Fitness & Recreational Programs

fitness CLASSES AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER

The Parks and Recreation Department’s purpose is to provide quality recreational programming for all ages, which includes health, wellness, arts, leisure, and education to enhance the quality of life for the citizens in our community. Class participants will not be required to hold a Community Center membership to participate in a class.  Some classes are not included in the membership packages, some classes are an additional cost.   

The Portland Community Center is always looking for instructors interested in providing instructional programs at our newly remodeled facility. If you have a special skill or talent and are interested in sharing this skill through an instructional class, then this is the place to get started! With our new large, renovated kitchen this would be an ideal space for cooking classes or demonstrations! Our large multipurpose room and open gym space is perfect for fitness classes! Our Portland Senior Center is a great place for a low impact exercise program or a painting class.  If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please contact Henry Lara – Community Center Manager at 777-4673 or email at henry.lara@portlandtx.gov

SilverSneakers Classic 

The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is a comprehensive older adult fitness program that addresses the needs of the Medicare (65+) population.  SilverSneakers aerobics is a chair-based fitness class that focuses on retraining useful movements which decline with age. This class is currently video based instruction. This is a great class with activities paced for everyone set to fun, catchy tunes. 

When:         Tuesday, Thursday 

Time:          10:30 AM

Where:        Portland Community Center – Gymnasium

Cost:            FREE to Members or $4.00 Drop In Fee for non-Members 

Iyengar Yoga 

The Portland Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer Yoga! Iyengar Yoga classes are ongoing with a variety of sessions that caters to most schedules. This class will have an emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of yoga postures. Instruction provided by Brigid Feydo. 

When:         Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

Time:           10:00 AM

Where:        Portland Community Center – Multipurpose Room

Cost:            $12 Drop-in fee or $60 for 10 Classes 

Zumba Gold 

This class is a lower intensity version of the typical Zumba class that is specifically designed for active aging adults! Hope you can join us! Instruction provided by Oralia Alaniz. Sponsored by the WellMed Charitable Foundation. 

When:         Mondays & Wednesdays  

Time:           11:00 AM  

Where:        Portland Community Center – Gymnasium  

Cost:            FREE to anyone ages 60+

Strength & Conditioning

This class will help you continue to build upper body, lower body, and core strength in a safe environment. This exercise program is especially designed for the aging adult. Instruction provided by Joshua Prado. Sponsored by the WellMed Charitable Foundation. 

When:         Tuesdays & Fridays

Time:           9:00 AM on Tuesdays and 2:00 PM on Fridays  

Where:        Portland Community Center – Gymnasium

Cost:            FREE to anyone ages 60+

Yogalates Fusion

An all-levels mat based class that incorporates yoga tenets of strength, balance, and flexibility combined with the powerhouse core strength exercises of the Pilates methodology. Modifications offered for multiple variables; some to adapt to beginners as well as offering opportunities to make the movements more advanced or practitioner-specific! Please bring your own mat, water, and towel. If you have a yoga block or strap, please feel free to bring that as well. Instruction provided by Kelly Wala. 

When:        Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Time:          12:30 PM

Where:       Portland Community Center – Multipurpose Room/Gymnasium

Cost:           FREE to Members or $4.00 Drop In Fee for non-Members