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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JANUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Joyce Selk | Joyce.Selk@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Mindy Haskins | Mindy.Haskins@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Welcome to 2018

I FEEL LIKE THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE: THOSE WHO MAKE NEW YEAR'S

RESOLUTIONS AND THOSE WHO DON'T. Which one are you? I used to be the former and, thanks to my charming Type-A personality (insert smirk here) I was pretty intense about it. It was black or white, all in or all out. When I made resolutions, I kept them—there were no excuses. Nowadays, I'm older and have a family, home and career to manage so life is a bit messier and I live in the gray more than anywhere else. I've lowered my expectations and standards and have learned to give myself more grace (which is a skill that I believe can only be refined with time). And you know what? I'm still happy and life is great! So, there's that. That being said, I'm still lured to this idea of a fresh start in the New Year, but my resolutions are now more realistic. This year, I only have one and that is to be more present with my family. I'm going to put my phone down, turn off the TV and other screens, and soak up this time with them. My oldest starts kindergarten (!!!) soon. I've heard the "they're only this little for so long" cliche many times and, if I'm being honest, I've rolled my eyes. But now, it's setting in and I'm starting to get it.  I've made baby steps to stay true to my resolution. I order my groceries online so all I

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have to do is pick them up. I outsource certain housework. I utilize handy gadgets (hello, Instant Pot) in the kitchen to save time on cooking. I don't say yes to every social function. I've found a sitter who meshes well with our family so my husband and I can go on semiregular date nights and make our marriage a priority.

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If your resolution is fitness and health related, have I got an issue for you! This one's filled with morsels of information to help you stay on track. We've got everything—from the hottest fitness trends in Chandler to the best restaurants to find delicious and filling food that's also good for you. To motivate you on your health journey, check out our profiles on some Chandler residents whose active lifestyles are truly inspiring.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you good health and fortune in 2018!  ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

FEATURES 18 Hometown Glory LA Dodgers First Baseman has Chandler Roots

22 Feeling the Burn Four Sizzling Workouts to Liven Up Your Exercise Grind

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26 Nutritional Nourishment Five Local Spots for Guilt-Free Fill-Ups

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Locals Only

32 Inspired By 36 Giving Back 38 Healthy Lifestyle 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Parting Thoughts


GOOD TIMES

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off More than 5,000 people enjoyed good food, great weather and a little history at the Eighth Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, held at Tumbleweed Ranch on Nov. 10 and 11. Although there was live music, interactive exhibits and cooking demonstrations, it was the 1880s chuck wagons that took center stage.

2017 Tumbleweed Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights

Nothing brings the Chandler community together like the annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights. This year, attendees enjoyed stage performances, Santa's House and Workshop, vendors, pony rides and, of course, the time-honored parade and tree lighting ceremony.  

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GOOD TIMES

Second Annual Pictures with Santa The Amy Nelson Team of Keller Williams East Valley, and Your Loan Gal, Kari Zurn with RedStone Mortgage, were back with their annual free Pictures with Santa event in Downtown Ocotillo. Dozens of families came out to see Santa, decorate cookies and donate to the Toys for Tots Drive.

Ocotillo Friends Wrap Party Ocotillo Friends and Ocotillo Empty Nesters came together for the Second Annual Adopt-a-Family Wrap Party, hosted by d’Vine Gourmet. Members of the community gathered to wrap presents for 17 families in the Chandler Unified School District. 

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GOOD TIMES

Aquila Dental Cares Event Aquila Dental is proud to announce they donated $31,200 in services during their recent event, Aquila Dental Cares. The practice saw 78 patients in the Chandler community and performed 62 extractions, 19 fillings and had 24 hygiene appointments.

CFHM Annual Toy Drive The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical (CFHM) Department held its annual toy drive on Dec. 9 at Chandler Fashion Center, where they collected items for children who might otherwise go without. The highlight was the Holiday Toy Ride, where anyone who donated got to ride in a fire engine.   

