Author: The MacDonald Family

"Every child deserves the opportunity to learn to swim!"

Jenni Waldron, Worcester Fitness WSI Instructor

Adaptive Swimming is a parent and child class tailored to the needs of children living with various intellectual and behavioral disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and Intellectual Disabilities.

The primary goal of this class will focus on water safety, i.e., waiting to jump in the water with adult permission, in addition to enhancing swimming ability. The course will be taught with principles derived from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and families are welcome to bring visuals and incentives that work for their child to aid in their learning process.

Adaptive Swimming further aims to provide children with learning differences in a socially safe environment that is accepting of all learning styles.

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn to swim and enjoy the many therapeutic benefits the water has to offer - come join us for the watery fun!

This class is geared to ages 10 and under.

Adaptive Swimming is led by WSI Instructor Jenni Waldron. Jenni has her Masters in Clinical Psychology and is studying for her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College.

Parent and Child Swim Class

September 22 - November 10 [8-week session]
11:45 AM
Ages 10 and under

Price $170

Skin Cancer Screenings

Worcester Fitness has been providing corporate clients with skin cancer clinics including screenings and sun safety seminars for over 20 years!

Now, as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, Worcester Fitness will be offering free skin cancer screenings on Thursday May 17 from 10am to 6pm. Included will be information on the dangers of excessive sun exposure and tips on preventing skin cancer.

Our friends at The World Skin Project will be performing the screenings using the Dermascan device which is designed to show potential sun damage areas on the face.

Our Massage Therapy team will also be offering free chair massage.

Stay healthy, stay safe...get the most out of the beautiful weather of the season!

Mindful Relaxation for Mothers

Join Yoga instructor Mary Beth Woodward and Mental Health Counselor Jenni Waldron on a three week journey to complete mindfulness and relaxation specifically geared for mothers.

Find a safe and warm escape from the crazy lives we lead by surrounding yourself in healthy, happy, positive energy. You'll be with a group of like-minded Mothers as you transport yourself from the stresses of life to a place where you are calm, centered and peaceful. Marybeth will use music, essential oils, gentle yoga, body movements, and mindful relaxation techniques to achieve your peace.

After your 60 minute class, you'll gather together for an important group workshop led by Jenni to help with all the dynamic requirements of being a woman and mother. Complete each session with refreshments, wine & light snacks.

This three part series will provide you with serenity during the sessions, and will give you the necessary skills to use during your lives away from Worcester Fitness.This exclusive three week series is open to just 10 women. You will have valuable time with Marybeth and Jenni in a small group setting, and various resources you can apply to your life.

Marybeth Woodward has been a yoga professional at Worcester Fitness for 10 years. She is a registered 200-hour Lyengar Yoga Instructor with more than 10 years experience.

She believes that " Connecting mind, body and soul, leads to strength, confidence and inner peace"

April 27th • May 4th • May 11th

Jenni Waldron has her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, after earning her undergraduate degree from Suffolk University.

She is studying for her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College. She loves to teach children how to swim in her role as a swim instructor at Worcester Fitness.

Her belief is that it's our mission to find a balance between work and play that leads us to peace and

Nick Crossman • Swimming Instructor

Team Spotlight | Nick Crossman

Today we highlight another member of the Worcester Fitness Swim Lesson Team, Nick Crossman. Nick has been involved with teaching young people to swim since he was just 16 years old when he became a swim instructor aid.

Nick took a liking to the water even earlier though! He started his own personal swim instruction when he was only three years old in the Water Babies classes and has been on swimming teams since the age of eight.

Nick was also the captain of the swim team at Sandwich High School.

It's no coincidence then that Nick's favorite place to be is at the beach!

When he's not teaching young people to swim or swimming competitively himself, Nick enjoys playing the piano and cooking. Nick is a big proponent of trying new types of food.

A VERY special Thank You to Worcester Fitness member Joe Peterson for this fantastic feedback! We are incredibly proud of Picky Lanigan and the words like these make our day!

"I never post reviews but I feel the need, so here goes! I have a rare genetic disease that basically limits me to a zero impact work out if any.

