Bellingham Athletic Club

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BAC is Bellingham

Bellingham Athletic Club is pleased to announce our
“BAC is Bellingham” September Community Workshop Series.

Come experience Groov3 HipHop Dance, Bachata, Pop Pilates, Danzika, Onestyle Functional Breathing & Movement, Yoga Care for Cancer and After Cancer, and Family Fun Fitness hosted at the Bellis Fair Mall! Workshop registration includes a free one-month platinum membership at Bellingham Athletic Club located at 4191 Meridian St.  Members have access to all of the platinum amenities: pool, hot tub, sauna, basketball, pickle ball, racquetball, handball, free-weights, cardio, circuit machines, 30 group classes per week, Activtrax, personal training, and Kids Club!

Classes Taught By:

Adriane Rodrigues
Adriane Rodrigues
Group Fitness Instructor

Born and raised in Brazil, Adriane has spent the past 20+ years developing her energetic teaching and dance techniques. For her, dance is a way of life and represents the ultimate form of expression and fitness. She is passionate about combining music, fitness, breathing, and rhythm to connect and give people a healthy channel for self-expression. Every class is a unique experience aimed at celebrating life.

Degrees & Certificates
• Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA
• Certified Zumba Instructor (Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Kids, Zumba Toning, Strong Nation)
• MixxedFit Certified
• BollyX Certified
• Pop Pilates Certified
• Afro Brazilian dance and technique
• Samba Rio style
• Cuban Rumba and Salsa

Christine Engelfried
Christine Engelfried
Group Fitness Instructor

Christine Engelfried began her love of dance at the age of 3. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a double major in dance and communication studies, her love of movement continues to inform her life through teaching, performing, and processing life and the human experience.

Christine enjoys creating a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for all of her students where they can experience the joy of movement and savor the gift of this life. She loves to hold space for people to connect to their body, breath, and mind and allow people to discover an inner play, where they can dance, sweat & LIVE.

In addition to teaching dance, she is a certified yoga teacher at the 500-hour level with YogaWorks, a certified Restorative Yoga Teacher, and an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist completing clinical hours with UCLA patients in five modalities of treatment: yoga therapy (restorative poses, breath awareness, in-bed movement, and guided meditation), Reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care.

She also has the distinct honor of being a Founding Guide for KINRGY, a wellness platform created by Emmy® award-winning dancer and artist Julianne Hough to transform your body, mind, and energy through innovative dance cardio, fitness, and meditation classes.

Christine and her family (her husband, 3-year-old, and two pups) are recent transplants from Los Angeles to Bellingham. She is honored to be part of this beautiful community and excited to share in the ‘BAC is Bellingham’ community workshop series.

Credentials/Certifications + Trainings

  • Founding Guide with KINRGY created by Julianne Hough
  • Professional Dancer
  • BFA Dance Loyola Marymount University
  • BFA Communication Studies Loyola Marymount University
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts Summer Dance Festival
  • Certified GROOV3 Instructor
  • Yoga Teacher certified at the 500-hour level
  • Certified Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (Completed clinical hours with UCLA patients in five modalities of treatment: yoga therapy (restorative poses, breath awareness, in-bed movement, and guided meditation), Reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care)
  • Reiki Master Level Certification
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
  • Pre/Post-Natal Yoga Teacher Training
  • Therapeutics Yoga Teacher Training
  • iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
  • Ayurveda Wellness Coach (in-progress)
Fred Engelfried
Fred Engelfried
Group Fitness Instructor

Fred Engelfried is a NASM-certified personal trainer, Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor, and co-founder of Onestyle.  He worked for over 15 years in Los Angeles with a broad range of clientele from athletes, celebrities, models, pre and post-natal mothers, and special needs cases such as rheumatoid arthritis, autism, and multiple sclerosis.

Fred has a personal connection with rehabilitating and reconditioning the body – having experienced two accidents and managing chronic pain for decades. Influenced by Applied Functional Science, DNS, and PRI, he approaches the body with careful respect for joint alignment, dynamic posture, and structural integrity. Through Onestyle, he enhances the biochemistry, biomechanics, and cadence of breathing while integrating conscious movement and guiding clients to listen deeply to their body’s intelligence.

His style of training is best illustrated by one of his clients:

“There is no one word that describes Fred Engelfried. As a trainer, he is focused, hard-working, and creative, and offers rich knowledge of both form and function, physiology and fitness; as a person, Fred is humble, educated, sensitive, and intelligent, and he carries within him a deep integrity and abiding warmth that create true trust and partnership with his clients.” – Cara D.

Fred Engelfried lives in Bellingham with his wife, 3-year-old, and two dogs. They recently moved here from California and greatly appreciate all that Bellingham has to offer. When not training or fixing up their house, Fred enjoys Nordic skate skiing, hiking, and growing food.

Jovanny Hincapie Betancur
Jovanny Hincapie Betancur
Group Fitness Instructor

As a former National Latin Dance champion in Colombia, Jovanny brings energy, expertise, and over seventeen years of professional experience ranging from group exercise, personal training, and dance to Bellingham. His background includes a specialization in dance technique, a BA in Sports Science and Recreation, and he is currently completing a Master’s degree in Sports Training and Management. His passions include Danzika, Bachata, HIIT training, Zumba, and Kickboxing.

Michal Retter
Michal Retter
Group Fitness Instructor

Michal feels a very strong spiritual connection to Yoga, which has guided her journey in life and naturally led her to the path of teaching.  She is a highly skilled professional, registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and draws on 20 years of experience in teaching Yoga and a background in relaxation techniques, energy healing, and body psychotherapy.

Michal has a passion for creating a non-judgmental and open space for body-awareness, wellness, and acceptance of our multi-faceted nature – mind, body and soul.  Every class she offers has a different focus and includes breath awareness, stretching, core-strengthening, and modifications for different levels and injuries. Her intention in teaching is to help practitioners to see themselves with compassion and patience, and to leave class feeling revived, relaxed, freer and at ease.

In addition to teaching Yoga at BAC for many years, Michal instructs Yoga for academic credits at Whatcom Community College as adjunct faculty, and at the FireHouse Arts & Events Center in Fairhaven. She is also a mom and a caregiver.

Michal has completed the following certification programs: a 200 Hr Teacher Training Worldwide with YogaFit, a 500 Hr Teacher Training through 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle which included Prenatal Yoga as well as Trauma Informed Yoga, a 50 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Bernie Clark in Vancouver, B.C. and most recently, 40Hr Healing Yoga for Cancer Training with Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT.
Ursula Amelia
Ursula Amelia
Group Fitness Instructor

Ursula London has had a lifelong passion for fitness and nutrition. She enjoys yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Power Pump, running, swimming and cycling. Currently, she teaches yoga at BAC, and delights in helping others to enjoy the benefits of fitness.

Group fitness is a passion for Ursula. She has practiced many forms of yoga since she was a teenager. She has attended a Stott pilates workshop in California, and taken Group Exercise and Pilates certifications at BAC.

She has taught family fitness, step, yoga and Pilates at multiple gyms throughout Whatcom County, and attended and practiced many forms of fitness. She has taught group fitness for over 7 years.

Ursula has lived in Whatcom County for most of her life, leaving for several years during childhood to live in Canada, and Florida, and as an adult to spend two years in Mexico. She enjoys traveling, reading, music, learning, and spending time with her daughter and dog. She enjoys dancing, swimming and surfing.

She loves seeing families enjoying fitness together.