Woodlands Athletic Association

The Woodlands encourages general fitness activities that are geared to the interests and physical capabilities of all residents. Facilities at The Woodlands include a fitness studio with an array of exercise machines and an indoor swimming pool with a companion Jacuzzi.

A year-round schedule, led by trained instructors, includes these offerings: Aqua fitness, general fitness (including chair fitness), Yoga chair classes, Tai Chi and line dancing.

A new initiative (it evolved in 2016) that reflects the energy and spontaneity of residents is the Woodlands Athletics Association (WAA). Seasonally, in spring-summer-fall, residents organize informally into teams to compete in bocce, croquet and other games suited to the outdoor courtyard. During winter months, the WAA moves indoors and fields a number of teams that compete in Wii (electronic) bowling against teams of seniors from over 90 retirement communities across the nation in the National Senior League.

Available on the wooded grounds adjacent to The Woodlands is a system of professionally designed nature trails. In combination, three trails vary in length from a half-mile to 1.2 miles. And, many residents develop a satisfying exercise regimen with an outdoor walk around The Woodlands (it’s a quarter-mile loop) or building a suitable walking distance through hallways inside the building.

Wellness at The Woodlands isn’t limited to physical activity. There are nearly a dozen teams of residents that organize lectures, musical and other cultural and entertaining events, weekly movies (selected by residents), arts and crafts, woodworking, and the marvellousis collection of books in our library.

Residents at The Woodlands exemplify a vibrant community with diverse interests and a desire for self-determination. It’s what makes life at The Woodlands a special experience.