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Carrie Barkley could barely climb a flight of stairs.  She had been smoking for nearly 30 years and living on candy bars, soda and fast food.  Less than a year ago her whole life changed and she is grateful. Her story aired this past Monday night on the WBKB 6pm news.  You can watch it by clicking on this link.
Want to nominate someone to be a "60 Second Inspiration" story? Email

We love rewarding you for getting consistent with your workouts.  We know that you realize the real reward comes with the benefits you feel when fitness is your routine in your life.  You feel less stress, more energy and hopefully excited to get up in the morning!  

Earlier this month, on Valentine's Day, we announced our 2020 BAC Rewards!  New members who get at least 20 check-ins during their first two months will get a "BAC Feels Like Home" t-shirt.  Members who earn at least 100 check-ins will get a BAC travel mug, and members who earn at least 200 check-ins will get a BAC stadium chair.  

Click here to watch the video announcement from earlier this month.

Questions? Contact our membership director Amanda Freeland at
Community Outreach

The February Sweat for a Cause was awesome! Dorothy Pintar led an Urban Mix workout and the crew raised $100 for Zonta!

In March we have two Sweat for a Cause events. One for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the other for the Alpena Public Schools Summer Institute. Details in the Group Ex box below!
If you would like to contact us about a Community Outreach event email
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
Gochujang Spicy Miso Chicken Burrito Bowl
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cups of prepared rice, white or brown
1 can of black beans, rinsed well and warmed
2 cups of spinach, chopped roughly
2 handfuls of pepitas
1/4 cup of shredded cheese (cojita, pepperjack, feta, etc)
Pickled jalapenos (optional)
A drizzle of Gochujang Spicy Mango sauce

2 TBSP honey
3 limes, juiced
3 TBSP canola oil
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin

Combine the ingredients in a non-metal container and add the chicken. Marinate at least 30 minutes up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. Grill the chicken or cook under a broiler until internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.  Allow to chill for a couple of minutes, then chop into bite sized chunks.

Bowl assembly:
In a large, shallow bowl place 1 cup of rice, 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 cup of black beans, a handful of chicken and pepitas.  Top with cheese, jalapenos if using and drizzle of sauce. Repeat for a second bowl. Serves 2.
Congrats to all of our 21 Day Slimdown Participants!

We loved seeing you share how proud you were on your Facebook page Kaitlin!

TEAM BAC is so kind to each other, here are just a couple of little notes they have left for each other at work lately! 

Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
March 2019
Change is ready when you are ready.  

In our r ecent 21 Slimdown Challenge, people across our community of all ages and stages of life got great results. 
Our recipe for success was simple. 
Eat better. Move more. Get support. Have fun. 
It worked. 

They lost weight and inches, reduced body fat, gained energy and strength and set new healthy habits. More than anything, they finished with a feeling of accomplishment. They realized that change is always possible, even in the winter, even when life is busy, even when others around us at home or work might not have the same desire. Change is still possible. 

There is no convenient time to get healthy. There is just now. As each day passes with poor health, extra weight or fatigue, it starts to just feel normal. 

Decide that you deserve a NEW normal in 2020. This crew did. 

A special shout out to Mike Sumeracki, Alan Berry, Brenda Stanton and Terri Beebe for being a
ward winners for their transformations, weight and inches lost. Mike and Terri toned their midsections. Alan lost 14.6 lbs and Brenda lost 9 inches. 

Hats off to my friend Miranda Plume who gave up her daily soda, worked out regularly and was so proud to lose 6 lbs and increase her fitness testing by more than 30 speed skaters in a minute. She's a local day care provider who definitely needs her energy! WOW! 
S incerely, 
Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club and Bay Urban Fitness

PS - Need a jump start for 2020? Check out our March Madness Accountability Challenge kicking off on March 1st! Its fits ALL schedules and is just a $20 investment in you. PRIZES! 
Owner, Bay Athletic Club 


  • A BRAND NEW accountability challenge to keep you on track toward your goals before spring break!
  • Just $20 for members, prizes for all!
  • Here's how it works, you'll get a March Madness bingo card and your job is to complete the card by the end of the month.
  • The interactive bingo card will help you with workouts, nutrition and accountability.
  • All cards turned in qualify for a prize and get you in a drawing for a BAC Beach Bag Bundle!
  • BONUS coaching and tips in the BAC Campground Facebook page.
  • The center circle can be completed for a free shake.
  • This is guaranteed to keep your fitness fun and fresh as we head into spring.
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • This popular camp kicks off on Monday, March 2nd to Thursday, March 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 at 6:30pm.
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Sarah Morrison, Amy Schultz, Cindy Limback and Amanda Freeland.
  • This camp includes quality nutrition content, accountability, a free Shakeology each week and a rewards program!
  • The 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! 
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing
Here at BAC we don't believe in restriction. When we restrict ourselves it can cause us to feel more stressed and it can create barriers to establishing a healthy relationship with food and how we eat. However, you probably know that some foods really are just no good for us. Foods that have no nutritional value are foods that we should be eating very minimally. Not because we should restrict ourselves, but because of the adverse health effects that these foods can and will have if eaten regularly over time.  This month I want to highlight a few of these foods, not so you can cut them out all at once and all together, but so you can start being more mindful about which treats you are choosing to have throughout the week and how often.
1. Sugary packaged foods and sweets: 
  • Causes excess weight gain
  • Increased risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Decays teeth
  • Increases stress and can take the place of important nutrients in your body

2. Soda:

  • Excess daily sugar can turn into fat in your liver
  • The daily consumption of soda can lead to an increased risk of diabetes
  • Decays teeth
  • Creates addiction and increases cravings
3. Fast Food:
  • Increased risk of obesity and stroke
  • Increased risk of heart disease and depression
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches, bloating and puffiness
If you want to have the best quality of health that you can have from the inside out, limiting these items is key.  For sugary sweets a good guideline is to stick to two treats a week or less. Soda should be considered a treat. Even diet sodas. Fast food should be limited to twice a month or less.
If you can implement these guidelines not only will you lose weight, your digestive system will be able to function more efficiently, your heart and brain will be less stressed, your bones will be healthier and you will be able to think more clearly. You deserve to feel your best from the inside out now and all year long. Limiting these items will start you down a great path to overall better nutrition!

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.
Are you staying here for Spring Break?  We invite you to bring a guest during Alpena Public Schools spring break, beginning Monday, March 30th through Friday, April 3rd.  Just stop at the front desk with your guest to get a special Destination Spring Break pass.

The 5:30pm class on Tuesday night is going to be shifting to an "Instructor's Choice" in March.  Look for a fun variety of fitness being offered that day and time this month.

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.  

We have two Sweat for a Cause events in March, we hope you can take advantage of both! The first is to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Friday, March 13th at 5:30pm.  Samantha Kendziorski will lead an Urban Mix workout and a donation of at least $5 is appreciated.  On Tuesday, March 24th, Cheryl Mack will lead an essential oils Yoga class at 6:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness to benefit the Alpena Public Schools Summer Institute.

RIDE 90: Sunday, March 16th at 8:30am
  • 90 minute endurance ride
  • 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
POUND 90: Friday, March 20th at 5:30pm
  • 90 minute Pound workout, use 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 for members / $20 for non members
  • sign up required
  • 989-356-5600 or email
YOGA 90: Saturday, March 21st at 10am
  • 90 minutes of a restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation practice
  • a special extended Yoga class 
  • led by Kelly Lake
  • $10 for members/$20 for non members
  • sign up required
  • 989.356.5600 or email
BOX 90: Friday, March 27th 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 Trina Gray
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email