VILLAGE HEALTH CLUBS & SPAS
DC Ranch Group Fitness + Pilates Director
PATRICIA Gainey Group Fitness + Pilates Director
LINDA B. Ocotillo Group Fitness + Pilates Director
LINDA H. Camelback Group Fitness + Pilates Director
TABLE of CONTENTS
MEET your MANAGERS
Your Resort, Every Day 3 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods 5 Hard Core 6 Bodyweight Interval Training 8 6 Reasons to Practice Yoga 9 Up and Coming 10 Tennis Drills 14 A Fond Farewell 16 We’ll Help you Unwind 18 Circulation 20 Nail Trends 21 What is Cupping? 21 Something’s Cooking 22 Focus on Members 24 Focus on Kids 28 Social Spot 30
President, Village Health Clubs & Spas firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Village Health Clubs & Spas; General Manager, Ocotillo Village email@example.com
General Manager, Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club firstname.lastname@example.org
General Manager, DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa email@example.com
General Manager, Gainey Village Health Club & Spa firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BEAUTIFUL CLUBS WE SHARE It’s really hard to know how to start an article like this. The topic is Safety, Security, and Consideration for your fellow members at the Village. Don’t forget to ‘like’ Village Health Clubs & Spas on Facebook, where you’ll be privy to contests we are currently running, fitness information and Village events—everything Village!
I think you see where I am going. It’s the kind of article that could come off preachy or condescending. It’s also the kind of article that could be relished by those in need of it least, and ignored by those in need of it most. With those words of trepidation, I’ll just jump in. Asking you to check in as you enter the Village is our way of protecting you, as members, and making sure no one with malicious intentions enters your club. Please have your photo taken, if we don’t have it. It just adds another layer of protection for you. And asking you not to put valuables in clothes lockers, but instead in the small safety lockers, not only keeps them safe, but makes us liable for their security. The age requirements for use of the hot tub, sauna, steam rooms, and swimming pools are there for the health and safety of our young members. We have Junior Certification programs at each club so that children between the ages of 11 – 13 may use the clubs without adult supervision, yet safely, and in a manner that does not interfere with adult usage.
We have lots of members at each of our clubs. That’s what makes them exciting to be part of. It also means there are times when we need to share things. If the lap pool is crowded, please share a lane and “circle swim”. If the track is busy, make sure you are going in the right direction, and be considerate of walkers. At busy times in the weight room, let others “work in” on a machine while you are catching your breath. We are fortunate to have these beautiful Village Clubs. Let’s share them together and make our experiences here even better! In good health, John Smallfield GENERAL MANAGER, CAMELBACK VILLAGE VILLAGE HEALTH CLUB AND SPA
In the category of consideration, please consider other members when using your cell phone. We have many areas marked with signs or stickers where we ask members to refrain from using cell phones, but wherever you are at the club, think about who might be bothered by your phone call or selfie-taking. And while handicapped parking is a legal issue enforced by the police, just consider how difficult it may be for some to even get from their car to the club’s front door.
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Village Pilates instructors from Camelback, DC Ranch, Gainey, and Ocotillo Village (see page 6).
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EVERY DAY holiday
CLUB HOU R
Thanksgiv ing: Regular Ope ning Hours – Closing at 2 pm Christmas Eve : Regular Ope ning Hours – Closing at 4 pm Christmas Closed
New Year’ s Eve : Regular Ope ning Hours – Closing at 4 pm New Year’ s Day: 10 am – 4 pm
Renovating the Gainey Training Center
We are excited to be renovating the second floor of the current Gainey Training Center and adding a new space between the main club and the Training Center, all totaling 6000 square feet. Construction is scheduled to be completed in January 2017. Included in the renovations and construction are a small group training studio, a group Pilates studio, and a group fitness studio. We’ve torn down the breezeway between the main club and the Training Center. We are replacing the breezeway with a bridge that allows access from the current weight room to the new studios on the upper level, and a walkway from the basketball court to the current Training Center studios and the new small group training studio on the lower level to make Gainey one continuous club.
Hotter Than Heck Hike
On August 12, a beautiful evening was had as we hiked to the top of the Sunrise trail. The members did great, as the majority of the trail was in the shade! Afterwards we enjoyed some tacos and margaritas at the Salt & Lime restaurant.
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Getting ready to hit the links at Gainey Ranch Golf Clubs Summer League
riScottsdale at the Tempe International Triathlon 2016. T
EVERY DAY T R I AT H L O N
Village members have been swimming, cycling, and running around the world, throughout the country, and here in Arizona all year long. Over the summer, a few of the big races were Ironmans Canada & Boulder, Vineman Half, Mountain Man sprint/oly and half in Flagstaff, USAT Nationals, and Tempe sprint/oly in September. Many have been getting ready for the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships taking place September 4 in A ustralia (70.3) and October 8 (140.6) in Kona, Hawaii. Our partner TriScottsdale has 15 members racing the 70.3 Worlds and almost a dozen going to Kona , many of whom are first time qualifiers. Check out the races at www.ironman.com. Meanwhile, the rest of us mortals have been training for triathlon, running, cycling, and open-water swimming events of all distances. We have weekly early-morning outdoor bikes rides and runs near both Gainey and Camelback Village. DC Ranch Village has added a beginner/ recovery Friday morning ride, and all our clubs have an impressive Masters Swim schedules.
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nna and Alex Jondle (Gainey members) competed in the Chicago Kids A Triathlon August 27. This was their first triathlon—but not their last! They spent a month training with Village Triathlon Coordinator/Coach Abby Luedecke up to three times a week in preparation.
Abby Luedecke, Village Triathlon Coordinator
TIPS for DOING YOUR FIRST
Y oung Village triathletes after practicing the swimming portion of an upcoming event.
This fall/winter, check out our Kids Triathlon Clinic and Race, Post Turkey Day Fun Run, & Jingle Bell Triathlon. Contact Abby Luedecke for more information at email@example.com. Individual coaching and small group training are available with Triathlon Coordinator Abby Luedecke who is USAT and Ironman Coaching Certified.
1 Face your fears
Swimming is generally the most feared discipline of a triathlon. Conquer that fear before race day: hire a swim coach to help you improve mentally and physically.
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2 Focus on your weaknesses, but not too much
Never been on a bike; swimming isn’t your thing? Focus on the weakest discipline, especially in the beginning of your training; but be careful not to neglect the others.
3 Practice transitions
Transitions are when you move from one discipline to the next, i.e., swim-to-bike : bike-to-run. Set up your bike near the pool where you are training, and get out of the water and hop on your bike as quickly as you can— wet clothes and all. Just make sure to strap on your helmet! Practice the bike-to-run transition often as well: keep your running shoes close by and at the end of your ride, quickly put them on at the end of your ride and go for a short run.
4 Get the right gear
Find goggles that fit your face, get a great bike fitting and get fitted for running shoes at your local running store. Having the right gear for you is key to a successful race.
