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We don't talk about our memberships enough. But they are so exciting and valuable! 

Our rates are at an industry low of just $44 per month (that is the cost of an annual membership, hospital employees and spouse/child add ons are even less). You get so much value. You decide how much you want to get out of it. For a little more than a dollar per day, you take your health in your hands. 

Staying healthy keeps you off of expensive medications, doctors visits, and makes you happier and more productive! 
Questions about a membership? Feel free to stop in, call 989.356.5600 or email our Membership Director Amanda Freeland at

Gail Atkins is on a workout streak!  She hasn't missed a day since April 17th of 2020, even with quarantine happening across our country.  Workouts have helped Gail lose weight, but they have also helped her anxiety tremendously.  We just shared her story in our weekly "60 Second Inspiration" spot on the WBKB 6pm news.  You can catch her replay here.
Want to nominate someone to be a "60 Second Inspiration" story? Email

We love getting to hand out these BAC Rewards again!  So many of our members kept their workouts going with our virtual group fitness classes and that counts towards check-ins!  We are just a little past the 2020 half way point.  These rewards can be yours!  At 100 check-ins you earn a BAC travel cup and at 200 check-ins, you are gifted a BAC stadium chair!

Questions? Contact our membership director Amanda Freeland at

"Signing up for VIP Ride was a no brainer for me. I missed cycling so much and was ready to be back. Having my specific bike reserved all month long has been great! No worrying about signing up or forgetting to sign up. I love that cycle is back, social distanced and all!"--Cali, VIP Ride Pass

I love that boxing is a twice a week commitment to show up and let out some stress. The workouts are high-intensity, fast-paced and fun. I love that one of my favorite workouts is now twice a week and the VIP experience makes it really convenient to not need to worry about signing up sometimes two weeks in advance."--Amanda Repke, VIP Box Pass
Reserve a VIP pass for October. These classes fill up fast! Your $20 VIP pass (per format) gives you all access to these specialty workouts. No sign ups. No waitlists. Use the same bag or bike all month. Social distanced and ready for you.

Wednesdays at 6am -- 45 minute ride
Thursdays at 5:30pm -- 45 minute ride
Saturdays at 7am -- 60 minute ride
Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Sundays at 11am -- ALL NEW 60 minute box!

All classes are open to you. It's unlimited use. No obligation to make them all. Do what your life and schedule allows with ease of mind. Your spot is there. We are there!
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, Pilates, attend yoga 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 and kids. 

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

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:
Recipes by Kelly Lake
Braised Chicken and Mediterranean Vegetables Bowl
This meal is easy enough for a weeknight and could be adapted to the slow-cooker and is gluten free. Am I hitting any of your boxes? Best of all, it delivers a lot of lean protein and veggies without having to serve a cold salad. Autumn is here and sometimes you want to eat like it. Enjoy!
2 bone-in chicken breast, skin on (optional)
2 TBSP oil or butter 
16 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
10 oz. (approx.) sundried tomatoes, dehydrated
1 15 oz. canned artichoke hearts, drained
1 15 oz. Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth (low sodium)
½ cup sliced fresh basil
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Trim extra fat and skin from the chicken breast, leaving a thin swath. Salt and pepper the chicken. In a large Dutch Oven, add 1 TBSP of oil and heat to medium high. Add the chicken to the pot, skin side down. Leave for 5 minutes without moving the meat. Flip with thongs and leave for one minute. Remove chicken to plate. Add the other tablespoon of oil or butter, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium and stir once a minute with thongs until the mushroom begins to release liquids. Add artichoke hearts, beans and deglaze pan with all the broth. Turn off heat, nestle chicken on top of the veggie mixture. Cover with lid and move to oven for 20 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees.
Warm up a couple wide rimmed bowls, plate half the veggies and chicken per bowl and sprinkle basil over the final dish. Serves two adults.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
September 2020
The Mission is the Same, More Vital Today. 
Fourteen years ago, when I opened the club, our mission was to create a happier and a healthier community.  In no other time has that been more important than now.  With our doors reopened, it has been wonderful to see our members coming back and new members joining us. We need to focus on health, connection and positivity. BAC is a great solution in your life.  It's happy, welcoming and safe. 

You'll see on our social media that we are featuring one member per day.  We are telling you who they are and why they joined.  We want you to know you belong here.  Whether you are a high school student or an athlete or a working parent or a retiree, you belong here. Whether you are in great shape or overweight or recovering from an injury, you belong here.

