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THe MYSTERY of Sodium

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HOw’D YOU SLEEP

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Dr. Rick Averitte


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Your Resort Every Day Up and Coming The Mystery of Sodium Focus on Tykes Resistance Training Options New Year, New You Ocotillo Village We’ll Help You Unwind How’d You Sleep Last Night? Member Spotlight Fall 2013 Photos Social Spot I can do WHAT?

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meet your managers Carol Nalevanko President, DMB Sports Clubs cnalevanko@dmbclubs.com Rick Erdenberger Vice President, DMB Sports Clubs General Manager, DC Ranch Village rerdenberger@dmbclubs.com John Smallfield General Manager, Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club jsmallfield@dmbclubs.com Jim krimbill General Manager, Gainey Village Health Club & Spa jkrimbill@dmbclubs.com

dear village members: Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are all digging into 2014… but it seems to me it’s never an inappropriate time to say thank you. With that said, “Thank You!”

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Dr. Rick Averitte and his daughter Kennedy are members of DC Ranch Village. To learn more, see page 20.

Whom am I thanking, and for what? I’m thanking all of you who are members of the Village family, and I am thanking you for what you contribute to the great culture that is the hallmark of the Village. Let me be more specific.

Thank you for your generosity. A large number of you are active in one charity or another. You commit time and energy to help others, and frequently we join you in those efforts.

Thank you for your loyalty. Many of you have been members of your particular Village since its beginning— Camelback in 1990 (the year DMB purchased the club), Gainey in 1999 and DC Ranch in 2005. Many of your children and grandchildren are members too. You’ve not only nurtured and enriched the culture, but in many cases you’ve helped develop it.

In our new hire orientation program I tell new employees that in a very real sense they are owners of the Village, and as such I expect them to embrace both the benefits and obligations of ownership. It is my belief that we all are true owners of the Village—you, the members; we, the operators; and DMB, our parent company.

Thank you for your friendship. Friends make the world enjoyable. You have made friends at the Village, you have brought your friends to the Village, and you have extended your friendship to those of us who operate the Village.

Thank you, owners of the Village, for the richness you bring to these clubs. I look forward to being part of this richness for many years to come.

Thank you for your honesty. We depend on it. Of course, we are pleased when you take the time to let us know how you liked a recent party, or how a particular Yoga instructor made your day. But we are equally dependent on your candor when we don’t make the grade. We can only grow and improve when we know where and when we have fallen short. Thank you for your humor. Laughter is often the best medicine when it comes to relieving the stress that is part of our daily lives. Honestly, the humor I share with many of you is something that I look forward to each day when I come to work. From good natured ribbing, to “tennis trash talk,” to just sharing a laugh, it enriches my life.

John Smallfield General Manager, Camelback Village

camelback 4444 e. camelback rd. • phoenix, arizona 85018 phone: 602.840.6412 • fax: 602.852.0411

dc ranch 18501 n. thompson peak pkwy. • scottsdale, arizona 85255 phone: 480.502.8844 • fax: 480.515.5521

gainey 7477 e. doubletree ranch rd. • scottsdale, arizona 85258 phone: 480.609.6979 • fax: 480.609.6976 Comments, submissions and advertising inquiries can be sent to jbuterbaugh@dmbclubs.com (Camelback); tclark@dmbclubs.com (DC Ranch) or smcgann@dmbclubs.com (Gainey).


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ZUMBATHON “Warriors Against Cancer� was the theme of the 4th Annual Zumbathon held September 29 at Camelback Village. The leaders were dressed as heroes and danced for 90 minutes with about 200 participants and DJ Mickey Pro. The event, which included a silent auction, raised $7500 for the TGen Foundation, a local genomic research nonprofit organization. C  o-chairs Lori Krimbill (left) and Linda Hertzberg.

 embers were so excited M to celebrate with Jinger Parson on her 15-year anniversary with the Village. Jinger goes above and beyond for all Village members in the classes she teaches.

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Photos by Dave Seibert


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12-mile swim from Spain to Morocco

Joe Zemaitis, Village swim coach, was part of a group of seven that completed the 12-mile swim across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco. This finish picture shows all seven silhouetted in the setting sun after reaching the Moroccan coast.

W  ill Bansberg and Karsten Lantz at the Fall Open Swim Meet.

 ast Call! Sign up to take part in the L Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge Swims 2014. Event dates for 2014 are April 11 and 12.  Full event information at www.thefastfoundation.org.

 op The Fall Swim Season got off to a good start with the t annual fall kickoff party at DC Ranch Village over Labor Day weekend. Swim teams offer practice year round at all Village clubs!  ottom Swim Neptune won the Andy Devine Meet in b Kingman for the 7th straight year. An added feature was a Pool Open Water Swim, where instead of swimming in lanes, participants raced around buoys.

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 embers got to enjoy the fall colors on the Horton M Creek hike in Payson on Oct 26.


√ C olleen Olson and Julie Littler at the SOMA Triathlon, October 2013.

All dressed up for the Village track Halloween workout.

√ Tracy Britton in the SOMA Half Ironman, October 2013.

TRIATHLON Racing

Fun Triathlon Style

Fall was busy with popular local races such as the SOMA Half Ironman, Ironman Arizona, multiple open water swims, splash n dash events, Special Olympics Triathlon at the DC Ranch Village, Women’s Half Marathon, Tucson Marathon, Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon and many more. Village Triathlon Coordinator Abby Luedecke hosted a post-Thanksgiving Fun Run on November 29 and the Annual Jingle Bell Triathlon on December 22 at Gainey Village, along with the New Year’s Eve Day Bartlett Road Ride on December 31. Look for future fun runs (St. Patrick’s Day at Camelback Village), bike rides and other triathlon related events this winter/spring.

T  he Village crew at The Sedona Metric Century Ride, October 2013.

