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$29 for a 10-Visit Pass for All-Day Access ($150 Value)
Rochester Athletic Club fills its 30,000 square feet of gym space with circuit and free-weight training equipment, a cardiovascular center, and rooms for classes such as aerobics, kickboxing, spinning, and yoga. The locations also have childcare facilities and full locker rooms with saunas.
Rochester Athletic Club
When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first Athletic Club in Buffalo in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders’ original vision, each of the Rochester locations' employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities that range of up to 30,000 square feet.
In addition to personal training, instructors lead more than 400 group fitness classes—including cycling, yoga, and Zumba—offered each week across their five locations. After workouts, guests can slip into saunas and private showers; most locations also have steam rooms, and the Perinton location has a pool. Three of the RAC locations are for women only, allowing them to workout uninhibited by the company of men or asexual mermaids.