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60 Second Inspirations 
Tammie Lewis was avoiding mirrors and pictures.But when she finally did see herself in a picture she was disappointed in how much she had let herself go. Being part of a Thinner Winner team and Boot Camps has completely turned Tammie's life around!  Tune in to the local news this Monday night to see her "60 Second Inspiration" story.

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Community Outreach

Bay Athletic Club was excited to be part of the LaFarge-Alpena's annual trainings and present on health and fitness.  BAC Teammates Tracie Granata, Rick Houchin and Lara Torres have been sharing on "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Heart Health."

If you would like to plan a community outreach event and involve Bay Athletic Club  download this form.

Get Your Worksite Ready!
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The C orporate Fit Challenge amped up another northern  Michigan worksite!  Check out this testimonial!

"Thank you so much for working with our crew for the CFC!  It was very well received by our participants and I see us doing another one in the future.  Each of the coaches were very energetic and I could tell they love what they do.  We are so blesed to have the facility and the amazing team that both offer so much to our lives and community!  Thank you and also, thank everyone at BAC on behalf of Lafarge-Presque Isle Quarry."--
Nicole Heberling

Does Nicole's testimony inspire you to set up a fun challenge in your workplace?  Call 989.356.5600 today or email
Power of 10 Winner

Congratulations to Cheyenne Perkins, this month's Power of 10 Winner! Cheyenne stayed consistent with her fitness and checked in at least 10 times at BAC or Bay Urban Fitness this month.

Since her freshman year of high school, Cheyenne came to BAC intermittently, but really never found the motivation to stick with it.  Her junior year, she found herself at her heaviest and was unhappy with her lifestyle.  A switch flipped and she started working out consistently and now enjoys group exercise classes like Lift & Shred, Fat Blasting and Core Power.  Along with workouts, Cheyenne began to eat healthier.  In the last 6 months she has lost nearly 20 pounds.  She has never been happier.  She's even planning on jumping in on the 10 Day Outdoor Adventure Boot Camp in July!

Want to be our next Power of 10 Winner?  Check in at least 10 times at BAC and/or Bay Urban Fitness this month to be eligible!
Beachbody at BAC

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We LOVE seeing you at the Club. We KNOW that the energy, variety of workouts and accountability we offer at BAC changes lives. Hands down. 

We know you are also looking for ways to stay active when you are not at the club. You love to run, bike, and hike! You can also enjoy a quick workout at home or on the road from our friends at Beachbody.

BAC Owner Trina Gray uses BOD when she travels with her family! This is at a recent wedding and soccer weekend. This is the end of her Core de Force workout on the hotel pier. #noexcuses

The NEW All Access Pass gives you hundreds of workouts, unlimited for a year. You can workout with your smart phone, iPad, laptop or smart TV. 
On the road or at home? This works.   

Questions about getting BOD All Access through BAC? You can get it solo or packaged with a month of Shakeology ON SALE, including a FREE Shaker Cup! 

Contact your local coach at BAC.  Or simply REPLY to this email and we will get you set up. 

Shakeology of the Month
We have a great featured recipe for a warm summer month: Key Lime Shakeology!

Why Shakeology?
We all struggle with food prep and getting all the nutrients we need in life every day. Shakeology solves both of those problems.  It literally fills the gaps in our daily nutrition. We still advocate eating clean, colorful, whole foods for your daily meals. Shakeology is like a multiivataim in a meal, adding to your day. 

It is quick, convenient and filled with vitamins, minerals, superfoods, probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants and protein. It is not a diet shake or a quick fix. It is whole food nutrition. 

