Fitness

FITNESS

Bella Vista offers three fitness facilities located at Riordan Hall in the center, Metfield Clubhouse on the east side and Branchwood Recreation Center on the west side.

Riordan Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Riordan (479) 855-8170

View Riordan Hall Updates (Nov./Dec. 2021)

Metfield Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (enter through Golf Pro Shop)

Metfield (479) 855-8165

Branchwood Fitness Center & Pool Hours

Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Branchwood (479) 855-8181 – Call for holiday hours

View Branchwood Pool Schedule

Riordan Hall

Riordan Hall is a 19,300-square-foot building centrally located in Bella Vista. The facility offers two large meeting rooms, two small meeting rooms, an auditorium, stage, a kitchen area with warmers and refrigeration, a fitness room, a hot tub with a men’s and women’s locker room, and a snooker room.

Riordan Hall is also home to the Kingsdale pool.

Exercise Classes

ClassTypeDayTime
SilverSneakerYoga StretchMon./Wed.8:30 a.m.
SilverSneaker ClassicMuscular Strength & Range of MovementTue./Thu.10:30 a.m.
YogaTues./Thu.9 a.m.
ZumbaLow-impactTue./Thu.8:15 a.m.
Yoga FlowMon./Wed.6:15 p.m.

Dance Classes

ClassTypeDayTime
Sophisticated Ladies TapBeginners Mon./Wed. 8 a.m.
Sophisticated Ladies TapIntermediateMon./Wed. 9:30 a.m.
CloggingGeneralMon.3 p.m.
CloggingBeginnersTues. (Sep.-May)3:30 p.m.
CloggingIntermediateTues. (Sep.-May)4:30 p.m.
Line DancingGeneralMon./Wed.1 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday7 a.m.-1 p.m.
SundayCLOSED

Game Day

Enjoy an afternoon with friends! Come play Bias Bowling or join fellow Chess players from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms at Riordan Hall are popular for card groups, club/organization meetings and classes. The auditorium is a perfect location for special events, parties, dances and receptions. For more information about renting a room, call (479) 855-8170.

Metfield Clubhouse

Located on Bella Vista’s east side, Metfield Clubhouse is ideal location for fitness classes or to host your next event or meeting.

Fitness Activities

Staying fit and active is fun when you participate in one or more of the exercise classes. The facility’s fitness room offers treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, free weights and strength machines, perfect for a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise Classes

ClassDayTime
SilverSneakers ClassicMon./Wed./Fri.3-4 p.m.
Fit Blast Tue./Thu.6:15-7 p.m.
Indoor Cycling Mon./Wed.5:45-6:30 p.m.
Yoga ClassSat.8:30-9:30 a.m.

Universal Punch Card

Whether you attend Total Body Workout, Indoor Cycling or FitBlast class — we’ve got you covered with the Universal Fitness Class Punch card. All POA Fitness and indoor Water Fitness Classes are universally priced and the same punch card will work for just about any class at any location: Branchwood, Riordan, and Metfield Rec Centers. Purchase a Universal Fitness Punch Card for $32.55 (tax included) which is good for any 10 classes. If you prefer to pay a drop-in fee, each class is $4. Note: If you do not have a POA issued photo ID an additional $2.50 fee is charged for facility use per visit.

Silver Sneakers Classic: M-W-F, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

A certified instructor leads the class through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement. Hand weights and elastic tubing with handles are offered for resistance. A chair is available for seated or standing support. This class is free to Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit Members (swipe SilverSneakers card, or Silver & Fit member sign-in). No POA Photo ID required. Non Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit Members pay $4 class drop-in fee, or 1 punch from Universal Fitness Card. If no POA Photo ID, an additional $2.50 is required.

Fit Blast! Class:  Tuesday/Thursday, 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

This class is a highly intense, interval style workout, challenging the status quo your body knows. With techniques like cardio blasts, muscle confusion, sports inspired drills and functional body-weight training, you’ll gain a new level of fitness and achievement. Personal trainer Carrie Hatfield, Certified Personal Trainer, leads this class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Classes are $4 per class or save with our Universal Punch Card which gives you 10 classes for $32.55. Additional facility fee of $2.50 applies if you do not have a current POA member photo ID.

