about vs&f


About Our

Health club

What we are about

Vermont Sport & Fitness is recognized as the highest quality health club in Rutland, Vermont. We strive to make sure every member leaves the gym feeling better than when they came in. We work as a team to make improvements each day that will enhance the members’ experience.

As a health club, we work with people of any age or experience level to improve their quality of life through fitness. We listen to our members and learn about their personal needs. This give us a good idea how to help them find success in a safe and healthy way.


Market Surveys of America has awarded Vermont Sport & Fitness Club the Best Health Club & Fitness Facility for 26 years running. In addition, Rutland Herald readers and Vermont Business Magazine named us the #1 Gym/Fitness Center in Rutland County. And finally, Best Things Vermont ranked us #2 in their 10 Best Sports Centers in Vermont.


Leading the way

Our mission

Vermont Sport & Fitness is committed to the health and fitness of our community. We strive to foster lasting connections between members, staff and owners to create an inviting environment for everyone. We work to provide a consistent, energetic and clean space to help our members accomplish their fitness goals.

Through experience, expertise and passion we will continue to build a health club oasis where members can be their best selves. We believe that everyone is unique so we work to create individualized programs for each person. We look to motivate our members and increase their confidence in a fun and relaxed environment. Vermont Sport & Fitness has something for everyone so our members can get the most enjoyment out of life.

Our goal is to be one of New England’s best health clubs. Our dream is to be one of the country’s best.


A Welcoming community

What Makes us special


Vermont Sport & Fitness fosters a welcoming atmosphere with people from all walks of life.  It’s a great place to connect with friends and enjoy a sense of community.


The club is staffed at all open hours and a friendly face is always available for any needs you may have. In addition, we have 12 health and fitness professionals to support you every step of the way.


With 30 years of experience, we understand the challenges of starting an exercise program. As a result, our professional team’s highest priority is to guide you in proper technique and safety. Therefore we can help make sure you are successful in your fitness experience.


With 39,000 square feet in our health club, there’s something for everyone! There’s a separate cardio room within the gym overlooking our three indoor tennis courts. Also, we have two fully equipped weight rooms with a walk-around track on the lower level. We have two classrooms including a spinning room. We also have a half-court and a training-size basketball court. You can access the outdoor pool through our full service locker rooms. And finally, enjoy our one-of-a-kind, relaxing steam room.

Meet Our Team

Dan Doenges Owner / General Manager
Leslie Doenges Owner

Andrew Donovan Assistant General Manager
Heather Paradis Front Desk
Dylan Schulte Front Desk

Dylan Schulte Personal Trainer / Orientations
Heather Paradis / Personal Trainer / Orientations
Jen Smith Personal Trainer
Heide Manns Pilates Instructor

Cara Solimano Class Instructor
Brian Sylvester Yoga Instructor
Melissa Crossman Personal Trainer / Class Instructor
Peg Kraus Class Instructor
Samantha Loso Class Instructor
Stephanie Jones Yoga Instructor
Dylan Schulte Class Instructor
Ryan Surrell Class Instructor

Rob Purdy Tennis Pro
Dan Doenges Tennis Pro
Dylan Schulte Assistant Pro
Tanner Ciufo Assistant Pro