Walking and Fitness
Fitness and exercise are key components of your mobility. Not only does regular exercise make it easier for you to walk to destinations and travel on transit, it also helps you maintain your body’s strength, flexibility, reflexes and coordination, which can lengthen the amount of time that you are able to drive safely.
City Parks and Recreation Departments
Most cities in San Mateo County offer health and exercise classes through their Parks and Recreation departments. Some cities even have programs targeted specifically at older adults. For more information, contact your city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Community Exercise and Fitness Classes (membership-based)
The three YMCAs in San Mateo County offer a variety of fitness classes appropriate for older adults. The Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) offers a Stay Fit for Life program, which is designed specifically for sedentary older adults. Membership discounts are available for seniors at YMCAs and the PJCC.
For more information on membership and a current schedule of classes:
- Peninsula Family YMCA (San Mateo): 650-286-9622 or www.ymcasf.org/Peninsula
- Sequoia YMCA (Redwood City): 650-368-4168 or ymcasv.org/sequoia
- East Palo Alto YMCA: 650-328-9622 or ymcasv.org/eastpaloalto
- Peninsula Jewish Community Center (Foster City):
650-378-2703 or www.pjcc.org/health/fitness/hf-classes-fitlife.html