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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! 

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center (Beginning June 8, 2015)

 

Lap Swim

6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday (three lap lanes)

6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday (three lap lanes)

6:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday (three lap lanes)

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday (four lap lanes)

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday (three lap lanes)

5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Monday through Wednesday (two lap lanes)

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Friday (six lap lanes)

11:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Saturday (three lap lanes)

 

Adult Exercise or Families

6:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m., Monday through Friday (shallow end)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (shallow end)

 

Open Swim

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday (shallow and deep end)

12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Saturday (shallow and deep end)

 

Diving Board

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday

12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Saturday

 

AQUATIC PROGRAMS

 

Proud Partner of the American Red Cross Centennial Program.  Scholarships available for swim lessons at Canal Street Recreation Center.

 

Summer Swim Lessons….  Sign up now at Canal Street or Pepper Geddings Recreation Center!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Registration is underway, or call 918-2285 or 918-1463 for more information.  Swim lessons are available for all ages. 

 

Morning Lessons

 

Summer Session 1:  June 15 – June 25 (Monday through Thursdays)

Summer Session 2:  June 29 – July 9 (Monday through Thursdays)

Summer Session 3:  July 13 – July 23 (Monday through Thursdays)

Summer Session 4:  July 27 – August 6 (Monday through Thursdays)

 

Evening Lessons

 

Summer Session 1:  June 8 – June 24 (Monday through Wednesdays)

Summer Session 2:  June 29 – July 15 (Monday through Wednesdays)

Summer Session 3:  July 20 – August 5 (Monday through Wednesdays)

 

Class Ages and Fees:

 

Infant/Toddler & Pre-school Fees: $26 City Resident / $45 Non-City Residents

Youth & Adult Fees: $35 City Resident / $60 Non-City Residents

 

Class Infant/Toddler Swim Class Age: Six months to Three years

 

Infant/Toddler – The American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water.  Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. **Special Requirements:  An adult must accompany the child in the water, and swim diapers are required for those children who are not potty-trained.

 

Pre-School Swim Class Age:  Three – Six years

 

Pre-School 1 – This class is for children with minimal or no water experience.  It is for non-swimming children who are not yet comfortable putting their face in the water.

 

Pre-School 2 – This class is for children who are comfortable in the water, can put their face in,

but are not yet swimming or floating (front and back) on their own.

 

Pre-School 3 – This class is for children who are very comfortable in the water, can front and back float for at least 5 seconds with NO assistance, and are swimming on their own with NO assistance or floatation device.

 

Advanced Pre-School – This class is for children who can swim on their front and back for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds with no assistance. They should be comfortable in the deep water.

 

Youth Swim Classes Age:  Six-12 years

 

Level 1 – This class is for children with minimal or no water experience.  Non-swimming children who are not yet comfortable with their face in the water belong in this class.

 

Level 2 – This class is for children with some water experience that are comfortable putting their faces in the water, but are not yet swimming on their own.

 

Level 3 – This class is for children who can swim and float unassisted on both the front and back, but are just beginning to work on strokes.

 

Level 4 – This class is for children who can swim front and back crawl for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds.

 

Level 5 – This class is for children who can swim 25 yards of front and back crawl, as well as 15 yards of breaststroke and elementary backstroke.

 

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 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents, $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 for city residents or $55 for non-city residents.

 

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 Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents, $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 for city residents or $55 for non-city residents.

 

Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading

Registration underway

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

Registration begins Saturday, May 2, at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center for the tackle football and cheerleading programs for youth. Tackle football is for ages 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12, while cheerleading for ages 4-12.  Children must be the age indicated by September 1, 2015.  Football and cheerleading registration will now begin in May each year in order to give the kids more summer activities.  Space is limited, so register early.  Plus, if you know someone who is interested in coaching, please let us know! Scholarship opportunities are available.

 

KIDS SPORTS AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

 

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.

 

Spring:

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 19 – June 23

 

Summer:

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.

 

Spring:

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 21 – June 25

 

Summer:

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.

 

YOUTH SPORTS

 

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 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 2015-16 school year.

 

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

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

Lifeguards are provided for Open Swim.

 

All Sports Camp (Grades 2 – 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 15 through 19

 

Soccer Camp (Grades 2 – 5):  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 22 through 26

 

Beach Camp (Grades 4-6):  Spend three mornings during this week at a local beach a few blocks from Pepper Geddings enjoying a wide variety of beach recreational activities, including surfing, under the supervision of experienced surf instructors, lifeguards and camp counselors.  Kids will learn essential ocean safety, as well as enjoy multiple beach activities.  Experienced swimmers only.

 

Week of June 29 through July 1 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only from 9:00-noon)

 

Lacrosse Camp (Grades 2 – 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 6 through 10

 

Volleyball Camp (Grades 4 – 8):  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 July 13 through 17

 

Recreation Camp (Grades 2 – 6):  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 20 through 24

 

Basketball Camp (Grades 2 – 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 3 through 7

 

Triathlon Camp (Grades 2 – 9):  This camp will focus on the three disciplines that make up a triathlon:  swimming, biking and running.  Monday through Thursday will consist 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 15.  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 10 through 15 

 

ADULT AND SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES

 

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.  The Fitness Punch Card 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, located at 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).

