The Sports Backers’ Fitness Warriors program trains area residents who have talent, passion, and potential to be professional fitness instructors for Richmond’s communities with the highest rates of chronic disease. Whether you're looking for a fun way to get moving or need a supportive group to keep you motivated, we offer FREE fitness classes for every level of fitness!


Cardio with Carla

Recommended for ages 12+. This class will combine a variety of cardio-based activities with yoga, Pilates, and dance to get you up and off the couch and keep you coming back!


Wednesdays, 6-6:50 p.m.

Free. HCC membership not required.


FIT by Benns

Recommended for ages 14+.  This class will provide an overall body workout in a boot camp atmosphere with plyometrics, core work, and strength training. Tighten up those soft areas and stay healthy with this high-energy class!


Thursdays, 7-7:50 p.m.

Free.  HCC membership not required.



Recommended for ages 13+. Zumba is a form of aerobic exercise that combines Latin and international music with exercise-infused dance moves to give you a full body workout. This fun workout class does not require any previous fitness or dance experience.  Adult guardian must remain present for participants under age 18.  Advance registration is required.


Session 1: Mondays, January 27-February 24.

Session 2: Mondays, March 2-23.

Session 3: Mondays, April 6-27.

Session 4: Mondays, May 4-June 1.


Hopewell Community Center.  6-7 p.m.

$20/members.  $25/non-members. 



Recommended for ages 13+. Enjoy a high energy, challenging aquatic exercise class that will help tone muscles and burn fat.  The low impact nature of this class will allow you to challenge yourself without the aches and pains of normal fitness programs. No previous experience is required.  All participants must wear appropriate swimwear (no athletic clothing). Advance registration is required.


Session 1: Mondays, January 27-February 24, 11 a.m.-noon.

Session 2: Mondays, January 27-February 24, 6-7 p.m.

Session 3: Mondays, March 2-23, 11 a.m.-noon.

Session 4: Mondays, March 2-23, 6-7 p.m.

Session 5: Mondays, April 6-27, 11 a.m.-noon.

Session 6: Mondays, April 6-27, 6-7 p.m.

Session 7: Mondays, May 4-June 1, 11 a.m.-noon. 

Session 8: Mondays, May 4-June 1, 6-7 p.m. 


Hopewell Community Center. 11 a.m.-noon. 

$20/members. $25/non-members. 


Aquatic Boot Camp
For ages 16+. This class will combine water workouts with land-based exercises to give you a full body workout. Participants should be able to swim multiple laps without stopping, tread water, and  perform body weight exercises on land. Participants must wear appropriate swimwear (no athletic clothing) and will need to bring their own goggles and fins (optional). 


Session 1: Tuesdays, January 14-February 4.
Session 2: Tuesdays, February 18-March 10.
Session 3: Tuesdays, March 24-April 14.
Session 4: Tuesdays, April 28-May 19.


Hopewell Community Center. 6:30-7:30 a.m.
$20/members.  $25/non-members. 

Yoga In The Park  

Recommended for ages 12+. Yoga is a low impact way to stretch and tone muscles while learning to control breathing and stay focused.  Yoga will produce physical benefits in addition to stress relief that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.  This class is appropriate for beginners and no previous experience is required. Class will be held outdoors.  Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. 


Session 1: Wednesday, April 29.

Session 2: Wednesday, May 6.

Session 3: Wednesday, May 13.

Session 4:  Wednesday, May 20. 


City Park.  5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 


Cardio Kickboxing

Recommended for ages 14+. Join Martial Arts Master Educator Felder to burn calories and reduce stress for 45 minutes of cardio kickboxing. This class will have four areas of focus: total body, dynamite abs, muscle fitness & legs, and butt & thighs.


Session 1: Thursdays, February 6-27.

Session 2: Thursdays, March 5-26.

Session 3: Thursdays, April 2-23.


Hopewell Community Center. 6-6:45 p.m.

$20/members. $25 /non-members.

Registration closes one week prior to start date. 

Hopewell Community Center

100 W. City Point Road

Hopewell, VA 23860


T: (804) 541-2353

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