The LRC’s fitness programs can help you take on that New Year’s resolution to get in shape

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, and unhealthy habits have led to immense health problems across the country, including College Station.

How can you become more active and break that cycle?

The Parks & Recreation Department has always encouraged active lifestyles through fitness equipment and trails in our parks. Now, the Lincoln Recreation Center offers a lineup of adult fitness classes, open gym times, and fitness center access as parts of an adult membership.

The monthly cost is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents, with a daily option also available. Purchase your pass at the Lincoln Recreation Center or call 979-764-3779.

Fitness Center (Ages 18+)

The center is equipped with cardio machines, a weight training circuit, single-station machines, and a complete range of free-weight equipment such as benches, barbells, and dumbbells. The fitness center is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays.

Open Gym (Ages 16+)

Open gym hours are designated by sport, and courts are available first-come, first-served.

Tue., Wed. & Thu. • Jan. 11-May 19 • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.     

Mon. & Wed. • Jan. 10-May 18 • 6-8 p.m.
Sun. • Feb. 13-May 22 • 4-7 p.m.

Zumba (Ages 16+)

Zumba® is a popular, easy-to-learn aerobic dancing program that uses dance moves and cardiovascular exercises set to upbeat Latin music. All levels are welcome. The classes are from 5:45-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from Jan. 10-May 19. We won’t have classes on Jan. 17 or April 14.

Cardio Fitness (Ages 16+)

Groove to the hits you love for an easy-to-follow cardio dance workout. A spirited dance session provides a beneficial cardio workout and burns calories while improving strength, alleviating stress, easing depression, and unleashing a plethora of exercise endorphins. The classes are from 6:30-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 12-May 18.

We also encourage you to take advantage of your local parks to improve your health and quality of life. Every step counts whether you commit to walking once a week, taking the kids to the playground, or attending a fitness class.

For more information, visit or call 979-764-3779.

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About the Blogger

Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 17 years, the last nine as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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