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New Year, New You!


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The Spokane Club Magazine

January/February 2016 Volume 50 No. 3 USPS 000239 Communications Director/Editor Kate Spencer, 459-4535 Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn, 838-8511, x118 Front Desk 838-8511

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14 Social Dancing News

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15 Social Events 18 Club’s Within the Club and Cellar

Club Management CFO/Interim CFO . Shawn Smith

Dweller/Social Dancing Event 19 Burgundy’s/Foodie News

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Sales & Marketing Director . Jon Fine

20 Engaging with Your Club

459-4240 . jfine@spokaneclub.org Communications Director . Kate Spencer 459-4535 . kspencer@spokaneclub.org Hospitality Director . Ryan Lloyd 838-8511 . rlloyd@spokaneclub.org Executive Chef . Mark Miskiewicz mmiskiewicz@spokaneclub.org Sports & Fitness Director . Melissa Elfering 459-4570 . melfering@spokaneclub.org

Throughout Time By Shawn D. Smith, CPA, CMA 22 New Members 24 Membership News

fitness ______ 29 Ready, Set, Goal! By Christine Cronin, PT

Facilities Director . Jim Miller

30 Fitness News

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32 Court Sports

Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie

36 Tennis News

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38 Aquatics News

Member Engagement By Nancy Vorhees, Chairwoman

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Community Engagement By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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Make 2016 Your Life Changing Year! By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

family _____ 40 News for Families 41 Family Calendar 42 Family Happenings

schedules _________ 25 Gym & Aquatics Schedule 26 Downtown Schedule 27 Valley Schedule 28 Events At-a-glance

on the cover ___________ New Year, New You! Cover Design by Kasi Dunn

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Business | Chair’s message

Member Engagement By Nancy Vorhees, Chairwoman vorheen@inhs.org

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he havoc caused by Windstorm 2015 and its aftermath are now in the history books. What endures is the camaraderie that such events invite into our lives. Nowhere was the power of that connection more evident than at the Spokane Club, where record numbers of members, their children and, sometimes, their pets, gathered after the storm. The Club’s Downtown location, both the historic clubhouse and the Athletics building, never lost power. Because of that, Burgundy’s had a waiting list, the hotel had a waiting list, the Deli was swarming with people, and everywhere people were swapping stories and offering support. Old friends connected and new friendships were born out of our shared struggles. The Club staff absolutely rose to the challenge of large groups of tired, hungry, worried people with goodwill and great service. Because of this, the Club became a central source of heat, light, food, shelter, showers and restorative connections for our members. While the storm drove members to the Club, the friendships between our members and the exceptional service provided by our staff is what made members want 2 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

to stay. So how do we make the Club the first-choice place to be in fair weather? By consistently delivering the kind of service that makes people feel truly special and the kind of programming that engages their shared interests and passions at every age and stage of life. (See page 20 for more on this topic from Shawn Smith, CFO/Interim CEO.) Exceptional customer service is one of the key priorities of our Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Our Burgundy’s and Catering staff has recently completed customer service training, led by Executive Chef, Mark Miskiewicz. Those trainings will be ongoing, and the addition of a new restaurant manager, Rodney Flores, will add new elements and enhance the training. Chef Mark is also launching a new Food Adventurers group to serve the growing number of dedicated foodies at our club. (See page 19 for more information.) The Club’s Front Desk staff, led by Ryan Lloyd, meets regularly to fine-tune their customer service commitment. They are keenly aware of often being the first impression of the Club and they are dedicated to making it a welcoming and helpful experience for both members

and their guests. They review member and hotel guest comments daily, check for safety issues both in and outside the building, monitor the Club’s security cameras and field a myriad of questions at the Front Desk. The Athletics team, led by Melissa Elfering, also meets regularly to review Buzz Box comments, member programming needs and concerns, fitness trends and equipment safety. Numerous managers within the Athletics team have taken customer service trainings and are sharing that training now throughout the departments. The Sports Shop Desk greets our members warmly and the Deli serves delicious, nutritious food for our on-the-go members. Our Special Programs and Events Coordinator, Jessica Gudgel-Whitney has on open door policy when it comes to brainstorming new events and programs with members. One recent example is the bird hunting trip masterminded by Board member, Chris Bell, and planned and beautifully executed by Jessica. These special interest affinity groups are another great way to build vibrancy in our programming and loyalty in our members. We made some great strides in the first year of our five-year plan, and 2016 will bring even more growth and improvements. Our new customer service video recently completed by our Communications Director, Kate Spencer, and Hummingbird Productions highlights some of our top customer service staff and will be used as an inspirational training tool for our current staff and new hires, as well as a welcome mat to our current and potential members. The video is on the homepage of our newly updated website at www.spokaneclub.org. Here’s to the fair winds of the future and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!


Fourth Annual

MARCH MADNESS

CHARITY BRACKET

BUSTER AUCTION & Celebrity Sports Talk

Monday, March 14

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Cutter Library Be part of March Madness fun—and raise funds for local charities! The Club will be “auctioning” the field of 64, with winning bidders assigning their team to a charity. If your team makes it to the final four, your chosen charity is a winner! 100% of all proceeds go to the winning charities.

To join the fun just: · Reserve your spot by calling 838-8511, register online, or email kspencer@spokaneclub.org · Choose your charity (all charities must be 501c3s) · Grab your friends and donors · Come to the Club on March 14 at 5 pm and let the charity madness begin!

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Community Engagement | news

A Golfer’s Dream Come True

Kevin Park and Jonathon Van Keulen at the Olympic Club

By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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he dream of a lifetime was realized on November 28, 2015 when Club member Jonathan Van Keulen played the Ocean course at the Olympic Club. Jonathan, an avid golfer, was accompanied by friend and fellow member, Kevin Parker, along with Jonathan’s father, John Van Keulen, Spokane Club member Scott Rudy and Gordon Corder, golf pro at Manito Country Club. “I wanted to play the Olympic club because of all the rich golf history there,” says Jonathan. “They have hosted four US Opens and many other big tournaments. There have been great golfers playing and practicing at the Olympic like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Ken Venturi, Jack Nicklaus, and others. The course was everything I expected it to be--very hilly, perfectly manicured, and a real challenge for any 4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

golfer. I so enjoyed getting to spend the day with my dad and a couple of great friends. And being on such a historic course made it all the better.” The trip, which also included playing at Pebble Beach and Cypress Grove, came together in the way that great things that are meant to be finally happen: with a lot of goodwill, good timing and good luck.

Scott, Gordon, Jonathan and Kevin

Jonathan, who has been battling cancer since 2014, had dreamed of playing the course for many years but his health issues, and the side effects of treatment, had curtailed such a physically demanding adventure. And then, a window opened and his friend, Kevin Parker, seized the moment. Kevin called the Club’s Membership office to see what might be possible via the benefit of the Club’s reciprocal club program. The Olympic Club is a reciprocal club of the Spokane Club and as such, members of the two respective clubs enjoy many benefits when visiting each other’s properties. Golf, however, is not one of them. In order to play golf on the Olympic Club’s courses, a Golf Member of the Olympic Club must sponsor the individual and, understandably, they are proud and protective of their world-class courses. Kevin was referred on to the Communication Department to pursue other leads, which serendipitously led directly back to the Olympic Club. Several years ago, John Trauth, a member of the Olympic Club and founding member of the Olympic Club Foundation, visited the Spokane Club and gave an inspiring presentation on forming philanthropic foundations. The Communications office kept in periodic contact with Mr. Trauth since that time and now sought his help in making the Olympic golf trip a reality for Jonathan. Mr. Trauth contacted Pat Finlen, General Manager of the Olympic Club, along with several Olympic Club golf members and a flurry of emails and texts ensued. The end result was even better than hoped for: not only did the Olympic Club secure the sponsorship and the requested day for the golf date, but waived all course fees. When Jonathan and his golf team arrived to play the Ocean Course on November 28, both


Mr. Trauth and Mr. Finlen were there to welcome the golfers with big smiles. What an outstanding duo! It was an uphill climb, both figuratively and literally, for Jonathan to get back to golfing and the reality of being able to walk the course was an emotional one. “I hadn’t walked a course since my surgeries and standing on the first tee I wondered if I could make it all the way around. I was in a bed just 11 months ago and using a walker to get around. I started swinging clubs again just six months ago. I’ve had to learn how to walk and golf again almost from scratch. With the help of my wife, trainers, friends, family, doctors and nurses I was able to be back out there again and playing some of the best courses in the world.” For Jonathan, a dream was fully realized. And now, the dream is bigger. “The entire trip will always be an incredible memory for me. It was emotional at times to come to the finish because I know it may be my only chance to play this course. I pray I will someday get to take my sons there to see what an amazing place it is.” Cheers to Jonathan, his amazing wife, Becky, their boys, Jude and Jax, and the merry band of golfers. Eternal thanks to John Trauth and Pat Finlen for their generosity and goodwill.

Pebble Beach Golf Course

Pebble Beach Foursome

Cypress Grove Course

Children’s Christmas Joy Drive Results Thanks to the generosity of our members and staff, we’re happy to report that we exceeded our Club goal for this year’s Children’s Christmas Joy Drive. The drive is part of the Mission Community Outreach Center’s work and brings warm clothing and great books to children in our Downtown community. Our Spokane Club donation totals for the 2015 drive were: 32 Pairs of Jeans • 64 Pairs of Socks •16 Pairs of Gloves •10 Hats •11 Sweat Shirts • 11 Tops • 28 Undershirts • 93 Underpants • 2 Outfits • 37 Books 1 Play School Tool Kit • Two cash donations of $100 each

Jonathan back in the swing!

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A New Year, A New You! By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

Whatever your aspirations for 2016, a strong, healthy body makes achieving those goals more doable, sustainable and enjoyable. And like any goal in life, having a good teacher, a strong mentor and a trusted friend for guidance can make all the difference in the outcome. That difference is what personal training is all about. The reason personal training works is simple: it’s personal. It’s tailored to the needs, abilities, goals and personality of one person: you. So whether you want to train for an elite athletic event, or drop the extra pounds that weigh you down, or rebuild strength and range of motion after an injury, or have more energy to chase your kids, grandkids or that lifelong dream of world travel, personal training can help get you there. We asked some of our Club members what personal training and small group fitness has done for their lives. If their experiences inspire you to add some personal training to your own life, we are here to help you find the right trainer. Because when it comes to personal training, there is no one size fits all, there’s only that perfect size that fits you.

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healthier overall, have more energy and move more easily. I’d gotten to the point where I had to rest after taking a shower. That wasn’t the way I wanted to live the rest of my life.

