Recreation (MAC) 2018-06-06T09:37:52+00:00

The Recreation Ministry at First Woodway provides recreation facilities and activities all year long that give all people the opportunity to strive for healthy and active living. It is the Recreation Staff’s desire that all people feel safe and welcome while they connect with their neighbors in our facilities.

The MAC provides a gymnasium, indoor walking track, and workout facilities for Woodway Christian School and the Woodway community. This facility is open to the community free of charge.

Summer Hours starting May 28
The MAC walking track and workout room are open during the times listed below. The gym floor is open for free play, subject to church and school use.

Walking Track/Fitness Room Hours:
Monday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Gym
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Friday: 6:00 am – 4:00 pm (Late night every Tuesday at 7:30 pm)
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Tuesday & Friday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Time* 
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*Family Time! is when the gym floor is reserved for only families.

Fitness Classes
Pilates: Monday and Friday from 8:45 am to 9:45 am
Strength & Stretch: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Senior Adult Exercise: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Reminders for the Summer
Kids under the age of 13 cannot be left by themselves at the MAC.
Kids above the age of 12 must sign in with their parent/guardian present.

MAC Participation Form
We love that you have a desire in joining us at our facility. We hope and pray that your experience here is a good one! Now before you begin, here are some guidelines, policies and legal waiver, important to keeping our facility God-honoring, safe and welcoming for everyone. Please click here to access the form.

Connect with us on Instagram
Want to know what is going on at the MAC? Be sure to follow our Instagram page  @fbcwoodwayrecreation 

What’s Happening Now

MAC Basketball Summer League
Basic Description:
Two Divisions: Ages 18 – 35 and Ages 35+ (10 teams maximum in each division)
Games will be every Monday and Thursday at 6, 7, 8 pm and then on Sunday 3, 4, 5, 6 pm. (This could change if we don’t have ten teams in each division.) Each team will play one game a week with a guarantee of eight games with two possible playoff games.
Teams can consist up to 10 players (5 players minimum; 7-8 players suggested)

In order to play you need:
League Fee $35/player (covers game officials)
Completed MAC Participant Release Waiver

Important Dates:
Deadline to sign up is June 6.
Mandatory Captain meeting June 10 at 5:00 pm.
Regular season will begin Monday, June 11 and ending on Sunday, August 5.
Semifinal games will be played on Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9.
Championship games will be on Saturday, August 11.

Basketballs, volleyballs, and other equipment is available to be checked out at the Service Desk. Just ask for help and we will get you what you need!

  • Basketball: a full court gym, equipped with six basketball goals – four side goals can be lowered for younger players
  • Volleyball: a full volleyball court, or can be set as two half-courts
  • Locker Rooms: men’s and women’s locker rooms are available with showers and changing areas

Workout Room

The workout room, on the second floor of the MAC, is open to anyone age 18 years or older. Because of heavy weights, and machinery with moving parts, it is unsafe for any children to be in the room. When you arrive, check-in at the Service Desk to receive the passcode.

  • Precor cardio equipment: 3 recumbent bikes, 3 treadmills, 4 ellipticals (two with arm extensions, two without)
  • Cybex strength stations: chest press, overhead press, lat pull, seated leg curl, leg extension, leg press
  • Free Weights: 3 racks of dumbbells and weighted bars
  • Other: pull-up/leg raise, incline benches, yoga mats, and more

Walking Track

The second floor provides an indoor walking track, open to the gym floor below.

Game Room

The game room on the second floor features a pool table, ping pong, foosball, television and video games, plus a small kitchen area with a sink, refrigerator, ice machine and vending machines.

Outdoor Fields & Playground

  • Just outside the MAC doors is a large playground area with picnic tables, monkey bars, swing sets, see-saws, a fort with slides, and more.
  • Across the parking lot are several play fields for baseball, soccer, and flag football.

Meeting Space

  • The Party Room is an all-purpose room located on the first floor next to the gym. It includes a small kitchen area with an ice machine, refrigerator, sink, oven and stove.
  • The MAC Parlor is a formal room located off the front foyer of the MAC. It features large floor-to-ceiling windows and is lightly furnished.
  • A-200, located on the second floor is the largest space available. The room has a stage area and is fully equipped with audio, video, and lighting.
  • The MAC also has six smaller, classroom-sized meeting rooms.

Facility Rental
Community members are welcome to use the MAC. The facility is heavily used for school and church activities on a weekly basis. Rental availability is scheduled around church/school usage. To learn more about fees and available times, please contact Tracy Wallace in the church office.

Family Time!
Time: Every Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: MAC Gym

Men’s Pray & Play
Time: Every Friday, Starting at 6:15 am
Location: MAC Gym

Time: Is available upon request – 24 hours in advance. Please email Case at csmith@firstwoodway.org.
Location: MAC Gym

Seated Exercise
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: MAC A200

84 Runners
Time: First and third Saturday of the month, 8:00 am
Location: Meet in front of the MAC

Strength and Stretch Class
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Mac A211 – For more details email Paula Roberson at robersonpaula66@gmail.com.

Time: Monday and Friday, 8:45-9:45 am
Location: MAC A200
Contact Bonnie Luft at bonnie_luft@baylor.edu for more details.

Time: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 6:00 am – 10:00 am; Tuesday & Friday, 4:00 – 7:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: MAC Gym
Contact Case Smith at csmith@firstwoodway.org for more details.

MAC Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can my team reserve the gym?
No. We do not allow outside teams or clubs to reserve the gym floor for practice due to the amount of Woodway Christian School practices/games during the school week. We also want to reserve our floor for those that use it regularly during the week. You are more than welcome to bring some of your players to play and practice with them, just be willing to share the court with others there.

2. What time is the MAC open?
The best way to stay updated on the schedule for the MAC is by following us on Instagram @fbcwoodwayrecreation or by checking the website. Our gym floor hours are subject to church and school use.

3. Can anyone come to the MAC?
Yes. The MAC is open to any and all. On your first visit you will be required to fill out a MAC Participation Release Waiver (click here to fill it out prior to your visit). Once you have a waiver filled out, you will receive a MAC Membership ID. This ID must be with you to enter the MAC. Note: 1st time ID is forgotten/lost there is grace. 2nd time there will be a $5 charge and you will receive a new ID.

4. Is the Fitness Room open to anyone?
No. You must be 18 years or older to enter into the Fitness Room. Even if those younger are just observing, they still may not enter the Fitness Room.

5. Are there any age requirements for the MAC?
Yes. For those under the age of 13, a parent must be with them at all times while at the MAC. For those between the ages of 13 and 15, a parent must be with them on their first visit to fill out a waiver and so that we may have a parent phone number in case of emergency. As for anyone older than the age of 15, we view as adults. They may fill out a waiver and be on their own at the MAC.

At First Woodway, you’ll find a sense of family and belonging. Join us this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 am. We’d love to meet you.

Plan Your Visit

Join us for Sunday Services at 9:00 and 10:30 am

101 Ritchie Road | Waco TX 76712

Phone: 254.772.9696