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Lessons from a First-Time Fitness Competitor - Fitness Feature

January:
Lessons from a first-time fitness competitor

Fitness Feature

Pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone is what keeps life interesting. While I’m not sure I’d do it again (more on that later), I’m happy I tried it—there was so much I learned along the way,...

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The Road to Trail Running - Wellness Feature

January:
The Road to Trail Running

Wellness Feature

Have you crossed your fair share of 5K finish lines around town? Maybe it’s time to escape the pavement, get a pair of trail runners and see some new, exciting scenery. Gretchen Walla, volunteer...

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Hot Spring Heaven - Wellness Feature

February:
Hot Spring Heaven

Wellness Feature

The Pacific Northwest landscape is punctuated with hundreds of natural pools that promise healing heat, minerals and spectacular views. Some are situated in remote and rustic environments that...

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Time to Tone - Fitness Feature

February:
Time to Tone

Fitness Feature

Bellevue Club personal trainer Juliana Di Loreto shares her favorite circuit for overall toning and weight management. her tool of choice is the bosu ball, and she breaks down how it can improve...

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Cleaning Up Your Cleaners - Wellness Feature

March:
Cleaning Up Your Cleaners

Wellness Feature

United States regulations on household cleaners are lax to say the least. Manufacturers know the loopholes, and to this day don’t have to list every ingredient in their solutions. Many of our go-to...

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Pilates, the Perfect Complement - Fitness Feature

March:
Pilates, The Perfect Complement

Fitness Feature

Pilates is one of the best exercises to balance strength-based workouts or long cardio sessions.

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Find Your Blue Zone - Wellness Feature

April:
Find Your Blue Zone

Wellness Feature

They’re called Blue Zones—five areas identified as the healthiest places for people to thrive, where residents live longer and without medication or disability. Diet, nutrition and exercise have...

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Basketball Skills and Drills - Fitness Feature

April:
Basketball Skills and Drills

Fitness Feature

Bellevue club basketball trainer Antonio Chavers shares five exercises to improve your game.

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How to Use Mala Beads - Wellness Feature

May:
How to use Mala Beads

Wellness Feature

Beyond being a fashion trend, Mala beads hold thousands of years of history and a purpose not to be ignored.

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Treating Depression With Tech - Wellness Feature

June:
Treating Depression with Tech

Wellness Feature

Bellevue Club member Alex Bard and Dr. Kalyan Dandala work for Associated Behavioral Health Care, a local facility dedicated to giving patients who suffer from depression a cutting-edge, alternative...

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Nature-Deficit Disorder - Mind & Body Feature

July:
Nature-Deficit Disorder

Mind & Body Feature

Let’s get real: It’s time to go outside. More so, it’s time to take a real, honest look at the time we spend indoors and what that’s doing to us and future generations. That’s right, we’re talking...

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Select Swimmers - Member Profile

August:
Select Swimmers

Member Profile

This spring, four athletes from the bellevue club swim team made elite USA swimming teams, where they honed their skills and made new friends. reflections checked in to see what kind of impact the...

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Progressive Kettlebell Workout - Fitness Feature

September:
Progressive Kettlebell Workout

Fitness Feature

Bellevue Club personal trainer Maryann Carpenter put together a progressive strength-training circuit.

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Sit and Sweat - Wellness Feature

September:
Sit and Sweat

Wellness Feature

How to stay healthy when you're injured

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Survey Says - Wellness Feature

November:
Survey Says

Wellness Feature

A brief look at our opinions concerning the rapid growth of health-care and wellness technologies

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Make the Most of the Mushroom - Nutrition Feature

November:
Make the Most of the Mushroom

Nutrition Feature

Fall is the perfect time to cook with the earthy ingredient.

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Men and Mental Health - Wellness Feature

January:
Men and Mental Health

Wellness Feature

Athletes suffer from mental health issues at the same rate as the general population. However, studies show they seek help at a much lower rate.

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Perfecting the Ice Pack - Fitness Feature

January:
Perfecting the Ice Pack

Fitness Feature

Noah Soltes recounts the painful story of how he came up with the perfect ice pack. Designed and manufactured in Washington, Paincakes is a must-have item for those nursing an injury.

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Seaweed Season - Nutrition Feature

February:
Seaweed Season

Nutrition Feature

Long revered in Japanese culture for its health-giving properties, seaweed is enjoying a moment in the spotlight, appearing in spas and restaurants in new and inventive ways. Western Washingtonians...

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A Complete Guide to Houseplants - Wellness Feature

March:
A Complete Guide to Houseplants

Wellness Feature

The perfect mix of health benefits and style, indoor plants have become a staple in Pacific Northwest homes.

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The Psychology of Workout Partners - Fitness Feature

March:
The Psychology of workout Partners

Fitness Feature

Maximize your workouts by choosing the right number of peers

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Growing Organically - Wellness Feature

March:
Growing Organically

Wellness Feature

The Pew Research Center released a January report on the rise of organic farming in the United States. Washington State is number six on the list of US states with the most organic farms.

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4 Reasons to Add Crawling to Your Workout Routine - Fitness Feature

April:
4 Reasons to add Crawling to your Workout Routine

Fitness Feature

You might think you’d look like a baby, or some sort of animal for that matter, but crawling is topping the list of physical therapists’ go-to moves.

