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The Spokane Club Magazine

Fall 2019 Volume 54 No. 3 USPS 000239 Marketing & Communications Director/ Editor Kate Spencer kspencer@spokaneclub.org Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn kdunn@spokaneclub.org Front Desk 838-8511

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13 Club’s Within the Club General Manager . John O’Connor 838-8513 . joconnor@spokaneclub.org Accounting Manager . Alan Ganger 459-4232 . aganger@spokaneclub.org Director of Operations . Angela Penneylane 838-8511 x233 . apenneylane@spokaneclub.org Marketing & Communications Director

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Business & Networking Events

24 Health & Fitness News

Kate Spencer

28 Court Sports

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30 Tennis News

Membership Director . Cyndi Donahue

34 Aquatics News

459-4242 . cdonahue@spokaneclub.org Human Resources Director . Tim Emery temery@spokaneclub.org Hotel Front Desk Manager . Sammi Strehlou 838-8511 . sstrehlou@spokaneclub.org Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie 535-3554 . jurie@spokaneclub.org

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Love Story By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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16 New Members

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It’s the Connections We Make

3 Ways to Learn Real Life Resilience By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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A Boy, a Hat and Wayne Gretsky By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

14 Let’s Be Well

By Christine Cronin, U-District PT 26 Personal Training for Personal Transformation By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

18 Events at-a-glance

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19 Gym & Aquatics Schedule

38 Family Happenings

22 Downtown Fitness Schedule 23 Valley Fitness Schedule

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Business | Chairman’s message

It’s the Connections We Make

By Andy DeMott, Board Chair

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ur membership in the Spokane Club gives each of us access to many facilities and experiences. We can work on our individual fitness, take part in a sport, enjoy a nice meal and even stay in a hotel room. But those activities wouldn’t be very fulfilling if we did them by ourselves. That treadmill might give me a good cardio workout, but I sure don’t bond with it. I might savor a salmon dinner in “1910”, but a good meal is much more satisfying when it’s shared with others. To me, the special thing about the Spokane Club is the connections that we make with each other. Diane and I joined the Spokane Club in early 2011, having just moved to Spokane knowing no one except our real estate agent. So, we asked ourselves, ‘How and where do a couple of empty-nesters, new to town, connect with others who share our interests, who will add more dimensions to our lives than we would have on our own?’. To make a long story short, through our involvement in the Spokane Club, we have found friendships that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. And we 2 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

look forward to connecting with more members who we have yet to meet. So, what’s my point? Each one of us has joined the club for a reason, or some combination of reasons. When we completed the application, got our member card, and started using the club, each of us had hopes and expectations for what we would experience with our membership. Our membership statistics tell us that, as a club, we aren’t as successful in connecting members with their expectations as we want to be. One of the common reasons given for member resignations is “Non-Use”. To me, that means that those members probably did not find the connections that they were looking for. When a member resigns, it’s not just a smaller number of memberships on the books. It’s also about the club having lost fellow members who bring energy, new perspectives, and different life stories. When members leave the club, we lose diversity and the possibility of shared future experiences that they contribute. I think that we, the club, can do better at strengthening connections among

our members. At the top of the list of priorities I have for this year is “Grow membership, with emphasis on member retention.” Ten club members are serving as trustees for the current fiscal year. Each one of us has our own experiences, ideas, and connections to other members. This background is what each trustee brings to our board meetings and decisions. That’s great, but as the board considers topics like member retention and capital fund projects, it would help trustees and staff to reach out to more members for a wider field of view; to better understand what members are looking for and gather ideas for the future. So, we’re going to try something new. In the coming year, we’re going to convene three “Member Connect” events. At these sessions, club members will be invited to sit with board members and senior staff to share their ideas. Afterwards, when the board convenes its meeting, we’ll collect and share what we’ve heard. We’ll capture your member input, and it will inform and influence our future decisions. More details will be coming out as these events are scheduled. I hope that many of you will take part. It’s your club, and we need your ideas. So, that’s a bit about my view for the months ahead. I’m looking forward to a productive year working with all the trustees, with John O’Connor and the KemperSports team, with the entire club staff, and with all club members. Each one of us, every member and staff person, is a part of creating the experiences that we have at the club and the connections we make with each other. Adding to our Board this year are three dynamic members of our Club Community: Kevin Twohig, a Past Club Board Chairman, along with Ross Blevins and Taylor Bemis.


Planning a

Holiday CELEBRATION?

Prime dates are still available! Book early for the holidays and choose 1 or 2 extra perks to make your party even better!

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY EVENT BY: August 31 for 2 of the perks below September 30 for 1 of the perks below

PICK YOUR PERK

A half hour of Chef’s choice tray-passed hors d’oeuvres Sparkling wine/Sparkling cider toast One-night stay in a Spokane Club Inn hotel room (based on availability, expires 6/30/20) Dinner for two in 1910 Restaurant, $100 value (does not include alcohol, gratuity or tax; expires 6/30/20)

Call Jackie Kiley, our Catering Director at 459-4237 or email jkiley@spokaneclub.org to book your party today and pick your perks! Some restrictions apply. Event must occur before 1/31/20

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Love Story

By Kate Spencer, Communications Director

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rue love is a precious gift that builds over time and trust, in lives well and bravely lived. Few couples personify true love more happily than Tracy and Tim Fitzgerald. Married at the Club on March 16, 2019, the future couple was introduced to each other by Tim’s daughter Caitlin, who was applying to the United States Naval Academy. At the time, Tracy was Caitlin’s volunteer Regional Blue and Gold Officer, as well a Bailiff for the Honorable Richard Leland, Spokane District Court. Tim had recently moved back to Spokane to be with his children after completing 30 years as a Colonel of the United States Marine Corps. Tracey introduced Tim to the Spokane community as he explored what would become his second career. Tim’s first career more than prepared him for the second. As a former Chief of Staff of all NATO forces in Afghanistan, 4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

and former Presidential Command Pilot for President Bill Clinton, Tim knew how to navigate the risks, responsibilities, challenges and complexities of serving his country. With the retirement of Tom Fallquist after 30 years of service as Spokane County Clerk, and the encouragement of Tracy and her boss, Judge Leland, Tim was ready to campaign for

that office, which he won. He currently serves as Clerk of the Superior Court. Tim proposed to Tracey in 2018 at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Downtown Spokane alongside the Spokane River bank. She joyfully said yes. Tracy and Tim’s wedding was celebrated by generations of family and friends, including all six of their combined adult children. “Combined, we have six kids, plus one future daughter in law and a granddog, Barley, the Great Dane,” says Tracy. “We call them “F” Troop. They are The Fitzgerald and Ferrez kids and they truly care about each other so much that they even cover for each other like true siblings do in every family. All of them were there for our beautiful day.” “I was blessed to have my son, Captain Riko Ferrez, USMC, surprise me the morning of the wedding. Thanks to my husband, my son, his wonderful Commanding Officer, and my future daughter-in-law! “In the program, Riko was listed on the wedding program as deployed, but he ended up joining Judge Leland in walking me down the aisle. It was absolutely one of the very happiest days of my life.” Not surprisingly, the wedding was a collaborative work of love. Tim’s son, Kellen Fitzgerald, was Best Man; Aitanna Ferez,Tracy’s daughter, was Maid of Honor; Tim’s oldest daughter Meghan escorted her Grandfather down the aisle; Tim’s daughter Caitlin reminded the happy couple that she was the very reason the couple met; Tim’s daughter Erin reminded the happy couple that she was the first to encourage Tim to ask Tracy out. Cousins from both sides of the family brought photos in loving memory of family members who had passed away. Tracy’s mother passed away 6 years ago, but her spirit was present at the


Kudos to Spokane Club from Tracy and Tim • “The wedding all came together at Spokane Club!” • “Many thanks to Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney who made the suggestion to meet with Jackie Kiley, Spokane Club’s Catering Director, for our beautiful wedding!” • “Staff treated us like special family and took extra special care of anything we asked for in order to make it a special occasion to remember.” celebration, aided by Tracy’s dearest friend, Kathy, Tracy’s beautiful new sister in law Janie, and Tracy’s wonderful new mother in law, Bobbi Fitzgerald. “These four amazing, strong women blessed me with their friendship and love for life. I am so forever grateful” Another wonderful highlight of the of the party was celebrating Major General

Bill and Bobbi Fitzgerald’s 60th Wedding Anniversary with a surprise cake cutting ceremony. The wedding and reception of this dynamic couple was a joyful celebration of a truly beautiful love. We wish Tracy and Tim a lifetime of beautiful living and thank them for celebrating their special day with us at Spokane Club.

