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MAC GM Keith Callahan Named Facility Manager of the Year

Keith Callahan was recently honored as Facility Manager of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). Callahan is the General Manager and Managing Partner at Blue Sky Holdings, Inc., the parent company that includes Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA, MAC Fitness in Rowley, MA, and MAC Fitness in Gloucester, MA.  The award was given by the USPTA New England Division at its winter convention held at Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa in Chatham, MA November 7-9.

The USPTA’s mission is to raise the standards of the tennis profession and promote greater awareness of the sport. Manchester Athletic Club has consistently followed in that tradition. Under Callahan’s direction, the club has built a new outdoor tennis venue and home to the Boston Lobsters professional tennis team; fostered a longtime relationship with renowned tennis coach, Nick Bollettieri, and hired USPTA-certified coaches who are supported with continuing education and professional development. The club has also been chosen a USTA Regional Training Center of New England and one of 12 Certified Regional training centers in the country. It is home to MAC Tennis Academy, a tournament-training program for high-performance juniors, as well as a nationally-recognized 10-and-under program that has been producing New England’s top players for over a decade. In addition, the club created the MAC Sports Foundation, which provides scholarships to juniors in need as well as grants to community and school programs. 

It’s an honor to receive this award, said Callahan. I’m blessed to be surrounded by a team of tennis professionals at Manchester Athletic Club who love what they do and strive every day to improve their game, their teaching methods and the quality of our program.” Manchester Athletic Club owner, John Donovan, added, “Keith’s commitment to excellence reflects the overall attitude here at the MAC to always improve where we can. In tennis, that means we keep learning, by consistently educating not only our players but our coaches as well.” 

Manchester Athletic Club is a full-service health club and features 12 tennis courts, the Gymazing! Child Center, iXl programs for young teens, a fitness and strength training center staffed with certified professional trainers and nutritionists, indoor aquatics center, multiple group exercise studios, and an outdoor pool with playground.


      Keith Callahan of Manchester Athletic Club, recipient of the USPTA’s Facility Manager of the Year Award.

GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14

GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14

Topics include:  Cape Ann Restaurant Week, Franklin Cape Ann,1 Out of 5 Of Us Knew,  Lobsta Land, Ohana, Seaport Grille, The Sea Glass Restaurant, Lat 43, The Grand Café At Emerson Inn By The Sea, Mark Lodge Wedding, Destinos, Derek Kaloust, Giuseppe’s Closing Poll Results, Indian Food Misconceptions, David Calvo, Anmol, Memory Lane, Who Are The 1%ers That Say We Need Another Pizza Joint?, Lobster Pool Sold, Kim Smith’s Apple Crisp, Gloucester Gas Price Website and How I Can’t Understand Why Electricity Prices Are Going Up 35% With Lowest Oil Prices In Years, Home Heating and Open Floor Plans, Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth, Curcuru Ciaramitaro Wedding 1938, Captain Joe A Schooner Fisherman, Posture and Fatigue, Elizabeth Bish, Walk Like A Pompous Jerk For Less Back Pain, Treating Back Pain vs Preventing Back Pain, Sista Felicia Cannot Do Yoga Because She Gets Dizzy From Holding In Her Farts, Craig’s Obsession With The Alcohol Content In Every Beer He Drinks, A Glass of Wine vs A Glass of Beer, Bill O’Connor Asks- “Is It Up The Line or Down The Line?”, Carpooling Today, Tanya Frost Reynolds North Shore Walk For ALS, Joe Borge Sr From Lone Gull Finishes The Ironman In Kona Hawaii, 98th Podcast, Reunion 100th Podcast, Kenny MacCarthy, Manchester Athletic Club New Alliance With Tennis Academy In France, Going Back To Analog Appliances, Today’s “Industrial Grade Appliances” Are Made More Poorly Than Yesterday’s Consumer Grade Appliances,Thanksgiving Traditions.


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The Manchester Athletic Club and Lil’ Sprouts of Essex Preschool Partner to support the “whole child” and their families.

Lil’ Sprouts of Essex Preschool, serving students 2-6 years of age, located at #1 Scott’s Way in Essex, MA will partner with the Manchester Athletic Club’s program “Gymazing” to create “MAC SPROUTS”.

Presently Lil’ Sprouts of Essex operates on the public school calendar and is in operation from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Jane Lindland, Director and owner of Lil’ Sprouts of Essex recognizes there is a piece of the community that she could better serve by filling the need for an extended day after school program (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM), as well as coverage during school vacation weeks and full time summer care.

Marcy Plante,  Director of Gymazing and an alumni family of Lil’ Sprouts of Essex is working hand in hand with Ms. Lindland to develop “MAC SPROUTS” which will begin in September 2014.  With this partnership Lil’ Sprouts of Essex will bring to their students and families a focus on physical education, health and nutrition.  Additional offerings will include instruction in tennis, swim and yoga.  Students will be transported from Lil’ Sprouts of Essex to the Manchester Athletic Club where families will pick up.