GOOD LOOKIN’ Sweet Potato Pie 3 frozen unbaked 8 or 9 inch single crust pie shells
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
4 pounds uncooked and un-peeled sweet potatoes
1/2 cup pure finely
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
3 large eggs 2 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
hand wash your sweet potatoes. After a complete washing, boil the sweet potatoes 1 First, until they are tender. Once potatoes are tender drain and allow them to cool before peeling and mashing. Blend your sweet potatoes in mixing bowl with a blender to remove strings.
you are cooking the sweet potatoes go ahead and place your butter on the 2 While kitchen countertop and allow to soften. 3 After the potatoes are ready, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350. cream the softened butter with both sugars. Mix in the blended sweet potatoes 4 Next and continue to mix while adding the eggs one at a time. Finally, add your milk, vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix thoroughly.
pour mixture evenly into your three frozen unbaked pie shells. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes at 350 5 Finally, degrees on your center oven rack. Preparation Time = approx 1 hour and 40 minutes Cooking Time = 1 hour and 30 minutes
Chanel Kirkendoll, DC Ranch Village Café Manager
As always,” the key to great cooking is to be prepared and use quality ingredients.
5 It’s OK to panic
It’s normal: almost everyone panics before the race, when the gun goes off, and during the swim portion. Practice open-water swimming as much as you can before your race, as the first section of the swim has the highest rate of panic among triathletes.
Thank the race volunteers, smile for the race cameras, and high-five the spectators. Be thankful you are healthy and able to be out there racing!
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6 Be thankful
HARD CORE PILATES GETS MANLY If you walk into a Pilates class at any gym or health club, more likely than not the class will be dominated by women. While this trend has existed ever since Pilates started to become a popular exercise modality, men are quickly catching on to its benefits—including some of the world’s top athletes, like LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Kobe Bryant. Renae Larcus, Ph.D.
It’s not just a couple of high-profile players—entire professional sports teams from the NFL, NHL, and NBA are getting in on the action. “Pilates has become an essential part of our workout,” says LA Clippers coach Lawrence Frank. “Pilates is a game-changer.” Here are some of the benefits that Pilates is bringing to the field, court, or locker room:
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In the Swing
Through a series of fluid, natural, and full-range-of-motion movements, Pilates engages and lengthens underused muscles to increase flexibility and strength. These motions promote better movement patterns, while improving overall mobility. Athletes typically undergo intense and grueling workouts that tighten their muscles, so Pilates is the perfect counterbalance workout to bring flexibility back to the body. Just take a look at Tiger’s swing—fluid, controlled, and powerful. That’s Pilates at work.
Why is this a new trend? Athletes of all ability levels are incorporating Pilates into their training routines, not only for its core-strengthening benefits, but also for injury rehab—and prehab (injury prevention). Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance throughout the entire body. Especially for professional athletes whose careers and seasons depend on the their health, coaches and trainers are doing everything they can to prevent injuries and keep their athletes on their best game. Professional athlete or not, adding Pilates to your routine also helps builds lean muscle mass while increasing tendon and ligament strength, decreasing the possibility of overuse injury. Additionally, lean muscle burns calories more efficiently, and helps maintain ideal weight.
Pilates has become an essential part of our workout. — Lawrence Frank, la clippers coach
The Powerhouse Player
In Pilates parlance, the core is often referred to as the “Powerhouse.” All that lifting and ab work is a great thing, but it usually comes at the expense of the back, hips, glutes, and pelvic floor. Lifting alone can lead to tightness and compression, which restricts movement. Now you know why your group fitness instructors are always telling you to suck your stomach in during an exercise, even if you’re not working solely on abs. It’s because the core is the structural foundation that holds the rest of the body together, generating stability, strength, and control. The stronger your core, the better you’ll be able to work your other muscle groups without having to overcompensate and hurt yourself.
Over and Under
From professional athletes to weekend warriors, many people are prone to overtraining. Repetitive use of the same muscle groups causes wear and tear on the body, while overuse of one side of the body excludes weaker muscle groups, resulting in imbalance. This is a recipe for injury. Adding Pilates into one’s routine restores muscular balance, creates better movement patterns, and lessens the likelihood of injury. Pilates also creates space and lengthens muscles, rebalancing the body by activating underused, smaller muscles that support the larger muscles. Quite simply, Pilates conditions the whole body, resulting in better mobility and strength “from the inside out,” and ultimately, improved performance.
The Backbone’s Connected to the…
“We are only as old as our spine,” said Pilates inventor Joseph Pilates. A strong “powerhouse” is essential for balance and stability. Pilates helps protect the spine from daily wear and tear—including from sitting. The spine is the central connecting point for the entire body, so keeping a healthy spine is crucial for making sure the rest of your body stays in sync.
Whatever sport you enjoy, whether you are a professional athlete or a soccer mom, Pilates will have a direct and positive impact on your performance—and general wellbeing. This refreshing mind/body activity improves concentration, works the whole body, and lays a solid foundation for any activity or sport. Since the core provides the power to the rest of the body, it’s in your best interest to keep it strong.
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BASIC PRINCIPLES AND BENEFITS Justus Miller, Ocotillo Village Fitness Director
The 2012 release of the American College of Sports Medicine survey on exercise trends saw bodyweight training breaking into the top 10. These training programs have proven to be highly effective for improving overall aerobic and metabolic function. Also, with the emergence of competitive obstacle events such as Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, and American Ninja Warrior, bodyweight programs have grown in popularity because of their specificity for enhanced performance. Bodyweight routines can be done almost anywhere to improve mobility, agility, balance, muscular strength, and endurance. Bodyweight routines build a core fitness baseline in less time than traditional weight-training programs, and improve daily sustained energy. When beginning any program it is vital to ensure proper form, spinal alignment, and tempo. Be sure to only perform the exercises you can do safely, efficiently and effectively. It is always good practice to have a session with a health and fitness specialist to review proper form, program design, and progression.
Each muscle group 2 or 3 days per week.
Moderate to high intensity.
20 – 60 minutes. Complete 2 – 4 sets, 15 – 30 seconds per exercise.
Varied integrated strength and muscular endurance programs including bodyweight and neuromotor/ functional exercises improving motor skills, agility, coordination, gait, and proprioception.
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Key Components of Bodyweight Training
Frequency, intensity, time, and type are the key components to a well-rounded progressive exercise routine prescription. Exercise prescription varies based on an individual’s fitness level, muscular and skeletal abilities/heath, and any limiting factors. The reason for the popularity of bodyweight high-intensity interval training is that with shorter bouts, you can burn more calories and improve overall metabolic function, even up to 72 hours post-exercise.
Get Strong & Lean
Yoga is transformative.
to PRACTICE YOGA
Chances are, you’ve been told you should do yoga. Everyone knows it’s beneficial. But maybe you think it’s just for girls (if you’re a guy). Maybe you think you’re not flexible enough. Maybe you think it’s not a real workout. Maybe you just don’t know where to start. Well, start by reading this. Here’s why you should try it out (and stick with it) …
Flexibility & Balance If you think you’ll never be able to touch your toes with straight legs, or stand on one foot for a whole minute, you’re probably wrong. Many new yogis don’t have much flexibility or balance when they first start. But this changes, usually faster than you think. Lots of other things we do in the gym make us tight—running, cycling, weight lifting, to name a few. Yoga is the perfect complement to those activities, as it stretches our muscles and loosens us up.
2 A Great Workout
Not every yoga class is all about stretching and chanting “Om.” Most yoga classes at the Village are, in fact, challenging cardio- and core-infused total-body workouts. If you’re new to yoga, start with a Basic Flow class in order to learn the poses and proper alignment. Then branch out to “Power” and more advanced flow classes, where you will definitely sweat. Even the most muscular, fit gym-goer walks out of their first yoga class saying, “Wow, that was hard.”
