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VILLE MAGAZINE

MEN OF THE MATCH Nelson Valdez, Tyrone Mears, and Zach Scott of Seattle Sounders fc ripped and fit

HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE

MAY/JUNE 2016 WWW.VILLEMAGAZINE.COM


CONTENTS FEATURES

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Men of the Match

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A Second Chance

Exclusive interviews with the Seattle Sounders FC

Stroke survivor, Brianne Cassidy shares her story

CITY SCENE

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You Lucky Dog This city is for the dogs

ANIMAL INSTINCT

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Sick As A Dog How to keep your pup healthy

TECH SPECS

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Smart Fashion Fashion and technology unite for your health

COCKTAIL CULTURE

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Salutary Sipping

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Getting Juiced

Cocktails that not only taste good, but also good for your health

Juicing is all the rage in getting your dose of nutrients and staying healthy

THE DISH

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Smoke Signals

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Al Fresco

Fire up the grill because BBQ season is here

Pack your picnic basket with these tasty treats

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HEALTH CHECK

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Seeking Immunity The controversy and questions behind MMR

GET FIT

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Quick Fit Fix

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Baby Got Back

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Take a Hike

When you don’t want or don’t like to workout

Get your booty moving and looking good

Top 5 spots to hike in the Northwest

HOME DESIGN

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Home Run

How to set up your perfect workout room

THE GETAWAY

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Pursuit of Happiness

One of the top spots for a fit vacation

BE ENTERTAINED

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Run, Seattle, Run

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Jammin’ Out

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Streaming Now

Join the fun marathon runs of the summer

Get your workout music playlist pumpin’

Top podcasts to listen to for inspiration

FASHION FORWARD

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Core Eustress Fitness fashion photo spread

ONE LAST THING

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For What Ails You You won’t believe these health products

THE STANDARD

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PUBLISHER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Charity Mainville SALES & MARKETING MANAGER Lori Bellina FOOD & DRINK EDITOR Lauren Adam

VILLE MAGAZINE

ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Casey Martin COPY EDITOR Julie Pruett Turner CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Amy Gruntner, Dr. Scott Mindel,Tannya Bernadette, Yasmin Tavakoli, Lori Bellina

MEN OF THE MATCH Nelson Valdez, Tyrone Mears, and Zach Scott of Seattle Sounders fc ripped and fit

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ernie Sapiro, Jessica Drake

FASHION INTERN Trevor Chapman

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HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE

MAY/JUNE 2016 WWW.VILLEMAGAZINE.COM

right to left Seattle Sounders FC: Nelson Valdez, Tyrone Mears and Zach Scott website www.soundersfc.com facebook facebook.com/SoundersFC twitter @soundersfc instagram @soundersfc photo credit Ernie Sapiro l Ernie Sapiro Photography website www.erniesapiro.com facebook facebook.com/erniesapirophotography twitter @erniesapiro instagram @erniesapiro hair and makeup Dan Homer & Cassidy Bebe l Vann.Edge Salon website www.vannedge.com facebook facebook.com/vann.edge twitter @vann_edge instagram @vann.edge


FROM THE PUBLISHER

Media never stops, which makes my job 24/7. This can be very stressful, and my health suffers because of it. Anxiety, headaches, nausea, lack of sleep, fatigue, and forgetting to eat weakens my immune system, so I tend to get sick more than I would like. It also messes with my emotional state. Mixing that in with being a woman… well some days I feel like I’m losing my mind. Stress is a very serious condition that can lead to heart disease, including high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke, and it happens to be the number one cause of death of women in the US. Besides stress, diet, fitness, bad habits, birth control, and injury can all factor in. Brianne Cassidy was only 24 years old when she had a stroke after suffering a head injury. The experience changed her entire life physically, mentally, and emotionally. Today she shares her story with as many as she can, and I wanted her to share with all of you. Being a supporter of the American Heart Association, I’ve heard a lot of stories that inspired me. Hopefully Brianne will do the same for you. I am aware of how stress affects me. I know when I’m feeling a certain way that I’m way too stressed out and need to chill out. I would be lying if I said it’s easy for me to relax, but I’m lucky to have a great team of supporters that often force me to do so. One other way I help to reduce stress is working out. Being fit is essential; not only does it keep your body healthier, it also releases endorphins to boost your emotional state. As important as it is to keep your body healthy, the same goes for your mind and what you surround yourself with. Therapists often recommend getting a pet to help reduce stress. Growing up with dogs, I decided to take that advice. Having a new puppy has been a handful, but she’s also helped a lot. She senses when I’m stressed and will come lie next to me to show me she cares. She also forces me to take a break when she needs a walk or begs to play tug of war. The unconditional love a pet can give is priceless, and a part

of returning that love is to make sure she is healthy as well. I’ve discovered a lot in only two months about what can hurt her and help her. As Seattle is one dog-loving city, it seemed like a perfect fit to kick off a section in this issue dedicated to our furry Seattle dwellers. So why do I continue to do what I do if it puts my health at risk? Did you see this issue’s cover? Trust me – there wasn’t an ounce of stress shooting that. All joking aside, soccer players are definitely at the top of the list of the fittest athletes. It was a no brainer to pull a few of our Seattle Sounders FC players (Nelson Valdez, Tyrone Mears, and Zach Scott) and ask them to show off their ripped bods. Having to run for 90 to 120 minutes per game with only a 15-minute break is hard on their bodies, so staying healthy is their only option to stay in the game. They each share how they do it in our exclusive interview with these star athletes. Sounder FC’s Director of Performance & Sports Science, David Tenney, also makes sure the players stay strong and injury free. He is responsible for the Catapult GPS program that measures the players’ movement and the Omegawave technology that tests players’ heart rate variability and state of readiness. Health professionals travel from all over to hear him speak at conferences since he’s one of the most respected and progressive sports science minds in Major League Soccer. It will be easy to see why we’re learning more about him with our exclusive interview. The bottom line is that I love what I do. It’s uncommon to hear people say that about their job. And that within itself is what drives me to stay healthy to be able to continue to push each issue out, produce the unforgettable events such as the upcoming Seattle Nightlife Awards, and try my damnest to make a positive impact on this growing city. The only person that can take care of you the best is you, but it doesn’t hurt to take a little advice every now and then.

Charity Mainville Photo by: Ernie Sapiro Photography

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CITY SCENE

You Lucky Dog Written by: Charity Mainville

Let’s face it. Seattle is for the dogs. According to the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2012), 63% of Seattleites are dog owners. With dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, bars, coffee shops, events, and multiple parks, it makes sense that in this city there are more dogs than children. However, if you have or had a dog, you know that it’s very similar to having a child. You have to take care of it, entertain it, and with those damn cute puppy eyes staring up at you, it’s really hard not to spoil it. Being a new dog owner myself, I have found myself wanting to get only the best for my new girl and have sought out things for her to do in this dog gone city. So after reading hundreds of reviews, searching websites high and low, and reflecting on my own personal experiences, from one dog owner to another, this city scene is for the dog… owners.

THE GOODS Mud Bay

www.mudbay.com My first instinct when choosing a pet shop was Petco. Since it was a nationwide department store, I thought it would have it all. But after stopping by Mud Bay Uptown, my view was dramatically changed. Not only is it clear that they love dogs, the staff was extremely knowledgeable and patient with my thousands of questions. Plus, they were able to answer every single one. The products they carry are all natural, exceed quality standards, and are reasonably priced. They give new pet owners a coupon towards their next visit and even a greeting card congratulating them on their new family addition. The staff and service is the same throughout all Mud Bay stores – at least all the ones I’ve been to. If you don’t believe me, just ask my pup. Getting her to leave Mud Bay is like trying to take a kid out of a candy store.

GETTING SCHOOLED Cosmic Home & Pet

www.cosmichomenpet.com It’s no secret that puppies are adorable, but they can also be a handful. Training your little one takes dedication and a lot of time. Training is important to ensure that your dog will listen to you and recognize you as its master -- not the other way around. Just like the way parenting shapes our children into who they will grow up to become, the same applies for your dog. There are multiple trainers around Seattle that use different tactics, but I wanted to make sure my girl was not only trained correctly, but with care. After calling around and speaking with multiple trainers (again reading review after review), I came across Cosmic Home & Pet with 5 full stars on Yelp and excellent reviews. They provide dog walking, dog training, cat and small critter sitting, and overnight pet sitting/dog boarding. It’s rare to find an 18-year business on Yelp that has 100% positive reviews. Their approach is loving, heart-centered, and they cater to the specific pet’s needs and personality. Trust me - an Airedale isn’t the easiest dog to train and requires a different style than other breeds, but my girl is passing with flying colors.

