October 2022 Updates

Member Services 

After a great summer, the bubbles are up. See you next Summer.
The Thoreau Club Pool Bubble Set-Up 2022

Get your flu shot at Thoreau!

Walgreens Pharmacy is providing a free Flu Clinic at the club. Members must provide their insurance cards.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Winter Wellness - The Herbal Way

The Thoreau Cub is happy to invite you to a free presentation with Herbalist Lior.
October 11, 2022, at 9:45 AM

  • On the agenda:
  • What are viruses
  • Meet the Immune System 
  • What does the immune system need to be "happy"?
  • Are there anti-viral herbs?
  • Three herbs to support the immune system in the winter. 
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

Beginning Monday, October 3
Monday – Friday
5:00 AM – 8:00 AM
$25 per hour
(Limited Time)

Fall Tennis Schedule

Adult Tennis Programs & Tennis University Schedule

Starters Clinics

Whether you have never played before or it has been a while since you did, we invite you to join our Starters Clinic, where you will work on gaining basic tennis skills to get you on the right track to playing at a high level! Players will receive an introduction to the foundational skills and then work on adding some tricks to their set of tools.

Level 1 (beginners with basic skills)
Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Classes are designed for players looking to learn the lifelong sport of Tennis. We focus on the fundamentals and techniques - forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. Most of all, you will make new friends and have fun simultaneously.

Level 2 (advanced beginners)
Mondays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM & Thursdays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This clinic is designed for players returning to the game of tennis or transitioning from Starters 1. You will continue to work on your fundamentals and technique of the game. You will keep the ball in play, hitting directions down the line and cross court with depth. Most of all, you will continue to meet new friends and have fun while learning the game.

Register on the Club App 
Drop in Rate: $35
Registration open 4 days prior. 
Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is an engaging group tennis program featuring the heart-pumping effects of tennis drills, games, and skills, delivering the ultimate whole body and calorie-burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. Cardio Tennis is a fun social activity for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels.

Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Register on the Club App
Drop in Rate : $35 
Registration opens 4 days prior.


New group fitness videos are available to stream at home on Daxko On Demand

View Group Fitness Videos 
To setup your account use the email attached to your Thoreau account to gain access. 

Meet Our New Group Fitness Instructors


Lisa Thirer
As a recreational runner and cyclist, my workout buddies would joke that my favorite pace was "talking pace". I always struggled to enjoy swimming because having a morning chat is so hard in the water! I started teaching spin in 2014 when I moved to Boston to pursue my MBA. I love the energizing music, the pouring sweat and having the accountability to show up at a class. My classes are challenging but achievable, no matter where your base level is.

I've dabbled in my share of marathons, triathlons, and even an Ironman. These days, you'll find me chasing my 2 & 4 year old, trail running with my 2 dogs, or trying to corral my small flock of chickens. When I'm not teaching a morning class, I'm a non-profit consultant working towards social and financial justice.

Cycle: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM


Clare Naughton
I began dancing at three years old and fell in love with movement. In high school, I started taking Pilates classes due to back pain I was experiencing when dancing, and the pain decreased significantly. I was thrilled with Pilates and how much it helped me; when I was nineteen, I earned my mat Pilates certification and began teaching Pilates in college. In May 2022, I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with my BFA in dance. I find so much value in movement and the rewards it has brought me, and I aim to share that experience with others. I want Pilates to help others the same way it has helped me. My goal for classes is to create a warm and calm environment where every class member feels comfortable and challenged.

Pilates Basics: Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

New Group Fitness Classes:
Aqua Zumba with Elayne
Aqua Zumba brings new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. It combines the South American Zumba rhythm and dance steps with a pool party.
Thursdays 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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
Fall Fitness Clinics

Try something new this fall. 
Now until October 13,

- Foundations of TRX (6 Spots) 

- Intro to the ViPR (6 Spots)

- Core without the Crunch -30 minutes (6 Spots )

- Running 101 (6 Spots) 

- Posture 101 (6 Spots) 

- Mobility 101 (6 Spots) 

- Foundations of Boxing (4 Spots) 

-Clinics for ALL levels

-Complimentary for All Fitness Members 

-Non-Fitness Members: $25/per class 

Register on the Club App
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


Tribe Season 5

August 23rd - October 16th
2x Per Week for $349 or $27/drop-in rate
If you have never tried it, the first class is on us!

Email Brian to Sign Up

Fitness Strategy Session

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 at 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].

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.  

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

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 for a shoulder injury. 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. You will learn some of the best ways to bulletproof your shoulders from injuries!


If interested, don't hesitate to contact the Fitness Director Brian Cioci - at [email protected].
Appointment only - No Fee


This Months Highlighted Fitness Article: 

The Beginner's Guide to Running Faster

Suggested Read by Fitness Director Brian Cioci

1. The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster and Fitter. By Patrick McKeown

 2. Fascia Training- A Whole-System Approach: By Bill Parisi & Johnathon Allen


American Red Cross Classes

Lifeguard Training 
Upcoming Courses: 
October 14th, 4:00 PM -8:00 PM, 15th and 16th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
November 4th, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, 5th and 6th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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

Register Learn More

Water Safety Instructor 
Upcoming Courses:
October 23rd, 30th, and November 6th, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Sharks Registration is Open for the Fall

Fall-Winter Swim Team
October 11, 2022 – March 9, 2023

Thrashers (6 & under yr old)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
5:00 PM-5:45 PM
6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Hammerheads (7-8 yr old) & Great Whites (9-10 yr old)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Juniors (11 & older yr old)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

High School (Meet Only)
High School Meet Only registration is for swimmers swimming on their high school swim teams during the winter who will be racing with The Thoreau Sharks when they can.



Spa at Thoreau

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

Massage 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

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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!

10/7/22 - Lorax
10/14/22 - Epic
10/21/22 - Shrek the Third
10/28/22 - Hotel Transylvania
Registration is available on Thoreau Club App.