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Inclement Weather Policy

For the safety and well-being of all those concerned, our weather policy is as follows:

When the Bellingham Public Schools are closed due to weather, BAC will be open with a skeleton staff, but there will be no classes or appointments.

When the Bellingham Public Schools are delayed, BAC will be open, but there will be no A.M. classes or appointments.

In the event of extreme weather, we may find it necessary to close the club. Please check the website, call in, or listen to your local radio station for information. This is a very rare occurrence but is sometimes necessary for the safety of our members and employees.

Classes are Happening Saturday-Monday!

Time to celebrate! Both locations of BAC will be open normal hours on Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18 and all classes, appointments, and swim lessons will take place. Kids Club will be open, too! We’ll make a determination next Monday about what will happen next Tuesday (predicted snow). To learn more, check out our Inclement Weather Policy.

Classes Cancelled Today!

Both locations of BAC are open today, Friday, February 15 but all classes, appointments, and swim lessons have been canceled. Kids Club is open. To learn more, check out our Inclement Weather Policy. Be safe out there!

Classes Cancelled Today!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Both locations of BAC are open today, Thursday, February 14 but all classes, appointments, and swim lessons have been canceled. Kids Club is open. To learn more, check out our Inclement Weather Policy. Be safe out there!

Family Swim Time Canceled Tonight!

Due to the weather, we will be canceling family swim time tonight, Wednesday, February 13.

Classes Cancelled Today!

Both locations of BAC are open today, Wednesday, February 13 but all classes, appointments, and swim lessons have been canceled. Kids Club is open. To learn more, check out our Inclement Weather Policy. Be safe out there!

Club Closing Early!

Due to weather, both locations of BAC will close at 2:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, February 12.

Friday Night Out…Guaranteed!

That’s right, it’s happening for sure! The 3rd Friday of each month is a guaranteed GO! Enjoy a relaxing evening out knowing that your children will be safe, happy and having a blast! Our night consists of pizza, games, swimming,  popcorn, juice and a movie.
Valentine Friday Night out (Yes…even with all the snow)!  
WHEN: February 15th  
TIME: 5:30pm-9:30pm
AGES:
6 months-3 years old 
4-10 years old  (Swimming)
COST: 
Ages 4-10yrs old                                            
Member: $14                                      
Child of Member: $16                                     
Non-Member: $18      
Ages 6 months -3yrs old
Members: $20
Child of Member: $22
Non-Member: $24
 *With additional discounts for siblings*
Payment required at time of sign up for Non-Members
Contact the Cordata Front Desk for more information or to reserve a spot!

Courtenay McFadden

If you are a cyclist and have spent much time at our Downtown club, you know who Courtenay McFadden is.

My personal description of her in three words? Tough, Driven, Amazing ? in no particular order. I hired Courtenay when she was in her 2nd year at Western University to teach some Cycling classes for us. She showed up well prepared! She had a complete binder full of ideas, playlists, exercises etc. ? which was completely unexpected. Obviously, she was hired! Most of you that have been fortunate enough to take her classes in the past also know she makes and brings
homemade cookies to her classes on a regular basis.

Fast forward several years; you can follow her as she travels the United States, and the world, to race Cyclocross as a professional. What makes her story extra special is the fact that she has had two separate, excruciating hip surgeries, one year apart from the other. That kind of intensive therapy and recovery would make most people quit. The physical and mental stress she because I follow her, admire her, and learn from her, every day.

This year has been an epic year for Courtenay. She had her first “top of the podium” win, and this year has gone on to be her most successful so far!

Just recently, (the first week of December) Court was in Dallas, Texas to compete in the “UCI Resolution Cup”. This is a two-day event with races on both Saturday and Sunday. The course is intense, with tight, twisty corners, as well as foot-filled, wooded sections and a lot of variety. On the first race day, Courtenay was fast! She was completely focused, and by the end of the race, she was in a fast group of 4 other women. By the end of the race, she dug hard passed the other 3, and took first place!

The following day, the course was different, but she still went on to place 2nd. Amazing! She left the country to race in Nationals the following week. Although she always hopes to finish in the top 3, she came in 9th. No doubt she gave it 110% and we were so proud to watch her in Nationals again! What’s next? She is spending the next 5 weeks abroad in Europe to train and race. We will be sure to keep you updated. If you would like to follow her yourself, she is on Instagram and Facebook, and writes an amazing blog! Congratulations to Courtenay McFadden! What a story of inspiration and hope going into the New Year!!!

Jeri Winterburn
Group Exercise Director

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.