For the month of May:
Memorial Day Hours
Group Exercise Schedule
7:15 – 8am: Cycle with Debbie
8 - 9am: Yoga with Mercedes
8:45 – 9:30am: Cycle with Marianne
9:15 – 10:15am: with Carolina
11:15am – 12:15pm: Zumba with Lourdes
RCSC Bike Club!
We're starting up a biking club and want to know if you're in!
Our first ride will most likely be this Sunday (May 26), leaving Rock Creek at 8:30am. One of our members, Liam, will lead us through Rock Creek. Pace and length of ride will depend on who shows up.
Please email Michelle at michelle.delucia@rockcreeksportsclub if you're interested.
May 15-Minute Clinic: Abductor/Adductor exercises
Learn why the inner/outer thigh machine will NOT make your legs thinner. Most importantly, learn a host of new exercises to tone and strengthen the hips and legs that are practical, effective and FUN!
Mondays 7am and 10am, Tuesdays 7:30pm. Sign up at the front desk, space is limited.
Members of the Quarter
Meet our newest Rock Creek Sports Club Members of the Quarter
Sam and Melissa
May Friday Night "Happy Hour" Workouts!
May 10: Belly Dancing
6:30-7:30PM with Jehna in the studio.
May 24: ASA! Africa Dance
6:30-7:30 pm with Akosua in the studio.
Our Members Rock!
We have so many members doing so many amazing things here at Rock Creek Sports Club! Read about them on our Member Highlights Page!
We're Number 1!
We recently received Editors' Pick for Best Neighborhood Gym Bethesda Magazine, 2012.
If you work hard — it shows! That's the advice from Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Devin Knox, who managed to train not only himself, but also his sister, and Rock Creek Sports Club member Dave Lindoefer, to compete in the 2013 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open. The meet consisted of three events: Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. For each event you have three attempts — an opener, a second lift, and third lift — and they count your heaviest attempt toward a three-lift total. Read more
You learn something new every day here at Rock Creek Sports Club. For example, today we learned Chi- Chi- Chia pets from the 80s were actually sprouting from an amazing edible seed full of nutrients and antioxidants! The chia Seed is an edible seed grown in Mexico, and can actually be traced back to the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs and now it's making a comeback as an easy way to add in a number of healthy benefits to almost any meal. Read more
Feeling down? Try a little down dog in one of our Rock Creek Sports Club Yoga classes! Researchers from Duke University recently reviewed more than 100 studies to determine if yoga truly has any benefits when it comes to treating certain psychiatric disorders. The results: Yoga does indeed have some power in helping mild depression, and sleeping complaints, as well as improving symptoms for schizophrenia and ADHD patients already using medication. Read more
You know all those great benefits that exercise can have on the brain, such as better memory and reduced anxiety and depression? Well, new studies show that it's true, but only if you keep up with it! A New York Times reporter recently wrote about two studies presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience that analyzed what happened to rats after they quit exercising — both found similar results. Read more
Ahhh a New Year, a fresh start! If you're making a New Year's Resolution, despite all those friends of yours who say they don't do it, you're not alone! According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of Americans make a New Year's Resolution. The good news: those who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more like to attain their goals than those who don't explicitly make resolutions. The bad news, only 8-10% are successful in achieving those resolutions. Don't let this news defeat you though! You can definitely be a part of that successful 10%, especially as a Rock Creek Sports Club member — we already know you know how to make a commitment! So get out your paper and pen, and let's break down. Read more
Cough, sniff sniff, cough. It's that time of year again — flu and cold season are upon us. And even though a 2010 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found those who were healthy and exercised the most were less likely to get a cold, we should still be conscious of protecting ourselves and other members! Here's a few easy ways to avoid getting sick and being a courteous gym member! Read more
Today's tips come from Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach Jean Simons! Thank you Jean! Read more
Back by popular demand, Rock Creek Sports Club is offering FREE Functional Movement Screenings! The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. Read more
The headline from a recent Washington Post article says it best — "Massage has been shown to ease many ills." Let's face it, it's the holidays, you don't have a lot of time to get your shopping done as it is, so let's quickly sum up the reasons how the Giving the Gift of Massage at Rock Creek Sports Club shows you really care. Read more