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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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Corner Icon Looking for more water activities?    Visit the Aquatics page for information about exercise classes, swimming lessons, open-swim times and more, for both Pepper Geddings and Canal Street Recreation Centers.

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 or call (843) 918-2280.  


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


3205 North Oak Street  843-918-2280


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, at the corner of Oak Street and 33rd Avenue North, features both a full-size gymnasium and a youth gymnasium, a weight room, a cardio room, an indoor track, a 25-yard swimming pool and an aerobic room.  Youth sports, after-school youth programs and special events also are available.  Choose from annual, monthly or daily membership options. 

The following classes and activities are offered at Pepper Geddings, with pre-registration required for all classes.  Printable flyers of the Fitness Class Schedule and Fitness Class Descriptions are available. For more information, call 843-918-2280 or come by the center!  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! 


Swimming Pool Closure

Until further notice

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


The swimming pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center closed on Saturday, December 6, for an extended period.  The closure is necessary for building renovations, which will include replacement of the roof and installation of new pool filters.  Aquatics classes, programs and lessons have been moved to Canal Street Recreation Center.  Call 918-2280 or 918-1465.


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

Classes and Activities

Call 918-2280 for more information


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center 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 meter 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. The following classes and activities are offered at Pepper Geddings.  Pre-registration is required, and we reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum enrollment. 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.




Registration for After-School Sports and Fitness Classes:  Stop by the front desk to register your child for our fall 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.



Baseball:  Tuesdays, April 7 – May 12

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 19 – June 23



Golf:  Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug 4


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.



Baseball:  Thursdays, April 9 – May 14

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 21 – June 25



Golf – Thursdays, July 2 – August 6


Karate:  (Ages five and older) Tae Kwon Do is a martial art that uses both the hands and feet. It is a sport that physically benefits the whole body.  One can develop flexibility, stamina, motor skills, strength, energy, self-confidence and balance.  Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Classes are ongoing, with fees due at the start of each month.  New members are always welcome.  Fees:  $8 City Resident / $15 Non-City Resident, monthly at the front desk, and $24 monthly to the instructor.




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).


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday


ADULT AND SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES (Effective Monday, January 12)


The following classes are part of our fitness schedule and are included in our “Choose” Health and Fitness Program.  Get your 24-visit punch card at the front desk!  It’s $28 for City Residents or $50 for Non-City Residents.  Daily guests may pay $4 (City Resident) or $10 (Non-City Resident) per class.   All classes are located at Pepper Geddings.


Zumba:  This fun and easy-to-learn dance-aerobics class mixes international music with your favorite dance moves.  It’s so much fun, it won’t even feel like a workout.  Designed for all fitness levels.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Mondays

5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays

6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays

            8:30 – 9:15 a.m., Saturday, March 21


Ball-tastic:  This challenging class uses different types of exercise balls.  This class is sure to build strength, stability, and challenge your fitness abilities.  Designed for all fitness levels.


       9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays


Basic Training:  This beginner version of Body Boot Camp will prepare you to learn proper exercise techniques and prepare you for a more challenging Boot Camp workout.  Designed for all fitness levels.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20

      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Thursday, March 19

      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Thursday, March 26

8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Friday, March 27


Body Boot Camp:  A high intensity, boot-camp-style adventure class that is sure to get your heart pumping and to test your full body strength.  Some exercise experience is necessary.


      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Friday, March 20

      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Monday, March 23


Body Circuit:  This class is a full body workout using an interval-type routine.  Exercises will include cardio, strength, Plyometrics and endurance.


       8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 25


Body Sculpt:  Have fun with this workout that uses a variety of equipment, including weights, resistance bands and medicine balls to lengthen and tone all muscles.  Designed for all fitness levels.


10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Fridays


PILOXING This mix of Pilates and Boxing moves into a calorie-blasting, muscle-toning and core interval workout.


5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays


Cardio 101:  This class is designed for beginners who are starting a new cardio and strength regimen. 


      8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Friday, March 20


Cardio and Strength:  This class combines high-energy cardio and strength exercises for a full body workout.  Designed for all fitness levels.


6:30 – 7:15 a.m., Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20

6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Thursday, March 19

6:45 – 7:30 a.m., Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 27

10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Saturdays


Cardio Kick:  This class is a combination of cardio exercises with high energy Kickboxing moves.  Designed for all fitness levels.


      9:30 – 10:15 a.m., Saturday, March 22


Cardio Power:  A high intensity interval training class with a combination of cardio exercises and Kickboxing moves. 


9:30 – 10:15 a.m., Saturdays     


Cardio Pump:  Enjoy this low-impact cardio class that alternates between cardio exercises and strength training intervals. 


9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Tuesdays       


Fit-N-Stretch:  This easy-to-follow stretching class will be a great addition to your workout.  Designed for all fitness levels.


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20

      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Friday, March 27


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 are done with the assistance of a chair.  Designed for beginner fitness levels. 


       11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Kickboxing:  This is an aerobically-based martial arts and boxing program where the classes combine punches, kicks and footwork that anyone can follow.  Using a portable punching bag, you will perform combinations with actual contact.  Gain endurance, strength and self-confidence.  Recommended for men and women of all fitness levels.


       7:15 – 8:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19

       8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursday, March 26


Pilates:  Here is a core-centric class that combines fitness training and the mind-body breathing connection based on the method of Joseph Pilates.  Designed for all fitness levels.  *Please bring your own mat.  


       10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Thursday, March 19

       10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 26


Piloga:  A fun combination of Pilates’ core moves and Yoga breathing, stretching and relaxation.


            5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Fridays


QiGong:  Pronounced CHEE-GONG, this is a gentle form of exercise that helps health and overall well-being.  The main elements of QiGong include fluid movement, deep breathing and meditation.  Designed for all fitness levels.


       10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Shake, Rattle & Roll:  Get your day started with this fun line-dancing class!  Combine old school music, new moves and lots of laughs!  Designed for all fitness levels.  No experience necessary!


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Tuesdays


Intro to Yoga:  This introductory yoga class uses a chair to help balance and to use as a tool to learn the proper forms of Yoga.  Designed for beginners, active older adults, or anyone with limiting injuries.  *Please bring your own mat. 


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays


Hatha Yoga:  This yoga class will enhance stability and improve balance, strength, and flexibility while helping you to achieve physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  *Please bring your own mat. 


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays

Yoga Basics: 
This class is great for brand-new students, as well as continuing students, to get acquainted with yoga.  Practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.  Designed for all fitness levels.  *Please bring your own mat. 


       6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays

       8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursdays


Yoga Release:  This Yoga class combines strength, flexibility, and balance. *Please bring your own mat. 


      10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Thursday, March 26


Tabata:  This class format is designed to perform an exercise for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds for eight sets.


      6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays


Triple Play:  Combine all your favorite of each instructor’s exercise formats into one class.  Triple Play will be a class that will include cardio, strength and flexibility.  Designed for all fitness levels.


       9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Thursdays


Weight Training:  Try this class designed using the weight room equipment.  Learn how to properly use equipment.  Designed for all levels.


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Mondays

       8:30 – 9:15 a.m., Saturdays




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