Need Shakeology at home for YOUR family? FREE shaker cup with purchase! 

from Kelly Lake
Caprese Salad on Spring Greens with Grilled Herb de Provence Chicken
Take advantage of the summer bounty of basil, juicy tomatoes and perfectly fresh baby lettuces by combining the flavors in a twist on the classic caprese salad. The traditional ingredients pair with greens and herby grilled chicken to make a weeknight summer salad fit for a meal. This comes together quickly and best of all you can make it happen, mostly, out of doors. Enjoy!
1 pint cherry tomatoes, very ripe
8 oz. container of Pearl size fresh mozzarella (packaged in brine)
1 cup fresh basil, torn into smaller pieces
6 cups spring greens of all variety
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken (about ½ chicken breast)
Your favorite balsamic vinegar to taste
Your favorite extra virgin olive oil (1 TBSP per salad)
Marinade for Chicken
2 TBSP Herb de Provence
1 TBSP dried parsley (optional)
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
2 TBSP water
1 hour or more (up to 12) combine all the ingredients listed under the marinade into a bowl or zipper bag. Mix well and then add the chicken. Return marinating chicken to the fridge.
Grill the chicken until well done and allow it to rest before slicing for the salad. While the chicken is grilling, prepare two large salad bowls. Layer the greens (three cups per bowl), basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and finish with a dusting of vinegar and 1 TBSP olive oil each salad. Top with grilled chicken and eat! Serves two. 

Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
July 2017
Growing Up In Fitness 

I came across this picture of my daughter Jade (right) along with her friend Mackenzie Linton and it made me smile. This was more than six years ago, selling hot chocolate in front of our house. Jade is proudly sporting her BAC sweatshirt. From what I recall, they each got to keep a couple of dollars and they donated the rest of their modest sales to Bay Athletic Club's Girls on the Run sponsorship. 

Over the years, Jade watched me work long days, with my awesome team, to run our community health club. She saw that I believed in creating a fitness crusade and it was worth the sweat and tears! Even back then, she was proud of it and a part of it -- from cleaning equipment to marching in holiday parades. 

Mackenzie watched her mom Andrea, a very busy local teacher, make her health a priority by working out nearly everyday.  It's been a big part of Andrea's journey in fighting breast cancer over the years, often attending a group ex class right after undergoing a treatment. She has walked the walk, rain or shine in her life, and Mackenzie has seen it. 

These days, Jade and Mackenzie aren't just bystanders at the club. They are a part of it! 
Mackenzie is now an official BAC employee, working in the Jungle Gym day care (where she used to hang out herself). Jade often helps o ut at the front desk, greeting members and blending shakes. They also love exercising in the Women's Fit Retreat together, our private circuit room. They face off in "plank wars" to motivate each other.  Mackenzie loves attending gr oup fitness classes, with Fat Blasting and Core Power as her favorites. 

In addition, Jade and Mackenzie both start volleyball conditioning at Bay Urban this week as part of our high school program with Coach Stacey McEwen and BAC trainers Rick Houchin and Lindsey Bartz. Go Wildcats! Jade and Mackenzie are now in the club, using it, becoming better athletes and stronger, more responsible young women in life! 

As a adults, we have the power to be role models to our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, students, etc. We show them by our own commitment that fitness matters. 

Fitness isn't seasonal, it isn't to fight the scale, it isn't a punishment. 
It is a gift, a blessing and a way of life. Pass it on. 

Sincerely, Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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PS- We love getting outside in beautiful northern Michigan for workouts in the summertime! Our Outdoor Adventure Boot Campers are having a blast in June! We're bringing it back in July. Three timeslots to pick from to match your summer schedule! Grab a friend or family member and join us! 
  • BEACHES, ISLANDS, PARKS-- Fun locations around Alpena become your "gym" in Outdoor Adventure Boot Camp!
  • Kicks off Monday, July 10th and ends Thursday, July 20th--camp meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and a bonus workout on Saturday--choose from a 6am, noon or 6:30pm. You can also mix and match time slots to fit your summer schedule.  
  • Meets all across our community -- from hills to parks to islands! 
  • Workouts led by the Boot Camp coaches-Rick Houchin, Lindsey Bartz, Eric Koss and Tracie Granata.
  • Program includes weight and measurements (optional), food guide, online accountability and fitness homework.
  • Cost is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Guaranteed results! 
  • Get signed up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing
Wondering if you should jump in on camp?  Check out some testimonials from last year's 10 Day Outdoor Adventure Boot Camp:

"These past two weeks have been a blast, literally and metaphorically! I had so much fun getting to know a group of amazing Boot Campers, and cheering each other on throughout some tough workouts! I can't wait to do it all over again in July! I am so proud of myself and so many others for staying consistent and accountable these past two weeks!"-Mariah Kwiatkowski