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CITY SCENE

Dog Days MARINERS BARK AT THE PARK Tuesday, May 24 / Tuesday, August 9 / Tuesday, September 6 Safeco Field: 1250 1st Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98134

What dog doesn’t love a good ballgame? What Seattleite doesn’t love a good Seattle Mariners baseball game? Those two loves are able to connect at Mariners Bark at the Park games this summer. For $40, you get a human and dog ticket, a Mariners dog leash, and you get to take your dog for a walk around the bases after the game is over… just make sure he doesn’t steal first base. seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ticketing/barkinthepark.jsp

THE SEATTLE PET EXPO™ Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5 Washington Convention Center: 800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

This expo is perfect for anyone who owns a pet; and best of all, it’s free to attend. Owners can chat one-on-one with multiple pet-related businesses, give their pet a spa treatment, showcase its talent in the talent contest, try on the latest pet fashions, and enter a pet/owner look-alike contest. They say that most pets do look like their owners… seattlepetexpo.com

POOCHAPALOOZA Saturday, July 9 Asbery Field at Totem Middle School: 1605 7th St, Marysville, WA 98270

The dog-loving fair returns for its tenth year on July 9 in downtown Marysville. Dogs walk down the catwalk showcasing the latest in pet fashion in the Fashions & Rescues Runway Show, compete in dog races including the new dog dessert dash, and gorge in the pooch pie-eating contest. It’s only $5 (additional donations are encouraged) to give your dog the time of its life. You will also get to check out pet vendors, shop, and socialize with hundreds of dog owners just like yourself. poochapalooza.org

10TH ANNUAL CITYDOG MAGAZINE COVER DOG MODEL SEARCH Saturday, July 17 Kirkland Uncorked: 25 Lake Shore Plaza Dr., Kirkland, WA 98033

Have you ever looked at your dog and thought it should be a model? Your pet may be a star in your own heart, but it could also be a star in the greater Seattle area. CityDog Magazine is holding its annual Cover Dog Model Search on July 17, and your dog could be the next winner. It only costs $10 to enter, which 100% goes to the Homeward Pet Adoption Center. After the competition, owners can sip wine in the dog-friendly wine garden and snack on some bites from the local food trucks. It’s a small price to pay for your pup to become a big deal. www.citydogmagazine.com

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ANIMAL INSTINCT

Sick as a dog Written by: Lori Bellina / Photo: Shutterstock

Spring is the best time to get our pups outside to enjoy those new sunny days after being cooped inside during the dreary winter months. See their happy feet running through the grassy knolls of Seattle’s parks and sniffing the fresh beautiful Seattle scenery as it’s coming to back to life. Spring is also high season for allergies caused by the dreaded pollen floating through the air that not only affect us humans, but our cute pups as well.

‘TIS THE SEASON

Atopy, the most common form of allergy, is often seasonal showing signs in April and May. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and water eyes. Our four-legged friends who experience seasonal allergies can also develop sinusitis and bronchitis. Generally, redness is the most obvious and apparent sign of dog allergies- red chin, eyes, and paws to name a few. Other signs can include rubbing of the face, chewing at the feet, itchy, or inflamed ears.

THICK SKIN

Dogs can also experience topical allergies. It’s hard not to giggle and think “oh how cute” when your dog is wiggling on its back or rubbing against walls and furniture. However, this could be a sign of allergic dermatitis; a condition where their skin becomes itchy dry, red, and swollen. Some more serious signs are hot spots, open or scabbing sores and hair loss. Frequent baths with a mild and oatmeal-based shampoo and paw soaking can help with this condition immensely. There are also natural vitamin supplements and oils that will help keep their skin moist and itch free. Taking them to the vet to get checked out is always the best solution to confirm seasonal allergies and rule out a more serious condition.

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ANIMAL INSTINCT BEGGIN’

Besides seasonal allergies, dogs can also have food allergies. It’s hard to resist sharing our delicious meals with our dogs when they are staring up at you with their sad puppy eyes as if they were dying from starvation. But before you give in to the begging, you better make sure you aren’t giving them something that could end up killing them.

CHOCOLATE

ONIONS/GARLIC

We all have been told that dogs cannot eat chocolate. The reason is because it contains caffeine and throbromine, which both fall under the methylxanthines category. Methylxanthines are stimulants that will poison your pooch, stopping its metabolic process.

Onions will indeed make your dog cry. They damage red blood cells, and if too much is consumed a blood transfusion may be necessary. Garlic is in the same family and will bear the same affects. However, garlic is more potent and stronger in toxicity.

AVOCADOS

Milk may be a treat for cats, but like humans, dogs can suffer from lactose intolerance. Milk contains a sugar that dogs do not carry the enzymes to break down. This will cause digestive issues that can lead to serious bacterial exposure.

Although avocados are more toxic to other animals and there is much controversy around this topic, you might want to hold off on sharing that tasty avocado with your little buddy. Its toxin, persin, can cause breathing difficulties, upset stomach, and fluid in the chest.

MACADAMIA NUTS

These delicious nuts are not so innocent. It is one of the most dangerous things your dog can eat. Part of the Protaceae family, these will cause vomiting, increased body temperature, inability to walk, lethargy, and also affects the nervous system.

GRAPES

Although it’s still unknown as to what exactly causes such traumatic effects on your canine, grapes are right up there with macadamia nuts. The most serious side effect of grapes is kidney failure.

MILK

BACON

Your dog may beg for some Beggin’ Strips, but the real deal is not good for them. Bacon, although oh so good, is high in fat and can lead to pancreatitis in dogs.

XYLITOL

Highly toxic to dogs, Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that even humans should not consume in large quantities. It can be found in gum, candy, baked goods, toothpaste and many other products. It can lead to hypoglycemia and/or liver failure in your furry friend. You can find Xylitol under ingredients or listed as “sugar alcohols” under the serving size on the nutrition facts.

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TECH SPECS

Smart Fashion Written by: Tannya Bernadette

Technology is trickling into all parts of our lives, including the clothes we wear. A garment of clothing you would normally only think of wearing to the gym for a workout session is now a device that can be used to monitor your every move. Your smart phone and tech-intertwined clothing can connect and provide you with data to better target your workout goals. It can even correct your routine and movements with playback features for better accuracy.

ATHOS

www.liveathos.com

Athos tops and shorts are lined with a total of 26 bio-sensors in alignment with the major muscle groups. As you work out, the sensors pick up your energy and movements to track them onto your phone. View full images of your body and receive information on muscle exertion, balance, as well as improvements you can make with each exercise. It is designed with 4-way stretch nylon and spandex for comfort. Their integrated sweatwicking technology will keep you dry during intense workouts and includes a UPF 50 sun protective element for outdoor safety.

RALPH LAUREN POLOTECH

www.ralphlauren.com

This shirt is designed to fit into your workout routine or everyday lifestyle. It provides suggestions on workouts based on your biometrics. The technology links to your iPhone or Apple Watch through their exclusive Polotech app and provides you with updates on your heart rate, breathing, balance, and more. But sorry ladies, this is only available for men in the classic polo design with the logo and emblem. Silver fibers are woven directly into the shirt, and a small detachable box is located near the rib cage to collect biometric data.

HEDDOKO

www.heddoko.com

Heddoko is primarily an injury preventive solution with sensors embedded in pieces of clothing that capture every exercise by recording them in 3-D videos. This playback feature allows the videos to be shared with a trainer or coach to correct and consult on workout routines. They are available for men and women in a long sleeve shirt and pants. Its light-weight fabric is breathable and easy to wash.

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DIGITSOLE www.digitsole.com

Digitsole makes shoes you can control from the palm of your hand. Running on a cold day? Heat up your feet with a tap on the app. It not only tracks your steps and measures the calories you burn, but it can be integrated into other parts of your life. It’s most popular for outdoor sports and beneficial for outdoor workers in construction, security, and other jobs. It is available in two options: Smartshoe and Smartsole. The Smartshoe has a built-in sole and comes in three different forms: the futuristic shoe, sneaker, and pump. Smartsole fits into shoes you already own.


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COCKTAIL CULTURE

Salutary Sipping Written by: Lauren Adam

In a perfect world, cocktails are good for you. You never have to choose between the bread basket and a drink with dinner. In fact, studies say that two cocktails with dinner every night will add five years to the average human’s life span. Too Utopian? Maybe not. Adding leafy greens, herbs, vinegar, fresh juice, and tea to a cocktail regimen can actually benefit your well-being. For the health conscious cocktailer, it’s time to imbibe salubriously.

PERCY & CO.: MOTHER’S HELPER

BLACK BOTTLE BELLEVUE: MORNING AFTER

ingredients: sage-infused gin, grapes, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, simple syrup, soda benefits: apple cider vinegar

ingredients: Jameson, Fernet, green tea, ginger, lemon benefit: green tea

Apple cider vinegar is best known as a digestive aid. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can help neutralize an upset stomach. Take it in Percy’s herbal-inspired apothecary cocktail where it could work as an inventive spin on a digestif. Order it after a mouth-watering hearty dinner of crunchy fried chicken and red beans.

Green tea doesn’t oxidize, so it contains more health-boosting antioxidants (catechins) than other teas. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents rumored to treat everything from influenza to cancer. Green tea is also said to increase metabolism. Drink it with whiskey in a Morning After and whatever is ailing you will be yesterday’s news.

5233 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107; www.percysseattle.com

919 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004; www.blackbottlebellevue.com

EARLS BELLEVUE: SILLY WABBIT ingredients: skyy vodka, lillet blanc, cointreau, ginger, carrot juice, lemon, cardamom bitters benefits: ginger, carrot juice, lemon

This vitamin- infused powerhouse packs enough punch to blind side the common cold. Ginger is a natural painkiller, while carrot and lemon are especially rich in vitamins that aid immunity. Incorporate Earls into your weekly schedule and snag a Wabbit so that you will never get sick again. 700 Bellevue Way NE #130, Bellevue, WA 98004; www.earls.ca

KEDAI MAKEN: HEALING ingredients: Evan Williams, American ginseng, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, radix astragali benefits: ginseng, turmeric, lemongrass

This vitamin-infused powerhouse packs enough punch to blind side the common cold. Ginger is a natural painkiller, while carrot and lemon are especially rich in vitamins that aid immunity. Incorporate Earl’s into your weekly schedule and snag a Wabbit so that you will never get sick again. 1802 Bellevue Ave., Seattle, WA 98122; www.kedaimakansea.com

BOTTLE AND BULL: GREEN ISAAC SPECIAL ingredients: gin, amaro di angostura, coconut water, lime juice, clove benefit: coconut water

Some will say coconut water is over-hyped, but there is no denying its rehydrating superpowers. Coconut water contains a high amount of fiber and hangover-killing electrolytes meaning we can consider this craft cocktail a refreshing lakeside wash. 105 Lake St., Kirkland, WA 98033; www.bottle-bull.com

ODDFELLOWS CAFÉ + BAR: KOMBUCHA COLLINS ingredients: vodka, lemon, rotating kombucha, peychaud’s bitters benefit: kombucha

Oddfellows rotates their on-tap kombucha for this probiotic-induced pick-me-up. The term probiotic literally means “for life” in Greek. Kombucha is rich in vitamin B and antioxidants. Plus, it also improves digestion. There have been claims that this wonder tea also stabilizes mood. The research isn’t there yet, but this Capitol Hill concoction will boost your spirits anyway. 1525 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122; www.oddfellowscafe.com

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COCKTAIL CULTURE

Getting Juiced Written by: Lauren Adam

Juicing is one of this decade’s most popular health crazes. It has grown out of the wheatgrass shot and blossomed into a holistic approach full of nutrient rich options. From home juicers to grab-and-go at Whole Foods or off the menu at one of Seattle’s numerous juice bars, it’s evident that we’re willing to pay for the health benefits that come from juicing. To maximize nutrition, choose juices with leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens), celery, carrot, cucumber, kiwi, papaya, grapefruit, red bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, oranges, asparagus, and garlic.

