My local community college offers free credited classes to senior citizens, as long as a class is not filled. They don't even charge a registration fee. One can audit a class for no credit or opt to earn credit. As a bonus, one can get student discounts some places if you are enrolled & have an ID card. In my community, continuing education (non-credited) classes are not included in this free deal... (click title for more info)
... But it pays to ask because different areas do this differently. Some areas consider seniors to be 62+, others 65. A 70-yr-old woman in the last class I took was ready to earn a graphic-design degree & had not paid a cent in tuition, paid only for books and supplies.
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A lot of Colleges and Universities include things for students like free meals for special events or gym memberships. If your school has a recreation center (and most do), read up on it to find out if they offer free classes like yoga or kickboxing!
ASK your local fitness club if they offer open house or free trial days
I am not really a fitness class person and I have some great fitness equipment and videos at home but recently I attended a zumba class and a yoga class free at my local gym. I asked and they were quite happy to let me try three free classes before joining. I have decided not to join right now but it was a great way to try something new and see if it was right for me without the committment and get some exercise as well!104
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