About Us

About Us

About the Club
2777 4th St
Santa Rosa CA 95405
707-526-0529
www.montecitoheights.com


The entire staff of professionals at Montecito Heights Health and Racquet Club is committed to giving you the best possible experience. Our top-rated programs, services, and amenities will surely delight you and your family.

Montecito Heights Health Club opened in 1989 adjacent to the Flamingo Resort Hotel in Santa Rosa. Both club and hotel are owned by Pierre Ehret and the club is managed by Catherine DuBay. Since 1989 Montecito Heights Health Club has maintained the highest standards of professional service and has earned a reputation as one of the leading health clubs North of San Francisco.

The Management Staff
General Manager-Catherine DuBay
Runner, swimmer, Mom (two girls), Wife (Mark Mathewson), Santa Rosa native, cancer survivor, SSU graduate, Montecito Heights staff member since 1989.
"I consider myself extremely lucky to have a job I love and look forward to coming to work just about every day. I enjoy seeing the members come in the doors in maybe not the best mood and then leave an hour later, after a great workout, feeling great about themselves and the rest of their day."
 

Assistant General Manager-Dave Sherman
Dad (3 boys), Husband (Megan), Bucknell Graduate, East Coast Boy, Athlete extraordinaire (former collegiate soccer player and high school wrestler).
"I came from the corporate world (Oracle) and love my job at the club because I can still use my business skills, but also get to meet people and help make a difference in the experience members have while at the club."
 

Fitness Director-Cheri Shoults
Instructor (Yoga and Pilates), Trainer, Mom (boy and girl), Santa Rosa Native, Athlete (all sports especially those with water).
"I love educating myself and sharing this knowledge with my students and clients. I enjoy laughing with my clients and making a difference in their lives through fitness and well being."


Group Exercise Director-Lisa Parducci
Instructor (Step, Muscle, Cycle, etc.), Cat lover (currently 3 cats), Sonoma County Native, Previous Business Owner (Railroad Square Workout).
"I love working at the club and started here in 1991. I have a talented staff of instructors making our Group Exercise Program diverse and unique.  I am thankful to be working and active in an area that is part of my life and lifestyle.

Tennis Pro-Phil Krohn
Dad (2 sons), Husband (Debbie), Tennis Pro, Professional Sports fanatic (especially college football & Horse Racing), Chico Graduate and athlete and fitness enthusiast.
"I belive in hard work, having fun and bringing the very best out of each person I work with. I love fitness and my new favorite exercise with clients is mitt catching. I am a recreation major and make it my life mission to get everyone to get up and move!"


Child Care Director-Kristy Long
Mom (2 sons & 1 daughter), Wife (Brian), chauffeur, tennis player, Santa Rosa Native, Chico Graduate, Educator.
"I love working with kids and raising my 3 has provided me the patience needed to manage our child care! I love to use my skills as a teacher to design programs and camps for the kids at the club. I started working at the club when it opened in 1989 and at that time, my mom was my boss as the child care director!"
(in picture: Kristy's Kids: Kiel, Brydan, Belden)

Bookkeeper-Janette Paule
Mom (1 daughter & 1 son), Wife (Stan), Photographer, Nail Technician, Former Travel Agent, Santa Rosa Native
"I love my job at the club and the chance to interact with so many people. I sometimes have to deal with difficult issues and to have to do it in such a positive environment really makes it manageable."


Spa Director-Gigi Guiette
 

 

 

Facilities and Services

Fitness

  • 5,000-square-foot Fitness Center
  • Cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights
  • Extensive group exercise class schedule
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Personal fitness training

Sports

  • Five outdoor tennis courts
  • Leagues, tournaments, and coaching
  • Triathlon, swimming, running group training.

Aquatics

  • Two heated, outdoor swimming pools
  • Masters swim program and water fitness classes
  • Adult and children’s lessons
  • Swim Conditioning for Kids

Children’s Facilities

  • Children’s Center (ages 3 months - 12 years)
  • Kids Camp
  • Kids Nite Out
  • Outdoor play area
  • Extensive child and youth programs, lessons, and camps

Services and Amenities

  • Health Spa Montecito-full day spa
  • Luxurious locker rooms
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Indoor hot tubs in each locker room
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Full service dining and bar facilities at the adjacent Flamingo Hotel

Social Events

  • Club parties
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Recreational field trips
  • Poolside movies

Our Mission:
We enhance and change people’s lives. We do this by creating welcoming environments and enriching experiences that are safe, friendly, and fun. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our members, employees, and communities.

Our Core Values:

  • We deliver the best. Providing our members with exceptional service and facilities.
  • We practice what we preach. Our staff is committed to health and fitness and take great pride in keeping ourselves fit
  • We do what we say we will do. Demonstrating integrity and professionalism in everything we do.
  • We believe in each other. Supporting innovation, initiative and personal growth. We work as a team, treating everyone with kindness and respect.
  • We reach out to others. Actively participating in improving the quality of life in our community.
  • Our individual performance really matters. Contributing to the continued financial strength of the company.


Club History:
July 19, 1989 Montecito Heights Opened in Santa Rosa

1991: Our first expansion included remodeling the group exercise room and enclosing the upstairs balcony making it our cardiovascular area The club welcomes Lisa Parducci from RailRoad Sq. Workout to Montecito as Group Exercise Coordinator
1997: Our next expansion included expanding the women's locker room and child care. Also, we added our cardiovascular room downstairs
1999: Celebrated 10 year anniversary with a pool party. 85 of 100 charter members still at the club
2000: The Spa at Montecito Heights was built on the basketball court and a new basketball court was built adjacent to the Spa
Current sq. footage: approximately 20,000
2004: Our Indoor Cycling room was expanded and has room for 19 bikes (increased from 10)
2005: Our new outdoor, 25-meter, 5 lane lap pool was built on the east side of the club adjacent to the Spa
2005: Men's and Women's Locker Rooms completely remodeled
2006: Remodeled weight room and cardio room. New floors and new equipment
2007: Resurfaced and reconfigured Tennis courts
2009: Celebrated 20 year anniversary with pool party. 67 of original 100 charter members still at the club
2010: Purchased new bikes for cycle room
2011: Launched new club software and website
2012: Opened The Studios at Montecito; Indoor Cycling, Yoga and Xtend Barre
2014: Remodeled Lobby, Painted Exterior with new color and trim
2015: Changed logo and name of club and spa to Montecito Heights Health Club & Spa and Health Spa Montecito