Fitness


Mind, Body and Spirit Classes

All classes are open to the community so invite church members, family and friends. Many classes are free, but a few have a nominal fee.  


Cardio, Strength and Flexibility

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Beaty Gym
Combines a great cardio workout with strength and flexibility. These classes include step, floor aerobics, urban rebounding, kick box moves and strength training with free weights, medicine balls, bars and flexibility balls. Led by Jan Averwater, Athletic Ministry director and personal trainer; there is no fee for this class. 


Tabata

Tuesday & Thursday | 8-8:30 a.m. | Beaty Gym 
This class includes weight training for strength and Bosu for core and to enhance functional balance and integrated movement capability. We also use weights, medicine balls, kettle bells and other strength equipment. Jan Averwater is the trainer. There is no fee for this class.


Barre Blast

Monday, 5:15 p.m. | Tuesday, 9 a.m. | Thursday, 9 a.m. & 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. | Studio

Use ballet principles and techniques as you tighten and tone your muscles from the core out and at the same time get a great cardio workout! You will burn calories as you strengthen and lengthen your muscles while improving your overall posture. This class is open to everyone. Cost: $5/class


Mat Pilates

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. | Studio
Floor exercises that target the core muscles and improve flexibility. This class strengthens your core muscles, lengthens your muscles and improves your posture. Led by Kim Lambert (licensed physical therapist), Ann Robinson and Melissa Robinson. There is no fee for this class. 


Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesday | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Studio
ALL LEVELS class develops strength and stamina through a continuous flow of unique vinyasa sequencing. A combination of standing postures and floor work engages the entire body. Led by Jamie Miller; cost: $5/class. 


Cardio Dance

Tuesday & Thursday | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Beaty Gym
Dance moves and Zumba fuse musical rhythms and creative moves for a cardio-burning, heart-racing, music-pumping workout. Led by Kathie Alexander. Cost: $5/class or purchase a five-class card for $20 or 10-class card for $40.  


Senior Aerobics

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Beaty Gym
Stay young and fit with low impact cardio with lightweight strength training. The class combines gentle movement, balance and posture exercises to get your heart rate up and then uses free weights, bars, flexibility balls and weight balls for strength and flexibility. Led by Joan Fox. The fee is $3.50 per class, payable to the instructor.


Cardio/Strength

Tuesday & Thursday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Beaty 107
 The class includes strength training, floor exercises, free weights, balls, exercise tubing and weight benches. This class not only helps you tone up but also provides cardio training at the same time. Men and women are encouraged to attend. Led by Glen Chapman; there is no fee for this class. 


USMC Boot Camp

Monday-Friday | 5:30-6:30 a.m., 6:45-7:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. | meet by Cy’s Field & the Playground
Led by fitness instructor/personal trainer Tony Ludlow, this class is designed to help men and women strengthen their hearts, lungs, endurance and stamina. Bring a towel, mat and weights. Boot Camp is an outdoor boot camp fitness program for any fitness level. Visit usmcfitnessbootcamp.com for more information.


Fitness Center Memberships

Members and guests are welcome to use the Fitness Center for a yearly fee of $120 per person and $80 for seniors 60 and older. The fee will be prorated each month. Hours are Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-Noon. We are closed on Sunday. 

Fitness Center Membership
Senior Adult Fitness Center Membership | Age 60+: Use this link for special rate


In His Steps 5k run 

The In His Steps 5K Run is held the last Saturday in March. The race begins at 8 a.m. All race day activities take place at Christ United Methodist Church, 407 Grove Park, across from the Laurelwood Shopping Center. 

Entry Fees
MRTC members (prior to race day): $20
Registration (prior to race day): $25
Registration day of race (for everyone): $30

All registered participants will receive a long-sleeve In His Steps T-shirt.  

Course
The course begins on Grove Park near the north end of the Christ United Methodist Church property. The run heads north on Grove Park, turns east on Laurelwood and then north again on Wakefield; dead ends into Shady Grove and turns back west then north again on Grove Park. The race then heads west on scenic Tuckahoe to Goodlett, north on Goodlett to Gwynne, east on Gwynne to Cherry, south on Cherry to Tuckahoe and then returns to the start/finish line by the same route. The race will be administered by the Memphis Runners Track Club. | View map