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OPEN YOUR E

leven-year-old Chandler resident Andrew Burkhart has cerebral palsy. A couple of months ago he suffered a stress fracture on his foot, which meant he had to wear a boot and temporarily give up many of the things he enjoys doing—like attending Arizona Diamondbacks games and seeing his favorite mascot, Baxter. That’s when Erik Bryan, owner of Precision Air & Heating, stepped in by reaching out to the Dbacks and arranging an exciting day for this very special boy once he was out of his boot! Andrew arrived at the stadium for what he thought was a stadium tour—but what he got instead was an experience of a lifetime. As Andrew made his way onto the field, Baxter ran out to surprise him. They ran bases together and tried out the batting cages. Baxter even autographed his forehead! Every digital screen in the stadium had “Welcome, Andrew!” displayed. As if this would not be enough for any fan, Andrew was suddenly called to the dugout where the phone rang. He was officially asked to be a part of the team! Leaving the dugout and making his way to the team’s locker room,

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he was shown to an honorary locker displaying his name, complete with a commemorative bat, hat and team jersey. Andrew Burkhart was now an honorary Diamondback! Being different at school can sometimes be hard for kids. But the next week, Andrew felt even more special when he was allowed to share his experience with his classmates. As we enter this New Year, remember to help others simply because you can. It doesn’t always mean opening your wallet. All it takes is opening your heart to do something good, kind and inspirational. It is easier than you think and more rewarding than you could ever imagine.

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GOOD TIMES

Taste of Ocotillo Downtown Ocotillo celebrated the grand opening of Realty Executives and the inaugural Taste of Ocotillo event on Nov. 18. Event highlights included live music, wine tastings and featured cuisine from Downtown Ocotillo restaurants. 

Fit Society Crib Crawl Community is one of the core values at Fit Society. On Nov. 18, 130 members attended the Second Annual Crib Crawl, hosted by Fit Society members, where they biked from house to house on a beautiful Arizona day partaking in adult beverages along the way.

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AROUND TOWN

#READLOCAL MOVEMENT REACHES 75 LOCATIONS

Barro’s Pizza raised over $237,000 during the sixth

Book lovers across the U.S. now have a quick

annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight. From open

and simple way to find local writing talents of more

to close on Dec. 5, all 39 Barro’s Pizza locations donated

than 2,000 authors in 75 locations across the coun-

100 percent of proceeds to St. Mary’s Food Bank

try. HometownReads.com started the #ReadLocal

Alliance. The donation provided nearly 1.6 million meals

movement in hopes that people will patron-

to Arizona’s hungry over the holiday season. The Doran

ize local  independent bookstores to combine the

Barro Holiday Hunger Fight is named after the matriarch

magic of shopping local with the treasure of reading

of the Barro family, Doran, who the family lost in 2014.

books from local authors. “With more than 12 million

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books on Amazon and more added every day, how can readers discover great books?” asked founder Becky Robinson. “HometownReads.com creates

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community within the book universe. It is a way to

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harness the power of online connections to introduce

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authors and readers living in the very same zip code.”

market garden in Chandler. They grow seasonal veg-

CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR With more than twice as many film screenings planned, the second annual Chandler International Film Festival is set to return to the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort from Jan. 12-15, 2018. A star-studded event, CIFF will screen over 150 films over the course of its four-day

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BARRO'S PIZZA HELPS FIGHT HUNGER

etables, herbs and fruits that are sold on-site every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Right now, the citrus is ripe—tangerines, lemons, ruby red grapefruits and tangelos are available at the market. Learn more at Facebook.com/GreenhouseGardensAZ.

FREE TENNIS CLINIC FOR SUN LAKES COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 

event with premier, feature and short film screenings

Starting Jan. 7 until the end of April, residents in

spanning categories including comedy, drama, action,

the Sun Lakes Community can sign up for a free

horror, suspense, animation and more. Other highlights

tennis clinic every Sunday from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Come

include red carpet opening ceremonies, educational

out and get professional instruction and learn valu-

workshops, a film auction, film market, after parties

able tips to improve your game. Balls and rackets

each day and an awards ceremony. Daily passes

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CITY PROJECTS RECEIVE TOP LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD

BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL NOW OPEN January is Bath Safety Month, which aims

