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.

What’s Happening?

2022 FALL CLASSIC | Saturday, October 15

It’s that time of the year! Our annual 4 v. 4 basketball tournament is back on Saturday, October 15 at The MAC! There will be one division and players must be 16 years or older to participate. Following the championship game, there will be a low-hoop dunk competition. There will be prizes for the tournament and dunk-contest winners! Don’t miss this, register HERE!

Time: 7:30 am – Check-In / 8:30 am – Tournament Begins

Who: Must be 16 + or under 99 | Teams may have up to 8 players

Cost: $20 per player

Stick around after the Championship Game for the “Infamous Low-Hoop Dunk Competition”!

84 Runners Shipley Donut Dash  |  Saturday, October 29

It’s almost time for the annual Donut Dash – a family and stroller-friendly 5K and 1-mile fun run held at First Woodway. The registration fee is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-Mile Fun Run.  All proceeds will benefit True Vine Food Ministry, a non-profit serving the Waco community.

The top three male and female runners in each age division will be recognized, and all race participants who cross the line will receive a finisher medal. Stay after the race for donuts, fellowship and fun!

Race-day registration will be open from 7:00-8:20 am at The MAC at First Woodway. Stop by the MAC between 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, October 28 to receive a race packet with your bib and a goody bag. Sign up for the race.

Racing Details
– All registrants will start at 8:30 am.  Your time will not begin until you cross the timing mats.
– 5K runners:  Awards given to the overall male and female, and the top 3 m/f in each age group. (The 1-Mile is untimed.)
– Age groups: 14 and Under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.  No duplicate awards.

Fitness Classes At First Woodway

Want to join a Fitness Class at the MAC?

MAC Participation Form

Want to come to the MAC?

MAC Facility Rental Form

Want to Rent the MAC?

MAC FITNESS ROOM & WALKING TRACK HOURS

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | CLOSED
Thursday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

MAC GROUPS & ACTIVITIES

BASKETBALL

Pray & Play
Monday: 7:00 –  9:00 pm
Wednesday + Friday: 6:00 – 8:00 am
A time of basketball and prayer for one another

PICKLEBALL

Monday: 5 pm – 7 pm (Competitive)
Tuesday: 6 am – 7:30 am (All)
Thursday: 6 am – 7:30 am (All)
Friday: 5 pm – 7:00 pm (Recreational)
Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm (Beginner Friendly)

Please contact JB Owen with any questions.

FITNESS CLASSES

Pilates
Monday and Friday: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Leader: Bonnie Luft

Chair Pilates (Free for Senior Adults)
Monday and Friday: 10:15 – 10:45 am
Leader: Bonnie Luft

New Body Shaping
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Leader: Jill Kelly

Strength and Stretch
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Paula Roberson

Aerobics
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Leader: Bonnie Luft

*There is a payment process for our Fitness Classes. You may visit each class twice for free! Click here for the fitness class payment form.

FAMILY TIME

Saturday: 8:00 – 10:00 am
A family-friendly time in the gym for games

84 RUNNERS

This group is open for any runners or walkers and meets the first and third Saturday of each month. Special race events are held throughout the year. Please contact John Buchle for more information.

To find out what is going on now, check our our 84 Runners Facebook group.

BOGEY CLUB (GOLF)

If you love golf, then be sure to check out this club! Please contact John Buchle for more information.

To find out the latest details, go to our Facebook group.

The MAC (Ministry Activity Center)

Learn more about the MAC facilities by clicking a tab below.

***(Please email Case at csmith@firstwoodway.org for more details about our facilities. )***

Gymnasium
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.

  • Precor cardio equipment: 3 recumbent bikes, 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals
  • Cybex strength stations: chest press, overhead press, lat pull, seated leg curl, leg extension, leg press, functional strength trainer
  • Free Weights: 3 racks of dumbbells and weighted bars
  • Other: benches, yoga mats, and more

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

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.

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 Case Smith. Click Here to fill out a MAC Facility Rental Form.

MAC Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can my team reserve the gym?
Yes, however, our available times are limited due to church and school use.  Please contact Case Smith for details.

2. 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).

3. 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.

4. 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.

CrossRoads – Pre-Game Devo
Athletes, parents, and sport fans, we know the games are here and we want to walk with you! Introducing CrossRoads — a pre-game devo that will help get your heart right so that you can play right. Sign up for a pre-game devo every Friday from Case Smith! Text “CROSSROADS” to 254-845-7835 or click here to go to our CrossRoads webpage.

At First Woodway, you’ll find a sense of family and belonging. Join us this Sunday! We’d love to meet you.

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