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Next Monday our "60 Second Inspiration" stories return and we kick off October with Mike Gozzard.  He teaches music and leads the Alpena High School band.  He also makes time to take care of his health and shows his students how to live fit.  Learn more of his story when it airs on the 6pm WBKB news on Monday, October 7th.

Want to nominate someone to be a "60 Second Inspiration" story? Email

August has been full of BAC Rewards.  We love celebrating your fitness milestones!  We offer BAC Rewards to all members who are consistent with their workouts.  When a new member hits at least 20 check-ins during their first two months they get a "BAC Feels Like Home" t-shirt.  

At 100 check-ins you get a BAC backpack and at 200 check-ins you get a BAC windbreaker!

Questions? Contact our membership director Amanda Freeland at
Thinner Winner Video:
Click the images below to see videos highlights from past Thinner Winners

2018 team names
Get Your Thinner Winner Anniversary T-Shirt

All Thinner Winner teams that registered by Monday, September 30th earn a Thinner Winner 10 year anniversary t-shirt! No worries, if you missed the deadline we will have them for sale as well! Download your Thinner Winner applicaiton here.

Thinner Winner Sponsors

As a Thinner Winner sponsor a business gets $50 to apply towards their own Thinner Winner team and lots of recognition throughout the program.

If you like to sponsor the biggest weight loss competition email

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors (it is not too late to become a sponsor)!
Community Outreach

We thought it was pretty cool that Collin, Zach, Chloe, Meredith and Olivia came to visit BAC as part of their Project Based Learning Alpena High School class. The mission was to learn about how BAC operates. They met with Chief Operating Officer Lara Torres, Fitness Director Courtney Holmes and Communications Director Sarah Morrison. They toured the club, went over stats and demographics, got insight into our fitness offerings and learned more about who BAC is as a business by asking great questions that they had prepared ahead of time. They even got to view a "60 Second Inspiration" story to see the huge impact fitness can have on a real life member of their community.
Beachbody at BAC

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 can enjoy a quick workout at home or on-the-go with our friends at Beachbody.

Owner Trina Gray loves to box at Urban, teach strength, Turbo and Pilates at BAC, attend yoga and Lift & Shred classes and works out up in the weight room. But she also  uses Beachbody on Demand (an on-line workout library) when she is juggling life between work, kids, travel and summer fun. 

Workout with no boundaries. 
Be fit   anywhere, anytime! 
With BOD, you get 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 and food plan! 

Check out the link above to go directly to the BAC Beachbody account or simply REPLY to this email and we will get you set up. 

Shakeology of the Month
It tastes like dessert, but acts like a multivitamin!

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 a multivitamin in a meal.

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! 

You can order a supply for home at:

Healthy Living Recipe
by Kelly Lake
This meal is easy enough for a weeknight and could be adapted to the slow-cooker and is gluten free. Am I hitting any of your boxes? Best of all, it delivers a lot of lean protein and veggies without having to serve a cold salad. Autumn is here and sometimes you want to eat like it. Enjoy!
2 bone-in chicken breast, skin on (optional)
2 TBSP oil or butter
16 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
10 oz. (approx.) sundried tomatoes, dehydrated
1 15 oz. canned artichoke hearts, drained
1 15 oz. Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (low sodium)
½ cup sliced fresh basil
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Trim extra fat and skin from the chicken breast, leaving a thin swath. Salt and pepper the chicken. In a large Dutch Oven, add 1 TBSP of oil and heat to medium high. Add the chicken to the pot, skin side down. Leave for 5 minutes without moving the meat. Flip with tongs and leave for one minute. Remove chicken to plate. Add the other tablespoon of oil or butter, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium and stir once a minute with tongs until the mushroom begins to release liquids. Add artichoke hearts, beans and deglaze pan with all the broth. Turn off heat, nestle chicken on top of the veggie mixture. Cover with lid and move to oven for 20 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees.
Warm up a couple wide rimmed bowls, plate half the veggies and chicken per bowl and sprinkle basil over the final dish. Serves two adults.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
October 2019
Our 10th anniversary of helping our community lose weight and get fit together 

We are excited to cheer on 30+ teams of people in Alpena who are supporting each other in working out, eating healthy, having fun and losing weight this fall. We officially kick off on Sunday, October 6th (it's not too late to join! Call BAC!)

Our annual community weight loss competition has helped transform lives for a decade. This can be just the jumpstart someone needs to set a goal, make a plan and get to work. Creating healthy habits is easier when others in your life are on board too. These teams encompass friends, family, coworkers and even strangers meeting for the first time! We see people transform. They learn to take control of their health and go on to great things.

From years past, we've celebrated people starting strong with Thinner Winner and keeping it going. They kick medications to the curb, have more energy and feel better. We've had participants continue their journeys and lose 50 or even 100 pounds. We can't wait to see what is in store for us this year. We are on a mission to help our community lose at least 1,000 pounds and inches and discover a new love of life! 

