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The Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of year-round activities for youth and adults including youth cooking, tennis lessons, bridge, cotillion and a variety of fitness classes available for all levels.  Check out the list of programs below and contact us with any questions.  Locals and visitors are welcome!  No membership is required and all equipment is provided.  Instructors are experienced, certified professionals providing participants with quality program instruction and challenging fitness workouts.  See detailed descriptions below regarding program registration and fees. 

Call (910) 256-7925 with questions or email us at parksandrecreation@towb.org.

                                 Click here for the current Schedule of Fitness Classes.  

GENTLE YOGA - If you need to stretch, strengthen, relax, and smile, you should try Gentle Yoga. Gentle Yoga focuses on gentle movements and relaxation, and is suitable for all fitness levels. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class. One token per class.**Token Fees: Wrightsville Beach Residents $7.00 per token, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per token.) Non-Residents $9.00 per token, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per token).  A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token puchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form.

EXTREME CROSS TRAINING - This class is suitable for ages 17 and over, both male and female, who have a good fitness base and core strengthening experience. Class structure varies each day but can include variations of push ups, pull ups, squats, weights, cardio and more taking training to the extreme.  Challenges occur outdoors but in the event of inclement weather classes are held in the recreation center. Improve strength and endurance both aerobically and anaerobically with a wide variety of training techniques while being pushed to perform at 100% effort.  Extreme Cross Training meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  **Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $6.00 and Non-Residents $8.00.   A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for above prices, otherwise one token purchase drop-in fee is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Resident and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form.

ZUMBA® - Party yourself into shape with this Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning fitness party!  ZUMBA® meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center next to the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation office. One token per class. **Token Fees: Wrightsville Beach Residents $6.00 and Non-Residents $8.00.  A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for above prices, otherwise one token purchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Resident and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form.  

PILATES - The flowing movements of Pilates will help to strengthen the core muscles of your body as well as emphasize endurance, tone, flexibility, proper body alignment, balance and control.  All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend.   Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center next to the Wrightsville Beach Park office each Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  One token per class.  **Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $7.00 per token, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per token.)  Non-Residents $9.00 per token, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per token).    A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token puchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form

POWER YOGA - This class combines the stabilizing and strengthening benefits of breath to stabilize the core muscles with the flexibility and postures of yoga. Movements target the core muscles of the trunk, creating stability in the deep abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and lower back by moving in and out of poses with control.  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  One token per class.**Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $7.00 per token, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per token.)  Non-Residents $9.00 per token, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per token).   A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token puchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $12.00 for Non-Residents.  Click here for registration/release form.

TONE, STRENGTHEN, AND STRETCH - The name says it all for this class that uses body weight, hand weights, bands, and resistance techniques for a workout that tones and strengthens. And, don’t forget the stretching!  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.  Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $4.50 per class, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per class).  Non-Residents $6.00 per class, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per class).  Click here for registration/release form.

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS - This class is suitable for any adult and all fitness levels. Classes are taught by certified instructors that take the extra care necessary to protect sensitive backs and knees, as well as provide suitable exercise options as necessary.  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $4.50 per class, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per class).  Non-Residents $6.00 per class, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per class).  Click here for registration/release form.

BOOT CAMP - A specialized program designed to offer a variety of exercise intensity levels to meet the needs of individuals.  You get the benefit of having a group fitness instructor as well as a professional personal fitness trainer at a fraction of the cost.  Boot Camp meets outdoors at the basketball courts in Wrightsville Beach Park (in the event of inclement weather, the class meets in the Recreation Center).  This early morning class meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  One token per class.  **Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $6.00 and Non-Residents $8.00.    A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token purchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Resident and $12.00 for Non-Residents.  Click here for registration/release form.

YOUTH AND ADULT TENNIS LESSONS -Tennis lessons are offered for  youth ages 6 - 8 and 9 - 12 as well as for adults.  Group lessons meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at Wrightsville Beach Park. Fees for six one-hour lessons are $55 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $70 for Non-Residents.  Lessons may be scheduled on other days based for your group of six or more.  Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Tennis Pro Jackie Jenkins has been a UKLTA registered coach since 1977.  She has established a strong reputation as an effective teacher who gets results.  Call the Wrightsville Beach Park office at (910) 256-7925, or email parksandrecreation@towb.org for more information.

BRIDGE LESSONS AND WORKSHOPS - Join us for bridge lessons and workshops in the Fran Russ Recreation Center.  Various lessons and workshops are offered throughout the year.  Pre-registration is required. Please email parksandrecreation@towb.org to be added to the email notification list for future programs.

