The Recreation Department offers a variety of programs, activities & special events for the entire family, from children to senior citizens.

Click the links below to get information that interests you.

Sandy Balzer is the Adapted Recreation Coordinator for the  Recreation Department. Sandy retired from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities with an extensive background in recreation programming for individuals with disabilities. You can e-mail Sandy at with any questions. The following activities are available:

Youth Fitness Classes

Tae Kwon Do

The first-time student should sign up for Tae Kwon Do, the art of selfdefense using the hands and feet. The instructor is a 6th degree black belt master instructor and a 1st degree black belt in judo and committed to focusing on the individual needs of each child. There is a uniform cost. Please register with instructor at the center and if you have any questions, please contact him at 440-552-7635 or email masterted@tandtmartialarts with any questions.

Instructor: Ted Beltavski

Classes meet: Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Room: Multi-Purpose Gym

Little Stars Gymnasticsrec35

This program is for boys & girls ages 18 months to 10 years old! Learn important fundamental skills and have fun along the way. No previous experience is necessary! Activities include: balance beam, bars, obstacle course & basic tumbling. The instructor is a USAG safety certified gymnastics instructor with over 17 years of experience. You can call her at 216-410-7637 or email her at if you have any questions.

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet: Fridays, ages:
18 mo-3½ (Mom & me): 2:30-3:15 p.m.
3½-4 (Shining Suns): 1:45-2:30 p.m.
5-6 (Mighty Moons): 4:00-4:45 p.m.
7-10 (Meteorites): 4:45-5:30 p.m.

18 mo-3½ (Mom & me): 9:15-10:00 p.m.
3½-4 (Shining Suns): 12:30-1:15 p.m.
5-6 (Mighty Moons): 11:00-11:45 a.m.
7-10 (Meteorites): 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Room: Multi-Purpose Gym

Fitness Area


Our 3,300 square foot Fitness Area contains over 100 pieces of circuit training, free weights and plate loaded equipment. We also have a "cardio-theatre" system for watching TV while you're working out and a fully staffed fitness desk, complete with an AED machine for your safety.

Fitness attendants are glad to "show you the ropes." Members may track their progress on individually designed "workout logs" available at the desk. We also have certified personal trainers on staff to help you tailor your workout to your own needs!

Adult Classes

Bo Flo

This is a non-contact, martial arts based wellness class that develops balance, strength and hand eye coordination through the use of martial arts weapons and empty hand techniques. Students will cultivate a calm state of mind through guided relaxation and group drumming sessions. Email < a href=""> for more information. $7 drop in rate per class.

Instructor: Ritsa Mazur

Classes meet: Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Kangoo Jumps

Experience a NEW way to exercise! Use boots to promote fat loss, increase endurance, improve strength & balance, help correct posture & optimize cardiovascular health. Pre-registration is required to reserve boots. Email for more information. Discounted rates if you have your own boots.

Instructor: Ritsa Mazur

Classes meet: Wednesdays 8:00 - 8:50 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Pump It Up Fitness

Cardio Pumpin’ classes focus on strengthening your body while keeping your heart rate up to burn calories and increase cardiovascular conditioning. Body Pumpin’ classes focus on low weights with high reps. You’ll burn fat, calories and gain strength to quickly produce a toned, lean muscular look. Drop-in fee is $10 per class! Call Sophia at 216-410-7637 to register. Go to or for more info.

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet: Monday & Wednesday 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. (Cardio Pumpin)
Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. (Body Pumpin)
Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. (Body Pumpin)
Saturday 9:15 - 10:05 a.m. (Body Pumpin)

Room: Aerobics Room

Zumba with Sophia

Burn calories, lose inches, great music, members & non-members welcome, classes open to men, women and children over 10 with a parent! There is a $6 per class drop-in fee. To register, contact Sophia to register at 216-410-7637 or email her

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet: Saturday 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Monday & Wednesday 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room


The original dance exercise phenomenon! Each class offers a blend of jazz dance & exercise science set to your favorite music---Top 40, jazz, country, funk & classics. Easy-to-follow, fun choreography includes a gentle warm-up, 30-minute workout, muscle toning & strengthening segment with weights ending with a stretch. Register by calling Cheryl at 216-702-4230 or going to $10 drop-in fee.

