Visit BAC's YouTube Page
Join Our List

Join Our Mailing List
60 Second Inspirations

Liz Scribner was at an all-time low.  She was recovering from a difficult pregnancy and fresh out of a divorce.  Life felt hard.  She turned to fitness to find hope and it gave her so much more.  We can't wait to share her transformation story with you this Monday night.  He "60 Second Inspiration" story will air on the WBKB 6pm news and you can always catch the replay on our Facebook page the next day. 
Thinner Winners Keep Team Spirit High in Final Weeks!
Click to see Team Spirit Video!
We are entering week five our annual Thinner Winner weight loss competition and participants are still going mega strong and ready to really push it these last two weeks!  We put together a fun video last week to highlight some of the awesome team spirit we see during Thinner Winner.  Take a quick break, hit play and smile!

THINNER WINNERS--you have a few special group workouts left!  Try to get there with your team!
  • Thursday, November 1st at 6:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness
  • Sunday, November 4th a hike at Norway Ridge at 9am
  • Thursday, November 8th at 4:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness
Have a plan in place to keep your results happening even after Thinner Winner.  Check out the details on Thinner Winner 2: Keep it Off to the right.

We have gifted dozens of BAC stadium blankets in October to members who have hit their 100th check in!  We've also been giving out more and more sideline chairs for hitting their 200th check in!  It's been an exciting month in so many ways. Wherever you're at, you are on track to earningyourself a BAC Rewards gift if you keep your workouts consistent. You can do it too!
We are also excited to announce that the BAC Rewards program expanded this month!  We are gifting BAC "Feels Like Home" t-shirts to all new members who get at least 20 check-ins during their first two months.  Stacy LaFleche was the first to earn hers!

No strings attached, just more BAC SWAG and incentive for you, our valued members.

Quesitions? Contact our membership director Courtney Holmes at  
Community Outreach

We beat the drum this past Friday night for Sweat for a Cause and raised over $250 for Zonta Walks for Women! We are so happy to have a fun workout raise great funds for a fabulous cause. Thank you to everyone who came and contributed!
If you would like BAC to help with your community event or field trip use this form to apply.
Start your holiday shopping here!

It is time to start picking out gifts for your loved ones and this is a great option. From Black Friday through Friday, November 30th we will add FREE CASH on to gift card purchases. If you purchase a $25 gift card we'll make it worth $35. If you purchase a $50 gift card we'll make it worth $70. Limit one per person. Gift cards can be used on logowear, signature programs, juice bar and new memberships. Gift cards available at the front desk.
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 love to run, bike and hike! You can also enjoy a quick workout at home or on-the-go with our friends at Beachbody.

Owner Trina Gray loves teaching and taking classes at BAC. She also uses Beachbody on Demand (an on-line workout library) when she's traveling!  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 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 vitamin!

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
Roasted Butternut Squash and 
Fresh Herb Flatbread
It's okay to splurge a little but a flatbread loaded with fresh herbs and roasted vegetables isn't too bad. Enjoy!

-1 tsp. olive oil
-1 medium butternut squash (about 2 lb), peeled, seeded, and diced
-Cornmeal, for sprinkling
-1 whole wheat Naan bread
-1 (8- oz.) ball mozzarella, sliced
-¼ cup Parmesan, finely grated
-¾ cup of fresh herbs (sage, basil)
-2 tsp. aged balsamic vinegar, for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a roasting pan or heavy baking sheet with oil, then scatter with butternut squash. Cover with foil. Roast 25 minutes, tossing ingredients around once or twice so they cook evenly on all sides. Remove from oven and increase temperature to the highest setting, usually 500°F.
Sprinkle a large (12-by-17-inch) baking sheet lightly with cornmeal. Place Naan bread on baking sheet. Scatter with mozzarella and Parmesan. Place roasted vegetable over bread. Bake until cheese is slightly browned, about 15 minutes. Top with fresh herbs and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if desired.
Trina Gray, Bay Athletic Club
November 2018
We are growing, learning...for YOU! 

The  story of Bay Athletic Club is about YOU --our  members and community supporters. 

The success of Bay Athletic Club is about YOU -- 
our inspiration stories and transformations. 

Our entire club is dedicated to creating a happier and healthier community. Therefore, I usually feature you, the people we serve. 
But this month, I want to congratulate BAC team members for investing in their continuing education and expertise to make our club stronger. 

Lara Torres, Courtney Holmes, Kelly Lake and Amanda Freeland traveled to Chicago for Midwest Mania Fitness Convention for three days of non-stop workouts and lectures covering a range of topics in the industry from delivering a world-class warm up to the importance of recovery to nutrition to Tabata Yoga to HIIT workouts. 

I also presented a session on personal growth and living a positive life. They represented BAC so well and I was proud to have them there. 

These women recently led a workshop with our fitness team at BAC to share what they learned in Chicago. Many teammates attended, including Tracie Granata, Ami Lenning, Bernie Idalski, Cheryl Mack, Eric Koss, Amanda Cordes, Rexann McConnell, Sarah Morrison, Chris Morrison, Andrew Libka, Rick Houchin and Meag Schwartz. You'll experience their fresh ideas in classes and up at BAC, I'm sure. 

Chrissy Carriveau and Amanda Freeland also attended a day-long Leadership event at NOAA, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. BAC teammate Jerome Torres is off to Wisconsin next week to get his TRX certification. We have so many great things happening on the team. 

I spent a few days last week in the mountains of Utah with other health club owners from around the country in a business retreat, hosted by my friend and mentor Todd Durkin. He has always taught me the importance of getting out of the club in order to work on the club. It was extraordinary. I garnered a lot of ideas for our club from my peers in the industry and had some "blue sky time" to dream and brainstorm. I came home filled up and re-energized. I hope you feel our passion when you walk through the doors.  This is not our job, this is our calling. 

