As 2019 comes to an end, and we welcome a new decade (hello 2020!)—we’re spending some time reflecting on all of the #bayclubhappy moments we’ve had this year. From the welcoming of 4 new clubs in the East Bay and Oregon, to the launch of our first-ever Clubhouse at Bay Club El Segundo, and so much more in between, we can’t wait for all to come in the new year. Here are the top 10 most-read features of 2019!
We Spoke to Inspirational Women
In honor of International Women’s Day, we spoke with a few of our own fantastic Bay Club women: Mothers and daughters. We learned the heartfelt advice mothers give their daughters, and heard from their daughters on what and who they want to be when they’re older.
We Cooked with Naturally Zuzu
You can stop searching now—we’ve found your go-to banana bread recipe. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we talked to plant-based chef and educator Zuliya Khawaja, who’s not only the mastermind behind the incredible account, Naturally Zuzu, but also a Bay Club Carmel Valley Zumba Instructor! This banana bread is healthy, tasty, and completely vegan. You know what they say—when life gives you ripe bananas, make banana bread!
We Did Yoga with our Little Ones
Little ones can gain all of the benefits of a good yoga pose that adults can: flexibility, strength, mindfulness, and good breathing practices. If you’re looking to introduce your tiny yogi to poses that are both approachable and fun, here are our favorite yoga poses to try with your kids. All you need is a mat and your little sidekick!
We Blended up Tropical Smoothie Bowls
Even if you’re not vacationing this summer, it’s easy to pretend you’re in a tropical place with a breakfast like this. We love this breakfast bowl to cool down in the morning or refresh after a mid-day workout. Made with healthy, in-season fruits, say Aloha to your new favorite way to start your day. This Pineapple Smoothie Bowl just screams summer!
We Launched Bay Club Academy.
You’ve probably heard about our exciting partnership with Troon, the best-in-the-industry golf management program. Troon has already introduced a host of golf perks and services to our Bay Club community, and one of them is undoubtedly Bay Club Academy, the player development program that’s “changing the game,” says Tim Mahoney, Troon’s Director of Global Education and Director of Instruction for Bay Club Academy.
We Made a Difference
During the month of July, our Bay Club Cares Backpack Drive collected over 5,000 backpacks from the generous donations of our Members and Associates. Words can’t describe how grateful we are for the community here at the Bay Club.
We Mixed Together Fall Cocktails
Fall, we’re waiting for you! The weather may still be a bit warm, but we’re getting in the mindset for autumn. And with the transition of weather not far behind, we’re making our drink of the summer, hard seltzer, a perfect mix for our fall menu by adding seasonal ingredients. We made you a Tangerine and Ginger drink, but now its time for pears to make their way to the spotlight. And let us just tell you, this combo is a perfect pear (we had to!).
We Made Healthy Desserts
The official start of summer may be a few days away, but we’re reaping the benefits of the warm weather, and flavors of summer. And so, we’re celebrating the new season with a refreshing dessert made of our two favorite flavors of summer: lemon and coconut. But we all know, desserts taste better when it’s homemade–and even better when they are healthy and not jam-packed with added sugars.
We opened our first-ever Clubhouse
“There are three major ways the spaces are going to be reimagined,” Stacy told us. The first is through physical improvements to the space, the second is recruiting and elevating staff expectations, and the third is redesigning our activities and programs. Stacy broke each of these down into a bit more for us.
We Thanked our Bay Club Family
As the holidays approach, we’ve been spending more time thinking of how we can celebrate the season. Beyond decorating the house and paying tribute to our favorite Thanksgiving dishes we also wanted to show gratitude for the special teammates who make the Bay Club our home away from home. A big thank you goes out to these team members who keep the Bay Club happy—and know that we’re thankful for you all year round!
Have suggestions for 2020? We love hearing from you. Write us a comment below whether you want more recipes, workouts, or have a question!