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!
Hitting Your Stride: Keys to an Efficient Walking Gait
Monday, March 9th, 4:30pm
Although walking may seem like the simplest of activities, a lifetime of poor posture and inactivity can alter your gait, slowing you down and possibly leading to injury. This clinic will focus on correcting improper stride mechanics, making you a more well-balanced walker.
Top Diet Myths Busted
Wednesday, March 18th, 2pm
Have you tried swearing off entire food groups and binging on "superfoods" with no weight loss success? Are you starting to think maybe you have been lied to regarding what actually produces results? You're in good company. Many health claims just aren't supported by science and you may be wasting a lot of time, money, and energy to jump through culinary hoops in the name of "nutrition". Attend this clinic to hear what science says about some of the top diet myths you may be holding as truth.
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.
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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.