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February/March 2016 Announcements

MAC Fit: Ongoing 8-week group training program

iStock_000067861969_XXXLarge-webIn early January 2016, the MAC launched their new small and large group training program called MAC Fit. This ongoing 8-week program combines the energy and dynamic of group exercise with the individual attention of group training to create a specialized workout experience. Add nutrition content, restorative group exercise, accountability and the flexibility to choose among an exclusive schedule of classes and you have a training program with the flexibility that will effectively help you reach your fitness goals.

Next session begins March 7.  View the new Spring I schedule here >>

MAC Fit is a System to Get You Healthy
Members have three different training options; small group training package, large group training package, or they may take their workout to the next level with an all-inclusive MAC Fit Package. Check out your options below!

Small Group Training  |  Large Group Training  |  MAC Fit Packages

Purchase Your Training Package

Purchase your flexible training package at the front desk and personalize it by reserving your training time of choice or attend a class based on availability. The training packages of eight are sold at any point within the session.


Body Breakthrough: An Online Fat Loss Program For Busy Adults

iStock_000061163548_XXXLargeBody Breakthrough is nutrition driven and progressive. Our approach creates sustainable lifestyle changes—your personalized plan is created to fit into and meet the demands of your busy life, so what you learn from the program will naturally become part of your everyday choices.

You will learn which foods to eat to get your more results from your workouts by focusing on foods that are high in anti-inflammatory and nutrients. Get the body you want to see and know exactly what to do every day to keep fat off!

In eight weeks you will:

  • Increase your energy
  • Reduce your stress
  • Gain muscle and lose inches
  • Understand your metabolism
  • Learn to eat with purpose and not out of convenience

The next series of Body Breakthrough will begin on Monday, March 7th.
Be sure to register in advance by emailing info@macseattle.com


New Vega Nutrition Bars Now Sold at the MAC

Vega-BarThe MAC is now carrying four different Vega Bars that will fit every member’s nutrition needs. The bars range from a snack to a post-workout bar.

Vega Snack

  • Best Eaten: Snack
  • Flavors at the MAC: Dark Chocolate Cashew Cherry, and Cranberry Almond
  • Protein: 3-5g

Vega One

  • Best Eaten: Meal Replacement
  • Flavors at the MAC:  Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Coconut Cashew, and Chocolate Cranberry Almond
  • Protein: 12-13g

Vega Sport Energy

  • Best Eaten: Before and During Workout
  • Flavors at the MAC:  Chocolate Coconut Almond, and Apple Cherry
  • Protein: 4g

Vega Sport Protein

  • Best Eaten: Post-Workout
  • Flavors at the MAC:  Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Mint
  • Protein: 15g, plus 2.5g BCAAs and 2g glutamine

Check out the Bar Chart for more details about each bar.

Don’t Give Up On Your New Year’s Goals: Refocus with a Better Plan!

RefocusHave you abandoned your fitness goals you made for the New Year? If you have, you’re not alone. It’s common to get blasted with work, projects, or responsibilities you didn’t plan for when making your 2016’s goals.  If you’re struggling to stay the course, don’t abandon all hope and give up just yet, merely refocus.

Long-term health and strength require an investment in your body that might not pay noticeable dividends for weeks or months. Just as your retirement portfolio takes time to achieve the desired results, your fitness goals might as well. Follow these next 4 tips to help you stay the course and achieve your goals in 2016. Read the rest of this page »

Seed Power… to the rescue!

Better Workouts, Stronger Bones, and a Slim Gut!

cardioWelcome to a New Year!  If you are like most who have made a new commitment to fitness, you’ve been hitting the gym these past few weeks with renewed vigor and determination. Great Job!

I’m here to get you more results from your workouts. Many of you know that muscle burns fat, so you are doing more strength training than in years past. What also burns fat is quick firing cardio moves…think box jumps, burpees, jump rope, sprints. These are high impact moves.  Impact is anything where your feet leave and then return to the earth.

