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FITNESS & WELLNESS
Take EPRD Fitness Classes In Person at Buchanan Park Recreation Center!
We are offering several fitness classes in-person at BPRC. All in-person classes have a drop-in fee per class or you can use your cycling/fitness 10-punch card or monthly fitness pass.
See Fitness Calendar (PDF) for class times and schedules.
- Please Scroll Down for Options
- Fitness Classes
- Mind/Body Classes
- Indoor Cycling
- Insurance Based Programs
- Personal Training
- Water Fitness/Masters
- Workplace Wellness
- Rock Steady Boxing
- Weight Room/Weight Room Orientation
Evergreen Park & Recreation District offers a wide variety of fitness and wellness opportunities. Our goal is to fulfill the physical needs of our patrons by providing classes that are geared toward all fitness levels and abilities. Come discover and attain your hidden fitness potential in a professional, relaxed, and non-pressured atmosphere.
See Fitness Calendar (PDF) for class times and schedules.
A seamless, high-energy flow of ballet-inspired choreography, pilates-based exercises, and a focus on breath with movement. The BodyBarre method is designed to keep your heart rate up and your muscles working hard with zero impact, leaving you strong, sleek, and streamlined.
Designed to maximize results and minimize burnout. An original full-body barbell workout that utilizes weight room classics like squats, presses, lifts, and curls to engage every muscle in your body. Light weights and high reps help to develop lean athletic muscle.
Fitness Fusion Indoor Cycling
With the first half of the class comprising a cycle ride, and the second half moving off the bike for a full-body strength workout, the possibilities are endless. The extensive advantages of strength and cardio hybrid delivered in an efficient amount of time will give riders extra conditioning without needing to find the extra time.
A mixed-level class for students new to yoga and for yoga students of all levels focusing on strength, flexibility and balance. Precise instructions (meditation in action) guide students with the correct actions needed in each posture to better align the body so that weaker areas of the body become stronger and stiffer areas learn to relax.
PiYo is a hybrid, athletic workout, which combines the mind/body practices of yoga and Pilates, as well as the principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning, and dynamic movement. We crank up the music, the speed, and the fun to give you an intense, yet low-impact workout.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels.
The ultimate Cardio, Glute, and Core class: tighten, firm, tone, and strengthen low back, glutes, obliques, and abdominal muscles. BOSU will be added for balance and complete core work.
Groove uses hard-hitting choreography with HIIT mechanics and powerful music, resulting in a high-intensity, badass, boot camp-style dance fitness format. Strength is choreographed toning routines set to powerful music. It creates sculpted bodies and builds physical strength using body weight, minimal equipment, and low-impact/high-repetition training. Break out of your gym routine. Strong is sexy...redefined. Music may contain explicit lyrics.
Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, and every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.
Sunrise Yoga – Stretch, Balance & Flow
Start your morning with a yoga class that will encompass breath work, stretching, & standing poses. A morning practice fosters clarity, creativity, and peace of mind. This practice is an all-level class, gentle enough for beginners. Expect an awesome start to your day.
TRX Suspension Training
The All Fitness Levels TRX Suspension training includes both a warm-up and a stretch cool-down at the end. This class is open to both "newbies" and those familiar with suspension training. All exercise selections as well as work intervals will be decided by the instructor at the time of the class based on the experience of the attendees. Attendees always have the choice to modify or "intensify" the exercises to better suit their fitness needs.
The ultimate cardio-kickboxing experience. Perfect for the beginner and elite fitness enthusiast alike! This fat-burning workout combines cardio kickboxing with body-sculpting HIIT moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes. Get lean, get toned, and feel unstoppable in the class that’s high energy and super addicting!
You’ve seen the smiles, you’ve felt the energy - it’s Zumba! This workout combines high energy and motivating music with simple synchronized dance movements designed for any fitness level. Aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms tones and sculpts the body. Then Zumba is for you! No dance experience is necessary.
Refer to our Fitness Calendar for class times and schedules.
