The Seattle Athletic Club just wrapped up another very successful 12 week weight loss competition for 2017. This year we had 29 participants looking to start healthy habits and begin their weight loss journey. Of those that competed in the competition 95% lost weight. Of those that lost weight, 55% lost over 5 lbs and the top three finishers lost a total of 88 lbs.
Speaking of top finishers, here is how the competition finished up:
1st place: George losing 15.17% of his body weight.
2nd place: Ben losing 14.45% of his body weight.
(Ben is able to fit into his wedding suite from 20 years ago now)
3rd place: Steven losing 6.43% of his body weight.
We are proud of all the hard work and dedication from everyone that participated in our competition. Many of our participants had great things to say about their Lose It experience and how it helped them change their lives.
If you are looking to start a fitness program, please come see any of the fitness staff. Everyone at that Seattle Athletic Club is here to help and assist all members with any fitness endeavor. As you can see, you can be more successful using a structured program and network of people looking to help you out. So, when it comes to your next fitness adventure, talk to the professionals at the Seattle Athletic Club!
For more information about healthy weight loss, please contact Fitness Director, Jacob Luckey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On behalf on the Seattle Squash Academy, we would like to congratulate our Junior Athlete Elena Wagemans for reaching the Main Draw of the Samson Seattle Open 2016, after winning two matches in the Qualification draw. Elena beat in her first round, local player Kate Nimmo 3/0 and in the second round she beat English player ranked 86 in the World Alison Thomson 3/0. After reaching the Main Draw without losing a game, Elena lost 3/0 to a solid Christine Nunn ranked 47 in the World, from Australia.
“It was a great experience to play in my second PSA tournament at my club Seattle Athletic Club and to make it to the Main Draw! The Academy has allowed me to play with other kids of my age, something that I rarely get to do in Seattle! I’m looking forward to play again next year!” Elena said.
Every quarter we ask our corporate partners to submit teams into our Worksite Warrior program. Each team of employees then bands together for a month, working as a collective at their work and the club to lose the largest percentage of weight.
This quarter, Open Market’s team won by losing 21.7 lbs while their competition, All Star Directories, lost 16.6 lbs over the holidays and four week program. Every person on Open Market’s team lost weight with the largest weight loss being ~ 10 lbs. All Star Directories had 2/3 of their teammates lose weight with the largest weight loss being 7.5 lbs.
Congratulations on both teams’ success in both their weight loss and working together as a team to accomplish this feat. If your company would like to compete in our Worksite Warrior program please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway for more details.
For more information, please contact our Fitness Director, Jacob Galloway, at email@example.com.
The Seattle Athletic Club’s 4th annual Winter Jacket Drive brought in the largest amount of donations ever! As a club we were able to collect over 72 jackets, 8 scarfs, and 6 winter hats. This donation helped to keep people within the Pike Market Senior Center warm during these very cold winter months.
A letter of thanks was given to the club for its donations stating:
“Thanks to you and the Seattle Athletic Club community for keeping our clients warm this winter. Most people don’t realize that winter poses unique challenges to our neighbors that are either low-income or struggling with homelessness. Being outside on the street all day – or even all night – can be hard enough without being bitten by the cold. We appreciate this coat drive so much and your continued partnership with our organization. But more importantly, our clients appreciate being warm – thanks to your generosity!”
A big thank you to all the members that were able to donate and make this such a successful charity event.
Jennifer is one of those people that is an example how perseverance and determination can surmount any obstacle. As an athlete, runner with the SAC Run Club and regular participant in many of the club’s group exercise classes, Jennifer set a new goal for herself. She wanted to complete her first FULL marathon (26.2 miles) in October.
Before she had opportunity to begin her new journey, she unfortunately experienced a physical setback; incurring a lower leg stress fracture which confined her to a boot for many weeks. This only made her more determined to succeed. She followed all protocols to facilitate her healing and continued to find ways to keep exercising within her limitations. She worked with our instructors to help rehabilitate her back to her level of strength and endurance while maintaining a focus and positive outlook that is testament to Jennifer’s personality. She continued to work hard towards her goal, transitioning back to running. She took one day at a time, with fierce perseverance, grace and a competitive spirit that got her back to training.
And she came back with a vengeance! Once her training began, she became a stronger competitor, leader as well as a source of inspiration and encouragement for her teammates. She was consistent, precise, diligent and committed; qualities that enhanced her success. On October 11th 2015, Jennifer competed in the Goodlife Fitness Victoria, B. C. Marathon, her FIRST full marathon and did so with a phenomenal time! She not only qualified for the Boston Marathon, but placed 10th in her age division! We think she surpassed her goal!!
Congratulations Jennifer! Your perseverance is truly inspirational.