Get Hot, Get Loose
4 Find Your Zen
Yoga is a holistic practice, for both body and mind. Yogis find stress relief, wellbeing, and the ability to declutter and just
Nadia Mustafa, DC Ranch Village Yoga Instructor
For most people, yoga is transformative. I’ve seen countless students blossom from zero yoga experience into advanced practitioners. That may mean they have learned to balance and contort in seemingly crazy positions, but it’s much more than that. They have achieved the discipline and benefits of a regular practice, and the self-compassion and acceptance that come along with that. There’s no plateau in yoga— there’s always somewhere else to take your practice, some new challenge, both physical and mental.
6 Community, Not Competition
Yoga isn’t about competition, it’s about community. When you witness the graceful yogi in the front row float into handstand, it’s humbling and inspiring. The Village boasts some of the best yoga teachers in the Valley. The quality of instruction, gorgeous facilities, and devoted practitioners make it feel more like a yoga studio than a gym. Remember, yoga is a personal practice. Not every style of yoga, nor every teacher, is right for everyone. The Village has a full schedule of different yoga classes and a diverse roster of instructors. Try out a variety, and commit to a regular practice (aim for three times a week). You soon may find yourself addicted to yoga.
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All but one Village Club has a state-of-the-art Hot Yoga Studio, in addition to the regular yoga studio. Don’t fear—heated flow classes are kept at only 95 degrees. If you want more, try VHY (Village Hot Yoga), a set sequence in a 105-degree, humid room. In either setting, your body will be warm and loose enough to get deeper into the poses, and you’ll get a cleansing detox in the process. And there’s Yoga Sculpt if you want to add light weights to your practice.
be in—and embrace—the present moment. Much of this has to do with breath. The way you learn to breathe in yoga is an amazing tool to use “off the mat” as well, to navigate life’s ups and downs.
COMING COMMUNIT Y O •
Saturday Morning Coffee Run Club
OCT – MARCH, EVERY OTHER SATURDAY
KE Y event location
C • Camelback D • DC Ranch G • Gainey O • Ocotillo
Member Halloween Party
FRI, OCT 28, 5:30 – 7 PM
Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy yummy treats, wine, beer, and dancing. This party is held outside and is free to members and one guest. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Childcare is not available.
Pub Run Club
OCT – MARCH, TWICE A MONTH
Village Porsche Club
FRI, OCT 7, 5:30 – 7 PM
For most Porsche owners, driving a Porsche goes beyond just owning and driving a car. There is a passion about these cars, whichever model you drive, and chances are that after you get your first one, you will keep wanting another, and you will become more passionate and interested in finding out more about them! We are looking for Porsche owners to get together to talk about their cars, and all things Porsche! Please join us for our first social event in the Camelback Village V Lounge. sign up: If you would like to join us, please let us know by replying to Judi Buterbaugh at jbuterbaugh@ dmbclubs.com or JP Mouflard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT, DEC 3, 9 – 11 AM
Casino Night at the Villagio
THUR, OCT 27, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Enjoy gambling, dancing, food, drinks, and the chance to WIN great raffle prizes. Remember the evening with pictures from a photo booth. Everyone receives $1, 000 of fun money for gambling. A silent auction will benefit the T-Gen Foundation. cost: Free for Gainey Village members and one guest. Additional guests $20 each. RSVP to the front desk by Monday, Oct. 24. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Valet service will be provided.
It looks like we are expecting snow on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the backyard at Camelback Village! Bring your youngsters out for a morning of fun in the snow, some yummy warm pancakes and cocoa, and a visit from Santa Claus himself! sign up: Please sign up at the front desk or check with Kids’ Club for more information. C •
Mingle and Jingle Holiday Party
FRI, DEC 9, 6:30 – 9 PM
Mingle with your friends while enjoying delicious food, lively libations, and fun holiday jingles! This adult-only event is free for Camelback and Village Choice members. The club will close at 5 pm. to prepare for the party, and will reopen at 6:30 pm. for the festivities. sign up: Please RSVP to the front desk by Monday, Dec. 5. C D G O •
Cycle for the Cure 2017
SUN, MAY 7, 2017
Cycle for the Cure 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 7. Mark your calendars for this wonderful event, which raises money for T-Gen. All Village locations will participate in this event to help fight cancer!
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Just a reminder that the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, located across the street from the Gainey Village, has some great offers for Gainey Village members: • Gainey Village Members receive a 20% food and beverage discount when they present their Gainey Village membership card. This discount will not be good on Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or July 4th.
• Gainey Village members have access to the Hyatt Tennis Center; court use is based on availability. Reservations are required; call 480.215.4058 (Jennifer Berk, Tennis Academy). Courts are $10 an hour. They accept cash or credit card only.
• Gainey Village Members get 20% off daily guest room rates. Call the central reservations line at 1.800.55HYATT and reference Gainey Village Health Club or, online, use the corporate code #46036.
We always are looking for more ways to add more value to your membership. We hope you enjoy these special offers.
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Exercise and Nutrition Summit
SAT, OCT 1, 8 AM – 2 PM
You can eat all day. Have energy. Lose fat. Feel great. Have no cravings. And prevent disease. Learn more about this and other amazing exercise and nutrition facts you don’t know at the Summit. Lunch is included. cost: $180/member or $200/ non-member. Questions? Ask at the front desk. O •
POUND and POUR
FRI, OCT 7, 6 – 8 PM
We are a family of fitness rebels. We are not afraid to turn up the volume in class or in life. Join us for an hour of POUND!! And for drinks and appetizers after class. cost: FREE to members, $10/nonmember. taught by: Kimberly Campbell, Jessica Dixon, and Maria Mejia. G •
Fall Fitness Challenge
OCT 10 NOV 19
Kick off the fall season with a NEW fitness playbook. Join this small-group fitness program by Oct. 5 to save your spot for a fun six-week transformation! This challenge ends just in time for the holiday season! Learn new nutrition strategies and a variety of new workouts from our welltrained personal trainers and Registered Dietitian. InBody measurements will be completed during your first and last sessions to determine your overall level of health and progress throughout the six weeks. sign up: Contact Erica Hubber, Assistant Activities Director, at email@example.com, for more information. G •
Greatest Loser Competition
Our annual Greatest Loser Competition is coming up in January 2017! It is a chance to receive extra classes from our personal trainers, challenge yourself, and receive valuable nutrition tips. Get a great head start on your health in 2017! sign up: Sign-ups begin after Thanksgiving, so start forming your teams of four now! For more information please contact Lia Pulver, Fitness Director, at 602.553.4935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ocotillo Village Jr. Aquatics: Scheduled Swimming Lessons for Kids
SEPT THRU OCT, FRIDAYS 5 – 6 PM, SATURDAYS 9 - 10:30 AM
cost: $65 (monthly)
Barre at the Bar @ Modern Margarita
MON, OCT 24
Join us on Oct. 24 as we launch our second annual MyZone Challenge. We will be competing for MEPS. You will be eligible for the raffle when you earn 1300 MEPS. For every 300 MEPS earned after that, you will receive another raffle entry. The more MEPS, the more raffle entries given! Prizes will be drawn on Nov. 20. cost: Free with purchase of a MyZone belt ($79.99) at the front desk. Please contact Erica Hubber at 480.624.9108 or email@example.com for more information or to sign up!
