priests may often bring better than men, Asel said. Erickson avoided the priesthood at first, preferring pastoral care, working individually with church members, instead of preaching. But she was evolving. Something was changing. She felt ready to preach. Soon she came back to Asel. She was ready. It seemed a gradual decision, as though all steps in her life led that way. Since Erickson had already attended theology school, she didn’t need additional schooling. On Nov. 1, she was a deacon, and then, in August, she was ordained a priest. There are people who don’t believe women should be priests, but Erickson didn’t feel any backlash in the Jackson congregation. Occasionally she wondered, when a person doesn’t take communion from her, if it was because she is a woman, or if it was one of many other reasons they might abstain that day. People are often surprised by her occupation. “When you say ‘priest,’ people think

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application. Her son was about 6, and becoming a judge offered a more manageable schedule for Kite. She also was ready for something different in her career. “It was an accident of timing,” she said. There were few female judges in Wyoming, and no women had ever been a justice on the state’s Supreme Court. It was a numbers thing, Kite said. When she was in school, few women attended law school. It would take time for women to catch up in attending school and then practicing law before becoming judges. But having women act as judges is important, Kite said. Citizens need to have faith in the court and see faces similar to those in their community. It is not just about being unbiased. It is also about appearing unbiased, she said. The state’s highest court should reflect the people it represents. Wyoming has a merit selection process for Supreme Court justices. When there is an opening, candidates submit expressions of interest, and the field is narrowed down by a judicial nominating committee before the top three candidates are presented to the governor.

Catholic priest,” she said. The Episcopal Church has allowed women ministers since the 1970s, Asel said. The first women priests caused a rift within the church. “The Episcopal church has been on the forefront of the cultural revolution, and we have paid a price for that,” Asel said. In Jackson, Fontaine was the first woman priest to come serve at the church. Erickson followed her and became the first woman ordained at St. John’s. The Jackson congregation accepted women in leadership roles. “I do think, by and large, there would be very few people at St. John’s who would not be open and supportive of … our belief of the equality of all human beings,” he said. Fontaine was well-received and respected when she arrived at the church. So was Erickson, but with her ordination it was different, Asel said. She came from within the congregation. She was not imposed or chosen from the outside. Her parishioners know her as Mother Mary. When she preaches, she thinks about God and her faith. But she also thinks about the little girls in the pews. While Erickson might not have the bright red lips of the woman who opened her eyes to becoming a priest, she hopes those little girls in her church still see in her that same potential. “They see a possibility in something,” she said. “Even if they don’t want to be priests, they see a woman in a role of authority.”

On June 1, 2000, Kite became the first woman named to the state Supreme Court. Becoming the first woman justice on the court became more significant as she gauged other people’s reactions to the appointment, especially young women. “Whether you like it or not, you become a bit of a role model,” she said. Being a Supreme Court justice was challenging. It required listening to cases such as chool finance litigation that came before the court recently, the biggest case Kite has heard during her stint with the court. This past July, Kite made history again when she became chief justice of the court. The position usually rotates within the court, she said. As chief justice, she has more responsibility administratively. The Supreme Court supervises the lower courts and works with the Legislature. Kite also has more of a public position, representing the court and often speaking for the group of justices. After her appointment in July, Kite attended a workshop for other chief justices from around the country. About 20 were women, and many states reported having women serving as supreme court justices. “Wyoming had a little catching up to do,” Kite said. But with Kite leading the way, the Equality State is making strides to catch up.

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progress on pay From ’98 to ’08, wage gap shrinks in Teton County. Average wage for men and women in 1998 and 2008

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he data appeared so encouraging that University of Wyoming professor Cathy Connolly was hesitant to comment. The wage disparity between men and women in Teton County in 2008 is considerably less than in 1998, according to Wyoming Department of Employment Research & Planning statisticts. Women made up considerable ground, especially among 45- to 54-year-olds. “I am somewhat encouraged by looking at this,” said Connolly, who is a professor in the Women’s Studies Program and served as its director from 2000 to 2006. “I would look to see what has been going on. Has there been a conscious attempt to

change or is there a change in your economy?” In 10 years, the average salary for a woman in the 45- to 54-year-old age group increased 80 percent, going from just more than $20,000 to more than $36,000. Meanwhile, men’s wages in the same age group increased just less than 50 percent, increasing from more than $36,000 to more than $53,000. Overall, women have made strides across the board in Teton County, especially among younger women. The wage gap between men and women age 20 to 24 decreased from 29 percent in 1998 to just 4 percent in 2008. Teton County traditionally has had one of the smaller wage gaps in the state, Connolly notes. “In Teton County, you’ve got more jobs that are in the service sector,” Connolly said. “That is a tra-

ditionally female sector of the economy.” In parts of Wyoming where mining and oil and gas extraction dominate the economy, the wage gap between men and women is more pronounced. Women may be making up ground in Teton County because they have learned to negotiate higher starting wages, governments and businesses have done market pay studies and are compensating people fairly, or the economy has changed to the benefit women, Connolly said. In looking at the figures that come for the state, Connolly was particularly impressed by the growth in wages for women in the peak earning years. “What are you doing up in Teton County that is so good for middle-age women?” the professor asked.

