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60 Second Inspirations

Sandie Welch was wearing a size 24 pant with a "stretch" built in, but today she is in a size 14!  A Corporate Fit Challenge last fall completely changed this woman's life!  She has more energy, is off medications and knows her life is going uphill instead of down.  Don't miss this story when our "60 Second Inspiration" series returns on Monday, October 1st on the WBKB 6pm news and you can always catch the replay on our Facebook page the next day. 

We have gifted dozens of BAC stadium blankets in September to members who have hit their 100th check in!  We've also given out sideline chairs to Nancy Garant, Amy Kieliszewski and Margaret Negro for hitting their 200th check in!  It's been an exciting month in so many ways. Wherever you're at, you are on track to earning yourself a BAC Rewards gift if you keep your workouts consistent. You can do it too!

Here's the quick 411 on BAC Rewards: we want to reward YOU, our members, for making fitness a priority year round.  Members who get at least 100 check-ins during 2018 will receive a red BAC sweatshirt blanket: perfect for picnics, sporting events or snuggling on the couch.  Members who get at least 200 check-ins during 2018 will get the blanket and the sideline chair! comes with a carrying case too!  

NEW IN SEPTEMBER: all new members who get at least 20 check ins during their first two months at BAC will earn this shirt!  We wanted our BAC Rewards program to offer perks even for members starting in the middle of the year too.

No strings attached, just more BAC SWAG and incentive for you, our valued members.

Quesitions? Contact our membership director Courtney Holmes at  
Community Outreach

We beat the drum this past Friday night for Sweat for a Cause and raised over $100 for the Michael Polaski Memorial Foundation. You can also take part in the color run hosted by the foundation this coming weekend. Details here!
It was fun to sponsor the Aliferis race in September and see tons of BAC members running. We are excited to be a sponsor for the Zonta Walks for Women 5K on October 5th and hope to see a great turnout from BAC. You can register online here.
The sun was shining down on our Yoga on the Beach workout that raised money for the Sunrise Mission in September. Thank you to everyone who donated.
If you would like BAC to help with your community event or field trip use this form to apply.
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 love to run, bike and hike! You can also enjoy a quick workout at home or on-the-go with our friends at Beachbody.

Owner Trina Gray loves teaching and taking classes at BAC. She also uses Beachbody on Demand (an on-line workout library) when she's traveling!  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 link above to go directly to the BAC Beachbody amount 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 vitamin!

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:

from Kelly Lake
Southwestern Harvest Bowl
Earthy, warm flavors come together in this easy to make dinner. Yes, there is a couple steps, but they are not complex. You could make extra servings for meal prepping if you are looking to cut down on the time you are in the kitchen this fall. Enjoy good food but without the hassle of cooking each night. Get out and enjoy the Fall air with all the time you saved yourself.
Marinade for Chicken
-1 TBSP honey
-1 juice of lime
-1 tsp. garlic powder
-½ tsp. salt
-½ tsp. pepper
-1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes
-1 TBSP vegetable oil
-1 ear of sweet corn, kernels removed
-1 lb. chicken
-½ cup crumbled feta cheese
-1 cup quinoa
-2 cups water
-1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 avocado, chunked into 1 inch cubes
Cilantro Dressing
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1 handful fresh cilantro
-2 TBSP olive oil
-Pinch of salt
-Zest of lime
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the sweet potato with one tablespoon of oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Roast, covered with foil for about 40 minutes. Pierce the largest cube with knife and if there is no resistance, they are cooked.
In a resealable container combine the marinade ingredients, add chicken. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Grill or broil over high heat until cooked thoroughly. Set aside to rest.
Prepare the quinoa by bringing water to bowl in a medium pot, add the quinoa and stir. Put top on pot and bring heat down to low. Stir occasionally until cooked, about 15 minutes. Toss in black beans to mix together and warm slightly.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
October 2018
Some life lessons and truths to share. 

You can choose to live healthy. 

It is not easy. But it's worth it.  
You can embrace the inconvenience of squeezing in workouts, planning ahead for meals, saying "no, thank you" to people who take you off track, or don't support your goals. 

You can choose to live happy. 

It's not easy. But it's worth it.  

You can let go of the baggage in your head, tune out the critics, find joy in your own journey and build up others around you. It feels so good to laugh, to cheer for others and to just let go of judgment. Life is too short to always be angry or feel slighted. 

For a 
great song on happiness, check out Little Big Town's "Happy People" and really listen...I think I have the lyrics memorized! 

You can choose to live now.  

You can be proud of who you are and what you have in your life right now. Do not wait until you've reached your goal or a specific destination to enjoy life.  The perfect number on the scale won't make you happy. The new shoes or purse won't make you happy. The dessert won't make you happy. The TV show won't make you happy. YOU make you happy when you choose to live in the moment. 

PS - October is a blast at BAC. Thinner Winner, Body Beauty, Turing Point! You can't go wrong. And as always, we are a happy, judgment-free environment for people of all ages, stages and abilities. It feels like home. 

