Spring Into Action! MARCH | APRIL 2007 M | contents 3 4 heroes story fitness Dear Members, 6 aquatics The Fourth Anniversary Party held on Friday, February 9 to 7 nutrition benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay was a 8 group ex/yoga smashing success! Music from the Bay Area’s premier dance 9 athletics/yoga band Pride & Joy, hot tunes from DJ High Noon as well as 10 newskin clinic cool jazz sounds from the Al Marshal Trio kept the evening energized. Watch for photos in the next edition of M 11 the shop/the sanctuary spa Magazine, and visit drewaltizer.com to view and order your 12 play club & kidspace own festive shots of the night. 13 socials/squash We believe so strongly in the mission of Big Brothers Big 14 anniversary party sponsors Sisters that we have continued our unique weekly program offered only at Bay Club 16 caring for our community Marin. The Health and Harmony Youth Program helps to introduce caring and supportive mentors to kids ages ten through fourteen. Many employees of the Club participate in weekly activities that teach wellness, nutrition, self-esteem and exercise to children who may not have the opportunity to learn about these things in their own communities. Thanks to the many members who attended the party, purchased raffle tickets and made donations to the silent auction items to help raise money and awareness for this important organization. An enormous thanks to our generous sponsors for the event’s incredible success! We pay tribute to them on page 16. Also see pages 14 and 15 to learn more about the Executive Chefs of Marin’s finest restaurants and give thanks for their support in providing the delicious food for the evening. We are truly in the hub of fine Bay Area cuisine! On another note, recognition and heartfelt thanks goes to our own Bay Club Marin heroes who truly went above and beyond the call of duty. Read their inspiring story on the following page. Spring is in the air, and we have plenty of fresh new programs to keep you motivated and on track with those New Year’s resolutions you set back in January. Keep on reading—we hope the following pages will inspire you to Spring into Action! Happy Spring! 5 Megan Devlin General Manager 6 8 Heroes Among Us We would like to share a very frightening yet inspirational event that happened at the Club this past December. This story was published in the Marin Independent Journal. Alert Staffers At Health Club Save Woman After Coronary By Joe Wolfcale • Article Launched: 1/18/2007; 12:12:44 AM PST The red light indicator confirmed what two Bay Club of Marin staffers knew all along: no pulse was detected and an electric shock was needed. James Lent and Neil Fraser sprung into action quickly Dec. 29 when a 50-year-old woman collapsed in the club’s stairwell after completing a cardiovascular workout. Lent, the front desk manager, grabbed the club’s automated external defibrillator while Fraser, the club’s director of athletics and evening supervisor, tended to the convulsing woman. Her heart stopped, and she wasn’t breathing. Lent and Fraser resuscitated the woman by using the defibrillator and got a faint pulse. Seconds later, her heart stopped again, and the machine’s indicator advised another electrical shock. So again they revived her, getting her breathing again as Corte Madera Fire Department paramedics arrived. “I know it was only minutes, but it felt like forever,” said Lent, a 1997 graduate of Terra Linda High School. “In the moment, you know, it was a pretty overwhelming thing. My hat’s totally off to Neil. He was the doctor, and I was the nurse. I know he was as scared as I was; his hands were shaking, too.” Lent and Fraser had completed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillator training the Bay Club provides employees. The defibrillator is in the fitness area of the 60,000-square- foot club at Town Center in Corte Madera. “My first impression was that she had a stroke,” said Lent, 28. “I knew it was serious, but I didn’t know it was a massive heart attack.” Lent said front desk associate John Walker called 911 and provided communication between the staff and emergency personnel. Fraser, 37, said the experience was one he won’t soon forget. “To see someone in that condition, that definitely sticks with you,” said Fraser, who lives TOP: James Lent BOTTOM: Neil Fraser in Bel Marin Keys in Novato with his wife. The couple is expecting twins in a few days. “It’s something I’ll never, ever forget,” he said. “We just had to trust the equipment and Since this article was do what we’ve been trained to do.” published in the Marin IJ, Megan Devlin, the club’s general manager, said a number of employees played roles. we have received several “I’m so very proud of our team,” Devlin said. “It’s one of the most amazing things. comments and had insightful We’ve prepared for this situation. They were awesome.” conversations with many of Devlin said the club is considering purchasing another defibrillator and making the training available to members. you on how you would react Corte Madera Deputy Fire Chief Roger Sprehn said the heroic effort was remarkable. in the same situation. As a “It’s more than just buying the equipment,” Sprehn said. “It requires a medical director result, we decided to offer our and training for the personnel. It’s a whole program. It’s not required by anybody. members an opportunity to The club did it for the benefit of clients and employees. They did it on their own. renew or get certified for the “They’re definitely good Samaritans,” Sprehn said. first time in CPR/AED. Officials said the woman, whom they declined to identify, is recovering after heart surgery. The men and staff of the Bay Club were recognized by the Corte Madera Town Council Date: Monday, April 16 on Tuesday night. Mayor Melissa Gill presented them with certificates of appreciation. Time: 6:00–10:00 pm Sprehn said businesses interested in information about defibrillators and the training Location: Redwood Room required can call the fire department at 927 5077. Contact: Megan Flatt at 945 3081 or bayclubmarin.com for price and registration. 