About Us

brendafrontWe believe what sets us apart is our non-intimidating family atmosphere. Our mission is to “aide our members and those in our community to live life to the fullest”. At Brenda Athletic Clubs we offer a vast variety of both indoor and outdoor experiences that can help you live a full life through health and fitness in a safe, clean, family friendly environment.

Brenda Athletic Clubs has served the Modesto and Turlock area for over 30 years.

Founder, Al Brenda started the family business in August of 1978. Al had a passion for fitness and a love for teaching and coaching that was demonstrated by the many years of service in education and athletic administration. He also was a living example of fitness, competing in “age group” athletics, where he held many national and even world records in Track and Field competitions. Al’s passion for fitness was infectious and the club’s membership numbers increased. With the help of his family the business was growing and in 1985, purchased the Turlock Racquet Club and consequently brought in the fitness facilities which gave the club much needed revitalization. This model of combining the “fitness and racquet” succeeded and in 1990, The Modesto Racquet Club was purchased and the same concept of adding in the fitness facilities attracted a sizable membership increase. The clubs have had many building and remodeling upgrade projects and continually look for ways to improve on a consistent basis.

Brenda Athletic Club’s pledge throughout the years and into the future is that we are committed to serving and satisfying our members in a safe, clean, family friendly environment. We will continue to provide a wide variety of opportunities in order to enhance a healthy lifestyle. We want to exceed member expectations with our primary measure of success being member satisfaction. We look forward to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Tom Brenda,

“Helping People Change Since 1978”