LINE DANCING LESSONS - Get ready for weddings, concerts in the park, birthday parties and other events with the knowledge of popular line dancing.  Instructor Inez Eason will teach the fundamentals of line dancing in a fun, yet effective manner.  Line Dancing classes are held in four-week sessions on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall at Wrightsville Beach Park. Wrightsville Beach Residents $35 and Non-Residents $45 (fee includes 4 one-hour sessions). Pre-registration is required.  Next session dates are April 27, May 4, 11, & 18, 2014. Click here for brochure and registration form

SHAG LESSONS - Learn the basic shag step as you dance to beach music, or complement your basic shag knowledge in our intermediate class! Instructors Ken and Sandy Jones can teach anyone to shag! No partner is needed for these lessons held on Thursday evenings in four-week sessions. Our Beginner calss starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by our Intermediate class at 7:45 p.m. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall. Wrightsville Beach Residents $35 and Non-Residents $45. Pre-registration is required. Click here for the May-June 2014 session registration and information brochure.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - Parks and Recreation offers an after school program for Wrightsville Beach Elementary School students weekdays until 6:00 p.m. in the Recreation Center.  We transport the children from the school using our department mini-van.  Click here for 2013-2014 registration information and brochure.

COTILLION -  Cape Fear Cotillion and Pre-Cotillion sessions are offered at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center.  Cape Fear Cotillion is a fun, affordable cotillion program for youth.  The weekly sessions include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with invaluable etiquette and social skills needed for all occasions.  Classes are held on Tuesdays:  Pre-Cotillion for ages 3 - 7 meets from 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Cotillion for ages 8 - 12 meets from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required. Please email parksandrecreation@towb.org to be added to the email notification list for future programs and summer camp information.  

PERFORMANCE CLUB Come join the Performance Club at Wrightsville Beach! Performance Club is a tuition based theater-program led by LJ Woodard.  Each session ends with a live stage production at the Wrightsville Beach Amphitheater. NO AUDITIONS!! Performance Club meets on Thursdays and pre-registration is required.  Please call (910) 256-7925 or email parksandrecreation@towb.org for information on the next session including dates, fees, and performance information.  

KIDS COOKING CLASSES - Does your child like to cook? Would they like to learn? Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation has stirred up something just for them, a FUN hands-on youth cooking class! Kids’ Cooking Class is held from 4:30—6:00 p.m. on Mondays. Pre-registration is required. Click here for Winter/Spring 2014 session information and registration form.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER'S TRAINING -  Be the best babysitter on the block! Learn how to supervise children and infants and care for common injuries and emergencies. Gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. Impress parents by earning your Babysitter's Training certificate from the American Red Cross! Click here for information and registration form. Pre-registration is required.

 Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department with any questions.

Town of Wrightsville Beach
Parks & Recreation
1 Bob Sawyer Drive, PO Box 626
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-7925
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 Click here for registration/release form.

The Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of year-round activities for youth and adults including youth cooking, tennis lessons, bridge, cotillion and a variety of fitness classes available for all levels.  Check out the list of programs below and contact us with any questions.  Locals and visitors are welcome!  No membership is required and all equipment is provided.  Instructors are experienced, certified professionals providing participants with quality program instruction and challenging fitness workouts.  See detailed descriptions below regarding program registration and fees. 

Call (910) 256-7925 with questions or email us at parksandrecreation@towb.org.

                                 Click here for the current Schedule of Fitness Classes.  

GENTLE YOGA - If you need to stretch, strengthen, relax, and smile, you should try Gentle Yoga. Gentle Yoga focuses on gentle movements and relaxation, and is suitable for all fitness levels. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class. One token per class.**Token Fees: Wrightsville Beach Residents $7.00 per token, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per token.) Non-Residents $9.00 per token, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per token).  A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token puchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form.

EXTREME CROSS TRAINING - This class is suitable for ages 17 and over, both male and female, who have a good fitness base and core strengthening experience. Class structure varies each day but can include variations of push ups, pull ups, squats, weights, cardio and more taking training to the extreme.  Challenges occur outdoors but in the event of inclement weather classes are held in the recreation center. Improve strength and endurance both aerobically and anaerobically with a wide variety of training techniques while being pushed to perform at 100% effort.  Extreme Cross Training meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  **Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $6.00 and Non-Residents $8.00.   A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for above prices, otherwise one token purchase drop-in fee is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Resident and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form.

ZUMBA® - Party yourself into shape with this Latin-inspired dance-fitness program. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning fitness party!  ZUMBA® meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center next to the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation office. One token per class. **Token Fees: Wrightsville Beach Residents $6.00 and Non-Residents $8.00.  A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for above prices, otherwise one token purchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Resident and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form.  

PILATES - The flowing movements of Pilates will help to strengthen the core muscles of your body as well as emphasize endurance, tone, flexibility, proper body alignment, balance and control.  All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend.   Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center next to the Wrightsville Beach Park office each Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  One token per class.  **Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $7.00 per token, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per token.)  Non-Residents $9.00 per token, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per token).    A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token puchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $12.00 for Non-Residents. Click here for registration/release form

POWER YOGA - This class combines the stabilizing and strengthening benefits of breath to stabilize the core muscles with the flexibility and postures of yoga. Movements target the core muscles of the trunk, creating stability in the deep abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and lower back by moving in and out of poses with control.  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  One token per class.**Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $7.00 per token, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per token.)  Non-Residents $9.00 per token, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per token).   A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token puchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $12.00 for Non-Residents.  Click here for registration/release form.

