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“My wife had been a member of the McLean Racquet and Health Club for many years, but I resisted joining, focusing instead on outdoors cycling and hiking for exercise. I did not realize what I was missing, until she finally prevailed upon me to join the club six years ago. The variety of excellent activities and classes at the club soon expanded my horizons.

Contrary to my expectations, the club not only had indoors activities, but arranged numerous outdoors activities all year round, which has sustained my interest and active participation over the last six years. Of the very many activities and classes, my personal favorite is cycling, and I must highly commend the variety of the cycling classes and the outstanding trainers. Not only have the indoors classes vastly improved my outdoors cycling ability, but have given me the opportunity to participate in many more rides and “Seagull Centuries” than I did before I joined the club.

Over the six years, I have seen the participation in the annual Seagull Century grow from a handful of club riders in 2008 to over seventy in 2012, in no small measure due to the personal interest and encouragement provided by the trainers. In addition to the exercise aspect, my wife and I have enjoyed the camaraderie and the many social events that the club’s “Team Eco” frequently arranges. I have found the quality of the staff and the services to be excellent.

It is particularly reassuring that a high proportion of the staff and the trainers/instructors have been there much longer than I have, so there is a sense of continuity. I have a hard time with names and faces, so I find it quite amazing to see the staff and trainers address the members by name, as though we were family. In a way, I suppose we are a family, which is a good reason to be a member of this club.”

 -Prakash Nadkarni

“MR&HC provides my entire family with terrific athletic programs, dining, outdoor exercise events and entertainment. All under one roof, these offerings are coordinated by fantastic individuals, who are keeping your health and enjoyment as a top priority. A day at McLean Racquet & Health Club could entail the following and much, much more: Enjoy a tremendous cardio and shot precision workout on the tennis court with top Pro, Eugen Potorac; Teach the kids one of the most up and coming sports with the area’s renown squash pro and coach, Jay Naseem; Treat yourself to a total body training session with fitness expert and role model, Maria Spearman; Grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine in the Club Cafe; Wrap it all up with a family sailing trip, concert or ball game, completely organized on your behalf by the Club’s Team Eco Directors, Dave Kline and Steve Davis. The perfect scenario!”

-Christin Klaff

“I’ve been coming to MRHC since I was 15 years old playing tennis. As an adult, I’ve been a member for 12 years and have made great use of the entireclub. All of our kids have enjoyed the playroom and swim lessons with Jo. My wife plays tennis at the club and I’ve moved on from squash to focus on Dave Kline’s bike classes, Team Eco rides & events – especially the Seagull Century, swimming, and strength training. I love the massage department & Corinne has been a great addition. All in all, I’ve made great friends through the club and highly recommend it.”

-Chris Jackson

“Cannot say enough good things about MRHC. The facilities are wonderful, the classes are great and the kids’ programs/activities (playroom, Totercise, shop ‘n drop, etc.) are OUTSTANDING. MRHC is blessed to have some of the best childcare staff that we’ve had the pleasure of coming across. Our kids love going there. We’d highly recommend MRHC to anyone looking for a good gym, and *especially* to those with children.”

-Anonymous

“I enjoy my exercise routine at MRHC very much. The instructors are excellent, and the staff is very friendly, professional, and accomodating. I would especially like to acknowledge Kelly whose classes are very challenging as well as fun and Kristina from whom I take tennis lessons. Special notice should also be given to Mike who is responsible for hiring the instructors and who is always available to the members. I value their expertise, courtesy, and friendship.”

-Janis Thomas

“I started taking adult swim lessons at the MRHC around 2007-2008 with Jo. She is fabulous. I became aware of the classes being offered, the massages and Team Eco. Although I was a member of another health club, I joined MRHC because it was convenient, and I liked what it had to offer. I got involved in biking and love the numerous events sponsored by Steve Davis and Dave Kline of Team Eco like hiking, bowling, and outdoor biking. I moved to Annapolis, MD, over a year ago and drive 90 miles round trip to the MRHC. I joined another health club a mile from my Annapolis home, but it is not the same quality and family atmosphere that surrounds the MRHC. To me it is well worth the drive.”

-Peggy Love

“I enjoy the Club very much. I have a work out partner and we come Three times a week. The club is always very clean and well run. Any questions are addressed immediately. It offers a great deal to choose from: salt water pool, weight training, tennis, child care, food services and numerous exercise classes. Personal trainers and massage / spa treatments are readily available. In addition the hours and excellent McLean location are a plus. Parking is never a problem. I would recommend the club to those looking for a workout facility.”

– Anonymous

 

“I’ve recently been enjoying group outings to Nats games as well as concerts at Wolftrap. Have to say the experiences have been great fun, primarily due to Steves organizing. He does a wonderful job promoting the events and I appreciate the he also attends them, going the extra mile to make sure all are enjoying themselves. Keep it up!”

-Nini Goodwin

 

“We have been members of MRHC for three years. What initially drew us was that it was close and had a playroom for the kids. Over the last three years, we have done everything from exercise classes, self-directed exercise on the equipment, massages, and lap-swimming after a foot injury. The boys take private swim lessons and have really enjoyed playroom activities like Totercise, Drop and Shop, Parents’ Night Out, Holiday Parties, Fit Kids, and Summer Camp. (All of the children’s activities are very affordable, especially $2/hour for regular playroom use while you work out.) We may even start the boys in Tae Kwon Do this fall. With the free wifi and the restaurant/lounge, we have been known to put the kids in the playroom and just get some work done without distractions. The MRHC staff is wonderful, and you don’t see the turnover that you do at the chain gyms. The playroom staff is great and we have seen the playroom turn into something really special since Miss Megan took over. For parents that have trouble finding time to exercise, I cannot recommend MRHC highly enough. The only problem is that all of this convenience takes away our excuses to skip exercising!”

-Heather Kennedy

“Cannot say enough good things about MRHC. The facilities are wonderful, the classes are great and the kids’ programs/activities (playroom, Totercise, shop ‘n drop, etc.) are OUTSTANDING. MRHC is blessed to have some of the best childcare staff that we’ve had the pleasure of coming across. Our kids love going there. We’d highly recommend MRHC to anyone looking for a good gym, and *especially* to those with children.”

– Anonymous

“I enjoy the Club very much. I have a work out partner and we come Three times a week. The club is always very clean and well run. Any questions are addressed immediately. It offers a great deal to choose from: salt water pool, weight training, tennis, child care, food services and numerous exercise classes. Personal trainers and massage / spa treatments are readily available. In addition the hours and excellent McLean location are a plus. Parking is never a problem. I would recommend the club to those looking for a workout facility.”

– Anonymous

 


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