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Madison Timmreck was that athlete that woudl fall in and out of shape between seasons.  Then she discovered Bay Athletic Club's Wildcat Sweat workouts and she uncovered a love for consistent fitness in her life.  Today she is stronger, faster and performing better on the field and the court.  We loved sharing her story this past Monday night on the WBKB 6pm news.    You can watch the replay right here!

BAC Trainers Tracie Granata and Sarah Morrison visited Immanuel Lutheran School this morning, leading all of the students through a 20 minute workout. The children did an obstacle course, played a game called Ships and Sailors and ended with a dance party. They had a blast!

It was all part of ACES, which stands for all children exercise simultaneously. 

It's been a full month of BAC Rewards!  We love celebrating your fitness milestones with you.  We offer BAC Rewards to all members who get 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 Courtney Holmes at

This Mother's Day we are gifting a FREE shaker cup and Shakeology punch card to all mothers who check into BAC or Bay Urban for a workout on Sunday, May 12th. WOW! 
You can also SUPRISE the mom in YOUR life with a new membership, a gift card or a nice piece of logowear The Bay Shoppe.  Come shop with us at BAC! 
Community Outreach

Yoga instructor Margaret Negro spent some time with Oscoda preschoolers in April, sharing with them the power and fun of Yoga.
We were happy to raise $310 in our April Sweat for a Cause to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Congrats to BAC personal trainer and passionate Make-A-Wish supporter Sam Kendziorski for leading the cause.   Look for details on our May Sweat for a Cause event below!

Amy Schultz's role as a dental hygenist and a personal trainer at Bay Athletic Club gave her
a unique perspective to share with a group of caregivers. She spoke to them about the importance of oral health but also the importance of exercise and foods you choose and how they affect your teeth and your body. She also got to raffle off a month membership to the club!

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 can enjoy a quick workout at home or on-the-go with our friends at Beachbody.

Owner Trina Gray and her husband Jeff love classes and workouts at BAC and Bay  Urban.They also use Beachbody on Demand (an on-line workout library) when they travel or are juggling kids sports and activities! Workout with no boundaries. Here they are in a hotel workout room in Florida doing LIIFT 4. 
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 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:

by Kelly Lake
Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Broccoli and Snow Peas
I've made this dish twice in two weeks and have fallen for the fresh, grated ginger and perky scallion flavor. The first time I used baby bok choy instead of broccoli and honestly didn't prefer it to the sturdy crunch of the broccoli. Feel free to experiment with ingredients but don't wait to make this's a perfect reminder that Spring is in the air. Enjoy!  
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
1 pound ground chicken
4 scallions, chopped and divided
2 TBSP grated fresh ginger (a piece about the size of your thumb)
1 TBSP canola oil
3 cups (approx.) snow peas
1 head broccoli
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Cook the rice according to the package directions. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and sugar.
While the rice is cooking, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, scallions, and ginger. Shape into 8 meatballs. Set a large steamer pot to boil for the vegetables.

Heat oil in a large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the meatballs, turning once when browned, and then an additional 1 to 2 minutes on the second side. Remove from heat and place in the oven to finish cooking.
When the rice has 10 minutes of cooking time left, add the vegetables to the steamer pot, cover with the lid and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Drain quickly. Add vegetables and sauce to the meatballs. 
Simmer until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over the rice and garnish with additional scallions.
Serves four

Tip: To keep the ground chicken from sticking to your fingers, wet your hands before forming the meatballs
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
May 2019
Keeping Fitness, Fresh and Fun 

Our  driving goal at Bay Athletic Club is to keep our current members happy and e ngaged. You matter. You success impacts the health and happiness of our whole community. We want you to feel welcomed and inspired in our walls. 

We love seeing you accomplish workouts and attend classes at BAC and Bay Urban Fitness. Each month, we also offer specialty boot camps to help you keep things fresh and fun. 

In April, we held our first-ever 30 Day Transformation Challenge with more than 75 members and friends. We committed to a month of fitness activities -- from boxing to step workouts to outdoor hikes. We tracked our food and water, enjoyed new recipes from our Nutrition Educator, Amanda Freeland, went on a grocery store tour and enjoyed healthy snacks after a workout.

This camp was fun and as the incredible weight loss and fitness results roll in today, I am reminded the power of daily choices. 

Shout out to camper Ryan Miller who has done back to back boot camps at BAC and is 
down 43 lbs since he started in December. Check out his results and his smile!

My friends, THIS is why we do what we do at Bay Athletic Club. To transform lives, households, families and futures. 

PS - need some extra help? Talk to Membership Director Courtney Holmes to find a camp, training package or fitness program to fit YOUR goals.  

