Fitness Programs

We realize that each member is unique. Therefore we offer a variety of fitness, athletic, and therapeutic programs designed to address each person’s specific needs and goals:

Activtrax

When you sign-up for the Activtrax program, you take a short strength test, list your goals, the time you have devoted to your workout and some other pertinent information.  Once we input your information in the computer it will print out a workout for you each time you come to the club.  You simply pick-up your workout, fill in your repetitions and turn it in.  The seat settings are listed for you with the different weights used.  The program will adapt with you and progress, as you become fitter.  The program changes your workout so that you train in different ways, which is great for keeping your body adapting to different styles.  This is a great program to get you on track and keep you challenged. Click to Open Activtrax Website

ActivTrax

Fitness Assessments

One of our certified personal training staff will measure body composition through a series of tests and measurements including: blood pressure, body circumferences, and bioimpedence to measure body fat.

Personal Training

We offer a certified professional staff of trainers who can customize a program to meet your special needs and also educate you and motivate you to meet your goals. Trainers can be hired by the session or a series of sessions. See our personal training program page for more information

Sports Performance Training

Our belief is that the athletic process is perpetual. It is epitomized by the strive for continual unending improvement with the purpose of refining athletic potential into successful athletic performance. As coaches our mission is to utilize the latest training methods and technology to provide a sports performance foundation upon which each participant can build the skills necessary to become faster, stronger, and more explosive. Our goal is to make “Complete Athletes”. To that end we offer a variety of Sports Performance programs for each athlete’s specific requirements. See our Sports Performance page for more information.

Youth Fitness

Children need opportunities to become fit, just like adults! Our Fit Kids program introduces children to the benefits of fitness. Children learn how to safely and effectively participate in strength, aerobic, and flexibility training activities.

Now more than ever our physical health has become a priority. We all are aware of the benefits we can reap from maintaining a healthy active lifestyle but we also live in an era, where time is a precious commodity. Selecting exercises that are appropriate, time-effective, and meet your personal goals can be a challenge. A Personal Trainer is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to make physical activity a regular part of their day. At Bellingham Athletic Club we are proud to have a group of highly skilled professional people on our Personal Training Staff that are dedicated to providing you with the education and motivation that you need to succeed. Here at BAC we have a number of programming options:

Personal Training Single Session

BAC Personal Trainers may be hired by the hour to design and implement a training session just for you. Trainers charge on average $55-$65 per hour and $35-$45 per half hour for BAC members.

Personal Training Multiple Sessions

Learning a new workout regimen can be a little overwhelming. Testing our powers of memory and comprehension. Hiring a Trainer for more than one session ensures that you feel comfortable with your new routine before you try it solo. People also discover that working with a trainer gives them the motivation to not only work a little harder but assures them that the exercises they are doing are efficient, safe, and get results. A 5% discount is given for purchasing 6 sessions or more and a 10% discount is given for purchasing 12 sessions or more.

Semi-private Personal Training Sessions

The success of your exercise routine can be directly linked to your consistency and enjoyment. Exercising with a friend or family member can add a level of accountability and fun to the exercise experience. For that reason we offer Semi-private Training Sessions where you and a friend or family member can train together under the guidance of one of our Training Staff. Trainers charge on average $25 to $35 per hour for BAC members. A 5% discount is given for purchasing 6 sessions or more and a 10% discount is given for purchasing 12 sessions or more.

Joining BAC and participating in our Orientation program are the first two steps to making exercise a regular part of your life. Please consider using Personal Training to assist you with maintaining your level of enthusiasm and momentum. Physical Activity and exercise are lifelong pursuits, let us help you realize your goals.

Gravity

BAC Downtown proudly introduces our newest exercise system GTS Gravity. GTS Gravity uses an individual’s body weight as resistance, utilizes a cable and pulley system and free-motion glideboard. Adjustable to nine different levels of resistance, the machine engages all major muscle groups and facilitates more than 250 strength training, stretching and Pilates exercises. Space is limited to 4 participants for 45-minute classes.

