Six Local Retirement Communities with Fitness Facilities
Many of these top centers also offer personal training
201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg; 301-216-4100
The 130-acre campus has a main fitness center plus satellite centers in other buildings. Facilities include a swimming pool, cardio equipment, and a variety of Wii sports games. The entire property is a wildlife center with walking trails. Among the classes are water aerobics, balance, stretching, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, and dancing.
Fox Hill Club & Residences
8300 Burdette Rd., Bethesda; 301-968-1850
Opened two years ago there's a pool, cardio equipment, and an indoor golf range. Outside are walking trails as well as putting greens. Classes include water aerobics, strength building using resistance bands, stability and core strength, balance, and yoga.
Goodwin House Alexandria
4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria; 703-578-1000
Goodwin House Alexandria has a swimming pool with an underwater treadmill, upright and recumbent stationary bikes, and Wii sports games. Classes include line dancing, balance, weight training, tai chi, yoga, and pool classes tailored for residents with arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Ingleside at King Farm
701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville; 240-499-9019
The gym is open 24 hours a day. The two-year-old community has a swimming pool, cardio equipment, and Wii sports games. Classes include stretch, yoga, aquatics, and dance.
Residences at Thomas Circle
1330 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 202-626-5782
In summer, people who live at the Residences can take classes in the rooftop pool. Fitness equipment includes stationary recumbent bicycles, weight machines, and Wii sports games. Classes include stretching, flexibility, yoga, body movement, and strength training.
Woodlands Retirement Community
4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax; 703-667-9800
Open since 2008, the community has a swimming pool, cardio machines, and Wii sports games. Classes include stretching, balance, strength, chair aerobics, and water classes such as fall prevention, stretching, and back exercise.