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 Fitness Books

Fitness DVDs

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  • Curves for Women
  • The Fitness Factor
  • Northeast Health & Fitness
  • Planet Fitness
  • Quincy Council on Aging Fitness Programs
    A weekly volleyball game is played every Wednesday at 11 a.m.; line dance, chair yoga, a Monday morning walking club, and other exercise activities are ongoing at the Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St. For more information, call 617-376-1245.
  • South Shore YMCA
    Offers programs for older adults and people with disabilities. Reduced membership rate for seniors (65+).
  • Senior Swim
    Join the Quincy Recreation Dept. for a swim: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School pool, 300 Granite Street. Membership required (available from receptionists at the pool).



  • Blue Hills Adult Walking Club
  • Schedules easy, moderate and difficult walks on a weekly basis for adults of all ages. Walks are normally two to five miles, and there is no fee to join. For more information, call 617-698-1802.
  • Charles River Wheelmen
    Includes turn-by-turn instructions for hundreds of bicycle rides its members have mapped.
  • Blue Hills Reservation
    7,000 acres of trails, woods, and wildlife for hikers, cyclists, skiers, and horseback riders. Website includes online trail map.
  • Furnace Brook Golf Club
    9-hole golf course in Quincy.
  • Kennedy Center Walking Club
    Meets Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Kennedy Center, 440 E. Squantum St. All are welcome.
  • Best Trails in Massachusetts
    This website provides information on local hiking opportunities in Massachusetts. You can find the perfect trail by selecting your metro area below to browse the available hikes.
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
    Find info about Massachusetts beaches, pools, trails, and more, plus programs and events like nature walks.
  • Massachusetts Trails
    Links to walking, hiking and bicycling trails in Massachusetts.
  • National Park Service
    Information about national recreation areas in Massachusetts.


  • America's Walking
    Companion site for the PBS series of the same name, this is a walking, fitness, travel, and active lifestyle site that offers information on how to start a daily walking habit, personal health, food and water, gear, and more.
  • Collage Video
    If you'd rather get fit at home than go to a gym, shop here for workout videos, including aerobics, muscle toning, yoga, Tai Chi, and specialty workouts for people with arthritis or back pain.
  • Exercise for Seniors
    A gold mine of news and information on fitness and the health benefits of staying physically active. The site offers news, overviews, and links to good exercise information and programs (including the use of exercise in management of specific health conditions such as arthritis and heart disease).
  • Exercise on a Budget
    This feature offers a selection of inexpensive exercise options, such as home workouts, library and online exercise resources, inexpensive and multi-purpose gear and equipment, exercise that does not require any equipment, and partner and group training. Written by a certified personal trainer for
  • Fitness for Less
    Several tips for budget-conscious exercise, falling under general suggestions of taking advantage of everyday opportunities for exercise, considering modest investments in equipment, improvising with exercise equipment made from household items, and being a savvy shopper. From the Mayo Clinic.
  • Physical Activity for Everyone
    From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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