Exercise Class Schedule

— Updated 7/1/2021 —

We do not need to sign up for classes anymore! The only signups are for lap swimming.

The below schedule is subject to change as we continue to add more classes.

In-person classes are available at both Cordata and Downtown locations.

Please note that all classes are now in-person.

— Cordata —

Monday

TBC with Tina at 9:00 a.m.
Water Aerobics with Jill at 5:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m.
Power Hour with Heather at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Zumba with Cindy at 9:00 a.m. in the Studio.

Wednesday

TBC with Tina at 9:00 a.m. in the Studio.
Water Aerobics with Tish at 8:30 a.m., and with Jill at 6:00 p.m.
Bootcamp with Jeremy and Melissa at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym.

Thursday

Yoga with Michal at 9:30 a.m and 10:45 a.m. in the Studio.
Aqua Zumba with Cindy at 9:00 a.m.

Friday

Step and Pump with Cindy at 9:00 a.m in the Studio.
Water Aerobics with Jill at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Saturday

Zumba with Cindy at 9:00 a.m. in the Studio.

— Downtown —

Monday

Strong & Stable with Lesley at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday

Strong & Stable with Lesley at 8:30 a.m.

 

By choosing to participate in any online class/exercise, you hereby waive and release all rights and claims for any damage you have against Bellingham Athletic Club and all representatives for all injuries which may be suffered in connection with your participation.

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.

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! 

Water Aerobics classes

We’re welcoming back even more of our Water Aerobics classes! We have more availability and are looking forward to having you back in our pool.

-Class Schedule-
Monday evenings at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm
Friday mornings at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, and 10:30 am

You may sign up for a class three days in advance and it’s a super easy sign up! Just call or talk to the front desk to schedule. 360-676-1800.

Winter Swim Lessons

Please note that our pool can remain open under the latest guidelines, so we are still running swim lessons.

November 3rd-24th
$84 +tax non-member – $52.50 per additional child
$75 +tax member – $50 per additional child
SWIM TEAM: $61.50/$51.50

December 1st-17th
$84 +tax non-member – $52.50 per additional child
$75 +tax member – $50 per additional child
SWIM TEAM: $61.50/$51.50

NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL US AT aquatics@bellinghamathleticclub.com  OR CALL THE FRONT DESK  AT 360-676-1800 TO SIGN UP.

FUTURE SESSIONS: January 5th-28th & February 2nd-25th

We are offering BELUGA group classes! No parent needed in the water! However, the Saturday morning parent/child class is still available if there is interest.

Limit of 4 kids in a class. Siblings can be kept together upon request as long as they’re similarly-abled. Classes are 30 minutes.

Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:00 pm. Times will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but may be subject to change slightly due to pool spacing and staff availability. If there is only one child in a class, we may ask to adjust times OR charge an additional $15.

Swim Team will run from 5:30-6:30 pm, and will be limited to 5 swimmers. If there is enough interest, we may add another lane to allow for more participants.

We will offer an Angelfish class on Saturday mornings, and a parent-led Beluga class, depending on the demand. In these classes, parents will be in the water with their child and an instructor will be on the side teaching the class. These classes will also be limited.

Private lessons during other times are available, depending on our instructors’ availability. The cost of private lessons outside of our scheduled swim lessons hours are $30 per 30-minute lesson.
You can call the front desk at 360-676-1800 to sign-up. Payment is due upon registration. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: aquatics@bellinghamathleticclub.com.

COVID precautions/protocols
Please wear a mask when you are in the building. Masks are not required in the pool.

Restrooms will be available for bathroom use and hand washing only. The hot tub will be closed.

We ask you to limit to one adult bringing the swimmers. We understand that siblings may need to come, but we urge you to try to limit the number of people coming when possible.

Teachers will wear face shields. While chlorine is known to kill COVID and other viruses, we feel this will add an extra layer of protection for both our instructors and your swimmers.

We will be checking the temperatures of anybody who enters the building and ask you to sign in at each lesson.

We also have an updated waiver. We will have hard copies available on the first day of lessons, but can email a copy to you upon request.

If you are unable to attend a given day, please email or call so we can adjust staffing accordingly.

Most important: nobody should come to the pool sick or with symptoms! Do not come if you or anyone with you can answer yes to any of these questions.
o Do you have a fever or have you felt hot or feverish recently (14 – 21 days)?
o Are you having shortness of breath or other difficulties breathing?
o Do you have a cough?
o Have you experienced a recent loss of taste or smell?
o Are you experiencing any other flu-like symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset, headache and /or fatigue?
o Have you been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients?