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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 of Pepper Geddings Recreation Center 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.



Basketball:  Mondays, January 5 – February 9

Soccer:  Tuesdays, February 17 – March 24

               Wednesdays, February 18 – March 25



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.



Basketball:  Wednesdays, January 7 – February 11

Soccer:  Thursdays, February 19 – March 26



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).


Through December 19

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




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.




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:  Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class with easy-to-follow moves and effective exercises.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays

5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays

            9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Saturdays


Balltastic:  Try this fun, creative class using different types of exercise balls. It's sure to build strength and stability and challenge your abilities. Designed for all fitness levels.


       9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays


Body Circuit:  Enjoy a full-body workout where you move through different cardio and strength circuit stations.


            11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays     


Body Sculpt:  This is a fun, full-body workout. This class uses a variety of equipment, including hand weights and resistance bands, to stretch and tone all muscles.


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


Don’s Class:  Designed by Don himself, come to this high intensity, Boot Camp-style, adventure class that is sure to get your heart pumping and to test your full body strength. This class is suggested for advanced or experienced exercisers!!!


      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Mondays


PILOXING This class uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a calorie blasting, muscle toning, core-centric interval workout.


5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays


Cardio and Strength:  It’s a total body workout focusing on strength, with mini cardio bursts in the mix. This class utilizes a variety of equipment to keep participants motivated and having fun!


6:45 – 7:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Saturdays


Cardio Pump:  This is a creative, low impact class alternating between cardio drills and strength training intervals. 


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Tuesdays       


Fit Over 50:  This is an aerobics class for individuals who are more than 50 years of age. This class combines cardio, strength, flexibility and friendship! Have fun while staying active.


       9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays


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.  Designed for all fitness levels.


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


Kickboxing:  Use a standing kickboxing bag to punch and kick while listening to fun, fast-paced music. This cardio-based class will be sure to burn some calories. Designed for all fitness levels. Boxing gloves are suggested but not required.


       8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursdays


Pilates:  Pilates combines fitness training and the mind-body breathing connection information based on the method of Joesph Pilates. 


       10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays


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


            5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays


QiGong:  (pronounced CHEE-GONG) 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:  Enjoy this combination of line dancing, body sculpting and kickboxing exercises.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursdays


Sculpt and Align:  A total body workout using a variety of equipment to promote strength, flexibility and body alignment. Designed for all fitness levels.


      8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Tuesdays


Flow Yoga:  This is a challenging and athletic yoga class where poses are linked together and synced with breath. 


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays           


Intro to Yoga:  An introductory class to Yoga. This class is for beginners, those with injuries or those seeking relaxation. Learn proper breathing and techniques in a casual and inviting environment.


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursdays


Triple Play:  Take all your favorites of Kathy’s classes and combine them 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


Yoga:  Enhance your stability and improve balance, strength and flexibility through yoga.  Achieve physical, emotional and spiritual well being.


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Mondays


Yoga Basics:  This class is great for brand-new beginners as well as continuing students to get acquainted with yoga.  Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.


       10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays


Weight Training:  A fundamental class in the weight room, learning how to use equipment, strength exercises, and how to make a resistance training routine.


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays




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