Willow Valley Communities believes in honoring each resident’s mind, body, and spirit. Our 7,600-square foot fitness center, 12,000-square foot aquatics center, and dedicated team of professional trainers caters to residents of all fitness levels, with equipment, classes, and personalized instruction.
At Willow Valley Communities, it’s our mission to provide each resident with the tools necessary to achieve his or her optimal level of fitness, thereby enhancing your life and honoring our mind, body and spirit approach to wellness. Our high-quality and varied programming, top-of-the-line equipment, and a knowledgeable, caring professional staff are here to support and motivate you in any fitness endeavor.
We’ve established a quick orientation to help you put the right foot forward in your fitness journey with Willow Valley Communities. At your first visit to the Fitness Center, you’ll complete a few forms, discuss goals with a Fitness Exercise Specialist, and explore all that the Center for Vitality has to offer.
Residents should use their fob to check in at the Concierge desk of the Cultural Center before utilizing the fitness or aquatics amenities after his/her first visit.
Please wear exercise apparel and closed-toed athletic shoes when working out in the Fitness Center. Apparel with tears, patches, rips and/or inappropriate wording or logos is inappropriate.*
*Individuals may be approached by a fitness specialist if his/her apparel choice is deemed inappropriate for the environment. The Fitness Staff reserves the right to make the final decision on the appropriateness of any attire in question.
- Cleaning: Please use the disposable cleaning wipes provided by the Fitness Center to wipe down equipment after use. Return weights, balls, mats, etc. to their proper locations.
- Cell Phones: Please refrain from using your cell phone for personal calls inside the Fitness Center. Phone conversations should be taken outside.
- Food/Beverages: Food and/or open beverages are not permitted in the locker rooms, on the pool deck, or in the Fitness Center. Water coolers are located in the Fitness Center, Aquatics Center, and across from the train room in the Cultural Center. Water bottles with lids are permitted in the Fitness and Aquatic Centers.
- Guests: Guest privileges are intended for occasional use by out-of-town guests and should not be used as a regular gym membership. Visitors of residents are also welcome to use the fitness centers at Manor, Lakes, North, Garden apartments, and Vistas, free of charge.
- Smoking : Smoking is not permitted on the Willow Valley Communities campus.
- Towels: Willow Valley Communities provides sweat towels, bath towels and towels for the Aquatic Center for residents and team members. Used towels should be discarded in the designated drop locations in the locker rooms.
Willow Valley Communities continues to stay on a leading edge for the wellness needs of our residents. Examples include: Parkinson-specific classes such as Rock Steady Boxing, functional balance, living skills movements, arthritis-specific instruction and fitness protocol for cognitive/memory care. With Nationally recognized wellness lectures, multiple fitness centers, 2 aquatic centers and a full complement of fitness staff, we live life forward.
VIEW a 360 panorama full screen of the Fitness Center.
- Cybex Arc Trainers
- Octane Riders
- Expresso interactive bikes
- Strength training machines, kettle bells and free weights
- A cushioned indoor track
- TRX Suspension Trainer
Group Classes (45 minutes)*
*Inquire within the Fitness Center to get involved in Wii Fit.
Core Power: Focused on improving strength and flexibility of your core. Exercises in this class include lying, kneeling, and standing. This is an appropriate class for healthy beginners and intermediate level exercisers.
ExerStretch!: Designed to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and aerobic fitness in a low-impact environment. Relaxation and breathing techniques are also incorporated into this workout. This class specifically welcomes beginners.
Fitness Fusion: Intended to spice up workouts, this circuit-training class fuses a variety of exercise formats into one class. Move through aerobic and strength training stations to achieve maximum fitness results. Healthy beginners and intermediate level exercisers are encouraged to participate.
Muscle Moves: Devised to strengthen muscles, this class uses free weights, bands, core balls and occasionally body bars to strengthen muscles by focusing on the upper and lower body, as well as muscles of the core.
Pilates: Combination of breathing and exercise to improve core strength, flexibility, and body awareness.
Spinning: Indoor cycling class set to music meant to increase your lower body strength and cardiovascular endurance.
Step it Up: Choreographed step aerobics routine to increase your aerobic stamina and burn calories. Previous step experience is required.
-Beginner: Use slow, smooth movements to improve both body and mind.
-Intermediate: Continuation of Beginner Tai Chi with more difficult movements.
-Advanced: Continuation of Intermediate Tai Chi with increasingly more difficult movements.
Yoga: Tailored to increase energy, improve flexibility, strengthen, and create balance throughout your entire body, this class uses static and dynamic poses in lying, kneeling, sitting and standing poses.
Zumba: High-intensity Latin dance workout.
Zumba Gold: Enjoy a low-intensity alternative to the high-powered Zumba class. Improve your stamina, balance and coordination in this high-energy class.
Our Exercise Fitness Specialists are available, by appointment, for one-on-one personal training sessions.
- 30-minute session: $20
- 60-minute session: $40
VIEW a 360 panorama full screen of the Aquatic Center.
An indoor pool with two, 25-yard, designated lap lanes and a separate, seven-foot deep area, is heated to 82 degrees.
A whirlpool spa, set at 102 degrees, provides hydro massage that can ease pain and stiffness.
A 90-degree therapy pool provides soothing warmth and buoyancy for relaxation or joint-friendly exercising.
A poolside lounge area is the perfect spot for socializing, reading or relaxing.
Large, luxurious locker rooms also offer towel service, hair dryers and private showers.
Aquatic Center Classes (45 minutes)
Aquacize: Improve your cardiovascular fitness and strength with this moderate to high-intensity workout. Exercising in the water decreases stress on your joints. Treat yourself to this low- to medium-impact workout for your body.
Arthritis Class: Participants are led through a series of specifically-designed exercises that help improve joint mobility. The class is open to people with all forms of arthritis and all levels of fitness.
Deep Water Aerobics: Enjoy this moderate to high-intensity deep-water workout using a flotation belt. Improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance using the resistance of the water to enhance the intensity of your workout.
Deep Water Volleyball: Join a lively group for a fun-filled game of beach ball volleyball with flotation belts.
Joints in Motion: This low-impact, low-intensity aquatic exercise class will provide an overall body toning and stretching workout to keep your body strong and limber. This is a great class for beginners!
Glide Fit: Aquatic-Based Stability Training. Everything we do in life takes balance. The class will focus on better balance, body awareness, coordination, joint stability, strength, and power.
Volleyball: Join into an energized and competitive game of water volleyball.