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We have shared 24 powerful stories from BAC members who have transformed their life through fitness in 2019.  We'd like to thank them again for sharing their journey.  It inspires more people than we'll ever realize.  

We are excited to honor them at our Fitness Inspired Gala in January!  Details below.  We'd love for the whole community to join us. This is an inspiring night for all.

Our "60 Second Inspiration" stories will be back in Februrary.  Until then you can catch the replays on our Facebook page or
YouTube page.

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

We love ending the year with a fun class, and by celebrating our top 10 members with the most workouts for the entire year!

Join BAC owner TRINA GRAY in the BAC studio at 9am on New Years Eve and COURTNEY HOLMES on New Year's Day at 9am for Body Blast workouts.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page to hear our top 10 for 2019!  
These are pictures and top fitness check ins from last year.

It has been a blast watching members get their workouts in and hit the 100 and 200 mark before the end of the year!  Lots of BAC Rewards have gone out this month.  

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!

We are excited to reveal what our 2020 BAC Reward gifts will be very soon!
Questions? Contact our membership director Amanda Freeland at
Community Outreach

We had a blast at the December Sweat for a Cause Pound Party and raised $225 for the Alpena High School band! Thank you everyone who supported the event!

In January we are raising money for the Alpena Hockey Association with a Zumba party on Friday, January 10th. Join instructor Rexann McConnell at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness. This is open to families, ages 10 and up. A donation of at least $5 is appreciated.
Bac Team Members Lara and Courtney helped local Cub Scout troop 3078 earn a few badges that had to do with wellness. They stopped by Bay Urban Fitness earlier in December for a fun workout and lessons on how to live fit for a lifetime.
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
Rice Noodle Bowl with Snap Peas
This fresh, fast and easy to assemble noodle bowl is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Best of all, it is delicious hot, cold or room temp.
-4 oz. rice noodles, dry
-4 oz. cooked protein (pork, chicken, tofu, seitan are great)
-1 onion, chopped into large chunks
-1 TBSP oil
-2 cups of steamed snap peas
-1 TBSP sesame seed oil
-4 TBSP chives, diced
-2 TBSP chopped peanuts
-1 lime, cut for garnish
-1 bunch of cilantro, stems removed
Bring a large pot of water to boil. When it begins to boil, in a very wide pan or wok, place the oil in the wok and heat over high heat. Add the noodles to the pot of water and the onions to the oil in the wok. Steam the snap peas in the microwave for 4 minutes, covered. Stir the noodles frequently to avoid clumping and stir the onions almost constantly to avoid any blackening. When the onions look limp, push them to one side of the wok and add the protein to another side to warm. Turn off the heat and cover. Drain noodles in a colander. Add noodles to the wok, along with the snap peas, and sesame seed oil. Toss together well. Remove 1 serving (about 1 and half cups of noodles and veggies) to a bowl. Add half the protein and garnish with cilantro and lime. Serves two.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
January 2019
A look back on 2019. Leaving the decade with a BANG! 

To our BAC members: 
Thank you for your loyalty. 
Thank you for your workouts. 
Thank you for being a part of our community. You matter.  

To our friends who are thinking about joining or coming back:  
We promise you'll fit in. 
We promise you'll have a plan. 
We promise you'll get results. 
Come up and get started. 

As we go into our 14th year in business and enter a new decade, here are a few fun facts to celebrate: 

1. BAC members completed 85,587 workouts in 2019. 
Think about that impact on our community. T hat is less medications, fewer doctor visits, fewer sick days, more energy, less obesity, more happiness, less anxiety, more strength and more joy. 

2. We gifted more than 400 BAC rewards to members who competed 100 or 200 workouts in 2019. We gave away embroidered backpacks and jackets. 

3.   When you sign up for a BAC membership between January 1-5, you instantly draw a gift from our Treasure Your Health box. It's just a fun way to get rewarded for getting started. 

4. We are kicking off our first ever 2020 Challenge in January for just $20, you get a month of support, accountability, fitness, results and prizes. 

5. We debuted an all new Urban Box program in 2019, introducing heavy bags to Bay Urban. Our low impact, high reward workouts were loaded with sweat and punches. Get in on the action in 2020. 

