May 1, 2017

Inspiring Health: Combating Inactivity with a Variety of Fitness Offerings


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Larry Antonucci

Physical activity and proper, balanced nutrition are key components to a healthy lifestyle and should be a priority for all of us. Unfortunately, obesity rates remain high in the United States with close to 40% of American adults and 19% of young people considered obese (per the figures from a 2015-2016 report by the National Center for Health Statistics). A sedentary lifestyle combined with poor food choices increases the risk of obesity. But, a sedentary lifestyle does not only add weight to our frames, it also affects our mental health and mood, impacts our memory and brain health, and increases the overall risk of chronic diseases.

To help combat inactivity and inspire healthy movement, Lee Health offers a variety of exercise opportunities through the Healthy Life Centers, which include state-of-the-art fitness equipment, motivating group exercise classes, professional exercise specialists, and even low- or no-cost classes. Examples of the fitness offerings include:

  • Babes and Babies Fitness Class
  • Mommy and Me Yoga
  • Sunset Yoga on the Lawn (at Coconut Point)
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Walking Clubs
  • Yoga

The benefit of these classes, and others offered at the Healthy Life Centers, go beyond the physical, too. The classes and programs also allow for connections to be made between people who have similar goals and interests.

If you are looking to take a more proactive approach to your health with more physical fitness, Lee Health can help. We are not simply a place to come when you are sick or injured, we are here to help you reach your health and wellness goals—it is our mission to be a trusted partner, empowering healthier lives through care and compassion.

For more information about the Healthy Life Center nearest you, visit or call one of our four convenient locations:

42880 Crescent Loop, Suite 100
Babcock Ranch, FL 33982
239-343-3540

609 SE 13th Court
Cape Coral, FL 33990
239-424-3220

3114 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-343-4980

23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105
Estero, FL 33928
239-495-4475

Yours in Health,

Larry Antonucci signatureLarry Antonucci, M.D., MBA

President & CEO, Lee Health

Thank you for your support. Together we are Caring People. Inspiring Health.