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Exercise Classes

Fort Ritchie Community Center is proud to offer a variety of exercise classes. Through our team of highly qualified instructors and state-of-the-art equipment, each class will provide a unique and fulfilling exercise experience.

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Class Descriptions

Half & Half

Half and Half is a class with 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength exercises. The cardio portion can be STEP aerobics, Cardio Kick Boxing, or a surprise cardio exercise developed by the instructor.

Mix It Up

Mix It Up is Instructors choice. The participant is in for a surprise; normally this class will be an hour of cardio and strength training combined using a variety of apparatus; balls, bands, barbell work, medicine balls and free weights.

Let's Move

Let's Move is a 30-minute freestyle dance-based fitness class that will get your heart pumping and your body moving!

Pickup Sports

The Community Center offers pickup sports during set times for anyone to join in on the fun. These are completely free to members and are open to all skill levels. non members can join in on the fun by purchasing one of our guest passes. Currently offered sports include: Volleyball, Pickleball, and Basketball.


Pilates is a form of exercise emphasizing the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to support efficient, graceful movement. It was developed by Joseph Pilates and is also known as the Pilates Method. In this 1 hour class, it is mostly mat work, but there is also incorporation of the exercise ball, bands, light weights, and TRX straps.


PiYo is set up like a cardio class, designed to burn calories and make you sweat by combining the strengthening benefits of Pilates with the flexibility-enhancing effects of yoga!


Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and  welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.

RX Rip

RX Rip will strengthen your entire body in only 60 minutes! It targets all major muscle groups by using exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. Steps, bars and hand weights have been specifically designed to reduce transition time and aid in muscle isolation.

Rip & Bands

This 60-minute workout will use mini bands and weights to activate, recruit, and sculpt the muscles in the posterior chain and boost your athletic performance, balance, strength, and help you sculpt your bottom half.

Senior Sweat

Senior sweat class is a 30 minute class with a variety of strength, cardio, and stretching exercises. The class is held every Tuesday and Thursday. During this class you will train for strength and cardio with aerobic exercises, balance and agility training and stretch using chairs, weights, exercise and medicine balls, bands, and TRX straps. It may be a senior class, but all are welcome.


Introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath.  Yoga is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of Hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format.


Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves.

Classes prove a great way to meet people and get in shape at the Fort Ritchie Community Center. For more information, consult the calendar page or contact the Community Center at (301) 241-5085.

Members pay $3 per class, non-members pay $7 per class.

Senior members pay $2 per class, senior non-members pay $5 per class.

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