• “Spokane Club is a great gathering place where our family from all over the county gathered comfortably.” • “We loved that we had everything and everyone in our wedding party in one building.” • “The food was simply outstanding.” • “Accommodations were fabulous, including the use of the gym, the pool and the restaurants for our guests.” • “Bridal Room was ideal for the bridesmaids’ breakfast.” • “Dining Room was a great place for the groom and groomsmen’s breakfast.” • “We had so much wonderful feedback from family and friends who attended the wedding and what a beautiful celebration it was!” Tracy and the Honorable Tim Fitzgerald, Colonel Retired USMC; Spokane County Clerk www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 5


3 Ways to Learn Real Life Resilience

By Kate Spencer, Communications Director

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esilience is the determined buoyancy that comes from living through and beyond the hard times of life. Older? Maybe. Wiser? Hopefully. Stronger? Frequently. We come into the world with a gasp, followed by a cry. From that first cry, to our last breath, we feel both the weight of gravity and the lightness of being, the solace of safety and the thrill of chance. If we are lucky, we have those chances. If we are wise and kind, we pass some of those best chances on to others. Of course, not all hard times are created equal and hardship is often relative. Some people have a meltdown if they break a nail; other people soldier on with a broken foot. The challenge is to not overreact or underreact to stress, but to see it as part of the life story of being human. (And yes, it’s a whole lot easier to be philosophical about stress when it’s not beating down your door.) 6 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

Given that we all get our share of hard times, it’s good to have some daily habits that help us find ways to cultivate more resilience. Authentically acknowledging both the upside and downside of life is one of the best ways to ensure that we don’t miss the joy of it when it comes. 1. Stay in the Present We remember the past and imagine the future, but the present is the only time that is actually ours to live. While future thinking, planning and dreaming is important, during challenging, threatening times we often imagine worst-case scenarios of the future. Some of us think doing this prepares us to better deal with the siege. It doesn’t. It just robs us of the present, while planting seeds of fear and doubt of the future. When you find yourself catastrophizing about the future:

• STOP • Close your eyes • Put your hand on your heart • Take a slow deep breath through your nose • Hold that breath for three seconds • Slowly exhale through your lips, like you’re giving a cherished child a big kiss • Reclaim the present • Repeat as many times as you need to • Practice until it becomes second nature to you because, ultimately, peace within ourselves despite our losses or fears, is just a breath away • Remember, things look differently when we take the time to feel things differently 2. Let Others In Given our high capacity to imagine worst case scenarios in life, reality checks are one of the keys to a more peaceful, focused life. Sometimes, however, particularly in times of true crisis, we don’t have the emotional bandwidth to do much reality checking. We are hanging by a shredding thread. Listen. If you find yourself hanging by a shredding thread, this is not the time you want to isolate yourself and be stoic and saint-like. This is not the time that you say no to help. Whether it’s a ride to the hospital or a Happy Meal for your kids, take the good that is offered you in your crisis. Yes, there are people who offer help that secretly (or not so secretly) hope you will say no. Say yes anyway. It’ll do them some good and you some good. In a crisis we need all the good we can get. This is also the time that you honestly, soulfully and sometimes, brazenly ask for help. If you get it, take it. Take the good that is offered to you in your crisis. And yes, it’s often easier to say no to that offer.


In crisis, we are typically scared, sleep-deprived and running on the adrenalin of a Triple gold-winning Olympic medalist insomniac. Seriously, fighting the good fight for life is one of the most adrenaline saturated experiences of being human. Once that fight is won, or lost, when the adrenaline dries up and the fatigue sets in, you’ll be happy you had those helpers. 3. Help Someone Else One day you will find yourself with more energy. You will find yourself looking out the window and seeing a new season. The season will come in its own time. Take that new season as a sign that you have safely made your passage into the next part of your life. Whether you are celebrating a victory or mourning a loss, one day you will see the dawn of morning and know that you have turned the corner and walked back into your life. You will gradually find your strength, your focus and your interests. They may not be the same strengths, the same focus, or the same interests that you had before the siege. But if you open your hand to life, life will take you by the hand and open itself to you. Consider extending your hand to someone who needs the kind of help that was once given to you. Consider what that help meant to you. Then give what you can to whomever needs your help the most. In doing that, you’ll find another, and another, and another hand to hold. And together, you’ll form another perfectly imperfect circle of life. Kate Spencer is the Marketing & Communications Director of the Spokane Club. Connect with her on FB at facebook.com/KateKerrySpencer, or email Kate at kspencer@spokaneclub.org.

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A Boy, a Hat, and Wayne Gretzky

By Kate Spencer, Communications Director

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ometimes the best things in life come from the frustrating times that lead up to them. The Kamphuis family was in Spokane for a summer visit in July and staying at the Club Hotel. An error was made on one of their room reservations and they were sorting it out at the Front Desk in the Club Lobby. Tired kids, tired parents, sizzling day.

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John O’Connor, the Club’s GM, greeted the family, saw their fatigue and asked what he could do to help them. The family smiled, like true American road trip warriors, and said that things had just been taken care of and all was now well. That’s when John noticed that the youngest child, a bright eyed boy named Joel, was wearing an Oilers hat. John knew that Wayne Gretzky, (yep, THE GREAT ONE), was going to be in town that day and at the Valley Club for a tournament that a family member was playing in. John told young Joel the news and asked if he would like

to have his hat autographed by the legendary hockey star. Joel thought that was a GREAT idea! “Well then, you should write him a letter and I’ll deliver the letter, and your hat, to Mr. Gretzky!” John suggested. Joel was delighted to do just that. Of course, John didn’t know The Great One’s schedule, or how tiny the window of opportunity actually was, or if that window would even work. But John had made a promise to Joel and was bound to keep it. With the help of the awesome Jeff Urie, John got the hat autographed and safely back to the Club. By then, Joel and his family were back on the road and headed for home. On Friday, July 26, John called Joel’s dad to check in on the special delivery. Joel’s dad was delighted to report that the hat had arrived that very morning. Joel was delighted with the Great One’s gift and the family now has sweet memories of their time spent at Spokane Club. Going the extra mile for anyone is special; going the extra mile for a child is a joy. Cheers to the great one in all of us!


Business & Networking | events

Women’s Leadership Luncheons The Women’s Leadership Luncheons at Spokane Club are an opportunity to grow yourself and connect with other with forward thinking women who inspire and encourage each other to be their best. We come together to learn, listen and communicate. Guests are welcome! All gatherings begin at 12 pm and include lunch.

BizConnect Executive Speaker Series

Katie Regelin, Owner, Order Restored

BizConnect is your opportunity to network with members of your Club and to learn from leaders in the Spokane business community. All BizConnect events start at 5:30 pm and include a networking happy hour and a talk from our featured speaker. This fall we are proud to learn from:

Get Organized!: Bringing order to your space and your life

Lars Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer of University District

Gloria Ochoa-Bruck, Director, City of Spokane

The University District: Spokane’s Billion Dollar Hub of Innovation Tuesday, August 27

Toby Broemmeling, Executive Director West Plains Chamber of Commerce Incredible Expansion in the West Plains

Wednesday, August 14

Negotiation Strategies: The Pitfalls of Win-Win Tuesday, September 10

Kjersten Bell, News Anchor, KHQ News Unmaking Assumptions

Tuesday, September 24

Tuesday, October 8

Bob Castle, General Manager at Kalispel Golf and Country Club Coaching – Putting Yourself and Employees in the Right Position Tuesday, October 29

Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling (509) 459-4237 or at Spokaneclub. org. Free for Spokane Club members and $10 for non-member guests.

Please RSVP via email to events@spokaneclub.org. $20 members including gratuity and tax. Non-member guests may pre-purchase with a credit card for $22.

Best Business! A Lunch ‘n’ Learn series

Meet other members and learn best practices for running your business. Spokane Club’s new series will inspire you and give you the opportunity to network over lunch! Lunch ‘n’ Learns will be from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Josh King, Tinderbox Marketing Marketing, Advertising & Sales Tuesday, September 17

Kevin Sanders, Becoming Trusted Building Trust in Our Modern World Tuesday, October 15

Allison Sattin, 1StopMedia Social Media: Grow Your Business the Right Way! Tuesday, November 19

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Social | events

WHISKEY SCHOOL SUMMER

Family Bingo! Bring the entire family for a fun night of Family Bingo! We will have a delicious dinner buffet while you test your luck at Bingo, and there will be exciting prizes for the winners! Bingo cards are $1 each (cash only please). For reservations, visit Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4237 to reserve your space. Friday, September 13; 5:30 – 7:15 pm Georgian; $12* Adults; $16* Guests; $6* Children 4-10; Children 3 and under free (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Friday, August 9 Members $35; Guests $40 (plus tax & gratuity)

Whiskey Summer School Let’s raise a few last glasses to summer during a special tasting of whiskeys presented by Dry Fly Distilling. Learn about the process of creating whiskey step-by-step through both knowledge and taste. Teach your palates the difference between years in a barrel. Reserve your space at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4237. Friday, August 9; 6:00 pm; Members $35; Guests $40

