Category: Worcester Fitness Club News

Last Sunday (March 4, 2018) Worcester Fitness hosted our very first "Spin for Kids" event as part of our Fitness for a Cause Program. The event was in support of our friends at Why Me Sherry's House. We welcomed Why Me families and friends, the Worcester Fitness team, and 55 different riders to the club.

What a ride!

As a group, we raised over $22,000 for for Why Me Sherry's House...in just four hours.

We want to thank every one of the 50+ riders who dedicated their Sunday morning  to raise money for this fantastic organization.

We could not have done this without our amazing sponsors. A very special thank you to all of our friends at S&G Business Consultants, Sansoucy Stone, One Off Apparel, Group Benefit Strategies, Creedon & Co., Barry Electric. We are also grateful to our photographers - Jim Ushkurnis Photography and Joe Santa Maria of  Kill the Ball Media

Still interested in making a donation? It is not too late... visit our donation page!

As we enter into our 40th year, we at Worcester Fitness can look back on a long history of connecting with our community with fondness and pride.  We've always held the fundamental belief that it is our responsibility as a local company to play a leadership role in supporting local charitable organizations who look to us for assistance.  We are a family owned and operated health and wellness club located in Worcester, and we've been here for 40 years.  Our Worcester roots run deep, and we're proud of that.  Staff and members affectionately refer to us as Worcester Fitness Nation.  In 2017, we in the nation answered the call and delivered help to those in need. 
 
2017 may have been our finest year for giving back.  When discussing charity and giving back, we are not just referring to the monetary and in-kind donations to countless causes that we make as a company.  We're talking about the time, effort and money that our members race to offer those who need it the most.  We believe in charity, and love providing the platform for our members to give, but it's the generosity and compassion of our members that drives our philanthropic efforts forward.  2017 saw more than $75,000 raised and donated.  $75,000 in one year, generated by this little health club on Grove Street and it's friendly, kind and generous members!  $75,000 that went to local partners in need such as Ivy Child International, Worcester Animal Rescue League, Why Me/Sherry's House, Veterans Inc, Dana Farber Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Mary Beth Benison Foundation, Fit Club Foundation, Planting the Seed FoundationAbby's House and Homes for Our Troops.  
 

Staff and members are also strongly involved with the Worcester Public School Mini-Olympics program where we volunteer our time to cheer and support athletes in the Fall and Spring events.  We also provide uniforms for all students who participate, with over 35 colors unique to each school so the young athletes can proudly unify while representing their school.

 
We raised our money in unique and fun ways like our seasonal Touch the Tower  Run/Walk to Bancroft Tower and back.  Our annual Spin-a-Thon held every March has raised $31,000 in the last two years.  Our new Knock-out 90 breast cancer event was held in October and is sure to become a big part of our annual fundraising campaigns.  When two Worcester Fitness members were diagnosed with devastating cancer, Worcester Fitness Nation held a big bash and raised money to assist them in their drive to get well.  Our monthly Yoga for A Cause events raised money for several small, local agencies in Worcester.  The Worcester Fitness Running Team traveled to the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. and raised $34,000 for Homes for Our Troops.  Our year was capped off with our Merry Midnight Madness ultimate fitness and endurance event, we finished the year in style putting us well over $75,000 raised in 2017.
 

2018 is our 40th year, and we have planned a wonderful series of unique, fun, exciting, and innovative ways to engage our members while making significant contributions to local charities right here in Worcester.  For more on our connection to the community, past and future events, please contact me, andy@worcesterfitness.com

YEAR 40 – January Event

Bring Your Guests For Free in January!

Worcester Fitness is celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2018...and you're invited!

Each month, Worcester Fitness will be presenting a special event or program especially designed to introduce our members and their friends to our most popular programs and community events. 

January is a special month in that people everywhere are thinking about their health. Considering the challenges of a traditional New England winter, we thought we'd invite you to bring your friends and family INSIDE!

Through the end of the month, members are welcome to bring their guests to the club absolutely free! 

If you want to bring a friend to the club, simply contact Tim or Andrea and pre-register your guest. Walk-in guest passes will NOT be issued however. Simply send Tim or Andrea an email requesting a pass and they will take it from there!

We hope you enjoy our 40th Anniversary celebrations all year long!

