Fitness Classes

 Fitness Class Calendar

*New* Shine Dance Fitness Class

Join Shine on Saturdays from 9-10AM!  A typical SHiNE class is about 55-minutes long and incorporates 16 routines.  We start class with our signature SHiNE warm-up and then increase intensity as the class progresses.  Our instructors love to incorporate routines that bring out different emotions and movement.  You will find that we alternate the complexity and intensity of the routines to ensure our students’ safety and success during the class.  The SHiNE dance floor is open to EVERY BODY.  No dance experience necessary…. come as you are!  Class fee is $5.  For more information, call instructor; Kathy Johnson at 772-538-8892 or visit   the SHiNE Facebook Page. 

Adult Dance Fitness Class

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an adult dance fitness class that will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm The class will be a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels. No experience is required. Bring a bottle of water. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information by email, or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

Adult Tap Dance Class

Adult Tap Dance Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at a cost of $10 per class. All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher Street. The class is taught by distinguished dancer/choreographer Hazel Collins. Questions: Please contact instructor Hazel at Collins 252-728-5514 or Maureen Kilgallen at 252-222-3088.

Barre Fitness

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department offers a fitness class called Barre Fit. This program is offered Tuesdays at 5:30 pm as well as Thursdays at 10 am and 5:30 pm. The program costs $20 for 4 classes a month (one class per week). If you don't wish to sign up for the program, you can pay a $10 daily drop-in fee. Class-goers need to bring water, yoga mat or towel is optional.

This class is a hybrid of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet Flexibility and will consist of stretching/strengthening of all major muscle groups, creating lean and long muscles without bulk, and strengthening abdominal and back muscles improving balance and back pain. Barre is a healthy challenge for all ages. For more information contact Victoria Ward by email, or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1. Also see the program flyer (PDF).

Tai Chi 

 The Taoist Tai Chi arts exercise the entire physiology, including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs.

Tai Chi emphasizes balance, stillness, flexibility, peach, strength happiness and clarity. The class is progressive making September the best time to start. The classes will take place at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. Please email or visit the Taoist Tai Chi Society website for more details. To speak with an instructor please call 919-787-9600, ext. 3.

Community Yoga

Join Jenn Melton every Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, for a Community Yoga practice, connecting movement with the breath. She will you lead you through a opening meditation followed by a series of standing, seated, and balance postures. Jenn ends each practice with a guided relaxation to allow you to find a restorative Savasana.

This class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to regular practitioners. Jenn offers modifications and variations for each posture to allow students to explore their bodies and find their appropriate edge. All classes will be held at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street. Please contact Parks and Recreation at 252-726-5083 with any questions.

Free Fitness Orientation

Free Fitness Orientations are offered at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street. This orientation is for those who are new to working out, or those who would like to know more about the fitness machines and programs offered. The orientation consists of a tour of the facility, and an overview of each piece of the equipment and how to use it.

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. If you have questions, please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation by email, or at 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

Flexibility Mobility Flow Class

Flexibility and Mobility Flow is a program held at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street in Morehead City. The class will be offered on Mondays from noon to 1 pm The class has a $10 participation fee. Consult with your physician before enrolling and participating in Flexibility and Mobility Flow. For additional information contact Emily by email, or see Flyer (PDF).

Kids Dance; Fall 2019

We are offering dance for 4 to 6 year olds at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. This is a great way to get your child out of the house for 30 minutes each week.

Dance teaches expression, discipline, confidence and flexibility. This is a fun and engaging social activity to try. Ballet shoes optional. The classes will be offered on Tuesdays from October 15th through November 19 from 4 to 4:30 pm.  The 6-week program costs $30.

Please register by October 11th online or at the Morehead City Recreation Center, located at 1600 Fisher Street. Please contact Victoria Ward by email or by phone for more information at 252-726-5083 ext 6. Also see the Fall Dance flyer (PDF).

Line Dance Class

Line Dance Classes are offered on Mondays at 5 pm, with True Beginners at 6 pm  and Beginners at 7 pm. Improver/Intermediate classes are Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm at a cost of $3 per class.

All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher Street. Line dance lessons are choreographed dance to all types of music - it's fun and dancing is good for the brain because it is social, mental, and physical. Whether new or familiar with dance, you will find "line dance" fun and challenging, maybe even addictive. Come move and laugh with us!

The Monday class is taught by Kathy Johnson, who can be reached at 772-538-8892. The Thursday class is taught by Sharon Starks. For more information, please contact our office at 252-726-5083.

Retro Yoga

Retro Yoga classes are offered on Tuesdays 8:30 to 10 am at a cost of $8 per class. All classes will be held at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher Street.

Yoga for all ages and all bodies! Focus on learning how your body works for you as you experience the benefits of yoga. Jayajean Sarnacki teaches the class. Please contact 252-726-8419 with questions.

Total Body Workout

Total Body Workout Classes are offered at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 to 10 am with an occasional 10 am class. The cost is $6 per class. All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher Street. For more information, please contact our office at 252-726-5083.

Youth Fitness Program

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is now offering a Youth Fitness and Health program called Fit and Fun Youth for ages 10 to 14. The program will be offered on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 pm from January 29 through February 26, 2019.

The program will focus on educating kids about healthy eating, making healthy choices, and becoming more active in order to improve overall health and body confidence. Each week participants will engage in a short educational lecture and activity, such as learning to cook a healthy recipe, followed by a physical activity such as a fitness obstacle course or active game.

This program is a fun way for kids to socially interact with others their age, learn healthy alternatives, and become more active in the process. The cost of the program is $50. Registration will close January 25, 2019. The program will be instructed by Victoria Ward who is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Barre Fitness Instructor and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. For more information, please contact Victoria by email, or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.