Fitness Classes

Adult Fitness

Self Defense

This program introduces the participant to the fighting art of the Philippines, also known as the Filipino Defensive System. You will learn basic strikes, blocks, and disarms using a single/double stick and also while unarmed. 

  • Tuesday
  • 6:30 - 8 PM
  • Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center
  • Drop in $15, Month $45 

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi is often referred to as meditation in movement. Yang style is a slow movement form designed to improve balance and overall fitness. This program is beginner friendly. All who are interested in improving balance, stability, peace of mind, and becoming a part of our Tai Chi family are welcome to join.  $25 per 6 week cycle

  • Begins Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center
  • $25 per 6 week cycle

Essential Workout

Improve your balance, core strength, flexibility and endurance in this super fun, beginner-friendly class.

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 7:30 AM
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • This class uses the Fitness Punch Card

Total Body Workout

A fun, low impact workout that builds strength in your upper and lower body, core, to improve flexibility and increase cardio endurance.

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 8:45AM
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • This class uses the Fitness Punch Card

Strength Training Class

Build muscle strength & improve bone density while jamming out to upbeat music. Learn proper form & how to safely perform strength exercises.

  • Tuesday & Thursday at 8:45 AM
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • This class uses the Fitness Punch Card

Silver Balance

This 6 week program will teach the participants skills for improving their balance, fall prevention, strength exercises for bettering coordination skills, and at home practice resources so you can continue improving your balance after the program is over. Limited space, pre-registration is needed. Call Nikki Dozier at 910 938-5064 for more information

  • Dates: TBD
  • When: Every Tuesday, 10 to 11 AM
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center, Community Room
  • Cost: Free

Line Dancing/910 SoulSteppaz

Line Dancing is a form of exercise, you will meet others who love to dance and listen to good music while working up a sweat. Meeting twice a week

  • When: Every Saturday at Jack Amyette Recreation Center, 1825 South Drive
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • When: Every Thursday at Northwoods Recreation Center, 621 Henderson Dr
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 PM
  • Cost: $10/per class

Small Group Fitness

These classes will resume at a future date.

Reach your fitness goals, improve your health and get into the best shape of your life with our personal trainer.   Be a part of a small team, all working to accomplish the same goal.  Program includes assessments and body composition tracking, a clean eating program and at home workout guidelines.

  • Sessions are held: Mon/Wed at 10:30 AM, Mon/Wed at 4 PM, and Tue/Fri at 5:30 PM
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center
  • Each session is 8 weeks, cost per session $150
  • Next session begins soon, so register today! 

Senior Outdoor Adventure Recreation (SOAR) Walk the Park

Join us for some outdoor activity while we walk and get to know our local City parks. This program will be walked at a stroll pace which is our beginner walking pace. We will also be walking on only solid terrain like finished sidewalks, flat trails, and some grassy areas. Walk to improve your health and fitness while also socializing and making new friends.  Please call our Adult Services at 910 938-5318 to register.

  • When: Every Thursday, Beginning October 26, 2023 through November 30, 2023
  • Time: 10-11:00 AM
  • Where: Jacksonville Commons Recreation
  • Cost: Free 


Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is designed for adults of all ages and fitness levels, from beginner to intermediate levels.  Kirapula yoga is an interplay of body, mind, and energy.  A typical class will consist of teaching breathing techniques, proper postures, and finish with a deep relaxation period.  There are no fitness levels required for the class, the only needed is yourself and a yoga mat.  

  • Monday and Thursday at 9:15 AM
  • Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center, 100 Recreation Lane
  • Drop in Fee $12,  Once a week-$40 month or Twice a week-$80 month

Beginner Yoga

This beginner yoga class can be used as a tool to promote a healthy lifestyle and is a foundational course that is appropriate for those who have practiced yoga or who have no knowledge of yoga.  All are welcome.

  • Tuesday at 10 AM and Wednesday at 5:30 PM
  • Jacksonville Commons Adult Center, 100 Recreation Lane
  • Drop in Fee $12, 
  • Once a week-$40 month or Twice a week-$80 month