3 FITNESS | women’s health Are you experiencing symptoms associated with menopause or Pausitive perimenopause? If so, you may be suffering from hormonal imbalances Change or metabolic damage. Rachelle has developed a method to help women regain natural hormone balance and healthy metabolism. Using a combination Timeless Wisdom, of the 5-step Schwarzbein Program, Mindful Choices: complementary therapies and on-going An Integrated emotional and spiritual support, she has Approach to created a powerful and effective plan for women to regain control of their lives and Menopause live energetically and joyously! By Rachelle Goering Date: Tuesday, March 13 Time: 7:00–9:00 pm Location: Redwood Room Cost: Complimentary to members, $15 for guests Contact: Megan Flatt at 945 3081 or register online at bayclubmarin.com Research Update: Heart Rate Heart rates vary from person to person and Guidelines each exerciser should, of course, listen to For Pregnant her own body and use the following table simply as a guideline. Exercisers By Megan Flatt FITNESS LEVEL AGE 20–29 30–39 Should I keep my exercise heart rate under 140 bpm (beats per minute) during more fit 145–160* 140–156 my pregnancy? less fit 129–144 128–144 This is one of the most frequently asked questions women have about exercising during their pregnancy. The 140 bpm guideline is still commonly suggested to pregnant *bpm (beats per minute) women by family members, friends and even doctors. However, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) removed the 140 bpm as an upper limit for heart Mottala also commented on exercise rates in a 1994 update of their Prenatal Exercise Guidelines. Currently, ACOG suggests frequency in her research. ACOG that if a pregnant woman is “able to talk normally while exercising, (her) heart rate recommends that pregnant women work is at an acceptable level.” They also suggest using the same 60-80% heart rate max out on most, if not all, days of the week. guidelines used for non-pregnant exercisers. But Mottala reminds women who are Michelle Mottala and her colleagues at the University of Western Ontario, Canada normally very intense exercisers that they wanted more concrete guidelines than those given by ACOG. They felt that ACOG’s should decrease the frequency of these guidelines might be appropriate for the average pregnant woman, but might not be intense sessions to 3–4 times per week. valid for the very fit or overweight pregnant woman. In addition, Mottala’s study also She agrees that all healthy pregnant considered the pregnant woman’s age. women should consistently exercise at least three times a week for the greatest Mottala’s study looked at 156 women, separated into two age groups: 20–29 and health benefits to both mom and baby. 30–39. They further categorized the women as “fit,” “active,” or “unfit.” At the conclusion of the study, Mottala and her group determined more specific heart rate BCM offers many exercise options for guidelines for each fitness level and age group. They concluded that fit pregnant pregnant and postpartum women. For women between the ages of 20–29 can safely work out in the 145–160 bpm range, more information on this topic or on the while fit women ages 30–39 should aim for 140–156 bpm. Healthy pregnant women classes offered, please contact Megan who are less fit during their pregnancies should work out in the 129–144 bpm range if Flatt at 945 3081. they are between 20–29. Less fit women ages 30–39 should maintain 128–144 bpm. 4 FITNESS | Spr ing Into Action Spring Teen Boxing Camp! This inaugural program at Bay Club Marin is a great opportunity for both girls and boys (ages 13–16 yrs) to cross-train and get in shape while learning the fundamentals of “The Sweet Science!” This class combines sports conditioning agility drills with punching combinations, and is guaranteed to be a knockout! Bring your ”A” Game and get ready to sweat! Date: Monday, April 9–Friday, April 13 Time: 12:00–1:15 pm Location: Gymnasium Cost: For the week: $150 for members, $175 for guests Drop-in class: $35 for members, $40 for guests Contact: Brian Edwards at 945 3065 Myofascial Ball Release Date: Wednesday, March 7 for Cyclists & Runners Time: 6:00–7:15 pm Location: Bay Club Marin Myofascial Ball Release is a tool you Conference Room can use to release tight, overworked Cost: $30 for members muscles.If you are serious about your $40 for guests training, ball releasing is a strategy Contact: Brian Edwards at 945 3065 that can help maximize your sports performance, and reduce your chances Brian Edwards is both a certified of injury. Come and learn how this exciting Health Fitness Instructor and sensory experience can benefit you. Massage Therapist. Hike to Mt. Burdell FREE Injury Screening in Olompali State Park with Expert Guide Cathy Ann Taylor and celebrate the coming Spring! Do you have a nagging injury that just won’t heal? Would you like some practical advice This hike on the north slopes of Mt. Burdell offers great views, spectacular on how to modify your workout? Could you wildflowers and a glimpse of early California history. Olompali was an use input to decide whether you should important Miwok trading village for hundreds of years; on this hike, you’ll seek professional help? find out why. The Center for Sports Medicine, located in WHAT TO BRING: the Corte Madera Town Center (a satellite • Rain jacket facility of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital), • Fleece jacket will be conducting an injury-screening clinic • Day pack on Wednesday, March 14. Medical Director • Bag lunch or snacks Dr. Kristin Wingfield will be available to look • Water or other drinks at your injury and give you some FREE advice. • Sunscreen and a sun hat Dr. Wingfield is a physician for the Canadian Date: Sunday, March 4 National Alpine Ski and Diving teams, was Time: Meeting time 8:45 am. Hike starts at 9:00. a performer with Cirque du Soleil and is an (Duration: Approx. 5 hours; 8.3 miles moderate to strenuous loop) avid cyclist and kitesurfer. Location: Olompali State Park parking lot, Novato Cost: Complimentary for members Date: Wednesday, March 14 $10 for guests Time: 6:00–7:00 pm Contact: Megan Flatt at 945 3081 (appointments every 10 minutes) or register online at bayclubmarin.com Location: Top lobby of Bay Club Marin Directions: From south of Novato, go north on Hwy 101. Go 2.5 miles past Cost: Complimentary Olompali. Left on San Antonio Rd and head south on 101. Take Contact: Megan Flatt at 945 3081 or care with the U-turn. From north of Novato, take Hwy 101 South. register online at bayclubmarin.com Take Olompali exit. Parking Fee. 5 A Q U AT I C S | Take a Dip POOL ETIQUETTE • Swimmers arriving at a pool should do three things before joining other swimmers: 1) Make note of “Fast, Medium, and Slow” lane designations. 