The program will begin with a limited enrollment of 20 students per day.  To enroll contact Lil’ Sprouts of Essex @ 978-768-6287.

The Tale Of The Oysta: A Seafaring Woops! A Jazzy New Musical Written By Kids!!

The clever tale of Shelly Oysta – a poor girl who dreams of a better life aboard the glimmering yachts of Cape Ann. Mrs. Fifi Hogenheimer, the créme de la créme of Cape Ann High Society, holds her annual gala to showcase her Tip Top Tiara. Toe-tapping tunes, uprorious laughter, a double wedding and a happy ending will usher Spring in with a bang! Developed through Henry Allen’s Young Playwrights Workshop, inspired by the music of Cole Porter and George & Ira Gershwin. Only 6 performances, opening Friday May 2nd!! Advance tickets on sale now at www.NorthShoreFolk.org


the tale of oysta

GloucesterCast 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes


GloucesterCast Taped 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes

Topics Include: Family Cookie Day, Turducken, ChromeCast, Downtown Gloucester Ladies Night, The Hive Gift Wrapping Service, Buoy Painting, Lobster Trap Tree, Rockland Maine’s Lobster Trap Spike, Favorite Gloucester Breakfasts, Sugar Mag’s, Lobster Land, Sailor Stans, Mamie’s Kitchen, Charlie’s Place, George’s Coffee Shop, Willow Rest, Best House Made Hash, West Indian Hash, Reader Subjects, Cruise Ships, Beauport Princess, Thanksgiving Dinner, Turkey Pot Pie, Sista Felicia On Cover Of Cape Ann Magazine, Mariposa, Lowell Peabody Call-Out, New GMG Technical Jackets, Manchester Athletic Club Holiday Fair

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The Manchester Athletic Club Crazy Free Deal

Hey Joey,

Long time no see!! Where have you been?

Can you please post the following on GMG? We started an AMAZING Black Friday promo early!!! Zero fees until 2014! No joining fee, the rest of this month for free and the whole month of December! Promotion ends on Cyber Monday- 12/2/13.

Call Samantha Larsen at the MAC at 978-526-8900 and secure the deal for yourself!


See y’all there in January when work slows for me!

SAVE THE DATE DECEMBER 6TH AND 7TH MAC Holiday Fair Friday December 6, 2013


MAC Holiday Fair
Friday December 6, 2013
Cocktail Party!

MAC Holiday Fair
Saturday December 7, 2013
Contact Marcy Plante to reserve your table at mplante@manchesterathleticclub.com
$40 per table

The Manchester Athletic Club Has a New Fitness Director and She Rocks!!! The Get ‘Er Done- True Energy- Fitness Pro Nan Gorton!

Tremendous things will be happening at the MAC with Nan at the Helm of The Fitness department- Mark My Words!

Can’t wait for lobster season to end so I can get back in there!


Manchester Athletic Club Strengthens Fitness Program with New Director.

Manchester Athletic Club is strengthening its fitness program with leadership from Nan Gorton. Gorton was recently chosen to helm the business’ growing Fitness Division, which includes Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA, MAC Fitness in Rowley, MA and MAC Fitness in Gloucester, MA.  

Gorton has been a staple at Manchester Athletic Club for the past seven years as a fitness trainer and co-owner of Hilltop Training, a popular running program among members. Most recently, she launched North Shore Sports Performance Institute (NSSPI), which offers sports performance training to kids 10-18 years old. She comes to the position with a myriad of backgrounds in addition to fitness, including careers as a lawyer and as an Olympic caliber athlete in the sport of women’s ice hockey.

The move will bolster the club’s already booming fitness department, which includes a ProFitness Program, personal training, TRX, pilates, swimming, basketball, nutrition and wellness, and over 75 group fitness classes—from strength to cardio, indoor cycling, Zumba, mind body, aquatics and Les Mills Body Pump and Body Combat.

“Nan brings a tremendous amount of energy, expertise and creativity to our members and, importantly, to our local community,” said Keith Callahan, General Manager and Managing Partner. “With Nan’s leadership, we’re excited to launch new programs for our members and have already developed a unique program called Commit to Get Fit that will be provided for club members as well as open to the community this fall.” 

“I have always believed that great success comes from sharing a common goal and working together to make it happen,” added Gorton. “I am excited to get to work getting the best out of everyone I work with both as a coach and a manager.”

Manchester Athletic Club is a full-service health club featuring 12 tennis courts, the Gymazing! Child Center for preschool-aged children, iXl programs for young teens, a fitness and strength training center staffed with certified professional trainers, indoor aquatics center, multiple group exercise studios, and an outdoor pool with playground.

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