Current Covid Guidelines & Summer Updates

Well here we are entering the second summer of COVID.  Though things are looking up, we are awaiting moving to the lifting of all restrictions.  As we have been gathering information from our membership, we are comfortable in saying that 80% of our membership currently using the club has been fully vaccinated!  That is absolutely great news.  We feel a little like a bear coming out of hibernation; in that we are slowly adding more and more exercise options. 

Current COVID policies:  Fully vaccinated members do not need to wear masks at all, if you are unvaccinated please mask up on the way in; reservations are still required for class participation and pool lanes. 

Racquetball

6/14/21                Beginner Racquetball Clinic @ 6:15 pm

6/23/21                Summer Racquetball League starts—call the Front Desk to sign up

In the Pool

6/16/21                Wednesday 8:30 am Water Aerobics with Tish

6/17/21                Thursday 9:00 am Aqua Zumba with Cindy

Kids Club

We are currently awaiting guidance from the Governor on drop-in daycare rules.  We are planning on opening Kids Club with reservations Monday, July 12th.  If you are interested in using Kids Club, let us know what times would be the best.  We generally plan KC hours around Group Ex classes.  As we add more classes we will add more Kids Club hours. 

Group Exercise Classes

6/14/21                Monday 5:30pm Power Pump with Heather

We will add classes as the existing classes fill up, let us know if there is an offering you would like. 

Downtown

For our Downtown members, we are so sorry to be experiencing the closure of our locker rooms due to a failure of our sewer system.  Supply chain issues have impacted our ability to replace a pump required to pump up to the city sewer line.  We have had 4 different plumbing outfits in to help, to no avail.  Please understand we are working on it.  We are mortified at having to close the locker rooms again!  Thank you for your patience.

Anxious to get your game on?

Hope this finds you well and anxious to get your game on!

We are still in the stranglehold of COVID, but we’ve seen some improvement and light at the end of the tunnel!

People are coming back to BAC to get in shape and ready to hit the courts again.  Policy at this point is that you have to wear your mask into the club, while you’re in the hallway, but not while you’re playing (unless you’d like to).  Bring your own towels.

We have people that have come back to the courts – there are some playing on Mon/Wed/Fri mornings again as well as some on Tues/Thurs evenings and various other pockets of times and days.  I want to facilitate in any way possible for those who need to find a playing partner, so if you’d like to play some singles, but don’t know who to contact, reply to this email and I’ll try to match you up with others.

I have a couple of other ideas in the works, and would like your feedback on them.  Please let me know what you think, and if you have any other ideas for me!

1.  SHORT SUMMER LEAGUE

For those who feel safe to do so, I’m contemplating having a little mini-league in May and June (or June and July).  8 or 9 weeks of playing singles matches.  Matches could be 2 out of 3 to 11 points, to ease people back into shape.  Would you be interested?

2.  BEGINNER CLINIC

To bring new players to our sport, I will reinstate the free beginner clinic for those who’d like to learn the game and participate on our courts. Sign-ups will be limited! First one will be in mid-May.

3.  GET IN SHAPE FOR RACQUETBALL CLASS

A lot of you have not been exercising that much during COVID.  This would be a chance to get yourself safely back into playing shape.  It would be a combination of drills on the court with me and a workout upstairs with a trainer to get your body in better shape for the game.  Would you be interested?

Let me know your thoughts!  You can email us at racquetball@bellinghamathleticclub.com

Downtown Club Opens

Good News!  With infection rates still declining and vaccination rates increasing it looks like we will be able to stay in Phase 2 for an extended period of time. That allows us to open up the Downtown Club effective TODAY!  We are so excited to be able to open the doors of the Downtown Club for our member’s workouts.

We will start with modified hours:  Monday through Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-7pm.  Masks will be mandatory at all times during the morning hours (even when working out).  Masks will be required in all common areas and when not vigorously exercising, during the afternoon session (just like the policy at Cordata). Though we are able to open the exercise floor for member use, it appears from all of our research that we will still have to keep the locker rooms closed until we get further guidance from the Governor.  We will expand hours as the demand arises.

For right now the only In-person Class will be Lesley’s Strong and Stable which will require prior registration. We want to thank all of you members who have supported us throughout this past year, it has been so important to us.  We do foresee a time when we will have both clubs back in full swing in the not too distant future.  We are hoping that more and more of you are able to get the vaccine.   We can’t wait to see you back in the club!

Whatcom County is Moving to Phase 2!!!

Whatcom County will move into Phase 2, Monday February 15, which will mean we can operate BAC at  25% capacity!  Class size for all In-Person Group Exercise will be moved to 8 participants; Water Aerobics classes will allow 12 participants. Racquetball/Handball courts are open and available as well!

The best part is that we will no longer have to reserve spots for general club usage on the exercise floors.  We will continue with the social distancing policy; please respect the masking rule throughout the club, unless strenuously exercising. Spray bottles for cleaning equipment, and placecards to ensure space around you, are still available by the front desk.  Most importantly, please stay home if you are not feeling well.

If we continue to stay in Phase 2 for Whatcom County we will look at re-opening the Downtown Club with limited hours; and with a mandatory mask always policy.  I foresee this happening in March as long as we don’t bounce back out of Phase 2.

Thanks everyone for your continued support as we navigate our way through these crazy times.

Meet Andrea Wagner

Andrea WagnerMeet Andrea Wagner, our newest Group Ex Instructor and Personal Trainer. Andrea comes to us from the Tacoma/Gig Harbor area with over 28 years in the Health and Fitness Industry. She has held positions as a manager, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and mentor. Her love of health began in college where she studied Exercise Science (Eastern Washington University) and earned her first, of many, certifications.

Andrea has extensive experience teaching Barre, Spin, Pilates, TRX, Senior Fitness, Posture, and Strength formatted classes. She believes in a safe, well-balanced class that is progressive, challenging, and fun. Sometimes hurt so good but still fun.

Andrea enjoys daily hikes in the woods with her Lab. Being in nature is essential for her, and a recommendation for clients. Anytime with her growing children is quality time. She says she reads, a lot. Some topics include but not limited to cellular biology, quantum physics, intermittent fasting, energy, conscious parenting, longevity, and disease prevention. She believes in living a joyful life taking care of our inside being as well as our outside vessel. Andrea loves deep conversations and figuring out challenges so please hit her up with questions!

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, crafts, swimming, hot dogs, popcorn, snacks, and end 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 18th
TIME: 5:30-9:30pm
AGES: ALL ages

COST:
Ages 4yrs and up Member: $25; Child of Member: $30; Non-Member: $35
6m.-3yrs old Member: $30; Child of Member: $35; Non-Member: $40

Sign up at the Cordata Front Desk if you dare before October 16th! Payment required at time of registration.

*If your child has any food restrictions, parents will need to provide an alternative snack*