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Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Fitness Center!

Our 5,000 square foot Fitness Center features endless opportunities. From fitness newbie through seasoned sweater, we have something for everyone.

Fitness Programs & Events

We offer special fitness programs in addition to our regularly scheduled fitness classes.

Red Kettle Run 5K & Family Event

November 6, 9:00 AM
Cost before October 2: $25
Cost beginning October 3: $30
Register by October 9th for a free Sports Tek shirt!

Register now!

Start the giving season with the Red Kettle Run! Run (or walk) around The Kroc Center’s campus in this semiannual 5K that benefits The Salvation Army. This fall 5k is a family event designed to raise money for our Christmas Assistance Programs. The racecourse will be mapped and timed by Speedyfeet.

After the 5K, join us at Kroc Park for a Family Fun Event with vendors, bounce houses, and youth runs. Ages 1–15 may participate in age-appropriate activities from the 15 foot diaper dash to the 250 yard run.

Entrants who register by October 9th will receive a free Sports Tek Shirt. Please note that sizes are unisex and that a requested size and cannot be guaranteed at pickup.

9:00 AM: 5K
10:00: Family Fun Event begins
10:05: Ages 1 and under 15 ft crawl
10:30: Ages 2 & 3 25 yard run
10:50: Ages 4 & 5 50 yard run
11:15: Ages 6 & 7 100 yard run
11:35: Ages 8 & 9 250 yard run
11:50: Ages 10 & 11 250 yard run
12:15: Ages 12–15 250 yard run

The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles, which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. At Christmas time, The Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center provides some 3,500 to 4,000 families in the Miami Vally with a Christmas meal. We also distribute gifts to thousands of children and seniors through our Angel Tree, Adopt-A-Family, and nursing home programs. Ninety-nine percent of our funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups, and businesses.

Register now!

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Group Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness Classes

$3 for members, $5 for non-members
Free with Fitness Class Membership 


One of the fastest-growing fitness trends, High Fitness brings back the old aerobics with a modern twist and intensity. With easy to follow choreography, it doesn't matter what your experience level. This class will give you a thorough cardio workout while having a good time! 

Zumba is a fun class filled with easy dance steps that correspond with Latin and International music. Aerobic interval training is combined with fast and slow rhythms. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. Ages 16 and under are not permitted in this class.

This class is designed for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. Zumba Gold® introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination.

This class utilizes chair-based, low-impact exercises for building total body strength and improving range of motion. Modifications are incorporated to meet the needs of all fitness levels.

Gentle Stretch consists of flowing, non-strenuous movements to gently stretch skeletal muscles, relax the nervous system, and add a little flexibility and balance to your day. We'll move slow through the basics while using breathing techniques and guided relaxation to help the body feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Ages 16 and up.

Get stronger and improve your balance through exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee, and hip joints, all in a fun and social setting. This class is designed specifically to help prevent falls.

Designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be modified depending on fitness levels.

The SilverSneakers Circuit workout offers standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball. A chair is available for standing support.

This class is for seniors, ages 55 & up. Just the basics—no sun salutations or human pretzel poses! You can practice seated poses in a chair or on a thick padded mat. We’ll do a lot of breathing exercises, go through a full range of motion, and practice both visualization and meditation.

Sports Medicine

By appointment on Mondays & Wednesdays, 8–11 AM

Did you know that Kettering Health is able to provide athletic trainers and their medical services to The Kroc Center? These licensed athletic trainers, who are sports medicine professionals, are specialized in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Services they provide include injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, injury education, home exercise programs, athletic taping, emergency care, first aid, and physician or physical therapy referrals.

Please see the sign in sheet when you enter the Fitness Center for available dates and times.
Spencer Deffner will be available by appointment on Monday & Wednesday mornings.

If you have any questions, please ask one of our fitness coaches.

















Senior Fitness

We offer a variety of class and programs for seniors to energize your mind and body.

Fitness Classes

Our Silver Sneakers classes include Silver Sneakers Classic, Silver Sneakers Circuit and Silver Sneakers Stability Class. We also offer a Senior Strength class.

Fitness Classes

Prime Time for Seniors

Prime Time for Seniors, for ages 55+, provides an all-access pass to Kroc’s Prime Time Programs, including weekly gatherings with activities, lunch, and Prime Time fitness classes!