ANAR Brought to you by the brilliant creators of Mamnoon, Anar is an organic café offering vegetarian dishes and fresh juices. Juices range from sweet to savory and hearty and include ingredients such as orange blossom, rose water, and pomegranate with available additions like yogurt, cashews, and chickpeas. TOP PICK: RED roma tomato, bell pepper, cantaloupe, ginger, tarragon, Aleppo 2040 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121; www.anar.life

JUJUBEET According to Jujubeet, the key to a healthy diet is whole, unprocessed foods. Their mission is to provide an on-thego option that is nutrient rich and makes you feel good. The juices are made to order so that they don’t lose any nutrients. Order online and schedule a pick-up or delivery. TOP PICK: HERBALICIOUS green apple, kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, mint, cilantro, chard, lemon 4915 25th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105; www.jujubeet.com

JUICEBOX CAFE This ambient café specializes in vegetable-focused dishes, organic cold-pressed bottled juices, blended drinks, and wellness shots. Their menu reflects the changing seasons, and there is a heavy emphasis on local, organic produce. TOP PICK: ORANGE COCONUT valencia orange, coconut milk, honey, rose 1517 12th Ave., Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98122; www.juiceboxseattle.com

JŪS BAR This Columbia City gemstone is a jack of all trades for healthy living – and another sign that Columbia City is the new place to be. From hearty sandwiches on gluten-free bread, fresh juices, smoothies, and healthy craft cocktails, there’s something for everyone. TOP PICK: BUSY BEE tequila, pineapple, lime, jalapeño, orange, mint

Mamnoon’s Anar juices

JARS JUICE AND BAKERY Jars Juice was created by a team of nutritionists, and their goal is to provide something for every patron’s unique needs. Jars is also committed to making their juices accessible in order to promote a healthy lifestyle for all communities and age groups. Vegan and glutenfree snacks are also available. TOP PICK: RUBY GINGER valencia orange, coconut milk, honey, rose 1099 Stewart St. #101, Seattle, WA 98101; www.jarsjuice.com

JUICE & GLOW A place for wellness junkies to spread the juice love, Juice & Glow takes superfoods and creates concoctions that are both delicious and good for you. Aside from offering fresh juices, they also offer smoothies which can throw some extra fiber into the mix helping to regulate blood sugar and aiding hunger control. TOP PICK: FLUSH apple, pear, savoy cabbage, cranberries, ginger probiotic, lemon 989 112th Ave. NE #101, Bellevue, WA 98004; www.juiceandglow.com

4908 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118; www.jusbarseattle.com

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THE DISH

SMOKE SIGNALS

Spits, pits, grills, smokers, rubs, sauces, and sides -- there is nothing like the first BBQ of the year. Barbequing is a sign that the weather is getting nicer. It’s an excuse to get together with friends. And for the grill masters, it’s time to wield your stainless steel slotted spatula like the Webber whiz that you are. Whether you’re into smoky, Southern style, slow-cooked, pulled pork; soft, rich brisket; juicy German bratwursts; or a no-frills, straight-off-the-grill burger, let the scent of hot burning charcoal guide you to the most mouth-watering BBQ in Seattle. Written by: Lauren Adam

HOLY SMOKERS

Our Southern brethren have coined some of the best techniques and flavors. Here’s what you can expect regionally: Carolinas: Slow-cooked whole hog or pork shoulder brushed with vinegar-pepper sauce and served with a tomato-based sauce like ketchup. Memphis: Dry and wet whole ribs, spare ribs, or baby backs. The dry rub will usually be comprised of some combination of paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, and garlic powder. Kansas City: The name of the game here is super slow and super low – ribs and brisket are usually doused in a thick, sticky, sweet molasses sauce. Texas: You’lll find brisket so tender and moist that these guys skip the sauce. Don’t be surprised if it comes served up with saltines or white bread and pickles.

MEET THE BUTCHERS

Keep your dollars local by picking up high-quality, rare meats from your neighborhood butcher.

Bob’s Quality Meats

4861 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118

THE JOINTS Seattle might not have a vast track record in the pits, but you can still get some damn good BBQ.

BITTERROOT BBQ Bitterroot BBQ combines authentic neighborhood BBQ with thoughtful craft cocktails and exceptional service. Whether you order the succulent house-cured and smoked pork belly with cheddar grits, sliced beef brisket with cast iron cornbread and honey butter, or the understandably famous build-your-own mac and cheese, you will leave completely impressed. 5239 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107; www.bitterrootbbq.com

WOOD SHOP BBQ

Let the South come to you – Wood Shop is Seattle’s best BBQ food truck and catering service. The truck features all of the regional styles and specialties, but our favorite is the pulled pork butt with signature “Saw Dust” rub. The pork gets smoked for 8-10 hours over hickory logs and is served on a toasted brioche bun with buttermilk slaw, house-made pickles, and pickled red onions. Known to frequent breweries like Optimism and Hellbent, check their web site to see if you can catch them at your local micro.

bobsqualitymeats.com

Various; www.thewoodshopbbq.com

Butcher Shop Café

BOURBON AND BONES

15022 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Don & Joe’s Meats

85 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101 www.donandjoesmeats.com

SEATTLE’S BEST RUB ¼ cup finely ground Seattle’s Best dark-roast coffee ¼ cup World Spice House Blend ancho chile powder ¼ cup dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon ground coriander Mix all the ingredients and break down the dark brown sugar into fine crystals. Brush each side of the meat with EVOO, and then season with salt and pepper before adding the rub. Massage 2 tablespoons of rub into the 22 l VILLE & FITNESS meat. Thenl HEALTH pat dry before cooking.ISSUE

Brought to you by North Carolina native Michael Law, Bourbon and Bones is known for Law’s secret fried chicken recipe, house-made andouille sausage, and juicy slow smoked brisket. With $1 wings from 4 – 6 p.m. each day and their new bloody mary with collard green pot liquor and fresh horseradish, this backwoods-style paradise is a bona fide meat sanctuary. 4350 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107; bourbonandbones.com


THE DISH

Al Fresco Written by: Lauren Adam

It’s time to ditch the dining room and stake out a seat with a view for your next Seattle inspired picnic. Go alfresco with bite-size appetizers, a refreshing jug of your favorite beverage on ice, and a hearty sandwich to-go. With the wind in your hair, the sun on your back, and a spread fit for royalty, you won’t regret letting mother nature be your maître d’.

WHERE TO GO

WHAT TO BRING

Skip Gas Works and Kerry Park for these (slightly) lesser traveled grassy dreamlands. www.seattle.gov/parks

These Seattle artisans will make your picnic spread shine like the reflection of the sun off the Sound.

CARKEEK

Beecher’s offers award-winning artisan cheese with headquarters at Pike Place. Stop by the store and take a tour. Then pick up a bag of clean, full-flavored cheese curds. Try them with summer heirlooms, cilantro, chives, and avocado in a fresh tomato salad.

With hiking trails, a sweeping view, BBQs, and long stretch of rocky beach, this park will leave you floating in picnic bliss. 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle, WA 98177

RICHMOND BEACH SALTWATER PARK

This park was made for picnics. A clean, peaceful picnic terrace overlooks the sound with a 180-degree snapshot of the PNW in all its glory. Visitors can enjoy a sandy beach just a jaunt away which is also an off-leash zone for pups. 2021 NW 190th St., Shoreline, WA 98177

MYRTLE EDWARDS

Myrtle Edwards is an Inner Bay oasis that is always booming with bikers, joggers, and activity lovers. Find a spot on a bench or stake out a spot on the grass to enjoy the panorama of the Cascades. 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

BEECHER’S

1600 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101; www.beechershandmadecheese.com

RACHEL’S GINGER BEER

Locally handcrafted ginger beer made with organic cane sugar and fresh lemons is the perfect picnic beverage. There are locations on Cap Hill and at Pike Place with flavors on tap like white peach, blood orange, mango mate, and caramelized pineapple. Just pick up a growler and make your own concoction to enjoy in the sun. 1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101; rachelsgingerbeer.com

MAMMOTH DELI

Mammoth Deli specializes in hearty sandwiches catering to meat and beer lovers. Call in an order and pick up a sandwich stuffed with bold satisfying flavors on fluffy breads. We love the Caveman with juicy meatballs slathered in marinara and salami. If you’re taking it to the park, get Predator with fried chicken leg, pork belly, Swiss, arugula, roasted red peppers, and caper aioli. 2501 Eastlake Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102; mammothdeli.com

SALUMI ARTISAN CURED MEATS

Salumi brings the tradition of artistically-cured meats and Italian traditions to the PNW. Get there early if you want the full selection of sandwiches, because Salumi will sell out. Crisped Giuseppe bread is the perfect companion to Hot Sopressata Salame and soft mozzarella. Try the famed Porchetta to see what the buzz is all about. 309 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104; www.salumicuredmeats.com

COUGAR MOUNTAIN COOKIES

After over 30 years in the business, these are still some of the best cookies in the Northwest. They contain no preservatives or high fructose corn syrup, so you know exactly what you’re getting. Snag one of the soft, chewy delights for the perfect picnic. 4224 24th Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98199; www.cmbc.com

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IMAGINE

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If we cannot add days to the life of a child, we will add life to their days.