"Hard work really does pay off. My results from the last 10 days in the Outdoor Adventure Bootcamp have me feeling so motivated to keep going!"-Alison Bellenir


"I loved the diversity in workouts, locations, and trainers. I also was an anti-social workout person but now that I have experienced it, I really enjoy others pushing me to push myself."- Amy Brisson

  • Get your weight training in before your lunch and set the rest of your day on fire. 
  • Take two weeks to focus on you during our #SummerOfShe
  • Monday, July 17th to Thursday, July 27th
  • Meets at 11:00am at Bay Athletic Club, Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Onsite daycare available!
  • The July Body Beauty Boot Camp leaders will be Sarah Morrison, Amy Schultz, Amanda Freeland and Tracie Granata.
  • Keep your metabolism, energy and willpower top notch with this unique Boot Camp just for women. 
  • Enjoy a nutrient-dense Shakeology meal replacement after each workout.  You'll leave with a healthy lunch that will keep you feeling satisfied and energized throughout the day. Our gift to you ($45 added value!)
  • Cost is $50 for members and $75 for non-members
  • Reserve your spot, by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing   
Group Ex Rocks returns in July!  Our annual summer fitness game has been a hit with members. Be sure to jump this year. There is NO COST to sign up and many rewards.

Here's how to play: there are 12 boxes on the card with a mix of group ex classes in each box.  Your goal is to cross off at least one class per box.  Once completed, you turn in your card and earn a cool 'Fitness Doesn't Take the Summer Off' shirt!  Game cards are available at the front desk.  

We start play on Saturday, July 1st but cards are available all month. This is a great way to stay committed to your fitness in the summer. Don't throw in the towel on your results just because the weather is nicer. Our bodies still need strength, flexibility and cardio training. Come enjoy the AC, happy trainers and effective workouts! 

You'll  n otice our Sunday Urban Mix is happening a lot earlier ! We know that our 5pm workout isn't always convenient in the summer, when you may be at a BBQ or at the lake, so we want to make it easier for you to still get in a fabulous workout!  Hit up a Sunday 8am Urban Mix this month! Get sweaty before your day gets away from you. This is on a trial basis for summer. We'll collect your feedback and will evaluate again for fall. 

Trainer, Nicki Janish,  is saying good bye to her role as trainer at BAC! She   taking time to explore more of her own life, including hiking, travel and time with friends and family. She has given so much to others. Her impact is huge and lasts.  We are sad to see her go, but grateful for all that she has contributed over the years. She is off to Europe. Happy trails, friend. 

Same time, same place, new format! Wednesday night TRX HIITS will be transitioned into an Urban Strength format. TRX lovers will be happy to know that the TRX will still be heavily incorporated into class, as it is one of our favorite fitness tools! Urban Strength is a great workout for all fitness levels and will challenge you to a total body strength workout.

In July, we are offering many special workouts! 
--July 4th: Stars, Stripes, & Sweat at Bay Urban Fitness. Lindsey Bartz will be leading a special Urban Mix workout at 8am! Get your heart rate up before enjoying in the holiday fun.

--July 8th: Yoga on the Beach for All Ages at Starlite Beach. Yoga on the Beach meets Kids Yoga! Instructor, Cheryl Mack, welcomes all members and their kids to join her at 8am.

--July 15th:  Yoga on the Beach at 8am. Join Amy Schultz at Starlite Beach for a summer favorite. All members 13+ are welcome. Guests may purchase a guest pass for $10.

--July 27th: Paddle with Team BAC. Bring your own paddleboard or kayak and join Team BAC on the Thunder Bay River behind NOAA at 5:30pm for a paddle adventure! Free to members (must have personal flotation device and paddling experience). Enjoy the river, great company as well as a complimentary cold treat served afterward. Meet at Rotary Park next to the foot bridge. 

--July 28th: Sweat for a Cause to support NOAA Maritime Heritage Center. Join us for a fun, Urban Mix circuit-style workout party at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness! Open to all with a $5 suggested donation. 

For questions, comments or to sign up for anything in our Group Ex program, please contact our Director Lindsey Bartz or call her at 989.356.5600.