Get Excited! {Health and Fitness Month}

Benefit, mind and body from more than 80 activities offered at Wylie Recreation Center and Bart Peddicord Community Center during our Health and Fitness Month.

Your well-being is important, let us help the whole family get excited about it! Many featured activities offered at “no charge.” Space is limited! Register early.

Check out the Wylie Recreation Health and Fitness Month webpage for a complete listing of wellness activities coming your way and download or pick up a brochure at Wylie Recreation Center or Bart Peddicord Community Center.

Health and Fitness Month Activities and Events include:
Fitness Equipment Orientation
HELP! How do I use this Elliptical thingy? Let our staff guide you through a thorough fitness equipment orientation. Walk-in Recreation Pass Holders welcome!
Ages: 16 Yrs +
1/9 & 1/10 9 AM – 8:30 PM FREE - Rec Pass Req

Fitness mobile App Reviews
digiREC blog
Every Monday in January!
1/7 - My Fitness Pal - iPhone
1/14 - Run Keeper - Android
1/21 - Pedometer FREE - iPhone
1/28 - JEFIT - Android

Carter Blood Care Donation
Carter Blood Care needs 1,100 donors a day to meet the community’s needs. Blood donated from a blood drive saves lives every day. Be a part of something great and donate.
Ages: 16 Yrs +
Monday, 1/7
8 AM – 2 PM

FREE Course Demo Week
January 14 – 19, 2013
Details on separate schedule.

Health Screenings 
Blood Pressure Screening
Out-of-range blood pressure may be silent, but it is serious. It is important to know and control your numbers. Poor blood pressure can lead to serious health problems.
Ages: 16 Yrs +
1/2 - 1/30
9 AM – 5 PM
Sr Pass Req or Rec Pass Req

Body Fat & Circumference
A healthy body composition increases metabolism, supports overall health and enhances appearance. Assessment of body composition enables you to make informed fitness decisions. Personal assessment available with our trained staff.
Ages: 18 Yrs +
Wednesday, 1/30         
9 AM – 9 PM    
Rec Pass Req

Mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Breast screening can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70. Pre-register by 1/4/2013 by contacting Methodist Dallas Women’s Imaging at 214-947-0026 to schedule your appointment. Mention our location when scheduling. Please bring your insurance card and the name and mailing address of your doctor. Without insurance? A payment of $288.05 is due at the time of service in the form of cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.
Provided by: Methodist Dallas Women’s Imaging
Ages: 40 Yrs +
9 AM – 3:30 PM
Billed to Insurance (w/o Insurance: $288.05)

MOVE it! 
Climb, crawl, hop, roll, and jump!  Be your child’s fitness partner in this active environment that promotes daily exercise and nutrition.  Make a healthy creative snack each week. Pre-reg. by start time.
Instructor: Nikki Colson and Ally Allee
Ages: 2 – 5 Yrs
2667 W 1/9 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM FREE
2668 W 1/16 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM FREE
2669 W 1/23 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM FREE
2670 W 1/30 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM FREE

Fitness Decathlon
Test your fitness might while accepting new challenges. Complete at least 10 activities throughout the month of January at Wylie Recreation Center including the climbing wall, classes, fitness floor and health seminars.  Daily attendance counts!  After each completed event, receive a stamp on your Fitness Decathlon Card. 10 stamps qualify you for a prize! Register by 1/11/2013. Winners Announced 10 AM on 1/31/2013.
Ages: 16 Yrs +
1/2 9 AM – 1/31 9 AM
Rec Pass Req

Stretching and flexibility is part of a comprehensive senior exercise program. Stretching helps loosen stiff joints and muscles while reducing pain and inflammation in the body. With practice and patience, these combined efforts become easier. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Recreation Staff
Ages: 55 Yrs +
2674 F 1/11 10 – 11 AM FREE
Mega Obstacle Course Inflatable
Two lanes and five different challenges! Crawl through tunnels, jump through holes, squeeze between log jams and pinball your way through to the slide.
Ages: 4 Yrs +
Friday, 1/4, 1 – 9 PM
Rec Pass Req