Big Night Out Bingo (Ages 21+) Mark your calendars for another adults only Big Night Out Bingo! We will have a delicious dinner buffet and drinks available while you test your luck at Bingo! There will be fun prizes for the winners! Bingo cards are $1 each (cash only please). For reservations, visit Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4237 to reserve your space today! For Childcare, please call 24 hours in advance at 4594571 x515. Friday, October 11; 5:30-7:00 pm; Cutter Dining Room; $12* Members; $16* Guests (*Plus tax and gratuity)

(plus tax & gratuity)

Trivia Night on Thursdays this Fall! Bent Trivia will be back in 1910 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting in September. Compete with friends and fellow Club members for fun prizes and of course, bragging rights! This is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome to participate! Reservations are encouraged; sign up online or call the Club Restaurant at 838-8511 to join the fun! Love Trivia, got Kiddos? Childcare is available for children age 1 and over (No infants, please). Call Tracey at 459-4571 x515 to reserve your spot. Starting in September; Watch your Club emails for specific dates

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Dance Lessons

Classes are free to all Spokane Club members. No partner is required since we change partners in class. September/October Level 1 Thursday 6:45 - Salsa Level 1 Thursday 7:30 - Waltz Level 2 Tuesday 5:45 - Cha Cha November / December Level 1 Thursday 6:45 - Nightclub 2 Step Level 1 Thursday 7:30 - Foxtrot Level 2 Tuesday 5:45 - Waltz


Social | events

Speakeasy End your week in style with libations and food in the historic Cutter Lounge. 1920s vibes, live music, and more. Mingle and enjoy a special night at the Club! Guests are welcome! For reservations, visit Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4237. Friday, October 18; 6:00-9:00 pm

SHRIMP & PRIME RIB BUFFET

Cutter Speakeasy; $35 per person, guests $40 (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Join us at this traditional Fall buffet. Chef Dennis has planned an amazing feast for Club members and their guests. Both kids and adults will love our delicious menu. See our delicious menu items below and plan to join us!

THE MENU INC

LUDES:

Shrimp Chowder

A Haunted Valley Halloween Invite your friends to the Valley for frightening fun for the whole family! There will be spooky sights, a costume contest raffle, scary sweets, creepily fun crafts and gruesome games. Saturday, October 26; 2:00 – 4:00 pm Free for Members Member Guest Children $10 (Children 3 & Under Free)

Event Cancellation policy No refunds or exchanges will be made for reserved Club events. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for all social and dining events unless otherwise posted. For all social and dining events, members who make cancellations after the stipulated deadline and members who do not show up for the event will be charged 50% of the event price plus tax for all attendees reserved.

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Shrimp Enchilada

lops & Fried Shrimp, Scal Clam Strips

Friday, September 27 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Osaka Shrimp and Jasmine rice Shrimp Alfredo p

Tabouli and Shrim Prime Rib

Shrimp Salad Caesar Salad Scalloped Potatoes dine Green Beans Aman

Reserve your space at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4237.

Assorted Desserts

$40++ Adults; $20++ Children 6-12 ; Complimentary 5 and under www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 11


Social | events

Thanksgiving Option 2: Dinners-to-go If you prefer to have Thanksgiving at home, let us help! Substitute a smoked turkey for just $30 more. (Must be ordered by November 26.) Choose from the two selections below: Smaller Gathering: (serves 6-8) 10-12 pound oven-roasted turkey* with all of the trimmings including: 1 qt. sweet sausage cinnamon apple sage dressing, 1 qt. turkey gravy, 1 qt butter whipped potatoes, 1 qt. roasted sweet potatoes, 1 pt. cranberry-orange relish, 1 dz. Club orange rolls, 1 pumpkin pie, 1 pint whipping cream

Thanksgiving Buffet Our traditional Thanksgiving Grand Buffet in the Georgian Ballroom and the Cutter includes: Cold items: Spokane Club House Salad • Avocado and Melon Salad • Tajin Roasted Squash with Cinnamon Caramel Dressing and Pecans • Classic Caesar Salad • BLT salad with Maple Dressing Hot Menu Items: Green Beans with Garlic Butter • Au Gratin Cauliflower • Traditional Mashed Potatoes • Roasted Sweet Potato • Sweet Sausage and Mushroom Sage Stuffing • Pesto Linguini with Vegetables and Tomatoes • Smoked Salmon with a Honey Lemon Lime Beurre Blanc • Oven-Roasted Turkey • Turkey Gravy • CranberryOrange Relish • Roasted New York Steak Kids Buffet: Chicken Strips • Mac and Cheese • Cheeseburger Sliders Dessert: Assorted Mini Desserts • Crème Brûlèe • Petite Pumpkin Tarts

$195+ tax

*Substitute House Smoked Turkey additional $30; Must be ordered by November 26 at 10am Larger gathering: (serves 12-14) 18-22 pound oven-roasted whole turkey* with all of the trimmings included: 2 qt. sweet sausage cinnamon apple sage dressing, 2 qt. turkey gravy, 2 qt. butter whipped potatoes, 2 qt. roasted sweet potatoes, 2 pt. cranberry orange relish, 2 dz. orange rolls, 2 pumpkin pies and 2 pints whipping cream. $240+ tax

Love Thanksgiving leftovers? Anyone joining us for Thanksgiving dinner in the Georgian can take home some extra fixings to enjoy later! We will have it packed and ready to go when you’ve finished dinner. Preorder to guarantee that leftovers will be available for you. They include: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing and cranberry orange relish. For members and their guests only; Reservations required, call Sara at 459-4237 and make your reservation today; Cancellations by November 21;

*Substitute House Smoked Turkey additional $30; Must be ordered by November 26 at 10am Thursday, November 28 Pick-up 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Please check in at the Front Desk

Leftovers $28 (Plus tax and gratuity) Thursday, November 28; 1:00 – 4:30 pm $46* Adults; $24* Ages 6 – 12; Children 5 and under are complimentary (plus tax and gratuity)

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Additional Add-ons Have a larger gathering and want to order some extra mashed potatoes or another pie? Just ask for pricing and add them to your order when you call 459-4237.


Social | events

STCU Best of Broadway by Westcoast Entertainment Discount Tickets The October 2019 – August 2020 Broadway Season has been released! Did you know that Spokane Club Members have access to discount tickets? Simply use the “SPOKANECLUB” promo code while buying tickets to receive your discount. Join us at the Club for drinks or dinner before or after the show! Contact Rachel at rchorney@ spokaneclub.org or (509) 459-4239 with any questions.

Clubs Within the Club Looking to connect with other members with the same interests? Creating a Club within the Club is a great way! Email events@spokaneclub.org for more information on how to start a club.

Book Club

Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Barbara Anderson 679-4358 August: No Meeting September: Trinity by Leon Uris October: The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb

Fall Calendar July 31 Tasting Event – Va Piano guest host Michael Simonson Begins promptly at 5:30 pm August 21 Tasting Event – Uco Valley, Argentina Pre-tasting Lecturette promptly at 5:30 pm by Alex Van Amburg Tasting at 5:45 September 18 Tasting Event – Tasting Sicily featuring Donnafugata Pre-tasting Lecturette promptly at 5:30 pm by Alex Van Amburg Tasting at 5:45 September 20 Flights & Bites Event – Details to be announced 5:30 Reception Flight with Bites @ 6:00 pm October 16 Tasting Event – Tasting Ribera Sacra, Spain Pre-tasting Lecturette promptly at 5:30 pm by Alex Van Amburg Tasting at 5:45 November 15 Pre-paid Distribution & Dinner – Georgian Room 5:30 Reception Wine with Dinner @ 6:00 pm November 20 Tasting Event – To be announced

Children of the Sun Investment Club

Last Wednesdays at 5:45 pm Contact: Max Johnston, 924-0018

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

Wine, friendship, and more wine! Contact Sara Treffry at 459-4237 x131 Wine Tastings: July 31, August 21, September 18 and October 16 Flights & Bites: September 27

Spokane Club Social Dance Practice

Social Dance Practice is held every Tuesday night from 6:45 – 8:15 pm and every Saturday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in Studio 4 of the athletic building. Contact: Greg Weeks (509) 466-0999 or weeks.kay@gmail.com

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon

Third Wednesdays at 11:30 am Reserve by the Friday before Contact: Sara Treffry at 459-4237 x131

December 18 Tasting Event – To be announced

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Let’s Be Well!

By Christine Cronin; U-District PT

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n 1972 Dr. Bill Hettler established the wellness wheel. The wellness wheel has six dimensions: spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, emotional and occupational. The World Health Organization (WHO) adds a seventh dimension of “environmental.” Imagine your life is a circle. Like a bicycle wheel, each spoke on that wheel is a dimension of wellness, and to be in harmony with life, we need each spoke.

