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New GBRC exercise classes starting
icy main Jan. 2020
Ice on Main Street Great Bend, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. - photo by Daniel Kiewel

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming new sessions of exercise classes, beginning next week.

Join Dixie Divis for Noon Body Shaping that meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:10–12:50 p.m., Nov. 26 through Jan. 25. During this class, participants will do some strength building exercises that burn fat, tone and firm specific body areas. Don’t worry – you won’t need to shower after this class, so you can get back to work on time. 

Laurie McCurry will teach Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Quiet the mind and body while increasing flexibility, improving balance and strength. McCurry will also lead the Cardio Blast exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30–6:30 p.m. This class is a high energy cardio class that gets your heart rate up with a variety of intense cardio moves, such as Step, Kickboxing, interval training and floor routines.

McCurry also offers a ZUMBA class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Divis will lead Wake Up Workout on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15–6 a.m. Get your day started with this cardio core circuit that will be a high energy group aerobics class incorporating interval, circuit and boot camp style classes to strengthen and tone your entire body.

Dee Krier will offer Tai Chi classes that promote strength, balance, coordination, posture, concentration, and general level of energy. Tai Chi Beginners meets on Wednesdays from 3–4 p.m. Tai Chi Intermediate meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Tai Chi Advance meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga meets on Monday and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. or on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

All classes are held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Pre-registration is required. Enroll at the Recreation Commission office located at 1214 Stone Street or call 793-3755 ext. 110. For more online, visit