Two landscaping projects that beautified areas

to spread water safety awareness and prevent

of Chandler have received awards from the Arizona

disaster that often accompanies bath time. British

Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA). The instal-

Swim School recently opened a new location in

lation of decorative metal cacti in the median of Arizona

Gilbert, near the Loop 202 and Gilbert Road, and

Avenue south of Chandler Heights Road received

is dedicated to promoting the essential survival

the association’s highest recognition, an Award of

skills needed for water safety in a fun and gentle

Excellence. This award is given to projects that demon-

environment. A big misconception is that these

strate outstanding levels of workmanship and creativ-

lessons are just for the pool, but they apply to

ity. A decorative wall and landscaping project along

bath time too. British Swim School’s top tips

the north side of Knox Road west of Nebraska Street

include having an adult ‘Water Watcher’ always

received the group’s Award of Distinction, presented to

present to keep an eye on children, preventing

projects of superior workmanship. Both projects were

slips and falls, ensuring a proper water tem-

designed by Bart Brown, the city’s landscape mainte-

perature and being aware of sharp edges. Learn

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WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE EXPANDS TO THE EAST VALLEY Women who want to make a difference in their community but have limited time are invited to learn more about 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun at an introductory event hosted on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at The Forum in Chandler. The concept is straightforward: 100+ women, one hour per quarter, $100 per individual member/team = $10,000+ to a local charity. The causes supported come directly from the members who care about the issues facing us today, such as  poverty, hunger, homelessness, disease, seniors  and children. The chapter has sister groups in Ahwatukee, Scottsdale and the West Valley, who have collectively donated over $225,000 in the past three years to local nonprofits. Learn more at 100WWCValleyoftheSun.org.

THREE NEW MODEL HOMES UNVEILED AT THE CAYS AT DOWNTOWN OCOTILLO Featuring a collection of 278 homes, The Cays is the only multi-level condominium community of its kind in Chandler. The latest models unveiled showcase three of the most popular floorplans thus far, including The San Roque Loft, a 1,060 square-foot home with one bedroom plus a loft and two-and-ahalf bathrooms; The Montecito, a 1,348 square-foot home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms; and The Riviera, a 1,466 square-foot home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an office. Each floorplan comes with a balcony and residences located on the ground floor feature a 1,000 square-foot patio,  perfect for seamless indoor and outdoor living. For more information, visit TheCaysatOcotillo.com.  

PANGEA LAND OF THE DINOSAURS NOW OPEN

Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs will take guests back in time to the era of dinosaurs, with riveting educational exhibits featuring more than 50 lifesized animatronic dinosaurs, interactive activities, fossil excavations, face painting, sifting activities and more.  The attraction combines the thrills of a prehistoric-themed entertainment concept with educational elements designed to help children and their families learn more about some of the most mysterious creatures to ever walk the Earth. Pangaea is located inside OdySea in the Desert at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. Learn more at LandOfTheDinos.com.

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LOCALS ONLY

Hometown Glory LA DODGERS FIRST BASEMAN HAS CHANDLER ROOTS

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From left: Clay, Cody, Ashli, Cole and Jennifer Bellinger. Photography by Jon SooHoo

ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS CODY BELLINGER, FIRST BASEMAN FOR THE

League Baseball player with the New York Yankees,

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helped him develop his skills.

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“Clay spent countless hours in a batting cage and

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coaching him in Little League and through all of his

BALL DREAMS AS A KID LIVING IN CHANDLER.

young life,” says Jennifer.

His dreams, drive and hard work led him all the way to the World Series during his debut season. His family has lived in Chandler for the past 22 years

Cody is also proud to be a product of Hamilton baseball. “It’s a really good program. I had a good coach, Mike Woods,” says Cody.

and Cody played baseball for several local teams, includ-

His former baseball teams and his family’s support

ing Chandler National Little League (CNLL) and Hamilton

all helped Cody reach his dreams of playing Major

High School’s baseball team. But he marks the 2007 Little

League Baseball and competing in the ultimate

League World Series (LLWS) as a pivotal moment for him.

games: the World Series.

He was 11 years old and the experience made him think that playing baseball could be more than just a hobby. “It was the first time being in front of cameras and fans. It gave me a taste of what the big leagues could be like,” says Cody. His mom, Jennifer Bellinger, remembers it a little differently. She always saw it in him.

“It was crazy. Houston and Los Angeles were electric. It was an awesome experience,” he says. His family was able to share the moment and attended all the World Series games. “The memorable moment for me was when we were in Chicago and we beat the Cubs to get to the World Series. I cried knowing how hard it is to get there,” says Jennifer.

