Your Weekly Portland Club Update: May 2, 2022

Dear Member,

May has finally arrived! From Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, there are many reasons to celebrate this month at the Club. Try out a new fitness class or spend a relaxing day with mom. No matter what you’re celebrating, we’ve got exciting activities and events planned all month long. So, join us at the Club as we gear up for summer.

Upcoming Events

May the Fourth Be with You!
Wednesday, May 4 | 1:00 pm–9:00 pm
It’s Star Wars Day! Head on up to the restaurant to join our Star Wars Marathon. Movies will be playing back-to-back starting at 1:00 pm. Popcorn will be available.

Cinco de Mayo Menu Takeover
Thursday, May 5 | 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
We will have a special menu to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Come and enjoy some delicious food and $4 Mexican beers!

Family Fun Friday: Encanto
Friday, May 6 | 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Head on up to the restaurant for a dinner buffet and a family-friendly movie, Encanto! The movie starts at 5:30 pm. The buffet is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Our regular menu items will also be available.

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 8 | All day
It’s no secret that there is no one like mom. We want to thank all our mothers and expectant mothers by giving them a special treat when they come into the Club on Mother’s Day!

Upcoming Classes

Auto-Play Functional Threshold Power Classes
Mondays at 4:30 pm, Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, and Saturdays at 11:30 am
Take the 20-minute test to measure your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) and find your highest average watts sustainable per hour. Once you receive your results, create a Stages Cloud account using the QR code on the poster outside the Excel Studio to enter your newly-found FTP into your settings. Once you have an account, you can join any class, book your bike, and ride in your personal training zones, allowing you to train like the athlete you are.

Wednesdays at 5:30 am
Join Christy in this powerful class that burns a ton of calories and builds total-body strength. Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness! From the boxing ring to the fighting cage, GroupFIGHT combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music. This electric experience is addictive!

Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Our newest instructor, Jodie, leads you on a thrilling ride. This class is designed to push you through the varied terrains—pedal in groups, roll over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains and spin your way to burning calories. This powerful class strengthens your lower body in a high-intensity format. Enjoy the RIDE!

Belly Dancing with Aksana
Thursdays at 5:45 pm through May 12
As one of the oldest forms of dance, the benefits of belly dancing are undeniable. In addition to promoting balance, strength, coordination, and confidence, belly dancing is also a fun and highly expressive dance form.

Strength Conditioning
Fridays at 12:00 pm
Join Jami in this ever-changing class format that will challenge your total body to new fitness levels. In this class, you will use bodyweight, dumbbells, and steps to target the major muscle groups to elevate your heart rate and spirit.

Pilates Reformer Classes
Come join us in our Method Studio to experience Pilates! Class fees are $35 per session this month and are limited to six participants. Please sign up on Bay Club Connect.

Thursdays at 8:45 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am
Fundamental Reformer is designed for everyone, whether you’re new to the world of Pilates or a veteran. This class allows you to execute all moves with power and clarity. You’ll learn to elongate, recruit and stabilize your core muscles while stretching and strengthening your upper and lower body. You’ll also learn more about the spring loads and reformer configuration that’s best for your body. We provide beginner to intermediate movements with clear instruction to give you the best Pilates workout.

Wednesdays at 4:30 pm and Fridays at 12:00 pm
Keeping a good pace, the instructor in this small class will take you through a series of flowing exercises on the reformer to accommodate and challenge each participant. This class features Intermediate level exercise progressions on the reformer. The workout will focus on breathing, alignment, and healthy body movement mechanics to strengthen the core, enhance long and lean muscles, and improve balance. It is strongly recommended that participants take a minimum of 5 fundamental classes or have previous experience on a Stott Reformer.

Athletic Reformer Series: Lower Body Focus
Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30 am
This class gives you a full-body workout with an emphasis on your glutes and core. Every move utilized will focus on sculpting a different section of your body. Get the look you have always wanted!

Ascent Center: Now Open!
The wait is over! Enjoy our large climbing wall with our open climb times. If you are already belay certified, you can join us for our Rock Gym Open Climb. We require every climber to be belay certified and pass our test before you can start climbing.

Open Climb Times

  • Fridays | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Saturdays | 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Sundays | 12:00pm-5:00 pm
  • Mondays | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Belay Certification Class
Sundays | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm | $40 for members | Ascent Climbing Center
This class is the first step to reaching the highest heights in the Ascent Climbing Center. Whether you want to learn a skill that you can share with your children or add an extra dimension to your workouts through climbing, this is the class for you. The class is two hours and includes the equipment you need to go safely to the top. No experience is necessary. Spaces are limited, so reserve a spot today by emailing Zachary at

Life at Bay Club Camp
Wonder what it’s like to be a Bay Club camper? Summer at the Club is full of fun, adventurous days filled with games, sports, art, and even hands-on activities like obstacle courses. Click here to learn more about what makes our camps so special. Registration is still open for the summer. Visit Bay Club Connect for week-by-week availability and to register!

May Club Perk
Need to relieve tension and relax sore muscles? Hyperice’s lineup of products can help you relax after a long workout or bounce back from an injury, so you can spend more time doing what you love. This month, Bay Club members can enjoy 15% off all products. Enter code BAYCLUBHYPE15 during checkout. Shop here.

Riding with a Purpose
This month’s Marissa Tries is all about cycling for a great cause. Featuring some of the best instructors in the South Bay, Tour de Pier is a fundraising event that raises money for cancer charities. Get a sneak peek into last year’s event to catch Marissa in a cycling session full of music and lively energy. Watch the video here.

We’re Growing Our Team for Summer!
We’re looking for talented, customer service-focused individuals to join us this summer. Here are some of the seasonal positions we’re hiring for throughout our Clubs:

  • Childcare Associates
  • Camp Counselors
  • Operations Associates
  • Lifeguards & Swim Instructors

Employees will earn great perks, such as Club membership, competitive compensation, Club discounts, and team culture. If you know someone who would like to join our summer crew, have them visit our careers page here. And stop by the Clubs this spring as we host Job Fairs! Bay Club Portland’s Job Fairs will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, and Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form.

Stay in the Know
If you want to keep up with special events and activities at other Bay Club locations, we make it easy for you to find the info. All Weekly Updates get posted on our website. Follow this link to view them at a glance. When you’re traveling around and visiting a Club outside your home base, it’s the quickest way to discover what’s in store. (And it’s also fun reading!)

We look forward to seeing you!

Dave Hohnstein
Bay Club Portland