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

Little Stars Gymnasticsrec35

This program is for boys and 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 and basic tumbling. You can call her at (216) 410-7637 or email her a if you have any questions. Fees: Members $82, Non-members $92.

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet:
Fridays ages 18 mo - 3½ (Mom & me), 1/3 - 2/14, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Fridays ages 3½ - 4 (Shining Suns), 1/3 - 2/14, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Fridays ages 5 - 6 (Mighty Moons), 1/3 - 2/14, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Fridays ages 7 - 10 (Meteorites), 1/3 - 2/14, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays ages 18 mo - 3½ (Mom & me), 1/4 - 2/15, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays ages 3½ - 4 (Shining Suns), 1/4 - 2/15, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Saturdays ages 5 - 6 (Mighty Moons), 1/4 - 2/15, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Saturdays ages 7 - 10 (Meteorites), 1/4 - 2/15, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Room: Multi-Purpose Gym

Dance To EvOLve

This program specializes in kids dance classes (tap, ballet and hip hop for ages 1.5-12) at various studio locations in the Cleveland area and they are coming to Midd. Hts. They believe in learning dance through laughter and have a mission to EvOLvE their students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles. They are NOT the traditional dance studio. Go to or call (440) 379-0682 or email to register. $60 per session.

Instructor: Laura Hankey

Classes meet:
Tuesday ages 2 - 3, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday ages 3 - 4½, 5:20 - 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday ages 4½ & up, 6:20 - 7:25 p.m.
Room: Rec Room

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

Kangoo Jumps

Experience a NEW way to exercise! Use boots to promote fat loss, increase endurance, improve strength and balance, help correct posture and optimize cardiovascular health. Pre-registration is required to reserve boots. Email for more information. Discounted rates if you have your own boots. $15 per person or 5 classes for $60.

Instructor: Ritsa Mazur

Classes meet:
Thursdays 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 details. $60 per month for unlimited classes. The $60 monthly fee provides you access to ALL of the classes listed below (a total of 7 classes per week should you choose to attend every one)! Combine the below classes with Zumba with Sophia for $95/month!

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet:
Mon. & Wed. (Cardio Pumpin’) 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Mon. & Wed. (Body Pumpin’) 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.
Tue. & Thursday (Body Pumpin’) 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Saturday (Body Pumpin’) 9:15 - 10:05 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Zumba with Sophia

Burn calories and lose inches to great music with Zumba. Classes are available to members and non-members as well as men, women and children over 10 with parent supervision! There is a $6 per class drop-in fee. To register, contact Sophia at (216) 410-7637 or email her at $45/month for all three classes.

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet:
Saturdays 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Mon. & Wed. 7:00 - 7:50 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room


The original dance exercise phenomenon! Each class offers a blend of jazz dance and exercise science set to your favorite music---Top 40, jazz, country, funk and classics. Register by calling Cheryl at (216) 702-4230 or going to $15 drop-in fee. $40 per month(EFT)/$90 for 8 weeks.

Instructor: Marty Cromleigh

Classes meet:
Tue. & Thurs. 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. 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 $60/month.

Instructor: Ted Beltavski

Classes meet:
Tuesdays 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Room: MP Gym

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 To reserve a bike, email $12 per class or $40 EFT per month.

Instructor: Pump It Up Staff

Classes meet:
Saturday 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.

Room: Rec Room

Ultra Cycle

This 45-minute class is a challenging, fat-blasting workout that will take you through leg sculpting hills and speed and resistance interval flats. Each pedal pushing routine is taught to fun energizing music! $10 per class for walk-ins. Call (216) 390-9674 to register. $50 per month.

Instructor: Angela Sherman

Classes meet:
Wed. & Fri. 6:15 - 7:00 a.m.

