Staying Fit in Tallahassee
Staying active as we age is a key component to living a long and healthy life. Many health clubs and gyms in Tallahassee offer discounts for seniors or discounts for being a member of a specific health plan. When you sign up for a gym membership, be sure to tell them about your health care provider and ask about any special deals. Some insurance providers, like Capital Health Plan, provide reimbursement for memberships at local gym and fitness centers. Contact your health care provider for more information.
There are also a variety of senior-specific fitness opportunities available in Tallahassee. In addition to the numerous fitness and community centers scattered around town providing senior exercise and recreational classes, the Tallahassee Senior Services Health Program offers resources to seniors for the continuation of active living through low or no-cost fitness classes, educational programs, health screenings and other services. Some of these include blood pressure, vision and hearing screenings and zumba, self-defense, senior fitness and water aerobic classes. You can learn more here.
The Capital Region YMCA is another avenue for senior-specific activities. Its three locations provide SilverSneakers® strength and conditioning, weight training and seasonal water aerobic opportunities for seniors to maintain an active and independent lifestyle.