SATURDAYS, NOV 5 – 26, 10 AM
cost: $20 includes barre class and cocktail. 1 East Boston Street, Chandler, or 480.454.4295
Rooftop Yoga at the Perch @ The Perch Brewery O •
SAT, MARCH 5 – APRIL 30, 9 AM
cost: $20 includes yoga and cocktail. 232 South Wall Street, Chandler or 480.773.7688
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COMING HIKE Brown’s Mountain Summit Hike (Dynamite & Alma School) C D G O •
SAT, OCT 15, 7:30 AM START
KE Y event location
C • Camelback D • DC Ranch G • Gainey O • Ocotillo
Four-mile beginner to intermediate hike. Come hike these relatively new trails in the northern section of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This is a loop hike and has great views of Cave Creek, Elephant Mountain, and Black Mountain. We will meet at the DC Ranch Village at 7:30 am and carpool to the trailhead. We will stop for breakfast afterwards and should be back to DC Ranch by noon. You will need to bring at least 36 ounces of water and snacks for along the way. Guests are welcome. sign up: For more information or to sign up, please contact Shelly McGann at 480.624.9125 or smcgann@ dmbclubs.com by Oct. 11.
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Holiday Hike—Tom’s Thumb
SAT, DEC 3, 7:30 AM
Intermediate to advanced 4.5-mile hike. We will meet at the DC Ranch Village at 7:30 am and carpool to the trailhead. This is an up-and-back hike. The rock formations and the views from the top are amazing! We will stop for breakfast afterwards and should be back to DC Ranch by noon. You will need to bring at least 48 ounces of water and snacks for along the way. sign up: For more information or to sign up please contact Shelly McGann at 480.624.9125 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 28. Guests are welcome.
KIDS C •
School Break Camps
FALL BREAK CAMP OCT 10 – 14, 9 AM – 3 PM FALL BREAK FENCING CAMP OCT 10 - 14, 1 – 3 PM WINTER BREAK CAMP DEC 19 – 23 + 26 -30 , 9 AM – 3 PM
Kids’ Club Class Schedule
ONGOING CLASSES, 9 – 11 AM
MON Kids’ Yoga TUE Arts and Crafts WED Etiquette Class THUR Little Athletes FRI Fun Day!
The third Friday of each month will be Birthday Day! All children who have birthdays that month will be celebrated! O •
Jr. Basketball Training Academy
TUE + THUR , AUG 30 – DEC 15, BOYS + GIRLS IN GRADES K – 6
In-depth basketball training emphasizing fundamentals in order to help players prepare for participation in organized leagues or team play. All skill levels welcome. cost: $75/ month for members and $125/month for non-members
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(three-month minimum commitment.) We request that each athlete sign up for a minimum of three months because it takes about that long to see the positive results of the program. Minimum of 10 participants must enroll for the program to be held. sign up: For more information or to sign up, please contact Rodney Kinney at email@example.com.
ASPIRE Junior Basketball Academy
WED, 7:15 – 8:30 PM + SAT, 1:15 – 2:30 PM, AGES 7 – 13
Camelback Village has teamed up with ASPIRE Basketball Academy to offer a top-notch junior basketball training program! The focus is on skill development, game application, and learning the game of basketball. Continuous evaluation through detailed film review is used for all shooting development. Skill-based and player-centered workouts are taught in a positive, progression-based system in which players learn technique first, along with rhythm, control, and coordination. sign up: Please see the front desk for registration or contact Judi Buterbaugh at jbuterbaugh@ dmbclubs.com for more information.
Junior Fall Swim Team: Swim Neptune Ocotillo Village O •
SEPT – NOV, AGES 5 THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL
Developing young athletes at all levels of experience. The coaches use their expertise to help each athlete realize his/ her fullest potential. details: Visit front desk or program desk for all information. O •
Fall and Winter Fitness Camps
OCT 3 – 7 + 10 – 14, DEC 27 – 30, (NO CAMP MON) AND JAN 2 – 6
Half-day, Full-day, and daily options!
Parents' Days and Nights Out
FRIDAYS, OCT 14, NOV 11, + DEC 16, 5:30 – 9:30 PM SATURDAYS, OCT 22, NOV 19, + DEC 17, 2 – 6:30 PM
Parents, how would you like a few hours to yourselves without having to worry about hiring a babysitter? When we host our Parents’ Day Out or Parents’ Night Out, you can leave your children with us, while you leave the club to have fun! Your kids will have a great time at the Village playing games, doing crafts, or participating in a variety of other activities. O •
Youth Basketball League
SATURDAYS, OCT 15, 22, + 29, NOV 5, 12, + 19, BOYS + GIRLS IN GRADES 2 – 4
cost: $90/member or $100/non-member (jersey included). Play off and championship games held at the end of the league. All games officiated by referees. All teams coached by a staff member or a trained volunteer parent. The Ocotillo Village Youth Basketball League introduces elementary school boys and girls to basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, and passing as team players. Each team of 7 – 12 players will have one game each week. Minimum of four teams must be formed to have a league. sign up: For more information or to sign up, please contact Rodney Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in Camelback Village’s backyard for a fun afternoon of family games including Boo Bingo! Children should come dressed in their Halloween costumes for a spooky good time! Please contact the Kids’ Club for more information. C •
Beginner Ride With Professional Triathlete Pedro Gomes FRIDAYS THIS FALL, 7 AM
Whether you are a beginner or someone that needs a recovery day on your bike, join professional triathlete Pedro Gomes as he takes you through DC Ranch (average pace is 13 mph).
Winter Junior Basketball League
STARTS MON, DEC 5, AGES 5 – 13
Registration for Camelback’s Junior Basketball League will begin Monday, Dec. 5, and run through the end of the month. The league is open to all Village members ages 5 – 13 years old. The draft is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7. sign up: Please contact Judi Buterbaugh at email@example.com for more information. O •
Breakfast with Santa
SAT, DEC 10, 9 – 11 AM
Wear your gloves and snow boots for a day in the snow, breakfast, activities, and photo with Santa! sign up: RSVP in Kids’ Club. cost: Family members: $10/person. Single and couple members: $12/person. Infants under one year: free. Day of event: $15/person; please RSVP for reduced rates.
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SAT, OCT 29, 3 – 5 PM
TEAMVillage Multisport Team
Whether you’re a first-time multisport athlete looking for guidance, embarking on a new fitness challenge, in need of a coach or group to help you stick to your fitness or racing goals, or simply looking to get into great shape in the company of fellow Ocotillo Club Members and good friends, join this fun and competitive group for monthly coached multisport training. TEAMVillage is a fun, supportive environment— come be part of our TEAM! details: See the Director of Programs and Events for all the up-to-date information.
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Village Ski Telluride
THURS – SUN, JAN 19 – 22
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trip includes: Three nights (double occupancy) at The Peaks Resort in Mountain Village, three-day lift ticket, round-trip video-motorcoach transportation, and rental discounts. Limited to 48 people. cost: $ 649/person (double occupancy). Full amount due at sign up. Refundable if we find someone to take your place. sign up: Contact Shelly McGann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.624.9125.
