Random Fun Facts


Years ago, I did a few newsletter articles on interesting facts or things around the club.  I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested, but they ended up being not only fun, but I received a lot of feedback from members who found them intriguing.  So here goes another article on fun facts at the RAC.

  • The average number of member check-ins per day in January 2023 was 2,427
  • The most member check-ins in a day was on January 2, 2019:  3,315
  • The RAC Management Team has delivered Meals on Wheels every Wednesday since the club was open (1993), except for when Meals on Wheels were in COVID protocol.
  • We receive approximately 100 survey replies monthly, and 40 RAC Let’s Talk Cards
  • We sent our February Newsletter to 8,722 members with a 49.17% open rate.
  • We budget $6,500 a year for basketballs, $16,000 in tennis balls, over $26,000 for towels, and $67,000 for locker room consumables (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.).
  • Because of the high usage, we have to drain the family pool about once every 4-6 weeks and the whirlpools twice a week.
  • As of January 31, we have onboarded 2,312 members to EGYM.
  • Each year, one Director gets to choose a charity for the management team to learn about and rally around.  We then spend part of a day helping that charity, and the club also contributes a cash donation.  We have worked with Safe Haven, Empty Bowls, St. Philothei Ministry, Brains Together for a Cure, Hope Kids, Jeremiah Program, and Oxbow Park.
  • The RAC has 260,000 square feet under roof, and we are in the top ten largest clubs in the US.
  • The RAC has made Club Industry Magazines Top 100 Clubs every year we have been open.

Silent Auction Charity Wall


If you have been to the club, you have noticed some cabinets and a glass enclosure built on the back of our Front Desk.  One of the RAC values is to give back to the community.  We will showcase a charity and bring silent auction merchandise (sports jerseys, memorabilia, cinema, etc.).  All proceeds from the silent auction items will go to the showcased charity.

Each quarter we will randomly select a new charity to showcase and support. If you are interested in nominating a charity, please email [email protected].  Thank you to all who have supported giving back to the community by bidding on items.  This month's charity auctions will support the Jeremiah Program, which focuses improving the lives of single mothers and their children through affordable housing and education. 

Brent Frueh

General Manager
Rochester Athletic Club
(507) 287-9305 Phone
[email protected] Email

National Nutrition Month


This year's National Nutrition Month theme is "Fuel for the Future". To celebrate, we're doing a few things:

  • ​​The RAC dietitians will be placing "Fuel for the Future" stickers on their top food picks in the Market during the month of March! 
  • The dietitians will be posting daily videos on social media to showcase a few of our favorite food items. Be sure to "like" & follow the "RAC Dietitians" page on Facebook & Instagram to make sure you don't miss out!
  • Towards the end of the March we will be placing a nutrition quiz downstairs by the RAC Dietitian bulletin board, and we have some great prizes in store for two lucky winners!"​

Spring Registration Coming Soon!


March 14th – Spring Member Registration

March 21st – Spring Non-Member Registration


Visit the RAC App or Activities Schedule for More information.


New Youth Programming Director


Hi! My name is Jessica Gravenhof and I am the Youth Programming Director which oversees Kids Club and The Neighborhood departments. Previously I was employed for as a Special Needs Assistant and Program Lead at School Age Child Care for 16 years.

In 2018 I joined the RAC Team as a part-time Kids Club Associate. In December of 2021, I rejoined the RAC Team as Kids Club Director. Along with my work experience, I have an educational background in Special Education, Early Childhood Development and Communication Disorders. I am also certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention, CPR, and ASL.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as being active and spending time outside. I was recently married and have two dogs and two cats at home. I look forward to getting to know you all and starting on this new journey!


New! Chocolate Thinny Mint Smoothie


Stop in today to try one of our delicious, and nutritious Chocolate Thinny Mint smoothies in The Market! They are the perfect companion to your workout - high in protein and nutrient-dense!


The Market Hours


Monday – Friday

8:30 am – 7:00 pm


Saturday and Sunday

9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Treat Yourself!

Enjoy a professional massage from one of our massage therapists! Massages are available for members and non-members! Techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Integrative Therapies. For more information on massage, please click here. Members may book an appointment through your Member Login on the RAC App or by calling the Activities Desk at (507) 287-9300 to schedule an appointment for you or a guest!


