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Download ESAC’s new APP on your cell phone and enjoy TOUCHLESS CLUB ENTRY, access to all schedules and news, ability to update your membership account profile account, link to our VIRTUAL at- home fitness free offerings and much more!  Download the East Side Athletic Club APP at the Apple Store or Google Play Store…..very cool!


Our pool is now OPEN…come take a SPLASH!

Our fabulous PRIVATE SWIM LESSON PROGRAM is back in action!  We’re excited to offer instruction and safety for youngsters with little or no experience swimming. All lessons will be taught 1 on 1 with our trained and experienced staff. Private instructional slots are limited and spaces will fill up fast. Please contact our service desk to register for Private Lessons and/or for more information.


This program is designed to educate youth participants about safe effective exercise and appropriate behavior in the fitness center. The course is geared for kids ages 10-12yrs old with use of the fitness center normally restricted to 13yrs of age or older. Once the course is completed, kids have full access to the fitness center. Classes can be scheduled one on one with James or our small group Jr. Cert course scheduled for Friday Oct 23rd 4:00-6:00pm.


PE Club is a safe socially-distanced class for kids 6-8 & 9-11 with a mix of games, exercises and education! The class will be held in the large group fitness studio.  PE Club’s curriculum was developed by James, our Exercise Scientist.  He’ll lead the group through each and every PE Club class. Twice per week all month long!

Classes are held M/W & T/TH 3:00-3:45 (Ages 6-8) & 4:00-4:45 (Ages 9-11).

Class space is limited, please call the club for pricing and availability.


Looking to reduce your stress?  Yoga is a powerful & mindful practice that will not only help you reduce stress and anxiety, but will also increase your flexibility and build strength, all while boosting your immunity. Pop-in to one of our yoga classes this week!

Wednesdays 6-6:45pm

Fridays 9:15-10:00am

Sundays 10:30-11:15am

Do you have trouble getting up and down off of the floor?  Join one of our ActiveAdult Yoga classes where we utilize chairs to practice yoga.

Tuesdays & Fridays 7:45-8:30am

*All yoga classes are free with an Executive Membership


Join your favorite dance fitness instructors for this 75 minute dance party!  You will be having so much fun dancing that you won’t realize you are exercising.  The party will last 75 minutes but stay for as long as you can. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. 

Saturday October 31st,   9:30-10:45am


What is holding you back from getting your routine back on track? Commit to 4 weeks with James' Small Group Training and you will be amazed at the results you will achieve, the consistency through accountability, and most importantly, the incredible fun you will have! Yes, you heard it!    James’ FITGROUP starts  October 6th and runs every T/TH at 9:00am, for four consecutive weeks.  GET FIT and GET MOTIVATED!  Let James, our Exercise Scientist / Personal Trainer, show you how to get the most out of your workout minutes!  Lots of personal attention and small group.  

Register NOW at the service desk and be one of the lucky 6 participants!


 East Side Athletic Club will be hosting the Red Cross on Saturday October 17th from 9:00am – 2:00pm. To reserve your spot, go to this website:  redcrossblood.or


 Did you know that ESAC is offering Zoom classes Monday through Saturday? You can find our Zoom schedule on our website at under the tab along the top titled “VIRTUAL WORKOUTS”.    Please e-mail our Group-X coordinator Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for log in and password information.


 Just a friendly reminder that masks or face shields are required in ALL areas at ALL times, except when swimming or showering.  Please respect others and wear them properly. Face shields are available in our pro shop for only $5.


Industry Safety Update:

BOSTONSept. 2, 2020  PRNewswire: 

After analyzing millions of member check-in data across 2,873 gyms, sports clubs and boutique fitness centers over the course of three months, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and MXM, a technology and knowledge transfer company specializing in member tracking within the fitness industry, conclusively found that fitness facilities are safe and are not contributing to the spread of COVID-19.

From May 1 through August 6, 2020, IHRSA and MXM closely examined and compared member check-in data (number of gym visits) from a number of fitness facilities – such as Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Life Time, and Orangetheory – across the country with self-reported infection rates. After nearly 50 million check-ins over that three-month period, the study found that a nominal 0.0023 percent tested positive for COVID-19. Gyms nationwide have robust COVID-19 safety measures in place and there is zero evidence that the positive cases originated in gyms themselves.

"As recently as a few months ago, the data correlating fitness facility visits and mitigating risk was practically nonexistent. All that's changed – and for the better," said MXM CEO Blair McHaney. "It's become abundantly clear that the safety measures gyms, sports clubs and boutique fitness centers have in place are not only incredibly effective at keeping their membership safe, but also curbing any potential spread of COVID-19 during a time when we all need access to exercise facilities to stay healthy."

The fitness industry's only trade association, IHRSA, along with MXM, invited all health and fitness clubs in the United States to participate in the long-form study. Over the course of the study, fitness centers provided their total check-ins and number of locations across all states in which they have a presence as well as self-reported on the total number of positive COVID-19 cases documented between employees and members who have been in the club. MXM previously conducted a study surrounding the lack of concentrated outbreaks in fitness facilities with affirming results just last month.

"The check-in data proves that health clubs – when following strict cleaning and safety protocols – are safe," said Brent Darden, IHRSA interim President and CEO. "At IHRSA, we have a responsibility to educate and inform people that they should feel comfortable and confident going into fitness facilities throughout the country right now. The data shows that, with proper sanitization protocols in place, people can safely return to their workout routines. Working out has never been more important to help boost immunity and improve mental health. It's time to acknowledge that gyms are safe."

Access to fitness centers is key to keeping Americans healthy. Physical activity plays an important role in not only maintaining a healthy immune system, but reducing COVID-19 risk factors such as obesity, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that 42.4 percent of U.S. adults1 and approximately 18.5 percent of children and adolescents2 in America are considered obese. Physical fitness has long-term mental health benefits as well, including reducing the risk of stress and depression. Notably, one in five Americans experience mental health illness3, and people with mental illness have 40 percent higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population4.

"Fitness centers are needed now more than ever to help us stay active and maintain a healthy immune system," added Robert Sallis, M.D. with Kaiser Permanente. "COVID-19 risk factors haven't changed since the pandemic began – obesity, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes put you at much higher risk for both short- and long-term complications. It's imperative that we all make real change now to stay healthy given that exercise is an essential part of life."

For additional details on the study and how the fitness industry is committed to keeping its members safe, healthy and moving, visit


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