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We are so excited to bring back our "60 Second Inspiration" stories this month.  We have a great line up--you are not going to want to miss a single one!  To kick things off we are featuring Brendan Franklin.  He shares that he was heading down a dangerous path.  Bad attitude, sneaking out, hanging out with the wrong crowd, but then he found fitness.  So much changed in his life, inside and out.  Look for his story to air on Monday, April 2nd during the WBKB 6pm news.  

Does a fellow BAC member inspire you? Nominate them to be our next story by emailing

We were so excited to give out our first BAC Rewards gifts in March!  Joan Schimmel, Gretchen Kruse and Sara Kwiatek all earned a BAC blanket for hitting the 100th check-in mark. Many other members are close!

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!  

No strings attached, just more BAC SWAG and incentive for you, our valued members.
Destination Spring Break Returns
If you aren't hitting the beach for Spring Break, hit BAC---and BRING A FRIEND for FREE!  We are offering a free 5-day FREE pass for YOUR guest during the first week of April.  Bring your guest to front desk to have them register and pick up their special pass. They can come to workouts WITH YOU all week! This is a $25 value!  Passes are available beginning Monday, April 2nd and valid through Friday, April 6th. BONUS! Members who bring a guest are eligible for fun prizes.
Community Outreach
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Sweat for a Cause workout to benefit the Huron Humane Society. A grand total of $230 was raised! This is no-kill shelter that can always use help from the community. Trainer Rick Houchin had a blast leading the Urban Mix style workout. Our next Sweat for a Cause is happening on April 20th to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Bay Athletic Club got the chance to work with preschoolers Lincoln Elementary school last month. Instructor and trainer Tracie Granata taught them about healthy foods, daily exercise and even led them through some fun yoga poses.
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, ski 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) on her off days from BAC. She recently enjoyed an at-home leg workout during her kids day off of school. It is a great way to cut all excuses! 

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
This salad will leave you feeling satisfied but not weighed down. Plus it features a homemade dressing, numerous seasonal vegetables and fruit. Don't let the list of ingredients stop you from trying it and it should take you 30 minutes or less.
Chipotle Chopped Pomegranate Salad
1 lbs. peeled and tail free shrimp
1 TBSP olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 TBSP chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1 tsp. chipotle powder
½ cup red quinoa, cooked according to package directions
4 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed well
½ cup frozen corn, thawed
3 TBSP pomegranate seeds
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 TBSP feta cheese, crumbled
3 TBSP pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)

To a hot skillet, add the oil and garlic and shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is heated through, about 2 minutes. Toss the shrimp with parsley and chipotle powder. Set aside and start to layer your salad bowl.
Start with black beans, corn, tomatoes, spinach, red quinoa, feta cheese, pepitas, pomegranate seeds and finish with a crown of shrimp. Drizzle with 2 TBSP of the well whisked vinaigrette and enjoy! You'll have left over seeds so try tossing them into yogurt, savory chicken dishes (to finish) or eat them as is for a snack. Serves 2 adults.  
Chipotle Grapefruit Vinaigrette
½ large grapefruit, juiced
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp. chipotle powder
1 tsp. fine salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/3 cup taco sauce or tomato puree

In a small bowl, juice the grapefruit and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Whisk well to combine.
Brent Kamyszek just bought a "Learn to Eat Clean in a Week" kit when he started his membership back up. This is a new tool we are offering to members. Fuel up with five days worth of Shakeology and a custom food guide for just $30. Available at the front desk or reach out to
Mindset is a big part of being healthy and staying healthy. Not to mention a good human. If you are looking for some positive workouts for your brain check out this favorite from trainer and Group Fitness director Lindsey Bartz.
"I love that these podcasts are all around 5 minutes long and they are a great way to start the day with the right mindset."
Happy Birthday Tracie Granata.
She's been at BAC since the beginning.
This is a fun look at her journey! 
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
April 2018
Happy Team. Happy Club. Happy Members. 

