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If you work in the schools, we appreciate all you give year round to educate our kids. Please take advantage of this Teacher Appreciation special.  It is just $99 for a summer of fitness!  Access to all of our group fitness classes and a getting started right appointment with a personal trainer included.  Just come in to sign up and get started. This is the ONLY membership special we run all year! 
AHS student athletes, we want to help YOU get in great shape for your school sports. Our workouts at Bay Urban Fintess are JUST what you need to get stronger, faster and avoid injury in your season. BONUS! You can earn a long sleeve athletic shirt this summer with our special Wildcat Sweat Game Card!  Just pick one of these cards up at the front desk and work to cross off all of the boxes.  

It's been a buzzing month of BAC Rewards!  We love celebrating your fitness milestones.  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!

Questions? Contact our membership director Courtney Holmes at
Community Outreach

We raised $200 for Science Olympiad in June with the Sweat for a Cause Pound Party that was open to children 10 and up! Details on our July Sweat for a Cause in the "New in Group Ex" box below! Thank you to everyone who came to Sweat for a Cause!
BAC teammates Tracie Granata, Sarah Morrison and Chris Morrison led the preschoolers of Immanuel Lutheran through their very own field day a few weeks ago.  They worked through an obstacle course, did pillow sack races and ended with some relays!
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 friends Erin Andrews and Jean Prevo love classes and workouts at BAC and Bay  Urban. They are group ex junkies!

They also use Beachbody on Demand (an on-line workout library) when they are juggling life and only have 30 minutes to meet up quickly between work, kids, travel and summer fun.

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:

by Kelly Lake

Eating in the summertime is best when it's simple and fresh. Take this salad I tossed together with ingredients found in the refrigerator, just six ingredients but so satisfying. Follow this recipe or use it as a guide to making your own combinations.
Avocado, sliced
2 cups of mixed greens
2 TBSP of fresh dill, destemmed
¼ cup of crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup of pepitas, roasted
½ cup of peas
2 TBSP of your preferred dressing (I used Green Goddess)
Toss in a large bowl and enjoy!
P.S. The combination of peas and the pepitas helps bring the protein profile to a near to complete protein so you'll have all the amino acids your body needs to support functionality.

BAC Friends, take care of your heart by taking care of your health. Don't let the busy-ness of life prevent you from working out. You are worth it. Make time for it, not excuses. 
Sunday night boxing class is off the HOOK. 
Have you tried it? 5 PM at Urban this summer. 
INCLUDED in your BAC membership. 
What? Yes. We love surprising you wiht new, fun workouts and appreciate your loyalty. 
Call 989-356-5600 to sign up.  

Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
July 2019
It's not just weight loss. It's a new WAY of life. 

Yes,  people come to Bay Athletic Club to lose weight, inches and drop sizes.  But they find much more than that on their journey. 
They find a new way of life. They find energy, strength, happiness, confidence and better health.
I was emotional working on both of these member success stories with our Communications Director, Sarah Morrison. 

Mindy LaFleure is looking forward to exploring the mountains of Tennessee with her husband on their 25th anniversary trip this fall. 
She feels fit and amazing and will have the energy to soak up all of the adventures.

A lot has changed. Just six months ago, Mindy felt depressed every time she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. She was carrying around extra weight and was exhausted getting through the day. 

Mindy was working full-time and raising three kids.  She ate out a lot and clung to the excuse that she was too busy to take care of her health. When her Aunt Timberly surprised her with a gift certificate to Bay Athletic Club for Christmas, Mindy took action. Having her aunt as a workout buddy helped.  Soon, Mindy's mom Cheryl joined them too.

They started attending group fitness classes and loved being able to spend time together as a family doing something fun.  Mindy enrolled in a 30 Day Transformation Challenge and lost 9 pounds. She was thrilled.  The results were helping Mindy gain confidence. 

Mindy cleaned up her eating, too. She stopped choosing convenience foods and started eating food with good nutrition. 

Her hard work has paid off. She has lost 25 pounds and is the strongest she has ever been.
She likes her reflection in the mirror and no longer feels like she is treading water through life.  She is in charge of her health and her future.

Mindy's husband Hank and daughter Megan have also joined her at Bay Athletic Club.Life feels better and she is excited for all the adventures ahead.

At the age of  42, Larry Donajkowski got a wake up call at his annual physical. He stepped on the scale and was nearly 300 pounds.  

His doctor said she needed to increase his blood pressure medication.  Larry decided that it was ridiculous that he had let his health get to this point.
He asked the doctor to give him six months to see if he could improve his health on his own.  She agreed.

On January 1st, Larry walked into Bay Athletic Club with a resolution to take back his health. He meant it. 

He was sick of avoiding crowded places like church and school concerts because of his size.
He was sick of breaking into uncomfortable sweats. 
He was sick of needing a CPAP machine to sleep. 
He was sick of not having energy to coach his son's baseball team.
He took action. Larry started working out at least five times a week.  
He thought that having an active job with at least 5 thousand steps per day was enough. He knew his body needed more.
He challenged himself with cardio and strength intervals at Bay Athletic Club.  

Larry also looked at his nutrition. He ate huge portions and snacked all the time.  His meals revolved around meat, potatoes, bread and noodles and was over 1500 calories.  Now he chooses lean meats and pairs them with vegetables, he loves trying new ones. 

