Healthy Living and Fitness

Contact Us

  1. Danielle Montague
    Health and Wellness Program Coordinator

    (434) 799-5150


    Danville City Auditorium
    4th Floor
    125 N. Floyd Street
    Danville, VA 24543

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Community Recreation is dedicated to providing quality, affordable and creative programs that will aid the community of Danville in becoming healthy in our region. As the region suffers from obesity and chronic diseases, we are excited for the opportunity to provide programs in helping to make the Dan River Region a happier and healthier place to live by offering a variety of classes for all skill sets. 


Join the Thrive community! The Health Collaborative wants to support the health of the region's residents by recognizing Dan River Region organizations and institutions that are making efforts to improve the health of their members and our community. The Health Collaborative has developed a recognition program that makes it easy for any organization to join and began to create positive change for the community. With this challenge, you are invited to join us in building a region where good health is within reach for all! Work sites, schools, faith based organizations, and out of school providers are welcome! Sign-up with Danielle Montague Or call (434) 799-5150. Last sign up date December 16 and Program kicks off January 1.

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​Music and Dance Programs:

Heel Pump
Ladies, enjoy a girl's night out! Grab your heels and get pumped with this fun and empowering new dance class that will give you 60 minutes of cardio helping to tone your legs and boost your confidence. Learn new moves with Kendra Arnold. Ages 18 and up. $5/ class or $30. session.
Pepsi Building
Thursdays, January 5- February 9
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Kuumba West African Dance Company
Join Patricia Hall and the members of Kuumba for live drumming and energetic traditional West African dancing. While there, raise cultural awareness, be uplifted and get a great workout, all at the same time. No previous dance experience needed. The class is designed for all levels. Earlier class is Kuumba for Kids  followed by Kuumba for Family.
Stonewall Recreation Center
Mondays and Wednesdays, December 1- February 27
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Teen Hip Hop Glow Party
You will party for two hours learning a hip hop dance routine. Dress in your brightest and lightest dance gear while showing us your latest dance moves. Ages 14-17. Cost $20.
Coates Recreation Center
Thursday, February 23
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

​Nutrition Programs:

Healthy, Quick and Easy Cooking Class
Are you trying to make healthier meals for your family? Join Easy Meals nutrition cooking class. Participants will take turns helping to prepare meals. This class will give you the tools in preparing easy, quick and healthy meals in a social atmosphere. Children, ages 4-12, are welcome to participate where they will be in a separate room learning about nutrition as well. Join Registered Dietitian Jennifer Dietz. $30/ class or $140/ session
Community Market Kitchen
Tuesdays, January 17- February 21
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • January 17- Grocery Store Tour
  • January 24- Over Fried Chicken Meal
  • January 31- Baked Fish Meal
  • February 7- Spaghetti Meal
  • February 21- Healthy Pizza and Salad
Nutrition 101
Kick off your healthy New Year resolution by getting educated in the basics of nutrition. In this program, you will be taught to count calories, read food labels, avoid unhealthy ingredients, and learn how to make healthier food choices. Cost $7.
Coates Recreation Center
Mondays, February 13- March 13
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Healthy Snack Attack
Parents, bring your children to learn how to make healthy afternoon snacks. This hands-on taste bud fulfilling class on how to prepare nutritious, easy snacks. Learn about the nutrition values of the snacks that we prepare with your children! Cost $20/ class.
Coates Recreation Center
Thursday, February 16
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fitness and Exercise:

Open Gym
Join your fiends at the Danville City Auditorium Gymnasium for fun and competitive basketball games. All participants must possess a valid Power Zone Fitness Center Membership.

City Auditorium Gym

Teen Open Gym
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
(Ages 17 & Under) Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Adult Open Gym
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Ages 18+) Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

5/15/15 Fitness
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cardio Step Class
Tuesday, 8:15am - 9:15am or
12 p.m. - 1pm or 4 p.m. - 5 p.m
Ladies, It’s Time to Work it Out
Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cardio-Weight Fusion
Monday and Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Pure Core
Monday and Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Working Out-Baby Boomer Style
Tuesday and Thursday
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.