TENNIS EVENTS @
SEP TEMBER 1
FALL TENNIS PROGRAMS BEGIN
9 WILSON DEMO NIGHT, 5 – 6:30 PM
US OPEN ADULT TENNIS MIXER, 6:30 PM
MEN’S TRAVEL TEAM DRAFT, 11 AM, V LOUNGE
ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES BEGIN
15 L ADIES A-LEVEL BRING-A-GUEST, 9 AM
TENNIS VENTURES COCKTAIL PARTY, 7 PM, V LOUNGE
KIDS’ TENNIS NIGHT, 6 – 9 PM
MIXED DOUBLES MATCH @DC RANCH, 5:30 PM
JUNIOR COMPASS TOURNAMENT, 4 PM
HEAD DEMO EVENT, 12 – 1:30 PM
30 – Oct 2
FALL CLASSIC SINGLES TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY HEAD SPORTS
OCTOBER 7 G UYS ONLY ADULT TENNIS MIXER, 6:30 PM 8
MIXED MATCH VS. DC RANCH (HOME), 5:30 PM
21 – 23
FALL CLASSIC DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
HALLOWEEN ADULT TENNIS MIXER, 6:30 PM
29 – 30
MEN’S/WOMEN’S OPEN DOUBLES
ADULT TENNIS LEAGUE SESSION 2 BEGINS.
FALL CLASSIC MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
11 L ADIES ONLY TENNIS MIXER, 6:30 PM START 12
FAMILY TENNIS DAY, 2 – 3:30 PM FREE
12 – 13
Playing the Whole court
10.0 MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
16 – 20 M ERCEDES ADULT TENNIS TOURNAMENT 24
THANKSGIVING DAY CARDIO TENNIS, 7 – 8:30 PM
27 – 28
JUNIOR TURKEY TOURNAMENT
KIDS’ TENNIS NIGHT, 6 – 9 PM
NO-SERVE JUNIOR TOURNAMENT, 4PM START
12 – 15
On the next page you will find two separate drills that you as a member can execute to take your tennis game to the next level. Each quarter we will bring you two drills: a live ball drill that can be done with two or three people and also a ball machine drill. Please feel free to email Coach Will with any questions or comments.
LADIES TENNIS BOOT CAMP, 9 – 11 AM
HOLIDAY ADULT TENNIS MIXER, 6:15 PM START
JUNIOR COMPASS TOURNAMENT, 4 PM START
Will White, Camelback Village Tennis Coach email@example.com
Please see diagram for the positioning of the players.
Focus: Hit a pattern of crosscourt and down the line from the baseline.
• First round of play is just a groundstroke game on the diagonal, to 11
• Player first practices the movement of the drill from the baseline
• After a few groundstroke games players warm up their serves
• Move from the center mark to the right and practice a swing that goes Cross-court, then recover back towards the center mark where the player then goes to the right and shadow swings a forehand down the line. The use of shadow practicing will help with warmup as well as set the interval timing
• Players start on the Deuce side and play the point Cross court
BALL (down the line)
• The first number is ALWAYS the crosscourt, and the second number is always the down-the- line or finishing shot
• If player hits an ace they automatically win the game
• The pattern(s) you are trying to work on are set as ratios: 3:1 2:1 1:1
• Players have to come in on a second serve
• Now, with the proper settings on the ball machine, you can get started
• Players have to serve and volley
B A L L M AC H I N E D R I L L
Forehand + Backhand Change of Direction
Variations on Ghost Doubles :
Players play a normal set to six games with a tie breaker at 6 – 6
OUT OF PLAY
• Players then alternate between deuce and ad sides until game is finished
Please see diagram for the positioning of the player.
• Players get two serves per point
OUT OF PLAY
Ball Machine Setting: 4A, spin, speed and height of ball adjusted to players, needs, interval adjusted to compensate for recovery.
• The Alleys are in for this game
• Players then play normal scoring, i.e., 0 – 0, 15 – 0, etc
LIVE BALL DRILL
• Players decide to play on the Deuce or Ad side
• Players position themselves on opposite baselines
B A L L M AC H I N E D R I L L
Focus: Work on playing points on the diagonal of the tennis court.
2 Forehand and Backhand Change
LIVE BALL DRILL
Ghost Doubles (2 – 4 players)
• Starting with the 3:1 pattern will get you grooved into hitting the cross-courts. As your accuracy improves, you can change it up to a 2:1 or 1:1 • Good luck on your change of direction patterns
MOVE TO RIGHT
Switching up or adding tennis to your current workout routine will promote a healthier lifestyle. Studies in caloric expenditures have shown that competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating, or cycling.
The Village tennis staff looks forward to seeing you on the court soon!
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Not only is tennis a fun way to work out, it will improve your aerobic capacity, lower your resting heart rate, and improve your metabolic function. Time on the tennis court will also aid in lowering your percentage of body fat, improving your muscle tone, and increasing your overall strength and flexibility.
Now that you know some of the benefits of time spent on the tennis court, it is time to sign up for our Try Tennis Today program. This fourweek introductory course is the ultimate way to get you started in the sport. You will learn the fundamentals of the game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you are already experienced on the court, it’s time to join us and take advantage of the extensive tennis programs the Village has to offer.
Almost 12 years to the day since he came to Arizona from Michigan with a resume that matched a job description, John Smallfield will be retiring from his role as General Manager of the Camelback Village. John Smallfield was living the dream in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was running two health clubs for a private company after growing with the organization as a tennis pro and tennis director.
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“I had a great job and had no intention of leaving,” John says. “But all of a sudden the company changed ownership and a competitor was building a club just down the street from us. I saw the writing on the wall, and started to put some feelers out.” All it took was a single feeler to bring John and his family to Phoenix. A visit to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) website revealed an open GM position at the Camelback Village. “The job description read almost identically to my resume,” John recalls. “The fit was so perfect, the Village was the only place I had to interview.”
Twelve years later, after a multi-million-dollar renovation, an epic flood, the construction of new tennis courts, and other joys and challenges, John is planning to enter retirement at 70 years young. He’ll be at the Village until the end of February 2017, so be sure to wish him well on his new adventure. We caught up with John to talk about his tenure with the Village, and how he’s going to stay healthy and active after his last day at work. the village: Was it easy to acclimate to the warm
climate of Phoenix from Michigan? john smallfield: Fortunately we came in February, so the weather was a big plus when we got here. But I’ll be honest, it wasn’t easy to leave Michigan. Even though my wife and I aren’t from there, we lived there for 22 years, raised our kids there, and made some lifelong friends. The transition was easier for me than the rest of my family, because I had this whole club full of members and employees to meet.
