Bellingham Athletic Club

Member Update

Dear Members,

There have been concerns with the Governor’s statements yesterday, that there has been a change to our status as far as the guidance under Phase 2 for operations here at the club.  Not to worry, we are in full compliance with the guidelines with how we reopened and continue to operate both clubs, continuing to screen each member and staff as they enter the facility and limiting access.  But we have had some members worried about the non-wearing of masks during vigorous exercise.  One of the suggestions was to have mask mandatory times at the club; so we are going to try this at the Downtown club- Monday through Friday from 10 am-Noon, masks will be required the entire time you are in the club.  We’ll see how this goes, for those who are immune-compromised or in a high-risk group this will provide some added assurance.  As always your feedback is much appreciated.

More Water Exercise Classes

We are adding some more Aqua fitness classes available with 3-day advanced reservations starting Monday, August 3rd.  Jill will be teaching Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm and Fridays 8:30 am and 9:30 am.  This will double our capacity for the very popular classes.  Thank you, Jill! 

Don’t forget our online and live group exercise schedule, we are working hard to respond to the suggestions of our membership, look for yoga with Michal to be added soon.

Some Good News

I wanted to share some positive news regarding the COVID19 virus.  Whatcom County through their drive-through testing sites released some interesting data: They tested just under 1900 Whatcom County residents, with only 1% of the tests coming back positive.  Only 1%!  That is encouraging; with the statewide number which has also continued its downward trend is sitting at about 5.4% now.   Also looking at data from the Washington Department of Health COVID 19 Dashboard gives us some more good news; as the number of cases has indeed gone up – the hospitalization rate is half of what it was in April, and the death rate continues to go down even as the number of cases increases.  I encourage everyone to go to the website and take a look at the epidemiological curves; it helps put things into perspective.  I can’t help but be heartened, what can I say; I’m a glass half full type of gal!

 Respectfully, Cathy