The inviting atmosphere in the fitness area and the camaraderie in the group fitness classes are what set us apart. We strive to create enjoyable fitness opportunities for every member of the family, young and old. Our knowledgeable staff will keep you abreast of the latest in fitness trends and research. It is our purpose to pass that knowledge on to the participants so that they too may become better educated on how to take care of their physical health. Check out our brochure for classes on martial arts, nutrition, athletic conditioning, and various fitness events.
The City of Apache Junction welcomes participation by people with disabilities in all programs, sites, and facilities. For more information about accessibility contact us at 480-474-5240 or or visit www.apachejunctionaz.gov/ada.
Group Fitness Class Information
Due to COVID19 fitness class reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance by calling the MGC at 480-474-5240.
The MGC offers a variety of group fitness classes designed for participants 14 and older. Children 11-13 years wishing to attend the fitness class must be accompanied by a participating adult; please speak with the instructor prior to the start of the class. Some classes are so popular that they fill quickly.
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My Park = My Gym
Get to know our city parks and trail systems by taking part in the Park2Park Fitness Challenge. Each month a different park will be highlighted with a challenge for you to complete on your own. Run, walk and hike your way through the city parks and see how they can become your outdoor gym! Challenge runs November – February; last day to register is Jan. 6th. Tracking booklets and challenge instructions are available for pick up at the Multi-Generational Center on November 1st.
Fitness Exploration for Homeschoolers
This fitness class incorporates a variety of physical activities that will encourage homeschooled kids to live active lifestyles and build healthy habits. Activities will include but aren't limited to: games, sport introductions, strength training, coordination and cardiovascular exercises. The possibilities for fitness FUN are endless!
Fall into Fitness Trail Run
Join the Parks and Rec staff for a morning run/walk on the desert trails behind the MGC. Enjoy the views of the Superstitions as you weave through the desert trails. Choose between 2 distances, 2 or 4 miles. Trail is stroller friendly. This event is free and open to all ages!
Pretty in Pink Dance Party
The Fitness Staff at the MGC are hosting a Pretty in Pink Dance Party to benefit breast cancer research and education. All ages are welcome to participate in the hour and a half long Zumba Dance Party. There will be prizes for all and a raffle for those that donate. There is no fee for attending the Pretty in Pink Dance Party, however, donations are encouraged. 100% of the donations will be donated to breast cancer research. Be sure to wear your best pink for the dance party!
Fitness in the Park
Join us Friday mornings January – March at the Multigenerational Center for a staff led trail walk. Time TBD.
Fit Families Programs
Girls On the Run®
Heart & Sole
Heart & Sole is a part of the Girls on the Run® (GOTR) program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The program combines training for a 5k running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and curriculum-based lessons on themes such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer pressure, making healthy decisions and contributing to the community. Heart & Sole is designed for 6th- 8th grade girls and will be held at the MGC, culminating in a season ending 5k Run/Walk.
If you are interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.gotrmc.org.