As you look back on your career at the Village, what are some of the highlights? I really like construction, so I’m proud of the fact that I was here for the $8-million renovation in 2007. It was a lot of work, but really cool to modernize and expand in such a dramatic way. I also pushed hard to completely change out the tennis courts. Putting in the post-tension concrete, new lighting, and viewing areas really makes the club a lot stronger. Another cool thing we did was bring John McEnroe to the club in 2012 for an exhibition match. I was the chair umpire for the event and, true to form, he yelled at me! You seem to focus a lot on tennis... I was a tennis pro, and then a tennis director, in Michigan before I became a general manager. Tennis is still how I get my exercise, and I really love the sport. Have you been able to work out at the Club and not have to work? Generally it hasn’t been a problem, but once in a while someone will run out to the tennis court and ask me a question or call me in to deal with something. But overall, I’ve been able to trust my managers to handle things when I’m not around or when I’m trying to get a match in. Have there been any major challenges that you had to face while you’ve been here? In 2014 we had what they called a 100-year rain, and the flooding caused more than $500,000 worth of damage. We had just replaced the basketball court, and we had to do the whole thing over again. The members hung in there and the staff was really strong, and we were able to keep the Club open the whole time. What will you miss most about your job? Definitely the people. The managers and frontline staff are all extraordinarily great. Not only are they hard-working, they’re also fun to be around. I’ve become friends with a large number of members and staff, so not being here every day will be kind of an adjustment. Fortunately, Carol Nalevanko, president of DMB Clubs, made me a lifetime member so I’ll be able to play tennis here when we’re back in town. I’m sure a lot of people are sorry to see you go. When I told all the managers that I was leaving, each one said “Congratulations,” and “Awwww.” It was very flattering to hear from all of them that they respected me and have been thriving under my leadership. Change is always difficult, but it’s also inevitable and most people are pretty adaptable. Will you be moving right away? We don’t have a set time, but we do know that our daughter and her family will be moving back with us. We’ll start looking for a house, and we’ll have to sell our house here. But I think people will be seeing a lot of us in Arizona over the years. What are your plans for retirement? I’m definitely going to keep busy. I’m planning a lot of do-it-yourself projects, like renovating a 1959 Airstream trailer. I’m also going to focus on my music. I used to play lounges in the 1970s! Plus, I’m head over heels in love with my new grandson, so I imagine I’ll be doing a lot of babysitting. Are you looking forward to not working? I love working, and at age 70 I’m definitely not retiring early. I asked a lot of retired people for advice before I made my decision, and a lot of them said that they regretted retiring because it was so boring. But then more and more people started telling me that they would have retired earlier if they could have. I think if work is all you do in your life, if it defines who you are, then I can imagine it being difficult to retire. But I’ve always had outside interests and I’m looking forward to devoting more time to them.
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Do you have any advice for the person who’s going to fill your shoes? I believe that the most important aspect of being a GM is the word balance. Not just in terms of work-life balance, but balancing everything here at the club. You really have to consider the different needs of a diverse member population to make the club as enjoyable as you can for everyone, and that’s been constantly on my mind as I’ve made decisions about how the club is run. You have to have a lot of diversity, in terms of programming, equipment, and events to have a really vibrant club. Balance is also important in how you deal with the many employees here. It’s important to be able to build relationships with a lot of different kinds of people, with a wide range of professional needs and pressures, and work with them to help them succeed.
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HOW TO SPEND A DAY @ THE VILLAGE One of the best things about the Village is that you could spend the day relaxing or getting your fitness on—or a little of both! With over 150 fitness classes a week, you could start with your favorite way to get some fitness in your life. Maybe it’s spin class, Zumba, Pound, Barre, Pilates, or yoga. Maybe you like it hot? Try yoga in our hot studio or maybe a heart-pounding HIIT class. After that you may need a shower, steam, or time in the jacuzzi. Since your muscles are all warmed up it would be a great time to pop into the spa for an aromatherapy massage. I would say, let’s continue the relaxing part of the day and get some pool time in. Anywhere you go in the club and grounds you have a great view of the Ocotillo lakes and gorgeous palm trees.
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Next would be a perfect time for a lean bowl, with avocado, chicken, and fresh veggies, while you enjoy the view of the lake from the patio. It would be great to make the spa day complete by trying a Signature Facial followed by a Manicure and Pedicure in a zero-gravity chair. You might be a little too relaxed at this point, so let’s get ready for a night out and have a quick blow-dry. Now that you’re looking relaxed, rested, and fabulous, you’re ready for a night out on the town. Oh, no! You completely forgot about the kids! Good thing they were in the Kids’ Club, enjoying arts and crafts, tumbling, and the exercade so much that they didn’t even miss you. Next time you’ll remember to bring a friend. She isn’t a member of the Village but if she has a spa service, she can use the club with you for the entire day! What a great day at the Village. Margo Altman, Ocotillo Village Spa Director
The Village Spas take great care in recruiting only the best service providers in the industry to assure you receive exceptional spa and salon services. Whether you are looking for a quick manicure, a full day of relaxation or a specific therapeutic treatment, we have the diverse staff to ensure your expectations are exceeded.
BABY SOFT FEET
The skin on your feet is thicker than on any other part of your body. Normally, new skin cells are produced one after another, pushing old cells to the surface. This turnover process takes about 28 days. Pressure put on the foot area means more dead cells accumulate, making the skin unable to complete this process. As a result, the sole of the foot can become hard, dry, rough, and cracked. Dead skin cell build-up can lead to odor or poor circulation, so it is important to remove it periodically to keep feet healthy. Filing works, but can damage the sole of the foot. The friction caused by scraping creates a cycle that leads to the creation of more dead skin cells. The Village Spas have introduced Baby Foot, a one-time fruit acid treatment that will not only peel off the dead skin cells, but will also provide incredible moisturizing to improve skin’s texture. Simply wear the Baby Foot sock for one hour. After 5 - 7 days, the dead skin will start to peel off and the skin on your feet will be fresh as a baby’s! This treatment can be applied at home or by our nail technicians, who are now offering it as part of our Baby Foot Pedicure. It is pain-free and can be performed every one to two months.
WHERE MEDI MEETS PEDI
Footlogix is a line of transformational professional footcare products. They include moisturizing formulas for every day, dry skin, and even cracked heels. There are also anti-fungal formulas that are extremely effective. They even include some specialty formulas for cold feet, tired legs, and their most popular foot and shoe deodorants. Their mission is healthy feet and products that penetrate deeper into troubled skin and can actually cure common foot ailments. Try out the new Wellness Pedicure at Ocotillo for healthy feet and see the difference for yourself. DC Ranch Spa does all their pedicures with Footlogix products.
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NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SPAS AT OCOTILLO, DC RANCH, AND GAINEY VILLAGE!
THE SPA AT CAMELBACK VILLAGE
THE SPA AT DC RANCH VILLAGE
THE SPA AT GAINEY VILLAGE
THE SPA AT OCOTILLO VILLAGE
602.553.4917 Pamella Kerley, Spa Director
480.515.5522 Lisa Rice, Spa Director
480.609.6980 Kirk Gregor, Spa Director
480.579.2940 Margo Altman, Spa Director
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CIRCULATION WHY IS IMPROVING CIRCULATION SO IMPORTANT & HOW CAN I DO IT? We all know that having good circulation is crucial for our overall health and wellbeing, but what does that really entail?
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Margo Altman, Ocotillo Village Spa Director
Moving blood through our bodies keeps them working. It also moves life-giving nutrients and oxygen around our bodies to our organs, skin, and brains. When our circulation is sluggish or blocked we can run into major problems. That’s when we can get cramps, high blood pressure, blood clots, and—worse yet—strokes and organ damage. When your circulation is good it serves to stabilize body temperature, rid the body of waste, maintain pH balance, and improve physical performance. There are several ways to improve your circulation that you might be aware of such as exercise, healthy eating, and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, but there are some you may not know about. This is where the spa can come in. Think of the spa as the recovery zone to your physical activity or (lack thereof ). Massage is one of the best ways to improve circulation. It is a physical stress relief too, as it helps the body rid itself of lactic acid build up, dislodge adhesions, and relax the muscles. The other side of massage is mental relaxation, which is also key in improving circulation. Who doesn’t need to be pampered and taken care of for a moment as well? Facials can do the same thing as massage for improving mental relaxation but also have the added benefit of speeding up the cell turnover and improving the complexion. Nail services also improve the circulation
with massage, scrubs, and foot filing. Even getting your hair done and receiving a scalp massage will increase your circulation, relax you, and get oxygen flowing all over your body. Thirty minutes of exercise every day is vital for those of us who sit at our jobs. Adding in some yoga is even better because of the calming mental benefits it has. Combining spa into your daily, weekly, or monthly routine, along with exercise and healthy eating will keep you “flowing” in the right direction.
