Exercise & Classes at the Community Center

As COVID-19 continues to change almost everything we do including how we operate the Community Center, we are going to try limited evening activities at the Center. We recognize the need for activities, and we intend to do our best to provide a safe atmosphere to those who choose to participate but we need your help.

In our phased approach to return activity to our Community Center, we are open for evening gym use and exercise classes at this time.  We are required to follow the Governor’s “Responsible RestartOhio – Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and Other Personal Fitness Venues” guidelines.  You will notice some changes at the Community Center.  Signage to inform you of our required changes as well as reminding all of us of those essential things to help control the spread of the virus. You will also see an abundance of hand sanitizer and cleaning materials that will be available for everyone’s protection.  Face coverings are required within the Center before and after the “active” portion of the exercise classes and gym use. You will need to provide your own face covering. We have also reduced the capacity of classes to observe social distancing requirements.

EVERYONE is required to check in at the Front Desk so that we can obtain current contact information for the possibility of contact tracing if that necessity arises.  Please be patient as this is new for all of us and will take time.  As required by State and Federal agencies, we ask that you observe six feet of space between fellow attendees during your visit.   We ask that you self-asses your physical health before coming to the Center.  Pay attention to signs that you may have COVID-19.  Symptoms include one or several of the following: cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell. Unfortunately, these signs are very similar to the common flu or other illnesses. Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the virus is asked to stay at home.  Please do not risk the health of your friends or neighbors, let’s try to keep everyone around you safe!


Class Registration Information

There are variety of classes designed to exercise and entertain. Our classes are held in the evenings at the Wickliffe Community Center, 900 Worden Road. If you have questions you may contact the Recreation Department at (440) 943-7120 or e-mail [email protected].  Unless otherwise noted, classes and programs are offered to both residents and non-residents. Fees may vary. Pre-registration and payment is requested for evening classes. Instructors are unable to accept payment. You may pay in person by cash or check (made out to City of Wickliffe) with the Community Center front desk staff, between 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Payment may be made in person or phone (440) 943-7120, with check, cash or credit card at the Recreation Department located 28730 Ridge Road from 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Full session rates are offered at a discount when compared to “drop-in” rates over a complete session. Please see Classes below for class descriptions and fee information. A $25 processing fee will be assessed on all returned checks.


Aerobics – Instructed by Kathy Brown.   A low-impact aerobics class which strengthens and tones muscles, reduces body fat, reduces stress, and improves cardiovascular endurance. Bring water, a mat, and weights. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. $60 for 12 classes, $35 for 6 classes, $8 for drop in (6-week sessions). Tuesdays: January 5 through February 9, Thursdays: January 7 through February 11. SPECIAL 4-DAY SESSON, only $20 or $5 drop-in per class: Tuesday and Thursday, February 16, 18, 23, & 25!

Ballroom Dance – Instructed by Andrew Calori. Come join us and learn how to ballroom dance. We offer 6-week classes in Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Tango. Only $5 per class! Mondays 7:15-8:15 p.m. (Note new start time). Sessions: January 4 through February 22 (Waltz) (No class January 18, February 15), March 1 through April 5 (Rumba), April 12 through May 17 (Salsa).

Chair Yoga Class – Instructed by Cassandra Shofar. This is a modified form of yoga on or around a chair. You will gently stretch and strengthen with proper breathing. You will increase strength and flexibility which will de-stress your life. Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 p.m. $40, $9 drop-in (6-week session). Please check back for returning class dates!

Yoga Class – Instructed by Cassandra Shofar. Through guided yoga postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation, you will experience increased energy within a relaxed body and quiet mind. Come experience the effects of bringing body, mind, and spirit into harmony. All levels of yoga are welcome. Wednesdays 6:30- 7:30 p.m. $45 per session, $9 drop-in (6-week session). Sessions: January 6 through February 10, February 17 through March 24, March 31 through May 5.

Polynesian Dance Classes – Instructed by Dahmia. Learn the modern and ancient hula to enhance your grace and poise, as well as strengthen and tone your body. Thursdays 6:45-7:45 p.m. $40 per session, $10 drop-in (6-week session). Sessions: January 7 through February 11, February 18 through March 25, April 1 through May 6.

Turkish Dance Classes – Instructed by Dahmia. Learn exotic Turkish dancing while you tone and tighten your muscles. Thursdays 7:45-8:45 p.m. $40, $10 drop-in (6-week session). Sessions January 7 through February 11, Feb 18 through March 25, April 1 through May 6.

ZUMBA – Instructed by Lana Niebuhr and Dawn Urbis (New Monday Night Class) Fitness by Lana. Fun aerobic fitness program featuring dance and exercise routines incorporating interval training alternating fast and slow rhythms to help improve cardiovascular fitness. Get moving for your health! Great for all ages. Bring water bottle and towel and wear good exercise shoes. $7 drop-in fee, $35 for one day, 7-week session or both Monday and Thursday for $70 per person two day, 7-week session. Mondays  6:00-6:45pm : January 11 through March 8 (no class January 18 and February 15) Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm: January 14 through February 25.

Tai Chi – Instructed by Alonzo Burnett. Realize the benefits of this ancient practice. Improve balance and flexibility, strengthen immune system, sleep better, improve focus and concentration, release stress, and gain more peace. Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m. $30 per 6-week session, $8 drop-in. Sessions returning date TBD.

 Please note: As with all exercise classes, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise programs.

Cancellations, Classes and Refunds: Each instructor determines the size of the class he/she wishes to teach. If a class must cancel due to insufficient enrollment, those who have prepaid will be notified and pre-payments will be refunded. If an instructor must postpone a class, a make-up lesson may be scheduled with instructor. If the student misses a class, most programs will not allow for make-up. No refunds will be made after the first class commences unless instructor gives permission.

Community Center Access

To better manage and secure the facility, we ask that you access the Community Center through the main covered and south entrances that lead through the lobby. Make sure to check in with the Building Monitor at the Community Center when arriving for a class. Payments for classes may be made and directions to rooms will be given. Please follow ALL COVID-19 protocols.

Photo Policy

We often take photos at our special events, programs and camps to preserve the memory of past and to promote future activities. These photos are exclusively used by the City of Wickliffe and may appear in our publications both electronically and in print.

Program Policies

With guidance and consultation from the Recreation Director, instructors determine class pricing, size, make-ups, refunds and cancellations. Refunds are only offered in extreme circumstances. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Participants acknowledge and assume the potential risk of injury by the participation in recreation classes and agree to waive, release and relinquish all claims against the City of Wickliffe and its representatives arising from the participation in such classes. Management reserves the right to completely and fully resolve any issues that may arise from the participation in recreation classes.