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Fitness & Wellness

Recreation Center Fitness & Wellness Services

The services of a licensed massage therapist are available by appointment. For appointments and pricing, contact Jasmin Watts at (864) 407-5329 or John Wanto at (864) 941-6472.

The services of a licensed personal trainer available by appointment.  For appointments and pricing, contact Howie Mclasky at (717) 887-8584 howiemcl@yahoo.com 

Gift cards are available.

Recreation Center Fitness & Wellness Programs

The Savannah Lakes Village Recreation Center offers a variety of classes for a healthier you. This is a schedule of activities and a brief summary of each class. Select two, three or as many as you like, to help you reach your wellness and fitness goals.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. For more information, call the Recreation Center front desk at (864) 391-4180 Option 1.

Water-Based Fitness Programs

Basic Water Aerobics

Monday- Saturday: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

This low/moderate aquatic fitness class is aimed at beginners through advanced aquatic exercisers. The programming is designed scientifically to train in the water for activities on land and to re-achieve and maintain a good level of physical functioning particularly for activities of daily living. The programming is designed according to principles of exercise science for continual improvements in cardiovascular capacity; in joint flexibility and range of motion; in core muscular strength; in fasciae and muscle toning; in posture, gait and balance — achieved through the natural transfers of power through dynamic muscle action chaining and in learning good bio-mechanical form in a hydro-dynamic environment. We do individual and partner work, group games, and some dances slowed down to water speed. Equipment needed: aquatic shoes and gloves. 

Intermediate/Advanced Water Aerobics

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

This class consists of a short warmup, cardiovascular workout using water buoys and noodles, strengthening and toning exercises, stretching and balance exercises. The class is suitable for moderately active beginners and is a great way to exercise and tone your muscles while being kind to your joints. If you are no stranger to exercise, you can begin a level. Jump-start your mornings, and you’ll feel great the rest of the day.

Land Aerobics

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Land aerobics is designed to include all four types of exercise – aerobics, strength, stretching and balance, all in a one-hour session.  After a short warmup and some stretching, you begin the aerobics component. This portion starts with movements that involve only some of the major muscle groups, then increases in intensity to include all major muscle groups. All movements can be done as low impact or stationary exercises. This means that you will have one foot on the ground at all times (no jumping). This segment is designed to increase your exercise capacity (amount of oxygen consumed in one minute). Once you have increased your heart rate, you move on to strength and balance. Biceps and triceps curls, standing on toes, hip flexion and extension, knee flexion and extension, and side leg raises are some of the strength exercises that you do. You can do these with or without weights. For balance, you stand on one foot for an extended period of time. Why balance exercises? Studies have shown that they substantially reduce your chances of falling. Finally, you do push-ups and abdominal exercises. You finish the hour with stretching and cooling-down movements. A person who weighs 150 pounds will have burned approximately 400 calories, “walked” several miles, and revved up their metabolism rate for several hours. Are you ready?

Stretch and Tone

Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This class consists of about 20 minutes of stretching and toning exercises while sitting in a chair. It was designed specifically for people who are not able to kneel or get down on the floor. We do about 30 minutes of upper body work with weights. Individuals select the weight that is right for them. We have participants who use no weights right up to those who use eight- or 10-pound weights. We usually have approximately five minutes of cardio exercise at some point during the class. This is a great class for everyone because you only do what you can.


Tuesday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday:  8:30 a.m.

Yoga is user-friendly. Nearly anyone, at any fitness level, and with a wide range of personal and fitness goals, can benefit from beginning a yoga practice. Short on flexibility? Something as simple as standing up straight can be considered a yoga pose. All you have to do is plant your feet on the floor, bring your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and ears into vertical alignment and breathe … Mountain Pose. Becoming mindful of your body, while maintaining deep, steady abdominal breathing, is the heart of yoga. The more complex the pose, the harder you have to work, both mentally and physically to stay aligned. You simply must relax and breathe. Yoga can reduce stress, aid in digestion, improve flexibility and joint mobility, which, in turn, improves posture. The yoga classes offered at the Recreation Center also strengthen and tone the core muscles. These are just some of the benefits of yoga. Yoga can help ease your aches, pains, and stiffness. If you suffer from sciatic nerve or other back issues, yoga can help.

Chair & Balance Yoga

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Chair Yoga does not require floor work and is suitable for everyone at any health or fitness level. Not everyone can get up and down off the floor easily making traditional yoga classes difficult. With the help of a chair anyone can practice yoga with the same benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility and strength. Chair Yoga is recommended for those with arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, post-op rehabilitation, or limited mobility.

Fit & Strong

Dates for Fit & Strong classes are announced seasonally.  Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. when offered.

Fit &  Strong focuses on cardio conditioning, building muscle tissue, strengthening skeletal system, and training the body for movement in everyday life. We begin each class with a warm up that leads into a series of cardio and strength moves that increase in intensity, followed by core strength building, and a cool down stretch. Workout is done standing, using a chair, and on the floor.  This class will focus on cardio and strength interval training presented in the Tabata style.  There has been much research conducted on the benefits of interval training for older adults with dramatic positive results. 

Tai Chi

Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

The mysterious martial art of the East Chin-na System (a subset of Tai Chi) includes a 14-form beginner's system to bring all of the benefits you've heard that Tai Chi offers such as balancecoordination, and reduced risk of falling.

Line Dancing

Dates for Line Dancing classes are announced seasonally.  Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. when offered.

Line Dancing is a great combination of low-intensity exercise and fun! Everyone will enjoy learning some of the newest and, of course, your favorite line dance steps in addition to getting some great exercise. 

Shag Dance

Dates for Shag Dance classes are announced seasonally.  

The legendary partnered dance of the south is fun to learn. Within a few lessons you'll be dancing Shag to today's popular music (or old-time beach music). 

Table Tennis

Try table tennis. It’s a moderate form of exercise and fun. Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.


The leagues will be held in the Spring and Fall. Dates and times are announced seasonally.

League is for four-person teams with 12 teams maximum per day. Please call or sign up in the registration book at Recreation Center. If you do not have a full team, please sign up and we will attempt to place you with another twosome. This league is designed for a social and fun fall activity. Bocce is open to all types of players, from beginners to more advanced.

Tennis Programs

Always a popular sport, the game is a great way to stay in shape, both physically and mentally. Tennis may be played on either the clay or hard courts by scheduling a time at the Recreation Center front desk. Or, you may take advantage of scheduled play days. Tennis times vary with the seasons, weather conditions, etc. Call the Recreation Center for the latest times.

Pickleball Programs

Pickleball is a sport that combines the skills of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is played with a paddle similar to table tennis, but larger, and a wiffle ball. Anyone can play this sport. The court is about half the size of a tennis court and can be played indoors or outdoors. You only get points if you are serving, and the game is won when you reach 11 points. It is one of the fastest-growing activities in America. Pickleball can be a social game or leagues can be developed to play more competitively. This sport is very good for hand/eye coordination, balance, and memory. Pickleball is a fun activity with no experience required and easily learned. The Recreation Center also has equipment needed to participate that you are welcome to borrow. For additional Information on pickleball, visit the official national website at www.usapa.org

Everything Else...

Whatever you're into, you're likely to find like-minded friends who enjoy the same things gathering around those hobbies and activities at the Recreation Center. From needle arts and the quilt club to mah jongg to card game groups like bridge, canasta, and euchre, our Recreation Center calendar is chock full of groups and events.

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