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The spokes on your wheel need to be strong because those spokes are supporting the wheel you’re rolling through life on. Here’s the problem. Some of us have an imbalance in our spokes or are missing them completely. If you are rolling through life on an out-of-balance wheel with missing spokes you’re headed for a crash. Finding balance in your personal wellness wheel and determining what strengthens each spoke is critical for optimal performance in life. Peak Performance is a sports ideal, but I like transferring this concept to life. Who are the peak performers in life you know? Chances are they have a rock solid wellness wheel that helps them roll with the punches and smile while doing it. I head to the Club gym to strengthen the physical spoke on my wellness wheel, and when I arrive I meet up with some good friends. Now I’m improving social and physical at the same time. If one of my friends happens to be a great listener I

can express how I’m feeling without being judged (emotional) and we can motivate each other through encouragement, leading by example and teamwork. All of a sudden we’re accomplishing more than we could have on our own (spirit). It turns out that I can show up at Spokane Club and fill 4 elements of my wellness wheel at once. That’s a high return on an investment! If I add an intellectually stimulating conversation, I’m up to five. With five spokes tuned up you can bet I’m going to perform better at my occupation and when I’m joyful, my environment benefits too. All seven elements have been met from showing up to the gym, bringing my best effort and building community. When we get injured, we may lose a piece of our physical well-being, but what we may not realize is how that impacts our social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual or occupational status--and how that injury now affects our environment. Once we become aware that our well-being is more than just 30 minutes of cardio and eating right, we have the ability to grow and change. We are social beings who need human connection in order to thrive. Empathy is required for connection, which means you’ve got to try to put yourself in another’s shoes and think about how it feels to be them in this experience. Remember, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Are the people you spend the most time with helping you grow? Do they add to or subtract from your wellness wheel? Now that you know a little bit more about wellness, get back to the gym, introduce yourself to someone new, connect with an old friend, engage in an intellectually stimulating conversation and if you’re really brave, share your feelings. Let’s be well together!


Get to Know Your New Club Website!

Your new Club website debuted June 6 and member usage of the site is way up!

The new site is more intuitive, user-friendly and robust than ever before. To get the very best member experience, log in as a member. If you haven’t set up your member account yet, simply go to spokaneclub.org, click Member Login in the upper right corner of the site, click on the Member Registration at the bottom right-corner and follow the directions.

As a logged in member you can: • Create and edit your personal profile and upload your photo • Look up fellow members on the Club roster • View the Events Calendar and register for your favorites • Check holiday hours and closure information • View and pay your statement • Get specific member info about Club offerings from tennis leagues to swimming lessons, social events to Kids Camps • Sign up for personal training, fitness classes--and much more. • View and interact with the whole mobile-friendly site on your cell phone! Enjoy your new Club website and thank you for all your positive feedback! To ask a website question, please email Kasi Dunn, Website Manager, at kdunn@spokaneclub.org. www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 15


Business | new members

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IN MEMORIAM Kim Plemons Member since October 2017 16 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

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Events | at a glance

August 9 14 15 27

Whiskey Summer School 6:00-8:00pm Women’s Leadership Luncheon 12:00pm Adult Bingo 5:30-7:00pm BizConnect Networking Mixer 5:30pm

September 10 13 17

24 26 27

Women’s Leadership Luncheon 12:00pm

Labor Day Weekend Sat, Sun & Mon August 31 – September 2 Athletics Open 7am-3pm No Group Fitness Classes Pool Closes at 2pm Childcare Closed

Family Bingo 5:30-7:15pm Lunch ‘n Learn Series 12:00pm Yin & Zin: Yoga & Wine Event 6:30pm BizConnect Networking Mixer 5:30pm Meet the Zags Tennis Team Mixer 6:00-9:00pm Shrimp & Prime Rib 4:30-7:00pm

October 7 8 11 15 16 25 26 29

HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving Day, Nov 28 1910 Closed Athletics Open 7am – 3pm Group Fitness Classes: Limited Schedule Pool closes at 2pm Childcare Closed

Stiff Man Yoga & Beer 6:30pm Women’s Leadership Luncheon 12:00pm Adult Bingo 5:30-7:00pm Lunch ‘n Learn Series 12:00pm Shoulder Safety in Yoga with Tish Hegel 6:00-7:30pm Halloween Tennis Mixer 6:00-9:00pm Valley Haunted Halloween 2:00-4:00pm BizConnect Networking Mixer 5:30pm

Thanksgiving Buffet November 28 1:00 – 4:30 pm

OR

Dinners-to-go Small or Large Dinner option

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GYM SCHEDULE

M

BOOTCAMP

5:45AM - 6:45AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

ZUMBA

9:00AM - 10:30AM

OPEN GYM

T

W

BODY PUMP

T

BODY PUMP

BOOTCAMP

6:00AM - 7:00AM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN PICKLEBALL

ZUMBA

9:00AM -10:30AM

6:00AM - 7:00AM

5:45AM - 6:45AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN PICKLEBALL

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

BOOTCAMP

OPEN GYM

6:00PM - 7:00PM

2:00PM - 5:00PM

WOMENS BASKETBALL 7:00 - 9:00PM

5:00PM - 9:00PM

5:45AM - 6:30AM

OPEN GYM

6:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM -10:30AM

ADULT BASKETBALL

11:00AM - 2:00PM

10:30AM -5:00PM

21+OPEN GYM 2:00PM - 6:00PM

BASKETBALL LEAGUE

ADULT BASKETBALL

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

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

ELITE BASKETBALL

9:00AM - 11:00AM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

Look for the Fall Schedule starting September 9 at Spokaneclub.org

BOOTCAMP

5:00AM - 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:00PM – 7:30PM

5:00AM - 6:00PM

INDO-ROW

6:00PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

9:00PM – 10:00PM

5:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM – 10:00AM

OPEN GYM

7:30PM - 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

VALLEY

5:00AM - 10:00PM

10:00AM – 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

11:00AM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

SKYHAWKS

S

2:00PM - 9:00PM

6:00PM - 7:00PM 7:00 - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 5:00PM

S

OPEN GYM

DOWNTOWN 9:00AM - 10:30AM

ADULT BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

10:30AM - 6:00PM

F

STRENGTH CONDITIONING

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM

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

M ADULT LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

HYDRO HIIT*

DOWNTOWN

7:30 - 8:30AM

AQUA POWER*

8:45 - 9:45AM

T

W

ADULT LAP SWIM**

5:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 8:00PM

T

ADULT LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

ADULT LAP SWIM**

5:00 - 11:00AM

HYDRO HIIT*

7:30 - 8:30AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

AQUA POWER*

8:45 - 9:45AM

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 8:00PM

ADULT LAP SWIM

ADULT LAP SWIM

1:00 - 8:00PM

LESSONS/TEAM*** OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

POOL CLOSES AT 4:45 PM FOR SWIM MEETS * = ONE LAP LANE AVAILABLE ** = TWO LAP LANES AVAILABLE SEE LANE SCHEDULE IN THE POOL FOR MOST UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE

7:00 - 8:00PM

7:00 - 8:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

ADULT LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

*** = NO LAP LANES AVAILABLE

5:00 - 7:00PM

5:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

AQUA POWER*

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:00PM

LESSONS/TEAM***

S

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN/LESSONS**

OPEN/LESSONS**

S

8:45 - 9:45AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

1:00 - 5:00PM

HYDRO HIIT*

7:30 - 8:30AM

10:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

ADULT LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

ADULT LAP SWIM

10:00 - 11:00AM

10:00 - 11:00AM

F

LIFEGUARD HOURS* • DOWNTOWN GUARD

1:00 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

VALLEY

AQUA FITNESS

GUARD

1:00 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 10:00AM 18+

LESSON/ADULT

GUARD

GUARD

1:00 - 8:00PM

1:00 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 10:00AM 18+

LESSON/ADULT

GUARD

1:00 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

10:00AM - 3:00PM

8:30 - 9:30AM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

8:30 - 9:30AM

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM

ADULT SWIM

10:00AM - 2:00PM

3:00PM - 7:00PM

10:00AM - 3:00PM

3:00PM - 7:00PM

CLOSED FOR CLEANING 2:00PM - 3:00PM

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

3:00PM - 6:00PM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

AQUA FITNESS

3:00PM - 6:00PM

6:00 - 7:00PM

AQUA FITNESS

ADULT SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

GUARD

9:00AM - 6:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

GUARD

9:00AM - 6:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

10:00AM - 3:00PM

OPEN SWIM

3:00PM - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

See the website for Fall Aquatics Schedule, Starting September 9 LIFEGUARD HOURS* • VALLEY

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

* Washington State regulations require that children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the pool without a lifeguard on duty. www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 19


Business | member referral program

Would you like to have

ONE MONTH

Refer a new member to join Spokane C

Email your Membership Department fo 20 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019


OF

FREE DUES?

