Fitness Program

Fitness classes and the fitness room are located at the Kernodle Senior center. Various exercise classes are available and geared towards keeping seniors active, fit and healthy. The fitness room requires a paid membership, but contains state-of-the-art fitness equipment and machines. Open play, drop-in sports & games, such as table tennis, cornhole, darts and pickleball are also available. Check the current newsletter for details. 

The Fitness Room 


The fitness room provides members with access to cardio and strength equipment that includes:
    • Treadmills
    • Ellipticals
    • Recumbent Crosstrainers/Bikes
    • Weight machine and free weights
A paid membership is required to use the fitness. In addition, all new members must complete an orientation session to be
trained in the safe use of the equipment. To schedule an orientation with the fitness coordinator call (336) 222-5135. The fitness room is open to ages 55 and up.

Fitness Room Membership Fees: City Resident: $25/month OR  $125/year;  Non-City Resident : $30/month OR $150/year

Fitness Room Hours:
 Monday  8:00 am - 3:00 pm;  6:00 - 9:00 pm
 Tuesday  8:00 am - 3:00 pm;  6:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday  8:00 am - 3:00 pm;  6:00 - 8:30 pm
Thursday  8:00 am - 3:00 pm;  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Friday  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

OPEN PLAY Sports & Games

TABLE TENNIS: Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm, Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm and Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm
Table Tennis is available at the Kernodle Senior Center for open play. 

DARTS: Fridays 12:30-2:30 pm
Darts available at the Kernodle Senior Center in Fitness Room 1 for open play. 

BOCCE: Bocce set available for check out during Center hours. A group typically meets on Thursdays at 10:00 am - all are welcome.
Bocce courts are available outside the Kernodle Senior Center for open play. 

CORNHOLE: For days/times please call the Fairchild Community Center at 336-222-5119.
Cornhole takes place at Fairchild Community Center.

PICKLEBALL: For days/times please call the Fairchild Community Center at 336-222-5119.
Pickleball takes place at Fairchild Community Center.

Fitness Classes 


For questions and to register for any of the classes below, please call the Senior Center at (336) 222-5135. All classes are in person. Pre-registration for all fitness classes is required. Spaces are limited. Register by calling (336) 222-5135.

Easy Does It

Tues., Jul 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10:00 am
Wanting to become more active? This class is for you! Exercise sitting in a chair or standing & holding the chair for support. Space limited to 10. A second class will be added if classes fill. Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).

*New* Gentle Chair Yoga

Thurs., Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:00 pm
Using both a live instructor & DVD to guide you, this class will help with range of motion, balance, stress reduction & mindfulness. Movements can be done seated or standing with a chair for support. There will be no getting down on the floor in this class. No previous yoga experience is required. Space limited to 10.  Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).

Beginner Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Wed., Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18 at 1:00 pm 
Learn warm-up exercises & 6 basic movements to improve flexibility, strength, balance, & stamina. No previous experience required. Space limited to 10.  $21 for 6-week session.

SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life)

Mon/Wed., Jul 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Aug 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 at 9:30 am 
A very popular class that includes strengthening with weights, balance exercises & endurance activities. Space limited to 10.  A second class will be added if classes fill. Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).