Sports and Fitness Options for People 55+

Senior woman playing tennis

Arlington offers many ways to get fit, play sports and enjoy the outdoors. What’s your level of play? Whether you’re ready to learn a new skill, adjust your fitness routine or find some friendly competition, Arlington has options for you.

Take a class

  • People 55 and older get discounts on all Enjoy Arlington classes, which include fitness, wellness, aquatics, dance, gymnastics, Pilates, tennis and yoga.
  • With a 55+ Pass people 55 and older get free or reduced-price fitness classes and and sports (and more) in the 55+ Guide

Work out at a gym

Enjoy a sport

Biking Group

Join in on some enjoyable rides and great socializing! The 55+ Biking Group has planned several rides for the spring. If you are interested in participating, put your name on the email list for ride updates by calling 703-228-4771 or email

Play Pickleball

Come out and play pickleball for fun at Walter Reed, Arlington Mill or Thomas Jefferson Center! Free with your 55+ Pass.

Check-out the following webpage for center specific hours of play and more information.


Let Us Know You’re Coming

Even when the programs are free, we ask that you call ahead to say you plan to attend. We need to know how many to expect in order to have sufficient materials prepared and to reserve the proper-size room for the activity. Also this allows us to call you when a program is cancelled due to low enrollment or instructor illness.  We welcome you to join us, but it is tremendously helpful if you assist us in planning by calling to reserve your space.


Inclement Weather Closings and Cancellations

For info on cancellations and delayed openings, call our Inclement Weather Hotline at 703-228-4715 or your center. You can also check Arlington County’s Emergency Weather page to learn about county-wide closures and delays. Register for Arlington Alerts to receive info via text or email.