East Suffolk Recreation Center Fitness Programs

SUFFOLK, VA -The Suffolk Parks & Recreation East Suffolk Recreation Center is home to a number of fitness options. East Suffolk Recreation Center is located at 138 South 6th Street.


Interested in achieving your fitness and health goals? Then come out and try our Core Blast fitness class at East Suffolk Recreation Center. Core Blast is a 30- minute conditioning class that focuses on increasing flexibility, improving cardio endurance and strengthening back and abdominal muscles. It’s not too late to come and join. Classes are open to all fitness level participants ages 16 and older and are scheduled through July 30th on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The class is free with a fitness membership and has a $4 walk-in fee. Some spaces are still available.


Do you get tired of working out to music you don’t know? Well no worries! Come and join our 30-minute full-body workout class Dancin’ Through the Decades. Enjoy moving, grooving and dancing to music from every generation that takes you back down memory lane or that special time at your high school prom. This class will combine cardio and body weight movements appropriate for all levels of fitness. Class will be held on Tuesday through July 31st from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The class is $5 per session or $2 drop-in fee per class. Must have current annual membership updated. For more information on registering for this program, please contact our Fitness Specialist at 757-514-4500.


It only takes a second for a life to change forever. Take the time to learn how to perform CPR and use an AED through a CPR/AED certification course offered by Suffolk Parks & Recreation. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of sudden illness for adults and children as a result of breathing and cardiac emergencies. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a 2 year Red Cross Adult and Child CPR/AED certification. The cost for the course is $30 per participant. Registration is available online at http://www.suffolkva.us/parks/. Classes will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. For more information, please contact our Fitness Specialist at (757) 514- 4500.


Interested in relieving stress and tension from your body while achieving a great abdominal workout all at the same time? If so, try this 30-minute full-body Purely Pilates class that will develop your core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Purely Pilates not only focuses on building overall stability and strength, but educates participants on breath awareness, body balancing and posture alignment. We would like to invite all members ages 16 and older to join us every Wednesday and Friday, July 11th to August 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The class is FREE for fitness members and $5 per class for drop-ins. Classes will be held at East Suffolk Recreation Center.


Have you reached a plateau in your current workout and looking for a change from your normal fitness routine? Well look no further! This full-body 30-minute class alternates between short bouts of high-cardio intervals and longer, slower intervals of recovery to add variety to your workout. High-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) helps in lowering body fat, increasing strength and endurance, as well as tones your body. The H.I.I.T. to Be Fit class will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., July 23rd to August 22, 2018. This program is free with annual membership and $4 per class for drop-in participants. Registration is available online at http://www.suffolkva.us/parks/ ,or stop by East Suffolk Recreation Center for more information.


Calling all Active Adult Seniors! Come join us and get healthy and fit at the East Suffolk Recreation Center with our Active Adult Aerobics class! This class focuses on floor aerobics which may help to increase your mobility, balance, strength, and flexibility! Instruction includes stretching, general conditioning, step aerobics and toning to help keep yourself in shape or to help get yourself back into condition. You can enjoy exercising at your own pace while socializing with others! Join the session! Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 24th from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. Our sessions have already begun, but there are still some spaces open! Cost is $12 per session. This class is a great way to maintain or start your healthy and fit lifestyle!


Are you ready to get in shape? Then come and try out our Boot Camp Blast fitness class with Suffolk Parks & Recreation. This total body workout focuses on flexibility, strength and aerobic fitness with variety and fun. This is a great way to challenge your regular fitness routine, achieve a full-body workout and have fun! All fitness levels are welcome to join! Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. through July 12th . The classes are open to those 16 and older. The class is free with a fitness membership or drop-in cost of $5. Classes will be held in the gymnasium at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. Participants are encouraged to bring water and a towel. Spaces are still open for this class, so those interested should register as soon as possible!


Calling all older adults ages 50 and up! Come and join our 30-minute exercise class Young at Heart Fitness. Young at Heart Fitness is a total-body workout that focuses on improving coordination and balance for everyday tasks, increasing flexibility, joint stabilization and muscular strength. Young At Heart Fitness will be held Mondays and Fridays through July 20th from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and registration is free for Senior Recreation members or $2 drop-in cost for nonmembers. MIND, BODY & YOGA Interested in working on your posture, stability and alignment within a relaxing environment? If so, come join us at East Suffolk Recreation Center for our sixweeks Mind, Body and Yoga class. This traditional yoga class includes learning a variety of poses that will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and relaxation while focusing on breath. Mind, Body and Yoga are for individuals 16 years and older and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday through July 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Classes are $12 per session for members or $5 per class drop-in fee for nonmembers.


Are you ready to make lifestyle changes and improve your health? Let us help you take your first step with a fitness assessment. Our fitness assessment will identify training needs, current fitness levels and personal health/wellness goals. After completing a fitness assessment, our staff can work with you to design a personalized exercise plan focusing on flexibility, balance, core, muscular strength and cardiorespiratory health. Our staff will guide you through your first exercise session on proper form, technique and body alignment. Fitness Assessment and Workout plans are by appointment only and are held during opening hours at East Suffolk Recreation Center or Whaleyville Community Center. Both services are free with a current fitness membership.


Participants who are looking for an effective workout that is designed to develop, challenge or advance your fitness skills and personal health goals, this program is the perfect fit for you! Small Group Personal Training is an emerging fitness trend that combines personalized instruction within a fun, motivating and interactive group setting. Get a free assessment and sign up with your friends/family for our training program. Small group personal trainings are opened to fitness members 16 years and older. Our Certified Personal Trainers create programs that accommodate all fitness levels. Costs for the training is $7 per/hour for each group session with 2- 6 members.


Do you have fitness goals and aren’t sure how to reach them? Let our Certified Personal Fitness Trainers develop a plan that will help you lose weight, gain strength, or simply be your motivation to accomplishing your goals. Personal Fitness Training sessions are by appointment only and are held during opening hours. Participants must have a current fitness membership and be 16 years and older. Costs for our personal training session are only $10 per hour, or receive a discount with our personal training package of 10 one-hour exercise sessions for only $90. So sign-up today for your free assessment and personal training program designed to fit your health and wellness needs! Registrations for all programs are available at East Suffolk Recreation Center, or online at http://www.suffolkva.us/parks/. For more information regarding the Group Fitness classes and programs, please contact Octavia Morgan at omorgan@suffolkva.us, or (757) 514-4500.