“He always enjoyed the game,” she says. “At a very

“What a blessing this entire season has been to him and for

young age he watched baseball on TV and mimicked the

our family. Honestly, it’s still unreal to me that he was able to

players’ batting stances.”

get to the pinnacle of baseball at such a young age.”

When she would ask Cody what he wanted to be

While Cody’s success has taken him far from

when he grew up, it was “a baseball player, always

home for much of the year, he hasn’t forgotten

a baseball player.”

Chandler. When he’s home he loves to golf at Bear

But Jennifer also recognizes the significance the LLWS played in Cody’s journey.

Creek Golf Complex or Ocotillo Golf Club. A few of his favorite places to eat are Los Favoritos Taco

“One of my proud moments was when Cody was on

Shop and Blue 32 Sport Grill. And he offers some

the CNLL, and the 2007 team worked so hard to get to

solid advice to local kids who are chasing their

the LLWS in Williamsport,” says Jennifer.

own baseball dreams.

Cody considers himself lucky because he got an early start. His dad, Clay Bellinger, a former Major

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Feeling the Burn FOUR SIZZLING WORKOUTS TO LIVEN UP YOUR EXERCISE GRIND ARTICLE GEORGANN YARA

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YOGA +CYCLE


IF YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE IS BECOMING, WELL, ROUTINE, PERHAPS IT’S TIME TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO WHAT MAKES YOU SWEAT. And, there’s no shortage of hot exercises that are sure to get your heart pumping, muscles burning and mind racing—all in a good way. Kick off the New Year with one of the new fitness trends that's inspiring both veteran and rookie exercisers to hit the studio. Here are four that pledge to make getting fit, fun.

YOGA + CYCLE FUSION WHAT IT IS:

“ WE THROW OVER 1,000 PUNCHES PER CL ASS AND BURN ANYWHERE FROM 600 TO 1,000 CALORIES.”

FLO's yoga and cycling fusion classes combine two exercises that put the body through its paces, yet are gentler than jarring running or jumping workouts. “Cycling and yoga are low impact. It’s a smoother movement for the joints without the impact,” says Debbie Davis, who owns FLO Yoga & Cycle with her husband, Eddie. A fusion class is comprised of 30 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of yoga, like active flow yoga or calming yin yoga that focuses on deep stretching. WHY IT WORKS: The mash-up means the body doesn’t have time to figure out how to go through the routine with as little exertion as possible. This, Eddie explains, is the key to progress. “If you do the same things day in and day

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out, your body won’t allow itself to get faster or more flexible. The variety at FLO ensures your body is not going to plateau and because you’re always making gains, you want to come back to the workout,” Eddie says. WHY IT’S HOT: Results without pain. A 15-year veteran of the Canadian Football League, Eddie values tough workouts that aren’t punishing. Mixing it up also keeps it fresh. “We are creatures of habit,” he says. “People will tend to do the exact same workout day in and day out, and it’s monotonous. Here at FLO, it’s never the same.” Get in the FLO at FloYogaCycle.com. 

BOXING WHAT IT IS: Jabz is a 45-minute circuit-style workout designed specifically for women that incorporates boxing, cardio, strength training and core work that is both fun and effective. “Boxing training is guaranteed to work up a good sweat, burn calories and get the heart pumping,” explains Kimberlee White, who owns Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women with business partner Len Hayko. “You will be using every muscle every day while performing a variety of different exercises and having fun!” WHY IT WORKS: Boxers are in the best shape of their lives, so why not train like a boxer? “We throw over 1,000 punches per class and burn anywhere from 600 to 1,000 calories in a single workout,” says White. A changing routine is also key, White says. “In order for your body to get stronger, it’s important that you constantly keep your body guessing.”

photo courtesy of Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

WHY IT'S HOT: It’s a kick-butt workout for truly every woman. All ages, sizes and

each other,” White says. “We take the intimidation out of boxing and

skill levels are pushed to their limits and have fun doing it. “Our clients

women feel good on the inside and outside by creating a welcoming

build friendships with one another and are constantly supporting

environment for all.” Start training at JabzBoxing.com.  CONTINUED >

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FEELING THE BURN (CON TI N U ED)

