May – National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: Wellness Team

  • May 12, 2018

Whittier Street Health Center is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet in 2015, only 19% of Boston adult residents reported meeting CDC guidelines for physical activity. Making 81% of the population not get the recommended amount of physical activity.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:

  • Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
  • Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.

Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!

  • With a membership at Whittier Wellness and Fitness Center you are able to enjoy a variety of cardiovascular equipment, strength training machines and free weights.
  • Group exercise classes are FREE with your membership. We have a number of classes including, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Dance Around the World, Muscle Conditioning, Cardio Circuit, HIIT and Boxing.
  • We have a senior program 55+, who are patients of Whittier Street Health Center. Every Thursday they take part in an hour Dance Around the World class, followed by an hour of Yoga and a brief nutrition tutorial. Once participants have attended 6 classes they get a free year membership.



For more information, come tour or facility:

Whittier Wellness and Fitness Center

1290 Tremont Street

Roxbury, MA 02120

Or contact us at 617-989-5101



Whittier Street Health Center                                      Whittier Street Health Center @ Quincy Commons

1290 Tremont St.                                                              278 Blue Hill Ave

Roxbury, MA 02120                                                         Roxbury, MA 02119

T: 617-427-1000                                                                T: 617-858-2550

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).