Fitness, Family & Festivities

nov-14-prby Heather Wood

Step Right Up… and join us with your son(s) to spend some quality time at our mustache-themed Mother Son Game Night with carnival flair!  Our unique mustache theme is all about the stache – pencil, fu manchu and handlebar, just to name a few.  Join us on Saturday, November 8, at Kernersville Parks and Recreation Community Center from 6:30pm – 8:30pm for blacklight bingo, laser tag, mobile video game theatre, Dance Revolution and carnival games.  We will also enjoy pizza, popcorn, and light refreshments.  A photo wall will be on hand with party props to cherish the moment.  This is a sure winner!  Don’t “shave” this party for later; invite your friends for the fun, games, and silliness.  Tickets are on sale now at

Looking for ways to stay fit during the winter months?  KPRD has many on-going programs that are sure to keep you busy and fit, while still having fun!  Dance Fit Divas is a mobile fitness company that inspires women to journey through life with faith, fitness, and fun!  Dance Fit Divas currently teaches both Zumba and Devoted Christian Fitness/Zumba Toning combo classes.  Join us every Wednesday, Thursday (6:00pm) and every other Saturday (9:30am) for an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

Have you heard of PiYo?  PiYo is a high-intensity inspired workout for a new-kind-of-strong.  PiYo has taken the very best Pilates and Yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training all at once.  PiYo packs it all into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass as you are burning crazy calories.  Join Jessica each Tuesday & Thursday starting November 6, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Community Center.

Jessica is also offering an R.I.P.P.E.D. Fitness class at a new time on each Monday starting at 5:30pm.  R.I.P.P.E.D. is a plateau proof fitness formula that masterfully combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometric, endurance, and diet.  If you are looking to lose weight, increase metabolism, sculpt sexy lean muscles, improve cardio vascular energy and strength performance, you have come to the right place. For more details visit our website at or call 336-996-3062.

Do you prefer a low impact sport?  Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered.  It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  Pickleball is currently held Tuesday (6:30pm), Monday & Wednesday (12:00pm) at the Fourth of July park tennis courts.  If the weather is unfavorable the sport is hosted indoors at the Kernersville YMCA.

Interested in a personal fitness coach?  Anna Carter has been a fitness coach for over 16 years, helping people lose weight, tone up, build muscle, and train for sports performance and event training.  Anna has been a consultant nationally and internationally in the fitness industry; teaching fitness and nutrition seminars to trainers and instructors worldwide.  Anna has a Master’s degree in exercise physiology from UNC-Chapel Hill and now is an adjunct instructor at Greensboro College.  Anna offers an evening small group personal training/boot camp style fitness class at the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening at 6:30pm.  Anyone of any fitness level is welcome to join!  Workouts are created with all participants in mind and are modified as needed for someone with an injury to someone who is training for an event.  Contact Anna Carter for more information at, 336-847-6921 or visit her website at  Mention this article and receive a one-time discount to try a class!

Just in time for the holidays, Kernersville Parks & Recreation invites you to give the gift of health and well-being by registering for a class for yourself or your family.  Our programs promote healthy habits and provide opportunities for positive growth and life-long learning—the perfect gift for everyone you care about.  Be sure to check out our upcoming winter 2015 Leisure Guide early next month to see what we have to offer and give the gift of recreation this season!

This time of the year, many businesses begin crunching numbers and thinking about where advertising dollars will be best used.  As passionate professionals, it is our strong belief that the services and programs provided through Parks and Recreation are critical component to the high quality of life in our community.  Kernersville is a desirable, safe, and fun place to live and work, largely due to the well-maintained parks, facilities, organized special events that produce special memories, and opportunities to meet new people and socialize through structured and drop-in programs.  All these things combined create a sense of place, or community belonging and connection.

Local businesses and organized groups are also a major component of community by providing a multitude of benefits including employment opportunities, economic stability, and oftentimes charitable contributions.  It is our goal to foster symbiotic relationships that both help our department sustain the programs and services that residents expect and appreciate, as well as provide new marketing channels for your business to reach your target audience.

Kernersville Parks and Recreation is committed to working with you.  If you or your business is interested in sponsoring any of our upcoming 2015 events, leagues, or programs please contact Heather Wood, Marketing & Community Relations Specialist at 336-996-6421 for more information.  On behalf of the entire KPRD staff, we would like to thank the businesses who continue to support us and allow us to offer quality events and programs in our community.


Upcoming Events:

Kernersville Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 6, 7pm at Harmon Park

The Kernersville Wedding Fair
Saturday, January 10, 11:00am-3:00pm
at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden


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