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13 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Columbus

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By Daniel Petkevich
Mar 8, 2023

Enjoy your golden years in the Buckeye State

Through our interactions with the New-to-Medicare community, especially those who are nearing or have already reached the age of 65, we have become acquainted with Columbus residents' enthusiasm for maintaining an active lifestyle. We firmly believe that age should not be a barrier to engaging in physical activities or pursuing one's interests. To assist individuals in living their best life, we have compiled a list of thirteen highly effective methods to remain active in Ohio.

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Physical Therapy

Regardless of the age-related ailment or injury, you may be experiencing; you should be able to enjoy the amazing aspects of residing in this beautiful city without feeling weak or powerless. Physical therapy may be the perfect solution for you if you have a physical condition that impairs your ability to engage in regular activities or want to engage in personalized strength and balance training. There are numerous trustworthy physical therapy centers in Columbus, but we would like to showcase

Fit for Life Physical Therapy

, which has been serving the community for over a decade and offers outstanding services.

Walking Tours

Walking tours with

Columbus City Adventures

are a superb choice for discovering new areas of the city. They offer a unique perspective on familiar terrain, which can make the exploration experience more exhilarating. A walking tour with a specific purpose can provide a fresh perspective on the city, allowing you to see it in a new light.

Birdwatching

Although Columbus is not renowned for its pleasant weather, the region still boasts a rich biodiversity. With a higher likelihood of spotting a variety of bird species, we offer more opportunities for birding than many other regions throughout the country. Engaging in birdwatching is an economical pastime, and for an optimal birding experience,

Columbus Audubon

provides a detailed guide on birds, as well as recommended tours and trails.

Golf

Golfing is a classic leisure activity that often appeals to recent retirees looking to spend their free time. For those just starting out, it is recommended to visit a driving range or play on a public course before investing in a membership. In Greater Columbus, there are numerous outstanding golf courses to choose from, but we suggest the

Bent Tree Golf Club

in Sunbury due to its exceptional facilities and skilled instructors, making it an excellent destination for enhancing your golfing abilities.

Bike Rentals

Experience your hometown in a novel and exhilarating way by renting bicycles for a day.

Paradise Garage

in Short North provides an assortment of rentals in all shapes and sizes, perfect for anyone seeking an adventure.

Pickleball

Pickleball has become increasingly popular nationwide, providing individuals of all ages the chance to maintain their physical fitness and connect with new acquaintances. Regardless of your experience level,

Pickle and Chill

is an excellent starting point for embarking on your pickleball journey, offering both indoor and outdoor courts to facilitate your enjoyment of this exciting sport.

Going to the Gym

Don't let age be a hindrance to your gym experience; after all, it has never stopped you before. Columbus has numerous Silver Sneakers programs designed to bring seniors together and promote an active lifestyle. We want to shine the spotlight on

Victory Fitness

Center for its exceptional Silver Sneakers program, which might be a part of your Medicare Advantage plan. To verify if your plan covers this benefit, you can check with your plan provider or contact one of our

Medicare experts at Fair Square

.

Yoga

Yoga is an exceptional practice that can improve your balance, flexibility, and mental wellness. Don't let age hold you back from exploring new opportunities.

YMCA Columbus

offers senior yoga classes that provide a full-body workout, even if you have limited mobility. With these classes, you can still break a sweat and enjoy the benefits of yoga.

Kayaking

Kayaking is an excellent outdoor activity for people of all ages, including seniors in Columbus, to experience the natural beauty of the city.

Windrose Outdoors

in Columbus provides kayaking tours and rentals, including kayaks that are designed specifically for seniors. These kayaks are typically wider and more stable, making it easier for seniors to maintain their balance and stability while paddling. Kayaking is a low-impact exercise that can help seniors stay active and maintain their physical and mental health.

Tennis

Tennis is often deemed a lifelong sport by many enthusiasts. Ohio boasts some of the finest locations to play, and Columbus is no exception. If you have the opportunity, it's highly recommended to play at

Scarborough East Tennis Club

, which also features pickleball courts for those who enjoy both sports. 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an excellent means of attaining tranquility while also improving your core strength and balance.

Taoist Tai Chi

provides diverse course options suitable for individuals at various mobility and proficiency levels. Engaging in low-impact martial arts can be an exciting method to step out of your comfort zone and remain active.

Swimming

In Columbus, there is no shortage of opportunities for swimming.

Columbus Recreation & Parks Aquatic Center

provides an extensive range of senior fitness classes, both in the pool and outdoors, to meet your needs. To learn more about their offerings, visit their website today.

Get Involved with Your Community

Staying active doesn't always have to involve physical exercise; it can also entail active participation in your community. The

City of Columbus website

is an excellent resource for finding exciting events for seniors. By staying informed, you can prioritize the health and well-being of yourself and your fellow residents in Columbus.

Conclusion

Columbus is a great place to enter your golden years. And for those years to continue to be the best of your life, it’s critical to stay healthy and stay busy. Luckily, residents of the Buckeye State can take advantage of the fantastic options available to them and stay active for many years to come.

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