Chiropractic Recommended: Exercises & Stretches to Strengthen your Spine!

(Imbalances cause injury and pain)

Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 5:45pm

Do you brush your teeth? Check in with your dentist at least once a year? Get your car’s oil changed regularly? Balance your car’s tires?

Yes, then you should definitely be preventative and proactive about maintaining balance in your body.

In this seminar, you will learn to protect all your joints and spinal discs with balanced strength, flexibility, and mobility in a practical setting. You will have opportunity to demonstrate on yourself in this hands-on learning opportunity!

Come join us for International Pilates Day!

**UPDATE** Pilates Day is postponed.  Stay tuned for the rescheduling of this event!

May 6th 9am to 12 noon


  • Pilates Demonstrations on the equipment
  • Pilates Mat Class for every level
  • Pilates Swag and giveaways


International Pilates Day is an annual, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May.  Its mission is to foster our appreciation and awareness of the Method through education, networking, sharing information and promotion of the Pilates Method.  
Have you been curious about Pilates but haven’t gotten around to taking a class?  Now is your chance!  Come experience the vitality and well-being that comes from practicing Pilates.  Drop in on the events like a large group mat class on the basketball court led by our whole staff, demonstrations of what a really sweaty Pilates workout looks like, and most importantly, have fun with Pilates, in health, community and quality of life.  

Can I Be All In Without Being All In?

By Personal Fitness Trainer and Primal Health Coach Adriana Brown
I hear this from people all the time, “What if I don’t want to do Paleo 100% or not 100% of the time?  What if I can’t do it or if I screw up and have a sandwich?”  Well then I punch you in the face.  Kidding.  If you don’t want to be all in on the Paleo bandwagon that’s just fine with me.  Everyone’s fitness journey is different and their personal journey to nutrition and wellness should be as well.  If it was a one size fits all we would all workout the same and we’d all eat exactly the same and we’d all look like Greek Gods and Goddesses.  But every person’s body is different and so we were not made to fit into a box.  But I’m here to tell you that one of the best boxes you can try to fit into is the Primal Box!  But again, what if you just can’t pull the trigger and be 100%, I mean a lady needs some cheese with her dry red wine from time to time.  I have good news for you!  I have some helpful tips that I believe are the cornerstones for any healthy way of life and worthy of your efforts.

  1. EAT LESS (or NO) PROCESSED FOODS!  The average American eats more than half of their calories from Ultra Processed Foods!  That’s insane.  What you are eating on a consistent basis isn’t even real food.  We have become so nonchalant about our processed food we don’t even care to read the label and if we do we just shrug at all the random things that are in our food.  Do you know what Soy Lecithin is? If you can’t say it or don’t readily know what it is, or better yet if it’s ingredient #4 on a list of 15 ingredients on your food package probably don’t eat it.


  1. CUT THE SUGAR.  Drink coffee with heavy cream not the flavored creamer.  Cut out the processed dressing/sauces/soups that have sugar.  Avoid dried fruit/bars/shakes with added sugar.  Sugar comes in all forms, it’s in everything.  READ LABELS, make conscious choices.  The power is in your hands, take charge of your refrigerator, your cupboards and your closets.  Added sugar comes in disguise in many different forms.  Don’t let the FDA trick you into eating your way to diabetes!


  1. EAT REAL FOOD.  You know the kind you can grow in your garden, the kind that you see at the farmer’s market, the kind your local butcher gets from a local cattle farm, the milk that has to be used in 5 days instead of 35 days because it’s just milk from a cow and not 500 other things.  Eat the nuts that are not slathered in oil before roasting.  Eat the dips, salad dressings, marinades you make YOURSELF that don’t come from a package or jar.  Get in the kitchen, connect to your food.  Appreciate food for what it is, not what kind of wildly addictive powders and additives they put in it to make you eat 5 servings in one sitting.  Get nuts, join a CSA!


  1. TRY NEW THINGS.  Don’t turn up your nose at butternut squash noodles.  Don’t judge cauliflower rice before you give it a try.  Its 2017 people, break away from the staples of cereals/bars/baked goods and make something in your own home.  Pinterest has anything and everything you need to get creative and really broaden your horizons!


  1. REMEMBER TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.  You had a crappy day, you lost your mind and you ate a whole pizza with a side of breadsticks for dinner.  Is it time to throw in the towel?  No way, tomorrow is a new day.  Try harder, surround yourself with good choices and remember you are in control of what goes in your mouth, no one else!


  1.  BE PREPARED.  When have you ever succeeded in anything by just winging it?  Your S.A.T’s, the beginning of soccer season, your firm wide presentation, your wedding vows?  At what time did you ever have something extremely important happen in your life that you didn’t prepare for and things went just as planned?  Literally, maybe never.  Food is the same way.  You cannot expect success without effort.  You cannot expect success without having a plan.  Whether it be meal planning, grocery shopping lists, looking at the menu ahead of time online so you know your options, or just having good snacks in your purse/car/backpack so you are never faced with a crisis of eating a bag of Doritos or dying from starvation.  Be thoughtful with yourself.


  1.  IT’S MORE THAN YOUR WAISTLINE.  Food and nutrition affect all aspects of health; from weight loss to muscle gain, from digestion to healthy skin, from joint health to restful sleeping.  Nutrition is all of who we are and what we do.  Listen to your body, love and respect yourself.  You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to try.  You don’t have to be all in; you just have to be conscious.  


