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.

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.

Holiday Hours

Cordata Club hours over the holidays:

Thursday December 24                     7:00am-1:00pm

Friday December 25                          CLOSED                     MERRY CHRISTMAS

Saturday December 26                      7:00am-1:00pm

Thursday December 31                     7:00am-1:00pm

Friday January 1, 2021                      7:00am-1:00pm           HAPPY NEW YEAR

Saturday January 2, 2021                 7:00am-1:00pm

Best wishes from BAC to  you and yours to have a healthy and happy Holiday,

Cathy

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

I want to remind you of our decades long support of the Marine sponsored Toys for Tots program.  This year more than any other there is a need to provide a little cheer to our youngest Whatcom County residents.  Please bring a new unwrapped toy to drop off at Cordata.  With Covid restrictions the time frame is much shorter this year, all toys need to be delivered to us by December 15th.  BAC members have been so supportive and generous in the past, let’s not let down the Marines this year! 

Covid-19 Restrictions

We are very sorry to report that the restrictions have been extended on our clubs due to rising COVID cases. These will remain in effect until the Governor lifts restrictions, hopefully in February. The Downtown Club will be closed starting Tuesday, November 17. The Cordata Club will be operating on a very restricted basis with exercise by appointment only. Email us at memberservices@bellinghamathleticclub.com or call at (360) 676-1800.

Covid-19 Procedures Reminder

We require each member to wear masks coming into the clubs, but they are not required during vigorous exercise as per the Governor’s Guidelines.  The following procedures are in place:

1.  Members disinfect their hands at the Front Desk upon entry social distance upon entry;
2.  Members have their temperature checked;
3.  Members record their temperature and acknowledge the absence of any COVID 19 symptoms;
4.  Members pick up spray bottle and rag to disinfect anything they touch before and after use;
5.  Members pick up placards to place on either side of themselves while exercising to maintain social distance;
6.  Members return bottles, rags, and placards to the Front Desk for disinfecting before next use; and
7.  Members check out with the Front Desk so we know who is in the club at all times.

The Downtown Club has a mask required during all times M-F 10-12pm.  This has been working really well for us if you have any further questions feel free to ask.

Cathy

Updated Hours

Dear valued BAC members, 

Thanks so much for hanging in there with us as we battle to make it through this COVID craziness.  We are trying to make good decisions to allow more and more of you to come back into the club.  We have added more in-person Group Fitness classes and we are going to expand Cordata Club hours Monday through Friday from 7pm to 8pm beginning next Monday October 19th.  We have had a number of members unable to fit exercise in after work, so hopefully this will help.  We are awaiting the Governor’s decision to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 and 4.  As I see more and more of you in the club as of late, it gives me hope that we will be able to weather this storm and look back and say ”Whew!  We made it through!”

I want to thank all of you using the club for your conscientious following of all our COVID 19 guidelines, you have allowed us to stay open and not let  one case of COVID into our club.  Everyone–remember to keep exercising, eat well and get adequate sleep, these all help keep your immune system strong and able to combat anything that comes your way.

 Respectfully, Cathy

Labor Day Hours

Labor Day – Monday, September 7th, 2020

Cordata 7:00 am – 1:00 pm, closing at 1:00 pm for the rest of the day.
Downtown will be closed.
Back to regular limited hours on Tuesday, September 8th.