TONE, STRENGTHEN, AND STRETCH - The name says it all for this class that uses body weight, hand weights, bands, and resistance techniques for a workout that tones and strengthens. And, don’t forget the stretching!  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.  Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $4.50 per class, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per class).  Non-Residents $6.00 per class, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per class).  Click here for registration/release form.

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS - This class is suitable for any adult and all fitness levels. Classes are taught by certified instructors that take the extra care necessary to protect sensitive backs and knees, as well as provide suitable exercise options as necessary.  Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $4.50 per class, (Wrightsville Beach Residents age 60+ $3.00 per class).  Non-Residents $6.00 per class, (Non-Residents age 60+ $4.00 per class).  Click here for registration/release form.

BOOT CAMP - A specialized program designed to offer a variety of exercise intensity levels to meet the needs of individuals.  You get the benefit of having a group fitness instructor as well as a professional personal fitness trainer at a fraction of the cost.  Boot Camp meets outdoors at the basketball courts in Wrightsville Beach Park (in the event of inclement weather, the class meets in the Recreation Center).  This early morning class meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.  Tokens must be purchased from the Park Office prior to attending class.  One token per class.  **Token Fees:  Wrightsville Beach Residents $6.00 and Non-Residents $8.00.    A minimum purchase of 5 tokens is required for these prices, otherwise one token purchase is $10.00 for Wrightsville Beach Resident and $12.00 for Non-Residents.  Click here for registration/release form.

YOUTH AND ADULT TENNIS LESSONS -Tennis lessons are offered for  youth ages 6 - 8 and 9 - 12 as well as for adults.  Group lessons meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at Wrightsville Beach Park. Fees for six one-hour lessons are $55 for Wrightsville Beach Residents and $70 for Non-Residents.  Lessons may be scheduled on other days based for your group of six or more.  Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Tennis Pro Jackie Jenkins has been a UKLTA registered coach since 1977.  She has established a strong reputation as an effective teacher who gets results.  Call the Wrightsville Beach Park office at (910) 256-7925, or email parksandrecreation@towb.org for more information.

BRIDGE LESSONS AND WORKSHOPS - Join us for bridge lessons and workshops in the Fran Russ Recreation Center.  Various lessons and workshops are offered throughout the year.  Pre-registration is required. Please email parksandrecreation@towb.org to be added to the email notification list for future programs.

LINE DANCING LESSONS - Get ready for weddings, concerts in the park, birthday parties and other events with the knowledge of popular line dancing.  Instructor Inez Eason will teach the fundamentals of line dancing in a fun, yet effective manner.  Line Dancing classes are held in four-week sessions on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall at Wrightsville Beach Park. Wrightsville Beach Residents $35 and Non-Residents $45 (fee includes 4 one-hour sessions). Pre-registration is required.  Next session dates are April 27, May 4, 11, & 18, 2014. Click here for brochure and registration form

SHAG LESSONS - Learn the basic shag step as you dance to beach music, or complement your basic shag knowledge in our intermediate class! Instructors Ken and Sandy Jones can teach anyone to shag! No partner is needed for these lessons held on Thursday evenings in four-week sessions. Our Beginner calss starts at 6:45 p.m. followed by our Intermediate class at 7:45 p.m. Classes are held in the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall. Wrightsville Beach Residents $35 and Non-Residents $45. Pre-registration is required. Click here for the May-June 2014 session registration and information brochure.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - Parks and Recreation offers an after school program for Wrightsville Beach Elementary School students weekdays until 6:00 p.m. in the Recreation Center.  We transport the children from the school using our department mini-van.  Click here for 2013-2014 registration information and brochure.

COTILLION -  Cape Fear Cotillion and Pre-Cotillion sessions are offered at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center.  Cape Fear Cotillion is a fun, affordable cotillion program for youth.  The weekly sessions include lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with invaluable etiquette and social skills needed for all occasions.  Classes are held on Tuesdays:  Pre-Cotillion for ages 3 - 7 meets from 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Cotillion for ages 8 - 12 meets from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required. Please email parksandrecreation@towb.org to be added to the email notification list for future programs and summer camp information.  

PERFORMANCE CLUB Come join the Performance Club at Wrightsville Beach! Performance Club is a tuition based theater-program led by LJ Woodard.  Each session ends with a live stage production at the Wrightsville Beach Amphitheater. NO AUDITIONS!! Performance Club meets on Thursdays and pre-registration is required.  Please call (910) 256-7925 or email parksandrecreation@towb.org for information on the next session including dates, fees, and performance information.  

KIDS COOKING CLASSES - Does your child like to cook? Would they like to learn? Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation has stirred up something just for them, a FUN hands-on youth cooking class! Kids’ Cooking Class is held from 4:30—6:00 p.m. on Mondays. Pre-registration is required. Click here for Winter/Spring 2014 session information and registration form.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER'S TRAINING -  Be the best babysitter on the block! Learn how to supervise children and infants and care for common injuries and emergencies. Gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. Impress parents by earning your Babysitter's Training certificate from the American Red Cross! Click here for information and registration form. Pre-registration is required.

 Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department with any questions.

Town of Wrightsville Beach
Parks & Recreation
1 Bob Sawyer Drive, PO Box 626
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-7925
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 Click here for registration/release form.

 

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