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aving a baby is not just a life-changing experience. It also is a bodychanging one. There’s the obvious weight gained during pregnancy. Then having a baby can thwart even the best intentions to start an exercise regiment to shed those pesky pounds. Julie Linahan, 35, a mother herself, offers a solution: exercise in a baby-friendly setting. Linahan’s Stroller Strides franchise that she owns supports mental and physical health for women before and after birth. Linahan was a fitness instructor when she got pregnant. With health a priority in her life, she looked for a way to blend fitness and being a mother. She turned to Stroller Strides and started a Jackson franchise. Prenatal classes, dubbed Fit4Baby, can help mothers-tobe cope with the hormones and anxiety of being on the verge of a life change. “Strength training is so important when you’re pregnant,” Linahan said. “You’ve got to be strong for the birth, for picking up your child.” The classes combine strength training, cardio, stretching, core conditioning and pelvic floor work. All the exercises are designed to be safe for pregnant

women. The classes use a variety of tools such as weights, bosu balance trainers and gliders. “These women are training for the event of their life,” Linahan said. “You want to be strong for labor, delivery, recovery and, most importantly, to be fit for motherhood.” Plus the class is a social outlet for mothers-to-be. Once the baby has arrived, mothers can attend Stroller Strides. The classes are held outdoors during the all-too-short Teton summers. Moms use resistance bands, playground equipment, strollers and other tools to get fit, singing songs to the little ones and chatting the whole time. In winter, Linahan holds classes at Bell Fitness. No strollers are involved, and children run around freely, or are used as free weights. “What other place can you go to talk about your kids for an hour and a half and get a workout?” Linahan said. In the beginning of her Stroller Strides career, Linahan’s daughter hated the stroller, so she got lugged around in a front carrier during class. Children are a larger priority for mothers than a series of squats, and if a child demands attention or a snack, that’s fine with everyone. “If your kid is breaking down, you can pull out a boob and nobody is going to care,” Linahan said.

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Stroller Strides, led by Jackson instructor Julie Linahan, teaches moms how to balance healthy living with motherhood.

Many of the people who attend the classes are stay-athome moms. Being a full-time mother is wonderful, but tough, Linahan said. “Being at home with your child is a luxury, but it’s not luxurious,” she said. Exercise classmates can be a support system for moms, she said. “There is a bigger picture than just getting back into your prepregnancy jeans,” Linahan said. It is a philosophy Linahan’s clients appreciate. In a nomination for instructor of the year, one wrote “Moms in Julie’s class are empowered and enabled to triumph over their personal hurdles with their own bodies and children by feeling that they are

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not alone but among good momfriends. I still may not have my body back, but I know I just have to keep on keeping on.” Although she has been teaching fitness since age 18, Linahan gained a new appreciation for good health four years ago when she suffered a stroke that doctors blamed on birth control pills.

“It was definitely a wake-up call,” Linahan said. She went on to complete an Iron Man triathlon and was working at Alpinist magazine when she became pregnant. Pregnancy and motherhood never became an excuse for Linahan to give up fitness, she said. “Your health is a gift.”

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Cost: $16 drop in, $120 10-punch card, $68 five-punch card or $30 for an unlimited two-week trial. Akasha also will consider work-trade for those who want to take yoga but don’t have the cash. Schedule and information: Visit www. Known for: Anusara What it is: Alignment-based flow, often done at a slower pace, focusing on the alignment of the body and helping with overall posture. There are three levels. Beginners to the practice, or those new to yoga in

general, should start with level one. Try it if you are injured or looking for a way to focus on poses. Also offered at Akasha: Kundalini: A breath-based practice using different types of breathing and energy work Try it if you are interested and haven’t tried it before. The class attracts people across the board. Flow style: A faster-paced yoga moving from one pose to another Try if it you have a hard time sitting still and need to move constantly during a class. Meditation: A chance to practice meditation Try it if you want a designated time and place to meditate. Deeksha: Meditation with energy transfer Try if it you are looking for a meditation class. Restorative class: A relaxing class where you hold poses for a long time Try it if you are stressed or having trouble sleeping. Community classes for $10 Mindful flow: A core-based slow flow Yoga in Spanish: Open to anyone, but See Yoga on 11

