Fitness Programs

The inviting atmosphere in the fitness area and the camaraderie in the group fitness classes are what set us apart. We strive to create enjoyable fitness opportunities for every member of the family, young and old. Our knowledgeable staff will keep you abreast of the latest in fitness trends and research. It is our purpose to pass that knowledge on to the participants so that they too may become better educated on how to take care of their physical health. Check out our Citizen Brochure for classes on martial arts, nutrition, athletic conditioning, and various fitness events. 

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Accessibility


The City of Apache Junction welcomes participation by people with disabilities in all programs, sites, and facilities. For more information about accessibility contact us at 480-983-2181 or or visit www.ajcity.net/ada
 

Group Fitness Class Information
 

Fitness Class Schedule                     Meet our Instructors!
 

Fitness Area Amenities

  

  
  • State-of-the-art fitness equipment
  • Cardio machines-All new Life Fitness Equipment! Featuring Two Flex Striders!
  • Free weights
  • Circuit training equipment
  • Indoor running/walking track
  • Fitness Equipment Orientations
  • Kids Club available for 18 months and older; (days, times and fees vary)
Fitness Area Equipment List
 
FAQ'S Life Fitness Cardio Equipment  
 
Visit LF Connect to set up your account, and start tracking your progress, create your own workouts, and find work out buddies!
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Fit Families Program


Fit Families is a program designed to encourage and support families in spending more time together and making healthier life choices. It takes GREAT partners to make this program work! We have been very fortunate to have Lost Dutchman Marathon Inc. as a long time partner. You can find more information about our daily activities by visiting our Fit Families webpage.
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Fitness Exploration for Homeschoolers


This fitness class incorporates a variety of physical activities that will encourage homeschooled kids to live active lifestyles and build healthy habits. Activities will include but aren't limited to: games, sport introductions, strength training, coordination and cardiovascular exercises. The possibilities for fitness FUN are endless!
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Girls With Goals


Girls with Goals is a running program for high school aged girls that incorporates running, fitness, nutrition and topics that reflect on life transitions, peer pressure and college goals. The girls will compete in a 5k at the end of the session.
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Small Group Personal Training


If you are looking to lose weight, increase your strength or change your training routine, then Small Group Personal Training is for you! Small Group Personal Training is an effective way to increase your results, have a coach design your workouts, instruct correct form, and meet new people in a high energy environment. These sessions will give you the personalized attention you want and you get to work out your friends, family or people of similar fitness levels or goals.
Family Run Club

Family Run Club


Want to run together as a family but aren't sure how to get started? Our Fitness staff will give you running tips, nutrition information and set a course for you and your family on the beautiful desert trails at the MGC.
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Youth Fitness Classes


Check out our Fit Family Calendar for all of the latest fitness classes offered at the MGC!  Most of our fitness classes require an MGC membership ($16/month for youth) or a daily drop in fee ($3/day).
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Girls On the Run®


Girls on the Run® (GOTR)is a non-profit program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The program combines training for a 5k running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and curriculum-based lessons on themes such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer pressure, making healthy decisions and contributing to the community. Open to all 3rd-5th grade girls, this program will be held at the MGC and will culminate in a season ending 5k Run/Walk.  

 If you are interested contact jruot@ajcity.net, or visit www.gotrmc.org.
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Heart & Sole®
Today's middle-school girls face many challenges and obstacles that can affect their emotional and physical well-being. The Heart & Sole curriculum is designed to address these challenges by empowering them to make thoughtful and healthy decisions. Like Girls on the Run, the Heart & Sole curriculum is delivered over the course of 10 to 12 weeks and addresses the societal, mental and emotional challenges particular to 6th-8th graders and will culminate in a season ending 5k Run/Walk.
If you are interested contact jruot@ajcity.net, or visit www.gotrmc.org
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Youth Fitness Marathon


Compete in a Marathon without having to run! You can complete a 26 mile "marathon" by participating in many physical activities. Track your "progress" and earn prizes as you pass "Milestones" on your way to 26 miles.  The Youth Fitness Marathon will culminate in a day of fun youth fitness activities at Prospector Park on February 19, 2017 (on the day of the Lost Dutchman Marathon). 
 
If you are interested in participating in the Youth Fitness Marathon, you can download here