2) Spend a few minutes observing and roughly timing the per-lap pace of swimmers already in the pool. 3) Select a lane containing swimmers moving as closely as possible to the pace that one realistically expects to swim throughout his or her entire workout. • It is the responsibility of the swimmer entering a lane to inform all swimmers in that lane of their desire to change format (i.e. from ‘split’ to ‘circle’ swimming or vice versa). Be patient, as this may take a few minutes. • A swimmer entering a lane being ‘split’ by two people (each swimming up/back on their own side) should be sure before s/he begins to swim that s/he alerts both individuals to the need to change to a ‘circle’ format (everyone swimming counterclockwise, on the right side of the lane). This is most commonly done by sitting at/on the edge of the pool, waving a kickboard under water, or standing in the water in the corner of the lane. • When entering a lane with only one swimmer, the arriving swimmer should still notify that swimmer of his/her presence before starting to swim, and explicitly agree with him/her on which format to use (circle or split). • Swimmers should observe and respect the We hope that you have enjoyed the indoor pool during the winter pace and workout routines of other swimmers in their lane. This is especially relevant when months. We’d like to thank you for you valuable feedback as we circle swimming. Please avoid actions that are continue to strive to serve you better. As a result of several requests, likely to interfere with those routines. Examples include: we placed an additional spinner on the pool deck to dry suits. • Slower swimmers starting a set should wait to We’d like to take this opportunity to review our pool etiquette and push off the wall until faster swimmers have passed. introduce some simple ways to make your swimming experience more enjoyable. • Faster swimmers starting a set should give slower swimmers as much “running room” as possible before pushing off. • Allow swimmers doing faster strokes to go ahead. POOL RULES • Try to select or negotiate workout routines • Children under age 7 are not allowed in the pool area. complimentary to others in the lane. For example, a set of short backstroke sprints • Children under age 14 must be under direct adult supervision at all times. may be difficult to weave in with others who • Lanes must be shared for lap swimming. are already doing a long, steady freestyle set • Please shower before entering the pool. without creating interference. • No running on the pool deck. • Swimmers resting or otherwise waiting at the • No diving off the edge of the pool. wall should stay far to one side of the lane. • No sitting or climbing over the lane lines. • When circle swimming, swimmers should • No glass containers in the pool area. never stop in the middle of a length (e.g., to • Pool usage may be temporarily restricted due to organized activities. adjust goggles), as this may cause a trailing swimmer to run into them. 6 NUTRITION | Spr ing is in the Food Spring Sauté of Sweet Peas with Escarole, Onions and Mint Springtime=Lean&Green! 2 cups (1/2 pound) pearl onions, peeled By Kate Hantman, Nutrition Director 1¾ cups vegetable stock 1½ tablespoon of olive oil Springtime is the first season of the year, and represents renewal, expansion and 2 cups white mushrooms, rinsed and light. The sun begins to shine a little longer each day in the spring, signaling that quartered it’s time to remove the weight of winter slumber and re-assess health goals. In the 4 cups (4 ounces) escarole, rinsed and springtime, we tend to eat less to help the body detox and clean itself naturally, roughly chopped resetting our chemistry to receive the nutrients of the new season. You may want 2 cups (10 ounces) freshly shelled peas to focus on healthier, lighter foods and cooking methods this season in order to get 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint maximum vital nutrients for optimal wellness. Light is the key to spring cuisine: lightly 1 teaspoon salt cooked, lightly sautéed, lightly processed. These “light” terms translate into fewer 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper calories and leaner bodies. The liver is the organ of spring, representing light and life. After the stagnation of Place the onions in a small saucepan winter and a diet of heavy foods, the liver calls for fresh, leafy nutrients that represent with the vegetable stock and place over lightness and growth. medium-high heat. When the stock begins to boil, turn the heat down to The color green is a telltale mark of spring. Sunlight means more chlorophyll—a key low. Cover and simmer until fork-tender, component in plants that allows them to harvest energy from the sun—and more approximately 10–12 minutes. Remove green nutrients that help to safely clean the liver. from heat and set aside. Introduce at least two servings of leafy green foods to your daily menu. Some In a 10-inch saucepan, warm the olive common spring greens are sweet peas, collard greens, romaine lettuce and escarole. oil over medium-low heat; add the mushrooms and sauté until browned, 3–5 Sweet Peas: Although peas date back to biblical times, it was not until the sixteenth minutes. Remove from heat; immediately century that green peas were popularized by the French King Louis XIV. Green peas add the escarole and toss until wilted. are an especially rich source of B vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B6 and folate. These Add the peas, mint, onions and onion vitamins are essential to the proper metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. broth to the saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the peas Collard Greens: Long a dietary staple of those living in the southern US, collard are tender, about 4–5 minutes. greens are becoming increasingly popular throughout the rest of the country. Like their cousin broccoli, collard greens are a member of the cruciferous family of Makes 4–6 servings. vegetables and contain many unique health-promoting properties. Scientific studies now show that cruciferous vegetables are extremely important for their health- promoting sulfur compounds. The sulfur compounds in these vegetables appear to be responsible for decreasing the occurrence of a wide variety of cancers, including March is National breast and ovarian cancer. Nutrition Month! Romaine Lettuce: Depictions of lettuce have been found on ancient Egyptian tombs, Come celebrate with us at our seasonal and it is believed that the Greeks and Romans held lettuce in high esteem for its fruit and veggie happy hour! medicinal properties. Today, there is no better way to lighten up your spring menu Date: Thursday, March 22 than to include more salads in your diet. Since all lettuce is not nutritionally equal, Time: 5:00–7:00 pm we recommend selecting romaine for your salads. Romaine is a heart-healthy green Location: Upstairs Lobby filled with vitamin C and beta-carotene, nutrients that work together to prevent the Cost: Free for members, $5 for guests oxidation of cholesterol. