Let’s Get Fit After Fifty!

Stretching/Balance Activities
Senior Resources, Inc.
Bishop Avenue Wellness Center
6429 Bishop Avenue | 803.252.7734
Senior Resources, a non-profit organization, has four community Wellness Centers, in Columbia, Blythewood, Eastover and Hopkins. The Wellness Centers host physical fitness programs and other activities daily. At the Bishop Avenue Wellness Center in Columbia, classes include Walking, Stretching, Balance and more.
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Upper Body Strengthening Class
Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission Senior Center 563 South Lake Drive | 803.359.4048
LCRAC has activities for seniors like Zumba Gold, Beginner Weights, and Seniorcise classes at its Senior Centers, located all over the area. Their Seniorcise exercise class is offered free of charge to all Lexington County residents that are 60 years old or older!

Arthritis Exercise Classes
City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department | 803.545.3100
The Columbia Parks & Recreation Dept. has exercise classes and clubs available at its facilities, like Line Dance and a Fitness Club. Arthritis Exercise Classes are low-impact, and designed for those with limited mobility. They take place at multiple locations. Contact Parks & Rec to find the recreation center in your neighborhood.

Yoga
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission Seven Oaks Park | 200 Leisure Lane 803.772.3336
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission offers safe, accessible recreation programs specifically designed for men and women ages 50 and older. Activities and classes at Seven Oaks Park include Senior Fitness, Pickleball, Tai Chi, Yoga, Personal Training and more. Call them for specific dates and times, or pick up ICRC’s quarterly Activity Guide.
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Tai Chi
Shepherd’s Center of Columbia
3401 Trenholm Road | 803.779.4449
There are several Shepherd’s Centers in this area – on Ashland Road, Trenholm Road and West Beltline in Columbia, and on E. Main Street in Lexington. The Shepherd’s Centers are a network of community-based centers that work to provide learning, fitness and social opportunities for older citizens. The Shepherd’s Center of Columbia on Trenholm Road offers classes like Yoga for Older Adults, and Tai Chi for good balance and circulation.

 

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