I have learned a lot as a club owner over the past 12 years. One of the most valuable lessons is knowing that happiness in business begins within. T hat starts with me, as the leader. 

When I take care of myself and dive into leadership and personal development, I'm more capable of paying it forward to my team.

When my team is happy, thriving, healthy, feeling challenged and appreciated, they are more capable of paying it forward to our members.

When our members are feeling cared for, fit, joyful, strong and less stressed, they are more capable of paying it forward to our community. 
It is beautiful to see the ripple effect of happiness and health spread across northern Michigan. The club is more than a facility, a business, a logo or a brand. It is a mission, a tribe and a crusade of real people who care! You'll see our impact in our schools, workplaces, non profits, senior centers and hopefully you feel the influence in your home life as well! 

I know that when I pour into the team, the club and our community will benefit. Each year, I take our leadership team on a quick getaway to recharge our batteries, get connected, brainstorm and explore. This year, we went  to Chicago to see a Broadway musical, called Hamilton. It was extraordinary.  It was world class. It left us speechless (and that is hard).

We also attended a wonderful yoga class at a cutting edge, boutique studio. It was like taking a field trip! We came home 36 hours later, in our 12-passenger rental van, inspired to work again at 5 AM! So many memories, laughs and good times. 

 Life is an adventure, I hope you spend it with those you care about most. I could not be more proud of ALL of Team BAC (teamwork makes the dream work!) and am grateful for these leaders, pictured here, in my life. 

Trina Gray
Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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  • Staying in town for Spring Break?  This is the perfect way to have fun with your kids!
  • Past participants LOVED Family Fit Boot Camp! Here's what they had to say:
    • "A positive place to show your child that hard work is fun and rewarding."
    • "Fun for kids and a good workout for parents!"
    • "A great way to introduce or encourage fitness with kids. A great way to meet other families."
  • This 4-day camp runs Monday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 5th.
  • Choose from a noon or 6:30pm time slot.
  • Combine sweat with smiles in workouts that feature circuits, games, speed and agility.
  • Children ages 8 to 13 are welcome along with a family member or close family friend.
  • Workouts led by Rick Houchin, Eric Koss and Ami Lenning.
  • Cost is $10 for BAC members and $15 for non-members.  GUARANTEED FUN.
  • Sign up today by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Ladies--ever feel like all you do is run, run, run?  Make some time for yourself in April with the Slow Down Edition of Body Beauty.
  • Monday, April 9th to Thursday April 26th
  • Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am or 7:30pm in the Bay Athletic Club studio. On site childcare available for the 11am time slot.
  • Taught by Beauty coaches Trina Gray, Tracie Granata, Sarah Morrison, Amy Schultz & Cindy Limback. *Trainer Lindsey Bartz is also stepping in to lead some workouts with the 11 am crew! 
  • Get ready for total body strength training workouts that challenge your endurance, muscles and mind.  This camp has been known to transform women in our community.  Inside and out.
  • Some testimonials from our March camp include:
    "It's a great to challenge yourself in a safe and supportive environment."
    "I was able to get stronger while hanging out with my girlfriends!"
    " It is the most rewarding time of the day when you are able to concentrate on just yourself for 45 minutes. For that 45 minutes, you engage in building muscle, listening to cool tunes, and focusing on living in the moment. Just about anything can wait for 45 minutes."
  • Enjoy five complimentary nutrient-dense shakeologys of your choice (a $30+ added value)!
  • You will receive tons of attention, instruction and positive support in this camp, making it perfect for women intimidated by a large group setting and/or weight lifting.
  • Cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non members.
  • COOL BONUS: as you rack up the Beauty camps you qualify for Beauty swag like a pin, bracelet and even an Under Armour Body Beauty jacket!  All first time Beauties get a tank top or t-shirt at the end of camp.
  • Sign up today by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Are you up for the CHALLENGE? Are you ready to work hard and get incredible results?
  • Urban Challenge will dare you to BE better and DO better, physically and mentally! 
  • Past Challengers call this program: "Rewarding," "Motivating," and "FUN!" 
  • DON'T MISS OUT on the three weeks of fitness, fuel, teams and toughness; your favorite parts of Bay Urban combined to create a program that will up your game and results!
  • Kicks off Monday, April 9th and ends Thursday, April 26th, meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Choose from 6 am, 12 pm or 6:30pm.
  • Space is limited and sign ups have already began, so act now!
  • Cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non members.
  • RAD BONUS: all new challengers get an exclusive Urban Challenge shirt, and as you rack up the Urban Challenges you earn more gifts like a stainless steel coffee mug, duffle bag and Under Armour jacket!
  • Sign up today by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Have you tried the NEW heavy bags and gloves?! 
  • Coaches Trina, Rick and Dorothy love to bring you an ACTION PACKED 3 Day Urban Combat Boot Camp. 
  • Featuring Combat HIITS + Combat Strength + Combat Circuit workouts
  • Camp dates: The March camp is already underway, but we're back soon!
    Sign up NOW! Tues, May 1st, Wed, May 2nd & Thurs, May 3rd 
  • Two time slots to choose from: 12 pm or 6:30 pm.  
  • All workouts at Bay Urban in downtown Alpena
  • All levels! Low impact, high energy workout for maximum BURN. 
  • Cost is $25 for members/$35 for non-members. 
  • Sign up today by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • We are incredibly excited to bring a brand new, exclusive program to Bay Urban Fitness: Introducing Urban Yoga!
  • This 3-day camp will challenge your strength, balance and flexibility with Yoga flows that are dynamic and athletic.  
  • Think Power Yoga at its best in a world-class environment. You will leave feeling taller, leaner, stronger and sweaty. 
  • Meets Monday, April 30th, Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd at 6am at Bay Urban Fitness.
  • Led by instructors Kelly Lake, Lara Torres and Meag Schwartz
  • The cost is just $25 for BAC members and $35 for non members.
  • Sign up today by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

