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September 18, 2014

New Trainer: Amy Howard

Posted 9:25 am in Announcements, Staff


Please welcome Amy Howard to Ballard Health Club! Introduce yourself if you see her! Here’s a little bit about Amy:

Amy joined Ballard Health Club in September of 2014 and is excited to work in a club that focuses on individuals’ needs and wants.

As a graduate of the 2014 class from Bastyr University with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science,  
she is passionate about helping others reach their health and fitness goals through an individualized and holistic approach using whole foods and science. Bastyr has provided Amy with a solid knowledge of natural approaches to health and a well-rounded understanding of sports nutrition.

In addition to Amy’s degree, she is pursuing certification through the ACSM as a Health Fitness Specialist as well as taking the NSCA certification to be a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).

Amy believes that exercise and nutrition go hand in hand.  Exercise should be enjoyable and so should food!  
When Amy isn’t working, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching football with her husband.  Amy is a local Ballard resident with two dogs and two cats at home.

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September 16, 2014

Ballard Health Club in the Community

Posted 1:21 pm in Announcements, Awards & Recognition

Ballard Health Club had the privilege of sponsoring the Jog-A-Thon event at St. John’s School to support the school’s operating budget. On September 12th, students ran throughout the school day at their designated class times. 

The kids and staff had a glorious day of running, fun and community!

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September 9, 2014

New Trainer: Stephanie Gray

Posted 3:28 pm in Announcements, Staff

Please welcome Ballard Health Club’s newest trainer: Stephanie Gray! We are excited for what Stephanie will bring to the club. Be sure to introduce yourself the next time you see her!

Stephanie’s passion is to incorporate her nutrition background with personal training to help others achieve their fitness goals. She loves to cook, garden and road bike. She believes finding a physical activity outside of the gym is key in helping oneself maintain a healthy lifestyle. She states, “If you enjoy being active, you will stay active.” It’s because of road biking that she became more serious about fitness and perused becoming a trainer.

Stephanie is also interested in corrective exercise and core training. She believes it is important to start any fitness goal with stabilization training in order to ensure proper body mechanics and most importantly to prevent injury. 

Stephanie is a NASM certified personal trainer and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. In addition, she is a Registered Dietetic Technician and has experience with therapeutic diets, weight management and meal planning in a clinical setting

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September 6, 2014

September Class Additions and Time Changes

Posted 10:06 am in Announcements, Classes

Mondays
Boot Camp Station with Allison
12:15-1:15pm (begins September 15th
A full body work out set up in stations incorporating cardio, core and strength training. This is an all-levels class for those wanting to work on endurance and strength. 

Thursdays
Pilates with Char
5:00-6:00pm (Begins September 18th)

Thursdays
Nadi Yoga with Matt
7:30-8:30pm (Begins September 18th)
Nadi Yoga is a process-oriented yoga that incorporates unique fluid dance-like sequencing as well as traditional held postures, safe for practitioners of all levels and body types. Attention to the physics of the body in the gravitational field, energetics, sensory/action pathways, internal process, and meditative focal points help to integrate the practitioner and bring more clarity, connection, and energy to the body and mind. 

Thursdays
Zumba with Johanna
6:15-7:15pm (Begins September 18th) 

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August 18, 2014

New Drop-In and Tour Procedures

Posted 6:31 am in Announcements

As of 8/16/2014, all drop-ins and tours must present a picture ID to be scanned.

We thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

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August 5, 2014

Drop-in Price Change

Posted 3:32 pm in Announcements

Beginning September 1st, the drop-in rate will change to $10 per visit. 

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July 31, 2014

Please Lock Your Belongings

Posted 6:52 am in Announcements

Do you have a lock?  We average a theft once a month from valuables stolen from unlocked lockers.   
 
We have over 10,000 visits a month to our club – it only takes one of those visits for you to be the victim of theft.
 
Please lock your valuables at all times. We have locks for $5 (our cost) at the front desk.
 
Thank you,
The Management

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June 27, 2014

BHC Closed 4th of July

Posted 10:00 am in Announcements

The Ballard Health Club will be CLOSED next Friday, the 4th of July. The staff wishes everyone a fun and safe 4th and we will see you normal hours again beginning Saturday 7/5!

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June 23, 2014

Zumba at Ballard Seafood Fest

Posted 8:27 am in Announcements, Classes, Events

Ballard Health Club will be participating at the Ballard Seafood Fest this year on Saturday, July 17th. Zumba with us at 11am on the mainstage with Johanna for some dancing fun in the sun before you enjoy the food!

Enjoyed by thousands of folks across the Puget Sound area and beyond, the Ballard Seafood Fest celebrates Ballard and its heritage, as well as the unique community mix. First and foremost, the festival is all about fun: great music, local brews, kids activities and quality arts and crafts.  

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June 17, 2014

Presenting Strength and Wellness Retreat at Suncadia

Posted 9:40 am in Announcements, Events

Ballard Health Club is happy to announce the Strength and Wellness Retreat at Suncadia with Karen Gamble and Aeron Hansen, November 6th through 9th. The natural beauty of Suncadia, with it’s pristine acreage along the Cle Elum River, is the perfect location for a wellness journey that encompases body conditioning, hiking, yoga and guided meditation. 

Retreaters will be staying in a luxury vacation home with a gourmet kitchen, ample bedrooms and a comfy mountain lodge atmosphere. These 3 nights and 2 days will be a casual, relaxing and fun filled gathering for a group of women looking for a healthy and positive get-away. 

All activities are optional. Mornings will begin with a yoga practice that includes breathing exercises and meditation. Before lunch, we will set out for area hikes. In the afternoons there will be cardio and strengthening fitness programs, teen building exercises and free time to explore Suncadia. Evenings we’ll gather for late yoga and meditation to wind us down for a good sleep. 

For more information, take a look at the event website

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