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Make 2018 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being!

If you are planning ways to improve your life in the coming year, you’re among the roughly 45 percent of U.S. adults who make New Year’s resolutions. While resolutions run the gamut from saving more money to becoming a better person, polls show that every year, some of the most popular are health & wellness resolutions. From losing weight to getting fit, when thinking about turning over a new leaf, health issues are a high priority.

Pineville Parks and Recreation offers citizens endless opportunities to achieve your fitness and wellness goals at our indoor/outdoor walking tracks, playgrounds, gym, racquetball court, 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: 

Be more active. Add 10 or 15 minutes of activity to your day. It could be by taking the stairs or taking a brief walk during lunch or exercising a few minutes before your shower every morning. A mere 10 to 15 minutes a day would add up to a big part of the recommended guideline of 150 minutes a week.

Eat healthier. Add one serving of a fruit or vegetable to every meal. You can’t have too many fruits and vegetables. Another goal would be to fill half your plate at each meal with fruits and vegetables instead of meats, grains or dairy. Fruits and veggies are fewer calories than most other foods.

Get more sleep. If you frequently get less than 7 or 8 hours of sleep, try this: add 10 minutes of extra sleep to your day each month until you work up to an hour more. Sufficient sleep is not just important to your health, it can help reduce stress, improve your moods and sharpen your thinking.


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.)

NEW HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday the Center opens at 6:00AM !!!

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 GymResidents 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.

Mondays will be for Pineville Residents ONLY (No Guests)


CARDIO Funk with Lem Houston!

Now offered at the Belle Johnston Community Center – GYM!

Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30

Saturdays – TBA – like Lem Houston on facebook to keep up with Saturday classes!

Cost: $5

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!


Charlotte Adventure Bootcamp

People of all fitness levels, sizes, and ages are getting great results with this Boot Camp! Maybe you are looking to tone up, trim down, lose weight, and build muscle or all of these!  If you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast or tired of the same routine, Charlotte Adventure Boot Camp has the program for you!  To register and find out further information please visit

Location: Lake Park – 1000 Johnston Dr. Pineville

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 am M/W/F Women Only

Silver Sneakers

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

Silver Sneakers members are free, non-members can pay $5/class. 

Contact Lorraine Haynes at 678-575-0152





9:15 – Balance/Strength

9:30 - Strength/Balance

9:15 – Balance/Strength

9:30 - Strength/Balance

10:10 - Stretch

10:20 - Cardio

10:10 - Stretch

10:20 - Cardio

11:00 - Zumba Gold

11:10 - Stretch

11:00 - Zumba Gold




    Yoga at the Hut

Days:  Mondays @ 5:30pm

Cost:  $5 drop in fee

Instructors;  Linda LaSalle


Ashtanga YOGA Class to control

 Mind

 Body

 soul     

Place: Pineville Lake Park (stage)

1000 Johnston drive, 


Day and Time: Every Sunday

7am - 8am 

Price: $5 drop in                       

Contact: Lakshmi Kumar at 

(704) 307 - 3133) or email

Come experience the power of yoga through asanas, breathing and meditation from RYT 200 hr. certified Yoga instructor with over a decade of experience in practice and teaching.

“Yoga is the journey, Of the self, Through the self, and To the self”

- The Bhagavad Gita 




Jack Hughes Park

513 Main Street, Pineville NC 28134

Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays @ 4:30am & 5:45am


Pineville Lake Park

1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville NC 28134

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:30am, 5:15pm & 6:30pm

Fridays @ 9:30am & 5:15pm


Please contact or 704-648-6324 for more details!


Essential Oils are a wonderful way to manage your health and keep you youthful!

Come join us for a fun, informative, discussion to learn all about essential oils and how to choose and use them safely. 

Essential oils can help with MANY things, here are a few:

    • Relieve stress and anxious feelings
    • Improve digestive & respiratory issues
    • Slow aging process and lighten wrinkles and scars
    • Soothe head and neck tension
    • Provide relief to aching muscles and sore joints
    • Support weight management and reduce cravings
    • Uplift mood and minimize negative thoughts
    • Strengthen your immune system
    • Sleep and relaxation
    • First aid needs
    • Cleaning without chemicals

Feel free to invite friends & family to register:

* Enjoy Essential Oil infused beverages and samples


Saturday, Jan. 13 (1:30pm-2:30pm) / Tuesday, Jan. 23rd (6:30pm-7:30pm)

Cost:  Free


Youth Classes and Activities

Open Gym

 For Ages:  5 years old and under

 Meet new friends and join the fun at the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym. 

 We will provide plenty of things to play with and climb on, in, around and over.

 Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm

 Come play with us, it’s free! This is a parent supervised activity.




Mid-South Fencers Charlotte Metro – Olympic-style fencing

We will have a FREE class on Thursday January 4th for anyone interested in learning fencing.  For more information, please contact Marcus at (704) 207-4321 or visit:    for more information.

