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Fitness Centers and Fitness Zones

Come visit and join one of our fitness centers today and start your journey to a healthier, more fit you. Our facilities offer cardiovascular, weight resistance, and free weight equipment at a great value. Our enthusiastic fitness staff are available to help get you started and motivated.

Fitness Centers:


Outdoor Fitness Zones:

Fitness Zones are free workout areas that offer a unique way to stay active.


  • Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road
  • First Ward Park, 301 East 7th Street
  • Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park, 1815 Catherine Simmons Avenue
  • Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Road
  • Veterans Park, 2136 Central Avenue

The 8 Colors of Fitness:

Find out what type of fitness routine is for you!

Suzanne Brue, the creator of "The 8 Colors of Fitness" conducted an extensive study and used the results to link personality types of fitness preferences. She believes that your personality type might determine which physical activity and environment you will enjoy. She categorized gym-goers by a color-coded system: blue, gold, white, purple, green, red, saffron, and silver. Please visit the 8 Colors of Fitness to find out what these colors mean. 

Take the 8 Colors of Fitness Quiz

You will learn how to use your fitness color to make better fitness choices. The results will help you understand why you are drawn to certain activities and to avoid others based on your color type. We provide classes and programs to accommodate every fitness preference such as:

Understand your fitness personality to choose the appropriate fitness class or program for you. Start the quiz!  



Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.