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IN OR NEAR QUINCY
Quincy Council on Aging Fitness Programs
A weekly volleyball game is played every Wednesday at 11:00 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+).
Join the Quincy Recreation Dept. for a swim: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 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.
Local Hikes in Massachusetts
The Localhikes website provides information on local hiking opportunities near metropolitan areas in Massachusetts (and other states). You can find the perfect trail by selecting your metro area below to browse the available hikes, or by using the search feature to find the trails closest to your home or office.
Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
Find info about Massachusetts beaches, pools, trails, and more, plus programs and events like nature walks.
Links to walking, hiking and bicycling trails in Massachusetts.
National Park Service
Information about national recreation areas in Massachusetts.
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.
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 About.com.
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.