Department of Parks and Recreation

Seniors - Fitness

 

Stay fit physically and mentally through exercise. Choose from the following on-going programs to enhance your well being. Arlington Senior Fitness classes and sports activities are offered at a broad range of fitness levels during weekday hours. Check with individual centers for information on specialized classes. For more information, call the Office of Senior Adult Programs at 703-228-4745 or email jcollins@arlingtonva.us. Find the current schedule in the 55+ Guide. In addition, explore FitArlington activities for all ages!

 Three Great Fitness Options for Arlington's Seniors (PDF)
 55+ Fitness Programs (PDF)



* Drop in classes. All other classes require registration.

Interested in taking a class or participating in a sport activity?

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Aqua Exercise

  • Aqua Aerobics (T,Th) 12:00 p.m. Wakefield Pool
  • Aqua Exercise (M,W,F) 8:10 a.m. Washington-Lee Pool, (M,W) 1:30 p.m. Washington-Lee Pool
  • Aqua Aerobics (M,W) 11:30 a.m. Yorktown

Strength Training Exercise Classes - Beginners Level except as noted

  • Fairlington (M,Th) 10:00 a.m. – Seated Exercise
  • Madison Senior Center (M,W, F) 9:00 a.m. – Seated Exercise *
  • Thomas Jefferson (M,W,F) 9:00 a.m. Intermediate Level *
  • Langston Brown (T) 12:30 p.m. - Core & More
  • Walter Reed (F) 9:30 a.m. - Core & More

Cardiovascular & Strength Exercise Classes

  • Aurora Hills (T) 9:30 a.m., (Th) 11:00 a.m. - Cardio Tone *
  • Fairlington (W) 10:00 a.m. - Let's Get Fit
  • Lee, Beginner, (T,Th) 10:00 a.m. *
  • Lee (T) 2:15 p.m.  -  ZUMBA
  • Thomas Jefferson, Intermediate,  (M,W,F) 10:00 a.m. *
  • Walter Reed, Intermediate, (M,Th) 8:30 a.m. -  Senior Boot Camp
  • Walter Reed (Th) 9:30 a.m.  -  Dance Fusion & Rhythms
  • Walter Reed (T) 9:00 a.m. - Cardio Boxing

Weight Training Rooms

  • Langston-Brown Weight Room, (M) 11 a.m. –2 p.m., (W) 11:30am—2:30pm, (F) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. *
  • Madison Weight Room (T,W,Th) 7-11 a.m.; (Sat) 7-10 a.m. *

Tai Chi

  • Langston-Brown, Beginners, (M,W) 3:00 p.m.
  • Langston-Brown, Tune ups, (W) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Practice Sessions (No Instructor):
    Aurora Hills Senior Center, Intermediate Practice (M) 2:00 p.m., No Fee *
    Culpepper Garden, Intermediate (M) 12:30 p.m., (W) 12:30 p.m., No Fee *
    Langston-Brown, All Levels, (Sat.) 9:00 a.m., No Fee *

Yoga & Meditation

  • Aurora Hills Senior Center, Gentle Hatha Yoga (M,W) 10:00 a.m.
  • Culpepper Garden Senior Center, Traditional Hatha Yoga (T) 10:00 a.m.
  • Culpepper Garden, Gentle Hatha Yoga (T) 11:15 a.m.
  • Langston-Brown, Traditional Hatha Yoga (M) 1:00 p.m.
  • Langston-Brown, Gentle Hatha Yoga (F) 12:30 p.m.
  • Lee, Traditional Hatha Yoga (W) 10:30 a.m.
  • Lee, Meditation, (W) 2 p.m.
  • Madison, Traditional Hatha Yoga (F) 9:30 a.m.
  • Walter Reed, Meditation, (F) 11:00 a.m.

Pilates

  • Madison, Beginners/Intermediate, (T,Th) 9:15 a.m.
  • Madison, Beginners/Intermediate, (T) 10:30 a.m. & (Th) 10:30 a.m.
  • Culpepper (M) 1:30 p.m.
  • Culpepper (F) 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Walking Clubs

  • Culpepper Gardens, (W) 9:30 a.m. *
  • Lee, (F) 10:00 a.m.*
  • Aurora Hills, Fast Paced Walkers, (F) 9:00 a.m., No Fee

Dancing

  • Aurora Hills, Line Dancing, (F) 10:00 a.m., No Fee
  • Langston-Brown, Line Dancing, (Th) 10:00 a.m., No Fee
  • Lee, Belly Dancing, (F) 10:00 a.m.
  • Walter Reed, Line Dancing, (W) 10:00 a.m., No Fee

Golf

  • Golf Club, (T,Th), various courses in VA

Ice Skating

  • Ice Skating, (M), 8:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m., Kettler Iceplex *

Pickleball

  • Arlington Mill, drop-in, (M,W,F) 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tennis

  • Tennis, (M-F), 8:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m., Bluemont Courts (May - October) *

Volleyball

  • Volleyball, (T), 1:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m., Langston Brown *

Basketball

  • Senior Women's Basketball Programs (50+). The Langston Brown Community Center is the place for women age 50 and older to learn and play 3v3 half-court basketball on Wednesdays from 7-9pm. Participate in beginner and intermediate clinics, intramural play and drop in games. To join the fun and meet others who have discovered (or rediscovered) the joy of playing basketball, contact Helen White (hmwhite@arlingtonva.us) to be added to a mailing list or call the Office of Senior Adults Sports & Fitness Line at 703-228-4771.

Personal Fitness Assessment and Prescription

  • Specifically designed for the senior adult. Participants work with a certified fitness professional to design an individualized fitness plan, beginning with a specialized fitness test for senior adults and orientation to weight room equipment. Participants receive three additional sessions with their fitness coach and one other participant. For more information, please call Bernadette Cheatham at 703-228-4771.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

  • If you're 50 years of age or more and enjoy friendly competition, consider competing in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, held each year in late September. For details, visit www.novaseniorolympics.com or call 703-228-3600, extension 9996.

CONTACT US

Office of Senior Adult Programs
703-228-4744 Main
711 TTY
Email
Lubber Run Center
300 N. Park Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

SENIOR CENTERS

Arlington County has six Senior Centers that offer a variety of programs and services - check them out!

Find a Senior Center on the Map

FLOURISHING AFTER 55

Young seniors “Flourishing After 55” especially invites adults just entering their retirement years to enrich this phase of their lives. Come and explore the possibilities in the Flourishing After 55 section full of information, or use keyword “flourishing” when you enter the Arlington website.

RESOURCES ON AGING

When you are looking for assistance for yourself or a loved one, the Arlington Agency on Aging is an excellent resource for information and referrals. Please call 703-228-1700 for more information.

Arlington Agency on Aging
Directory of Services for Arlington Senior Adults
SeniorNavigator: VA's Resource for Health and Aging
Social Services for Seniors
Transportation Resources for Seniors


Last Modified: April 14, 2014
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