November 2022 Updates


Member Services 

Get ready for Thanksgiving!

We are raffling off our Thoreau Club Thanksgiving Basket with fun Thanksgiving items and Thoreau swag!

Stop by the Member Service Desk to fill out a raffle ticket. The drawing will be on November 18th.


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 – Friday5:00 AM – 8:00 AM$25 per hour(Limited Time)
Cardio Tennis

If you are interested in an early morning Cardio class at $25/per class) before 8 AM, please email Laurie.

Email Laurie to Sign Up

Tennis University Clinic Updates


 *All registrations for Tennis University Clinics are final.*
In the past few months, we have noticed a new unfortunate trend developing in Tennis University clinic registrations. We see members signing up online or at the front desk and either taking themselves out at the very last minute or just not showing up. Sadly, it happens too often for us to ignore it. We have since disabled members' ability to unregister from Tennis University Clinics so that we can track and monitor them. At this time, we kindly ask all our Adult Tennis members to be mindful of the fact that space in clinics is limited and that we reserve 2 courts/2 pros for the time and often end up with only 3-4 players attending. If unsure of your plans, please allow other players an opportunity to play. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!
 Fall Tennis Schedules

Adult Tennis Programs & Tennis University Schedule

 New Time: Doubles Strategy

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Youth Tennis

Junior Development Program

Online Registration Opens

November 1, 2022

Register on the Site
No programs on the following public school holidays
November 23, 2022 - November 27, 2022

We will have programs on the following public school holidays
Veterans Day November 11, 2022

The Thoreau Tennis Academy

Online Registration Opens Monday: November 14, 2022
For More Informaion
No programs on the following public school holidays
November 23, 2022 - November 27, 2022

We will have programs on the following public school holidays
Veterans Day November 11, 2022



Have you tried a group fitness class? Need some convincing? Here are a few of the many benefits of giving them a try!

Physical & Mental Health benefits- reduce risk of disease, strengthen your bones, improve your cardiovascular fitness & muscular endurance, lose weight, sleep better, reduce stress, increase confidence.


Be a part of the Team- being a part of the team increases motivation and can make your work harder. Hold yourself accountable-sign up ahead of time for a class, block it in your schedule, and of course, show up!

Make friends- it is exercise with a little bit of social!

Add variety to your workout to keep it spicy.

Not sure which class to try? I am happy to guide you and get you started on your way to being hooked on group fitness!

Email Bronwen for Questions

View Group Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness Schedule Changes: Starting November 1st:

Cycle on Mondays from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM will be with Lisa.
Cycle on Tuesdays will start at 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM with Karen

November Pop-Up Classes

DJ Russ Cycle Class:
November 16th, 6:30 PM with Sue and Bronwen

Race Day in Cycle:
November 9th 8:30 AM
November 11th 9:30 AM
Come for an excellent 60-minute special workout to test your endurance and power and get more informed about your workout and progress.

Body Pump 10:
November 16th at 10:30 AM with Bronwen 
Have you ever wanted to try a BodyPump class but were not sure how to set up or what to expect? Come to this 45-minute intro to Pump - we will go over how to set up for class and some basic moves, techniques, and form. Please arrive on time.

Meet Our Highlighted Fitness Instructors of the Month


Jayne Schmitz
I have been a Pilates practitioner for many years. Most recently, I have studied mat-based coursework with Master Trainer Zayna Gold at Boston Body Pilates in Belmont and completed my certification as a Balanced Body Pilates Mat Instructor.

I hold a Master's degree in Public Health from Boston University. I currently work as a Wellness Project Manager for the Massachusetts Municipal Association in Boston. I also hold a black belt in Kenpo Karate.

 I have always been passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, eating well, and managing stress for myself and those around me. When I am not at work or teaching Pilates, I enjoy traveling to exotic places and spending time with my family and friends.

Pilates: Wednesday's 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Ryan Stoddard
I'm a Physical Therapist at Newton Wellesley Hospital and also work at Thoreau as a Group Fitness Instructor. I am a specialist in orthopedics and like to treat sports medicine clients. I have also been certified through the NSCA (national strength and conditioning association) since 2000 as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist CSCS.

Happiness is a decision and a commitment like everything else in life, and your work has to be fun and enjoyable. I like the challenge of competition and doing something new each year, from Ultra Ragnar to Half-Marathon, Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, and more. I love being active and having fun with my wife, daughter, and dogs in the great outdoors. I feel good about helping people feel better at rehab and fitness levels. It is rewarding to me to see people make progress and make their own lives better.

My favorite quote: "Try not. Do, or do not...there is no try" It just means to go out and do exactly what you put your mind to doing, don't try to do it, go make it happen. Lastly, I love to learn, and I choose to surround myself with all of you who teach me something great every day. Five things to live by: Be positive. Set real goals. Never give up. Eat well. Have fun.

Sprint + Core: Tuesday's 5:30 AM - 6:15 AM

Tabata: Thursday's 5:30 AM - 6:15 AM

Cycle: Friday's 5:30 AM - 6:15 AM

Highlighted Class of the Month

Stretch Mobility with Ben:
Unlock new ranges of motion and increase your core strength and stability with a combination of mobility, stretching, and balance exercises. Start Incorporating a stretching routine, and over time you will see an increase in your range of motion and flexibility, making everyday tasks easier and improving your quality of life.

Mondays 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tuesdays 12:00 PM -12:45 PM
Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Yoga Stretch with Amy:
In this class, you will combine Yoga with some extra stretching- chairs are offered if getting down on the floor is not for you!

Thursdays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thank you to all that participated in the Fall Fitness Clinics

Keep an eye out for our Winter Fitness Clinics in February. 

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 for Questions

DAV 5K Run To Honor Veterans

Join our Fitness Director Brian Cioci running in the DAV 5K Run to honor veterans and help more than one million veterans each year in positive, life-changing ways at no cost. From the Berkshires to Provincetown, the DAV Department of Massachusetts supports our local veterans daily with our programs and services.

To Donate For More Information Register

To register to run/walk for the race under Thoreau the Team: Password: Thoreau2022


This Months Highlighted Fitness Article:

Suggested Read by Fitness Director Brian Cioci:

Exercising with Knee Pain: Do's and Don'ts 

Does Usual Walking Speed Predict Survival in Older Adults?


Lifeguard Training

Upcoming Courses:
November 4th, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, 5th and 6th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn More 

Lifeguard Recertification

Upcoming Courses
November 25th, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Learn More


Group Swim Lesson Registration is Open


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Swim Member Reminder

Please remember to reserve pool lanes before arriving at the club.

How to Reserve Pool Lanes


Spa at Thoreau

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

 Book Here 

Massage Benefits:
Reducing stress and increasing relaxation

  • 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

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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!

November 4th - Chicken Little 
November 11th - The Pirates 
November 18th - Yogi Bear
November 25th - No Movie Nigh

Registration is available on the Club App

Register on the Club App

For More Information