Renew Active is now at the Community and Recreation Center | Explore wellness

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IIn an effort to continue to provide high quality recreation opportunities to the community, the Town of Oro Valley is pleased to announce that beginning June 1, the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center (CRC) will begin to offer Renew Active to qualified UnitedHealthCare members.

Renew Active is a Medicare fitness program similar to Silver Sneakers. UnitedHealthCare members over the age of 65 who qualify for this program and would receive a CRC Classic Membership at no cost. This membership includes access to weight and cardio equipment, group fitness classes, and the lap pool. CRC is pleased to offer this program to the OV community, which will benefit existing eligible CRC members and other community members not currently using the facility.

So how do you know if you qualify for a Renew Active CRC membership? It’s simple, go to partneroptumfitness.com, provide the required personal information, and if eligible, you’ll receive a nine-digit code beginning with A, B, or S. Starting June 1, those who qualify and are interested can bring their code to the CRC, and the front desk staff will set you up with a new membership. Then you can start enjoying all the amenities and offers of CRC!

The facility offers a variety of activities for people 65 and older, including nearly 60 group fitness classes each week. Fitness class offerings include yoga, tai chi, core and strength, zumba, spin, high intensity interval training, water aerobics, line dancing. Each course offered at the facility is led by a certified and experienced instructor. Our instructors are highly trained and go above and beyond to provide a challenging and fun experience.

In addition to water aerobics classes offered five days a week, the facility also offers swimming lengths throughout the day. The lap pool is 25 meters long, open all year round (heated in winter) and a lifeguard is always on duty during opening hours. Open swim is available Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

For those looking for cardio and strength training equipment, we’ve got you covered too! The facility has a full range of machines and equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, rowers and a stair lift. Our free weight area includes a variety of equipment and weights, ranging from plate-loading machines, squat racks, benches, and functional training equipment. Our dedicated circuit machines area includes all the essential pinning machines for full body resistance training in a relatively short amount of time.

The facility also includes 15 tennis courts and 10 pickleball courts, access to which is also included in the classic subscription. Courts are available to book online, and leagues, clinics and other opportunities are offered throughout the year. However, all courts are currently closed while they are renovated to improve conditions. They will reopen in October and can be used.

By becoming a Renew Active facility, the community and recreation center will be more accessible to the Oro Valley region, resulting in a healthier and more active community. We look forward to welcoming all Renew Active members and helping everyone achieve their fitness goals!

Nick Scala is the manager of the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center

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