A mixed level class for students new to yoga and for yoga students of all levels focusing on strength, flexibility and balance. Precise instructions (meditation in action) guide students with correct actions needed in each posture to better align the body so that weaker areas of the body become stronger and stiffer areas learn to relax.
Sunrise Yoga: Stretch, Balance and Flow
Start your morning with a yoga class that will encompass breath work, stretching, & standing poses. A morning practice fosters clarity, creativity and peace of mind. This practice is an all levels class, gentle enough for beginners. Expect an awesome start to your day.
Take a yoga break with us! Enjoy some deep breaths, stretch, balance and re-energize your body, and mind with this midday yoga class, open to all levels.
Tai Chi class requires pre-registration.
Instructional Indoor Cycling at BPRC
Experienced and novice riders will learn proper cycling form and bike setup to get the ultimate aerobic workout! All Indoor Cycling classes designed to get the heart pumping and the legs spinning. Classes will include endurance training, timed interval work, great music, and more.
Reservations are required, see SignUp Genius link below.
Drop-in fees or punch cards can be used to pay for any class. Due to limited space of 12 people per class, any no-shows or late cancellations (less than 24 hours) will be charged for their reservation.
Refer to our Fitness Calendar for class times and schedules.
Drop-In Fee: $14 DR/$18 NDR
10-Punch Fitness Card (Includes indoor cycling): $115 DR/ $144 NDR
Class Length & Size
- Class length: 1 hour
- Class Size at Buchanan Park Rec Center: 12
This class is a high energy fun group workout focusing on endurance, strength & intervals for improving fitness levels. Cycle class is perfect for those who just want to saddle up and get fit without having to learn routines or specific moves.
Insurance Based Classes at the Rec Centers!
Contact Nancy Cooper for more information.
Insurance Based Programs
Insurance Based Programs in effect as of January 1, 2020 at EPRD:
- Silver & Fit
- Renew Active
Please note: If your specific insurance provider is listed above, it does not automatically mean you have the fitness benefits. This is dependent on the plan you have chosen and will need to be verified by your insurance provider.
View the Insurance Based Program Schedule (PDF)
Classes for Insurance Based Programs Include:
A series of stretching and strength exercises performed in a sequence to strengthen your core, (abdominals, back, hips, and glutes).
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, resistance bands, and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for standing support.
SILVER AND STRONG
Increases muscle strength and range of movement to improve daily living activities. A chair is provided for seated or standing support.
Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
*All SilverSneakers trademarked fitness classes are limited to 30 participants per class.
Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class and was designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of seniors. Zumba Gold can provide a suitable option for older adults seeking alternative means of reaching their exercise goals.
- Stretch and Tone is a zero-impact, low-intensity class. Improves flexibility, range of motion and stretching techniques. Designed to aid in injury rehabilitation and alleviates issues associated with arthritis.
- Water Walking is a low- to moderate-impact and intensity. Improves fitness, balance and cardiovascular strength. Conducted in vortex with exercises taught with and against water current.
- Vortexercise class exercises vary in intensity levels to increase endurance, strength and cardiovascular ability. Conducted in vortex against water current.
- Water Aerobics classes offer a variety of workouts, incorporating both zero- and moderate-impact. Various intensity levels offered, including workouts to increase flexibility, range of motion and muscle strength.
- Aqua Zumba class offers an exhilarating low-impact workout choreographed to music. Improves body tone, balance and flexibility.
Come join us for America’ s fastest growing sport. Pickleball is played similarly to tennis on smaller courts. Games can be played indoors or outdoors and as singles or doubles. Each session is open to the public at Wulf Recreation Center. For more information visit our Pickleball page.
What a great way to keep that competitive edge, work on your spin shots, work up a sweat or just practice hitting the ball. This totally fun sport is offered at Buchanan Park Recreation Center.
On-Site Full Body Massage
Buchanan Park Recreation Center Only
Massage helps to soothe nervous tension, increase blood circulation, and alleviate muscle cramping, tightening, and knots. Massage is by advance appointment. Contact the Massage Therapists (below) directly to schedule your appointment.
