January Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Tina Schumacher for being our January Employee of the Month! Tina was hired in June of 2008. After taking group exercise classes for several years, it was recommended that she try teaching them. She has poured her heart and soul into every class and into each interaction she has with members around the club.

Tina teaches almost everything! From HIIT to Zumba, her classes are always fun, motivating, and effective. She is a strong leader and cares deeply about helping others become their best selves. Tina has continued her education by becoming a certified nutrition coach and is AFAA group exercise certified as well as Can-Fit-Pro.

Tina was raised and went to school in Vancouver, BC where she met her husband and moved to Whatcom County in 2000. They have two children who keep them very busy with basketball and soccer. They also have a Boston Terrier named Millie. They are big travelers but have switched their traveling to support their kids wherever they are playing.

Thank you, Tina, for working so hard to help our members achieve their goals and for being such a loyal and dedicated BAC employee.

December Employee of the Month

Matt Massot has been at BAC for about six months now. He really enjoys working at the front desk Downtown and interacting with all of the friendly members that come into the club. During his time at BAC, Matt has developed a love and passion for fitness.

Matt was born in Texas but grew up near Seattle and moved to Bellingham in 2015 to attend Whatcom Community College. During his time at Whatcom, Matt’s love for movies became a passion and now he is pursuing a career in the film industry.

In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his dog Harry, work out, cook, and make and watch movies.

Congratulations, Matt! We are very lucky to have you on our team and serving our members with your kindness and smile!

November Employee of the Month

Carly took over the Membership and Front Desk Departments in April 2019 and has done a fantastic job assembling a wonderful staff and taking charge of membership and sales.  Carly is dynamic, energetic, cheerful, dependable and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done!  We are proud to recognize her outstanding effort by awarding her Employee of the Month for November.

Carly originates from Vancouver, WA and at the early age of 18, she moved to Bellingham. In August of 2013, she was hired as a part of the Kids Club staff. Over the course of 3 years, she worked in different departments and became an integral part of Bellingham Athletic Club.   

Outside of the club, Carly stays active by running, hiking, and boxing. Carly likes to explore what the Pacific Northwest has to offer, and is always up to learn something new. A good book or TV show, cheering on her favorite sports teams—the Seahawks, Oregon Ducks and Portland Trail Blazers, and spending time with friends round out her personal time.

Thanks, Carly for all you do for BAC!

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!

October Employee of the Month

We are very happy to announce Sophia DiPinto as our October Employee of the Month! Sophia has worked at BAC for over a year. She does a little bit of everything: she works in Kids Club, you will see her at the Front Desk at both locations, and you may see her in the pool helping out with instructors and lifeguarding.

Sophia comes from a military family and has lived all over the West Coast and Hawaii. She often makes trips down to Oak Harbor since that is where her family currently resides. Sophia studies psychology at Western and hopes to go to medical school one day. Her main goal is to work in the field of trauma or neuro or maybe become a traveling surgeon.

Away from the club, Sophia loves to hike, read and she can sail almost proficiently after taking a course at WWU that she enjoyed. She always spends her time with her one-year-old cat, Milo.

Thank you, Sophia, for your dedication, patience, reliability, and thoughtfulness! We appreciate everything you do here at BAC!