DUKE CENTER FOR LIVING AT FEARRINGTON
Health and Fitness Center
A balanced life is key to having optimal health and well-being. That's the philosophy behind The Duke Center for Living at Fearrington. We are dedicated to helping men and women make positive, healthy and lasting lifestyle changes. But more than machines or equipment, this is about giving the body, mind and spirit time to recharge. So we offer a variety of fitness programs and membership options to meet each individual's needs.
We're more than a gym!
The Duke Center for Living Health and Fitness Center at Fearrington is one of the few area fitness centers specializing in medically-based wellness programs. Our schedule boasts a full spectrum of services. We are here to work with people of all ages, seven days a week. Whether your favorite activity is to hike, bike, golf or play with your grandchildren, you want to be healthy and strong enough to do the things you love. That’s what living better is all about. And at The Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, we have a variety of ways to help you stay in the best possible shape.
Our health and fitness center offers:
- state-of-the-art exercise equipment
- a heated pool
- cushioned indoor track
- a professional and caring staff
- outstanding fitness programs
No matter what your level of fitness, we can help you get more out of life. So give us a call or come by today and start feeling better—and living better—now!
Free Fitness Clinics!
Fitness Clinics are 30-minute informative sessions (except where otherwise noted) on a wide range of health and fitness-related topics. Space is limited – registration is required. Call DCFL at 919-545-2133 or stop by Member Services to register. These clinics are free and open to everyone - members and non-members - so bring a friend!
Rising From the Floor
Thursday, August 6th at 4:00pm
Sitting to and rising from the floor are basic functional tasks required for independence. These actions challenge strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The inability to perform these and similar actions are closely related with the risk of falling. Come with an open mind and be prepared to exercise.
Monday, August 17th at 1:00pm
The hand muscles may be small compared to larger muscle groups in the legs, chest and back but they serve a significant role for everyday functioning. Weak hands resulting from medical conditions such as arthritis, accidents or poor fitness in general can impair your ability to lift and hold onto objects as well as write, knit or do woodwork. Attend this clinic to learn how to incorporate hand strengthening on a daily basis.
Friday, August 28th at 2:00pm
If you exercise regularly, it is likely that you have experienced extended periods of time when your body failed to respond to your workouts. Even though you were working out as you had in the past, you were not getting any results. Those periods are referred to as plateaus, and they can cause you to lose interest in your workouts. The key to moving past a plateau is to force your body to adapt by changing your routine. This clinic will explore the importance of changing your routine and when, why, how and how often you should change it.