Chicago Seniors Enjoy an Active Lifestyle

Apr 16, 2024

Having fun and staying fit go hand in hand at The Admiral at the Lake. Wellness Coordinator, Michelle Roth leads numerous programs that improve Admiral residents’ balance, agility, and strength, supporting optimal wellness and preventing injuries.

Regular exercise is just one component of a healthy lifestyle. The Admiral at the Lake provides numerous programs that support achieving and sustaining optimal wellness. Please understand that these resources are provided only as a convenience. For your health and safety, we strongly recommended that interested readers consult a primary care provider before beginning any exercise program.

Resident swims in pool

Close to Lake Michigan and several well-manicured parks, The Admiral at the Lake provides a wide array of options for exploring the outdoors. The following parks offer a wide range of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful scenery while exercising.

Enjoy these fun activities near The Admiral at the Lake!


Doing laps and water aerobics in The Admiral at the Lake’s heated pool is a favorite year-round activity of many Admiral residents. But, when temperatures rise, you are more likely to find them enjoying one of the many beaches here in Chicago.


Ready to venture outside? We have big snowfalls here in Chicago and encourage any outdoor sports to our residents. Grab your skis and enjoy wintertime throughout the Chicago neighborhoods! Numerous residents at The Admiral take advantage of the trails with cross-country skiing.  We encourage our residents to stay active by adding new activities constantly. Let The Admiral at the Lake help you find your perfect outside activity.


Earning a Bike Score of 88 – Very Bikeable from, it’s no surprise that a large number of Admiral residents are avid cyclists. Of the numerous bike trails in the area, the 18-mile lakefront bike path is a favorite. Plan your route with Map My Ride.


Whether it’s enjoying a community-led dance class at The Admiral at the Lake, salsa dancing at Pueblito Viejo, or spending a night out on the town, Admiral residents have fun moving to the beat.


Let’s go have fun in the sun! Lake Michigan is just steps away from The Admiral at the Lake. Take on sailing as a way to make new friends and enjoy summertime in Chicago. Enjoy the blue skies and crisp water as you explore down Lake Michigan and see all the beautiful landmarks Chicago is known for. Here at The Admiral at the Lake, we have the perfect way to enjoy the fun in the sun. 


It’s official. Chicagoans love yoga, especially Admiral residents. In addition to classes offered at The Admiral at the Lake, these highly-rated nearby yoga studios offer many opportunities to improve flexibility, muscle strength, and circulation through the practice of yoga.


Do you have a passion for tennis? You aren’t alone. There are several tennis courts in the area to choose from. Whether you are practicing shots or looking for a doubles match, Chicago has you covered.


Avid runners appreciate the breathtaking views and flat terrain in Edgewater and Andersonville. Several local running clubs offer opportunities to meet others in pursuit of a heart-healthy lifestyle:


The Admiral at the Lake is a continuing care community dedicated to supporting and promoting the personal independence, health and wellness of community members. We avoid using the terms retirement community or senior living, because The Admiral at the Lake encourages a lifestyle that rejects stereotypes of aging. Call 773.433.1801 today!

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