Test you limits with this tough workout challenge. Run, jump, lift, sweat and earn the body you long for. Push your body to the next level. Create a new you! Weather permitting we are taking it outdoors. Pre-reg. by start time. Additional courses available March – May.
Instructor: Aubree Felderhoff
Ages: 13 Yrs +
2657 Sa 1/12 8:30 – 9:30 AM $10
Rapid Fire and Zip It Obstacle Inflatables
Rapid Fire – a fast-paced team game combined with hand-eye coordination and balance.
Zip It – Two-laned slide.
Ages: 4 Yrs +
Monday, 1/21, 10 AM – 5 PM
Rec Pass Req

Ditch the Workout and Join the Party as we transform the Wylie Recreation Center into a popular dance club!  You are guaranteed to have a blast as you move and glow under the black lights. Pre-reg. by 1/17/2013.
Provided by: Erin Larew and Recreation Staff
Ages: 13 Yrs +
2680 Sa 1/19 8:30 – 10 PM FREE

Show aging who’s boss. Benefit from the fun movements and Latin-style music of Zumba tailored to anyone that has physical limitations. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Sherry Pannell
Ages: 50 Yrs +
2675 M 1/23 10 – 11 AM FREE

“Food for Thought” Seminars
Staying involved physically, mental and socially can help maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit. We will break down these areas and more. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Recreation Staff
Ages: 55 Yrs +
2671 W 1/9 10 – 11 AM FREE

Good nutrition is key to good health. Receive the guidance and expertise of a registered and licensed dietitian. Gain valuable nutrition recommendations, assistance with planning meals and tips for healthier eating. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Elizabeth Kiertscher, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CNSC, CPT, The Medical Center of Plano
Ages: 16 Yrs +
2677 W 1/16 7 – 8 PM FREE

Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in this country for both men AND women. Reduce your risk with this life-changing seminar designed to identify your heart disease risk and provide insight and suggestions on how to live better and longer. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Mary Jo Stellano, M.S., LVN, CWP, The Medical Center of Plano
Ages: 16 Yrs +
2676 W 1/9 7 – 8 PM FREE

Left untreated, diabetes can be very expensive and cause many health complications. Receive factual and helpful information to help you achieve better control of your blood sugars from a certified diabetes educator. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Pamela Jurlina, RN,MS, CDE, The Medical Center of Plano
Ages: 16 Yrs +
2678 W 1/23 7 – 8 PM FREE 
Get moving and get to know your friends as we take a stroll through Olde City Park. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Recreation Staff
Ages: 50 Yrs +
2672 M 1/14 1 – 2 PM FREE
If a family member, friend or infant in your care had a cardiac emergency in your presence, could you recognize the signs and respond quickly and appropriately? Learn these lifesaving skills and receive an American Heart Association certifying card for CPR & AED upon completion of seminar. Register by January 23.  Space is extremely limited.
Provided by: Captain Katy Willoughby, Wylie Fire & Rescue
Ages: 13 Yrs +
2679 Sa 1/26 9 – 11 AM FREE

Learn what your body needs as you get older and how to overcome common obstacles to healthy eating. Pre-reg. by start time.
Provided by: Recreation Staff
Ages: 50 Yrs +
2673 W 1/16 10 – 11 AM FREE

On-going & Active courses available through May. See complete schedule on Wylie Recreation's Health and Fitness page.

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All Recreation Activities
  • Space is limited.
  • Registration and attendance accepted on a first come – first serve basis.
  • Please review rules and guidelines prior to registration and participation.
  • Registration and payment in full and a City of Wylie waiver is required prior to participation.
  • Sr Pass Req = Senior Recreation Pass Required
  • Rec Pass Req = Recreation Pass Required
  • Pre-reg. by start time = Pre-register by start time

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie