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Health and Fitness in South Florida: All Ages Taking Better Care

Health and Fitness in South Florida: All Ages Taking Better Care

In sunny South Florida, communities of all ages are flocking to fitness offerings to improve the health of both their bodies and minds. From summer camps for kids, to chair yoga for seniors there’s plenty to do in and around Coral Springs, and some of it’s free! At Tunie’s, we’re proud to have contributed to this vibrant and active community since 1993.

If you’re looking for more ways to get you and your family active and fit, our picks for all ages are listed below. 

Children’s Fitness in South Florida

Coral Springs Parks and Recreation has multiple offerings for children and teens. Classes, camps and programs from ages 4-14 include Aquatic Center programs for swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swim. Sports-based summer camps center on swimming, diving, soccer, tennis and more. Classes are available for cheer & tumble, dance, baseball and karate. Kids Day Off drop-in programs take place throughout the year, where kids can sample any of the above activities.

Broward County offers a learn-to-swim program for children, ages 2 -10, as well as summer camps and year-round playgrounds, and recreational activities in their 50 parks. Horse camps take place at the Tradewinds Park and Stables for ages 9 – 14.

The largest youth sports organization in the area is overseen by the parks and recreation department. Team opportunities are available in baseball and softball, lacrosse, basketball, football, cheerleading, soccer and volleyball. American Red Cross Lifeguard training is popular with teens age 15 and older. The comprehensive program culminates in a certificate that lasts two years before renewal is necessary.

All Ages Fitness in South Florida

Masters and Adult swim programs are available at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center. Mommy & Me dance classes and Zumba classes take place multiple times per week, as well as a variety of interval training, strengthening and toning classes. Drop-ins at the athletic center complex are only $8.

Outdoor fitness opportunities are everywhere. The Florida climate makes it easy to walk, jog and run outdoors nearly any time of the year. The best parks and trails include the Conservation Levee Trail, a 27-mile loop for walkers, runners and cyclists. The Atlantic Trailhead offers an entrance point with ample parking at the western edge of Atlantic Boulevard. Broward County manages jogging paths throughout a dozen parks, as well as cycling trails in 14 parks, mountain bike trails in two parks, tennis courts in seven parks, as well as equestrian trails and two pools.

Broward County manages a velodrome in Hollywood with an adjacent road course, suitable for cycling or in-line skating. The county also runs sports leagues for youth and adults, including lesser known sports such as cricket and netball. Disc golf continues to be popular with over five courses found at Broward County Parks. 

Senior Fitness in South Florida

The Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall and the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex offer a variety of free fitness programs for seniors. All that’s needed to register is a driver’s license. Classes are open anyone age 55 or older at Sartory Hall and age 62 and older at the Aquatic Center. Programs include gentle stretching, ab mat classes, Strength & Tone, Sit & Fit, Cardio Classics and Thai Chi. A Qi Gong program is available at a small charge of $5 per class. Personal trainers work alongside geriatric nurses at each session.

While moving your body makes you feel better, strengthens the heart and lungs, and promotes happiness, what you eat is equally important in maintaining a healthy weight and a happy, healthy mind. Over 30,000 products are available at Tunies to complement your physical health program. As Florida’s largest natural grocer, we offer a huge variety of vitamins and supplements to keep you strong and active at all ages, plus gluten free, raw and vegan, natural healthy grocery items – all at the lowest prices.  See our Coral Springs Health Events.

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