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This holiday season, make it a point to healthy living. It’s a great way to connect with the pleasures of the season. And there is so much to enjoy – time with friends and family, the smiles that being active brings, and let’s not forget the wonderful food! So say goodbye to holiday guilt and hello to healthy indulgences.

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: 

Enjoy your “must-have” treats. Be choosy. What foods do you really enjoy? Promise yourself that you will have a few favorites over the holidays and aim to make healthy choices the rest of the time. Be active for 30 minutes a day. More is better! Remember, every 10 minutes counts. Plan to be active every day. You will feel marvelous! Curb your hunger before a party. Eat a small, healthy snack an hour before a party. Try plain yogurt with cut-up fruit. You’ll find it easier to make healthy choices if you’re not too hungry.


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.)

We will be opening at 6:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays during the cold Winter Months (November - March) Too cold to walk outside? Come in the Community Center to use our tread mills or indoor track.

Come in and check out our updated weight room!

Fitness Equipment & Indoor Walking Track 


MWF 6:00am – 9:45pm, Tues & Thurs 8:00am - 9:45pm, Sat. 8:00am-5:45pm, Sun. 1:00pm-5:45 pm

Open Gym – Residents may bring 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.


New Fitness Program – Move More Pineville

What is Move More Pineville?

Move More Pineville is an exercise incentive program for the Pineville community.  Move More Pineville is open to anyone regardless of their physical activity level.  The program is self-monitored which means that you will exercise at your convenience. You must be a Pineville Resident to participate.

Many experts believe that as little as 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity can reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke, and enhance your overall quality of life.

Complete a Move More Pineville log sheet found here recording 15 or more hours of physical activity in a month. Turn the log sheet in to Pineville Parks and Recreation at the Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Dr. Pineville, N.C. 28134) by the 5th of the following month. Your name will be entered into the monthly prize drawing for a Gift Basket!

Early Birds - Come work out at the community center on Mon/Wed/Fri between 6am & 8am and you will get a free gift (1 gift per person).

Regular physical activity can improve health and reduce risk of premature death in many ways.

  • Reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Lowers blood pressure and increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Helps people achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Builds healthy bones, muscles and joints
  • Helps older adults become stronger and able to move without failing

There are 1,440 minutes every day...schedule 30 minutes for physical activity.

  • Park the car further away from you destination
  • Play with children or pets
  • Take fitness breaks - walking or doing desk exercises instead of a coffee or cigarette break
  • Exercise with friends

To begin in Move More Pineville, all you need to do is begin exercising.  You may walk, run, dance, etc. See the long list of activities that qualify below.  You record the amount of time you exercise each day in minutes.  For example, you walked 15 minutes on Monday and on Saturday you rode your bike for 30 minutes.  Simply log your times on the log sheet.

Activities for Move More Pineville

Any activity that increases you heart rate and you would consider moderate to heavy activity will count towards total hours. The following are some examples of physical activity for Move More Pineville.







Lifting Weights


Martial Arts

Fitness Classes


Yard Work



Chopping Wood

Playground Activity


Mowing Grass (Push Mower)

A Note of Caution - Before beginning any exercise program, it is important to check with your physician.


CARDIO Funk with Lem Houston!

Where: Belle Johnston Community Center Gym

When: Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $5 drop - in

When in Doubt, Shake it out!!!

Cardio Funk is a high energy Hip Hop dance fitness class that is mixed with a lot of Funk. What’s better than getting fit and having a great time? Cardio Funk will bring out the dancer in you with its easy to learn dance moves. Within minutes of dancing, you will feel yourself laughing and having tons of fun. This class is a great way to move your body in ways you have never done before. It’s more than a workout; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Cardio Funk is a cardiovascular fitness class that also tones and firms your muscles. It will target areas such as the lower body, upper body, and core. You will have such a great time dancing that you will not realize you are working out.  With this class, you will get easy to learn choreographed dances, a combination of fun music, and an enjoyable atmosphere. No dancing experience is required. My favorite slogan is “When in doubt, shake it out. If you don’t get it, make it up”. So if you love to dance and have fun, come join us for a Funky Good Time!


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.



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

Mondays & Fridays:  9:00am – 12:00pm 

NEW TIME: WEDNESDAY’S:  12:30pm – 2:30pm

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

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

Sign up to play at this website. Walk-ups are welcome too!!



Location: The Hut, 413 Johnston Drive

Monday – Instructor:  Linda LaSalle

5:00pm - 5:25pm – Strength & Tone
This 25 minute exercise class will vary from doing sets, circuits, and/or endurance type exercises using dumbbells, bands, balls, and/or your own body weight.  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 - 6:15pm – Integrated Hatha Yoga –Ideal for the beginner- to -the intermediate student.  It will incorporate some Tai Chi along with some Restorative and Fit moves.  Bring your mat or use one of ours and join us for Sun or Moon Salutation.

Thursday – Instructor:  Dr. Rachel Thiel

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

5:30pm - 6:15pm - Swastha Yoga

Each yoga class is designed to balance body & mind. An ideal space for those curious about yoga and anyone interested in balance and flexibility. The instructor will guide you to meet your body where it is without forcing poses beyond your flexibility.

Cost:  $5 drop in fee

For more info please contact Linda LaSalle at


 Pineville’s 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. (6:00PM– 7:00PM)

FIRST WEEK FREE /Cost:  Single Rate: $12 per class/ Weekly Rate: $30 / 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 or email at




Pineville Lake Park

1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville NC 28134

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

Please contact for more details!