Members are attracted to personal training sessions on GTS, either in one-on-one or small group sessions. With GTS, there is no moving around or waiting for equipment. Members also enjoy lower prices for training in small groups on GTS while they continue to receive the personal attention so important to the successful personal training experience.

$48/1x per week Member
$60/1x per week Non-Member

Please contact BAC Downtown for class times, dates, and availability.

FUEL

Looking to improve your nutrition and lose body fat the right way? Check out Fuel, a small group class with our Certified Nutrition Coach, Tina Schumacher (fuel@bellinghamathleticclub.com). Fuel your body the right way, lose body fat, develop lean muscle and create habit-based changes striving for long term health and performance. This program provides accountability, support, and the most recent science-based nutrition information to get the results you want. Session include: Food journal review, private body composition consult and current nutritional science education.

Weights for Women

Get the benefits of a personal training session in a dynamic group atmosphere!  Our Weights for Women program runs throughout the year.  Sessions are two days per week for 75 minutes.  For more information and start dates, please contact the front desk.  See Flier.

$64/Month Member
$84/Month Non-Member

Coach Mike Locke is the Director of Fitness and Sports Performance at Bellingham Athletic Club where he and Coach Randy Huntington, a professional Sports Performance coach and USTAF Master’s Track Coach, developed BAC’s Sports Performance Program. Coach Locke has successfully worked with many local middle school, high school, college, and professional athletes. Here are some of the organizations that have utilized Coach Locke’s expertise.

  • Bellingham Track Club
  • Bellingham A.A.U. Girls Basketball
  • F.C. Ranger Soccer
  • Bellingham High School Boy’s Basketball
  • Sehome High School Football
  • Squalicum High School Boy’s Basketball
  • Whatcom Community College Men’s Basketball
  • Western Washington University Football
  • One on One Performance Coaching – One on One Performance Coaching is meant for the athlete who needs and wants more individualized attention. Sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of each athlete. Training sessions are arranged by appointment with one of our Performance Coaching Staff. Please contact BAC Director of Fitness and Sports Performance, Mike Locke, for more information.

Onsite Performance Training

Now teams can receive training at their facility. Costs vary depending on the needs of the team. Please contact Mike Locke to schedule the session.

Online Class Schedule

by BAC Staff on July 11, 2020

The below schedule is subject to change as we continue to add more classes. Please note that all in-person classes require 3-day advance reservations.

Cordata

Monday

Cardio with Tina at 8:30 a.m. at BAC Group Ex Online classes Facebook Group only. Go to the link. First time around you need to ask to join this group.

TBC with Tina at 9:15 a.m. In-person only.

Power Hour with Heather at 5:30 p.m. In-person in the studio and at BAC Group Ex Online classes Facebook Group. Go to the link. First time around you need to ask to join this group.

Aqua Aerobics with Jill at 5:00 p.m.

Aqua Aerobics with Jill at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Zumba with Cindy at 9:00 a.m. In-person in only.

Bootcamp with Jeremy & Melissa at 5:30 p.m. at BAC BOOT CAMP (Jeremy And Melissa’s Class) Facebook Group only. Go to the link. First time around you need to ask to join this group.

Wednesday

Cardio with Tina at 8:30 a.m. at BAC Group Ex Online classes Facebook Group only. Go to the link. First time around you need to ask to join this group.

TBC with Tina at 9:15 a.m. In-person only.

Aqua Aerobics with Jill at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday

Zumba with Cindy at 9:00 a.m. at Zoom only. Note: You will need to install Zoom. Meeting ID: 226 610 3354 & Password: zumbacindy stay the same each week. 

Friday

Aqua Aerobics with Jill at 8:30 a.m.

Aqua Aerobics with Jill at 9:30 a.m.

Aqua Aerobics with Jill at 10:30 a.m.

Step & Pump with Cindy at 9:00 a.m. In-person in studio only.

Saturday

Power Pump with Heather at 9:00 a.m. In-person in studio and at BAC Group Ex Online classes Facebook Group. Go to the link. First time around you need to ask to join this group.

Downtown

Tuesday

Power Hour with Susan at 6:15 a.m. In-person in studio only.

