Fitness Programs and Schedule

Locals and visitors are welcome. No membership is required and all equipment is provided. Instructors are experienced, certified professionals providing participants with quality program instruction and challenging fitness workouts. See detailed descriptions and fee information below.

To register for fitness class(es), please download and submit the registration/release form:
View and download the required registration/release form (PDF) for the listed fitness classes.

Click here to download a printable fitness class schedule.

Schedule of Fitness Classes

CLASS NAME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Boot Camp   6:00 a.m.   6:00 a.m.  
**Cardio Crunch (Low Impact Aerobics) 8:00 a.m.   8:00 a.m.    
**Tone, Strengthen & Stretch   8:30 a.m.   8:30 a.m.  
**Zumba® Gold - NEW!! Starts in January         8:30 a.m.
**Senior Strength - NEW!! Starts in January 9:00 a.m.   9:00 a.m.    
Barre Fit   9:30 a.m.   9:30 a.m.  
SOFA TO SPRINT RUNNING CLASS (see below) 9:30 a.m.     9:30 a.m.  
Vinyasa Yoga 10:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.   9:30 a.m.
Gentle (Hatha) Yoga   10:45 a.m.      

Fitness Class Descriptions

Barre Fit
Barre Fit is one of the most effective ways to change the shape of your body.  Using isometric movements that combine Pilates, strength training, and yoga, coupled with ballet barre flexibility routine, Barre Fit targets all major muscle groups for an invigorating total body workout.  Barre Fit classes use deliberate strength and stretching techniques to reshape bodies and challenge even the strongest of athletes. The overall promise is to create long and lean muscles without bulk. This hour long class is a rigorous, fast-paced sculpting class integrating the use of the ballet barre, light weights, bands, and balls with some yoga flow sequencing and stretching. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class. One token per class.  

**Cardio Crunch (Low Impact Aerobics)


This class is suitable for any adult and all fitness levels. Classes are taught by certified instructors that take the extra care necessary to protect sensitive backs and knees, as well as provide suitable exercise options as necessary.   Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

**Tone, Strengthen & Stretch


The name says it all for this class that uses body weight, hand weights, bands, and resistance techniques for a workout that tones and strengthens: and, don’t forget the stretching. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

**Zumba® Gold - NEW!! Starts January 2018


This class is an energizing, low impact cardio dance class that combines your favorite genres of music including disco, pop, rock and roll, and line dancing, as well as Latin favorites like Salsa, Tango, Batchata, Merengue and Cha-cha-cha! Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center Friday mornings from 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.

**Senior Strength - NEW!! Starts January 2018


Have fun and move to the music through a variety of functional exercises designed to increase muscle strength and range of motion to support activities of daily living. This class is geared for seniors and allows for seated exercise if desired. Take it easy, but remember... use it or lose it! Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Boot Camp

A specialized program designed to offer a variety of exercise intensity levels to meet the needs of individuals. You get the benefit of having a group fitness instructor as well as a professional personal fitness trainer at a fraction of the cost. Classes are held outdoors at the basketball courts in Wrightsville Beach Park (in the event of inclement weather, the class meets in the Recreation Center). This class meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class. One token per class.

Sofa to Sprint Running Class


Want to go out for a run? Always wanted to run a 5k? Ready to progress from walking the Loop to running the Loop? This 10-week course will take you from the 5k spectator to the 5k race participant. Our Sofa to Sprint running class meets twice per week, homework included, and will prepare you for a 5k (3.1 miles). You'll train with others, rain or shine, and enjoy experiencing the progression from being a spectator to running a 5k through proper training - not over training. Next session begins January 8, 2018. Click here for the registration form.

Yoga - Vinyasa

 
A rigorous, empowering Yoga flow for the practitioner who desires a mindful challenge. Various sequences of poses linked together in the "Vinyasa" tradition; flowing from one to the next while focusing on breath. A typical class includes 20 minutes of sun salutation variations, 20 minutes of muscle strengthening through holding standing poses, 20 minutes of seated stretching including back bending and hip openers. This class is appropriate for all levels. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class. One token per class.

Yoga - Gentle (Hatha)


If you need to stretch, strengthen, relax, and smile, you should try Gentle Yoga. Gentle Yoga focuses on gentle movements and relaxation, and is suitable for all fitness levels. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center every Tuesday from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class. One token per class. 

WB Strength Training & Conditioning for Youth


The WB Strength Training & Conditioning for Youth program is a summer program offered to middle and high school athletes to help them stay in shape during the off season.  Participants will be taught the proper form when it comes to speed and resistance training with an emphasis on injury prevention.  This program is designed to help young athletes become quicker, stronger, and faster. The summer is a pivotal time for athletes to develop and perfect their craft.  WB Strength Training and Conditioning for Youth is designed for serious athletes that are looking to gain a competitive edge by outworking the competition.  The program will be led by former college/professional athletes. 

Class Fees:

Tokens:


Barre Fit, Boot Camp, Gentle (Hatha) Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga fitness classes require that you purchase tokens in advance in the Park Office and then “pay” the instructor with a token—one token per class. Token fees are as follows:
Purchase of 5+ tokens: $6.00 WB Resident / $8.00 Non-Resident  
Purchase of 1—4 tokens: $10.00 WB Resident / $12.00 Non-Resident  

**Class Fees:


Cardio Crunch (Low Impact Aerobics), Tone, Strengthen, & Stretch, Zumba® Gold, and Senior Strength classes ONLY. These classes (marked with **) require that you “check in” daily on the monthly checklist in the recreation center, then pay for classes at the park office the following month. Class fees are as follows:
$4.00 per class WB Residents  /  $5.00 per class Non-Residents   
Per month maximum $40.00 WB Residents  /  $50.00 Non-Residents