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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.  (A printable .pdf of the fitness classes is 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! 


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.



Baseball:  Tuesdays, April 1 – May 13

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 20– June 24



Golf:  Tuesdays, July 1 – Aug 5


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 3 – May 15

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 22 – June 26



Golf – Thursdays, July 3 – August 7


Girls Volleyball League Space is limited, so sign up now!  Fees: $35/City Resident and $60/Non-City Resident. For more information, call 918-2280.  Practices and games scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday after school.


Ages 8 – 11 Girls (Only eight spots left)

Ages 12 – 15 Girls (Only 12 spots left)


Zumba Kids:  The Zumba Kids program is a dance fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 4-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends!  This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat.  It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching.  Session runs from April 8 through May 22.


6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday - ages four to eleven: 

Fees:  $32 City Resident/$55 Non-City Resident


Bendable Basics:  Kids can enjoy a fun, creative approach to basic stretching exercises that promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness.  Breathing and visualization techniques teach kids how to focus, relax, and develop self-control.  Kids will improve concentration and focus, stimulate their imagination and help to release energy in a fun, safe environment. Fee: $20 City Resident/$35 Non-City Resident.


Ages 4-7:  Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., from April 9 – May 21 

Age 8-12:  Mondays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., April 7 – May 19 


Skate Safe:  Skaters age five to 12 will learn skateboarding basics for street, ramp and flat ground.  This seven-week session begins April 10 at Matt Hughes Skate Park.  Helmet, safety gear and skateboard are required.  Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non-City Resident.  Register at Pepper Geddings.


4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday – ages five to 12


Lacrosse:  Weeknight practices take place on fields at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and Crabtree Memorial Gym.  Scheduled Saturday games include both home and travel sites.  The spring season fee is $15 for city residents and $75 for non-city residents.  Call 918-2280 for more information. 


7-10 year old boys

7-10 year old girls

11-12 year old boys

11-12 year old girls

13-14 year old boys

13-14 year old girls


Triathlon Club:  Swimming, biking, and running are all things kids naturally like to do.  Weekly instruction and training in our pool and on our track and pre-announced bike paths off-site, by experienced triathletes, make for a fun and challenging experience in this fast-growing sport for kids and teens.  Bikes and helmets are required.  Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. 


April 9 – May 21:  Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. for ages 8-12


Re-Creation Art:  Kids ages nine to 14 will learn multiple dimensions of art including basic sketch, sculpting, design and draw, scrapping, painting, and much more.  Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. 


April 8 – May 20:  Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for ages nine – 14


F.U.N. (Fitness Under Nine):  Learn healthy habits specifically tailored to incorporate physical fitness activities for kids, ages 4-9.  This includes exercises for kids utilizing a combination of fitness with games.  Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non City-Resident. 


             April 9- May 21: Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. for ages 4-9


Youth Fitness:  Boys and girls, ages 10-12, are challenged to take their game to the next level through age appropriate strength and conditioning exercises.  This program utilizing a variety of boot camp style routines without the use of heavy weights.  Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non City-Resident. 


April 7- May 19: Mondays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. for ages 10-12




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  (New schedule starts March31)


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.


Ball-tastic:  It’s a conditioning class designed to define, tone and strengthen your entire body using the stability ball.


9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays


Basic Training: A class for beginners or intermediate based around core movements designed to improve your overall fitness level.


9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Mondays

6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays

6:45 – 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays

10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Thursdays

5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Fridays


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., Mondays and Wednesdays


Zumba Toning:  This is a Zumba class that incorporates light hand weights with dance moves for a fun change.


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


Zumba Gold:  Try this Zumba formula modified to suit the needs of active older adults or beginners.


9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Saturdays


Zumba Step:  Add your favorite Zumba moves to a step. This workout is sure to engage your lower body muscles!


11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Mondays


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


            8:00 – 8:45 a.m., 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.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Wednesdays

6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays

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


Body Bootcamp:  Try this high intensity, adventure class to get your heart pumping and test your strength.


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


BOWKA:  It’s an aerobics fitness class with specially designed steps using numbers, letters and words.


6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Mondays


Fit-N-Stretch:  It’s a stretch and flexibility class full of relaxation, lengthening, fitness and fun!


      11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Wednesdays

      6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays

      11:05 – 11:50 a.m., Saturdays

5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays


Insanity:  Try this high intensity, interval class that includes endurance exercises, ab routines and high energy fitness moves.


      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays       


Kickboxing:  Use bags to add resistance and excitement to your kicks, punches, and combinations. Please bring gloves.


      8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursdays      


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., Thursdays

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


Cardio Kick:  This high-energy cardio class uses kickboxing techniques and shadow boxing.


            8:00 – 8:45 a.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 and Fridays


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


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


Gold-N-Fit:  Keep active and stay young at heart as you work on cardio, strength training, flexibility and balance. 


      11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays


QiGong:  Qi Gong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a gentle form of exercise that helps improve health and overall well-being.


10:00 - 10:45 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays


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


      10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

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


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


            5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays


Recess:  Let your inner-child come out to play!  Transform your favorite childhood games into a great workout.


5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays


Shake, Rattle & Roll:  Enjoy this combination of line dancing, body sculpting and kickboxing exercises.


10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Tuesdays


Tabata:  Exercise 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds for eight sets.  Designed for all fitness levels.


6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Thursdays

            8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Fridays


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


      10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Wednesdays           


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


      10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Tuesdays    

      10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Thursdays (Intro to Yoga)


AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES  (Aqua Fitness Newsletter!)


Water exercise is an excellent way to a fit and healthy body!  The added resistance of the water offers the opportunity to improve flexibility and muscle strength without joint stress.  Our certified water exercise instructors will take you through exercise in the water, often using buoyant equipment for balance, stabilization and added resistance.  Whatever an individual’s fitness goals or therapeutic needs, they can be met with the right mix of classes. All classes are taught by Aquatic Instructors certified through the Aquatic Exercise Association.  Contact Ryan Caputo at 918-1476 for more information.


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 and 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Evening classes meet from 6:20 – 7:05 p.m. on Mondays and 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents, or get an 18 visit punch card for $32 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents.


Insane Hydro: A low-impact, high intensity class that includes a challenging full body workout through interval training in the water. The class includes challenging exercises, expect to work hard and get a great workout. Class meets from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. on Mondays and 6:20 – 7:05 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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:  This class moves the workout to deep water.  This is a high intensity, non-impact aerobic exercise class.  This program is an excellent cross training and rehabilitative opportunity. The water workout helps build muscular strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.  Class members wear buoyancy vests for added floatation.  Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 – 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.


Aqua ZUMBA:  Known as the Zumbaฎ “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. The Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.  Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00a.m. at Canal Street Recreation Center, Friday at 8:00am at “Pepper” Geddings Recreation Center. Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents, or get an 18 visit punch card for $32 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents.


Aqua Jog: Water Running is not just for athletes or injured athletes. It is a non impact aquatic exercise that benefits everyone from the mature exerciser, pregnant women, and the obese. Feel free to wear a t- shirt over your swim suit or wear tights and workout wear.  Aqua Jog is an excellent choice for injured or beginner runners. Class meets from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. on 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 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents.


Pool Schedule – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center (through May 31)


Lap Swim

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday (two lanes minimum)

12:00 - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (six lap lanes)

5:30 - 8:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday (three lap lanes minimum)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Friday (three lap lanes minimum)

12:00 - 4:45 p.m., Saturday (three lap lanes minimum)


Senior Swim/Adult Swim

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (shallow end and six lap lanes)


Open Swim for Adult Exercise/Family Swim Only

      6:00 - 8:45 a.m., Monday through Friday (shallow end)

            12:00 - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday


Open Swim

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday (shallow end)

7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday (diving board upon request)

12:00 - 4:45 p.m., Saturday (diving board open 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.)




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