You may have planned financially for retirement, but have you planned for a healthy lifestyle?
Retirement is a perfect time to improve your health and ramp up your fitness routine. In fact, physical activity is a necessary ingredient for a better retirement. Many active adult and 55+ communities are specifically designed to help residents maintain an active lifestyle throughout their golden years. Fitness centers, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball courts, and walking trails are just some of the amenities that are keeping residents fit. Oftentimes, communities also have on-site specialists that monitor your health and help you plan a healthy diet.
The benefits of staying fit in retirement range from improved quality of life to saving thousands annually on medical expenses. The CDC recommends that adults 65 and older get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. Even moderate physical activity, such as walking, can reduce the risk of falling, fracturing bones, and developing high blood pressure and diabetes. Why not make it easier to live a healthy lifestyle by retiring in a community with on-site fitness facilities?
Check out these communities that will keep you healthy for years to come.
On Top of the World Communities
With more than 300,000 square feet of recreational amenities, this 55+ community offers active adults three golf courses, tennis courts, recreation centers, swimming, tennis, fitness classes, and more than 200 clubs and organizations. Plus, take your exercise outside at the Power Park – providing all the benefits of exercising in the gym combined with social time. A full-time planner is dedicated to organizing year-round recreational activities. Learn more
Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove
Highlands, North Carolina
This North Carolina gated community set in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers two fitness centers with a weight training studio, outdoor workout terrace, and fitness classes. Membership extends five generations, allowing the whole family access to heated swimming pools, spa facilities, tennis, walking trails, and more. Learn more
K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Beaumont
This established 55+ active lifestyle community offers a variety of active lifestyle amenities a gated resort setting 30 minutes from Palm Springs. There is a 10-acre recreation complex at the center of the community with tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, ballroom, activities director, and more. An elaborate system of nature trails weaves throughout the community, allowing you to take in the mountain views as you exercise. Learn more
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Located within the renowned Lakewood Ranch community near Sarasota, Indigo is an active-lifestyle community with a new $1.6 million recreation center that has a swimming pool and spa, fitness center, and pickleball & bocce ball courts. Residents can also take advantage of 150 miles of walking and biking trails, a sports center, and athletic center in Lakewood Ranch. Learn more
This award-winning Tampa-area community has one of the largest walking trail systems in the United States and several recreational facilities. FishHawk Ranch recently unveiled its new gated neighborhood Encore by David Weekley Homes, exclusively for residents 55+. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle in Encore with bocce ball and pickleball courts, a resort-style pool, yoga lawn, and 5,000-square-foot lifestyle club with full time activities director. Learn more
The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay
The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay is one of Delaware's first private, gated golf communities. At the Lakeside Villages Athletic Center, there is an athletic club and day spa, tennis center, indoor pool, outdoor pool, a wave pool with water slide, and a private beach. Launch a canoe or kayak into surrounding waterways from the Nature & Kayak Center. Learn more
Trilogy at the Polo Club
A new 25,000-square-foot member’s only clubhouse just opened at Trilogy at the Polo Club. Here you’ll find fitness facilities, swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, and much more. The Flow, Strength, & Movement Studio welcomes all fitness levels and offers personal training as well as group fitness classes. Learn more