HIIT HIIT

WHAT IT IS: Short for High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT is pretty much any workout that alternates intense bursts of activity with brief periods of low-intensity or total rest. One example is Tabata, which Fit Society owner MJ Reavley describes as 20 seconds of all-out-max of any exercise—burpees, for example—followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat this eight times. “You can get results in four minutes just as much as you would in a 30-minute traditional exercise session,” Reavley says. WHY IT WORKS: The versatility with regard to time and type of exercise makes it easy to implement into other workouts like, for example, Fit Society’s Women's Only Bootcamp that utilizes kettle bells and intuitive movements. The high-intensity bursts and rests are ideal for fat burning. “One variable that dictates results more than any other is intensity—how hard and how fast you go,” Reavley says. WHY IT'S HOT: It’s one of the few workouts used by elite

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stay-at-home dads who haven’t hit the gym in years. “Both a beginner and super advanced exerciser can benefit and enjoy HIIT training,” Reavley says. Challenge yourself at FitSocietyAZ.com. 

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BUNGEE THE BUNGEE WORKOUT WHAT IT IS: A range of different exercises are done while harnessed to a bungee cord suspended from the ceiling that constantly tries to pull you upward. Your job is to keep it—and your body—nice and low, explains Amanda Paige, owner of Tough Lotus. A professional dancer, Paige received her master training and certification in Thailand, where the workout originated, and is the only instructor in the U.S. licensed to train those wanting to get certified. “You can’t compare it to anything. A squat doesn’t feel like squat. A lunge doesn’t feel like a lunge,” Paige says. WHY IT WORKS: The resistance inflicted by the cord means your core and quads get pushed to their limits in addition to generating a grueling cardio workout. So, you’re guaranteed to feel the impact after a 75-minute class. WHY IT'S HOT: The high-intensity cardio with low impact on the joints is a winning combo. Its originality and creativity add to the appeal. Paige sends videos to class participants so they can see exactly what they’ve done to make themselves incredibly sweaty and, sometimes, incredibly sore. “Everything you have in your head about exercise, you have to throw it out the door,” Paige says. Give it a try at ToughLotus.com. 

“ You can’t com pare it to any thing. A squat doesn’t feel like squat. A lunge doesn’t feel like a lunge.”

photo courtesy of Tough Lotus

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nourishment NUTRITIONAL

FIVE LOCAL SPOTS FOR GUILT-FREE FILL-UPS

ARTICLE ALISON STANTON

MAYBE YOU OVERINDULGED ON THE HOLIDAY COOKIES AND EGGNOG LAST MONTH OR PERHAPS YOU ARE DETERMINED TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO EAT BETTER. Whatever the reason, you want to eat more healthily. But you also want to enjoy eating out on those days when you are too busy or tired to cook. Check out these five local restaurants that make it possible to find delicious and fresh food that is also good for you.

CRISP GREENS

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“We serve made-to-order salads, wraps, grilled paninis, fresh juices and smoothies,” says Darron Moffatt, one of the co-owners of Crisp Greens. Ingredients for salads and wraps are sourced as locally as possible; this includes romaine lettuce, tomatoes, beets and cucumbers. As for customer faves, Moffatt says the best-selling item is the CrispCobb, made with chopped romaine and kale, avocado, egg, bacon, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bleu cheese, a choice of protein and a mustard agave sauce. A close second is the CrispZona, which includes romaine lettuce, jicama, tomatoes, red onion, tortilla chips, avocado and a choice of protein topped with house-made

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MODERN MARKET

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The name Modern Market says it all, notes Director of Culinary Operations Chef Nate Weir. “We prepare market fresh, whole ingredients from scratch to create modern takes on delicious, better-for-you meals,” he says, adding that the result is food that not only tastes good, but also makes diners feel good. Modern Market’s menu is “incredibly clean,” Weir says, meaning it is free of additives, preservatives and “anything your grandma can't pronounce.” The winter seasonal menu was recently introduced and Weir says customers are loving the Salmon Curry Bowl, made with sustainable Atlantic salmon, braised kale, heirloom rice and yellow sweet potato curry. The Basil Chicken Sandwich and the Thai Coconut Salad are also big hits. “We are out to prove that nutritious food can be delicious, with a holistic view of healthy eating based on clean, wholesome, high-quality ingredients,” Weir says. 4901 E. Ray Road, Ahwatukee 480.462.2102 ModernMarket.com

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NUTRITIONAL NOURISHMENT

(CON TI N U ED)