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Escarole: a broad-leafed, slightly bitter green from the chicory family that looks like Swiss Chard. Escarole is high in vitamins A, C, and K, and is also very high in fiber! Spring Sweets: Apricots are the fruit of spring. First introduced to the world by China, FORMULA 8 is the ultimate apricots have been cultivated for more than 4000 years. This fruit comes in hues of program for success! This 8-week, red, orange and yellow, indicating that they contain carotenoids, phytonutrients that one-on-one health & fitness program provide powerful antioxidant protection. Apricots are especially rich in beta-carotene integrates diet, exercise and lifestyle and lycopene, two carotenoids important in reducing the strategies to create lifelong health and oxidation of LDL cholesterol. LDL is the bad cholesterol wellness changes. When you join Formula that contributes to the build-up of plaque on vessel 8, you will work exclusively with Nutrition walls and arteries. Director Kate Hantman and Personal Fitness Trainer Amy Landers. Together, they will arm you with the tools you need to achieve lasting success in weight management. In eight short weeks, you’ll look and feel your best ever! For additional information, contact Kate Hantman at 945 3089 or Amy Landers at 945 3079. 7 GROUP EX | A War m Congratul ations YOGA | Etiquette mind Your “Peace” AND Q’s • Your practice begins as you walk down the hall. • Slow down. Breathe. • If you are late, please enter mindfully AFTER meditation. • Classes close 10 minutes after start time. NO late entries. • Always practice at your own pace. Listen to your body. • We encourage you to own Heather McKenzie and use your own mat. Bay Club Marin’s new Cycling Coordinator! • Please keep your cell phone and valuables in your locker. Heather is no stranger around here; she has been an instructor at Bay Club Marin for over three years, teaching • An open mind will enhance cycling, kickboxing, Body Defined and Bootcamp. In her your practice even more than new position as Cycling Coordinator, Heather brings a true a flexible body. passion for fitness and cycling as well as management and customer service expertise. Since 1998, she has been a group fitness instructor, cycling instructor and personal trainer. She is an avid outdoor road cyclist and mountain biker and has competed in several mountain bike races. From 2004 to 2005, she led the group exercise, cycling and yoga programs for San Francisco’s Gorilla Sports Club chain. Prior to entering the fitness industry full time, Heather was a both a Project Manager and Professional Services Manager in the tech arena. She now lives in Mill Valley with her husband Yates and her daughter Mason Leigh. You may contact Heather at 945 3049 or via email: email@example.com Look for some exciting new cycling programs and workshops coming your way in 2007! Argentine Tango Series Bay Club Marin presents its very own “Dancing with the Stars” with our Latin Dance Master Sergio Paganelli. The series is dedicated to this passionate form of dance, and will take you on a journey to another time and place. Experience a dance of feline movements, passionately embraced bodies and misty eyes interlocked. Single participants and partners are encouraged to attend. No previous tango experience necessary. Dates: March 6–30 Times: Tuesdays from 7:30–8:30 pm; Fridays, 6:00–7:00 pm Location: Main Group Exercise Studio Instructor: Sergio Paganelli Cost: $130 for members, $20 drop-in $150 for guests, $23 drop in Contact: Jeff McMullen at 945 3053 or register online at bayclubmarin.com 8 YOGA | Workshops yoga workshops INTRO to YOGA TAOIST YOGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP YOGA with WEIGHTS with Eva Yearsley with Master Paulie Zink (as seen on ABC TV) Date: Saturday, March 10 Date: Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, with Sherri Baptiste Time: 1:00–3:00 pm March 25 Yoga with Weights supports Location: Studio One Location: Studio One building core stability, increasing bone Cost: $25 for members Time: 1:00–5:00 pm density, improving coordination, and $35 for guests Cost: $225 in advance, $275 at the door developing flexibility while simultaneously Contact: Erin Fleming at 945 3054 Contact: Erin Fleming at 945 3054 keeping muscles and joints limber and active. Date: Saturday, April 28 EARTH & SPIRIT TEEN YOGA- Location: Group Exercise Studio A Hiking and Yoga Retreat this is not your parent’s yoga! Time: 1:00–3:00 pm with Yoga Director Erin Fleming and with Arjay Foster Cost: $25 for members, $35 for guests Personal Fitness Trainer James Tolbert Date: Saturday, April 21 Contact: Erin Fleming at 945 3054 Date: Thursday, March 15– Location: Studio One (Please bring your own 1–3 lb Sunday, March 18 Time: 1:00–3:00 pm ankle weights!) Location: Marconi Retreat Center Cost: $15 per teen (bring your friends!) Marshall, California Contact: Erin Fleming at 945 3054 Sherri’s new book, Yoga with Weights for Cost: $595 Dummies, will also be available for sale! Contact: Erin Fleming at 945 3054 AT H L E T I C S | What’s On Our Cour t? Indoor Soccer vs. Outdoor Soccer Indoor soccer is a wonderful compliment to outdoor soccer in that players can improve their speed and shooting accuracy while staying warm and dry. Many players really enjoy indoor play, especially the opportunity to kick the ball off of the walls and be more involved with all aspects of the game. Golf, Anyone? Besides the number of players, the biggest difference between outdoor and indoor soccer is the size of the field. Indoor fields range from Astroturf to hard-packed dirt and The first WAGA event of 2007 is in our case a gym floor. The ball bounces differently on each surface. Typically, the field set for March 11. Find a partner is about the size of a basketball court. The four sides of the field are lined with walls, and and join us for the season opener