The City currently offers Zumba, Aqua Zumba, POP Pilates, Yoga, Weight Training and Barre Above. Fitness classes are offered in a variety of locations, so check the official schedule monthly for any updates.
*Other fitness classes, such as Camp Gladiator, Jazzercise and Body Boost are not not run by the City. Fitness users can still visit those fitness classes, using a Fitness Punch Card. More information on these classes can be found at the following websites.
Thursday's at 6PM in the Friendswood Activity Building
Zumba is popularly known as a "dance party fitness" class which combines Latin and popular international music. Zumba is comprised of interval training dances that focus on cardiovascular conditioning. The dance routines alternate between fast and slow routines. For more information on Zumba, visit the official website here.
Wednesday's at 10AM & 6PM in the Stevenson Park Pool
Aqua Zumba is another version of Zumba, but it is held inside a swimming pool. Aqua Zumba incorporates the Latin and popular international music with water resistance, creating a fitness class that is friendlier on your body's joints and muscles. For more information on Aqua Zumba, visit the official website here.
Wednesday's at 5:30PM in the Leavesley Park Hangar
POP Pilates was created to improve muscle control, flexibility, coordination, strength, and tone. While POP Pilates originates from classical Pilates, the class design, relationship with music, sequencing, and reps, differ from reformer classes and traditional mat classes. The fundamentals of breathing, core engagement and powerhouse-based movements are shared, however, the emphasis on moving to the beat of pop music is what makes POP Pilates so unique. For more information on POP Pilates, visit the official website here.
Monday's at 6:30PM in the Leavesley Park Hangar
Tuesday's at 9:30AM in the Leavesly Park Hangar
Thursday's at 10:00AM in the Leavesly Park Hangar
These classes will develop your strength, flexibility, comfort level and stamina as you challenge your body and mind. The classes flow at a slow pace with plenty of time to explore individual postures and transitions. Newer students will build confidence and familiarity, while more experienced students refine the fundamentals of alignment and dive into deeper focus. You will gently engage, open and strengthen the body by tapping into accessible poses, fluid movement, and breathing.
Monday's & Wednesday's at 6PM in the Friendswood Activity Building
Weight Training, also know as "strength training" or "resistance training" is an organized exercise that promotes and stimulates muscle growth. In Weight Training class you will use a variety of equipment such as dumbbells, bands, stability balls and kettlebells to strengthen and tone all the major muscles of the body. Accommodations for all fitness levels are incorporated into the class.
Monday's at 10:00AM in the Leavesley Park Hangar
Barre Above is a fusion of yoga, pilates, strength training, and ballet. It incorporates specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. This pattern of exercise helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture. Barre Above classes are low-impact and are conducive to all fitness levels. It is a full-body workout, but there is a primary emphasis on the lower body, medium emphasis on the core, and a lesser amount of upper-body work. For more information on Barre Above, visit the official website here.
Adaptive Water Aerobics
Tuesday's at 4:45PM in the Sesquicentennial Pool (Stevenson Park)
Next session begins on Tuesday September 28th
A new fitness program designed for individuals with disabilities and is open to family, friends, and caregivers! It will incorporate a variety of cardio, strength, and dance exercises that are led by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. This is a great opportunity for more community members to get active through a fun, social, and specially designed program. Come join us for an upbeat, structured, water aerobics class on Tuesdays at 4:45pm—it’s sure to be a SPLASHING good time!