We've got some changes coming to the April Group Fitness schedule we want you to get excited for!
  1. There is a new format coming to Monday mornings at 7:30am.  Cindy Limback is excited to be teaching Step/Strength, one of her favorite classes!
  2. Cindy will also be be taking over Wednesday morning Abs at 7:30am.  This 45-minute class will strengthen your entire core.
  3. We are expanding our Yoga program by making Cheryl Mack's Wednesday 4:15 class Power Yoga.  You will get a great workout while lengthening and toning your muscles throughout your body.
  4. Ami Lenning is very excited to be leading Step/Strength Thursdays at 9am.  They are her two passions combined into one class!
  5. Kids classes are back in April! More details below. 
Kids classes are BACK at Bay Athletic Club in April!  Join trainer, Courtney Holmes for a fun, kid-focused fitness class on Mondays at 10:30am in the BAC studio.  This class is perfect for children 18 months to preschool age.  They will be offered constructive movement and free-play in a safe environment.  This April special is free to members and $5 for non-members.

Mark your calendars for a workout to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation!  The Sweat for a Cause on Friday, April 20th at 5:30pm will raise money for this non-profit organization that brings the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to life.  This is an organization close to the heart of instructor Samantha Kendziorski and she is excited to lead it!  A donation of at least $5 is appreciated.  Meet at Bay Urban Fitness. All fitness levels welcome!  

A themed Cycle 90 workshop is coming your way on Sunday, April 8th from 8:30am to 10am.  Join instructor Samantha Kendziorski for a longer Urban Ride that will improve your cycle technique and endurance.  The time will fly by as you ride away to the musical theme of 90s Smash Hits.  The cost is $10 for BAC members and $20 for non members.  Limited space so call 989.356.5600 to reserve your bike!