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Sara Zimmerman didn't want to dread turning 50 so she turned it into a reason to celebrate.  Taking better care of her health became a main focus and it brought her to a place she is happy to be at, mentally and physically.  Her story is inspiring.  Catch it this Monday night on the WBKB 6pm news and catch the replay on our Facebook page the next day. 

We have gifted dozens of BAC stadium blankets in August to members who have hit their 100th check in!  We've also given out sideline chairs to DeAnn Carter, Krista Morrow and Rhonda Keller 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

The drumming was a hit at our Sweat for a Cause workout in August. So many people came out for a great workout and to raise money for the Thunder Bay Junior High PE department. WOOHOO! Three hundred dollars was raised!
We have two Sweat for a Cause events in September! The first one is Saturday, September 8th with Yoga on the Beach and Friday, September 21st with a Pound Glow party at 5:30pm. Details in the "New in Group Ex" box!

If you would like BAC to help with your community event or field trip use this form to apply.
We've always got someone to celebrate, a fun giveaway to tell you about and inspiration to keep you motivated happening on our Facebook page. Make sure you have LIKE it, but did you know you can also set it to "see first" in your newsfeed? That way you won't miss any of the fun!
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 did LIIFT 4 workouts in the hotel gym in Columbus when she was at a volleyball camp with her daughter. 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
As we head into September, the bounty of the Farmers Market is still producing wonderful produce and herbs. This salad is an example of how to meld flavors together with your available pantry items and fresh produce. Try this salad or try swapping out some of your available pantry items.
6 cups mixed baby lettuces
½ cup of torn basil leaves
½ cup peeled, chopped cucumber
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup sliced Kalamata olives
1 avocado, diced
¼ pepitas seeds
4 medium beets, peeled and chopped
1 lbs. Chicken breast
4 TBSP Goddess dressing or your favorite Italian
Marinate the chicken breast in 1 TBSP of dressing for 30 minutes before grilling well done. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before chopping. The beets can be roasted ahead of time or heat oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, peel raw beets and chop into similar size 1 inch pieces. Drizzle with a small amount of oil, salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Cover with tin foil and bake for about 40 minutes or until a knife can easily pierce a large piece of beet.
Assemble the ingredients in a large, yet shallow bowl and enjoy. Serves 2 adults.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
September 2018
Sending kids to school with good health... 

It's back to school time. So, it's a great day to reflect on this truth.  Bay Athletic Club believes that healthy 
families are happy families.  And it starts with us.

Happy families are not perfect families. 
Our kids are still going to squabble sometimes. 
As parents, we are going to lose patience now and then.  We still rush out the door in frustration from time to time. 

But overall, we know that parents who are fit-minded raise kids who eat better foods, have more daily activity and even get better sleep. Healthy kids go to school with more confidence and more energy. 

School is hard enough. Between the classes, homework, getting along with peers and adapting to many different teaching styles, kids have a load on them already. We can make it easier by giving them the gift of health for their school year. 

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, educator, or adult role model in a child's life, YOU have the ability to influence their health. Set the example. Start with you. Get back on your own workouts. Drink more water. Prepare more meals. Buy less junk. Leave the bags of chips, candy, packaged treats and soda at the store. Pack real food in their lunches (check out the BAC FB page this week for Back to School lunch box and quick dinner ideas!) 

I had fun creating this collage with as many BAC teammates' first day of school pictures as I could find this morning. I know there are more! And you are in my heart as well. 

Fall brings another season and other chance to take control of your health. We have MANY options for you to choose from --- from fitness to nutrition to group classes to camp, BAC is your solution and it feels like home! 