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Cost: $15 drop in, $120 10-punch card, $65 five-punch card. Schedule and information: www.teton Known for: Ashtanga This classic yoga style uses a sequential system, building one posture onto the next, to develop strength, flexibility, stamina and balance while also focusing on the mind and breath. It is considered a way of living or being. If you are new to Ashtanga, start with a beginner class. Try it if you are disciplined and active. Part of Ashtanga is based on self-practice so you can go at your own pace. It can be physically intense and challenging and requires a focus to master. Also offered at Teton Yoga Shala Vinyasa or flow yoga: This links breath and movement, becoming like a moving meditation. It is more flexible than Ashtanga in that poses don’t follow a set sequence. Start with a beginner class and move up levels for faster movements. Try it if you are looking for variety and more creativity in a class. Therapeutic yoga: One-on-one training with an instructor Try it if you have an injury or problem with your body, or if you just want one-onone attention. Prenatal yoga: Poses are modified for women with a belly and limited movement. Classes focus on preparing a woman mentally and physical for labor and dealing with the discomforts of pregnancies by alleviating pain in the back and hips. Try it if you are looking for a safe exercise program while pregnant. Skit fitness yoga: Focuses on strengthening the core and opening the hips while adding flexibility to the hips, back and shoulders. Try it if you are looking for a way to prepare for ski season. Restorative: Based on relaxation Try it if you have a low-energy day and are looking for something relaxing. — Sources: Angela Tong and Adi Amar, owners n

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urgers. Pizza. Ice cream. When we’re hungry, they call to us more than, say, broccoli. But natural chef Christy Fox, owner of Tua Cucina, said replacing those everyday cravings with healthy alternatives means you can splurge once in a while without feeling guilty. “Treats are all in the treat category for a reason,” she said. “If you choose to eat healthfully, that means choosing one treat every few days, not one treat every meal. Pizza is a treat, and burgers are a treat. Pizza one day and a burger the next is making a lifestyle out of treats.” Here’s her list of what to eat when you want that.


Pancakes and bacon Think about eating plants, not animals, first thing in the morning. Select a piece of fruit, granola, a blueberry bran muffin or an egg with sliced tomato and avocado. “Save the pancakes and bacon for the weekend, when you want to feel lazy all day,” she said. “You have all day to fill up.” Cheeseburgers Switch these for a leafy salad of organic greens topped with tuna salad. “Those leafies cleanse your whole body with vitamins, minerals, water and fiber,” Fox said. The protein in the tuna keeps you going through the afternoon. Add some chopped onion, carrot, pickle and celery for crunch and more veggie power. Potato chips, crackers or candy Choose a protein booster, such as a hardboiled egg with salt and pepper, an apple with almond butter, carrots and hummus, or a handful of nuts. “Candy puts off the energy crash for only about 20 minutes. Then it comes back worse,” she said. Pizza Make whole-wheat pasta with pesto or baked Dover sole over zucchini ribbons. “Don’t forget, it’s not really dinner without a salad.” Fox said.



Ice cream Select a piece of fruit or a hot cup of mint tea. While ice cream may satisfy a sweet tooth, go for something that gives you nutrients, not zaps them. Plain yogurt with a drizzle of maple syrup does the trick.

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t has probably happened to you: You’ve made the time, committed yourself and are right in the middle of a workout when your body starts to sag and you just can’t push through. With advances in nutrition science, there is absolutely no reason to bonk while working out, Lisa Smith-Batchen, an endurance fitness coach and athlete for 25 years, says. While the science is there, each person is different. With basic knowledge in hand, it becomes your job to find the nutritional combinations that work for you. “It takes a lot of trial-and-error to find out what works for you,” Smith-Batchen

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During: You don’t need to eat during an easy one-hour workout. If it’s hot out, carry a water bottle with an electrolyte replacement drink, or drink an electrolyte replacement drink before you leave and when you come back. After: You don’t need to eat after an easy one-hour workout, either, but drink water. “It’s just so dependant on the weather, too,” Smith-Batchen says. “One hour easy in 92 degrees, you’ll definitely need to replace some electrolytes.”

An intense one- to two-hour workout:



Before: Prepare for the workout by eating about 200 calories two hours beforehand. PDF PROOF?“It’s sort of like preparing for a race,” Smith-Batchen says. Suggestions for what to eat include a bagel with almond butter or peanut butter or a half cup of yogurt with fruit. During: Try to get 100 calories every 30 minutes for a total of 200 calories per hour. “Our bodies cannot tolerate more than 300 calories an hour,” Smith-Batchen says. Suggestions for what to eat include

gels, Clif Shots and Sharkies, an organic fruit chew that contains 120 to 140 calories per pack. “For a one- to two-hour workout, I would only take quick, fast energy,” Smith-Batchen says. “I wouldn’t take real food with me.” After: “I highly recommend recovery drinks,” Smith-Batchen says. “I love Recoverite by Hammer Nutrition.” Recovery drinks replace the fats, proteins and minerals you lose while working out. Also try chocolate milk or chocolate soy milk. n

