December 2022 Updates

Thoreau Club Holiday Bazaar

Thoreau Club Holiday Tree

Please join us this holiday season to continue our support of

Project Just Because (located in Hopkinton)


Select one or more of the many hearts from our holiday tree and fulfill a child or family's gift wish for the holidays.


Purchase Gifts and return them to the Club (UNWRAPPED, PLEASE)

Anton Cleaners Winter Coat Drive

We are collecting coats for children and adults who need warm coats.

Anton's Cleaners will clean and distribute the coats.

Check your closets!

Aquafit Holiday Gift Swap and Lunch

Tuesday, December 13th starting at 11:00 AM


We will have the event at The Thoreau Outdoor Center (The building to the left of the pool). We will have use of the large banquet room on the lower level to enable us to spread out and stay safe. Elevator access to the lower level is available.

For the gift swap - please bring a wrapped gift that costs approximately $15. No name on the present, please. 

For lunch - please bring a lunch or dessert item to share. The Thoreau Club will provide coffee and a selection of soft drinks.


For the spirit of the holidays - Please consider donating to either the Open Table Food Pantry (Concord and Maynard), the Acton Food Pantry (Acton & Boxborough), or the Sudbury Food Pantry. Checks made to these organizations will be accepted and delivered after the even

Email Carolyn with any questions



Reduced Court Fees

We have some great news we have reduced our court fees in the morning!

Did you know that working out in the morning can do the following:

  • Encourage you to eat healthier
  • Boost your energy throughout the day
  • Improve focus and cognition
  • Put you in a better mood 

  • Monday – Friday

    5:00 AM – 8:00 AM

    $25 per hour

    (Limited Time)

    Vintage PRO-AM

    On Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Mixed Doubles will be played with Vintage Wooden Racquets for the Grand Prize of a $250 certificate to Woods Hill Table in Concord. If you have a wooden racquet - perfect, but do not worry if you don't - we will have some for players to borrow.

    Our pros cannot wait to play with you!

    To sign up, email Laurie Potter a[email protected]

    *The cost to participate is $50/per person.
    *All white attire is required to play.
    (See Kempton if you need a white garment.)

    Email Laurie to Sign Up

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     FASTennis is Back

    In February 2023, we will be bringing the

    FASTennis program BACK!

    If you know any non-members who are beginners in tennis and are looking to learn the game - please share and help us spread the word! This is a truly great opportunity to experience the club, learn from various pros, make new friends, and pick up a few novice-level tennis skills.

    FASTennis is a month-long program for NON-MEMBERS
    Requirements: flat fee of $99/for the month of February; participants MUST be beginners in tennis and not have tennis membership at The Thoreau Club. Must be 18+.


    • Unlimited access to the club (pool excluded) between Feb. 1-28, 2023. 
    • Up to 3 weekly tennis clinics (60 mins) and small group fitness training sessions (30 mins).
    • Tennis clinics will be offered 7 days a week

    Last year this program was a smashing success, and we cannot wait to meet new players in February.

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    Tennis Clinic Schedule
    Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Wednesday 12:00 PM -1:00 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Sundays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Small Group Fitness Schedule 
    Monday 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
    Tuesday - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Wednesday - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
    Thursday - 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
    Friday - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Saturday - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Email Laurie to Sign Up

    Youth Tennis 

    Junior Development Program

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    The last day of the Fall Session is December 23, 2022

    Christmas Break December 24, 2022 - January 1, 2023

    The First Day of the Winter Session is January 2, 2023

    For More Information 

    The Thoreau Tennis Academy Program

    Save the Date: 

    The last day of the Fall Session is December 23, 2022

    Christmas Break December 24, 2022 - January 1, 2023

    Holiday Add-on Clinics December 26, 2022 - December 30, 2022 
    Please email [email protected] and [email protected] for more information.

    The First Day of the Winter Session is January 2, 2023


    Our tennis pro shop has an excellent selection of adult/junior tennis racquets that make a wonderful Holiday gift to someone special in your life.

    Please stop by to inquire


    View Group Fitness Schedule 

    Meet Our Highlighted Fitness Instructor of the Month

    Elayne Harvey


    Tuesdays 10:30 AM
    Wednesdays 4:30 PM
    Thursdays 12:00 PM (aqua)

    Originally born and raised in Brazil, I have loved Zumba since my early high school years. Upon arriving in America in 2017, my passion for dancing never left my soul.

    I joined The Thoreau Club in 2019 as part of the housekeeping staff and progressed to supervisor in 2020 because of my hard work and dedication to my coworkers and club members. I expressed my ideas for wanting to expand my talents and also to become a Zumba instructor and obtained my certification in October of 2021.
    If you're ready to have fun and experience the art and origin of Zumba, check out my classes on the website!