Thank you to all that joined me on my first “lead” hiking club expedition, not only did we get in shape but created lasting memories. The Club was a wonderful way for people to make new friends and for those to experience something new. One member conquered her fear of hikes on the Kendall Katwalk, another couple stepped out of their comfort zone and tackled a 9 miles 3000’ elevation gain at Lake Serene (WHOAH!), and I fell even more in love with the Pacific Northwest. The enthusiasm, the laughs, and sometimes grunts as we tackled the last few hills were all worth it in the end when we experienced that “top of the world” view as a team, which is why I love what I do and can’t wait till next year.
Worksite Warrior is a team weight loss competition at the Seattle Athletic Club where local corporate teams of 6+ participants band together for 30 days using a team personal fitness trainer, the group exercise classes and the whole facility to see which team can lose the largest percentage of weight.
This quarter we had two teams Big Fish Game and Open Market participate in our Worksite Warrior competition. We are proud to announce that Open Market (trained by Shay Massey) won the competition losing 2.97% of their total team weight. Even though Open Market won the competition each team had some great individual results which you will see below:
1st Place Team Open Market:
3 teammates were male and 3 teammates were female
66% of them lost over 4.5 lbs in the 4 weeks
Their team lost a total of 37.1 lbs in the 4 weeks
The largest percentage of body weight lose by a team member was 6.04%
The average lost per person was 6.2 lbs
2nd Place Team Big Fish Games:
1 teammate was male and 4 teammates were female
80% of them lost over 3 lbs in the 4 weeks
Their team lost a total of 19.6 lbs in the 4 weeks
The largest percentage of body weight lose by a team member was 4.3%
The average lost per person was 3.9 lbs
If you think your company would be interested in participating in next quarter’s Worksite Warrior competition please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway.
Last week, our Wellness Director, Kendra Kainz, had a question of the day that related to Women’s health. Members were able to drop their guess into a box for prizes. Every question related specifically to women. Here are the questions for you to try to answer. The answers will be listed at the bottom of the page, but how many of them did you get right?
Question #1: Often Called the “The Silent Disease”, it is estimated as many as 8 million women are diagnosed with this disease in the United States.
Question #2: One in four women within the US die of this disease, making it the leading cause of death among women. That’s more than all cancers combined. The older a woman gets, the greater her risk.
Question #3: It’s estimated that 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with this health issue and it’s the 2nd leading cause of death. However, early detection and treatment can increase survival rates
Question #4: This health threat is responsible for almost 8 percent of all female deaths and leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Almost 55,000 more women have this each year, and about 60 percent that die from this are women.
Question #5: This treatable endocrine disorder affects 20 million people in the US, mainly women. Left untreated, this disorder can cause several other health issues.
Question #1: Osteoporosis
Question #2: Breast Cancer
Question #3: Heart Disease
Question #4: Stroke
Question #5: Thyroid Disease
Next month, we will be doing a similar activity during Men’s Health Week so stay tuned and keep your out for the table for your chance to win fun prizes.
The Seattle Athletic Club just wrapped up another very successful 12 week weight loss competition for 2015. This year we had 24 participants looking to start healthy habits and begin their weight loss journey; 63% of the participants finish the challenge by attending all 12 weekly weigh-ins. Of those that completed the challenge 86% lost weight. Of those that lost weight 85% lost over 5 lbs.
I wanted to take a moment to single out our top finishers for the competition and tell their weight loss transition through their numbers.
1st place Seth Cruse
Seth lost 22.13% of his body weight, decreasing his body fat by 14.04%.
He dropped inches from these main areas: Chest – 6”, Waist – 10” and Thigh – 1.2”.
2nd place Denise Kilgore
Denise lost 18.41% of her body weight, decreasing her body fat by 14.63%.
She dropped inches from these main areas: Chest – 3”, Waist – 4.7”, Hip – 6.3” and Thigh – 5.1”.
3rd place Rosie Cruse
Rosie lost 16.74% of her body weight, decreasing her body fat by 5.57%.
She dropped inches from these main areas: Chest – 3.5”, Waist – 4.1”, Hip – 3.4” and Thigh – 2”.
We are proud of all the hard work and dedication from everyone that participated in our competition. Many of our participants had great things to say about their Lose It! experience and how it helped them change their lives.
If you are looking to start a fitness program, please come see any of the fitness staff. Everyone at that Seattle Athletic Club is here to help and assist all members with any fitness endeavor. As you can see, you can be more successful using a structured program and network of people looking to help you out. So, when it comes to your next fitness adventure, come talk to the professionals at the Seattle Athletic Club!
For more information about healthy weight loss, please contact Fitness Director, Jacob Galloway.
The Seattle Athletic Club would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our wonderful sponsors, participants, host families and patrons of the Stratos Seattle Open 2015 PSA and WSA tournaments. Without your participation and support, the event simply would have not been the success it was.