Category: July News & Events

Tour de SAC Finisher Party!

 Sunday, July 24th | 10:00am

At the end of the Tour de SAC, we will celebrate a strong  tour and toast all of the hard work with a Finishers party!  The Finishers Party will start after Shari’s Cycle Class and will continue after
Laura’s cycle class!

Awards and Prizes:

  •     1st place winner:
  •         Receives a free massage, a free personal training session and a free Pilates session.
  •     2nd & 3rd place winners:
    •         Choose between a free massage, free personal training session or a free Pilates session.

Pilates Exercise of the Month: Teaser 1

Purpose:  Humorously referred to as “the mother of all sit-ups”, the Teaser tests your powerhouse control to the fullest.  At the peak of the exercise, momentarily hold the position, “teasing” the balance.

  1. Lie on back; legs extended out on a mat; arms overhead.  Heels together; toes turned out slightly.
  2. Maintain the scoop; inhale; raise arms, head and shoulders, peeling upper body off the mat vertebra by vertebra; simultaneously lifting legs into a “V” sit.
  3. Hold the “V” position, balance on the tailbone. Exhale; roll spine down onto a mat.  
  4. When head & heels touch the mat, stretch arms overhead to the starting position & repeat; inhaling as you float up; exhaling as you peel down.  

Visualization:  As you roll down, imagine each vertebra touching the mat the way your fingers travel on the keys of a piano.


  • Head stays in line with spine.  Fingertips toward toes.  Legs stretched long.
  • Don’t allow the upper body to touch mat before lower body or vice versa.
  • Take your time, relax your mind and find your rhythm as you go.

Modification:  Any difficulty sitting up all the way, slightly bend the knees, as you lift & lower body. Any back discomfort, perform Teaser with legs against a wall.


GET BALANCED: Strength Training and Yoga

Tuesday & Thursday | 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • Build a fitness foundation that challenges your body, helping to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance.  
  • Incorporate high intensity exercises challenging the whole body, followed by a series of yoga postures that will flow and connect movement with breath.
  • This class is great for all levels of fitness!
    • Capacity is limited for personalized training: 10 spaces available


Drop-in $30 or $200 per month.

For more information, please contact Personal Fitness Trainer, Melissa Barasona at

Tour de SAC 2016

July 2nd-July 24th

Finishers Party Sunday, July 24th starting at 10:00am after Shari’s Cycle Class!

The Tour de SAC is back! Are you prepared to finish strong? Join us July 2nd – July 24th for the return of the Tour de SAC which will take place in conjunction with the 102nd Tour de France.

Awards and Prizes:

  • 1st place finishers will receive a free massage, a free personal training session and a free Pilates session.  2nd and 3rd place finishers get a choice between the free massage, free personal training session or free Pilates session.

How to Complete:

  • Every participant will track their progress by using a punch card in the Cycle studio with your name on it. Make sure to have your Cycle instructor initial your card each time you attend class. This is how we will account for how many stages riders complete.

The Party:

  • At the end of the Tour de SAC, we will celebrate a strong tour and toast all of the hard work with a Finisher’s party!  This will take place on Sunday, July 24th after the Sunday morning Cycle class with Shari!


For more information, please contact our Group Fitness Director, Anna Miller  at or 206-443-1111 ext 259.

New Barre Class!

Wednesday 12noon with Oliva  | Start date July 6th

Please join Olivia, one of Seattle’s top Barre Instructors, for a new class time! Barre Works is a great way to sculpt your body.  This class will increase your core strength and flexibility integrating the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics, the elongating principles of dance conditioning, and the science of physical therapy to create a revolutionary new workout that quickly and safely reshapes your entire body.

For more information, please contact our Group Fitness Director, Anna Miller  at or 206-443-1111 ext 259.

Class Changes starting July 1st

New Classes! – Group Exercise

  •  Tues. 7:15am P90X/Turbo Kick! Start date July 5th.
  • Thurs. 7:15am INSANITY! Start date July 7th.

Cancelled Classes – Cycle & Group Exercise

  • Friday 6:00pm Power Cycle. Last class July 1st.
  • Tues. Interval Training. Last class June 28th.
  • Thurs. INSANITY. Last class June 30th.

For more information, please contact our Group Fitness Director, Anna Miller  at or 206-443-1111 ext 259.

Shoulder and Chest Opening: Moving into Arching Postures

Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Shoulder and Chest Opening: Moving into Arching Postures Using props (including the Back Mitra, bolsters, and tennis balls) and various techniques, we will learn to go past the tightness in shoulders, neck, and chest. We will also explore and safely practice heart opening/arching asanas such as Upward Facing Dog, Cobra, Dancer’s Pose, Bridge, Camel, Bow, Pigeon. This is an All-Levels class and you will be offered modifications for all the poses.

To sign up, please email Fran at


SAC Members:  $25 Once your spot is reserved, Fran will have you sign a sheet with your member number.  Payments will be processed on the day of the workshop.  24-hour cancellation policy applies.

SAC GUESTS: $35, plus SAC guest fee. A chit with your name will be waiting for you at the front desk.  Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the workshop to process payment at the front desk.

Evergreen Escapes International: 12 Day Namibia Trip

Journey of Discovery  |   November 4th–15th, 2016

At Evergreen Escapes, we believe that adventure travel is transformative by nature. It challenges your perceptions and abilities, removes you from your comfort zone, and pushes you to reach a higher self. Transformational travel is an embrace of this ethos. It’s about accepting the call of adventure, traveling with intention, and allowing the unknown to drive personal or professional growth Namibia is a land of transformation.

The Namibia Journey of Discovery affords you the chance to experience the endless deserts, ancient cultures, and magnificent wildlife of the country in a very personal way. On this 12-day expedition through Namibia, you will be taken on a life-changing journey of personal exploration, discovery, and transformation facilitated by Michael Bennett, Ed.D., of Muddy
Shoe Adventures (MSA).

In addition, you will be led through Namibia by a professional andexperienced safari guide. Your guide’s intimate knowledge of each area and lodge allows them to share local highlights while providing expert naturalist and cultural insights throughout the tour. We hope you’ll join us on this personal and transformational Namibia Journey of Discovery through one of the world’s most spectacular and memorable destinations! Seattle Athletic Club members receive 5% off international tours!

For more information, please contact Wellness Director: Kendra Kainz at or call: 206-443-1111 x295