The BODYWISE Program is specifically designed and operated to promote health, wellness, and fitness for persons 60 years of age or older in the District of Columbia. Some of the benefits that may be achieved include an increase in participants’ cardiovascular efficiency, muscular strength, flexibility, overall life satisfaction, and health and preventive knowledge.
The BODYWISE Program consists of Water Aerobics (swimming is not required), Yoga, Low-Impact Aerobics, and Chair Exercise classes. Appropriately trained and certified instructors conduct classes. Participants are encouraged to exercise at their level of fitness. The program also provides excellent opportunities for socializing.
Participants in the BODYWISE Program must:
- Be a resident of the District of Columbia
- Be 60 years of age or older
- Complete an Application Form
- Obtain a Medical Release Form executed and signed by his/her Physician (Completed ANNUALLY).
If you would like to join the program, complete the Bodywise Membership Application Form, and have your physician sign the medical release. Applicants can mail or bring their completed application to the Institute of Gerontology office. After a complete application has been submitted to the BODYWISE office, we ask that you call 202-274-6697 for a brief orientation. Once the orientation has been conducted, you will receive a membership card to start your classes.
Again, thank you for your interest, and we hope you will decide to become a BODYWISE Member.