6. We introduced our monthly 90 minute workouts in 2019, with Box 90, Ride 90, Yoga 90 and Pound 90. We had nearly 300 sign ups and so much fun, challenging ourselves in new ways. 

7. Our BAC Body Beauty program is still going strong. We had 471 participants in 2019. Women joined together to get stronger on the inside and out! We spent the year working through a book on happiness, and used the heavy bars to get fit, lean and confident. 

8. Our team at BAC is fired up for an amazing 2020. Let's start our new decade with the best health and happiness possible! 
Trina Gray,  Owner, BAC and Bay Urban Fitness 

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 



  • Our brand new, very fun, super effective, easy to earn a prize accountability challenge to kick off your new year!
  • The 2020 challenge is for the first 50 BAC members who say, "I WANT IN!"
  • The goal is get a workout in at BAC or Bay Urban at least 20 times in January and at least 20 days of good hydration in during January
  • You will have an accountability tracker and stickers to mark off the days you make it, if you hit the goal you automatically get a prize and will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize (two grand prizes will be given away)
  • Two 2020 Challenge exclusive workouts on January 2nd at 6:30pm and January 30th at 6:30pm
  • Bonus accountability and hydration tips
  • Just $20 to buy in
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • This popular camp kicks off on Monday, January 6th and ends Thursday, January 30th
  • 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
  • BONUS: we have a Beauty loyalty program with gifts!  You can earn tanks, pins, bracelets and even an Under Armour Body Beauty jacket!  In the picture to the right you can see Kim Schultz and Anna Grabow who each earned their Body Beauty jacket in December for their 25th camp.
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing
Looking ahead to 2020 is the perfect time to reflect on the things we know we did well throughout the past year, instead of just what we want to change. When it comes to your nutrition, I want you to remember that success doesn't come with any specific diet or recipe. It comes with finding a routine that you enjoy. Success with nutrition happens when you discover a healthy way of eating that you can be consistent with for years to come. 
For the new year, I want you to first reflect on what you did well in 2019.
What things did you do, or create better habits with, that you know you can stay consistent with moving forward into 2020? Did you change your portions? Did you increase your veggies? Did you start drinking more water? The things you are proud of are the things you should keep doing and do more of!

To start developing more healthy habits, here are some questions you can ask yourself:
1. What can I do to improve my hydration each day?
2. Would meal planning or food prep help me stay more accountable to my nutrition throughout the week? Where can I fit that in?
3. How many treats am I having each week? Can I keep that number to two or less?
4. Am I being mindful? Do I know what I am eating each day and am I aware of my snacking habits?
5. Can I eat the way I'm eating and live happily without feeling restricted or miserable?
6. Am I eating well at least 80% of the time? Am I eating fruits and vegetables everyday?

As you move into a new year, try not to focus on restriction and dieting. Try to focus on how you can eat in a way that makes you feel fueled, happy and satisfied. Nutrition is your partner along your journey to success, and should be a simple part of life. You will find success when you decide that food is not the enemy and how great it feels to eat well.

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.
On New Year's Day we are open from 7:30am to 1pm with a special Body Blast class in the BAC Studio at 9am.  You can also expect some fun events to be in our classes on January 16th when we celebrate Bay Athletic Club's 14th birthday!

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

In January we are raising money for the Alpena Hockey Association with a family Zumba party on Friday, January 10th!  Join Rexann McConnell at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.  This is open to children ages 10 and up when with a family member.  A donation of at least $5 is appreciated.  Everyone is welcome, not just BAC members.

RIDE 90: Sunday, January 5th at 8:30am
  • 90 minute endurance ride
  • tons of fun and a challenging workout
  • test your physical and mental toughness 
  • space limited to 19 people - hurry! 
  • led by Tracie Granata
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
BOX 90: Friday, January 17th at 5:30pm
  • 90 minute Urban Box workout
  • use the gloves, hanging bags and other box related equipment in a special endurance version of the popular class
  • scorch calories while chiseling your mid-section and upper body
  • led by Amanda Freeland
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
YOGA 90: Saturday, January 18th at 10am
  • 90 minutes of a restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation practice
  • take a break from the cold January weather with time just for you
  • led by Cheryl Mack
  • $10 for members/$20 for non members
  • sign up required
  • 989.356.5600 or email
POUND 90: Friday, January 24th 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