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Lane Lessons COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Lane Lessons

A member of the Sky Pool’s masters swim program, Shane Predeek explains why nothing beats starting the day immersed in water.

Growing up, I played all the sports I could in school, including football, basketball and track and field. I played everything that was available, although swimming wasn’t.

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Fitter, Leaner COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Fitter, Leaner

After fruitless attempts to lose any real weight, Member David Vroland turned to Club trainer Luis Uraga.

My wife was pushing me to lose some weight. She gave me this voucher for another gym for my 50th birthday. I got through the [Sixpad] course, but I wasn’t keen to continue. Then I thought that the Club’s own gym and a trainer would be the best solution.

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Court Return COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Court Return

After a 25-year hiatus, Member Stijn Vandervorst is rekindling his passion for squash—while trying to outplay his teenage son.

I was always a volleyball player when I was young. I am from a small village in Belgium and when I went to the city for university at 18, I had to find a new sport. Squash was the one I picked.

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Shifting Gears COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Shifting Gears

A recent cycling convert, Member Spencer Wolfe shares his two-wheeled journey in Japan and beyond.

It’s two years now since I got into cycling. A guy was coming out of the Club and he had a funky-looking, British [foldable] bike—a Brompton—and I thought, “What is that?” And it got me thinking that it would be nice to get out and do stuff. I ended up buying a Brompton. 

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Boosting Body and Mind COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Boosting Body and Mind

Dealing with chronic back pain and depression for years, Member Jamie Chie explains how regular exercise changed her life.

Most of us are used to the Club’s international environment. But growing up in difficult family circumstances left me with some mental scars and maybe contributed to the depression I later developed.

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Court Comeback COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Court Comeback

Member Jonathan Siegel explains how the Club helped him in his speedy, post-surgery return to the sport he loves.

Before I left for Japan [in 2016], I ran a marathon in San Francisco and I can say I didn’t do as full and thorough a training program as I should have done. I started to have a tightness and swelling in my ankle.

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