Mid-South Fencers Charlotte Metro teaches Olympic –style fencing in a fun, exciting, and supportive atmosphere specialized in saber. Equiptment is included in the class cost. Open fencing will be included afterwards. Classes will be held in the Belle Johnston Community Center Gym.

Dates:  Thursdays – Jan. 11th – March 1st  (8 weeks)

Time:  6:15pm – 7:45pm

Ages:  7 - Adult

Cost:  8 weeks - $150.00/ $50.00 discount for a second family member or spouse

Pineville Resident get a 10% discount (with proof of residency)

Classes are taught and led by Mark Lattimore and Marcus Crow.  Mark Lattimore grew up in Charlotte and was a NCAA runner–up and two-time All American saber fencer at UNC Chapel Hill. Marcus Crow was a four year varsity fencer at UNC Chapel Hill and a two-time NCAA Championship participant. Both instructors are former assistant coaches with the UNC varsity fencing team.


Champions In Motion (980-237-4738) or

Location: Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive)     

Registration & First Class:  Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - Registration is 15 minutes before class time.
Class Times:              Class: 5:30-6:15pm   new students

                              Class: 6:15-7:00pm   returning yellow and green belts

                        Class: 7:00-7:30pm   specialty class

                                    Class: 7:30-8:15pm   blue belts and up
Class Dates:  February 7th – May 30th
Class Duration: 17 weeks

Cost:  $10 Registration Fee and $7 per class (paid weekly


Location: Belle Johnston Community Center (1000 Johnston Drive)

Registration & First Class: Thursday, Feb. 8th, 2018 - Registration is 15 minutes before class time.
Class Times:              Class: 6:00-6:45 pm        ages 4-6

                       Class: 6:45-7:30 pm        ages 7-9

                        Class: 7:30-8:15 pm       ages 10-12

                        Class 8:15-9:00 pm        ages 13 & up

Class Dates: February 8th – May 31st
Class Duration: 17 weeks                                                                                                                                                                          Cost: $10 Registration Fee and $7 per class (paid weekly)



Pineville Parks and Recreation is offering FREE Open Gym Pickleball on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm!!!

NEW TIME: MONDAYS 3:30pm - 6:30pm

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!!


Youth for Change - Determined Divas/Goodfellas 

 Dec. 29th and Jan. 12th & 26th and Feb. 23rd

We are equipping today's Youth with the necessary tools to navigate the diverse challenges they face daily. Urban Youth are in crisis, we can no longer afford to treat non-traditional issues with traditional solutions. 

The program serves youth ages 11-16. During this program the youth play basketball and participate in life skill activities and are always treated to a hearty meal.

The program meets 2 times per month at the Belle Johnston Community Center on select Fridays from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. 

Program Wish list: Life Navigators- Adults who have overcome obstacles in their own life and are willing to share their story and time 2 times per month for a total of 6 hours per month.

Youth for Change introduces Courtney Harris Davis who has over 20 years of experience empowering youth. Beginning in Oct. she will be facilitating a step team coupled with life skills for girls 11-15 call 980-430-0750 for more info and to sign up!

Donations Needed

This group runs on sponsors and donations.  We feed the group each time they meet, so anything would help. If you would like to donate to this organization, please contact Beverly Jackson at 980-430-0750,  or make a donation at the community center.  Thanks so much!

$13,000 is needed for a trip to the Smithsonian African American Museum in DC July 8th - 10th.

Contact Beverly J. Jackson for more info or to help: 980-430-0750


FREE College Planning

“KICK-OFF the New Year with FREE College Planning from an actual admissions expert! Dale Price, Founder of Access College America, will be at the Belle Johnston Community Center on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:30pm-to-7:30pm presenting the latest in college trends with tips and suggestions to help your family prepare, apply & achieve!

  • Want to know the BEST websites for scholarship searches?
  • Parents, what is your role in the college search? How can you best assist your child?
  • Students learn what is the MOST important part of the college application and how to BEST position themselves!
  • …Plus so much more!

DON’T MISS OUT! For questions, contact Dale Price at or 980-474-1281. Visit See you there!”

Dale Price, MBA

Founder + Owner l Access College America

Los Angeles & Charlotte

O.: 980.474.1281  C/txt: 310.435.8843

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Discover the Arts through 

Pineville Parks and Recreation


 Join Abrakadoodle – Remarkable Art Education and Travel the World We'll travel the world to find interesting, creative art forms. Our view of the world takes us to ancient Egypt to create an Egyptian mummy and to France to study the artistic style of Pierre Bonnard who creates a warm and tranquil view of the countryside looking out windows. Then we are off to the high seas to create waves and ocean waters in the style of Winslow Homer. We learn about a Portuguese artist's musical inspiration for her abstract art. We have some whimsical fun hearing a poem about a woman who swallowed a fly as we create flies and other 3-D art forms.