Th e Bod Squad
A Stud and His Muffins
Downsizing Divas
The Unqualified Opinions
Bye Bye Bubble Butts
Shed the Lead
Move Inch Get Out the Weigh
BAC Big Bodies
Down with the Thickness
Thighsman Trophys 1
We are Flab-U-Less
Peace, Love and Lifting
Hangry Birds
Zin it to Win it
Fit 2B Sassy by Summer
Steaming Hotties with a Latte Perks
Beauties and the Beast
Dwindling Divas
Waist Management
Cut the Queso
You'll Be Seeing Less of Us
FlabLab to FabLab
Flab-U-Less Five
Drop the fries, Move the Thighs
The Gut Busters
Mission Slim-Possible
Chafing the Dream
Young and the Rest of Us
Fat Blasterz
Picking Up a Six Pack  

PS--a very special thank you to all of the local businesses that have become sponsors for this year's Thinner Winner Community Weight Loss Competition!
Trina Gray,  Owner, BAC and Bay Urban Fitness 

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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  • It's time to get your team together and get ready for a fun and fit fall!
  • Our 10th annual Thinner Winner weight loss competition kicks off on Sunday, October 6th and ends Friday, November 8th
  • The team that loses the greatest percentage of inches and weight wins $1,000!
  • Teams are made up for 4 to 6 people with at least one non-member per team.
  • Download an application right here or visit our website.
  • Nutrition coaching, fun Thinner Winner workouts, accountability, recipes and more!
  • If you cannot be at the kick off no worries, you can weigh in and pick up your materials the next day, October 7th at BAC.
  • The cost is $50 for BAC members and $100 for non members.
  • Reply to this email to get your team signed up or with questions!
  • Click the image below to see the latest story on Thinner Winner!

  • Our most popular camp EVER kicks off on Monday, October 7th to Tuesday, October 29th (a special finale day due to Thursday being Halloween)
  • Improve your inner and outer strength by lifting heavy in an empowering environment and focusing on personal development with other supportive women.
  • Meets Mondays and Thursdays; choose between 11am or 6:30pm
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Trina Gray, Amy Schultz, Cindy Limback, Tracie Granata, and Amanda Freeland.
  • All Beauties are treated to five free Shakeologys to use throughout camp, too!  This is our gift to you ($25 value)!  Shakeology can be your lunch or dinner after camp and will give your body a dense dose of superfood nutrition.
  • Cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non members
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Tuesday, October 22nd to Thursday, October 24th
  • Meets at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Clean eating, fat-burning specific food guide and recipes provided along with HIIT workouts using your favorite Bay Urban Fitness modalities to rev up your metabolism and results
  • The goal is to eat clean, hydrate sufficiently and kick booty in workouts for three straight days
  • The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non members
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing
As parents we have a lot of responsibilities when it comes to our kids. One of the things that can feel challenging and overwhelming is knowing how to feed our kids well. Each child is different and kids can be picky. It can be difficult to make one meal that everyone in your house will love that also happens to be nutritious.

I believe that big food companies have made it even more difficult for us to understand what is nutritious or not for our kids because the marketing on certain foods is very deceiving. Boxed foods advertise they are healthy because they have vitamin D or C when really the sugars and food colorings in those products do more harm than the vitamins do good.  Did you know that big food companies actually pay scientists to study our brain and to then make flavors, textures and smells that will addict us to their foods and keep us coming back for more?  It's sad when you think about it and something we can pay more attention to.

Here are some great guidelines for knowing if you are feeding your kids, and yourself, well:
1: Is it from the earth? Did it come from a plant or an animal? Is it colorful?
2: Does it have added sugars? Nutrition labels are now showing added sugars along with the total sugars in the food products. Children should not have more than 16 grams of added sugar in their day.
3: Is it nutritious? Is the food they are eating going to give them fuel to think, play, learn and grow? All food can fit into one of two categories, nutritious or non-nutritious. As long as we are eating nutritious as least 80% of the time we are doing well.
4: Are they drinking mostly water? Sugary juices and soda can have adverse health effects if used daily and for an extended period of time. Some of those health effects include a higher risk of diabetes, stomach inflammation, slowing neurological connection and weight gain.

Our kids deserve to grow up as healthy as possible. We can help them by talking about why it's important to put healthy food into our body. We can help them by leading the way and choosing to eat well to be great role models for them as they grow.

We offer a 3-pack of personal training for $95. You can mix and match your sessions to include personal training for fitness and/or nutrition coaching with Amanda. Email to get started.
We have Pound Party workout nights set for Friday, October 4th and Friday, October 11th.  Both workouts start at 5:30pm and happen at Bay Urban Fitness led by Ami Lenning.  These are $10 for non members and a bonus workout offering for our BAC members.

In October there will be a special NOON Urban Box on Sunday, October 6th due to the Thinner Winner kick off.  A 5pm class will be available on October 13th, 20th and 27th.  Please sign up ahead of time. To maximize time on the bags, class is open to 20 people. If you sign up, please show up to be respectful to others who want to attend! NO SHOW POLICY: If you miss class without calling ahead, we will need to take you off the next class you are signed up for.  Call 989-356-5600 or email to get signed up.  
Wraps are available for purchase for $8.00, gloves are provided.  

In October we are raising money for the Girl Scouts and Camp Woodland with a Pound Party Sweat for a Cause!  Join instructor Ami Lenning on Friday, October 18th at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.  This workout is all ages 10 and up and a donation of at least $5 is appreciated.  Come sweat, have fun and give back!

BOX 90 BOXTOBERFEST: Friday, October 25th at 5:30pm
  • 90 minute sweat session 
  • special "Octoberfest Style" refreshments after class at the Nucleus 
  • uses the Title Boxing bags
  • wraps for purchase, gloves provided 
  • punch, bob and weave for all levels 
  • burn mega calories and chisel your mid-section
  • space limited to 20 people - hurry! 
  • led by Trina Gray
  • $15 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
RIDE 90: Sunday, October 27th at 8:30am
  • 90 minute endurance ride
  • special Bike and Brunch with a football pregame theme, work hard for four quarters with a half-time break
  • tons of fun and a challenging workout
  • themed ride featuring the new IC5 bikes 
  • test your physical and mental toughness 
  • space limited to 19 people - hurry! 
  • led by Sam Kendziorski
  • $15 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email