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. 


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

Group Fitness Class Information

    Fitness Class Schedule                 Meet our Instructors!

The MGC offers a variety of group fitness classes designed for participants 14 and older.  Children 11-13 years wishing to attend the fitness class must be accompanied by a participating adult; please speak with the instructor prior to the start of the class.  Some classes are so popular that they fill quickly.

To receive updates on class cancellations - follow us on Twitter & Facebook: @AJParksandRec or to receive text messages to your phone, text MGCFITNESS to 84483. Message and data rates may apply.

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!
Pretty in Pink Dance Party Cable Page 2018

5th Annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party

The  Fitness Staff at the MGC are hosting a Pretty in Pink Dance Party on Saturday, October 13th 10am - 11:30am to benefit breast cancer research. All ages are welcome to participate in the hour and a half long Zumba Dance Party. There will be prizes for all and a raffle for  those that donate.  There  is no fee for attending the Pretty in Pink Dance Party, however, donations are  encouraged. 100% of the donations will be donated to breast cancer research. Be  sure to wear your best pink for the dance party!

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Fitness Exploration for Homeschoolers

Fitness Exploration for Homeschoolers 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!

Youth Fitness Camp

Youth Fitness Camp

Class incorporates a variety of physical activities that will encourage kids to live active lifestyles and start building healthy habits.  Activities will include but aren't limited to: games, strength training, coordination and cardiovascular exercises.

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RidgeWalkers Hiking Club 


Join our RidgeWalkers Hiking Club and hike a variety of beautiful, local trails with an experienced leader.  The club will meet at the MGC and then be transported to the destination in our Parks & Rec van.  Click on the link to see a schedule of hikes.    



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.


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, or visit