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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

 

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.

 

5-Star Basketball Clinics:  These clinics focus on skill development through group instruction.  Kids will learn the fundamentals and the secrets of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and defense! The program also includes 3-on-3 scrimmages and game like play.  Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non-City Resident.   

 

Advanced Clinic

Tuesday and Thursday, October 18 through November 17

3:00 to 4:00 p.m., ages six to eight

4:00 to 5:00 p.m., ages nine to 10

5:00 to 6:00 p.m., ages 11 to 12

 

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.

 

Fall:

All Sport:  Tuesdays, October 25 through December 6

 

Winter:

Basketball:  Tuesdays, January 3 through February 7

Soccer:  Tuesdays, February 14 through March 21

              Wednesdays, February 15 through March 22

 

Spring:

Baseball:  Tuesdays, March 28 through May 9

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 16 through June 20

 

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.

 

Fall:

All Sport:  Thursdays, October 27 through December 8

 

Winter:

Basketball:  Thursdays, January 5 through February 9

Soccer:  Thursdays, February 16 through March 23

 

Spring:

Baseball:  Thursdays, March 30 through May 11

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 18 through June 22

 

Summer:

Golf – Thursdays, June 29 through August 3

 

ADULT AND SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS & CLASSES

 

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 through Friday

 

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., 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.

 

“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 Fusion Dance Classes:  The class is for beginners or those with experience.  Join the class for a blend of ballet, modern and lyrical dance techniques.  Ballet shoes is preferred.  The class meets at 5:30 p.m., each Monday and Thursday at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, beginning October 24 through December 8. 

 

5:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday

 

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 Intervals:  Try this new fitness class! This class will be broken up into four 10 minute cardio segments. Each segment will be a different type of cardio exercise and 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

 

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, Aerobics Room

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Joanne, Room 3

 

Fit-N-Stretch:  Lengthen and stretch all your muscles in this easy flexibility class.

 

10:00 to 10:45, every Friday, with Nick, 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! Fees: $42 for city residents, $70 for non-city residents for 24 classes.  Classes resume Friday, September 9.

 

9:00 to 10:00 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Carol, Aerobics Room

 

Gentle Yoga:  Take this class as you transition into from Intro to Yoga to Hatha Yoga.  This class will progressively include more floor work and focuses on alignment and form in specific yoga poses.  You will also learn how to properly do and correct your posture.

 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Kathy, 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.

 

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

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Monday, with Kathy, Room 3

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday, with Kathy, Room 3

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 10:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Jump into Jazz Dance Class:  This fun, active class that incorporates jazz dance movements, combinations and choreography.  Jazz shoes is preferred.  Choose ballet, jazz or tap, $25 city residents/ $45non-city residents.  A three-class combo including ballet, tap, and jazz is $45 city residents/ 75 non-city residents.  Call 843-918-2280 for more information.

 

6:30 p.m., each Monday and Thursday, beginning October 24 through December 8. 

 

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

 

Pilates:  This is a core-centric strength and flexibility class that combines fitness and core training with a mind-body connection designed by Joseph Pilates.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

10:00 to 10:45 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday with Linda, Aerobics Room

 

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

 

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

 

Pure Strength:  This exercise is a challenging weight class with dumbbells, bar bells and strength training moves to condition the entire body.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Monday, with Kathy, 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, Jr. Gym

 

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 Dance Classes:  This percussive style of dance explores sounds and rhythmic patterns that you can see and hear.  Tap shoes are required.

 

7:30 p.m., each Monday and Thursday, beginning October 24 through December 8. 

 

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

 

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

10:00 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 Tuesday, with Joann, Room 3

10:00 to 10:45 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, Aerobics Room

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Saturday, with Sam, Jr. Gym

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

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).

 

Swim Lessons

Morning and Evening Sessions

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

Sign up now for fall swim lessons at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Call 918-2285 for information.  Lessons are available for all ages.   Fees are $35 for city residents and $60 for non-city residents; $26 for in-city infants and $60 for non-city infants.

 

Morning & Evening Lessons:  Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pepper Geddings

Fall Session 1: September 20 through October 13         

Registration is underway

Fall Session 2: October 25 through November 17          

Registration Begins: October 13

Fall Session 3: November 29 through December 15     

Registration Begins: November 17

Saturday Lessons at Pepper Geddings

Fall Sat 1: October 8 through November 12

Registration is underway

  

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