See you at at the club, my friend! 
Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club  
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Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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    This fits ALL schedules! ALL levels! 
  • We are bringing back our popular Fit Buddy Challenge to deliver results -- weight loss, break through plateaus, find your mojo again and have fun in fitness! This camp is UNIQUE - it fits all schedules, all levels. Read on! 
  • Work with your buddy for a chance to win a buddy themed prize basket. All you have to do is rack up the points by showing up and giving it your all in camp!  
  • The Challenge starts with a rolling kickoff on Tuesday, September 4th from 5:30am-8:30pm. Buddies can come pick up their success packets and get optional weight and measurements throughout the day at the BAC front desk. You do the work on your OWN time and schedule! We give you the to-do list!! 
  • There are five fun, optional group workouts. You can attend ANY or ALL.  
    -Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness
    -Sunday, September 9th at 12pm at Starlite Playground
    -Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30pm at Island Park
    -Thursday, September 13th at 6am at Bay Urban Fitness
    -Monday, September 17th at 6am or 6:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness/Bay Athletic Club 
  • Includes BRAND NEW camp materials: success journal, food guide, daily online accountability, and fitness homework. PRIZES! FUN! SMILES! SWEAT! 
  • Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members
  • Reserve a spot for you & your buddy by calling 989.356.5600 or email

  • Body Beauty is back this September!
  • Ladies, it is time to focus on your strength and confidence in this unique camp for women.
  • You will lift heavy with the plated bar in coached workouts and connect with other women in a welcoming and upbeat environment.
  • Body Beauty kicks off Monday, September 10th - Thursday, September 27th
  • Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am in the BAC Studio. Childcare available!
  • Led by Beauty coaches and personal trainers Sarah Morrison, 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 snack after camp and will give your body a dense dose of superfood nutrition.
  • The cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non members.
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

Courtney Holmes is expanding her role as membership director to include group fitness instructor!  We are excited for her to be taking her smile, fitness knowledge and energy into the studio for Group Ex classes. Join her for a Monday 6am Body Blast or a Thursday 12:15 Body Blast Express in September!

Yoga on the Beach will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 9:00am. Join instructor, Amy Schultz at Starlite Beach to start your morning off with a beautiful, sunrise flow! This event is a Sweat for a Cause and open to all.  A donation of at least $5 is suggested to support Sunrise Mission.

Our second Sweat for a Cause will be held on Friday, September 21st at 5:30pm. Channel your inner rockstar and join instructor, Ami Lenning at Urban for a POUND Party class you won't want to miss!  We are going to make it a GLOW PARTY!  This event is open to all and a $5 donation is suggested to support the Michael Polaski Memorial Run.  

Since POUND has been such a hit we are bringing our members a Bonus POUND workout on Wednesday September 12th at 6:30 at Bay Urban Fitness!
As a community health club, we know that we are in the business of fitness. But we are also advocates for wellness and healthy living. We know that nutrition is a big part of our overall health. Healthy food can serve as medicine for the body, fuel for our life and help keep diseases at bay.

Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach Amanda Freeland will be taking on a greater role at BAC as our Nutrition Educator. She recently completed a certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is ready to serve our community even more. She, along with Rick Houchin, Personal Trainer and Certified Precision Nutrition Coach, will continue to provide nutrition coaching and education to our members in many ways. From live videos on our Facebook page to food journaling to one-on-one appointments to weight and measurements and goal tracking. We are always innovating and looking for new ways to bring you accountability and support and help YOU make the right choices. 


About a decade ago, BAC offered a 6-week nutrition support and weight loss program called Turning Point. The goal was to help our members have a healthier RELATIONSHIP with food and learn to eat well for life, taking off extra weight and stress for good. 

This pilot program 10 years ago created amazing transformations that changed participants relationship with food and ultimately, their mindset towards living healthy forever. It is BACK and now has new tools, new structure and fresh leadership! 

Amanda has spent the past year as a student of integrative nutrition and is excited to bring her expertise to BAC members beginning in September.  The stars aligned when Beachbody, a global leader in health that BAC partners with, released a nutrition life-style program called 2B Mindset.  It was created by a nationally-recognized registered dietician and nutritionist from Stanford. 

The goal is to help people have a positive relationship with food, eat with mindfulness, and never diet again. 2B Mindset incorporates many of the principles Amanda learned in her certification.  They mesh together perfectly and will give our members the ability to feel empowered, satisfied and less stressed when it comes to nutrition. Participants will shed weight in a healthy way and keep it off. 

We are planning to start with small group four to six participants in September.  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. 


Have a great month! Get on track with support from your friends at BAC.