Family Matters 7

Family Matters

Membership

Ashley Rossman Chris Rossman Hunter, age 9; Carter, age 7; Weston, age 2 Seattle natives Ashley and Chris Rossman joined the WAC in 2013. What began as a place where Ashley and Chris hung out on Fridays and hosted work meetings soon became much more. “As our family grew, I…

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Healthy Grocery Shopping

Busting Nutrition Myths, Part 2

Athletics & Wellness

Sorting health fact from fiction By Melissa Petrichko, WAC Nutrition & Health Coach This is Part 2 of the Busting Nutrition Myths series. View Part 1 here. Food choices are complex. Factors affecting what we eat include our personal and family tastes and preferences, cultural traditions, financial budgets,…

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A year of transitions

A year of transitions

Club Happenings

By Mendy Droke, Program Board Chair As I come to the end of my tenure as Chair of the Program Board, I reflect on the amazing work of committee members during this past year of transitions. The Club Programs team worked hard in 2021–2022 to get back to in-per- son…

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Mental Fitness 1

Change your mind

Athletics & Wellness

Put the power of positive thinking to work with easy video coaching By Colleen Ferris Have you ever wondered who’s actually in charge of your mind, especially when you feel stuck in your own thoughts, worrying or stressing? Recently, there has been an explosion in our understanding of how the…

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Instructor Insights: Al Alexander

Instructor Insights: Al Alexander

Athletics & Wellness

Al Alexander’s fiery passion for judo was first ignited in middle school, when he joined his school team. Since then, Al has achieved the rank of godan kōdōkan—or fifth-degree black belt— according to judo’s Kōdōkan Kyū-Dan ranking system. Al began teaching judo at the WAC in 1994 and has taught…

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Meet the Athlete: Nikki Kenyon

Meet the Athlete: Nikki Kenyon

Athletics & Wellness

Nikki Kenyon took up rugby as a student at UC Davis. She joined her first women’s league in 2014 before joining Life West Rugby, where she started playing 7s and helped the team to three national championships. Nikki also spent time playing for Team USA 7s from 2018–2019. She now…

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