Training all day

Before: Most important is getting a good night’s sleep and then eating about two hours before you begin your workout. Try oatmeal with honey or agave, yogurt with a banana, or a bagel with almond butter or peanut butter. Smith-Batchen always drinks a cup of coffee just because she likes the taste; she says the caffeine doesn’t really wake her up at all. During: Treat a full-day workout like it is a 100-mile race, Smith-Batchen says. “It’s a great time to try lots of different products.” Bring sandwiches, almonds, trail mix, dried fruit or whatever else sounds good. Again, try to take in 100 calories every 30 minutes for a total of 200 calories per hour. But don’t overdo it. “More isn’t better,” Smith-Batchen says. “You shouldn’t be all puffed up and bloated. You shouldn’t be jostling around.” After: “Drink a recovery drink,” SmithBatchen says. “You’ll absolutely never regret it.” After the recovery drink, eat a full meal, such as lean fish or chicken with rice, broccoli and wheat bread. Such a meal has the protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and electrolytes you will need. n

Endurance competition

Before: Smith-Batchen’s eating wisdom for before a full day of training also applies to competition day. Eat about two hours before competition. Additionally, sip a bottle of sports drink. “The worst feeling in the world is starting out behind the eight ball,” Smith-Batchen says. Get something into your system. Two or three days before the event, don’t eat anything you wouldn’t normally eat. Also, don’t eat a ton of vegetables or other high-fiber foods. A glass of beer or wine the night before an event is OK — it can help relax you — but don’t drink more than one, which runs the risk of sabotaging your training. During: In a race, it’s not the time to try anything new. “I’ve got my nutrition so sound, I bring my own food,” Smith-Batchen says. She limits her food intake to watermelon, orange slices, a turkey and cheddar cheese sandwich with mayonnaise on white bread (white bread contains simple sugars that digest easily), peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and noodle and chickenbroth soup. She often makes a guacamoletype mix with avocados, tomatoes, salt and olive oil. Then she crumbles blue corn chips right into the mix. “That’s it. I don’t eat anything else,” Smith-Batchen says. But that’s just her. The important thing is getting in the calories without upsetting the stomach. Smith-Batchen also uses caffeine during races. Caffeine comes in many forms, including chocolate-covered espresso beans, Coke and caffeine pills. “I try to wait until I absolutely need it,” Smith-Batchen says. Also, Smith-Batchen recommends using Endurolytes by Hammer Nutrition or SaltStick to keep electrolytes and salts replaced.

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After: As with after a long training day, Smith-Batchen recommends a meal along the lines of lean fish or chicken, brown rice, broccoli and wheat bread. “I’ve definitely gone for the cheeseburgers,” Smith-Batchen says. “If I’m truly getting what I need, then I don’t need it. If I’ve fueled myself well, then sometimes it’s even hard to go eat.”

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he is the size of a lemon. She likes to dance and hangs out between the colon and the bladder. Elizabeth Drapela’s description of the uterus captures the organ’s mobility within the abdomen. Using Maya abdominal massage, she guides the uterus back to its proper position in the center of the pelvis. “The uterus is an amazing structure,” she said. “It is where life potential is harnessed. … It’s a beautiful, holy temple.” In many places, it also is a part of the body believed to influence a person’s health. “The uterus is a woman’s center and if it is out of balance, she will be physically, emotionally and spiritually out of balance,” Don Elijio Panti, a Mayan shaman. writes in literature about uterine massage. Drapela, a Jackson massage therapist for 12 years, began exploring Maya abdominal massage for her own health and well-being two and a half years ago. She was having premenstrual cramping, lower back pain and moodiness, “the things that we all experience and think that they are normal,” Drapela said. “I wanted something better.” Drapela took a self-care workshop on Arvigo Therapy, a technique developed by Rosita Arvigo, an American doctor who apprenticed with Panti and wrote about his healing techniques. Soon afterthe workshop, Drapela traveled to Belize to study with Arvigo. At Arvigo’s jungle camp, Drapela studied with women from all over the world who brought health care backgrounds as doctors, nurses, midwives or massage therapists.

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In Central America, the concept of the “wandering womb” is widely accepted and addressed. Pregnancy, stress, trauma and diet can all effect the position of the uterus. Infertility, painful or irregular periods and varicose veins — among many other symptoms — are commonly treated with noninvasive abdominal massage, Drapela said. Digestion, urinary and bladder problems can also be helped. Even men can benefit from it, experiencing results for prostate swelling or inflammation and impotency, among other health issues. In the U.S., however, uterine issues are often considered taboo or mysterious. Termed a tilted or prolapsed uterus by modern medicine, little is done for such scenarios. Maya abdominal massage works, Drapela said. By shifting the uterus back in place, the natural balance of the body is restored in the pelvic area. Massage relieves congestion and blockage within the abdomen, allowing for the free flow of chi and fluids from the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. Drapela wants to help women develop a positive relationship with their uteruses. “I want [my clients] to take control of that part of their body,” to honor and understand it, she said. Before meeting with new clients, Drapela asks them to fill out an extensive questionnaire that delves into their physical, spiritual and emotional health, as well as their family history. All of these components can affect someone’s current condition, she said. In the first Arvigo Therapy session at Drapela’s East West Massage practice,

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Drapela teaches clients how to massage themselves, which they can do at home to enhance their work with her. Drapela encourages her clients to approach Maya abdominal massage as one part of a comprehensive health care approach, which could also include acupuncture, herbology and Chi Nei Tsang, a therapy Drapela also practices based on

ancient Chinese techniques that releases internal organs blockages of chi. “I see myself working in collaboration with other health care practitioners to provide a comprehensive, holistic program,” she said. Drapela continues to deepen her experience with Maya abdominal massage. After completing a series of case studies, she just returned from an advancedcertification training in Portland, Ore. For information, call Drapela at 690-1117.