Email Tim MacDonald

Email Andrea Shliapa

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

Fitness for Young Female Athletes

By Janine McCarthy
Contact JANINE with Questions 
 
Our fitness program specifically designed for young, female athletes is back for 2018!
 
This athletic development program is designed to develop well-rounded & strong female athletes with an emphasis on core stability, proper movement patterns, balance and strength. Increased confidence during practices, games, and most
importantly during non-sport times. Specifically designed for Middle School aged girls (grades 6,7, and 8).
 
Mondays
1/15 - 3/12
3:30PM-4:30PM
REGISTER
 
Tuesdays
1/16 - 3/13
4:00PM-5:00PM
REGISTER
 
Wednesdays
1/17 - 3/14
3:30PM-4:30PM
REGISTER

NEW CLASS • HD POWER!

By Andy Sharry
Contact Andy with Questions 
 
**Breaking News** Worcester Fitness Adds Brand New HD Class for January 2018
 
Tracy McDonald will be leading a brand new HD class beginning January 9!
 
Sweat, Run, Jump, Push, Press, Row and Curl your way to a highly invigorating workout to improve your strength, speed, agility, power, and flexibility. A fun mix of HIIT, Circuit Training, Strength and Resistance Training combined with intense cardio. You'll work all muscle groups to become a strong athlete. Class will meet Tuesday's from 6:00AM to 6:45AM.
 
This class is a high-energy, total-body workout that focuses on every muscle group at an intensity that will simultaneously improve your cardiovascular strength and endurance. Performed to motivating music and inspired by any and every sport, incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment to always keep you on your toes and eager to see what is next.
 
***SPECIAL OFFER***
Try HD POWER for FREE on January 9, 2018
Class Time - 6:00AM - 6:45AM

Special Holiday Classes!

By Andy Sharry
Contact Andy with Questions 
 
**Breaking News** Worcester Fitness Holiday Hours
Regular Hours on Saturday • Open 7-5pm Sunday (Christmas Eve) • CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY!
Open Regular Hours on Tuesday December 26.

***SPECIAL OFFER***
Guests: ONLY $5.00 per person, per visit through the end of the Year!

We've got a FESTIVE weekend planned for you this holiday weekend...take a look at these awesome classes!
 

Saturday
• Camp with at 8am
• HiiT it Hard with Janine, 830am
• Spin with Tracy R at 9am
• Aqua Jam at 9am with Picky
• Spartan HD with Tracy R at 10am
• Yoga at 10am with Daniella
 
Sunday
• Christmas Eve Day Spin with Andy at 8am
• Christmas Eve Bootcamp with Lisa at 9am
 
Normal Hours Saturday
Open 7-5pm Sunday
Closed on Christmas Day
Open Normal Hours Tuesday
Guests: $5.00 through the end of the Year!

Your Kid's Winter Vacation Will Rock!

By Katherine Butterfield
Contact Kat with Questions 
 
Non-Stop Fun All Day Long!
December 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, & 29th.
9am - 3pm
Ages 4 -11 
 
Each fun filled day includes:
Free Swim • Kids Fit Class taught by a Certified Personal Trainer • Arts and Crafts • Recreational Games • Free play, and lots of fun!
 

Vacation Club Prices

 
First Child
5 Day Price: $195
3 Day Price: $149
1 Day Price: $55
 
Additional Sibling(s)
5 Day Price: $145
3 Day Price: $99
1 Day Price: $35
 

Important Vacation Kid's Club Info

Registration is required 24 hours in advance 
Please pack child’s own lunch, snacks, bathing suit, flip flops, towel, sneakers, and water bottle daily. Electronic devices will not be allowed during camp hours.
Our kids room is a peanut/tree nut free zone. All children will go through a swim test prior to swimming without a bubble. Camper profile and consent form will be filled out on their first day of camp.

 
 

Reimagining Athletic Performance for Young Female Athletes

By Janine McCarthy
Contact Janine with Questions 
 
Worcester Fitness is proud to announce our brand new program especially designed for young female athletes, Girls EmPowered!
 
This athletic development program is designed to develop well-rounded & strong female athletes with an emphasis on core stability, proper movement patterns, balance and strength. Increased confidence during practices, games, and most importantly during non-sport times. Specifically designed for Middle School aged girls (grades 6,7, and 8).
 
