May Month of Fitness

May Month of FitnessThe Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will offer a free fitness series in May.

Free and open to area residents of all ages, “May Month of Fitness” will consist of Camp Gladiator on Mondays, Yoga on Tuesdays and Zumba on Wednesdays – except May 22. Each class will be offered on their respective nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

All classes are free and require no registration.

Camp Gladiator

Camp Gladiator is an adult fitness boot camp that promises a motivating and challenging environment where men and women of all ages and fitness levels can push themselves. Participants should expect a total body workout. A typical session could include interval training, sprint and agility drills, stations, plyometrics, body weight strength drills, cardio mix, and much more. Camp Gladiator is designed to increase your functional strength, speed, stamina and - most importantly - deliver results.

Camp Gladiator participants are encouraged to bring a mat and water.

Camp Gladiator sessions meet on Mondays in May:

  • May 6

  • May 13

  • May 20

  • May 27


Yoga sessions will meet on Tuesdays in May. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat and water.

  • May 7

  • May 14

  • May 21

  • May 28


On Wednesdays in May (except May 22), the instructor will lead all ages of attendees in Zumba - a Latin-inspired, easy to follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. Zumba participants are encouraged to bring water.

  • May 8

  • May 15

  • May 29

Women's Self Defense Class

Also, during the May Month of Fitness, the PRCR Department will offer a Women’s Self Defense class Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Joyner Park.

Instructors from Krav Maga Raleigh will teach participating women a variety of techniques to avoid danger and defend themselves if necessary. Krav Maga is a no-nonsense system that focuses on the most practical and instinctive methods to get you out of harm’s way.

Admission is free, and no registration is required. However, attendees will be required to sign a waiver, so anyone planning to attend should arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Participants are encouraged to wear workout clothes and athletic shoes - but no jewelry - and bring water.

No Cost to Participate

All Camp Gladiator and Zumba classes offered as part of the May Month of Fitness are free and require no registration.


May Month of Fitness
Special Events Coordinator