If you’re new to triathlon, running, swimming or cycling we have the resources to get you started. From excellent master swim and private swim coaches, to triathlon training, Village Health Clubs & Spas will help get you ready for your first or 50th race! We offer weekly group rides, runs, and master swim classes in conjunction with our two amazing triathlon clubs: ONE MULTISPORT (DC Ranch) and TriScottsdale (Gainey). Contact Abby Luedecke for any and all triathlon related information at aluedecke@dmbclubs.com.

√ An August 2013 group hike up Mt. Elden in Flagstaff was a cool TRI activity.

Antelope Canyon

was the destination of a group trip in August 2013.

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every day SQUASH

The Village Halloween in the Desert Open at DC Ranch

The seventh annual Halloween in the Desert Squash Open once again proved to be a huge success with the featured players Viktor Berg and Zane Lowdermilk-Mcgee. Unfortunately Viktor was injured during the semifinal allowing Lako Salaiz to progress to the final. Lako hit some unbelievable shots and played incredibly well but couldn’t slow Zane down in the final. Zane’s intensity and speed led to a 3/0 victory. There were so many great matches throughout every division that all players deserve a prize, but the official winners were: Junior 1st Mason Smith Junior 2nd Zack Beraznik 3.0 1st Bruce Houser 3.0 2nd Pervez Siddiqui 3.5 Adam Garner def Bill Wilkinson 3/0 4.0 Shashank Kandekar def Michelle Key 3/1 3 .5 Adam Garner winner (left), Bill Wilkinson 2nd

4.0 Consolation Dave Taylor def Josh Merrill 3/1 4.5 Adam Katz def Chris Hackett 3/1



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4.5 Consolation Brad Langer def Tyeson Cluff 3/1

5.0 Frederic Ramioulle winner (right), Don Sheer 2nd

5.0 Frederic Ramioulle def Don Sheer 3/0 5.0 Consolation Jason Marquardt def Sue Clinch 3/0

left 4.5 Adam Katz winner (left), Chris Hackett 2nd

6.0/5.5 Zane Lowdermilk-McGee def Lako Salaiz 3/0 6.0/5.5 Consolation Gilberto Villanes def Gurraj Singh 3/1

SWINGERS

Fall Tennis Classic

The annual Fall Tennis Classic was held October 25–27 under ideal weather conditions at Camelback Village! This tournament featured men’s and women’s singles as well as mixed doubles. Here are the results:

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Mixed Doubles Champions Iris Gordon and Andy Bunkse

9.5 Mixed Doubles Champions Jean Marie and Jared Hing Finalists Leslie and Victor Rangel Consolation Winners Jenne Geyer and Darin Randles

Men’s 4.5 Singles Champion Mike Sayre Finalist Andy Bunkse Consolation Winner Joe Hammons

9.0 Mixed Doubles Champions Iris Gordon and Andy Bunkse Finalists Charlie Bennett and Lindsey Seitchik Consolation Winners Doug Craig and Haley Gewehr

Men’s 4.0 Singles Champion Doug Craig Finalist Sean Leahy Consolation Winner Matt Cohn

8.0 Mixed Doubles Champions Oleg and Jenny Bortman Finalists Cynthia Webler and Juan Galan Consolation Winners Debi and Dwayne Rose

Women’s 5.0 Singles Round Robin Champion Leslie Rangel

7.0 Mixed Doubles Champions Kate Mitzel and Todd Lehman Finalists Jim and Pamela Schembs Consolation Winners Suzanne Watts and Adam Webb

Women’s 3.5 Singles Champion Kristen Iacobelli Finalist Julie Schumacher Consolation Winner Jen Mirabelli

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OPTIMISM IN

COMPETITION TENNIS TIPS FROM BRIAN CHENEY

I was reminded about an important mental aspect of competitive match play at the recent USTA National Clay Courts at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club. The concept is simple but complex all at the same time: look on the bright side…think optimistically. Dr. Allen Fox has a whole chapter in his book, Tennis: Winning the Mental Match, on this subject. Dr. Fox describes situations where in tennis you have reality, but how you look at it is important. For instance if you are behind in a third set 3 – 5, the reality is your opponent is one game from winning the match. One way to perceive this is “the match is almost over, I’m tired, my opponent has the upper hand and it will be so hard to break serve and then hold to even tie the score.” The other way to view this is as an optimist and say “I think something good will happen and closing out a match is often the most difficult task for a player, so I will try to keep the pressure on my opponent by digging in to fight hard for every point. I still have a chance, and besides, even if I am tired, my opponent is probably just as tired or more so.” The optimistic view is the desirable way to think on the court. That doesn’t mean you will win, but it does give you the best chance. And no, it doesn’t only apply to tennis.

So there I was in my semifinals singles match at the National Clay Courts. I had lost the first set and was down a break 3 – 4 with my opponent to serve. I had not come close to breaking his serve in his last 5 service games. On the changeover I started thinking, “I need some encouragement.” Then I remembered Dr. Fox’s chapter on optimism and realized my self-talk for the past few games was something like this: “Oh well, he’s been serving well and I’ve just not been able to do anything.” So I got up from the changeover and started telling myself, “be optimistic, be encouraging, something good can still happen.” It wasn’t magic, but I did have a better attitude and simply tried to concentrate a little harder on the return of serve and be encouraged if something good happened. So I got the first point on his serve—yes, something encouraging. And the rest of the match is history. With a little extra work I did break serve and kept thinking optimistically with the result of winning the second set and the third. Thank you Allen Fox.



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was the winner of 65 Singles and 65 Doubles in the USTA National Clay Courts at New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club held in early October 2013. Here Brian (left) receives The Gold Ball from Tournament Director Jason Hazley.

Brian Cheney, USPTA, Tennis Director, Camelback Village

√ l eft Oleg and Jenny Bortman center Jared and Jean Marie Hing right Kate Mitzel and Todd Lehman

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up and

Coming AQuatics C D G •

Teams, Classes and Workouts

Swim Team for kids ages 5 through high school (coached instruction and workouts); Swim Lessons (ages 6 mo. through adult); Masters Swimming (coached workouts); Water Workouts (group exercise classes in the pool); Lap Swimming (on your own). Contact Helen Zemaitis at hzemaitis@dmbclubs.com or 480.695.0667.

