MARCH | APRIL 2007
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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.
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
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!
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
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
So again they revived her, getting her breathing again as Corte Madera Fire Department
“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.
FITNESS | women’s health
Are you experiencing symptoms
associated with menopause or
Pausitive perimenopause? If so, you may be
suffering from hormonal imbalances
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
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.
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
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.
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
Cost: For the week:
$150 for members, $175 for guests
$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.
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”
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.
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
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
• 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.
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.
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.
GROUP EX | A War m Congratul ations YOGA | Etiquette
“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
• 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
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.
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.
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
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
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Spring is here, and now is the time
to update your spring collection with
new styles from Joie, Da Nang, Prana,
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
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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
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
Is your toddler ready to jump, roll
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
Pre-registration recommended. Drop-ins are
welcome, space permitting. Parents need to
remain in the Club for this even.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
2 0 0 7 A N N I V E RSARY PARTY | Thanks to Our Sponsors
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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
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
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
Pizza Antica Left Bank Pacific Catch Poggio
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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.
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!