20 in 20 Fitness Challenge

Get motivated to meet your 2020 fitness goals with FREE fitness classes! Take the challenge and complete 20 by February 12 for a chance to win prizes. See below for details.

​Ring in 2020 with Fre​e Fitness Classes

A new year, a new commitment to a healthy lifestyle. To get you started, we’re offering 6 weeks of FREE group fitness classes at select rec centers between Jan. 1 - Feb. 12! Our challenge to you - complete 20 classes by Feb. 12 for a chance to win an Annual Premier Membership and a 4-pack of personal training sessions to help you sustain your fitness goals. Take the challenge and commit to a better you!* 

* A recreation membership or day pass is not required to participate. ​​See rules and FAQ's below.​​

Free Group Fitness Class Schedule

See below for dates and locations of free group fitness classes. Take classes like Zumba®, Pilates, TRX®, tabata, yoga, SilverSneakers®, MixxedFit® and Les Mills BODYPUMP™, Barre, and more at no cost, no membership required!​
​Week 1​​: Jan. 1 - 7 ​Princess Anne & Seatack Recreation Center
​Week 2: Jan. 8 - 14 ​Great Neck Recreation Center
​Week 3: Jan. 15 - 21 ​Williams Farm Recreation Center
​Week 4: Jan. 22 - 28 Kempsville Recreation Center 
​Week 5: Jan. 29-Feb. 4 ​Bayside Recreation Center
​Week 6: Feb. 5 - 12 ​Bow Creek Recreation Center ​

​​​Use the Fitness Finder to choose your free classes offered during the dates and locations above. 

​​How to Participate

1. Sign up online or by visiting one of our seven community recreation centers. Then, pick up your punch card from any rec center location.
2. Join the free classes that correspond with the dates and locations in the schedule.
3. Get staff to stamp your punch card after completing each class.
4. Submit your punch card with all 20 stamps into the 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge box at any recreation center by Feb. 13. 

See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) below for more details.​​​


 Success Stories

Looking for inspiration? Watch Felix and Andrea's stories of dedication to their health and fitness goals with the help of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation staff, services and programs.



Grand Prize

Participants who complete 20 fitness classes between Jan. 1 - Feb. 12 are eligible for a chance to win:
Annual Prem​​ier Membership ($299 value) includes access to all community recreation centers, each with an indoor swimming pool, cardio equipment, gymnasiums and fitness areas and unlimited drop-in group fitness classes at every center! Learn more​
Personal Training 4-pack  ($175 value) includes 4 sessions with one-on-one instruction from our nationally certified personal trainers who will design an individualized fitness program to help you achieve your personal goals.​ Learn more

Consolation Prizes

Participants who turn in their 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge card by Feb. 13 without all 20 stamps are eligible for a chance to win consolation prizes.

Winners will be determined on February 14, 2020. 



Q: Do I have to sign up for the 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge in order to take the free group fitness classes?
A: NO.  Anyone is welcome to take the free group fitness classes (ages 14+). You do not need to sign up for the challenge or have a rec center membership or day pass to take the classes.

Q: Can Premier members participate?
A: Yes. Premier members are eligible to participate in the challenge.

Q: I have been an Annual Premier Member since Sept. 14, 2019.  I would like to participate, but I'm selected as the winner, will there be a different prize since I already have a Premier membership?
A: In this case, the Premier membership will renew at no cost for the 12 months following your renewal date, Sept. 14, 2020.

Q: Is drop-in childcare available?
A: Drop-in childcare will be free during each center's identified week. For ex: Free drop-in childcare is available during week 3 at Williams Farm Rec Center, but would not be free at the other six locations during week 3.

Q: If a class is full and I am turned away, will I still get my 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge card stamped?
A: If you are turned away due to max capacity, your pass should be stamped.

Q: I recently purchased an 8-class pass Fitness Punch Card for drop-in group fitness classes. Should I use my 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge punch card instead to take the free classes?
A: Yes. Use the 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge punch card between Jan. 1-Feb. 12. You can resume using your previously purchased punch card on Feb. 13.

Q: Will I be charged the usual fee or need to use my Fitness Punch Card to take a class that is not during the free fitness schedule noted above? And will this class be credited toward the 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge?
A: Yes, you will be charged or use your Fitness Punch Card to take classes outside of the free fitness class schedule. Classes are free only during the identified week noted in the schedule above. ​​And yes, you will receive credit for the 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge and your punch card can be stamped.

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 Rules & Restrictions

Rules & ​Restrictions

  • ​Ages 14 and up are eligible to participate.
  • Only select classes will be available for free. See schedule above for dates and locations of free classes​.​
  • By signing up for the 20 in 20 Fitness Challenge, you have opted in to receive marketing emails from Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation.​
  • Winners will be selected and notified by February 14, 2020.  
  • For an official list of winner(s), send your request to:
    Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation, ATTN: Marketing Team, 2154 Landstown Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456​​​