Month: December 2016

Virtual Rides Through Wexer Virtual Coming Soon to the Cycle Studio!

Contact: Group Exercise Director, Anna Miller.

Launch date is early January 2017. No cost.

Wexer Virtual offers a phenomenal audio-visual experience in group exercise and cycling studios. The Wexer Virtual system offers a wide variety of classes reflecting the hottest titles and trends. Use the kiosk (flat screen TV outside the Cycle Studio) to choose your “on demand” class ride according to level and class length to tailor-fit your needs or join a scheduled virtual class and have fun with your workout! Please see the Cycle Schedule to receive the days and times available for on demand as well as scheduled virtual rides. More details coming soon.

Cycle 101: Introduction to Cycle

 January 14th

Introduction to Cycle by Group Exercise Director, Anna Miller. Cycle Studio. Please sign up at the front desk.

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am.

Cycle 101: Introduction to Cycle and the Keiser M3 bikes with Laura.

Laura will teach you proper bike setup, hand positions, standing and seated riding positions, Keiser M3 specifics: what is on the computer display, how to adjust the resistance, RPMs for climbs and flats and how to measure one’s rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and proper footwear.  After the initial set-up, they will take you on a 30 to 45 minute ride incorporating a variety of terrains and drills you may experience in a class.

Launch for Release 100!

Saturday, January 14th from 9:30am to 10:30am. Join Seattle Athletic Club and your favorite instructor team as we launch this landmark release 100!

Work hard. Play hard. Food and drinks available in the Café after class.

Here are the top 10 reasons to join class!

Reason #1: BODYPUMP burns calories. This class offers a variety of athletic movements requiring energy from all three energy systems making your caloric expenditure peak during and after class.

Reason #2BODYPUMP will increase your lean muscle mass by improving muscle strength and endurance.

Reason #3BODYPUMP tones muscles without bulking you up while still making you stronger.

Reason #4BODYPUMP will increase your metabolism and make positive changes to your body shape!

Reason #5BODYPUMP increases bone density making your bones stronger and decrease the risk of osteoporosis.

Reason #6BODYPUMP will improve your posture by increasing your core strength and core stability.

Reason #7BODYPUMP is self-regulated. It allows each participant to progressively increase weight, range and intensity of movement to achieve relative results on a continuing basis.

Reason #8BODYPUMP is for everyone! Whether your goals are weight loss, muscle toning, general conditioning or if you are pregnant, this class can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Reason #9BODYPUMP allows you to maintain a high level of intensity for the entire duration of the class, which will help you develop and challenge your cardiovascular system.

Reason #10BODYPUMP brings the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls into the studio and combines them with great music and awesome instructors.

Whatever reason you choose to attend BODYPUMP, you will not be disappointed with the results!  Join us for the launch or any of our regularly scheduled classes to make a positive change in your body today. Please refer to our Group Exercise class schedule for a list of classes to fit your needs.

Yoga Workshop

Yoga Workshop with Fran Gallo. Workshop Name: Strong.

For details, please contact Fran GalloYoga Instructor at

Saturday, January 28th.

3:00pm to 5:00pm.

SAC Members $25. Guests $35.

Yoga postures help us to become centered, flexible, and strong. This workshop will focus on yoga poses that build strength. We will practice the poses that help us gain strength (modifications will be suggested if needed) and reserve the last 15 minutes for deep relaxation (shavasana). All levels!

Intro to Yoga Series

Jamie Carroll: 8-week series from January 14th to March 4th.

Saturdays from 12:30pm to 1:45pm in the Mind/Body Studio. SAC Members Only.

Cost $115. Includes a Hugger Mugger Mat.

Deadline to signup is January 6th with Anna Miller, Group Exercise Director at

This 8-week series is a progressive program to learn the fundamentals of Hatha Yoga and prepare students for continued development in the practice. Jamie will introduce students to Yoga etiquette, the basics of breath, alignment, flow, and safe postures for their own bodies.

Students will learn key poses as well as basic yogic philosophies that help to guide us along our path of learning.

If you have always wanted to try yoga, or if you would like to refresh the foundations of your practice, this is the perfect series for you.


Resolution Run 5k & Optional Polar Bear Dive!

RESOLUTION RUN 5K (Optional…Polar Bear Dive!)

January 1st 2017 at 10:30am. Magnuson Park. Cost $35.

Why not do something fun and active to celebrate New Year’s Day?

Gather some friends and family and participate in the SAC Resolution Run 5k (and maybe a polar bear dip in the lake!).

Run or walk the 5K race that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington – just prior to the event finish line area. Stay for the post-race celebration which includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21.

Free chili, coffee, hot chocolate, and more will be provided.

Register online at:

Use the DISCOUNT CODE: SAC10 to receive $10 off!!

For more information please contact Wellness Director, Kendra Kainz (

New Year, New Goals: 2017

What is your goal for the New Year?

Without a goal, you might find yourself spinning the wheels on your own health. We, at the Seattle Athletic Club, are interested in not only hearing what your goals are, but seeing them in writing. Studies have shown that if you write down your goal or tell someone – you are more likely to achieve it.

Here are some options for you to show others what you are trying to achieve:

  • Write your goal on our SAC goal card and display it with the rest of the members (they will be displayed anonymously).
  • Email fitness director Jacob Luckey with your goal and he will post them for you.
  • Sit down and talk with any of our fitness staff about how to set your goal and discuss a plan of action to achieve them.

Let’s see how many people we can get to finish their goals; no matter how big or small your goal may be, we want to help you have a great and healthy New Year.

For more information on this complimentary event, please contact Fitness Director Jacob Luckey.

The Seattle Athletic Club Welcomes 2 New Trainers

Joe McColskey and Emily Ring.
Emily believes that life is expressed through movement and breath. If we struggle to move in our own bodies how can we expect to express ourselves to our fullest potential? Emily’s mission is to teach personal well-being, holistic-strength and provoke higher levels of thought and action.

Joe is passionate about helping people that are not assured of themselves, people that hate age categories and don’t want to be defined by them, anybody interested in learning and loving kettle bells, people looking for sustainable weight loss and body transformation, anybody who feels alienated from the fitness culture who struggle creating sustainable, healthy habits.

Joe believes when you meet yourself where you’re at, give yourself kindness in this moment, and move forward by doing the best with what you have – powerful transformations can occur.

Emily enjoys working with the innate athlete seeking prowess; the bendy pursuing strength, the stationary striving for movement, the gentle aspiring for vitality, the harrowed desiring harmony, and anyone wanting a pathfinder blazing the trail to self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-love, and self-mastery.