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C • Camelback D • DC Ranch G • Gainey

Hike C D G • Tom’s Thumb from the Gateway Trailhead JAN 25, 8 AM

FEB 22, 7:30 am

Get ready for a 13-mile advanced hike in the beautiful McDowell Mountains! We’ll meet at the Gateway Trailhead Center at 8:00 am. We’ll take the Windgate trail to the Tom’s Thumb turn off. This is an out and back trail and gains about 2,200 feet in elevation. You will need at least 70 ounces of water and some snacks for along the way. After the hike we’ll go for lunch and should be done around 1:00 pm.

5.5-mile intermediate to advanced hike in the McDowell Mountains. Meet at 7:30 am at Desert Mountain High School (128th Street & Via Linda). We will carpool to the trailhead which is only a few minutes away. The hike will go up to a peak which has 360 degree views! We will return the same way. Bring water and snacks for along the way. We’ll go to breakfast afterward and should be done around 11:30 am.

For all hiking events, contact Shelly McGann at 480.624.9125 or smcgann@dmbclubs.com to sign up. Guests are welcome.

JUN 5 – 8

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Sunrise Peak Hike from 128th Street

Village Hike to Havasupai Falls

11-mile advanced hike. Let’s go hike to one of the most beautiful places in Arizona—Havasupai Falls. Details will be out February 5.

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20/20/20

Mon, Wed, Fri 6:30 am, Thurs 6 pm

Calling all workout warriors! This 60-minute power packed class is segmented into 20 minutes of various fitness disciplines. You will start with a dynamic warm-up and aerobic conditioning, followed by strength training mixed with cardio intervals that include BOSU®, agility ladder, cones and bands. Wrap-up includes core skills and drills, balance and stretch. The format of this class focuses on circuitstyle training, HIIT intervals, obstacle courses and sports performance training. D •

Body Strength

Tues 6 am w/Renae Larcus, Thurs 6 am w/Tom Clark

Body Strength is a great way to get in that 1 hour of resistance training you have been avoiding. Using your own body weight, as well as other equipment such as dumbbells, the weighted bar or balls, resistance bands and the BOSU, Body Strength challenges your muscles in a group setting with

great music! While the class is not a “cardio class” and is based on resistance training, your heart rate will rise! Everyone is encouraged to challenge themselves but at the same time work within their own limitations. It’s NOT a competition…but it IS fun! All ages and levels welcome. D •

Aqua

6 days a week from 9 – 10 am

Come join us in the pool for a workout in the water. The resistance of the water makes the workout feel far more intense, while the water cushions you from the impact. All aqua classes are designed to include a cardiovascular segment in addition to providing balanced muscular resistance, core and strength training components. Water workouts are a terrific cross-training activity for runners, cyclists, and maniac aerobicizers. We look forward to seeing you in class!  Robes are available at the locker desk.


racquet sports Camelback Village Club Tennis Championships C • Mixed Doubles Jan 24 – 26

Singles Mar 1 – 3 Doubles Apr 4 – 6

Squash Clinics C • Novice/3.0 Wed 4 – 5:30 pm G • Advanced Sat 11 am – 12 pm

Junior Squash Program C D G • Arizona Squash Open at DC Ranch Village Feb 22 – 24

The first major tournament of the year will certainly be a continuation of the improving standard of Arizona squash. Our featured players are always amazing. So why not come, play some hard matches, enjoy the great food and have a tasty beverage. Sounds like a great weekend to me.

Squash Open Play C • Sat 8 – 11:30 am, Mon 5 – 7:30 pm, Wed 4 – 7:30 pm D • Tues + Thurs 5:30 – 7:30 pm

We have had a great year for juniors with close to 20 now playing regularly. Why not introduce your kids to this fantastic sport through the junior program. You will have an opponent and a challenge for many years to come. C • Tues 3:30 – 5 pm, Thurs 3:30 – 4:30 pm,

Sun 9:30 – 10:30 am

D • Sat 1 – 2 pm

To enter any of the events, for information on lessons and clinics or to purchase all your squash equipment please email rollier@dmbclubs.com or call 602.350.5173.

G • Sat 8 – 11:30 am, Mon 5 – 8 pm

TRIATHLON C D G •

Tri for the Cure AZ

MARCH 23

Join the Village in supporting the Tri for the Cure AZ, an all women’s super sprint triathlon, relay, duathlon, and 5k run. Village Health Clubs & Spas, along with TriScottsdale and NWLB women’s cycling group, will be hosting multiple swim, cycling, and triathlon clinics January – March for Tri for the Cure participants. This is the perfect event for the first-time triathlete. To register or for more information visit www.triforthecureaz.com.

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Mystery OF Sodium

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Sodium is always a hot topic. We are warned to be cautious as it can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure and hypertension, but how much do we need? And why is having too much a bad thing?

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Brittney Clarizio BS, RD Camelback Village butke@dmbclubs.com 602.553.4943

The USDA recommends 2,000 milligrams (mg) per day or less of this mineral to achieve a heart healthy diet. However, an average American consumes over 5,000 mg a day! Why are we over-consuming sodium? Sodium is found in many foods that are convenient, fast and easy to prepare. Many food companies use sodium to preserve foods and make them more shelf stable. Foods that last quite a while on a grocery store shelf and in your cupboard as well as foods that are pre-prepared are often going to contain a high sodium level. Some common foods that are the highest in sodium include soups, frozen meals, egg substitutes, deli meats, cheese, ketchup, chips and nuts! Look at the food label and check to see how many milligrams of sodium are in the foods you eat. Try to avoid products with more than 200 mg of sodium per serving. The food label will contain the word sodium, but what about salt? Salt is actually a compound called sodium chloride so it is about 50 percent sodium! Consider that a single teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 mg of sodium. The best way to keep your sodium levels at a heart healthy 2,000 mg per day is to: 1) use salt rarely or eliminate it altogether, and 2) cook all of your meals using unprocessed foods! Once you cut back on salt and processed foods, you may find yourself enjoying some newfound health benefits!

