Get Physical at Clayton’s Recreation Centers!

Which Clayton Recreation Center do you go to?

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One of the things that I love about my neighborhood is its local recreation center. I’ve taken classes at a couple of different locations and found the experience comparable to any chain workout facility, sans the contract and monthly fees.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that our recreation centers offered a lot more than fitness classes. Also available are student tutoring, classes teaching nutrition, word processing, Internet usage, martial arts and various dance courses. There are family events such as a beach luau, game nights, various social clubs and a huge assortment of opportunities for senior citizens. If you’re into nature, you can enjoy programs such as canoeing, fishing and gardening. Several more classes than what’s listed here are available, and many free of charge.

“Exercise is not just physical to me, it’s mental as well,” says certified personal trainer “Ms. Ann” Wilkerson, who teaches several exercise classes at the Jim Huie location and runs their boot camp. “I began the No Excuse Fitness Boot Camp to teach others how to mentally and physically change emotional eating into exercising,” says Wilkerson. “The system is so awesome that I lost five pounds during my first week.” The benefits of this six week intense training include improving endurance, adopting a new way of eating, strength training, weight loss and formulating a diet plan. Call Ms. Ann at (678) 887-3833 for details.

Rec center classes are offered via five and six week sessions throughout the year. The nice thing about Clayton’s rec centers is you can either pay for an entire session or $3 for each individual class attended. The next session begins May 18 and Ms. Ann’s Boot Camp begins May 21.

Do you patronize your local recreation center? If so, which location and what do you like about it? Vote for your rec center in today’s poll listed above!

9 comments Add your comment

Annie Duke fan

May 11th, 2009
7:55 pm

I’ve been to Jim Huie before and its nice but get more out of LA Fitness at Southlake mall. They’ve got more equipment (that works)it’s worth paying for. I use the pool at Jim Huie and that’s real nice much better than LA Fitness.

Oh please

May 12th, 2009
10:23 am

I used to work at the Lundquist Aquatic Center, and boy can I believe those poll results. Let me point out that Jim Huie is the fitness side and Lundquist Aquatic Center is the pool. Mr. Dotson and all of his employees do an excellent job and if you haven’t taken the time to familiarize yourself with that particular center, then I highly recommend it!


May 12th, 2009
10:21 pm

The center in Rex is great. I visit friends there and everyone is nice, helpful, and polite. The center is clean and well cared for. I wish this had been here in Rex when we lived here and my children had had the facitlities they have. We had nothing and these are fab….parents sign your kids up for after school time, and recreation. These folks are great.
Recreation and these kind of facilities will make a difference in our kids life.

Great Facilities

May 14th, 2009
7:48 pm

Carl Rhodenizer have great “Great Facilities”. However, I think the directors of all the facilities could be more creative and get maximum use out of the Basketball Courts with more inter-county league play. They can charge a small admission fee for the basketball games and money the facilities plenty money. However, that will require some “Prudent Thinking”!

Great Facilities

May 14th, 2009
7:49 pm

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May 18th, 2009
6:15 pm

This new superintendent Heatley, is being “SETUP”! Mark my word he’ll last ten months before the “Rich Administrators” in the Administration Building start screaming to CCEA & GAE about his demeanor. Then those same folk will threaten accreditation again! There will probably be no difference Man and the last Man in that office. The only difference is that Elgart appointed this one personally!


May 19th, 2009
8:07 am

last time my son and I went to the pool beside the justice center
there was crud all over the bottom of the pool, it was so nasty
I even swam up once and there was a weave floating on the surface.
we wont be going back


May 28th, 2009
4:19 pm

We started taking some of the Karate classes at Jim Huie. The instructors were wonderful. We stopped going however because the front desk attendants were generally rude and not helpful. On more than one occasion I would see them rolling eyes and huffing and puffing at patrons asking questions or registering. They didnt want to be bothered and once I was rubbed the wrong way we didn’t go back.

Jeffry Greenwood

June 14th, 2010
2:13 pm

If I had a buck for each time I came here… Superb read.