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.

Bridge with Glide Disc

by BAC Staff on April 3, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke works with Sean to demonstrate how to do the Bridge with Glide Disc at home.

Equipment – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate or Glide Disc Slider to use on hands and feet

1-Foot Curl – Level 2

Lie on the floor on your back and your knees bent with both feet flat on the floor. Elevate the hips with 1-foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment extend the leg forward then reverse direction pulling the heel back toward the hip in alignment with the support leg.

1-Foot Abductor – Level 2

Lie on the floor on your back and your knees bent with both feet flat on the floor. Elevate the hips with 1-foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment extend the leg forward.With the foot flexed and held in neutral position scissor the leg out to the side keeping the leg straight. Return to start then curl the heel back toward the hip. Extend leg forward and repeat the motion.

1-Foot Scissors – Level 2

Lie on the floor on your back and your knees bent with both feet flat on the floor. Elevate the hips with 1-foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment extend the leg forward. With the foot flexed and held in neutral position scissor the leg out to the side keeping the leg straight. Return leg back to the starting position.

Alternating Curls – Level 3

Lie on the floor on your back and your knees bent with both feet flat on the floor. Elevate the hips with each foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment, extend 1-leg forward then reverse direction pulling the heel back toward the hip. Alternate back and forth with each leg.

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Corpse with Glide Disc

by BAC Staff on April 3, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke works with Sean to demonstrate how to do the Corpse with Glide Disc at home.

Equipment – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate or Glide Disc Slider to use on hands and feet

Backward Plank Alternating Scissors – Level 3

Lie on your back in corpse position with each foot on a disc. Elevate the hips off the ground. While maintaining alignment alternate scissoring one leg to the side and back then the other leg.

Plank 2-Foot Scissors – Level 3

Lie on your back in corpse position with each foot on a disc. Elevate the hips off the ground. While maintaining aligned position scissor both legs out simultaneously and return them to start.

2-Foot Curls – Level 3

Lie on your back in corpse position with each foot on a disc. Elevate the hips off the ground. While maintaining alignment curl both heels toward your hips and then extend both legs back to start.

1-Foot Curls – Level 1

Lie on your back in corpse position with 1-foot on a disc. Keeping the foot flexed pull the heel toward the hip and then extend the leg back to start.

1-Foot Scissor – Level 1

Lie on your back in corpse position with 1-foot on a disc. With the foot flexed and leg straight scissor your leg out to the side. Maintain a straight leg thru the motion with the foot in neutral position. Return the leg back to starting position.

Plank 1-Foot Curls – Level 2

Lie on your back in corpse position with 1-foot on a disc. Elevate the hips off the ground. While maintaining aligned position with a flexed foot curl the heel toward the hip and then extend the leg back to the starting position.

Plank 1-Foot Scissor – Level 2

Lie on your back in corpse position with 1-foot on a disc. Elevate the hips off the ground. While maintaining alignment with the foot flexed scissor 1-leg out to the side keeping the leg straight. Return the leg back to the starting position.

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Lunge with Glide Disc

by BAC Staff on April 3, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke works with Alexa to demonstrate how to do the Lunge with Glide Disc at home.

Equipment – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate or Glide Disc Slider to use on hands and feet

Diagonal Forward Lunge – Level 2

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and 1-foot on a disc. If you use the left foot you will lunge forward to 10 o’clock position whereas if you use the right foot you will lunge forward to the 2 o’clock position. Maintaining an upright posture diagonally slide the foot forward into a lunge position with the front thigh going to parallel with the knee behind the toes and the back leg bending to 90 degrees. Slide the foot back toward the starting position. Repeat on the opposite leg.

Backward Lunge – Level 2

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and 1-foot on a disc. While maintaining an upright posture, reach the disc leg backward lowering the body down toward the floor. Support leg thigh should be parallel to the floor and the knee should be behind the toes of the foot. Back knee bends to 90 degrees. Press the support leg while pulling the disc leg back underneath you to the standing position. Repeat motion on the other leg.

