Bellingham Athletic Club has a variety of fitness classes available to you (over 80 classes per week!). Our instructors are here to give you the most of your group exercise experience, so don’t hesitate to let the instructor know if you have any special needs.
If you are new to a class, please come a few minutes early to meet the instructor and find out a little about the class.
At our Downtown facility, we offer Group Exercise classes in our Group Exercise Studio as well as our Studio Cycling Studio. Please consult the Downtown Fitness Class Schedule for classes, times, instructors, and intensity.
We offer Group Exercise Classes at both our Cordata and Downtown Facilities. Group Exercise classes are available to all members. Some classes require a sign up, so check the schedule to find out about those classes. Sign up begins a half an hour before class and the sign up sheet is located at the front desk.
Come experience all the benefits the water can provide in this guided 45-minute music filled balance, cardiovascular, and muscle strength building class. Low impact so it’s easy on the joints but provides resistance to the working muscle for an overall body benefit. Because it’s water you can work as hard or as easy as you are able so it is appropriate for people of all physical abilities and levels.
Aqua Zumba brings new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. It combines the South American Zumba rhythm and dance steps with a pool party! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. If you like to dance and have fun, come join us!
Energetic, fast-paced workout that meets all your fitness needs. All levels of fitness—includes cardio intervals & strength training stations to boost metabolism, sculpt muscles & relieve stress. Time flies & you will leave feeling exhilarated.
A results-based conditioning program conducted indoors & outdoors, utilizing military style format coupled with the most innovative and creative exercises in fitness. Workouts include cardiovascular, speed and endurance, partner resistance, strength training and more. If you think you need a kick start, this class is for you!
Cardio Dance & Fitness
Cardio Dance and Fitness is a high-energy cardio dance 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!
This class does it all! Step, kickboxing, floor, and intervals! An easy to follow heart-pumping cardio workout.
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.
Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level? Torch calories and improve cardiovascular capacity with High-Intensity Interval Training class. This class includes a warm-up, 30 minutes of focused interval work, core work and stretching.
Nope, you don’t have to be insane to take this class – just up for an intense and complete body workout. This is an athletic-based class that focuses on all the aspects of fitness combined into one hour – don’t forget your sweat towel!
This class is designed to work your powerhouse muscles – abs, lower back, thighs, and buttocks. The discipline emphasizes correct form to help develop strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, & good posture. Designed for all levels.
Power Hour This class is POWERFUL! You will most definitely need a sweat towel and a bottle of water. The focus is on getting an all-around top to bottom workout, including core and stretch. All levels welcome!
BAC’s barbell training group exercise class. You’ll love the music & motivation while you squat, curl, and press for maximum calorie burning & body reshaping. Intended for all levels & designed to guarantee results.
Same format as Power Pump but injected with high energy intervals to challenge your cardiovascular system, burn more calories, and reach new goals.
Rev it up in BAC’s Indoor Cycling class called Revolution. Don’t let the cold and rainy season put a damper on your training. Indoor cycling is an excellent way to keep your cardiovascular fitness up in a low impact heart pumping activity. Revolution will take members through specific drills that are designed to build strength and muscle endurance. Take your training to the next level through timed intervals where you will learn to fly on the flats, jog up-and-down mixed terrains and attack on a hill. This class is designed to benefit someone who has not been on a bike in years to the avid cyclist. Revolution will mimic the outdoor riding experience in a high intensity, energetic, and friendly environment that will push you to be your best.
Moderate-paced, low-impact class designed for people who are comfortable with basic choreography. Focus is on simple movements. This is a great starting class for all ages, beginners, and members coming back from rehab injuries.
The One Stop Body Shock! Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet. A total body workout that’s highly effective and intense. This workout requires the body to respond to a constantly changing format and offers ultimate results in minimal time. It’s athletic based and a perfect class to get out of a plateau from repetitive workouts. A fitness formula for an intense workout that squeezes all the best elements of fitness into an hour.
High energy, heart pumping classes uses step choreography to keep you moving and grooving to the beat of the music.
Beginning to Intermediate Step choreography alternated with calorie-burning cardio intervals, and finished with abdominal sculpting.
Step & Pump
Start your day out right with this fat burning, muscle toning, keep it moving class! Combine step/cardio with toning and conditioning, often using hand weights, bands, and weighted bars.
Strength & Stretch
This class is for any fitness level. The focus is on a combination of body weight exercises, bands, and other tools to challenge your strength and full body stretching to compliment your training program.
Using various Strength training tools and weights, this class focuses on muscle! We include exercises for all of our muscle groups – as well as our “heart muscle” by incorporating cardio exercises. This class changes from week to week – so be prepared to make some “gains”!
Strong & Stable
A moderately-paced strengthening and balance exercise class for adults. Every class features exercises that increase balance, mobility, and strength in order for you to continue enjoying an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Total Body Conditioning (TBC)
Just like the name of the class – the description is just that! A little bit of everything including cardio, strength, core and a stretch. This class is a great workout for all levels of fitness.
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 45 or 75 minutes. For more information and start dates, please contact the front desk.
Alignment-based yoga focused on building strength and improving balance and flexibility. Cues are geared toward supporting students’ mobility and structural integrity. This class is influenced by the Vinyasa style of yoga, where students flow from pose to pose with their breath. This flow means the strength-building portion of class can be more fast-paced than a gentle yoga class. This class is appropriate for anyone who is healthy and injury free. Modifications are always offered to support students at different levels.
Yoga Flow offers a Vinyasa style yoga, linking conscious breath and vigorous movement from one pose to the next. Set to fun upbeat music the participants will build strength, flexibility, and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. Each class session ends with a full body relaxation Savasana posture.
A variation of Yoga where the pace is slow and gentle, allowing the participants to combine yoga movements with breath control. Its therapeutic modifications to yoga poses make it appropriate for all levels, ages, and types of students helping increase mobility and flexibility in a slow well-rounded approach. Each class is designed to meet the mental, physical, and inspirational needs of each participant.
This dance-based aerobics class fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba participants achieve long term health benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! Check the schedule – as these classes aren’t always offered. *INDICATES PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT AND ADDITIONAL FEE (VARIES BY CLASS).