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The Power of Lifting - Member Profile

May:
The Power of Lifting

Member Profile

At 65, Bellevue Club member Penelope Livingston changed her body and life, and now she wants to let everyone know it’s never too late to get fit.

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Male Living Spaces - Home Feature

May:
Male Living Spaces

Home Feature

The concept of “male living spaces” is one of the most influential in 2018 and 2019 interior design culture. Here's the how-to guide for beginners.

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Six Organic Products to Protect Your Skin - Wellness Feature

June:
Six Organic Products to Protect Your Skin

Wellness Feature

The skin is the largest, most absorbent organ of the human body, so the sunscreen you use matters. While it’s tempting to grab the discount stuff in a big yellow bottle, experts, aestheticians and...

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Books About Nature - Reading Corner

July:
Books About Nature

Reading Corner

It can be a struggle to put down the phone, get off the computer, turn the TV off and pick up a book. For some of us, it’s like pulling teeth. The same thing can be said about going outside. With 9–5...

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Sprouts and Microgreens - Nutrition

August:
Sprouts and Microgreens

Nutrition

Did you know most leafy greens, like kale and arugula, are their most nutritious at a microgreen stage, seven to 10 days old?

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Eat the Rainbow - Dining Feature

September:
Eat the Rainbow

Dining Feature

Three dinner recipes that celebrate color.

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A Walk In the Woods - Travel Feature

September:
A Walk in the Woods

Travel Feature

Exploring Whistler under a canopy of trees

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Modern Kitchen - Wellness Feature

November:
Modern Kitchen

Wellness Feature

Here are three recipes made simpler by using certain kitchen gadgets. Give ’em a whirl and who knows? You might just find a tool you can’t live without! 

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Take Five Minutes - The Benefits of Bullet Journaling

January:
Take Five Minutes

The Benefits of Bullet Journaling

Look at your morning routine. While waiting for coffee to brew, or in between checking Instagram and reading an appealing news headline, you can find five minutes every day for a morning ritual that...

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Winter Sports Workouts - Fitness Feature

January:
Winter Sports Workouts

Fitness Feature

winter sports place different demands on your body. stay safe and strong on the slopes this year with the following exercises, recommended by bellevue club trainer christin tercek.

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What Is Contrast Therapy? - Wellness Feature

February:
What is Contrast Therapy?

Wellness Feature

The concept is simple: hot water opens your blood vessels and cold water constricts them. The effect that occurs when you purposefully move from one temperature to the next is called contrast...

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How to Roast a Chicken & Make Bone Broth - Food Feature

March:
How to Roast a Chicken & Make Bone Broth

Food Feature

Making a whole chicken at home in a Crock-Pot is super simple—and all it takes is trying it just once to get it right. Even better, it is as simple to make homemade bone broth from the same chicken...

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Five Perks to Exercise Programming - Fitness Feature

March:
Five Perks to Exercise Programming

Fitness Feature

Bellevue Club trainer Jerry Flynn talks about the benefits of exercise programming and why you should let someone else do the thinking so you can focus on the heavy lifting.

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Discussing Diabetes - Travel Feature

April:
Discussing Diabetes

Travel Feature

Maria Mercado, MD, an endocrinologist at Overlake Medical Center, shares tips for traveling with diabetes.

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Detroit Athletic Club - Reciprocal Club Feature

April:
Detroit Athletic Club

Reciprocal Club Feature

Michigan’s premier social and athletic facility upholds a tradition of prestige.

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Work For Wellness - Wellness Feature

May:
Work for Wellness

Wellness Feature

Five easy ways to wreak the benefits of work-life balance and wellness.

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How to Train For High Altitude - Fitness Feature

June:
How to Train for High Altitude

Fitness Feature

Bellevue Club member Dr. Todd Freudenberger knows a thing or two about the lungs and how they function during challenging physical feats. He is a specialist in pulmonary medicine and critical care at...

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Outdoor Companies That Give Back - Mind & Body Feature

July:
Outdoor Companies That Give Back

Mind & Body Feature

Nowadays consumers and the younger generation are paying more attention on the effects our consumption has on the environment. More than ever, brands need to stand for a cause or expect to see a...

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The Packed Lunch, Revisited - Food Feature

July:
The Packed Lunch, Revisited

Food Feature

for your next day on the go, here are three protein-packed, low-sugar, dairy-free recipes that make adventuring easier.

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A Beginner’S Guide to Understanding Longevity - Wellness Feature

August:
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Longevity

Wellness Feature

In this world of too much information, there are a few terms and studies to understand that will help you on your journey for a longer, healthier life.

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Earth Meets Exercise: Plogging - Wellness Feature

September:
Earth Meets Exercise: Plogging

Wellness Feature

This environmentally minded Swedish fitness trend has spread through social media.

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Dynamic Runner's Warm-Up - Fitness Feature

October:
Dynamic Runner's Warm-Up

Fitness Feature

Personal trainer Melanie Baker has competed in everything from a 5K to a marathon and knows a thing or two about warming up for a run. She shares the go-to series of movements she personally uses to...

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Hiit For the Holidays - Fitness Feature

November:
Hiit for the Holidays

Fitness Feature

The holidays are a notoriously hard time to stay on top of your workout schedule. But remember, you don’t need a full hour to make a positive effect on your body.

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