Have you achieved your goals? Yes, and as I reach my goals I set new ones. At this point I’ve lost 55lbs and can walk on the treadmill for 2.7 miles. My cholesterol levels have lowered significantly. And thanks to the exercise and lifestyle changes I’ve made, I never had to take the diabetes medicine.

What is the best part of the training experience for you? Exercise is a lifestyle change that changes your life. I really know that now, and positive efforts have a way of multiplying. My wife is taking yoga classes now and training with Cyndi too, so the good just keeps on growing. Both my wife and daughter say that Cyndi saved my life.

The Change Agent

What do you see as Cyndi’s strongest qualities, both in terms of her training style and personality fit for you?

Member: Joe Harwood Trainer: Cindy Slizza Why did you seek personal training?

How long have you been training?

I’d tried personal training before and had failed miserably at it. But I was 140lbs overweight and taking medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and gout. My doctor had just prescribed medication for diabetes. I really didn’t want to have to take one more medication. I read in Signals about Cyndi teaching senior fitness and yoga and thought that maybe I could do that type of exercise. So I called and made an appointment. I was a preschooler to Personal Training but from the very first day, I knew it was going to work.

I’ve been training for one and a half years and am currently doing 4 sessions a week. I started out doing exercises in the pool, which as a non-swimmer initially felt like just a lot of thrashing around in the water. But thrashing around in water is better than sitting in a chair, so I kept at it and gradually moved on to new things.

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning?

Cyndi listens to the individual’s needs, understands their personal struggles and celebrates their successes. She’s also very interested in promoting emotional health through meditation and mindfulness, which is really important to overall health. She gave me a book to read on mindfulness and now that’s become something I’m working on too. I’ve said of myself in the past that it takes a twoby-four to get me to change. But I have to say, that’s changing now too.

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How long have you been training? 3 months.

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning? I wanted to be taller. Or at least appear taller by becoming more svelte.

Have you achieved your goals? I am definitely in better shape. I’ve run a bit in the past, to include a marathon and a couple of ½ marathons, but I think I am in better overall shape now than when I was training for those events.

What is the best part of the training experience for you? Accountability. The simple act of setting a training session appointment has all kinds of ramifications. The workouts are great, but the impact spills over into the night before the workout. I know that I should eat better and get a good night’s rest because I will need the energy for the ridiculous things Jean has planned the next day (e.g. “Turkish Getups”). The workouts themselves are much more intense than I would do on my own.

The Busy Attorney

What do you see as Jean’s strongest qualities, both in terms of her training style and personality fit for you?

Member: Ryan Beaudoin Trainer: Jean Doherty Why did you seek personal training? I was strolling out of the Club one afternoon after one of my paltry “workouts” and a friend introduced me to Jean. He mentioned that Jean was an attorney who used to work at a big-shot firm in Los Angeles and that she cast it all aside to move to Spokane to be closer to family and pursue her passion of physical training. 8 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

After a couple of weeks of considering the idea of using a personal trainer (since I had never used one before), I agreed to give it a try. This decision was made easier when I reflected back over the last 15 years where I worked out semi-vigorously and very sporadically in between burger and beer sessions with my friends. This was obviously not working.

Jean is an excellent trainer. She has worked hard to get her training certifications, and she continually seeks out new training methods to pass along to her clients. She is very organized and she takes the time that is necessary before each training session to devise a workout that is both challenging and complimentary to the prior work-outs. .


wanted the accountability that comes with scheduling an appointment. With two young children it is really easy to let working out take a back seat to the rest of life. We were also new to the Club, so working with a trainer was a great way to become familiar with the facilities and machines.

Have you achieved your goals? I am definitely getting stronger, and am a bit more flexible. I have lost a little bit of weight, but overall my goals are pretty open ended. As my foot heals I am looking forward to being able to participate in Zumba and other classes again, as well as continuing to work with Angelica.

What is the best part of the training experience for you? Becoming stronger and healthier and having fun at the same time. I am also far more confident working out on my own because of what I have learned in our sessions.

The Multitasking Mom Member: Kim Cathcart Trainer: Angelica Floryvanovich Why did you seek personal training? I actually signed up for the fitness challenge last spring, and working with the team trainer was one of the perks. I enjoyed working with Angelica, so I signed up for more sessions.

months off during that time due to a foot injury, so really, it’s been about four months total.

How long have you been training?

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning?

After the challenge was over I continued training with Angelica. It’s been about six months, but I had to take two

My goal was for overall strengthening and conditioning as well as weight loss and increased flexibility. I also

What do you see as Angelica’s strongest qualities, both in terms of her training style and personality fit for you? Angelica is great at creating workouts that are challenging, but fun. I work hard in our sessions but I also laugh a lot. When I injured my foot, she was able to design workouts for me that still maximized results without aggravating the injury. I really appreciate that. At first I wasn’t sure if I would be able to continue working out while it healed, but she was able to show me exercises that work around the injured area. Because of that, I have been able to stay on track toward my fitness goals.

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injure ourselves. With the small class we are able to get the training and individualized supervision that we needed.

How long have you been taking the TRX Class? We are part of the original group that started with Josh in May of 2015.

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning?

The Group Trainees

Yoga has played an important role in this, too.

Trainer: Josh Key Ellen Curry

What is the best part of the TRX group experience for you?

Why did you choose group training?

The best part of the small group training experience is the people in our group (Josh included) and Josh’s focus on our individual strengths and weaknesses.

I love the benefits of personal training but am more motivated working out in a group. Small group training is the best of both.

What do you see as Josh’s strongest qualities, both in terms of his training style and personality fit for you?

How long have you been taking the TRX Class? I think Josh started our training in September. I did foam rolling classes with Josh prior to TRX.

Josh is very good at explaining the mind-body connection and how to recruit the proper muscles when performing an exercise. He keeps challenging us with new exercises and more advanced versions as we improve. Josh is always attentive making sure our form and technique are proper as to prevent injury.

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning? I went to an advanced TRX class which was a little beyond my skill level, so when Josh offered to do a focused small group TRX training class I jumped at the chance to learn.

Valerie Murphy

Have you achieved your goals? Yes, previous injuries were impeding my workouts and mobility. Our group exercises and foam rolling have helped me gain functional strength and stability. 10 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

Why did you choose group training? We had gone to the downtown TRX Studio and had a private training session. We then heard that Josh was starting a small group TRX class. Since we were new to TRX we wanted to learn to do the moves correctly so that we wouldn’t

Yes, I have intentionally lost quite a bit of weight after being diagnosed with an auto immune disease. I wanted to become stronger and to tone. I have done years of weight machines and free weights but wanted to take my training up a notch; I wanted to reach a new level.

Have you achieved your goals? I was on my way to achieving my goals until I broke my hip. That has been a minor setback, but I plan to start TRX again with Josh in the New Year. I believe that my fast recovery was due to the 6 months of TRX prior to my injury. The surgeon, physical therapists and hospital staff were amazed at my strength, balance and core strength the day after my surgery. I was allowed to bear weight on my hip several weeks earlier than what is typical. My takeaway from this accident is that life is going to happen and all we can do to meet the challenges is to be prepared. Josh’s TRX class is what prepared me for this broken hip and the recovery that has followed.

What is the best part of the TRX group experience for you? The support and camaraderie. Everyone encourages one another and we aren’t in competition with anyone but ourselves.


What do you see as Josh’s strongest qualities, both in terms of his training style and personality fit for you? Josh is amazing. He is a keen listener. He remembers what my specific issues are. I came to the first class last May having had 1 1/2 years of daily pain due to an impinged shoulder. Josh gave me specific TRX moves to try and within one session the pain was gone and it hasn’t come back. I have found that with Josh guiding me I am much stronger, much faster than any other workout I have tried.

Jim Murphy Why did you choose group training? Our TRX group is small and we really get the benefit of one-on-one training. People tend to be a bit competitive and working out with others pushes us harder than if we just worked out alone. Plus, it’s a fun group.

How long have you been taking the TRX Class? First session May 18, 2015. Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning? I did not have a specific goal other than to get into a good workout routine and overall conditioning.

What is the best part of the TRX group experience for you? I feel so good after the session. I breathe better, stand up straighter and generally feel good afterwards.

What do you see as Josh’s strongest qualities, both in terms of his training style and personality fit for you? Josh pushes us harder than we would push ourselves. Even though it is a group session he focuses on everyone individually and will modify the workout to each

person’s capabilities. Josh will encourage us when we tire without pushing us too far.

Lee Ann Kelly Why did you choose group training? The “small group” aspect appealed to me...not too big and not one-on-one. Also fit perfectly into my workout schedule: Spin (cycle) Monday at 9 and TRX training at 10:00. So cardio followed by strength training.

How long have you been taking the TRX Class? Once a week since it’s start date in June.

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning? I have always been interested in trying TRX but was a little apprehensive. I most definitely had the goal of learning the correct form of the exercises in TRX. Incorrect form leads to INJURY and this class sounded like just the ticket to introduce me slowly, at a good pace toward the ultimate goal of taking one of the Downtown classes.

Have you achieved your goals? Absolutely! I am sure I could handle a “regular” TRX class now. Why haven’t I? This one is too much fun and I LOVE the small group atmosphere. I’ll get there some day

What is the best part of the TRX group experience for you? The small group atmosphere. You really get to know and appreciate the different personalities and also get tips and support from everyone--something that’s tough to do in a large group format. We get a kick out of each other.

What do you see as Josh’s strongest qualities, both in terms of his training style and personality fit for you? Training style: He is organized, on target, extremely knowledgeable, takes suggestions, keeps us moving and adjusts to the level of the individual. He will offer slightly different variations on the exercises depending upon your skill level or injuries. Personality: He is friendly, kind, approachable, and has a good sense of humor.

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Have you achieved your goals? Yes, for the most part. I have some residual neuropathy in a leg and that is what we’re working on with weight training and conditioning.

What do you see as Tim’s strongest qualities, both in terms of his training style and personality fit for you? There are two main qualities in Tim that make him a great trainer. First, I like Tim’s scientific, evidence-based approach to weight training, conditioning and weight loss. I am a physician and I like that Tim shares with me journal articles and studies which justify his approach to personal training. He presented a Spokane Club seminar on the Top 10 Myths about Conditioning and Weight Loss which struck a chord with me and I’ve been training with him ever since. Second, he is very aware of my unique back issues and is careful not to let me re-injure or aggravate them further. He knows the exercises and techniques that not only will get me back doing the activities I love, but also all the while protecting my back during some intense workouts.

