One of the best ways to keep the mind and body sharp at every age is to participate in active activities and recreation. In The Woodlands, Texas, and the surrounding areas, there are a number of local activities oriented at older adults that provide a chance to keep your body moving while connecting with the local community.


Recreation Centers with Older Adult Programs

– There are three YMCAs in The Woodlands, all of which have special programs for older adults. They include The SilverSneakers® program, water aerobics, stretching, and yoga classes, and a walking club. Membership fees are based on income.

24 Hour Fitness
– The two local 24 Hour Fitness centers also offer the SilverSneakers® program, including circuits focused on strength, cardio, and yoga. Their Active Aging program includes low impact classes, including Aqua Zumba, water classes, and Zumba Gold.

The Woodlands Yoga Studio
– This local business offers special senior and gentle yoga classes, and a senior discount for all classes they offer.


55+ Active Communities that Offer Active Recreation

Bonterra at Woodforest
– This active community in Montgomery includes over 700 acres of land dedicated to sports and recreation. Along with taking a walk, run, or bike ride on an extensive network of trails, Bonterra at Woodforest offers a full service fitness center, fitness classes, bocce & pickle ball, a pool and tennis complex, and a 27 hole golf course. After a day of exercise, relax in the hot tub or lagoon style pool.

Del Webb The Woodlands
– This 55+ community makes it easy to stay active and social, with onsite activities such as biking trails, an indoor pool, bocce ball, a fitness center, and biking trails. After working out, attend to any sore muscles at the spa and resort pool.

Windsor Hills
– This neighborhood for adults 55 & up has great amenities for an active lifestyle, like trails for walking and biking, a ballroom, a fitness center, a billiards room, and a shuffleboard court. For a more low-key active activity, relax in the beautiful parks and open spaces.


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