A really crazy thing happens with impact. Your body releases iron. To keep your body strong and healthy you need to increase both your iron and protein intake as you increase impact in your workouts. Read the rest of this page »

MAC Employee Spotlight: Steven Hicks, Fitness Trainer


MAC-Steven-HicksSteven Hicks is passionate about helping people conquer their lives.  He is reinvigorated on a daily basis by his clients success and the power it has to change their experience of everyday life.  Blessed to be doing what he calls the “best job”, Steven is excited to share his enthusiasm, energy, and expertise with members of the Magnuson Athletic Club. Read the rest of this page »

POUND – New Drumming Class Provides Full-Body Workout


MAC-PoundThe Magnuson Athletic Club is always searching for new, challenging and unique training choices for our members.  We are excited to offer the high-energy and dynamic class, POUND, as an option in our new MAC Fit training program.  
POUND classes will begin on March 8th and will be on Tuesdays at 7:00am.

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New MAC Fit Training Program

FOF-4-webMagnuson Athletic Club is releasing their newly revamped training program called MAC Fit. This 8-week program offers small and large group trainings that are flexible to all schedules.

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Hang Up the Carb Call

tumblr_ny77ckDIwn1t7ygtto1_1280.jpgSo you’ve had a bad day… work sucked, you got 4 hours sleep  and it’s pouring down rain.  This is the time you just want to curl up on the couch, forget about the day and dig into a bowl or plate of your favorite “comfort” food.  

Many of us turn to “comfort” foods when we’re tired, stressed or anxious.  Mine used to be a classic grilled cheese sandwich.  This month I challenge you to find a comfort food that strengthens you!   Something that doesn’t make you search for your sweatpants or some other elastic waistband. Read the rest of this page »

Key For Creating Effective New Year’s Resolutions: Be S.M.A.R.T.

smart goal settingThe New Year is almost upon us.  For many of you that means making a resolution for 2016…then breaking it a short time later and feeling bad about it for the rest of the year.  This year, break the cycle of failed goals by making a resolution that is clearly defined, achievable and S.M.A.R.T. Read the rest of this page »

December/January Announcements

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve 12/24

  • Club hours: 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • MiniMAC hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • GX Schedule: See Holiday GX Schedule HERE

Christmas Day 12/25

  • Club hours: CLOSED
  • MiniMAC hours: CLOSED
  • GX Schedule: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 12/31

  • Club hours: 5:00am – 6:00pm
  • MiniMAC hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • GX Schedule: See Holiday GX Schedule HERE

New Year’s Day 1/01

  • Club hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm
  • MiniMAC hours: 8:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • GX Schedule: See Holiday GX Schedule HERE


Save the Date!

Winter Group Fitness Schedule
Check out the new Group Fitness Schedule for Winter 2016. The new schedule will start on January 1st, 2016. See schedule>>

Body Breakthrough
Body Breakthrough is getting revamped to help provide the tools you need to your gain the results you’re looking for. The new 8-week session starts January 11th.


New Group Fitness Class

Core and Restore – Starting January 1, 2016

You can only keep up your challenging workouts if you let those muscles recover.  You must check yourself, or you will wreck yourself – pure and simple.   Here at the MAC we keep you safe, so you can continue your workouts and see results you came to us for!

The Core half of this class we’ll focus on strength and stability to improve muscular balance and injury prevention, as well as increase flexibility and mobility through your full range of motion.

The Restore half utilizes foam rollers and rubber balls to helps reduce tension and tightness in your muscles and fascia called adhesions, by using myofascial release techniques.  The foam rollers and balls aid in freeing up your fascia, the connective tissue surrounding your muscles, resulting in an increase in flexibility and mobility as well as reduced soreness and quicker recovery time from workouts.



Foam Rolling for Muscular Recovery

By Scott A. Jansen


Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Release of information, technology, and accessible products have introduced a great deal of training and recovery methods to the average person.

Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. This method can be performed with a foam roller, lacrosse ball/tennis ball, or your own hands (palpation). By applying pressure to specific points on your body, you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform normally. Read the rest of this page »