Room: Rec Room


Twilight Yoga - A 50-minute class open to all fitness levels, which focuses marrying breath and music to movement, beginning with a gentle vinyasa flow (sun and moon salutations) and ending with a relaxing guided meditation. KickBox Bootcamp - A 50-minute cardio and strength training workout fused with heart-pumping music. Come trim, tone and transform your legs, arms and booty in an uplifting/welcoming environment! Contact Connie for more information on either class at or (440) 781-4041 or go to to learn more. A 4 class for $28 punch card can be used for any class and never expires.

Instructor: Connie Kowal

Classes meet:
Mon. (kickbox) 8:05 - 8:55 p.m.
Tue. (yoga) 8:05 - 8:55 p.m.
Sat. (kickbox) 11:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Room: Aerobics


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. First class is FREE! Find us on Facebook and Instagram at superMOMCLE. Classes are $40 for 5 classes. $49 monthly, unlimited pass. $10 daily fee.

Instructor: Suzanne Caraballo

Classes meet:
Tues. & Thurs 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Room: MP Gym

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using synchronizing movement with breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga. Contact Kristen at for more information. 5 class pass for $40, 10 class pass for $75.

Instructor: Kristen Sauchak

Classes meet:
Mondays 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Room: Rec Room


Mo uses a variety of exercises and different types of equipment to strengthen, tone, burn calories and 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 go to to register. $9 drop-in for all other classes, $89 for any 10 classes (does not expire). On Friday mornings, Mo may use bikes for a great cardio workout.

Instructor: Maureen Hausler & Staff

Classes meet:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday MP Gym 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Saturdays Aerobics 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Tuesdays (Zumba) & Thursdays Aerobics 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.

Room: see above

MoFit Bike Night

Get a great cycle workout in this class (our ONLY evening cycle class offered at the MHCC)! $10 for drop-ins or 5 class pass for $35.

Instructor: Dan Rice

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

Room: Rec Room

Tai Chi Chih

Expect increased energy, better balance and stress relief from this daily practice. Exercises may be performed seated if necessary. Helps with weight loss, and to reduce blood pressure, arthritic pain and lessen headaches and migraines. Contact Parker at (440) 238-9051 or email him at to sign up. First class is FREE. $63 for 6 consecutive classes.

Instructor: Parker Reynolds

Classes meet:
Thurs. (Beginners) Aerobics 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Thurs. (Evenings) Rec Room 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Tues. (Veterans) starts 12/15 Aerobics 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Room: see above


Free to members of our Silver Sneakers program, $3 per class for non-SilverSneaker members who are members of center.

Classes Offered

SilverSneakers® BOOM Move

A higher intensity dance class that improves cardio endurance and burns calories. Learn simple dance moves that build into complex sequences for a great workout.

Instructor: Sandy

Classes meet:
Mon. & Fri ongoing 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

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., Thurs. at 9:15 a.m. & Wed. at 11:45 a.m.) & Chris (Wed. & Fri. at 9:15 a.m.)

Classes meet:
See above times

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 a.m.), Yu Xin (Tue. & Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. & Tue & Fri. at 11:45 a.m.) & Chris (Wed. & Fri. at 10:30 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. & Thurs. at 8 a.m.), Lynda (Tues. at 8 a.m.), Yu Xin (Thur. at 11:45 a.m.) & Chris (Wed. & Fri. at 8 a.m.)

Classes meet:
See above times

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® CardioFit

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

Instructor: Lynda

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

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers Stability®

Stability is the newest class designed to help you become stronger and improve balance. The movements taught in class focus on specific exercises to improve strength and power around the ankle, knee and hip joints, while improving your reaction time.

Instructor: Phyllis

Classes meet:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00 - 2:00 p.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.

Instructor: Water Safety Instructors

Classes meet:.
Monday-Friday Sept-May 2 - 2:50 p.m

Room: Indoor Pool lap area

Dance Classes

Line Dancing

Join this fun, go-at-your-own-pace mid-day class with no long-term commitment. There is a $3 per class drop-in fee. To register, contact Rae at (440) 364-6345.

Instructor: Rae Fraser

Classes meet:
Monday 12:00 - 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.