A wealth of options are available for those hoping to stick to their fitness New Year's resolutions in Bastrop. One place to get started is the city of Bastrop Recreation Center.

Rec center memberships are available for city residents and nonresidents for $30 and $35, respectively. See the city of Bastrop site for a full list of specials.

Community Impact spoke with Cami Reddell, the center’s recreation coordinator, to learn more about what the rec center offers.

“One of our biggest focuses in growth is to try to get our working crowd able to come in after work or on the weekend and to get them to do stuff with their families,” Reddell said. “We're working on getting more of those programs out.”

A closer look

Cardio dance, cycling, Silver Boom Move and Bolly X are among the dance and exercise classes available to members. Slower-paced classes are available to make working out more attainable for all ages and abilities, Reddell said.

“People come in—they're just trying to find a place to do something—and they walk out with like, 10 new best friends,” Reddell said. “They've got people going to lunch after classes and building their relationships. It just warms my heart to see that.”

For those interested, day passes are available, and the rec center hosts a number of free events in the community. Skate Days are free events for all ages hosted by the rec center at Fisherman’s Park.

Also of note

The rec center is planning to include more youth-focused camps in the center’s summer program.

This year, the rec center is focused on offering more youth programs, including one called Youth Discovery. The program for kids 7 to 12 years old offers attendees the opportunity to learn about science or nature.