The Physician Member: Joel Sears Trainer: Tim Arndt Why did you seek personal training? I have had chronic lower back pain for years. I was forced to quit tennis, golf and skiing­­—even bending over to tie my shoes was an ordeal. I underwent back surgery and personal training is a big part of my recovery and rehab. 12 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

How long have you been training? About a year.

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning? Both. I realize the importance of conditioning and strength training for overall health, but specifically I needed to strengthen my back so I could resume the physical activities I love.

I like Tim’s scientific, evidence-based approach to weight training, conditioning and weight loss. I am a physician and I like that Tim shares with me journal articles and studies which justify his approach to personal training.


Shall We Dance? Definitely! By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

The Health Seeker Member: Maria Modica Trainer: Leanne Wentworth Why did you seek personal training? I needed to get healthy and because I wanted to learn how to use the equipment. I wanted to feel comfortable on my own.

How long have you been training? 13 months!

Did you have a specific goal in mind when you started, or was it for overall strengthening and conditioning? I needed to lower my blood pressure and to lose weight.

Have you achieved your goals? Yes I have! I no longer have high blood pressure and I avoided having to use medication. I lost 40 pounds and I now feel comfortable using all the equipment.

I am learning to bike, run and swim for my first triathlon in the summer.

What is the best part of the training experience for you? The best part is the person who is training me. Leanne makes me work and she has always been my cheerleader and supports me in my goals. She never ever lets me give up.

What do you see as Leanne’s strongest qualities, both in terms of her training style and personality fit for you? She is very knowledgeable about what type of exercise is needed so I never hurt myself. She is both friendly and firm. It is both worlds that I needed. Her dedication to her clients is beyond what I have ever experienced before. She is good at what she does and without her I would have never accomplished what I’ve done. I look forward to coming and working out every week. My workouts don’t look like I have to, but like I want to.

As our Personal Training and Group Training members can testify, regular, varied exercise can and will improve your health, stamina, strength, weight and mood. But which exercise is a winner for your aging brain? A study in the New England Journal of Medicine (http://www.nejm.org/doi/ full/10.1056/NEJMoa022252) reported there is growing evidence that social dancing may be helpful in warding off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. This 21-year study of people age 75 and older was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The study was aimed at discovering whether any cognitive or physical activities had an influence on mental acuity. Numerous cognitive activities were shown to offer some protection against dementia, including reading (34% reduction in risk of dementia) and doing crossword puzzles four times per day (47%). But only one physical activity was shown to offer some dementia protection and at an astonishing 76%. Social dancing requires new, complex learning which rewires neural pathways, the study concluded. And it’s those rewired neural pathways that keep the brain sharp. So if your fitness plan for 2016 includes keeping your brain active and nimble, give social dancing a try. To read more about social dancing opportunities, see page 14.

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Social Dancing | events

New Year’s Dance Workshops Morning Workshop Lindy Hop (ages 20s – 40s only) Learn the Lindy Hop basic step, the swingout, in this entry level workshop designed to get non-dancers and experienced dancers alike a brief introduction to one of the most popular vintage swing dances. Join Lindy Hop expert, Colleen Robinson, longtime swing dancer, instructor, performer, and choreographer as she shares her passion for this dance in an entertaining and welcoming environment. Reservations required call 838-8511. Saturday, January 9; 11:30 am – 1:30 pm;

Complimentary Social Dance Lessons

Downtown, Studio 4 Complimentary for members Sponsored guests are $25

New!

Lindy Hop Classes Coming to the Club! (Ages 20 – 40s only)

Join Lindy Hop expert, Colleen Robinson, longtime swing dancer, instructor, performer, and choreographer as she shares her passion for this dance in an entertaining and welcoming environment. This fun and casual class only requires comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Just for our younger members, this popular vintage dance combines fun and smiles with calorie-burning moves. Wednesdays, beginning January 13; Session One: 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Session Two: 7:45 – 8:45 pm; Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Beginning Dance Class These classes are open to anyone who wants to learn dance moves for the first time, or those polished veterans of the dance floor that want to keep their moves sharp. Thursdays; 6:45 pm – East Coast Swing; 7:30 pm – Rumba; Studio 4 Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Level Two Dance Classes Beginning dance class prerequisite, or assessed by Glenn and Patty to determine level of experience. Tuesdays; 5:30 pm – West Coast Swing; Studio B; Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Social Dance practice is held EVERY TUESDAY night at 6:45-8:15pm, and EVERY SATURDAY from 11:15am - 1:15pm in Studio 4 of the Athletic Building. Members only! 14 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

Afternoon Workshop Social Ballroom Introduction Kick off a wonderful New Year’s resolution that can enhance your life with this workshop designed for beginners looking to learn basic dance steps. Once you know the basic elements of Social Dancing, you will have the skills required to learn how to make those elements work together to form dance steps, then patterns, then whole dances. During this workshop, you will dance a little Rumba and East Coast Swing so you will be ready to join us for the current Thursday evening classes. Reservations required call 838-8511. Saturday, January 9; 2:00 – 4:00 pm Downtown, Studio 4 Complimentary for members Sponsored guests are $25


Social | events

SUPER Crab Feed Start your Super Bowl weekend with a crab feed! You won’t find white linens at this event, but we will be rolling out butcher paper, crab-crackers and even crayons for the kids. Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by January 29th.

Ice Skating at Riverfront Park

Friday, February 5; Seatings at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 pm; Georgian Adults $40++; Ages 13-15, $22++ Ages 6-10 $17++; 5 and under No charge

Valentine’s Van Gogh and Merlot Date Night

We have arranged a special package price for our members to start the year off with a new family tradition out on the ice. With over 20 years of ice skating instruction experience, we invite you to join member Lisa Bell, as she works with everyone to ensure a good time is had by all. From lacing up your skates properly, to teaching fun and simple tricks out on the ice, this is a great opportunity to spruce up your skills! Come dine in Burgundy’s before your night out and take our complimentary shuttle over to the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. There will be plenty of hot chocolate to go around to keep you warm! Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by January 9th.

Join fellow member and owner of Van Gogh and Merlot, Ulysses Mireles, as he walks you through painting a keepsake to take home. While the instructor will give you suggestions on what brush, paint quantity, and colors to use, he will leave enough room for interpretation allowing for the creation of your unique piece of art. With a roaring fire in the background, a paint brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, this is a date night you’ll truly remember forever. Reservations required, call 459-4239 or reserve online at spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by February 4th.

Friday, January 15; 7:00 – 9:00 pm; $7 (includes ice skates and hot chocolate)

Thursday, February 11; 6:00 – 8:00 pm Cutter Library; $35++ per person

20’s/30’s Bar Hop

Trivia Night at PRESS Public House! Join fellow members for a night of fun at PRESS Public House! Spice up your Monday night with trivia, drink specials, and a healthy dose of competitive spirit! Club member, Jeremy Tangen, welcomes us to PRESS to play a whirlwind round of trivia. We will start at the Club where members will enjoy delicious appetizers in our Riverside Conference room before being shuttled up to the bar. Roundtrip transportation will be available until 11pm. This 20’s/30’s event has limited space, so make sure to call 459-4239 and sign up today! Monday, January 25; 6:30 pm; 909 S. Grand Blvd; $12++ (drinks à la carte)

NEW Event Cancellation policy No refunds or exchanges will be made for ticketed Club events. For all social and dining events, members who make cancellations after the stipulated deadline for any event will be charged half of the event price for all guests in their reservation. All reservations must be made at least 24 hrs in advance of any given event. www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 15


BIG BASH! Cirque du Notte 2.27.2016 16 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016


BIG BASH! Cirque du Notte - Circus of the Night

A night of entertainment, adventure and delight awaits you at the biggest party of the year. This year’s party theme, Circus of the Night, promises you all the fun of circus—aerial acts, fire eaters, Parisian-style clowns and much more—with all the glamour of a late night, food lover’s cocktail party. The event is Black Tie-Preferred, but we encourage you to channel your inner costume muse too.

Some of the highlights of the evening include: • Multiple food stations on every floor • Whiskey & Scotch Tasting Room* • Premium Wine Tasting Room* • Dancing and Karaoke • Casino Gambling • Dessert Buffet • Late Night Breakfast • Variety performances from Spokane Aerial Performance Arts Ticket price is $100, inclusive of tax and gratuity as well as select drinks (see Inclusive below). INCLUSIVE: All food and entertainment is included in the price of the ticket as well as select liquor cocktails, domestic and craft beer, house still and sparkling wines and non-alcoholic beverages. These beverages will be available at all BIG BASH! Bars at designated locations throughout the Club. EXTRAS: BIG BASH! guests preferring “premium and top-shelf ” cocktails, imported beers and premium wines will find a no-host selection of these beverages at the main bar in Burgundy’s Restaurant and in other select areas of the Club, designated by Premium Libations signage. * Additional charges apply

Saturday, February 27 7:00 pm – 1:00 am Tickets: $100 (No refunds)

Call 459-4239 to purchase your tickets today!

www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 17


Special Cellar Dwellers Social Dancers mixer!

&

Come find out why our two most popular member clubs have so much fun together and are a fabulous member value! There will be wonderful dance-themed wines, (Fox Trot Red, anyone?) plus amazing hors d’ oeuvres. Dancing to the musical stylings of the incomparable Kathleen Cavender Trio will be a treat for both seasoned and novice dancers. This special mid-week evening will be a unique “varietal blend” of our Cellar Dwellers and the Social Dancers of the Spokane Club. Not a Cellar Dweller or Social Dance member? Not to worry, because all Spokane Club members are invited to attend this fun and social event. Attendees will learn more about these thriving Club affinity groups via brief introductions from our wine and dancing experts. Make your reservation today!

Wednesday, February 3 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Georgian Ballroom Couples $35++; Singles $20++

Clubs Within the Club Book Club Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Kay Lester, 838-2862 January: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath February: The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

Celebrate wine, friendship and adventure with this dynamic group. Contact: Alex at spokanesomm@gmail. com

Children of the Sun Investment Club

Last Wednesdays at 5:30 pm Contact: Max Johnston, 924-0018

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon

Third Wednesdays at 11:30 am Reserve by the Friday before Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377 November 2015 winners 1st Place, Marge Folsom 2nd Place, Mary Secrest

Partners Evening Bridge

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Jon Fine at 459-4240 November 2015 winners 1st Place, Verona Southern & Mary Pat Strange 2nd Place, Marge Folsom & Mary Secrest

Singles Club

Second and Fourth Fridays at 6:00 pm Contact: Steven True, 991-8820

Social Dancers

See our beautiful new Georgian Room carpeting and dance floor expansion!