POMEGRANATE CAFÉ Pomegranate Café is an organic, vegan and vegetarian “crafted with love” café that features locally sourced ingredients. “We make wholesome, delicious food and drinks using nutrient-rich ingredients,” says co-owner Cassie Tolman. Everything is made from scratch, from the lattes steamed with handcrafted syrups to earthy breads, tasty bowls, vibrant salads and fresh juices. “Many other restaurants use the word ‘organic’ on the menu and just sprinkle a few organic ingredients into their dishes. At Pomegranate, over 98-percent of our ingredients are organic,” Tolman says. Customer faves include the RAW Gila Monster Nachos, RAW Tacos Vivos and Grilled Cheese Napoleon Sandwich, as well as the weekend brunch with the Country Biscuits and Gravy Skillet and gluten-free pancakes. “Revitalizing food and pure flavors are at the heart of what we do,” she says. 4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee 480.706.7472 PomegranateCafe.com

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The tag line at Fresh Millions is "Millions of ways to eat fresh and healthy.” Thanks to the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetable mix-ins to choose from, diners truly can create endless combinations. Fresh Millions’ specialty item is the delicious Hot Bowl, which is made-to-order with a choice of sauce, base, fresh mix-ins and protein, all quickly prepared in a wok-style cooking method. Other healthy menu choices include salads made with leafy greens and house-made dressings. “Our menu options keep in mind health-conscious diners who want options that fit their lifestyle, without compromising taste,” says Director of Operations, Lydia Moore. “If you wish to eat like a flexitarian, you would have no problem making menu selections that would be vegan on one day, then a vegetarian and then a carnivore on the next.” 6140 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler photo courtesy of Fresh Millions

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HOW A LOCAL DENTIST AND HIS WIFE ARE HELPING OTHERS BRUSH AWAY CANCER DIAGNOSIS FEAR

JOAN NOVELLY IS A MOTHER OF TWO, A DENTAL HYGIENIST

“How would I tell my daughters, Brittney and Danielle? How will they

AND WIFE OF A LOCAL DENTIST. SHE IS ALSO A SURVIVOR OF

fare without me? Will I see them graduate? My next thought was of

STAGE 4 OVARIAN CANCER. For a woman who was enjoying life,

my husband; how would I break the devastating news to him?”

focused on family and her community, Joan had three words take her completely by surprise in August 2011: “You have cancer.”

A week passed before Joan and her husband, Dr. Art Novelly, drove to the University of Arizona, where their daughters were

For those who have experienced cancer, either firsthand or through

attending college, to tell them in person about this deadly diagnosis.

a loved one, there is a clear recollection of the moment those three

As she woefully watched her daughters cry and mutter the words,

words enter their lives. It is devastating, intimidating and infuriating

“No, Momma, no,” she realized that was the battle of her life, and she

all at the same time. For Joan, however, it also became a way to find

had to win. She had to beat cancer.

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Motivated by the love of family, friends, her fellow staff members and the supportive patients at Novelly Dentistry, she began on her journey of survival.


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Initially there were nine chemotherapy treatments followed by an extensive debulking surgery (which involved the removal of

Joan Novelly (left)

suicide and chronic illness. “This universal symbol represents strength and the willingness to fight,” Joan says.

female organs, lining of her abdomen, peritoneum, gallbladder,

Joan educates others on the importance of eating an organic,

27 lymph nodes and a portion of her liver). Post-surgery involved

plant-based diet as well as avoiding sugar, alcohol, and caffeine

nine more grueling chemotherapy sessions, making for an intense

and, when possible, stress.

and emotional journey. “I had no choice but to develop and sustain a positive mindset despite the side effects,

“I thrive on speaking to organizations and individuals about survival, the importance of knowing genetic history, diet and, of course,

transfusions and feelings of physical

having the will to live,” she says. “With

defeat,” Joan recalls.

gratitude for life and survival comes

It was through the power of pos-

my mission to inspire healing in

itivity, prayer and love—as well as

others by sharing information and

an intense exercise and diet regi-

products that continue to help

men—that the healing truly began.

people through their journey with

Presently, Joan is in her fifth year of

cancer and other life-altering cir-

remission. With this cautious calm

cumstances. I am motivated by the

that has now become her new life,

encouragement and support from

she helps to educate and give back to

my husband, his staff, our family of

those suffering a similar fate.

patients and the community.”

Joan and her daughters founded an organization called This Mother Won!, a company with a mission to raise awareness on cancer prevention by supporting and encouraging healthy conscious

For more information, visit ThisMotherWon.com, SupportSurvival.com and DrNovelly.com. Dr. Art Novelly has provided caring family dentistry for over 27 years in the Chandler/ Gilbert community, treating up

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health care to pre-and post-chemotherapy cancer patients at a

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GIVING BACK

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JOE JACKSON WAS A 16-YEAR-OLD HAMILTON FOOTBALL

He also enjoys scuba diving. He got his start five years ago

PLAYER WHEN HIS LIFE WAS FOREVER CHANGED. During

in Cozumel, Mexico. When he’s not traveling, playing sports or

a November game in 2005, Jackson was playing defense and ran

running a foundation, he’s working on his degree in industrial

to the other side of the field to make a tackle. The next thing he

engineering. He plans to graduate from ASU this spring.

knew, he was on the ground. He tried to get up, but he couldn’t. His coaches told him it would be alright.

“Never settle and continue to live an active lifestyle. Life is not over!” says Jackson.

Jackson was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and now

His foundation has provided individuals with rugby wheel-

uses a wheelchair to get around. But despite it all, his coaches

chairs and accessories, sponsored individual scholarships for

were right. Jackson’s story is one of victory and his accident

camp, and funded a ramp for the Neuro and Brain Community

was a catalyst that brought a community together. Today, he’s

Foundation. Their major fundraising source is their Annual JJF

the executive director of the Joe Jackson Foundation (JJF) and

Charity Golf Classic that takes place in September.

continues to live life to the fullest.

“Unfortunately, this type of equipment is very expensive

“I received so much support that I didn’t expect from my commu-

because it’s custom made to the individual,” says Jackson.

nity. The student government at Hamilton High School, several East

“When a chair fits just right and that person is able to compete

Valley high schools, Chandler Unified School District and random

again, it’s a beautiful thing.”

people that I didn’t know donated their services and money and

One of his favorite giving moments through the foundation

started fundraising for me,” says Jackson. “I wanted to pay it forward

was when they helped one of his rugby competitors pur-

by giving back to the spinal cord injury community.”

chase a $5,000 chair so that he could continue the sport.

His foundation’s mission is to educate, enable, encourage and empower individuals living with paralysis. He hopes to inspire people who are disabled by SCI to continue to live actively. Jackson leads by example. He’s played rugby for the past eight years and earned a spot on the USA Wheelchair Rugby team. His competitions have taken him all over the world, including Japan and Paraguay.

The grant recipient went on to make the USA developmental wheelchair rugby team. “We are always looking for volunteers to serve in any capacity,” Jackson says. “Our goal is to reach individuals across the U.S. while increasing funding for all programs. Also, we are looking to increase our board members to help us grow.” The one thing Jackson wished he knew earlier on during his

Even though Jackson manages a full schedule, the dream-

recovery was about all the adaptive sports and activities avail-

ing doesn’t stop. His next goal is to compete in the 2020

able to wheelchair users. Now it’s his mission to ensure that

Summer Paralympics in Tokyo with his team. And taking

sports are accessible to everyone.

home the gold, of course.

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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MARTIN GATROST: PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

CHANDLER MULTICULTURAL & FILM FESTIVAL

J A N U A RY

11 Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

one of the most successful Shania Twain acts in the world. Adam D. Tucker recreates the music and mystique of country music icon Tim McGraw, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of all. Tickets are $20. OakwoodTickets.com.

Canada

The Chandler Multicultural Festival

through the photos of Martin Gatrost.

has teamed up with the Chandler In-

Gatrost will take you along the Pacific

ternational Film Festival to bring you

Crest Trail with his immersive photo-

an eclectic weekend of international

graphs through three states, seven

films, cultural performances, food

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE

national parks and 28 national for-

and beverage vendors, and fun for

Chandler Center for the Arts

ests. The exhibit runs Jan.12 through

the family. As the festival comes to an

The Price Is Right Live is the hit interac-

Feb. 23, 2018, with an opening recep-

end, the CIFF will take over and pres-

tive stage show that gives eligible indi-

tion on Jan. 11. Admission to the gal-

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FLO YOGA & CYCLE AT FITPRO RENEWAL PARTY

