Your Weekly Los Angeles 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

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 Redondo Beach: 

Save the Date: Trainer Open House
Monday, October 16 | 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Join us in the lobby to meet the trainers, ask questions, and participate in small challenges for your chance to win a complimentary session. See you there!

Master Class: Sound bath with David Romero
Monday, October 30 | 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Join us on the turf for a special Sound Bath master class. A sound bath is a meditation class that aims to guide you into a deep meditative state while you listen to ambient sound played by instructors or sound therapists.


Bay Club El Segundo: 

Kid’s Night Out: Pancakes and Pajamas
Friday, September 22 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Kids can come dressed in PJs and join us for a pancake dinner and some silly pancake themed games! Includes bounce house play. For ages 2-10. $45 for members, $55 for guests. Sign up on Connect. Questions? Email

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.

Pickleball Clinic: Powered by Pickleball Pro Dr. Josh Bender
Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00 am-8:50 am
Join us for offensive and defensive strategy, footwork, supervised open play, and overall skill development. $100 for Members, $125 for non-members. For questions or to sign up, email

Cardio Hoops: El Segundo
Wednesdays & Fridays | 7:30 am-8:20 am
Free boot camp for all levels. Train your cardiovascular system/strengthen muscles through basketball drills/exercise. 25 spots are available. Sign up on Connect.

Foundations of Fitness (October 3-26)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00 am & 10:00 am
Are you new to the club and feeling a little lost? This specially designed, 4-week fitness program is here to help beginners gain confidence and master the art of effective workouts! $300 to join. For more details, email


In health,

Annie Batista
Senior Vice President of Membership
Southern California