Strong & Stable with Lesley at 8:30 a.m. In-person in studio and at Bellingham Athletic Club Facebook Page Note: You do not need to have a Facebook account to view. LIVE videos will be near the top of the Bellingham Athletic Facebook Page. Past videos can be viewed on our Facebook Page Video Tab (left sidebar) or on our website.

Thursday

Strong & Stable with Lesley at 8:30 a.m. In-person in studio and at Bellingham Athletic Club Facebook Page Note: You do not need to have a Facebook account to view. LIVE videos will be near the top of the Bellingham Athletic Facebook Page. Past videos can be viewed on our Facebook Page Video Tab (left sidebar) or on our website.

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.

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Advice on Starting Back at BAC

by BAC Staff on June 1, 2020

by Mike Locke, Fitness Director

We are excited that in the very near future we will be allowed to open our doors to you as Phase 2 is initiated. Your patience and support have been overwhelming and very much appreciated. As we move to being able to utilize the clubs for activity and exercise again, we should keep some things in mind regarding exercise routines.

If you have not been exercising on a regular basis during “stay at home”, when the clubs do reopen please try to curb your enthusiasm just a bit and work back into your regular routine gradually. The last thing we would want anyone to do is hurt themselves and then be out again for an extended amount of time.

In preparation for coming back to the club, you may want to try one of our online group exercise classesonline group exercise classes. You can participate live or when it’s convenient for your schedule. If you would like something that is a little more personalized our training staff is still available to help and would be happy to make some suggestions for you to get you ready.

Hopefully, all of you have continued to be active by going for walks, runs, hikes, or doing your own exercise in your home. It’s one of the most beneficial things you can do to cope and maintain your health. We look forward to seeing you all very soon! Stay safe!!

Categories: Fitness

Mobility & Flexibility

by BAC Staff on May 7, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke, demonstrates how to do mobility and flexibility exercises at home.

Stability Ball Back Bend

Sit down on a stability ball with your feet about hip-width apart. Roll forward so until your lower and upper back is supported on the ball. Begin by bringing your arms above your head and reaching back over the ball as you extend both legs. Conform your body around the top of the ball opening up your abdominals and hips. Hold for the prescribed amount of time and then repeat.

Stability Ball Side Bend

Kneel down into a 1/2 kneel position with a stability ball next to the down knee hip. Drop that hip into the stability while extending the outside leg straight out to the side. Begin the bending motion by reaching over your head laterally with the outside arm bending your torso over the top of the ball. For more stretch use the outside leg to advance your hip up the ball and reach farther down toward the floor. Use your opposite had on the ball for support. Hold for the prescribed amount of time and repeat on the opposite side.

Stability Ball Kneel Forward Bend

Assume a tall kneel position on the floor with a stability ball directly in front of you. Place both palms on the top of the ball. While dropping the hips back toward your heels roll the ball forward and away from you. Hold, while pressing the armpits to the floor and pushing the hands forward. Hold for the prescribed amount of time and repeat.

Stability Ball Quad Stretch

Assume a 1/2 Kneel position with one knee up and one knee down. Place the top of the down knees foot on the stability ball and rise up into a 1/2 kneel position with your body tall. This should give you a stretch through the quad of the down knee. For more stretch move the down knee closer to the ball. For less stretch move the knee further away from the ball. Hold for the prescribed amount of time and repeat on the opposite side.

Stability Ball Hip Flexor Stretch

Assume a 1/2 Kneel position with one knee up and one knee down. Place the top of the down knees foot on the stability ball then place both hands on the floor inside the up knee foot. Extend the down knee leg backward so that the body is parallel to the floor. Press the up leg hip into the floor. You should feel a stretch in the front of the hip. Hold for the prescribed amount of time then repeat on the opposite side.

Stability Ball Hamstring Stretch

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and with a stability ball about a legs length out in front of your body. Lift your left leg and place the heel on top of the ball with your toe flexed. Square your hips to the ball with your upper body tall. Hinge forward at the hips keeping the down foot facing straight ahead. Only hinge forward as far as your flexibility will allow. Hold for the prescribed amount of time and repeat on the opposite side. You may use a wall, countertop, or pole to give you more stability and balance.