TEEN TALENT COMPETITION

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Come to Tempe for a market full of art,

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a band! Cash prizes will be given to

music and food! The market is in the

community. There will be a series of

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ONE: VIGIL FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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The biggest night in Arizona agricul-

Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ture, the gala raises awareness and

and celebrate unity with the Chandler

funds for agricultural education and the

community at this candlelight vigil. The

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PARTING THOUGHTS

HOW I GOT INTO THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE ARTICLE JESSIE DUDLEY

Jessie Before

Jessie After. Photo by Sarah Chelton

I WAS AT THE ARIZONA MVD, NERVOUSLY APPROACHING THE

Hesitantly, I went to that Monday morning class and absolutely fell

COUNTER, DRIVER’S LICENSE APPLICATION IN HAND, THINK-

in love with the program. I bought my membership that day and went

ING THERE HAD TO BE SOME MISTAKE. They want to know my

religiously five days a week, with my daughter in tow, and exercised with

weight? I politely asked the clerk about the little box awaiting my answer,

a diverse group of moms. I had some success at slimming down but

and suggested that since Pennsylvania, where I’m originally from, didn’t

realized that if I wanted bigger results, I had to make additonal changes.

require a weight on my license so I shouldn’t have to divulge that infor-

With the help of my husband, we radically changed how and what we

mation just to be a driver here. The lady looked at me kindly, but firmly

ate. We started eating clean by cutting out as much processed foods and

responded, “Weight is required for our licenses.” Feeling witty, I asked

sugar as possible. This is when the magic happened. In one calendar year,

her, “Does it have to be true?” She caught me off guard and responded,

I lost 90 pounds! I hadn’t gotten my body back—instead, I uncovered an

“No.” I returned to my seat and scribbled in that final answer: 145 (shav-

even better body than I had before. After I had a second child, my son, I was

ing off at least 40 pounds) and smugly went up to get my picture taken

determined to get right back into shape. It took constant commitment but I

and my license printed. This was over 10 years ago.

did it a second time and have been maintaining for about a year now.

For so much of my adult life I was considered obese, and on some

If you want to lose weight and get in shape, there’s no magic pill or quick

charts I was labeled morbidly obese. Yes, I was overweight but I never felt

fix. It comes down to the timeless methods of diet and exercise. I think

like I was obese, and I was offended when I was placed into that category.

what helped was that I was finally ready to make the changes necessary.

I “carried my weight well,” or so I was told by many family members and

I stopped making excuses and blaming food and my emotions. I stopped

friends. They were shocked when I would tell them the actual number on

being defensive about my weight and insecurities. I finally accepted that I

the scale. Perhaps they were being polite, but it wasn’t until I saw some

had the power to overcome my struggles, if I was ready to put in the work.

pictures of myself that I realized how much my weight had gotten off track.

For me, that means removing all added sugars, processed foods and a lot

For years, I battled. I tried this diet and that, having some success and

of dairy. I also make it a point to work out at least five days a week.

then going right back to where I started. My husband was supportive

My transformation not only changed my physical appearance,

through it all, but he didn’t understand because he has never had this

but also the trajectory of my life. Last year I became a fitness

same struggle. It wasn’t until I became a mother almost five years ago that

instructor, helping other women on their fitness journeys. I never

I really made a change. I was determined to live a healthier lifestyle. When

would have imagined this would be in my future, but it is truly my

searching for a solution for my exercise needs, I found Stroller Strides and

passion and I am so thankful to play a part in inspiring others to

mentioned it to my husband. The next thing I knew, he had signed me up

make the change to living a healthier life.

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I feel great in my skin now. I am lean and strong, and that’s what really matters.


The 2018 Collection

INSPIRED BY HIGH-END DESIGN. DIRECT SOURCED. 1/3 THE PRICE. Every piece of upholstery by Jessica Jacobs is bench made one at a time with 8-way, hand-tied, feather down seating in high-grade luxe fabrics and 100% cotton velvets. Classic designs to love forever.

the marley chair

$794

the oxford sofa

market $3,599

$1194

market $7,884

Invest in Quality and you invest once

the saint moritz sectional

$2499

market $5,890

the brooklyn tuxedo sofa

$994

market $3,599

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Chandler, AZ January 2018  
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January 2018 Issue of Chandler Lifestyle