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Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, the following are not available: Older Adult-Specific Programming | Therapeutic Fitness Classes. Thank you for your understanding.

Image of two older adults at a Functional Fitness Classes for Older AdultsGet moving and feel great! We have specific, Therapeutic Fitness classes for older adults that are designed for those with limited mobility and centered on staying active and independent. Seated and standing exercises that work all major muscles and joints are specifically selected to enhance independent living skills, aimed to ease performing activities of daily living. We also offer a wide-range of Fit4U classes, which are low-impact classes that work well for those just getting started in fitness and older adults.

Locations: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Fees & Passes: A per-visit fee will be charged at the time of registration to reserve your spot. These fees are lower than our regular drop-in rates and similar to the 10-visit pass rate. Payment is non-refundable. A credit will be provided if a reservation is cancelled in advance due to a health condition. Learn more about reservations and pricing.

What you need to know before attending:

Note: During inclement weather or heavy smoke days, be sure to check schedules regularly for possible cancellations or location changes.

Classes for all ages and abilities.

Fit4U Classes

Fit For You! Specially designed for those wanting a lower impact and light intensity workout as well as those ages 50+, these exercise classes offer something for every fitness level – from just starting out to a regular fitness enthusiast! Increase your mobility, strength, cardio endurance, flexibility and core stability. Not only will you improve and maintain your fitness, you’ll make friends and have fun!

See class descriptions and schedules.

Specialized Fitness Classes for Older Adults – not currently available

Focused fitness and wellness classes to address the specific needs of the adults over 50 and/or those with challenging health conditions. We offer a range of specialized fitness classes for older adults, including: Stand Tall – Don’t Fall; Strong and Supple Feet; and Seated Yoga.

Let's do this!

Whether you're new to fitness or just new to working out with Bend Park and Recreation, we're here to help you reach your fitness goals. This guide will show you how to get started by introducing you to beginner classes and low-impact fitness programs or help you familiarize yourself with facilities, coaches and personal trainers. We’re focused on offering fitness that feels right, both on the inside and out. Come join in more than 275 enjoyable, energizing group fitness classes led by our motivating staff. Get moving, get fit and we’ll get you feeling your best. Let's do this!

Where to go.


Bend Park and Recreations District has two fitness and swim facilities with a variety of services and class offerings. Click on the locations below to learn more.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
800 NE 6th Street, Bend, OR 97701 (Directions)
(541) 389-7665 (POOL)
Outdoor pools and classes, Cycling and Group Exercises:
Attendees must enter through South Entrance or South Pool Pad Gate. They may park in lot accessed via NE Franklin Ave/NE 7th St.
Indoor pools and Mind & Body:
Attendees must enter through North Entrance and may park in lot accessed via NE Hawthorne Ave/NE 6th St.

Bend Senior Center- Facility Currently Closed
1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97702 (Directions)
(541) 388-1133

Learn about fees & passes.

Class and Fitness Center Reservation Pricing

A per-visit fee will be charged at the time of registration to reserve your spot. These fees are lower than our regular drop-in rates and similar to the 10-visit pass rate. Payment is non-refundable. A credit will be provided if a reservation is cancelled in advance due to a health condition.

Fitness Center & Lap Swim In-District Out-of-District
Adult $6.00 $7.20
Senior (60+)
& Youth (13-18)
$5.00 $6.00
Group Exercise Classes
(Including Water Fitness)
In-District Out-of-District
Adult $7.00 $8.40
Senior (60+)
& Youth (13-18)
$6.00 $7.20
Family Swim In-District Out-of-District
Adult & Senior (60+) $5.00 $6.00
Youth (0-18) $5.00 $6.00

A per-visit fee will be charged at the time of registration to reserve your spot. These fees are lower than our regular drop-in rates and similar to the 10-visit pass rate. Payment is non-refundable. A credit will be provided if a reservation is cancelled in advance due to a health condition.

How to Make Reservations

How to Make Fitness Reservations

Before starting a reservation, make sure you have your BPRD registration account and password ready to log in. Your account is your email address and the default password is your last name (first letter capitalized) unless you set it up differently. Click here for PDF instructions.

