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The New Year can be an exciting time, brimming with the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s also an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being:  Eat better. Exercise at least three times each week. Drink more water. Creating these resolutions is easy enough. Sticking to them beyond the month of January, however, is another story.

Pineville Parks and Recreation offers citizens endless opportunities to achieve your fitness and wellness goals at our indoor/outdoor walking tracks, playgrounds, gym, fitness classes, athletic fields, and more. For more information on our health and fitness opportunities check out our website or call 704-889-2400.

PPR Health Tip: New Year’s Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy 2020 - Practice mindful eating - Take time to slow down and pay attention to your food, pausing to put down utensils between bites. When you eat mindfully, it’s easier to notice when you feel full, plus you’re more likely to enjoy the foods you eat. Chill out and rest up - When it’s time to sleep, it’s time to chill – literally. Knocking the thermostat down to 68 degrees or lower before you tuck into bed can help you sleep better. Darken your room by drawing the curtains or dimming the display on your alarm clock to really get those quality Z’s. Adopt an attitude of gratitude - Take some time at the beginning or end of the day to reflect on what you’re grateful for. A daily grateful check-in or keeping a grateful journal is a way to shift your focus and minimize the distorting influence of stress. Find 30 minutes a day to walk - Getting the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day can be as simple as taking a walk. If you’ve got a busy schedule, take three 10-minute walks throughout your day. That’s 10 minutes before work, 10 minutes at lunch and then 10 after work.


Attention Pineville Residents:  If you live within the city limits of Pineville and pay your taxes to Pineville, then you may use the Belle Johnston Community Center for FREE (fitness equipment, track, basketball court, and racquetball court).  But first you need to get your resident card made.  We will need proof of residency in the form of a photo ID with current address and a recent bill (ex. gas, electric, telephone.)

Come in and check out our updated weight room!

Fitness Equipment & Indoor Walking Track 


Monday-Friday: 7:00am - 8:45pm, Sat. 8:00am-5:45pm, Sun. 1:00pm-5:45 pm

Open Gym – Residents may bring up to 3 guests during open gym hours (check website or call community center).  The fee is $5.00 per guest.  Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests and will be disciplined according to previously established park guidelines.


Pineville 100 Miler

Start the New Year with 100 days of activity

100 MILES. 100 DAYS. (Jan. 6th – April 14th)


Pineville Parks & Recreation wants you to make a commitment to tracking your activity levels every day for 100 days, with the goal of reaching 100 miles or the equivalent of 50 hours of exercise.

The Pineville 100 Miler program is flexible and self-guided, but we’ll help you track your activity by providing you with an activity tracking sheet. You can pick one up at the Belle Johnston Community Center or print one from our website.

Tracking your Activity

You can choose to walk a mile a day, bike, hike, swim or even rock climb your way to better health. Any activity that gets your heart rate up for roughly 30 minutes counts! The key is to add a little bit of extra physical activity to your day continuously for 100 days. If you skip a day, try your best to make up for it!

Turn in your tracking sheet when you finish the challenge and you will receive a free t-shirt and your name will be put in a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card.  The deadline to turn in your sheet is April 10th! 



Senior Exercise

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT THE HUT – 413 Johnston Drive, Pineville

Come and experience an exercise program that will help you continue to be independent.  This is opportunity to meet and make new friends.  There are classes that fit your needs, whether it is strength and balance, flexibility, cardio or line dancing — there is a class for you!

For a description and schedule of the classes, check out the website:

The classes are free or discounted for the following Medicare programs:

Optum Fitness Advantage, Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, Be Well Program (AARP Medicare Supplemental)

Not to worry if you are not a member of the above programs, the fee is $5/day.  Come out and join the fun while continuing your life journey for good health.  Should you have additional questions contact Lorraine Haynes at 678-575-0152.



Ages: 16 and up

READY....SET....SPIKE!!  Join us in the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm-8:30pm for Adult Open Gym Volleyball! We will provide all equipment for fun and friendly matches!

Tuesdays:  Starting February 4th                

Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm

Pineville Residents (with Resident Card): FREE / Non-Residents: $2.00 (per visit)

You must sign up to play at this website. Limited to 14 players per day.



Pineville Parks and Recreation is offering Open Gym Pickleball!!!

Mondays & Fridays:  9:00am – 12:00pm 

Wednesdays:  12:30pm – 2:30pm

FREE for Pineville Residents (must show proof of residency)

$2 fee for Non-Residents 

Ages 12 and Up! BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME!!! Instruction is available.

Equipment is provided but you may bring your own as well!!



Location: The Hut, 413 Johnston Drive

Monday – Instructor:  Rachel Henderson

3:45 pm – 4:45pm – Yoga for Educators

This school season yoga class is focused to support area teachers. Come right after school to unwind and find balance to kick off your school week.

5:00pm - 5:25pm – Strength Training

This 25 minute exercise class will uses dumbbells and/or your own body weight to promote bone and muscle health.  Bring a set of dumbbells or borrow a set of ours and join us for some fun while sculpting and maintaining your muscle.

5:30pm - 6:30pm – Yoga Intermediate

Ideal for the beginner- to -the intermediate student. Bring your mat or use one of ours and join us for a yoga sequence designed to balance your body and mind.


Thursday – Instructor:  Rachel Henderson

5:00pm - 5:25pm – Functional Weightlifting
This 25 minute class is structured to activate key muscle groups and stabilize joints for injury prevention. ...

5:30pm - 6:15pm - Yoga Basics

An ideal space for those curious about yoga and anyone interested in balance and flexibility. This class is ideal for beginners. Intermediate yoga students encouraged to participate in this fundamental focused class.

Cost:  $5 drop in fee

Guest Teacher Dr. Steve Henderson on Jan. 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Please note - Updates posted on Facebook - Ignite Wellness Physical Therapy

For more info please contact Rachel (Thiel) Henderson at


Patton’s Performance Bootcamp

Our 55-minute sessions include a dynamic warm-up, workout, metabolic meltdown finisher, then a cool-down, and stretching period. This program has been proven to be the most effective training time for fat loss and building strength for men and women.  Each participant works out at their own pace within the group.  Pineville’s Bootcamp instructor, Audrey Patton is a nationally certified personal trainer who will keep it fun and challenging while making modifications for individuals which makes the training more personalized.

Each training day, or workout, includes a run or cardio component, a resistance or strength-training component and a core-training component. Each component is designed to focus on speed, agility, power, strength, or endurance. Many of the exercises rely on body weight, but we also utilize equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands, agility ladders, a partner’s body weight, and other natural and man-made aspects of the park like stairs, benches, hills and the parking lot.

Our training weeks are designed so that there is minimal overlap in training different muscle groups. This allows for greater recovery and a highly efficient approach to achieving balanced, total-body fitness.

Moving through each 4-week session, we gradually increase the training intensity and volume to keep up with your body as it adapts to the training, ensuring that you’ll receive the most out of every week you train.

This is a year-round program that delivers results while keeping it challenging, safe, sustainable, interesting, and fun for participants.

Location: Lake Park – 1000 Johnston Dr., Pineville

Days/Time:  Mon./Wed./Fri. (5:15AM – 6:15AM) and  Tue./Thur. (6:00AM - 6:45AM)

FIRST WEEK FREE /Cost:  Single Rate: $10 per class/ 5 Classes: $45 / Unlimited Monthly Rate: $99

Cancellation notice must be given 12 hours in advance in order not to get charged for missed class

Audrey Patton - 904-982-0383 - email: 




Pineville Lake Park

1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville NC 28134

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:15pm & 6:30pm 


Please contact for more details!