18 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

Fun lessons, practices and social gatherings. Contact: Andy DeMott at ademott@ comcast.net


Burgundy’s | news

Calling All Food Adventurers!

Help Us Serve You Best By Making Reservations in Burgundy’s! Delivering the very best dining experience is important to us. By making reservations in Burgundy’s for parties of five or more, you help us plan ahead, staff appropriately and deliver our very best in a timely way. Call 838-8512.

HOURS OF OPERATION Mon – Sat 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Sun 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Our Menus

If you love exploring the world of food—both exotic and regional—Chef Mark would love to hear from you! “I really enjoy working with the already-established groups at the Club who appreciate the finer things in life,” says Chef Mark. “Since my passion is food, I’d love to develop a vibrant food group at the Club that focuses on the unique and exceptional culinary experiences we can create here.” Chef Mark envisions a group that meets every 2-3 months for a truly adventurous dining experience, paired with wines, both regional and international. If you are interested in being part of this dynamic, new group, please drop Chef Mark a note at mmiskiewicz@spokaneclub.org.

New Breakfast and Lunch Menus in Development for Burgundy’s Having recently completed updates to the Burgundy’s dinner menu, Chef Mark is now working on the restaurant’s breakfast and lunch menus. Look for new menu items early in the New Year.

An evening benefiting Hospice of Spokane

Breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 am Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Dinner 5:00 – 9:00 pm Bar Menu 2:00 – 9:00 pm

WINE, MICROBREW & FOOD

February 26, 2016 New Year’s Day

Closing at 2:00 pm

5:30 - 8:30 pm The Spokane Club 1002 W. Riverside Ave For tickets or more information

509-456-0438

www.hospiceofspokane.org www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 19


Business | CFO/Interim CEO message

Engaging with Your Club throughout Time By Shawn Smith, CPA, CMA, Chief Financial Officer Interim Chief Executive Officer

Welcome 2016! Happy New Year, Club Members! I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season among friends and family and are as rejuvenated as I am for a brand new year. As we welcome 2016, it truly is an opportunity to reconnect with your Club, whether it be for New Year resolutions, a chance to meet new friends, or because there is something new and different that the Club has to offer and you have yet to experience.

Your Membership throughout Time While our members join the Club for many different reasons and at various stages of life, our goal has always been to keep you engaged over time through relevant programming and events and to continue to remind you about all of the Club’s incredible offerings. Some of you may wonder about the best way to stay engaged at different stages of life and as you go through life changes. For instance,

once the kids are out of the house and off to college, how can the Club become a renewed resource as you enter the “Empty Nest” stage of life? Or how can the Club best serve a busy married couple with young children that might struggle to make time for themselves? These are times in your life when the Club is here for you and to remain a supporting factor in helping you to find enjoyment, fellowship and success.

FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Come to a Family Bingo Night Have Fun at a Dive In Movie Enjoy Parents Date Night Out or Errand Day Have Your Kids try a Childcare Camp Sign the Kids up for Swimming Lessons Sign up for Soccer Tots Take PeeWee Tennis Lessons Sign up for DT athletics laundry service

SINGLES

SINGLES Attend a Singles Club Event Learn how to make Drinks at Lively Libations Try a Cardio Tennis Class Experience a Yoga Class Play Pickelball or Volleyball Join a Committee at the Club Join the Basketball League Sign up for a Social Event 20 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

FAMILIES W/ YOUNG CHILDREN FAMILIES WITH TEENAGERS


One new way to look at the Club and its offerings might be to consider your member benefits over time and across these various life stages. The visual below, as an example, may help to generate some newfound interest or ideas if you happen to be transitioning between life stages. And while some of these programs or activities may be listed under, or suggested with, a particular category, many of them can be enjoyed at all stages.

FAMILIES WITH TEENAGERS Join a High School Tennis Clinic Sign Your Kids up for Swim Team Get Fit in Group Fitness Classes Bring the Family to Burgundy's and Park for Free Stay in the Hotel at the Special Member Rate Drop off Your Dry Cleaning or Get Your Shoes Shined Meet with a Personal Trainer Get discounted tickets to the Theater, Mt. Spokane or Movies

Meeting Our Members’ Needs So whether you are single and looking to try a yoga class, have teenagers interested in a high school tennis clinic, or are a senior who might need to call the Club shuttle for a ride during winter weather, the Club is here to meet your needs. Remaining relevant to our members is one of our largest goals in these times of competing priorities so as always, we welcome your input

EMPTY NESTERS Attend a Grand Buffet Holiday Dinner Discover Zumba Get New Ideas with the Investment Club Come Take a Dance Lesson Take a Boot Camp or Cycling Class Play in a Tennis League Get a manicure Join the Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

and recommendations for how we can continue to make our Club an important part of your life. My door is always open to listen and to help ensure our Club is providing you with exceptional service and experiences, and that it is here for you throughout all the stages of your life. Thank you for your support and for your membership. Great things are bound to happen in 2016 and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon at the Club!

SENIORS Learn How to Play Bridge Read with the Book Club Travel to a reciprocal club Ride the Courtesy Shuttle Down to the Club Try a Senior Fitness Class Save Time with our Valet Parking Service Try the Aqua Swim Class Have your hair cut on your next visit to the Club

SENIORS

EMPTY NESTERS If you have any questions regarding Club finances, membership dues or operating policies please contact CFO and Interim CEO Shawn Smith at 509-459-4232 or ssmith@spokaneclub.org. www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 21


Business | new members

Welcome to our New and Returning Members!

Rick Graff and Dale Forbes, Owner, Odell House Lodging; Sponsored by Ron Reynolds

Jason Bates, Accountant, Kavadias Hall PLLC; Sponsored by Monica Bates and Janice McFarland

Rocky Cummings*, Regional Managing Tax Partner, BDO LLP USA, and Ellen Cummings

Alisha M Benson, Interium CEO, GSI; Sponsored by Anne Marie Axworthy

Reese Dahse, Trainmaster, BNSF; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo

Margarita Rose Johnson, Instructional Coach, Spokane Schools; Sponsored by Blake Cloninger and Karen Cloninger

Sara Berry*, Owner, Berry Built, and Matt Berry, Owner, Berry Built; Sponsored by Kim Cronen

Caleb Dupree-Kochan, Brand partner, Nerium, and Alec Dupree-Kochan, Lead Teller, Wells Fargo; Sponsored by Brett Hauber

Joseph B Knott; Costco; Sponsored by Carolyn Knott

Jordan Hamby; Sponsored by Jim Hamby

Austin Ehlo

Doug Lanyon, Owner, Self, and Char Thomas; Sponsored by Jill Murphy and Jacqueline Lake

Karen A Carlberg

Karen L Elmendorf, Nursing Care Consultant, DSHS, and Kevin Harms, Baker, Rosauers; Sponsored by Elinor Magnuson and Rick Dullanty

Andrew Libsack, Insurance Broker, HUB International; Sponsored by Ben Lyman and Dave Jones

Wendy Colton*, Attorney, and Michael Todd Colton, Attorney, Ecova; Sponsored by Martin Peltram and Steve Grovdahl

Richard Fisher and Kristine Fisher, RN, INHA; Sponsored by Robert Pearson and Darrin Connall

Grace Lorenz, Sales, Arc of Spokane Thrift Store; Sponsored by Mark Lorenz and Maryann Lorenz

Arthur Conger; Sponsored by Joe Nichols

Rick Friedlander; Sponsored by Kristin Mason

Linda Milan; Sponsored by Roger Carney

Helga Bloom; Sponsored by JoAnn O’Neill Catherine Bond* and Price Gledhill; Sponsored by William Bond and Nelou Fennessy

Richard Monahan; Sponsored by Melvin Ott and Michael Robles Thomas A Moser, COO, Rockwood Clinic; Sponsored by Maurine Cate and Timothy Shea Haendel Munoz*, MD, Providence, and Grisset Rivera; Sponsored by Nelio Guzman

Our business is turning them into realities.

Turi Nelson; Sponsored by Jacqueline Lyons and Jean Pierre

We do this by helping our clients plan and manage their financial resources. Fee-only.

Ian Pisarcik, Attorney, Paine Hamblen, and Sarah Arpin, Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University; Sponsored by Greg Arpin and Gerald Kobluk

For a complimentary consultation or brochure, call: Greer Gibson Bacon, CFP® (509) 838-4175 or (888) 864-8827 assetplanning.com

Colin G Prince, Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders Office; Sponsored by John McEntire Mitchell S Reister, County Engineer, Professional Civic Engineer; Sponsored by Shelly O’Quinn and James Emacio Jacqueline Ross, Human Resources Mgr, Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Sponsored by Nelou Fennessy and Marcia Bond

* denotes families with minor children 22 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016


Robin Smith; Sponsored by Jacqueline Lake and Michelle Mullin

Beck and Susan Miller

Cheney Public Schools

Spencer Sowl, Property Manager, Avista, and Ricci Sowl, Hairstylist, LUSH; Sponsored by Martinique Wood

Cheryl Stewart*, Executive Director, Inland Northwest AGC, and Jim Stewart, Police Officer, City of Spokane; Sponsored by Daniel Kuney and Vincent Campanella

George Terbovich, Owner, Horizon Wood Products; Sponsored by Lisa Hagen

Bill Sperling and Gerry Sperling; Sponsored by Kurt Orton and Blaine Bennett

Tom Stice, Sr. Global Relationship Mgr., Century Link, and Patti Stice; Sponsored by Arend Dawson

Robert T Stevens, Area Client Service Rep, IOD Incorporated; Sponsored by Kenneth

Mary L Sullivan, Student Support Services,

Randy Watts, Editor-in-Chief, Genius Monkey, and Angie Kochan, Payroll Specialist, Parks & Associates; Sponsored by Robyn Parks

EvENT PLANNINg

CLEANINg sErvICEs Call us, you deserve the best! Since 1948

Kathie Sculley-Scott Expert Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

926-1112 or 534-3581

investment services

Hayley McQuade Burgin hayloweddings@gmail.com 509.951.1913

InsuranCe

Robert W. Scott, CFP

Chris Wood, cic

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Financial Advisor, CertiFied FinAnCiAl PlAnner™ professional

Ameriprise Financial Services, inc. 140 S. Arthur Ste. 420 Spokane, WA 99202

Work 315-4836 Cell 220-0109

chris@woodinsurancenetworkgroup.com

509-232-0076

www.woodinsurancenetworkgroup.com

ameripriseadivisors.com/robert.x.scott

RealtOR

INTErIOr DEsIgN

Inland Empire

BethAnn Long Realtor: CRS, e-PRO

unique traditional wallcoverings fabrics bridgit wilson . 509-879-6960 . bridgit@nookinteriors.com

Cell: (509) 362-4607 Office: (509) 232-0824

BethAnnLong@gmail.com www.BethAnnHomes.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

SportS therapy

Dr. Mike Bohrnsen dc, dacbsp Sports Chiropractic Physician

(509)828-0538

Mwbohrnsendc@gmail.com www.xceleratesportstherapy.com 15312 E Sprague Ave #23, Spokane Valley

Looking for a fellow member to do business with? Share your expertise, products and services with your peers at the Club with a Members to Know ad.

Contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org for details! www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 23


Membership | news

Swimmer Daniel Roy Qualifies for Olympic Trials! Kudos and congratulations to member Daniel Roy who recently won the 18 & Under National Championship in the 200 Meter Breaststroke at the AT&T winter National Swimming Championship held in Federal Way, Washington. Daniel’s time of 2:16.45 is notably under the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 2:18.39 required to compete at the US Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this coming June. The time of 2:16.45 also ranks him as the 11th fastest 15-16 year-old male to swim the event. Daniel, a Gonzaga Prep sophomore is a member of Spokane Area Swimming at YMCA , a year-round competitive swim team. He is coached by Kalen Darling. Daniel is currently ranked first nationally in the 100 and 200 Meter Breaststroke events for his age group. He learned to swim at the Spokane Club with instructors Randi Martin and Todd Stoddard.

“Where the caregivers go the extra mile!” We are committed to providing high quality, client-centered and affordable Home Care services to assist Seniors in leading dignified and independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.

Our services include: • Companion care • Personal hygiene care • Meal preparation

• Light housekeeping and laundry • Transportation for appointments or shopping • Hourly, shift care or 24-hour care and more!

For more information contact Christine Franklin at (509) 928.2227 or (509) 979.2536 StayAtHomeAdultCare.com 24 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016


gym schedule monday open GYM

tuesday

wednesday

open GYM

thursday open GYM

open GYM

friday open GYM

saturday open GYM

7:00am - 9:00AM

7:00am - 11:00AM

7:00am - 9:00AM

7:00am - 11:00AM

7:00am - 9:00AM

7:00am - 9:00AM

open GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

open GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

ADULT BASKETBALL

ELITE BASKETBALL

10:30am - 4:00PM

Pickleball

11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

open GYM

2:00pm - 5:30PM

woMEN’S BASKETBALL

Men’s BASKETBALL League

open GYM

5:30pm - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

Men’s BASKETBALL League

2:00pm - 4:00Pm

11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

5:30pm - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

open GYM

open GYM

2:00pm - 9:00PM

Pickleball

12:00pm - 2:00PM

open GYM

2:00pm - 7:00PM

11:00am - 7:00PM

Pickleball

7:00am - 12:00pM

9:00am - 11:00pM (RESERVED)

DOWNTOWN

4:00pm - 5:50PM

7:00 - 8:00PM (RESERVED)

10:30am - 5:30PM

sunday open GYM

open GYM

4:00pm - 5:50PM

volleyball

7:15pm - 8:45PM

8:00pm - 9:00PM

open GYM

5:30am - 7:00am

open GYM

5:30am - 10:00am

open GYM

11:00am - 4:00pm

open GYM

6:30pm - 10:00pm

open GYM

5:30pm - 9:00am

Hoopster tots

5:30pm - 7:30pm

open GYM open GYM

9:00am - 10:00pm

5:30am - 9:30am

Soccer tots

6:30pm - 10:00pm

open GYM

open GYM

VALLEY open GYM

5:30am - 4:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm

open GYM

7:30pm - 10:00pm

12:30pm - 9:00pm

open GYM

7:00am - 8:45am

open GYM

7:00am - 7:00pm

Soccer tots

10:00am - 1:00pm

open GYM

1:00pm - 7:00pm

Please note: Non-Members using the court as part of a team or group are charged a per-person guest fee and are limited to 4 visits per year, as stated in Club bylaws/policies. Schedule subject to change. Special events have priority. Thank you for understanding if the gym is booked.

AQUATIC SCHEDULE monday lap swim

5:00 - 8:00am

Aqua Fitness**

downtown

8:00 - 9:00am; whitney

Open/lessons**

9:00 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

tuesday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30-8:30am; Jamie

Open/lessons**

8:30 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

lap swim

5:00 - 8:00am

Aqua Fitness**

8:00 - 9:00am; whitney

Open/lessons**

9:00 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

thursday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30-8:30am; Jamie

Open/lessons**

8:30 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

Open/lessons**

1:00 - 3:30pm

1:00 - 3:30pm

1:00 - 3:30pm

1:00 - 5:30pm

open/lessons/team 3:30 - 5:00pm NO LAP LANE 4:15-6:30pm

open/lessons/team* 3:30 - 5:00pm

open/lessons/team 3:30 - 5:00pm NO LAP LANE 4:15-6:30pm

5:30 - 6:30pm

LEsson/Team*

5:00 - 6:30pm

LEsson/Team

6:30 - 8:00pm

Masters swim*

6:30 - 8:00pm

5:00 - 6:30pm 6:00 - 7:00pm

LEsson/Team* open SWIM**

adult swim

5:30 - 8:30am 18+

aqua fitness

5:00 - 6:30pm

lap swim/Team*** open SWIM**

adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am 18+

Adult swim

adult swim

5:30 - 8:30am 18+

aqua fitness

adult swim

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 5:00pm

lap swim

5:00 - 6:30pm

open SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00pm

Pool Closes at 5:00 pm For Swim Meets Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22 * = one lap lane available

Adult swim

aqua fitness

open swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

lesson/open

4:00 - 6:00pm

open SWIM

6:00 - 7:00pm

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

9:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

open swim

3:00 - 6:00pm

aqua Fitness

6:00 - 7:00pm

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

adult swim

5:30 - 8:30am 18+

Adult swim

Adult swim

open swim**

5:30 - 7:30am 18+

open swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

open swim**

noon - 6:00pm

6:30 - 8:00pm

Adult swim

aqua Fitness

open swim**

9:00am - 6:00pm

lap swim

7:00am - noon

*** = 1st & 3rd of the month

7:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

6:00 - 7:00pm

lap swim

7:00 - 9:00am

sunday

9:00 - 11:00am

6:00 - 7:00pm

8:30 - 9:30am

open swim

Aqua Fitness**

8:00 - 9:00am; whitney

saturday

** = two lap lanes available

7:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

3:00 - 6:00pm

lap swim

5:00 - 8:00am

Masters swim*

8:30 - 9:30am

9:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

friday

open SWIM**

open SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00pm

valley

wednesday

3:00 - 4:00pm

lesson/open

4:00 - 6:00pm

open SWIM

6:00 - 7:00pm

Adult swim

7:00 - 10:00am; 18+

Adult swim

7:00 - 10:00am; 18+

8:30 - 9:30am

Adult swim

9:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

open swim

10:00am - 4:00pm

open swim

10:00am - 4:00pm

open swim

3:00 - 7:00pm

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

adult swim

4:00 - 7:00pm; 18+

Adult swim

4:00 - 7:00pm; 18+

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

lifeguard hours • valley

Washington State regulations require that children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the pool without a lifeguard on duty.

monday GUARD

3:00 - 6:00pm

tuesday GUARD

3:00 - 7:00pm

wednesday GUARD

3:00 - 6:00pm

thursday GUARD

3:00 - 7:00pm

friday GUARD

3:00 - 7:00pm

saturday GUARD

10:00am - 4:00pm

sunday GUARD

10:00am - 4:00pm

www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 25


downtown Fitness classes • 509.459.4571 • 1002 w riverside

Athletic Club Hours • Monday thru Friday, 5:00am - 9:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Conditioning Room • Open all hours of the Club; (Adults only, 11:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm); Workout at your own risk.

monday 6:00am

tuesday

Elite Fitness/P90X

6:00AM; jacque G

tbc

6:00am; david G

CYCLE/core

CYCLE

6:00am; serina C

6:00AM; melissa C

wednesday Elite Fitness

6:00am; lana G

CYCLE

6:00am; vicki C

thursday tbc

6:00am; melissa G

CYCLE

6:00aM; donna C

gentle Yoga

TRX™

7:30am; jacque SB

8:00am

Aqua fitness

sunday

Elite Fitness

6:00am; lana G

CYCLE

6:00am; vicki C 6:00am; sarah S4

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

Group Fitness Policy

7:30am; Jamie P

7:30am; Jamie P

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

8:00am; Whitney P

8:00am; Whitney P

8:00am; Whitney P

saturday

Gentle yoga

6:00am; sarah S4

7:30am

friday

cycle

8:00am; jacque C

gentle yoga

8:00am; cyndi S4

8:30am

Flow yoga

core yoga

8:30 - 9:15am; rachel S4

8:30AM; sara j S4

Barre Fusion

8:30am; natalie S4

Flow yoga

TRX SB 8:30am; caitlyn/sheree

8:30 - 9:15am; rachel S4

piyo sculpt

9:00am

9:00am; Natalie/ jill S4

cycle C 9:00am; david/oksana zumba™

barre fusion

9:15am

9:15am; michele SB

9:15am; serina G

ZUMBA

9:15 -10:15am; Michele SB

9:15AM; evy G

9:30am

CYCLE/core

easy - moderate

RIPPED

intermediate

zumba

advanced

9:15am; molly C

barre fusion

9:15am; david G 9:15am; Brandy SB

piyo sculpt

senior fitness

9:30am; rachel S4

9:30AM; oksana S4

senior fitness

9:30am; cyndi S4

piyo sculpt

9:30am; rachel S4

senior fitness

9:30am; cyndi S4

yoga

10:00am

10:00am; natalie/ sara S4

Flow yoga

yoga flow

10:30am 10:30AM; rachel SB

barre Fusion

10:30am; natalie S4

Pilates

11:00am

10:30am; larkin S4

TRX™

YOGA 12:15pm 12:15PM; linda S4

12:15pm; jill SB

yoga

12:15pm; natalie S4

Fitness classes last 50 minutes unless noted otherwise Most Cycle classes run 45 minutes TRX is 45 mintues

Core Fusion/P90X

11:30am; oksana S4

11:30am; donna S4

11:15am-1:15pm S4

11:00am; jean S4

Core fusion

11:30am Core fusion

Dance Practice

20/20/20

11:00am; Larkin S4

Group Fitness classes with an average attendance of 4 individuals or less during a 2-month time period will be changed or removed from the upcoming fitness schedule.

