"I just wanted to say how impressed I am with SAC's reopening and COVID-19 response. Many businesses I frequent have made me feel like the weight of their business was on my shoulders. SAC has done the opposite, offering so many services remotely and always with a hopeful optimism.
And yet I am not naive about the cost of reopening under these circumstances. I am very impressed with the measures you have put in place.
I also want to let you know that I am an epidemiologist who heads COVID-19 response for a large non-profit and in this role have worked to re-open offices and classrooms, implement plans for addressing an exposure, and offering PPE recommendations for everyone from cleaners to desk workers.
In the meantime, best wishes for a safe, fit, and healthy summer.”- Leslie Phillips
"Starting my morning at the SAC has become such an important way to prepare for my shift at Harborview. I have been coming on a daily basis for the last 5 years. When the gym closed down, I tried to get a good cardio workout by running in my neighborhood, but it just wasn't the same (plus my joints can't handle the impact!).
I was so happy when you guys opened. Being an RN, it was important to me that CDC recommendations were being followed and that clear instructions were given to the members so everyone is on the same page. Everything, from your online appointment booking to the way staff assess every member who enters, makes me feel very safe as I return to the realities of trying to exercise indoors in the Covid Era.
I wanted to thank SAC for keeping us all healthy and look forward to the day we can see each other smile as we check in for our workouts.”
- Pamela Brucks, MN, RN
"The Squash Fit workouts are the best indeed! I could measure this straight being back on the court: I had never felt that good physically speaking, nor then had that much fun hitting the ball after a break.This program is simply spot on to maintain your Squash; and Tatu will push you hard;) Lots of sweat and fun for great impact. Merci Tatu !"
- Patrick Pons de Vier
"My membership at SAC Northgate has had an incredible impact on my health and well-being. One of the greatest investments I ever made in myself is my twice-weekly personal training sessions with Melissa. I was a high tech employee for 20 years, and sat for almost the entire time. My body was showing signs of disuse and I kept finding myself in physical therapy for one painful injury or another. When I started working out with Melissa, I harbored fears of hurting myself further with exercise. Melissa not only helped me with routines that were well-suited toward my physical recovery and rehabilitation, but she also helped me mentally break through my fears. Now, years later, we are focused on continually increasing my physical and cardiovascular fitness – gone are the days of rehab! I am stronger, more flexible, have more balance, and have much better cardiovascular health. Once Covid hit, I took a break from working out and really felt it. I gained weight (as many of us have during this time). After about a month, I started working out with Melissa again virtually. It was exactly what I needed. I’ve lost my Covid weight and am making advances again in my physical fitness journey. I look forward to working out, and I absolutely love Melissa! Seeing her twice a week has become part of my social life as well! Thank you to SAC and to Melissa!”- Rose Earl-Kolev
"Since I joined SAC several years ago it has been the central place for me for the pursuit of health and fellowship. I typically have spent two to three hours, three (or so) days per week. I am handicapped and losing access to my workouts for several months due to the CV19 pandemic has been devastating for my strength, balance and ability to walk. Plus I didn’t get to see my friends on the staff or those who worked out at the same time I do.
When I ran into a SAC friend at QFC who told me that the SAC was opened by appointment on a limited basis (very limited), I was thrilled. My first day back I felt like a kid going to kindergarten for the first time. I knew that I was back on the path to regain my strength.
Since I started back, I’ve been working three times per week, twice with a great trainer, Luca, and can already see and feel improvement. It’s also been a tremendous boost for my mood. Being locked down for several months was really getting me down.
The Club is making sure to take all measures to keep those of us returning safe. If you feel safe after looking into it, check it out. I’m glad I did.”- Walt Brown