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Fitness Centers

The Fitness Centers at the Senior Centers offer individually and medically based exercise programs for adults ages 55 and over.  Some benefits of exercise include:
• increased muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility
• increased bone density and lean muscle tissue
• improved balance, gait and stair climbing abilities

Our trained Fitness Coordinator and Fitness Specialists oversee the program, provide individual training,  measure individual progress, encourage goal setting and work with you to help you meet your fitness goals.

Using the right equipment is critical for reaching your physical fitness goals.  All of the Fitness Centers’ equipment has been selected based on scientific research and thorough evaluation.  We offer Recumbent Bikes,  Airdyne Bikes, Upper Body Ergometer, Elliptical , Treadmills, Dumbbells, Recumbent Stepper, and  Nautilus strength training machines.

Fitness Center Individual Membership Costs
To join the Fitness Center, you must be age 55 or older and must be a member of either Elmwood Senior Center or the West Hartford Senior Center. Fitness Center Memberships are interchangeable at both Senior Centers. The fees are $60 for three months, $90 for six months and $150 for one year.

Application Process
You may stop by the Fitness Centers to pick up a packet or complete the Fitness Center paperwork, which includes the Fitness Center policies, a Medical History Form for you to fill out, and a Medical Approval Form to be filled out and signed by your physician or health care professional.

Once the application is completed, our Fitness Coordinator will contact you to schedule your individual orientation session.  Together, you’ll formulate a personalized exercise plan that will guide you through your exercise sessions.                        

Elmwood Senior Center

1106 New Britain Avenue
Elmwood Community Center
  - Lower Level
Phone: 860-561-8180
Fax: 860-561-8187

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

West Hartford Senior Center

15 Starkel Road
Phone: 860-561-7583
Fax:  860-561-7506

Hours of Operation:

Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs:  8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday:  Closed

  Hours of operation are subject to change. Please call to confirm.