Fitness Program

Fitness classes and the fitness room are located at the Kernodle Senior Center. Various exercise classes are available and geared towards keeping seniors active, fit and healthy. The fitness room requires a paid membership but contains state-of-the-art fitness equipment and machines. Open play, drop-in sports & games, such as table tennis, cornhole, darts and pickleball are also available. Check the current newsletter for details. 

The Fitness Room

The fitness room provides members with access to cardio and strength equipment that includes: 

  • Treadmills 
  • Ellipticals 
  • Recumbent Crosstrainers/Bikes 
  • Weight machine and free weights 

A paid membership is required to use the fitness. In addition, all new members must complete an orientation session to be trained in the safe use of the equipment. To schedule an orientation with the fitness coordinator call (336) 222-5135. The fitness room is open to ages 55 and up. 

Fitness Room Membership Fees:

  • City Resident: $25/month OR $125/year
  • Non-City Resident: $30/month OR $150/year.

Fitness Room Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; 6:00 - 9:00 pm 
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; 6:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fitness Classes (November-December)

For questions and to register for any of the classes below, please call the Senior Center at (336) 222-5135. All classes are in person. For the most up-to-date list of classes view the current Kernodle Senior Center newsletter.

Easy Does It

Tues & Thurs at 10:00 or 11:15 am. (No class 11/23, 25, 12/23, 28, 30)
Wanting to become more active? This class is for you! Exercise sitting in a chair or standing & holding the chair for support. Space limited. Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).

Gentle Chair Yoga

Thurs at 12:30 pm. (No class 11/25, 12/23, 30)
Using both a live instructor & DVD to guide you, this class will help with range of motion, balance, stress reduction & mindfulness. Movements can be done seated or standing with a chair for support. There will be no getting down on the floor in this class. No previous yoga experience is required. Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).

SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life)

Mon & Wed 9:30 or 11:00 am. (No class 11/22, 24, 12/27, 29)
A very popular class that includes strengthening with weights, balance exercises & endurance activities. Space limited. Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).

Healthy Back

Mon at 1:00 pm. (No class on 11/22, 12/27)
These exercises, based on the Meeks method, are designed to improve back health by promoting strength, flexibility, relaxation, and improved posture. Exercises are done on a mat. Instruction (not assistance) is provided to help those who have not exercised on the floor to get up and down safely. Space limited. Punch Card $35 (good for 10 classes).

Beginner Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

 4-Week Session: Wed at 1:00 pm on Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17. FEE: $14
Learn warm-up exercises & 6 basic movements to improve flexibility, strength, balance, & stamina. No previous experience required. Space limited.

Intermediate Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

4-Week Session: Tues at 1:00 pm on Oct. 26, Nov 2, 9, 16. FEE: $14
For those who have completed the Beginner Tai Chi Class and feel comfortable with the 6 basic movements. Space limited.

Open Tai Chi

Fridays at 10:00 am starting. FREE
Those who have taken tai chi at the Senior Center previously are welcome to gather and practice with one another. All levels are welcome. This is NOT an instructional session and will be led by participants.

Tone Up!

Tues & Thur at 6:15 pm starting 11/16 for 8-class session. FEE: $20 (no prorate)
Strength training for those who would like to increase strength, muscular endurance, or tone their body. Benefits include improved joint function, reduced risk of injury, increased bone density, increased metabolism, improved cardiac function, increased strength & balance. Baseline weight/BMI may be calculated to monitor improvements during the session. Space limited.


6-Week Session: Thur at 2 pm starting 10/28 or 1/6. FEE: $20/session (no prorate)
Exercise through easy and fun dance steps. Taught by Peggy Guyer. Registration required. Space is limited.

Open Play Sports & Games

Table Tennis: Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm, Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
Table Tennis is available at the Kernodle Senior Center for open play. 

Darts: Fridays 12:30-2:30 pm
Darts available at the Kernodle Senior Center in Fitness Room 1 for open play. 

BocceBocce set available for check out during Center hours. A group typically meets on Thursdays at 10:00 am - all are welcome. Bocce courts are available outside the Kernodle Senior Center for open play. 

CornholeFor days/times please call the Fairchild Community Center at 336-222-5119.
Cornhole takes place at Fairchild Community Center.

Pickleball: For days/times please call the Fairchild Community Center at 336-222-5119.
Pickleball takes place at Fairchild Community Center. Indoor and outdoor courts are available.