NEW BERN NC FITNESS
CENTERS, HEALTH CLUBS AND LOCAL GYMS
The availability of quality fitness facilities is of
increasing importance to New Bernians and newcomers to the area.
Below are both independent member-only, dedicated fitness
centers/ health clubs as well as clubhouses in various
golf clubs around town.
HEALTH CLUBS IN NEW BERN NC
The top gyms in the area are the
Twin Rivers YMCA,
and Gold's Gym
and Sound Fitness and Golf . Below
are details of these and the other fitness facilities in the New Bern
area in alphabetical order:
1281 Colony Drive, New Bern. Tel:
Owned by Women for Women.
Offers 30-minute circuit
training, plus Treadmill, Stationary Bikes and Elliptical
COURTS PLUS FITNESS CENTER.
2911 Brunswick Avenue (off S. Glenburnie Road.
at Bojangles), New Bern. Tel: (252) 633-2221.
Offers various indoor racquetball, fitness equipment, cardio, and weight room, indoor
and an outdoor pool.
Competitive and casual basketball and volleyball leagues, plus
casual adult dodgeball. Adult classes include aerobics, aquatics, and group
Services available: tanning and personal trainers.
CURVES (for women only). 1910 S Glenburnie Rd, New Bern. Tel: (252)633-3333.
Part of the international franchise, offers weights and circuit training for women only.
FIT & CO. 413 Broad St, New Bern. (252) 638-8337.
Fitness and personal training services.
Also offers massage therapy.
* GOLD’S GYM. 3340 M.L. King Jr Blvd
(next to Target off McCarthy Blvd), New
Bern. Tel: (252) 634-9499.
Large fitness facility with extensive free weight section,
all equipment anyone would need. Classes are offered in a variety of areas. Services
care (available during certain hours while members use the
facilities), smoothie bar and personal trainers.
Membership to the New Bern facility also allows access to the
facility in nearby Jacksonville.
LIBERTY FITNESS & WEIGHT
1907 S Glenburnie Road (located on the
right side of the Cooks & Connoisseurs building).
Tel: (252) 633-1450.
Women's only center, part of
national chain. Combines weight loss, circuit training,
personal trainers and wellness services, such as spa.
See their web site for info.
* SOUND FITNESS & GOLF.
610 Airport Rd. New Bern. Tel: (252) 639-2582.
This one the winner for the last 2
years of the Sun Journal's Readers' Choice for "Best Place
to Shape Up". Very convenient to Taberna
and all the70E communities, this fitness center offers a
wide range of services and equipment. It features full
service with cardio and weight training equipment. kickboxing,
tai chi, core conditioning and more. It offers golf simulators to improve your golf game,
and a youth program for ages 10-18. trainers can provide
personal and group instruction. Lockers, showers and several
levels of memberships available.
VILLAGE HEALTH & FITNESS. 1006 Broad Street, Oriental, NC. Tel: (252)249-1869.
Offers physical therapy and massage therapy.
Aquatics in heated pool, also whirlpool spa and sauna. Cardio,
flexibility, and strength training including free weights and
nautilus equipment. Classes in Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, and
more; relaxed atmosphere with neighbors you know.
* YMCA TWIN RIVERS. 100 YMCA Lane
(Enter off 6th Street from Trent Blvd), New Bern. Tel: (252)
Huge facility with free weights room, brand new top-of-the-line fitness equipment
including elliptical, treadmills and exercise bikes. Indoor
basketball courts, indoor walking course, large heated indoor pool with water aerobics classes
and lap time. Huge outdoor pool with slides is covered for the
winter, offering a second indoor pool for winter months. Many
swim teams practice and compete, so check times for free swim
Masters Swim Team web page.) On-site personal trainers and massage therapists
can be contracted separately. Summer Camp programs. Low monthly fee. Individual and
family memberships here
entitle you to use any YMCA in the country.
Also part of the YMCA system are
the nationally renowned kids' summer camps in nearby Arapahoe, NC:
- Camp Sea Gull YMCA: 218 Sea Gull Landing,
Arapahoe, NC. Tel: 252-249-1111.
- Camp Seafarer YMCA: 2744 Seafarer Rd, Arapahoe,
NC. Tel: 252-249-1212.
CLUBHOUSE FITNESS CENTERS
Broad Creek Recreation Center
(at Northwest Creek Marina in Fairfield Harbour).
750 Broad Creek Road, New Bern.
Broad Creek Recreation Center located at Fairfield Harbour's Northwest Creek marina has indoor and
outdoor pools, sauna, and a small fitness center. Also has a mini-golf
course, bike and video rentals, game room, table tennis.
Available initially to the timeshare visitors, it also allows Fairfield Harbour residents
to join for a small annual fee or for weekly, monthly or other
increments. Very handy for visiting grandkids or out-of-town
guests, you can join for a day or a week or two to give them
some extra amenities (like $1 mini-golf) to keep 'em occupied.
New Bern Golf and Country Club. 4301 Country
Club Rd, Trent Woods. Tel: (252) 637-4061.
Members of this
private golf and country club also have access to a fitness
PUBLIC FITNESS CENTERS
Stanley White Recreation Center/ Henderson Park.
901 Chapman Street, New Bern. Tel:
(252)-639-2919. Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday.
in the heart of the Duffyfield community, this Center is
operated by the City of New Bern. Its facilities include a
15,000 square foot recreation center that houses an after school
room, meeting room with kitchen facilities, ceramic room and
offices, plus public fitness areas consisting of the following:
INDOOR PUBLIC FITNESS
FACILITIES: The Rec Center has a fully equipped
indoor fitness facility and an
Henderson Park boasts a
shaded outdoor fitness area with resistance equipment and
a fully lighted, outdoor ½ mile walking trail.