Too much sodium in your system causes your body to retain (hold onto) water. This puts an extra burden on your heart and blood vessels. In some people, this may lead to or raise high blood pressure. Having less sodium in your diet may help you lower or avoid high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. The extra water retention can also lead to bloating. Many people find they lose weight and feel lighter if they drop their sodium intake. If high blood pressure and/or excess bloating are a problem, see your doctor and also consider consulting a registered dietitian to help you decrease your sodium intake!


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Serving, enjoying & inspiring

IMPORTANT DATES: JANUARY 6 School reconvenes

Village kids! Greetings from the Youth Services Department! We all look forward to coming to work every day to take care of your children and serve member needs any way we can. We know that being a parent is the toughest job in the world and we’re here to make your life easier. Several Youth Services employees are parents, too. We take pride in caring for your children the same way we care for our own children— with love, kindness and patience. Here are a few tips to make your day at DC Ranch Village as enjoyable as possible: • Please make reservations in advance for the Nursery or Kids Club at the main Village campus. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance. • Reservations for the DC Ranch Village Tennis Center Nursery/Kids Club need to be made by 5 pm the day before your court reservation. • Please do not bring sick children to the Nursery or Kids Club. • Please remember to label all bottles, sippy cups or water bottles. • Please do not bring electronic devices to the Kids Club. We are dedicated to health and fitness and want your child/children to participate in daily activities the Village provides.

It’s all cool!

The DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa has fun and exciting cool-weather activities for kids to enjoy! Winter in Arizona is the envy of everyone who has to battle harsh, frigid weather. Get outside and enjoy! The DC Ranch Village Tennis Center has a variety of tennis programs for children of all ages. This state-of-the-art tennis facility even offers children eleven and older the chance to use the DC Ranch Village Tennis Center without a parent or guardian provided they have completed the Junior Certification program. Junior Certification classes are held at the Village every Wednesday at 3:30 pm. Please contact Michael Williams at 623.210.2617 to schedule your child for the class. If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity for your little one, check out the variety of classes for children ages 2 to 10. We offer classes on soccer, gymnastics, dance, yoga, pom, cheer and dance. Just stop by the Kids Club for a class schedule.

JANUARY 8 Early release JANUARY 20 MLK DAY No school (MLK Day Fitness Camp registration forms will be available in Kids Club.) FEBRUARY 5 Early release FEBRUARY 17 Presidents’ Day — No School (Presidents’ Day Fitness Camp registration forms will be available in Kids Club.) MARCH 5 + 6 Early release MARCH 10 – 14 Spring Break (Spring Break Fitness Camp registration forms will be available in Kids Club.) MARCH 14 Spring Fling pool party! THESE DC RANCH VILLAGE KIDS CLUB DATES REFLECT THE SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR.

Kim Miller, Youth Services Director, DC Ranch Village

Spring will be here before you know it and the Summer Camp Director will be planning to hire Counselors and Junior Counselors for the Summer Camp Fitness Program. Summer Camp will begin May 27, 2014 and continue through the last Friday before school starts. (We follow the Scottsdale School District calendar.) To apply to be a Junior Counselor, students must be between 12 and 14 years of age. Junior Counselors will help the Camp Counselors organize summer camp activities, including games, field trips, crafts and much more! Check out the Village website for the job posting in March and apply online at www.villageclubs.com.

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Summer is right around the corner.


listen to

THE EXPERT

Resistance

OPTIONS

Training

how they can help you reach your goals

If you really want to look and feel your best, you should incorporate resistance training into your routine. Resistance training will help to increase muscle, improve posture, tone your body, increase your metabolism and allow you to focus on changing the shape of specific areas of your body. A resistance training program is a structured and planned workout routine designed to fatigue your muscles, with a desired outcome of increasing muscle endurance, muscle strength, muscle size or some combination of the three. There are several types of resistance available that will help accomplish your goals: body weight, machines, free weights, cables, and elastic tubing or resistance bands. They each work your body in a different way and each has pros and cons. Let’s analyze the differences so that you can create a resistance training plan that aligns with your personal goals.

BODY WEIGHT The force of gravity on your body creates resistance that you can use to strengthen your muscles. Using your body as resistance is great, because it’s easy to mimic real life activities. PROS : It is convenient; your body is always with you. It is functional, very easy to mimic real life movements. CONS : It can be difficult to adjust the amount of resistance. Your body may be too heavy for some exercises (e.g. pull-ups). Your body may be too light for other exercises (e.g. squats).

FREE WEIGHTS

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Barbells and dumbbells. PROs : You control the path of motion. Free weights are functional—it’s easy to move in a variety of natural movement patterns. It’s easy to modify the resistance to an appropriate level. More muscles are activated (compared to machines) resulting in higher caloric expenditure. More stabilizing muscles are engaged resulting in joint stability and a reduced risk of injury. Cons : There is a greater potential for bad technique or form (hire a Personal Trainer to help teach you proper form). Can be more dangerous—you’ll need a spotter/ workout partner if you want to push yourself to your limits. The resistance does not always match the natural strength curves of the body.


CABLES You’re probably wondering why they aren’t in the “machine” category. Cable machines use a weight stack similar to machines, but there is a very big difference. With cables there are a variety of attachments that can be used for an array of exercises and those attachments are able to travel in virtually unlimited movement patterns similar to free weights. PROs : Cables are versatile (you can perform many different exercises and movement patterns). Cables are functional—just like with free weights you control the movement patterns. The resistance remains consistent throughout the entire movement. Cons : Increasing the resistance by one setting can sometimes be too much. Once you can lift the entire stack weight you can’t continue to increase resistance. (Cables are pretty awesome—these two cons are very minor.)