Indoor Cycling Class:  Monday/Wednesday, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Indoor cycling class is an interval style class based on cycling drills and set to energetic music. On Wednesday evenings, an optional core strength floor exercise phase is offered after cycling.  Instructor: Joan Glubczynski. Note: This is a high intensity cycling class and is not recommended for those who may need to start with building a basic level of fitness. Classes are Monday and Wednesday, 5:45-6:30 p.m. and each class can accommodate 10 participants (first-come, first-served). Pre-registration for each class is suggested by calling the Metfield Clubhouse at (479) 855-8165.

Yoga Class: Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Level 1-2 VariYoga ™ is led by certified instructor, Amber Edwards. Open to beginning and intermediate students. Safe and accessible sequences and instruction on alignment in a variety poses are taught to gently build strength and flexibility. Modifications to help encourage a safe and sustainable yoga practice are taught as well as how to use yoga props to enhance the deep stretch experience and improve spinal alignment in poses. You can expect to improve flexibility and range of motion, increase strength and endurance, improve posture and decrease back pain. Mood and attention improve as mindful meditation techniques are practiced to help bring calmness and stress relief. Please bring your yoga mat and water bottle. Classes are just $4 each or a punch from a 10-class Universal Fitness punch card which is available for $32.55 (additional facility charge of $2.50 without a POA Photo ID).

Fitness 101

One-time workshop to learn the basics on proper use of cardio and strength equipment in the fitness center.  Each class is limited to 8 participants; class is free with a current POA photo member card, Silver Sneakers member card, or current Silver & Fit membership; participants without these cards will be required to pay the $2.50 daily facility use fee. Inquire at the Recreation desk for the next scheduled class date and time.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Metfield Park

The Metfield Park was built in 1980 by Cooper Communities Inc. to provide recreation for members of all ages. The park’s main attractions is a 23-meter outdoor multi-use swimming pool.

The park has two pavilions to accommodate groups up to 150 guests. Additional amenities include playground equipment, a basketball court, shuffleboard, three pickleball courts, and an 18-hole miniature golf course with several obstacles.

Room Rental

One room (Dogwood Room) is available for rent to small groups, parties, etc. Interested parties should phone the Metfield Clubhouse for additional information. (479) 855-8165

Branchwood Recreation Center

The Branchwood Recreation Center is an 11,537-square-foot facility, located on Bella Vista’s west side. The facility has an indoor pool, fitness center, a hot tub, men’s and women’s locker rooms, saunas, a pool table, two racquetball courts, outdoor tennis, pickleball and basketball courts and playground equipment.

Fitness Activities

Branchwood Recreation Center also offers exercise classes, including yoga, water fitness and Total Body Workout. The facility’s fitness room offers treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, free weights and strength machines. Children 13 and younger are prohibited in the fitness room, while children 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Exercise Classes

ClassDayTime
SilverSneakers BOOMMon./Wed./Fri.9 a.m.
SilverSneakers CardioTue./Thu.9 a.m.
Chair YogaMon./Wed./Fri.10:30 a.m.
Water FitnessMon./Wed./Fri.10 a.m.
Silver SplashMon./Wed.11 a.m.
Power H2OTue./Thu.8 a.m.
Power H2OTue./Thu.10 a.m.
Power H2OSat.9 a.m.
WaterWorks! Tue./Thu.6 p.m.

Personal Training

Robert Williams, CPT (307) 214-2544
Specializes in improving functional strength for the older adult

Pickleball

A drop-in Pickleball group meets Monday & Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Tennis and Racquetball

Two outdoor tennis and two indoor racquetball courts are available. Reservations are recommended for racquetball. The tennis courts are available for drop-in play only. To reserve court space, call (479) 855-8181.

18-hole Disc Golf Course Now Open

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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