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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.

Interested in running a half marathon? This is a 16-week build up to the Aug. 17th America’s Finest City Half Marathon in beautiful San Diego, California. Run slow? Don’t worry about speed. By the start of this program participants should be comfortable running 10 to 15 miles a week, at 3 to 5 miles an outing without stopping. Group distance runs will be organized at 8 a.m. Sundays beginning April 27. (Meet at the Foothills Center). We will be running on the indoor, air conditioned track if it’s too hot outside. For more information, call Darren (Certified Running Coach) 623-930-4610. Fee does NOT include half marathon entry or travel expenses to San Diego. • $82 (non-resident $100). Click here for details.

Get in shape quick and have some fun! Workout in our fast paced tennis drills set to high energy music. Open of all skill levels. Cardio tennis is the fastest growing tennis program in the U.S. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Ages 19+. 1 hour. Instructor: PASEO RACQUET CENTER PROFESSIONALS. • $45 (non-resident $54). Click here for details.
APR. 8 TU 6:30 PM • 4 WEEKS
PASEO (#142137-01)
MAY 6 TU 6:30 PM • 4 WEEKS
PASEO (#142137-02)

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

zumba logoZUMBA
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? This Zumba class is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance party that is moving millions of people toward joy and good health. 1 hour. Instructor WALSH. • $5 drop in. $45 (non-resident $54). Click here for details.

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+. 1 hour. Instructor: THOMPSON. • $48 (non-resident $58). Click here for details.

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. 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 May 26. 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 May 26. 1 hour. Instructor: DE LA MONTAIGNE. • $129 (non-resident $139). Click here for details.

Fitness training with a martial arts flair. Transform your body, fitness level and frame of mind. Improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination and balance. No previous training required. Instructor will collect $16 for resistance band. Suggested equipment: bag gloves. Instructor: KEENE. M/W/F class, 50 minutes, M/TU/TH class, 25 minutes • $45 (non-resident $54). Click here for details.

An advanced form of Qi Gong that is specifically designed to infuse qi energy into the bones. A one posture standing exercise, Bone Kung emphasizes mental focusing and visualization techniques, as opposed to physical movement to obtain its goal. This exercise is especially good for those people who are at risk of losing bone density or may suffer from weak or brittle bones. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. 1 hour. Instructor: GILL. • $49 (non-resident $59). 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.

Tai Chi ruler is an extremely rare exercise. Movements are used in conjunction with a wooden rod (ruler) held lightly between the hands. Movements are restorative and builds the body’s core and increase flexibility and coordination. The gentle nature of the beginning exercises can be done by students of any age. No special clothing needed for class. Ruler is supplied during class. 45 minutes. Instructor: GILL. • $36 (non-resident $43). 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.

Through stretching, breathing techniques, body/brain exercises and meditation, bring your body and brain together and improve energy and well-being. Develop stronger concentration through basic energy meditation techniques and breath work. 1-½ hours. Instructor: GATHE. • $37 (non-resident $44). Click here for details.

A system of pilates and yoga that enhances core strength, balance and flexibility through breath and flow. Wear appropriate attire. 1 hour. Instructor: JUNEAU. • $55 (non-resident $66). Click here for details.

Gather the family for a few minutes of exercise and relaxation. Enjoy this family time while having fun and keeping fit. Each child, ages 8 and older, must be accompanied by a guardian, parent or family member over the age of 18. 30 minutes. Instructor: JUNEAU. $29/family (non-resident $35/family). 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+. 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. Wear loose/stretchy, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water. 1 hour. Instructor: JUNEAU. 4-week class: $34 (non-resident $41) • 6-week class: $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 details.

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. 1 hour. Instructor: CIRAOLO. • $41 (non-resident $49). Click here for details.

Bring your whole body into a state of balance. Calm the mind with breath techniques and meditation (Yoga Nidra), and move the body into relaxing yoga stretches (restorative/Yin styles). Discover techniques for self-reflexology of the ears, hands and feet. Yoga mat and a large towel for support suggested. 1 hour, 15 minutes. Instructor: VALENTYN. • $49 (non-resident $59). Click here for details.

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