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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Healthy Halloween

Halloween photo with shoes, pumpkins, and exercise equipment

Stay fit During Halloween

Colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween candy. Here are a few ways to prioritize health and fitness as the season changes from summer to fall.

Take advantage of the cooler weather with a morning walk. Studies have shown that exercising outside reduces stress and improves your mood.

Don’t “fall” off track. Stay motivated to stick to your exercise routine by enlisting a workout buddy. Or make new fitness friends by joining a group fitness workout. Denton Parks and Rec’s group exercise membership offers unlimited attendance to over 35 classes per week.

When daylight savings ends, stay in the light and join a gym. Denton Parks and Rec offers a gym membership which includes access to fitness equipment after dark. Denton Senior Center is open until 8 p.m. and North Lakes Rec Center is open until 10 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Avoid Halloween candy. Look for local places to donate excess Halloween candy. Satisfy your sweet tooth with in-season fruit such as apples, cranberries, figs, and pomegranates, or make a harvest salad with in-season vegetables.

Some Group Exercise Classes the week of Halloween (For a full list of classes visit


A barbell workout for anyone looking to get toned and fit fast! Build strength using light to a moderately weighted barbell, free weights, and body weight exercises.

North Lakes Rec Center at 8:30 a.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

Classically Fit

A senior fitness workout featuring functional exercises designed to help participants maintain an independent lifestyle. Build strength, and improve coordination, balance, agility, and cardio fitness. Certified instructors provide exercise options, and a warm, friendly, and safe class environment. 

Denton Senior Center at 9:00 a.m. (Monday, Thursday)

North Lakes Rec Center at 10:00 a.m. (Tuesday, Thursday)


A series of gentle seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. A chair is used for standing support and posture alignment. Close-toed shoes are required for the duration of this mat-free class.

North Lakes Rec Center at 10:00 a.m. (Monday) 

Denton Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. (Monday & Wednesday)


A series of mat yoga poses designed specifically for seniors to increase spinal flexibility, balance, core strength, and hip mobility.

North Lakes Rec Center at 11:00 a.m. (Monday)

Denton Senior Center at 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday)


A series of gentle seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. A chair is used for standing support and posture alignment. Close-toed shoes are required the duration of this mat-free class.

Denton Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday) 

Les Mills CORE

Build Strength, stability and endurance in the muscles that support your core, improve balance, and assist in injury prevention. Featuring floor and standing exercises with resistance tubes, weight plates, and bodyweight moves like crunches, and hovers.

North Lakes Rec Center at 8:30 a.m. (Tuesday and Thursday) 

North Lakes Rec Center at 12:15 p.m. (Wednesday) 


Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low and high-intensity moves for a calorie-burning dance-fitness party.

North Lakes Rec Center at 6:00 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday)


Burn calories and relieve stress all in one workout. Ride 40-minutes of high-energy cardio training on a stationary bike followed by a 20-minute practice of yoga on a mat. Improve cardio endurance, strength, and flexibility, while burning 550 to 750 calories per class!

North Lakes Rec Center at 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday) 

Indoor Cycling

Come burn massive amounts of calories while enjoying the ride of your life. This 45-minute stationary bike workout improves cardiovascular fitness while strengthening and toning your lower body muscles. Space is limited, please arrive early. 

North Lakes Rec Center at 8:00 a.m. (Saturday)

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