As you age, it’s easy to come up with excuses that can keep you from of being physically active.
Whether you love working out for fun, or it has become necessary for your wellbeing, you can use these local spots to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Hit the Trails
The Johnson Park Recreation Center, which is less than an hour drive from Sandy Springs, is the perfect place to take in fresh air. You can meet up with the Golden Trotters Walking Club, who walk four times a week. The Center also hosts special workouts, including yoga, Pilates and line dancing classes.
Located right in Sandy Springs, experience a glimpse of beauty on the 1.5 mile walking trail at the Big Trees Forest Preserve. Take your friends and family with you and enjoy the serene, picturesque backdrop.
Journey the Open Road
The Silver Roamers Club meets once a month and travels to see Georgia and surrounding states’ attractions. Annual membership fees are $24, and the membership includes discounts on selected tips and events. Sign up at the Cherokee Recreation Center.
If you love square dancing, your destination is just a thirty minute drive away from the city. Grab your friends, and head to the Ben Robertson Community Center to dance with the Kennesaw Square Dancers on the first and third Friday of the month. Be sure to check the calendar for an updated schedule and possible themes.
At the Stardust Ballroom, you can dance the night away in your dazzling gown. Swing by every second Friday of the month at 7:30 PM to get your feet moving.
Sports of All Sorts
Bowl: Roll a strike every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Stars and Strikes Bowling Alley, [link] where you can play 3 games of bowling for only $5.
Swim: If you prefer water recreation, this senior center has open water swimming times available Monday through Saturday. Also, don’t leave without trying their dining area where all items are priced under $5. Check out their website to find out more about being a member at the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex.
Golf: Hit a hole-in-one at Steel Canyon Golf Club. Monday through Friday, seniors can play for $24, and seniors (55 and up) get $3 off all rack rates.
Tennis: You can go for a drop shot on the tennis court at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center. Senior rates vary based on the day or time you want to play. However, weekdays from 1pm-4pm and seniors ages 65-74 get in free. Check out their website for other times and rates.
Visit the National Council for Aging Care’s comprehensive guide on Exercising for Seniors for more information.
Several times a week, our Mansions Sandy Springs residents attend exercise and jazzercise classes.
You can drive about 15 minutes to the City of Doraville to attend a low impact Heart Healthy Aerobic class. The class is on Tuesday and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. People who are over the age of 50 get in for free.
This program is set up for seniors who want to stay active socially and physically. Many gyms near Sandy Springs are participating members. Some insurance providers even pay for the membership fees for Silver Sneaker accredited gyms. Check out their website for how to enroll or for more info on their available programs.