Celebrate National Nutrition Month with 15% Off!


Looking for guidance on improving your health and wellness?


To celebrate National Nutrition Month,

we'd like to offer 15% off of our Twelve Weeks to a New You program & Nutrition Counseling packages! Come learn how big of an impact

eating well can make!


Contact Branda at [email protected] or

Kaitlin at [email protected] for more information.


RAC Summer Camp

Registration for Summer Camp is open! RAC Camps offer a variety of engaging themes and activities for youth ages 3 - 13. Choose from full-day, half-day, and mini-camp options all summer long. 


Camps give kids a great opportunity to make new friends and have new experiences outside of their neighborhood and classroom.

They provide children with an environment that nurtures experiential education and results in self-respect and appreciation for human value. Campers stay active, gain a sense of community, develop intergenerational relationships, and learn through first-hand experiences.


See descriptions of all our Summer Camps and camp schedules by month here: Schedule of Activities


Work at the RAC!

We are seeking RAC team members to monitor the top of the outdoor pool slide.


Assigned shifts will average 4-5 hours in length. If you're interested in joining our team and catching some rays this summer, please visit our Career Opportunities Page and apply. Applicants must be 15 years old by June 1, 2023.


Applications will be accepted through March 10th.


March Inflatables


Come play on the Neighborhood’s giant bouncy house, 22’ high slide, and 64’ long obstacle course. Located in the Neighborhood gym. No shoes are allowed. Inflatables are free for all members and guests. No sign up is required.


Our inflatables will be up during the following times:


Fridays, March 3rd & 17th

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Saturdays, March 4th & 18th

9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Sundays, March 5th & 19th

11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tennis Events


Doubles Bragging Rights Tournament

Friday, March 3rd - 12:30pm-3:00pm
Cost/player: $20/Members - $35/Non-Members

Groups:  HSE/Tour/Masters/Grand Slam Questions/Registration: Nick at [email protected] 


RAC Academy Mini-Games Madness

(Players compete in classic RAC games to accumulate points & win prizes)
Saturday, March 25th – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $25/Member - $40/Non-Members

Groups: HSE/Tour/Masters/Grand Slam
 Questions/Registration: Wyatt at [email protected]


Adult Tennis Happy Hour Drills & Games

Saturday, March 25th - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: $30/Members - $45/Non-Members

Groups: 2.5-3.5+ Men & Women

Questions/Registration: Chris at [email protected]


Adult Evening “March Meltdown” Tennis Mixer

Thursday, March 30th – 7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $30/Members - $45/Non-Members

Groups: All Levels!

Questions/Registration: Steve at [email protected]


Futures AM Game Day
Friday, March 31st - 9:30am -12:00pm

Cost: $35/Member - $50/Non-Members
Groups: Orange/Green Futures
Questions/Registration: Sabine at [email protected] 


Date Nights

Kids-need a night just for you? Come to one of our date nights this month! We will eat pizza, make a cool craft, watch a movie, and eat snacks. Wear your pajamas and bring a sleeping bag for the movie.


March 3rd -  Robots

Ages 3 - 8 years old


March 17th -  St. Patrick's Day

Ages 3 - 8 years old


Members $15 | Non-members $23


Register at the RAC Activities Desk or through your member login.


Camp Einstein

Our education-based, full day camp operates on non-school days not associated with a federal holiday and major schedule break. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available upon request. A nutritionally balanced lunch and two snacks are provided.


Just One Camp Einstein Left!

  • Friday, March 3, 2023

Enrollment $60/day per child members | $72/day per child non-members


Register at the RAC Activities Desk or through your member login.


Just for Me Spring Break Camps!


Need a camp for your 3-8 year old?


Check out Just For Me Camps! We will have games, crafts, snacks, play and a whole lot more. These are one day camps. Sign up for one or for all!


Thursday, April 6 & Friday, April 7

Camps run 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.


Members: $20/day per child
Non-members: $28/day per child


Sign up: Contact the RAC Activities Desk at (507) 287-9300 to sign up, or members can also sign up through the Empower M.E. Member Login. 


Active PT Free Screenings

ActivePT will be providing FREE 15-minute screens at the RAC on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Screenings are a great opportunity to have your pain assessed by a licensed physical therapist and allow you to continue your fitness journey.

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