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La Jolla Retirement Communities Emphasis on Fitness Benefits Seniors Body & Mind

The old stereotype of a retirement community offering golf and bingo but little else is a thing of the past. As a nation, we are living longer, but staying healthier and more active into much later ages than ever before. Today's seniors are no different and it's now common place for retired residents in La Jolla to enjoy beach walks, tennis, and partake in fitness classes. The La Jolla retirement communities listed with La Jolla Blue Book capitalize on the good weather and natural beauty of San Diego to offer residents a variety of ways to get fit and stay healthy.

Many La Jolla senior communities dedicate major space and resources for elaborate fitness centers, complete with specialty classes and instructors along with top of the line equipment including treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines and weights.

Keeping Active Benefits Both Body & Mind for Seniors - The importance of fitness to La Jolla retirement living communities goes far beyond the physical benefits for their residents. In fact, physical activity can lead to significant mental and emotional health benefits among the elderly. And thus with fitness comes weight loss and lower blood pressure, and dramatically reduced risk of heart disease, depression and anxiety. Top senior communities in La Jolla San Diego offer residents a huge variety of physical and mental stimulation.

• La Vida Del Mar and other top La Jolla retirement communities even offer Wii fitness programs. In addition to Wii, La Vida Del Mar in Solana Beach offers residents an Olympic-size pool, a spa, a fitness center with weights and aerobic equipment, plus regularly scheduled yoga, weight-training and aerobics fitness classes.

La Jolla's Casa de Manana regularly transports its residents for organized beach walks, and its fitness programs include water aerobics, exercise classes and Pilates. Personal trainers are available for a fee. Casa de Manana also offers educational and cultural programs to stimulate mind, body and spirit.

At Vi at La Jolla Village, you can take up the study of Tai Chi to enhance your health and wellness. They also offer a full gym that features weight training and recumbent bicycles.

At White Sands in La Jolla, after trying their skills in a well-equipped exercise room with all the sophistication of a modern gym, residents can then enjoy a refreshing dip in the spacious heated swimming pool followed by a dip in the relaxing Jacuzzi.

Chateau La Jolla Inn's location is just a couple minutes away from the village of La Jolla which makes it a great option if you have your own set of fitness friends and groups. Featuring Mediterranean style accommodations, the Chateau is right on the beach and only three blocks from all of La Jolla's dining, shopping and vibrant lifestyle events and activities take place. This means you can conveniently access water, beach and city activities; or you can choose to stay and use Chateau La Jolla's private facilities which include a gym and fitness studio.

Getting Fit by Swinging Your Hips - Dancing is an incredible way to stay fit, but for many, they have never had the time to learn. Top retirement living facilities like Casa de Manana feature dance nights with live bands and instruction. This is a great way to learn a new skill, stay fit and make friends. Don;t worry, they aren't playing just oldies instead, you'll enjoy a complete range of musical genres including some of the greatest jazz and dance tunes from the legendary musicians of our time.

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