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Parks & Recreation
Engaging residents and visitors in diverse opportunities to live, invest and play in the community

Parks & Recreation
5970 W. Brown St.
Glendale AZ  85302

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Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies throughout the United States. CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies, and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community.



Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

The Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center offers a variety of classes along with a fitness area with free weights and machines, an indoor jogging/walking track; open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, indoor racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming. Monthly, annual and punch passes with special pricing for seniors, families and students are available. For more information, click here.

Glendale Adult Center
5970 W. Brown St.

The Glendale Adult Center offers morning exercise programs along with a fitness center. The fitness center includes free weights along with machines.  For more information, click here.

Classes and Programs
Ages 13+ unless noted otherwise.

This is a plank and cardio class that focuses mainly on the core muscles along with toning throughout the body. During the class time, you will be performing various dynamic planks to get the most out of your core workout. In between those plank sets, there will be cardio exercises to get you going! Learn how to do planks correctly and safely while expanding your fitness skills. Great for both beginners and advanced clients who are looking for a new way to get into shape. 1 hour. Instructor: MCNAB. • $60 (non-resident $72). Click here for details.

Class is designed to push you to your limits and includes cardio conditioning, core strengthening, distance running and more! Expect to increase your endurance, strength, agility and speed, along with your self-esteem and wellbeing. Design your own schedule. To register, visit or call Kris at 623-329-7788. 1 hour. Instructors: OLESON/SIEGREST (Valley fitness instructors with 16+ years experience).
Location: FC-GYM
Class times…
M: 9:30 AM or 5:30 PM
TU: 6 AM • W: 9:30 AM or 5:30 PM
TH: 6 AM • F: 9:30 AM • SA: 8 AM

This is a fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout that is sweeping the nation’s health clubs. Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour in this mix of kick boxing and simple dance grooves set to heart-pounding dance music. Enjoyed by any fitness level. No class Nov. 27. 1 hour. Instructor: CIRAOLO. • $41 (non-resident $49). Click here for details.

Get a jump start on your day with a workout that will challenge, motivate and change the way you feel! Whether new to fitness or looking for a break from your old routine, this class offers full-body workouts that will give you energy and help you reach your fitness goals. Take advantage of the special bonus workout days during the session. No class Sept. 1 and Nov. 28. 1 hour. Instructor: DE LA MONTAIGNE. • $160 (non-resident $175). Click here for details.

Re-boot your day at this evening edition of the popular Jump Start morning fitness class. Experience a dynamic full-body workout designed to challenge all fitness levels by using a variety of equipment to make the workouts fun and effective. No class Sept. 1 and Nov. 27. 1 hour. Instructor: DE LA MONTAIGNE. • $129 (non-resident $139). Click here for details.

Experience the flow of new energy as you learn the universal principles and first third of T’ai Chi Chuan, Yang style form. Students gain improved balance, increased flexibility and management of stress. 1 hour. Instructor: BURR. • $43 (non-resident $52). Click here for details.

The gentle flowing movements of this ancient Chinese exercise helps improve balance, reduce stress, increase circulation and more. Investigate the first third of the 36 postures. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. 1-½ hours. Instructor: GILL. • $56 (non-resident $67). Click here for details.

Through stretching, breathing techniques, body/brain exercises and meditation, bring your body and mind together and improve energy and well-being. Develop stronger concentration through basic energy meditation techniques and breath work. No class Nov. 11. 1-½ hours. Instructor: RISNER. • $39 (non-resident $47). Click here for details.

A system of pilates and yoga that enhances core strength, balance and flexibility through breath and flow. Class includes utilization of equipment for proper alignment including pilates bands and rings, blocks, balls, straps and foam rollers. Wear appropriate attire. No class Nov. 27. 1 hour. Instructor: JUNEAU. • $55 (non-resident $66). Click here for details.

Yoga “calms the howling of the mind.” Instruction combines breathing with stretches and bodywork. Most of the class is done on the floor on a soft mat with variations for those who prefer to sit on a chair. Wear exercise clothes and bring a foam rubber exercise mat and towel. Ages 16+. No class Oct. 13. 1-¼ hours. Instructor: VALENTYN. • $49 (non-resident $59). Click here for details.

Yoga provides an opportunity to gain flexibility and balance in both the body and mind. Focus on poses, breath-work and meditation. All levels welcome. Fitness balls, straps and blocks will be used in class. Wear loose/stretchy, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water. No class Nov. 26 & 29. 1 hour. Instructor: JUNEAU. 4 weeks • $34 (non-resident $41), 6 weeks • $40 (non-resident $48). Click here for details.

Yoga means union and Nidra means sleep. Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation technique that brings one from a state of awake to one of deep relaxation. Learn to disengage from stress-producing thoughts and allow your body to naturally and deeply restore itself. Yoga Nidra can restore energy and health and address stress-related issues. Optional supplies to bring: yoga mat, blanket, pillow, eye pillow and towel. Chairs available if preferred. 1 hour. Instructor: VALENTYN. • $47 (non-resident $56). Click here for

Pi Yo is a perfect fusion of strength building, rhythmic movement and power with a foundation in pilates and yoga that burns calories while transforming the body. It includes modifications so everyone can participate. No class Nov. 11. 1 hour. Instructor: CIRAOLO. • $41 (non-resident $49) . Click here for details.

Reflexology is an ancient natural healing art involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. Learn how to give yourself a basic reflexology foot massage that will help to relieve stress and tension, improve blood circulation, promote the unblocking of nerve impulses and help you to achieve a state of homeostasis naturally. Yoga mat suggested. Chairs will be available if preferred. 2 hours. Instructor: VALENTYN. • $23 (non-resident $28). Click here for details.

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Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Class includes interval training sessions using fast and slow rhythms. Ages 15+. No class Oct. 13, Nov. 26 & 29. 1 hour. Instructor: THOMPSON. 4 weeks • $24 (non-resident $29), 5 weeks • $36 (non-resident $43), 8 weeks • $48 (non-resident $58). Click here for details.

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