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wines, red or white, tend to be more opaque. n After looking at the color, give the glass a swirl. Swirling the wine is less about looking at the wine’s legs, the nearly clear streams of liquid that cling to the side of the glass, than it is to reveal the wine’s aroma, called the “nose.” “People have this misconception that the legs can tell you if a wine is good or bad,” Erickson said. “They can tell you about the alcohol content but really have no significance other than looking cool.” n Once you swirl the wine, put your nose in the glass. “Your nose can tell you as much about the wine as its flavor,” Erickson said. “Look for fruit flavors and berry flavors. You’re able to tap into senses that you may not even realize you have.” Beyond fruit flavors, try to detect any floral hints, the smell of wet soil, smokiness or vanilla flavors. n Now it’s time to drink. Put a little wine in your mouth and swirl it around to get the flavor to all the different taste buds. Take note of the finish. Does it disappear quickly or linger? “What I like is something that lingers about or maybe even changes,” said Erickson. “You pick up flavors that you might not have noticed in the finish.”

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ike fine art and good jazz, a glass of wine can provide pleasure on many levels, from a visceral first reaction to a seemingly endless exploration of colors, aromas and flavors. For those who want to go beyond “I know what I like” wine drinking, a little training can help untangle the complexities that separate a special bottle of wine from something ordinary, regardless of the price tag. Off-season brings dinner parties. This year, know what you are tasting, or use our tips for picking out the perfect bottle to bring along to a dinner.

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A beginners guide to wine Wine type


Food pairings

Slightly sweet with the aroma of fresh apples

Fish, chicken and pork

White wines Riesling

Gewurztraminer Fruity flavors such as rose petal, peach and allspice Chardonnay Velvety with rich citrus flavors; when aged in an oak barrel, the wine has a buttery tone. Sauvignon blanc

Asian food, pork and grilled sausages Fish and chicken

An herbal character that suggests bell pepper, freshly mown grass, apples and pears

Seafood, poultry and salads


A zesty flavor with berry and pepper

Tomato-sauce pastas, pizza and grilled meats


Overtones of wild black fruit, pepper and roasting meat

Wild game, steak, beef, stews


Black cherry and herbal flavors


Cabernet sauvignon

Full bodied, firm and gripping when young; rich currant, pencil box and bell pepper when old

Simply prepared meat

Pinot noir

Finesse red, soft cherry-strawberry- raspberry, lighter body and higher acidity

Lighter dishes, chicken or fish

Red wines

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ood causes and good fun: Such is the spirit of Soroptimist of Jackson. By gathering together professional women who want to help others, Soroptimist fosters engagement within the community and the world. The Jackson chapter, a diverse group of women of all ages and occupations, hosts lively benefits, supports charitable organizations and gives individual awards. On Oct. 27, Soroptimist of Jackson will host a jewelry trunk show from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Wort Hotel. The social shopping event — featuring refreshments and jewelry, crafts and gifts mostly made by local artisans — also will be an opportunity to learn more about what Soroptimists in Jackson do. Beyond spirited community events such as Bras for a Cause (held every spring) and the Christmas Tree Festival (on Dec. 5), the Jackson chapter gives multiple awards to local residents. The Women’s Opportunity Award gives a $2,000 scholarship to a woman who is the head of her household and is going back to school. The Violet Richardson Award supports a young woman volunteering at a local charity. And the Ruby Award recognizes a woman who goes above and beyond in her support of women’s causes. The Jackson chapter also awards several Jackson Hole High School scholarships. Applications are currently being accepted for the Women’s Opportunity and Violet Richardson awards, and nominations are welcome for the Ruby Award.

“It’s a great networking opportunity to meet women in Jackson who are looking to help others” – Maureen Murphy Soroptomist co-president

Throughout the year, the club also supports local and international nonprofits such as Horse Warriors, Community Safety Network and Children of Peace International in Vietnam. By becoming a Soroptimist, new members join a community of professional women committed to service. “It’s a great networking opportunity to meet women in Jackson who are looking to help others,” co-president Maureen Murphy said. With 45 members and ever growing, the Jackson chapter is a diverse group of women of all ages and professions, Murphy said. Membership means attending twice-monthly meetings and paying annual dues. Soroptimist is an international organization with more than 95,000 members in 120 countries. The word “soroptimist” is Latin for “best for women.” “Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best,” the organization’s website states. Violet Richardson founded the group in 1921 as a female response to the then-male-only Rotary International. The Jackson chapter was founded more than 30 years ago.

