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Community Outreach

Catch our Sweat for a Cause workout happening this Friday, April 28th at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.  Instructor Samantha Kendziorski will lead an Urban Mix circuit to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, a cause close to her heart.  Click the video to learn why this is a passion of hers and how you can help!

The preschool class from Lincoln Elementary was excited to visit Bay Athletic Club.  Lindsey Bartz and Lara Torres took them through an animal obstacle course, Yoga cool-down and a tour of BAC.
If you would like to plan a community outreach event and involve Bay Athletic Club  download this form.
Power of 10

Congratulations to Scott Burrone, this month's Power of 10 Winner! Scott stayed consistent with his fitness and checked in 10+ times at Bay Athletic Club and Bay Urban Fitness this month!

Scott considers his fitness a lifestyle. He has always enjoyed working out and that it keeps his mind and body healthy and balanced. Scott enjoys the BAC facility and the friendly atmosphere here at the Club. Thanks Scott, we enjoy your friendly personality too!

Want to be our next Power of 10 Winner? Check-in 10+ times at BAC and/or Bay Urban to be eligible!
60 Second Inspirations 
Jeff Oliver's career has him traveling internationally on a regular basis. He found himself always lacking sleep, eating poorly and missing workouts. His tipping point came when he realized even when he was home, he was missing out on his family's lives because he wasn't making his health a priority. He credits Bay Athletic Club for making it possible for him to keep working and keep creating memories with his family. Tune in this Monday night as we share Jeff's story in our popular "60 Second Inspirations" series.
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Yoga & PiYo instructor Cheryl Mack is taking her passion for fitness out of the group fitness studio and sharing it at Thunder Bay Junior High!  Cheryl teaches science at TBJH and now Yoga to thirty 6th grade students once a week. 
"Research is showing more and more benefits to practicing yoga for children and teens. My goals are to help students find ways to work on their fitness through strength and flexibility, improve their focus and have strategies for stress relief."--Cheryl Mack

Last spring she started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for Yoga mats.  Within a few weeks she had what she needed.  Today the program is so popular that she has a waitlist!


NUXactive is proudly made in the USA with high-end micro fiber nylon and comfortable, natural fibers.  This is activewear designed to make you feel good, look good, energized and confident. Plus it goes great from workout to casual wear, working for many occasions.  We are happy to bring this boutique activewear to The Bay Shoppe. Currently all of the NUXactive line is 10% off.  Pick up your statement piece today!


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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, cross country ski and hike! You can also enjoy a quick workout at home from our friends at Beachbody.

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 email Amanda Cordes at for more information on a BAC account. 

The Cookies N' Cream Vanilla Shakeology was incredibly popular two months ago so we are bringing it back with a Chocolate twist: Chocolate Cookies N' Cream Shakeology all May long!

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 is quick, convenient and filled with all the vitamins, nutrients, probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants and protein you will ever need!

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

from Kelly Lake
Spring Rice Noodle Bowl
This fresh, fast and easy to assemble noodle bowl is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Best of all, it is delicious hot, cold or room temp. You can't beat that for a recipe in the Spring, when temperatures fluctuate so drastically day to day. Summer is on its way but enjoy the Thai inspired flavors of this noodle bowl before everything is all strawberries.
-4 oz. rice noodles, dry
-4 oz. cooked protein (pork, chicken, tofu, seitan are great)
-1 onion, chopped into large chunks
-1 TBSP oil
-2 cups of steamed snap peas
-1 TBSP sesame seed oil
-4 TBSP chives, diced
-2 TBSP chopped peanuts
-1 lime, cut for garnish
-1 bunch of cilantro, stems removed
Bring a large pot of water to boil.  When it begins to boil, in a very wide pan or wok, place the oil in the wok and heat over high heat. Add the noodles to the pot and the onions to the oil in the wok. Steam the snap peas in the microwave for 4 minutes, covered. Stir the noodles frequently to avoid clumping and stir the onions almost constantly to avoid any blackening. When the onions look limp, push them to one side of the wok and add the protein to another side to warm. Turn off the heat and cover. Drain noodles in a colander. Add noodles to the wok, along with the snap peas, and sesame seed oil. Toss together well. Remove 1 serving (about 1 and half cups of noodles and veggies) to a bowl. Add half the protein and garnish with cilantro and lime. Serves two. 

Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
May 2017

Are you proud to live a fit life?

Jeff Oliver lights up when he  talks  about how much fitness has changed his life. When my kids and I were traveling to Madison to visit my family over Spring Break recently,  we ran into Jeff at the airport, his home away from home as a busy international traveler. In fact, we were there when Delta celebrated his entrance into the million mile club. 

As a working mom, it was fun for my kids to hear how much Jeff cares for Bay Athletic Club and appreciates the club's role in his life. It helps us all have a greater understanding of why we do what we do at BAC. We are in the business of transforming lives. Jeff reinforced that. 

When Jeff talks about the club, he is both proud and is protective of it. He said that he strives to set a good example in the weight room by being respectful of others and the space. He talked about how happy he was that both his wife Tammy and mother Joyce are avid BAC members as well. 

I knew it was time for us to tell Jeff's story. 

As an non-stop traveler, Jeff Oliver fell into the trap of eating out late at night, missing sleep and not exercising.  Because of his career, he has
been on planes every week for many years.  In fact, he just hit the million mile mark. However, Jeff says he would have NOT reached that million mark without Bay Athletic Club because it actually saved him from his unhealthy habits.

Four years ago Jeff, was 250 pounds with high blood pressure and cholesterol at the 240 mark.  He was tired constantly and always out of breath.  He already missed so much time with his family for work, but now he was missing making memories when he was home because he could barely keep up.  

One entire summer was ruined when he tweaked his back while planting a garden and ended up in a lazy boy recovering.   Physical therapy helped him heal, but Jeff knew he needed to be proactive, so he joined Bay Athletic Club.

During his time as a member much has changed. 

He works out at Bay Athletic Club when he is in town and goes to the hotel gyms while traveling.  He cut back on red-meat and alcohol while traveling and has completely cut out fast food.
Jeff's waist line has shrunk, he shed 25 pounds, his upper body strength has increased and he has energy all the time.

He is no longer short of breath and can travel with ease because he is in shape and able to move quickly.  
He also credits his new lifestyle to giving him more focus on the job.  He writes (writes or creates?) software for large industrial machines, which cost millions of dollars, so he needs to bring his "A game."

Jeff's whole life is better.  He loves his job, but creating memories with his family was his driving force to seek change. 

We are proud of you, Jeff, and happy to be a chapter in your  story of life. 

Sincerely, Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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PS - We are FIRED up to inspire others to choose fitness and join our mission at Bay Athletic Club. Therefore, we had BAC car decals made and have launched a big sale at the club. Be proud of your fitness. Be proud of your membership at BAC and help us inspire others. Everyone who purchases a decal and displays it on their vehicle will be put in a drawing to win this amazing gas grill, just in time for celebrating Memorial Day weekend! I just put mine on and I smile every time I see it! 

Sarah Morrison and Trina Gray were selected out of 400,000 fitness coaches to participate in a test group with around 200 other coaches across the country. Starting May 8th, they will be testing out a new fitness program and workout, called The Shift Shop that Beachbody will launch this summer, created by super trainer Chris Downing, from Ohio.

The philosophy is to strengthen your mind and body in a tough, but fun workout for all levels. The workouts start at 25-minutes and progress to 45-minutes over the course of three weeks. The total body workout uses colorful cones among other tools to set up a creative workout with minimal equipment and maximum output. Trina and Sarah will also follow a custom food plan to eat colorful, whole foods that are high in protein, healthy fats and superfoods and low in starchy carbs. How will this help our members at BAC? Lots of ways! 

-We simply love bringing new ideas and tools back to BAC. 
-We are committed to growing and learning, just like we attend fitness conventions and certifications. 
-If we love it, we will look for ways to incorporate The Shift Shop at BAC, in live Fit Clubs, as a potential future boot camp or challenge group, or a group fitness class if it becomes a certification.
-We will have the inside scoop on a great new food plan and recipes that members can invest in and use as well. 
We will have fun sharing our journey to inspire YOU!