    Cris Hellerstein 



    Sundays 8:30 AM


    Mondays 6:30 PM

    Wednesdays 6:30 PM

    Cris is an Elite Les Mills Instructor for BodyPump and an Advanced Les Mills Instructor for BodyCombat, CXWorx (Les Mills Core), BodyFlow, and SPRINT. She has been a part of the fitness industry for the past 9 years and has been a Personal Trainer, Metabolic Specialist and led Group Fitness teams in boutique gyms and larger facilities. She is passionate about helping everyone achieve their health and wellness goals, whatever that may look like for them.When not teaching Group Fitness or working at the Front Desk for The Thoreau Club, she can be found teaching Chemistry at Revere High School, leading Educator Mindset Workshops, or spending time with her 3 kids.
    Highlighted Class of the Month


    Tuesdays 9:30 PM -10:15 PM


    You can expect to bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and elements of Tai Chi and Pilates while an inspiring soundtrack plays in the background. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started.

    Thursdays 5:30 AM - 6:15 AM

    A high-intensity interval training that consists of eight sets of fast-paced exercises, each performed for 60 seconds interspersed with a brief rest of 10 seconds.

    Fall/Winter Running Clinics

    Do you want to:
    - Run faster or more efficiently?
    - Prevent or recover from an injury?
    - Running programs for Fall/Spring Races

    Email Brian to Sign Up

    Fitness Strategy Session

    "70 percent of America's Annual Weight Gain Happens Over The Next 5-7 Weeks."
    -Now is the time to double down on your training program. We can help you from being in the 70 percent!

    We are honored to be a part of one of the essential parts of your fitness journey: program development. Your training goals and needs may be unique, so a custom approach to programming/training decisions needs to be unique. You will meet with a Thoreau Fitness staff member and complete the following:

    1. Needs and Goals Review - Understanding your goals and current fitness needs are essential. We conduct a questionnaire to help you understand what you want from your program.

    2. InBody - you can't manage what you don't measure. We use a world-class system to show you where you are so we can measure future progress. One of the best parts, it only takes about 45 seconds to complete to receive advanced outputs. This includes Water retention, visceral & segmental fat analysis, basal metabolic rate, and more.

    3. Movement Screen - all exercises involve movement, and we don't always move the same. We take the most responsible approach in programming by reviewing your activity in a simple and non-invasive manner.

    4. Experience Programming Framework - this is a hands-on workout to educate you on how an optimal training session should be completed.

    5. Review - After these first four steps, we take some time to review everything and decide on your fitness path.

    If interested, don't hesitate to contact the Fitness Director, Brian Cioci - at [email protected].

    Learn More

    Complimentary TPI Assessment (Golf) with Chris 

    The Titleist Performance Institute has developed a streamlined method to determine how your physical strengths and weaknesses affect your golf swing. We use a 16-point movement analysis to measure hip and shoulder mobility, balance, and muscular activation. We then create a personalized program to increase power, mobility, and stability to help you hit the ball more consistently and to help keep your back feeling great all season.

    * To schedule, please email the Fitness Director Brian Cioci

    Save Your Shoulders - Fitness Injury Prevention Assessment (30 minutes)

    When the muscles in the shoulder move in a way that isn't natural due to compensation for a related problem, there is an increased risk of a shoulder injury. You will learn some of the best ways to bulletproof your shoulders from injuries! A functional movement screen includes overhead arm moves that can help a therapist or personal trainer identify and address dysfunctional movement patterns before an injury.

    If you are interested in signing up for a screening, please get in touch with Fitness Director Brian Cioci – at [email protected]

    Appointment only - No Fee



    Lifeguard Training

    Upcoming Courses

    December 16th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 17th and 18th 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    December 27th 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, 28th and 29th 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    December 28th, 29th and 30th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    January 6th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 7th and 8th 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    January 14th, 15th and 16th  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    February 23th, 24th and 25th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Register  Learn More

     Lifeguard Recertification

    Upcoming Courses

    January 8th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Register Learn More



    A good weekend starts with a positive attitude and a great massage.

    New to the Team

    Audrey Wiseley

    I am a native of Massachusetts, working as a massage therapist since 2003, graduating with 900 hours of classroom and hands-on study from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA. My skill set is in deep tissue and relaxation massage. Before becoming a massage therapist, I was a nursing assistant for many years and worked primarily with orthopedic patients. This has allowed me to work with various clients, as does my long career as a massage therapist. In addition to my massage work, I care for my teenage daughter and our cat Lucy with my husband. I enjoy road trips to the Berkshires, New England beaches, and local trail walks. I am licensed by the state of Massachusetts and a Professional Member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

    Book with Audrey Email Audrey

     Give the Gift of a Massage This Holiday Season

    Always the right size. Never goes out of style. Non-perishable. Suitable for all occasions. Luxurious and affordable. An extraordinary gift for anyone!

    Purchase at Member Services

    Message Benefits 
    • Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
    • Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
    • Improving circulation, energy, and alertness
    • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
    • Improving immune function



    Movie Night

    Every Friday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Drop off your children and their friends for a night of crafts, pizza, and a movie while you enjoy a night out on the town!

    December 2nd - Despicable Me
    December 9th - Elf
    December 16th -The Polar Express
    December 23rd - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

    Register on the Club App.

     For More Information

    Email - Julie with questions or to reserve your spot!