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It’s a place where women in business can help other women succeed in the business world. The W Source is a nationwide networking organization that just launched its newest chapter in Scottsdale. The organization consists of female professionals in the business world. The goal is to help expand their referral networks and grow their businesses by connecting with other professionals in their same city. “The W Source was built out because we recognized a lack of a national female-centric networking group for female professionals and service providers,” Hannah Buschbom, cofounder of The W Source, said. Buschbom, who is a partner, cer- Vickie Garcia, a CFP Wealth Advisor at NextBridge Advisors, will lead the Scottsdale chapter tified financial planner and certified Wealth of The W Source. (Photo courtesy The W Source) divorce finance analyst, cofounded The W Source with Ameriflex CEO Each chapter of the group holds Tom Goodson in September, 2017. monthly meetings as well as one-onThey have six operating chapters one meetings that are specifically desince their launch and 20 that will be signed to create relationships within launching before June, and the goal of personal networks. Garcia hopes having 100 chapters up and running Scottsdale businesswomen really take nationwide within a year. advantage of this opportunity. “Our goal is to grow our presence “The purpose of setting up this thoughtfully and strategically, so that group was largely a desire to be a betwhen we create a national advertising ter resource for my clients who are program, consumers utilize our web- looking for services that extend besite to find vetted and trusted female yond the area of my expertise. As a professionals in their local area,” Bus- holistic financial planner, it’s crucial chbom said. that I am concerned with the best loWith their next chapter opening in cal professionals to better assist my Scottsdale, they chose Vickie Garcia, clients with their unique needs,” Gara CFP Wealth Advisor at NextBridge cia said. Wealth Advisors, to lead the local The W Source ranks their chapters chapter. by tiers and also on the population “Vickie is part of Know Phoenix for where the chapter is based. “With 2018. She was able to utilize her local a high median income and a rapidly network to expand the chapter. In ad- growing demographic of working dition, in her practice at NextBridge professionals, Scottsdale is a Tier III Wealth Advisors, where she is a part- city, which means that there can only ner and a Certified Financial Planner, be two chapters in the city,” Buschshe works with her clients during the bom said. “The large concentration of complex phases of their lives,” Busch- professional service providers in the bom said. “Vickie was seeking a way area makes it ideal for us to support to grow her business through referrals the top females in this competitive while also having access to serve her market.” clients better, so we thought she was the perfect fit.” comm. spotlight


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By Alexandra Whitten According to statistics portal, 28.9 million people across the U.S. practiced Pilates in 2017. Were you one of them? If you’ve always wanted to do Pilates but found the classes too expensive or thought of Pilates as an elitist and exclusive workout routine, Club Pilates wants to change your mind. Club Pilates opened in March and has a goal of making the mind-body principles and equipment-based workout available to anyone at any age or fitness level. Phoenix resident Kim Pickens decided to open Club Pilates in the Scottsdale area because she wanted to bring affordable Pilates classes to her neighbors. The boutique-style Pilates studio has been open for 10 weeks and is the 13th Club Pilates franchise in the nation. “It was a risky decision because it is so far north; however, the north Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree community has really opened up their arms to us. They’ve really welcomed us.” Pickens said. Club Pilates offers a light and bright environment. The staff is welcoming and creates a supportive atmosphere. Club Pilates offers modernized and state-of-the-art equipment such as Reformers, EXO chairs, TRX, Trigger Point springboard and Barre. There are four class levels and eight

signature group class formats. Members can expect full-body workouts and improvement in posture, balance, strength and flexibility. “Pilates is a great exercise to help alleviate back pain, and there’s about six different exercises that our classes focus on,” Pickens said. “It’s great for increasing core strength, including the middle back, lower back and obliques, as well as the external abdominal area.” Pickens recommends beginners attend their 30 minute intro to Pilates classes, which they offer free to the community three times a week. After that, she suggests private lessons if you’ve never done Pilates before. For the more seasoned professional, Pickens recommends their level 1.5 and 2 classes. The studio even has a Cadillac in one of their private studios, which is an advanced Pilates machine. The average price for classes is $20 per class. “Pilates is an exercise for everybody, any age. We have classes that can adjust to any level, any age, men or women,” Pickens said. Club Pilates is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Club Pilates is located at 31313 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale. Prices vary per class. Call 480-900-7278 or visit for more information.

Club Pilates offers a range of classes using state-of-the-art equipment and employing a variety of exercises. (Photos courtesy Fishman Public Relations)

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