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

Narrow Road Hiking Club
This fall, the NRHC will be headed out early on Saturday mornings to hike trails in the Waco area. Check out the Narrow Road Hiking Club Facebook page for updates. Happy Trails!

Christmas Pickleball Tournament | Dec 16 | 8:00 am – Noon
‘Tis the season for the Christmas Pickleball Tournament at the MAC! Join us on the morning of Saturday, December 16th for our doubles tournament. There will be a competitive and a recreational division with prizes for the winners of both divisions, so grab a partner and sign up to play on the app or online. Registration, including a shirt, is $30 per person.

Fitness Classes

Want to join a Fitness Class at the MAC?

Participation Form

Want to come to the 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 – 7:00 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



Pray & Play
Monday: 7:00 –  9:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday + Friday: 5:45 – 7:45 am (RSVP required; email Trevor Jackson)
A time of basketball and prayer for one another


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: 8 am -11 am (Beginner Friendly)

Potluck + Pickleball
Join us the last Saturday of every month to play pickle ball from 10:00 am – noon, followed by a potluck meal.

Please contact JB Owen with any questions.

Fitness Classes

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

Chair Pilates (Free for Senior Adults)
Monday and Friday: 10:15 – 11:00 am
Leader: Bonnie Luft

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

Aerobics (Free)
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: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (except for the last Saturday of the month)
A family-friendly time in the gym for games


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.

May 6 | Cinco de Mayo 5Que | 8:30 am | Paletas Azteca Parking Lot
June 17 | Dad’s Day 5K | 8:00 am | MAC

June 3 | 7:30 am | MAC

To learn more about 84 Runners, check out our 84 Runners Facebook Group!

The MAC (Ministry Activity Center)

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

***(Please email Case at for more details about our facilities. )***

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.

5. Can I rent out the MAC and/or MAC rooms for special events?
Yes, however, the event will have to be requested via this form. For ministry events, there should be no fee. For events that are not connected to a ministry, there will be a fee. For those events, please fill out this form. For any and all rental questions, please ask Ashlyn at

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.