The head coach for this program is Worcester Fitness Master Trainer Janine McCarthy. Janine is a lifelong athlete with a passion for leading young women into positions of strength and power on the court, field or diamond and off. She played soccer & track/field at St. Peter-Marian and went on to play soccer & track/field at Lock-Haven University. She is the head coach of the girls varsity soccer team at Notre Dame Academy.
 

"We have a special group of young female athletes who play soccer, field hockey, basketball, softball, dance, and lacrosse. They are here to build up the foundation of what they need to succeed", says Program Director Janine McCarthy, "That's core stability and strength, balance and proper movement patterns. All the while, we are instilling the solid message that they are super strong girls with super confidence and strength!"
 
 
Class Details
 
Mondays
November 13th - December 18th
3:30PM-4:30PM
 
Tuesdays
November 14th - December 19th
3:30PM-4:30PM
 
Program Fee
$50.00 per athlete
Maximum of 20 athletes per session.

Your Team Has Been Selected!

By Janine McCarthy
Contact JANINE with Questions 

The draft for the first Worcester Fitness Fitness Scramble was held on Thursday November 9!

Below are the teams and first (and final) round draft picks for each team.

The Scramble

Worcester Fitness Fitness Scramble puts you on an NFL team with  teammates. The season will last six weeks. Each member of the team will earn yardage through cardiovascular equipment activities right here at Worcester Fitness.

As the yards build up, so will the scores! Teams score a touchdown after 100 yards are accumulated and recorded by Fitness Scramble Ref, Janine McCarthy!
 
Choose your own equipment:
 

Bike(spin class)/treadmill/elliptical 1mile = 1yd

Stairs 50 flights = 1yd

Rower 1600m = 1yd

 

Group Fitness

HD = 4yds

Group classes = 3yds

Aqua/yoga/Pilates = 2yds

 

Want to put some points on the board early? Cash in 50 yards and pick up a three point field goal. Extra points are awarded if your teams corresponding NFL team wins their game that week.

 

Laura C.
Adam R.
Lindsey B.
Kelly K.
Jaime D.
George R.
Leah W.
Tracy R.

Eric S.
Jen D.
Jackie H.
Nick J.
Judith A.
Tony O.
Stephanie D.

Deb S.
Robyn P.
Steve D.
David R.
Barry B.
Dianne D.
Daniella W B.
Anthony D.

Megan B.
David F.
Doris G.
Jane R.
Jen R.
Leslie Q.
Tim O.
Jane J.

Challenge Schedule

Start Date - November 10, 2017

End Date - December 22, 2017

Prizes awarded to winning team and season's "Most Valuable Player!"

More Ways to Score!

By Janine McCarthy
Contact JANINE with Questions 
 
FITNESS SCRAMBLERS! Just an FYI about tomorrow's DRAFT--you don't have to be at Worcester Fitness when we put all the teams together! We'll emails you, text you, FB you, yell across the parking lot...as soon as the teams are drawn!
 
PLUS--we've added some more "YARD GAINING" activities! Check 'em all out and do what you LOVE!
 
Bike(spin class)/treadmill/elliptical 1mile = 1yd
Stairs 50 flights = 1yd
Rower 1600m = 1yd
Group fitness
HD = 4yds
Group classes = 3yds
Aqua/yoga/Pilates = 2yds

Challenge Schedule

Start Date - November 10, 2017

End Date - December 22, 2017

Prizes awarded to winning team and season's "Most Valuable Player!"

Sign up for this Fitness Challenge

Improve Strength, Flexibility and LIFE

By Denleigh Grniet
Contact ANDY with Questions 
 
Worcester Fitness is launching a brand new yoga program especially designed for seniors on November 2!
 
Senior Yoga helps to improve strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. It also teaches breathing techniques and body alignment.
 
Seniors who do yoga have better sense of well being, reduced risk of fall, improved sleep patterns and mood, reduced joint pain, and reduced anxiety.
 
Register at member services OR please share this with someone you think would benefit from the class!
 
Class Details
 
Thursdays
November 2nd - December 21st
9:30am-10:15am
Members: $64 or $9 Drop-In​
Non-Members: $76​ ​or $12 Drop-In
 

Sign up for Senior Yoga