Your Weekly Walnut Creek Update: September 17, 2021


Dear Member,

The clubs keep on hopping the closer we get to the first official day of Autumn. There’s so much activity throughout the fall season, so come on by for the fun! Bring a guest, too. We love sharing our community. With so many group classes and programs in motion every day, we look forward to seeing you all around the Club.

Our Latest Mask Guidelines
The Bay Club Company is proactively taking steps to help protect the health and safety of our members and associates. We will now require that all employees at each Club location provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or exception status by the end of September—and be 100% vaccinated by the end of October. This is in addition to complying with the below county mandate.

Per the latest County mandate, all individuals are required to wear masks while indoors at the club, except while eating or drinking, actively engaged in water-based sports (e.g. swimming, swim lessons, diving) and other sports where masks create an imminent risk to health. Once water-based sport activity is completed, they should continue to wear masks in the club until exiting the facility. Please also note that our San Francisco and Walnut Creek locations will adhere to the proof of vaccination policies that have gone into effect for SF and Contra Costa counties. We will continue to monitor State and County safety updates across California and Oregon as they pertain to masks as well as the possible expansion of vaccination proof requirements. Thank you for your cooperation.

Virtual Wellness Events on Instagram
It’s Wellness Weekend this Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19. Millions of people the world over will focus on the 5 Pillars of Wellness: Sleep, Nutrition, Movement, Mindfulness, and Sense of Purpose. Check out the health-focused tips we’ve been posting on Instagram this week. And Bay Club will host a couple of virtual #worldwellnessweekend events on IG: a live nutrition Q&A with Certified Health Coach Molly Alliman on Saturday at 10:00 am as well as Virtual Yoga with Lawrence on Sunday at 12:00 pm. Join in on Insta!

Weekend Fun in The Shores

  • Poolside BBQ Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm.
  • The waterslide is open all weekend from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
  • 77 Social Lounge is open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

More September Group Fitness Events

  • Saturday, September 18 | National Day of Dance with Belicia | 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 19 | Zumba™ with Hideki | 9:35 am
  • Sunday, September 25 | GROOV3 Technique Class with Yuko | 5:00 pm

A Look Ahead: Wednesday, September 29

  • WIBIT Wednesday continues. Play on with the WIBIT inflatable obstacle course in the Family Pool from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm.
  • Cantina Night…poolside! Leave the cooking to us and enjoy dinner as a family–crafts for the kiddos, too.

After-School Programs
Looking for constructive after-school activities for your kids? The Bay Club proudly introduces After-School Clinics designed to help children grow, engage with others, and build new skills. From dance to crafts to sports and martial arts, there’s an activity for every child. It all begins this month and continues throughout the school year. Clinics vary by location. To view the offerings and register, go to Bay Club Connect.

Fitness Industry News
Fitness clubs will soon flex their muscles on Capitol Hill. For the first time in the organization’s 40-year history, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has hired a lobbyist. Liz Clark recently became the trade group’s president and CEO. Clark has extensive experience in wooing lawmakers; previously, she created political clout for the National Confectioners Association. Hard hit by COVID, the fitness industry lost substantial revenue in 2020, yet has largely been left out of pandemic aid. Now with Clark at the helm, IHRSA aims to change that. Read all about it in this article from Wall Street Journal.

Court Sport Bookings
As a reminder, you can now book courts directly from Bay Club Connect. We’ve eliminated the step of having to sign in to Tennis Source, making the process quicker and more efficient! Reserve your court, invite a friend to join you, and register for racquet sport events—all from one place! You’ll also enjoy the more modern look/feel and easy-to-use interface. Click here to watch our how-to video.

Spa Now Open
Exciting news! The spa has reopened at Bay Club Redwood Shores. Regular hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, email your request to spa.bcrs@bayclubs.com or leave us a message at (650) 593-2900.

Café Hours
The Café is currently open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Enjoy our new selection of menu items including smoothies, salads, kids’ options, and more. Grab and go items are also available in the lower lobby.

77 Hours
77 is now open weekdays from 4:00 pm–8:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm-8:00 pm. Come on in! And be sure to join us for Monday Night Football with food and drink specials all evening.

On Court

We look forward to hosting the following activities for those with a Club West Gold membership or above. All events will take place on Courts 5, 6, and 7.

  • Doubles Round Robin: Fridays from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Challenge Court: Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Mixed Doubles Round Robin: Mondays from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Personal Training
Now’s the time to get started on your fitness goals. Get workouts that fit your schedule, ideas to keep your fitness routine fresh and fun, and learn the proper techniques to keep you safe and injury-free. If you’re new to training, we have one-on-one and small group sessions available. To get started, reply to this email and we’ll put you in touch with one of our professional personal trainers.

Should you have any questions, please reach out by replying to this email. Thank you for being a member of the Bay Club community and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

In health,

Elias Mandilaras
Senior Vice President
Bay Club Walnut Creek


Updated September 17, 2021

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