Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's programs connect visitors to their park through fun and innovative activities. SFPC offers a wide range of programming, from hands-on classroom learning to fitness programs. All program fees benefit Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline.
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Strength training and basic movements
This fitness class is designed for our Wise Trek population (ages 50+) and for people with type 2 diabetes. Participants will be working with light hand weights, resistance bands and small inflatable balls. Classes start with a brief warm-up followed by strength training and light cardio, and finish with a cool down and stretch. Chairs are available throughout the workout if you need a short break.
Relieve stress and increase flexibility by participating in Tai Chi classes led by a certified instructor Richard Link, a Senior Trainer at Tai Chi for Health Institute. Tai Chi is an ancient practice that is enjoyable and safe for every fitness level. The slow, meditative movements of Tai Chi increase strength, range of motion and coordination. Classes can be enjoyed either sitting or standing. Comfortable shoes and loose clothing are recommended. Please bring a personal water bottle. This is a great fitness opportunity for our Wise Trek population (ages 50+) and for people with type 2 diabetes.
Strength training and general conditioning.
This fitness class is a combination of strength training and conditioning designed to increase power, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and coordination while building muscle and burning fat. Equipment such as medicine balls, resistance bands and weight bars are used to target each participant’s ability. Come experience overall improved fitness while being coached by trainers from NBS Fitness in Memphis.
Strength training and obstacle course
This group fitness class promotes hard work, fat loss, and team effort. Beginner exercisers are welcome to attend this class, but be prepared to work hard! The class is designed to push exercisers farther than they can push themselves alone. The class uses bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, squats, lunges, and burpees interspersed with running and competitive stations. In addition, the instructor uses medicine balls, resistance bands and bars to intensify the workout. Participants work in small groups to complete each station.