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!
Monday, March 30th, 1pm
You were born with perfect feet. However, a lifetime of wearing shoes may have left you with weak, sore, and deformed feet. Exercises to increase the strength, proprioception, and natural function of your feet will be our topic in this physically active clinic.
Technology for Wellness
Friday, April 10th at 1:00pm
Technology can be a great tool for promoting wellness. We will explore phone apps and websites that focus on improving exercise, nurtrition, and sleep. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal devices. Note: The duration of this clinic is 1 hour.
Stability Ball Basics
Monday, April 20th at 1:00pm
Stability balls are useful for aiding proper alignment and posture, stronger abs, muscular strength, core stability, and increased flexibility. Stability balls are also known as Swiss balls, therapy balls, balance balls and yoga balls. Learn how to incorporate a stability ball into your workout.
The Benefits of Water Exercise
Thursday, April 30th at 4:00pm
Everyone can benefit from exercising in the pool. For those with joint issues, the water allows you to work out while taking pressure off the joints. For those that exercise on a regular basis, it can provide variety to your workout as it uses your muscles differently than on land. There are different kinds of equipment you can use in your water workout. Devices such as barbells and weights aid in strengthening, while noodles and jog belts improve your core. This clinic will focus on the benefits of water exercise as well as how to effectively incorporate equipment into your daily routine.
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Perspectives on Being Well
The Art of Movement
by Jared Rogers
Please follow these simple instructions:
- Sit up tall on the front edge of your chair.
- Take a slow, deep inhale through your nose. Expand your stomach out.
- Exhale vibrantly through your mouth. Make a “sigh” sound.
- Roll your shoulders backwards a few times.
- Using your hands on your legs to provide assistance, twist your spine and neck to the right, focusing on rotating from the stomach and shoulders.
- Repeat on the left side.
- Reach both hands in between your legs to the floor. Feel the pull in your low back.
- Inhale deeply, sit up tall, and reach both hands as high in the air as possible.
You feel better than you did two minutes ago, correct? This is the magic of movement.