Curtsey Lunge – Level 3

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and 1-foot on a disc. Lower your body down as you circle the disc leg out, around, and behind the support leg. In the lower position, the thigh will be parallel to the floor with the knee behind the toes. Reverse the motion pressing through the support leg foot while circling the disc leg back around to the upright standing position.

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Spiderman Crawl

by BAC Staff on April 2, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke works with Alexa & Sean to demonstrate how to do the Spiderman Crawl (PDF) at home.

Equipment – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate or Glide Disc Slider to use on hands and feet

Position – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate, or Glide Disc Slider on 1-foot. Assume a push-up position with equipment under the left foot. Arms straight with hands under shoulders with legs slightly apart.

1-Foot Climb (Knee toward Chest) – Level 1

Assume a push-up position with the left foot flexed press into the equipment. Pull the foot and knee up toward the chest without changing body position. Return leg back to starting position. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive. Repeat on the other leg.

1-Foot Frog Climb (Knee toward same side elbow) – Level 1

Assume a push-up position with the left foot flexed press into the equipment. Pull the foot and knee up toward the elbow without changing body position. Movement should mimic a “frog” leg through the water. Return leg back to starting position. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive. Repeat on the other leg.

1-Foot Scissor (abduct leg out then back to start) – Level 1

Assume a push-up position with the left foot flexed press into the equipment. While keeping the left leg straight move it away from the body maintaining push-up position. Return leg back to start keeping the foot facing straight down in a neutral foot position. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive. Repeat on the other leg.

1-Foot Circular Frog Climb (counter-clock-wise & clock-wise) – Level 2

Assume a push-up position with the left foot flexed press into the equipment. Pull the foot and knee up toward the elbow. Without changing body position circle your knee under your chest and extend your leg back to start in a counter-clockwise motion. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive. Repeat on the other leg.

Mt. Climbers – Level 2

Assume a push-up position with the left and right feet flexed and pressed into the equipment. Alternate pulling the foot and knee of each leg up
toward the chest while maintaining a push-up position. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive.

1-foot Plank Reach-Thru – Level 3

Assume a push-up position with the left foot flexed press into the equipment. Lifting up toward the chest on the left foot and knee reach under the body and through to the opposite side outside of the right leg. The elbows can bend slightly as the hips and torso rotate to allow the leg to reach through. Rotate body back pulling the leg back through to the starting position. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive. Repeat on the other leg.

Plank 2-foot Circles (clock-wise/counter-clock-wise) – Level 2 & 3

Assume a push-up position with the left and right feet flexed and pressed into one piece of equipment. Pulling up on both feet circle them clock-wise making a circle as big as a softball. To increase difficulty, make the circles larger…volleyball to basketball, to as big as a stability ball. Repeat to the counter-clockwise direction. The harder you push into the equipment with the foot the more intensity you will receive.
Small Circles (Level 2)


Large Circles (Level 3)

Alternating 2-Foot Scissors – Level 2

Movement – plank push-up position with one disc on each foot. While maintaining alignment scissor one leg out to the side keeping the foot in a neutral “toe down” position. Alternate left and right.

2-Foot Scissors – Level 3

Movement – plank push-up position with each foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment with feet in neutral position scissor both legs a part back and forth.

Alternating Frog Climbers – Level 2

Movement – plank push-up position with each foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment alternate pulling each knee to the same side elbow keeping the toes flexed.

2-foot Circular Frogs – Level 3

Movement – plank push-up position with each foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment pull both knees toward your chest and circle them out to both elbows then back down to start. Reverse direction and pull both knees to same side elbows and circle the in toward chest then extend both legs back to start.

2-foot V-Ups – Level 3

Movement – plank push-up position with each foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment lift the hips upward with the legs straight while pulling the hands toward the toes.

Inchworms – Level 3

Movement – plank push-up position with each foot on a disc. While maintaining alignment perform a V-up and then walk forward back into a plank position. Continue forward for the prescribed distance. Reverse directions by performing a “V-up” then slide the feet backward to plank position. Repeat for the prescribed distance.

2-foot Windshield Wipers – Level 4

Movement – plank push-up position with both feet on 1-disc. Lower body down into a 1/2 push-up position. While maintaining alignment slide both legs to the left and then back past start to the right. Move back and forth in a windshield wiper motion for prescribed reps.

