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As part of BAC's quarterly Power Hour last night, owner Trina Gray gifted every employee $20 cash...with a fun twist. They were invited to keep part of it for themselves and then pay part of it foward to someone else. To remind us that at BAC, our job is to pay fitness forward!

For the $20 gift, that could go toward buying a coffee for the person behind you in line, dropping of $5 at the Humane Society, leaving an extra tip for a server, sending a card to a loved one... anything! We are collecting the stories of what everyone did with their money just for fun. 

Just minutes ago, new trainer Dan Oliver used his money to buy a t-shirt for BAC member  Bryce Collman! WOW! 
Nancy Szejbach came to Bay Athletic Club with a focus on lowering her cholesterol and A1C (blood sugar over time reading) levels.  It is working!  We are excited to share her story with our community tonight!  Nancy is nearing retirement and seeing more and more fun unfolding in her future because she is taking care of her health.  Tune in to the WBKB 6pm news tonight to hear Nancy's story!

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

We were so excited to give out more BAC Swag in April!  Jorge, Ken, Nancy, TJ and Margaret are some of the members who 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.
Community Outreach
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Sweat for a Cause workout to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A grand total of $550 was raised! All of those proceeds go to the nonprofit organization that helps make the dreams of children living with life-threatening illnesses come true. Join us for our next Sweat for a Cause on Friday, May 18th to benefit Friends Together!

Tra iners from BAC had a BLAST teaching fitnes circuits to hundreds of students at Thunder Bay Jr. High in PE class with teachers Mr. Voltz and Mrs. Andrews.  

The students learned that fitness is for a lifetime, fitness is for everyone and fitness is fun. The students jumped on BOSUs, punched target paddles and got stronger with bands and TRXs.

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! Recently, she was in Mexico on a trip for Beachbody and got to workout LIVE with super trainers Autumn Calabrese and Joel Freeman. Fitness knows no boundaries. Be fi t 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
Trust me and try this recipe. If you don't like spicy, take it out completely. Your dinner will still be full of flavor. Based on one of the essential Thai recipes, this Thai bowl features ground chicken that is wonderfully seasoned with soy and fish sauce and served with pickled red onion, lime juice, sticky rice and fresh herbs to bring it all together. This should take you all of 30 minutes to prepare and cook. Enjoy!
1 small red onion
¼ to 1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 cup rice (white is traditional)
1 and ½ cup water
1 TBSP vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch green onion (scallion), sliced on the diagonal
1 lb. ground chicken
Salt and pepper
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. Sambal Oelek (o Sriracha)
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 head of washed Bibb or Butter lettuce leaves
1 or 2 limes cut into wedges
1 bunch of cilantro

First, thinly slice half a red onion and place in a small bowl with rice vinegar. Let it hang out in the fridge until you're ready to eat. Meanwhile, steam some white rice. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add a pound of ground chicken, two minced garlic cloves, three thinly sliced scallions (whites and greens). Season with a little salt and pepper and cook until chicken is cooked through and browned. Stir in two tablespoons of soy sauce, a teaspoon of fish sauce, a small spoonful of sambal oelek or other hot sauce (like sriracha), and a tablespoon of brown sugar, cooking until the liquid is almost completely reduced. Serve the larb over rice, lime wedges, quick-pickled onions, more sambal oelek, and cilantro and the rest of the green part only of green onion. Scoop out a serving into Bibb or butter lettuce leaves. Serving size is 2 leaves. This recipe serves four.
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 trainers Sarah Morrison and Kelly Lake.
They love listening to the stories of how companies were built. There are ups and downs and great lessons on how to be resilient and continue to work towards greatness. It is great entertainment and motivation.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
May 2018
A Community Health  Club: Deeply Rooted in our Mission to Transform Lives 

As a locally owned and operated health club of 12 years, Bay Athletic Club is deeply rooted to our community. So when we had a chance to take some fun staff pictures at our quarterly "Power Hour" meeting last night, we got right into the heart of our downtown and took pictures along the river at the old Fletcher paper mill. Thank you Amanda Coulon, our talented friend from from Pure North Photography, for your calm and fun personality and eye for creativity. 

