Parks Fitness Center

Live longer. Live better.

About the fitness Center:

The James. M. Parks Fitness Center at Kilgore College is committed to providing the best fitness facility in East Texas. Our superior staff and state-of-the-art equipment will meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Fitness Center Hours:

  • Monday -Thursday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8-11 a.m. for KC classes)
  • Friday: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (8-11 a.m. for KC classes)
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Pool Hours:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
  • Monday -Thursday: 3:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 3:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Fitness Center

Memberships and Dues
  • Full-Time KC Employee: Free
  • Full-Time KC Student: Free
  • Single: $37 per month
  • Family: $47 per month
  • Senior (65 or older): $20 per month
  • One-Day Visit: $5
  • Part-Time KC Student: $20 per month
  • KC Student Family: $20 per month
Group Exercise Classes

Water Aerobics: A great class that is low-impact and soothing for the muscles, joints and orthopedic rehabilitation. This class is wonderful for improving mobility, flexibility and strengthening muscles.

Step: A great cardiovascular workout with different combinations on the step, starting off easy and progressing to a more difficult level.  Fun for everyone!

Muscle Pump: This class targets every muscle group for leaner muscle mass and fat burn. Be stronger, have more endurance and better muscle tone. The class uses free weights and resistance band training and targets upper and lower body abdominals.

Kickboxing: This class is explosive and energetic, giving you powerful punches and kicks to music. Kickboxing gives you an overall conditioning of the body using boxing techniques and martial arts. This class can be challenging but allows you to work at your own pace.

Cardio Pump: This class combines intervals of cardio and strength training for a great comprehensive one-hour workout.

Cycling: Experience a total-body workout on an indoor stationary bike while completing an instructor-designed course of sprints, hills and flat roads.

Silver Circuit: A 30-minute circuit training workout specifically designed for our senior population.

Zumba: A cardio dance workout to a mix of Latin music.

Personal Training

Personal Trainers are available for hire at Parks Fitness Center. Personal Trainers are not employed by or agents of Kilgore College or Parks Fitness Center. In order to be trained in our facility you must have a current membership. Trainers who are accepting new clients leave their business cards and contact information at the front desk. All financial transactions for training take place between the individual client and their trainer and in no way involve Parks Fitness Center or Kilgore College.

Programs and Activities

Group Exercise: Aerobics is one of the most popular and beneficial forms of exercise. Parks Fitness Center offers a wide variety of classes ranging from water aerobics to kick boxing.

Basketball/Volleyball: A carpeted gym allows for basketball or volleyball year around. Pick-up games are available at various times.

Indoor Walking/Running Track: Parks Fitness Center offers a shock absorbing oval walking/running track for less impact during your workouts. The track is 1/14th of a mile (14 laps = one mile).

Tennis: The four courts are lighted for night play.

Swimming: An 25-meter indoor heated pool is available year around for swimming. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Weight Training: The Parks Fitness Center houses one of the largest weight rooms in East Texas. In addition to a free-weight area there is a 17-station Cybex VR/3area that allows for a complete body workout.

Racquetball: Three racquetball courts are available. Racquetballs and racquets are available at the front desk.

Cardiovascular Area: A cardiovascular area enables users to exercise on various types of equipment including "Elliptical " trainers, treadmills, stair steppers, air dyne bikes, recumbent bikes, etc.

Indoor Cycling Room: An exciting new addition to Parks Fitness Center is the indoor cycling room. Cycling classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are open to the public.

Junior Gym

Parks Fitness Center offers a supervised play area for ages 6-months to 10-years. Parents must be on-premise.

Jr. Gym One-Day Visit (6 months to 10 years old): $3

Jr. Gym Hours of Operation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Policies and Rules

Guest passes: Members are allowed four complimentary guests per year (must be registered at front desk). Non-members pay $5 per visit.

Liability: Parks Fitness Center will assume no responsibility for lost or stolen items or for accident or injury of any nature.

General Rules:

  • All members, non-members, and guests must check in at the front desk.
  • No food or drinks allowed past the lobby area.
  • All patrons must wear shirts and tennis shoes at all times while in the fitness center.
  • Children must be at least 13 years old to use cardiovascular equipment and 15 years old to be in the weight training area.
  • Those age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For information about Fitness Center:

Parks Fitness Center
(903) 983-8631