MACHINES Machines are a good introduction to the gym for beginners. Machines typically are designed to isolate a specific muscle or movement. The resistance comes from a stack of weight that is easily changed with the placement of a pin. PROs : Machines can be less intimidating than free weights. Machines guide you through a correct path of movement. Machines isolate muscles (or groups of muscles). The resistance matches the natural strength curve of muscles. Machines are safe so you don’t need a spotter. Cons : Machines isolate muscles (also a pro). It’s not natural—the body doesn’t function properly with isolated muscle movement. The functional carryover to real life activities will be minimal.

RESISTANCE BANDS Elastic tubing is another alternative available to you when planning your workouts PROs : Bands are compact and light. Perfect for trips (they won’t take up much space in your luggage). Just a few bands will provide a significant variety of resistance. Bands match the natural strength curve of some exercises (squats, presses and triceps). Bands are convenient and affordable.

Now that you understand some of the variables of resistance training, it’s time to apply the information. List your goals, create a plan, come to the Village with a purpose and work hard. The results will positively impact your life in every way.

John Preston is a Personal Trainer at Gainey Village. He has 20 years of experience. For more information please contact John at jpreston@ dmbclubs.com or 602.999.4593.

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Cons : Bands can be difficult to use for some muscle groups (back). The resistance is in direct opposition to some strength curves (biceps, lateral raise, etc.). It’s difficult to apply enough resistance for significant strength gains.


New YearNEW

YOU

It’s the perfect time to change up or add to your fitness routine. No one is more passionate about the classes offered at the Village than the professionals who teach them. And they are just as passionate about YOUR health and well-being. Read what they have to say about a few of the most popular Village programs. HOT YOGA Hot yoga offers students a very different workout experience. Motivating practitioners through meaningful dialogue and intense focus…this practice demands a certain discipline. The Village Hot Yoga sequence is always the same…but never boring. In time, with practice and a lot of patience, students feel stronger, more balanced and much more flexible. Yogis of all levels are encouraged to give Village Hot Yoga a try. All it takes is determination, compassion and an open mind…and maybe a good sense of humor! Namaste. See you on your mats. — Lauren Deichmann

Cross Training with Gyrokinesis® Want to keep doing all those awesome high-intensity workouts? Want to play tennis, golf, dance, etc. well into your golden years? If the answer is yes, then cross training is a must. But not just any cross training—cross training with Gyrokinesis! Gyrokinesis is a movement system that relaxes tension and rebalances the body. It’s stretching, core work and massage rolled into one! By gently moving through greater ranges of motion, the body increases blood flow to the moving areas. This allows muscles to relax and a greater range of motion to be achieved.

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Gyrokinesis works from the inside out. The focus is on the deeper core muscles engaging throughout exercises, letting the larger muscles have a chance to rest and recover from regular exercise, stress and everyday use. In addition, sore muscles can recover faster because of the increase in circulation, without added stress to that area. Many exercises are done from a sitting position. This provides the greatest potential for full range of motion. The focus is on spinal flexibility with core support. Gyrokinesis helps heal the body so you can continue to do the things you love. Retaining flexibility and the ability to move through life is freedom! — Dawn Ryan

Please join Dawn at DC Ranch Village on Fridays at 8:45 am in the Mind Body Studio. All levels are welcome. For more information, or to schedule a private/small group training, please contact Dawn at 602.722.7981.

Yoga Gives the Mind a Reason to Relax The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day. This makes perfect sense, as our brains are programmed to think, after all. However, with all of this information being processed, there is no escaping the fact that our minds must be trained to relax. If the mind is restless, it does not want to relax. The mind may want to worry about what has happened or anticipate what might happen (not being present). How can yoga put these thoughts on hold and promote present living? Simply put: Yoga gives the mind something to do on an internal level (focusing on the breath) and external level (moving the body). Yoga simply connects the two. — Lindsey Hoffman, RYT 200, YFG

NEW YEAR NEW

YOU

PILATES FITNESS TRAINING SPECIAL

The Pilates studio at DC Ranch Village is a great place to kick start your fitness goals for 2014. Our group schedule of 18 classes features something for everyone with a “Foundation” class for beginners, and an Intermediate and Advanced for seasoned Pilates practitioners. Come see how Pilates tones the body, strengthens your core, aids in rehabilitating injuries and enhances your overall mobility.

NEW YEAR FLASH SALE — 3 FOR $99 3 45-minute private lessons for a package price of $99. 3 packages maximum purchase per member. 3 months to use the package(s) before they expire.

Contact Mandy Campbell at 480.515.4031 or mcampbell@dmbclubs.com and get started today!


OcotilloVillage Health Club and Spa

The Village lifestyle is coming to Chandler! The Village Health Clubs and Spas will begin construction in early 2014 on their newest facility—Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa. The club’s location will be on the Southwest corner of Ocotillo and Alma School Roads in Chandler. Construction is scheduled to be completed in January 2015. The Ocotillo Club will be constructed on 8 acres of land that has been owned by DMB Sports Clubs, L.P. since 2007. The finished building will be approximately 82,000 square feet and will include the latest in cardio and strength equipment, cutting-edge group exercise rooms, a healthy café, kids club, regular yoga and hot yoga studios, indoor basketball court, running track, Pilates and cycle studios, racquetball courts, squash courts, luxurious men’s and women’s locker rooms, family locker room, retail shop and a functional training area. Members and their guests will be able to enjoy the great views from the café patio, swim in the lap pool or activities pool or have fun with the kids at the spray garden or on the event lawn. There will also be seven outdoor, lighted, post-tension tennis courts with a full tennis program of leagues, interclub play, tournaments and tennis socials.

A variety of social opportunities throughout the year will include parties, hikes, social events, ski trips, family events and holiday parties for members and guests. This social element creates a comfortable environment for members to form life-long friendships. “The Village is excited to be an integral part of the Chandler community and to bring a high-end fitness option to the area. The Village lifestyle embodies health and fitness as well as social opportunities for its members, truly building a community of like-minded, fit individuals who appreciate a balanced and healthy lifestyle,” says Carol Nalevanko, President of Village Health Clubs and Spas. “With the addition of the Ocotillo Village, Chandler’s desirability as a town in which to live, work and play will be greatly increased.” The Ocotillo Village membership pre-sales office will be open in the spring of 2014 and will be offering some attractive pre-sale pricing on club memberships. The Village family is fit, strong and growing!

