Meet Carly

Carly Miller - Bellingham Athletic ClubCarly originates from Vancouver, WA and at the early age of 18 she moved to Bellingham to attend Whatcom Community College. 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 the BAC. After a 3 year hiatus from the Club, she is now back serving as our Member Services Director.

Outside of the club Carly has found her passion competing in Spartan races and will be training continuously throughout the next year. She likes to explore new trails and restaurants and is always up for a new adventure. A good book and spending time with friends rounds out her personal time. Carly has two kitties that very special to her and have been her companions for 5 years.

Getting your daily dose of Magnesium

We hear a lot about the importance of vitamins, but minerals seem to get less attention unless it’s calcium or sodium. Magnesium is a key mineral in over 300 chemical reactions in the human body! It supports bone health, muscle contraction/relaxation, blood sugar balance, sleep, and energy production (just to name a few of its many roles).

Magnesium is found primarily in leafy greens, especially spinach and swiss chard; however, it is also found substantially in most beans and seeds. Symptoms of deficiency may include muscle cramps/weakness, irregular heartbeat, constipation, restlessness, and chocolate cravings!

One of my favorite recipes to boost my magnesium intake is a Mexican-inspired nourish bowl! Sauteed onion and garlic combined with warm quinoa and black beans seasoned with cumin, chili powder, oregano, and paprika over a bowl of spinach is super yummy, super filling, and a super way to get lots of this awesome mineral. I like to top this nourish bowl with green chiles, a dollop of full-fat, plain yogurt, salsa, and cilantro! Yum!

If you’d like to learn more about nutrition and how to get yours in order, please visit my website at or email me at I’m also on Instagram @rebelyumnutrition!
Shelby O’Hagan
Nutrition Consultant

Cardio Dance & Fitness Class

Join Elena for her Cardio Dance & Fitness Class. It is a high-energy class incorporating dance moves, focuses on cardio, kickboxing, resistance training, Pilates, barre, and yoga. This unique experience offers an inspiring blend of dance, fitness, rigorous cardio and body sculpting. You’ll move, sweat, and enjoy every second of this fabulous class!

Monday & Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday at 7:15 am
Saturday at 8:30 am

April Member of the Month

Our April Member of the Month is Chelsea Rodriguez, along with her kiddo, Aislin. Chelsea and Ailsin moved to Bellingham from Portland in 2015. They joined BAC in  2016, and they both enjoy various activities around the club. Aislin participates in our  Junior Racquetball program, takes swimming lessons, and loves her Junior Orientation privileges. Chelsea enjoys weight lifting and getting her heart rate up with some personal training.

Chelsea grew up in Spokane, WA, so she’s a Northwesterner at heart. She spent 8 years serving in the United States Navy and now works in security at a medical facility in Skagit County.

Chelsea is getting married in June, so their family is about to grow a little larger! Chelsea and her fiance enjoy exploring all of the trails around the Northwest and are avid hikers. In fact, Chelsea is training with one of our excellent training staff, Alexa, for a backpacking trip up to Mount Baker this summer!

Outside of the gym, Chelsea indulges in several crafting hobbies, including crochet, knitting, Brazilian Embroidery, and Japanese Braiding. Thanks Chelsea and Aislin, for being such active and inspiring members!

April Employee of the Month

Brian PorterWe are both pleased and proud to announce Brian Porter as April’s Employee of the Month. Brian has been at BAC since February of 1993. That’s 26 years! In that time he has done just about everything there is to do here. Brian is truly the heart and soul of BAC. There is not an aspect of the club that doesn’t benefit from his care and expertise as BAC’s Operations Manager.

Brian always has what is best for BAC at the forefront of what he does here. He takes care of all the repairs and maintenance for both buildings and runs all the work for our annual shutdowns. Brian oversees the court sports schedule and events as well as well as all the Racquetball Tournaments. He is a Jack of all trades: From running towels, to adjusting pool and spa chemicals, repairs and maintenance, to standing in at the Front Desk, he truly does it all.

Brian brings to BAC great integrity and energy. Away from the club, he is very proud of his family, including his wife Regis, children and grandchildren. Brian spends spare time away from the club either golfing or in Eastern Washington exploring the terrain on his quads. Thanks Brian for all you do for BAC!

Friday Night Out

That’s right, it’s happening for sure! Enjoy a relaxing evening out knowing that your children will be safe, happy and having a blast! Our night consists of pizza, games, swimming, popcorn, juice and a movie.

WHEN: April 19

TIME: 5:30pm-9:30pm

6 months-11 years old
4-11 years old (Swimming)

Ages 4 – 11
Member: $14; Child of Member: $16; Non-Member: $18
Ages 6 months – 3
Members: $20; Child of Member: $22; Non-Member: $24
*With additional discounts for siblings*

Contact the Cordata Front Desk for more information or to reserve a spot!