Club, and earn one month of free dues.

or details! Membership@spokaneclub.org www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 21


Downtown | fitness classes

FALL SCHEDULE

509.459.4571 • Athletic Club Hours Monday thru Friday, 5:00am - 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

M

T

5:45am

BOOTCAMP

6:00am

RPM*

W

F

S

S

DONNA G

BODYPUMP DAVID G

DAVID C

RPM*

BODYPUMP

GENTLE YOGA

YOGA/ MEDITATION

GENTLE YOGA

JENNY S4

AMY S4

DAVID G

RPM*

DAYNA C

*Online Class Reservations

KASSANDRA S4

TRX*

OKSANA SB

HYDRO HIIT PATRICIA P

8:00am

T

BOOTCAMP

DONNA G MEL C

7:00am

AUGUST 1– 31

HYDRO HIIT

HYDRO HIIT

YOGA

GENTLE YOGA

PATRICIA P

BARRE

YOGA

KASSANDRA S4

LISA S4

KASSANDRA S4

PATRICIA P

BARRE

KASSANDRA S4

8:30am

CYNDI S4

RPM*

DAVID C

AQUA POWER PATRICIA P

8:45am

AQUA POWER

AQUA POWER

PATRICIA P

PATRICIA P

BODYPUMP

9:00am

9:15am

50 MIN; DAVID S4

ZUMBA

9:30am

EVI G

SENIOR FITNESS OKSANA S4

STEP-YOGA DEMO

ZUMBA

EVI G

BODY PUMP DOMINIQUE S4

SENIOR FITNESS ERIN S4

MOLLY/AMY G STARTING IN SEPT

PUMP FUSION ERIN S4

SENIOR FITNESS ERIN S4

BARRE*

BARRE* JENNY SB

JENNY SB

YOGA FLOW

10:15am

JENNY S4

10:45am

PILATES

PILATES

LARKIN S4

11:30am

CORE EXPRESS

12:15pm

YOGA

CORE EXPRESS

30 MIN; OKSANA S4

HIIT STRENGTH 35 MIN; AMY S4

30 MIN; OKSANA S4

TRX*

TOM S4

JILL SB

CYCLE*

BARRE EXPRESS

45 MIN; OKSANA C

LARKIN S4

45 MIN; EDEN S4

YOGA FLOW LAUREN S4

OKSANA SB

TRX*

YOGA

CYCLE*

BARRE EXPRESS

CYCLE*

45 MIN; OKSANA C

45 MIN; SARAH S4

TOM S4 AMY C

4:00pm

YOGA

STAFF S4

5:30pm

BODYPUMP

6:00pm

BOOT CAMP

BODYPUMP

DOMINIQUE S4

STAFF S4

BOOT CAMP

JEN G

DOMINIQUE/TAYLOR G

LOCATION KEY G – Gym • S4 – Studio 4 • C – Cycling Studio • SB – Studio B • P – Pool SOCIAL DANCE: Tue, 4-8:15pm, S4 • Thur, 4-6:00pm S4, • Thur, 6:45-8:15pm, S4 • Sat, 11:30-1:30pm, S4

Look at Spokaneclub.org for new exciting Fall Classes starting in Septmeber!

22 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

Schedule subject to change.


Valley | fitness classes

FALL SCHEDULE

509.535.3554 • Athletic Club Hours Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

AUGUST 1 – 31

M 6:00am

T

HIIT STRENGTH 45 MIN; RYAN HS

W

T

CYCLE*

F

S

S

HIIT STRENGTH

45 MIN; BRIANNA C

45 MIN; RYAN HS

BARRE

8:00am

EDEN S

8:30am

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

PARNEY P

INDO-ROW/ SHOCKWAVE

9:00am

HIIT STRENGTH 60 MIN; MOLLY HS

STEPHANIE G

9:15am

CYCLE*

HIIT STRENGTH 45 MIN; BRITA HS

45 MIN; MOLLY/SKYEC

BARRE

GENTLE YOGA*

BARRE

45 MIN; MOLLY/ BRITA C

9:30am

MEEGAN S

CYCLE*

TISH S

*Online Class Reservations

CYCLE 30/CORE 15* CYCLE EXPRESS*

MEEGAN S

BRITA C

30 MIN; BRITA/SKYE C

GENTLE YOGA*

BOOTY BARRE

COURTNEY S

10:00am

HOLLY S

HIIT STRENGTH* 30 MIN; BECKY HS

GENTLE YOGA

10:45am

GENTLE YOGA

TISH S

4:45pm

50 MIN; COURTNEY S

CYCLE*

NATALIE S

CYCLE*

MOLLY/SKYE C

5:30pm

YOGA FLOW

LORI/LANA C

HIIT STRENGTH 45 MIN; DAYNA HS

BARRE

KASSANDRA S

YOGA

5:45pm

YOGA

KASSANDRA S

6:00pm

AQUA FITNESS

KASSANDRA S

AQUA FITNESS

CLAIRE P

CLAIRE P

LOCATION KEY G – Gym • C – Cycling Studio • HS – HIIT Studio • S – Studio • P – Pool

TENNIS M

T

W

T LADIES’ LEAGUE

9:00AM - 10:30AM

RETURNING SEPT 12

9:00am

F LADIES’ LEAGUE

4.0+ 9:00AM - 10:30AM

RETURNING SEPT 13

10:30am

S

S

MEGA CARDIO

$13/CLASS/PERSON 9:00 - 10:15AM

PEE-WEES 4-7 YEAR OLDS

$11/CLASS/PERSON 10:30 - 11:00AM

RETURNING SEPT 15

SCRAPPERS 7-9 YEAR OLDS

$12/CLASS/PERSON 10:30AM- 12:00PM

RETURNING SEPT 15

CARDIO TENNIS

12:00pm 6:00pm

$11/CLASS/PERSON 12:00PM

LADIES’ LEAGUE

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

RETURNING SEPT 10

MEN’S LEAGUE

2.5-5.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

RETURNING SEPT 11

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

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Health & Fitness | news

Yin & Zin: A Yoga and Wine Event Sponsored by Scout & Cellar clean crafted wines! Unwind your body and mind with an hour of yin yoga and a glass of Zinfandel wine. Accessible for all fitness levels and yoga novices. Sign up at Spokaneclub.org or by email to events@spokaneclub.org. For information, call (509) 459-4242. Tuesday, September 17; 6:30 pm $20 for Members & Guests; Library

In Celebration of Octoberfest

“Stiff Man Yoga & Beer” New Class Coming in September

STEP is Back!

This 30 minute STEP class is a high energy music-driven cardio conditioning class. This isn’t the old-school step aerobics class from the 90’s. You will sculpt your core, legs, glutes and upper body. This Step class is doable and effective for everyone. Come join us for some Demo classes in September! Downtown Gym: Friday 9:15 am

100 Classes Fit Challenge starts a new season! The 100 Classes Fit Challenge starts on Septembers 1st. To participate simply attend 100 Group Fitness classes between now and August 31, 2020 and you’ll receive a fun, free T-Shirt. It’s so easy. Sign up in any of our Group Fitness studios and gyms. You can start the program at any time.

See page 18 for Holiday Hours

Think you are too old and stiff to do yoga? Come to Stiff Man Yoga and Beer! Ease into stretching in this class created specifically for men. Yoga is for every body, and can give you increased flexibility and help reduce stress. This workshop will give you the tools you ne ed to go to yoga classes with confidence. Join Cyndi Donahue and Jenny Headley for a fun evening of Yoga and Beer. Make your Reservation online at www.spokaneclub.org or call the Sport Shop at 459-4571. Monday October 7; 6:30 pm Downtown; Studio 4 $15 members & guests (includes 1 beer)

New this Fall!

Health Matters! Learning about Wellness with MultiCare

Spokane Club is proud to partner with MultiCare Health System for a series on living your healthiest life. To reserve your spot call 459-4237 or online at spokaneclub.org. See the list of upcoming seminars below.

Heart Matters! Gregory Long, PA-C, Cardiologist at Multicare Pulse Heart Institute Heart and Vascular Center Wednesday, September 4; 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; $15 inclusive

Brain Matters! Dr. John Ween, MD, MSc, Neurologist at Multicare Neurology Institute Wednesday, October 2; 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; $15 inclusive

Valley Shoulder Safety in Yoga: Workshop with Tish Hegel Learn how to prevent shoulder injury in Yoga by increasing the stability of the shoulder. In this workshop you will learn the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and the shoulder joint as well as how to increase the stability of the shoulder in Yoga. A take home yoga sequence for the shoulders will be provided. Reservations required. Sign up online at Spokaneclub.org or call the Valley 535-3554. Wednesday, October 16; 6:00 – 7:30 pm; Members & Guests $10; Valley Studio

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Group Fitness at the Spokane Club

Whatever it is that brings you to the Club check out our Group Fitness schedule and join one of our classes. We’ve got something for every member.

