Staying Fit During Retirement in Cottleville
Staying active and fit is one of the most important things you can do for healthy aging. It helps you stay mobile, avoid health problems, and keep you mentally sharp. And when you choose retirement in Cottleville, Missouri, you are already ahead of the game, thanks to the countless opportunities for fitness and fun.
At Avalon Park, we are all about living well and living better, which is why we want you to take advantage of everything that retirement in Cottleville can offer you, including lots of ways to stay fit.
More than muscle: how physical activity can enhance your quality of life
Not getting enough exercise every day isn’t good for our bodies or our minds. Whether you’re capable of running a marathon, or you prefer yoga movements while seated in a chair, exercise can offer huge benefits. And it’s not just things like lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and less susceptibility to disease. It’s how it can change your whole day.
Any form of exercise increases the production of serotonin, known as the “happiness” hormone. This reduces the stress hormones, improves your mood, and helps you think more clearly. You also sleep better, are more likely to eat healthily, and overall, you just have a more positive outlook.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Now imagine living in a location where you are surrounded by interesting, engaging ways to get these benefits…retirement in Cottleville is your ideal choice. Here’s just a few reasons why:
Fitness and swimming
If you like to get in the water, retirement in Cottleville is for you! The Renaud Center offers a variety of fitness programs and aquatic options, including a full-body workout (without the aches and pains) in the Therapeutic Aqua Aerobics class. Or try water-walking in the Center’s “lazy river.”
In addition, instructors at the St. Charles YMCA lead small groups through water choreography and resistance exercises. Your whole family can find an activity or program in this comprehensive complex. Another excellent choice is the O’Fallon YMCA with cardio, stretching and strength facilities, an indoor pool, an indoor track, and a steam room.
Want to build strength and agility without injuring yourself? Check out Freedom Fitness, which caters to seniors with customized one-on-one personal training and group fitness classes. Silver Fox Programs are customized strength and agility training plans with an emphasis on safety and injury prevention. Freedom Fitness Trainers carefully select exercises that are low-impact and appropriate for each individual’s fitness level, ensuring a reduced risk of accidents or strain.
Yoga is another great choice, with benefits including decreased blood pressure, better sleep, better balance and flexibility and more. Try yoga dance at Bloom Fitness Studio, as well as barre, bootcamp, and more.
Walking trails and parks
Walking remains one of the best ways to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors and retirement in Cottleville puts you in the right spot. Among the many great trails to try is Dardenne Greenway at BaratHaven Park with 2.5- and 4.5-mile loops through the prairie and along Dardenne Creek. There’s also Scott Lewis Park with a paved trial and scenic views of Bucheit Lake, or Katy Trail State Park featuring 240 miles of trails, including one part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, as well other designations.
Avalon Park makes retirement in Cottleville even better!
With over 125 acres of parkland with trails and greenways perfect for walking or biking, Cottleville invites you to get outside and play.
And as a resident of Avalon Park, you have access to a wide variety of amenities designed to foster wellness – mind, body and spirit. For example, our fitness and wellness center features equipment for strength- and weight-training, a treadmill, and reclined cardio bicycles. Fitness classes and chair aerobics, as well as weight training. Plus, lovely walking trails.
One thing’s for sure – there’s always something to do when you choose retirement in Cottleville at Avalon Park!