Stability Ball Back Extensions

Assume a tall kneel position behind a stability ball. Roll the ball forward and drop your hips and abdomen on to the stability ball. Place both hands behind the head and conform your upper body around the top of the ball. Begin by lifting the chest off the ball until the head and shoulders are aligned with the hips. Then lower back down conforming again to the ball. Repeat for the prescribed number of reps.

Stability Ball Supermans

Assume a tall kneel position behind a stability ball. Roll the ball forward and drop your hips, abdomen, and chest on to the stability ball. Extend both legs back and place both palms on the floor. This should look like a push-up position laying on a ball. Begin by lifting the left arm and right leg up to parallel with the floor. Keep the knee and elbows extended while maintaining alignment. You may remain just on that one side or you may alternate back and forth left arm/right leg and right arm/left leg for the prescribed number of receptions.
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Stability Ball Airplanes

Assume a tall kneel position behind a stability ball. Roll the ball forward and drop your hips, abdomen, and chest on to the stability ball. Extend both legs back with the upper body slightly rounded around the top of the ball and the arms 45 degrees out to the side with the palms down. Begin the motion by lifting the chest up off the ball while rotating the thumbs back toward the glutes. Pause and then return to the start rotating the thumbs back to a palms-down position with the upper body slightly bent over the ball. Repeat for the prescribed number of reps.

Categories: Fitness, Workout Library

Core

by BAC Staff on May 7, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke, demonstrates how to do core exercises at home.

Prone Airplanes

Lie on the floor on your abdomen with your arms at 45 degrees at your side with palms down. Place your nose on the floor with your legs straight back. Perform the Airplane motion by lifting your nose, chest, shoulders, and arms off the floor. As you reach the top of your range of motion rotate your thumbs back toward your glutes. You should look like an Airplane with your wings swept back. Hold and then return to the floor rotating the thumbs back, placing the palms on the floor along with your chest, shoulders, and nose.

Alternating Supermans

Lie down on the floor on your abdomen with your arms extended forward and your legs back. Your nose should be on the floor aligning your body from head to toe. Begin the motion by pressing down into the floor with your right arm and left leg as you lift your left arm, right leg, head, shoulders, and chest off the floor. Pause and return back to the floor and repeat the same motion on the other side. It is important to maintain the line of the body as you lift off the floor. Leg should be straight with the toe pointed and the arm is extended with the thumb up.

Dumbbell Split Stance

Pick up a dumbbell and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Take a step forward with your left leg into a split stance position. Maintain the shoulder-width distance between both feet. Grasp the dumbbell with both hands at your right hip. Slightly flex your knees as you lift the dumbbell up diagonally across the body toward your left shoulder. Rotating your torso from right to left. Perform for the prescribed number of reps and then repeat on the opposite side.

Kettlebell Lift-Up Split Stance

Pick up a dumbbell and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Take a step forward with your left leg into a split stance position. Maintain the shoulder-width distance between both feet. Grasp the kettlebell with both hands at your right hip. Slightly flex your knees as you lift the kettlebell up diagonally across the body toward your left shoulder. Rotating your torso from right to left. Perform for the prescribed number of reps and then repeat on the opposite side.

Stability Ball Hip Thrust

Sit down on a stability ball with your feet about hip-width apart. Roll forward so that your hips are off the floor so that the only thing on the ball is your head and shoulders. Your body should form a tabletop. Slowly drop your hips toward the floor bending only at the hips. Press through the floor with both feet as you squeeze the glutes extending the hips back up into a tabletop position. For added intensity, you may add a weighted object on to the hips (barbell, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine ball, sandbag, or weight plate).

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Stability Ball Lateral T Roll

Sit down on a stability ball with your feet about hip-width apart. Roll forward so that your hips are off the floor so that the only thing on the ball is your head and shoulders. Your body should form a tabletop. Extend your arms straight out from your sides forming a “T”. Slowly roll to your left while maintaining the tabletop position. Your left shoulder will come off the ball but try to maintain position. Roll back the other direction to the right. Repeat back and forth for the prescribed number of reps or time.

