Category: January 2016 Events

Friends and Family Referral Program

One of the biggest compliments we can receive is when one of our members refers friends, relatives, co-workers, etc to become members of our club.
To show our appreciation, the Seattle Athletic Club has developed a member sponsorship program.

Our member sponsorship program includes:

  • When you sponsor a friend to the Seattle Athletic
    Club and they join, you’ll receive a FREE month of membership dues.
  • In addition, simply from being referred by a current
    club member, your referrals will also receive the gift
    of a FREE month of membership dues.

So start telling your family, friends, and neighbors about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle at the
Seattle Athletic Club – Downtown today!

For sponsorship information, details, and a complimentary pass to the club for your referral, please contact our Membership office for more information.

New Year, New Goals

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 Galloway 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 goal-setting event please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway.

Complementary Equipment Orientations

Every Monday in January | 5:30 PM

January is Equipment Orientation Month!

  • Do you know how to use the cardio equipment more
    efficiently to enhance your workout?
  • Do you want to learn how to properly set up and use the
    selectorized weight machines in the Cybex room?
  • Do you have any questions about your form when using free weights?
  • Do you have any general fitness questions for our professional staff?

Receive informational handouts as well as hands on walk through of all of the Seattle Athletic Club’s fitness equipment. If you would like to join this orientation please contact Fitness Director Jacob
Galloway to request a date that works best with your schedule.

For more information, please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway.

Cardio Kickstarter – Treadmill Weight Loss Series

For those looking to lose weight and get fit.


The best way to lose weight doing cardio is with weight bearing machine like our new treadmills.


One of our new treadmill’s amazing features is customized workouts. This January our fitness staff will add in their favorite cardio workout designed specifically for weight loss.


  1. Jump on any treadmill
  2. Push the “Workouts” tab
  3. Choose a Cardio Kickstarter workout to try
  4. Start your interval workout


All of these workouts are interval workouts designed for heart health, weight loss and sweating.


For more information, please contact Fitness Director Jacob Galloway.

Worksite Warrior

Free, Sign up by January 18th

January 21st- kick off luncheon/meet & greet.

January 25th- Start date- first weigh in.

Compete against our Corporate partners to prove that your office pals are the best in Seattle!
Submit your team’s application now through January 18th for your chance to be chosen as a competing company for the January 21st- kick off luncheon/meet & greet kickoff.
The Seattle Athletic Club is delivering a challenge to local area businesses to see which local company can band together a group of coworkers to collectively lose the most weight within 30 days. Eight teams will be chosen for this four-week complimentary boot camp at the Seattle Athletic Club. Your corporate team will receive fitness guidance as you compete for the title of Worksite Warrior!

What this challenge involves:

A team of 6 participants (maximum of 2 current club members)

  • Non members will have 30 days of unlimited access to the club
  • One free group personal training session per week
  • Free team fitness 101 group session
  • Free team nutrition group session with continuing online guidance
  • Weekly weigh-ins and leader board to keep your team accountable
  • The team whose total percentage of weight lost is highest will be crowned the Worksite Warrior!

Each non-member on the winning team will receive two months of free dues upon joining.
For more details or to enter your team, please contact Melodie Hewitt or Sarah Richardson in the Membership Office.

Inspiration Member of The Year: Hazel Singer

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Hazel Singer

Hazel is such an inspirational person, throughout our time together she has motivated me in ways that she most likely doesn’t know. When I first met with Hazel I was taken aback. She came to me with an array of physical hurdles that most people would have used as an excuse to stay at home and as far from the gym as possible. Yet there she was! Not only was she ready to train, she was well informed and eager to find ways to stay active despite her surgeries and other physical ailments.

When I think of Hazel I don’t think about the fact that she has had a hip replacement, a knee replacement, bilateral retracted rotator cuffs, collapsed bones in one foot as well as scoliosis. No, I think about a woman who goes to the gym 5 days a week without fail, who follows her workout regimen religiously and always has a smile on her face about it. Working with her has taught me to not only question the limitations that I have put on myself but also to question the limitations I put on others.

When I asked Hazel what motivates her and she said she loves the gym culture, the people she sees every morning and knowing that she has control of that aspect of her life. I can honestly say that I didn’t expect Hazel to have progressed as quickly as she did, but her confidence and persistence encouraged me to push her harder. Hazel went from using a cane and the hand rail when going up and down the stairs when we first met to walking confidently without any assistance and this is due to her own will to overcome any hurdle thrown her way.

Hazel is always challenging herself in ways most won’t even dream of. Whether it is her pushing the prowler, doing rope throws or killing the high intensity interval circuits on the elliptical, Hazel is sure to be giving 110%. On days when I want to give myself an excuse to slack I think if Hazel and am reminded that I can make the most out of where I am and that I am the only person n my way.

2015 Employee of the Year


Mark Magdaong


Mark has been with us at the Sports Desk for less than a year, but in that time, he has made such an impact on members and coworkers alike.

One of the many comments we receive from members about Mark is that he genuinely cares and will go above and beyond what is expected of him. Every morning, he always has a smile on his face and is ready to assist members with their questions. Rarely is Mark asked a question that he cannot answer.

Mark is one of those people that always want to learn more. Day after day, he is curious and exploring, whether it be for the desk or in his pursuit of healthy living. He is a leader at the desk.

Pilates Exercise of the Month: Side Kick Series: Inner Thigh Lifts

PURPOSE: This exercise works your inner/outer thighs and stretches the back of the hip.

1. Lie on your right side with your left foot crossed in front of your right leg. Try to keep the left foot flat on the floor; knee cap facing the ceiling.

2. Rest your head on your arm. Press the palm of the other arm down into the mat in front of you; elbow towards ceiling.

3. Extend your straight (right) leg long out from your hip and raise it off the floor. Turn your heel slightly toward the ceiling.

4. Lift and lower your straight (right) leg 5-10 times without letting it touch the mat.

5. Then hold the leg in the lifted position pulsing it for 10 small pulses. You can also try 5 small circles forward and back staying lifted.

6. Repeat other side.



  • If it is too uncomfortable to keep the leg crossed over the straight leg, rest your knee on the mat in front of you.


Head to Toe Checklist:

  • Maintain a long steady upper body.
  • Don’t bend your outstretched leg as you lift/lower and/or pulse.
  • Keep the quadriceps relaxed, not gripped.

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