players may kick and play the ball off of the wall if they choose. The goals themselves at StoneTree Golf Club! are much smaller than in the outdoor game, and are built into the wall itself. The game is 2-Man Scramble fast-paced and aggressive, and requires smooth footwork and an accurate shot. Date: Sunday, March 11 Each team will field four or five field players. You will want to set up two players each Time: 8:30 am start at defender and forward, with one player in the “center sweeper” position. The center Location: StoneTree Golf Club, should be your fastest player and someone who does not tire too easily. The forwards Novato and defenders will mark opponents and cover their “areas” of the field for defense or Cost: $140 WAGA Members for making shots. The center will sweep up and down the field, assisting and/or marking $150 Guests as needed on defense, and also acting as a third attacker on offense and one who can Cost includes: orchestrate breakaways from the defense. Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls, Bottled Watch our league play on Monday nights, or stop by on Friday nights starting at 6:30 pm Water and a Box Lunch and join a pick up game. This will help you to learn more about playing indoors and how the ball bounces on different surfaces. For more information and registration, please contact Matt Good luck! Nuthals at our sister club Pacific Athletic Club at 650 593 5700 9 PerfectYourSkin Experience the age-defying effects of our non-surgical rejuvenation: surface repair with our gentle pulsed light brightens, evens and tones your skin, removes red and brown spots and makes you glow. Wrinkle-banishing BOTOX® Cosmetic and line-vanishing Restylane® and other dermal fillers produce immediate, safe and long-lasting youthful results. Marin’s finest Medical Skin Repair clinic is right here in The Sanctuary Spa at Bay Club Marin. Phone for a complimentary Board Certified MD consultation to learn what will bring your skin to its most beautiful. Make the call: 945 9555. And visit us on the web. www.NewSkinClinic.com 10 The APRIL Spring is here, and now is the time to update your spring collection with new styles from Joie, Da Nang, Prana, Shop Stella McCartney and more! Join The Shop during the month of April for Spring Closet Cleaning Month! We will be collecting old clothes and donating them to the Goodwill of Marin County on Monday, MARCH April 30. Those who donate during the month of April will receive a coupon The Shop is proud to introduce women’s for a 10% discount off their next fashion by Dude Girl, For Joseph, Tailor purchase at The Shop. Vintage, and women’s ﬁtness apparel by Ion Actif with the debut of their new Coupons expire on Sunday, May 6, Spring Collection. See all the latest so don’t hesitate to start building your fashions all month long! own spring wardrobe! Need a break from life in the fast lane? The Sanctuary Spa is thrilled to introduce a new form of treatment, Ayurvedic Massage. The word “Ayurvedic” can be better understood in parts: “Ayu” means “life” and “Veda” means “knowledge” or “science.” Our Massage Therapists have just completed extensive training in these new techniques and are ready to give you the relaxation experience of your life. Ayurvedic massage spans many centuries of natural healing, and has been said to promote balance and longevity. Ayurveda is the science of life and it has a basic, simple We are offering four types of Ayurvedic massage: Abhayanga, Marma Abhayanga, Four-Hand Abhayanga and Shiro Abhayanga. Each technique involves the use of herbs, which are incorporated and blended with natural approach, namely this: we are part oils and administered through touch. This form of alternative medicine aims of the universe and the universe is to balance the body, mind, soul and senses. If you want a truly relaxing intelligent and the human body is part and enlightening experience, try the Four-Hand Abhayanga, in which two of the cosmic body, and the human practitioners simultaneously apply warm oil to each side of the body using mind is part of the cosmic mind, and synchronized movements. the atom and the universe are exactly For the ultimate in relaxation, try a Marma Abhayanga. This is an extension of the same thing but with different the Abhayanga treatment, stretched out to a luxurious 90-minute session that form, and the more we are in touch ends with a steaming hot cup of ginger tea. with this deeper reality, from where Which one do you want to try first? If you are having trouble deciding, our everything comes, the more we will be knowledgeable spa concierge staff will be happy to direct you towards able to heal ourselves and at the same harmony and balance! time heal our planet. –Deepak Chopra 11 P L AY C L U B & KIDSPACE | Fun for Everyone Meet the Artist...Georges Seurat Mom & Baby Yoga Parents Night Out In this fun session, Kathy and the kids will These classes provide gentle Let your children have fun while you go celebrate the start of spring! Kids will learn movement interaction between out! Parents can leave the Club while about Georges Seurat and his pointillism mother and baby, as well as yoga the children stay and play. It’s a party just technique, and will then emulate his style as practice for mothers. Class includes for kids! While the parents are away, the they paint their own blown eggs. some gentle yoga stretches to release children play games, make art, eat pizza and Date: Monday, March 5 tension in the shoulders and spine and gummy bears, and watch a movie. Come Time: 4:00–5:00 pm increase abdominal strength. Justine party with Play Club for a fun-filled night Location: Play Club also includes a variety of other yoga with no parents! Cost: $15 for members, $20 for guests postures to provide a well-rounded Date: “Rain, Rain Go Away” Contact: Childcare Director Amy practice for the post-partum mom. Friday, March 16 Campbell at 945 3021 or Date: Wednesdays “Showers and Flowers” firstname.lastname@example.org Time: 10:45–11:45 am Friday, April 20 Location: Yoga Studio #2 Time: 6:00–9:00 pm Pre-registration recommended. Drop-ins are Cost: $10 for members Ages: 2–6 years (limited space welcome, space permitting. Parents need to $15 for guests available for younger siblings) remain in the Club for this event. Contact: Childcare Director Amy Location: Play Club Campbell, at 945 3021 or Cost: $25 per child email@example.com (15% discount for siblings) Meet the Artist...Andy Warhol Pre-registration recommended. Drop- Contact: