100 Clynelish Close Pittsboro, NC  27312 Phone: (919) 545-2133 Fax: (919) 545-2687

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!

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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!

Overcoming the Sitting Disease with Ellen Brisley

Monday, April 21st, 2:30pm

 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 60% and 85% of all people in the world live a sedentary lifestyle, which can take a terrible toll on your body, even more than you probably realized. Effects range from physiological mal-adaptations to inability to suppress appetite to increase in feelings of depression. Attend this clinic to learn more about what too much sitting means to your body, and what you can do right now to improve your outcomes.

Hand Strengthening with Allison Blackburn

Wednesday, April 30th, 12:00pm

 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.

Coming in May:

  • Osteoporosis, The Facts with Amber Poinsett
  • The Smith Machine with Janeen McDonald
  • Understanding Habits with Gerald Endress


Chatham County Senior Games News!

Galloway Ridge announces it's Community Training Center and additional event venues for the 2014 Games.  Read  more . . .



Enjoy 15% off* Therapeutic Massage Sessions purchased during the month of April!

*Offer  good through April 30, 2014 on new purchases.  Sessions must be used within one year of purchase.  Other discounts do not apply.

Perspectives on Being Well

Ice Cold Resilience

by Jared Rogers

It is said that your dog is most likely happier than you are. My family has an elderly beagle back home in Indiana, and chances are that as I write this amidst a busy work day – with programs to coordinate, classes to teach, clients to train, and offices to call – he is likely sound asleep soaking in the warm midday sunshine.  Read more . . .

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