I came here in November and met with Picky. I had no lofty expectations, being an overweight out of shape forty-something, year old man, but she made me feel comfortable and welcome. Five months later, while staying aware of my limitations she has helped me shed almost forty lbs in a pool!

Although I know I could never have done it without out her she has made me feel like she is proud of me! This is why I had to leave this review. Thank you Picky!"


Team Spotlight | Jenni Waldron

The Worcester Fitness Swimming Lesson Team is fast becoming one of the most widely regarded youth swim lesson groups in Massachusetts. The team, led by Kat Butterfield, has done a remarkable job not only teaching children how to swim in a fun and safe way, but also positioning Worcester Fitness as the premier swim lesson location for parents and children in Worcester, MA.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Swim Instructor Jenni Waldron.

Jenni swam competitively for 14 years, with her main event being 100 yards Butterfly.

She began teaching swim lessons and spreading her love and passion for the water while in high school when she became certified in Water Safety Instruction (WSI) at the age of 17. Jenni attended undergraduate school in Boston where she taught swim lessons at YMCA Chinatown - in fact, it was at this facility where she learned how to teach Parent Child classes!

Jenni continued teaching private swim lessons when she relocated to Los Angeles for graduate school. Upon her return to Massachusetts, Jenni found herself settling down in the city of Worcester where she worked full time in nearby Rutland, MA. Shortly after her arrival, Jenni began to crave the water again and discovered Worcester Fitness in her search for a positive, fun and health promoting community to continue to channel her passion for swimming as an instructor.

Given her educational training and work experience, Jenni is especially passionate and experienced in teaching students with a variety of special needs, including Autism, Down Syndrome, partial paralysis, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities and the like.

Jenni strongly identifies with marine life and feels the only thing that separates her from the dolphins is a fin!

Happy Anniversary

By The MacDonald Family
Contact ANDREA with Questions 
Dear Worcester Fitness Nation,
Worcester Fitness opened forty years ago this year as Worcester Court Club, a twelve court racquetball facility.
When our family purchased the club in 1983, we did so with a clear vision: to create a health club where members come first.
The club has certainly changed a lot over the past four decades, gradually evolving to become the industry leading, multiform fitness and wellness center that we all know today. It has always been our members who have pushed our club to greatness. You've encouraged us to continue to make investments in groundbreaking fitness programming, and have supported our multiple building renovations. Most importantly, you've always been our number one resource for new memberships. You have always loved introducing your friends and family to Worcester Fitness!
To be successful, a business such as Worcester Fitness must have in place a team of professionals who share its commitment to member service. The Worcester Fitness team does this and more. It is our team that inspires us to break out of comfort zones and lead the industry, not follow. It’s their passion and enthusiasm for the work that they do and for the members that they work with that truly differentiate Worcester Fitness from other health clubs and gyms.
2018 will be a year filled with celebration for our community. Our club will be marking Year 40 with many special events that we think you will enjoy.
Our family is looking forward to sharing this very special year with you and YOUR family, our incredible team and with every one of our friends in Worcester Fitness Nation!
To all of us at Worcester Fitness, have a Happy and Healthy New Year.
The MacDonald Family

Worcester Public Schools Mini-Olympics

Worcester Fitness is the proud signature sponsor of the Worcester Public Schools Mini-Olympics!

Twice each year, Worcester's young and incredible athletes compete in various Olympic style events at Commerce Field on Chandler Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers to help out at this amazing event!

If you would like to volunteer to work with us please email!

Worcester Mini-Olympics
Commerce Field at Foley Stadium


Worcester Fitness Health Screenings

Did you know that Worcester Fitness provides on-site health screening services to community groups and businesses at THEIR location?


In fact, Worcester Fitness can offer virtually ANY health screening in just about ANY location!


Screenings we provide include (just to name a few):


• Non-Fasting Cholesterol
• Glucose Screening
• Blood Pressure
• Flexibility
• Strength
• Skin Cancer Screening

This is an incredibly economical and effective method of providing your employees with the health information they need to stay healthy, stay strong and most of all stay MOVING!


Contact Andrea today to find out more about scheduling a Worcester Fitness visit to your company or group!

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