Play Club at 945 3020 or Kathy and the kids will look at the repetitive firstname.lastname@example.org ins are welcome, space permitting. pop art images of Andy Warhol’s work. The Pre-registration required. Parents do not kids will then create their own multiples of art need to remain in the Club for this event. using watercolors and colored pencils. Date: Monday, April 2 Tumble Time Is your toddler ready to jump, roll Time: Location: 4:00–5:00 pm Play Club and tumble? It’s Tumble Time! Watch Summer Camp sign ups Cost: $15 for members, $20 for guests your child’s balance, coordination and are now open! Contact: Childcare Director Amy ability to follow directions blossom Summer camps are back, with more Campbell at 945.3021 or while having fun! Help your child activities and options than ever to keep email@example.com gain confidence, increase flexibility your kids active and having fun! From and rhythm, and fine-tune motor Pre-registration recommended. Drop-ins are theme camps for 3–6 year olds to youth skills through creative co-play with welcome, space permitting. Parents need to sports camps for 6–13 year olds, your child you by their side. Class and skills are remain in the Club for this event. will beat the summer heat, stay active and specifically designed for developing have a fantastic time at Summer Camp! stages and growing minds. Date: Tuesdays, For more information contact the camp Yoga for Kids February 27–April 3 hotline at 945 3022, visit us online Our children are born natural yogis! As kids, (6-week series) at bayclubmarin.com, or email us at they naturally breathe deeply and enjoy their Time: 11:00–11:30 am firstname.lastname@example.org. bodies with their amazing qualities and ranges (1–2 year old class) of motion. Designed for all levels, kid’s yoga 11:30–12:00 am is a way to support our children in staying in (2–3 year old class) touch with this innate wisdom and joy. Location: Basketball Gym Cost: $60 per series for members 4–6 YEAR OLD CLASS $72 per series for guests Date: Tuesdays, ongoing Contact: Childcare Director Amy Time: 4:00–4:40 pm Campbell, at 945 3021 or Location: Yoga Studio #2 email@example.com 6–10 YEAR OLD CLASS Pre-registration required. Drop-ins Date: Wednesdays, ongoing are welcome, space permitting. Time: 3:45–4:45 pm Location: Yoga Studio #1 Cost: $10 per class for members $12 per class for guests Contact: Childcare Director Amy Campbell at 945 3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pre-registration recommended. Drop-ins are welcome, space permitting. Parents need to remain in the Club for this even. 12 SOCIALS | Meet & Mingle SQUASH | Play Like a Pro Chance Meetings Tactical Squash Clinic Join us for a fun evening with Jan with Mark Allen Newman, author of Chance Meetings Running around and smashing the ball That Tied the Knot. Jan will share inspiring is a great adrenaline release, but playing stories of chance meetings and the Top good squash requires an understanding of Ten Tips for Finding Love. Light appetizers strategy. If you would like to learn more and refreshments will be provided. about the tactical side of the game, we Date: Thursday, March 8 invite you to sign up for this three-week Time: 6:00–7:30 pm course with Head Squash Pro Mark Allen. Location: Redwood Room Some of the things you will learn are: Cost: $25 for members “T” position awareness, shot selection, $35 for guests change of pace, high percentage attacking, Book signing available with book and sensible defense. purchase night of the event Date: Wednesday April 11, 18, & 25 Time: 6:30–8:00 pm Cost: $150 for members Sip & Mingle Happy Hour (Only 4 spaces available) Unwind from your day and converse with Contact: Mark Allen at other members over drinks & appetizers. email@example.com Date: Thursday, March 22 Time: 6:00–8:00 pm Location: Member Lobby Cost: Complimentary for members Spring Break member Jerry Draper, takes place every Junior Squash Camps Monday night, and is open to players of $15 for guests with Lauren Doline intermediate level and up. There is no need to sign up in advance; just stop by any time Assistant Squash Professional Lauren during the two-hour period and have fun Dine about Town Doline will host two junior camps over mixing with other players both on and off Grab a bite to eat with other members. the spring break period to keep your kids the court. There is no charge for Monday Date: Tuesday, March 27 busy and active on the squash court. The evening Round Robin. Time: 6:30 pm camps are for children ages 8 to 14 years Location: Meet in lower lobby of Bay old, and are suitable for all levels, including Tuesday Night Beginners Round Club Marin. Restaurant TBD. complete beginners. Robin from 6:30–8:30 pm Cost: Members & guests are Date: April 10–12 (Camp 1) and responsible for the cost of their This social evening takes place every April 17–19 (Camp 2) Tuesday night, and is open to players at own meal and beverages. Time: 10:00 am–1:00 pm beginner or advanced beginner level. If you Cost: $200 for 3-day camp or haven’t been playing for a long time and $75 per day (6 spaces available) feel that you are not ready for our Monday Breakfast with Bay Club Contact: Lauren Doline at night Round Robin, this class is the answer! Start your weekend off with delicious and firstname.lastname@example.org There is no need to sign up in advance; just healthy treats pre or post workout. stop by at any time during the 2-hour period Date: Saturday, April 7 Good Luck to Bay Club Marin’s and have fun mixing with other players both Time: 8:30–10:30 am Assistant Pro, Lauren Doline! on and off the court. There is no charge for Location: Member Lobby Tuesday night Round Robin. Cost: Complimentary for members, We wish Lauren good luck as she travels $17 for guests to Yale University to take her Level 2 certification with the United States Squash Thursday Beginners Clinic Racquets Association during the weekend with Lauren Doline from 11:00 am–12:00 pm of April 27–29. If you have taken lessons If you consider yourself a beginner, and are Texas Hold ’em: Poker with Lauren, you already know what a keen to learn the basics of the game, this class Lessons & Tournaments great squash coach she is. This weekend is perfect for you. There is no need to book “Shuffle Up & Deal” and put those tax of learning will expand her coaching in advance. Simply show up at class time returns to good use! abilities. If you haven’t taken a lesson with to receive a great hour of instruction from Date: Wednesday, April 18 Lauren yet, then improve your game by Lauren. The cost is $25 per class, charged Time: 6:00 pm Lesson, signing up for a package of lessons now! directly to your membership account. 