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 The Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center is the first of its kind in Cecil County, MD. Specially created for adults age 55 and above, it offers a uniquely designed facility with age-appropriate equipment and certified personal trainers.  We offer a non-threatening environment where the focus is on exercising at your own pace while learning about a healthier lifestyle. Located at 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 2500, Elkton, MD, our fitness center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

The Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center is more than just an exercise facility. It also provides an opportunity to learn about common health concerns, while discovering more about a healthy lifestyle. Our website offers links to a variety of safe and accurate health information sites. See the Health Resources link in the Fitness Center Links box at the right.


HLFC Staff:
From left to right: Tom Capezio, Jim Tambasco,
 Heike Button, Justin Casteel

The Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center is unique in another aspect. Our trainers are also certified instructors for the Arthritis Foundation's Exercise Program and conduct  classes throughout the year. These classes provide safe, specific range of motion exercises for people who suffer with arthritis.

In addition, we offer the Life Beyond Cancer (LBC) Fitness Program.This program has been created to help cancer survivors of all ages who are currently suffering from the effects of surgery or the treatment itself. Participants work to regain their range of motion, flexibility, strength and energy as they incorporate fitness into their treatment program. As a result, the workouts help combat fatigue, counteract the negative side effects of cancer treatments, and aid in the general healing process. This program can be an important step in helping survivors regain a measure of control over their lives after having been through the trauma of cancer. Our Life Beyond Cancer Fitness Program is free of charge to Cecil County residents of all ages who are currently battling the effects of their treatment programs.

Photo by Ben Cook, SSCT Volunteer

How to Take Advantage of This Opportunity

We make membership as easy as possible! You may click here to download a copy of the Membership Packet 
and a Physician Consent Form.   Or stop by the center and pick up copies.  (If you would like Physician Consent forms for Life Beyond Cancer or the Arthritis Foundation's Exercise Program, just click on the link in the tan box at the right)  Take the Physician Consent form to your physician to be filled out and signed. Then schedule an appointment for your orientation with one of our trainers.

We offer a wide variety of membership options ranging from monthly to yearly plans and our membership rates are very reasonable. Please see our Membership link for details. You may want to consider giving a membership in memory (or in honor) of a loved one. We also accept individual and corporate sponsorships -- sponsoring a valued employee or a loved one would be a great way to show your appreciation. We offer gift certificates as a unique and caring gift. See our Foundation link for additional details.

Need Transportation?

Cecil Transit can assist you with affordable transportation using "The BUS". A bus schedule and the cost for the trips can be found under our Transportation link.
The Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center would not be in existence today were it not for generous support from our sponsors. We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their visible support of our Fitness Center. These folks believe that it's never too late for adults to become active and stay active!

 Care First BlueCross, BlueShield

 American Cancer Society

MD Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

Additional Sponsors:
Cecil County Commission on Aging Fdn.
Hannelore McLaughlin for Ace Uniform
 Cecil Memorial Post VFW #6027 National Medical Imaging, Inc.
 Elkton Memorial VFW Post #8175  Elkton Rotary Club
 Elkton Order of the Moose, Lodge #851 Port Deposit VFW #8185
Estate of Marie Johnson  


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