One question I often get asked is how many employees does the RAC have. Before I answer that, Let me share a little bit of a summary of a normal day in the life of Team RAC.


It takes three to four Front Desk associates most times of the day to keep up with member check-ins, guest passes, and phone calls, to name a few. The Fitness Floor Associates take endless steps, stocking towels, filling spray bottles, cleaning, and putting equipment away. The Activities Desk Team is the hub for member questions, phone calls, registration, bookings, classes, and lessons. The locker room attendants' job duties are endless: keeping up with the demands of towels, cleanliness, and repeatedly filling locker room consumables.


Group Fitness Instructors, Swim Instructors, Personal Trainers, Massage
Therapists, Youth Sport and Fitness Instructors, and the Racquet Sports Team are
all dedicated to your experience while using the club.

This place could not be considered "Family-friendly" without the dedicated associates that make up Kids Club and the Neighborhood. They do not take your trust lightly when you leave them in our care.


The Member Services Team is where membership starts. Although many members leave the club every month, the Member Services Team continuously signs up new members. The Business Office Team processes membership changes, membership payments, processes payroll, accounts payable, and so much more.

The retail spaces of Thrive and The Market are next. The team's friendly faces are often the last staff you may see when you leave the club—maybe stopping to purchase a smoothie on the way out or seeing something that catches their eye in the window of Thrive.


The Lifeguard's Team keeps you safe in our pools? This team (many of them younger associates) is mature beyond their years after they complete training. The peace of mind they provide is often overlooked.


The MOD Team provides leadership at the club and is the go-to person when staff or members have questions. They are excellent ambassadors for the club.


The work is not over when the club closes. Our dedicated third shift team arrives and cleans the entire club, so we are ready to do everything again the next day. This is undoubtedly a big job.

Lastly, the RAC Management Team is full of dedicated and hard-working people who do much for the club and our members.


Back to the original question: How many employees does the RAC have?
Currently, we have about 450 employees. They are often reminded how valuable
they are in cultivating a positive member experience.

Eat-Love Webinar Recording


As promised, here is the link to last month's Eat-Love Webinar Recording:


Brent Frueh

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

RIP! Basics

February 14th - March 5th

Tuesdays at 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Location: Lower Studio

Fee: Free


Are you new, or want to join, the group fitness barbell! class format RIP!? If so, this series is for you! We will focus on basic strength training form and technique, moving in different pattern to music and refining the technique you naturally bring into the studio.


Meet Your Instructor: After graduating from college, Katie fell in love with the group fitness vibe. Working out with others was, and still is , the best! She began her instructor training while in graduate school quickly finding her passion in leading group exercise classes!


Register on the RAC App!


Breathe Well Functional Stretch and Mobility Series

Six Week Session, February 28th - April 3rd

Wednesdays 6:30 - 6:55 am

Location: Lower studio

Fee: Free


Participants will engage in simple stretches and progressions of movement with the goal of improving flexibility in a safe and functional manner.


Meet Your Instructor: After graduating from college, Katie fell in love with the group fitness vibe. Working out with others was, and still is , the best! She began her instructor training while in graduate school quickly finding her passion in leading group exercise classes!


Register on the RAC App!


21-Day Meal Planning & Prep Challenge


Unleash a healthier you! RAC proudly introduces the complimentary 21-Day Meal Planning & Prep Challenge starting on 2/5. Join RAC Dietitian, Kaitlin Thompson, on this transformative journey where she will share daily lessons, host live Q&A sessions, and unveil challenge content to meal plan like a boss. Paired with your EatLove access, prizes will be awarded to the top 3 most active participants in the challenge which include exclusive time for your most desired RAC services.


Secure your spot by emailing [email protected] today!


Smoothie Special

Love is in the air! Try our Valentine's-Themed Winter Smoothie Special: Strawberry Cacao


Unsweetened Almond Milk, Strawberries, Cacao, Organic Chocolate & Vanilla with Strawberry Whey Protein


Only in The Market! Grab yours today!



Come play on The Neighborhood’s giant bouncy obstacle course! Located in the Neighborhood gym. No shoes are allowed. Inflatables are free for all, and no sign-up is required. 



Friday - 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday - 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Kids' Pajama 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, February 17th

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Ages 3-8


Members $19   |   Non-Members $27


Sign-up at the Activities Desk (507) 287-9300 or through your Empower M.E. Member Login. If you are not set up for Empower M.E. please see the Create a Member Login webpage for more information.


Cancellation Policy: You must cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event or you will be charged in full.


Sweetheart Sale


Enjoy 25% off Pink and Red Items in Thrive from February 7th - 14th!


Camp Registration Coming Soon!


Summer Camp Registration is opening for members on Tuesday, February 6th.


Contact Jessica Gravenhof at [email protected] for more information.


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. 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, February 9th: Red Theme (Heart Health)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Friday, February 23rd: Friendship Theme

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


Health, Wellness and Life Coaching Updates


The RAC has four coaches available to help members align their actions and goals with their values. Here is a brief update on what our coaches are up to!


  • In January, Chris Lewis provided an intriguing presentation on the importance of breath. If you missed it, please contact Chris to learn more.  
  • Jackie Stevermer is now offering "Sunrise Flow" yoga on Tuesday mornings at 5:30 am. Sign up on the RAC app for this group fitness offering. 
  • Ivonne Begue de Benzo and Sarah Jerde are preparing to offer a complimentary group session  on Tuesday March 26 at 9 AM. Save the date for the the opportunity to share and listen to group wisdom about living mindfully during life transitions. 

Contact the respective coach for more information by clicking on their name.


Inclement Weather

With the arrival of the winter season there also comes the possibility of inclement weather. For the safety of our members and staff we at times may need to adjust club hours or programming. The following reminders are a good resource in these poor weather situations.


Club closing or reduced open hours are first communicated through Facebook and in a special orange banner that will appear at the top of every page on the website. If you have the RAC app, you will also receive a notification if you allow notifications on your device.


For all other information, visit our inclement weather page on our website.


Sweetheart Valentine's Dance

Saturday, February 10th
6:00 - 8:00 pm


Bring your family, friends, and dancing shoes and join us for our annual Sweetheart Dance! The evening will be full of dancing, light refreshments, and a photo opportunity!


Semi-formal attire is recommended
All ages are welcome - Register by February 7th!
Sign up parent and child(ren) over age 2
Members: $25 Non-Members: $33


(Ages 2 and up are welcome with adult registration)


Register on the RAC App or contact the Activities Desk at (507) 287-9300.

For questions, please contact Jessica Gravenhof at (507) 287-9302 or [email protected]


Camp Einstein

Our daytime educational camp for children ages 5 - 13 is designed to support parents. We are committed to providing a quality and memorable learning environment for your child. Our team will lead education-based activities and keep everyone active and moving. Camp Einstein operates on non-school days that are not associated with federal/state holidays and follows the Rochester Public Schools district calendar.


Just one remaining Camp Einstein Date for the 2023-2024 School Year:

  • Friday, March 1

Enrollment $60/day per child members


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


Active PT Free Screenings
ActivePT will be providing FREE 15-minute screens at the RAC on Tuesday, February 20, 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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