In a little over six months Larry has lost 81 pounds. He has dropped from a 3-XL shirt to a large and is also down 3 pant sizes.  Instead of having to increase his blood pressure medication his doctor actually reduced it. And he no longer needs a CPAP machine.

At the beginning of the year, Larry got a reality check. He did not ignore the warning signs. He faced them and changed his life. This healthy father of three has a better future ahead.  

Trina Gray,  Owner, BAC and Bay Urban Fitness 

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
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  • If you keep your fitness fun, you'll keep doing it!  You'll get GREAT results this summer!
    That is what we created Summer Adventure Camp for!
  • All July long you'll have access to workouts that fit all schedules and take you all over town.
  • Hikes, bike rides, farmer's market trips, outdoor workouts, beautiful locations, new summer recipes and so many more awesome things!
  • We even have a plan for your workouts when you are traveling.
  • Summer Adventure Camp kicks off on Monday, July 1st and lasts all month. You can participate as much as you can and have lots of workouts to choose from! It's very flexible. 
  • The cost is $50 for members and $75 for non members.
  • Get signed up for tons of fun and results right now!  Call 989.356.5600 or email
  • Click on this image to the right to see a sneak peek into Summer Adventure Camp!

  • Our most popular camp EVER kicks off on Monday, July 8th to Thursday, August 1st
  • 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! 
  • Meets Mondays and Thursdays, choose from 11am or 6:30pm
  • 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
Emotional eating is something that most people struggle with, even if they don't realize it.
Emotional eating is complicated because the trigger is different for everyone and so is the response.
  • The first thing we need to do is to be aware. When we are eating something outside of breakfast, lunch, dinner or a planned snack we need to ask ourselves why we reached for that food. Is it after work everyday as soon as we get home that we eat a handful of chips or crackers? Is it late at night when no one else is around to see us? Is it always in a drive through in the morning before we head into work? Is it after a phone conversation with a family member? Or maybe it's while watching a certain show.  
  • The second thing we need to do is understand that food is something that is in our control and we often use it in place of things we cannot control. Many things can trigger emotional eating including lack of sleep, letting ourselves get too hungry, our kids behavior, work, our relationships and other things out of our control.
  • The third thing we need to do is put these first two things together. When we can be aware of when and what our triggers are we can take control back over emotional eating.
Here's the tricky part, foods we enjoy physically relax us and relieve stress. That's a good thing. That's why restricting ourselves can put more stress on us. We have to know the difference between enjoying a treat and mindlessly reaching for food that we didn't really need or want in the first place. If you feel like you struggle with emotional eating, start tracking your food. You'll start to see patterns and you'll be able to develop new habits that will help you reach your goals faster.

FOOD SWAP: This summer, reach for some fresh fruit instead of choosing juice. At breakfast, eat an orange or a grapefruit instead of drinking juice. Liquid calories are not detected well by your body and will not curb your appetite especially when all the fiber is removed. Store bought juices and smoothies can be even sneakier as they often contain added sugar and since they are not fresh, most of the micro-nutrients are gone. Fresh fruit is in season right now! Enjoy as much as you can, especially for breakfast and lunch.
SUCCESS STORY: Marie Kowalski is 76 years old and wants to keep feeling good. In the past three weeks she has met with trainer and nutrition educator Amanda Freeland. She has lost 6.5 inches and has started making small but important changes in her day like drinking more water, cutting back on her coffee and watching her portion sizes at dinner.

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.
This summer you can hop in on a special strength class using the swiss ball.  Rexann McConnell will lead it Wednesdays at 5pm in the BAC studio.

Bring your kids to their own workout at BAC!  On Wednesday, July 24th Cheryl Mack will lead a special Kid's Yoga class in the BAC Studio.  Children grades Kindergarten to 3rd meet at 1pm and children grades 4 to 6 at 1:45pm.  FREE for kids of BAC members and $5 for non members.

We are bringing you two Pound Parties in July!  The first one happens on Friday, July 5th at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.  The second will happen in the BAC Studio on Thursday, July 11th in place of the normal CIZE class.  These workouts are led by Ami Lenning and are a BONUS to all members.  The cost is $10 for non members.

Plan to jump in a Sunday 5pm Urban Box workout in July! It is a huge HIT!  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. We had 7 no-shows on Sunday, June 23rd and we had a full waitlist of people really wanting to box. Call 989-356-5600 or email to get signed up.  
Wraps are available for purchase for $8.00, gloves are provided.  

In July we are raising money for the Thunder Bay Theater with a special Zumba party Sweat for a Cause!  Join instructor Rexann McConnell on Friday, July 19th at 5:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.  This workout is all ages 14 and up and a donation of at least $5 is appreciated.  Come sweat, have fun and find your inner performer!

BOXING 90: Friday, July 26th at 5:30pm
  • 90 minute sweat session 
  • uses the 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 on the Beach: Saturday, July 27th at 9am
  • 90 minute restorative practice at Starlite beach 
  • rain back up will be at Bay Urban Fitness 
  • take your Yoga practice further 
  • enjoy a variety of restorative poses for all levels 
  • feel renewed, centered and rejuvenated 
  • led by Amy Schultz
  • pack a towel or your own Yoga mat
  • $10 members/$20 non-members
  • sign up required 
  • 989-356-5600 or email
RIDE 90: Sunday, July 28th at 8:30am
  • 90 minute endurance ride
  • 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