Our team is as unique as our backdrop. We come from all walks of life and experiences in fitness. 
  • Stay at home moms who found their strength in fitness and joined the crusade.  
  • Exercise science and physical therapy grads who found wellness to be rewarding. 
  • Government and military professionals who found joy in the community of fitness. 
  • Teachers, dentists, occupational therapists, community leaders and educational consultants who found happiness in paying their love of fitness forward. 
  • High school and college students who have already made fitness a part of life and are happy to work in a positive industry. 
We are strong, inside and out, and we are committed to transforming lives in our community.  
We know that our members' journeys are as unique as our own. Whether you were a high school athlete who let your fitness go as a parent, or a retiree who wants to find a healthier next chapter, or you want to set a good example for your household by embracing better habits, we are here to help you achieve that. 

It is never too late to start fresh in fitness. 
If you've been gone, find your way back. 
We will not judge. We will welcome you.

If you've been consistent, set a new goal.
It can be health related, or a 5K race or the number of workouts you want to complete. 
Keep yourself motivated to stay on track. 

We are here. Thank you for trusting us with a piece of your life. 

Picutred (left to right)
Back row: Rexann McConnell, Bernie Idalski, Dorothy Pintar & Mackenzie Linton
Second row: Cindy Limback, Sarah Morrison, Eric Koss
Third row: Tisha Birch, Jerome Torres, Jeff Gray, Andrew Libka, Lara Torres, Mel Tischer, Trina Gray, Dan Oliver, Rick Houchin, Chris Morrison, Lindsey Bartz, Meag Schwartz, Jade Gray, Beth Matzke, Chrissy Carriveau, Julie Nowakowski
Front row kneeling: Courtney Holmes, Becca Wojciehowski, Logan Guthrie, Samantha Kendziorski, Grace Foco, Tracie Granata, Amanda Freeland and Kelly  Lake

Teammates Not Pictured: Amy Schultz, Harry Guthrie, Dana Hamp, Jackie Clearwood, Cheryl Mack, Amy Nowakowski, Ami  Lenning, Jean Prevo, Jaclyn Lancewicz 

Trina Gray
Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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    Tuesday, May 1st to Thursday, May 3rd.
  • Coaches Trina, Rick, Lindsey, and Dorothy love to bring you the ACTION and FUN!
  • Featuring Combat HIITS + Combat Strength + Combat Circuit workouts
  • 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
  • HEADS UP: next round of Urban Combat is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th to Thursday, May 31st.
  • LADIES--get ready for a deep clean into your life.  Clean up your nutrition, your surroundings and your thoughts.
  • Monday, May 7th to Thursday, May 24th
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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, May 7th and ends Thursday, May 24th, 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


  • 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. Our first-ever camp is underway right now! But we are already gearing up for May! Some yoga experience recommended. 
  • Meets Tuesday, May 29th, Thursday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st 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

Join us as we partner up with Friends Together on  Friday, May 18th  to sweat for a great cause! We will be collecting donations for their annual Golf Scramble. This event is open to all and a $5 donation is suggested. Bring a friend and join trainer, Eric Koss, at Bay Urban Fitness at  5:30pm  for an Urban Mix, circuit-style workout!

Cycle 90 will be held on Sunday, May 13th at 8:30am. Join Samantha Kendziorski for a fun, millennium-themed ride. This 90-minute special workout is great for those looking to take their cycle endurance a little further. Space is limited- call 356.5600 or email to reserve your spot! $10 for members, $20 non-members.  Check out the picture from a few of the participants from our last cycle 90. Riders were challenged but all left feeling proud!

Don't forget to balance out your group fitness line up by checking out the backside of our schedule where we help you create a workout routine that gives you cardio, strength and recovery.  You'll also find all of the special programs happening in May.