Peacock + Lewis

Bay Harbor Yacht Club - Wellness Center

Bay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) is known as a summer paradise, and the club leadership wanted to provide more amenities for its members to enjoy in the shoulder seasons and during the winter months.

Previously, BHYC had an unstaffed Fitness Room with tightly spaced equipment that was generally unused by most of its members.

To fulfill its mission to serve its members as the social center of the Bay Harbor Community with exceptional services, programs, and facilities, the leadership of BHYC engaged Peacock + Lewis to create a multi-, phased-in master plan of renovations and expansions for clubhouse amenities, emphasizing fitness and wellness for the well-being of current members and to attract and engage future generations of members.

Peacock + Lewis created a multi-phased-in master plan of renovations and expansions for clubhouse amenities.

In a typical year, Bay Harbor Yacht Club will take in an average of 28 new members. Since the new Wellness Center was completed in November 2020, 70 new families have joined the club.

A generally unused space in the Assembly Building called the Lang Center, which has excellent views of the marina and Lake Michigan beyond, was transformed into the largest, best-equipped club health and wellness center in Northern Michigan.

Since the remodeling, 40% of the members have become regular users, and the expectation is that percentage will increase to 65% when pandemic restrictions are fully lifted. In addition to this unprecedented member activity for fitness, statistics show that the golf simulator has been booked for 10 hours per day.

  • 2021 C+RB Top Ranked Fitness & Wellness
  • 2021 ASID Design Excellence Awards – 1st Place for Spa/Health/Fitness Center Design
  • 2021 C+RB Top-Ranked Clubhouse