  • On bendparksandrec.org, hover over “fitness & swim” in the top menu, and select your class format, such as: Cardio, Indoor Cycling, Mind & Body, Strength & Conditioning or Fitness Center. This will redirect you to the class format’s webpage and class schedule.

  • On the class schedule, find the fitness class or fitness center session that you would like to reserve. Click that event to open the description, then click “Click here to register.

  • The link will redirect you to the BPRD registration site and show you the upcoming classes for the selected fitness format.
  • Select the “+” (plus symbol) to add any number of classes to your cart. At the bottom of the screen, confirm your class selection and click the “Add To Cart” button. Note: the fees shown are for regular adult patrons. Older adult and student pricing will be applied in the checkout screen.

  • On the next screen, select the member of your household who will take the class.

  • The next screen will display the shopping cart, where you can confirm the selected class and price. Click “Proceed to Checkout” to complete your purchase.

  • On the check out page, complete your reservation by paying for your class or using credits. Click the “Continue” button to finalize your transaction. You can continue reserving additional classes, reviewing programs or logout to end your session.

About Classes

Now Offering: The Fitness Center, FIT studio, group exercise rooms and outdoor exercise spaces are open. Lap swim, family swim, swim lessons, private pool parties, limited hot tub times, workout on your own water and water exercise classes are available.

Not Available: Childcare, indoor showers, lockers, changing rooms, personal training, sauna and steam room.

About Classes

  • Fitness classes and activities require advanced reservation.
  • You may reserve a class up to 7 days in advance.
  • Reservations remain open until 15 minutes prior to session start time - based on availability.
  • You may arrive to class up to 10 minutes early.
  • Fitness Center sessions are 80 minutes.
  • Spaces are cleaned after each session, with two deep cleanings daily.
  • Come ready to work out - showers not available.
  • Limit personal belongings - lockers/storage not available.
  • Expect to depart promptly afterward. No lobby seating or common areas available.
  • Bring your own towel, mat and filled water bottle.
  • Bottle fill stations available, but water fountains and for-purchase beverages not available.
  • If you like, bring a block and strap for yoga.

Health & Safety Facility Changes.

Facility Changes

Face Coverings

All participants and visitors 5 years and older entering Juniper Swim & Fitness Center indoor areas must wear a face covering. The face covering must be worn at all times in all indoor spaces, except when swimming or if a medical condition or disability prevents a person from wearing a face covering. Participants and visitors to the outdoor pools and surrounding outdoor spaces are not required to wear a face covering, but clear face shields are strongly recommended for water exercise class.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center sessions are available in 80-minute increments throughout the day with a 10-minute cleaning/preparation transition between sessions. Group exercise class schedules are posted for individual registration.

If you have registered for a class/lap swim/workout on your own session, you are welcome to use the Fitness Center before or after your scheduled activity at no additional fee if space is available. The Fitness Center is open during all hours except for a midday cleaning closure from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Use of the Fitness Center is available via drop-in or reservations. A few details to know:

  • Advanced reservation is encouraged to ensure your space at a preferred time; however, drop-in use will be accommodated if space is available.
  • Credit or debit cards are preferred forms of payment for drop-in fee; however, cash will be accepted.

Group Exercise Rooms

All spaces have been evaluated to determine their occupancy while comfortably maintaining adequate physical distancing. Fitness Center equipment has been rearranged to provide adequate spacing. Fitness equipment has been spaced to exceed physical distancing standards with weights moved to the Fit Studio and cardio machines have been spaced out and will be rotated in and out of service. Group exercise rooms have floor markings to designate individual spaces. One-way traffic flow patterns have been established to minimize congestion and close contact.

Outdoor Fitness Classes

In addition to modified indoor spaces, three outdoor fitness class areas have been added to expand offerings while maintaining proper distancing. If you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing during your outside exercise class, a face covering must be worn.

Any Questions? Interested in learning more? Connect with our Customer Service team to learn more:

Customer Service Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am  - 6:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Class Etiquette

In addition to etiquette guidelines, COVID-19 health guidelines and regulations apply.