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olly Luense still remembers the outfit: a turquoise skirt with a tiewrap blouse she bought in Las Vegas. She grabbed a size 11. It was too big. As was the size 9 she tried next. Finally she found a 7 that fit. “Oh my gosh, I still have it,” she said. That outfit was a turning point for Luense, who had spent the previous year shedding more than 80 pounds. Back then, there wasn’t the variety in clothing for bigger sizes. “I just felt like a whole new person when I could wear cute clothes,” she said. And the best part is, nine years later, those outfits still fit. In a town full of athletic people, it is easy to forget that weight is still an issue for many people. Luense, 52, who now sometimes acts as a Weight Watchers leader, shares her story to inspire others and to remind people that weight loss takes work. But it can be done. Luense used to hate getting into the car. She sat, fastened her seat belt and tried to get comfortable. But at 220 pounds on her 5-foot-5 frame, getting comfortable wasn’t so easy. Luense was athletic as a child and didn’t struggle with her weight. She married a heavier man in 1994 and found herself packing on the pounds, too. “I thought, ‘We’ll just be fat and happy together,’ ” she said. One day she decided she was done. “I couldn’t stand it anymore,” she said. A friend had recently lost weight through Weight Watchers, but Jackson didn’t have a program. So Luense borrowed the booklets and started her weight-loss journey on

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Holly Luense used to weigh 220 pounds. Making lifestyle changes she lost the extra pounds and has kept it off for almost a decade.

her own. In about six months she lost 40 pounds, then regained 10. When Weight Watchers came to Jackson, she officially joined. Within several months, her weight-loss total had climbed to almost 90 pounds. “I think the most challenging part is just deciding and making that commitment to yourself,” she said. She also had to learn to eat differently. Luense used to love chicken-fried steak, making it with mashed potatoes and gravy several times a week. She hasn’t had a chicken-fried steak in six years. Luense doesn’t buy potato chips, See Weight Loss on 21


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taking prenatal vitamins as soon as possible. n Arrange to meet with physician and gynecologist to set up regular appointments. n Eat healthy foods and begin reviewing habits. ­— Source: Teton County Public Health

do not receive prenatal care are more likely to deliver low-birth-weight babies and are more likely to have health complications. “The whole point is to identify problems early so that they can be treated and taken care of before they affect the pregnancy,” Gregory said. In Teton County, Gregory said, two of the most prevalent issues are making sure expecting mothers quit drinking alcohol and ensuring they have some kind of a support group. Public health staff also can help expecting parents navigate the morass that is Medicaid and some of the logistical issues of pregnancy, delivery and those first nervous days or weeks at home, such as arranging for transportation. For Faraoni, her prenatal group turned into an invaluable network of friends and mentors, even after it stopped convening. “After I had my baby, I could still call and ask questions,” she said. “They even came to my home one time to help me when I had a question.” Faraoni said she still keeps in touch with many of the group members and said they are planning a reunion soon so they can meet one another’s children. Groups are currently meeting, but anyone interested can call the public health department at 733-6401 to sign up for the next round of sessions.


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Step 3: Reduce unnecessary expenses.


A. Use your credit cards as little as possible. “Financing your lifestyle with credit cards is a trap,” Singleton said. “Pay off your credit cards each month.” B. Cut out “the latte factor,” the little daily expenditures that can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of a year. For example, instead of purchasing an expensive cup of coffee at your local coffee shop, make coffee at home. C. Grocery shop with a list. “A lot of money can be saved in groceries if some planning is done,” Singleton said.

Step 4: Educate yourself about investing.


A. Take advantage of educational tools and advisors. B. Read a book. Singleton suggests “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing” by Kenneth M. Morris.

Step 5: Start saving and investing.


A. Make your savings plan a part of your monthly budget. B. Make it automatic. Set up a systematic deduction from your bank account to either an investment account or a savings account. Note: Some brokerage houses require a minimum investment. C. Pretend you’ve already spent the money. Put it someplace where you’ll be penalized for accessing your savings. Put money in different “buckets” for different financial goals. D. Invest for retirement. “At best, Social Security will cover only a fraction of the money you will need for retirement,” Singleton said. E. Go for steady, consistent, longterm growth in your investments. “By the time you read about a hot tip, it’s usually cold,” Singleton said.

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C. Locate money in your budget to begin accumulating an emergency fund equal to six months of living expenses. “This cash cushion can be used if emergencies arise instead of relying on credit cards,” Singleton said. D. If you have a spouse, collaborate on important financial matters.

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Business owners don’t let recession stop them.

By Cara Rank

ince the end of 2007, Teton County has lost about 2,000 jobs as well-known businesses have shut their doors. The recession hasn’t been a particularly good time for the valley. But some women have turned the downturn in their favor. They’ve bought businesses, started new ones or relocated to bigger spaces. Here are three who took advantage of the recession.

