David L. Bodenhamer Center

Dear Member, 

First off, thank you for being a valued patron of the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center.  The recreation center has been serving our community for over 20 years and we appreciate your continued loyalty as we have grown and enhanced our facilities. 

With each improvement we make, your satisfaction is our top priority and as we continue to grow, our priorities remain consistent.  In order to accommodate the ever-increasing demand, we are excited to announce expanded services which will add value to your membership.  Over the past couple of months, we have been preparing additional fitness facilities at the City of Gulf Shores’ Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West (County Road 6) just east of the Sportsplex.  This expansion to the north will provide additional fitness space and bring services to an actively growing location of the City.  

The new fitness studio will open July 17th and be available Monday through Friday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and be closed on Sunday.  It will feature a limited selection of functional equipment and three classrooms specifically designed to accommodate workout programs such as Barre, TRX Resistance Training, Yoga, Indoor Cycling and a Virtual Fitness kiosk.  Aerobic classes with instructors will be held on a weekly class schedule.  Many of these classes will differ from our existing “drop-in” classes at the recreation center and placement will be held by reservation only.  Any patron with a full membership type will have unlimited access to our new facility and will also receive the ability to register for “RSVP” classes 72 hours in advance at our Customer Service Desk.  Fitness, Pool and non-member patrons may reserve a space, if available, 24 hours in advance at the rate of $10 per class. 

In order to offset some of the additional expenses related to the enhancements of our recreation programs, there will be a slight cost increase affecting your membership rates starting on November 1, 2017.  Our memberships offer a high value and we will continue adding to that value by maintaining the quality of facilities, programs and opportunities you have come to expect.

We are very excited to provide this new fitness offering and would love for each of you to take advantage of all the amenities the new studio fitness space has to offer. 

For more information, including class schedules, please stop by our Customer Service Desk or visit our website at www.gulfshoresal.gov/bodenhamer.  

Thank you for continuing to grow with us. 

Nicole Ard
Recreation Division Manager

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