11:30AM; Molly S4

TRX™

12:15pm; oksana SB

yoga

12:15pm; tom S4

CYCLE

12:15pM; Oksana C

Dance Practice

2:00pm

2:00-6:00pm SB

CYCLE

3:00pm

3:00pM; melissa C

yoga

4:00pm

4:30pm

4:00pm; cyndi/ courtney/christine S4

tbc

CYCLE

4:30pM; lance C

tbc

5:30pm; melissa S4

4:30pM; lance C

Level 2 Dance Lessons

5:30pm; oksana S4

5:30-6:30pm - west coast swing SB

5:30pm

CYCLE

4:30pm; cyndi S4

tbc

tbc

4:30pm; cyndi S4

Beginning yoga

5:30pm; tom S4

CYCLE

CYCLE

5:30pm; oksana C

5:30pm; sheree C

yoga

5:30pm; cristine S4

6:00pm

Bootcamp

Bootcamp

6:00 - 6:45pm; lance G

6:45pm Dance Practice

6:45-8:15pm S4

Lindy Hop Class

Session 1: 6:30pm S4 Session 2: 7:45pm S4

G – Gym S4 – Studio 4

6:00 - 6:45pm; chase G

C – Cycling Room

Dance Class

SB – Studio B

6:45pm -east coast swing S4 7:30pm - rumba S4

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Location Key

P – Pool


VALLEY fitness classes • 509.535.3554 • 5900 E Fourth Ave

Athletic Club Hours • Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Conditioning Room • Open all hours of the Club; Workout at your own risk

monday

tuesday

wednesday

6:00am

6:00am; Sheree C

8:00am 8:30am

thursday

friday

saturday

cycle

cycle

6:00am; lana C

easy - moderate

tbc

intermediate

8:00am; lana G

advanced

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

8:30am; parney P

8:30am; parney P

8:30am; parney P

sunday

8:45am 9:00am

tbc

9:00am; molly G

9:30am

Flow Yoga

9:30am; cyndi S

cycle

cycle

cycle

9:00am; jill C

9:00am; jill C

9:00am; molly C

Insanity/p90X

9:00am; molly G

barre fusion

9:00am; jill S

Gentle yoga

Gentle Yoga

9:30am; cyndi S

9:30am; cyndi S

Group Fitness classes with an average attendance of 4 individuals or less during a 2-month time period will be changed or removed from the upcoming fitness schedule.

barre fusion

9:30am; natalie S

yoga

10:30am; natalie S

10:30am Gentle yoga

Gentle yoga

10:40am cyndi S

10:40am

10:40am courtney S

zumba

4:00pm; pauline S

4:00pm 4:45pm 5:30pm

6:00pm

cycle

cycle

4:45pm; lance C

20/20/20

5:30pm; Jean

Core/yoga

5:30-6:30pm; Katie/ natalie S

Aqua fitness

4:45pm; lance C

20/20/20

5:30pm; Jean

Core/yoga

5:30-6:30pm; Katie S

Location Key

Aqua fitness

6:00pm; claire P

Group Fitness Policy

6:00pm; claire P

G – Gym C – Cycling Room S – Studio P – Pool

Schedule subject to change. For the most current schedule go to www.Spokaneclub.org

TENNIS ladies’ league

9:00am

3.0-4.0 9:00am - 12:00pm

10:15am

4:30pm

6:00pm

mega cardio

$13/class/person 9:00 - 10:15am

Pee-wees 4-7 year olds

$11/class/person 10:15 - 11:00am

cardio Tennis

12:00pm

3:00pm

ladies’ league

4.0+ 9:00am - 10:30am

$11/class/person 12:00pm

scrappers 7-9 year olds High School clinic

High School clinic

$18/class/person 3:00 - 4:30pm

$18/class/person 3:00 - 4:30pm

8-14 year-old Clinic

8-14 year-old Clinic

$18/class/person 4:30 - 6:00pm

$18/class/person 4:30 - 6:00pm

ladies’ league

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00pm

$12/class/person 11:00am- 12:00pm

Men’s league

2.5-5.0 6:00 - 9:00pm

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JANUARY

Events | at a glance

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Winter Basketball League Begins January 6 Dive In Movie January 8; 5:30pm Members Only Doubles Tennis Tournament Starts January 8 Tennis Invitational January 14-17 Ice Skating at Riverfront Park January 15; 7:00pm School Break Camp January 18; Various times Swim Meet January 22; 5:00pm Trivia Night at PRESS Public House January 25; 6:30pm Family Night: Dinner and a Movie January 29; 5:30pm

Holiday Hours

March

February

New Year’s Day

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Super Crab Feed February 5; Seatings start at 5:30pm Valentine’s Van Gogh & Merlot February 11; 6:00 – 8:00pm Kid’s Valentine Craft Day February 12; 10:00am Valentine Tennis Mixer February 12; 6:00pm

15 School Break Camp February 15; Various times 19 Swim Meet February 19; 5:00pm 27 Big Bash! Cirque du Notte February 27; 7:00pm 4 14 18

PCAC Basketball Tournament Starts March 4 Charity Bracket Buster Auction March 14; 5:00pm Father Daughter Banquet March 18; 5:00pm Swim Meet March 18; 5:00pm

26 Easter Egg Hunt March 26; 1:00-3:00pm 27 Easter Brunch March 27; 10:00am-2:00pm 28 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

Burgundy’s 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Athletics 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed No Group Exercise


Fitness | physical therapy

Here is the recipe for goal success: • First and most important, your goal has to matter to you, not somebody else. • Next, your goal needs to be measurable, which means it has to be objective in some way. For example “I want to be more fit” is a great idea, but is not measureable and therefore set up for failure. • Third, there needs to be a time component, because before you know it, it will be 2017. • Step Four, your goal needs to be written out and placed somewhere you will see it on a daily basis. We all need reminders! • Lastly, find an accountability partner, someone who is caring and encouraging and will check in with you from time to time.

By Christine Cronin, PT

H

appy 2016! It’s time for one of my favorite things: goal setting! The only problem is, as we all know, most “resolutions” fail. So this year instead of a resolution, let’s set a goal, an objective, for a measureable, and perhaps even successful outcome. As a physical therapist my job is to help return people to their previous activity level after an injury or illness. Part of my job involves setting goals

First and most important your goal has to matter to you, not somebody else. Next, your goal needs to be measurable, which means it has to be objective in some way.

for my patients, both short-term and long-term. A short-term goal is usually accomplished in the first 2-4 weeks and is based more on symptoms than overall quality of life. A long-term goal could take months or even a year depending on the injury and has to do with returning to an aspect of life. For example if you had poor balance, a short-term goal would be to improve your single leg balance to 30 seconds, bilaterally, in 4 weeks. The long-term goal might be to have successfully improved balance in 6 months to walk an 18-hole golf course over uneven ground. Goals are not just part of my work, but also play a big part in my personal life. I love the New Year because it’s a time to hope for something better, something more.

You may say that goal setting is not for you, perhaps resolutions are for someone else, or you might just be afraid of failing. You may be someone who tries every year and come February it’s the same old song and dance. Let’s start fresh, follow the simple rules of goal setting and the best news is, even if you fail, you accomplished more than you would have if you never started. Dream big, set small short term goals, one big long term goal and find out who you will become this year!

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Fitness | news

New Classes: Valley Cycle 6:00 am Tuesday /w Sheree & Thursday w/Lana Gentle Yoga 10:40 am; Tuesday & Thursday 20/20/20 5:30 pm Monday & Wednesday w/Jean. This is a new format that consist of 20 minutes of low impact floor aerobics, 20 minutes of Strength/ Resistance, 20 minutes of core/stretching.

New Classes: Downtown Zumba 9:15 am Friday w/ Brandy; Studio B Time change: Monday Zumba w/Evy will start at 9:15 am.

Top Fitness Trends for 2016

Reservation Policies

Wearable Technology like fitness trackers, smart watches, Heartrate monitoring and GPS enabled gadgets are the undisputed champs.

Cycle and TRX classes

Body Weight Training: Burpees, squat jumps, push ups, pull ups just to name a few exercises that can turn your body into a machine. No need to pick up weights, just push your own body weight. HIIT Training: High Intensity Interval Training. Short burst of high-intensity exercises followed by a short recovery. Have you heard of Tabata or Insanity-style workouts? If so, say hello to HIIT training. Strength Training: Incorporating strength training is an essential part of a complete exercise program for all fitness levels and genders.

100 Classes Fit By now some of you are getting close to reaching your goal of attending 100 Group Fitness classes. When you’ve completed the challenge you’ll find the sign-up sheets for ordering your shirt outside of Studio 4 and both Cycle Studios Downtown and in the Valley. Please print name, style of shirt and size. Stop by the Athletic offices to pick up your shirt.

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To make a reservation call the Sports Shop the day prior, starting at 7:00 am. If you have to cancel your reservation you must call the Sport Shop to avoid being charged a cancellation fee of $5. Downtown 459-4571, Valley 535-3554.

Barre Fusion (Monday/Wednesday) Reservation Policy for Downtown Barre Fusion w/ Michele; Monday/ Wednesday 9:15 am Studio B. You can reserve your spot one week in advance. If you have to cancel your reservation you must call the Sport Shop to avoid being charged a cancellation fee of $5. Downtown 459-4571.

Gentle Yoga (Tuesday/Thursday) Reservation Policy for Valley Gentle Yoga Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 and 10:40 am. You can reserve your spot one week in advance. If you have to cancel your reservation you must call the Sport Shop to avoid being charged a cancellation fee of $5. Valley 535-3554.


Fitness | news

Winter Fitness weight loss

challenge

January 18 – February 26 Launch Party: January 14: 6pm Challenge Includes: • 60 minute personal training session

• High quality water bottle

• 6-week workout plan geared towards fat loss

• Coaching and support from their trainer

• Nutrition plan created by a registered dietitian

• Discount coupons from sponsors

• Admission to weight loss seminar

• A chance to win prizes! (valued over $850)

Sign up at the Sport Shop to reserve your spot or by calling 459-4571. Cost: $99 per person (Over $100 Value!)

