Your Weekly East Bay Clubs Update: September 18, 2023

Dear Member,


Monthly Mentions

So much talk about longevity and the Blue Zones. So, we thought we would dig into it in this week’s Quad.  If you don’t have time to read this or watch the documentary, apparently a long, happy, healthy life boils down to being together, playing pickleball, and eating soup…But we already knew that, didn’t we?!

What is a Blue Zone, anyway? Blue zones are regions in the world where people are claimed to live, or have recently lived, longer than average.

Where did this concept come from? The concept of blue zones resulted from demographic work done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain published in 2004. They identified Sardinia’s Nuoro Province as the region with the highest concentration of male centenarians, referring to the area as the “blue zone”. They literally colored them blue on their map, hence the name.

Where are the Blue Zones today? In addition to Sardinia, Blue Zones exist in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California.

Who is Dan Buettner? Dan is an American National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author. He has spent the last 20+ years traveling to and studying the blue zones. My favorite quote from him on a recent podcast…a long, happy life comes down to “community, pickleball, and soup”. That made my day!

What are we watching? Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, a great documentary that follows Dan into the Blue Zones to understand the habits, diets, and lifestyles of centenarians. Watch the trailer here.

What are we eating? Well, apparently, we need to eat more soup! Here is one of my favorite slow cooker Lentil Soup recipes. Enjoy!


Ponder This 

“Select your community carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce a healthy lifestyle.”
~ Dan Buettner


In health,

Tracy L Cioffi
Chief Marketing Officer
The Bay Club Company


Bird’s Eye View

Host a Pickleball Event With Us!
Rent a court for the fastest growing sport in America! Whether you’re hosting a corporate party or team-building event, we’ve got you covered. Rental packages start at $2,000 and include 2+ hours of reserved court time, access to all pickleball equipment, and a coach! Email to get started.

Complimentary Fitness Assessment
Offer ends September 30
Kickstart your fitness journey with an Inbody composition assessment and fitness consultation. Ready for an accurate, quick, and non-invasive body composition analysis? Email


Bay Club Fremont:

Junior Squash Academy
Come check out the buzz happening at our squash courts! For ages 5-17 and all levels are welcome.

Pickleball at Bay Club Fremont
Join us out on our newly expanded pickleball courts. All levels welcome! Sign up on Connect.

Pickleball Drop-In Play
Tuesdays | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Saturdays | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Learn to Play: Pickleball Workshops
Saturdays | 12:00 pm-12:15 pm

Pickleball End of Month Social
Tuesday, September 26 | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Make your own Unicorn Party
Sunday, September 24 | 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Drop off your kids (ages 3-12) to make their very own unicorn! They’ll have a great time with themed crafts, fun activities, and exciting games! This is a drop-off event, so enjoy a lunch date, knock out some chores, or simply relax! $35 Members | $45 Guests. Sign up on Connect.

Kids’ Karaoke Night Out
Friday, September 29 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Open for ages 4-12 years old, our Kid’s Night Out is the most fun place to be! Let’s sing karaoke and dance to our favorite songs. Dinner is included in this drop-off event, so enjoy a date night, knock out some chores, or simply relax! $35 Members | $45 Guests. Sign up on Connect.

Make your own Stuffed Monkey Party
Sunday, October 1 | 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ready to make your own stuffed monkey? For this drop-off event, ages 3-12 will stuff their monkey to take home, give them a heart, and make a shirt. A light snack is provided. $35 Members | $45 Guests. Sign up on Connect.

Bay Club Camp
Friday, October 13
No school? No problem! From group games to arts and crafts to sports and fitness sessions, our day camps have something for everyone. Please pack a nut-free lunch and snacks for your child. Sign up on Connect. If you have any questions, email

Full Day | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Half Day | 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Before Care | 8:00 am-9:00 am   


Bay Club Pleasanton:

Sports Bar
Monday-Friday | 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Stop by after work and have a wine or beer (or two)! We’ll see you there.

Pink Character Day
Wednesday, September 20 | All day
“On Wednesdays we wear pink.” In honor of this popular, stylish doll from Malibu, there will be lots of fun activities. Members, sport your pink workout gear, and kids can bring their favorite doll and/or superhero! Citrus Fresh Market will be serving special pink drinks, and we’re hosting a special pink sale in the shop.

Kids’ Movie Night Friday
Friday, September 22 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Parents! Drop off your kiddos for a fun evening of themed activities, group play, and dinner. While they have fun, you can catch a great workout or go on a dinner date. Members: $36. Sign up on Connect.

Sunday Family Fun Day
Sunday, September 24 | 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Join us for lawn games, a live DJ, face painting, a jumpy house, and food and drinks! No registration required, just fun.


Bay Club Walnut Creek:

Renovation Update
Our upstairs cardio space is officially open! We’re so excited to bring in our brand-new cardio equipment and unveil the space to our members. Additionally, check out our updated lockers, steam rooms, and sauna rooms in both the men and women’s locker rooms.

Furthermore, we will have a phased opening for the new HIIT and Spin studios throughout September. Lastly, Members can look forward to an October remodel of our basketball court, involving a court refresh and the installation of our new EDGE functional training space.

New Launch: Cupping Therapy with Muling
Available by appointment
Ancient form of alternative medicine designed for athletes and everyone in between. A therapist puts special cups on your skin to help with pain, inflammation, relaxation, and more. $105 for 25 minutes, $160 for 50 minutes. Members receive 10% off. Click here to schedule your first session.

SkinCeuticals Peel Event at R Spa
Thursday, September 21
Come out and experience our express SkinCeuticals peel to reveal healthier, more radiant skin. Free gift for attending. Cost: $65. Contact R Spa at (925) 942-6379 for reservations.

eSports Kids’ Night Out
Friday, September 22 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Embark on an epic gaming adventure! Your kids (ages 6-15) are in for a fantastic time in our state-of-the-art gaming facilities, where they can enjoy group games suitable for all ages. They’ll have a blast competing with their friends and creating unforgettable memories. Members: $41, Non-Members: $55. Enroll on Connect.

eSports Open House
Saturday, September 23 | 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Join us for this exclusive, complimentary event and explore our brand-new space, try out cutting-edge gaming equipment, and learn about our upcoming programs. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just starting, bring your curiosity, ask questions, and get ready to dive into the world of eSports! Ages 7-17. This is not a drop-off event and children must be supervised by guardians. Sign up on Connect.

Kids’ World: Cookie Decorating
Saturday, September 23 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening at the Club with food at Citrus while your little ones have fun decorating some tasty cookies.  Sign up on Connect.

Kids’ World: It’s Time for Slime
Saturday, September 30 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening at the Club with food at Citrus while your little ones play with all sorts of slime at Kids’ World. Sign up on Connect.



In health,

Josh Lyon
Senior Vice President/General Manager
East Bay Campus