Stability Ball Thoracic Rotations

Sit down on a stability ball with your feet about hip-width apart. Roll forward so that your hips are off the floor so that the only thing on the ball is your head and shoulders. Your body should form a tabletop. Extend both arms above your chest with your palms together. Be the motion by rotating your shoulders and arms to the left while maintaining the tabletop position. Reverse directions back to start and then rotate the shoulders and arms to the right. Repeat back and forth for the prescribed number of reps or time.

Categories: Fitness, Workout Library

Warm Up

by BAC Staff on May 6, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke, demonstrates how to do Warm Up at home.

Marching in Place

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with upright posture. Begin by lifting the foot of one leg and then alternating with the other leg in a marching movement. Lifting the feet and knees as you swing the arms by your sides. The faster you swing the arms the faster the legs will march.

Marching Forward

With your feet shoulder-width apart and your body held in an upright posture, begin a marching movement. Lifting the toes and knees while you swing your arms. March 4-steps forward and then
4-steps backward. Your arms will set the tempo for your legs. Slower arm swing, slower leg movement. Faster arm swing, faster leg movement.

Frog March

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with upright posture. Begin by lifting the foot of one leg and then alternating with the other leg in a marching movement. But unlike a March in place instead of bringing the knees in front of the body, you will lift them out to the side while you swing your arms back and forth. Faster arm swing, the faster the legs will move, making it more vigorous.

Lateral March

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart in an upright posture. Begin marching in place lifting the toes and knees while swinging the arms by your sides. Move to the left while marching for 4-steps and then reverse directions to the right for 4-steps. Alternate left and right.

Single Leg Balance

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart in an upright posture. While shifting your weight to your left foot and flexing your left knee, lift the right foot off the ground and extend the leg out in front of the body and hold (position 1). Come back to start and repeat the movement but this time instead of reaching the foot out in front of the body reach the foot out to the side
(position 2). Come back to start and repeat the movement but this time reach the foot and leg back behind the body, hold and then return to start (position 3). Repeat the movement but for the final position (position 4) reach the foot and the leg across the body and then hold. Return to start and repeat on the opposite leg. The goal is to maintain balance on the foot while trying not to touch the ground with the elevated foot.

Rocking Quadrupled

Position yourself on the floor in a quadrupled position (hands and knees). Wrists should be under shoulders, knees under hips, feet flexed, with the head in alignment with the shoulders. Begin the motion by rocking the hips back toward the heels. This can be a shallow or shortened range of motion to start and then as your hips loosen you can increase the range. Reverse directions rocking back toward your shoulders passing over the hands. Repeat rocking back and forth.

Rocking Diagnal

Position yourself on the floor in a quadrupled position (hands and knees). Wrists should be under shoulders, knees under hips, feet flexed, with the head in alignment with the shoulders. Begin the motion by rocking diagonally toward your right heel and then reverse directions rocking diagonally back toward your left shoulder. You can perform all your repetitions on one side and then switch to the other or if you wish you can alternate sides left and right.

Rocking Circles

Position yourself on the floor in a quadrupled position (hands and knees). Wrists should be under shoulders, knees under hips, feet flexed, with the head in alignment with the shoulders. Begin by circling the shoulders and hips in a circular clockwise direction. After the prescribed number of reps or time reverse directions and circle counter-clockwise. Try to maintain your head to hip alignment during the entire motion.

Rocking Adductors

Position yourself on the floor in a quadrupled position (hands and knees). Wrists should be under shoulders, knees under hips, feet flexed, with the head in alignment with the shoulders. Reach one leg out to the side with the sole of the foot on the ground. Begin by rocking the hips backward until you feel a gentle stretch in the adductors. Reverse directions back to the starting position. Continue rocking back and forth gradually increasing the range of motion. Perform for the prescribed number of reps or time and then repeat on the opposite side.

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Mike Locke
Mike Locke
Fitness Director, Director of Sports Performance

As a trainer, Mike’s greatest satisfaction is derived from helping you meet “Life’s” many challenges and succeeding. Beginning in the Fitness Industry in 1981 and a BAC employee since 1985 Mike has garnered over three decades worth of experience in Fitness, Rehabilitation, and Sports Performance. His clientele range from individuals new to exercise to older adults, from post-therapy patients to athletes from elementary age through high school and collegiate to professional.