6:30–9:30 pm Tournament Location: Redwood Room Junior Squash Classes Squash Classes & Clinics Cost: $60 for members, $65 for Lauren conducts 3 squash classes each guests (Includes food & A quick rundown of squash classes week for junior players ages 8 to 14 years beverages; tournament is available for you each and every week: old. Tuesday and Thursday classes are from complimentary) 3:45–4:45 pm and Saturday’s class runs from Monday Night Round Robin 11:30 am–12:45 pm. The cost is $25 per class, For more information or to register for any with Jerry Draper from 6:30–8:30 pm charged directly to your membership account. of the above programs, please contact Mira Kanter, Socials Director at 945 3002 The best way to meet new squash players! or register online at bayclubmarin.com This social evening, organized by fellow 13 2 0 0 7 A N N I V E RSARY PARTY | Thanks to Our Sponsors Ciao Bella Il Fornaio Bungalow 44 123 corte madera town center 223 corte madera town center 44 e. blithedale, mill valley, ca corte madera, ca corte madera, ca t: 415 381 2500 t :415 924 5455 t: 415 927 4400 www.buckeyeroadhouse.com www.ciaobellagelato.com www.ilfornaio.com Executive Chef Robert Price and Executive Chef Danilo Zecchin Executive Chef CJ Synder Sous Chef Camille Jackson Ciao Bella was fast becoming a Romance of food has always been Robert Price graduated from the the Executive Chef and partner leading gourmet ice cream purveyor a significant theme for Il Fornaio’s City of Bath Culinary Institute at the Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill when the company decided to Chef-Partner CJ Snyder. in Bath, England in 1983. Upon Valley. San Francisco Chronicle’s conduct a worldwide search for an graduation, he secured a position Michael Bauer counts Buckeye executive chef. A native Northern Californian, at the Capital Hotel in London, a Roadhouse among the top 100 Bay CJ grew up in Los Altos Michelin Star restaurant where Area restaurants and Robert Price In 1999, Ciao Bella owners and surrounded by family members he worked under Executive Chef earned a prized three star review management team Charlie Apt and who excelled in the culinary arts. Brian Turner for 3 years. from Bauer. FW Pearce, discovered the very CJ’s grandfather specialized in talented international Chef Danilo cioppino, while his mother is When Robert moved to Southern In 2005, Robert opened Bungalow Zecchin. When the two met Chef known for her Veal Milanese. California, he was immediately 44 in downtown Mill Valley, his Zecchin, they not only recognized his Becoming a chef simply became enamored with a New World of second restaurant as Chef/Partner. talents, but also shared his passion an extension of CJ’s family life and food, reveling in the rich bounty The new restaurant caught on and commitment to making the finest their passion for fabulous food. of fresh produce and seafood at quickly and soon developed a loyal possible product without cutting his fingertips. Just weeks after clientele that appreciates his down- corners. Since then, Ciao Bella has After he graduated from the he arrived in Venice, California he home, casual-yet-stylish American gone from making great ice cream to Culinary Institute of America met Bruce Marder, a pioneer of menu. With its lively bar scene, in New York, CJ was offered a establishing itself as the #1 artisanal California cuisine and the chef- Bungalow 44 is also a great place to ice cream maker in the nation. coveted fellowship at American owner of the highly acclaimed dine and “people watch.” Joining Bounty Restaurant, where he West Beach Café. Very quickly, him in the kitchen is Sous Chef Having worked in restaurants all taught eighteen students the Roberts became the Executive Camille Jackson. Camille was at The over the world, Chef Danilo Zecchin workings of the restaurant Chef at the Café. Meeting House Restaurant in San draws inspiration from diverse places industry. His next stop was Francisco from 2001 to 2003 and and people, many from his childhood New Orleans, where he pursued Robert later returned to England Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco home in Northern Italy. A dedicated a passion for Creole cooking. for a short time, but was asked from 2003 to 2005. “foodie,” Chef Zecchin has realized CJ finally returned to Northern to return to California to become Pearce and Apt’s vision of taking California, and was introduced opening Executive Chef at gelato and sorbet to new heights of to Il Fornaio through a chef/friend Rumpus in San Francisco. At quality and creativity. Chef Zecchin at their Sacramento restaurant Rumpus, Robert received high has earned a reputation among his in 1998. He then became a praise for his culinary skills in such Sous Chef at the San Francisco notable publications as Gourmet, peers for being able to fulfill the most exotic and demanding Il Fornaio; two years later, he was promoted to Chef-Partner in Corte Food and Wine, Sunset, Bon Appetit, Art Cullinaire and Food Many thanks requests from restaurants, hotels and caterers. Madera. Il Fornaio has had the pleasure of working with him for Arts. Michael Bauer, food editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, to the talented Their menu of exceptionally delicious the past seven years. flavors such as Vahrohna Chocolate, named Robert one of the Rising Stars in San Francisco in 1995. chefs behind Scharffenberger Chocolate, Fresh Il Fornaio’s award-winning authentic Mint, Blackberry Cabernet, and Blood Orange consistently earns Italian food is some of the best in Marin. They offer a new menu every Robert’s next move was to Real Restaurants, where he worked Marin’s finest Ciao Bella prestigious culinary awards and the applause of leading month, based on the season and the regions of Italy. The restaurant with Gordon Drysdale at Gordon’s House of Fine Eats in San Cuisine. chefs and food critics alike. was the winner of the 2005 Wine Francisco and Caffé Verbena in Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Oakland. Later, Robert became 14 Pizza Antica Left Bank Pacific Catch Poggio 800 redwood highway suite 1065 507 magnolia avenue, larkspur, ca 133 corte madera town center 777 bridgeway, sausalito, ca strawberry village, mill valley, ca t: 415 927 3331 corte madera, ca