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On Monday, December 2nd our "60 Second Inspiration" stories are back!  We have four amazing transformation journeys to share and we'll kick things off with Katie Kasubowski.  She just finished Thinner Winner and got great results and off of her insulin!  But of course, there is more to the story.  Tune in to the WBKB 6pm news on Monday night to see it!  And remember, you can always catch the replays on our Facebook Page.

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

November has been over the top with BAC Rewards. It has been very fun!  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
Holiday Hours and Fun Deals

Can you believe the holidays are almost here?! We are closed on Thanksgiving and
have special hours on Friday from 5:30am to 5pm. Make it to our special Friday class at 9am BURN THE BIRD with Trina Gray in the BAC Studio!
On Black Friday we will also have our popular FREE CASH gift cards available. It is the perfect gift for your loved ones who love fitness. If you get a $25 gift card, we'll make it worth $35, if you get a $50 gift card we'll make it worth $70! Can be used on juice bar items, logowear, new membership and special programs. Not valid on existing memberships.

Thinner Winner 2:

There are more than 50 people committed to Thinner Winner 2! They are focused on keeping the weight off through the holidays and when they win in at or below their final weight from Thinner Winner they get the navy sweatshirt! Ron Garrow is excited for a new hoodie becuase, as you can see, his sweatshirt her earned in Keep It Off last year is too big now!

Save the Date:
Fitness Inspired Gala on January 11th
We are already getting excited for our annual Fitness Inspired Gala. We want to make sure you save the date! This is one of the best nights of the year where we celebrate people in our community who have transformed their life through fitness. More details to come, but mark your calendar for Saturday, January 11th.
2019 Gala Honorees
2019 Gala Honorees
Community Outreach

We were so excited to raise $200 last Friday for Friends Together with our Sweat for a Cause. Thank you everyone who came to sweat and donate!

In December we are raising money for the Alpena High School band at a Pound party. It is on Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm. Mark your calendars now for a night of sweat and good vibes!

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 and travel.

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
Grain bowls are easy to assemble delivery systems for super heathful ingredients that satisfy and sate.  Enjoy this version with chicken, avocado, sweet potato, cilantro and spinach.

-1 lbs boiled chicken breast, shredded
- 2 cups brown rice or other whole grain (farro, hard wheat barries, barley) 
-1 canned package of green chilis
-1 can of white beans, drained and rinsed
-1 cup roasted butternut squash
-1/4 Cotija, crumbled 
-1/2 cup cilantro leaves, fresh 
-1 avocado, sliced 
-2 cups baby spinach, chopped coarsely
Cook the grain according to package directions.  Meanwhile, combine the shredded chicken, green chilis and white beans in a small pot.  Add 1/2 cup of broth or water and heat over medium heat, for about 5 minutes.  When the grain is finished cooking, layer your bowl with 1 cup of grain, 3/4 cup of the chicken and bean mixture, 1 cup of sliced spinach, 1/2 the avocado, half of Cotija , cilantro leaves and butternut squash.  This recipe serves two people.  
Tip: for such a small quantity of butternut squash, check out the freezer section for cubed butternut sqaush instead of the fresh variety which will make many cups.

Hi Mackenzie and Jade! 
Enjoy this timehop from 10 years ago. 
We are so happy to have Mackenzie Linton and Jade Gray as fitness assistants at the BAC front desk. They marched in our holiday parade 10 years ago, representing their love of BAC! 
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
December 2019
A Happier, Healthier Community 

Living healthy is hard. 
It takes thought, planning and commitment. 
It takes prioritizing exercise and preparing healthier food at home. 
It takes getting up earlier or getting off the couch to move. 
It takes avoiding or cutting back on convenient, fast foods. 
It takes telling people that your health is a priority. 
It takes choosing your time more wisely. 

Living unhealthy is harder.
Although it might feel easier in the moment to sit, to eat out of the drive thru, to take a pill, it's simply not. 
Living sedentary and eating unhealthy leads to living overweight, stressed, sick, on medications, without energy or with health issues. 

At Bay Athletic Club, we've spent nearly 14 years helping our community find fitness as a way of life. We believe in it. 

Each fall, we host a community weight loss competition to help people recommit, have fun, set new habits and get results. Our Thinner Winner program just celebrated our 10th anniversary. It's been a staple at our club and in our community and really helps people rally together. It is built around teams and accountability and support and prizes. 

It works. The proof is in the numbers and the smiles. Nearly 200 people contributed to our 1,219 inches and 1,338 weight loss. 

We had dozens of people in our "10-10" club, having lost 10 pounds and 10 inches. 
We had dozens of people take the stage and tell us that they don't struggle to get out of bed, they feel happier, their clothes fit better and they are living a better life. 