• Joanna Lewis, 32, purchased Ella’s Room three years ago. You moved to a larger space earlier this year. How did you know it was time? I do everything from my gut, and I wanted a more central location. I was getting close to renewing my lease for another two years, and this location came along at the same price for twice the size. And they gave me a nine-year lease. Were you worried about the economy? The economy is the economy, and I have to work within it. But it really wasn’t taking a big leap of faith, because it was the same rent. I knew I could pay it. What has been the most rewarding part? Having a place that actually feels more of a home to me. Where I was felt temporary. • Shayne Bergien, 39, opened Shayne in September 2009. She previously worked for Pure, where she was the manager for about two years before the owner moved the shop to Portland, Ore. You started Shayne as Pure was moving to Oregon. How did you know it was time? I always wanted to have my own business. It was the timing of it. It was easier for me to take over than to find a job in this economy. Were you worried about the economy?

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Ella’s Room owner Joanna Lewis says she felt confident about moving the lingerie business to a larger space this year. Shayne Bergien owns a skin care store called Shayne. She opened it in September 2009 despite worries about the economy.

Yes, but a lot of people can thrive during this time. If you weather this, then hopefully you can weather the future. What was the scariest part? Going through the off-season. You definitely go, “Holy, moly,” because you don’t know what’s going to happen next. What has been the most rewarding part? Being my own boss. • Susan Fleming has been a jewelry artist for years, crafting unique pieces from metal, paper and gemstones. She launched Workshop this summer. You opened a studio and retail shop this summer. How did you know it was time? I was looking for a studio

space, and rent is so much anyway, paying a little more and having a retail component makes sense. Plus, in this sort of climate, I think there’s a great appreciation for handmade products. Were you worried about the economy? For sure. Jewelry is not one of the things that’s a necessity, but actually it has been great. What was the scariest part? The commitment to a year lease. It’s a fairly expensive rent. And then, just putting yourself out there and wondering how you’re going to be received. When you create a store, you’re putting your aesthetic out there. What has been the most rewarding part? Being well-received.

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Beyond the


blues’ A new group helps moms tackle postpartum issues

By Kelsey Dayton


elissa Turley was used to success in her work, her volunteering and her politics. The Jackson town councilor assumed motherhood, something she looked forward to, would be the same as the rest of her life: work hard and succeed. But shortly after giving birth to son George, now 16 months old, Turley found herself unable to settle into motherhood the way she expected. She couldn’t relax. She didn’t sleep at night or even nap when George slept during the day. She couldn’t stop finding things to do. One afternoon, a friend helped Turley get situated with George in the hammock outside. As soon as the friend left, Turley left the hammock to busy herself, unable to sit still. She called it “monkey mind,” her inability to calm her brain.

She didn’t feel tired but, instead, constantly exhausted. Since she was breast-feeding, she worried about taking medication to help calm her. Her anxiety came to a head when she was hospitalized after spending three full days and nights without sleep. Turley had postpartum anxiety. With the help of medication, psychotherapy, alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture, a change in her diet, and the support of friends, Turley bounced back, but it took almost six months before she felt like herself. “I wasn’t prepared for the complete loss of control and self,” she said. Once happy and healthy, Turley wanted to find a way to help women in her situation, so she started a postpartum support group. Postpartum mood disorders such as anxiety and depression See Postpartum on 27


Melissa Turley carries her 17-month-old son, George Stump, as they head outside to play at their home on Clark Street. Turley is organizing the Perinatal Advocacy Project for parents affected by mood disorders associated with pregnancy.

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are often taboo topics. It’s hard for women to seek help. There is already a stigma around mental health, Turley said. Postpartum disorders are even less talked about because women feel like they should be “super mom,” Turley said. “I would think ‘I don’t feel great right now, but I can do this,’” she said. Turley hopes the new support group she and clinical social worker Elizabeth Cheroutes started will help women dealing with the same issues Turley faced after the birth of George. The group started in late July and is funded through a grant. A few women attend each meeting. Some are pregnant, and some are new mothers. The goal is to provide a place for moms, friends and health care providers to seek information on postpartum depression and anxiety, Turley said. There is a lot of support for new mothers who are doing great, said Cheroutes, who leads the group. Those with postpartum issues often feel isolated. “They really shy away from those happy-new-mom groups because they feel they aren’t happy,” Cheroutes said. “It’s kind of a dirty little secret.” New mothers tend to blame themselves for their feelings, because they have such high expectations for themselves, Cheroutes said. They feel if they aren’t happy, they aren’t being good moms. “Because people hold mental health problems a secret, there’s a power in that secrecy,” Cheroutes said. “I think by talking about it, it becomes less powerful and less scary.” In Jackson, mental health is already an issue, with long gray winters that sometimes affect moods. Any history of depression or mood disorders puts a woman at risk for postpartum problems. “It’s directly related,” Cheroutes said. She knows how overwhelming being a

