Tag: Cycle

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.

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  amiller@sacdt.com or 206-443-1111 ext 259.

June Employee of the Month: Natalie Swistak!!!




Please congratulate Natalie Swistak for being nominated employee of the month. Natalie has been an instructor for Seattle Athletic Club since 1999 when we first launched Cycle at the club. She has taught many different formats including Kickboxing and Step, but her passion remains with Cycle.

Natalie consistently goes above and beyond when it comes to teaching Cycle classes. Her positive energy and enthusiasm for teaching are reflected in the outstanding classes she teaches and her passion shines through every time.

As a strong leader in the Cycle Department, she is a huge asset to our team. Natalie is a true professional in every aspect of the word. She is dedicated to teaching, having fun, and most importantly, listening to the members every time they step into the room.

This is what Natalie said about her Cycle classes at SAC, “My 6am Cycle classes bring me tremendous happiness because we have amazing, positive, and dedicated members who like to work hard but have fun!  We motivate each other every week and it’s something special I have not seen at many clubs.  I owe my inspiration to the members who make this happen!”

In addition to leading Cycle classes, Natalie is an inspiration outside of the studio as well. She has been competing in triathlons since 1998. She has completed 3 ironman distance triathlons and placed top 10 in her age group at Ironman Whistler in 2013! She is scheduled to do Ironman Arizona in November with her fellow TN Multisport Athletes. When she is not on the bike, running or swimming, she loves to snowboard and travel up to Whistler to mountain bike.

We are delighted Natalie is a part of our team here at SAC! Thank you Natalie for all you do!

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!!