Saturday HIIT Circuit Training Class in the Valley

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Senior Fitness Class

Valley Cycle Class

TRX Class

Meet Jenny Headley, Fitness Instructor!

The Club has some amazing instructors and one of them is Jenny Headley. A yoga practitioner since 2004, Jenny also worked as a Licensed Massage Practitioner for 10 years before earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Eastern Washington University. Along the way, she had a personal awakening. “While passionate about science, I sensed that my true calling was to share my yoga practice with others,” says Jenny. In 2018 Jenny completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training. Soon after, Jenny was hired by Spokane Club and began to take Barre classes. She loved the classes and the positive impact of cross training with Barre and Yoga. In October 2018, Spokane Club hosted a BarreAbove teaching certification workshop and Jenny added Barre to her teaching repertoire. “I feel so truly blessed to call the Spokane Club home and I invite any members with interest in Yoga or Barre to try any of my classes this fall, all of which are beginner friendly and modifiable to nearly all physical abilities.” www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 25


Fitness | personal training

Personal Training for Personal Transformation By Kate Spencer, Communications Director

Road Warrior Comes Home to Healthy Lifestyle: Member, Mike Konesky and Trainer, Taylor Ingebritsen

M

ember Mike Konesky is a former road warrior, logging many miles in his career. Always interested in personal training, Mike’s travel schedule often made getting that training into his schedule very challenging. “I had always wanted to work with a personal trainer to make me accountable and to instruct me on proper workout form and nutrition,” Mike recalls. “However, I traveled a lot and could never get started with any consistency. That was my excuse anyway.” Then a window opened in Mike’s life and he took the first step in achieving his personal training goal. “At the end of last year I guess the stars aligned,” Mike recalls. “My work travel schedule reduced significantly, I was the most out of shape I had ever been in my life, I didn’t like what I was seeing in the 26 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

mirror, and I was committed to making a positive change in my health. I happened to see Taylor one day in the Downtown Club and remembered her from when our paths crossed previously. I asked her about being my personal trainer and I’ve been working with her ever since.” Like most successful training experiences, there was a strong desire for change on the client’s part and a strong desire to empower change on the trainer’s part. Mike was especially impressed with Taylor’s knowledge base. “I knew Taylor was certified and deeply knowledgeable in physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, and nutrition and had prior success with clients of all ages and abilities over the last several

years between California and Spokane. As it turns out, she is also quite a good psychologist too!” “Taylor is a pro. She keeps me motivated. She keeps workouts varied and challenging. She holds me accountable. She has developed a custom program that meets my personal goals and my schedule. And she is not shy about calling me out when I might fall behind or slip up - but in a polite and professional way. She really cares about her clients.” That care shows in Taylor’s programming, which is customized and modified based on the client’s needs, abilities and goals. Mike cites the four most helpful aspects of Taylor’s training as: 1) Taking time to genuinely understand the client’s goals and objectives and any limitations in order to design a customized program. 2) Starting each session with a check-in to understand where the client is physically and mentally that day and modifying the workout to meet specific needs. 3) Introducing new and different exercises to keep the body moving in new, different and challenging ways. 4) Regularly checking in on the client’s goals and as those goals change, to ensure that the program designed for the client is still helping them achieve their goals. Mike continues to steadily meet and exceed his goals. “My initial goal at the start of the year was to lose 10 pounds. Working with Taylor since the start of the year, I’m now down over 40 pounds and feeling great. I am in better shape. I’m sleeping better and I have more energy and a clearer mind.” Change inspires change. New goals, new habits and increased levels of fitness set the bar for further growth. Mike’s goals are to maintain what he has been able to achieve so far and to expand his


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reach. “I’m still working on changing some bad habits and trying to stay on track with workouts. But I’m in it for the long haul.” Beyond fitness goals, Mike has some powerful, personal goals too and part of that means passing on his knowledge to his kids. “I’m trying to slowly introduce what I’ve learned to my three teenage girls at home. I’m really trying to create a positive environment that not only helps me support my goals but can have a positive impact on those close to me as well. And of course, to make good food choices, and to keep moving!

Back in the Game: Member Bruce Hunt and Trainer Erin Pibor

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ennis, and an active lifestyle, has been part of Bruce Hunt’s life for years. When Bruce and his wife Mary Ruth Carleton relocated to Spokane from Southern California, they knew they wanted to join Spokane Club and become part of its dynamic community. For Bruce especially, this meant getting back to tennis, the game he loves. “I am a tennis player recovering from an injury,” says Bruce. “I thought that

after many weeks of PT and other treatments I should use a trainer to get in better shape in order to resume playing tennis. Since part of the benefits of joining the Club was a complimentary evaluation by a trainer, it made it easy to take the first step.” A seasoned tennis player and USTA administrator for years, Bruce well knew the benefits of utilizing trained and certified pros. He sought that same expertise in a personal trainer. “I read the bios of the personal trainers posted in the fitness room at the Club and identified several of them that I wanted to ask questions about their

style, experience with tennis players, etc. I bumped into Erin during one of my workouts and after our first conversation I decided to try a few sessions with her. It helped that she had worked with other recreational and collegiate level tennis players.” The two have formed a solid team, made great progress and had fun doing it. “Erin has made the workouts fun because of her personality and enthusiasm, says Bruce “She has asked a lot of questions to understand my injury and temporary limitations in order to create the appropriate menu of exercises for me. She has been patient with me while I improved my strength, balance, agility and flexibility so I can keep playing tennis.” Best of all, Bruce is back in the game and feeling great! “I have been taking part in tennis clinics at the Club, made some new friends and rediscovered the joy of hitting the tennis ball,” says Bruce. “I am in much better shape and feel like I am continuing to improve. I’ll be playing in the leagues that start up later this Fall.” Equipped with new goals and solid training habits, Bruce is dedicated to expanding and growing his beloved game. “Erin has helped me realize that I need to continue to train regularly to maintain the fitness level I need to enjoy tennis.” Keep up the great work, Bruce!! To learn more about personal training at the Club and to view the bios of all of the trainers, visit: spokaneclub.org, Login as a Member and in the Member Central dropdown click on the Personal Training tab.

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Fitness | court sports

4th Annual Inland Empire Racquetball Championship

Sign up for Fall Basketball Leagues Fall Basketball Leagues are right around the corner! Once again, The Club will offer two leagues – Competitive and Recreational. The league entry fee guarantees players 8 games and complimentary draft beer on league nights. Mark your calendars and knock the rust off your jump shot for the start of Fall League! Please contact Chase Winkler at 459-4571 x 501 or cwinkler@spokaneclub.org

The 4th Annual Inland Empire Racquetball Championship will offer a variety of divisions and attract players from all over the region. All players will receive quality competition, first-class hospitality, and complimentary food and beverages throughout the tournament weekend. $79 entry fee for up to two divisions. $10 early bird discount is available until August 30th. $35 Junior (19 and under) entry fee for up to two events. Register online at r2sports.com. Please contact Chase Winkler at 4594571 x 501 or cwinkler@spokaneclub.org Friday – Sunday, October 18 – 20

Competitive League Registration deadline: September 24 Games begin Tuesday, October 1 Recreational League Registration deadline: September 25 Games begin Wednesday, October 2 $80 for one league, $120 for both leagues

Spring Basketball League Champions

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53rd Annual Lilac Handball Tournament The 53rd Annual Lilac Handball Tournament, one of the Club’s longest and proudest traditions, will be here before you know it! All participants will receive quality competition, first-class hospitality, and complimentary food and beverages throughout the tournament weekend. $85 entry fee for the first division, $30 entry fee for the second division. Register online at r2sports.com. Complimentary Junior (19 and under) entry fee for up to two events. Contact Chase Winkler for assistance with registration at 459-4571 x 501 or cwinkler@ spokaneclub.org. Friday – Sunday, November 1 – 3


Fitness | court sports

Spokane Club Basketball NACAD Spotlight

Pickleball Open Gym Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States! All ages and skill levels are invited to play pickleball weekly in the Downtown Gym. Equipment provided. For more information, contact Chase Winkler at 459-4571 x501 or cwinkler@spokaneclub.org. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-10:30 am

Our Spokane Club Men’s Basketball Team has won the NACAD National Basketball Tournament! The Club was proudly represented by Steve Stockton, Anthony Brown, Marc Axton, Mike Hart, Louis Hurd, Justin Bright, Erick Cheadle, Brad Gerbing, Mitch Holda, and Chase Winkler, Sports Club Manager, Spokane Club. This annual competition brings players from athletic clubs all across the country together to compete. Spokane Club’s team finished the tournament undefeated with a 6-0 record! Way to win, Guys!!

Priest Lake Cabins For All-Season Fun and Adventure!

