More Fitness Space – Renovation Starting in August


We are thrilled to announce another exciting project that reflects our commitment to listening to your feedback and enhancing your fitness experience at the RAC.  Based on numerous member suggestions, we have been working to create a dynamic new fitness space that caters to a wide range of workout preferences.

Starting in August, we will convert two squash courts and three racquetball courts into an expanded free-weight area.  This new space will feature a large turf area and additional power racks, providing the ideal environment for strength training, functional workouts, and more.  Our goal is to offer you a versatile space that meets your diverse fitness needs.

We understand the importance of squash and racquetball to many of our members and have taken great care to ensure these sports continue to have a place at RAC.  We are pleased to share that we will be preserving two courts specifically designed with a feature called DoublePlay.  This innovative setup allows members to easily switch between squash and racquetball by converting the back wall with a simple, user-friendly mechanism.  This ensures that enthusiasts of both sports can continue to enjoy these options.  The new courts will have new flooring and LED lights.  

The decision to repurpose some of our courts stems from our dedication to improving your fitness experience.  The feedback from many of you and the number of users in our free-weight areas during peak times highlighted the need for more free-weight space and advanced training facilities.  By incorporating turf and power racks, we are providing an enhanced environment for strength and conditioning workouts, functional training, and other fitness activities that have grown in popularity among our members.  

We are incredibly excited about this project and believe it will significantly enhance our fitness offerings.  This new space will be a fantastic addition, and we can't wait for you to experience it. The hope is to have the project completed by January 1, 2025.

Thank you for your continuous support and valuable feedback, which helps us grow and improve.  Upon completion, we look forward to unveiling this exciting new space and seeing you take full advantage of the enhanced facilities.


The image below shows the concept of the renovation.  The finishes including wall colors, turf, and equipment selections are not finalized and may look different when the renovation is completed.

Outdoor Pickleball Courts Update
The wet weather has not been favorable to the timing of building outdoor pickleball courts.  The good news is the asphalt is being laid today.  Once the asphalt is laid, it takes 30 days to cure, at which time it will be painted and striped.  The estimated completion date will be around the first or second week of August (weather depending).  Thank you for you patience.

Stay tuned for further updates on both projects. 

Brent Frueh

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

RAC Dietitian, Kaitlin Thompson


Fiber is an extremely important nutrient that up to 95% of Americans aren’t getting in sufficient quantities. Men and women should aim for 38g and 25g per day, respectively. To help increase your intake, try starting your day off with a whole grain cereal such as oatmeal. For an added boost, top with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds which will give you an additional 10 grams!


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New Charity for the Silent Auction Wall


Our charity for the 3rd quarter will be Elder Network.


Elder Network focuses on helping seniors and caregivers to maintain their general health and well-being, including their mental health; and to maintain independence and quality of life in a safe, supported environment.


Elder Network strives to serve as a network to assist caregivers and care receivers to find information, organizations and resources available in the community to meet an identified need. 


Dementia Friends Information Session

at the RAC

Tuesday, August 20th, 2024

6:00 - 7:30 pm


This 60-minute Dementia Friends session will be provided by Melissa Stone, Elder Network Education Coordinator and cognitive neuroscientist. There will be 30 minutes after the training for questions and answers. If you or a group of your peers would like to learn more about dementia, attend this event. These opportunities allow you and your peers to advocate on behalf of those with dementia, learn how to re-envision what it means to have this illness, how to break commonly held stigmas, and how to make your community more dementia-friendly.


Participants can sign up by contacting Elder Network at (507) 285-5272 or e-mail [email protected].


Community Blood Drive


July 31, 2024, 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Appointments are required. (Call the Blood Donor Program at 507-284-4475 for sign up details.)


Every 10 minutes, a patient within Olmsted County needs a transfusion of blood or blood products. A simple blood donation can save the life of a child with leukemia, restore the strength of a cancer patient, or provide a critical transfusion to an accident victim. There is no substitute for this lifesaving gift, so patients rely upon the caring spirit of
blood donors.


A blood donation takes approximately one hour of your time. During the donation process, you will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire and participate in a mini physical exam to ensure that you are in good health and able to donate. Afterwards, the donation itself takes just 10-15 minutes!


The Cabana


The Cabana features hot and cold options, snacks, frozen and other treats, and a selection of beverages sure to please your palate!


Enjoy items like boneless wings, mac n cheese, chicken caesar salad, French fries, nachos, slushies, and more!


Here is link to the full menu.


Summer Smoothie


Give the Fireworks Smoothie a try this summer! Featuring a blend of strawberries, blueberries, lemon, and vanilla whey protein. 


Available in The Market.


Proper Swim Attire


For the safety and comfort of your fellow members, please make note of what swimwear is approved for the RAC pool and what swimwear is not acceptable. 


We appreciate your attention and cooperation.