“An athlete resides within each one of us,” states Mike. “No matter our age or gender, we compete each and every day in the biggest race of all…the Human Race”.

He is the recipient of the Northwest Athletic Club Association (NACA) Fitness Director of the Year Award in 1992 and the National Volunteer Service Citation from the Arthritis Foundation 2000.

When not coaching and training athletes and clients, Mike enjoys weight training, racquetball, golf, watching football and baseball, reading fiction and non-fiction books, music, movies, working around his property, and most importantly spending time with his wife and their two kids.

“With deeper understanding comes greater benefit.”
Coach Locke 2009

Western Washington University (B.A. Exercise Science and M.Ed. Exercise Physiology) and is certified by: the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), Circular Strength Training (Head Coach), SPARQ (Coach), and the American Kettlebell Club (AKC Coach), A.C.E. Personal Trainer, AmPRO
Alexa Thompson
Personal Trainer

Alexa Thompson is a graduate of Western Washington University’s Kinesiology Department and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Alexa is a former Varsity Crew member with WWU’s Women’s Varsity Crew team. In her final season, Alexa’s Varsity 4 boat finished third in the nation in NCAA Division II Nationals. She and her teammates also successfully defended their third consecutive title as of “Best in the West” for a Varsity 4. So if you have any questions about how to get the most out of our Concept II rowing machine workout Alexa would be happy to give you a lesson. As you can imagine Alexa has logged a significant amount of training miles during her tenure with WWU.

Alexa has also been an assistant select soccer coach for the FC Rangers program here in Whatcom County and former High School Soccer player. Besides training at BAC Alexa also teaches Physical Education in the Kinesiology Dept. at WWU. As her rowing career has ended Alexa now fills her athletic time with hiking, running, and weight training. She also tries to get home to Edmonds to see her dog Libby, a black lab/whippet mix, and also spend a little time with her parents.

Andrea Wagner
Andrea Wagner
Group Fitness Instructor / 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!

AFFA ACE CPT-NASM
Cindy Olavarri
Cindy Olavarri MA ACSM
Personal Trainer

Cindy graduated from the University of California with a B.A. in Physical Education, a Secondary Teaching Credential, and a M.A in Exercise Physiology. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Instructor and Advanced Personal Trainer. Cindy had a very active childhood, fishing, backpacking, and playing baseball and basketball with her brothers. She ran track and cross country in high school and at the University of California. She was also a member of the first women’s crew team at U.C. Berkeley.

After college, Cindy competed in bicycle racing and was a member of the U.S. National Cycling Team. She competed in four World Cycling Championships and won the silver medal in the pursuit in the 1983 World Championships in Zurich, Switzerland. She also won three U.S. National Championship titles.

Cindy has worked in the fitness industry for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. She has been a personal trainer, fitness director, physical therapy aid, and college cross country coach. Cindy loves working one on one with clients of all ages helping them navigate the challenges of life with a healthy, active lifestyle.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, weightlifting, walking her dogs Lucy and Che, and working in her yard.

American College of Sports Medicine, Advanced Personal Trainer
Crystal Cartner
Personal Trainer

Originally from Tucson Arizona, Crystal has been active in sports her entire life from running cross country in high school to competing as a figure skater. Crystal’s real passion is snowboarding, which she has been an active participant since seventh grade and is now a professional snowboarder. Her love for sports and outdoor activities eventually led to a passion for helping people get in shape and improve their quality of life. For that reason Crystal became a personal trainer in 2014 and is certified by the NFPT. Since that time Crystal has actively helped her clients change their lives whether it be losing weight, improving their fitness level, or just improving their overall health. If you would like to make changes to your health, fitness, or performance Crystal would welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way.

