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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. 

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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

May 29 through June 18

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

The swimming pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center will be closed for a few weeks.  The closure is scheduled for Monday, May 29, through Sunday, June 18.  The HVAC system will be replaced during this time.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Summer:

Golf – Thursdays, June 29 through August 3

 

Summer Basketball (boys and girls ages 9 to 14):  Parents can register children for summer

Basketball.  The season is from June 5 to July 21.  Spaces are limited, so sign up early.  Fees: $14 for city residents and $25/Non-City Resident.  For more information, call 918-2280 or 918-2363.

 

·    Ages 9-10 Boys (40 Spots)

·    Ages 9-10 Girls (40 Spots)

·    Ages 11-12 Boys (40 Spots)

·    Ages 11-12 Girls (40 Spots)

·    Ages 13-14 Boys (40 Spots)

 

Weekly Summer Sports and Fitness Camps throughout the summer:  Choose from several unique weeklong camps throughout the summer.  Camps are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Fees:  $53 City Resident / $90 Non-City Resident.  Camps vary in size from 40 to 120 spots and are open to the first registered participants.  Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch.  Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for most camps at no additional fee.  All campers must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.  Fitness and a healthy lifestyle will be emphasized throughout the week.  All grades indicated are for the rising 2017-18 school year.

 

Early drop-off:  8:00-9:00 a.m. Open Gym

Late pick-up:  2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Open Swim or, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open Gym

Lifeguards are provided for Open Swim.

 

All Sports Camp (Grades 2 through 5):  Campers will be introduced to basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse skills, and will gain an increased understanding of these games.  Fun and fitness will be emphasized, along with the fundamentals of speed, coordination, agility and strength.  Skills will be taught in a non-threatening environment, and age-appropriate equipment will be used to minimize fear and optimize success. This camp will meet indoors and outdoors, as appropriate, to best teach the skills of the sport.

 

Week of June 5 through 9

 

Soccer Camp (Grades 2 through 6):  Improve your personal soccer skills and learn the basics of ball handling and team play.  Drills and game situations will be used to emphasize both individual improvement and teamwork.  This camp will meet indoors and outdoors, as appropriate, to best teach the skills of the sport.

 

Week of June 12 through 16

 

Volleyball Camp (Grades 4 through 9):  Whether you need to learn the basics of volleyball or increase your chances of making the school team, this camp will teach all the fundamentals of serving, passing, setting, blocking and spiking.  Yes, even our youngest players will leave camp with the ability to spike the volleyball over the net.  Those wanting to advance their skills will also learn court strategy, offense and defense.  Volleyball is a lifelong sport and a valuable skill to learn.

 

Week of June 26 through 30

 

Recreation Camp (Grades 2 through 7):  Campers will experience different types of recreation, such as a Field Day, water and swimming games, inflatables and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor games enjoyed by children over the years.  In some cases, the campers will get to choose their recreation from a variety of activities.  The week will be jam-packed with fun and exciting activities.       

 

Week of July 17 through 21

 

Beach Camp (Grades 4 through 6):  Spend Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, July 7th from 9:00-noon at a local beach just a few blocks from Pepper Geddings Recreation Center enjoying a wide variety of beach recreational activities including surf lessons under the safe supervision of experienced surf instructors, lifeguards, and camp counselors.  Experienced swimmers only.  Parent drop-off and pick-up required at 9:00 and 12:00.         

 

Week of July 5 through 7

 

Lacrosse Camp (Grades 2 through 7):  This camp is full of competition and drills to boost your skills.  All players will learn to apply their abilities through individual and group instruction.  Participants will work in skill-appropriate groups to maximize effectiveness and fun throughout the week.  Summer is a great time to develop your talents and improve your fundamentals to take lacrosse to the next level.

 

Week of July 24 through 28

 

Basketball Camp (Grades 2 through 5):  This camp is full of competition and drills to boost your skills.  All players will learn to apply their abilities through individual and group instruction.  Participants will work in skill-appropriate groups to maximize effectiveness and fun throughout the week.  Summer is a great time to develop your talents and improve your fundamentals to take your game to the next level.

 

Week of August 7 through 11

 

Triathlon Camp (Grades 3 through 9):  This camp will focus on the three disciplines that make up a triathlon:  swimming, biking and running.  This camp takes place from 8:30-2:00 Monday through Thursday consisting of training in the pool, biking the block around Pepper Geddings and running throughout the complex.  The camp will conclude with a Kids’ Triathlon beginning at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19.  Ages seven-10 will swim 100 yards, bike 5k and run 1k, while ages 11-14 will swim 200 yards, bike 10k and run 2k

 

Week of August 14 through 17 

 

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.

 

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

 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Workshop II:  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.  Try a free demo class at 12:30 p.m., Saturday June 3.  Fees:  $35 city residents and $60 non-city residents.

 

10:00 to 11:30 a.m., each Friday, beginning June 9 through August 18

 

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, Aerobics Room

 

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 Bells:  This exercise is coupled with Kettlebell exercises with intense cardio exercises to make sure you are keeping your heart rate up throughout the routine to not only focus on improving strength but also cardiovascular endurance.

 

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

 

Circuit Training:  This class is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building or muscular endurance. An exercise "circuit" is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. When one circuit is complete, one begins the first exercise again for the next circuit. Traditionally, the time between exercises in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., each Wednesday, 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.

 

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., every Thursday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

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).

 

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.

 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Thursday, with Sonia

 

Line Dance and Ballroom Adult Workshop I:  Come learn the most popular line dances of yesterday and today.  You can also get an introduction to ballroom style dancing including swing, latin, foxtrot and waltz. Try a free demo class, 12:00 p.m., Saturday June 3.  Fees are $25 for city residents, Non-city residents $45. For more information, call 843-918-2280.

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., each Wednesday, beginning June seventh through August 16.

 

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

 

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

 

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 11:00 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 (Pool is closed May 29-June 18)

 

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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