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New Year’s Resolution?

As we welcome in the New Year (which came way too fast!) I thought we should address the issue of New Year’s resolutions, making them and successfully keeping them.

The first part to any successful resolution is to set an appropriate and achievable goal. Setting goals can be a little tricky. Reach too far and you are doomed before you start, not far enough, and there’s not enough challenge to keep you interested. This is a great time to enlist the help of an expert! As a BAC member, you have the opportunity to meet each year with one of our fitness professionals to reset your fitness program. Just stop by the Front Desk and sign up for a complimentary yearly consultation.

The second key to successfully achieving a goal is to tell someone “out-loud” about it and enlist their help in keeping you on track. This public “airing” of your goal, really determines whether this resolution fades quietly away or becomes a reality this year. Find a friend who shares your goal, come participate in any number of our “small group training classes;” you’ll have more fun, and be able to make the behavioral changes necessary! Whether it’s semi-private lessons for racquetball or swimming, or small group personal training; all offer the benefit of connecting with others who share your goals.

Most importantly, after you have set your goals; spend some quality time designing an action plan to achieve them. What do you need to put in place to help you be successful? Is it time, energy, sleep, work schedule, putting in place appropriate foods, removing inappropriate food etc? Set out a timetable, breaking the larger goals into attainable parts, develop a reasonable exercise schedule, then commit to it. Be accountable to that group or trainer for these achievements. Be sure to review weekly, monthly, or quarterly your progress toward your end goals.

If a new level of fitness is part of your New Year?s resolution, let us help you! Hiring a personal trainer is a great way to build in accountability, so maybe now is the time to invest in one of our expert personal coaches. We also have a program called Activtrax which is a terrific and affordable option. You meet with a trainer; go over your goals, and do a baseline fitness test. After the assessment, you receive your workout. Record each workout as indicated, turn it in, and a new routine is available every time you come into the club. The cycles in the routines really test and stretch your abilities. The best part is, you really see and feel results. This program is included with your Platinum membership and is available as an add-on to any Gold membership as well. Give us a call to set up either Activtrax or any of our personal or group fitness training programs.

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a day of rest…but just one!!!

Food Drive Thank you!

All of us at the Bellingham Athletic Club want to thank you for lending a hand and making our Food Drive a fun fall event. Last year as a group we donated 629 pounds of food, this year we donated 949 pounds of food. It proves we have amazing members! Thank you to all of you who lent a hand to help others in need.

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve, December 24th

Both clubs close at 12:00 p.m.
Kids club is open from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Christmas Day, December 25th

Both clubs closed

New Year’s Eve, December 31st

Both clubs close at 2:00 p.m.
Kids club is open from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day,  January 1st

Cordata 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Downtown 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kids Club 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours…Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Hours

Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving)
Both clubs closed

Friday, November 23rd
Cordata 7:00 am -7:00 pm
Kids Club 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
No group exercise or pool classes
Downtown 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cordata Maintenance Closure Update

Thought you’d like to see some of the work accomplished at Cordata this past weekend.

Cordata Maintenance Closure

Please note, the Cordata Club will be closing September 21-23rd for our annual maintenance and cleaning Shutdown. We will re-open on Monday, September 24th at 5:30 AM. The Downtown Club will be open regular hours for your use:
Friday 5:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday 7:00AM – 7:00PM

Labor Day Hours & Events

Labor Day is Monday, September 3, so check out the following changes to our schedule:

Cordata is open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Please join us for Master Class with Tina @ 9:00 am in the gym.
No other group exercise classes.
Kids Club closes at noon.

Downtown is open 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
No group exercise classes.