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Outdoor Locker Room - Keys Available at Outdoor Desk


Did you know that you can check out a locker key for our outdoor locker rooms when you are at the outdoor pool?  This may be a great alternative to using the locker rooms inside if all you are doing is checking in through the outdoor gate this summer.  Ask the Outdoor Desk Attendant for a free locker key.


Summer Safety Reminders


Keeping valuables safe in your car is important to prevent theft or damage. Here are some tips to help you protect your belongings:


  1. Keep valuables out of sight: The best way to deter theft is to keep your valuables hidden from plain view. Place them in the trunk or under the seats before reaching your destination. Avoid leaving bags, laptops, smartphones, or other valuable items on the seats or dashboard where they can be easily spotted.
  2. Utilize the glove compartment: If you have smaller valuable items like jewelry or important documents, consider storing them in your locked glove compartment. It provides an additional layer of security compared to leaving them in the open.
  3. Lock your doors and windows: Always ensure that your car is securely locked before leaving it unattended. Double-check all doors and windows to make sure they are properly closed. This simple step can deter opportunistic thieves looking for easy targets.
  4. Install a car alarm or security system: Consider installing an alarm system or a vehicle security system if your car doesn't already have one. These systems can act as a deterrent and provide an added layer of protection by alerting you or others if someone attempts to break into your vehicle.
  5. Use window tinting or shades: Applying window tinting or using shades can make it difficult for potential thieves to see into your car. This can help protect your valuables by keeping them hidden from prying eyes.
  6. Avoid leaving your car unattended with valuables: If possible, try to take your valuables with you when leaving the car. If you must leave them behind, make sure to follow the previous tips and keep them hidden.

Remember, no method is foolproof, but by following these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of theft or damage to your valuables while they are in your car.


Sound Bath Meditation


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, ortherapeutic experience! This offering is more in-depth than the weekly Sound Bath offering: more instruments, two performers, and an hour long!


Upcoming Dates:

July 7th

Aug. 4th

Aug. 18th


Register through the RAC app.


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, July 13th

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 Member Login. If you are not set up for a member login 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.


Camp Registration is OPEN!


Just for Me Camp
Ages 3-8 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays


Check out Just for Me camp! We will have crafts, games, learning, snacks, outside play and a whole lot more.


Early drop off and extended stay available. Click here for themes.


Minnesota Rush Soccer Camps

Ages 3-8 | Monday - Friday

June 10-14 & August 19-23

The Minnesota Rush program provides professionally guided coaching to teach soccer in a consistent manner for true player development. Their mission is to provide the maximum benefit of training through programs that emphasize fun, sportsmanship, individual development, and team play. The Minnesota Rush way gives players the chance to excel at the enjoyment of the game, and the challenge of the competition.


RAC Basketball Camp
Ages 5-9

June 17-21, July 15-19, & August 12-16


Join Coach Eric Williams at the RAC for three weeks of basketball camp focused on skill development. Coach Eric has over ten years of experience training multi-sport athletes. He has coached players of AAU teams and players featured by the Harlem Globetrotters. This is a fun camp if you are new to the sport or want to build on your technique. 


RAC Pioneer Camp
Ages 5-6, Full Day 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


A great introduction into the full summer camp experience for younger kids. Campers build a foundation for their social, emotional, and physical skills while developing friendships along the way. Campers will spend the week participating in engaging, hands-on activities, centered around a weekly theme. Field trips are optional and are a separate add-on to camp for an additional fee.


Early drop off and extended stay available. Click here for themes.


RAC Discoverer Camp
Ages 7-8, Full Day 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Every week brings a new discovery for every camper! Each week is full of games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming and much more. Campers will spend the week participating in engaging, hands-on activities, centered around a weekly theme. Field trips are optional, and a separate add-on to camp for an additional fee.


Early drop off and extended stay available. Click here for themes.


RAC Voyager Camp
Ages 9-12, Full Day 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Designed for the older summer camper as they transition into middle school. This is an opportunity to develop leadership skills, while skill participating in fun games and activities. Each week focuses on a different theme with engaging, hands-on activities. Field trips are optional, and a separate add-on to camp for an additional fee.


Early drop off and extended stay available. Click here for themes.


Contact Jessica Gravenhof for more information.


ROGY Made to Move Tennis and Fitness Summer Camps
Ages 5-16 (AM or PM Half-Day Camps)
AM Camp: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm daily
PM Camp: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily


Each day includes athletic development/fitness, a tennis lesson, match/point play and theme-based activities. No tennis experience needed! Camps are taught with age appropriate Red, Orange, Green and Yellow (ROGY) tennis balls. Ages 5-16 divided by ROGY ball level.


Direct questions about ROGY camps to Sabine Tetzloff.


Date Nights

Drop your children off at Kids Club or the Neighborhood for a Date Night. We will have a special craft, movie, and snacks. Because 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, July 19th: Busy Bees 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

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Club Hours

Monday - Friday:

5:00 AM - 10:30 PM


Saturday & Sunday:

7:00 AM - 9:00 PM