Instructor: Marty Cromleigh

Classes meet: Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 - 7:50 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is the art of self-defense using the hands and feet. Ted is a 6th degree black belt master instructor and a 1st degree black belt in judo and committed to focusing on the individual needs of each student. There is a uniform cost (see Ted). Please register with Ted at the center and if you have any questions, please contact him at 440-552-7635 or email

Instructor: Ted Beltavski

Classes meet: Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Room: MP Gym

Zumba with Amy

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! There is a $7 per class drop-in fee. To register, contact Amy at 216-256-7846 or email

Instructor: Amy Santana

Classes meet: Tuesday 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
Thursday 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room (MP gym on Tuesdays)

Twilight Yoga

This class is open to all fitness levels and those new to yoga or those with experience. The emphasis is on marrying our breath to our movement, infused with gentle music to motivate your movements. We utilize vinyasa flow to build heat for the first half of class, with a cool down moon sequence and guided relaxation for the second half of class. To register, go to or call 440-781-4041.

Instructor: SuperFIT group fitness

Classes meet: Tuesday 8:00 - 8:50 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Cycle It Up

Cycle your way to the ultimate fitness results. Rides are set to an upbeat soundtrack and blend technique, intervals, resistance rides, climbs and sprints. No previous cycling experience required. To register, contact Sophia at 216-410-7637 or go to

Instructor: Pump It Up Staff

Classes meet: Saturday 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Room: MP Gym

Ultra Cycle

This 45-minute class is a challenging, fat-blasting workout that will take you thru leg sculpting hills and speed & resistance interval flats. Each pedal pushing routine will be taught to fun energizing music! $10 per class for walk-ins. Call 216-390-9674 to register.

Instructor: Angela Sherman

Classes meet: Wednesday & Friday 6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Room: MP Gym

Kickbox Boot Camp:

This is a cardio & strength training workouts set to heart-pumping music fused with a blend of cardio-dance, kickboxing and pilates. The focus is on shaping and toning the lower body and midsection. Contact Connie at superFIT or call 440-781-4041 to sign-up. Go to for more info.

Instructor: Connie Kowal

Classes meet: Monday 8:05-8:55 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room


Head to toe workout incorporating cardio, strength training, and for all fitness levels. Kids are able to come with you and each class is different with fun workout themes in a supportive environment. Call Suzanne at 216-526-2843 or email her at for more information or to register. First class is FREE! Go to Facebook or Instagram and search superMOMCLE.

Instructor: Suzanne Caraballo

Classes meet: Mon. & Thurs 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Room: MP Gym (Main Gym on Thurs)


Mo uses a variety of exercises and different types of equipment to strengthen, tone, burn calories, lose inches so you can get “mo” fit! Her workouts are for people of all fitness levels. Whether you want to get “Mo” toned up, lose ‘Mo” weight, or feel “Mo” powerful, MoFit can help you reach all your goals. Call 216-978-1602 or got to to register.

Instructor: Maureen Hausler

Classes meet: Mon. thru Fri. 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Rm on Tues./MP Gym on Thurs.

Tai Chi Chih

Expect increased energy, better balance and stress relief from this daily practice. Can be performed seated if necessary. Helps weight loss and reduce blood pressure, arthritis pain, headaches and migraines. Contact Parker at 440-238-9051 or email him at to sign up. First class is FREE.

Instructor: Parker Reynolds

Classes meet: Thurs. (Beginners) 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Kettlebell AMP’D:

Use kettlebells to increase strength, flexibility & endurance.