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The Spa at Gainey Village

Serves up a Warm

Winter Treat! CINNAMON SWIRL COFFEECAKE VICHY TREATMENT (available JAN 2 – FEB 28) This sweet and spicy body treatment starts off with an application of Red Hot Sparkling Oil to moisturize the skin. A deep exfoliation featuring sweet caramel and caffeine-infused sugar scrub is applied to instantly revive dreary, dry winter skin as six showerheads rain down on the body. Finally, a full-body application of caramel-scented lotion seals in the moisture.

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The Village Spas pride themselves in recruiting only the best service providers in the industry to provide you with 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.

NuFACE for the NuYear!

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2014 is about getting healthy and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Don’t stop at toning your body—tone your face as well! The NuFACE system is “Pilates for your face” that creates professional results at home. NuFACE is designed with microcurrent technology to give you visible results against unwanted wrinkles and aged skin. This facial toning device has been clinically tested and is the only microcurrent technology that has been FDA cleared. NuFACE comes with an instruction manual that walks you through the many different ways to use it. With the several different attachments that can be used, you will be able to achieve optimal results. Are you going out for a night on the town? How about a “5-minute face lift?” Do you struggle with tired eyes? Give them a lift with the “wow brow!” This system is a must for 2014 to get the results you’ve been looking for to turn back time, for your skin of course! Stop by The Spa at any Village location for more details or to speak with an aesthetician.

NEW YEAR We look forward to being part of your New Year! Whether you have new fitness goals or are thriving in your workout routine, we can add an overall healthy glow! With regular massage an athlete performs in peak condition. With regular facials and body care, your skin will glow. We will maintain your healthy nails, pamper your feet and keep your hair looking fabulous!

You’ve earned it! You deserve it!

new SkinMedica Peels! VITALIZE PEEL Designed to treat moderate skin conditions, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigment irregularities and acne scarring and can be applied to all skin types. With this noninvasive peel you will see mild to moderate peeling lasting 2 – 5 days. Though you’ll see results with just one peel, they become far more compelling after a series of 3 services. This service can be repeated every 3 – 4 weeks. $195 EACH, SERIES OF 3 INCLUDES POST–PEEL KIT.

REJUVENIZE PEEL This peel targets the deeper layers of the epidermis for enhanced exfoliation to treat wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Moderate peeling can be expected for 2 – 5 days. Results are more profound with 3 – 6 treatments and can be performed 4 – 6 weeks apart. $295 EACH, SERIES OF 3 INCLUDES POST–PEEL KIT. Support products from SkinMedica are now available in the Spa retail area.

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A good night’s sleep. Unachievable, right? Like a three-minute mile. Yet I continue the quest for a good, restful night.

C. Scott Hagler

We all need our sleep. Though scientists have yet to fully understand all the subtleties of sleep, they are clear that sleep provides an opportunity for the body to repair and rejuvenate itself. Studies back this up. Many of the major restorative functions in the body like muscle growth, tissue repair, protein synthesis and growth hormone release occur mostly, or in some cases only, during sleep, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Conversely, it has been found that animals entirely deprived of sleep lose all immune function and die in a matter of weeks.*

melatonin, magnesium. I’ve drunk chamomile tea and warm milk. I’ve experimented with the timing of my dinner and the quantity of animal protein at the evening meal. I’ve tried small amounts of wine and other spirits at different points in the evening vs. no alcohol at all. I’ve contrasted drinking coffee and tea, and tried going completely without caffeine. I take in a group-exercise class or go for a walk several times a week. I’ve been eating paleo now for a few weeks, so I’ve eliminated grains, all refined junk and most dairy products. I haven’t found any correlation with quality sleep, based on all these experiments.

A lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury, in the short term. Chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even early mortality.

A few months ago I discovered that I have heavy-metal poisoning as a result of old mercury fillings. Heavy metals can affect mood and sleep, the ability to lose weight and lots more. The solution has been to replace the fillings (I’m halfway through the process).

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If you’re new to sleep issues, there’s a pretty commonsense list of things to try first (next page, top right). If you’ve tested these suggestions for a decent amount of time without decent results, it may be time to delve deeper. We humans are complicated, and each of us has our own issues, challenges and stories. It certainly seems that my case wasn’t so simple. I’m willing to try just about anything to get some good Zs. I’ve tried all the herbal supplements that are marketed to improve sleep, including valerian,

I work long hours for long stretches, and would say that I tend to feel stressed a lot of the time. I know, from research, about cortisol, commonly called the “stress hormone.” Stress, burnout and sleep deprivation can lead to increased levels of cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal cortex, which can interrupt sleep. Can you say, “vicious cycle”? I’m now exploring herbs that work to reduce cortisol levels and support the adrenals. I’ve only been taking them for a few weeks, so I think it’s too soon to say whether they’ve been effective for me. *

REFERENCE:

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/ benefits-of-sleep/why-do-we-sleep