More about Prime Time

We accept Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit, Renew Active, and Prime Fitness insurance programs. These qualify you for a free membership.

Teen Fitness

Teen Intro to Exercise

Ages 12–15
This session is designed to introduce teens to strength training and use of cardio machines in the Fitness Center. Teens will receive instruction on proper use of equipment, learn basic human movement, and and go into detail on exercise form. After successfully completing the session, teen will receive a certificate to use the Fitness Center.
A parent or guardian must be present.
To schedule, visit the Fitness desk.

Teen Strength

Ages 12–15
Teens will receive instruction on several machines in the Fitness Center, including and introduction to free weights. Participants must take Intro to Exercise first.
A parent or guardian must be present.
To schedule, visit the Fitness desk.

Teen Cardio

Ages 12–15
This session will introduce teens to adding cardiovascular exercise to their daily lives. Participants will receive instruction on different types of class exercise options, rules, and proper use and care of equipment. Teens who successfully complete this session will receive a certificate to use cardio equipment in the Fitness Center.
A parent or guardian must be present. 
To schedule, visit the Fitness desk.

Personal Training

The Kroc Center’s nationally-certified personal trainers are passionate about health and fitness. Whether you’re just starting out, taking your workout to the next level our trainers can help you maximize your workout time, provide basic nutrition and weight loss tips, identify problem areas, and keep you on track with your goals!

Individual Training

30 Minute Session

Single session: $18 members, $25 non-members
Five sessions: $70 members, $105 non-members
Ten sessions: $125 members, $200 non-members

Individual Training

60 Minute Session

Single session: $30 members, $50 non-members
Five sessions: $135 members, $210 non-members
Ten sessions: $250 members, $400 non-members

Small Group Training

60 Minute Session
(2–4 people)

Single session: $50
Five sessions: $212.50
Ten sessions: $400

Personal Training Inquiry Form

Send us your contact information along with some information to help match you with a personal trainer. 

















 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 

–Philippians 4:13

At The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, we want to give you every opportunity to learn about fitness and change your life. We strive to enhance healthy lifestyles and well-being on the lives that we touch through the fitness center. We will provide a safe and welcoming environment and have staff available to answer questions or to help you out. Fitness is a journey, not a destination, you must continue for the rest of your life.

Meet Our Staff

Erin May
Fitness & Recreation Manager

Erin has over 18 years of fitness & recreation experience with youth, adults, and seniors. Some of her favorite things to do at The Kroc Center are working with the kids in our Summer Camp and After School Program. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and creating her garden!

Mary Raiff
Fitness & Recreation Supervisor

Mary has a BS in Exercise Science and Fitness Management form the University of Dayton. She has over 30 years experience in the fitness industry and is a certified ISSA Personal Trainer, Zumba instructor, Spinning instructor, and Silver Sneakers instructor. She also has a United States Soccer Federation Youth National Coaching License and over 30 years coaching and training experience.

"If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous." —Bret Contreras, sports scientist

Fitness Center Policies

  • Children under 12 are not permitted in the Fitness Center. Ages 12-15 are permitted with an adult and after completing an equipment tour with a Fitness Coach.
  • Report all damaged equipment, injury, or similar concerns to staff immediately.
  • Personal training sessions must be supervised by Kroc Center employees. Non-employees may not train on our premises.  
  • Return and wipe down equipment after use.
  • Limit time on the cardio equipment to 30 minutes during peak hours.
  • The Salvation Army prohibits conduct or language that is inappropriate, threatening or hazardous.
  • Shirts must be worn to cover the upper body and shorts must be mid-thigh or longer. Close-toed athletic shoes must also be worn at all times.
  • You must use headphones while playing music. No music is to be played out loud in the Fitness Center. Kroc Fitness staff may play music out loud for personal training sessions and fitness classes.
  • Use collars and refrain from dropping weights.
  • Only one TRX strap may be out for use during non-class hours.
  • The Salvation Army is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 
  • Lockers are not available due to COVID-19.
  • If at any time a member does not comply with the rules and/or the Staff, the member may be asked to leave, and/or have their Fitness Center privileges be revoked. Fitness Center Staff also has the right to enlist the help of Campus Security.





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