See you at at the club, my friend! 
Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club  
PS - T

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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  • Ignite Lasting Weight Loss with fun, friends & fitness!  Thinner Winner begins on Sunday, September 30th!
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  • Our 10th annual six week weight loss competition: one hardworking team will win $1,000 for losing the greatest percentage of inches and the greatest percentage of weight! 
  • It is a fun financial incentive, but this program has created PERMANENT healthy change for so many community members.  That is priceless!
  • Want to see PROOF? Watch Tim LaFleche's  60 second story!  Tim solidified healthy habits in Thinner Winner more than five years ago and has gone on to lose 100 pounds!
  • Mark your calendar for our kickoff: Sunday, September 30th to Friday, November 9th for our celebratory finale party! 
  • Start getting your team of 4 to 6 people ready (at least one team member needs to be a non-BAC member--so we can pay fitness forward) or sign up individually! 
  • You can STILL join, even if you can't be at the kickoff or finale. Come in to BAC separately to get weighed & measured and get your materials!
  • We have 10 high-energy group workouts planned throughout the six weeks.
  • Additional accountability and coaching through the BAC Campground page
  • Thinner Winner fuel guide with easy, fast, healthy meals
  • New this year, lots of BONUS nutrition tools like grocery shopping tips, meal prep, easy recipes, etc!
  • Fun, FREE Thinner Winner t-shirt for everyone! ($20 value)
  • BONUS - everyone who completes the program will receive recognition and prizes!
  • Cost: $50 for members and $100 for non-members (includes UNLIMITED 6-week access to BAC and Bay Urban) GET SIGNED UP TODAY by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Get your Body Beauty FIX in this October at 11am or NEW TIME SLOT 6:30pm
  • Fall in love with being strong in this camp that transforms you inside and out. Body Beauty uses the plated bar and a combination of strength moves to build and tone muscle. Bonus core and cardio moves pack an extra punch in this well-rounded camp.
  • In October Body Beauty will be four weeks, meeting on Mondays and Thursdays with one bonus weekend workout
  • We kick off on Monday, October 8th and end Thursday, November 1st
  • In October we are theming up with PINK to support breast cancer awareness.  Portions of each camp registration will go towards the mammography fund at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Sarah Morrison, Trina Gray, Tracie Granata, Amy Schultz 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 snack 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
Are you an owner or team member of a local business that is passionate about creating a healthier, happier Alpena? For just a $100 donation, your business will be listed as a sponsor throughout the 6-week program. Your money will go directly to covering the cost of T-shirts for each of our excited participants. The bright, stylish shirts will be worn by hundreds of people all over our community. You'll also get $50 credit toward your team's registration so your workplace can join in on the fun and celebration. 


Hair by Ellie
Omega Electric & Sign Company
Ton O Suds
Johnson CPA & Company
Northland Area Federal Credit Union
Quality Lawn Care
Rosa's Lookout Inn
Harborside Cycle & Sport
As You Wish Gourmet Eatery
Boldrey, Senchuk, Rouleau & Williams CPAs PC
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
Law Office of Kimberly S. Schultz

The deadline to sponsor the 10th annual Thinner Winner weight loss competition is TODAY, Tuesday, September 25th.  If you'd like to be a sponsor email ASAP.
"This program is going to bring so much success to people! It's so difficult today to find simplicity with nutrition but not anymore! I love this program because it's non-restrictive and teaches you about healthy habits that you will be able to follow for life! I can't wait to help people create real change and have long lasting weight loss for good." --Turning Point Coach Amanda Freeland, certified in Integrative Institute of Nutrition

  • Six weeks of coaching
  • Three one-on-one meetings 
  • In person weights and measurements during meetings
  • Optional group meet-up for workouts 
  • Shake and share 
  • Weekly Tracker Check-ins 
  • 40+ videos on topics ranging from emotional and stress eating to how your plate should look from a registered dietician and nutritionist at Stanford University
  • Easy to use recipe book and tracker that you can take anywhere
  • Finale celebration
We are starting a small group of five people max on October 8th.  If you are interested in investing in lasting weight loss, private coaching and group support, contact today to find out more. Fitness will be optional, but encouraged. 
Mark your calendar for a Pound Party in October!  We know you love this rockstar cardio, with a side of strength format so we've got another one scheduled this month.  The party happens on Wednesday, October 3rd at Bay Urban Fitness at 6:30pm.  Meet instructor Ami Lenning for a rocking good time!  This class is a free bonus to our members! It is $10 for non members.

Get your bike shorts on for a Cycle 90 workshop on Sunday, October 14th with instructor Tracie Granata.  This special in our Urban Ride department will not only deliver a killer calorie burn but some great endurance training.  We love that cycle is a high-intensity workout that keeps it low impact.  The cost of this 90 minute class themed "cycle through the decades," is $10 and $20 for non members.  Sign up required.  Call 989.356.5600 to save a bike for you!

We have one more Pound Party coming your way in October!  This one is extra exciting because it is a Sweat for a Cause to benefit Zonta Walks for Women and their efforts to raise awareness and funds around breast cancer.  The party is on Friday, October 19th and starts at 5:30pm.  All welcome.  A donation of at least $5 is appreciated.  All of the money raised will go to Zonta Walks for Women. 

Urban Ride and TRX HIITs sign ups can now be viewed on our website!  Calling ahead to reserve a bike before an Urban Ride class or TRX before TRX HIITs is still needed but now you can quickly check to see if there is an opening.  Find the links on our Group Ex page on our website.