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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, 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




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.


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


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

9:00-9:45 a.m., every Wednesday, 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


BOSU:  BOSU is a balance and stability tool used to improve core strength.  Try this class for a fun cardio and strength workout.


5:30-6:15 p.m., every Tuesday, with Linda


Cardio Bootcamp:  Try this high intensity interval training class, designed to improve cardio health and endurance.


5:30-6:15 p.m., every Monday, with Sam


Cardio Kickboxing:  Have a blast in this high energy aerobics class.  Optional Kickboxing bags to add resistance while you kick and punch!


8:00-8:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Joanne


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


Cardio Sit, Stretch, & Tone:  This is a low impact cardio class, infused with gentle yoga, stretching and lengthening exercises.  All exercises will be performed with the option to use a chair for stability.


10:00-10:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Joanne


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


Cubed or Diced:  The instructor will give you the exercise and you decide.  Will it be cubed, or will a roll of the dice decide?


5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Monday, with Michael, 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 Wendy, Room 3


Gentle Sculpt:  Tired of using weights for toning?  Join this class and use your body weight to build strength and tone muscles.


10:00-10:45 a.m., every Wednesday, with Sandee

9:00-9:45 a.m., every Friday, with Sandee


Gold-N-Fit + Intro to Yoga:  Gold-N-Fit combines light weights with strength training exercise. Intro to Yoga is a beginner class designed to help learn the art of Yoga. All exercise will be done with the assistance of the chair.


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Linda, Junior Gym


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


Just For You Fitness:  A free fitness program designed to be a full body workout using light hand weights and resistance bands. This class is specifically for seniors, beginners to fitness, or anyone recovering from an injury.


3:00 to 4:00 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, with Wendy, Aerobics Room


Move & Groove:  This up-beat class includes easy cardio dance moves with low impact combinations for fun and fitness!


9:00-9:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Sandee, Aerobics Room

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Thursday, with Sandee, Aerobics Room


Pilates:  This core-centric workout, designed by Joseph Pilates, combines strength and flexibility with the mind-body connectivity for a full body workout and relaxation.


9:00-9:45 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, with Linda, 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Linda, Aerobics Room


Strength Boot Camp:  Looking for a high intensity interval training class designed to improve and build strength?  This boot camp is for you!


5:30-6:15 p.m., every Wednesday, with Sam


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


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.


10:00-10:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

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


POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 10:30a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Monday through Thursday 6:00p.m. to 8:45p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday 3:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.

Saturday 12:00p.m. to 4:45 p.m.




Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, 12:00 to 4:45 p.m.


Family Swim


Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Friday, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 12:00 to 4:45 p.m.


Saturday, the pool may be used for pool rentals.  Lane usage may be adjusted accordingly.


Evening Swim Lessons:  Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


Session Dates:

September 12 through October 5 (Registration is underway)

October 17 through November 9 (Registration begins October 4)

November 28 through December 14 (Registration begins November 8)




Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4 Lap Lanes

Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Friday 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lap Lanes

Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes




Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Shallow End

Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Shallow End

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Shallow End

Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Shallow End and Diving Board Upon Request

Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Shallow End and Diving Board Upon Request




Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes




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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