December 31, 2014

January Workshops

Posted 11:38 am in Announcements, Blog, Events

January workshops are on the horizon! Sign up at the front desk or online! Cost to attend workshops: $20 for members, $30 for non-members ($20 plus $10 drop-in fee at the time of workshop).

Discover the Power of Chanting with MJ Daniels
Saturday, January 17th 1:30-3pm
Come sing and celebrate your spirit and soul! In this workshop,MJ Daniels will start by teaching breath awareness and vocal warm-ups. We will explore a variety of chants to awaken and enliven our beings. Chanting of mantras produces positive vibrations, bringing benefits to the one who chants as well as those who listen. By repetition of the mantra, the participant absorbs the power and energy of the specific mantra. Understanding the meaning of the chants helps us to set our intentions for what the mantra represents. Chanting of mantras generates potent healing vibrations. It’s also just fun to sing! In the second half of the class we will be adding some movement and postures to the chants. Class will end with relaxation through vibrational sound of Tibetan Prayer bowls, chimes and bells. No experience necessary.

Barbell Basics with Allison Raines
Saturday, January 31st 1:30-3:30pm
Beginning in the classroom, this workshop will focus on using and noticing correct form while performing compound barbell movements. Learn to correctly execute back squats, front squats, military press, dead lifts and bench press. Using light bars, we will discuss the mechanics of lifting, how it benefits you and how to create a program. We will learn each of the positions and what they look like in others. We will eventually make our way out to the main gym floor where you will use the racks and learn how to add weight safely to each movement.   

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November 4, 2014

Ballard Food Bank

Posted 12:50 pm in Announcements, Events

Ballard Health Club is helping this holiday season by accepting donations for the Ballard Food Bank!

We are in need of the following items.

Shelf stable food items:

Canned Soups
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Shelf Stable Milk Products (soy milk, rice milk)
Canned Protein (corned beef, beans, tuna, peanut butter, chili)
Cooking Oil
Pet Food

Hygiene items:

Baby & Adult Diapers
Diaper Wipes
Toilet Paper

Please help us out by gathering items and bringing them to the club to deposit in the big red bins. Thank you in advance!

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October 30, 2014

Hydrostatic Testing Coming November 9th

Posted 8:58 am in Announcements, Events

The Body Fat Test Truck 
 will be at BHC on Sunday, November 9th from 7:00am until Noon. This test/truck has been at BHC several times over the years.

Two body tests will be offered: Hydrostatic Body Composition and Dexa Bone Density Screening. The cost of each is $49, and you can get both done for $88.
There is a placard about the test on the file cabinet in the front desk area and a binder with a signup sheet for each 10min slot starting at 7:00am.  This testing is for members and non-members.
What should you expect?
  • You will submerge for about 7 seconds in clean, warm, filtered water.
  • Bring a suit and towel, the whole process will take about 10 minutes.
  • Included is a review of your 4 page report.
If you are interested in getting tested, please sign up for a time slot next time you are at the club.

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September 26, 2014

Nadi Yoga Workshop

Posted 10:52 am in Announcements, Events

Saturday, October 25th, Ballard Health Club will be hosting a Nadi Yoga Workshop with Matt Huish.

Little known in the yoga world, the viyayama are a set of preparatory or warm-up techniques designed to address common weak areas of the beginning and even more experienced students. These practices work with the blockages in the joints, fascial layers, and connective tissues that accumulate emotional and physical energy and inhibit the practitioner from going deeper into their yoga practice. Utilizing every section of the body, these techniques can be used as a stand-alone practice or as a warm up for Nadi Yoga or other styles of yoga. This is an excellent class for students of all levels, ages, and body types.

Nadi Yoga is a process-oriented yoga that incorporates unique fluid dancelike 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.

$20 + drop in fees for non-members

Sign– up at front desk or on line using the MY BHC tab then to Workshops

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September 25, 2014

Vote Ballard Health Club for Best Gym!

Posted 10:51 am in Announcements

Once again, Ballard Health Club has been nominated as “Best Gym” in Western Washington. We are so thankful to be nominated again and have to say that we are great because our members are great! So thank you!

And please vote for Ballard Health Club here!

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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

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. 

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

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. 

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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