Drop-In Group Fitness

​​​We offer a variety of drop-in group fitness classes to meet your busy schedule including Zumba®, Pilates, TRX®, tabata, yoga, SilverSneakers®, MixxedFit® and Les Mills' BODYPUMP™, CXWORX™ and more! Use the Fitness Finder tool to lookup group fitness classes and schedules.

​​Group Fitness classes are offered at all recreation centers on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are suited for all fitness levels unless noted in the description.​​ Group Fitness participants must be age 14 or older. Those age 12 & 13 may participate if supervised by an adult. Wear comfortable, breathable clothing and appropriate shoes.​

The group fitness schedule for all recreation centers can be viewed using the fitness finder tool. 

Fitness Finder Tool


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​​Group Fitness classes require a group fitness pass and a membership card. Cards and passes can be purchased at any recreation center.​

Pay as You Go - Fitness Punch Cards

    • 1 class pass - $8
    • 8 class pass - $40

Premier Membership

*Rates effective July 1, 2017; subject to change.

 Meet the Team

Diane BennerDiane Benner - Fitness Unit Supervisor

DBenner@vbgov.com | (757) 385-0406
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer, AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional, Les Mills' Certified Instructor, TRX Level 1
Diane has spent 30 years in the fitness industry designing, developing and implementing fitness and wellness programs. She has worked for several not-for-profit organizations, private sector gyms and within the medical community as a rehabilitative exercise specialist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, with an emphasis in corporate wellness from Shepherd University and completed graduate level coursework in Exercise Science and Wellness at Old Dominion University. Diane loves to be outdoors whether she is gardening, biking or camping. After playing disc golf since the early 1990’s, she has finally received a PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) number.

Diane's Personal Fitness Philosophy: “I am a lifelong learner and ever-evolving wellness professional. My goal is to inspire others, and provide opportunities and tools to help them find their own state of well-being.”

Laurie CollinsLaurie Collins - Bays​ide Group Fitness Supervisor

LC​ollins@vbgov.com | (757) 385-5959
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer

Laurie brings 20 years of fitness experience to the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Fitness Department. Her fitness career includes teaching a wide variety of formats, personal training, program creation, and fitness management.  Laurie is a Richmond native and Virginia Tech graduate who also enjoys running, kayaking, and paddleboarding with her family when she is not motivating others to find their healthy, happy self.

Laurie’s personal philosophy: 
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” - Plato "My goal is to provide enhanced quality of life to VB residents by instilling the value of health and wellness."

Lisa YanceyLisa Stephen - Bow Creek Group Fitness Supervisor​

LDStephen​@vbgov.com​ | (757) 385-5960
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Lisa has more than 20 years of experience teaching group fitness classes and personal training clients. She also has experience managing group fitness programs with over 100 instructors at multiple locations. She has taught and trained in many group fitness formats with a focus on incorporating Les Mills programs into the Hampton Roads area over the last 14 years. Lisa is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. This passion was fueled even more so after the birth of her son, William, who wakes up every day challenging Cerebral Palsy. He serves as a reminder that the joy of life is in the journey.  

Lisa’s Personal Fitness Philosophy:
 "Fitness and nutrition is a choice."​​

Alan Rogers - Great Neck Group Fitness Supervisor​

AJRogers@vbgov.com | (757) 385-5984
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer​, AFAA Primary Group Exercise, Les Mills National Presenter, Reebok Sponsored Athlete

At 15 years old Alan bought and started using an ab wheel out of curiosity, and the rest is history. "Fitness is my life. " Now with over 12 years of experience teaching ​group fitness, he loves helping others fall in love with movement and find a better version of themselves through fitness. Alan brings fitness to the world teaching Les Mills BODYFLOW, BODYPUMP, and CXWORX, freestyle cardio/strength/core/boot camp classes, SilverSneakers formats, and FiTOUR® water classes. He enjoys taking Zumba when he's feeling brave and not busy tending to his dog Winston​, working out on his own, at the beach, or cruising around in his car with no destination. 

Alan's Favorite Non-Quote:
 Working out is like brushing your teeth. If you don’t, you just feel gross​.​

Ronnie MillerRonnie Miller - Kempsville Group Fitness Supervisor​​

SAMiller@vbgov.com | (757) 385-5960
AAAI/ISMA Certified Group Fitness Instructor​, IFTA Certified Personal Trainer, Strong by Zumba

Ronnie grew up loving to dance and participated in all types of sports including track, swimming and even becoming a majorette in high school. Outside of school, she would sometimes attend Jazzercise class with her mom and sister. On occasion, the instructor would allow her to assist with leading classes. The instructor saw the fierce talent and passion that Ronnie had for fitness, so to her surprise, she paid for Ronnie to get her group fitness certification as a Christmas gift! ​Over the past 20 years, Ronnie has been fortunate to meet and change many lives through her dedication and drive to helping others achieve their goals. 

Ronnie's Personal Fitness Philosophy:
 Start strong, finish stronger!​

Kimberly Richmond - Princess Anne & Seatack Group Fitness Supervisor​

KRichmon@vbgov.com​ | (757) 385-5950​
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer​, AFAA Primary Group Exercise, Les Mills Body Pump Instructor, Kettlebell Level 1 Trainer

Kim has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, ranging from instructor to supervisor level. Kim teaches a wide range of fitness classes from Silver Sneakers to a hard HIIT class that utilizes kettlebells, steps and flex bars. Her certifications include Barre, Reebok Step, Yoga, Kettlebells and Aqua. Kim enjoys nothing more than attending a challenging Yoga class with her two daughters and occasionally her son and husband. After selling the business she managed for 25 years, Kim has found a home at Princess Anne Recreation Center where she puts her years of experience to good use helping the center’s patrons reach their fitness goals.

Kim's Favorite Quote: 
“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” - Albert Einstein

Lisa McCann - Williams Farm Group Fitness Supervisor​

LMcCann@vbgov​.com | (757) 385-2955
NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, FiTour Certified Group Fitness Instructor

When Lisa was a young adult she joined her local gym to lose weight and get herself in shape. But what started out as a personal journey transformed into a love for empowering others to reach their own health and fitness goals. She has worked as a group fitness instructor, program coordinator and personal trainer for over 25 years and is still in love. Helping people to lead healthier, richer lives is Lisa's number one goal.

Lisa's Favorite Saying: Your results will always equal your effort!