1. Team Member Profile – RAC Trainer Sandy Ernst-Aldern

    Sandy Ernst-Aldern may just be one of our most prized possessions as a RAC team member. A long standing presence here at Raintree Athletic Club (formerly The Pulse), Sandy can be seen working with clients on the weight room floor, teaching cycling class, in Studio 1 leading Core class, or chatting with members in our lobby with her infectious laugh filling the air. She is a pleasure to be around a…Read More

  2. Tell me more about the Fitness Festival!

    Here at Raintree Athletic Club, we pride ourselves on our Annual Fitness Festival. It is our showcase event of the year that gives us a chance to give back to the community by opening our doors to non-members and members alike for a morning focused on health, fitness and wellness. RAC trainers, group fitness and yoga instructors and numerous team members from every department at the RAC will be…Read More

  3. What is a Health Coach?

    Coaches are popping up all over the place - they can help with anything from life, business, athletics, music, education, personal development and now even health. One of the most asked questions I get about my business is, "what is a health coach?"  Let's dig deeper into that question. A Health Coach is an authority on wellness and helps customize individual health plans in order to improve t…Read More

  4. Team Member Profile – Martin Johns

    You see him everyday in his neatly hemmed pants and blue button down or, more recently, polo shirts, but there is so much more to Raintree Athletic Club General Manager/Owner and native New Zealander Martin Johns than meets the eye. We sat down with him to find out more about his motivation and a little bit of reflection to his experience during the summer of 1996 in Atlanta at the Olympic Ga…Read More

  5. It’s 5K season! Let’s Run.

    A couple of years ago I decided to challenge myself by running a 5K a month for an entire year. Sounds easy? Well at the time, I had never run a race, let alone run for 3.1 miles ... ever! The greatest thrill for me was proudly finishing the race and then sporting the awesome shirt I got for signing up. I wasn't fast and usually finished anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes and didn't even mind getting …Read More

  6. Team Member Profile – Nadine Hutchens

    RAC Treehouse manager Nadine Hutchens has the patience of saint and a heart of gold. Her passion for her job shows and it reflects in the kids that come into the club everyday as well as in her team. We sat down for a Q&A session to find out what makes her tick and find out why in the Treehouse it's called a boat and not a ship. Q: What brought you to the RAC? A: So basically the flood of 2013…Read More

  7. Instructor Chelsey’s Take on Why Yoga?

    A little after a year of practicing yoga, I decided I wanted to take my practice further and do a 200 hour teacher training. Going into the training I wasn’t sure if I wanted to teach but was excited to deepen my practice. I thought that maybe if I could have the opportunity to teach someday I could really connect with people. I played soccer for years, tried running, boot camps, etc.; then I t…Read More

  8. 2015 RAC Scholarship Update – Amy Howe

    In her own words, Amy Howe is fightin' the good fight. The RAC introduced you to Amy Howe, the 2015 RAC For Life Scholarship winner, two months ago and told you about her battle with Stage 2 breast cancer. Unfortunately cancer doesn't always adhere to the plans of doctors and specialists and often times does what it wants. Such was the case for Amy, whose last round of chemotherapy was unsuccessfu…Read More

  9. Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention Month

    In case you didn't know, May is Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention month. Skin cancer is one of those topics/diseases that almost everyone has a tie to. For yours truly, it is one that hits close to home. My father has battled with melanoma several times over the past decade and I know I will have to try my best to prevent in the coming years. Skin cancer is one of the most easily preventable …Read More

  10. Journey To Everest – Jim’s Account After Devastation

    Some things weigh heavier on the mind than others. Kathmandu, Nepal is 7,667 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado. As Americans we hear about natural disasters and tragedies that occur on the other side of the globe, and the initial shock of such events hits hard but generally are forgotten in a day or two. In the case of the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Sunday, April 26th, I couldn't help b…Read More