Mind, Body and Spirit Classes

All classes are open to the community so invite church members, family and friends. Many classes are free, but a few have a nominal fee.  Questions? Contact Athletics, (901) 683-6887 or


Rock Steady Boxing 

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Program dedicated to the fight against Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative movement disorder that can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation estimates there are more than one million people in the United States with Parkinson's disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. Rock Steady Boxing is the first gym in the country dedicated to the fight against Parkinson's.

With the Rock Steady Boxing method, exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At Rock Steady Boxing, Parkinson's disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.

Do you know someone who could benefit from Rock Steady Boxing? Contact Libby Shackelford, (901) 683-6887, for more info or a member packet. 


Baton Twirling

Wednesday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | for 1st-6th graders
Learn to twirl from the Tiger Twins of the University of Memphis, Katiana Welsheimer and Kirsandra Welsheimer (World Twirling Champions). Baton twirling is a fun and unique artistic sport combining the technical skill of twirling the baton with the art of dance and the flexibility of gymnastics. Baton twirling is a great sport for all ages. A loaner baton will be provided for the first lesson. Participants will purchase their own baton for future lessons. Cost: $60/month (with a one-time baton fee of $36)


Cardio, Strength and Flexibility

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Beaty Gym
Combines a great cardio workout with strength and flexibility. These classes include step, floor aerobics, urban rebounding, kick box moves and strength training with free weights, medicine balls, bars and flexibility balls. Led by Jan Averwater, Athletic Ministry director and personal trainer; there is no fee for this class. 


Tuesday & Thursday | 8-8:30 a.m. | Beaty Gym 
This class includes weight training for strength and Bosu for core and to enhance functional balance and integrated movement capability. We also use weights, medicine balls, kettle bells and other strength equipment. Jan Averwater is the trainer. There is no fee for this class.

Barre Blast

Monday, 5:15 p.m. | Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. | Thursday, 8:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. | Saturday, 9 a.m.

Use ballet principles and techniques as you tighten and tone your muscles from the core out and at the same time get a great cardio workout! You will burn calories as you strengthen and lengthen your muscles while improving your overall posture. This class is open to everyone. Cost: $5/class

Mat Pilates

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. | Studio
Floor exercises that target the core muscles and improve flexibility. This class strengthens your core muscles, lengthens your muscles and improves your posture. Led by Kim Lambert (licensed physical therapist), Ann Robinson and Melissa Robinson. There is no fee for this class. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesday | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Studio
ALL LEVELS class develops strength and stamina through a continuous flow of unique vinyasa sequencing. A combination of standing postures and floor work engages the entire body. Led by Jamie Miller; cost: $5/class. 

Yoga with Mandy XA

Tuesday & Thursday | 10-11 a.m. | Studio
Registered yoga teacher Mandy Xa will share yoga in a safe environment through creative flows and challenging postures that will build physical strength and flexibility as well as confidence, self-awareness and self-acceptance. Cost: $5/class | Learn more

Cardio Dance

Tuesday & Thursday | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Beaty Gym
Dance moves and Zumba fuse musical rhythms and creative moves for a cardio-burning, heart-racing, music-pumping workout. Led by Kathie Alexander. Cost: $5/class or purchase a five-class card for $20 or 10-class card for $40.  

Senior Aerobics

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Beaty Gym
Stay young and fit with low impact cardio with lightweight strength training. The class combines gentle movement, balance and posture exercises to get your heart rate up and then uses free weights, bars, flexibility balls and weight balls for strength and flexibility. Led by Joan Fox. The fee is $3.50 per class, payable to the instructor.


Tuesday & Thursday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Beaty 107
 The class includes strength training, floor exercises, free weights, balls, exercise tubing and weight benches. This class not only helps you tone up but also provides cardio training at the same time. Men and women are encouraged to attend. Led by Glen Chapman; there is no fee for this class. 

USMC Boot Camp

Monday-Friday | 5:30-6:30 a.m., 6:45-7:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. | meet by Cy’s Field & the Playground
Led by fitness instructor/personal trainer Tony Ludlow, this class is designed to help men and women strengthen their hearts, lungs, endurance and stamina. Bring a towel, mat and weights. Boot Camp is an outdoor boot camp fitness program for any fitness level. Visit for more information.

Fitness Center Memberships

Members and guests are welcome to use the Fitness Center for a yearly fee of $120 per person and $80 for seniors 65 and older. The fee will be prorated each month. Hours are Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-Noon. We are closed on Sunday. 

Fitness Center Membership
Senior Adult Fitness Center Membership | Age 65+: Use this link for special rate

In His Steps 5k run

All race day activities take place at Christ Church Memphis, 407 Grove Park, across from the Laurelwood Shopping Center. All registered participants receive a long-sleeve In His Steps T-shirt.  

The course begins on Grove Park near the north end of the Christ Church property. The run heads north on Grove Park, turns east on Laurelwood and then north again on Wakefield; dead ends into Shady Grove and turns back west then north again on Grove Park. The race then heads west on scenic Tuckahoe to Goodlett, north on Goodlett to Gwynne, east on Gwynne to Cherry, south on Cherry to Tuckahoe and then returns to the start/finish line by the same route. The race will be administered by the Memphis Runners Track Club. | View map