The City of Suffolk Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer one of the finest recreation fitness rooms in the Hampton Roads area. Our fitness room provides the latest, top-quality cardiovascular and strength training equipment.  There are fitness facilities at East Suffolk Recreation Center, but also at Whaleyville Community Center.  There are two full time Fitness Specialists that are available to help you meet your goals.
Cardio Equipment
  • Treadmills with HDTV
  • Elliptical with HDTV
  • Upright and recumbent exercise cycles with HDTV
  • Upper body exerciser / ergometer
Strength Equipment
  • Circuit / selectorized
  • Plate loaded machines
  • Free weights 
Please note: You must have a current recreation membership in order to purchase a fitness center membership.

Personal Training

Interested in losing weight, toning or gaining strength?  Whatever your goals are, one of our personal trainers can help you reach them.  Lose weight, gain strength; whatever your goals are one of our personal fitness trainers can help you reach them. Get a free fitness assessment, then sign up for training sessions based on a personal program designed around your goals and assessment results. By appointment only. To schedule a fitness assessment, please contact Octavia Morgan at 757-514-4504 or the Fitness Center at 757-514-4505.

Please review the documents posted here to help you prepare for an assessment.

Fitness Assessment & Workout Plan

Here at East Suffolk Recreation Center we are able to complete a Fitness Assessment and Workout Plan to determine your current fitness level and identify training needs. The Fitness Specialists will be able to work with you to design a personalize fitness plan that addresses flexibility, balance, core and muscular strength and cardio-vascular fitness. The Fitness Specialist will guide you through your first workout session with training on proper exercise form and technique. For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 757-514-4505.


Monday - Friday
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fitness Equipment Orientation

Get the most out of our Fitness equipment through an orientation that focuses on the correct use and benefit. Orientations for fitness equipment are voluntary and last approximately 45 minutes. Fitness membership is required. Please call the Fitness Center for to schedule an appointment 757-514-4504.


Monday - Friday
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

8 a.m. - Noon

Personal Fitness Training

Do you have personal training goals and aren't sure to reach them? Whatever your goals are one of our fitness trainers can help you. Get a free assessment and then register for the training session that will meet your needs. For more information, please contact Michael Frickanisce at 757-514-4504 or the Fitness Center at 757-514-4505.

Hours & Fees

Monday - Saturday
$10 per hour per session
$90 per 10 one hour sessions

Stop By!

Stop in for a tour, purchase a membership and make an appointment with our fitness team for a complete equipment orientation.
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