As we move into 2015 Bellingham Athletic Club is so excited to be celebrating our Fortieth year of providing great fitness opportunities for all of Whatcom County! Forty years of watching fitness grow and change. Leotards and leg warmers, sweat bands and big hair, very short shorts and small racquetball rackets; a lot of fond memories and favorite trends, what a ride we have had! We need to hear from you…We are proud to have been a part of your lives over all these years. To help us celebrate all the memories we are looking for stories from you, our members. I was touring a couple who were interested in membership, and the husband piped up as we were walking down the racquetball hallway, “I remember coming here when I was little, I went to kids club and took swimming lessons “. That of course, was an easy sell, they felt so comfortable here, it already felt like family, and that’s how we feel too. We have been part of a lot of our member’s lives for a very long time. We would love to hear from you, funny stories; important moments, who met their spouse here, formed new friendships, or rediscovered old friends? We are also looking for any old photos, BAC has gone through a number of remodels, as well as staff, we would love any pictures you have to help us decorate and celebrate our Forty Years of Fitness. If you feel comfortable sharing just shoot us an email, or stop us in the club to relay the stories, or drop off photos at either Front Desk. Thank you all for being such loyal customers, we’ll be having drawings for prizes and dues credits for the best submissions. Keep an eye out in the year’s newsletters and bulletin boards for celebration info.