The PHIT Act


The International Health and Racquet Sports Association (IHRSA) is the health and fitness associations National Trade Organization.  They have been very active on Capitol Hill promoting and educating Congress on the PHIT Act.  The PHIT Act has been around for years and continues to gain more support.  PHIT stands for Personal Health Investment Today.  The PHIT Act allows individuals & families to use funds in pre-tax medical accounts to lower cost of sports, fitness and other qualified physical activities & equipment such as:

  • Youth & Adult Sports League Fees
  • School Pay-to-Play Sports Fees
  • Gym & Health Club Memberships
  • Personal Trainers
  • Bike Rentals
  • Sports & Fitness Equipment
  • Sport-Exclusive Footwear
  • Tournament & Race Registration Fees
  • Youth Camps
  • Fitness Tracking Devices
  • & Much More

The PHIT Act would make any expense exclusively intended for the sole purpose of being physically active eligible for FSA/HSA reimbursement. Consumers would save 20-37%.  The attached video and website will provide more information.  This bill has broad bi-partisan support.  We are also very happy that MN Representative Brad Finstad is a co-sponsor of the bill.   This brings the total House Co-sponsors of the PHIT Act to 44.  It also has 16 Senate Co-sponsors. Although we cannot predict when or if it will be passed, we can say that the RAC fully supports the PHIT Act.

Brent Frueh

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

Neighborhood School Year Staffed Hours


School is back in session and with it comes changes to the Neighborhood staffed hours. A friendly reminder that the Neighborhood follows the Rochester Public Schools schedule. Please note the following changes to the Neighborhood hours:


Monday – Friday: 4:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Non-School Days: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

If you visit the Neighborhood when it is not staffed, extra equipment and batting cage tokens are available at the Activities Desk. For questions about Neighborhood programs, including Birthday Parties, please contact the Neighborhood Director Jessica Gravenhof. Have a great school year!


Remembrance Climb


To honor and remember the first responders and those that perished on 9/11/2001, the RAC will be hosting our annual Remembrance Climb. On Tuesday, September 11th, first responders and members will be invited to sign up to climb on dedicated Precor Step Climbers that will be placed in a special area on the fitness floor. First responders will be invited first followed by members. To sign up please click here.


Food & Beverage Policy


The club does not allow food from outside of the club in the facility past the entrance
gate. Only food purchased in the Market is allowed in past the entrance gate. Once
inside the gate, Market food may only be consumed at:

  • The Neighborhood picnic table area
  • By the Cabana during outdoor pool season

NOTE: Food should not be eaten in any other areas of the club. No outside food is permitted.


Beverages in the Club 

Only beverages that are in spill-proof containers can be brought into the club past
the entrance gate. Spill-proof containers are defined as hard plastic or metal containers
with attached or twist-off lids.

Not considered spill-proof and not allowed:

  • Uncovered coffee cups
  • Disposable cups with a straw like those purchased at Mcdonald's.

Fall Smoothies Start Tuesday, 9/5!


Enjoy four new seasonal smoothie flavors in The Market beginning this Sunday! Choose from Creamy Pumpkin Spice, PB & Jam, Pumpkin Latte, or Skinny Chai!


Don't miss out - these seasonal flavors are only available through November!


MEA Camp

Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20


Staying in town for MEA? Meet us at the RAC!
This full-day camp is filled with games, crafts, activities, and snacks (and lunch)!

Early drop-off and late pick-up are available upon request.


Enrollment $60/day per child

Available to members only


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.
Camp Einstein Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Friday, January 24, 2024
Friday, March 1, 2024


Enrollment $60/day per child

Available to members only


Dance Blast


Did you know that the RAC has a total of ten Dance Blast classes a week? That means you have ten opportunities to turn any day into a
total party! My name is Dani Rozenberg and I am just one of the seven Dance Blast instructors we have here at the club. If you have ever considered trying dance fitness, THIS IS YOUR SIGN!


Here are three tips to get you started...

1. Find a spot in the room where you feel comfortable. Don’t be afraid to stand closer to the front- The better you can see the instructor, the more quickly you will be able to pick up the choreography.
2. Watch the instructor’s feet. Start by focusing on getting the feet down and THEN adding the
hips, the arms, the neck, the ~attitude~.
3. Have fun! Don’t be afraid to try something new or to take on a character while dancing;
When else do you ever get to OPENLY play the role of Beyoncé? Think of someone who you admire as a dancer and move with THEIR energy.


I look forward to seeing you on the Dance Floor!


Treat Yourself!


Enjoy a professional massage from one of our massage therapists! Massage services 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!


Kids Sports & Fitness Programming


Coming this fall! Soccer, basketball, baseball, Romp and Roll, and a new round of Tae Kwon Do!


Visit the Schedule of Activities for more information about Kids Sports and Fitness classes and programs.


Unless otherwise specified, sign up is through the Activities Desk (507) 287-9300 or members can also sign up through the Empower M.E. Member Login. If you are not set up, see our Create a Member Login webpage.


Contact Whitney Benedetti at (507) 287-9314 with questions.


Take a Sound Bath Experience


Location: Mind Body Studio 

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

$15 fee for members/$27 for non-members


Sound Bath is a meditative experience where participants are bathed in sound waves. Listen to sounds created by the Sound Bath performer and have your own unique, relaxed, meditative, or therapeutic experience. This offering is more in-depth than the weekly Sound Bath offering--more instruments, two performers, and an hour long!


Upcoming Dates:

September 10th

September 24th

October 1st


Register through the RAC app.


Date Nights


Drop your children off at Kids Club or the Neighborhood for a Date Night. We will have a special craft, movie, play and snacks provided. Since you may sign up kids ages 5-6 for either Kids Club or Neighborhood Date Night, you must make the decision at the time of sign up. The night of, your child may not switch Date Nights.


Friday, September 8th

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, September 22nd

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Kids Club: Ages 6 months to 6 years

Neighborhood: Ages 5 years – 13 years


Members $17 Non-members$ 25


PJ Party

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!


Saturday, September 16th

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ages 3 - 8 years


Members $19 | Non-members $27


Register at the RAC Activities Desk or through your Empower M.E. Member Login.


Active PT Free Screenings


ActivePT will be providing FREE 15-minute screens at the RAC on Wednesday, September 20, 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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Club Hours

Monday - Friday:

5:00 AM - 10:30 PM


Saturday & Sunday:

7:00 AM - 9:00 PM