About ten years ago I did a sleep study to test for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is where breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain—and the rest of the body—may not get enough oxygen. I’m grateful that the study found that if I sleep on my side rather than my back, the doctor considered me “borderline.” One common treatment for sleep apnea is a machine called a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP for short. I have several friends that found the CPAP to be the answer to their sleep issues and all have acquired new leases on life. I have no problem falling asleep; it’s staying asleep that’s my problem. For a long while I’d wake up at 3:30 in the morning for nights on end. From prior experience with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I remembered that there’s a traditional Chinese medicine system that ties those wake-up times to certain organs in the body, both energetically and spiritually. The system allows you to determine which meridian could use some herbal support and/or selfreflection. The hours from 3:00 to 5:00 am represent the lungs, along with grief and sadness, for example. There are a few things that I know make a difference for me. • My room needs to be cool—68° seems to be ideal. • The darker the room, the better. I cover the light on the humidifier and the face of my radio-alarm clock with washcloths. • No pets. As tempted as I am to let my cat stay on the bed, I know that the chances are good he’ll get restless at some point during the night. • A hot bath before bed, particularly when I can just relax, or read light material, can help. I bought a new, firm mattress this week. It’s funny that I resisted spending the $1,500 when this is such an important part of sleep. And when you think that we spend as much as a third of our lives sleeping, it doesn’t make any sense not to spend the money. I have had two good nights so far, which, of course, makes me wonder how much of a bad night’s sleep can be blamed on a worn-out mattress? With the new mattress and a super-duper custom “sleep-designed” pillow (not one from an infomercial, but a personally-fit Oxygen Pillow) I may have solved a good portion of my sleep problems. For 2014 I resolve to continue to explore every new lead for improved sleep, and approach each one optimistically, and with a sense of curiosity. I’ll try stretching before bedtime, turning off the TV at least a half hour before turning in, and not reading on my iPad in bed.

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Set a regular bedtime, and wake up at the same time every day Increase natural light exposure during the day Cut back on caffeine Avoid alcohol before bedtime Turn off your TV and computer at least 30 minutes before bedtime Make your bedroom sleep-friendly by darkening it + cooling it down Avoid big meals at dinner Make sure you have a good mattress and pillow

How do you know if you are getting enough sleep? If you sleep less than 8 hours a night you may be sleep deprived and not even know it. “But I don’t have time to make sleep a priority,” you say? If you think you are too busy to get enough sleep each night, consider the fact that the quality of your sleep time determines the quality of your awake time. The better you sleep, the more productive you will be and the more you will get done. Sleep is as important to your health as exercise and good nutrition. You can’t find an easier way to take care of yourself!

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If you have trouble sleeping, what’s your plan?

Here are a few ideas that might be helpful in regulating sleep.


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One of the Valley’s top dermatologists is reinvesting in his health and fitness

Dr. Rick Averitte has always been an athlete with a competitive spirit. He remembers his mother waking him and his brother up early on Saturday mornings to go running through their Tallmadge, Ohio neighborhood.

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He was one of the top-ranked state wrestlers and ran track in high school, and regularly performed 500-pound squats to burn stress when he worked as an engineer in the construction business. Even in med school, Rick managed to stay in marathon shape most of the time, and ran every chance he got. Then a funny thing happened when he started his rotations. “The wheels started coming off slowly,” Rick recalls. “I just couldn’t fit exercise into my schedule anymore, and I’ve been struggling with that for the past 13 years.” Being in the Valley has definitely had an impact on Rick’s ability to stay in shape. “I gained more weight every summer, because I just couldn’t make time to get out and run early in the morning.” Thanks to some gentle persuasion from his wife, Marlie, and because of his 10-year-old son’s growing

interest in basketball, Dr. Averitte is making some changes in his life. “I’m coming out of my cocoon and have been saying yes to things that I used to find uncomfortable, such as promoting my dermatology practice and even playing with my kids.” For the good doctor, family time has been one of the biggest paybacks from his renewed commitment to his health. “I want to be the kind of role model that my mom was for me,” Rick says. “Now I have a lot more energy to go shoot hoops with my kids at the end of the day. They’ve heard me say no to them so much, and now we can have a great time together, even if it’s just for 20 minutes. Spending time with them is a big part of my happiness these days.” We talked to Dr. Averitte while he was driving his triplets home from school. He talked about how his life has changed so dramatically in just the past few months.


the village: How long have you been a member of the Village? rick averitte: I’ve known about the club for a long time, but I actually just joined this past summer. Why did you wait so long? I stayed away because so many of my patients and other people I know are members there, and I was worried that I’d be inundated with medical questions. My practice sees nearly 4,000 people a month, and I’m very protective of my privacy. So have people been asking you for medical advice? It turns out I was completely wrong. Everyone has been really respectful, and I can honestly say that my time at the Village is very relaxing. Now that you’re a Village member, what are your goals? I really wanted to lose the 30 or 40 pounds of gut I was carrying around. I don’t step on a scale every day, but in three months I’ve gone from a 38- or 40-inch waist down to a 34. Some of those 34s are a little tight, but I can still fit in them. That’s amazing. How did you do it? Mostly just by running on the treadmill, spin classes and some multi-purpose conditioning classes. I learned from my wrestling days how important flexibility is, so I stretch on a regular basis, too. I try to get to the club about four or five times a week. Are you training for anything specific? Yeah. I’m the founder of the Arizona Skin Cancer Foundation, and last year we started a 5K to help educate people about sun safety and skin cancer prevention and treatment. I couldn’t run the race last year and I thought that set a bad example. So I’m running in it this year. If anyone is interested in participating they can learn more at www.skinexam.org. How’s your training going? Really well! I’m not going to look like a fool out there or anything like that. I like having an event to train for every three or four months. It keeps those competitive juices flowing and helps me stay motivated. What other competitions are on the horizon for you? The 5K has been my focus, but I’d like to do the 10K or the Half Marathon in March in conjunction with the Phoenix Marathon. The Phoenix Marathon is the fastest-growing marathon in the country, and I’m helping to run the recovery tent. I’m also interested in doing a triathlon one day.