Whatever the season, these Priest Lake cabins offer waterfront fun for everyone! Whether it’s a family reunion, or a private retreat both cabins sleep 8 and are fully equipped with all the amenities you’ll need to make your time at the lake extra special. Cost is $2,900 per week, per cabin. To learn more about these cabins, please contact the owners, John or Jeannie at theaussiems@gmail.com. www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 29


Fitness | tennis

New Champs Walk Away with 5th Annual BVTCP Catalina Cup!

Teams from the 5th Annual BVTCP Catalina Cup How do you get a winning team? Recruit the finest backyard scrappers you can find and mold them into a machine-like dynamo. This is what coach Tom “Grindhouse” Griner did to capture this year’s coveted Catalina Cup! Team “Start off Slow, and Taper Off ” managed to take down the reigning champs, “The Ace-Kickers” in virtually every event they played. The Bocce Ball, Volleyball, Tennis, Pickle Ball, Corn Hole Mixer was a blast as usual. Every year, the player experience has been off the charts positive and the post event BBQ/social is always a winner! Next year (June 2020), don’t just watch…be a part of the frenzy and play!

Team “Start off Slow, and Taper Off” managed to take down the reigning champs, “The Ace-Kickers”

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Valley Pickle Ball Clinics Continue Through September! Intro to Pickleball clinics will continue through September on Mondays and Wednesday at 4:30. Classes are $15 and run for 90 minutes and will cover all the basics to get you playing the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Fun for all ages, easy to learn and best of all a great way to make new friends. If you’ve played pickleball before and would like to get on list of Club pickleball players, please call the Valley at 535-3554 and leave your phone number and e-mail address. We’re growing a list of players and hope to organize a Club pickleball social in early September. Sign-up now to secure your spot by contacting the Valley Front Desk at 535-3554.

NEW! Now available at the Valley Club: Selkirk Pickleball paddles. Premium paddles manufactured in Hayden, ID. Prices ranges from $50-$150. Have questions? Contact Rose Jones, pickleball instructor at the Valley Club to assist in finding the right paddle for you!


Fitness | tennis

Emma Gretzky came to Spokane and walked away with G18’s Singles/ Doubles championship

Sectionals Finalists 55+: (l to r): Lori Nicol, Andi Hart, JoAnne Berg, Kari Bowton, Lisa Greer, Sheryl Traum

Spokane Club USTA Teams On To Portland!

Member Maddie Dibble won the G18 championship in Missoula, then drove home to place 2nd in the G18s here in the same weekend!

The SC Women’s 55-over 8.0 team, captained by Kari Bowton/Andi Hart placed 2nd at the PNW Sectional tournament, barely missing out on an opportunity to press on to nationals by mere points! This team had a great season and most are on Team Greer 18-over W4.0 captained by Lisa Greer heading to Portland in August for another crack at nationals! The 40-Over M4.5+ team captained by Jeff Urie also advanced to the PNW Sectional tournament in Portland with an undefeated season! As of press time, no results are in (they will play August 9-11 and Aug 24-26) but we know our teams will do well!

Upcoming Tennis Tournaments 2019 Spokane Fall Classic Jr Tennis Tournament September 27-29! This USTA sanctioned Junior event offers 12-18 year olds the opportunity to compete at intermediate or advanced levels in singles and doubles. Sign-up on-line at USTA.com. September 27 – 29

Spokane Club Member’s Only Tennis Tournament Sign-ups will be on-line at USTA.com as a non-sanctioned event! Ethan Warring hoisting his B18 championship at the Summer Classic!

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2019 Summer Tennis Camps: Records are Made to be Broken!

Tennis Camp Session 1 Tweeners with Daniella winning the coaches award As of press time, over 230 players have cycled through this year’s summer tennis camp, well on the way to breaking the 288 mark set last year! Join in the fun as camps continue through August 15! Drop in welcome! Contact the Valley Desk at 535-3554 to sign-up or Jeff at jurie@spokaneclub.org if you have questions!

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Fitness | tennis

Halloween 2019 Tennis Mixer! Another year…another chance to out dress/spook your fellow Club members at the Halloween Tennis Mixer! We will have court competitions that only the ghoulish can imagine while a great meal from Club Catering waits to reward all of the participants! Everyone is guaranteed to have a spook-tacular time. Sign-up at the Valley Front Desk or contact Jeff at 535-3554 or jurie@spokaneclub.org. Friday, October 25; 6:00 – 9:30 pm; $22/ player includes dinner, and on-court fun!

MEET the ZAGS! Team Mixer Serving Up Fun Again!

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ast season’s Meet The Zags Mixer was so much fun, GU coach Jonas Piibor is bringing the boys out to the Spokane Club for round 2 on Thursday, September 26. The Zags are coming off one their best seasons having been seeded 2nd for the first time at the WCC end of season tournament. After spending time with this team, I know our members will be caught up in the excitement that is Zag tennis! This year’s team features a national top 25 recruiting class as well as some awesome returning players. GU Coaches/players will showcase their team’s skills during drills before Spokane Club members actually get to mix it up on court with individual Zags in some fun doubles drills. After on-court activities, we will have a fun social upstairs. This is a great opportunity to see and play some great tennis and a really great opportunity to bond with a local college tennis program. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Space is limited to the first 50 sign-ups! Sign-up with Jeff at jurie@ spokaneclub.org or call 535-3554 and sign up at the Valley Desk. Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm $25/person, includes light dinner, drinks, tennis!

Meet New Tennis Pro Jason Chapman

Attention League Tennis Players! Club Men’s and Women’s Leagues resume September 10. Sign up in the Valley or contact Jeff at jurie@spokaneclub.org for more info!

Jason is an outstanding tennis coach bringing a wealth of on court and off court experience to the Club. Jason knows about winning tennis. As Robinswood Tennis Center’s head pro, Jason coached USTA teams to 5 National Championships and as Bellevue College’s coach led them to 18 NWAC Conference Championships. A Spokane native and former EWU tennis player, Jason looks to continue his winning ways working with USTA teams and individuals of all levels at the Spokane Club! Jason will begin teaching in late September. Welcome aboard Jason!

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Fitness | aquatics

Why Water?

The Properties of water allow for many benefits to your overall health and wellness.

NEW! At the VALLEY POOL

Aqua4Balance and YOU

This class is specifically designed to enhance your overall balance and strength. As a “mindful� water exercise class, we will be working on improving ROM and strength in back, hips, knees and ankles. Each class will be working through various walking, movement patterns, and dynamic balance training challenges. In Aqua4Balance and YOU core awareness and stabilization is learned and practiced. Ai Chi is one form of water therapy that allows YOU to engage core muscles throughout the flow of a coordinated movement. We will be learning and practicing Ai Chi throughout the session to enhance this mind/body connection. Resgister for class by contacting Chris Barry at cbarry@spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4571 x512. Section A-Tuesday at 9:45-10:45am Session Dates: Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Section B- Wednesday at 2:00-3:00pm Sessions Dates: Sept 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 Cost: Members $120 for 6 sessions

Meet your Instructor: Patricia Benjamin Patricia is a water aerobics instructor at the Downtown Club and has been teaching water exercise classes for accumulative of 15 years. In 2010 she became an Aquatic Fitness Professional through AEA. She has a wealth of practical experience and knowledge through continuing education at regional and international workshops and conferences. Most recently she acquired her Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute Certification through ATRI. Her aim and purpose is to help YOU achieve success through progressions of movement that improve balance and strength that is transferable to your everyday activities. 34 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Fall 2019

Buoyancy allows for off-loading of joints for less impact. Joints that have arthritis, or are in need of pre or post rehabilitation find ease in movement. Pain relief can be felt upon immersion as the joint capsules float and tendons move more freely. Buoyancy can also create imbalances in stability, which challenges your vestibular system to make adjustments when walking, starting and stopping movement. Viscosity of the water creates the resistance or load on the musculature for overall muscle balance. Land exercise has one resistance (gravity) and joint angle must be changed to target specific muscle for strength. In water, there is 360 degrees of resistance which allows the muscles to be strengthened in pairs. The core or trunk of the body is challenged through every well-coordinated movement. Hydrostatic pressure of the water dilates veins, arteries, and capillaries sending blood more efficiently to the heart for oxygenation and for activation of neuromuscular response. Warm water is soothing and relaxing. The feel of the water on your skin activates the somatic system to calm and slow breaths. Warmer water also makes stiff joints and sore muscles feel at ease during movement.


Fitness | aquatics

Swim Team Summer Party!

