Parker Recreation

Parker’s award winning recreation department has many great ways for you to get fit this year…and have fun while doing it!

With the New Year often come new goals to develop new habits, change up an outdated routine or just find a new, fun way to meet people and socialize in a healthy way. Parker is extremely lucky to have amazing facilities and amenities available to us. For those that crave the great outdoors, the Town maintains about 250 acres of parkland, more than 1,200 of open space and more than 30 miles of concrete and soft surface trails throughout Parker.

The facilities are first class as well. Our Recreation Center features cardiovascular and circuit equipment, multi-station and free weights, fitness studios, cycling studio, lap pool, activity pool with zero-depth entry, lazy river, water slide, aquatic climbing wall and play structure as well as a therapy pool and a triple gymnasium and auxiliary gym. Our Recreation Center also offers a multitude of sports programs, camps, fitness classes and personal training. 2018 will offer some new additions to the class schedules, centered on motivation, support and accountability. Fail-Proof Resolutions is an excellent way to jumpstart your health and wellness. This one-hour class is held at the Parker Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 8th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, Jan. 9th from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Join others in the Resolution Success Group to help create an action plan to increase success with your fitness/wellness resolutions. Groups meet each Tuesday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Parker Recreation Center from January 23rd to February 13th. Tired of feeling stressed? Learn proven, powerful methods to reduce the amount of stress you feel each day with Calm Your Overwhelm on Monday, January 29th from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Parker Recreation Center.

Thinking of tackling a Triathlon? The Parker Triathlon Team is looking for athletes who consider themselves beginners and are interested in completing their first triathlon in 2018. Athletes will meet with other like minded participants three days per week for swim, bike and run workouts led by a USA Triathlon Certified coach. In addition to group workouts, athletes will be given a weekly training plan and have exclusive access to clinics such as nutrition, strength training and open water swimming-all of which will prepare them for a sprint distance triathlon in Summer 2018. Athletes do not need any background in swimming, cycling or running. For more information, contact Justin at Join us for an informational meeting on January 7th at 9 a.m. at the Recreation Center.

Is completing a 5K or tackling a 10K race on your “to do” list in 2018? Register now for the Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K now at The race is scheduled for Saturday, February 10th at 10am at the Bar CCC Park, 10951 Twenty Mile Road in Parker. The professionally timed event features a FREE Kids’ Dash, as well as a long-sleeve T-shirt and post-race pancakes for all registrants.

Feeling a bit competitive? Grab a few friends and sign up for the Commit to Fit Weight Loss Challenge (January 22nd-March17th.) This popular, 8 week weight loss program is back again for the new year. You’ll increase your physical activity and be provided professional guidance and accountability while developing healthy lifestyle habits. Participants will be assigned to teams of 3-4 (you may pick teammates or sign up as a free agent and assigned to a team.) Prizes will be awarded to teams with highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the 8 weeks. Prizes are also awarded to the top 3 individuals with the highest overall weight loss percentage. Teams will take part in group sessions with certified personal trainers twice weekly for 8 weeks, have access to a group nutrition class, take part in pre/post fitness testing, weekly weigh-ins and boot camps, and receive a 10-visit pass and discounted rates for one-on-one training. Teams can also choose to extend the challenge and sign up for an additional 4 weeks (March 27th-April 30th.) Registration for this program closes on January 15th.

In addition to the classes like yoga, Pilates, cycling, aqua aerobics, and strength classes, the rec center offers specialized classes for some specific audiences.

For kids and teens, check out the increased offerings in Youth Fitness and Wellness including Girl Power: Strength for Girls, Speed and Agility for Teens and other programs focused on those 8-18 years old. There’s also Commit to Fit for Teens – an 8 week program that aims to increase physical activity, provide professional guidance and accountability with one on one personal training and includes a 10 visit pass as well as individual and family nutrition counseling.

Specialized programming is not just available for the young, but also the young at heart. Aging adult programming at Parker Rec includes new Tai Chi Classes, Gentle Yoga, Golden Pilates and more, including the popular SilverSneakers® program which encompasses physical activity, health education and social events. SilverSneakers® members gain unlimited access to recreation center and fieldhouse, access to more than 116 drop in fitness classes and signature SilverSneakers® classes designed specifically for older adults. You may already be eligible and not know it! 1 out of 5 adults over 65 are eligible for this fitness benefit. If you’re a group retiree or part of a Medicare health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers® membership! Parker Rec also offers an Active Aging Adults Fitness Club (ages 50+), Aquatic Therapy Training, 50+ Specialty Fitness, Senior Drop in Classes, free fitness equipment orientation, the Annual Senior Stroll Event and much, much more!

Parker Recreation also partners with CancerFit Institute to offer exercise programs to adult cancer survivors. Exercise Physiologists with a cancer specialty oversee all aspects of the exercise regimen, which aids in recovery and general fitness during and after treatment. The fitness program includes flexibility, cardiovascular, and strength training. CancerFit is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Participants are both men and women who have survived every type of cancer.

For more information on SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health, go to or stop by the Recreation Center for more information and a tour of the facility.

To get started with CancerFit, please contact Hillary Roemersberger, Fitness & Wellness Supervisor, at or call 303.805.3278

To register for personal training sessions or for more information on personal training, complete the Personal Training Service Request Form online at Additional training programs include Personal Yoga Training, Pilates Reformer Training, Specialty Fitness Programs and Weight Room Orientation.

For youth programming, registration for adult and youth sports, special event information, trail maps and more, go to

Parker Recreation Center – 17301 Lincoln Avenue – 303.841.4500

Parker Fieldhouse – 18700 Plaza Drive – 303.805.6300

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