There are lots of different ways to be active at BAC, from our virtual classes to our live classes to our beautiful (clean and spaced out) traditional gym area.  Just look to some of our latest "60 Second Inspiration" stories.  Gail Atkins has used both virtual and live workouts.  She has stayed in great shape during quarantine and has not missed a workout since mid-April.  Kim Schultz has stayed active at BAC through all phases of her life from being a new mom to a working mom to raising teenagers.  She relieves stress and continues to feel strong and young because largely because of her time at BAC. 

Friends, you belong here too. We are so proud to serve you.  

Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club and Bay Urban Fitness

PS--if you have not jumped into our Self-Care September it is not too late.  Please pick up a card at the front desk or ask to have one emailed to you. We are committed to keep our members accountable as well as delivering world-class fitness options.
Owner, Bay Athletic Club 


  • Body Beauty is still going strong because this camp helps women with their inner and outer strength! 
  • Our September camp kicked off earlier this week, but it is never too early to join for October.  The next round of this four week strength training camp will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm from Tuesday, October 6th to Thursday, October 29th.  The BAC studio is appropriately spaced out for social distancing, with plenty of sanitizing wipes/sprays and participants wear masks while setting up and putting away equipment.
  • We will continue with our personal development book "100 Days Happier" each session to build inner strength as well.
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Sarah Morrison, Amy Schultz, Tracie Granata, Trina Gray and Amanda Freeland.
  • 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
  • Just nine spots left! ACT NOW!

  • Join us for this BRAND NEW, free accountability challenge!
  • You'll have a chance to win a $50 cash prize, but also help to ensure you take care of your health as we head into fall.
  • This is a bonus and completely free to all Bay Athletic Club members.
  • How does it work?  Pick up a Self-Care September card from the front desk and cross off all the boxes.  Once you do that you will be entered into a drawing with three $50 cash prizes!
  • Self-Care September cards are filled with fun experiences to help you take some time for yourself, get out of your comfort zone, try new foods and spend time in nature.  All things you'll be so glad you made time for.
  • You can work on crossing off these boxes beginning Tuesday, September 1st all the way through September 30th.
  • If you'd like to take part, email or stop by the front desk to pick up your card.
Creating and keeping a routine with your nutrition is important for lasting success with your overall wellness.
I'm not a routine person in all areas of life, but I have found a ton of value in creating routines around my nutrition that work really well for me and my family. A routine doesn't have to be super strict or the same exact thing everyday, but the routine you create should help alleviate stress from your day. When we don't have to make so many decisions regarding our food intake, we are more likely to choose healthy because we won't feel so overwhelmed. Routines help improve our mental health and help lower stress, allowing us more time in our day to focus on other tasks or other priorities. The positive cycle continues with better sleep due to improved nutrition and an increased feeling of control over your day which leads to even more great choices.

Here is a sample of a routine for a healthy day:
Wake: Drink 16-20oz of water (then coffee or tea etc.)
Breakfast: Healthy carbohydrate option and a protein
Lunch: Healthy carbohydrate, veggie and protein
Snack (optional): Veggie or fruit and water 
Dinner: Veggies most and a protein
Dinner and done (try not to eat after dinner)
Let's talk weekends and treats:
Saturdays: Meal plan-figure out what you want to have the following week and what food you would need for those meals.
Sundays: Shop and/or prep for those meals
Treats: Plan for 1-2 treats in your week. Don't leave them to chance or let your cravings get the best of you.

Whatever routine works best for you, try to include your whole family. Maybe immediately after dinner you pack lunches with your family for the next day, maybe each member of the family gets to choose one of the dinners for the following week, maybe one Friday each month is 'fun Friday' where you have pizza or take-out that day. Nutrition can and should be fun and simple while still staying in a healthy routine most of the time.
Need more recipe ideas or help with food choices? Email me at or come on in to BAC for a 3 pack of personal training where you can choose nutrition training to learn even more. 
We are open from 7:30am to 1pm on Monday, September 7th with a special Turbo Party with Amanda and Sarah at 9am in the BAC Studio!

Join instructor Cheryl Mack on Saturday, September 12th at 8:30 am at Thomson Beach for this unique and relaxing Yoga workout.  Bring your own towel or mat.  Meet at Bay Urban if it rains that day.  This class is a BONUS to our BAC members and $10 for guests.

Ami Lenning is excited to host a Pound Party on Friday, September 18th at Bay Urban Fitness.  This is a BONUS to our BAC members and $10 for guests.  Pound is a choreographed, cardio-based class with strength intervals set to the beat of the music using drumsticks.  It is a great workout that feels like a party!