What better way for Alpena to roll into the holiday season. 
Lighter, leaner, happier. 
Trina Gray,  Owner, BAC and Bay Urban Fitness 

PS - Lots of options to get involved in December! Between 72 hour burn camps and tons of group fitness choices.  

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 


  • This popular camp kicks off on Monday, December 2nd and ends Thursday, December 26th
  • 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
  • In week one there will be a special Beautiful Form session on Tuesday night at 6:30pm
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Trina Gray, Sarah Morrison, Amy Schultz, Cindy Limback, Tracie Granata, and Amanda Freeland
  • This camp includes quality nutrition content, accountability, a free Shakeology each week and a rewards program!
  • Cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non members
  • SPECIAL BEAUTY VIP discount!  Once you have done five Body Beauty camps and are a BAC member, your cost of camp becomes $30
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • "This camp pushed me farther than I thought I could go in workouts and nutrition."
  • People are loving this quick, effective program, in fact, it got five stars in our survey
  • This three day camp is designed to help you feel your absolute best in just 72 hours
  • We are offering two camps in December
  • The first one meets at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 10th, Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th
  • The second one meets at 6am on Monday, December 16th, Tuesday, December 17th and Thursday December 19th
  • 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
It is that time of year.   Everyone is hustling and bustling to make sure the holidays go well for their friends and family.
We will be shopping and decorating and enjoying time together. Yet, the thing that will help keep us feeling our best during all of these fun activities is focusing on our nutrition.

The holidays are one of the toughest times of the year for many people when it comes to nutrition. We are eating excess sugar, we are overeating and eating leftovers and we are attending more parties, social outings and holiday events which all entice us with treats and holiday favorites.

With everything going on, stress also plays a huge role in whether or not we get sick or feel worn down. To keep our stress lower and to help us to feel our best for the holidays we should be focusing on keeping our nutrition a top priority.
Here are a few helpful tips to follow during the holiday season
1. Scan the room: Check out everything that is available and be mindful about choosing what you are going to eat before you start snacking
2. Don't skip breakfast: Fill up on a healthy breakfast so you don't overeat later on.
3. Don't eat until you are uncomfortably stuffed: Your body and organs become stressed at a cellular level, and your organs cannot function as well, when we eat an excessive amount of food. Choose your portions wisely and go back for seconds, after waiting 30 minutes, if you are still hungry.
4. Bring a healthy side dish so you know you have at least one healthy option available if you're not sure what is being served. 
5. Enjoy traditions, like my annual cookie making day, but be mindful about how much you are putting in your mouth. Take notes and track what you eat to help you stay focused that day.
6. Make some simple swaps: 
  • Choose crunchy veggies with hummus instead of chips, crackers or pretzels with dips or cheese
  • Choose water most and drink a glass of water between other types of beverages
  • Choose one dessert, or two half portions instead of eating all of the desserts
  • Choose wheat bread products over white bread products
Enjoy your holidays without feeling bloated and without gaining the 5-10 pounds that people gain on average each year between Thanksgiving and New Years, by choosing to focus on your nutrition this year.

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 will be offering bonus Pound workouts to our members on Friday, December 20th and 27th at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness with Ami Lenning.  We also have a change in format to the Tuesday lunch hour class.  It will now be a Step/Strength class with Ami Lenning.  We have limited hours on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and also special holiday classes on those days.  You'll notice them on the December group fitness schedule.

Hop in an Urban Box 5pm class on Sundays in November.  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.  

*Special 7am Urban Box on Saturday, December 21st to accommodate instructor holiday plans.  Sarah Morrison is excited to lead a 45 minute sweat session.  Please sign up ahead of time.  Space limited to 20 people.

In December we are raising money for the Alpena High School Band with a Pound Party Sweat for a Cause!  Join instructor Ami Lenning on Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.  You'll get a great workout and help local students.  A donation of at least $5 is appreciated.

FIRST EVER POUND 90: Friday, December 13th at 5:30pm 
  • 90 minute Pound workout
  • uses the drumsticks to rock out a killer workout that feels like a party!
  • burn mega calories while toning your body
  • led by Ami Lenning
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
YOGA 90: Saturday, December 14th at 10am
  • 90 minutes of a restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation practice
  • guarantee yourself a chance to slow down this holiday season
  • led by Lara Torres
  • $10 for members/$20 for non members
  • sign up required
  • 989.356.5600 or email

RIDE 90: Sunday, December 15th at 8:30am
  • 90 minute endurance ride
  • tons of fun and a challenging workout
  • get ready for some holiday tunes while you power through some intervals
  • test your physical and mental toughness 
  • space limited to 19 people - hurry! 
  • led by Amanda Freeland
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email