In addition to your training, has your diet changed at all? Yes. I don’t eat as much junk. I used be able to eat a little junk and work a little harder to cancel it out, but I can’t play that game as much now that I’m 48. I’m a lot more conscious of what I put into my body, largely due to the fact that my class instructors at the Village always give nice little reminders about eating more vegetables, more fruit and more protein. Has it been difficult for you to eat better? Not really. I can always get something solid at the café in the Club…I like to eat a lot of different foods, from Ethiopian to sushi to Binkley’s, and everywhere I go I can usually make good choices. I’m an adventurous eater: the only things that would give me pause are these arachnids and bugs that some people prepare. What does your family think about the Village? They love it. My kids especially like to go to the club to hang out with their friends, and my wife enjoys bringing the kids over so she can get on the treadmill for awhile. She’s going to start spinning with me soon, and my son is really involved in the basketball program. What brought you to the Valley in the first place? My wife did. My brother was out here and introduced me to her when I was visiting in 1998. What do you like best about living here? The outdoors. I’m an avid golfer and I also like to hike. As a dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer, how do you balance your love for the outdoors with the impact the sun can have on your health? I do everything I can to show people how they can spend time outside safely. I came out here to be a cosmetic guy, but it soon became apparent that the greatest need here was for me to focus on skin cancer prevention and treatment. When I first came out here, it was really hard to get to see a derm right away. So before I was on contract with the different insurance companies, I agreed to see people for the price of their co-pay. Since then I never looked back, and today we have offices in Scottsdale, Anthem, Deer Valley and Surprise. The sun shines in Phoenix about 300 days a year. It’s a blessing and a curse, and I’m here to help more people take advantage of the great weather without getting sick.



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Kennedy, Ricky, & Rylee


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Gainey Village Monte Carlo Party Members really had fun at the Gainey Village Monte Carlo party on October 24! There was dancing, a photo booth, gambling and mingling with over 600 partiers in attendance.

Gainey Village Cooking Class with Chef Paul Apana Paul is the manager of Village Tavern restaurant and offers regular cooking classes at Gainey Village. Members learned how to make grits cooked with Gruyere cheese, sautĂŠed shrimp and mushrooms as well as succotash at the October cooking class.

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To have your Village Club event photo considered for the Focus on Members section next issue, please email it, with a short caption, to jbuterbaugh@dmbclubs.com (Camelback); tclark@dmbclubs (DC Ranch) or smcgann@dmbclubs.com (Gainey).


DC Ranch Wicked Affair Adult Halloween Party The premier DC Ranch Village Adult Halloween Costume Party was a huge hit. The weather was perfect and the costumes incredible. You absolutely don’t want to miss the 2014 event!!



top Terri Hills (right), winner of best female costume. Terri

is pregnant and painted her belly as a basketball!

Event photos Š Buttel Photography

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left A Wheaties box costume brought home the best male costume prize for Justin Zhan.


DC Ranch Tennis Center Grand Opening October 26 marked the grand opening of the DC Ranch Village Tennis Center. About 400 people were in attendance the opening day which included food, activities, meeting staff and trying out the new courts.

Event photos Š Buttel Photography

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spot social New App Version Did you know that the Village has nearly 8,000 fans online. Don’t miss out on fun contests, trivia, healthy living tips, videos, photos and so much more!

Be sure to check out the latest version of our mobile app, where you can find upcoming class schedules, events, promotions and more!

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DID YOU CATCH OUR HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT CONTEST ONLINE? Member Anne Taylor submitted this great shot of her son and won a new HEAD Tennis Racquet and matching bag! Congratulations, Anne!

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Ed Iwersen It is with great shock and sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Iwersen.

As an integral part of the Village family, Ed will be greatly missed. The family has started a college fund for Ed’s two grandchildren at EdwardIwersenMemorial.com.

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Ed had been with The Village since October 2011 overseeing the Gainey Village pools and as a Manager on Duty. He was everyone’s friend, always had a smile on his face, and good things to say each day. Ed was an avid swimmer and hiker.


PROSHOP

BOUTIQUES BOUTIOUES Looking good— it’s no accident Whether at the club or on vacation, you look good on purpose. Did you know you can find an outfit for a workout or a happy hour in the Village ProShop Boutiques? We not only have your favorite activewear lines but we offer streetwear lines as well. You’ll see collections from such lines as Nike, Under Armour, OM Girl, Hard Tail, Tonic and so much more. Throughout the year we have sales, specials, Trunk Shows and Fashion Shows. As a Village member you receive 10% off every purchase (excludes sale items). We also offer a really great incentive program—you can save even MORE on all your purchases. Please ask anyone at the front desk for more information about the program. Stop by to say “hi.” Just let us know if you have any questions. The wonderful retail associates at the ProShop Boutiques are: Garth Camelback Village Bridgett + Christy DC Ranch Village Amanda Gainey Village Sean Lead Retail Associate Sandy Retail Director

“I can do WHAT with my membership?” “I never knew that.” How many times have you found yourself talking with a member who says, “I never heard about that happy hour.” Or they are surprised to see someone using their phone to check in at the club and say, “How can I do that?” I hear it all the time. Well, maybe I can help. Here are a few tips that will help you take full advantage of everything your membership has to offer: • Make sure you have your correct email address on file with us. We want to make sure you get email updates about all of our member activities. We have many great member parties and happy hours. If we do have your correct email on file then check to see if our messages are landing in your spam folder. It’s also possible that you have unsubscribed (on purpose or accidentally) from Village emails and we can reinstate you if you like. • You can check in at the front desk with your digital membership card on your smart phone. Download the free app from the Apple App store or Google Play Store. Search/Village Health Clubs. Under membership card, enter the scan code from the back of your membership card. Your phone is now ready to use at the front desk to check in. • Access your Village membership account online anytime you want. The Village is paperless, but it’s quick and easy to set up your account online. You can update your checking account or credit card information, make a payment and review your monthly statements online. Start by going to www.villageclubs.com and click on My Account Login login at the upper right-hand corner of the home page. Select the Don’t have a login? button. Enter your membership number, date of birth and home zip code for security reasons. NOTE: Your membership number is the 8-digit number that can be found on either your membership agreement or monthly billing statement. It is NOT the scan code number on your membership card.

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If you would like help setting up your online account, email us at online@villageclubs.com. If you have a friend you would like to introduce to the Village, please stop by your club’s membership office and coordinate with a membership representative to invite your friend in and offer them a complimentary trial membership. As always you will receive one free month of membership dues for each new membership you refer! Laura Gilbert Membership Director, Camelback Village lgilbert@dmbclubs.com


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