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.

Inspirational Member of the Month: John Gunnar


John Gunnar is an extremely positive and inspiring member. His energy and smile are contagious! Those of us who know him can count on him to be chewing bubble gum and joking around with members and staff. John has been a member of the Seattle Athletic Club for 30 years. After all this time, his favorite thing about SAC is the people.

While he is training at the SAC he utilizes several departments. He trains with Will Paton, and attends BODYPUMP, Cycle and Yoga classes to stay in shape. His most recent and greatest achievement in health and fitness came earlier this year when he climbed Mount Kilamanjaro. He did all of his training here at SAC! When asked how he felt of this great accomplishment he said, “At 60 years old, it made me feel very good. I was very proud of myself.” His current goals at the club are to remain in shape and keep up with the other fit members. His favorite place to eat, aside from his restaurant Portage Bay Café, is the Skillet. Please congratulate John for being this months most inspirational member!!

Cure the Winter Blues and Increase Your Energy During the Winter Months

The northwest is known for cold, wet weather during the winter months. Don’t let the weather be an excuse to avoid training. In fact, you can cure the winter blues and increase your energy by maintaining your workout routine during the winter months. In addition, moderate exercise can bolster your immune system, which means less sick time during flu season.

The best way to stay motivated to exercise is to choose activities that inspire you. If you can’t find the exact activity indoors, take this opportunity to maintain your fitness level during the winter months by trying something new. A great way to mix up your routine is to add group exercise classes to your workout.

The idea behind group exercise is to enhance all health related components of fitness under the guidance of a qualified group exercise instructor. These components include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. A typical group exercise class is 60 minutes long and consists of a warm-up, cardiorespiratory segment and/or muscular strength and endurance segment, core work, cool-down and stretching.

Seattle Athletic Club Downtown offers a variety of free classes that cater to all levels and abilities. If you are looking to shape your body and maintain muscle tone, a BODYPUMP, Power Sculpt or Yoga class would be a great option. If you would like to maintain your cardiovascular fitness a Power Cycle, Cardio Blast or Zumba class would benefit you. If you would like to maintain flexibility a Focus on Flexibility class in the Mind/Body studio would be a great option. Whatever your needs may be, you have the variety you are looking for in Group Exercise classes.

It’s easy to get started. Pick up a Group Exercise & Cycle Schedule and a Mind/Body schedule at the front desk or on-line and decide what classes suit your needs. Once you decide on the classes that will motivate you to succeed give them a try! Make sure to introduce yourself to the instructor at the beginning of class and ask any questions you may have. In addition, make sure to wear proper attire and footwear. Lastly, make sure you are well hydrated before, during and after class.

The key to your success is in your hands. Make this winter the best ever by maintaining your fitness level, trying something new and having fun while doing it!