Trina Gray,  Owner, BAC and Bay Urban Fitness 

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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  • ALL NEW FOR YOU!  This camp is the perfect opportunity to experience Bay Urban Fitness' all new boxing studio.  You will torch calories while shredding your midsection and toning your arms and legs.  It is low impact but high intensity. 
  • Kicks off on Sunday, May 5th at 5pm and ends on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm
  • This camp meets on Sundays at 5pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm
  • Taught by Bay Urban Trainers Trina Gray, Dorothy Pintar & Eric Koss 
  • Accountability materials, hydration challenge and other bonuses offered with this camp
  • Cost is $50 for members and $75 for non members
  • Click on the video to the right to see Urban Box in action!
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Our most popular camp EVER kicks off on Monday, May 6th and ends Thursday, May 30th.
  • Ladies, it's a must-do camp experience. Get stronger on the inside and out in a safe, fun and empowering setting. Mothers, daughters, sisters! 
  • Choose from 11am or 6:30pm
  • Meets Mondays and Thursdays, except for Memorial Day, make up will be Tuesday, May 28th at 11am and 7pm, plus a bonus weekend workout! 
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Trina Gray, Amy Schultz, Cindy Limback, Tracie Granata, Sarah Morrison 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 dinner after camp and will give your body a dense dose of superfood nutrition.
  • Cost is $50 for BAC members and $75 for non members
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing
NUTRITION TIP: Many people work hard on their nutrition but still feel like they are struggling to lose weight.  Sometimes, this is due to ignoring the snacks we are eating throughout the day.  Snacking can lead to overeating, excess calorie intake and can create habits that are harder to break.  Snacks are a great thing between meals if you are hungry, but often times people think they need to have a snack between breakfast and lunch and again between lunch and dinner.  It is important to listen to what your body is telling you and not always fall into a routine.  

Here are some tips for listening to your body:
1.  If you do find yourself craving snacks a lot this could be your body telling you it is lacking a certain vitamin or mineral.  For example, if you crave chocolate you are likely lacking in magnesium. 
2.  Starting your day with water and continuing to drink it throughout the day can lower your desire to snack.
3.  Eating a breakfast with healthy carbohydrates, vegetables and lean protein will lessen your snack attacks.
4.  If you have a big time block between meals don't feel guilty about reaching for a snack, just make sure you are picking a healthy one that keeps you full and doesn't lead to a sugar crash.  Some great snack options include raw veggies with hummus, nuts, Beachbars, Greek yogurt, hard boiled egg, apple and peanut butter and homemade venison jerky.

null FOOD SWAP: Speaking of snacks, have you tried Beachbars?  With 5 grams of sugar, 150 calories and 10 grams of protein they are a great option.  There are no preservatives and they won't spike your blood sugar.  I think they are a great option for kids too versus a sugar filled granola bar or bag of fruit snacks. You can buy at club or click HERE to get some for home. 

SUCCESS STORY: Rachael Goold decided that she was ready to feel better and take control of her health.  Even with a 40 minute drive she knew that becoming a BAC member would keep her accountable.  In addition to having a membership, Rachael was looking for more guidance and accountability with her nutrition so she decided to purchase a personal training three pack.  In seven weeks Rachel met with me three times for a combination of nutrition consultation and personal training sessions.  She has lost five inches and three pounds and says she feels so much better because she is getting stronger and has a plan in place!

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 more information to get started!
Mark your calendar for two fun Pound Parties coming in May!  The first one will be Friday, May 17th and the other on Friday, May 31st.  Both will happen at Bay Urban Fitness at 5:30pm and be led by Ami Lenning.

The kickoff to summer is so close!  We will be open on Memorial Day from 7:30am to 1pm with a special workout in the BAC Studio at 9am led by Sarah Morrison.  This will be a Body Blast style workout.

In May, we have Sunday 12 PM Urban Box classes open to all.  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! Call 989-356-5600 or email to get signed up.  Wraps are available for purchase, gloves are provided.  

In May our Sweat for a Cause workout benefits the Northern Michigan Dogmen 17U Baseball Team.  This Urban Mix style workout will be led by Courtney Holmes on Friday, May 3rd at 5:30pm.  It is open to all.  A donation of at least $5 is appreciated.

We are excited to bring you a weekend filled with longer workouts that allow you to go deeper into your favorite format.  
Check out this amazing line up. All of our 90 workouts are held at Bay Urban Fitness in downtown Alpena. 

BOXING 90: Friday, May 24th at 5:30pm
  • 90 minute sweat session 
  • brand new Title Boxing bags
  • wraps for purchase, gloves provided 
  • punch, bob and weave for all levels 
  • burn mega calories and chisel your mid-section
  • space limited to 20 people - hurry! 
  • led by Trina Gray 
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
YOGA 90: Saturday, May 25th at 10am
  • 90 minute restorative practice  
  • take your Yoga practice further 
  • enjoy a variety of restorative poses for all levels 
  • feel renewed, centered and rejuvenated 
  • led by Margaret Negro
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
RIDE 90: Sunday, May 26th at 8:30am
  • 90 minute endurance ride, with a sing-a-long theme
  • tons of fun and a challenging workout
  • themed ride featuring the new IC5 bikes 
  • 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