Session 1 – Mondays, January 8 – 29th and Session 2 – Mondays, Feb 5 – 26th

Doodlers (1st – 5th grade) 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Class fee:  $30 for session 1 (Residents will receive a 10% discount on class fee) Materials Fee:  $8 per session for the January Session (3 classes)

Class fee:  $40 for session 2 (Residents will receive a 10% discount on class fee) Materials Fee:  $10 per session for the February Session (4 classes)

For more information contact:

Michelle de Beus at 704.684.4799 or


Pottery Classes

CLAY/GLAZE Classes at the Belle Johnston Community Center this Fall/Winter

Adults 18 or older can join us in the craft room to make a seasonal themed clay project one week and then come back the next week to glaze!

Cost: $30 (per session) includes all materials/kiln firings/glazes!

No experience no worries - instructors walk you through step by step. Experienced? Come make your own ideas!

Come join us on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Session 1:  Feb. 1 & 8

Session 2:  March 1 & 8

Session 3:  April 5 & 12

Session 4:  May 3 & 10

Contact Rick at to sign up.



Held at the Belle Johnston Community Center this Fall! Students - 1st - 5th grades can join us in the craft room to make a seasonal themed clay project week one and then return the next week to glaze! Come join us from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. Cost per session: $25 includes all materials/kiln firings/glazes! No experience no worries - instructors walk you through step by step. To sign up or ask questions, please call or email Rick Crowley – 704-618-2222 

Sessions will be held on Mondays

Session 1 – Feb.  5th & 12th

Session 2 - March 12th & 19th

Session 3:  April 9th & 16th

Session 4: May 14th & 21st 


Kids are invited to Pineville Parks and Recreation for FREE

Fall/Winter Holiday Themed Clay Workshops!

Wet Clay Creations fired in the kiln at the Belle Johnston Community Center!

These events are limited to the first 20 students (1st - 5th grade), per FREE workshop!

We supply everything needed but you have to register to attend - no walk ups are

accepted due to space restrictions! Please choose only one date per child/children.

Register at

For more info please call 704-618-2222 or email at

Dates & Times:

Session 1:  Friday, March 2 (7:00pm – 8:30pm)

Session 2: Friday, May 4 (7:00pm - 8:30pm)


Home School Clay Classes

Home Schoolers age 7+ invited to join us to hand-build, use a potter’s wheel

& glazes to make seasonal clay projects!

Cost:  $70 for each 4 week session 10% sibling & multi class discounts.

 All classes on Mondays 9:30am-11:00am

Session 1:  Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 2:  March 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 3:  April 9, 16, 23, 30

Session 4:  May 7, 14, 21, 29


Questions @



Masterpieces By You

Paint your own masterpiece with instructor Sharon Csiszer. All classes will be held in the craft room.  

The maximum number of participants -10

 Pricing:  Cost: $10.00 resident of Pineville/ $15.00 non-resident

Next class will be in March! 



42nd Annual Senior Citizens Valentines Banquet

Date:  Friday, February 9th at 6:00pm

Location:  Belle Johnston Community Center Gym

Entertainment:  Java Band (Bring your dancing shoes!)

Dinner:  Beef Tips over rice, Broccoli & Cheese Casserole, Garden Salad, Rolls, & Dessert 

We will be raffling off 30 Visa Gift Cards! 

You must be a Pineville Resident to attend this FREE event.  All senior residents 60 years old and over must call 704-889-2400 to make a reservation to attend the banquet by Friday February 2nd at 5:00pm. 

Due to limited seating and to avoid duplicate reservations, please register for yourself and a spouse only when you call.


The Pineville Players present Four Weddings and an Elvis.

Show Dates: 

February 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th at 7:30pm  

Feb. 18th & 25th at 2:00pm

Tickets $15

LOCATION:  The Hut, 413 Johnston Drive, Pineville

Reserve your tickets NOW. We cannot guarantee seats will be available at the door.

Call the Belle Johnston Community Center 704-889-2400 (Mon-Fri) 8am to 5pm or come by the Belle Johnston Community Center, 1000 Johnston Dr. Pineville, NC 28134

NIGHT OF THE SHOW *RESERVED TICKETS: We do not mail out hard tickets. You will check in at the front door of the Hut.

*If paying at the door, we recommend arriving 30 minutes early to purchase tickets at the door.

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Due to popularity of Field trips offered by Pineville Parks & Recreation, we will sign up Pineville residents for the first 2 weeks. If there are any seats left we will then open it up to non-residents.

The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show celebrates 58 years of ushering in spring.  Experience gardens filled with flowers, chic designer rooms and exhibits focusing on the best in landscaping, building, remodeling and decorating, all located under one roof. Each year the Garden Showcase selects a theme that inspires the imagination of the talented landscapers, nurserymen, and designers creating the Garden Showcase. Stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens alive with color and all the blooms and scents springtime has to offer.  Discover stylish designer rooms filled with the newest ideas, accessories and furniture to inspire.  

When:  Friday, Feb. 23rd
Time:  We will leave the center at 8:30am, stop for breakfast, back around 3:30pm

Cost:  $9.00