Instructor: Joe Mazur

Classes meet: Monday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Room: MP Gym

All Levels Yoga

Have you always wanted to take a Yoga class but were nervous about not knowing the poese? Or maybe you are a beginner just starting to get back into shape. Or you have Yoga experience but ant a new routine. Call 216-978-1602 or go to to sign up.

Instructor: Jacqueline Nelson

Classes meet: Saturday 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room


Individuals 65 & over who have Medicare coverage through their insurance company are eligible to take fitness classes for FREE. All others pay just $2 per class ($3 per class in January, 2016)!

Classes Offered

SilverSneakers® Classic

This is the core class of the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. Lots of Choreography with hand held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a ball and a chair for balance are used!

Instructor: Laurie (Mon. at 9:15 a.m., Tues. & Thurs. at 6:45 a.m. & 9:15, Wed. at 12:30 p.m. & Thurs. at 9:15 a.m.), Chris (Wed., Fri. at 11:45 a.m.)

Classes meet: See above times

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® Circuit

This class is for participants who desire and are ready for a cardio workout! The format includes standing non-impact choreography designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance alternated with standing upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball.

Instructor: Carolyn (Mon. & Thursday at 8:00 a.m.), Lynda (Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.), Yu Xin (Thur. at 11:45 a.m.) & Chris (Wed. & Fri. at 8:00 a.m.)

Classes meet: See above times

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® BOOM Move

A higher intensity dance workout class that improves cardio endurance and burns calories. The afternoon SilverSneaker Stability Class improves strength and power around the ankle, knee and hips.

Instructor: Sandy

Classes meet: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. and 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® Yoga

This class is designed to physically and mentally engage members with a variety of safe and fun yoga postures and breathing exercises! Using a chair for support, participants work at their own pace to build flexibility and endurance while learning to relax and think more clearly.

Instructor: Phyllis (Mon. at 10:30 am), Yu Xin (Tue. & Thurs. at 10:30 am & Tue & Fri. at 11:45 am), Chris (Wed. & Fri. at 10:30 am)

Classes meet: See above times

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® CardioFit

This class is for those participants who want a safe & heart-healthy aerobics class to energize your active lifestyle using low-impact movements that focus specifically on building upper body & core strength plus cardio endurance.

Instructor: Lynda

Classes meet: Tuesday 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® Splash

This is a total body aqua conditioning class! Splash focuses on increasing agility, range of movement and cardiovascular conditioning. Participants use a kickboard in a safe format. No swimming ability required.

Classes meet: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 2 to 2:50 p.m. (except during summer)

Room: Indoor Pool

Please note: class is not held in the summer months of June, July & August.

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Dance Classes

Line Dancing

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to line dance to various kinds of music; country, cha-cha, waltzes, polkas, etc. All ages are welcome and there is no residency requirement. The fee is just $2.50 per class.

Instructor: Kay Gritty

Classes meet: Monday from Noon to 1 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Adaptive Recreation Program

The Adaptive Recreation Program formally known as A.S.K. is an award-winning series of recreational programs, geared towards serving individuals with disabilities of all ages, regardless of residency. Since 1991, under the direction of Middleburg Heights Recreation Department staff, the participants have been taught the fundamentals of sports, good sportsmanship and how to have FUN! Thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club, Women’s Club and other local support, this innovative program continues our commitment to provide recreation activities to individuals of all abilities with the emphasis of fun & learning.

Contact Sandy Balzer, Adapted Recreation Coordinator at 440-234- 2255 or email at

Programs/Classes FAQs

How old do you have to be to use the fitness area?

Children between the ages of 12-14 will be allowed to use the Nautilus & Cardio equipment if they are accompanied and supervised by an adult. No one under the age of 15 is allowed in the Free Weight area. No child under the age of 12 will be allowed on the track unless accompanied & supervised by an adult.

How many laps constitute a mile on the track?

Approximately 12 laps comprise one mile if you are in the outermost lane.

How long can I exercise on a piece of equipment?

During busy hours, we ask that you limit your time on a particular piece of equipment to 30 minutes.