Riverview Park Activities Center is known for its athletic facilities; however, its fitness classes have also gained some popularity.
The center offers several classes for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests from Jazzercise to archery, said John Felak, program coordinator with the city of North Augusta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services.
“Our community is made up of a variety of people…the more variety we can offer, the better chance we have of matching someone’s interest,” he said.
In addition to classes, the center has a fitness area with new equipment, added Felak.
“The inside facility is a great option for people,” he said noting the fitness area and the inside walking track. “We would be glad to give them a tour and show people what we have to offer.”
The center is also introducing new ideas this year, such as its NA to LA walking and riding program. Throughout the year, three person teams are challenged to walk the distance from North Augusta to Los Angeles—a total of 2,377 miles.
People can come into the center and walk the track or cycle. To meet the goal by the end of the year, each person on the team would have to have walked or ridden an average of 2 ¼ miles a day.
“It’s something fun to do and it promotes the use of our building and equipment inside,” said Felak.
The only requirement to is to be a center member and there is no cost to participate.
Senior 3-on-3 basketball will also be offered starting Jan. 12.
The game was popular among participants in the Thoroughbred Senior Sports Classic held in the fall, said Felak.
The games will be held on Sundays and will be by drop-in play.
For more information about the NA to LA walking and riding program or any of the center’s classes, contact Felak at (803) 441-4310.
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; jazzercise classes; $32 per month; (803) 441-4311
MONDAYS: 5-6 p.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; baton twirling with Hope Hamm, introduces basics of baton twirling, dance and bodywork in an interactive group setting; $30 registration fee (includes a custom-size baton), then $45 per month; (803) 441-4311
MONDAYS: 7-8:30 p.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; dance class for instructions on ballroom, social and line dances; Rudy Brostrom, instructor; $5 per person; (803) 474-0899
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: 10-10:45 a.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; Senior Fitness – aerobic-type class; Ruth Reynolds and Ruby Hamrick, instructors; free center with membership; (803) 441-4311
MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: 5-6 p.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; a new challenge to test yourself, develop physical and mental training to include strength and conditioning; Marcus McGowan, instructor; (803) 441-4310
TUESDAYS: 4-9 p.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; tumbling with Augusta Cheer Academy; once a week per month; ages 3-5 4-5 p.m., $45; ages 6-10 5-6 p.m., $55; ages 11 and older 6-7 p.m., advanced 8-9 p.m., $60; (803) 441-4311
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; beginning archery class; Daniel Bartley, instructor; instruction for youths on how to safely and accurately shoot a vertical bow; (803) 441-4310
SUNDAYS STARTING JAN. 12: 4-5:30 p.m., Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Park Road; 3-on-3 basketball for those aged 50 and older; drop-in play; free for center members, $5 for nonmembers; John Felak, (803) 441-4310