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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.

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  • Fitness Center Hours
  • Pool Hours
  • Membership Types and Dues
  • Guest Policy
  • Holiday Hours
  • Group Exercise Summer Schedule
  • Policies
  • General Rules
  • Programs and Activities
  • Jr. Gym Fees and Info
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Center Hours Pool 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.

    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.

    NOTE: During regular fall/spring semesters, accredited classes take precedence on the use of all facilities and equipment from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Holiday hours:

    The Parks Fitness Center will be 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

    The Parks Fitness Center will be on a modified schedule (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) from Dec. 26-30.

    It will re-open with regular hours on Jan. 2

    Please call the Parks Fitness Center at (903) 983-8631 for more information.


    Membership Types and Dues

    Our memberships are available to students, faculty and the public.

    Single $37 per month
    Family $47 per month
    Senior (65 or older) $20
    One-day Visit $5 per day
    Part-Time KC Student $20 per month
    KC Student Family $20 per month


    Membership dues are non-refundable.



    Guest Policy

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


    Policies

    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.


    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.

    Jr. Gym Fees and Info

    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). $3
    Jr. Gym hours of operation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

    Personal Trainers:

    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.

    Group exercise schedule (PRINTABLE SCHEDULE)

    TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
    9 AM

    Water Aerobics
    with Nancy

     

    Water Aerobics
    with Nancy

     

    Water Aerobics
    with Nancy

    1 PM Zumba
    with Carmen
      Zumba
    with Carmen
      Zumba
    with Carmen
    5:15 PM Step
    with Jean
    MusclePump
    with Jean
    Kickboxing
    with Jean
    MusclePump
    with Jean
     
    5:30 PM

     

     

     

    Spin Class
    with Farrah

     

    6 PM  

    Zumba
    with Connie

     

    Zumba
    with Connie

     
    6:30 PM Spin Class
    with Farrah
           

    WATER AEROBICS: A GREAT CLASS THAT IS LOW IMPACT AND SOOTHING FOR THE MUSCLES, JOINTS, AND ORTHOPEDIC REHABILITION. 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. THIS CLASS IS 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.  CLASS USES FREE WEIGHTS AND RESISTANCE BAND TRAINING AND TARGETS UPPER AND LOWER BODY AND ABDOMINALS.

    KICK BOXING: 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.

    » Contact Information


    Phone: (903) 983-8631
    Location: James M. Parks Fitness Center (FC)


    5-24-2013

     

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