t: 415 332 7771 t: 415 383 0600 www.leftbank.com t: 415 927 3474 www.poggiotrattoria.com www.pizzaantica.com Executive Chef Richard Hodge www.pacificcatch.com Executive Chef Peter McNee Executive Chef/Partner Gordon Drysdale Executive Chef Joanna Perel Gordon Drysdale brings three As Executive Chef of Left Bank in Joanna Perel began her culinary Tuscany may be where Chef decades of experience to his role as Larkspur, Richard has full charge of journey at age 15, when she Peter McNee began his love affair partner and Executive Chef of Pizza the French-style kitchen, recruiting landed a catering apprenticeship with Italian cuisine and culture, Antica. He has been a longtime and guiding his well-trained staff in Balitimore, MD. Following her but the Sausalito sun keeps the fixture in the Bay Area dining scene, as well as selecting best-quality induction, she went on to work flame burning. Peter’s goal is to with a reputation for modern, produce and seasonal ingredients. in restaurants in Atlanta and Fort delight the palates of his guests seasonal cuisine with classic roots. Richard’s goal is to maintain the Lauderdale, and later moved to with authentic Northern Italian essence of in-season farm-fresh Switzerland, where she ran her dishes, some of which cannot At Pizza Antica, Drysdale allows the ingredients, and he plans and own catering company for three be found outside of Tuscany, and seasons to be his guide, creating executes the changing brasserie years. Joanna moved to the he accomplishes this with an signature pizzas using fresh, local menu under the direction of Bay Area in 2001, and worked infectious enthusiasm for the task. ingredients. Along with the award- Executive Chef and Co-Propriétaire as Executive Chef at Palo Alto’s winning pizza, the restaurant offers Roland Passot. Blue Chalk Café. Joanna is now in With the Poggio Chef’s Garden at entrees, salads and house-made her second year at Pacific Catch, his fingertips, a wealth of firsthand desserts, for a menu that is both Richard was born in the San and is well known for her spicy Italian culinary knowledge and casual and sophisticated. Francisco Bay Area, and has been Southwest innovations and Asian palpable exuberance, Peter is interested in cooking and food fusion creations. infusing new soul into the rustic, Drysdale began his restaurant for as long as he can remember, seasonal Tuscan cuisine that the career as a dishwasher at the age and credits his family for his initial Joanna has traveled extensively acclaimed trattoria is known for. of 16 and hasn’t left the kitchen desire to cook. He began his career in the U.S., Europe, Southeast since. After graduating from the in the restaurant industry at age 15, Asia, and Central America, and A rising star on the West Coast Culinary Institute of America in and has trained under (and cooked continues to draw both personal culinary scene, the Minnesota Hyde Park, NY, Drysdale worked for) several legendary chefs and and culinary inspiration from her native honed his skills in some of for the Sheraton Grand Hotel, a mentors. “I remember watching experiences abroad. She lives in the Bay Area’s top restaurants. four star, four diamond hotel in the greats like Jacques Pepin, San Francisco with her partner Before cultivating his fondness downtown Los Angeles. In 1988, Jacques Torres, and Julia Child on and her two cats. for Italian cooking in Tuscany, the Drysdale moved to the Bay Area television as a kid. I enjoyed the young chef’s culinary trajectory and worked under the tutelage of way they motivated me to want Leslie Harlib of the Marin took flight at the famed San Cindy Pawlcyn, founder of Real to cook. I never imagined that one Independent Journal writes: Francisco restaurant Stars, where Restaurants Group. It was there day I would actually cook for those “Pacific Catch could well be a he cooked while attending the that he learned to appreciate the who inspired me.” model for the West Coast fish California Culinary Academy in flavor of food as much as its house of the 21st century. It is 1999. He quickly moved up the artistry. Drysdale later went on to Recently Richard has had the a lively restaurant with ranks at Stars, garnering extensive become the opening chef and later opportunity to cook for the likes consciously cheery and knowledge of local produce along a partner in critically acclaimed Bix of Anthony Bourdain, Jacques comfortable décor, low prices the way, knowledge he would in San Francisco. Pepin, Cindy Pawlcyn, and Patricia and large portions of cleverly refine in a subsequent role as Wells. Left Bank Larkspur is thought-out dishes that pay Sous Chef at Tra Vigne Restaurant In 1981, he entered the Culinary known as a hot spot for local homage to Pacific Rim cultures.” in St. Helena. Federation Culinary Competition celebrities and musicians. and walked away with several After a yearlong culinary top awards. He also won the “I believe that Left Bank has made pilgrimage to Italy in 2003, Peter prestigious Presidents Award, a name for itself as one of the few, joined Poggio in the position of given by Sheraton Hotels, beating true French Brasseries in California,” Sous Chef and helped launch the out 1,500 other competitors for his Richard says, “and I look forward enormously successful opening work at Ravel Restaurant. A few to continuing the tradition and that established Poggio as one of years later, Drysdale joined Pizza reputation that Left Bank has the Bay Area’s top restaurants. Antica, where he is currently in established in the culinary world.” He assumed the role of Executive charge of overseeing the kitchen Chef in April 2006. of each Bay Area location. 15 220 Corte Madera Town Center Corte Madera, CA 94925 Caring for Our Community National Rebuilding Day 2007 will be Rebuilding Together Marin is a non-profit owner-occupied homes and non-profit held Saturday, April 28. Volunteers of community-based organization dedicated community facilities serving these groups. all types are needed, both skilled and to assisting low-income homeowners, Each year, on the last Saturday in April, unskilled. To learn more, please visit particularly the elderly, disabled and families Rebuilding Together chapters nationwide rebuildingtogethermarin.org. with children to live in warmth, safety and celebrate National Rebuilding Day with independence through volunteer repair of these projects. Thanks Again to Our Anniversary Party Sponsors!
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