Self Defense Workshop

Jody Garcia, Monday May 15th & Wednesday May 17th at 12 pm 


May is Women’s Health Month and what better way to get a healthy physically and mentally than a self-defense workshop.  Learning self-defense is a great way to exercise in a community, relieve some stress, and give you tools to use if you are ever in a bad situation.

Join our martial arts instructor Jody Garcia for a complementary 40 min self-defense workshop Monday the 15th and Wednesday the 17th.

SAC Member, Robert Mussehl

SAC Member, Robert Mussehl Seeks to Extend His Emerald Cup Bodybuilding Record by Competing in 19 Consecutive Competitions on 4/28/17 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Bob Mussehl joined the Seattle Athletic Club in 2003. He is a plaintiff personal injury lawyer with an office at One Union Square in Downtown Seattle. He represents persons that are injured in vehicle accidents and through medical and hospital negligence. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (2001-2002). He has signed a pledge to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve personal injury claims for his clients by negotiation mediation, or arbitration. Bob’s Avvo rating is 10 (superb) and the highest also from Martindale Hubbell-A-V.

Bob won the most inspirational award for the Washington Ironman Bodybuilding competition in 2004, the Emerald Cup in 2008 and 2014, and the Washington State Competition in 2012. He placed first in the 2011 Emerald Cup in the Senior Master’s Division and has been awarded more than 40 trophies over the past 19 years. The Emerald Cup is the largest regional body building and fitness competition in the United States, and is promoted by Craig Productions operated by Brad and Elaine Craig. They made the following statement: “Bob Mussehl is in inspiration to the bodybuilding and fitness community and has been to us personally, for the past 19 years. He is truly an amazing spirit and it is an honor to know him! 19 years is amazing and Bob is getting better each year which is also amazing!” Elaine Craig stated: “It is great to have Bob in the show again! Wow! 19!! That is a HUGE milestone. He now has the all-time record!” Bob’s very ambitious goal is to compete in the Emerald Cup 30 years in a row.

Bob Mussehl is also a sport lawyer/agent. Mr. Mussehl has represented NBA players in extensive contract negotiations, including Spencer Haywood, Fred Brown, Slick Watts and Zaid Abdul Aziz (Don Smith). Bob was the major owner and C.E.O. of the Seattle Smashers, a co-ed, professional volleyball team, which played at the Seattle Center Arena, (1976 – 1980). He has served as attorney, business agent and sports agent for Spencer Haywood for over 40 years. Spencer was elected in 2015 to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He founded the Lawyers Helping Hungry Children Campaign in 1991, and was a recipient of the 1997 Jefferson Award. In 2016 he received the Founder’s Award for 25 years of devotion to the LHHC Campaign. He has been listed in Who’s Who In American Law each year since 1982 and has been included in Best Lawyers America!

Bob trains 6 days a week at the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown. His personal motto for successful results is: “Practice makes perfect. Steady wins the race!” Being consistent and balanced is the key to his success in body building, and this philosophy carries over to Bob’s professional career as a lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator. Bob is the author of two books: “Paradise: A Roadway to Heaven” and “Paradise: Practical Wisdom to Unite Our Divided World”

Bob has been married to Misook Chung for 30 years, and their 21 year old son, Omar Mussehl, is a varsity squash player at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His squash mentor is the legendary Yusuf Khan.

Bob believes that the Seattle Athletic Club is the best facility in the Seattle area for all around training and conditioning!

New State Laws for Massage

The State of Washington has passed new laws and regulations regarding massage. These laws will be taking effect in July or August. Our aim is to have a digital system up and running by the end of June to be in compliance with these new regulations.

These new laws will require a full intake for every client and member, for every massage performed. We will need HIPPA forms signed as well as written consent for certain techniques. The cool thing is that you, the client, will have access to fill out most of the needed paperwork before your appointment so that none of your precious, hands-on time will be affected. Also, you will have full access to your records and can share them with other health professionals to better assist with your care and rehabilitation. Since we will be going the digital route, you will be able to take care of these needed forms from any tablet or device.

We are doing our best to make this a smooth transition for these needed changes. Our aim is that these new policies will not affect how you receive your massage here at the club.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns-

Be in touch!

Jessie Jo Egersett LMP

Maryann Kuchera LMP

Congratulations Patti Doss!

Seattle Athletic Club’s Employee of the Month for April

Patti joined Seattle Athletic Club’s Facility team in 2016 with years of experience with the Seattle Art Museum. In twelve short months, she has blown us away with her dedication and attention to detail. Patti is a great team player.  She is super organized,  and she solves issues creatively and swiftly with her can-do-anything attitude .

With the challenges and complexities of such a huge and active club, her positive attitude and constant energy and enthusiasm for problem solving is inspiring. It’s obvious to us that Patti has an inner drive to continue to keep the club a safe and inviting place to be for all our members and staff.


Club Check-in Policy Reminder

Dear Loyal Member,

In an effort to keep your club private, we’re sending out this reminder that ALL members and guests must check-in with the Sports Desk; regardless of if you’re working out, needing a locker or simply meeting a friend for coffee.  

We’re also asking that you please take the time to make sure we have an updated, clear picture of you on file.  These policies and requests are to ensure the safety of you and your fellow members while enjoying your Club.  We appreciate your help and cooperation as we continue to better serve you here at the Seattle Athletic Club.  


The Seattle Athletic Club Team