Think of the spa as the recovery Zone to your physical activity or (lack thereof).
Fall and winter are fast approaching, and it’s never too soon to think about seasonal nail trends. Fall nails are all about rich colors! When choosing your fall nail polish palette, opt for lush jewel tones and sparkling metallics, such as the new chrome style we are debuting this fall. This year, we’re loving deep jades, warm golds, slate greys, and dusty rose shades. When it comes to fall nail art, it’s all about statement-making textures. Think feathery marbled designs, chunky knit patterns, and bold flannel plaids. More of a minimalist? Try some simple and chic color blocking with your favorite seasonal hues.
Ready to try some nail art and get into the holiday spirit? Clients that are new to nail art can request a glitter fade to add a bit of bling to their usual look, while nail art veterans can look forward to lacy patterns, delicate snowflakes, and refined gold decals.
Winter nails are a bit more polished. When it comes to nail color, reach for classic shades like rich reds and navies. Have fun with holiday colors, with temperaturechanging nail colors. Not into dark polish? Try out clean, crisp shades like light greys and refined ivories. And don’t be afraid to add a subtle coat of iridescent glitter to mimic the look of sparkling snow!
Sarah Waite is a nail technician and nail artist at the Camelback Village, and the creator of ChalkboardNails.com, a nail art blog. Her website has found the national spotlight in Redbook and NAILgasm: The Nail Art Documentary, and on The Today Show.
AN ANCIENT CHINESE REMEDY
Cupping, an ancient Chinese remedy, is rooted in the belief that health problems stem from stagnant blood and a low energy flow. So to increase blood circulation, a practitioner applies glass, rubber, or bamboo cups to the affected area and creates suction. This can leave the skin lightly bruised or pink.
This service is currently offered at the Spa at DC Ranch Village.
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Cupping has numerous benefits, including helping to remove toxins from the body and stimulating the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and energy to the affected area. It often works wonders for people who have the flu, colds, cough, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, allergies, fevers, and aches and pains.
Cupping should not be done on someone who easily bleeds and/or cannot stop bleeding, has skin ulcers, or has or edema, and cupping should not be done over large blood vessels.
S carlet’s mom Lisa Summers, Michelle Obama, and Scarlet Summers.
A CULINARY CONTEST WIN IS TAKING SCARLET SUMMERS AND HER FAMILY IN SOME EXCITING NEW DIRECTIONS.
Life was already pretty great for the Summers family, who joined the Ocotillo Village before it even opened. The new club offered so many group exercise classes for Lisa Summers, Scarlet’s mom, as well as ample opportunities for her two children and husband to stay active.
lean proteins, and spices, with recipe cards that tell you how to put everything together,” she says. “It’s a fun way to try new foods that are good for you.” Eleven-year-old Scarlet has taken the greatest interest in cooking, and often prepares the Blue Apron meals for the family on her own. “I’ve always loved to cook, and really enjoy trying new foods and flavors,” she says.
“We love how family-oriented the Village is,” Lisa says. “We take advantage of a lot of the social events too, like parties, wine tastings, junior nights for the kids, and the upcoming cooking classes, which we’re really excited about.”
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Cooking has always been something of a “big deal” in the Summers household, according to Lisa, who’s subscribed to the Blue Apron fresh food delivery service for about a year now. “Every week, we get a big box filled with fresh produce,
This past April, Lisa noticed a promotional flyer for something called the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a cooking contest for kids sponsored by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. “I thought it would be something fun for Scarlet and me to do together,” says Lisa. “I was literally shocked when we won from our state and learned we were going to Washington, D.C., to attend the Kid’s State Dinner!” The whirlwind trip not only reinforced Scarlet’s love for cooking, it inspired the whole family to start a non-profit organization committed to providing access to healthy food for anyone who needs it. We talked with Lisa and Scarlet about the mother-daughter experience that changed their lives, and will soon impact thousands of others.
Scarlet hanging out with her friends. Kennedy Cooper, Riley Williams, and Parker Symalla.
the village: Have you always lived a healthy lifestyle? lisa summers: Yes. I’ve
always loved to exercise. I was a cheerleader at the University of Kansas, and then went on to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs for four years. Both my kids are competitive athletes. Scarlet was on a competitive cheer team for four years, and my son Gage competes in football, lacrosse, and wrestling.
Arizona’s Winning Entry
SOUTHWEST BARACK-A-BOWL GOLF RATES! Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice
What brought you all to Arizona? ls: My husband, Sean, and I both grew up in Kansas City. After a few years of marriage, we moved to the Bay Area for my husband’s job, and then moved here 14 years ago, two weeks after Gage was born. My husband is in software sales, and was transferred here. We came in the middle of the summer and it was rough for a year, but now we all love it and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. scarlet summers: I love living in Arizona. I have awesome friends, and l love all the sunshine we get here!
½ pound chicken tenders ¾ of 7-ounce can chipotles in adobo sauce 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 ears of corn or 1 cup frozen corn ½ cup quinoa ¼ head of cauliflower
So you found this flyer in your Blue Apron box. Why did you decide to enter the contest? ls: I thought it would be a fun experience for Scarlet and me to do together. The rules were that you had to make a lunchtime entrée using locally grown ingredients from every food group. ss: I wanted to enter the contest right away. I want to be a chef when I grow up, and thought it would be a really cool experience to come up with a creative recipe. I certainly didn’t think I would actually win anything!
¼ red onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced ¼ cup Cotija cheese, grated (Parmesan can be substituted)
What was your winning entry? ss: Mom and I came up with a Southwest-inspired protein bowl with grilled chicken and grilled corn, plus cauliflower, quinoa, black beans, avocado, and other power foods for energy. We called it Scarlet’s Southwest Barack-ABowl, and I suggested serving it with my Presidential Prickly Pear Power Smoothie. Did it take very long to make? ls: We set aside a Saturday afternoon and went to the grocery store to brainstorm. ss: When we came home, we spent about four hours in the kitchen, adding things in and taking things out until it was perfect. What did your family think of it? ss: Everyone loved it. We all ate it for dinner the first night we made it. ls: Then we realized we needed to submit a picture, so we had to make it all over again that night to meet the deadline! ss: I wasn’t exactly sure it tasted as good the second time around, but I guess it must have!
¼ cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds Juice of ½ fresh lime
Preheat the grill. When it’s hot, sprinkle ½ teaspoon olive oil on each ear of corn, wrap in foil, place on the side of the grill, and cover. Cook for 10 minutes, turn the corn over; remove the chicken from the plastic bag and place onto the grill. Cook for 6 minutes on each side. Turn the grill off. Remove the chicken and corn, then unwrap the corn and place back on the grill for a few minutes to get grill marks. After corn has cooled, cut the kernels off the ears by holding cobs vertically and slicing downwards. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package instructions in a large saucepan. In a food processor, add cauliflower and process until it has a rice-like consistency.