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ville magazine exclusive interview

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

TYRONE MEARS ZACH SCOTT NELSON VALDEZ +DAVID TENNEY DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE AND SPORTS SCIENCE

interviewed by Casey Martin l photo credit Ernie Sapiro

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EXCLUSIVE

tyrone Mears #4 - DEFENDER

CM: In 2015, you set a new club record with 33 starts and 2,960 minutes played. How do you stay healthy and fit to achieve that? TM: Nutrition is really important to me. I know what foods are good for my body. The other most important thing is stretching. We’ve started doing yoga and focusing on flexibility rather than working the body. Massages and hydrating help a lot, too. CM: In 2011 you broke your leg, but you’ve been injury free since then. How does Sounder FC’s fitness program help you to remain injury free and strong? TM: They do a lot of injury prevention and testing throughout the week. You normally get tested during preseason and then at the end of the season, but here we do it through it all. They grade you and can see if you’ve dropped a little bit low, along with using Omegawave technology.

photo credit Seattle Sounders FC Communications

CM: In 2015, you set a new club record with 33 starts and 2,960 minutes played. How do you stay healthy and fit to achieve that?

When we’re on the road, we are just in a hotel all day laying around. I guess my ritual is to be active and lead a normal life.

TYRONE MEARS: Probably, when I was younger in my career. If I played a good game, I would want to remember how I prepared; maybe think “I put my shorts on, then my socks on.” think at this age I know it’s all mental. Either you are going to play well or you’re not.

NELSON VALDEZ: I pray before every game. I pray to God to just give me the power to make my feet work, to be healthy, and thank him for the day.

ZACH SCOTT: With a family, you need to be flexible. I never thought that something outside of soccer was going to dictate how I play. I always just kind of rolled with it. I actually feel better going into home games where I can have a normal day picking my kids up from school. 30 l VILLE l HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE

CM: Can you easily bounce back into game play or practice after a night out on the town? TM: When I was younger, I could go all night and all morning. Now I know my limit with my body. I do like to go out for meals on my downtime. I’ll have a few glasses of red wine, but I’ll know I can’t go over a certain level because not only

will that affect me the next day but also two days after that. ZS: I’m definitely one of the veteran guys on the team. It’s a little of both. You definitely can’t go out and go crazy, because it takes a little longer as you get older to recover. But that being said, I’ve also been through this experience quite a bit so I know to be smart about it. NV: Maybe 10 years ago, I wouldn’t care. After a night out, you still feel fresh and can train. Now at 32, it’s not the same. Also if I have free time I can go, but with two children at home it’s a little difficult.


SOUNDERS FC CM: How does your in-season fitness differ from your off-season fitness? TM: The reason why I have had so many injuries in my early career is because I went too hard in the off season. I felt, because we are getting 6 or 7 weeks off, that I really had to work hard. So I was coming back in unbelievable shape, but probably mid-way through the season my body would break down because it had done too much high intensity work. Now, I stay off running. If I do a cardio session, probably once a week, it’ll be the bike to, like I said, rest the joints from all the pounding work. Then I’ll just be lifting. This is my second time of doing that,

and in season I feel great. ZS: During the season, it’s a lot less lifting weights. It’s some from a maintenance standpoint, but not from a “you need to get strong” standpoint because that’s when you get sore and could potentially have muscle injuries. In the off season, you are really trying to gain strength, maybe lay off the pounding on your joints, so not as much running. As you transition into playing again in the preseason, you start to taper off the weights and ramp up the running. Our fitness coaches are great at setting us up to be successful. NV: If I have a holiday, I try to give two weeks to

do nothing and just recover. Then I start running and exercising. 10 years ago it was easier, and now I have to do a little more. I enjoy working hard, because if you don’t do anything during the holiday it’s very hard to start up again. CM: What is a cheat meal or activity you like every now and then? TM: I love Italian. It helps because through the week I won’t eat many carbs, but when it comes to Thursday, Friday, then the game on Saturday, I’ll load up. But, I would say a cheat meal would probably be like a burger. I like a Kobe burger with sweet potato fries.

zach scott

#20 - DEFENDER

CM: You’ve been with the Sounders FC since before their first game in Qwest field. What changes have you seen in their fitness program since the beginning? ZS: It’s night and day. We would travel with 15 players. And at times, if we needed a 16th player, we would just ask our medical guy not to come. Instead, one of the players who could tape ankles would take care of you. That’s definitely not the case now. It’s everything from keeping track of our fitness stats, making sure we’re as fit as possible, to team meals before a game. They do everything they can to help us be better and are readily available. CM: You grew up playing soccer in Hawaii, then Gonzaga University and now Seattle. How did temperature affect your game play? ZS: Right off the get go it was summer in Spokane and overpowering hotter there than in Maui. Fall was cooler, but it was the winter soccer that was the worst. You’re playing on snow and working out when it’s 10 degrees. photo credit Seattle Sounders FC Communications

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nelson valdez

EXCLUSIVE

#16 - FORWARD

CM: You’ve played football (soccer) all over the world. How does the lifestyle and culture of football in other countries differ from the lifestyle and culture of football (soccer) in America? NV: In America, the weather is different. Russia was very cold. And in UA (United Arab Emirates), it was very hot. However, I put Seattle as one of the best places I have played. Here, every game we have 40,000 or 50,000 fans. In Spain where I played for 2 years, maybe 5 games out of the season, we would have that many fans. In San Jose, it’s maybe only 20,000. Here, it is every weekend. CM: You grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Paraguay. Now you and your wife have a foundation. Can you tell me about it? NV: We created a school for football in my hometown, San Joaquin. I try to help as much as I can. Every year I give 10 or 20 [soccer] balls. It’s also connected with our foundation that provides about $12,000 per month and 1,500 children Christmas presents every year. After I am done with my career, I would like to do something with football in my home countrys.

photo credit Seattle Sounders FC Communications

ZS: I’ll be completely honest. I don’t have a super strict diet. I try and do everything in moderation. With kids, it’s hard to follow a strict diet because the kids won’t eat it. We try to teach our kids “hey, it’s no problem to have one soda or ice cream after dinner.” Absolutely, but are we going to have it every day? No. I’m a normal dude who has a family. I’m going to have pizza, but I’ll work hard the next day and not think twice about it. NV: When my wife is cooking, it is always very healthy. Yesterday, we had pizza because I had a day off. CM: How does Sounder FC’s fitness program compare to past clubs you’ve played with? 32 l VILLE l HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE

TM: In the UK, I wouldn’t say everyone does the same thing. It’s quite secretive, and they don’t like sharing. Here with all the teams in the MLS, it’s quite open. In terms of preparation, it’s been a bit different this season compared to last season. I think last season, if we played Saturday, we’d have Sunday and Wednesday off. We would train Monday and Tuesday then have a rest day on Wednesday. This season, we’ve changed it so we’ll have Sunday off then Tuesday off, and leading up to the game we’ll train Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I think at the start of the season it was difficult, a little hard on the body, but I think the lads are getting used to it now.

ZS: You’re held accountable, because we wear a GPS and a heart monitor. You can’t think that you’re just going to go out there during training and hide. They are looking at your stats; and if you didn’t work hard enough, then you’re doing extra running. So by not working as hard as you can, you are doing yourself a disservice. It’s nice to know that everybody is at the same level and have to work hard because the quality of training is a lot better overall as well. From a college standpoint, coaches might do the eye test. They know a player is working hard from what they see. But when you have an actual device on you, that’s really going to tell you how you did that day.


SOUNDERS FC CASEY MARTIN: How exactly do Catapalt GPS products work, and why are they so important to your team? DAVID TENNEY: A lot of times coaches come to the table with a certain way of doing things that has always worked for them. Certain positions and players are over or under loaded based on the way that coaches train. The GPS and heart rate monitor gives us a good sense of the mechanical and heat rate demands that are made on athletes. It shows us how close to what that might be, to what guys are actually doing in the game. CM: Why should people attend your sports seminar in Seattle on June 12? DT: I saw the need for soccer coaches, strength conditioning, and sports science people not really speaking the same language. It’s been an event where if you’re a college, NBA strength conditioning or a Division I soccer coach that there will be some info there. It bridges the

gap between the science of what happens in the weight room to what happens in the field. Every year all sports type coaches talk about sports sciences, technology, what’s out there, and what people are doing. It’s called sports science, but it’s really to show the application of technology and sciences in training and performance on a daily basis. CM: You’ve seen a huge decrease in the Sounders’ tissue injuries. Why is this happening? DT: The goal is always to see the reduction of soft tissue injuries. Sometimes we see that and sometimes we don’t. I think we have seen that sports science helps us build a profile for the type of athletes that are successful in our league. Last year we did see a rise in soft tissue injury. With the travel, artificial surface, and physical style of play of MLS, there is a certain profile of a player that is better suited to meet those demands. You can reduce injuries, but ultimately you use sports science to resist injury.

CM: Can you briefly explain your fatigue management system? DT: We are looking at for what types of physical needs and performance needs that certain positions have. What guys have to change directions more, stop and start more, or have hit a peak or loss. It’s more than just being strong and powerful like a central defender. You have the individual make up of players, age, injury history, and strength/weakness postural background of what they have to work on. CM: Who is one mentor that influenced you? DT: I was very lucky when I was at George Mason. From 2005-2006, we had Greg Andrulis who won George Mason Coach of the year in 2004. He gave me a lot of freedom and educated on the MLS game. Greg was a MLS coach who utilized sports science and showed me the ropes. I have to thank him because he made me feel like I spent two years in MLS before I even got there.

david tenney

DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE AND SPORTS SCIENCE

CM: How has your educational background and employment history benefited the Sounders FC? DT: I have a Master’s in exercise science/ performance enhancement and a Bachelor’s in coaching science. I also played indoor pro for 7 years and had a short minor league career in Europe. I look at it as when I entered the profession. I thought I was just going to be a normal youth coach. I can speak the language of coaches, which I think is important as well as having a scientific background to really understand the physiological adaptations that happen with certain training styles. It’s just as important to be able speak the language of coaches in words they understand, but also being scientific enough to know what the physiological outcomes of training is going to be.

