Now that warm weather has arrived, many people find that they have a renewed enthusiasm for participating in exercise. After all, it’s human nature to take it easy during the dark, cold New England months … when even indoor activities can take a back seat to listless, carefree reading under a cozy blanket in your favorite recliner!
Our advice is: Go for it! After all, staying active is important at any age.
(Of course, before beginning any exercise regimen, you should consult a medical professional to identify those activities most appropriate given your specific health conditions and circumstances.)
Whether you want to soak up the sun or stay indoors, the important thing is consistency: Trying every day to engage in some degree of physical activity.
And that’s precisely why Southgate offers such a wide diversity of enjoyable amenities.
This blog will touch on a few of them, but we encourage you to explore our website to learn more (or better yet: Stop by Southgate in person!)
Our campus. At Southgate, you’ll find our sprawling 30-acre campus quite conducive to walking or casual strolling. With very few hilly spots, our beautifully landscaped grounds include a park, gazebo and fountain, wooded areas, and lots of benches. (Exercise is supposed to keep you fit—not inordinately tire you. Always rest, pace yourself and stay hydrated!)
Indoor pool. Higher temperatures and swimming go together like cake and ice cream! Our refreshing pool allows you to swim at your own pace in any weather. (Even during those frequent—and sudden—spring showers!)
Health club and spa. We offer a variety of sports equipment so you don’t have to wait in line (remember: We’re trying to keep you moving!) … and so you can work out on your machine of choice.
Four-lane bowling alley. Like biking, you never forget how to bowl … even if gutter balls are your specialty!
Gym and wellness classes. Sometimes the best thing for your health is to achieve a sustained state of relaxation or meditation. Well-established activities like yoga are proven to improve your agility, muscle tone and overall mental health. (Let’s not forget: Staying fit involves both physical and mental components!)
Arts & crafts studio and woodworking shop. When you’re involved in creating something, you get a “lift” and a mental boost that can do wonders for your overall peace of mind. (See previous comment about the importance of mental health!)