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Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Indoor Track at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

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Blue Box  Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is named for Arthur Joseph “Pepper” Geddings, Jr.  Nicknamed “Pepper” for his lively personality and competitive spirit, Geddings took part in city recreation programs for seven years and was well known by all.  In 1965, he graduated from Myrtle Beach High School and left for college to continue his love of baseball.  Pepper graduated with honors from Wingate Junior College in 1967.  Then, during a game between Appalachian State University, where he was a junior, and Wingate, Pepper was accidentally struck by a pitched baseball.  He died from the injury at age 20.  Myrtle Beach was building a recreation center at the time, and in 1968 the new facility was named in Pepper’s honor.


Corner Icon Questions?  E-mail info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or call (843) 918-2280.  

   

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

   
 

3205 North Oak Street  843-918-2280


   
 

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, corner of Oak Street and 33rd Avenue North, features a well equipped weight room with free weights and machines; a cardio room with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, stair climbers and more; an indoor track; a 25-yard swimming pool with six lanes and diving boards; a shallow pool; and two gymnasiums equipped with eight basketball goals, pickleball and volleyball equipment, and a number of other functions.  

For more information, call 843-918-2280 or come by the center!  The center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday.  Youth sports, after-school youth programs and special events also are available.  Choose from annual, monthly or daily membership options.  Printable flyers of the Fitness Class Schedule are available.

The following classes and activities are offered at Pepper Geddings, with pre-registration required.  We reserve the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum enrollment.  Full refund will be provided for any class we cancel.  Can’t find a class or activity to suit your needs?  Call and discuss it with us! 

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center Facility Hours

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday

 

Pool Closure – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 21

Monday, May 29, through Wednesday, June 14

 

The pool at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center will be closed Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 21, due to pool renovations.  A second phase of renovations will begin Monday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 14, with the pool closed during that period, too.

 

Training Squad Boot Camp

Registration is underway!

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., each Monday and Wednesday, beginning March 20

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

Are you looking to get a toned body in time for summer?  Check out the Training Squad Boot Camp.  It’s an eight-week, high intensity group exercise class.  The class held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., each Monday and Wednesday, March 20 through May 17.  Participants must be 16 or older. Participants must also be able to walk/run one mile in 15 minutes.  Fees are $50 for city residents and $85 for non-city residents.  For more information, call 843-918-2280.

 

KIDS SPORTS AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

 

Registration for After-School Sports and Fitness Classes:  Stop by the front desk of Pepper Geddings Recreation Center to register your child for after-school sports, fitness and cultural classes.

 

City Spikers Girls Volleyball League (Ages 8 to 16):  League matches begin in April with practices and clinics ongoing now at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center.  Fees:  $35/City Resident and $60/Non-City Resident.  Pre-registration required at Pepper Geddings.  Open enrollment closes March 31.  For more information, call 918-2280.

 

Ages 8-11 Girls:  Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Ages 12-16 Girls:  Monday and Wednesday, 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Start Smart Sports:  This is a proven instructional program that prepares children, ages three to six, for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.  Children work on learning all the fundamentals of sport including catching, passing, kicking and running in a fun atmosphere.  Start Smart activities are held once a week for six weeks.  Each week the exercises become increasingly more difficult as the class progresses and children show improvement.  Classes meet from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for six weeks.  Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident.  Pre-registration is required.

 

Level 1

Designed to introduce sports and basic athletic skills to pre-schoolers, ages three to four-and-a-half years old.

 

Spring:

Baseball:  Tuesdays, March 28 through May 9

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 16 through June 20

 

Summer:

Golf:  Tuesdays, June 27 through August 1

 

Level 2

Designed for returning Start Smart participants and older pre-schoolers age four and a half to six years old as preparation for organized sports.

 

Spring:

Baseball:  Thursdays, March 30 through May 11

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 18 through June 22

 

Summer:

Golf – Thursdays, June 29 through August 3

 

Skate SafeBeginner and intermediate skaters age five to 12 will learn skateboarding skills for street, ramp and flat ground.  This eight-week session takes place at Matt Hughes Skate Park. 

Pre-registration required at Pepper Geddings.  Helmet, safety gear and skateboard are required. 

Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non-City Resident. 

 

March 22 through May 17:  Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45  and 4:00 to 4:45 for ages five - 12

 

Re-Creation Art:  Kids ages five to 12 will develop a variety of art skills through group instruction and creative individual projects.  Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. 

 

March 22 through May 17:  Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for ages five – 12

 

Kids Zumba:  Join the party!  Now kids can get in on this incredibly popular exercise dance routine that’s a total blast!  This cardio fitness program designed just for kids is a fusion of salsa, cumbia, Reggaeton, hip-hop and more.  These high energy workouts for kids max out on fun and fitness all at the same time.  It’s safe and effective, and kids can’t wait to get into the Zumba groove.       

Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident

 

March 21 through May 16:  Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for ages five – 11

 

Kids Ballet, Tap, & Jazz:  Boys and girls in grades K through 5th will have a blast and get moving learning basic introductions to ballet, tap, and jazz.  It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching.  Dance shoe recommendations will be provided at first class.  Session takes place March 23 through May 18. 

Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident

 

Grades K through 2nd   Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Grades 3rd through 5th   Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

ADULT AND SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS & CLASSES

 

Beginner Pickle Ball:  Experience the fastest growing sport in the USA!  This game combines tennis and badminton for a game that is high on fun and fitness.  Free for members; $3.00 drop-in fee for Seniors (55-plus); or $5.00 drop-in fee for Adults (18-54).

 

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday

 

Volleyball:  Come join us for open play volleyball.  Free for members; $3.00 drop-in fee for Seniors (55-plus); or $5.00 drop-in fee for Adults (18-54).

12:30 - 3:00 p.m., Monday

12:30 - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday

 

The following classes are part of our fitness schedule!  Get your 24-visit punch card at the front desk.  It’s $28 for city residents or $50 for non-city residents and allows you 24 visits to any of the following classes listed below.  The Fitness Punch Cards can be used at all city recreation facilities and do not expire.  Daily guests may pay $4 (city resident) or $10 (non-city resident) per class.   All classes are held at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 Oak Street.

 

Ab Blast:  This 30 minute class will work your abdominal muscles and make you sweat

 

6:15 to 6:45pm, every Tuesday, with Sam, SBI Gym

“B” Fit:  This fun and creative strength training class combines balls, bars, kettle “bells”, bands and BOSU’s (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Saturday with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Ball Body Sculpt:  Strengthen and tone your body, improve your balance, and coordination while working multiple muscle groups at once!

 

5:30-6:15pm every Friday, with Wendy, Aerobics Room

 

Ballet Stretch:  Enjoy a gentle flow of ballet techniques that combines balance, stretching and muscle toning.

 

11:00-11:45 a.m., each Tuesday, with Sandee

10:00-10:45 a.m., every Thursday with Sandee

 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz:  Join this 10 week adult dance to learn new dance techniques, to experience something new, to progressively improve with the group, and to have fun! No experience necessary. Fees: Choose one class format $25 city residents and $45 non-city residents. 3 class combo $45 city residents and $75 non-city residents.

 

Ballet - Monday 10:00 a.m. and 7:30p.m.

Jazz - Monday 6:30 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m.

Tap – Monday 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

 

Ballet Fusion:  This class is for beginners or those with some experience.  Join us for a bland of ballet, modern, and lyrical dance techniques.

 

10:00 to 11:00 a.m., each Monday

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., each Monday

 

Body Boot Camp:  Challenge yourself in this high intensity, full body, calorie-blasting class.  Some fitness experience is suggested to attend this class.  This class will end March 16.

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., each Monday, with Sam, MBI Gym

Body Circuit:  Get a full body workout in this interval training class.  This class uses several pieces of equipment to work your body’s muscles.

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Friday, with Michael, Weight Room

 

Body Sculpting:  Focus on gentle strength training for the whole body.  You will improve muscle strength and stability.

 

10:00-10:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Sandee

8:00-8:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Sandee

 

Beginner Weight Training: This class is designed for those who are new to using the weight room equipment or if you are new to designing a weight training routine.

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Wednesday, with Nick, Weight Room

Cardio Intervals:  Try this new fitness class!  This class will be broken up into four, 10-minute cardio segments.  Each segment will be a different cardio exercise; some equipment will be used.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Wednesday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Pump:  Enjoy this fun, easy-to-learn cardio class that alternates between cardio aerobics and strength intervals (class level scale – high intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio & Strength:  This class combines cardio exercises and weight lifting for a full body workout (class level scale – high intensity).

 

6:45 to 7:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Nick, Aerobics Room

11:00 to 11:45 a.m., every Saturday, with Nick, Aerobics Room

 

Core Training:  Improve core strength, stability, and flexibility through body resistance, posture alignment, balance and weights.

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Monday, with Margaret, Room 3

 

Dance Explosion:  A little bit of everything; social dance, party dances, basic ballet, jazz and tap.  No previous experience required.

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Monday, with Sandee, Aerobics Room

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Thursday with Sandee, Aerobics Room

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Friday, with Sandee, Aerobics Room

 

Dance Aerobics:  This is a fun, upbeat cardio class using basic dance moves from many genres.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Tuesday and Friday, with Sandee, Jr. Gym

11:00 to 11:45 a.m., every Wednesday, with Sandee, Aerobics Room

 

Fitness Over 50:  Fit Over 50 is designed for individuals over the age of 50.  This class combines cardio moves, strength exercises, flexibility, and friendship.  If you are looking for some fun while staying active then this is the class for you!  Fit Over 50” is now part of the regular class punch card. There is no separate fee!