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photo credit Seattle Sounders FC Communications


HEALTH CHECK

A Second Chance Interviewed by: Charity Mainville

On July 13, 2013, Brianne Cassidy went tubing with some friends. During one of the runs, Brianne hit a bump on the waves that sent her into the air crashing her head against the water. After a couple of days, she was experiencing an awful headache, neck ache, blurred vision in her right eye, numbness in her right hand, and other strange symptoms. Cassidy went to a doctor who diagnosed her with reverse whiplash. He told her to go home and take some ibuprofen, but to return if she didn’t feel better in two weeks. Ten days later, Cassidy’s headache had grown into a migraine, her vision was blurry and white, and she was violently throwing up. She got the strength to drive herself to the doctor, who at that point agreed she should have scans done; but she had to wait until her insurance approved the tests. So she drove back home. Twenty minutes after being home, Cassidy had a stroke.

CM: Before your stroke, you were a different person. When you look back at who you were before, what’s the biggest change you see in yourself? BC: My life before my stroke was cripplingly and full of anxiety. So many things caused me to freak out. Panic attacks and constant worry were just a way of life. If I had to give a speech or even just talk in front of a group of people, I would panic. At the time, I worked at a doggie daycare; I love animals and connect with them better than I do with people most of the time. Even interacting with the dogs’ owners was difficult for me. Since my stroke I have become a completely different person. I do still worry at times. I think that is important in order to stay motivated, but I don’t let fear or worry control my life anymore. I am not sure it was entirely a conscious choice to do this, but I knew from the moment I woke up from anesthesia that I was not going to let anything stop me from being exactly who I wanted to be. CM: Do you think you would have made the change if you hadn’t experienced a near death experience? BC: No, I don’t. I often say that the stroke was the best thing that ever happened to me. I don’t mean to suggest I enjoyed the excruciating pain and recovery, but I do think that it changed my entire perspective on life. It flipped my world upside down and gave me the opportunity to decide I was not going to let anything hold me back from achieving any goal I set. When I got out of the hospital, the first thing I did, after a ton of sleeping, was research local stroke events. This is ultimately how I found the Heart and Stroke walk. The stroke allowed me to see that I had a purpose in life, and that was to educate people on the signs and to spread my message. Recently I sat on a stage and had the opportunity to thank the 1,000 people who worked on the device that helped to save my life. It was an amazing experience that I never would have dreamed of doing before my stroke without anxiety. CM: During your stroke, you couldn’t get out of bed. Do you remember or can you explain the physical effects that you were experiencing? BC: After driving home from the doctor’s office, I laid down on the couch with my family dog Casper. Twenty minutes later I woke up to Casper barking and running around the room frantically. I tried to get up and calm him down and realized that half my body was asleep. I waited a few minutes to see if it would come back, but it didn’t. My cell phone was on the opposite side of the room, so I basically had to drag half my body weight across the room to grab it and call my mom. 34 l VILLE l HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE


HEALTH CHECK

CM: During your stroke, you couldn’t get out of bed. Do you remember or can you explain the physical effects that you were experiencing? BC: After driving home from the doctor’s office, I laid down on the couch with my family dog Casper. Twenty minutes later I woke up to Casper barking and running around the room frantically. I tried to get up and calm him down and realized that half my body was asleep. I waited a few minutes to see if it would come back, but it didn’t. My cell phone was on the opposite side of the room, so I basically had to drag half my body weight across the room to grab it and call my mom. CM: What was going through your mind at the time? BC: I remember feeling scared, because I had no idea what was going on with me. I thought about how everyone would react if I didn’t make it, and that thought was what motivated me after the stroke to not allow myself to get depressed or wallow in my own misfortune. After my mom arrived at the house and I saw her reaction, I knew whatever was happening was not good. I remember feeling extreme guilt because I felt responsible for making her feel terrified. When my dad met up with us at the emergency room, I remember the look on his face. His look is probably the one I will remember for the rest of my life. My dad never cried, except when my grandpa died, and the look that he had on his face crushed me. CM: Do you still experience side effects from the stroke? BC: Yes. Recovery from brain injuries is usually measured in years not months. When you damage your brain in any way, it takes a long time to rebuild old connections. I still deal with fatigue and also have a dissected artery. Basically, my left artery collapsed on itself causing a major clot to form and eventually break off, which cause the stroke and affected the right side of my body. For 9 months after my stroke, I was not able to fly and had to pay close attention to symptoms. If I allow myself to get too tired, I deal with some slight aphasia. The most frustrating experience you can have is to know exactly what you mean but not be able to convey it. I have right-sided weakness in some

ways, so my handwriting is horrible. But my doctor said it is still better than his. CM: What would be the best advice you could give to adventurous women to help prevent what you experienced? BC: I would say my best advice is to listen to your body. It is the one thing that I regret most about this whole experience. I think withthe way our health system is set up right now, we have so little time to express what is going on. And the doctors have so much pressure to get to as many patients as possible that it makes it impossible to catch every case. I knew something more serious was going on, and I did not push harder on my doctor because he was the professional after all. You have to be your own advocate, understand the signs your body is giving you, and find someone who will listen. I don’t think that any woman should be threatened by my experience. The fact is women are becoming much more active than they once were, and sometimes bad things happen. CM: Is there anything else you would like to share? BC: Don’t approach a person who has had a stroke and expect them to go back to normal. Because the fact is they are not what they consider to be normal. The best gift you can give them is patience. Don’t take anything for granted. Love yourself, love your family, and appreciate every second that you have. And finally, adopt a dog.

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HEALTH CHECK

Seeking Immunity Written by: Dr. Scott Mindel

Throughout history, we have been exposed to misleading and broken statements from agencies that were created with the intent to protect us. Less than fifty years ago, tobacco companies were promoting that cigarettes were not addictive or hazardous to your health. In fact, there were advertising campaigns featuring “nine out of ten doctors” recommend their brand. After 30 years of asbestos manufacturers putting their material throughout our public buildings and schools, it was proven that asbestos causes cancer even though company insiders have known this for years. In the 1980’s, most studies showed the rate of autism in children to be 1 in 10,000. The latest studies conducted by the CDC (2014) show that 1 in 68 children have autism. There are many possible reasons and many unanswered questions as to why and how this alarming accelerating rate is happening. Sixty percent of parents of children with autism blame vaccines, and thousands of stories are told that all sound very similar. A normal, healthy, developing child goes to get vaccinated. Soon after, the child breaks out in a high fever, may have seizures, then can no longer walk or talk. The child is later diagnosed with autism. This past March, a documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, was pulled from the Tribeca film festival. The documentary reveals how the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has withheld information about studies about MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine) and its link to autism. Actor Robert De Niro, the festival’s co-founder, supported its screening at first, but then retracted stating, “The Festival doesn’t seek to avoid or shy away from controversy. However, we have concerns with certain things in this film that we feel prevent us from presenting it in the Festival program.” Yet TFF had months to study the documentary and accepted it very early on. However, once TFF’s lineup was made public, it being drawing negative attention. Philippe Diaz, chairman of Cinema Libre and distributor of the film, believes the festival’s sponsors were unhappy. The Sloan Foundation is one of the largest and first sponsors of the festival where Dr. Peter Kim, former president of Merck’s Research Laboratories, sits on the board. Merck’s Research Laboratories is the company that holds the MMR vaccine patent and monopoly in the U.S. TFF’s decision caused mass media attention leaving more of a growing demand for the need for further research. In 1998, British gastroenterologist, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, investigated the MMR vaccine after hearing parents’ stories about their children suddenly being diagnosed with developmental disorders after being vaccinated. His research of the MMR vaccine explained its link to bowel disease and autism. At the time he wasn’t an anti-vaccine doctor. Instead, he believed that vaccines were safe. His studies (and those of many other researchers) explained that there were problems with the threecombo vaccine of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Soon after he was accused of fraud, but it was retracted as other researchers were unable to reproduce Wakefield’s findings. Dr. Wakefield and one of the co-authors of the study, Prof. John Walker-Smith had their medical licenses revoked by the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board. Yet, he advised to vaccinate for these three diseases with single vaccines, rather than the combo. 36 l VILLE l HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE


HEALTH CHECK In 2013, Dr. William Thompson placed a phone call to biologist Dr. Brian Hooker and confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in the 2004 study of the (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. Dr. Thompson was the Senior Scientist at the U.S. CDC at that time and led the study that found no link between autism and vaccines. However, the truth was in their final report that showed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. The information led to the production of Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. MMR is a vaccine intended to prevent kids and adults from developing the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses. These viruses do not happen together and do not have the same effects. The three vaccines (for mumps, measles, and rubella) were combined as a mixture of live attenuated viruses of the three diseases. Licensed in 1971, it was developed by Maurice Hilleman while at Merck to induce immunity less painfully than three separate injections. The MMR vaccine is the greatest controversy concerning vaccines in general and has received the most complaints. For

complete immunity by Congress from any lawsuits. Big money companies are granted a high amount of power that influences the media, medical professionals, and researchers to be swayed. Dr. Wakefield’s story is all too familiar. Pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu was once deemed a fraud when he discovered CTE, the result of brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions. Eventually the NFL was forced to publicly acknowledge the cover up of their own study and its link to concussions in December 2009, seven years after Omalu suffered scrutiny and was forced to relocate his family. So when it comes to MMR, is history repeating itself? Vaccines need to be tested with the same rigor as other drugs. Vaccine manufacturers, government health agencies, the A.M.A., and the majority of physicians outright reject any suggestion of a cause-and-effect relationship between vaccines and serious illness. However, looking at advancements over the past century, many of these studies may be irrelevant since we weren’t using vaccines with the