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jera Strom Henrie is a 32-year-old Spanish teacher at the Journeys School. Every month she leaves her teaching persona behind and takes the stage with Jackson’s improv group, the Laff Staff. Up until recently, Henrie was the troupe’s only female. The Jackson Hole News&Guide caught up with Henrie recently to talk about improv, pregnancy and her outgoing voice mail message. How did you get started with the Q::Laff Staff? I sort of worked my way in, actuAally. I took an improv class two or

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three years ago. From there on I was their beer maiden for a while, going to rehearsals but not wanting to perform in shows. They finally talked me into it, and I’ve been performing with them for about a year. How hard was it for them to talk you Q: :into it? I’m not a super outgoing person, so A it was actually a bit of a challenge for me to do it. It’s so much fun. I end up laughing a lot at my rehearsals, and I have fun at shows. But my first step on stage was a scary one. See Character on 29

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What’s the biggest challenge of Q: :improv? For me, the biggest thing is not planA ning ahead. In my real life I’m a school teacher, and I plan ahead. In improv, you have to be in the moment. It’s a continual learning skill.

You have mostly been the only female Q: :onThere the Laff Staff. What’s that like? was another girl last year who A left in the spring, Nicole Burdick. I was the only one for a while. The guys,

I call them “my boys.” They’re very supportive. There’s definitely a masculine energy there, and I like to combat that. It’s really nice to have more than one gal on the team. I don’t have to play every single girl part. I like it when Brian [Lenz] pretends to be a girl, because he walks in high heels and is on his toes the whole time.

: You are five months pregnant. Did Q that impact your first improv shows of the fall, Oct. 1-2? : The raunchy, raunchy humor, I feel A like I have to hold my hands over my stomach and protect those little ears

in there. It definitely comes in from time to time. A lot of times, part of improv is playing a variety of characters. Sometimes it’s nice to not be pregnant for five minutes and step out and be somebody else. At the shows this past weekend, at one point I was on Jon Christensen’s shoulders up in the air, and I had people come up to me after the show saying, “That probably wasn’t a good idea.” I said, “Yeah, I think you’re right.” But in the moment that’s what the character would have done.

: Has there been a female role model Q:My for you in comedy? role models are the people I A work with. It’s more about building trust among members of the Laff Staff

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JACKSON HOLE WOMAN, Jackson Hole News&Guide, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 29 not as saucy. It’s maybe a little more subtle. We can play a type character as well as the boys can. I don’t know. It definitely takes more guts to get out there. I don’t know if that’s a male thing — they don’t think through it all, or what. The guys have been more than welcoming, though. They Medical, Surgical & Cosmetic Skin Care had to talk me in. They wooed me.


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he ski conversations are ramping up. The classes, from yoga to Pilates to aerobics offering specialized ski training, are starting. Want to prep your body on your own? Four Jackson trainers offer their favorite pre-ski season exercises to prepare. Trainer: Crystal Wright, freeskier and Ski Fitness instructor at Teton County/ Jackson recreation center. Exercise: Leg Blasters How it works: Do 20 squats, 20 front lunges, 20 jumping lunges and 10 jump squats. To perform the lunge, the individual stands with the feet shoulderwidth apart, then steps forward, landing with the heel first. The knee should be at 90 degrees and directly above the toes. What it does: This exercise helps rid the body of lactic acid, which builds up during a long ski run, Wright said. It also strengthens your knees. • Trainer: Pam Woodson, co-owner of Pilates Place Exercise: Criss Cross How it works: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head. Bend your knees up to a table top position. Lift your head and shoulders off the floor to an upper abdominal


Crystal Wright demonstrates a ski exercise she said is easy for people to do almost anywhere. Begin by bending down on one knee, explode upward and switch legs at the height of the jump. Upon landing, drop the knee of the back foot almost to the ground. Repeat 20 or 30 times for two or three sets, Wright said, and even the most fit skiers will feel the burn.

curl, keeping the tips of your shoulder blades on the floor (remember not to tuck your hips). Extend your left leg out long and above the floor as you twist your upper body toward your bent right knee. Flip the positions, reaching your right leg and bending your left knee as you twist. Do five to 10 reps. Remember to lift and twist from your core, not from your neck and shoulders. Do not rock body sideto-side. What it does: It works the external obliques and core. • Trainer: Norene Christensen, Four Pines Physical Therapy Exercise: Three-point step on stairs How it works: Stand on one leg on the bottom step of your stairs. Face downstairs. Move your free leg forward, See Ski Fitness on 31


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touching your heel to the ground. Bring it back up, touching the stair with the bottom of your foot. Then touch the stair behind you with your toe. Repeat until tired and vary speed for difficulty. What it does: This exercise helps strengthen your behind, hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and hips. • Trainer: Jess McMillan, freeskier and

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