  • This BRAND NEW Boot Camp is going to blow the lid off of your normal workout routine! 
  • You will be the first to use our hot new piece of equipment: Beast Battle Ropes. These high-powered resistance ropes are perfect for partners and are engineered for total body workouts. Couple this with Rip Trainer and Cycling workouts and you have a strength building, calorie-scorching camp. 
  • Keep your nutrition on track with this effective combo: 3-week nutrition tracking journal, an easy-to-follow food guide with simple, delicious recipes and accountability check-ins from your coaches.
  • Three week Ropes, Rips, and Ride Boot Camp kicks off on Monday, May 8th and ends Thursday, May 25th
  • Meets at Bay Urban Fitness and Bay Athletic Club on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6am, noon, or 6:30pm (you choose your time slot).
  • You'll have nutritional support, fitness homework, journaling, Facebook accountability and LIVE workouts.
  • Rips, Ropes, and Ride workouts lead by coaches Rick Houchin, Lindsey Bartz, Tracie Granata, Eric Koss, Sam Garber and Dorothy Pintar.
  • Cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non-members.  GUARANTEED RESULTS.
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 OR emailing
    **This is a higher level boot camp, some Bay Urban experience is recommended.
  • LADIES--this camp will transform your inner and outer strength! You will leave feeling empowered and encouraged. 
  • Last month our theme was "Every Woman has a Story" and in May were are basing it of the book "The Girl Code."
  • In this Boot Camp you will use the plated bar to challenge your strength and learn to accept failure as a way to get stronger.
  • This Boot Camp runs Monday, May 1st to May 18th
  • Meets at 11:00am or 7:30pm at Bay Athletic Club on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, flexible time slots for busy schedules!
  • On-site daycare available during the 11:00am time slot.
  • Camp led by Body Beauty lovers Trina Gray, Sarah Morrison, Tracie Granata, Amy Schultz and Amanda Freeland
  • You will rev up your metabolism, energy and will-power in this unique camp just for women.
  • Enjoy a nutrient-dense Shakeology meal replacement after each workout.  You'll leave with a healthy lunch or dinner 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


Samantha Kendziorski is pumped to be leading this cycle workout in May.  You can be part of the ride by meeting at Bay Urban Fitness at 8am on Sunday.  Reserve your bike ahead of time at the front desk or by replying to this email.  This workout always has a special theme.  Last month, they did a team ride with fun competitions. Includes Hydrate from the Beachbody Performance Line. The cost is $10 for members and $20  for non-members.

This month our special Sweat for a Cause workout will benefit the Huron Humane Society, a local, non-profit, animal shelter.  The donations at this workout will go towards their fundraising goals.  Meet at Bay Urban Fitness at 5:30pm for a great, Urban Mix, circuit style workout party!  Open to all and a $5 donation is appreciated.

Our Yoga 90 has been a great way for those who love Yoga to take it further and for newbies to get a great, guided start.  Kelly Lake will offer a  vigorous, athletic, physically and spiritually energizing form of Yoga that sculpts, hones and tones every muscle in the body.  Meets at Bay Urban Fitness at 9:30am.  A beautiful, rejuvenating starts to the weekend. You won't regret it. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. 
Introducing: Cycle HIITS & Hills every Saturday morning at Bay Urban Fitness.  Class starts at 7:00am.  Use indoor cycling to improve your outdoor road biking.  Our BAC Cycle Team has been working together to create some incredible workouts for you! Be sure to reserve your bike (only 16 spots available) at the front desk or call 989.356.5600.
Last month, BAC Trainer Harry Guthrie piloted a new abs class on Wednesday mornings at 7:30am. Good news--it was a hit. It is here for another month! You'll see a new name on it: Total Core; the focus will be on your entire mid-section from abs to lats to back.  This 45-minute class is a great addition to Wednesdays mornings and one to check out!

Congrats to our Membership Director Meag Schwartz who recently earned her Yoga Fit certification. She is starting our Group Fitness Mentorship and you will see you team teaching in the studio soon.  She is excited to dive deeper into a format that she has enjoyed for years.