Beginners Racquetball Clinic

Want to learn how to play racquetball? Join club pro, Wanda Collins, for a Beginners Clinic that will take place on Monday, October 1 from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm.

Free members
$15 nonmembers
All equipment provided.

Racquetball Rules Clinic

Monday, September 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm is the next racquetball skill clinic. This clinic will focus on racquetball rules. What is a penalty hinder?  What happens when I hit someone?  And more…

Preregistration required for all clinics at the Cordata desk.

BAC members $15
Non-members $25

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

Cancer Center Fundraiser Tournament

Hope pavers at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center

The Kill Shot for Cancer Tournament will be held September 29-30, 2018. This is a fundraiser for our local cancer center that helps those who are battling cancer. There are divisions for Women, Men, and Juniors as well as a Doubles division. Register now and have a great day of racquetball while helping cancer patients in our community.

Entry Form

Questions? Contact Wanda Collins.

Time to Start Winterizing

Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and Northwesterners are enjoying one of the best times of year, Autumn.

This season signals that winter is approaching and a good time to begin winterizing your home. Don’t get caught with a faulty furnace or leaky outdoor hose bib in the chill of December. Here are some steps to start preparing:

De-clutter – This is a mantra you will hear from me regularly. Optimally, nothing should be left on the floor that could be tripped over. Put away rakes, shovels and garden hoses in a safe place, out of high-traffic routes. If you have a dedicated area for organized storage, make sure that everything is in its place. If you don’t have a designated space, consider ways to create a convenient and orderly place for your tools. There are a variety of storage solutions available, you are bound to find one that fits your needs.

Check batteries – Test batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Many are wired into the electrical service, and use batteries as back-up. I replace ours annually.

Working flashlights are important in case of power outages. Check that the batteries are fresh, and replacements are readily available. There should be a flashlight in the kitchen, any high traffic areas, and bedrooms. This GE 3-1 Flashlight / Nightlight / Emergency light is rechargeable.

Furnace filters – When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? Many manufacturers recommend every 1 to 6 months, depending on variables like the amount of dust and pollen nearby, the number of pets you have, and whether there are smokers living in your home. A dirty filter will make your furnace work inefficiently, cost you money, and could shut the system down entirely. New filters are relatively inexpensive and easy to change.

Check to make sure that all the floor and ceiling vents are clean as well. It’s good to make sure your furnace or heat system is working properly before the temperature drops, and the repair companies are busy.

Clean exterior entries – Make sure that your entry, steps, and walkways are clean and clear of debris. Leaves and darker skies can hide dirt and slippery spots. Check to see that the address numbers on your house can be seen clearly from the street.

Your home’s safety is important to your health. These steps are a good way to start preparing for winter. If you have a friend or loved one that may need help to do some of these, find a way to support their safety. If you don’t live in their area, find out if they use a handyman service or contact one from a resource like Angie’s list.

Stay safe, warm and enjoy our beautiful September.

Susie Landsem
Aging in Place by Design
Susie is a consultant for Aging in Place. Contact her if you have questions about adding safety and comfort solutions to your home.

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.

Junior Racquetball Lessons

Junior racquetball lessons are open to members and non-members! Sign up at the Cordata Facility Front Desk. All classes taught by BAC Club Pro, Wanda Collins who has been teaching juniors for over 20 years and is currently President of the Washington Junior Racquetball  Association.

Week of September 10 and Week of September 24 (No classes the week of September 17).
2 Weeks, 4 Lessons
$28-Child of Member
$30-Non Member

Week of October 8 thru week of October 29
4 Weeks, 8 Lessons
$54-Child of Member
$60-Non Member

Mon/Wed 4:15-5:00 pm

Tues/Thurs 5:00—5:45 pm
Or Mon/Wed 5:00—5:45 pm

Tues/Thurs 4:15—5:00 pm

Swim Lessons Update

Fall is back, and most of your kiddos are starting classes this month! Happy back to school! Here is our September session – We will be taking a short break for the Labor Day holiday, and classes will run from the 11th – 27th. If you’ve been taking lessons for a while, it’s a good idea to check in with the front desk to see if you have a credit to use towards lessons! Just let us know your student’s name and we’ll check the credit list.

Fall Swim Lesson session:

September 11-27, 2018 (6 lessons)

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10am–12pm, 3:30pm–5:00pm, & 6:00pm-8:00pm

We offer adult groups lessons from 7:30 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as private
lessons to meet your personal fitness goals.

Call (360) 676-1800 to sign up!

Press here for current Swim Lessons details and pricing.

Press here to go to the Aquatic Page.

Is it harder to keep in shape as you grow older?

Cathy Buckley shares her thoughts on “The Far Side…of Sixty”!

Racket sports serve up health benefits

“When I was a kid, my summer sport of choice was baseball. Every day I played in marathon neighborhood games until it was too dark to see the ball. It was about fun and not fitness. But now that I’m older, and my Louisville Slugger has been officially retired, I need a summertime sport that recaptures the playfulness of my youth, but also works to keep my physical and mental skills sharp.

So, I picked up a racket.

It turns out that racket sports are not only fun, but they may help me live longer….”

To read the entire article from Harvard Health Medicine, press here.