 

7:00-7:45 a.m., Tuesdays, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Basic Training:  This full body, cardio and strength interval training, “boot camp” style workout will help challenge your body!  If weather permits, this class could meet outdoors (class level scale – high intensity).

 

            5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays, with Sam, Jr. Gym

            5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, with Ashlye, Jr. Gym

 

Body Circuit:  Keep your workout fun with this circuit style class that will combine cardio and strength exercises (class level scale – moderate intensity).

                       

            8:00-8:45 a.m., Fridays, with Nick, Aerobics Room

 

Body Sculpt:  Have fun with this workout and use a variety of equipment including weights, resistance bands, and medicine balls to lengthen and tone all muscles. Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

            10:00-10:45 a.m., Fridays, with Shelly, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Dance:  This fun and upbeat aerobics class will get you singing to the music and moving with your favorite dance moves (class level scale – moderate intensity).  It’s so much fun; it won’t even feel like a workout!

 

            5:30-6:15 p.m., Wednesdays, with Sam, Aerobics Room

            6:30-7:15 p.m., Thursdays, with Sam, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Fusion:  A great blend of cardio moves, light hand weights, and abdominal exercises.  Designed to be suitable for all fitness levels (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

            8:00-8:45 a.m., Mondays, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Power:  A high intensity interval training class that combines cardio exercises and kickboxing moves (class level scale – high intensity).

 

8:00-8:45 a.m., Thursdays, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

9:30-10:15 a.m., Saturdays, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio & Strength:  This class combines cardio exercises and weight lifting for a full body workout (class level scale – high intensity).

 

            6:45-7:30 a.m., Mondays, with Nick, Aerobics Room

            6:30-7:15 p.m., Mondays, with Ashlye, Aerobics Room

            6:45-7:30 a.m., Wednesdays, with Nick, Aerobics Room

            6:45-7:30 a.m., Fridays, with Nick, 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).

 

9:00-9:45 a.m., Tuesdays, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Core & Strength:  This high intensity class will focus on abdominal exercises and full-body weightlifting (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

7:00-7:45 a.m., Thursdays, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Gentle Yoga:  This easy-to-follow Yoga class will focus on flexibility training and relaxation.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – beginner, low impact).

 

10:00-11:00 a.m., Wednesdays, with Kathy, 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).

 

9:00-9:45 a.m., Mondays, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

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).

           

10:00-11:00 a.m., Tuesdays, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

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.  Bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

5:30-6:15 p.m., Mondays, with Margaret, Aerobics Room

10:00-11:00 a.m., Thursdays, with Linda, Aerobics Room

 

Piloga:  A combination of Pilates’ core strengthening exercises and Yoga flexibility training exercises.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

                       

6:30-7:15 p.m., Wednesdays, with Margaret, Aerobics Room

 

PILOXING:  A fun, easy-to-learn mix of Pilates and boxing.  This class uses intervals to incorporate standing Pilates, upper body boxing, and Pilates abdominal exercises.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – high intensity).

 

5:30-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays, 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).

 

10:00-10:45 a.m., Mondays, with Linda, Aerobics Room

 

Tabata:  This high-intensity interval training class is designed to perform a specific exercise for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds, for eight sets.  This class will combine cardio and strength exercises for a full body workout (class level scale – high intensity).

 

6:30-7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, with Loes, Aerobics Room

5:30-6:15 p.m., Thursdays, with Loes, Aerobics Room

 

Tone-N-Define:  This toning and muscle lengthening class will help target key areas of the body using a variety of resistance equipment and techniques (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

9:00-9:45 a.m., Wednesdays, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Total Abs:  Combines cardio exercises with core-focused moves to improve stability and abdominal strength (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

8:00-8:45 a.m., Wednesdays, with Nick, Aerobics Room

 

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).

 

9:00-9:45 a.m., Thursdays, 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).

 

9:00-9:45 a.m.., Mondays, with Nick, Weight Room

9:00-9:45 a.m., Wednesdays, with Nick, Weight Room

9:00-9:45 a.m., Fridays, with Nick, Weight Room

8:30-9:15 a.m., Saturdays, with Nick, Weight Room

 

Yoga Release:  This relaxing Yoga class will combine strength, flexibility and balance exercises to release tension in your body.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

8:00-8:45 a.m., Tuesdays, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

10:30-11:15 a.m., Saturdays, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Fitness Class Procedures:

All class participants must be 18 or older to participate.

Check in at the front desk prior to participating in a class.

Sign in for each class to help keep record of attendance.

Pepper Geddings Recreation reserves the right to remove or change any classes.

It is the instructor’s decision to cancel a class due to low attendance.

Please arrive before class is scheduled to begin, to set up equipment or for class instructions.

 

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