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Recreation (MAC) 2018-04-20T14:30:19+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
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.

Hours
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. During the school year the gym floor is closed until 5:30 pm.

Walking Track/Fitness Room Hours:
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Gym “School Year” Hours:
Sunday, 1:00 pm–6:00 pm (Family Time!)*
Monday, 6:00 – 8:00 am; 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 am; 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Open Gym)
Wednesday, Gym closed for Wednesday Night Live
Thursday, 6:00 am – 8:00 am; 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Open Gym)
Friday, 6:00 am – 8:00 am (Men’s Pray and Play), 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Family Time!)*, 12:00 – 8:00 pm (Open Gym)

*Family Time! is when the gym floor is reserved for only families.

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

Pickleball Clinic | Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 am| MAC
We will be having a pickleball clinic on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am-12 pm in our MAC at First Woodway. Pickleball is a widely popularly game that is similar to tennis, but is easier to play. The best part about the game is that anyone can play regardless of age or fitness. Christie Borne, a professional pickleball player, will be in town to teach the basics of the game and help us get it going. We are certain that this game will take flight and that many in our church and community will be playing it soon. If you have played it before, we would love for you to let us know and be there that morning for the clinic. This clinic is free and open to the community. Contact Case at csmith@firstwoodway.org for more information. Watch this NBC news clip to learn more about this game.

New Pickleball Schedule | April 23-May 27 | MAC
Join us at the MAC every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 am – 8:00 am; every Tuesday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; and Saturday from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. For those who are experienced and have a desire to teach the game to newcomers, contact Case Smith at csmith@firstwoodway.org.

Purple Panther SMAsh Dash 5K (with 84 Runners) | Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 am| Hewitt Park 
Join us at the 2nd annual Purple Panther SMAsh Dash 5K honoring Faith Fortenberry. 84 Runners will promote and participate in this run supporting Faith and those families within MISD who have been affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and raise money for research and awareness. Please click here for more information.

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. 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 Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; Every Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: MAC Gym

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

Volleyball
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, 9:45 – 10:45 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, 10:15-11:15 am
Location: Mac A211 – For more details email Paula Roberson at robersonpaula66@gmail.com.

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

Pickleball
Time: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 am – 8:00 am; Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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