Medalerts, a health database, reports that 98 deaths from MMR or MMRV vaccinations occurred between 2003 and 2015, and 694 reports of disabilities... one reason, if you break up the vaccine into three separate vaccines, Merck will lose its patent as well as the monopoly on this vaccination, which is worth billions of dollars. In addition, vaccines may not be as effective as people may think. The CDC claims that the mumps vaccine is 76 to 95 percent effective. However, on April 28, 2016, there was a report of an outbreak of about 40 students with confirmed cases of mumps at Harvard University. All of the students who had contracted the disease thus far had already been vaccinated for it. We all have seen the back of every drug ad, so we realize that no drug is 100% safe. We are also aware that the side effects of the drug can sometimes be more dangerous than the condition it is treating. Vaccines are no different. Medalerts, a health database, reports that 98 deaths from MMR or MMRV vaccinations occurred between 2003 and 2015, and 694 reports of disabilities point to a much higher number since less than 10 percent of vaccine-related injuries get reported. This is why the government has a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that has paid out over $2 billion in compensation to families who have been damaged by vaccines. Drug companies that produce the vaccines have no liability. The vaccine manufacturers have been granted

vigor and intensity that we do now. Today, the CDC recommends 69 doses of 16 different vaccines for children, starting on his or her day of birth and continuing through age 18—including 49 doses before the age of six. This is more than double the number of vaccines prescribed 30 years ago. However, the amount of doses recommended is almost double those in other countries. This updated schedule may be too much for some children’s developing immune systems and needs to be further evaluated considering the rising risk of developmental brain dysfunction and autoimmune disorders. I am not anti-vaccination. I’m about safe vaccination. When the most important health agency in the world is throwing out data and manipulating numbers that point to MMR vaccines, questions need to be seriously addressed and not strong armed by the medical community and big pharmaceutical companies. We have the right to hear the whole truth regardless of the possible uncertainty and devastating effects that these issues may have on the very system that is meant to protect and serve us, especially when it comes to the health of our children. Children are our future, and right now 1 in 68 children have autism for reasons that cannot be answered. HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE l VILLE l 37


GET FIT

Quick Fit Fix Written by: Yasmin Tavakoli / Edmund Lowe Photography

Are you a self-proclaimed workout hater? Do you find yourself guilt ridden and haunted because you just can’t bring yourself to do it? No one is going to do something they don’t want to do. If becoming a fanatic workout guru is something you don’t see happening any time soon, it’s still possible for you to get your fitness on.

DITCH THE WHEELS Do you really need to drive to the grocery store or to happy hour? Be honest. Are these destinations that you can get to without starting your engine? Save some gas with a new fitness program called “I’ll walk there.” If walking just sounds too obvious and repetitive, switch it up. Kick it back old school and roller blade to your destination with a backpack so you can swap out the blades for some kicks once you arrive there. This may seem unconventional, but it’s still a way to get a good workout without actually admitting to it.

FURRY FITNESS Most breeds of dogs require a minimum amount of exercise every day. Whether your dog needs to get its business done or just burn some energy, going outside is a must. Not exercising your dog can cause it to become out of shape and possibly develop some major health problems. Taking your dog on long walks is not only beneficial for your fur pal’s well-being and happiness, but it can also be good for you as well. Depending on the breed, taking your best friend for a walk at least 45 minutes twice a day is a beneficial workout for you both. Not to mention, adopting a dog gives a pup a muchneeded home and you some unconditional love.

EXERGAMING Video games are jumping on the fitness bandwagon and making games that are perfect for burning some calories. Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation offer “games” that make you forget you are even working out in the first place. Bust some dance moves with Dance Dance Revolution and learn the steps to some of your favorite songs from Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and more. If you are feeling competitive, Wii allows you to become an MVP in virtual tennis, archery, volleyball, or any other sport you have been dreaming of trying. If none of those entice you, Xbox Kinect allows users to go on adventures through the jungle or raft down some vicious whitewater rapids where you will have to move your body to make it through.

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FIND YOUR PASSION Is there a passion you have always dreamed of trying, or do you need some new excitement in your life? Ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, dancing, golfing, horseback riding, and paddle boarding are some awesome physical hobbies that you can dive into to achieve a healthy lifestyle. When you find something you become passionate about, you subconsciously allow it into your world without realizing it. It will also help your social life by allowing you to meet new people with common interests. A happier you will bring a healthier lifestyle over all.

BOOK IT Does your free time usually consist of burrowing your eyes into your next anticipated read? Do you have a reading list that’s way more important than any workout session will ever be? Well, book worm, do both! Reading is a great workout for the brain, but it won’t get that blood circulating. Plop that book on a stationary bike and pedal away. Inducing yourself into your favorite read while pedaling at a moderate rate might even make you forget you’re working out in the first place. Expand that mind and shrink that waistline all at the same time.


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Baby Got Back Written by: Yasmin Tavakoli / Photo: Lyashenko Egor

Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with a behind that emulates that of Jennifer Lopez or Beyonce. Some of us have an average butt that often gets overlooked and is not worthy of placing a cup on. Have no fear. We are here to help you achieve those double takes when you walk by.

PULSATING

TRY TO RESIST

Taking your squats to a faster and more vigorous level will get you to where you want to be much faster. Standing with your feet hip-width apart and arms stretched out in front, do a squat and hold it at the bottom as you pulse a few inches up and down. Start off with 3 sets, 20 reps each. Once you have mastered your squat pulses, add a barbell and continue to up the difficulty level by adding weights to each end of the bar.

A resistant band is a gift delivered straight from the glute gods. It not only has endless workout routines circulated around the band, but it is something you can take with you and do anywhere. A great sculpting exercise for your buttocks and hips is to lie on your left side and prop your upper body on your left elbow with your hips stacked and your knees bent. Place a resistant band around both knees. Staying in your raised position, separate and lift hips as far as they can go and slowly return back to the starting position. Do 25 reps on each side.

STEP UP It’s always good to have a cardio warm-up before any workout. The StairMaster is the cardio machine that focuses the most on the glute area. So if you prefer cardio but don’t want to lose your butt, then this is the machine for you. Increase the amount of steps you are doing every few minutes so you don’t get too comfortable. Remember that you’re working out -- not just walking up stairs. Increasing and lowering your pace will burn more calories than just keeping it at one level for your StairMaster session. If you get bored, you can switch it up a bit by crossing your legs while you step, by stepping sideways, or by turning around and walking up backwards. Do at least 30 minutes, three days a week.

WAKE IT UP Want to fixate on an extreme sport that works towards bettering the booty? Wakeboarding not only targets your glutes, but your legs as well. Whether it’s balancing on the board, falling and getting up, or shredding it on the waves, your wakeboarding session will work your butt to the ninth. Don’t know how to wakeboard? Take a lesson with Northwest Riders on Lake Washington in Kirkland and Kenmore. Fair warning: you may have a hard time walking the next day, but in the end it will be worth it. northwestriders.com/pages/wakeboarding-lessons

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Take A Hike

Written by: Yasmin Tavakoli / Photo: kan_khampanya

Hibernation has ended. It is time to get your Vitamin D supply for the rest of the year. Here in the lush Pacific Northwest we have some of the best trails with the most breathtaking scenic views of snow-covered mountains, emerald green forests, clear blue lakes, and simply said, stunning views of nature in its full glory.

FRANKLIN FALLS

POO POO POINT

North Bend, WA; 2.0 miles Level: Easy

Issaquah, WA; 7.2 miles Level: Moderate

Located right by North Bend, hikers can get up close to the waterfalls by following a narrow trail located at the end of the hike. Take extra precaution when walking on this narrow pathway due to the slippery rocks. Make sure to pack some waterproof gear if you plan on getting close to the waterfall since you will get sprayed by the powerful splashes of Franklin Falls. The best time to go see the waterfall flowing fully is now through July.

If you don’t feel like driving a long distance to hike, then Poo Poo Point is for you. This trail may not have the best view compared to the rest of the list, but it is the best in Tiger Mountain State Park. It’s the hotspot for hang gliding and paragliding, so don’t be surprise if you see them flying through the air. If you feel adventurous, Tiger Mountain Hang Gliding and Paragliding Landing Field and Seattle Paragliding give you the opportunity to join the flock. Depending on what illuminates your soul – Mount Baker, neighboring cities, or the Cascade foothills -- you can choose your view depending on which direction you’re facing. If you stay to watch the sun set, make sure to face northwest.

RATTLESNAKE LEDGE North Bend, WA: 4.1 miles Level: Moderate

Rattlesnake is a very popular hike among Washingtonians. Due to the fact that it is only an hour drive from Seattle, this hiking spot tends to be visited again and again by hiking enthusiasts. Rattlesnake Ledge Trail can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on how fast you make your way up the mountain. Don’t forget to pack a lunch so you and your hiking companions can enjoy your meal on the rocks that overlook incredible images of Mount Si, Rattlesnake Lake, and so much more.

CHAIN LAKES TRAIL Mount Baker, WA: 5.7 miles Level: Difficult

Named one of the most stunning locations in the North Cascades, Chain Lakes Trail has it all. With lots of scenic variety from wildlife to mountains and lakes, this is one hike that surely will not disappoint. Don’t forget to grab a handful of blueberries, because there are blueberry bushes growing all along this adventurous trail. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to cool off after your hike to the oh-so breathtaking views of Mt. Baker and Shuksan.