In Group Exercise, like all social settings, common courtesy calls for sensitivity to others. Please follow these etiquette guidelines when participating in group exercise classes.

  • Please enter on time or a bit early. The warm up is a Key component of class and we don’t want you to miss out on it!
  • Please avoid heavy scents and perfumes.
  • Please shower and launder clothing before class.
  • Please no chewing gum.
  • Place cell phones and beepers in the off position.
  • Please avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol before class.
  • Please keep class conversation to a minimum – this demonstration of respect to your instructor and fellow classmates provides an opportunity for all to hear the instructor’s direction and flow through the workout.
  • Be courteous to your fellow classmates.
  • Be ready to adjust your space for others.
  • Be sure that your, um, private parts are appropriately covered.

All Classes are first come first serve. Please check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you have any medical considerations (recent surgeries, knee, neck or back problems, etc.), be sure to inform your teacher beforehand. Please note that instructors may use both physical assists as well as verbal cues to help students attain proper form, alignment and position. Please notify the instructor before class begins if you do not want to be touched. You are encouraged to bring and drink water throughout your workout. Thank you for attending and enjoy your workout!

Image of fitness training helping a patron achieve their fitness goals.

Therapeutic Fitness

Drop-In Therapeutic Fitness Classes

Therapeutic fitness classes simulate common movements to emphasize core stability and the various muscles in your upper and lowerbody used for  stability. This classes work to improve strength, flexibility and balance. These classes are perfect for everyone, and especially useful for those recovering from an injury, just getting into fitness and older adults.

Moving to Music: An Arthritis Exercise Program | BSC A lively, fun chair exercise class with upbeat, varied music to help you move more freely and without pain. Taught by certified Arthritis instructors.  This program is offered at the Bend Senior Center.

Deep/Shallow | JSFC Water provides a safe and effective way to maintain or improve your fitness level without jarring your joints. Fun, active class with your choice of shallow or deep water. Connect with others and make new friends in this program geared towards those 50-plus. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Mobility Thru Water | JSFC Consists of a series of gentle exercises which focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance, range of motion and cardiovascular fitness in a friendly, supportive social setting. Designed by the Arthritis Foundation, this is a great program for people with arthritis and chronic conditions. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Registration Therapeutic Fitness Classes

In addition to these regularly-scheduled drop-in classes above, we also offer specialty classes seasonally, such as Stand Tall, Don't Fall, Yoga for a Healthy Back and Stong and Supple Feet. Learn more, see current offerings.

Therapeutic Next Step Programs

Safely move beyond physical therapy and take the next step to recovery. Both water and/or land exercise programs can be developed to meet your needs. Our specialists will work with you to build up your body’s function after rehab. Through both land and water exercises, those affected by medical considerations can improve fitness, prevent subsequent health complications, and look forward to a better tomorrow. The following classes require a one-time assessment before starting. Learn more, see current offerings.

Fee: $75

Backhab | JSFC Water provides a great environment to move without pain. Strengthen back muscles and increase mobility through core stabilization and flexibility. A program will be specifically designed for you. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Stroke & Individualized Water Fitness | JSFC Have you completed your physical therapy and want to continue your recovery? Our program will help you make the next step. A program will be specifically designed for you. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Ready to learn more? Call (541) 389-7665 to schedule an appointment.

Fitness passes through health plans? Ask us how.

Due to health and safety guidelines, some service may not be currently available.

You may be eligible to receive no-cost or low-cost fitness passes to Bend Senior Center and Juniper Swim & Fitness Center through your health plan.

One-in-five people 65 and older is eligible for a fitness benefit included in select Medicare Advantage health plans. The following plans are included:

  • Silver & Fit
  • SilverSneakers
  • AARP Renew Active/li>
  • United Health Plan - Oregon

One-in-five people 65 and older is eligible for a fitness benefit included in select Medicare Advantage health plans. The following plans are included:

  • Contact your health insurance provider to see if you are eligible and, if you are, ask for your eligibility number.
  • Get an enrollment form online at: bendparksandrec.org/medicare
 or at Bend Senior Center or Juniper.
  • Return your completed form to customer service for processing. Your fitness pass should be approved in 1 - 2 days.