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Spiderman Arm Crawl

by BAC Staff on April 1, 2020

Our Fitness Director, Mike Locke works with Alexa to demonstrate how to do the Spiderman Arm Crawl (PDF) at home.

Equipment – Hand Towel, Plastic Plate or Glide Disc Slider to use on hands

Position – Modified Push-up Position (Hands and Knees) or Push-up Position (Hands and Feet Knees on Pillow, Towel, or Mat Hand(s) on Hand Towel, Plastic Plate, or Glide Disc Slider

Prescription – 2-3 x’s 30-60 sec for each movement

1-Hand Clock Reaches – Level 2

12-11-10-9 O’clock Positions performed with Left Hand
12-1-2-3 O’clock Positions performed with Right Hand
Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on the slider. Image the face of a clock around your body. While maintaining a push-up position reach with the left hand forward to 12 O’clock. The right arm bends, like doing a 1-arm push-up and the chest lowers down toward the ground but stops about 4-6 inches off the floor. Press through the right hand and pull the left arm back under the body. Repeat the motion. You can complete all the repetitions to 12 O’clock on the left arm then move to the right. Repeat this to 11 O’clock with the left then 1 O’clock with the right, then 10 O’clock and 2 O’clock, and finally at 9 O’clock and 3 O’clock. For a greater challenge, the same moments may be performed in a regular push-up
position.

Alternating 1-Hand Clock Reaches – Level 3

12-11-10-9 O’clock Positions performed with Left Hand
12-1-2-3 O’clock Positions performed with Right Hand
Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on one slider and the right hand on another). Image the face of a clock around your body. Instead of reaching with one arm only this time you are going to alternate left and right reaches. Left hand to 12 0’clock followed by the right hand to 12 O’clock. Repeat back and forth for the prescribed duration then rest. Proceed on to alternating between 11 and 1 O’clock for the prescribed duration then rest, then 10 and 2 O’clock, and then finally 9 and 3 O’clock.
Prescription – 2-3 x’s 30-60 sec each paired clock position

2-Hand Fly Push-ups – Level 3

Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on one slider and the right hand on another). While maintaining push-up position move both hands on sliders apart until they are the width of where you would do a push-up. Stop the movement and lower your chest down toward the floor to approximately 4-6 inches above the floor. Press back up and pull both hands back together to starting position. Repeat motion. For
increased difficulty try motion in a regular push-up position.
Prescripon – 2-3 x’s 30-60 sec

2-Hand Roll-Out – Level 3

Assume a Modified Push-up position (hands and knees with the left hand on one slider and the right hand on another).

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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.

Lynnette Reilly
Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor

I am Lynnette Reilly and have a passion for personal training, health and wellness. I am excited to inspire and motivate you to reach whatever fitness goals you are looking to achieve. I want to enable you to move more freely through mobility, stability, strength, and flexibility.

As a youth I was on many different athletic teams, but truly began my own fitness journey after the birth of my three daughters. I felt empowered as a woman and realized how much my body was physically capable of. I found great enjoyment and a feeling of success as I began to lift weights, grow my strength, and be able to both push and pull my own body weight. Watching my own body physically change and being able to perform physical tasks with more ease was such a great feeling of achievement. Fitness has provided a sense of great accomplishment and I love helping others find that same connection with strength. It has also been an amazing outlet in giving me the energy and endurance I have needed in my daily life. I have since completed multiple races and events such as the Spartan, the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash. I continue to strive toward becoming a more fit individual each year.

I love to make the gym everyone’s playground. As a Functional Movement Specialist, I take my clients through a series of assessments. This allows me to prescribe the exercises that will help you move more efficiently doing the things you love the most. Whether your goals involve weight loss, strengthening, endurance or pain management. I can find the solution to meet your need. No matter what age or gender, no matter what weaknesses or inhibitions you have, I can help. Let’s begin this journey together.

ACE Certified Trainer 14 years; Pilates Mat 1and 2, Barrel and Apparatus Certified; KB Certified; FMS Certified; Circular Strength Training Certified
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.