Our world-class team just got better... for YOU! 
Trina Gray, Owner, Bay Athletic Club  
PS - T

Owner, Bay Athletic Club 
Like us on Facebook   View our videos on YouTube View on Instagram

  • THINNER WINNERS!  Would you love to keep your results through Thanksgiving?  Of course you would! 
    Sign up for "Keep it Off: Thinner Winner 2"
  • Starts Monday, November 12th and ends Friday, November 30th.
  • If you lost weight in Thinner Winner AND weigh in at or below your final Thinner Winner weight you will win a BAC Hoodie. Yes, we gift your investment right back to you! 
  • Last year 57 people out of the 63 who took part in Keep It Off earned the hoodie!
  • The cost is $40 per person. Get a hoodie, get accountability. 
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

  • Head into winter feeling strong, mentally and physically!  Body Beauty uses the plated bar and a combination of strength moves to build and tone muscle. Bonus core and cardio moves pack an extra punch in this well-rounded camp.
  • In November Body Beauty will be four weeks, meeting on Mondays and Thursdays with one bonus weekend workout
  • We kick off on Monday, November 5th and end Thursday, November 29th.
  • Choose from 11am (childcare available) or 6:30pm time slots.
  • In November we are focusing on gratitude!  Not only will beauties get great workouts, but great reminders about how to keep gratitude front in center in their head, heart and life.
  • Camp led by Beauty coaches Sarah Morrison, Trina Gray, Tracie Granata, Amy Schultz, Cindy Limback 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

  • Get ready to spice up your fitness after Thanksgiving with three days of this popular camp sure to BURN THE BIRD!
  • Urban Combat is low impact, yet high intensity.  You will kick, punch and power your way through fun workouts that challenge your core and endurance.
  • See results in your upper body, mid-section and calorie burn!
  • Join Dorothy, Tracie and Trina in these workouts for all levels!
  • Camp happens Tuesday, November 27th, Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th at 6:30pm at Bay Urban Fitness.
  • The cost is $25 for BAC members and $35 for non members.
  • Sign up by calling 989.356.5600 or emailing

Stop limiting your food groups.   Our bodies were meant to eat a variety of fresh, colorful and flavorful foods. When we deny ourselves a certain food group our brain is triggered to see that food as 'bad' so when we eat it, we tend to overindulge or we end up feeling guilty. Food should not make us feel guilty. Food should make us feel energized, fueled for our day and balanced. 

Many people feel that certain food groups such as carbohydrates, sugars, dairy or meats are the root cause of health problems and they avoid them. The truth is, our body craves a variety of foods to get the various nutrients we need to sustain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Certain foods, such as sugars and refined or sugary carbohydrates, should be eaten in moderation of course, but in general we shouldn't need to limit or cut out any specific food group to live a healthy life. Restriction and dieting doesn't work long term. Variety, moderation and being mindful will help you successfully lose weight and keep it off.

Love pasta? No problem! There are SO many great options on the market today for a healthier pasta option. Instead of a white pasta, try a black bean pasta (see picture), edamame pasta or red lentil pasta! You'll barely notice a difference in taste but you will add a ton of nutrients and extra protein to your day! You can find these healthier options in the pasta aisle.

Chris Spencer loves fitness. He works out consistently every single day. However, he was struggling to lose weight like he wanted to. He had actually started gaining weight. Chris chose to purchase a three pack of personal training nutrition sessions. He met with Nutrition Educator Amanda Freeland three times over the past six weeks and Chris is down 9lbs! He is excited to continue his weight loss journey, and has decided to keep learning about his nutrition with an additional three pack to finish his year strong.

We offer two great nutrition services at Bay Athletic Club.  
1) A three pack of personal coaching nutrition sessions
2) Turning Point: A six week comprehensive nutrition program to develop better habits and a better relationship with food
Email or call 989.356.5600 to get started or get more information.
You are loving the Pound Parties with Ami Lenning so we want to make sure you have more to look forward to in November!  Mark your calendars for Friday, November 2nd and meet down at Bay Urban Fitness at 5:30pm.  Pound is a cardio workout with strength intervals using lightly weighted drumsticks.  You will move to the music and feel like a rockstar while burning calories and fat!  The Pound workout is a bonus and free to our members, $10 to non members. 

Yoga instructor Cheryl Mack is excited to offer a special Kid's Yoga class on Saturday, November 10th.  Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.  Grades Kindergarten through 2nd will be at 10:30am and a class for grades 3rd through 6th will be at 11:15am.  This class is a bonus and free to our members and $10 for non members.  Please email or call 989.356.5600 to sign up.

On Sunday, November 11th Urban Ride instructor Samantha Kendziorski will be leading our special Cycle 90 workshop at Bay Urban Fitness.  This ride will burn serious fat and calories, but also improve your endurance, strength and form.  The ride starts at 8:30am and space is limited.  Email or call 989.356.5600 to reserve your bike.

Sweat for a Cause is back to benefit the Sunrise Side Streakers, a group of runners who puts on races in the area to benefit local nonprofits.  Join instructor Sarah Morrison at Bay Urban Fitness on Friday, November 16th for an Urban Mix "fun run" circuit using strength intervals and run-based cardio bursts.  All proceeds will go to the Sunrise Side Streakers organization.  All are welcome and a donation of at least $5 is appreciated.

We've got a great place for you to be the day after the Burn the Bird workout in the BAC Studio!  The club is open from 5:30am to 5:30pm on Black Friday with one special group fitness class at 9am.  Join instructor Sarah Morrison for a workout that is sure to put to use all that fun Thanksgiving you enjoyed 12 to 18 hours ago.