New Swim Team Season Starting September! The Spokane Club Swim Team is designed to introduce youth to the enjoyment of competitive swimming. The focus will be introduction of new stroke techniques while building endurance. All four Olympic strokes, starts, and turns will be introduced and practiced. The program is year round with optional swim meets at least once per month. The Spokane Club Swim Team is a spirited, family-based swim team committed to providing a well-rounded swim experience balancing community, sportsmanship, and overall enjoyment with high quality instruction, individual skill development, and a competitive team-oriented environment. The coach will constantly work to help swimmers enhance all four competitive strokes, improve racing techniques, build self-confidence, become good team members, and learn that winning and succeeding are not always the same thing. *Note: All prices are plus tax. Silver – $50* Practice times: Mon/Wed, 4:45 – 5:30 pm Great for new swim team members-introduction to swim team drills, strokes and competitions; Prerequisites: Swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke Gold – $55* Mon/Wed 5:00 – 6:00 pm & Tue 5:30 – 6:30 pm Great for continuing swim team members; Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breastroke; coach’s approval

Platinum – $55* Mon/Wed 6:00 – 7:00 pm & Tue 5:30 – 6:30 pm Great for swimmers wanting more competition as well as strength and conditioning to take their swimming to the next level. Platinum members will have both swimming, and resistance training; Prerequisites: Coach’s approval Practice will be cancelled on school holidays and any snow related school cancellations. Optional swim meet dates: Saturdays Warmups 9:30, meet at 10:00 AM September 21 October 19 November 16 December 14 www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 35


Fitness | aquatics

Preschool Advanced (Ages 3-5) Prerequisites: Preschool Beginner Exit Skills Designed for kids who can swim independently but need more stroke refinement Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Front Crawl-25 ft, Back Crawl-25 ft, side breathing, elementary backstroke-25 ft, breaststroke kick, treading water, 30 seconds, Jump in and return to wall without assistance.

Beginner (Ages 5+) Spokane Club Swim School The Spokane Club Swim School takes traditional American Red Cross swim lessons and transforms them into exactly what your child needs. Our certified instructors will follow best practices to get your child to swim like a fish. Every class will consist of new learning opportunities and the instructor will communicate directly with you to ensure your child is progressing to the best of their ability. We offer both Private and Group classes for ages 3 and up. Classes are available Downtown and in the Valley. Must receive cancellation by the Friday before the first day of class to avoid $10 cancellation fee. How to Sign Up for Swim School: 1. Pick your session 2. Pick your top 2 times in the open time period 3. Call Aquatics at 509-459-4571 x512 or email cbarry@spokaneclub.org 4. Give your child’s name, age, and skill level 5. Give your name and return phone number 6. We will set up classes a week prior and try to accommodate requested times

Toddler Independence (Ages 2-3)

Preschool Beginner (Ages 4-5)

Introduces young children, ages 2-3, to group experiences in the water without the assistance of parents. Activities include specialized pool games, instructional swim and supervised play time. Swim diapers are required if your child is not potty trained. Exit skills (required to advance to next level): Put face in water and blow bubbles, front/back float 3 seconds (with assistance), jump in with assistance

Prerequisites: Toddler Independence Exit Skills or age 4+ Designed for the child’s first lesson away from mom and dad with the goal of becoming comfortable in the water. Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Submerge 5 times, kick on front/back, backfloat (10 sec), frontfloat (10 sec), Swim independently 5 feet, Jump in without assistance.

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Prerequisites: None Designed for older kids that have never had a formal swim lesson. Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Submerge 10 times, kicking on front/back (10 sec), float on back/ front (10 sec), swim unassisted 10 ft, jump in and return to wall without assistance.

Intermediate (Ages 5+ or graduate from Preschool Advanced) Prerequisites: Beginner exit skills, or Preschool Advanced exit skills Designed for older kids who can swim independently but need more stroke refinement Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Front crawl 25 yards, backstroke 25 yards, Breaststroke kick, side breathing, treading water 1 min, jump in and return to wall without assistance


Monthly Downtown Lessons

(*Sales tax will be added to all lessons)

Monday/Wednesday Lessons

September 4 – 25; $42* 3:30-7:00 pm

September 30 – October 23; $48* 3:30-7:00 pm

October 28 – November 20; $48* 3:30-7:00 pm

Monthly Valley Lessons Tuesday/Thursday Lessons

September 3 – 26; $48* 3:30-7:00 pm

October 1 – 24; $48* 3:30-7:00 pm

October 29 – November 21; $48* 3:30-7:00 pm

Saturday Lessons in the Valley

(*Sales tax will be added to all lessons)

September 7 – 28; $24*

Babysitters Training (Ages 11+) This course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave. They will learn about basic child care, how to care for respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and basic first aid. Participants will receive a Pediatric First Aid/CPR certification. Supplies included. Registration Deadline 3 days before the class starts. Participation in all classes is required for certification. To sign up, call Aquatics at (509)459-4571 x512 or email at cbarry@spokaneclub.org. Tuesdays, October 1-29; 4:00 – 7:00 pm; Downtown; $80

10:00-12:00 pm

October ??; $24*

10:00-12:00 pm

November ??; $24* 3:30-6:30 pm

Fall Plunge Parties

Look for details in your Club emails!

Private Swim Lessons (ages 6 mos +) Children – One-on-one instruction is a great way to get your child familiar with the water and ready for group lessons. 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 might just be for you. Lessons are $35 per half-hour. To sign up, call Aquatics 459-4571 x512 or email cbarry@spokaneclub.org. www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 37


Family | happenings

Childcare Schedule of Fun

Holiday Hours

Childcare will be closed at both locations September 1st & 3rd for Labor Day Childcare closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28

Downtown! Art Time (Ages 18 months and up) Bring your youngsters to the Club to make a fun art project. Our projects are age appropriate and created to develop fine motor skills and to expand your children’s imaginations and creativity. Mondays starting September 23; 9:30 am; Regular Childcare rates apply.

Stories and Music Come join us on Friday every week for music and stories! Each week will bring a variety of songs to learn and stories to be told! . Fridays starting September 27; 9:30 am Regular Childcare rates apply.

Valley!

Art Time (Ages 18months and up)

Bring your youngsters to the Club to make a fun art project. Our projects are age appropriate and created to develop fine motor skills and to expand your children’s imaginations and creativity. Thursdays starting September 26; 9:30 am; Regular Childcare rates apply.

Gym Time Fun (Ages 18 months and up) Gym Time Fun is a physical activity program designed for preschoolers. Bring your children for a fun half hour of play and exercise! We will be tumbling, running obstacle courses, playing with balls, jumping and moving! It’s never too early to start your child on the right path to fitness! Tuesdays starting September 24; 9:30 am; Regular Childcare rates apply.

Crafty Kids Club (Kindergarten and up) Crafty kids is an arts and craft club designed for kids in kindergarten and older. We meet once a month and create something fun while learning different art and craft techniques and skills. Encourage your child’s artsy side with this club. Friday, September 27, October 25 & November 15; 4:30 pm

Valley Kids Camps! (Ages 5 and up) Our camps are a great place for kids to have a fun-filled day of activities. We have arts and crafts projects, gym and court time, swimming, and lots of good times! The kids will make new friends and catch up with old friends. Lunch is not provided but may be ordered from the Deli or you may bring a sack lunch. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS. Camps are held at our Valley Club. Email Tracey at tkauffman@spokaneclub.org to sign up. Space is limited so sign up early!

Save the Dates!

Veterans Day Camp November 11

Winter Break Camp Camp dates to be determined

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Family | happenings

A Haunted Valley Halloween See page 11 for more details. Saturday, October 26; 2:00 – 4:00 pm Free for Members; Member Guest Children $10 (Children 3 & Under Free)

Errand Day Every Day!

Drop your budding artist off at the Club for a fun evening of painting. We will create a Halloweenthemed work of art to take home. There will be snacks and kids are also welcome to bring dinner or purchase one at the Deli to eat while painting. Class will be on Friday, October 11 and begins at 5:30. It usually lasts 2 hours. Parents are welcome to sign up too! Friday, October 11; 5:30 pm; $15 per person

Finding it hard to get things done? Errand Day is the solution! Errand Day gives you up to 3 hours of time to run errands while your children are at the Club having fun. You can even use Errand Day as an Errand Evening and take your sweetheart out to dinner! Choose your time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. Maximum stay 3 hours. Infants may stay for 2 hours max. Reservations are required. Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515; Valley at 535-3554 x284. Cost: $8 per hour first child, $5 per hour each additional sibling, Infants are an additional $1 per hour.

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Ages 1-12: 3 hours max use per day; Ages 0-1: 2 hours max use per day

Reservations required 24 hours in advance for ages under 1 year and only available Downtown from 8:00-5:00 weekdays and 8:00-12:30 on Saturdays and at the Valley location from 8:30-12:30 weekdays, and 8:30-12:30 on Saturdays.

Starting in September

Downtown Childcare will be closing at 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday Valley Childcare will add Tuesday & Thursday nights 4:00 – 7:00 pm All other times will remain the same. www.spokaneclub.org | Fall 2019 | 39


Summer Fun for

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All at the Club!

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Champagne Suite Renovations include: • Completely remodeled bathroom • Completely remodeled bar • All new furniture and bedding • All new lighting including fixtures • All new art • Freshly painted rooms and more!

If you would like to stay in the Champagne Suite call the Front Desk and 838-8511 and make your reservation today!

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