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PCAC

Basketball Tournament

2016 March 4 – 5

The Club’s Elite Basketball Program is excited to announce its hosting of this year’s Pacific Coast Athletic Club (PCAC) Basketball Tournament March 4th-5th. This annual tournament will bring 250+ reciprocal members to the Spokane Club for one weekend of intense hoops, designed to crown the west coast’s best private club basketball teams in seven divisions (Open, A, 35+, 45+, 55+, 60+ and Womens’). Games will take place in the Downtown gym as well as the Warehouse Athletic Facility. Members are encouraged to cheer on and support our Club teams as they battle it out with teams from the Washington Athletic Club, Multnomah Athletic Club, Bellevue Club, and the Olympic Club in San Francisco. 32 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

Look for rosters and game schedules to be released in mid-February.


Fitness | court sports

Congrats to the Fall Basketball League Champs!

Fall A League Champs (L to r): Mark Hanna, Clint Hull, Louis Hurd, Marc Axton, Zach Gourde, Jacob Evans Not pictured: Spencer Bishop, Bryan Huter

Fall B League Champs (L to r): Nick Velis, Damon Dalby, Kevin Kunz, Jacob Evans, Kane Kuhn, Mark Hanna Not pictured: Matt Sonderen

Winter Basketball League Winter League will run on Wednesday nights starting January 6th. Eight games plus playoffs, jerseys provided, refs, individual stats, and as always, $2 draft beer! League fee is $65. To sign up, please contact Jordan Piscopo at bensen.piscopo@gmail.com.

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Fitness | court sports

The 49th Annual Lilac Money Shootout Handball Tournament

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he 49th Annual Lilac Money Shootout Handball Tournament was held this year in appreciation of Jud Heathcote. In addition to winning his share of tournaments throughout the years as a player and a coach (he coached the 1973 Montana handball team to the NCAA championship, making him the only NCAA coach in history with championships in two sports!), Jud has always been a stalwart contributor to the Perfect Game on both national and local levels. Jud was active on the board of the U.S. Handball Association for several years,

and during the same time, organized and hosted the local clinics, tournaments, and banquets. This Lilac Tournament gave everyone a chance to share “Jud stories”, and always involved admiration and laughter. To quote Dr. Mike Steele, President of the USHA: “Thank you, Jud, for all that you have done to help our game stay viable in the face of so many other distractions and attractions. You have been a monumental figure in two realms of sport and both are the better for it”. And from all of us who have been involved in local handball: THANKS, JUD!

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Lilac Tournament Sponsors

PLATINUM Mick & Shelley McDowell of 4

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Jerry Thew, CFI Steve Dashiell, CPA. CGMA Balkenbush Appraisal Company

GOLD Lynn Sorenson 7

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SILVER

Blake Cloninger 9

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Paul Buller Bob DeVleming Rock Svennungsen

FOOD SPONSORS 1. Open: 1st Pete Svennungsen, 2nd Tom Polzin 2. B: 1st Nathan O’Brien, 2nd Mark Schultz 3. C: 1st Paul Belles, 2nd Patti Green-Kent 4. 40+/50+: 1st Shane Higgins, 2nd Joe Hogan 5. 60+ A: 1st David Delaney, 2nd Jack Cosby 6. 60+ B: 1st Rob Price, 2nd Brian Lanz 7. 70+: 1st Paul Polzin, 2nd Mel Ott 8. Open/50+ Doubles: 1st John Robles & Mike Robles, 2nd Russ Akerhielm & David Delaney 9. B Doubles: 1st Ben Folger & Clancy Welsh, 2nd Sven Bennett & Dan O’Brien 10. 60+Doubles: 1st Ernie McGarry & Bryce Siegel, 2nd Dan Scilley & Mike Meyer (Not pictured) A: 1st Blake Cloninger, 2nd Kevin Price www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 35


Fitness | tennis

Singles/Mixed Complete… High Winds Blow Member’s Doubles Tourney into January!

Members Tourney Winners – Part 1

Men’s Open Kyle Fager def Tom Griner Men’s 4.0 Scott Anderson def Kim Greer 6-3; 6-3 Men’s 3.5 John Moloney def Mark Henry 6-3; 6-2

7.0 Mixed Champions and Finalists Joanne Heyamoto/Jeff Gillespie and Eric Hern/Gina Bryan

Mixed 8.0 Finalists Kyle Williams/Disa Vradenburg and Champions Chris Tate/Tamara McGregor

Men’s 3.0 Darren Young won round-robin Women’s 3.5 Lauren Senske def Dacia Murillo 1-6; 6-3; 10-7 Women’s 3.0 Kelly Osterberger won round-robin Mixed 8.0 Tamara McGregor/Chris Tate def Disa Vradenburg/Kyle Williams 6-3; 6-2

Men’s Open Finalist Tom Griner and Champion Kyle Fager

Men’s 4.0 Champion Scott Anderson with Finalist Kim Greer

With the annual Member’s Tourney in mid-throw, high winds and record power outages forced the doubles portion of the tournament to move to early January. This annual event kicked off Thursday with Men’s Open Singles taking to the courts with some Mixed Doubles action following their lead. Every participant received (or will receive!) a quality dri-fit shirt made possible by our generous sponsor, my247ed.com, owner/Club member, Tod Whitman. Also throughout the tournament, Chef Mark provided pasta and rice dishes to stave off hunger pangs as the competition heated up. Without the worry of ratings hanging in the balance, this event straddles the line between social and competitive tennis. Several members commented on seeing so many new faces in the tournament this year. It is an awesome way to play and to socialize with fellow members you may not have met or seen in recent months. The doubles portion of the Member’s Tourney will be played Jan 8-10. We hope to have even more members signed up with the date change but there will be fun, food, and competition as players fight to put their names among the past champions of this annual event!

Mixed 7.0 Jeff Gillespie/Joanne Heyamoto def Gina Bryan/Eric Hern 6-2; 6-2

2016 Spokane Club Invitational The USTA tournament season kicks off in January with the 2016 Spokane Invitational Tennis Tournament sponsored by South Perry Pizza, owner/Club member, John Siok. This level 1 tournament attracts players from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Last year’s event had over 160 participants and South Perry Pizza kept them all well fed by supplying an outstanding salad and gourmet pizza luncheon for all participants! Sign up now on-line at PNWUSTA.com. Events include Open and NTRP singles, doubles and Mixed doubles. January 14-17

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Fitness | tennis

Halloween Mixer Challenges Players Moxie, Memory and Mettel!

Egg Toss: Players treated tennis balls like eggs as they warm up for a night of challenges! Roll and Go: Another challenge during warm up! Once they did this, we knew they were game for anything!

Everyone mugged for a group photo after dinner! 27 of the Spokane Club’s fun-loving tennis players took to the courts for the annual Halloween tennis mixer on Oct 30. They accepted every challenge thrown at them from wooden rackets on court 3, to court 6 mini-tennis, to court 5’s team skills challenge; great attitudes and competitive juices made the hours on court fly by. Chef Mark provided a great meal of Pasta Primavera while participants were challenged to draw a jack-o-lantern for their place in the buffet line and later to answer trivia and to use their powers of observation questions for prizes! Lonnie Covin dominated the trivia and the observation test with a perfect 6 out of 6! After dinner it was back to the court for a 1-point tournament! Jerry and Karen Henderson squared off against Lori Nicol and Mark Gray in the finals with Jerry and Karen walking off with top honors! Overall a great time was had by all. If you missed out on this event or you want to do it again, look for our annual Valentine’s Mixer, Friday, Feb 12!

Tennis-specific Training with Tyler Bridges

Do you want to strengthen your tennis game? Or would you like to get a warm-up in before your match or league? Tyler Bridges specializes in sport performance, especially for tennis and he is here to help! As a dedicated player and coach he has the knowlege and skills to build your endurance, speed and agility and take your game to the next level.

Valentine Tennis Mixer Don’t know what to get your sweetie for V-Day? How about starting the weekend off by “courting” your sweetheart at the Club? Our mixers are always a fun way to hang out with your fellow members while playing variations of the game of tennis. We promise good food, fun times and unique challenges for all participants! The good times kick-off at 6pm and last till 9:00ish. Sign up at the Valley Desk to secure your place in the mix or see Jeff if you have any questions.

To schedule a FREE consultation and workout call the Valley Front Desk at 535-3554 or email tbridges@ spokaneclub.org

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Fitness | aquatics

Swimming Lessons Whether you are looking for morning or evening lessons, our wonderful instructors are here to help you stay water safe and enjoy swimming. Morning lessons run from 9:00 – 11:00 am and evening lessons run from 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for four weeks. We are also offering a Saturday Session as well. Classes are available Downtown and in the Valley. Register by calling 459-4571 x513.

Weekday Sessions Session 5 • $37

Session 7 • 4 weeks

Monday/Wednesday, Jan 4-27 Monday/Wednesday: Feb 29-Mar 23 • $42 No class on the 18th Tuesday/Thursday: March 1- 24 • $42 Tuesday/Thursday Jan 5-28 Registration Ends Monday Feb 22 Registration ends Monday, December 21

Session 6 • 4 weeks

Session 8 - 3 weeks

Monday/Wednesday: Feb 1-24 • $37 No Class on the 15th Tuesday/Thursday: Feb 2 -26 • $42 Registration Ends Monday Jan 25

Monday/Wednesday: April 10-26 • $32 Tuesday/Thursday: April 11-27 • $30 Registration Ends Monday March 28

Saturday Sessions Saturday Session 2 • Valley Only $42

Saturday Session 3 • Valley Only $42

Levels 1-3 and Parent Tot Jan 9-Feb 27 Registration Ends Monday Dec 30

Levels 1-3 and Parent Tot March 12-April 13 Registration Ends Monday Feb 29

Private Swim Lessons Children – One-on-one instruction is a great way to get your child familiar with the water and ready for group lessons. It’s also extremely helpful when your child is ready to take swimming to the next level and improve stroke technique and to get ready for swim team! Lessons are $25 per half hour for one child and $5 for each additional child. Adult – Whether you are training for a triathlon, uncomfortable in the water, or just looking for some stroke technique, private lessons with our instructors might just be for you. Lessons are $35 per half hour. Give us a visit down at the pool or give us a call at 459-4571 x512 if you have any questions.