 

9:00-10:00 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with Carol, Aerobics Room

 

Foam Roll & Stretch:  Get the benefits of foam rolling to ease muscle pain and soreness and relax your body with stretching.

 

9:00-9:45am every Tuesday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Full Body Fitness:  This class will combine cardio, strength, and flexibility. Enjoy a variety of functional training exercises and relaxation.

 

5:30-6:15pm every Wednesday, with Wendy, Aerobics Room

 

Gold-N-Fit:  Keep active and stay young at heart as you work on cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance. Work at your own pace and the instructor will provide modifications.  Most exercises can be done with the assistance of a chair.

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Linda, Jr. Gym

 

Hatha Yoga:  This challenging yoga class will enhance your stability, improve balance and strength, and help to increase dynamic movements for a full body workout.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – high intensity).

 

9:00 to 10:00 a.m., every Monday and Wednesday, with Kathy, Room 3

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Wednesday, with Margaret, Room 3

 

Intro to Yoga:  This introductory yoga class uses different tools, including yoga blocks and chairs, to help improve your balance and to learn the proper forms of yoga.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – beginner, low intensity).

 

10:00 to 11:00 a.m., every Thursday, with Kathy, Room 3

 

Jump Into Jazz:  Everyone is welcome into this fun, active class that will incorporate jazz dance movements, combinations, and choreography.

 

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., every Monday

10:00 to 11:00 a.m., every Friday

 

Kickboxing:  This is a fun aerobic workout using kickboxing bags to add resistance while you kick and punch.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Thursday with Joanne, Senior Gym

 

Line Dancing:  Learn popular line dances through the decades, including country and soul line dancing.  This is a fun and fabulous way to get moving.

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, with Sandee, Jr. Gym

 

Pilates:  This is a core-centric strength and flexibility class that combines fitness and core training with a mind-body connection designed by Joseph Pilates.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

 10:00 to 10:45 p.m., every Thursday with Linda, Aerobics Room

 

Piloxing:  A core-centric cardio class that combines the stability exercises of standing Pilates and the calorie blasting movements of Boxing!

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Thursday, with Sam, Aerobics Room

 

Pure Strength:  This exercise is a challenging weight class with dumbbells, bar bells and strength training moves to condition the entire body.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Monday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

QiGong:  Pronounced (CHEE-GONG), this is a gentle form of exercise that helps improve health and overall well-being.  The main elements of QiGong include fluid movement, deep breathing and meditation.  Designed for all fitness levels (class level scale – beginner, low impact). 

 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Linda, Jr. Gym

 

Total Abs:  This class concentrates on exercises that work your abdominal area, obliques and back.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Friday, with Nick, Aerobics Room

 

Totally Tap:  Have a blast in this upbeat and energetic dance class. This percussive style of dance explores sounds and rhythmic pattern that you can see and hear!

 

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., every Monday

10:00 to 11:00 a.m., every Wednesday

 

Triple Play:  This all-in-one class will combine all of your favorite exercise formats.  Triple Play includes cardio aerobics, strength training and flexibility practices.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Walk the Plank:  Ahoy, Matey!  Pirate Michael will lead this fun workout that incorporates cardio intervals and abdominal training.

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Tuesday, With Michael, Aerobics Room

 

Weight Training:  Learn proper techniques and exercises using resistance machines located in the Weight Room.  Weight Training improves overall muscle strength and tone (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Monday and Friday, with Nick, Weight Room

10 to 10:45 a.m., every Saturday, with Nick, Weight Room

 

Yoga Release:  This relaxing yoga class combines strength, flexibility and balance exercises to release tension in your body.

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Joanne, Room 3

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Saturday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Zumba: A mix of cardio aerobics, dance, and Latin themed music brings together a fun, easy-to-learn workout!

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Tuesday, with Sam, MBI Gym

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Saturday, with Sam, Jr. Gym

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

 

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 4 Lap Lanes

Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Friday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Lap Lanes

Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

 

ADULT EXERCISE OR FAMILIES

 

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Shallow End

Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Shallow End

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Shallow End

Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Shallow End and Diving Board Upon Request

Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Shallow End and Diving Board Upon Request

 

OPEN SWIM

 

Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

 

Saturday, the pool may be used for pool rentals.  Lane usage may be adjusted accordingly.

  

AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

 

Hydroaerobics:  The perfect blend of water and workout!  This is a low impact, fast paced aerobic program designed to improve heart-lung capacity, flexibility and muscular strength.  The class is held in the shallow end of the pool, so no swimming skills are needed.  Class meets from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 (city resident) or $55 for (non-city resident).

 

Off the Deep End:  Jump into the deep end for a challenging water workout.  This is a high-intensity, non-impact aerobic exercise class.  Off the Deep End is an excellent cross-training and rehabilitative opportunity.  The water workout helps build core muscular strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.  Class members wear buoyancy belts for added flotation, but should be comfortable in deep water.  Classes meet 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 (city resident) or $55 for (non-city resident).

  

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