Want Rowing Machine Monitor 101?

Attached is a pictures of each of our screens on our two rowing machines we have at Cordata. These little explanations are aimed to help you better understand what each number means so you can get on one and have your best workout yet! (The top picture is almost identical to the rowing monitor on the machine Downtown).
Rowing-Monitors-101

Fall Classic Racquetball Tournament


Everyone’s favorite tournament is just around the corner. We will be playing for all things Thanksgiving related. This years Fall Classic will be November 17-19, 2017. Bring your A game to win a Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner and much more. We will be offering all divisions, including juniors. Keep your eyes open for entry forms and online registration this week!

Let’s keep our kids healthy!

We are reminding families in the fall that only healthy kids are allowed in kids club! Anyone with signs of a cold or other illness may be asked to leave. This is to help prevent the spreading of illness and keep everyone – including our staff – healthy! Please have kids wash their hands upon entering Kids Club and leaving!

Racquetball Tip – Returning Serve

One of the toughest assignments in the game of racquetball is to successfully return a well-placed serve in the backhand corner. It is improtant that the receiver be able to neutralize the server’s advantage and get on an equal footing to play the point out. Notice that I didn’t say it is important for the receiver to “kill” the server return or hit a winner to end the point, although there are times when players look like they are trying to do just that. Remember that you are at a disadvantage: the server has great center court position and you are being forced to hit a backhand return from about 38 feet from the front wall. The better his or her serve is, the more you should be thinking defensive, not offensive play.

The best return to a tough serve is a ceiling ball. Ceiling balls force the server to run all the way to the back court from the service area where they will encounter a ball that has to be hit from shoulder height or higher. You should aim to hit the ceiling about 2 to 7 feet from the front wall. Use a full smooth stroke: make sure you don’t “punch” at the ball with your arm or you will not be consistent.

If the serve return can be hit with a good stroke before it gets to the back corner, or if it is hit hard enough and high enough to come off the back wall, you can begin to think more offensively. This is the time for a straight shot down the wall or a crosscourt pass shot to the opposite back corner. Make sure that you have time to actually set your feet and get back far enough to be in position to take the shot.

Remember to be SMART when returning serve. Force the server to back court and wait for another time to try and “kill” the ball in front court…and don’t forget to move into center court position as soon as you can!

Freaky Friday Night Out!

Come join us for another “Fangtastic” Freaky Friday Night Out. The kids will have a “howlin’ good time” full of Halloween themed games, swimming, pizza, popcorn, snacks, and end of the night with a Halloween themed movie! Your child will not want to miss out on this “Spooktacular” Party! Costumes are strongly encouraged.

When: Friday, October 27th
Time: 6:30-10:00PM
Ages: 2-10 years
Cost : $18 Members / $20 Child of Member / $25 Non-Members
Sign up at the Cordata Front Desk if you dare before October 26th! Payment is required at the time of registration.
* If your child has any food restrictions, parents will need to provide an alternative snack

Photo Contest

We will be having a photo contest that highlights all the great things you are able to do because you stay in shape here at BAC and prizes will be awarded! We are putting together various packages of $100, $75, and $50 in value. Photos will be posted in both clubs and on our website. If you have photos you want to enter just submit them to Cathy (cathyb@bellinghamathleticclub.com)! We are very excited to see all the adventures our BAC members are having while away from the clubs. Submission deadline has been extended to October 30.

Swim Lessons

Next Swim Lesson sessions:

October 3 – 26 (4 weeks/8 lessons)
November 7 – 30 (4 weeks/7 lessons)
December 5 – 14 (2 weeks/4 lessons)
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10am–12pm, 3:30pm–5:30pm, & 5:30pm-7:30pm

We offer adult groups lessons from 7:00pm-7:30pm 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 Fall 2017 Swim Lessons details and pricing.

Press here to go to the Aquatic Page.

Zumbathon® – Dance to Defeat DIPG

We will be having a Zumbathon® to raise funds to defeat DIPG, a devastating childhood bran cancer, that has taken our beloved Lucy Duersch.
When: Saturday September 30 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: in the gym
Tickets: $10 each, with additional donations gladly accepted. Tickets can be purchased online or in class with Celine or Maria.

Love for Lucy Fundraiser / Hope Tournament

It is with an extremely heavy heart that this tournament has been cancelled due to low participation. Please keep the family in your thoughts as sweet Lucy passed away last weekend in the comfort of her own home.

If you want to donate to the cause you can still do so.

~ Jessie

Downtown Maintenance Shutdown

Our Downtown location will be closed for our annual maintenance shutdown on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17.

Our Cordata location will be open:
Friday 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.