Fee schedule can be found at this link.
We are currently looking for massage therapists. If you are interested, please visit our Job Opportunities page.
Call 313.338.5763 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an appt with Kristen.
Kristen Cipielewski is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in the state of Colorado. She comes from a long history of healing and bodywork. She has completed various trainings in Thailand and India of traditional healing and bodywork from those countries. She has also studied and taught yoga all over the world. She offers various forms of massage. You can request sports massage, deep tissue, cupping and hot stone.
Personal Training Sessions
Our personal trainers are certified, fitness professionals. Personal trainers set their own schedules and will help you to develop and/or to improve your exercise routine. Our trainers offer group personal training with 2 to 4 clients at a time. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment; the client will be charged for a full session if there is less than 24 hours' notice of a cancellation or a no-show by the client. All sessions are for one hour unless noted otherwise.
Have one of our personal trainers work with you on our TRX Suspension system! For more information and to find a personal trainer that is right for you, email Kendra Head or call her at 720-880-1226.
Visit our Admissions and Fees page for training session pricing.
Ray Bacchus, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
"Need to shape up? Need some extra encouragement?! This girl right here... she will hand you your assets with a smile and a wink and care enough not to sugarcoat things. She is one tough lady, but hands down that extra someone you want in your corner!"
- Weight Management
Leslie Firestone, AAAI / ISMA Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness Instructor for 14+ years
“My approach for my clients is to encourage and motivate you towards a positive and healthy lifestyle. I will develop a workout plan specific to you, so your goals are achieved!”
- Focus on Stabilization, Strength and Power
- Increased Balance and Muscle Toning
- Pilates, Piyo Live and Spin
- Weight Loss and Fat Reduction
Shirley Madzo, FiTOUR Certified
Over 30 years diverse personal training experience
“No matter who we are or the path our life has taken, it’s never too late to feel great. No medicine can replace a smile or laugh.”
- Acute and Chronic Illness
- Injury Rehab - Post and Secondary
- Extensive Experience Working with Seniors
Jaylene Peterson, USA Boxing Coach
Over 14 years of boxing experience
“Any man can win when things go his way. It's the man who overcomes adversity that is the true champion.” - Jock Ewing
- Strength and Conditioning
- Balance and Agility
- Hand-Eye Coordination and Toning
Bobby Strausser, NASM/CPT Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness Instructor
“My focus as a trainer is to get my clients that dream body they've always wanted and to check off fitness goals they never thought were possible. I will get you there with an individualized plan, hard work and immense support. The sky is not the limit!”
- Strength, Power and Stability
- Muscle Growth and Toning
Improve job performance by 15%. Capitalize on your greatest resource, the overall well-being of your employees. Improving health and fitness results in significantly better productivity and quality.
Learn more about our Workplace Wellness Program.
Rocky Steady Boxing!
Proven to Reverse, Reduce and Delay Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Rock Steady Boxing empowers people with Parkinson’s to fight back against the disease through a non-contact, boxing-based fitness program. Participants can improve their quality of life at every stage!
Weight Room Rules and Guidelines
- Please return weights and dumbbells to their proper rack.
- Always use weight collars and spotters.
- Please do not drop weights.
- Please keep hands and feet clear of weight equipment when in operation.
- Please wipe down the equipment when finished.
- Shirt and closed-toe shoes are required.
- Ages 13-15 must complete a weight room orientation or be accompanied by an adult
- Children 9-12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
- Please keep all personal belongings in the locker room.
- No food or drinks, besides water, are allowed in the weight rooms
Weight Room Orientations
Certified trainers provide an introduction to cardio and weight equipment, including proper form and technique for maximum safety and effectiveness. Sessions are 45 minutes in length and may be scheduled with 4 people per orientation. Contact the front desk for more information at 720-880-1200 or 720-880-1100. Weight room orientations are also offered once a month with our trainer, Bobby Strauser, at BPRC for $10 per person.
Register Online for Weight Room Orientations