In a large nonstick pan, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat, then add the onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
Into the quinoa pan, add cauliflower, chicken, corn, onion, garlic, black beans, and cilantro. Warm over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add Cotija cheese. Garnish with avocado slices, pumpkin seeds, and lime juice.
How did that make you feel? ss: I was so excited! I actually can’t even describe the feeling…I truly felt like I was on top of the world!
What was the best part of the whole experience so far? ls: We were really surprised at the amount of media attention Scarlet received. She had a lot of fun going on a few morning shows demonstrating her recipe, and, I’ll admit, watching her get interviewed on the steps of the White House for the news was a bit surreal! ss: So we decided to start an organization called Healthy Helpers, which will get kids involved in making sure that homeless people, the elderly, and other people who need it will have access to healthy food. I’m really excited to do something great for the community.
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When did you find out that you won? ls: In May we got an email, telling us that we made it to the next round of judging. Three kids from each state were selected, and they were going to narrow it down to one entry per state. It started getting pretty exciting at this point, because we had to fill out all kinds of official paperwork. About a month later, the first week in June, we got the email telling us we won.
What was Washington, D.C., like? ss: It was great! We got to go to the Kid’s State Dinner, which was really a lunch, but it was so much fun. The day before that we got a private tour of Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian Museum. I got to meet Michelle Obama and Rachael Ray, which was a huge highlight for me. ls: The lunch was an amazing party. They treated it like any other state dinner. They served the meal on presidential china—Nancy Reagan Red was the name of the color and design. The Marine Corps Band played, and the cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book put on a mini musical for us.
Preparation: Place chicken and chipotles in a 1-gallon freezer bag, refrigerate, and marinate for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.
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DCR Dive-In Movie
Kids and parents alike enjoyed the Back-to-School Dive-In movie “Minions” on August 12 at the DC Ranch pool. Floating in the pool is always a great place to spend a warm summer evening in the Valley.
Gainey Summer Camp
Gainey campers had a great time this past summer playing minute to win it and “toss the water balloon” on Wacky Water Wednesday. Colored shaving-cream Twister is always a messy fun time for campers of all ages!
To have your Village Club event photo considered for the Focus on Members section next issue, please email it, with a short caption, to firstname.lastname@example.org (Camelback); email@example.com (DC Ranch); firstname.lastname@example.org (Gainey); or email@example.com (Ocotillo).
Members had a perfect weekend escaping the heat in the beautiful mountains of Telluride. Mornings were spent hiking the trails, yoga occupied the afternoons, and evenings were finished with a nice dinner and drinks. Many laughs were had as we chatted on the patio at the Peaks. Members also enjoyed the other activities Telluride has to offer including mountain biking, golfing, tennis, and shopping. We couldnâ€™t have asked for a better weekend. C oming down the Wasatch trail in Telluride.
M embers at the top of Wasatch trail in Telluride.
Ready to escape the heat.
Bear Falls Hike in Telluride. Views from the Judwiebe Hike in Telluride.
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Ocotillo Summer Camp
Ocotillo Village campers enjoyed a variety of activities from Jello wars and circus act to challenges and more! To get the link to all of our photos please contact Marcia Leach, Youth Services Director.
AFTER SCHOOL AT THE VILLAGE AND THEN SOME…
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Kim Miller, DC Ranch Village Youth Services Director
The Village has long been known as the place for members to “see and be seen”. Get the most out of your membership with activities for the whole family! The Village has a variety of fun and exciting programs for kids to enjoy after school. Most clubs offer junior basketball, fencing, swim team, swim lessons, volleyball, yoga, fall and winter break camps, tennis, little athletes, kids’ crossfit, teen fit, music and movement, tumbling, martial arts, and junior fitness classes. If you have schoolage children, get them into an after-school routine at the Village so they can experience all we have to offer. All of our Junior Fitness classes are conveniently scheduled later in the afternoon so kids can complete their homework, have a snack, and enjoy a class. Children who are Junior Certified and on a family membership can enjoy freedom from mom and dad and get into their own exercise habits with friends. If your children are between 10 and 13 years old and you’d like to them to become Junior Certified please sign them up for the class at the
front desk. Junior Fitness classes vary from club to club so check out the Village website at www. villageclubs.com for a list of classes and times. Fall and Winter Break Fitness Camp is another great option for parents and kids during school recess. Camp is offered for children between 5 and 12 and includes a number of sports activities, arts and crafts, games, healthy eats, field trips, hiking, swimming, and fun with friends. Each club’s camp schedule varies so please check with your Youth Services Director for dates and times. Families who do not want to stick with a schedule can come to the Village and enjoy activities together such as swimming, racquetball, squash, and basketball. As we approach the holiday season please look for special events at each club such as Boo Bash, Cookies with Santa, and the Winter Wonderland snow party!
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BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS to HELP YOU SURVIVE the SCHOOL YEAR
Back to school usually means back to routines and some extra peace and quiet around the house. But, for a lot of parents, it also means back to rigid afterschool schedules filled with practices, programs, and lots of driving from one place to another. Not to mention the volunteer time, the miles on the car, and lack of time for adult things like working out and socializing. When does it become too much?!
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Here are some tips to help you survive the school year:
Set the rules with your child BEFORE deciding on what activities to sign up for, i.e., One sport or activity per season limits on time and days, and setting priorities like homework.
Keep a family calendar that everyone can see to stay organized. Try to keep at least one or two days a week empty for family time.
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Create a network of other parents involved in activities to establish carpools, create “adult time,” and share volunteering duties. Play hooky every once in awhile. It’s okay to miss a day or two of practice to relax with the family. Know when to say no. Don’t burn yourself or your child out.
Here at the Village we are here to help!
We conveniently offer youth programs and activities afterschool like tennis, swim team, tumbling, and more, so that you have time to get your workout in. We even will help with kids’ homework!
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SPOT SOCIAL Want the latest news? Find it on Facebook. We’ve been busy sharing the latest fitness trends, upcoming events in the club, and photos of our awesome members at events like the Wimbledon Tennis Mixer and Stand Up Paddle board Yoga. Keep your finger on the pulse of all things Village on your club’s Facebook page! This season we’ll be sharing our favorite holiday recipes with you from our cafés, along with great photos from member parties and the top fitness tips from our instructors. Be sure to like us on Facebook so you don’t miss a beat!
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Why not give the gift of sport, fitness, and health this holiday season?
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The Village offers spa packages for massages, facials, and body treatments; sports packages for tennis, squash, fencing, racquetball, basketball, personal training, Pilates, and specialty classes; and exciting trip packages for skiing, biking, and hiking. We can help you customize a gift that will be sure to please even the most discerning recipient. For spa packages stop by the Spa or purchase gift cards online at villageclubs.com. Click on the Spa/ Salon tab at the top of the page. For trip packages contact: Shelly McGann Gainey Village Activities Director email@example.com.
For sports packages contact: Judi Buterbaugh Camelback Village Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.553.4913 Amanda Ware DC Ranch Village Activities Director email@example.com Shelly McGann Gainey Village Activities Director firstname.lastname@example.org Rodney Kinney Ocotillo Village Programs and Events Director email@example.com.
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