The Recreation ministry focuses on bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ by offering church and community fitness activities that encourage spiritual, physical and mental growth. We view reaction as a ministry which can reach out to our community in a casual setting, and allow us to minister to individual in a fun, family friendly setting. Programs offered through the recreation ministry are designed to encourage and build friendships, facilitate fellowship and strengthen relationships with not only those involved but with our heavenly Father. Offerings include Metro Basketball, Zumba, Upward Basketball, and aerobics. Other programs are also offered seasonally. Our weight facility is open daily. For gaining access to the Family Life Center, please see our security section following.
Are you ready to get in shape or just looking to burn a few unwanted calories? This is the most popular area in the FLC. The fitness room is equipped with free weights, isolation weight machines, treadmills, exercise bikes, etc. The area provides a great environment to get fit in a Christian atmosphere. It is open during the operating hours of the FLC to everyone who has an access card. The facility is open to participants 14 years of age and older. Begin toning your muscles today. For details on Fitness Room use and participation, check out our Recreation Policies.
Hours of Operation
8:00am - 7:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday (Gym)
8:00am - 4:30pm Wednesday (Weight Room)
9:00am - 1:00pm Saturday
We recently implemented a new security system. It allows members and non-members access to the Family Life Center during operating hours without the need to sign in. The new system will allow for better security for all members and guests who use the facility.
How It Works
During operating hours members and guests with an access card are able to enter the building by swiping the access card at the box outside of the main Family Life Center entrance. The access card allows members and non-members full access to the Family Life Center during operating hours. After hours the access card will not work.
The cost for the access card is $75 for non-Lakeside church members. The fee is good for one year. There is no cost for Lakeside church members. There is a replacement cost of $5 for lost cards for church members and non-church members. Payments in cash/check should be made to Lakeside Baptist Church and presented to the Family Life Center main desk at the time of enrollment.
Everyone who receives an access card will need to complete an access card agreement form, which includes personal information and rules of access card usage.
For more information about how to purchase an access card, call Sarah Akins at 822-1240.
If you are looking to strengthen and tone major muscle groups, improve flexibility, and improve balance; join us Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am in the family life center to have fun and get fit at the same time! The class features low impact aerobics, toning, and stretching which will strengthen your heart and lungs as you burn calories at a high rate. There is no cost for our aerobics program. You'll challenge your mind and body as you burn calories and improve your overall lifestyle.
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 pm in the family life center for high energy workout that is burn calories and tone your body. The cost is $4 per class and pre-registration is not required. This program is open to church and non-church members. Zumba is very infectious and is definitely the latest, most exciting fitness sensation!
We host a MetroSouth basketball league here at Lakeside for high school boys. This league is made up of teams from other churches in the area. We usually begin registration in October. For more information, contact Sarah Akins in the church office.
Each year Lakeside hosts one of the largest Upward Basketball leagues in the state. Upward is a Christian basketball league for children and youth from 1st through 4th grades. The purpose of Upward is to teach basketball, while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in a fun, yet challenging league.
Lakeside conducts Upward basketball in conjunction with Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Information for this league is mailed to prior participants and made available to the public in September with a deadline in October. Following the deadline we will have a required evaluation night through which we will try to evenly divide teams. Practices for Upward are once a week beginning in late November/early December. Games are eight weeks in a row beginning in early January. At the end of the season we will recognize all participants at a special Awards Night.