Dive in Movie – Inside Out! Celebrate the New Year and sign up for this awesome back-to-school event. As always, we will be kicking off the season with sandwiches, fruit, cookies, popcorn and lemonade! Sign up today and come join in the fun! Drop off will be available at 5:30 in front of the studio B. The pool will open at 5:45 and the movie starts at 6:15. Please make sure to check your children in with the Lifeguard and out again at the end of the night. The event will be over and we kindly ask that children be picked up promptly at 8:00. • Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. • Children 3 years of age will be required to wear a life jacket. • All children must be potty trained. Please call the pool at 459-4571 x513 to register and save your space today! All participants must be registered prior to the event. Friday, January 8; 5:30 pm drop off; Movie: Inside Out; $15 for the first child and $12 for each additional

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Take Your Skill to the Next Level with Masters Swimming! Masters Swimming is organized swimming practice for adults 18 years and older. You do not have to be an elite swimmer to participate, all levels are welcome. Masters Swimming involves having a swim coach at every practice to help members of the team work on technique instruction. Working regularly with a coach will improve efficiency of stroke technique. Masters Swimming is a great way to participate in a regular scheduled swimming workout to increase your fitness level or prepare for a triathlon. In addition, Masters Swimming provides a team of members that will motivate and encourage each other as each individual member pursues his or her swimming goals. The camaraderie and new friendships started in Masters Swimming are priceless. Involvement in formal swimming competitions is not a requirement for members participating in Masters Swimming. There will be a $50 charge if you attend 2 or more practices in a month. Practice times: Monday and Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Support your Club with Your Swimming Purchases! Simply purchase your swim gear through our affiliate store and your Club receives a percentage from each sale! Also there is free shipping on orders over $49. From swim fins and backpacks to goggles and swim caps SwimOutlet has the products that you need. To make a purchase go to Spokaneclub. org/athletics/aquatics and click on the SwimOutlet banner located at the bottom of the page and start shopping!

Pool Schedule Changes Starting in January! Starting January 4th there are going to be some changes in the pool schedule. Due to the increasing size of the Novice Swim Team there will be no available adult lap swim lanes from 4:15 – 6:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday. For more information contact the pool at 459-4571 x513.

Swim Team News Welcome back, Swimmers! We hope everyone had an excellent holiday. It is now time to start the new season of swim team! Practice for the winter season begins on January 5th. We would like to invite and encourage anyone interested in swim team to come join the fun! The team is always accepting new and returning Penguins. It is a great way to get out of the house and work out some wiggles. Swimming is also excellent cross training for those of you participating in other winter sports, an opportunity to stay active and limber. Additionally, a chance for parents with multiple children (either team or lessons) to get the whole family swimming. Silver team is a great starting point for our beginning swimmers and practices Monday and Wednesday from 4:15-5. Gold team works a little more with endurance and technique and practices Monday-Wednesday from 5-6. Platinum team continues to build on the previous teams and add more advanced elements to the workout. We also have an optional All Team Practice on the First and Third Thursday of the month from 5-6. Here, all the penguins join to work on blocks, turns and some fun team building. We have a swim meet once a month for those interested. The next scheduled meets are: Jan 22, Feb 19, March 18, April 22 and May 20 Special note: with Winter in full force we would like to remind everyone that in the event of a school closure for District 81 we will also cancel practice. If you have any other questions please contact the Downtown Pool. We can’t wait to see you! GO PENGUINS! No Practice Dates- January 18th and February 15th www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 39


Family | happenings

PeeWee Tennis Downtown Kids ages 4-7 will have fun learning to use a racket and hit tennis balls. This class is taught by Tennis Pro, Sarah Dix. We will meet on Court 4 on the 3rd floor. Reservations required: call the Valley at 535-3554 to reserve your child’s spot. Wednesdays starting January 13; 4:00 pm $11 per week per child

School Break Camps: (Ages 5-11) Martin Luther King Day: January 18 President’s Day: February 15 Spring Break Camp April 4 – 8 During the month of February, the Spokane Club Childcare will be collecting donations for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. We are excited to do this for the nursery. They provide a safe place for children in our community. With all the families they help, there is always a need for supplies. We will be collecting items from their wish list. We will have the list posted on the bulletin board outside of childcare and will have copies available for you to take home. Thank you for helping support the Crisis Nursery.

Valentines Craft Day Preschoolers love making crafts and we will have some fun projects for them to create for Valentine’s Day! Bring them to the Club on Friday, February 12 from 10-10:30. We will get crafty and have a snack! Reservations required. Friday, February 12; 10:00 – 10:30 am; Regular Childcare rates apply

Bring the kids for a fun day of arts, crafts, gym games, and swimming. Our camps are fun and happy places to be when school is out. Lunch is not provided but may be ordered from the Deli or Restaurant. We do provide snacks as well. Reservations required. To save your space call 459-4571 x515. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS. 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; Cost: $6 per hour first child, 20% less for each additional sibling. Non-members 25% more

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Ages 1-7, $5.00/hour/child, plus $2.25/hour for each additional child per family. For infants under one year, cost is $6.00/hour/child.

No reservations are necessary except for infants under 1 year they are required 24 hours in advance & not more than 2 days prior Monthly regular Childcare rate charges for 3 hours or less per day can be included in our $100 cap. All other programs and events such as camps, Friday Fun Nights, Errand days, Parents night Out, Kids classes, etc. are not included in the cap and will be an extra fee. 40 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2015


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Bring in your donations for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery! www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 41


Family | happenings

Errand Day Every Day Finding it hard to get things done? Need some time for you? Errand day is the solution! Errand day gives you 3 hours of time to run errands while your children are at the Club having fun. Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. NOTE: Children under 1 year are limited to 2 hours max. Reservations are required; Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515; Valley

Downtown Early Valentines Date Night February 12th!

535-3554; Cost: $18 for one child, $7

Leave your kids in Childcare while you and your sweetheart go have a romantic dinner! In Childcare the kids will get to play, make cards and crafts, and watch a movie! You may leave the Club for this event. Infants may be left for a maximum of 2 hours, ages over 1 may remain for a maximum of 3. We will remain open until 8:30 for this event. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and space is limited. Call 459-4571 x515.

each additional sibling

Friday, February 12; Cost: 1 child $18; each additional sibling $7 Infants are an additional $2

Downtown Saturday Activity Day Kids ages 5-11 can come and join in a fun afternoon of crafts, swimming, and organized games. This is a great opportunity for you, the parents, to go run errands or take some time for yourselves. The kids will spend 3 hours here at the Club having lots of fun! Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Minimum requirement of 4 kids. Limited to 12. Call 459-4571 x 515 to reserve a spot. January 23 & February 20; 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Cost: $18 additional siblings 20% less

Childcare Policy • Children ages 1 and over may attend Childcare for a maximum of 3 hours per day. • Children under 1 year of age may attend Childcare for a maximum of 2 hours per day. • Participation in programs, including Errand Day, Parent Night Out, and Saturday Activity Day are included in the 3 and 2-hour maximums. • The monthly cap of $100 in charges only includes Childcare, not program pricing. • Parents wanting to work out at the Club while their children participate in programs may sign their child in to regular Childcare for a maximum of 1 hour, provided the parent remains on Club premises. • The extra hour for the parents’ workout purposes may be used either before or after their child’s participation in the program, but the parent must check in at Childcare to sign in their child to reflect this participation. • Parents who do not adhere to this policy may result in having late fees charged to their accounts. Questions? Call Tracey at 459-4571 x515. 42 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

Parents Night Out (Ages 3 and up) Leave the kids at the Club for a night of fun play, swimming, crafts and a movie while you go out and enjoy some time alone. In order to participate in the swimming portion of the evening, your child must be able to swim independently. Alternate activities will be provided for non-swimmers. Children must be potty trained in order to participate. You may leave the Club for this event. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and space is limited. Call 459-4571 x515. Friday, January 29; 5:30 – 8:30 pm Downtown; Cost: 1 child $18 each additional sibling $7


Family | happenings

Family Dinner and a Movie- Minions Enjoy a delicious menu of family favorites—and don’t forget your sleeping bag, pillow and camping chairs so you can kick-back and watch Minions together. We will supply complimentary popcorn and there will be a selection of candy and drinks for kids and grown-ups to purchase during the movie. For reservations call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by January 22nd. Friday, January 29 Dinner in the Library, 5:00 – 6:00 pm Movie starts at 6:15 in Gourmet Room Adults; $15++; Ages12-16, $12++; Ages 6-11, $10++; Children 5 and under free

Save the Date!

4th Annual Father Daughter Banquet – Little Princess

returns to the Valley! The Club is teaming with SuperTots Sports Academy to offer their youth sport programs right here at the Club. Children will be able to participate in both feature programs, SoccerTots and HoopsterTots. Although the sports are different, both programs use a variety of fun games to delight and engage kids in physical activity. The curriculum is professionally designed to develop physical, social, emotional skills, and promote physical fitness in a fun environment. The class environment aims to teach basic sports concepts in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Perfect for ages 18 months to 6 years old. Winter session begins the week of January 4th, with weekly classes running through the week of March 14th. Cost is $130 per program (10 classes). All classes will be held in the gymnasium at the Valley Club. To receive more information or to register, please visit www.supertotsports.com.

Available classes:

Bring your little princess for a night of food, crafts and dancing. Meet classic movie princesses, as they sing, perform, and read books to the little girls.

Saturdays, January 9 – March 12

Friday, March 18; 5:00 – 8:00 pm

10:10 – 11:00 am; 11:10 – 12:00 pm; 12:10 – 1:00 pm

SoccerTots

HoopsterTots

Fridays January 15 – March 18

Tuesdays, Janurary 12 – March 15 5:30 – 6:20 pm & 6:30 – 7:20 pm

9:30 –10:20 am; 10:30 – 11:20 am; 11:30 – 12:20 am

On Safari 2016 Cat ShOw February 19-21

Fri 3-9pm (Bengals only) • Sat 9am-5pm • Sun 9am-5pm

Doubletree by Hilton • 322 N Spokane Falls Court See 250 cats compete for Best-in-Show honors Adopt a cat • Purchase cat-related products

aDMISSION

(509) 455.9600 or (206) 920.9214 www.onsafari2016.org/catshow

$7 Adults $5 Seniors/Kids $20 Family (4+)

Sponsored by:

Discount coupons on the website www.spokaneclub.org | January/February 2016 | 43


Celebrations, Good Friends and Holiday Fun at the Club!

Gin Fizz Celebration Cookie Exchange

Olde English Dinner

Cookie Exchange

Rachel’s yoga class supports her pregnancy! 44 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | January/February 2016

A heartfelt thanks to our holiday decorating committee!


Photos courtesy of Ifong Chen Photography

Bridal Elegance Show at the Spokane Club

February 19, 2016 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm Visit with premier vendors, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and sparkling refreshments!

Members: Complimentary – Reserve at Spokaneclub.org Non-members: $7 – Reserve by calling 459-4237


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