Doug Salmon
Doug Salmon
Personal Trainer

Doug is a graduate of Cal State Northridge with a B.A. in Physical Education. He received his Masters of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Tennessee. Doug is a certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Before coming to BAC Doug worked as the Head Strength Coach at Utah State University for 6 years and at Southern Illinois University for 9 years. Doug enjoys working one on one with clients assisting them in reaching their goals as well as helping athletes of all ages develop and refine their athletic ability. Outside BAC Doug is an avid runner and weight trainer.

B.A. in Physical Education
Lesley Jones-Steinmetz
Personal Trainer

Lesley is both an experienced Personal trainer and Fitness/Pilates Instructor. Her philosophy is helping clients to achieve healthy living through balancing work and family. Lesley firmly believes that making time for Fitness is essential for healthy living. She has also run weight loss clinics teaching clients the jmportance of sound nutrition and exercise. Lesley works with a wide variety of people of all ages and fitness levels. In her spare time, Lesley spends time with her husband Oly chasing after their 2 sons, Luke and Matthew. Lesley also loves to run, bike, read, garden, and work on additional Fitness related certifications.

Sean Locke
Fitness, Personal Training

Growing up an athlete in the Ferndale area, Sean lettered in Football and Baseball during his career at Ferndale High School. After High School Sean continued his baseball career in college playing for the Skagit Valley College Cardinals, Western Washington Vikings as well as the Bellingham Bells in 2014. Sean received his bachelors of science from WWU in Kinesiology focusing in the area of sports psychology, in which he often references in his coaching, training, and physical therapy. Sean has volunteered as assistant football coach at Bellingham High School, been a Physical Therapy Aide at Performance Physical Therapy, and an associate at Fairhaven Runners. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and by RMAX International (TACFIT Instructor). Currently, Sean is enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Whatcom Community College, where he working towards growing his skills in rehabilitation exercise and performance training. Sean enjoys weight training, trail running, paddle boarding, mountain biking, coaching, playing guitar and spending time with his family, friends and dog Koda.

BS CSCS TACFIT
Sean White
Sean White
Personal Trainer

Sean White, moved to Bellingham from Elburn, Illinois to attend WWU. For those of you not familiar with Elburn it is a suburb west of Chicago. Sean attended DePaul University for two years prior to transferring to WWU where in 2017 he obtained his BS in Kinesiology. He will be attending graduate school this fall and will be a graduate assistant in the Kinesiology Dept. at WWU. Sean is a certified personal trainer, CSCS, through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

An avid hockey player and snowboarder from a young age, Sean also enjoys playing golf and is a car enthusiast who loves working on his car. Being from the Chicago area he is a diehard Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Cubs fan. Sean tries to take in Cubs games at Wrigley field when he is home during the season.

Howard, Sean’s 3 ½-year-old retriever/hound mix, keeps him company and on the go with his boundless energy.

After his post-graduate studies are over Sean hopes to see how he can meld the physical therapy and strength coach fields into a career path.  Sean working with members of all ages and abilities.

Tiffany Morton
Express Programs Director/Personal Trainer

Tiffany Morton has been working as a personal trainer at the Bellingham Athletic Club since 1998. During that time she has started several programs that you will still see at the club today such as Weights for Women, Biggest Winner, and Dino Muscles. She managed Kids Club for several years and is still passionate about working with children and helping them lead an active and nutritious life. She has also worked with and directed several clients and small groups through the journey of weight loss.

Tiffany graduated from Western Washington University in 1998 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Shortly after, she got her CSCS certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Since then she has attended local and international fitness conventions. She is also a certified trainer in Gravity (GTS), American Kettlebell club (AKC), and circular strength training (CTS). She has an in-depth understanding of the Omega Wave System. Tiffany knows that people change as well as our knowledge of the body and credits the BAC in helping her constantly stay updated with the most current knowledge of training the body. She has also learned a lot just from working with so many different clients.

“I enjoy working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, my job is to challenge each person to find their own greatest potential.” Tiffany loves her job and loves being active herself. Some of her favorite activities include snowboarding, running, yoga, “playing” with kettlebells and clubbells, and, of course, spending time with her family.

“Being active will always be and important part of my life, it has helped me to endure sickness as well as childbirth- I understand it’s importance and am lucky enough to enjoy it.”

B.A.