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.

Upcoming MAC Events

84 RUNNERS Chocolate Run | February 4 | 8:30 AM | MAC Parking Lot
Share the love and lace up your sneakers! It’s time for our annual February 84 Runners Chocolate Run. Bring all your dear ones, there will be lots of chocolate prizes after the race! This is a free event and the perfect opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor for a 5K walk or run.

Pickleball & Potluck | February 25 | 12 NOON | MAC
What’s better than playing pickleball and sharing a potluck meal on a Saturday? Well, maybe winning your pickleball match! Whether you’re an experienced player or just beginning, there’s a spot on the court and a seat at the table for you! We’ll play pickleball from 10:00 am to12 noon and then share a meal afterwards. Fun and yum!
*Come play pickleball with us the last Saturday of every month:
2/25, 3/25, 5/27 (no April matches due to Easter Holiday)

Spring Showcase VOLLEYBALL Tournament | February 25 | 2:00 PM | MAC
Yes, it’s finally happening! For years, the MAC has hosted plenty of basketball and pickleball events and now we want to do some volleyball! Put together your team and join us for our very first VOLLEYBALL tournament. Register HERE now, you want to be there!

Spring FAMILY GAME NIGHT | March 24 | 7:00 PM | MAC
Bring your family up to the MAC for a fun and sometimes wild game and yummy dessert. Remember the one Family Game Night rule: Everyone must play!
Narrow Road Hiking Club
We are back! Keep this boots laced up, plan to join us, and please help spread the word.  Check out the Narrow Road Hiking Club Facebook page HERE for updates. Happy Trails!

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 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | CLOSED
Thursday: 6:00 – 11:00 am | 4:00 – 7:00 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 Mornings: 8:00 – 10:00 am
A family-friendly time in the gym for games

MAR 24 | SPRING FAMILY GAME NIGHT | 7:00 PM | MAC
Bring your family up to the MAC for a fun and sometimes wild game and yummy dessert. Remember the one Family Game Night rule: Everyone must play!

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.

FEB 4 | 84 RUNNERS CHOCOLATE RUN | 8:30 AM | MAC PARKING LOT
Share the love and lace up your sneakers! It’s time for our annual February 84 Runners Chocolate Run. Bring all your dear ones, there will be lots of chocolate prizes after the race! This is a free event and the perfect opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor for a 5K walk or run.

MAR 18 | 84 RUNNERS | SHAMROCK SHUFFLE | 8:30 AM | MAC PARKING LOT
The 84 Runners Shamrock Shuffle starts at the “top o’ the morning” and is the perfect opportunity to get the whole family moving. All are welcome to run, walk or do a jig in this 5K; there will be food, drinks, and prizes at the finish line! Don’t forget your green or you’ll be in a pinch!

APR 15 | 84 RUNNERS BUSH’S CHICKEN RUN | 8:30 AM | BUSH’S CHICKEN IN HEWITT
This is an annual 84 Runners fundraiser for a non-profit local organization. We are excited to share that La Puerta Waco will be the recipient of our proceeds this year!

To learn more about 84 RUNNERS, check out 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.