PALOUSE FALLS Lacrosse, WA; 2.0 miles Level: Difficult

With views that not even Google Images can do justice, this waterfall offers a truly magnificent and one-of-a-kind view. People compare Palouse Falls to those of Mars, and it is understandable why this is a “must see” kind of place. Located in the middle of nowhere, Palouse Falls (once named Aput Aput) has been deemed the official waterfall of Washington State. Plan your hike around sunset, as nothing gets more iconic than seeing the lights and shadows creating a once in a lifetime image. 40 l VILLE l HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE


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Home Run Written by: Amy Gruntner

The hardest part about working out is finding the motivation to do it. Some believe that going to a gym and surrounding yourself in a socially driven environment is one way to achieve that that. However, some people lack the discipline to wake up early to drive there, have an inflexible schedule to meet the gym’s hours of operation, or feel uncomfortable working out around others. A home gym is a great solution. It’s open 24/7, and you have the ability to do any fitness routine you desire. Best of all, it’s only a few steps away.

FOCAL POINT When you create a home gym, you have to define the focus and find the space that will best suit your practice. For a devoted yogi, your space will be simple, full of natural light, with the option to create ambience to a dark space with just a few candles. If you are a runner, a more multipurpose room with a treadmill, exercise bike, foam rollers, and a set of free weights would be best. If you take your cardio outside in nature, a simple weight room may suit you.

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Color is a great way to set the tone for a home gym. If your space is small, choose a color that is light and cheery. If your space is large, paint your walls a warmer tone. Three colors that you should use in your home gym are blue, green, yellow, and orange. Blue helps calm the body and will increase focus and productivity. Green creates an overall peaceful environment. Yellow increases concentration and happiness, while orange will add energy, cheerfulness, and pizazz to your home gym.

LIGHTEN UP Natural lighting is key in any home gym, because it is much more energizing to the body than artificial light. If natural light is scarce in your space, use recessed lighting that isn’t too harsh. It will add a soft glow to your space. You can also use full-spectrum daylight light bulbs, because they are a lot closer to natural light than typical yellow artificial lights.


BREATHE IN Diffusing essential oils or using a particular incense in your home gym can help set the tone for your workouts. Fruity and flowery scents will help calm your emotions and help you focus on yourself. Peppermint will open your nasal passages making it easier to breathe deeply. Lemon and other citrus scents will help give you energy, increase your awareness, and boost brainpower.

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LAY IT OUT Figuring out the perfect layout for your home gym is great for increasing the productivity and flow of your space. Start by positioning your exercise equipment in front of the windows. Make sure to leave ample floor space for stretching, circuits, and other floor work. Use a small shelf or table to store towels, water bottles, and portable speakers.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

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If working out is not a passion of yours, finding a ways to stay in your home gym and keep motivated will be a challenge. Therefore, some sort of entertainment factor is very important. Windows overlooking a beautiful view, a television, or a sound system will help you stay focused and productive while you’re working out. Another way to stay entertained is to watch your form while doing exercises. Create a wall of full-length mirrors so you can keep yourself in check. Lastly, make your home gym a “no cell phone and social media” space. This will deter you from getting distracted and to help you really take time for yourself to focus on your fitness.

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Written by: Charity Mainville

Some people go on vacation to relax, soak up the sun, and gorge on exotic cuisines and libations. Some go for adventure, trying new hobbies, or trekking across terrains to discover nature’s wonders. Others get away for personal rejuvenation to get in touch with their inner self. There is one place on Earth that has all of the above with natural healing powers stemming from its beautiful landscapes of hills and mountains and historic temples, spiritual and holistic treatments, relaxing and heavenly massages, adventures ranging from surfing to hiking up volcanos, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches to sun bathe and relax. Bali is a mecca for natural splendor, Hindu spirituality, and culture making it a top destination for fitness and health benefits. Every aspect of life is celebrated here, yet the Zen-like nature gives off a sense of peacefulness. Add all of that together, mix it up with luxurious resorts and natural healthy cuisine, and you will not only leave with priceless memories, but a whole new sense of personal wellbeing.

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THE GETAWAY Find Inner Peace STAY: Soulshine (www.soulshinebali.com)

Founded in 2011, this five-star boutique hotel and yoga retreat is a great escape for quiet and relaxation. Located only five minutes outside of Ubud, the oasis has a max capacity of 25 guests. The property includes a yoga studio, spa room, views of the rice paddies, and an infinity edge swimming pool and diving platform. They have multiple week-long yoga retreats throughout the year that include accommodations, meals, yoga, and more. photo: retreatnetwork.com

DO: The Yoga Barn (www.theyogabarn.com)

Every yogi will soak up the spiritual vibe of The Yoga Barn. Located next to Ubud’s rice paddies, it offers daily yoga classes that include classical hatha, vinyasa flow, restorative, and more. They also have meditation, dance, Ayuredic rejuventation, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, Infra-Red sauna, and the list goes on.

EAT: Alchemy Bali (alchemybali.com) There are endless options for healthy organic eating in Ubud, but Alchemy Bali is the island’s first all raw vegan café, juice bar, organic health food store, and holistic clinic. It tops most lists of a “must stop” for unforgettable fresh eats, drinks, and cocobiotics – a perfect concoction of Kombucha and coconut water.

Get High STAY: Great Mountain Views Villa Resort (www.greatmountainbali.com)

The five-star resort was launched in 2008 and features splendid panoramic views of Mount Agung located only ten minutes away. Amenities include a spa, Balinese-style restaurant, private dining area, and a meditation hall. It is surrounded by Bali’s countryside, traditional rice fields, and a fruit plantation. GMV also offers packages that include different options for adventure and culture. photo: GMV

DO: Mount Agung (www.balitrekkingtour.com)

According to the Balinese, God must have a home on the Island of the Gods and it’s Mount Agung. Bali’s highest and holiest mountain is one of most popular mountains to hike. The trail can be rough, and only trained hikers should attempt it. The best time to hike is from July to September, except during religious events. Depending on the starting point, the hike can take 3 to 7 hours. The most important tip is to find a good guide and bring extra clothing for the cold temperatures before sunrise and after sunset. The climb may be a struggle in some parts, but it will be worth it once you reach the top.

EAT: BALI ASLI (www.baliasli.com.au)

Nestled in the foot hills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, surrounded by rice fields, lies BALI ASLI. The name means “original Bali” and is the concept behind the restaurant. All the produce and ingredients are from the surrounding area or its own organic garden. Dishes are made with local tools like mortars and pestles, charcoal grills, and mud brick ovens – not one electrical cooking appliance can be found.

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Ride the Waves STAY, DO & EAT: KIMA SURF (www.kimasurf.com) On the Northern end of Kuta Beach lies Seminyak, one of the top locations for beginning to intermediate surfers. The best time to surf is when there are flowing winds and warmer water. There are multiple surf camps in the area, but they are likely far from your typical idea of camping because you certainly won’t be roughing it.

Kima Surf was founded in 1989 and offers luxurious and affordable resorts and surf guides daily. In the quieter spot of Seminyak, north of Kuta, lies its Green Room Hotel. Only walking distance from HalfWay, Padma, Gado-Gado, or KuDeTa there are breaks that are perfect for beginners. There are three different types of rooms offered from standard double/town to two-story bungalow featuring the traditional grass roof offering privacy away from the main house. The inclusive surf camp offers surf guides twice a day, seven days a week. The guides are with you in the water to give you tips and show you tricks. They are very knowledgeable on swell conditions and are able to adapt to what is best for that beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers. If you are looking for lessons, book your own surf sessions that suit your personal needs. Three times a week, the lessons are filmed. The guides analyze them afterwards to show you what you’re doing right and give you tips on how to get better. If you are looking to give your body a workout and challenge some waves, surf camps offer the full package of surfing, accommodations, and breakfast cuisine for one affordable price. For as low as $120 per night, packages include airport transfers (minimum 5-night stay), a 3-course breakfast, surf guides, surf video analysis, surf theory classes 3 times per week, boat shuttle, concierge service, bicycle use, free coffee photo: kimasurf.com and tea, Wi-Fi, and even a Kima t-shirt to take home with you. For lunch and dinner, you are on your own. So feel free to hop on the free shuttle to town and enjoy a full healthy Balinese meal for as low as $4.

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Run, Seattle, Run Written by: Casey Martin / Photo: Seattle Monorail

It’s been proven that running makes you happier, aids in weight loss, strengthens muscles, reduces the risk of cancer, improves brain power, and lengthens life expectancy. If you are craving a good runners high and something more exciting than a jog around the block, check out these unique runs that will kick your ass and rejuvenate you this year.

WANDERLUST

May 22, 2016 - Redmond, WA www.wanderlust.com Wanderlust is the world’s only mindful triathlon. If you want a workout but also want to unwind, this is perfect for you. Your day will begin with a 5k. Wanderlust encourages you to run, walk, jump, or skip your way to the finish line. Next, grab a mat and get ready for an amazing 75-minute outdoor yoga session (be wary of dance parties forming). Then, you will complete your journey with a deep and relaxing meditation. Wanderlust promotes the idea that community is much more important than competition.

SURVIVOR MUD RUN

June 11, 2016 - Snoqualmie, WA www.survivormudrun.com Are you strong enough for the Survivor Mud Run? Grab your friends, put on some clothes you don’t care about, and prepare for a filthy day. The Survivor Mud Run is full of obstacles guaranteed to get you muddy as hell. If you are a clean freak, you better watch from the sidelines or just stay home. For the rest of us, plan to get hosed down at the finish line and enjoy the complimentary beer and snacks.

FURRY5K

June 12, 2016 - Seattle, WA www.furry5k.com Come and join in the fun at the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Furry 5k. Whether or not you run with your dog, everybody is free to participate in the race -- but please no cats, turtles, rats or rabbits. Attendees will also get a chance to meet some shelter and rescue dogs that can’t wait to be adopted. Profits from the Furry 5k go to the Help the Animals Fund (HTAF) which provides veterinary care and supplies for sick, injured, and abused shelter animals. This is not only a chance to run with thousands of happy dogs, but it is a chance to support a great cause and help shelter animals.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON & HALF MARATHON

June 18, 2016 - Seattle, WA www.runrocknroll.com Beginning in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series had a simple idea of fusing live rock music with running. Now runners can participate in this series all over the world. Stages with live bands playing classic rock, blues, punk, and funk can be found throughout the race, providing you with the power to finish strong. When you reach the end, you can celebrate with this year’s headliner, The New Pornographers.

MUD AND CHOCOLATE TRAIL RUNS

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August 14, 2016 - Sammamish, WA www.mudandchocolate.com Who doesn’t love eating chocolate and burning calories at the same time? That’s a cause everybody can get behind. This race will be held at the Soaring Eagle Park in Sammamish, and participants may run either a half marathon or 4.5 miles. Half marathon runners are invited to fuel up at the chocolate aid station during the race, but all participants are welcome to join in on “CHOCOMANIA” at the finish line. Finishers are awarded with a chocolate medal and a full size gourmet Seattle Chocolate bar. Now that is one sweet run.


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Jammin’ Out Written by: Casey Martin

Have you ever gone to the gym and realized you forgot your music? You may not even feel up to working out any longer. Music creates a good pace and evaluates your mood so you want to move and push your limits. It’s easier to push through boredom when powerful music is pulsating through you and your favorite song is energizing you.

Building a perfect workout playlist is about mixing your favorite genres into a gumbo or keeping it simple with one genre or artist. Some like to add a pinch of pop, a smidgen of electronic, a dash of rock and a teaspoon of hip hop/rap into the mix. You can enjoy Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York”, Disclosure’s “Holding On”, The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and all in one session. Jumping around from artist to artist will keep you on your toes and entertained. Don’t want to create your own mix? Leave it up to Spotify. Open the browse tab and you’ll find sections for Workouts and Running. Both contain playlists geared to specific types of exercise. You can lift weights to the high voltage rock of “Pumping Iron” or enjoy “Power Run” with a mix of hip hop, trap and dubstep. But Spotify doesn’t just have regular old mixes. With Spotify Running, the tempo of songs will match the tempo of your run. That way you’ll always be on beat. As you pick up the pace, so will the music and once it’s time for your cool down, the music will follow right along. Whether you enjoy building your own or taking advantage of playlists online, good music can help you get a better work out. Personally, I prefer electronic music when working out. The uplifting lyrics and melodies along with pounding drums always push me. I created a Ville Magazine workout playlist and are all great examples of artists whose music will motivate you to master your workout. Download or stream, press play, and get ready to sweat.

Ville Magazine Workin’ It Playlist

Jessie Ware

Running (Disclosure Remix) 4:32

Andrew Bayer You 8:08

Lane 8 Be Mine 5:05

Phony Ppl

End of the Night (Louis Futon Remix) 3:14

Disclosure Holding On 5:15

Fake Blood I Think I Like It 5:35

MSTRKRFT

Heart Breaker 3:12

Arty

Rebound 7:45

Mat Zo & Arty Mozart 7:10

OceanLab vs. Eric Prydz

Breaking 2Night (Maor Levi Mashup) 6:54

Tritonal

Piercing Quiet (Super8 & Tab Remix) 5:21

Above & Beyond Prelude 7:27

Kaskade

Turn It Down 7:06

Pretty Lights

One Day They’ll Know (ODESZA Remix) 4:20

Colleen D’Agostino feat. deadmau5 Stay (Drop The Poptart Edit) 9:08

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Streaming Now Written by: Casey Martin

Podcasts have exploded onto the scene at an astounding rate. There are an infinite number of hard facts and forceful opinions floating through the Cloud that we can stream at anytime. We can listen to everything from Plessy v. Ferguson on Stuff You Missed in history class to DMT trips and deprivation tanks on The Joe Rogan Experience. Podcasts are also a fantastic medium for self-experimenters, nutritionists, outdoor adventurers, personal trainers, and mind expanders -- all who want to share their knowledge on staying healthy and fit with you.

THE TIM FERRIS SHOW

www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast Tim discusses topics like meditation, strength training, brain optimization, and positive morning routines. One of the most amazing guests is Wim Hof, who trained himself to withstand extreme cold and control his autonomic nervous system. He has climbed Everest and Kilimanjaro in shorts and holds the world record for the longest ice bath. Other featured guests include Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Rainn Wilson. Throw The Tim Ferris Show on and prepare to be amazed, educated, and entertained.

THE MEDITATION PODCAST

www.themeditationpodcast.com What good is a healthy body without a healthy mind? The Meditation Podcast allows one to slip away from their worries and focus only on the present moment. If you are feeling stressed or are just interested in meditation, allow hosts Jesse and Jean Stern to gently talk you through a session. You will soon feel relaxed, energized, and happier. This podcast uses audio technology meant to slow brain waves and bring you to a meditative state of consciousness.

LOVE, FOOD

www.juliedillonrd.com/lovefoodpodcast These days everyone has the secret to eating right. Paleo, organic, low fat, low carb, low sugar, high protein, don’t eat anything, the list goes on and on. Love, Food focuses on tackling our challenges with food in a healthy and peaceful way. In the first episode, host Julie Duffy Dillion invites us to pour a cup of coffee or mix up a margarita and write a love letter to food. Julie believes that you should embrace food, not shun it.

THE FIRST 40 MILES

www.thefirst40miles.com In The First 40 Miles, hosts Heather and Josh Legler break down important backpacking issues like the ten essentials in your pack, curing sore muscles, and avoiding bears. Every podcast features segments like the Summit Gear Review, the Backpack Hack of the Week, and Trail Wisdom. Each one gives listeners insight into the magical world of backpacking.

BEN GREENFIELD FITNESS

www.benfgreenfieldfitness.com/podcast Ben Greenfield is a personal trainer and wellness coach. His podcasts cover a large spectrum of topics beneficial to anyone interested in becoming fitter and healthier. Ben is often joined by exercise and medical professionals who speak on subjects like carbohydrate dependency, getting ripped with yoga, and all things Kombucha.

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sports bar Lorna Jane Limited Edition Eyes on Me Sports Bra (black/black marl) $69.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) bottoms Nike Legendary Wool ISSUE Tight (black) $110 56 l VILLE l HEALTHDri-Fit & FITNESS store.nike.com


Core Eustress shot on location Carriages at Fairwood Downs photographer Jessica Drake - JLD Photography model Amanda Wilkins - TCM Models and Talent hair / makeup Cassidy Bebe - Vann.Edge Salon styled by Lori Bellina & Charity Mainville

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sports bar Lorna Jane Heidi Mesh Bra (white) $66.99 tank top Lorna Jane Runners Split Excel Tank (powder gray) $64.99 bottoms Lorna Jane Graceful 7/8 Tight (gray multi color) $96.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) sneakers Nike Free TR 6 Print (black/cool gray/white) $110 58 l VILLE l HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE store.nike.com


sports bar Lorna Jane High Intensity Sports Bra (char marl) $72.99 bottoms Lorna Jane Core Power Ankle Biter Tight (black/char marl) $105.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) sneakers Nike Free TR 6 Print (black/cool gray/white) $110 HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE l VILLE l 59 store.nike.com


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tank top Lorna Jane Luxe Optic Tank (white) $55.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) sports bar lululemon Free to Be Bra (Wild) (very light flare) $45.00 bottoms lululemon Tranquil Tight (light gray print) $98.00 sneakers Nike Free TR 6 Print (black/cool gray/white) $110 store.nike.com


sports bar Lorna Jane Glamour Girl Sports Bra (yves blue) $66.99 bottoms Lorna Jane Mercury F/L Tight (marbel) $106.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) sneakers Nike Air Zoom Pegasus&(white/black/clearwater) $120.00 HEALTH FITNESS ISSUE l VILLE l 61 store.nike.com


sports bar Lorna Jane Jade Bra (storm) $65.99 bottoms Lorna Jane Graceful Triumph Active F/L Pant (black) $110.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com)

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sports bar Lorna Jane New Year Bra (black) $66.99 shorts Lorna Jane Limited Edition Eyes on Me Tight Shorts (black) $65.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) sneakers Nike Air Zoom Pegasus (white/black/clearwater) $120.00 HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUE l VILLE l 63 store.nike.com


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sports bar Lorna Jane Heidi Mesh Bra (white) $66.99 jacket Lorna Jane Runners Excel Zip Through (dragon fruit) $159.99 bottom Lorna Jane Kendall Short Tight (black) $65.99 Lorna Jane Westlake Center (www.lornajane.com / www.westlakecenter.com) sneakers Nike Free TR 6 Print (black/cool gray/white) $110 store.nike.com


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ONE LAST THING

Cures For What Ails You Crazy beauty and health products ads from the late 1800s to the 1950s. Oh, how things have changed.

SO COMMON

Can’t stop coughing? Do you have a case of that nasty whooping cough? Bayer gives you the cheapest cure of heroin hydrochloride that dissolves and absorbs into the bloodstream more quickly. It’s $4.85 per oz, but if you buy in larger quantities, you can get an extra discount. No need to worry about overdosing.

INHALE, EXHALE

Having trouble breathing? Allegeries? Do you suffer from asthma? Don’t worry - just light up one of these babies and you’re cured. For kids and adults 7 years of age and above.

BE RELIEVED

Those nasty toothaches are the worst. Luckily Lloyd Manufacturing Co. has produced a cure and it works fast. These Cocaine Toothache Drops are not only great for your teeth, but they also help numb the pain. All those benefits for only 15 cents... What a deal.

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

What better way to keep looking attractive? Not only does Campbell’s Wafers firm your skin for a youthful look, but it also removes acne and other facial blemishes - like magic. That’s because they are made with arsenic that cleanses your blood; the real cause of skin problems.

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SWEET REWARDS

Back in the 1950s, Domino’s Pure Cane Sugar was great to help you stay slim and trim. How you ask? Well, it has less calories than an egg. Sure an egg adds some value to your diet, but this sugar gives you energy and fast. Don’t starve yourself of sugar. You won’t make it through your day.


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The 2016 Ville Magazine May/June Health & Fitness Issue features an exclusive interview with players Nelson Valdez, Tyrone Mears and Zach Sc...